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A day earlier, CNBC and ABC News , citing unnamed officials, reported that cost estimates for the parade had grown to $ 92 million , up from an initial estimate of $ 12 million a year ago. "There is only one person who wants this parade", said a senior US official at the time, referring to Trump, to NBC News. One group representing veterans weighed in Thursday against the parade.
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    The southwestern state is home to 33 million people and popular with global tourists for its tropical hills and beaches. In the latest bout that began nine days ago, 164 people have died and some 223,000 moved into more than 1,500 relief camps, Vijayan said.
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    The US Tsunami Warning Center said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! The latest tremor sent shudders through residents. The natural disaster did not trigger a potential for tsunami, an official from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) Pambagiao, told Xinhua over phone.
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    But that's not unusual. No one should have harbored illusions about a quick turnaround from the jury. Jury deliberations are set to resume Monday morning. Prosecutors in the USA bear the burden of proving a defendant's guilt. "The government is not required to prove beyond all possible doubt", Ellis told lawyers in the courtroom before the jury entered, explaining how he meant to answer.
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    The official spoke on the condition of anonymity. Earlier this year, a senior official said the parade would probably cost between $10 million and $30 million. "When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade , they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it", Trump tweeted Friday morning.