Palestinians in raptures as Yaqoub Shaheen wins Arab Idol TV contest

Thousands take to streets of West Bank and Gaza to watch and celebrate the win in the hugely popular pan-Middle East show Palestinians have taken to the street to celebrate the victory of their compatriot Yaqoub Shaheen in the hugely popular Middle East television talent show Arab Idol. This years final, filmed in Lebanon, was […]

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Prosecutors question NYC mayor in federal probe

New York (CNN)Federal prosecutors interviewed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday in relation to an ongoing investigation, his press secretary said in a statement. The scope of the investigation has not been disclosed, but numerous media outlets citing unnamed sources said that the mayor and his staff are under scrutiny for issues related […]

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Are undocumented immigrants committing a crime? Not necessarily

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump says he plans to crack down on illegal immigration. But what exactly does “illegal” mean in this context? Many foreign nationals, however, enter the country legally every day on valid work or travel visas, and end up overstaying for a variety of reasons. But that’s not a violation of federal criminal […]

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Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say

(CNN)No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent, which police say was used in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, airport officials said Saturday. “No anomalies on the medical cases” have been reported at the clinic and the […]

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Mark Kelly: Gohmert ‘shouldn’t hide behind’ my wife’s attack to avoid town halls

Washington (CNN)Gun-control advocate and former astronaut Mark Kelly said Friday that Republicans should meet with their constituents even in the face of uproar or unspecified security concerns. In an appearance on CNN’s “OutFront” with Erin Burnett, Kelly responded to Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who cited the shooting of Kelly’s wife, former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, […]

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Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping

(CNN)An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Fridayafter fatally stabbing Aylin’s mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, […]

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Why punishing the media will backfire on Trump

(CNN)The shocking decision by press secretary Sean Spicer to bar CNN, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Politico and the Los Angeles Times from a news briefing Friday signals that, for all its bluster and bravado, the Trump White House is an administration under siege. In the face of the President’s many public misstatements, obvious financial […]

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Witness recalls moments before, after Olathe shooting

(CNN)Jeremy Luby was waiting on a to-go order at Austins Bar and Grill when he saw a man giving two men from India a hard time. Luby told CNN that he was having a drink and smoking on the patio when a manager asked the man to leave. A bar regular, Ian Grillot, stepped in […]

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Australian children’s author Mem Fox detained by US border control: ‘I sobbed like a baby’

Author of Possum Magic was aggressively questioned for two hours over her visa status and later recieved an apology for her treatment by border guards Australian childrens book author Australian Broadcasting Corporation she was questioned by border agents for two hours in front of a room full of people an experience that left her feeling […]

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Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was ‘not a rape’ or racist

Former football player gets light sentence for assaulting his disabled team-mate in a case that has drawn comparison to Stanford swimmer Brock Turner An Idaho judge has sentenced a white former high school football player to just 300 hours of community service with probation for his part in an attack on a developmentally disabled African […]

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