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Duterte Stakes Rare Claim, Tells China to ‘Lay Off’ Thitu Island

“I’m trying to tell China, Pag-Asa is ours,” Duterte said, calling Thitu Island by its local name. The president’s comments came hours after his Foreign Affairs Department said the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels near Thitu Island is “illegal” and violates Philippine sovereignty.
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Ava DuVernay applauds 'respectful' coverage of late Nipsey Hussle: 'I have been motivated'

Ava DuVernay was honored during the Free Expression Awards at the Newseum, where she dedicated her award not only Nipsey Hussle, but also to his commemoration.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Duterte Tells Bejing to ‘Lay Off’ South China Sea Island

“I’m trying to tell China, Pag-Asa is ours,” Duterte said, calling Thitu Island by its local name. The president’s comments came hours after his Foreign Affairs Department said the presence of about 275 Chinese vessels near Thitu Island is “illegal” and violates Philippine sovereignty.
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Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

Mallory Pugh scored twice in her return to Colorado to cap a three-goal rally, and the U.S. women's national team held on to beat Australia 5-3 in an exhibition.            [Author: AP]
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Ecuador Plans to Expel Julian Assange From Its London Embassy in ‘Hours to Days,’ WikiLeaks Says

WikiLeaks says Julian Assange faces expulsion from Ecuador's London embassy
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Indonesia president has big poll lead as election nears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Opinion surveys two weeks ahead of presidential and legislative elections in the world’s third-largest democracy show Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his ruling coalition maintaining a large lead over the rival camp. Four nationwide surveys conducted in the second half of March show Widodo between 13 and 20 percentage points ahead […]
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GAME RECAP: Bucks 128, Sixers 122

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 45 points with 13 rebounds as the Bucks clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
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Kathie Lee Gifford says she is 'evolving,' not retiring, as she exits 'Today' show

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Kathie Lee Gifford says she is 'evolving,' not retiring, as she exits the 'Today' show

Kathie Lee Gifford will say goodbye to NBC's "Today" show on Friday. And it is shaping up to be a send-off for the ages.
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North Carolina Women’s Basketball Coach Faces Complaints of Racially Insensitive Comments

Sylvia Hatchell was placed on leave after players’ families complained to university officials, according to two people with direct knowledge of the accusations.
Tags: News, Basketball, North Carolina, Atlantic Coast Conference, Sylvia, NCAA Basketball Championships (Women, Coaches and Managers, National Collegiate Athletic Assn, Sylvia Hatchell, Hatchell, North Carolina Women 's Basketball


Japan space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released an explosive onto an asteroid to make a crater on its surface and collect underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system. Friday’s mission is the riskiest for Hayabusa2, as it has to immediately get away so it […]
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Saudi Arabia arrests 8 more activists, including US citizen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has detained eight people, including a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, in new arrests targeting individuals supportive of women’s rights and connected to detained activists. A person with knowledge of the arrests, who spoke anonymously for fear of retribution, told The Associated Press the individuals had been detained Thursday. […]
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Townsville drownings: mother of boys, 5 and 3, expected to be charged with manslaughter

Police say deaths of Barak Austral, 5, and Jhulio Sariago, 3, in Ross River a ‘preventable tragedy’The mother of two young brothers who drowned in Townsville’s Ross River in February is expected to be charged with their manslaughter.Barak Austral, 5, and Jhulio Sariago, 3, drowned after they wandered away from their home sometime between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on 25 February. Continue reading...
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Cubs pitching struggles reach historic proportions

Cubs pitching struggles reach historic proportions originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com The Cubs' 2019 pitching woes have reached historic levels. After Yu Darvish and a trio of relievers combined to allow 9 runs Thursday evening in Atlanta, the Cubs have now surrendered 46 runs in the first 6 games of the season. That's the most they've allowed in the first 6 games of any year since 1901: (Side note: 57 runs in 6 games in 1901?
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Dancers in traditional Korean “Hanbok” attire perform at the Royal Culture Festival at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga unveils the name of the new emperor’s era called “Reiwa,” or “Beautiful Harmony,” which will come into force May 1 when Crown […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Nation, Seoul, Asia Pacific region, Yoshihide Suga, Nation & World, Gyeongbok Palace


Suspect released in crash that killed 15-year-old girl in Conroe

According to DPS, the teen was walking down Browder Traylor when she was reportedly struck.
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Here, kitty — Cats can learn and react to the sound of their name, new study says

The study by Japanese scientists claims to be the first experimental evidence that cats can discern human speech.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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American Airlines CEO talks about Boeing 737 Max 8, possible cancellations

Doug Parker predicts more flight cancellations since the Boeing jet was grounded. He was in Phoenix to receive an award.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates, Bucks surge past 76ers to clinch NBA's best record

Giannis Antetokounmpo turned in an MVP performance and out-dueled Joel Embiid as the Bucks surged past the Sixers late to clinch the best record.            [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Jets unveil new uniforms, tweaked logo

The New York Jets have unveiled new uniforms and a tweaked team logo at an event at Gotham Hall in midtown Manhattan            [Author: AP]
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White House Pushes Back On Request For Trump Tax Forms

The House Ways and Means Committee asked the IRS for five years of President Trump's tax returns.
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Gender pay: Gap widens at almost half of UK firms

Across 45% of UK firms the gender pay gap increased in favour of men, analysis by the BBC finds.
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Morrison says government will 'cooperate' with Isis fighter families if they get to Australian consulate

There are an estimated 70 children born to Australian nationals in displacement camps in Syria in ‘extremely grave’ conditionsThe prime minister has confirmed the government is working with the Red Cross in response to Australian family members of Isis fighters stuck in Syrian displacement camps, as NGOs warn children face “extremely grave” conditions.There are an estimated 70 children born to Australian nationals in the displacement camps, which are holding tens of thousands of wives and childr...
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US and China edge closer to 'epic' trade deal, says Trump

US and China have been in talks to try to end a trade war since agreeing a truce in December 2018.
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Michael Sam: Five years later

In 2014, Michael Sam’s future was on an upward trajectory. Not only was the Missouri DL on the cusp of entering the NFL, he was also a beacon for the LGBT community. Sam came out to his college teammates and would become the first openly gay athlete to play in the national league.
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Arkansas lawmakers pass 72-hour abortion waiting period

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation requiring women to wait 72 hours before having an abortion, one of the strictest waiting periods in the country. The majority-Republican Senate on Thursday approved the proposal to expand the current waiting period of 48 hours by a 29-5 vote. The bill now […]
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Emotional Pominville seals Sabres' 5-2 win over Senators

Sabres forward Jason Pominville began the day unable to contain his emotions by choking up when coming to the realization he might be playing his final home game in Buffalo. The 36-year-old ended the day fist-pumping a crowd that provided the fan favorite a standing ovation shortly after he scored to seal a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. ''Yeah, what a way to end it,'' Pominville said.
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Lion Air crash investigators looking at 2 US firms associated with Boeing 737 Max sensor

Aviation investigators are looking into two American companies that handled the sensor at the center of the Lion Air crash last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the case.
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Lion Air crash investigators looking at two American companies associated with Boeing 737 Max sensor

Aviation investigators are looking into two American companies that handled the sensor at the center of the Lion Air crash last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the case.
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