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Video shows alligators surviving frozen water by keeping nostrils in the air

Video shows alligators surviving frozen water by keeping nostrils in the air

Footage shared the the Shallotte River Swamp Park's Facebook page showed a handful of the cold-blooded reptiles breathing through the gaps created by their snouts in a pond frozen by a brutal cold spell that gripped the USA last week. The park has 12 gators rescued from captivity now hibernating in the ice. "Just shows you how smart they are, and how unbelievable it is to see them do this exact survival technique, no matter how horrific it looks to us humans", park owner Linda McMullan ... Read More

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Teacher is handcuffed by officer at school board meeting

Teacher is handcuffed by officer at school board meeting

Noting that class sizes had grown, Hargrave told the Vermillion Parish School Board that it was "unspeakable" and "absurd" that the superintendent was getting a raise "when teachers are working this hard, and not even getting a dime". Board member Laura LeBeouf, who voted against the contract, said she was "very appalled" by the incident. "Excuse me", she said to him. School board member Laurie Leblanc did speak out for Ms Hargrave after the incident, saying: "what happened here tonight, ... Read More

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Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

Egyptian presidential contender pulls out of race

The independent NEC, established by a presidential decree in August 2017, is a 10-member commission and has sole responsibility for supervising general elections and referendums in Egypt . However, he announced on Sunday his final decision not to run for the presidential elections. Elections for voters outside the country will be held between March 16 to 18. Read More

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Israel Reportedly Aims to Bar 20 Organizations From Country Over Boycott Calls

Israel Reportedly Aims to Bar 20 Organizations From Country Over Boycott Calls

Israel's newly-published "blacklist" of NGOs whose activists are barred from entry is reminiscent of Apartheid South Africa , a legal rights group has declared . Only states that wish to protect their ability to act unjustly behave in this way. The blacklist came out shortly after a letter was signed by 100 artists in support of New Zealand pop artist Lorde , who made a decision to cancel her Israel concert this summer amid BDS-pressure. Read More

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Justices Won't Review Challenges to Mississippi's Anti-Gay Law

Justices Won't Review Challenges to Mississippi's Anti-Gay Law

But earlier petitions to review the ban were overturned by the court. With the apex court referring the matter to a larger bench, here is a quick recap of the controversial law's recent history through five must-know latest developments. But lower courts, without ruling on the merits of the law, said those suing could not show that they would be harmed by it. Littrell says that now that the Supreme Court has declined to take up the case, she believes more LGBT individuals will be tangibly ... Read More

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Fire breaks out at Mumbai Sessions Court

Fire breaks out at Mumbai Sessions Court

Fire officials stated that the fire-fighting system was not working and they found that the management had compromised with fire safety norms. The charred body of a 20-year-old technician whodied in a fire at Cinevista studio in suburban Kanjurmarg onSaturday evening, has been recovered from the spot. Read More

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Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

The White House hasn't given much indication if the awards will actually happen. Trump thinks about his presidency as an hour-by-hour exercise in programming, which is clear from his Twitter feed and the way he drives the coverage to new topics-say, National Football League protestors-when he wants to change the story line. Read More

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4 policemen killed in 1st J&K IED blast in 3 years

4 policemen killed in 1st J&K IED blast in 3 years

Attacks will happen and after this IED attack in Sopore, in which our four jawans have been martyred, we will put our heads together to decide how to tackle this manner of attack", Khan said. The deceased have been identified as ASI Irshad Ahmad from Doda, Muhammad Amin from Kupwara and Ghulam Nabi from Sopore. JeM said its "Afzal Guru Squad" carried out the attack. Read More

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Trump disbands commission on voter fraud

Trump disbands commission on voter fraud

A White House statement is blaming the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Democratic lawmakers quickly weighed in after the committee was disbanded. "The commission's entire goal was to legitimize voter suppression", Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and former head of the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, told the Times. Read More

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Trump shamelessly uses

Trump shamelessly uses "Dreamers" as leverage for border wall funding

If granted, the money would pay for 316 miles of new fencing and reinforce another 407 miles where barriers are already in place. It comes as the administration intensifies negotiations in Congress on a package that may include granting legal status to about 800,000 people who were temporarily shielded from deportation under an Obama-era program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Read More

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Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Spanning three generations of spaceflight, he went on to fly in space six times. Just minutes after landing on the lunar surface, he peered out the window and was at a loss for words: "Houston, uh, boy". "He was in every way the 'astronaut's astronaut.' We will miss him", NASA said. But he was also described as a savvy engineer and a "test pilot's test pilot". Read More

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Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

The sentencing was heard via video conference. His son Tejashwi Yadav said that they will approach the high court and also apply for bail after studying the sentence. The Special CBI Court was supposed to sentence the convicts on January 3. The 1997 fodder scam case had virtually brought down his political career. Lalu Prasad is also facing trial in three more cases relating to the fodder scam, also known as "chara ghotala". Read More

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Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

The victor would take home a one-time, cash option of $347.9 million before taxes, should he or she choose a lump sum payment instead of receiving the prize in installments. He said he only bought one ticket for each drawing. You could probably buy a small island, but then you'd have to build an airstrip and buy a plane to get in and out, so that would eat up so much of your winnings that you'd probably have to sell the island because you couldn't afford the real-estate taxes. Read More

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US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists

US Suspends Security Aid To Pakistan Over Terrorists

It must be noted that Trump's tweet is in the context of Pakistan-based terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Taliban that threaten U.S. forces and the civilian government in Afghanistan. A glance at USA budget figures suggest the amounts frozen could exceed $1 billion. Earlier, a State Department spokeswoman said the money could go through if Islamabad took decisive action against the groups. Read More

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North Korea's ballistic missile accidentally hits own city

North Korea's ballistic missile accidentally hits own city

Because of the secretive nature of functioning in North Korea, many say it is not possible to completely authenticate the report but that there is evidence to show that the IRBM caused destruction in a civilian area. The explosion destroyed some 1,850 buildings; death toll estimates range between 160 and 3,000. In a New Year's message to the people of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un has also confirmed that he is intending to send an Olympic team to Seoul - but maintained his fiery rhetoric against ... Read More

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U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

The demonstrations in Iran, which have erupted against a backdrop of rising food and gasoline prices, began Thursday in the northeastern city of Mashhad before spreading to other cities. The worldwide community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. The ambassador, addressing other American priorities for 2018, noted the economic protests in Iran and urged the global community to respond. Read More

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23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe. The incident took place on Thursday night and has been termed as the deadliest fire to hit NY in more than 25 years. The fire started in the Bronx building at about 5.30 a.m. and spread to multiple floors, express.co.uk reported. That inferno killed 12 people, four of them children. Read More

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At least 20 dead as Iran protests rage on

At least 20 dead as Iran protests rage on

Lawmaker Hedayatollah Khademi said two people were killed in Izeh town in Khuzestan province Sunday night, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported. Two protesters also were killed during clashes late Saturday in Doroud, authorities said. 'The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years, ' he wrote. Small groups of protesters ran through the streets of Tehran on Monday evening, before a heavy police presence restored calm, local agencies said. Read More

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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect New Year's Eve Into New Year's Day

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect New Year's Eve Into New Year's Day

It'll be even colder for the first day of 2018, but before we get there.... These wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Check out the wind chill numbers across the country. Lake effect snow also was forecast in a portion of northern in through Sunday evening. A Hard Freeze Warning means dangerously cold temperatures are imminent or highly likely. Read More

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Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

They want to keep their players fresh and ready for the playoffs while at the same time avoiding injury. The injury bug has gotten the Eagles pretty good this year, with star players such as Jordan Hicks out for the year with an Achilles injury and Darren Sproles, Jason Peters, and Carson Went done for the year with ACL injuries. Read More

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