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All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler. "I was a little surprised by how much push and pull we went through to declare today Indigenous Peoples Day ", Cohen said. This year, the Southampton School District renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day on its calendar. "Like clean water, like healthy earth", said Brooke Colley, chair of Native American Studies at SOU.
  • Ramaphosa appoints new finance minister

    Ramaphosa appoints new finance minister

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    Ramaphosa has said combating graft is one of his top priorities, and he's replaced a number of other officials implicated in wrongdoing. The former central bank boss will have his work cut out for him, coming as the economy contracts, raising concern that the country may not be able to balance its books as required by ratings agencies.
  • Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for journalist

    Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate for journalist

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    Using the Washington Post platform, Mr. Khashoggi took the risky step of publicly calling out his government's continued policy blunders from the disastrous war in Yemen , the jailing of Saudi royals and business people in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton almost a year ago, the imprisonment of Saudi activists, from women's rights defenders to poets and intellectuals, to the overreaction to Canada's tweet supporting jailed Saudi human-rights activists.
  • Limo deaths: The faces of America's worst horror crash in decade

    Limo deaths: The faces of America's worst horror crash in decade

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    There were conflicting reports about where the passengers in the limousine were headed. "I think the owner of Prestige has a lot of questions to answer", Cuomo said. "These were friends just starting their lives, getting married and this is how it ended", Abeling said. Needless loss of life is always tragic, but the concentration of loss in this close-knit group of people is deeply so.
  • Former first daughter Barbara Bush ties the knot in Kennebunkport

    Former first daughter Barbara Bush ties the knot in Kennebunkport

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    Barbara Bush's twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager , shared details of the weekend nuptials on "Today" show Monday morning. Former president George H.W. Bush's "something blue" was a pair of earrings from sister Jenna Bush Hager . The couple - who were set up by friends on a blind date last November - was very discreet during their brief romance, having never even been photographed together at events.
  • Israel army in pursuit of Palestinian who killed two Israelis

    Israel army in pursuit of Palestinian who killed two Israelis

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    Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army and police are searching for the shooter. The assailant, the military said, had worked in a factory where the shooting took place. Most countries consider settlements that Israel has built on land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war as illegal. The settlements are considered illegal under global law, though Israel disputes this.
  • People are not happy about Melania Trump's outfits on her African tour

    People are not happy about Melania Trump's outfits on her African tour

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    Photo credit: jimhealth.tvMelania Trump being warmly received in Malawi as she touched down from Ghana. Video footage of her time in the park shows Trump appearing to enjoy herself while feeding formula to baby elephants. Then, in Malawi, the first lady visited a primary school that has been struggling with high enrollment and donated 1.4 million books, school supplies, and soccer balls.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected to visit Russian Federation soon

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expected to visit Russian Federation soon

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    Mike Pompeo arrived in China to brief Beijing on his latest talks with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, but public remarks laid bare the rising tensions between the two countries. After Seoul, Pompeo ends his trip Monday in China, North Korea's political and economic lifeline. Pyongyang also praised the progress made in a statement released to state media.
  • Track Hurricane Michael: Spaghetti models, forecast cone and satellite

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    Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday and into early Monday as it churned in the Caribbean. Astronomical King Tide cycles will cause extra high storm surge on portions of the Florida Gulf Coast with the highest 7-11 foot surge near Apalachicola to Crystal River, 4-6 feet near Crystal River to Anclote River, and 2-4 feet around Tampa Bay.
  • Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally for his ‘release’

    Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally for his ‘release’

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    The Turkish fiancée of a veteran Saudi journalist and regime critic Jamal Khashoggi spoke out on Twitter on Friday demanding information on his mysterious disappearance. What does Trump's comment reveal about Saudi Arabia's sovereignty and independence? Trump told the rally "I love the king, King Salman". "There is no law or lawsuit against him.
  • New Zealand providing more aid for quake-hit Indonesia

    New Zealand providing more aid for quake-hit Indonesia

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    Shops have reopened, a major phone network is back in operation, and a small number of commercial flights are expected to resume flying in and out of the city's wrecked airport. Food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu , the largest city heavily damaged. "The quake and tsunami cut off many transport routes in this remote area".
  • Russian military group behind wave of global cyberattacks: UK

    Russian military group behind wave of global cyberattacks: UK

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    Among the charges the spies are facing: aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud. Other targets include Westinghouse Electric Corp., a nuclear power company, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and a Swiss lab. Russian Federation denied what its Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called a "diabolical perfume cocktail" of allegations dreamt up by someone with a "rich imagination".
  • Interpol urges China to clarify status of missing president Meng Hongwei

    Interpol urges China to clarify status of missing president Meng Hongwei

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    Reports quoted an unnamed French judicial official as saying that Meng arrived in China at the end of September but there had been no news of him since. Meng has a shiny curriculum vita, having held down various positions within China's security establishment, including as a vice minister of public security - the national police force - since 2004.
  • Crown prince downplays Trumps statement on Saudi military

    Crown prince downplays Trumps statement on Saudi military

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    Prince Mohammed said in an interview published by Bloomberg on Friday that the journalist had left the consulate and Turkish authorities could search the building, which is Saudi sovereign territory. "Most of their cases have nothing to do with freedom of speech and majority will return to their homes when the process is finished", he said. "We will allow them to enter and search and do whatever they want to do".
  • US Destroyer and Chinese Warship Nearly Collide in South China Sea

    US Destroyer and Chinese Warship Nearly Collide in South China Sea

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    The Chinese navy's actions forced the Decatur to maneuver to avoid a collision, a spokesman for the Pacific Fleet, Capt. Charlie Brown, said in a statement. The islands are mostly uninhabited but are close to busy shipping lanes - lanes which the USA has an interest in protecting. On Monday, a United States defence official said that security talks due to take place later this month in Beijing between Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart had been cancelled .