Oldest Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

President Donald Trump surprisingly refrained from tweeting during James Comey's testimony. Donald Trump Jr., not surprisingly, did not.

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    Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor's 2001 slaying

    Sixteen years after federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department. Rosenstein joined other federal and local law enforcement officials in a conference room named for Wales to plead for anyone with knowledge about the killing to come forward. Several big-name law firms and some of Wales' former colleagues said they were increasing the reward for information to $1.5 million.

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    The Latest: House seeks records of EPA chief's travel

    A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy is seeking an accounting of all flights taken by Pruitt over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, business or first class. The EPA administrator defended his use of premium-class airfare in media interviews, saying security concerns were raised after unpleasant interactions with other passengers.

  • Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues
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    Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continues

    Singapore-based Broadcom said Wednesday it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP.

  • Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal
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    Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal

    Nicaragua's ambitious dream of building a canal to rival Panama's famous waterway looks in peril as doubts pile up over whether its Chinese investor can cough up the $50 billion needed, analysts say.

  • Doctors should prescribe more antidepressants for people with mental health problems, study finds
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    Doctors should prescribe more antidepressants for people with mental health problems, study finds

    More people should be offered medication when suffering from mental health problems, according to a new study that calls into question recent concerns about over prescribing. Research from Oxford University, which was published in The Lancet, found that more than one million extra people would benefit from being prescribed drugs and criticised “ideological” reasons doctors use to avoid doing so. In general, newer antidepressants tended to be better tolerated due to fewer side effects, while the most effective drug in terms of reducing depressive symptoms was amitriptyline – a drug first discovered in the 1950s.

  • Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis
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    Venezuela evangelical candidate pushes Christian values in midst of crisis

    A Venezuelan evangelical pastor who is running for president said on Wednesday that religious leaders have earned the right to enter politics in Latin America due to the failure of politicians in the region, where Protestant candidates are on the rise. Javier Bertucci said in an interview on Wednesday that his promise to restore "values" lost during the OPEC country's economic crisis would be enough to defeat President Nicolas Maduro in the April 22 vote, which the opposition coalition is boycotting on accusations that the election is rigged. "If anyone deserves it, it's us, because we've been there for many years, we've been there with the poor, with the needy," said Bertucci, founder of the Maranatha Church in the central state of Carabobo.

  • Father of Florida victim makes emotional plea to Trump over school shootings: ‘How many children have to get shot?'
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    Father of Florida victim makes emotional plea to Trump over school shootings: ‘How many children have to get shot?'

    The father of a girl slain during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has challenged politicians to make schools safer, saying during a meeting with Donald Trump that “we as a country failed our children”. “We go the airport, I can’t get on a plane with a bottle of water, but…some animal can walk into a school and shoot our children,” Andrew Pollack said during a White House meeting attended by students, teachers and families affected by school shootings. “I’m very angry that this happened because it keeps happening,” Mr Pollack continued.

  • Brit Awards 2018: From Stormzy To Ed Sheeran - A Definitive Ranking Of This Year's Performances
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    Brit Awards 2018: From Stormzy To Ed Sheeran - A Definitive Ranking Of This Year's Performances

    The Brit Awards has a long history of creating performances people talk about for years to come, and 2018 has certainly proved to be no different.

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    Ferry explosion 'fireball' injures 18 people in Mexico

    The ferry, owned by Barcos Caribe, was docked at the tourist resort town of Playa del Carmen when one of the sides appeared to explode. Authorities say 15 Mexicans and three Canadians were injured in the blast.

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    Mystery behind the Giza pyramids' near-perfect alignment possibly unravelled

    Archaeologists have long wondered how the ancient Egyptians aligned the corners of the pyramids of Giza along the cardinal points so accurately. The near-perfect alignment along the four points of the compass might be the result of the ancient Egyptians using the autumn equinox - when the Earth's equator passes through the centre of the Sun's disk. Glen Dash, an amateur archaeologist, has published a paper in The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture that tries to explain the impressive accuracy of this ancient feat of engineering.

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    'Fortune Teller' anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The celebrated painting "The Fortune Teller" by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master's world.

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    Mexican network fires producer after actress' allegation

    Mexico's largest television network said Wednesday it has severed ties with independent producer Gustavo Loza after actress Karla Souza said she was raped early in her career by a producer she did not name. Loza denied that Souza's accusation was directed at him, and called on her to name the producer involved. The Televisa network said in a statement Wednesday that Loza's projects have been cancelled.

  • Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in an awkward standoff over the $54 million left on his contract
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    Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in an awkward standoff over the $54 million left on his contract

    Joakim Noah has been away from the New York Knicks since January after he got into a heated exchange with head coach Jeff Hornacek. The two sides are in a standoff over how to end the remaining $54 million on his contract. Joakim Noah and the New York Knicks are in an awkward standoff that doesn't show any signs of ending soon.

  • Incomes of middle and low earners set to flatline for another three years, study finds
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    Incomes of middle and low earners set to flatline for another three years, study finds

    While household incomes for richer people will begin to rise next year, those on middle and low incomes will not see an increase until at least 2020, the Resolution Foundation think tank said. It means income inequality is likely to rise for the first time since the 1980s and hit record highs during the early 2020s, having fallen in recent years. The Resolution Foundation said government benefit cuts were largely to blame.

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    Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham was a presidential fixture stretching back to the early years of the Cold War.

  • Commonwealth countries must ensure that each child has 12 years of quality education
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    Commonwealth countries must ensure that each child has 12 years of quality education

    Commonwealth countries must ensure that each child has 12 years of quality education

  • Donald Trump endorses armed teachers during White House session over school shootings
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    Donald Trump endorses armed teachers during White House session over school shootings

    Donald Trump met students and parents after the mass shooting at a school in Florida. There were passionate exchanges as the president endorsed the idea of armed teachers.

  • Peru bus crash: 44 dead after coach plunges 100 metres into ravine
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    Peru bus crash: 44 dead after coach plunges 100 metres into ravine

    "According to a report from the Peruvian National Police, there are 44 confirmed deaths as of now," Yamila Osorio, the governor of the Arequipa region where the crash occurred, said on Twitter. Roads in Panama have frequent accidents, since the infrastructure is considered unsafe, and because bus drivers generally lack training. "My condolences to the relatives of the victims of the transit accident in Arequipa," President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski tweeted.

  • Libya El Feel oil workers evacuated in guards' pay protest -source
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    Libya El Feel oil workers evacuated in guards' pay protest -source

    Some workers at Libya's El Feel oil field have been evacuated after guards withdrew in protest over pay, a local source from the town of Murzuq said on Wednesday. It was not clear if there was any impact on production at El Feel, which has been pumping at least 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) in recent months and has a capacity of more than 100,000 bpd. The field is operated by Mellitah, a joint venture between Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy's Eni.

  • EU guidelines on future British relations due in March, with or without London's input
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    EU guidelines on future British relations due in March, with or without London's input

    European Union leaders will issue guidelines for chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in March on the future relationship he should negotiate with Britain, regardless of whether London clarifies what it wants, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. This adds to pressure on the deeply split government of Theresa May to spell out what Britain expects from a future free trade deal with the EU after it leaves the bloc in March 2019. EU officials said that if Britain failed to provide any more details on what it wanted by March, the guidelines would be less detailed, providing less certainty for British firms desperate for more clarity on their future business ties with the EU.

  • Toys R Us is reportedly closing another 200 stores and laying off more workers
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    Toys R Us is reportedly closing another 200 stores and laying off more workers

    Toys R Us is reportedly planning to close another 200 stores, as well as lay off a "significant portion" of corporate workers. The toy retailer already announced plans to close roughly 182 stores across the US. Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in September, after struggling to compete with budget retailers like Walmart and e-commerce giants like Amazon. 

  • Who is Dana Loesch? The NRA's chosen defender after the Florida shooting
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    Who is Dana Loesch? The NRA's chosen defender after the Florida shooting

    In the days after a mass shooting, the National Rifle Association usually stays completely silent, its social media accounts on lockdown. The move comes as the NRA appears to be attempting to dial down attention to the speech that longtime leader Wayne LaPierre is scheduled to give at CPAC later this week. A longtime conservative talk radio host, Loesch sparked outrage last year for an NRA recruitment ad in which she railed against the left for using “their media to assassinate real news” and said NRA members needed to confront “this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth”.

  • Shaken but unbowed, Florida survivors recount horrific stories as they lobby for change
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    Shaken but unbowed, Florida survivors recount horrific stories as they lobby for change

    Untold stories from the high school shooting in Florida a week ago came tumbling out, alongside the anger their horrific experiences had fuelled, as students came to their state capital to lobby for change on Wednesday. Lorenzo Prado, 17, wept as he told how he had at first been mistaken for the shooter during the rampage that killed 14 of his fellow students and three teachers, including his sports coach. “The Swat team came in and I thought they were here to rescue me ... but I find I am wrong.

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    Brazil to decide in first half on Total's Amazon river basin drilling

    Brazil environmental agency Ibama will decide on French oil firm Total's application to drill in the environmentally sensitive Amazon river basin before the end of May, and possibly as soon as the end of March, an agency official told Reuters on Wednesday. Ibama last August ordered Total to provide information missing from its application for an environmental license to explore for oil in the Foz do Amazonas basin, warning that it was the oil company's last chance to provide necessary details before the application is scrapped.

  • More than 100 Nigerian girls feared kidnapped after Boko Haram storms school 
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    More than 100 Nigerian girls feared kidnapped after Boko Haram storms school 

    More than 100 Nigerian girls feared kidnapped after Boko Haram storms school 

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