• 'Schoolhouse Rock' songwriter Bob Dorough dies
'Schoolhouse Rock' songwriter Bob Dorough dies

Bob Dorough , whose career began as a composer, arranger and singer in the booming NY jazz scene of the '50s and '60s before he became the musical keystone of Schoolhouse Rock! He did his first recording " Devil May Care " in 1956, and in 1962, he recorded vocals for two original songs with Miles Davis: "Nothing Like You" and "Blue Xmas".

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  • Australia: Admiral to Become US Ambassador to South Korea
Australia: Admiral to Become US Ambassador to South Korea

Citing a high-ranking White House source, the Washington Post reported that Washington is mulling appointing Harris as the new ambassador to South Korea. A congressional aide told The Washington Post that the ambassador positions in Canberra and Seoul were both "critical posts". "The relationship between Australia and the United States is so ...

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  • Man who stopped Tennessee mass shooter honored as hero
Man who stopped Tennessee mass shooter honored as hero

Reinking was formally charged late Monday with four counts of criminal homicide and held on a $2 million bond, court records show. Former colleagues at the Rocky Mountain Crane Service where Reinking worked in Salida, Colorado, told a Salida Police Department investigator this week that he was intelligent and quiet, but they anxious about his men...

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  • Verdict Due Today In Danish Trial Over Submarine Death
Verdict Due Today In Danish Trial Over Submarine Death

Wall, 30, who wrote for The New York Times , The Guardian and other publications, set out on the submarine on a sunny August evening previous year to interview Madsen, the co-founder of a company that develops and builds manned spacecraft.

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  • Hezbollah leader accuses Israel of assassinating Arab scientists
Hezbollah leader accuses Israel of assassinating Arab scientists

Hamas, a militant group sworn to Israel's destruction, described Al Batch as a "commander" in its military wing and accused Israel of assassinating him. Palestinian representative to Malaysia Anwar al-Agha had earlier said that al-Batash's body would be taken back to the Palestinian territories for burial, and on Monday expressed confidence that Eg...

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  • Trump Implies That Ronny Jackson Should Withdraw VA Nomination
Trump Implies That Ronny Jackson Should Withdraw VA Nomination

A top Senate Democrat says allegations against President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs involve him being "repeatedly drunk" when he was a White House physician. "The allegations have come from people that are in the military, or used to be in the military, former military people who came forward". He also seems to assume no other med...

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  • Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar tie the knot on Earth Day
Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar tie the knot on Earth Day

Milind is 52 and Ankita is 27 years old. In the photos, Ankita can be seen dressed in yellow - she accessorised her lehenga look with phool gehna , just like a bride-to-be. "The decor was a mix of Assamese and Marathi cultures". Not so flawless couple looks " happy " with each other. Milind and Ankita were rumoured to have broken up e...

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  • 'Unprecedented and illegal': Kapil Sibal condemns Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of impeachment motion
'Unprecedented and illegal': Kapil Sibal condemns Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of impeachment motion

That's for the inquiry committee of 3 judges . Page 1 of the petition uses phrases such as "the fact and circumstances relating to the Prasad Education Trust case show prime facie evidence suggesting that the CJI "may have been" involved in a conspiracy of paying illegal gratification'".

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  • Iranian general threatens all Israel air bases 'within reach'
Iranian general threatens all Israel air bases 'within reach'

According to Daniel, Israel was bracing for a possible Iranian missile salvo or armed drone assault from Syria. The IDF and the security forces are ready for any development. "It encircles the whole Middle East which it wants to conquer, it fires rockets into Riyadh and Saudi Arabia, it is occupying Lebanon effectively, it's trying to inflame Gaza ...

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  • India calls for 'quota-based resource base' for International Monetary Fund
India calls for 'quota-based resource base' for International Monetary Fund

At the same time, Hammond said using tariffs was the wrong way to settle trade disputes, and he was urging China to do more to open its markets to foreign competitors, particularly in services. Secretary Mnuchin also said the discrepancies in global trade have widened since the 1980s and 1990s. According to Mnuchin, he has been in contact with ...

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  • Brexit: 'UK will not be staying in the customs union'
Brexit: 'UK will not be staying in the customs union'

It is a trading bloc made up of the EU's member states, in which goods move freely across borders without tariffs. He said Switzerland - deemed a "third country" in the eyes of European Union authorities - has long since ironed out any technical issues that might impede it from having its regulatory system recognised as equivalent to the bloc's...

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  • Russia Claims It Game US Permission To Bomb Syria
Russia Claims It Game US Permission To Bomb Syria

On April 14, the US, UK and France carried out a wave of punitive strikes against Assad's regime forces in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that President Donald Trump branded the "crimes of a monster". Russian Federation claims 71 coalition missiles were downed. "Now we have no such moral obligation", he remarked. "Now that this ou...

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  • Was Barbara Bush partially to blame for Donald Trump's presidency?
Was Barbara Bush partially to blame for Donald Trump's presidency?

Despite the political differences of their spouse with former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , Melania with them, it seems, has managed to find common language and with pleasure, without hiding a smile, posed for photographers along with a couple of Clinton, Michelle and Barack Obama, George and Laura Bush an...

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  • Kabul voter registration blast: 57 dead
Kabul voter registration blast: 57 dead

According to the Washington Post , Kabul police chief Mohammad Daoud Amin said a suicide bomber carrying explosives on his body started the blast. The large explosion echoed across the city, shattering windows miles from the attack site and damaging nearby vehicles.

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  • Syria chemical attack: Inspectors allowed into Douma
Syria chemical attack: Inspectors allowed into Douma

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be given access to an alleged chemical attack site in Syria on Wednesday, Russia says. Russia's envoy to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, accused the Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets of using USA funds to fake the attack, calling it a "staged thing".

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  • CDC: Don't eat romaine lettuce in any form
CDC: Don't eat romaine lettuce in any form

This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine. The CDC advises that product labels often do not identify growing regions. The warning was spurred by an outbreak of E. coli that has now sickened 53 people in 16 states. None of the cases were...

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  • North Korea Suspends Nuclear Tests Indefinitely
North Korea Suspends Nuclear Tests Indefinitely

In 2008, North Korea signalled it would curb its nuclear program by televising the destruction of a water-cooling tower at a plutonium extraction facility, only to announce that it would "readjust and restart" in 2013. The change in North Korea's policy was announced via state news agency KCNA. " North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nu...

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  • German police defuse WW2 bomb after evacuating Berlin
German police defuse WW2 bomb after evacuating Berlin

United Kingdom bomb, which is now being defused, was found at Heidestrasse street, after which police ordered all the buildings located within a 800-meter (over 2,600 feet) radius of the explosive to be evacuated, Der Tagesspiegel media outlet reported.

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  • Sides with Justice Dept. in 'sanctuary city' suit
Sides with Justice Dept. in 'sanctuary city' suit

Supervisor Greg Cox was the only one opposed to supporting the lawsuit. A small Orange County city at the center of the anti-sanctuary movement in California has been sued for enacting an ordinance that exempts it from the state's sanctuary laws, which were created to protect immigrants in the country illegally.

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  • Teen who felt 'adrenaline rush' before Florida school shooting faces terrorism charge
Teen who felt 'adrenaline rush' before Florida school shooting faces terrorism charge

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reported that the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown. Police initially said the 19-year-old suspect is also a student at the school, but later said he was a former student not now enrolled.

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  • Amber Rudd questioned on Windrush landing cards destruction
Amber Rudd questioned on Windrush landing cards destruction

The problem was made worse by the fact that in 2010, the Home Office destroyed thousands of landing cards making it more hard for Windrush citizens to prove their right to stay in the UK. But they would lose that right if they left the country for more than two years, and the Home Office has been demanding multiple documents to prove residenc...

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  • AZ Teachers Plan to Strike
AZ Teachers Plan to Strike

Joe Thomas, the president of the Arizona Education Association , said that the teacher activists of the #RedForEd movement plan to discuss next steps at the union's headquarters after they learn the result of the vote. Ducey unveiled the so-called "20x2020" plan, which would take money from other budget areas like surplus funds, as well as ...

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  • Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering
Missouri governor charged with felony computer data tampering

These are serious charges-and an important reminder that no one is above the law in Missouri. But he has no plans to step down - despite reports of allegedly tying up a woman who he was having an affair with and taking nude photos of her without consent.

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  • BJP releases second list of candidates for Karnataka polls
BJP releases second list of candidates for Karnataka polls

Yeddyurappa had floated his own party, Karnataka Janata Paksha, in the last elections after he was removed as chief minister by the BJP over graft charges. In Mandya , supporters of Congress leader Ravikumar broke chairs and doors at the party's local office as the sitting legislator Ambareesh was preferred over him for the constituency, News18...

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  • Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles As The Next Commonwealth Leader
Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles As The Next Commonwealth Leader

A decision by the leaders of the member-states is reportedly to be reached by Friday. "And so, ladies and gentlemen, I pray that this Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will not only revitalize the bonds between our countries, but will also give the Commonwealth a renewed relevance to all citizens, finding practical solutions to their probl...

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