Assad closer to Ghouta victory, as some rebels prepare to quit

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government moved closer to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed out of one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns on Thursday and insurgents prepared to surrender another. Syrian army soldiers are seen at the entrance of Harasta, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria March 22, 2018.…

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3 things revealed by Trump’s tweet he could knock out Biden

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Dept. of Buildings probes Kushner construction paperwork

The New York City Department of Buildings has opened investigations into more than a dozen properties where Jared Kushner’s company is accused of filing false paperwork about its rent-regulated tenants. Kushner Companies, then under the leadership of the President’s son-in-law, submitted more than 80 construction permit applications that said it had no such tenants when…

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Body cam video: Officers save choking infant while standing in traffic

CLEVELAND — Incredible police body camera video shows officers in Cleveland saving an infant from choking to death. WKYC reported it happened Tuesday morning in the Shaker Heights area. Tamica Pruitte, a mother of two, had just turned on her hazard lights. Officers Ryan Sidders and Alex Oklander, who just happened to be driving behind…

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Congress to bring Privilege Motion against Sushma Swaraj

The Congress on Thursday said it would bring a privilege motion in the Rajya Sabha against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her statement on the killing of Indian labourers in Iraq. Ms. Swaraj made the statement in the Rajya Sabha,on Tuesday, confirming that all the 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq four years…

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Parliament passes Payment of Gratuity Bill

Parliament on Thursday passed a key bill that will empower the government to fix the amount of tax-free gratuity and the period of maternity leave with an executive order. The Rajya Sabha, which failed to transact any significant business over the last fortnight due to protests by various parties, on Thursday passed the Payment of…

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Ibra leaving United for MLS – sources

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played his last game for Manchester United, with sources telling ESPN FC that he is close to sealing a move to Major League Soccer this week following persistent links to LA Galaxy. Ibrahimovic, 36, a free transfer signing from Paris Saint-Germain 2016, has not played for United since being substituted during the…

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Lowe: How Lillard and the Blazers found a brand-new ceiling

As the calendar flipped to 2018, the Portland Trail Blazers found themselves facing an existential crisis. They were barely over .500, the same place they had been stuck ever since Wesley Matthews' Achilles tendon ripped and LaMarcus Aldridge bolted. Their once-flowing offense had sunk to 27th in points per possession. Something elemental was off, something…

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