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Keeping with President Trump's promise in his State of the Union address to end the spread of HIV in the US over the next decade, the budget plan calls for HHS to receive $291 million next year to help curb the spread of the virus. While such forecasts are hard to predict, the White House figure is at odds with projections made by the International Monetary Fund, which anticipates USA growth will decline to 2.5% this year and soften further in 2020 as the fiscal stimulus of the ...
  • 9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

    9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

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    Police are still investigating the circumstances of her death, which has been ruled a homicide, and they have not publicly commented on how she died, though they have said there were no obvious signs of trauma. "Her upper torso and head were protruding from the open bag", Lt. Hoglund said. " Full of character, full of life, full of joy ". According to ABC 7 , Trinity's body was discovered by local workers doing maintenance on the trail.
  • Suspect in Kim Jong Nam assassination freed after charges dropped

    Suspect in Kim Jong Nam assassination freed after charges dropped

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    The charge was "vague" and the prosecution "has failed to make out a prima facie case against the accused (Aisyah)", he said . From the outset of the case, there were suspicions that Kim Jong Nam was the victim of plot arranged by North Korean agents who left Malaysia in the hours after the killing , and the two women had been merely pawns in a political assassination .
  • Parents 'desperately worried' over 23-year-old woman missing in Guatemala

    Parents 'desperately worried' over 23-year-old woman missing in Guatemala

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    She had been staying in the Lake Atitlan area of the central American country and was last seen by a friend the previous night. Ms Shaw has been travelling since September and has been to Mexico and California. He added: "Your friends, your family are all really anxious about you, please come home sweetheart". "If anybody has any information, at all, please contact us, the Lucie Blackman Trust, or the police", added her father.
  • As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

    As blackout eases, Venezuela braces for rival rallies

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    Nothing and no one can defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Venezuelan police block a crowd of people who gather to march against the government of President Nicolas Maduro , in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 9, 2019. Advocates were particularly concerned about patients who rely on respirators and the lack of air conditioning in several hospitals, which is needed to keep facilities cool in order to prevent the spread of bacteria.
  • Face à une gilet jaune, Emmanuel Macron dit refuser l'expression

    Face à une gilet jaune, Emmanuel Macron dit refuser l'expression "violences policières"

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    Une trentaine de manifestants, dont des " gilets jaunes " et des syndicalistes, ont tenté dans la matinée de pénétrer dans le périmètre de sécurité autour de la salle des fêtes de Gréoux-les-Bains. "On pourra acheter une nouvelle planète?" Malgré sa déception, il n'oubliera pas de sitôt son intervention, ni sa soirée puisqu'il a tout de même fait un selfie avec le président de la République .
  • Bill Shine abruptly resigns as White House communications chief

    Bill Shine abruptly resigns as White House communications chief

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    The reporting quickly confirmed this reading-between-the-lines. Shine served as assistant to the president and communications director, only the latest figure to hold that post . Trump apparently blamed Shine for relentlessly negative coverage in the media, according to the newspaper. The two men had a number of disagreements in recent weeks, said aides, who were granted anonymity to speak freely.
  • NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam

    NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam

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    Bobbitt, McClure, and her then-boyfriend Mark D'Amico, who still all face state charges in Burlington County, New Jersey , were accused of fabricating a feel-good story about Bobbitt coming to McClure's aid when she ran out of gas along the highway and gave her his last $20.
  • US President Donald Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

    US President Donald Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

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    But as trade attorney Scott Lincicome notes , Trump is unable to claim credit for that good news because he's spent so much effort promising the opposite. In 2016, it was $502 billion. For years President Trump has been obsessed with trade deficits, (incorrectly) viewing them as a good measure of which countries are "winning" and which are "losing".
  • Saudi Arabia rebuked by United Nations over detention of women activists

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    Among those were the torturing of women's activists and a USA citizen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Abizaid called for accountability for the murder of Khashoggi , a U.S. Trump would be expected to issue a veto, but its passage was considered a strong rebuke of the government in Riyadh. Eleven suspects have been indicted in Saudi Arabia for the killing and Riyadh has continued to deny the crown prince ordered the murder.
  • Senator McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

    Senator McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

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    I blamed myself. I was ashamed and confused. "I was horrified at how my attempt to share generally my experiences was handled", she said. "I too felt like the system raped me over again", McSally said. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. "I didn't quit", McSally concluded. McSally's revelation comes not long after Sen. Sexual assault and harassment in the USA military is largely under-reported and came under renewed scrutiny two years ago after a scandal involving Marines ...
  • Uber not criminally liable in fatal 2018 Arizona self-driving crash: prosecutors

    Uber not criminally liable in fatal 2018 Arizona self-driving crash: prosecutors

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    It also adjusted its safety protocols, fired 100 self-driving vehicle operators to replace them with 55 "mission specialists", and halted testing until December 2018 , when it renewed the programme in a scaled-back manner. Vasquez looked down for 31 percent of the almost 22 minutes she was in the driver's seat before the crash. It's substantially darker. It appears the judge may have noticed this as well.