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The embassy was on Friday swearing in tens of new volunteers from the Peace Corps, a program run by the U.S. government to send Americans overseas to help with local projects. According to the U.S. embassy, more than 500 Peace Corps volunteers have served and worked in Cambodia since 2006, providing English teaching and teacher training as well as community health education.
  • Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use past year

    Seven million deaths were caused by tobacco use past year

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    It's the only annual and comprehensive study that provides global and national estimates on more than 330 diseases, causes of death and injuries in 195 countries worldwide. Some 10,900 such deaths were reported in 2016 - a 67% increase since 2006. Obesity-related illness was rising quickly across all demographics around the world, the study also found, with poor diet associated with one in five deaths.
  • Judge: Grant money for sanctuary cities can't be denied

    Judge: Grant money for sanctuary cities can't be denied

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    District Judge Harry Leinenweber was in response to a legal challenge brought by Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States, but the judge ruled that his order would be applied on a nationwide basis. "So-called sanctuary policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes", Sessions said.
  • UVA president criticizes Jefferson statue shrouding

    UVA president criticizes Jefferson statue shrouding

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    The demands also request UVA to change other campus buildings that are named after former slaveholders and rename them to honor leaders of marginalized groups. None were willing to be interviewed. Is protesting Jefferson's statue justifiable for all Americans? The protesters formed a tight defensive circle around the statue, while members of a self-identified de-escalation team with training in conflict resolution intervened and spoke calmly with the dissenters.
  • Vatican diplomat recalled from Washington embassy amid child porn investigation

    Vatican diplomat recalled from Washington embassy amid child porn investigation

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    After being notified of the probe by the State Department, the Vatican told the U.S. that the matter had been referred to the "promoter of justice at the Vatican tribunal", which is the office overseeing prosecutions within the city-state. The priest, Jozef Wesolowski, was defrocked by a Vatican tribunal. The Roman Catholic state does not have extradition treaties. The 76-year-old Vatican treasurer, who strongly denies the claims, said he travelled to Melbourne to "clear his name", according ...
  • Pakistan SC hears Sharif's appeal against ouster

    Pakistan SC hears Sharif's appeal against ouster

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    In July, Pakistan's Supreme Court removed Sharif from the position of the prime minister after inveasigators found enough evidence for him and his family to be prosecuted over their ownership of luxury residences in London as well as offshore companies, revealed in the Panama Papers leaks.
  • Missouri Senate Votes to Censure Chappelle-Nadal

    Missouri Senate Votes to Censure Chappelle-Nadal

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    The senate gave Sen. The resolution, which the senate approved on Wednesday during the annual veto session, keeps the option of expulsion on the table if Chappelle-Nadal does not resign. "I made a mistake, and I'm owning up to it", Chappelle-Nadal said during a press conference. Nadal says she was frustrated and angry. "That's just a Western term and I'm very much a Western man", Love told the Post-Dispatch after the backlash.
  • Catherine University fires security guard who shot himself

    Catherine University fires security guard who shot himself

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    Police said Ahlers told them the gun fired accidentally in the woods and he was afraid of getting fired for bringing his personal gun to work. Ahlers called 911 on Tuesday night to report he was shot by a suspicious person he confronted in a wooded area on the campus of St.
  • 11-Year-Old Boy Realizes Dream to Mow White House Lawn

    11-Year-Old Boy Realizes Dream to Mow White House Lawn

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    The White House says Frank wrote Trump to say he admires the president's business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business. Frank, who considers himself a young entrepreneur, told ABC News he's a "huge fan" of Trump and that "both mowing the lawn and meeting the president" were the highlights of his day.
  • Mnuchin: Plane request was about national security

    Mnuchin: Plane request was about national security

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    The department's inspector general announced on Wednesday that they were investigating the request, which was made because Mnunchin feared he would not have access to secure communications while traveling to Scotland, France, and Italy, ABC News reported .
  • Trump assures border wall foes he won't link that to DACA fix

    Trump assures border wall foes he won't link that to DACA fix

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    Trump appeared to agree with his dinner guests on the timing of the wall, telling reporters at the White House that it "will come later ". Trump tweeted he's looking forward to work with the Congress "to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st".
  • Qatar Ready to Talk to End Gulf Crisis-Sheikh Tamim

    Qatar Ready to Talk to End Gulf Crisis-Sheikh Tamim

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    Qatar has so far refused to acquiesce to stipulations that include closing Al Jazeera , distancing itself from Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base in Doha. He defended the campaign, saying engagement with Qatar can only be in the best interests of the United States and the Jewish community. However, one leading Middle East analyst noted that such meetings have rarely involved the upper echelons of the Gulf's ruling families personally mingling with the lay leadership of US Jewish ...