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President Trump Delivers Remarks At Manchester Community College In NH
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Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

President Donald Trump announced a new plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes sentencing some drug traffickers to the death penalty when appropriate under current law. "We have to change the laws," he said

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a rally after he won the Presidentai Elections 2018 in Moscow

Putin Wins Russia Presidential Election

Amid reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's president, telling cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success"

Uber Experiments With Driverless Cars

Arizona Woman Hit By Uber's Self-Driving Car

The death of an Arizona woman who was struck by one of Uber's self-driving cars appears to be the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the incident to TIME

Providence v Creighton

Warren Buffett's March Madness Bracket Is Busted

For those hoping to win Warren Buffett's $1 million March Madness challenge, you're out of luck. With so many surprising upsets so early on in the NCAA tournament, there are officially no brackets left intact

President Trump Departs The White House En Route To California

White House Says It Has No Plans to Fire Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a White House lawyer said, after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that Trump may be preparing to can Robert Mueller

"Cirque Du Soleil's Totem" Dress Rehearsal

Cirque du Soleil Artist Dies After Fall

A Cirque du Soleil performer died after falling onstage during a show in Tampa, Fla. Yann Arnaud, a longtime aerialist for Cirque du Soleil, fell while performing the aerial straps number during the show VOLTA


2 Hurt in Another Explosion in Austin, Police Say

At least two people were injured in another explosion in Texas' capital, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the city and killed two people and injured two others

Black Panther

Black Panther Stays on Top of Box Office

Black Panther has become the first film since 2000's Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. According to studio estimates, it grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend


Kim Jong Un Has 'Given His Word' on Denuclearization

U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming U.S.-North Korean talks. South Korea said Kim has "given his word" he's committed to denuclearization

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner's Company Filed False NYC Paperwork

The firm belonging to President Donald Trump's son-in-law routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned when, in fact, it had hundreds

Hotel Fire, Manila, Philippines - 18 Mar 2018

Death Toll in Manila Hotel Fire Rises to Five

Firefighters found two more bodies in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, raising the death toll to five, officials said. More than 300 hotel guests had been evacuated

Tech And Media Elites Attend Allen And Company Annual Meetings In Idaho

Calls for Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Over 'Data Breach'

Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K. criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users