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February, 2019


Sudan’s Bashir delegates powers as head of ruling party to deputy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party’s next general conference, the party said in a statement.

Republican Party chair says primary challengers to Trump would ‘lose horribly’

The chair of the Republican National Committee said on Thursday that any Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election is doomed to fail.

Chemical exposure in womb and early childhood tied to worse lung function

(Reuters Health) – Exposure to certain common chemical pollutants, even before birth, may be permanently reducing kids’ lung function, a study of European children suggests.

Flooded California towns still mostly cut off despite receding waters

Low-lying communities along the swollen Russian River in Northern California wine country remained largely cut off by flooding on Thursday, even as waters began receding and sun peeked through after days of non-stop rain.

No. 7 Tennessee needs last second basket to beat Ole Miss

No. 7 Tennessee withstood a tough road test to beat Ole Miss, 73-71. Grant Williams got a lay up to fall with under 5 seconds left to lift the Volunteers to the win….

Catholic bishops, advocates meet to discuss response to Trump border policies

(RNS) — ‘We were at the border yesterday. The emergency is not here,’ one bishop said.
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Two dead, 24 wounded in blast in central Mosul

At least two people were killed and 24 wounded in a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

Arizona man pleads guilty to threatening Harvard ceremony for black students

An Arizona man pleaded guilty on Thursday to threatening to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for black students in 2017, saying he wanted to “end their pro-black agenda.”

Booking Holdings shares fall 10 percent after weak Europe outlook

Shares of Booking Holdings Inc fell more than 10 percent in early trading on Thursday, after the U.S. online travel agency said it was seeing a sharp demand slowdown in Europe, its biggest market.

Puerto Rico oversight board to appeal appointments ruling

A recent U.S. Appeals Court ruling that found Puerto Rico’s federally created fiscal oversight board was unconstitutionally appointed will be appealed to the Supreme Court, the board announced on Thursday.