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Madeleine Albright Says She is 'Ready to Register' as Muslim

Albright, who served under President Bill Clinton, cited her Jewish ancestry in her statement Wednesday on Twitter. Madeleine Albright - the first women to become US Secretary of State - is almost 80 years old and shows no sign of slowing down.

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Police Clash With Flag-Burning Protesters At Invasion Day March In Sydney

A senior staff member at one of Australia's top universities has advised colleagues not to celebrate "the arrival of European culture" on Australia Day because it could be "deeply offensive" to minority groups. "I just get sick of these people who every time, every time there's something on, they just want to make you feel guilty", Joyce told radio. Like Christmas Day, Australia Day is a holiday where most can relax and socialise, and reflect on matters that are of importance to them.

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Nikki Haley confirmed by Senate as new envoy to United Nations

The intergovernmental organization has 193 member states. Now that Haley is an ambassador, a succession process is triggered to replace her as SC governor. She added: "I don't think we can trust them". Although Haley criticized Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, Trump's transition team announced her nomination to the United Nations post in November.

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Hoekstra Confident of Senate Confirming DeVos Nomination

She never joined his cheerleading squad like Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson. Her confirmation hearing Tuesday made that very clear. Not to be outdone, Sen. School choice is an important issue but it will remain a state and local issue rather than a federal one. On Monday, Education Lab looked at what might happen in Washington state with Betsy DeVos as USA secretary of education.

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Sunny skies back in the forecast, if only for a little bit

Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. Breezy, with a southeast wind 9 to 14 miles per hour becoming west northwest 18 to 23 miles per hour in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Saturday - A chance of snow showers. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

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This is what $20M hidden in a mattress looks like

The cash was inside a box spring and police say it is connected to a pyramid scheme involving TelexFree , a Marlborough-based company that purportedly sold VOIP telephone service. The cash was found earlier this month by investigators who'd tailed a Brazilian man from NY. One of the ringleaders of the scam has already pleaded guilty, while another remains in hiding in Brazil.