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US to Hold UN Human Rights Meeting After Deal With Russia

The meeting will take place Tuesday

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    US to Hold UN Human Rights Meeting After Deal With Russia
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    In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, now U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at her conformation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was determined to hold a Security Council meeting on the importance of human rights to international peace and security and it will happen on Tuesday — but only after the U.S. addressed objections from Russia, China and other council members.

    Haley told reporters at a press conference in early April at the start of the U.S. presidency of the council that she wanted a meeting that didn't "point fingers at anyone" but looked at underlying human rights issues that lead to conflict and unrest.

    But Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Petr Iliichev took issue with the premise of the proposed debate and also argued that other U.N. bodies deal with human rights.

    After weeks of behind-the-scenes consultations, a compromise has won approval from all 15 council members.

    Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

    (Published 5 hours ago)