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Get smart quick on the Georgia special election

Heading into the final day of the pivotal race, here are five things you need to know. Jon Ossoff: The 30-year-old has never been a candidate for office before this race, but Ossoff is no political neophyte. The vote takes place on Tuesday, June 20. Both candidates have spent almost $ 50 million each on their campaigns, making it the most expensive congressional House race in history. Read More »

London mosque attack suspect now arrested on terror grounds

Police said they closed the adjacent road in both directions and were dealing with "a major incident". The mosques' worshippers, mainly from North and West Africa, had just left special prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Others linked the attack to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes, particularly since the London Bridge rampage on June 3 that left eight people dead , which was claimed by the Islamic State group. Read More »

79 feared dead in London tower fire

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In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a firefighter stands outside of the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London .??Experts believe the exterior cladding, . He said that authorities were continuing to investigate whether any crimes had been committed in the inferno. Ms Cotton added that it might be "some days yet" before firefighters could say they have reached everyone in the building. Read More »

Russia warns US after Syrian jet shot down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. Read More »

Showers and thunderstorms, high near 81 — TODAY'S FORECAST

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We warm back up to about 90 degrees on Friday , clouds increase, and there is a chance for storms late in the day. TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms, especially in the morning. West wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. The greatest chances for storms in central North Carolina will not come until the end of the day and night. Tonight , partly cloudy, warm and muggy. Read More »

Dems Say They'll Slow Senate Work Over Secretive GOP Health Care Bill

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Democrats, who solidly oppose the Republican effort but lack the votes to block it, are trying to capitalize on the secrecy and contrast it with the numerous committee meetings and votes that produced the 2010 statute. The lack of public hearings on what Senate Republicans might do on health care has been getting more and more attention from Democrats in recent weeks, as GOP leaders labor to find agreement on a plan that can get 50 votes in the Senate. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

Hamas and the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said on Friday that the three attackers were members of there groups, Reuters reported . ISIS has claimed its jihadists were behind a shooting and stabbing terror attack which killed an Israeli policewoman. According to PCHR's investigations, after the abovementioned attack, the Israeli forces completely closed Bab al-Amoud ( Damascus Gate ) area, Sultan Suleiman Street and all gates of Jerusalem , excluding Bab ... Read More »

London mosque attack suspect named, held on terror grounds

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He will be given a mental health evaluation. Muslim leaders called it a hate crime and asked the public to stay calm. He then said that he struck the attacker and helped to subdue him, pinning him down until the police arrived. Eyewitnesses told British media that the van seemed to have veered and hit people intentionally. As president, Trump has taken steps to protect Muslims from violence, including cruise missile strikes against Syria's military after blaming it for a chemical attack that ... Read More »

Death toll in London tower fire rises to 79 - UK Police

He would not be drawn on the specifics of the criminal investigation of the fire, including whether anyone had been arrested or raids carried out. Corbyn, who unlike May was quick to meet local residents and was praised for showing empathy, led calls for the government to drop its cuts - demands that Hammond said he was listening to. Read More »

Russian Federation to 'target' US-led planes flying over Syria

In response to Russia's warning Monday that USA planes flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria would be tracked both by aircraft and anti-aircraft batteries, Army Col. "What is this other than an act of aggression in violation of the norms of global law?" Col. Ryan Dillon told the NYT , "We are going to continue to conduct operations throughout Syria, providing air support for coalition and partnered forces on the ground". Read More »

Protesters Boo British PM During Visit To North London Mosque

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Dick said: "This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting". Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "sickening" incident, saying Britain's determination to fight " terrorism , extremism and hatred. Read More »

North Korea Says US Officials Seized Diplomatic Package at JFK

A group of 20 officials " using physical violence " confiscated the package from the delegates, according to the Ministry, with the North Koreans described as being " literally mugged ". They refused to board their departing flight without the items that had been seized. The Foreign Ministry spokesman said the world should "seriously reconsider" NY as a venue for major global events and demanded Washington provide an explanation for infringing upon its sovereignty. Read More »

Boeing Announces New 737 Max Jetliner at Paris Air Show

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President Donald Trump. US servicemen gather next to a F-35 Lightning II at Paris Air Show, on the eve of its opening, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France , Sunday, June 18, 2017. Its first large passenger jet, the C919, took its maiden flight last month, and is competing for market share with the A320 and 737 ranges. Airbus also announced that it's studying a more fuel-efficient version of the superjumbo A380, which has struggled to win a big customer base. Read More »

Finance ministers meet on marijuana in Ottawa

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With the countdown underway, Friesen insisted there were still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana. The ministers are scheduled to start working on a "co-ordinated approach to the taxation of cannabis", says a news release from the office of federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who hosts the twice-yearly meetings. Read More »

French President Macron's party wins majority in parliamentary polls

The far-right National Front (FN) improved its performance after snatching 6 seats compared to two now, while the outgoing ruling the Socialist Party, lost its lead with only 32 seats. After Macron vigorously campaigned on a promise to renew France's political landscape, other parties also made efforts to promote new faces. Polling agency projections suggested that Macron's Republic on the Move! party could take 355 to 365 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, the powerful lower house. Read More »

Germany says will avoid escalation of Turkey row during troop pullout

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There is no appetite in Germany, which faces elections in September, for making concessions to the Turkish government. A bitter war of words erupted between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in the run-up to Turkey's 16 April referendum, which resulted in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan winning sweeping new powers. Read More »

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offenses over London mosque attack

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Vehicles have also been also used to attack the public on London's Westminster Bridge, in Nice, France, and in Berlin. London Mayor Khan urges Prime Minister Theresa May not to go through with sweeping police cuts. Transportation officials said roads in the area were being closed. Mr Mahmoud said he ran outside the mosque to find the driver on the ground with people trying to kick him. Read More »

Cladding material used on Grenfell Tower 'should not be on a high-rise'

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The chancellor told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show: "My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the USA, is also banned here". She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood. Pointing out that he had been raising this issue in parliament for years, he told Sky News: "Whatever it costs, we need to get them installed". Read More »

Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?

On Friday, Donald Trump posted a message on his Twitter account appearing to confirm that he was being investigated for obstruction of justice, as a Washington Post scoop had reported two days earlier. "There is literally nothing in Sekulow's professional background (other than perhaps simply having a law degree) which would suit him to the very specific legal task of defending a sitting president from legal jeopardy". Read More »

Name secrecy for Waikato murder accused

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The man's lawyer, Thomas Sutcliffe, asked for interim name suppression until his client's next appearance. Police on Monday revealed they had charged the 45-year-old with murder. On Wednesday, her silver Ford Ranger ute was discovered in the lake by a police dive squad. Lake Arapuni was the subject of an extensive police investigation at the time of her disappearance. Read More »

United Kingdom moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

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Authorities said the incident was being treated as a terror attack . The attacker, who is believed to have acted alone, struck as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the mosque. But Kacimi said there was no need for the Muslim community to panic, because police and government officials have been "very, very supportive". Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. Read More »