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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

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Leaders of the FBI's Washington field office will discuss their investigative findings at a news conference Wednesday. The shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a Capitol Police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist on Wednesday as the congressional Republican baseball team practiced in Alexandria , Va., for its annual game with congressional Democrats was savage, senseless and despicable. Read More »

Passports to be in both English and Hindi, says Sushma Swaraj

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As of now, passports have personal details only in English. Earlier in December 2016, Sushma Swaraj had announced easing of rules to apply for a passport. Police verification, a major part of the passport issuing process, takes time, the minister pointed out. Swaraj has announced the new provision on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas in New Delhi . Read More »

See 'breakdancing' gorilla splashing and thrashing at Dallas Zoo

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The gorilla in question is Zola, a Bronx native who is well-known for his dance moves. According to the post under the video, enrichment provides " them with mental and physical stimulation to increase natural behaviors ". Zola's keeper in Calgary, Garth Irvine, tells Discovery in a 2-minute explainer video that the zookeepers change the gorilla's habitat every day, to make each day different. Read More »

UK offer to EU citizens 'very fair', 'very serious': May

Theresa May said her offer to guarantee the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain after Brexit was "very fair and very serious", but her European Union peers were sceptical, with Belgium's leader saying it could contain a nasty "cat-in-the-bag" surprise. Read More »

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . "That would be very bad for the Republican Party". Pelosi suggested that Republicans do not like the city's progressive values. Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump , he was rarely discussed by either candidate, and House Democrats were rattled that the attack ads casting the ... Read More »

Activists rescue dogs and cats destined for slaughterhouse

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The officially named Lychee and Dog Meat Festival happens every year to mark the summer solstice in China . The animal rights activists have since involved Chinese authorities who are now investigating the legality of the shipment, which includes inspecting the source of the animals as well as the conditions in which they were being transported. Read More »

World's refugee and displacement crisis hits record high

The UN Refugee Agency's Global Trends report says there were 65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016 - some 300,000 more than the previous year. South Sudan , the world's youngest nation, descended into war again in December 2013, leaving tens of thousands dead and more than three million people displaced. Read More »

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: Minister

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said Wednesday that Turkey had already sent 105 cargo flights to Qatar loaded with aid to help the country through the crisis. While Trump launched scathing attacks on Qatar, Tillerson cancelled his Mexico visit slated for June 21 to focus on the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf region. Read More »

Watch Trump's Lawyer Lead Republican Rock Band

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But Trump's attorneys, with their own unconventional backgrounds, face a challenging task - especially against seasoned lawyers working with former FBI Director Robert Mueller . That firing created the law that insulates a special prosecutor or special counsel from threats from the White House. Consequently, Comey, as a potential target of the investigation, creates an even greater conflict of interest for Mueller. Read More »

May offers 'fair deal' for European Union nationals

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But EU leaders say that before trade talks can begin they want to work out three other issues. One of the first acts of the UK's negotiating team was to immediately capitulate to the EU's demands to pay the divorce bill, which reports put between €60 billion and €100bn. Read More »

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

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The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that former President John Dramani Mahama acted unconstitutionally when he allowed two detainees that were being held in the U.S. The two were picked up in Yemen in 2002, sent to Guantanamo Bay where they were held for more than a decade until ex-president John Mahama made a decision to accept the two into Ghana's jurisdiction as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Read More »

Obama: Millions lose coverage with GOP health plan

On Thursday, the Senate unveiled its plan to condemn tens of thousands of nonaffluent people to preventable deaths, for the sake of increasing income inequality. "Unfortunately, the Senate bill is an amendment to ObamaCare, not a repeal of it", said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. But right now, after eight years, the legislation rushed through the House and the Senate without public hearings or debate would do the opposite. Read More »

Australia provides 2 AP-3C Orion to help Philippine military

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Senator Payne have promised Australia stands "ready to assist" the Philippines if needed. "Australia will work with our ASEAN partners to counter terror threats particular from Daesh and foreign fighters that have direct threat to Australia's interest", Payne said. Read More »

Turkey rejects Gulf Arab states' demands over its Qatar base

Emirati authorities arrested Al Hammadi on a later visit and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Federal Supreme Court for attempting to ruin the reputation of the state. "This indeed suggests that Turkey sees its defence ties with Qatar as an indispensable pillar of its strategic posture in the region", Can Kasapoglu, a defence analyst from Turkey's EDAM, said. Read More »

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

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As part of the move Facebook will give United Kingdom anti-terror groups advertising credits to promote their messages to individuals that might be at risk of radicalisation. "There is no place for hate or violence on Facebook", said Sheryl Sandberg , Facebook's chief operating officer. The OCCI is a counterspeech programme, which means it encourages people to speak out against violence and extremism. Read More »

Widodo reaffirms commitment vs terrorism in call with Duterte

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According to Abella, Widodo is concerned about the restoration of peace and stability in southern Philippines . Duterte also assured Widodo that the Philippine government is committed to working closely with Indonesia and other like-minded states to address the issue of terrorism. Read More »

North Korea tests rocket engine linked to nuclear missile programme

He quoted Moon as saying he supported dialogue, however, "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea". USA officials have warned that North Korea is on the path to successfully developing an ICMB capable of hitting the United States unless something changes. Read More »

Health care bill protesters spending night outside Sen. Toomey's office

The bill would phase out the extra money Obama's law provides to states that have expanded coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income people. The Senate plan would also roll back numerous Affordable Care Act's taxes on businesses and wealthier Americans. Or - The House could simply approve the Senate version and send it to the president, though some Republicans may not be on board. Read More »

Trump approval hits low point in CBS poll

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Trump's approval rating is now his lowest in CBS News Polls since becoming president. Forty-six percent of all polled approved of his response to the tragedy. The investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, which the intelligence community says interfered in the 2016 election, have often dominated the news. Read More »

Huge Game 1 win is flawless salve for TNT's Joshua Smith

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The KaTropa drew first blood by edging the Beermen, 104-102, in Game One after hanging tough amid the tough fight of the Beermen and with hurting import Joshua Smith providing the late heroics. "So that's all that really matters". "I can't repeat (what I said) on the airwaves", he later said. "My mom would kill me". Making Smith's game-winner all the more impressive is that he had to briefly leave the game in the third quarter after getting tangled up with Fajardo. Read More »

Seth Meyers shines a light on Mitch McConnell's health-care bill hypocrisy

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President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare . Most health officials contacted Thursday by the Sun Sentinel declined to answer that question, saying they needed more time to study it. Experts say in general that the Senate bill, like the House bill passed in May, will make plans more expensive for older and lower-income consumers. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past host Russian Federation

The 2014 World Cup saw him score just one again, in the 2-1 win over Ghana, but he had an excellent return at Euro 2016, scoring three times as Portugal lifted the European Championship trophy for the first time. Stanislav Cherchesov's plan was not working, though it was a personal mistake that lead to a goal and Ronaldo's magic. Portugal weathered a second-half onslaught by Russian Federation as they held on to secure all three points and virtually assure themselves of a place in the ... Read More »

Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

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If anti-Trump sentiment is going to work in Democrats' favor, they should have seen a better result in Georgia . New York's own Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) is far from alone in saying, "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team". Read More »

Fresh clashes in Darjeeling between police & GJM protesters

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Refusing to get intimidated by the protesters, CM Banerjee on Monday said that she will not "bow down to threats". The Times of India quoted a senior police official as saying that the authorities had "not given permission" to hold any rally in the Darjeeling hills. Read More »