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Republican wins House seat in Georgia

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Keith Ellison, who lost a bid to become the chair of the Democratic National Committee. An examination of all the special elections shows that the Democrats have added to Hillary Clinton's gains in well-educated districts and even won over some white working-class voters, which the former Democratic candidate struggled with, Vox reported . Read More »

Trump travel ban dealt new legal defeat

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewing a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Mr Trump's order. The matter was already headed for the Supreme Court , as another federal appeals court had already ruled against the Republican president , and the Justice Department had asked the high court to hear the case. Read More »

Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

Iran said they launched six Zolfaghar medium range missiles at an ISIS target in Syria 450 kilometers away, in retaliation for the recent ISIS attack in Tehran that left 17 people dead. Analysts say that more robust US military action in Syria since President Donald Trump took office in January has resulted from his decision to give the military more autonomy in how it pursues the war on Islamic State. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Keeps Cameron County Beaches Closed

A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several USA southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. The path of the storm could still change, but any movement would likely place it further north of Bluefield. Many will still see thunderstorm activity during the afternoon, though we'll begin to see the heaviest rain exit the Tri-State from west to east. Read More »

Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

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The head of the US House of Representatives' Russia investigation says he wants a formal response from Mr Trump to a request for records about conversations with Mr Comey. Destroying them would be a crime. June 18, 2013. Donald Trump tweeted: "The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from MOSCOW, RUSSIA on November 9". Read More »

France presents new security bill as extremist threats rise

Speaking to a number of European newspapers ahead of his first EU leader summit in Brussels on Thursday, Macron said the greatest threat facing the bloc was the propensity for lawmakers and voters to veer away from liberal policies. "The French president is very young". "We don't expect any legislative proposals", the diplomat said. Lapinski, who is spokesman for President Andrzej Duda, retorted that he agreed "Europe is not a supermarket" - and that means the European Union should not ... Read More »

Have no political affiliation: Ram Nath Kovind

The CPI also urged Kumar as well as BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik to re-consider their decision to support Kovind. I do not agree with their present strategy on presidential election . "He had worked in Bihar without any bias". "I will not respond to what Laluji has to say". "He (Nitish Kumar) is not exactly a big cannon (बड़ा तोप) that he thinks he is. Read More »

Democratic Losses in Special Elections

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Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. "It was very important to them to have someone who had relationships in the community, someone with a track record", said Handel about constituents she spoke to. Read More »

Queen opens United Kingdom parliament in an atmosphere dominated by Brexit

A total of 27 bills and draft bills were unveiled as part of the speech, with eight specifically about UK's withdrawal from the EU. But flagship manifesto policies which find no place in the Conservative agenda included the scrapping of universal free school lunches, means-testing of the winter fuel payment, an energy price cap and the reform of social care funding which opponents branded a "dementia tax". Read More »

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan unknown to authorities as terror suspect

The suspect who caused a small explosion in Brussels Central Station has been identified as a 36-year-old local man, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said. In March 2016, 32 people died in terrorist attacks on Brussels Zaventem airport and in the metro. Interior Minister Jan Jambon underlined what a close call passengers had when he said the "big explosion did not happen". Read More »

Officials say Oklahoma elections not hit by Russian hackers

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Trump also blasted the Democratic National Committee, which was hacked and had its emails posted on WikiLeaks, turned down offers from DHS to help shore up its systems. The DNC also failed to provide access to its servers to FBI investigators - a fact the GOP seized on Wednesday morning. Last September, DHS told The Associated Press that hackers believed to be Russian agents had targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. Read More »

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

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Heartland Democracy, a Minneapolis nonprofit that has worked with the Somali community, will receive $423,340 - more than the initial $165,435 awarded - for "developing resilience". The reports, and controversy surrounding the president's executive order barring travelers from nine Muslim-majority countries, prompted Ka Joog to reject almost $500,000 from the program. Read More »

Lions learn from All Blacks' Chicago woes

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Those three games marked a coming-of-age for the prodigious pivot, stamping his mark on the global landscape with some performances that will live on long in All Black folklore. He is exactly the character you need - a guy who would get on with things if he wasn't involved in the Test squad. And if it hasn't happened, you plan so you don't have to worry about it. Read More »

Garry Monk tells Stewart Downing he can leave on a free transfer

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Vote here: Garry Monk has wasted no time assessing his squad and has told Downing - a former Sunderland target - that he can leave on a free, although it is understood to have been an amicable decision. "It might be mid table football with nothing to play for". "It's been over three wonderful years working alongside my friend Garry Monk but it's now time for me to move on and look for a new stage in my career", Clotet said on Twitter . Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

Meanwhile Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are opposed to the bill cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. House GOP bill: To be protected, consumers must avoid a break in coverage of more than 63 days. Each state has expanded Medicaid and has a GOP senator. It may also make it harder to see a doctor since fewer physicians may be willing to take a pay cut to see Medicaid patients. Read More »

Trump questions Obama's handling of Russia intel

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Asked during the Senate hearing whether he anxious about the existence of tapes, Comey replied, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". President Donald Trump's senior staff, energized by recent Republican wins in SC and Georgia, urged the president not to talk about the Russian Federation investigation during his Wednesday night speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one top official told NBC News . Read More »

Qatar given 10 days to comply neighbours' 13-points

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Revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries' laws. But the ultimatum was quickly rejected by Qatar's ally, Turkey, and blasted as an assault on free speech by Al-Jazeera, the Qatari broadcaster that the gas-rich country's neighbors are demanding be shut down. Read More »

Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

Democrats' decisive Tuesday night loss in Georgia's special election - a race into which they poured tens of millions of dollars to make it the most expensive House race in USA history - is leaving Democrats to strategize a path forward for the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

The jihadists are under major pressure in Syria and neighbouring Iraq . "It's that fighting spirit, that perseverance and tenacity that I will take to Washington ", she said Tuesday night. Some Trump appointees saw Iran's missile strike as an illustration of Tehran's regional ambitions, which they have argued make it an existential enemy, according to the three United States officials. Read More »

Planned Parenthood spent $734000 in failed Georgia race

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Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel celebrates with her husband Steve as she declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday in Atlanta. She said she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The victories could boost Republicans' confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign ... Read More »

North Korea: Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us'

As China's influence and interests have expanded beyond the region over the years, so has its need for cooperation with the U.S. over their divergent interests. "The North Korean nuclear issue is complicated". "The government can not treat them very seriously". In April, the Warmbier family made a decision to break their silence. Read More »