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The passing of the Pelosi era for Democrats

Filemon Vela, D-Texas, who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race, Politico reported . "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". You see these commercials that tie these candidates to Leader Pelosi week in and week out in the last several months. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier's Funeral Draws 2500 People In Ohio Hometown

The Republican attacked North Korea in a damning statement . Warmbier was released from jail after being held captive for 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster and flown back to the USA on June 13. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m. "And once detained the treatment he received was appalling". The exact cause of Warmbier's death remains unclear. Read More »

Joy Behar: Focusing On Trump Won't Help Dems

Democratic lawmakers are targeting their frustration over failing to gain a seemingly winnable district in Georgia on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . "There are plenty of people who have qualms with Trump on one level or another, but are totally willing to stick with him because the Democratic option is just too far left", Todd said. Read More »

Russia Tensions Prompt Australia to 'Temporarily' Suspend Air Missions over Syria

Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Tuesday. "It again had dirty wings; it was carrying ordnance". "I think we're getting closer and closer to open conflict with Iran and Russian Federation, and the American public needs to know that we're moving very fast toward what could be another war inside the Middle East", Murphy told anchor Alisyn Camerota on CNN's "New Day", "something by the way that Donald Trump promised he wouldn't do when he ran for office". Read More »

North Korea doubts over Seoul's Olympic invite

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The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea just got a little bit cooler - thanks to the help of K-pop sensation Taeyang . North Korea could host some of the events associated with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , South Korea's culture minister said Tuesday. Read More »

F1 | Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

This weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku was one for the ages, with Lewis Hamilton calling Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel a "disgrace". "Ultimately what happened was disrespectful. Then came that incident with Vettel . His teammate Max Verstappen retired with engine problems, then Daniil Kvyat parked his Toro Rosso, prompting a safety auto which would eventually see Vettel and Hamilton collide behind it. Read More »

FT: Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze

About 20 households had refused to leave their homes by Saturday evening. Concerns over fire safety triggered the mass evacuation of a north London estate on Friday, forcing thousands of residents from their homes. "In others it's been necessary for people to move out on a temporary basis and that is what happened in Camden last night". Officials first announced the evacuation of one building, then expanded it to five before reducing it to four. Read More »

Even at 2 am, Swaraj helps Indians tweeting for help: Narendra Modi

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The Prime Minister had some choice barbs for China as well, saying India does not believe in disturbing the global order to achieve its goals. It is expected that there will be renewed pressure by the U.S. Sports play an important role in personality development also. "While Indian businesses continue to benefit from open USA markets, India has failed to eliminate, or even address concretely, multiple trade and investment barriers that have been the focus of recent bilateral and ... Read More »

Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

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Meanwhile, Indian officials reject suggestions that Modi's " Make in India " platform is protectionist and complain about the USA regulatory process for generic pharmaceuticals and rules on fruit exports to the United States. "They are the world's most-followed political leaders on social media", a senior administration official told reporters at a background briefing on the meeting, before quickly adding: "President Trump is slightly ahead of Modi". Read More »

PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

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This year it falls on June 26th, 2017 and Ramadan Eid Mubarak 2017 to one and all. Much like the start of Ramadan , Eid festivities also begin after the sighting of the crescent moon. May this holy month of Ramadhan chase away the depression and misery that is getting the best out of you. The celebration revolves around when Allah appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, as a sign of his faith. Read More »

Quad Cities Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr

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While you engage in the festivities tomorrow, I think and urge that we should stand in solidarity with the victims of mob outrage and mark our protest by wearing a black band when we offer our Eid prayers tomorrow (Monday). "This has been a tradition for you know, over 1400 years". Village of 16-year-old Junaid who was lynched in Delhi-Mathura train on suspicion of carrying beef, has also announced to celebrate the Eid by wearing a black band on their arms on the Eid day. Read More »

India set record for most 300-plus totals in ODI cricket

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Put in to bat first, Rahane and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (63) stitched a 114-run partnership for the first wicket to inspire India to an imposing target of 310-5 in 43 overs. India have gotten off to a rollicking start, as Shikhar Dhawan takes the initiative with a quick 50. The No.9 ranked side will also expect their top order batsmen containing the likes of Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell and Shai Hope to fire, if they are to pose any threat to the No.3-ranked visitors. Read More »

Russian Federation threatens to treat U.S. aircraft as targets in Syria

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The U.S. said it acted after the Syrian plane bombed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces , an alliance of Kurds and Syrian Arab groups that the U.S. With IS under growing pressure in Raqqa the fight is on for who controls the territory after its demise, our correspondent says. In a separate incident, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had launched several missiles from Iran into eastern Syria on Sunday, targeting IS fighters. Read More »

Las Vegas based Thunderbird crashes at Dayton Air Show

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Task & Purpose staff will update as more information becomes available. Captain Erik Gonsalves, identified as the pilot, and TSgt. "Our performance at Dayton Air Show is to be determined", one tweet said. The Air Force Thunderbirds were practicing for an upcoming air show when there was a "mishap" during the landing. Authorities said both were in good condition after the accident Friday afternoon at Dayton International Airport. Read More »

Senator: GOP plan doesn't 'repeal nor replace'

File image of USA president Donald Trump . One of the Republican senators who's opposing his party's health care bill as written says the Senate shouldn't vote on the plan this week. Sasse said he's neither finished reading the bill nor taken a position on it. John McCain, both Republicans, said Thursday that they planned to study the Senate bill before making a decision. Read More »

Dennis Rodman: 'People don't see the good side' of North Korea

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Because when I was organizing the trip...and I meet with the delegates here, you know, I addressed... Otto Warmbier. I said to them, "We ... would need his ... "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week after his return to the U.S.in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", the spokesman was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency. Read More »

JD(U) Kerala Unit not to vote for BJP candidate

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When NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination papers, the Chief Ministers of three states, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are expected to be present. The ruling BJP yesterday announced Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as its Presidential candidate. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and father of India's green revolution M S Swaminathan were Shiv Sena's choices for the Presidential post. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's Portugal eases past New Zealand

Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an very bad mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday. The hosts had a goal by Samedov disallowed for offside just a few minutes into the second half. "Frankly, I didn't see the replay", Cherchesov said, when commenting on the benefit of the VAR system, which will also be used for the Federation Internationale de ... Read More »

Health Care Bill Should Pass

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When it comes to health care, the main thing the bill does is take money away from providing it to pay for the tax reductions it contains and for future bonanzas the Republicans have promised. They could cut who's eligible. It's pretty much dependent on Medicaid. Despite initial opposition from staunch conservatives, Mr. Smith believes Senate Republicans can find common ground. Read More »

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

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Someone chopped off the Trollpikken penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway , activists say, and now they are collecting money to re-erect the rock. By Sunday more than 500 people had donated almost 90,000 Norwegian kroner (£8,400) to fix the formation which is in Eigersund, south of Stavanger. " This is terribly sad and I am dumbfounded that anyone could do such a thing ", Kjetil Bentsen, the activist behind the crowdfunding campaign , told Norwegian state media NKR. Read More »

Sixty high-rise buildings fail safety tests after London fire-UK government

The evacuees now face up to four weeks in limbo as workers try to upgrade the buildings' fire safety features. But some residents are refusing to leave their homes, which is reportedly leading to rising tensions in the area. Public attention has focused on the external cladding material blamed for the rapid spread of that blaze - but multiple other fire risks have now been identified in some housing blocks. Read More »