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Charlottesville mayor asks Governor to convene Assembly to remove statues

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Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. News media outlets report that Signer says the attack turned the monuments from "Equestrian statues into lightning rods". The injunction prevented the City of Charlottesville from removing the divisive Confederate monument for at least six months, and another hearing is slated for late August. Read More »

PM asks startup entrepreneurs to join build 'New India'

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The Kashmir problem can not be resolved by either bullets or by abuses. He said that the government's "policies are wrong and nothing can be achieved if it continues to remain adamant on its stand". Is it a "new India" when government schools struggle to provide quality education to lakhs of students across the country? "An India where farmer gets double of what he sows". Read More »

Nick Xenophon Admits He Could Be In Trouble Over Citizenship

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The leader of the Nick Xenophon Team confirmed on Saturday that the United Kingdom home office has clarified that he is considered a "British overseas citizen". Attorney-General George Brandis told a Senate committee on Friday that advice had been received from a British QC at 5.40am on Thursday, and it was passed on to the solicitor-general. Read More »

New treatment approved for deadly blood cancer

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Besponsa also received orphan drug designation, which provides incentives to assist and encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases. Besponsa's label carries a boxed warning for hepatotoxicity and an increased risk of post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation non-relapse mortality. Read More »

Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando

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Less than an hour later, Jacksonville authorities tweeted that two officers were shot on the west side of the city. The Kissimmee Police Department's Twitter account announced a briefing would be held late Friday night. The condition of those officers and the events surrounding the shooting have not been released. A subsequent tweet read, "Our law enforcement officers are true heroes and we will miss these courageous Floridians". Read More »

Seven-year-old Australian boy missing after Barcelona attack

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Family and friends of a seven-year-old Sydney boy missing after the Barcelona terror attack are pleading with people worldwide on social media to help find him. Her husband is now flying over from Australia to search for their son. "They have advised they were directly affected", she said. An Australian government spokesperson said one citizen remains unaccounted for and three were injured. Read More »

China suspends seafood and iron imports from North Korea

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In a commentary, the North's Korean Central News Agency said the joint military drills between South Korea and the United States would "further drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula into a catastrophe". "I feel like that's sort of a question that my child might propose". The answer's no on that one. "I think I'm just going to leave it at that", she replied. Read More »

Jon Lester heads to DL with lat tightness, general shoulder fatigue

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Lester gave up 10 runs in two-thirds of an inning at a start versus Pittsburgh on July 9. He threw 40 pitches during the inning and motioned to the trainers that something was wrong after giving up a RBI double to Eugenio Suarez. The Cubs could be seeing what is in store for the latter portion of Lester's career. Lester was taken for examinations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital during the game. Read More »

Trump calls out CNN reporter as 'fake news'

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Acosta insisted on August 2 that Trump administration changes to visa guidelines would run afoul of the spirit of a poem on display inside the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. "It doesn't bother me at all, but I like real news, not fake news", Trump told Acosta. (If you prefer PayPal, use this link .) We don't make much on advertising, we need your support to continue our work. Read More »

Lack of legal clarity on new Venezuelan debt

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President Nicolas Maduro has faced a cacophony of worldwide criticism - from the United Nations to Pope Francis - since he installed the 545-member assembly stacked with Socialist Party allies earlier this month. The opposition, gathered in a broad-based coalition of about thirty parties, the Table for the unity democratic (MUD, centre right), had won a landslide victory in legislative elections by the end of 2015, putting an end to over 15 years of hegemony chaviste. Read More »

3 children found dead in Clinton, Md

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It is unclear how and if the children are related, and whose care they were left under, Donelan said. The twitter account also mentions that investigators are looking into what happened in the home, and will provide details as soon as possible. Read More »

Pelosi Backs Resolution to Censure Trump for Charlottesville Comments

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Though Congress is in recess until Labor Day, Reps. Less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office. Since 1789 the Senate has censured nine of its members. In 2006, then-Sen. Russ Feingold, R-Wis., called to censure George W. Bush over his administration's domestic surveillance program, however, it failed to pass the Judiciary Committee. Read More »

Congressman To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

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Support for removing the president from office is overwhelmingly split along party lines. In his initial August 12 remarks on Charlottesville , Trump denounced "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". "No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance, and bigotry". However, any hopes of impeaching Trump at this stage remains largely a pipe dream for Democrats. Read More »

Six Flags Pulls Down Confederate Flags

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Following the backlash , the park replaced it on Friday morning so now all six flags at their entrance are United States of America flags! "We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us", a Six Flags spokeswoman told the paper. Read More »

American among those killed in Barcelona attack

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A woman who was injured in that attack died, putting the total death toll for both attacks at 14 people . Moments later, a van veered onto the promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in the city center Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Read More »

Trump kills advisory panel on infrastructure needs

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CNBC is reporting that the members of the President's Strategic and Policy Forum-a group that included representatives from GM, Walmart, Pepsi, Boeing, and a number of top financial firms-have chose to dissolve their group in the wake of Donald Trump's remarks defending the white supremacist rally/riot in Charlottesville , Virginia, last weekend. Read More »

N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait

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North Korea has continued to develop its nuclear and missile programs to ward off perceived United States hostility, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions and sanctions. In 2012, the allies revised their ballistic missile guidelines extending Seoul's missile range limit from 300 kilometers to 800 km amid the North's advancing nuclear and ballistic missile capacities. Read More »

'Terrified' white supremacist in Vice mini-doc cries over arrest warrant

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As to the melee that resulted in the charges against him, the activist was unapologetic, instead blaming a University of Virginia's campus gun ban for setting the stage for people on both sides to riot. Cantwell will not be the only person banned from OkCupid, the dating website said in a final tweet. This was not one of them. Cantwell , who has a white nationalist podcast and blog, said he wanted to meet up with the police peacefully. Read More »

Dallas police prepare for weekend rally

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He's going to Boston for the counter-protest this weekend. Organizers for the Boston event have invited "libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberals, (Donald) Trump supporters or anyone else who enjoys their right to free speech", according to a group calling itself the Boston Free Speech Coalition. Read More »

Powerball Jackpot reaches over $500 million

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The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is at $535 million, the game's fifth-largest jackpot in its history. It's the 5 largest Powerball jackpot. "We want to remind the public that you can't win if you don't play". There is still plenty of time to buy a ticket for a chance to win the jackpot. Read More »

NEET 2017: Supreme Court Bars Tamil Nadu Medical Admissions Till August 22

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The Medical Council of India (MCI) submitted that the state was violating the court's mandate of adopting NEET and not conducting counselling as per the procedure laid under it. A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Amitava Roy and A.M. Khanwilkar underlined that the Supreme Court will not allow NEET to be "demolished" at any cost. Read More »

Penn State approves contract extension for James Franklin

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The buyout is $2 million this year. Franklin is now signed through the 2022 season and is due to make 5.8 million a season. Franklin's father, a black American, met Franklin's white mother while stationed in England as a member of the Air Force, according to Rivals . Read More »

Donald Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

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However, amid a widening corporate backlash over Trump's insistence on blaming "both sides" for clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascist demonstrators, in which a 32-year-old woman was killed when a auto rammed a crowd on Saturday, 12 August, the White House said yesterday the council "will not move forward". Read More »

Chris Long Has Malcolm Jenkins's Back In Anthem Protest

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Long held one hand over his heart and the other drapped across Jenkins' shoulder. With all the things going on in this country, I think it's important to show that unity and support. Newly signed defensive end Chris Long has been an ardent supporter of National Football League anthem protests and in recent weeks established himself as a welcome voice speaking to the issues plaguing his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More »