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Kenya Sets Date for New Presidential Elections

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The commission had said on Monday that it would revise the "operational and procedural requirements for the conduct of the fresh election" soon. "These officials should not conduct elections". Towards this end, the opposition leader asked for the proper auditing of the technology used to transmit the annulled election results. The court's more detailed written judgment is expected within 21 days of the ruling. Read More »

Putin Calls for Restraint, Diplomatic Solution to N. Korean Nuclear Issue

In a 20-minute phone call with Putin, Moon also urged the U.N. Security Council to review measures to cut off sources of North Korea's foreign currencies , including banning countries from importing North Korean workers. On Wednesday, the US circulated a draft Security Council resolution that would ban all oil and natural gas exports to North Korea, potentially devastating its economy. Read More »

Undefeated Miami Cancels Volleyball Games With Hurricane Irma Looming

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With Hurricane Irma bearing down on South Florida, the Miami Marlins are allowing families of players and staff to travel with the team on their upcoming road trip. That game was originally set to be FIU's home opener (and first home game under Butch Davis ) on Saturday, but Irma forced the switch to a neutral site. Read More »

'The View' Didn't Treat Sarah Huckabee Sanders Very Nicely

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Sanders would not say what would happen if Congress can not pass an immigration law by Trump's six-month deadline. After that slam, Joy Behar tried to badger Sanders for saying "I'll get back to you" during press conferences. In the most recent serious attempt, the Senate passed a bipartisan overhaul in 2013 - but the bill died in the House when GOP leaders refused to take it up. Read More »

Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

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A CBS News poll last month found that 55 percent of Americans disapproved of his response - but 67 percent of Republicans approved of the way the president reacted. "FEMA is literally running out of funds at the end of this week, unless we act with dispatch to (authorize the funds) which the House will do tomorrow, and unless we raise the debt ceiling ", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said on the Senate floor Tuesday. Read More »

Missing Teen Found, Reunited With Family

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Thomas Barker, 32, of Carlos, Minnesota, Joshua Holby, 31, of Carlos, Minnesota and 20-year-old Steven Powers of Mankato are all facing kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault charges. On Tuesday, the three went to a nearby town for lunch and left Block alone for the first time in 29 days. On Tuesday evening, Jasmine's mother, Sarah Block, shared a photo taken after she was reunited with her daughter. Read More »

Congress Seeking Bipartisan Fix For Affordable Care Act Marketplace Uncertainties

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Sen. Lamar Alexander says if lawmakers can't do that, "the blame will be on every one of us, and rightfully so". Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. "For example, a grantee that achieved 100 percent of its enrollment goal for plan year 2017 will receive the same level of funding as last year, while a grantee that enrolled only 70 percent of its enrollment goal would receive 70 percent of its previous year funding level, a reduction of 30 percent". Read More »

With Irma Already Looming, Another Tropical Storm Forms in the Atlantic

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Global agencies predicted that Jose could follow a path similar to that of Irma , the Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of 295 kph that is today hitting the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Watch: Be on guard! Tropical Storm Jose has sustained winds of 40mph and gusts up to 50mph. Tropical Storm Jose formed in the Atlantic, making it the 10th named storm of the season. Read More »

U.S. proposes United Nations ban on oil to North Korea and asset freeze

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Both the Russian and South Korean leaders urged action to resolve the crisis as quickly as possible, and agreed that Kim was wrong to pursue banned missile technology. The former baller - known for his relentless rebounding and multi-hued Afros - also praised Trump, even though the president could be "a little bit insane sometimes". Read More »

President Trump to visit North Dakota Wednesday

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Herman, a Bismarck native whose moving company has been in business for 42 years, said he's honored to attend and interested to hear what Trump has to say. "We must lower our taxes". There, he again called for cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, which Cramer admitted is a "very aggressive proposal", but one that Trump has pitched as way to keep businesses and jobs in the United States. Read More »

UP's Gorakhpur replay: 49 die in Farrukhabad

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A first information report (FIR) has been filed against the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the hospital while the District Magistrate has ordered an investigation into the incident. He said that in August, 468 children had been born at the hospital, out of whom 19 were stillborn. However, government authorities have maintained that the exact cause of the incidents is yet to be firmly established. Read More »

Missouri State Highway Patrol Keeping A Close Eye On Labor Day Traffic

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The Highway Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. - Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort - during Labor Day holiday weekend. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. Johnny Poulos. Of the eight traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, one occurred in the Troop G, Willow Springs, area . Labor Day holiday is a busy boating weekend. Read More »

'Everybody wants this unsafe situation resolved' - Turnbull on Trump's North Korea call

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The Russian president said the Eurasian Economic Union and South Korea will establish a free trade zone and install a joint working party that would push ahead for a South Korea - EEU free trade agreement. Germany welcomed on Wednesday a suggestion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that armed United Nations peacekeepers could be deployed to eastern Ukraine to help protect ceasefire monitors, but said any prospect of lifting sanctions was still a way off. Read More »

UN Officially Accuses Assad Government in Using Sarin in Khan Sheikhoun

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Video footage from the scene of the attack on the northern village of Khan Sheikhoun showed men, women and infants convulsing uncontrollably. It says 1,429 people were killed, including 426 children. Noting concerns about the impact of worldwide coalition air strikes on civilians, the report highlighted US operations which hit civilians. The Assad regime has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons. Read More »

Tropical Storm Katia forms in the Gulf of Mexico

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Katia was moving slowly toward the east-southeast near 5 miles per hour (7 kph), and little motion is expected during the next day or so. "Environmental conditions are marginally conducive for development, and this system could become a tropical depression during the next couple of days", the NHC said. Read More »

President Donald Trump and Melania make second visit to Gulf Coast

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In Crosby, outside of Houston , authorities continued to monitor the Arkema plant where three trailers of highly unstable compounds ignited in recent days, sending thick black smoke and tall flames into the air. "It feels surreal to be back at work", said Hannah Smith, 31, who spent part of her day putting office furniture moved ahead of the storm back in place "It is one step in the direction of whatever the new normal is". Read More »

Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump Can't Disappoint Me, We're Not Married

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Weapons experts say it's nearly impossible to verify if the warhead and missile could be successfully paired unless North Korea were to fire a nuclear-tipped ICBM. Putin said North Korea would not give up its nuclear program no matter how tough the sanctions. It's unclear, though, what aspects of Egypt-North Korea relations the administration is displeased with, and whether it includes commerce not prohibited by sanctions. Read More »

NATO Forces Apologize For 'Highly Offensive' Leaflet

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A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan today, Afghan officials said , in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a U.S. "Take back your freedom and ensure your security", the leaflet says. I am reviewing our procedures to determine the cause of this incident and to hold the responsible party accountable. Read More »

PM Modi urged to unfollow those abusing Gauri Lankesh, celebrating her murder

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Lankesh was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike , a tabloid described as an "anti-establishment" publication. "If the family members are very particular, I am with an open mind", he said. Senior journalists BR Lenin, P Siva Kumar, Ch Sudhakar, Noora Srinivas, G Venkat and others also expressed shock at the killing of the journalist. Protests erupted across the city on Wednesday condemning the cold blooded murder. Read More »

US House Committee Subpoenas Heads of FBI, Justice Dept. Over Trump Dossier

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In the letter, he threatened to drag Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray before the committee for a public grilling and hold them in contempt of Congress - a jailable offense - if they don't hand over the documents. If the committee can not get hold of the documents or testimony, the committee "expressly reserves its right to proceed with any and all available legal options" according to Nunes, as well as a House vote to hold Sessions and Wray in contempt of Congress. Read More »

SC governor declares state of emergency ahead of Irma's arrival

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Irma is now a Category 5 storm, moving west-northwest at 16 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. Officials encouraged residents near the coast to review the state Emergency Management's hurricane guide. SC evacuated much of its coast in October when Hurricane Matthew skirted the shoreline before coming ashore just north of Charleston. "While we hope we never see a hurricane head our way, we all need prepare for the possible effects". Read More »

National Cathedral Is Removing Stained Glass Windows Honoring Confederate Leaders

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The answer, the National Cathedral's leadership decided Tuesday, is no. A private donor and fundraising by the United Daughters of the Confederacy paid for the windows, which were installed in 1953. Robert E. Lee, which was the focus of a white nationalist demonstration last month that led to the death of Heather Heyer after a vehicle plowed into a group of anti-protesters. Read More »

White House and Congress agree to raise debt ceiling

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Democratic leaders announced the plan shortly after the House of Representatives approved almost $8 billion in disaster aid in response to Harvey. "We had a very, very cordial and professional meeting". The Senate was previously expected to attach just a debt limit vote to the measure before voting and sending it back to the House later this week. Republican Senate leaders had considered combining the debt limit with emergency aid to help the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but were vague ... Read More »