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Divided Supreme Court Takes on Partisan Gerrymandering Case

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked. Alito said. "Are all of the techniques ... scientific?" It can treat competitive elections as more problematic than lopsided ones. Alito also chimed in on whether the court should take over from the political branches. Throughout the session , the justices and lawyers alike appeared to cast their questions and remarks with the hope of attracting Kennedy. Read More »

Mattis: In US national security interest to stay in Iran deal

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If the USA quit the nuclear deal with Iran, that would undermine the credibility of its offer to North Korea". 15 deadline to recertifiy to Congress whether Iran is complying with the landmark 2015 accord, which blocked Iran's nuclear development program in exchange for easing global sanctions. Read More »

Las Vegas Massacre: ISIS Claims Responsibility, FBI Denies It

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In December 1960, a jury found Paddock guilty and Judge Peirson M. Hall sentenced him to 20 years in prison, the maximum allowable sentence. Paddock was waiting to be extradited to Phoenix at the time. Stephen would have been the only Paddock child old enough to understand what was going on with his father. Stephen Craig Paddock , 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire using long range rifles from the 32nd floor of his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Casino, to the crowd that was enjoying the ... Read More »

Egypt Destroyed North Korean Arms Shipment Claims Cairo

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However, the deal was only interrupted after USA intelligence agencies saw the vessel and informed Egyptian authorities, according to current and former US officials and diplomats familiar with the events. In August 2016, the United States informed Egyptian authorities that the vessel Jie Shun, which was sailing under the Cambodian flag, was headed toward the Suez Canal. Read More »

Marine steals truck to save lives following Las Vegas shooting

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Fifty-nine people died and more than 500 were injured. "People started scattering and screaming, and that's when we knew something real was happening", Winston told the news network. "People needed to get out of there and we tried the best we could to get as many as we could", he added. "The ambulance told us to follow them to the hospital with the rest of the injured people", she said . Read More »

Cows said to be emitting more methane than previously believed

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For more than a decade, the global concentration of methane - a pernicious greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period - has been rising at an alarming rate , stirring up intense debate in the scientific community over the cause of the increase. Read More »

Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

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Violent protests on Monday in the streets of Kenya, by supporters of the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) party, have left one person dead after its leader Raila Odinga called for reform of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before the October 26 repeat poll, Kenya's Daily Nation reported late Monday. Read More »

RCom lenders said to plan meeting this week after Aircel merger collapse

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If the deal had gone through, it would have enabled junior Ambani's telecom company to pare debt by almost Rs 14,000 crore as this would have flowed into the combined entity. Banks will have to get involved for the strategic debt restructuring ( SDR ) to continue after the deal with Aircel collapsed. Asked to respond why RCom's attempts to monetise its real estate since 2014 had been a failure, Garg said, "It is not a failure because we have sold some properties like the one in Kolkata, ... Read More »

Islamic State Propaganda Video Claims Russian Fighters Captured near Deir Ezzor

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The U.S. -led coalition and allied Syrian forces say they are in the final stages of driving IS from Raqqa , once the de facto capital of the group's self-styled caliphate. Citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Reuters said on Sunday that ISIS fighters had captured the town of Qaryatayn in Homs province from pro-government forces as part of the militant offensive. Read More »

Cuomo: Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition for 22000 students

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Governor Cuomo says more than half of them - upwards of 210,000 students - are heading to class without worrying too much about the bill. The Excelsior Scholarship program pays the balance not covered by other state and federal financial aid and scholarships for NY residents who are financially eligible. Read More »

Led coalition: Member killed in explosion in Iraq

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Central Command revealed in a statement. Additionally, a French paratrooper was killed in the fight against ISIS last month, though officials did not specify if the individual died in Iraq or Syria. Iraq launched an offensive on September 21 to dislodge Daesh from Hawija, which lies west of the oil city of Kirkuk and is one of two areas of the country still under the control of the militant group. Read More »

UBS supplies blood to Nevada hospitals

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It's now considered the deadliest mass shooting in us history. "If our people want to do something and they are healthy, then please donate blood", said Independent Mayor Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas . "We are responding now by sending blood to the hospitals to the blood bank there in Las Vegas ". I can't think of anything maybe other than 9/11 - that type of thing where that many lives are affected, that many people are directly affected. Read More »

United States gives Cuba a week to withdraw 15 diplomats

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson added that the expulsions were happening "due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention". The State Department gave Cuba's ambassador a list Tuesday of 15 names and ordered them out within one week, officials said, in a move that aims to "ensure equity" between each nation's embassy staffing. Read More »

'We Cannot Be Distracted' From 'Saving Lives,' San Juan Mayor Says

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Trump, who said he will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, responded to the mayor's comments in a series of tweets on Saturday, commending emergency response teams and the United States military for their "fantastic job" on the island. Add Kim Kardashian to the chorus of celebrities, politicians, and regular citizens condemning President Donald Trump for his numerous tweets about Puerto Rico. Read More »

Iraqi former President Jalal Talabani announced dead

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According to the television channel Rudaw, Talabani died in Germany. Talabani was born near Erbil, now the seat of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq in 1933. The death of the Kurdish leader, Talabani, came as tensions are running high between Baghdad government and the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan after the Kurdish region held a controversial referendum on independence of Kurdistan and disputed areas, including Kirkuk. Read More »

Women's Center kicks-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Her vital energy is hard to miss and she is ever present at nearly every various awareness events throughout the year. "It feels great", she said. "Although all did not end well for me, it doesn't mean that my hurt couldn't be turned into joy!" "When planning this month of important programming, we wanted to continue collaborations we have throughout the year and focus on domestic violence in ways that will prompt critical thinking about this issue and allow people to think of ways they ... Read More »

49ers fall in overtime, find fourth 'L'

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Overall: The 49ers had lost their last three games in Arizona . Coach Bruce Arians said he may have abandoned the rushing attack too early during Monday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys . Palmer completed 33 of 51 pass attempts for 357 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Most players in the early games Sunday stood for the national anthem, with a few exceptions. Read More »

Barnier says European Union citizens will not pay for decision they didn't make

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A fifth round of negotiations is expected to begin on October 9 but it's thought highly unlikely they'll resume before the council summit on October 18. The parliament's Brexit pointman Guy Verhofstadt said, "I want to express a big worry of mine and that is the lack of clarity or I can even say disunity - at the other side of the negotiation table". Read More »

On the mainland, local officials offer help to Puerto Rico

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Though the Pentagon has sent military personnel to the storm-ravaged island and temporarily waived the Jones Act to ease the delivery of aid supplies, it's clear that U.S. "I'm begging you, Puerto Rico needs your help", Villaseñor tells Baldwin. There is still no power; half the 3.4 million people do not have running water; 65 per cent are without communications; and nearly 9,000 have been forced from their homes. Read More »

Takeaways From Congress' Failure To Extend Funding For Children's Coverage

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It turns out Congress was so busy trying to pass the last Trumpcare bill that it simply neglected to get around to reauthorizing CHIP by the deadline this past Saturday. In the letter, sent to the Children's Health Coverage Coalition, Young said her agency has coordinated with other organizations such as the National Association for Medical Doctors and the National Academy for State Health Policy to support CHIP nationally. Read More »

Croatia's president to visit Russian Federation in mid-October - Putin

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The Kremlin said it hopes Jon Huntsman , the new USA ambassador to Russian Federation who is presenting his credentials to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, will help improve relations between the two nations. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments to reporters in a conference call ahead of Huntsman presenting his diplomatic credentials to President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday. Read More »