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Trump Fires Back at McConnell Criticism, Scolds Him Over Obamacare Repeal Failure

Trump Fires Back at McConnell Criticism, Scolds Him Over Obamacare Repeal Failure

Trump offered a congratulatory tweet for McConnell's victory in the 2014 Republican primary race, as the five-term senator defeated tea party-backed challenger Matt Bevin. His targets have begun to narrow, and the Majority Leader of the Senate is firmly in his crosshairs. "It hurts the process moving forward, not just on Obamacare but on anything that will be contentious, and clearly there are going to be a lot of contentious issues in the coming weeks", Heye told Reuters. Read More

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Engineer Fired Over Diversity 'Manifesto' Threatens to Sue Google

Engineer Fired Over Diversity 'Manifesto' Threatens to Sue Google

Damore had stayed largely silent since the weekend, only confirming to a few news outlets including Bloomberg why he believed he was sacked and that he was now exploring legal remedies. The company has denied this charge. " According to Kannan, the attitude emerging from the 10-page document was a classic example of falling victim to the unconscious bias €" prejudices which are defined by attitudes or stereotypes which affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious ... Read More

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Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US

Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US

The residence will be able to house roughly 300 people. While under Canada's Third Safe Country agreement with the US asylum seekers who attempt to cross at legal border crossings are turned away at the border because the U.S.is considered a safe country, the government says under the UN Refugee Convention it is compelled to hear the asylum claims of those who cross the border through unofficial crossings and make their refugee claims inland. Read More

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Christy Clark resigning as Liberal leader

Christy Clark resigning as Liberal leader

The party position is open after Clark announced she would step aside Friday. In Clark's case, she made herself accountable for her failure to return the B.C. Clark will also be resigning as MLA of Kelowna West. Clark's announcement came almost a month after a confidence vote on June 29 toppled the narrowly-elected Liberals. Read More

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Australian Navy locates missing US aircraft

Australian Navy locates missing US aircraft

Onodera said Japan urged Washington to disclose information about the accident, investigate what caused it and take measures to prevent such an accident from happening again. The Okinawa-based heli-plane plunged into the water while trying to land on the USS Green Bay. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was supporting the US-led recovery operation. Read More

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Manhunt underway after rookie officer killed during traffic stop

Manhunt underway after rookie officer killed during traffic stop

McCarthy and the abandoned vehicle, Sergeant Martin said. A manhunt was under way for a motorist charged with killing a small-town Missouri police officer during a routine traffic stop over the weekend, police said Monday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has named Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton as a "person of interest" in the incident. According to KSHB, he has an active warrant for arrest in New Hampshire, where he has been charged for illegal weapon possession, disorderly conduct, and ... Read More

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Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists' credentials

Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists' credentials

Kara said cable TV providers agreed to take the network off the air but closing its Jerusalem bureau would need approval by the Knesset. The closure of Al-Jazeera's offices would come under the remit of security officials. The Foreign Press Association, which represents journalists covering Israel and the Palestinian territories for worldwide news organizations, said the move "is certainly a cause for concern". Read More

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Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower , authorities said Sunday, Aug. The incident happened about half an hour before the Tower normally stops admitting visitors. France has been on high alert since a series of terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016 that left more than 230 people dead. Read More

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McMaster Stresses North Korea Threat, Says Military Strike On The Table

McMaster Stresses North Korea Threat, Says Military Strike On The Table

In an interview with MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt that aired Saturday, McMaster said Trump has been "deeply briefed" on the strategy on North Korea. Gen. H.R. McMaster tried to fire Cohen-Watnick earlier this year but was stymied by Bannon and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who came to his defense. However, for those who have consecrated themselves to the priestly rites of Donald Trump's cult of personality, McMaster's staffing changes constitute nothing short of blasphemy. Read More

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Torch Tower fire started on 26th floor: Dubai Civil Defence

Torch Tower fire started on 26th floor: Dubai Civil Defence

The tower was evacuated and no injuries were reported, authorities said . Firefighters have brought a massive fire that broke out at a residential skyscraper in Dubai under control, according to local officials. "I have a friend who is out of town who said I can stay at his place". View of the Marina Torch tower at center. Witnesses claim that their aren't many fire trucks or emergency services attending the incident at present. Read More

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Makenna O'Donnell on Michelle Carter

Makenna O'Donnell on Michelle Carter

Carter was also given five years of probation. 'It's not enough. She should be in jail. "Just sick to my stomach. the fact that she can be free, and my cousin, he's not here". The "insistent tone of Carter's text messages" drew widespread attention to the case, the AP reports . 'You can't think about it. "I'm just confused like you were so ready and determined". Read More

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Mother of Chicago stabbing victim asks for privacy

Mother of Chicago stabbing victim asks for privacy

A police radio broadcast warned that police consider Lathem and Warren "armed and risky", according to the Tribune. This is a developing story. Cornell-Duranleau was a licensed cosmetologist who grew up in MI and moved to Chicago . A Northwestern University spokesman, Alan Cubbage , said in a news release that the school is co-operating with the investigation and that Lathem has been placed on administrative leave and banned from entering school property. Read More

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United States travel ban on N. Korea to take effect September 1

The North Korean government sentenced Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly trying to "steal a propaganda poster". But he sought to reassure the isolated authoritarian regime that it does not need a nuclear arsenal to defend itself from a USA attack. However, the recent Chinese-Russian " double freezing " initiative - suggesting that North Korea stops its ballistic missile and nuclear activities while the U.S. Read More

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Hassan Rouhani vows to pull Iran out of diplomatic isolation

Washington will "use any excuse to make a fuss" against Iran, Iranian Supremem Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at a ceremony marking the formal endorsement of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his second term in office. "The response to the hostility is to become stronger", Khamenei said, describing the United States government as "the top aggressor and the most shameless "enemy of Iran". Read More

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China's Foxconn will open U.S. plant

China's Foxconn will open U.S. plant

The deal, which Wisconsin leaders and President Donald Trump have heralded as transformational for the state and national economy, requires the state to approve $3 billion in tax breaks tied to Foxconn hiring and spending as promised. Gou previously said that Foxconn was considering opening plants in seven states before Trump announced last week that a massive factory would be coming to Wisconsin. Read More

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USA says it hopes to prevent new war in Syria

USA says it hopes to prevent new war in Syria

Trump and Tillerson have been shown little interest in repudiating Russian Federation for the election cyberattacks that have been reported by multiple USA intelligence agencies. The bill needs to be signed off by the president before going into effect. A special prosecutor is investigating whether Trump advisers colluded with what United States intelligence has concluded was an attempt by Russian Federation to covertly support his 2016 campaign. Read More

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On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done

On a rainy day, Philip's duty finally done

It is not the first time a newspaper has prematurely announced the duke's death, with the Sun making a similar error in May when the duke announced his retirement from public engagements. (AFP) The Queen and Prince Philip wave to the crowds following her coronation at Westminster in 1953. He became the longest-serving consort in the British monarchy's history in 2009 and is the oldest ever male member of the British Royal Family. Read More

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Opposition hits out at Modi government over lynchings

Opposition hits out at Modi government over lynchings

Countering Kharge, BJP Leader Hukmdev Narayan said that the Prime Minister had repeatedly condemned mob lynching and added that it was the states responsibility to keep a check on such incidents. "The government is indirectly encouraging groups like the VHP , the Bajrang Dal and also the Gau Rakshaks (Cow Vigilantes)", Kharge said , as he read out a list of a series of mob lynchings and attacks in the last three years. Read More

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President Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto

Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered a reduction in the number of USA diplomats in Russian Federation on Friday and said it was closing down a US recreational retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russian Federation. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged other countries to take firm action against North Korea, saying any country that hosts North Korean guest workers, provides any economic or military benefits, or fails to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions is aiding and ... Read More

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At Least 10 Immigrants Dead in Tragic Truck Smuggling Incident

At Least 10 Immigrants Dead in Tragic Truck Smuggling Incident

A total of 39 people were found inside, including two 15-year-old children. Eight passengers were found dead when the San Antonio Police Department arrived and around 20 needed immediate medical care. Video footage from the store showed a number of vehicles arriving to pick up some of the survivors, he added. The U.S. Homeland Security Department is taking the lead in the investigation. Read More

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Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown

Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown

In a major setback to India's efforts to trace the missing Indians in Iraq , the Iraqi Foreign Minister said that he is not sure about the fate of 39 missing Indians. Dejected by the Iraqi government's disclosure that it has "no substantial information" on 39 Indians taken hostage by the Islamic State in Mosul, family members of the missing workers from Punjab on Monday sought a clarification on the issue from the Centre. Read More

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Parents Dosed Newborn to Mask Her Addiction: Cops

Parents Dosed Newborn to Mask Her Addiction: Cops

Wilde and Christenson admitted to crushing up Suboxone, which police found in their home on June 28, and putting it on the child's gums in the hospital after her birth on April 9. They face drug distribution and child endangerment charges. The infant girl was evaluated at a local hospital. The newborn baby tested positive for meth, heroin and morphine. Read More

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Storms expected this weekend

Storms expected this weekend

Any lingering rain showers will clear out overnight leaving some clouds. North wind around 6 miles per hour. Lows will be in the mid-70s with a 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday , showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Read More

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Dead In Alleged Human Trafficking Case

Dead In Alleged Human Trafficking Case

Authorities haven't released the identity of the driver. In the May 2003 case, the immigrants were being taken from South Texas to Houston. "These people were helpless in the hands of their transporters", Durbin said. He said there was no air conditioning in the trailer, leaving people "very hot to the touch". Store surveillance video showed that a number of vehicles had come and picked up survivors from the trailer prior to officials discovering it, so it's possible a lot more than 38 ... Read More

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Mariposa fire threatens 1500 homes

Mariposa fire threatens 1500 homes

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the Detwiler Fire had burned 74,083 acres, more than the 2015 Butte Fire that killed two residents and burned more than 500 homes in Calaveras County. The cause remained under investigation. Dewey, 64, said people in their 30s have opened several new businesses and wine bars, attracting lots of young tourists. Read More

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Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Take the Best Photos

Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Take the Best Photos

The total eclipse will only be visible in a 70-mile-wide path extending from OR to SC. The moon, appearing in a dim red colour, is covered by the Earth's shadow during a total lunar eclipse over La Paz, September 27, 2015. This project could lay the foundation for using consumer smartphones to help monitor the outer atmosphere for disturbances caused by solar storms. Q: How can I view the eclipse safely? "People actually used a solar eclipse to prove one of Einstein's theories, ... Read More

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India warns China against unilateral bid in northeast

India warns China against unilateral bid in northeast

But since this deals with the tri-junction point, it affects our security position", the Foreign Minister said today. He said China was conspiring against India by supplying Pakistan with arms and ammunition for use in Kashmir. Now, the USA has expressed its concern and has asked both India and China to find a solution. She described what was different about the June 16 incident that led to the stand-off. Read More

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