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Soon after the news broke out, ISIS has claimed responsibility , but Philippine police chief Ronald Dela Rosa has stated that there was no evidence that the attack was indeed done by the terror group, ABS-CBN reports. "Resorts World Manila is now on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men", the operators of the hotel complex posted on Twitter when the gunman was still at large.
  • Austin formally sues state over 'sanctuary cities' ban SB 4

    Austin formally sues state over 'sanctuary cities' ban SB 4

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    Taylor labeled the city's decision as "premature", and said that joining a lawsuit should be a last resort for San Antonio . "None of these conditions have been satisfied, which is why I continue to oppose City Council's decision to join this lawsuit".
  • Retiro de EEUU de Acuerdo de París causa decepción

    Retiro de EEUU de Acuerdo de París causa decepción

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    Musk participaba junto a otros grandes empresarios estadounidenses en varios organismos encargados de asesorar a Trump en temas económicos. De acuerdo a lo señalado por la Cancillería chilena, este pacto es uno de los logros más importantes de la comunidad internacional que tiene como objetivo hacer frente al cambio climático en el siglo XXI.
  • Trump reportedly considering major overhaul of

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    The communications channel was never set up, the people said. "This would be disturbing enough without considering Kushner's purported goal - to establish a secret back-channel with the Kremlin using Russian communications equipment". Last week, however, the Washington Post reported that in December previous year Kushner sought to set up a secret "back channel" between Trump's team and Russian Federation.
  • Trump waives law requiring US to move its embassy to Jerusalem

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    During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump vowed to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the embassy there. The Jerusalem Embassy Act is a law passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995 aimed at initiating and funding the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike ends after marathon negotiations

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    The agreement came after a marathon of negotiations between all parties. Israel has reduced electricity in Gaza to about four hours a day after the Palestinian Authority said in April it would no longer pay for it. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, in an interview with Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper soon after Fuqaha's killing, said his death was part of an internal power dispute within Hamas.
  • Trump Ditches Paris Pact, Calls The World's Bluff

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    And Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, as well as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt - both vehement opponents of the Obama administration's climate agenda and the Paris Agreement - are believed to have wielded a lot of influence on the president's final decision.
  • Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

    Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

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    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed-has repeatedly ruled out doing the same for other legislative business. According to the recently released CBO score, the GOP health care plan would cost 23 million Americans their health insurance coverage over the next ten years.
  • ISIS expands its global battlefield into the Philippines

    ISIS expands its global battlefield into the Philippines

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    The government on Wednesday said one Mindanao separatist group, which had struck a yet-to-be-implemented peace deal with it, had agreed to help the military get civilians, dead or alive, out of Marawi . "Our mandate is to destroy the local terrorist groups", said Herrera, adding, "We control the battlefield" but admitted "we are confronting a very hard terrain", noting that what is happening in Marawi is an urban warfare.
  • France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord, say cannot be renegotiated

    France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord, say cannot be renegotiated

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    As a technology executive who has cited climate change as a key reason behind his push for electric vehicles, Musk has a personal and professional stake in the United States' climate change policies. Thanks to Trump, the United States is now one of only three countries in the world that refuses to participate in the Paris climate agreement . That's why I'm so concerned about President Trump's plan to withdraw the United States from The Paris Agreement .
  • Trump breaks campaign promise by not moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

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    According to global consensus, the city should be the shared capital of independent Israeli and Palestinian states, and successive US administrations have said that the final status of Jerusalem should be decided through peace talks. But Trump has apparently realized that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, much like the USA health care system, is complicated. Each side stakes claims to a city that plays a central role in Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
  • Team Trump holds off on moving embassy to Jerusalem

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    The Palestinian leadership welcomed Trump's decision, saying it "gives peace a chance". But Jerusalem, which saw heavy fighting in the war, was split: Jordan captured the eastern half, which contains Judaism's holiest sites (as well as Islamic and Christian holy sites), while Israel held onto the western half.
  • Cleveland fires officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice

    Cleveland fires officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice

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    The union that represents rank-and-file Cleveland police officers has appealed the discipline levied Tuesday against two officers involved in the Tamir Rice shooting , just hours after the discipline was handed down. After that, Williams ordered a committee to determine if the officers violated department rules. "Soon afterward, police drove onto the grass within feet of 12-year-old Tamir.
  • Trump Scraps Climate Accord

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    Come and work here with us, work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment. "We know where we're going". While Trump's explanation for exiting the accord was, in part, that it would hurt domestic manufacturing and cost USA jobs, CEOs' appeals to the president have been largely business-focused, saying rather that an exit threatens American competitiveness, raises the risk of negative trade implications and could hurt their ability to create jobs.
  • Portland stabbing survivor speaks out, killer complains of suppression

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    Portland Police confirm that on 5/27 suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian was arrested in the MAX train stabbing that left two persons dead, and one injured. Christian also grabbed the bag dropped by the Muslim teenager and tossed it onto the freeway as he exited. Rick Best , the other victim, who died stood closest to the man and tried to calm him down.
  • Obamas Proud Owners of $8.1M Washington DC House They've Been Renting

    Obamas Proud Owners of $8.1M Washington DC House They've Been Renting

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    Property records show that owner Joe Lockhart, press secretary during the Clinton administration, and his wife, Giovanna Gray Lockhart, sold the home for $8.1 million to Homefront Holdings LLC, a corporation controlled by the Obamas. Lockhart bought the home, built in 1921 and renovated in 2011, for $5.3 million in 2014. The Obamas have traveled a fair bit since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, vacationing in French Polynesia and Italy.
  • Explosions, Gunfire Heard At Hotel Complex In Philippines

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    His daughter had been on the second floor inside Resorts World and called her father for help because she was being suffocated by smoke. Santos added that the attacker had planned the rampage well, trapping people inside the building. Mr. Reilly said he could not confirm the number of assailants involved in the attack, or if they had yet been captured or killed. He says the gunman apparently killed himself.
  • When will James Comey testify?

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    Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate committee next Thursday as part of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the USA presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign. Putin has denied conducting such a campaign. Trump and the White House have denied any collusion with Russian Federation related to the 2016 election.
  • Western Kentucky football players, 1 ex-player indicted

    Western Kentucky football players, 1 ex-player indicted

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    Andrew O'Bryan, 19, was charged with menacing, and criminal trespass, third degree. Pearson and Johnson were indicted for criminal trespass. The case is being handled by the attorney general's special prosecutions unit after Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron recused himself.
  • Donald Trump is his own worst spokesman

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    It was never expected to be an easy re-entry for the President. The president has denied any collusion, repeatedly denouncing the probes by a special counsel at the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several congressional panels as a Democrat-backed effort to explain Hillary Clinton's upset defeat in the White House race.
  • Decide Trump sacar a EU de Acuerdo Climático

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    El mandatario anunció en los jardines de la Casa Blanca que tomó la decisión "por el bienestar de los ciudadanos estadounidenses". Asimismo, la Unión Europea (UE) lamentó "profundamente" la decisión del presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump , de retirar a su país del Acuerdo de París , y garantizó que ese pacto "perdurará" y que Europa seguirá liderando la lucha contra el cambio climático .
  • Jury Selection Begins in Philando Castile Trial

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    Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez , who goes on trial for manslaughter this week. Seats designated to media and the public were packed full Tuesday morning for the beginning of the jury trial. She said the two never smoked the drug in his vehicle, and that Castile never ingested any before the shooting. Yanez, 29, entered the courtroom after a brief recess following discussion of the motions.
  • A look at the damage of Illinois' 3-year budget impasse

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    Rauner, however, did the same thing to Republicans, as Democratic Senate President John Cullerton pointed out. House Bill 1785, a measure to modernize IL law allowing people to change the gender marker on their birth certificate, passed the Senate Wednesday night 32-22.
  • Trump signs waiver keeping US embassy in Tel Aviv - for now

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    An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Trump had signed a legal waiver that keeps the embassy in Tel Aviv, but insisted this was delay not a reversal. visa-free - so they won't have to go through arduous visa questioning at the U.S. Embassy, no matter which Israeli city it's located in. Israel's prime minister says the US decision not to move its embassy to Jerusalem has hurt the prospects for peace with the Palestinians.
  • Gunshots, explosions reported at hotel in Manila, Philippines

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    The attack has sparked fears that the militants may attack elsewhere to divert the focus of thousands of troops trying to quell the siege. Police chief dela Rosa said it was possible militant group Islamic State would claim responsibility for the incident for propaganda purposes.
  • Maduro podrá convocar a Constituyente sin consultarle al pueblo venezolano en referendo

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    Lejos de reducir la tensión, la Constituyente abrió un grieta al interior del oficialismo, que parece ahora dividido entre un ala más apegada a Chávez y representada por la fiscal general, Luis Ortega , que subrayó la inconveniencia de ese mecanismo al advertir que "aceleraría la crisis", y la " Madurista ", respaldada por el Supremo, el CNE y los militares, según han advertido expertos.
  • Philippines incident was robbery, not terrorism

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    Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa told reporters that police searching for the gunman found him dead of apparent suicide in a hotel room in the complex, and that he had covered himself with a blanket, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire.
  • BRASIL: Temer solicita suspender investigación judicial en su contra

    BRASIL: Temer solicita suspender investigación judicial en su contra

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    De acuerdo con la Constitución, en caso de que Temer renuncie al cargo -como pide la oposición- o de que sea destituido por el Congreso o por la Justicia, su sucesor será escogido en una elección indirecta por los miembros del Parlamento . Recientemente, estuvo también implicada en un escándalo por la adulteración a gran escala de productos cárnicos, conocido como el caso de la "carne mala".
  • Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate

    Military Aviation Safety Bill Passes Texas House, Senate

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    The instant letter urges Texas' legislature not to pursue legislation of this kind, but a similar letter to North Carolina's Governor a year ago, again issued by tech giants, did little to stop the bill there. Gov. Dan Patrick on the usage of public restrooms in school and government buildings in Texas. When Barack Obama was still president, the U.S. Department of Education tried to implement requirements that school districts nationwide allow transgender students to choose campus ...
  • Trump withdrawal from climate deal gets mixed response from U.S. companies

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    Bill Peduto tweeted: "I can assure you that we will follow the guideline of the Paris agreement for our people, our country & future". Barack Obama , whose administration spent years painstakingly negotiated the terms of the Paris climate agreement , said leaving the Paris accord is an abdication of USA leadership around the globe.
  • Pushing, shoving leads to threats during protests over Texas' anti-sanctuary bill

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    Cesar Blanco. Assembled groups of local activists were in Austin, Texas on "sine die" or the last day of the legislative session to protest the enacting of Senate Bill 4 . Rinaldi however argued that Democrats had tried to incite a riot by encouraging protestors. "He said, 'I called ICE - fuck them, '" added Representative Ramon Romero.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Calls For Action After Trump Pulls Out Of Climate Deal

    Leonardo DiCaprio Calls For Action After Trump Pulls Out Of Climate Deal

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    CapRadio's Ben Bradford will be traveling with Brown. While some Republicans commended the decision - House Speaker Paul Ryan said the agreement was "a raw deal" - others joined Democrats in criticizing Trump's decision. The Obama administration was a major player in the agreement negotiations, and signed the deal alongside 194 countries in 2015. "France believes in you (the US), the world believes in you, but don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no ...
  • China reinforces its support of Paris climate agreement

    China reinforces its support of Paris climate agreement

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    CBS News confirmed the report , saying Trump had told allies he would be pulling out of the deal. "If we can, great. If we can't, that's fine". But he was also breaking from many of America's staunchest allies, who have expressed alarm about the decision.
  • Don't sell 'dangerous arms' to terror supporters, Iran tells Trump

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    In contrast, the Obama administration had also curbed some intelligence-sharing with Saudi Arabia, saying it was "deeply disturbed" by the attack and that USA security cooperation with Saudi Arabia was not a "blank check". "It wasn't the Iraqis, it was Saudi - take at look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents", he demanded. "America is committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts", Trump said.
  • Flynn to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents to Senate Intel Committee

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    AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, R-Wis., said that while Conaway leads the Russian Federation investigation, Nunes remains the committee chairman and has the "right and responsibility to conduct oversight of the intelligence community, especially as it relates to the potential misuse of intelligence agencies against Americans".
  • Mexican foreign minister: 'We are ready' to rework NAFTA

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    Trump officials haven't yet been specific about what they want to change in the deal. The administration aims to improve "effective implementation and aggressive enforcement" of NAFTA commitments, and will introduce additional provisions to address intellectual property rights, regulation, services, labor, environment and other issues, he said .
  • Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Philippine Mall

    Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Philippine Mall

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    At least 25 people were injured, the Philippine Red Cross told The Manila Times . There were reports of injuries from witnesses, including a Swat member who went to the scene and was reportedly fired upon by unidentified men. The incident happened while, in the southern part of the country, Philippine troops are struggling to end a bloody siege by hundreds of extremists aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
  • Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Casino Complex in Manila

    Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Casino Complex in Manila

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    Police said there have been no reports of gunshot wounds. According to CNN Philippines , police said it appeared the gunfire came from a lone robber who didn't appear to target other people. There are at least four hotels located in the complex including a Marriott Hotel. Tourists flock to the complex for its casino, cinema and stores, which include several Western retailers such as Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Kate Spade.