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However, the opposition , now a depleted force sans BSP's Mayawathi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , hesitated to question Kovind's credentials and chose to meet on 22 June to chalk out a strategy. Ram Nath Kovind's candidature marks the BJP's efforts to break the hold of regional parties on the lower strata of society. The electoral college, which elects the President through the system of proportional representation, comprises elected MPs and members of State legislative ...
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    With myriad competing forces quickly converging in Syria , and new powers delegated to Trump's commanders, the risk of additional confrontation is real. It follows President Trump's launch of scores of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in April. "Given recent events, the Coalition will not allow pro-regime aircraft to threaten or approach in close proximity to Coalition and partnered forces", the coalition said.
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    So Spicer will appear on TV at least one more time, until he finds a replacement, is fired, loses some weight, the briefings are canceled or he finds a bush to hide behind again . "I think we have done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at a daily briefing, but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 20, 24 hours a day when it comes down to it", Spicer said.
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    There could be changes coming to how Illinois' legislative maps are drawn every ten years with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up a Wisconsin case on the very issue. A dozen Wisconsin Democratic Party voters in 2015 sued state election officials, saying the redistricting divided Democratic voters in some areas and packed them in others to dilute their electoral clout and benefit Republican candidates.
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    The Supreme Court will hear the case next term. Unfortunately, they too often consider partisan politics: How can the party in power follow traditional redistricting principles in a way that maximizes the seats they win in each election? Packing is fairly self-explanatory: the state legislature stuffs the opposition party's voters into a single district, thus diluting each individual vote.
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    This number accounts for around 45 percent of all Syrian refugees in the region, according to the United Nations . The number of refugees from the fledgling country, established six years ago, spiked by 64 per cent in the last six months of 2016 to over 1.4 million, the majority of them children , according to the refugee agency's annual global refugee trends report released Tuesday on World Refugee Day.
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    His parents, Fred and Cindy, were informed he was in a coma earlier this month, after more than a year with no word of their son. More than 15 months after he gave a staged confession in North Korea , he is with his OH family again. Two were teachers at a Pyongyang university funded by overseas Christian groups, and the third a Korean-American pastor who was accused of espionage for the South.
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    With Trump weighing in on the race on Twitter, Ossoff said America's partisan political conversation was a challenge his campaign had to overcome. Polls ahead of Tuesday's vote indicated the race virtually tied, signaling a huge shift from the vote for the same seat seven months ago, and one that Republicans have held since 1979.
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    An American F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down the SyrianSU-22 as it "dropped bombs near SDF fighters" south of the town of Tabqa, the coalition said in a statement. Tuesday's statement from the worldwide coalition stressed that the global effort remained focused on ISIS but said that coalition forces had the right to self-defense.
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    The pitch was constant throughout the match but our batsmen did not try to stay longer on the pitch". They hadn't played particularly good cricket. The 180-run loss was also the biggest margin of defeat in an International Cricket Council tournament's final match.
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    But once Republicans finalize amendment language for the measure that houses the GOP plan to revamp the nation's health insurance system, there will not be much debate at all. "They write these letters because they are terrified - terrified down to their bones that if they don't speak out, their family is going to lose their health care coverage, their children will be shut out from care, their elderly parents will lose the assistance they need to pay for nursing home care, their own insurance ...
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    Now open for developers, site owners, and recruiters on mobile and desktop, Google for Jobs aims to make job hunting - a hard and stressful time for most - easier for the unemployed or those looking for fresh opportunities. The new feature, available in English on both desktop and mobile starting Tuesday, is aimed at helping jobseekers find available jobs without having to visit particular websites that are often crowded with duplicate or irrelevant job postings.
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    A state minister standing behind him on the dais prompted him to say that Madhya Pradesh farmers will not take part in the three-hour blockade of national highways on June 16. Meanwhile, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi condemned the way the situation was handled. Fadnavis, who had earlier accused the Congress and NCP of igniting the farmers' stir for political gains and refused to talks, relented after protesting farmers gave a deadline till June 12 for the government to meet ...
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    The Navy will be launching an investigation into the collision , Aucoin said , adding that "we owe it to our families and the Navy to understand what happened". "I just want to see him", she said. The Navy has now said that divers gained access to the damaged areas and found their remains. Sailors aboard the 29,000-ton ACX Crystal told the Japan Times that the incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., not 2:25 a.m.as originally reported by the Japanese Coast Guard .