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The area virtually turned into a battlefield as protests marked the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown which spilled out onto the plains. "Ready to talk to them, we can not support the violation of the Constitution", added Banerjee. The outfit was first named Gorkhaland Police, but after opposition from various quarters it was renamed Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP). A vehicle was also set on fire.
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    Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times , published by the official People's Daily, said Chinese officials must be wary that Warmbier's death might push Washington to put greater pressure on Beijing . Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the USA and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the North.
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    Otto Warmbier , 22, died Monday afternoon at an OH hospital, six days after returning to the us and more than a year after becoming comatose while in North Korean captivity for attempting to steal a propaganda poster. On Monday, less than a week after returning to the United States with severe brain damage, his family announced Warmbier had "completed his journey home".
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    In this June 20, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington . "I think we should strongly consider it", Corker said. "I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea". Still, opponents will question whether such negotiations may give the North more time to expand its nuclear weapons program.
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    Alienating any of them could make approving the measure trickier for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., who's been hoping for a vote before Congress' July 4 recess. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said she thinks the House abortion restrictions will have "a real problem standing up" under Senate rules.
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    Ossoff conceded to Handel around 10:30 pm Tuesday night. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district talks to supporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017.
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    An aide to Sen. Mike Lee , R-Utah - one of the few conservatives on the bill's working group - vented some of his frustrations with how the details of the measure have been thus far kept under lock and key. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. OH has 680,000 additional residents receiving insurance though Medicaid thanks to the state's decision to take the federal funding offered to expand its safety net health care program.
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    Despite a recent sales slump, Whole Foods still has a passionate following among foodie shoppers. In order to shop, customers download the free Amazon Go app, and swipe their phone screens to scan a QR code as they enter the store through sleek turnstiles.
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    China, North Korea's main ally, lamented Warmbier's death . According to North Korea, he had contracted botulism and passed out after taking a sleeping pill. Chairman of Armed Services Committee, John McCain , says United States should not "tolerate murder of citizens by hostile powers". Among the many questions is: Why did he die so soon in America after 17 months in a coma in North Korea with its limited medical resources? Hamilton County's Dr.
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    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. "I think the results speak for themselves". "It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto". Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs are meeting in the U.S.
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    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) recently fired six missiles from home soil. Even before that battle is over, however, tensions have risen over control of eastern Syria as Iranian-backed militias, including the Lebanese group Hezbollah , have moved to extend their reach toward areas where the USA -based fighters are also operating.
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    Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Trump's administration. The race between Jon Ossoff and Handel ultimately became a proxy battle for much larger forces, with millions of dollars pouring into what ultimately became the most expensive House race in American history.
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    Here's a quick rundown of what's shown - and not shown - in the video . Castile was a licensed gun owner and told Yanez he was carrying a weapon after he gave the officer his insurance. Kauser said he was surprised when Yanez started shooting. As soon as Philando Castile's mother Valerie heard last week that a Minnesota jury had acquitted Jeronimo Yanez , she stood up and declared "f*** this!" and left the courtroom.
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    Qatar Airways would be able to fly the 590 kg bovines which are 4,000 in number in a total of 60 flights. Erdogan's comments are not the first time Turkey has expressed support for Qatar since the crisis unfolded. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after concluding his one-day visit to Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Tuesday, ARY News reported.
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    Several Senate Republicans are criticizing their own party for negotiating and writing an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill largely behind closed doors and without input from Democrats . "The final bill , and final language, violated the origination clause in the Constitution", Representative Kevin Brady, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters.
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    Three House committees voted on that chamber's version of the bill and there were a handful of hearings before the House approved a revised version of its legislation last month. Other Republicans are excited by the bill . Sen. A source stated to TPM, that, in lieu of debating the bill in public, Senate Democrats would be using their platforms to talk on some of the key objections attached to the bill .
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    The Iranian-made Shahed 129 is the same type that was shot down earlier this month after it dropped a "dud" munition near a patrol being carried out by coalition troops and local forces. "Repeated combat actions by US aviation under the cover of counterterrorism against lawful armed forces of a country that is a member of the United Nations are a massive violation of worldwide law and de facto a military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic", the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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    Noting that 73% of goods coming through Belfast port are going to or coming from Great Britain , Mrs Foster said one thing which would not work would be a border down the middle of the Irish Sea. The primary cause of May's defeat was her fatal misstep in proposing that elderly people pay for a substantial portion of their social care out of their own resources, usually the value of the homes that they have lived in all of their lives.
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    Trump tweeted on Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Speculation has also swirled that Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed to lead the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation after Comey's termination.
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    Democrats are seeking to take control of the House, dominated 238-193 by Republicans before Tuesday's vote. To Democrats, a win for Ossoff means another crucial seat in the House, and that focusing their massive resources into historically red districts is not the waste it's unfortunately sometimes thought to be .
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    Kumar has conveyed his "observations" to both Congress President Sonia Gandhi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad. "I will meet leaders of major political parties and seek their support", Kovind said. "These are very crucial polls and we will have to ensure we protect the Constitution". After his nomination Kovind also drew flak from many quarter especially on social media networks for his 2010 remark against including Muslims and Christians in the Scheduled Caste category.
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    F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces ", the statement continued. Coalition troops were working in the area alongside local forces who are being trained to fight the so-called Islamic State group.
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    And, as the New York Times' Alex Burns put it , "The Sixth is still a really Republican district, and the element of surprise was an asset Ossoff had in the first round but not the vote tonight". Ossoff and Handel emerged from a crowded field of 18 primary candidates in April, after Ossoff fell just shy of the 50 percent of the vote needed to capture the vacant seat.
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    The young man's funeral will take place at 9 am (1300 GMT) on Thursday at a high school in Cincinnati, and will be open to the public. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned North Korea's treatment of Warmbier, who sustained extensive brain damage and died six days after being released.
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    The race came down to the wire as Ossoff, a 30-year-old filmmaker and onetime political staffer running on a centrist message, and Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, spent election day seeking to convert as many independent or undecided voters as possible.
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    Those trends leave Democrats hopeful they can win a House majority next year. But the Democrat and the Republican involved in the race said they haven't seen any other signs of trouble. Ms Handel, 55, becomes the latest in a line of Republicans who have represented the district since 1979, beginning with Newt Gingrich, who went on to become House speaker.
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    If Sena's verbal support for Kovind materialises into action, then it would be a departure from its previous stand wherein it had supported UPA nominees in presidential polls elections on at least two occasions after ditching the BJP . Even Fadnavis himself had mentioned that BJP is ready for mid-term polls. "What Thackeray has said today is what he should have said". The BJP chief said the NDA government had taken up the cause of the downtrodden, women, tribals, farmers and weaker sections ...
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    It has also sent thousands of Shiite recruits to fight in Syria and battle IS in neighbouring Iraq, according to officials. Iran has fired 6 missiles into Eastern Syria national TV showed footages of missile attacks being launched from western Iran .
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    In the camera department, OnePlus 5 boasts a dual-camera setup at the rear, very similar to the one seen on the Oppo R11. When a large number of Indian eyes were glued on television watching India vs Pakistan ICC Champion Trophy final match yesterday, OnePlus chose the medium to tease the launch of the much-awaited OnePlus 5 smartphone in the country.
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    Lavrov said that the hotline has been efficient in the past, noting that "it's quite crowded both on the ground and in the air". "Their achievement was less than what was reported in the media..." Speaking at an annual security and policy conference in Herzliya, he said they obtained "far from precise hits".
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    In order to make the International Yoga Day programme a success, various organisations, NGOs and Yoga gurus have held camps and practice sessions. The popularity of Yoga is evident with the fact that when the United Nations passed the resolution of celebrating June 21 as the World Yoga Day in December 2014, all 193 countries of the world passed it unanimously, and as many as 177 countries co-sponsored it.
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    Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb Counties make up the Sixth District, which occupies most of the northern Atlanta suburbs. The fact that the district was competitive is a sign that the GOP majority is at risk, the question is simply what can Democrats do to put themselves over the top.
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    The hotly contested June 2017 runoff election in Georgia's 6th congressional district has drawn much coverage and discussion in the weeks leading up to election night. "Because in these United States of America, no one - no one - should ever feel their life threatened over their political beliefs". In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin on Tuesday night in the congressional race in SC to replace Mick Mulvaney, the former House member who is now Trump's ...
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    Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are locked in a battle to succeed now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a race that has been framed by some as a referendum on President Trump . He thanked them for their hard work and endeavour. Ossoff won almost 48 percent of the vote. Earlier in the day, Handel appeared at her polling place to mock Ossoff for the fact that he doesn't even live in the district, and can not vote for himself.
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    However, Handel defeated Ossoff by more than 5 percentage points, according to incomplete returns. Combined with an energized Republican base that kept Ossoff from accumulating a significant lead among early voters, it doomed the hopes of the anti-Trump activists who made the first time Democratic candidate a minor political celebrity.