• Handel wins Georgia House election

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    In a district that has seen decades of Republican representatives, hopes were high among Democrats that Ossoff , a former congressional aide, could pull off an upset. Trump also tweeted that Ossoff would raise taxes, was weak on crime and "doesn't even live in [the] district". " Jon Ossoff stands with the majority of American voters on the issue of gun violence", said the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence in their endorsement last month.
  • Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world

    Modi does 'asanas' amid showers, says yoga connecting world

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    Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheoran, the Regional Commander said "Yoga is a must in today's stressful life andwe must all find time to practice yoga daily". "India believes that Yoga belongs to everyone and should be shared with the world in an open, transparent as well as inclusive manner", Akbaruddin said.
  • Election billed as referendum on Trump goes for the Republican

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    In a conservative district vacated by Mick Mulvaney , now the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, African-Americans came out in force for a wealthy Democrat , Archie Parnell , and the Republican candidate, Ralph Norman , won by a narrower margin than Handel in Georgia.
  • U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

    U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

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    That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as US -sponsored ground forces advance Raqqa. Meanwhile, in northern Syria, the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is now under siege by coalition-backed Kurdish forces, who, like most of the militias supported by the US -led coalition as part of Operation Inherent Resolve , are considered an enemy of the regime.
  • Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

    Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

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    Almost a quarter of Republicans say they trust James Comey more than Trump, while 40 percent believe it is at least "somewhat likely" that the president's associates had improper contact with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign.
  • GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

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    Democrats have even suggested a scenario in which Senate debate begins on a preliminary version of the GOP measure and McConnell offers the final package as a late amendment, giving Democrats little or no time to criticize it. Chris Murphy, Democrat of CT, begged for more transparency, saying the integrity of the Senate itself is at stake. "It is the Parliamentarian's office that determines whether or not a reconciliation bill is in compliance with the rules of the Senate".
  • Maroons beat Blues on bell again

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    Despite the end of an era for Thurston, coach Kevin Walters this week said the match wouldn't only be about him. The Blues monstered their opponents in the 20 minutes before halftime but looked frantic and nervous in their scoreless second 40 as they could feel the breath on their necks of their long-time tormenters coming for them.
  • Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

    Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

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    A growing number of USA attacks targeting the Syrian government and militias aligned with the Syrian government are a sign that the U.S. involvement in the Syrian Civil War is widening, and nothing was so indicative of this than yesterday's United States downing of a Syrian Su-22 bomber.
  • Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

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    Trump rose Wednesday morning and called on Democrats to learn from their latest losses by reaching across the aisle to work with him and Republicans . Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favourable for Democrats to contest than the one in Georgia.
  • EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair Brexit deal', says Michel Barnier

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    The first negotiating session came three months after British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered a two-year countdown to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on March 29. Top negotiators Barnier and Davis have declared the talks have gotten off to a "promising start". "The risk of the exit negotiations with Britain is that we do not take adequate care of our own future".
  • Trump links Democratic losses to 'obstruction'

    Trump links Democratic losses to 'obstruction'

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    Polls consistently suggested Handel was going to lose, with Democrats breathlessly claiming the special election would be a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Democrats will need to pick up 24 House seats to take back the majority. Until the Democrats can learn to mask their hatred of the hoi polloi , ordinary people will hate them more than they hate Trump and the Republicans.
  • Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

    Int'l Yoga Day marked by millions in India, where it began

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    The draft of the proposal for an International Yoga Day was presented by India's Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji in UNGA in December 2014 and received the maximum support that had ever been witnessed in its history. June 21st 2017 , is being celebrated as International Yoga Day for the third time since its inception in 2015. Participants hailed the event as a milestone in bilateral ties.
  • Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections

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    Kennedy, writing in a 2004 case , indicated he may be open to the idea that racial gerrymanders could violate the Constitution. Justices plan to hear arguments from attorneys on July 18. How Texans are reacting: The state's top Republican leadership - Gov. Democratic state legislative leaders say they have faith that the Supreme Court will uphold lower court rulings that found the maps unconstitutionally favored Republicans.
  • Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police dead

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    Analysts say such attacks are expected to increase this year as USA troops engage with the Afghan military to double the size of its special forces, considered to be effective in the fight against insurgents. Officials from the government hospital have also confirmed that over 20 civilians have also been wounded in the attack. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week.
  • Crowd Bursts Into 'Trump' Chant When Handel Thanks POTUS in Victory Speech

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    If that performance holds up in the midterm elections , it would be enough to make Democrats solid favorites to win a House majority. But before the 2018 midterms, Democrats must grapple with the party's need to drive its base to the polls while also convincing some independents and moderate Republicans to reject Trump.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows

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    As of Tuesday afternoon, tropical storm warnings were issued from San Luis Pass to Pearl River, which includes Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Liberty Counties along with Galveston Bay and adjacent coastal waters. The center of Cindy will likely intersect land in Texas, but due to environmental wind shear, the system is lopsided. "Coastal areas will see 8-14" with locally much higher amounts (potentially isolated 14-24" near the Louisiana and MS coasts).
  • US warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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    But if America has made a decision to use its air power to shoot down Syrian planes attacking rebels we support, this could lead to a confrontation with Russian Federation and a broader, more risky, and deadly war for the United States. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Tuesday. But there was a much more ominous threat from Moscow. The U.N. children's agency says the European Union has donated 90 million euros ($100.3 million) that will help provide critical services and support to Syrian ...
  • Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

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    As a result of this, the number of refugees and displaced people increases year by year. They said the "disastrous breakdown of peace efforts" last summer significantly worsened the situation since the report was compiled. The report found that new displacement in particular remains very high. Major countries that produce refugees and IDPs are Syria , South Sudan , Iraq and Colombia due to wars and violence.
  • Public funeral planned for U.S. student freed from North Korea

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    Warmbier's death have been drawn at this time as there are additional medical records and imaging to review and people to interview", Sammarco said in a written statement Tuesday. Asked whether Trump would still consider meeting with Kim Jong Un given the right conditions, Spicer said: "Clearly we're moving further away, not closer, to those conditions being met".
  • Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in mistrial

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    In July 2015, a judge unsealed Cosby's deposition in the 2006 civil lawsuit. Celebrities are reacting to the news of Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial. Prosecutors have vowed to return to court after Bill Cosby's sexual molestation case was declared a mistrial in Pennsylvania on Saturday (17Jun17).
  • Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

    Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

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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. Syria's government is not involved in the operation and is instead looking further east to the largely IS-held oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor. Iran's Revolutionary Guard described the strike as revenge for Islamic State attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.
  • Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe

    Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe

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    Chuck Cooper is representing Sessions on issues related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA presidential race, NBC News reported Tuesday. "If you can prove that there was something there and the president knew about it, then the obstruction case looks far stronger", Washington attorney Justin Dillon said.
  • Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in key congressional election in Georgia

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    Karen Handel delivered a victory speech after defeating Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special Congressional election. Republican Karen Handel has won Georgia's record-breaking special congressional election, dashing hopes by Democrats to pull off an upset in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections .
  • Road rage led to bat attack, Muslim teen's death

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    Mohmoud Hassanen, Nabra Hassanen's father said members of the community should always express love for each other regardless of religion or race, a sentiment community members said his daughter was known to express. Sunday and chaos erupted. Police had announced earlier on Monday that they were "not investigating [Hassanen's] murder as a hate crime", provoking deep scepticism among many within the Muslim community.
  • U.S. fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

    U.S. fighter jet shoots down 2nd Iranian-made drone over Syria

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    In response to the downing of the Syrian plane, Russian Federation warned that it would target any American and coalition planes that flew west of the Euphrates River. Central Command said. Two events over the weekend - the shooting down by a United States plane of a Syrian Su-22 and the use of ballistic missiles by Iran against ISIS targets - are evidence of a scramble in eastern Syria that's been gathering pace since the beginning of the year.
  • Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters With Cake And Cuddles

    Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters With Cake And Cuddles

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    No matter what the cause, the devastation was obvious. The GRT is made up of personnel from the emergency services, Red Cross workers and local and national government . Kent County Council is to carry out precautionary checks on more than 400 buildings it has responsibility for in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy .
  • Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro Specs, Features

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    Microsoft rival Sony already offers a console with 4K capabilities, the PS4 Pro , which was released in November past year, but the PS4 Pro's specifications fall short of the One X. Microsoft has announced 22 titles which will be playable on the Xbox One X . Speaking to Giant Bomb , he said: "It won't be as big as Xbox 360, I'll tell people that".
  • Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

    Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

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    Netanyahu had vowed to build a new settlement toreplace Amona, which was destroyed in February after Israel's top court ruled it was illegally built on private Palestinian land. Kushner visited the mourning family of Border Police officer Staff Sgt-Maj. But Israel has not built a fully fledged new settlement since the 1990s.
  • Darjeeling unrest: Will march with bodies of protesters killed, says GJM

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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.
  • Southampton's Cedric Soares 'Very Happy' After Scoring First Portugal Goal Against Mexico

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    Portugal drew their opening game on Sunday with Gold Cup champions Mexico in Kazan, meaning they sit third, level on points with their first game opponents. "This is a very sad day. People are very sad in Portugal and the players are thinking of all those who are suffering from what's happened". But if they want a shot at Germany or a rematch with Chile, they'll need to advance out of Group A.
  • U to back Kovind: MLA

    U to back Kovind: MLA

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    Being born in a Dalit family, he was never afraid of challenges and always faced it. It set off speculations that Yadav was personally not happy with JD (U)'s decision to support Kovind. Regardless of any consensus, parties like the Left and the Congress are keen on conducting an election for President as it is a "battle of ideologies" as described by the Left.
  • Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy, no internal examination performed

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    A statement on Monday from Trump about Warmbier condemned the North for its "brutality", but he and Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson both stopped short of announcing fresh sanctions in response. Lakshmi Sammarco's office has released a statement on Tuesday (20 June), saying that only an external test was performed on Warmbier as his family did not want a post-mortem examination.
  • Spicer on Comey Tapes: Trump Announcement Due 'This Week'

    Spicer on Comey Tapes: Trump Announcement Due 'This Week'

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    Sekulow made numerous same arguments on the Sunday news shows, though he told Fox News Sunday that he couldn't read Mueller's mind and that he couldn't say with 100 percent certainty that Trump wasn't being investigated . "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction". The president has directed some of his frustration at Mr Rosenstein and Mr Mueller.
  • Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

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    Warmbier was visiting North Korea as part of a tour group when he was detained at the Pyongyang airport in January 2016. Shi Yinhong, a professor of worldwide relations at Renmin University in Beijing, said that China would not punish North Korea over a human rights issue.
  • Germany vs Australia 19 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions

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    The setting only reinforces the sense Germany is taking a more casual approach to this eight-team tournament than the Australians, who would regard winning this World Cup rehearsal as a major achievement. Adapting will be key in this game. "I'm disappointed. It's no fault of the players to be fair to them. It will be tough". With Australia less than convincing in their recent outings as they look to scrape their way to the 2018 World Cup , the Socceroos will be desperate to impress ...
  • Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

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    Deep divisions remain, however, clouding the chances of a significant breakthrough. Since the 1993 peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, the number of settlement homes has increased more than threefold, threatening the viability of a two-state solution.
  • Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

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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.