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North Carolina is (unofficially) the GOP's policy lab in that numerous party's more controversial policies are first tested there. Representing homogenous districts of like-minded constituents, members of Congress have no incentive for compromise - or for anything other than tearing down the other party.
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    Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted", he tweeted about her decision. After rambling for 20 minutes about the wonders of Islam and the evils of "extremism" and "terrorism", Trump finally got to the point: "No discussion of stamping out this (terrorist) threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists ...
  • Hydro crews restore power as gusty winds subside

    Hydro crews restore power as gusty winds subside

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    BC Hydro has cleared up many of Tuesday night's power outages on Vancouver Island, but small areas in Parksville Qualicum Beach remained without electricity Wednesday morning. The utility said it would not have exact restoration times until full damage assessments are completed. An overnight windstorm packing gusts of almost 80 km/h rolled through the Lower Mainland, knocking down trees and power lines in the Langleys.
  • Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

    Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

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    Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in Mogadishu. Most are claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militia, which is fighting to overthrow the weak United Nations -backed government and drive out the African Union peacekeeping force supporting it.
  • Get Even delayed after attack in Manchester

    Get Even delayed after attack in Manchester

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    Bandai Namco hasn't specifically detailed what motivated their delay of Get Even . Get Even casts players as a grizzled mercenary who awakes with amnesia in a creepy house, with only his phone and a gun. Though the details of the story itself are intentionally vague and mysterious, text and trailers for the game depict a narrative that centers around a hostage situation where a teenage girl has a bomb strapped to her chest.
  • Me agreden — Eva Cadena

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    Acompañada de sus abogados, quienes le abrían paso a trompicones, ingresó al elevador que la condujo a la planta baja del edificio F del Palacio Legislativo. La ex candidata de Morena a Las Choapas reapareció en el Congreso de Veracruz luego de tres ausencias continuas a sesiones plenarias. Sin embargo, la diputada no se presentó a la cita.
  • Pregnant senior not allowed to walk at graduation

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    When she informed the school about her pregnancy she reportedly was suspended for two days and stripped of all her leadership positions. "I just couldn't because I didn't think it was fair that I should take someone else's life just because I'm afraid of what's going to happen to mine...
  • Marcharán por segundo día en apoyo a Constituyente en Caracas

    Marcharán por segundo día en apoyo a Constituyente en Caracas

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    La marea roja se concentrará en las avenidas Libertador , frente a la sede la empresa telefónica Cantv , la Urdaneta, Andrés Bello, Sucre, Baralt y San Martín, así como en las plazas La Candelaria, Pagüita, O'Leary, Caracas, Diego Ibarra y Miranda de la ciudad capital.
  • Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

    Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

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    No additional information has been officially disclosed about any of the suspects under arrest - though Libyan security officials revealed Abedi's father was arrested in Tripoli, Lybia. Police on Tuesday raided Abedi's house in Manchester, using a controlled explosion to blast down the door. A resident tells Frank Langfitt that the unit was frequently rented out on Airbnb.
  • Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

    Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

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    But he said his trip was "focused on bringing nations together", adding that the Palestinians were "ready to reach for peace". Trump's convoy entered Bethlehem shortly before 10:00, arriving from the 300 Checkpoint and driving past Israel's illegal Separation Wall .
  • Arkansas woman goes on racist rant at Walmart

    Arkansas woman goes on racist rant at Walmart

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    Another customer tries to intervene and tells the woman to not be "ignorant", the woman responds, " A n****r is calling me ignorant? ". As seen in the video above, the woman with the shopping cart yells at Hicks to "Go back, wherever you're from".
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    Afirmó que los centros de salud están funcionando "Tenemos los hospitales y clínicas privadas funcionando". "Muchas personas se han dedicado a ir a su trabajo (...) queremos brindarle a la ciudadanía un nivel de confianza, porque estamos aquí para garantizarle su seguridad", apuntó.
  • Hoy culmina primera etapa del trabajo de la Comisión para la Constituyente

    Hoy culmina primera etapa del trabajo de la Comisión para la Constituyente

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    El informe preliminar estima en 37 mil el número de personas consultadas por la comisión ejecutiva en 22 estados del país desde el 2 de mayo. El también ministro de Educación confirmó en una rueda de prensa que la comisión recibió una carta de Ortega Díaz con su criterio ante la convocatoria a la elección de una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente en la que mostraba su oposición a este proceso y que fue filtrada por medios de comunicación la pasada semana.
  • Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

    Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

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    The Israeli leader also noted that it was the first time that a US President has chosen to come to Israel during his first foreign trip after taking charge. Trump's presidency has received widespread negative coverage in the US and global media, not least over his firing of FBI director James Comey and amid an investigation into ties between his administration and Russian Federation.
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    Durante labores de investigación elementos de la PGJT detectaron a un sujeto en la calle Doctor Calderón, quien, al notar la presencia policiaca, empezó a lanzar artefactos denominados "ponchallantas" para evitar fuera seguido. Con información de Inteligencia se pudo establecer que el taller automotriz era usado en la reparación de vehículos utilizados para cometer ilícitos , así como para remarcar números de serie de automóviles robados, y estacionamiento de vehículos regulares vinculados ...
  • Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

    Wildfire forces evacuations at Washington state tourism spot

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    Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan said Wednesday that there were no reports of injuries. Crews hope that with less wind in the forecast for Thursday, containment could go up. Spotting remains a concern. Yesterday, firefighters were able to make some progress on the spot fires that developed east of Chumstick Highway. Approximately 200 firefighters are responding to the fire and they have one helicopter fighting the blaze from the air.
  • Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal

    Trump 'hopeful' of brokering Middle-east peace deal

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    Oded Revivi, chief foreign envoy of the Yesha settlers' council, noted that Trump made no mention of Palestinian independence during his statement with Abbas , and only spoke of "peace", the Associated Press reported . US President Donald Trump said that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of " terrorists and militias".
  • House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

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    On its face, the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act released Wednesday afternoon included at least a tiny bit of good news for Republicans . The Republican bill accomplishes all of this in two ways. And it remains to be seen whether the upper chamber has the support from moderate Republicans to pass its own version of the A.H.C.A.
  • Vermont governor to announce marijuana decision on legal pot

    Vermont governor to announce marijuana decision on legal pot

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    Scott's office says the Republican governor will agree to sign the bill into law or veto it, he will not allow it to become law without his signature. A commission would develop a proposal to tax and regulate marijuana that would be ready for the Legislature to consider next year, ahead of the implementation date.
  • Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

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    During their White House talks, Trump praised Abbas , and said he looked forward to working with him to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians. "Making peace, however, will not be easy". But the reality remains that both sides are stressing different things. The president also talked about his visit to the Western Wall , where he said he prayed "for wisdom from God", and his visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem where he said that he vowed "never again".
  • Dramatic Video Captures Sea Lion Dragging Girl Into Water

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    It then rises from the water toward a little girl kneeling near the dock, then goes back in. Trites says the sea lion in the video looks like it is used to having people feed it. It begins with the sound of cameras clicking and onlookers marvelling at the size of a California sea lion that people are feeding. One quick-thinking man, who is believed to be a relative, jumps after the girl and pulls her back to safety.
  • How Would Trump Budget Proposal Affect Idaho Children?

    How Would Trump Budget Proposal Affect Idaho Children?

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    It would make Pell grants available year-round, but raise monthly student loan payments. But the program stayed largely intact. One of the rationales the Trump administration offers for these cuts to safety net programs is it would effectively force some people who are not working now to get back into the workforce.
  • Miley Cyrus Dedicates Performance on 'The Voice' to Ariana Grande

    Miley Cyrus Dedicates Performance on 'The Voice' to Ariana Grande

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    Meanwhile, Jesse Larson represented Team Adam, but Gwen Stefani's remaining artists, Brennley Brown and Hunter Plake were eliminated during the semi-final round. This whole season has been such a lovely group of people , and Lauren is especially special , so it was wonderful to see [them all] up there together", she said, adding, "I am proud to be the victor of season 12".
  • Men's Track and Field Sends Five to NCAA East Prelims

    Men's Track and Field Sends Five to NCAA East Prelims

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    When competing at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, the Top 12 finishers in each open and relay event will qualify for the semifinal and final rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of OR in Eugene from June 7-10.
  • Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

    Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

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    The United States has been trying to persuade China, North Korea's lone major ally, to do more to rein in North Korea, which has conducted dozens of missile launches and tested two nuclear bombs since the start of a year ago, in defiance of U.N.
  • Britain's security alert level raised to 'critical'

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    Abedi was a British citizen of Libyan descent, said a European security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak about ongoing investigations. Children were among the 22 killed and at least 59 people were wounded and taken to eight hospitals in the city, some with life-threatening injuries.
  • Gobierno radica ponencia que busca recursos adicionales de regalías

    Gobierno radica ponencia que busca recursos adicionales de regalías

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    Cárdenas añadió que " con esta propuesta, se busca agilizar la aprobación de las obras locales , en 896 municipios del país, cuando estas contribuyan de manera concreta a la implementación del acuerdo final". Además, el ministro de Hacienda, precisó que la inversión de los recursos trasladados, serán decididos por partes iguales en el Ocad Paz y los Ocad regionales.
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    Maduro convoca a una "gran marcha por la paz" en Venezuela

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    En lo territorial, se producirá la elección de un constituyente por cada municipio del país, dos constituyentes en los municipios capitales de cada estado, mientras que en Caracas (capital de la República) se escogerán siete constituyentes.
  • Indonesia police create taskforce to monitor LGBTI people

    Indonesia police create taskforce to monitor LGBTI people

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    His announcement on Wednesday came after two gay men were publicly caned in front of baying crowds wh called on enforcers to "hit them harder" as punishment for having sex. While same-sex relationships are not illegal throughout most of Indonesia, they are banned in Aceh province, and LGBT people are facing persecution throughout the country.
  • Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

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    A short time after Trump lavished praise on Erdogan at the White House Tuesday, Erdogan's presidential guard and other supporters tore into a crowd of protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. "It would be beneficial for this person to change", Cavusoglu said, referring to McGurk, adding that Turkey "would not meddle in the domestic issues of another country".
  • Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

    Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

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    Symantec found other coding overlaps, including a unique encryption suite and a similar style method of making the computer code hard to analyze, a process known as obfuscation. "Worse, governments - instead of doing something to curb such conflicts of interest - are only aggravating them". Don't be surprised if additional researchers unearth new similarities.
  • United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

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    Uruguay's mission to the world body said the meeting, the second in as many weeks, is set for Tuesday and was requested by the United States, South Korea and Japan. " North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile in the eastern direction at around 4:59 p.m. from the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyeongan Province)", the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a statement.
  • Asignado para recuperar a Cafesalud — Consorcio Prestasalud

    Asignado para recuperar a Cafesalud — Consorcio Prestasalud

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    Echeverri dijo estar satisfecha con la venta de los activos de Saludcoop. En el documento que fue enviado a la liquidadora de Saludcoop, Angela María Echeverri Ramírez, el Ministerio Público planteó sus inquietudes y observaciones al proceso y afirmó que el único proponente con una oferta integral carecía de experiencia en materia de aseguramiento en salud y además, el proceso no reflejaba una sana competencia, ni la materialización de una puja económica que favoreciera financieramente los ...
  • Macron Seeks to Extend State of Emergency Until Nov. 1

    Macron Seeks to Extend State of Emergency Until Nov. 1

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    Almost 70 people are now under house arrest in France under the emergency rules, compared with almost 300 in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks. "The cowardly act of terrorism again hit a concert venue, just like in Paris over a year ago; more specifically, [attacking] very young men and women, who gathered for a moment of joy".
  • Melania provides internet fodder with Trump hand swat

    Melania provides internet fodder with Trump hand swat

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    Starting with Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the couple went on to the second leg of their trip comprising a two day visit to Israel and Palestinian territories. Vatican was the third stop on the global tour of President Trump and the FLOTUS. The president and the first lady arrived in Israel on Monday morning.
  • Militants in Philippines beheaded local police chief: Duterte

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    Tuesday (6 p.m.in Moscow same day). Hapilon, the man whom Philippine soldiers had sought at the start of the operation, "allegedly served as deputy or second in command for the foreign terrorist organization, Abu Sayyaf Group", according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Top prosecutor accuses president of corruption

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    The Supreme Federal Tribunal has opened an investigation into the accusation against Temer and lifted the seal on the recording . Once a small meat producer, JBS grew exponentially during 13 years of government by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Rousseff's Workers Party, primarily through acquisitions funded by low-priced loans from Brazil's development bank.
  • Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

    Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

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    Ditto when it comes to 3% sustained growth with the 10-year bond yield consistently below 5%, as the Trump budget assumes. Mr. Mulvaney was responding to a question at a House Budget Committee hearing from Rep. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said faster growth would solve " many of our problems", but "whether or not we hit those numbers or not, I don't know the answer to that because I haven't seen all of those numbers".