• Supreme Court takes up major gerrymandering case
Supreme Court takes up major gerrymandering case

Justices in the past have struck down electoral maps as illegal in the past. The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering , but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering . "Oftentimes, if state legislatures are dominated by one political party will draw a map of the different legislative distric...

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  • Mahama wishes Muslims Eid Mubarak
Mahama wishes Muslims Eid Mubarak

For Muslims, fasting for one month is a religious tradition, where they restrain themselves from food and water between dawn and dusk. Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal, said: "It is a great honour once again for Human Appeal to be part of Celebrate Eid; the biggest gathering of Muslims in Europe".

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  • People moved out of London towers
People moved out of London towers

Although thousands of people have temporarily moved out at the urging of the council and the London Fire Brigade, about 20 households across four tower blocks are staying put. The Government has ordered an immediate examination of the refrigerator model that started the blaze - the Hotpoint model FF175BP. Hotpoint said it was working with aut...

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  • Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates
Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer appears at a press conference with a sign that he had personally edited to read "Mean-er" after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington , US, June 22, 2017 .

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  • Disabled Protesters Angry Over GOP Health Care Bill Dragged Away In Capitol
Disabled Protesters Angry Over GOP Health Care Bill Dragged Away In Capitol

Protesters angry over cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill filled a hallway outside of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office Thursday. But its flaws should be corrected by an honest, bipartisan effort to deliver better health care at a better cost to more Americans - not this. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition,...

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  • What the Health-Care Vote Means for the Midterm Elections
What the Health-Care Vote Means for the Midterm Elections

The health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday includes funding to help tackle the nation's opioid crisis - but dramatically less than the amount sought by two GOP senators and recovery advocates. The Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month. The Senate, meanwhile, keeps the House's tax cuts effe...

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  • Trump Impeachment: Robert Mueller's Firing Would Immediately Launch Impeachment Process, Democrats Warn
Trump Impeachment: Robert Mueller's Firing Would Immediately Launch Impeachment Process, Democrats Warn

The debate over whether Trump is under investigation is silly at this point. But with questions about obstruction of justice now swirling ( many on the Left seem to have moved away from the "collusion" angle, probably because damning evidence stubbornly refuses to materialize), Comey hinted heavily in his testimony that Special Counse...

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  • Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria
Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria

Turkey continues cooperating with Russian Federation and Iran on fulfilling agreements on de-escalation zones in Syria , Turkey's Minister of National Defense Fikri Isik told the NTV channel on Friday. Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, said that Iran can not be allowed to "jeopardize our gains" am...

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  • PM Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in US
PM Modi gets warm welcome by Indians in US

Initial signs were positive, with the leaders exchanging warm words on Twitter . Barring a few voices, the chorus suggests that Modi should approach the visit with minimal expectations and hope to establish a personal rapport with a mercurial Trump.

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  • United States student's death 'a mystery to us' - North Korea
United States student's death 'a mystery to us' - North Korea

But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. At present, there are three American citizens held in North Korea . "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week after his return to the U.S.in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", a spokesman, quoted by North Korean state-run media, said .

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  • After May Brexit opening, European Union leaders ask: where's the beef?
After May Brexit opening, European Union leaders ask: where's the beef?

Earlier, EU president Donald Tusk had channelled John Lennon's "Imagine" as he said he hoped Brexit could be reversed - though others immediately poured cold water on the idea. Those with a shorter period of residency will be able to stay on to reach the five-year threshold and those arriving after a yet-to-be-defined cut-off date will have a "gr...

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  • Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed
Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed

The ministry stressed that Russia's advanced diesel-electric Krasnodar submarine carried out launches of cruise missiles while submerged. Back in August of previous year, the Russian Black Sea Fleet also fired Kalibr cruise missiles over unpopulated areas to destroy a command post and munitions production site of another terrorist group ope...

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  • This is how the Russians are taking on ISIS in Syria
This is how the Russians are taking on ISIS in Syria

The official said the USA pilot saw the Syrian pilot eject and saw a parachute deploy, but the U.S. believes the pilot would have landed in ISIS-controlled territory in Syria. "We continue cooperating with Russian Federation and Iran". All these hostile acts by USA occur even as it is increasing its military presence in the region.

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  • Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash
Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel finished fourth after being penalised for swerving into Lewis Hamilton who came fifth. Vettel returned to the track ahead of Hamilton, who was furious with the penalty, calling it too light. Within moments, the safety auto was out again for the third time after Sergio Perez and his Force India teammate Esteban...

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  • Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa congratulates Muslims, sues for tolerance, peaceful co-existence
Eid-el-Fitr: Okowa congratulates Muslims, sues for tolerance, peaceful co-existence

According to media reports , a 42-year-old woman was detained and questioned by police. The meeting will decide when Eid al Fitr will be celebrated in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. After the new moon was sighted in Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada on Saturday night, Eid was celebrated on Sunday in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Ud...

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  • Is War In Russia Imminent? Most Russians Don't Think So
Is War In Russia Imminent? Most Russians Don't Think So

Moscow also suspended the hotline established in October 2015 to prevent accidental engagement of Russian and United States warplanes over Syrian territory, but such a move was threatened after the April missile launch ordered by the U.S. In backing the rebels in the early part of the Syrian Civil War, the USA was rather cynically engaging in a pro...

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  • Erdogan rejects Arab demands to remove Turkish troops from Qatar
Erdogan rejects Arab demands to remove Turkish troops from Qatar

Kuwait Friday handed a 13-article list of demands to Doha on behalf of the Saudi-led bloc, which has severed ties with the tiny gas-rich monarchy since June 5. "The British foreign secretary asked that the demands be "measured and realistic". No good American man would ever view the humanitarian issue that this blockade is posing on the people ...

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  • Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister
Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister

Daraa is where Syria's crisis first broke out in March 2011 as an uprising against President Bashar Assad's government. This is the first time since its 1980s war with Iraq that Iran has launched a major missile strike outside the country.

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  • Iran's Missile Strike On ISIS Was A Massive Failure
Iran's Missile Strike On ISIS Was A Massive Failure

But Sunday's strike was the first known missile attack launched from Iran into foreign territory since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. While Saudi Arabia has spent billions on American weapons, Iran has developed a range of homemade ballistic missiles - including some that are capable of hitting Israel or American military bases in the region...

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  • Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153
Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 153

Nearly a dozen other nearby vehicles were also destroyed by the blaze. The police told Pakistani government news agency APP that the tanker, travelling from Karachi to Lahore , had been carrying 25,000 litres of oil , reported BBC . Many were evacuated by plane or helicopter to hospitals in the Punjab cities of Lahore and Multan. He said n...

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  • Rod Rosenstein would only fire special counsel if Trump's request was 'lawful'
Rod Rosenstein would only fire special counsel if Trump's request was 'lawful'

Sessions' appearance before the intelligence committee is an indication of just how much the Russian Federation investigation has shaded his tenure. Rosenstein said he is leaving to Mueller decisions about what the investigation covers. 'I have no idea, ' Sessions replied. Anxiety about the probe - and fresh concerns about the political lean...

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  • More trouble for Trump's travel ban; friend suggests he might fire Mueller
More trouble for Trump's travel ban; friend suggests he might fire Mueller

Rosenstein also said that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter, Mueller could only be fired by Rosenstein himself. Tuesday morning , Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by at...

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  • London tower death toll reaches 79, likely to rise further
London tower death toll reaches 79, likely to rise further

The announcement came ahead of a minute's silence held across all Government buildings at 11am on Monday to remember the people who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire in north Kensington last week. Cundy said five people had been formally identified so far, adding the police might not be able to identify everybody that died "due to...

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  • Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police'
Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police'

But he said that while security would be stepped up, the country's terror alert level would be kept stable. He added: "If we do that, it would be fulfilling the aim of the terrorists". The attacker was killed by soldiers after he charged at them, shouting " Allahu akbar ", Arabic for "God is great". The suspected perpetrator was gunned down by so...

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  • California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Kerrigan got a call from a friend. Frank Kerrigan, 82, got a call from the Orange County coroner, who said his 57-year-old son, who is also named Frank, had died. But Meikle was struck by the fact that what she was looking at contrasted with what the coroner's office had told her - that her brother had died peacefully.

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  • South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength
South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength

Each time, there are indications that it is making advancement in missile technology. Tensions spiked once again last week when USA student Otto Warmbier who was serving a hard labour sentence in North Korea for stealing a propaganda sign, died shortly after returning home in a coma.

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  • Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill
Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags.

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  • Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'
Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

Trump visited Saudi Arabia last month on his first overseas trip and announced a $110 billion deal to sell arms to the country. "It is about limiting Qatar's sovereignty and outsourcing our foreign policy", said Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, a government spokesman.

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  • Modi arrives in US; Trump calls him `true friend'
Modi arrives in US; Trump calls him `true friend'

Both Trump and Modi will have a one-on-one meeting on Monday, followed by a delegation-level meeting, a cocktail reception and a working dinner hosted by Trump - the first of its kind under his administration. Almost six months after he took office, President Donald Trump will welcome Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday. The administra...

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  • Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost — AP analysis
Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost — AP analysis

Yes, observers note, it has contributed to the lopsided political numbers in a state where presidential elections are often seen as a tossup. Roughly 20 percent of seats up for election had just one major party candidate - seven for Republicans and six for Democrats .

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  • We are facing undeclared emergency in India: Congress
We are facing undeclared emergency in India: Congress

The Prime Minister cited the diversity of language and taste in India to point out that Indians can adapt to the culture of the country they live. A small group of people from the Indian community were waiting outside Willard InterContinental to catch a glimpse of the Indian prime minister.

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  • In health bill, two prized GOP goals are within reach
In health bill, two prized GOP goals are within reach

He became the fifth senator to say he won't vote for the measure in its current form. The final state budget didn't make most of the threatened cuts, but froze Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes. That's the number needed to pass the bill with only 50 votes, along with the tie-breaking vote support of Vice President Mike Pence . The p...

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  • After no White House iftar, Trump wishes Muslims on Eid
After no White House iftar, Trump wishes Muslims on Eid

When CBN asked if the White House would follow suit, we were directed to an earlier statement the president released about Ramadan . KAZINFORM Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted the people of Kazakhstan on Eid al-Fitr, the Akorda's press service reports .

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  • AIADMK faction led by OPS supports Kovind
AIADMK faction led by OPS supports Kovind

The numbers seem to be in favour of Ram Nath Kovind , the NDA nominee for the post of the President of India. He said that he has already informed about his feelings to RJD supremo Lalu Yadav and Congress president Sonia Gandhi . He has said that the JD (U) will convey their decision at the meeting in Delhi on June 22. The latest move is likely...

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  • Scalise to remain in hospital 'for some time'
Scalise to remain in hospital 'for some time'

The family said, "he is lucky to be alive" and credited the care he has received and "Matt's fighting spirit and grit". The 59th annual baseball game, played at Nationals Park in southeast Washington , looks to be a place where members can show it.

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