• Texas bathroom bill clears another hurdle after 10-hour
Texas bathroom bill clears another hurdle after 10-hour "marathon hearing"

Republican lawmakers backing the bill are pushing to get it passed by the time the special session ends August 16. Texas state senators, including Senators Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) have chided the Texas Association of Business (TAB), especially its president, about his dire warnings of econom...

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  • Kremlin frets U.S. sanctions may hurt European projects like Nord Stream 2
Kremlin frets U.S. sanctions may hurt European projects like Nord Stream 2

Brussels has urged United States lawmakers to coordinate their anti-Russia actions with European partners, as Washington steams ahead with a new bill to expand sanctions against Moscow. And some European countries have economic concerns because the new law could penalise European companies that invest in big Russian infrastructure projects such a...

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  • Trump mocks Hill probe on Russia
Trump mocks Hill probe on Russia

KUSHNER: The record and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign . Mr Kushner will also face questions about reports he tried to set up a secret back channel to Moscow, as well as other contacts with top Russian officials and bu...

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  • Here's The 'Skinny' On Senate's Last Push To Repeal Obamacare
Here's The 'Skinny' On Senate's Last Push To Repeal Obamacare

After a standing ovation from both sides of the aisle, he voted in favor of continuing debate on the GOP bill. Speaking specifically about Obamacare repeal , McCain said that Republicans, by working behind closed doors on health care, have only made the law more popular.

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  • Jared Kushner Facing Senate Questions on Russia Ties
Jared Kushner Facing Senate Questions on Russia Ties

Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner all attended at least part of a June 2016 meeting organized by Donald Trump Jr. _Contributed by AP writer Chad Day. Manafort also turned over his contemporaneous notes documenting the meeting, one said. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Mr. Manafort provided his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with ...

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  • Manafort subpoenaed by judiciary panel, met with Senate intel
Manafort subpoenaed by judiciary panel, met with Senate intel

Manafort provided the committee with contemporaneous notes from a Trump Tower meeting a year ago that has invited congressional scrutiny, according to a person familiar with the investigation who demanded anonymity to discuss the private workings of the investigation.

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  • Trump on Sessions' Future As Attorney General: 'Time Will Tell'
Trump on Sessions' Future As Attorney General: 'Time Will Tell'

The point person for Mueller's probe within the Justice Department, Rosenstein has not been spared from Trump's ire. Sessions recused himself over a potential conflict of interest stemming from an investigation into allegations Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials to rig last year's presidential election in his favor.

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  • Did Israel Cave to Muslim Exploitation on the Temple Mount?
Did Israel Cave to Muslim Exploitation on the Temple Mount?

In an apparent effort to quell tensions and worldwide outcry, the Israeli security cabinet said Tuesday it would accept the recommendation of Israel's security bodies and replace the intrusive metal detectors with "smart checks" and "other measures".

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  • New Yorkers rally to express solidarity with Palestinians
New Yorkers rally to express solidarity with Palestinians

A total of 900 Palestinians suffered in the course of the 10-day crisis. Israel has installed security cameras at a contested shrine in Jerusalem after the introduction of metal detectors sparked a violent backlash. The Israeli cabinet convenes, with officials not ruling out removing the metal detectors if a satisfactory alternative to th...

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  • Case-Shiller report shows United States home prices crept up in May
Case-Shiller report shows United States home prices crept up in May

Only five of the 20 major real estate markets included in the indices grew at a faster monthly rate, while San Diego's annual gain was in the upper half. Meanwhile, the national home price NSA index covering all nine U.S. census divisions was up 5.6% in May, unchanged from April. David M. Blitzer Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Commit...

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  • Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team
Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team

The Washington Post reported Friday evening that Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, told Russian officials that during the presidential election he and Sessions talked about the campaign and policy matters when Sessions served as an adviser to Trump's campaign.

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  • Fifth Harmony Get 'Down' on 'The Tonight Show,' Announce New Album
Fifth Harmony Get 'Down' on 'The Tonight Show,' Announce New Album

Since Camila split from the group, it's been all hands on deck for the 5H girls. Could this album be the rebirth of Fifth Harmony? Before the show, members of the group debated who was most likely to be caught on the phone or get in trouble in for latest installment of The Tonight Show's "Band Superlatives" segment.

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  • Lexington fares better than Louisville, Cincinnati among most educated cities
Lexington fares better than Louisville, Cincinnati among most educated cities

The Washington, D.C. area came in second. The quality of education and attainment gap awarded a total of 20 points for public school systems, the average quality of universities, enrolled students in the top 231 universities, the racial education gap, and the gender education gap.

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  • Diplomat blasts U.S. media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to Taliban
Diplomat blasts U.S. media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to Taliban

A CNN report claiming that Russia is arming the Taliban terror group in Afghanistan is part of an American disinformation campaign in which the broadcaster is being used as a propaganda tool, said Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

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  • Trump might replace AG Sessions with NYC Mayor Giuliani
Trump might replace AG Sessions with NYC Mayor Giuliani

President Donald Trump continued taking shots at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, calling him "beleaguered" and saying Sessions should be investigating his former political rival, Hillary Clinton . Trump and Sessions have not talked since - at least - the Times interview, according to two White House officials. The best thing you ...

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  • Al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday — UN envoy
Al-Aqsa crisis must be resolved by Friday — UN envoy

Earlier this month, two Israeli border policemen were killed by Arab Israeli attackers at the site that is home to the Al Aksa Mosque. She said the new security measures suggested by Israel were not acceptable because they were only a more advanced form of search for worshippers.

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  • Canada names Desjardins coach, Burke GM for 2018 Olympic team
Canada names Desjardins coach, Burke GM for 2018 Olympic team

If there's reason for optimism, it's all the success he's had coaching non-NHL players in the past. The man who followed Burke between the pipes for the New Jersey Devils in the early 1990's, Martin Brodeur , will be a part of the management group for Canada.

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  • Australia inflation surprisingly soft, lengthens odds on rate hike
Australia inflation surprisingly soft, lengthens odds on rate hike

Quarterly inflation was just 0.2%, missing expectations of 0.4%. The consumer price index (CPI) advanced at an annualized 1.9% in the second quarter, following a 2.1% uptick the previous quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in its quarterly inflation report on Wednesday.

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  • Nigeria central bank holds benchmark interest rate at 14 pct - governor
Nigeria central bank holds benchmark interest rate at 14 pct - governor

FMDQ also revealed that $79.76 million was traded in the window yesterday. At the Bureau De Change window, the Naira was sold at N362 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro exchanged at N477 and N419, respectively. While addressing the press in Abuja, after the MPC meeting on Tuesday, Emefiele said the committee chose to hold rate...

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  • Double treat for fans on Mahesh Babu's birthday
Double treat for fans on Mahesh Babu's birthday

In the first look that was released, Mahesh Babu looks suave, sophisticated, stylish and smart. The film's production designer Rupin Suchak had said that Mahesh didn't hesitate to shoot a particular action sequence which even the stunt doubles were quite apprehensive about.

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  • Inslee statement on today's health care vote in the United States Senate
Inslee statement on today's health care vote in the United States Senate

Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona returned to the Senate floor to cast the decisive "aye" vote, and then proceeded, within moments of casting said vote, to give a long speech hypocritically calling for a return to "regular order". "We're going to key vote it, they've promised it in four consecutive election cycles", Tim Phillips, the presid...

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  • China Demands India Withdraw from Border, Media Blame Ajit Doval for Standoff
China Demands India Withdraw from Border, Media Blame Ajit Doval for Standoff

The solution to this problem is very simple: "conscientiously withdraw", he said in a brief quote in Chinese posted on China's Foreign Ministry's website. "In other words, the Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory". While the Communist Party of China-controlled Global Times dubbed Doval a "main schemer" of the current standoff, t...

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  • UK To Ban Petrol And Diesel Vehicles Sales From 2040
UK To Ban Petrol And Diesel Vehicles Sales From 2040

The pollution hotspots are predominantly on A-roads but also include stretches of two motorways - the M4 near London and the M32 in Bristol. The Government has identified 81 major roads in 17 towns and cities where it says urgent action is required because they are in breach of European Union emissions standards, putting people's health at risk.

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  • Apple Producer Foxconn Looking at Wisconsin, Michigan for $10 Billion Investment
Apple Producer Foxconn Looking at Wisconsin, Michigan for $10 Billion Investment

A Foxconn plant would mean thousands of jobs, and billions in investments. "I do, and stay tuned". Citing three people briefed on Foxconn's plans, the newspaper said Foxconn is looking at producing display panels for large-screen televisions in Wisconsin.

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  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT staffer arrested while trying to leave country
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's IT staffer arrested while trying to leave country

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as of Tuesday morning.Awan pled not guilty on Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in the U.S. Pergram said that the authorities nabbed Awan at Dulles as he was "trying to leave the country". "No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, ...

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  • Two men taken to hospital after suspected noxious substance attack
Two men taken to hospital after suspected noxious substance attack

They were crying and saying: "Put the water on me". Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested acid attackers will face life sentences, as the Government explored how to tackle a rise in the number of incidents. "Both have been taken to an East London hospital for treatment after an unknown liquid was thrown at them". BBC journalist Neil Brennan, ...

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  • Despacito Stars Criticize Maduro For Using Song
Despacito Stars Criticize Maduro For Using Song

Meanwhile, clashes between the government and protesters against the so-called "constituent assembly" have turned extremely violent, with at least 100 people dead in the fighting as of last week. "Yes!" the crowd responded in unison. The minister of Communication and multimedia, Salleh Said Keruak, said to AFP that its services had received num...

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  • United States to address Balangiga bells issue, says envoy
United States to address Balangiga bells issue, says envoy

The 3 church bells were taken by the US Army from the town of Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901 as "war booty". "Give us back those Balangiga bells", Duterte said in his second SONA on Monday. In retaliation, the troops were ordered to kill male Filipinos above the age of ten. One church bell is in the possession of the 9th Infantry Regiment a...

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  • Turkey says Israel violating human rights at al-Aqsa mosque
Turkey says Israel violating human rights at al-Aqsa mosque

Cameras have been installed at entrances in a possible indication of an alternative to the metal detectors . The cabinet is expected to agree to a proposal, according to which the Jordanians will allow the Israeli security guard to be released in return for the removal of the metal detectors from the Temple Mount.

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  • Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site
Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site

Jews call the site the Temple Mount and Muslims refer to it as Haram al-Sharif. The brief statement said the Israeli security cabinet - which met on Monday evening - had "accepted the recommendation of all of the security bodies to incorporate security measures based on advanced technologies ('smart checks') and other measures instead of metal ...

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  • Truck Deaths: Driver Says He Didn't Know He Carried People
Truck Deaths: Driver Says He Didn't Know He Carried People

All the deceased were adult males, it said. All were victims of ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo. Rose defended her fiance as a good man who would always try to help people in need, though she acknowledged he has a criminal history.

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  • Venezuela opposition says two more magistrates detained
Venezuela opposition says two more magistrates detained

The existing Supreme Court has consistently backed Maduro and shot down all measures by the opposition-led National Assembly . Venezuelans have widely condemned rewriting the constitution, and more than 7 million people participated in a symbolic vote on July 17 to oppose what many call a move toward a dictatorship .

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  • Florida licenses and ID cards get new look, offer more fraud protection
Florida licenses and ID cards get new look, offer more fraud protection

It's been about 13 years since Florida updated its cards and state officials say the new IDs are "the most secure over-the-counter credentials on the market today". The new design features designations, or indicators that show the cardholder is a veteran, organ donor, developmentally disabled or deaf/hard of hearing.

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  • Champion Spieth defended by Open debutant Dean over 13th-hole delay
Champion Spieth defended by Open debutant Dean over 13th-hole delay

It's good for Australian golf that Marc Leishman enjoyed a 66 65 weekend to finish equal sixth and earn an invite to next year's Open. As he surveyed the situation and mentally checked off his options, he was calmed by something his caddie, Michael Greller, had told him - that he belonged in the same league as sporting greats like basketballer ...

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  • Pope's treasurer to appear in Australian court over sex crimes
Pope's treasurer to appear in Australian court over sex crimes

Pell took a leave of absence from his duties in Rome to return to Australia to fight the charges. Cardinal Pell has said he is looking forward to finally having his day in court after a two-year investigation. The trial begins as Australia is still coming to terms with the shocking statistics published by the Royal Commission into Institutional R...

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