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Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

The fifth person wounded in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning was a former congressional aide, who now works for Tyson Food. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", the President said. " Steve Scalise , a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition". Read More

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Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement

Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement

Last week, President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. "We are especially aware of the limits of our natural environment", Ige said, as reported by NPR . In total, the statement says the businesses and investors who have chose to continue to participate in the Paris Climate Accord account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, such as Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, ... Read More

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US Protesters Urge End to 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

Plans for 8,345 new housing units have been approved by the Israeli authorities so far this year, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency writes , citing Liebermann. Over 60 attendees, including staff from at least 36 congressional offices, joined human rights advocates on Capitol Hill on Thursday, for a briefing to mark 50 years since the Israeli military occupied the West Bank , including East Jerusalem , and the Gaza Strip. Read More

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Topsy-turvy world of United States diplomacy in age of Trump

On Saturday he was in Moscow to see Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a day after visiting Germany and Brussels. "Qatar is accused of having a hidden relationship with Iran, but its relations with Iran are clear, transparent and time-tested", said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, noting that the UAE does more trade with Iran than Qatar does. Read More

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U.S. actively works with ISIS

U.S. actively works with ISIS

SDF fighters were armed mostly with light weapons including Kalashnikovs, and were also returning mortar fire on IS positions. The Britain-based group reported 23 civilians killed in the overnight strikes, including 15 who were in an internet cafe in the western suburb of Jazra, just outside the city . Read More

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Accused federal contractor Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail

Accused federal contractor Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail

Victor was the first person to be jailed by the Trump administration after being accused of leaking classified information. 25-year-old Reality Winner is charged with Gathering and Transmitting Defense Information. "How would she know to access anything?" O'Donnell later confirmed that she had donated by tweeting out a link to the GoFundMe account and writing, "I support reality victor". Read More

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Actually, Hillary Clinton makes a good -- and awkward -- point

She said she took responsibility for every decision she made during her campaign, "but that's not why I lost". "I'm not willing to let my people be thrown under the bus without a fight", Therriault tweeted out. the DNC, to keep it going". Clinton responded by referencing Trump's famous Twitter coinage, " Covfefe ". "They are a threat", Clinton said at the event near Los Angeles . Read More

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May says will rip up human rights laws in terror fight

May says will rip up human rights laws in terror fight

May said that she was looking at "how to make it easier to transport foreign terror suspects and to increase controls on extremists where it is thought they present a threat, but there is not enough evidence to act against them". Mr Khan said the force stood to lose between 3,400 and 12,800 constables, a reduction in strength of ten to 40 per cent, making it harder to foil future terrorist atrocities. Read More

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Trump goes to Supreme Court, insists travel ban on Muslims

Trump goes to Supreme Court, insists travel ban on Muslims

That ruling was upheld last month in a ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia which stated in its ruing that the order was racist. Muslims and Yemenis gathered with their supporters on the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, during a protest against President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Thursday, Feb. Read More

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The Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting Processes, Including Social Media Checks

The Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting Processes, Including Social Media Checks

The extended vetting procedures also allow consular officials to request biographical information such as past addresses, travel history and employment spanning the last 15 years. The application isn't so intrusive that it asks for access to those social media accounts - requests like that are more likely to come from border officials on the spot , after all - but the barrier for entry into the country is now raised. Read More

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UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested

In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi's younger brother 20-year-old Hashem and their father, Ramadan, are being held by special forces linked to the country's interior ministry. Police made two more attests Saturday, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11. On Friday she pledged to return to the city to hold a benefit concert to raise money for the victims and their families. Read More

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Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

Meanwhile, Trump also addressed a controversy that arose last week, when British authorities publicly complained that US officials had leaked sensitive information about the bomber who killed more than 20 people at a Manchester concert. That tweet followed a series striking his favorite rival "fake news". Sunday marked Trump's first full day in Washington since he had embarked on his nine-day jaunt through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium. Read More

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ICSE and ISC results will be declared on Monday afternoon

ICSE and ISC results will be declared on Monday afternoon

In the year 2016, CISCE had declared the results of classes 10th and 12th on May 6. This year , the board conducted the ICSE examination from March 10 to April 21 at various test centres. There are several ways a student can check their results. Aadyaa Maddi of Lilavatibai Podar School in Mumbai topped the ISC class 12 exams in 2016 with 99.75%. Read More

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Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine city

Only six bodies were recovered. On the government side, 13 soldiers have been killed, with 45 wounded. The city has been wracked by violence since Tuesday night when militants swept through the city. Military intelligence said the Maute brothers also had links to two of the region's most risky militants - Indonesian Ustadz Sanusi and Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan. Read More

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USA president vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

USA president vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

The short visit in Bethlehem came a day after Trump met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , as Palestinians held a general strike in support of hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners held in Israeli jails. A White House official blamed Trump's fatigue for the switch. "Both sides will face tough decisions, but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal ". Read More

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PH to enhance diplomatic ties with Russia - Duterte

PH to enhance diplomatic ties with Russia - Duterte

The MVP group of companies was among the Philippine-based companies who supported the Duterte administration in building diplomatic and trade ties with Russian Federation, which have foreign policy differences with U.S. Muslim extremists abducted a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers while laying siege to a southern Philippine city overnight, burning buildings, ambushing soldiers and hoisting flags of the Islamic State group, officials said Wednesday. Read More

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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to allow gay marriage

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to allow gay marriage

The long-awaited ruling was greeted by cheers at an outdoor rally organized by the Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy, which live-streamed the announcement on a large video screen as well as on Facebook. "I believe long-term gay couples will soon make a similar petition to the administrative court to amend the law", said Danai Dinjongrak, director of the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand. Read More

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