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A Reality Check about What Handel's Win Means
- June 22, 2017

That did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter , urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward. Republican Karen Handel , who won a special congressional election in Georgia on Tuesday to replace the vacated seat of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, will make history as the state's first GOP congresswoman. (more...)
FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting
- June 22, 2017

Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and frequently spoke out against Republican policies in both social media posts and letters to his hometown paper. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said that Scalise had been talking and texting following the shooting. (more...)
US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
- June 22, 2017

In a separate incident, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had launched several missiles from Iran into eastern Syria on Sunday, targeting IS fighters. The UAV did not make an attempt to divert, Davis said. The armed Shahed-129 drone was destroyed by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet around 12:30 a.m. local time. (more...)
Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names
- June 22, 2017

Scalise was injured along with four others in the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Sava said that when Scalise arrived at MedStar, he was in "shock" and had an "imminent risk of death". They came from all over the country Thursday night to watch congressmen play a game that they have played for more than 100 years - the congressional baseball game pitting Republicans against Democrats for charity at Washington Nationals Stadium. (more...)
UK acquires apartments for fire's displaced
- June 22, 2017

The Evening Standard reported that the Homes and Communities Agency made the deal on behalf of the government, and the City of London Corporation paid around £10 million for the apartments at cost price "thanks to an "extraordinary gesture" by developer St. (more...)
London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say
- June 22, 2017

May noted that she was aware of the situation and ordered immediate response to support the people on the ground. Railway tracks run in front of the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, west London , on June 17, following the June 14 fire at the residential building. (more...)
US Muslim teen's memorial burnt after brutal killing
- June 22, 2017

Mr. Torres believed the boy was blocking the street, got upset and drove his vehicle into a curb in a fit of rage, the police said. After hitting her with the bat, authorities said Torres took Nabra in his auto to another nearby location and assaulted her again. (more...)
Shah meets Uddhav, seeks support for presidential election
- June 22, 2017

The letter is quite humorous, as it says, "We would like to register a record on his ( Uddhav Thackeray ) behalf, "for announcing number of times that his party Shiv Sena would withdraw their support from the Maharashtra government". The BJP takes Sena's suggestion of Bhagwat's name for Presidential election as "mischievous" with the intention to provoke the ruling party at the Centre. (more...)
Teen cadets stole Los Angeles police cars, stun guns, radios Teen cadets stole Los Angeles police cars, stun guns, radios
- June 21, 2017

The trio including two boys and a girl aged 15, 16, 17 respectively, "gamed the system" and used an on-leave officer's name to take out stun guns and radios and eventually drive the cars out of the station house parking lot, Beck said . Upon arrest, one of the teens admitted to a third vehicle they stole in May, parked at another cadet's home nearby. All three teens were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and other charges. (more...)
USA student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was 'brutalized' -father USA student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was 'brutalized' -father
- June 21, 2017

Doctors are scheduled to provide further details about Warmbier's condition on Thursday afternoon. North Korean officials claimed Warmbier fell into a coma in March past year due to botulism and a sleeping pill. "I call on them to release the other Americans being held", he urged, referring to three USA citizens still in North Korea . Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labour for trying to steal an item with a ... (more...)
Mexico's Government Is Accused Of Targeting Journalists And Activists With Spyware Mexico's Government Is Accused Of Targeting Journalists And Activists With Spyware
- June 21, 2017

A report from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab and Mexican non-governmental organization Digital Rights Defense Network (Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales - R3D ), released the same day as the Times article, appears to back up the newspaper's findings. (more...)
First air-cargo flight from Afghanistan arrives in Delhi First air-cargo flight from Afghanistan arrives in Delhi
- June 21, 2017

Akbar, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Afghan Ambassador Shaida Abdali. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ghani made a decision to build air cargo links during the Afghan leader's visit to India in September 2016. (more...)
UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal
- June 21, 2017

But Mr Davis, the Howden and Haltemprice MP, insisted the Government's approach would not alter. The Sun, which backed May's centre-right Conservatives in a June 8 election that cost her her parliamentary majority, also noted Davis had gone along with Brussels' plans after saying he would make getting immediate trade talks "the fight of the summer". (more...)
Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition
- June 21, 2017

The muscle-flexing comes amid the worsening of a long-running feud between Shiite powerhouse Iran and Saudi Arabia , with supports Syrian rebels and has led recent efforts to isolate the Gulf nation of Qatar. Both sides are battling the Islamic State group, with SDF fighters focusing on their march into the northern city of Raqqa, which the extremist group has declared to be its capital. (more...)
3.2 earthquake hits Augusta 3.2 earthquake hits Augusta
- June 21, 2017

The quake was recorded as 3.2 magnitude with a depth of 12.9 kilometers. The USGS reported 9 Kansas earthquakes in May, almost a dozen in April, seven in March and six in February. The earthquake's epicenter was about six miles from Augusta National, the Augusta Chronicle reports. The ground shook in Augusta just before noon Tuesday, during what has so far been Georgia's largest quake this year. (more...)
Global displacement hits record high due to war, persecution Global displacement hits record high due to war, persecution
- June 21, 2017

Of this number, 22.5 million are refugees - those forced to leave their country; 40.3 million are displaced persons or those who find temporary shelter within the same country; and 2.8 million are asylum seekers - people who have fled their country and are seeing global protection as refugees. (more...)
Opposition Figures Arrested As Anti-Corruption Protests Roil Russia
- June 21, 2017

Navalny was picked up by police as he left his Moscow apartment. And in Moscow , up to 750 were detained, including journalists , putting to the test one of Navalny's refrains: "They can not put everyone in prison". But riot police were eventually obliged to move the crowd through the re-enactment festival, meaning that the demonstrators, many shouting "Putin is a thief", found themselves mingling with men dressed as medieval Russian knights. (more...)
General Election had biggest generation gap since 1970s
- June 21, 2017

Ipsos Mori said age was a bigger dividing factor than in any election since it began keeping detailed records in 1979. The figure is the highest since 1992, when 67 percent of 18-24 year old cast a ballot. Social class Although the Conservative vs Labour dichotomy is traditionally pitched as a battle of the middle class vs the working class, social strata was not the most significant variable in this election. (more...)
Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House
- June 21, 2017

Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer based in San Francisco, told Press TV on Sunday that the Trump administration had to block new sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran to keep hopes alive for future cooperation. (more...)
Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing
- June 21, 2017

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Mueller was investigating if Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. As Feinstein points out, the authority to fire Mueller comes from Rosenstein , seeing as Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from congressional investigations into Russian Federation. (more...)