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Tapwrit triumphs in Belmont Stakes


Lookin At Lee , the only horse to run in all the Triple Crown races this year, finished seventh on Saturday, after running second in the Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Preakness Stakes . Belmont Park's deep, sandy track and sweeping turns can wipe out a tiring horse and benefit a closer able to negotiate the long stretch. Generally, that's the way most of our horses run. Read More »

Doctors: Scalise in critical condition but they are 'encouraged' by his improvement


However, according to Dr. Jack Sava, Rep. Scalise's condition has improved slightly. Republicans and Democrats play one another in annual event, which raises funds for charity. More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity, and more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the game, the organizers wrote on Facebook Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Amit Shah to meet 'opposing' ally Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav said that while the BJP was considering mid-term polls in Maharashtra , he was more anxious about rising agrarian distress and farmers' suicides. Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said that Nitesh was a child in politics and he is just utilizing his father's name for getting publicity. The value of each Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP's vote is 708 and value of vote of MLAs is decided by population of that state. Read More »

Koepka clinches first major with victory at US Open


Brooks Koepka broke open a tight tournament with three straight birdies on the 14th through 16th holes and won the U.S. Open with a confident and steady show that bordered on the spectacular. "It was bombs away", he said of his five-under 67 final round. Koepka was tied with Paul Casey after the second round. "After that, it was kind of lights out", Harman said. Read More »

Contractor mistakenly exposes 200M voters in GOP database

It is unclear whether anyone else had accessed the files before they were secured on June 14. "In terms of the disk space used, this is the biggest exposure I've found ". In a statement to ZDNet , Deep Root cofounder Alex Lundry said a "number of files" on the server were accessed without the company's permission. This is the third time Vickery has found a huge portion of the national voter registration database leaked online. Read More »

IOS 11 won't support iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and fourth-gen iPad


So, let's talk about the key iOS 11 highlights. More fundamentally, iOS 11 also gives us the Files app. It also acts as an app switcher: dragging the app icon from the dock to the screen will open it next to the app that is now open. Previewed this week at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, iOS 11 will support new features for augmented reality apps, a smarter and more language-savvy Siri digital assistant, expanded payment options through Apple ... Read More »

Ramnath Kovind: NDA's Face Of Presidential Elections


Immediately after receiving Modi's call, the chief minister consulted his party colleagues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Kovind would "make an exceptional president" and "continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised". Read More »

Supreme Court puts hold on redrawing WI districts


Redistricting experts widely believed justices would hear Wisconsin's appeal because it's so unusual. While it has regularly invalidated maps for improper racial gerrymandering , the Supreme Court, as noted above, has never struck down a map for excessive partisanship despite 31 years of precedent that partisan gerrymandering could theoretically be unconstitutional. Read More »

Moment of silence for London fire victims

She also said that the public inquiry into the fire would report back to personally. The tragedy has only added to pressure on May to step down, after her decision to hold a snap election earlier this month ahead of Brexit talks backfired, weakening her party and leaving it unable to govern alone. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

It's the high court's first case on what's known as partisan gerrymandering in more than a decade. The lower court ruled that the Republican-led legislature's redrawing of state legislative districts in 2011 amounted to "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander", a term meaning manipulating electoral boundaries for an unfair political advantage. Read More »

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

As the investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation becomes increasingly confusing, it may be time to take a look at the investigation itself. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week. Read More »

Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law


He did, however, say that since he has to call lawmakers back for a special session to pass a sunset bill related to the Texas Medical Board , he wants to make the taxpayers' money count. That bill is now before Gov. Abbott, and we call on him again to veto it. In January, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin put a temporary halt on the fetal tissue disposal regulation, saying the Texas rule imposed "undue burdens on a woman's right to seek a previability abortion". Read More »

Final pitches made in nationally watched Georgia House race


More people voted early in Georgia's 6th congressional district for the House seat special election than the amount that did for the 2014 general election. Karen Handel bristled at a question about how last week's attack on Republican lawmakers could influence the 6 District race. It was the 2016 presidential results that gave Democrats reason for optimism. Read More »

Ossoff criticizes ad on Scalise shooting


Ossoff's campaign enjoys support from far-left politicians, like Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, and Tom Perez and elitist celebrities like disgraced "comedian" Kathy Griffin, who recently decided it would be amusing to release a video of her holding up a prosthetic that looked like the bloodied, decapitated head of President Trump. Read More »

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect


Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. A 47-year-old man was held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder. A Metropolitan Police statement said that due to the nature of the attack, "extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan". Read More »

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

About an hour after the Court issued its order agreeing to hear this case, it issued a second order, on a 5-4 vote, granting a stay of the lower court order in this case . U.S. district maps for state and federal elections are drawn up every 10 years following a census. Moreover, because of a quirk of federal law, the case is overwhelmingly likely to wind up in the Supreme Court. Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Erdogan vehemently rejected the accusations - already strongly denied by Doha - that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Tuesday also saw Erdogan commit to holding three way talks regarding the crisis, with French President Emmanuel Macron and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, on the line. Read More »

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage


Although the justices have frequently invalidated district maps that disadvantage minorities, they have stopped short of striking down maps favoring one political party over the other. Packing is when a party's voters are concentrated in few districts that they win overwhelmingly. This is the first time in more than ten years that the justices will consider allegations of gerrymandering - and observers see the their final ruling as one which impact how elections are run throughout the ... Read More »

France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

The turnout hit a new record low of just 43%, offering Le Pen the opportunity to question the legitimacy of the new parliament and the strength of the support Macron has received. After five years of Socialist Party rule, in which former President Francois Hollande failed to meet his objectives of reducing unemployment and giving a boost to the flagging economy , the French were depressed and downbeat. Read More »

SNP MSP: Indyref2 plans cost party 'a lot of votes'


The narrative, however, will be of the losses from its height in the 2015 election and the question of whether another independence referendum is now more off the table than before. We have to wait and see how things shake out. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said Saturday that the Tories need to work with other parties and "look again" at how they deal with Brexit. Read More »

Van Rams into London Mosque Worshippers

Numerous victims had just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast. They also flagged a passing police van and bundled the man into the back telling police: "There's a mob attempting to hurt him, If you don't take him, god forbid he might be seriously hurt". Read More »

Gorkhaland movement: GJM calls for indefinite strike across Darjeeling from Monday


The GJM supporters were also seen picketing on the National Highways and other roads across the hills and stopping the few jeeps and cars that plied with the tourists. When asked to make a comment on CPI (M) leader Biman Bose's blame on the TMC government for the present situation, the CM said: "The CPI (M) (the Left Front government) compromised for 34 years in the hills". Read More »

Here's What We Know About Finsbury Park Terror Attack Suspect Darren Osborne


Holding up a banner with the message "No To Islamophobia ", protesters shouted "shame on you" and "you've got blood in your hands" as May was leaving the Finsbury Park mosque . "There were at least two others who looked to be in a very bad way", he added. "Don't be afraid and don't generalise or stereotype, and know that just as [London Bridge and Manchester] attackers do not represent Islam, this man too does not represent all White people - although we still do not know where he was ... Read More »

Bangladesh drop to seventh in ICC ODI rankings


The Pakistan bowling corps engineered a spectacular collapse of India's top order , sending Rohit Sharma, Kohli and tournament high-scorer Shikhar Dhawan back to the dressing room within the first 15 overs. Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez has dedicated Sunday's stunning ICC Champions Trophy victory over India to the Pakistani public. Zaman with his maiden ODI century in just his fourth match. Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery


Four others were wounded. The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns and drawn new attention to the harsh rhetoric that reflects America's political polarization. "Steve is a wonderful friend he's been a wonderful mentor not only to me, not only to the Louisiana delegation to which he's a member of but to the entire Republican congress" said Rep. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1


James Hodgkinson protests outside the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, April 17, 2012. Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys. Tickets for the Congressional Baseball Game sell for $10 to $15, which when added to online donations has resulted in more than $1 million for the game's four designated charities, including the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. Read More »

Rep. Barbara Lee Slams President Trump's Backwards Decision on Cuba

What specific changes the Cuban government would have to make to their human rights approach in order to begin loosening relations again was not made clear. When asked how much of a setback the new policy could represent, "not much", says Torrico, adding that because little real progress was made in bilateral ties, especially since Cuba's main demand - that the embargo be lifted - was largely ignored. Read More »

In Georgia, a cacophony of arguments could tilt House race

Democrats and liberal activists nationally are hoping to show they can flip the 24 GOP-held seats they would need to reclaim a House majority next November. But in Georgia, Republicans have chose to simply bury Ossoff with the familiar attack anyway, and done so largely by deploying money that is pouring in from across the state's borders. Read More »

Talks on British exit from European Union begin in Brussels

Day One of the negotiations will be followed by a joint press conference later by Davis and Barnier. European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the talks with Brexit minister David Davis , which are starting a full year after Britain's seismic vote to leave, had started "on the right foot". Read More »

United Kingdom minister vows London fire inquiry will leave 'no stone unturned'


We know that there are still bodies of those who died inside the building and we want to return those people to their families as soon as we possibly can. She also defended the fire service's advice for people to stay in their flats during tower block fires, saying that evacuating these blocks for every small fire would cause further injuries and hamper efforts to put out smaller blazes. Read More »