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Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

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President Trump will announce increased restrictions toward Cuba on Friday after a almost five month review of USA policy toward the island nation, delivering on a campaign promise he made to crack down on the communist regime. Those on both sides of the issue say the Starwood decision was particularly vexing for the administration. A tour bus of Transgaviota drives past the USA embassy in Havana, Cuba June 13, 2017. Read More »

Britain says will be "positive and constructive" in Brexit talks

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The EU insists that a trade deal can only formally be adopted after withdrawal, though the United Kingdom hopes this will happen very swiftly, with necessary negotiations completed before Brexit day. "We will build the broadest possible consensus for our Brexit plans and that means giving Parliament the maximum amount of time to scrutinise these bills by holding a two-year session of Parliament", she said. Read More »

No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

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She is being held in the Lincoln County Jail in Georgia. "She will enter a plea of not guilty", he said, though he declined to say why. In addition, they uncovered that victor had been in email contact with the news outlet two months prior, to ask for one of the transcripts of a podcast they did regarding Russian leaks . Read More »

Senate judiciary probe may review obstruction of justice

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President Donald Trump recently announced over Twitter that he was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office. Read More »

Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections

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If the Supreme Court rules that partisan gerrymandering such as this is unconstitutional, then our democracy will be protected from such cases of minority rule. However, the highest court has never ruled against gerrymandering districts purely for partisan gain. What is expected to come from the landmark case is a standard that will determine the extent to which lawmakers across the country can consider voters' political affiliations when drawing district maps. Read More »

Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case

Courts have rejected district election maps on grounds they were drawn outlandishly to disadvantage minority voters. "Although a majority of the court has suggested that states can violate the Constitution if they draw legislative districts primarily to benefit one political party, the justices have never been able to identify the specific point at which states cross the constitutional line". Read More »

" "Trump calls Comey "leaks" of memos "'cowardly'"

The president's actions provided raw material for an obstruction-of-justice case against Trump, still well down the road. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stand in for Sessions at the appropriations subcommittee hearings on Tuesday [Wednesday NZT]. Read More »

Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

His tweet about a “WITCH HUNT” conducted by “bad” people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line — that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency. In other words, the well has run dry for those who believe that President Trump can be taken down based on phony charges of collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Pound dives as UK enters new period of uncertainty

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will be able to govern effectively or whether she may eventually resign. The election's biggest victor was Corbyn , who confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. The Labour Party sure looked down and out in recent weeks, but it made a major surge when it actually mattered in Thursday's election. Read More »

Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a lower court was correct in its finding that a Republican-led redistricting in Wisconsin was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a potential landmark case that addresses how far lawmakers can go in choosing their voters, rather than the other way around. Read More »

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

However, Mr Davis said the offer would not be published until next Monday, after Theresa May briefs European Union leaders on her intentions at a summit at the end of this week. Never before has a country sought to leave. "I hope that today we can identify priorities and a timetable that would allow me to report to the [EU summit] later this week that we had a constructive opening of the negotiations", the Frenchman said as he greeted Britain's Brexit minister David Davis . Read More »

Kane Williamson named 12th man as Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team

India thrashed Pakistan 7-1 in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals in London around the same time the cricket team outclassed the Indian team in the Champions Trophy final. "And the players nearly drove that conversation, which for us was very new, but also showed their maturity. All the credit goes to the entire team , they all worked really hard", the Pakistan captain said. Read More »

India beat Pakistan 7-1 HWL Semi-Final

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Prior to that India had won two consecutive games in 2015 and 2014. It was very frustrating for the Pakistan players as they missed chances early in the first quarter. But Akashdeep, a minute later scored his second goal of the match. However, despite losing 7-1 to India in a match at the Hockey World League Semifinals in London , it is fair to say that it was Pakistan that had the final laugh thanks to their exemplary performance in the ICC Champions Trophy final. Read More »

Trump Helps GOP Get a 'Handle' on Tuesday's Special Elections

Trump endorsed Handel by tweeting that Democrats want to "stop tax cuts, good healthcare, and Border Security". As you can see, Trump's priorities are blaming Democrats for his lack of accomplishments, lying about Obamacare, and oh, yeah vote for somebody named Karen H, whoever that is. Read More »

Could there be a bidding war for Whole Foods?

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Rivals such as Wal-Mart, Costco , Kroger and Amazon have been denting Whole Foods' sales by offering lower cost options. But it was Whole Foods that fell behind as shoppers found alternatives to the organic and natural foods it helped popularize since its founding in 1978. Read More »

Uber chief business officer to leave company amid turmoil

Uber board member Arianna Huffington said in March that Mr Kalanick needed to change his leadership style from that of a "scrappy entrepreneur" to be more like a "leader of a major global company". The investigation began when a former employee Susan Fowler alleged that she was harassed when she worked for the company. An Uber executive is reportedly planning to resign as soon as Monday as investigations into the company's inappropriate workplace culture expand. Read More »

American Health Care Act hardly health care

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It needs to be posted soon. The American Health Care Act , the Republican-majority House of Representatives Obamacare replacement passed on May 4, phases out enhanced funding for the Medi-Cal expansion population and changes funding for the entire program to a block grant or per capita caps. Read More »

Mohammad Hafeez: Champions Trophy triumph is for all of Pakistan

Hopefully this will boost Pakistan cricket. The four Pakistanis included left-handed opening batsman Fakhar Zaman , pace duo of Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali besides Sarfraz, who also doubles up as the wicketkeeper. Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London s Oval on Sunday in the climax of a tournament featuring the world s top eight one-day global nations. Read More »

Britain says will be 'positive and constructive' in Brexit talks

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European Union diplomats hope this first meeting, and a Brussels summit on Thursday and Friday where May will encounter - but not negotiate with - fellow European Union leaders, can improve the atmosphere after some spiky exchanges.Before lunching on Belgian asparagus, red mullet and meringue cake, the two exchanged gifts that homed in on a shared love of hiking: Davis received a walking stick from Barnier's native Savoy Alps and Barnier a first edition of a French mountaineer's Himalayan ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »