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Former Obama staff: We never stopped trying to bring Otto Warmbier home

The Chinese "have limited capacity to do something, and I think they feel the weight of expectations beginning to burden them", said Christopher Hill, who led the US delegation in the six-party talks with North Korea during the George W. "You've got to capitalize on this, and influence their internal debates to get them to recognize and acknowledge what happened". Considering these facts and this tragic outcome we will no longer be organising tours for USA citizens to North Korea. Read More »

Donald Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation

Sekulow explained the president's tweet that appeared to acknowledge he was under investigation from the special counsel . Some other people who know precisely how politicized the legal system has become, and like it that way, will exploit the fact that you are under investigation to stigmatize you. Read More »

Mitch McConnell: Senate GOP will have health care bill draft ready Thursday

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As Democrats made a series of motions that McConnell turned aside, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., twice asked the GOP leader to ensure Democrats will have more than 10 hours to study and debate the bill before the vote . Does he think he'll lose his seat if the Republicans delay their holiday a week to hold a single hearing? Pressed whether the president's advisers had viewed a bill, Spicer again said that he was unaware and added that he himself did not know "where we ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers working on trade scenarios for Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler

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The Cavs could ship Love to the Suns, in exchange for whatever the Pacers or Bulls want, but chiefly, the #4 pick. Naturally, the Cavs are now looking for another star to be able to catch up to Golden State's SuperTeam. Butler playing next to LeBron would be very interesting, as the two share similar skillsets and body types. What if they somehow acquired both? Butler, along with Dwyane Wade , lashed out on teammates after a game in January. Read More »

Trump attorney: President is not under investigation

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Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media. He and his team are now assessing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee , reviewing Comey's memos documenting his encounters with Trump , and preparing to interview certain administration officials - such as Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers - regarding press ... Read More »

Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel (SHIH'-mehl) says he is "thrilled" the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by Democrats challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans. The practice is known as gerrymandering. Michael B. Kimberly, the lawyer bringing the suit, said he had been watching the Wisconsin case. Their test, known as the "efficiency gap", focuses on how frequently votes in a particular district are effectively wasted, either because they go to a ... Read More »

ICC considers scrapping Champions Trophy for an extra World T20

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Batsman Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century, scoring 114 runs, and Mohammad Hafeez added 57 to help Pakistan to a total of 338 runs for four wickets from its 50 overs. Afridi, who retired from worldwide cricket in February this year, believes his former side have shown exactly what they can do and they are now a real threat for the World Cup in two years time. Read More »

Georgia special election results

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This is the most expensive House race in history , with millions pouring in from outside groups well aware of the national implications of this race. But that money says less about the national significance of this race than it does about how much power our political parties have in dictating the terms of our civic engagement. Read More »

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

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McConnell is hoping to weave together a bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care law so the Senate can vote on it before leaving for its July Fourth recess. "They don't dare let voters see this bill". "The death spiral of Obamacare continues" under the current GOP plan, he said. "Over the last seven years, Democrats have worked to prevent Congress from acting". Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

The justices regularly are called to invalidate state electoral maps that have been illegally drawn to reduce the influence of racial minorities by depressing the impact of their votes. "But in this case the U.S. Supreme Court may decide that this was too excessive". A divided panel ruled that the maps violated the constitution. "Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory". Read More »

How Senate Democrats are standing against efforts to repeal the ACA

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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Tuesday morning he had heard from the "rumor mill" that he would see the text later this week but had not heard that from McConnell. While Democrats don't have the numbers within their party to completely block a GOP healthcare measure from passing, they could delay it enough to exert pressure on a handful of moderate Republicans. Read More »

Drought-breaking cricket win gets positive spin in Pakistan

Sarfraz was right to highlight one of the hurdles his side have overcome in recent times, with the country starved of worldwide cricket since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 at Lahore that has left them playing nearly exclusively on neutral grounds. Read More »

Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

He said that if Trump could resolve the North Korean nuclear issue as well as bring peace to the Korean Peninsula and overall greater security in northeastern Asia, it would probably be the US president's greatest diplomatic achievement. His comment came in answer to the anchor's suggestion that Moon's plan to hold a dialogue with North Korea stood against USA policy and that it could create an issue in the upcoming summit. Read More »

Portugal sidesteps Ronaldo's legal woes at Confed Cup

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In the second half, Cedric appeared to have secured all three points for Portugal after finally finding a way past an inspired Guillermo Ochoa , but Moreno, who scored seven goals for PSV in the Eredivisie this season as a center half, rose highest on a corner to snatch a dramatic equalizer. Read More »

Establishment candidates prevail in Virginia governor primaries

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Meanwhile, Northam's win capped off fierce competition on the Democratic side, where he faced off against former congressman Tom Perriello . We already know GOP extremists control Floyd County so the future of state government may well rest with those who disagree with the more moderate views of Northern Virginia and Tidewater. Read More »

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

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Merkel spoke after meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, who also stressed the 27 European Union countries' unity. In a separate interview, she said the talks with the Conservatives had covered corporation tax and same-sex marriage. Read More »

Google rolls out service to help find jobs

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With so many job sites out there and the fast paced nature of the digital age, we often miss our opportunity to apply before the job is filled. Google's blogpost outlines how Google for Jobs will work. However, it appears that "jobs" will suffice, as our testing of the service showed the search results defaulted to the user's location . Half the battle is knowing when a new job has been posted , so you can also save a custom search and request email alerts every time a new opening ... Read More »

Cavaliers part ways with GM David Griffin

When Gilbert took control as Cavs majority owner in 2005, he hired Danny Ferry as general manager . Those attributes have made him a billionaire businessman, a tough boss to please and the reason why the Cavaliers are in a current state of chaos. Read More »

India will learn from final defeat, says skipper Kohli

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Having done justice to their reputation of being the most unpredictable team in the game, Pakistan stunned the cricket world by handing their arch-rivals India a 180-run thumping in the title-decider at The Oval on Sunday. It was Pakistan's first worldwide 50-over trophy since winning the 1992 World Cup. In the final, Inzamam chipped in with a vital 42 off 35 balls. Read More »

UK police: 58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze

Commander Cundy warned that identifying bodies may be a very lengthy process because of the nearly "indescribable" conditions within the scorched remains of Grenfell Tower. Protestors have called for her resignation, and she admits that the response should have been better in the initial hours after the 24-floor building was set ablaze. Read More »

Iran Launches Missiles Into Eastern Syria

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The announcement came days after UNICEF appointed its newest Goodwill Ambassador, Syrian Muzoon Almellehan, 19, the first person with official refugee status to become an Ambassador for UNICEF. Rahimi, a member of the parliamentary committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, recalled that the IRGC had warned that those terrorist attacks in Tehran would not go unanswered. Read More »

Trump's lawyer denies he's being investigated

America is edging ever closer to a new long, national nightmare, given President Donald Trump's explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power. 2 job at the NSA. On " Face The Nation " on CBS, Sekulow clarified that he's so confident that there isn't any investigation into the president because they have not received any notification from the special counsel's office. Read More »

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

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All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro traveled to Orlando a year ago after the shooting; last week he returned to talk to survivors and others about their recovery. Outside Pulse, hundreds of people dropped off flowers, drawings and cards. The fence has been decorated with vibrantly-colored banners. People dressed in white angel costumes surrounded the club Monday. Read More »

Pregnant woman shot dead by officers after police say she brandished knife

They also questioned why other non-lethal methods weren't used to de-escalate the situation. Police partially redacted the audio to remove Lyles' identification, address and phone number. "I don't know anything about a man shooting his wife", Jamieson said. "It threatens long-term harm with relationships and trust in law enforcement and other systems". Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

I read there is an agreement for €75million, but there is nothing". "It's no coincidence that he's in a very important tournament, the Confederations Cup ". The principle is that, starting from that principle, and Cristiano has always had the will to fulfil because I know him as a person. The whole world is telling me. Read More »

Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

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But if Amazon can be the one-stop shop for everything - groceries had been one of the key missing elements - customers would have even less of a need to go to Walmart or elsewhere. We hope that won't be the case with this proposed acquisition of Whole Foods . The investment firm Jana Partners said in April that it had built up an ownership stake in Whole Foods because it saw ways to address its "chronic underperformance for shareholders". Read More »

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

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The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Trump's criticism of Democrat Jon Ossoff comes on the eve of the closely watched special election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price . Read More »

Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

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His comments came at the end of a week that saw Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt sever ties with the Gulf state over concerns that it was fuelling terrorism and supporting Shia proxies of Iran. Qatar is home to a vital USA military base. Qatar strongly denied the earlier allegations and expressed a willingness to engage in talks to resolve the crisis. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman had a list of lawmakers to kill

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He was a fiery guy, known for the occasional bar fight. Walsh said he hired his friend to do some work for him a couple of years ago, but hadn't seen him around town recently. Even his email address was basic: hodg@att.net. Sue added that she is exhausted of the media frenzy surrounding the shooting, specifically media members who have been camped outside her home. Read More »

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 »