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@SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia


Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire adds that it was important to send a bipartisan message to the Kremlin, which she says tried to undermine US elections. "It's been eight months since Russian Federation attacked our election, yet the Kremlin has only received a slap on the wrist", said Sen. Republicans and Democrats have been united on the Russian Federation sanctions issue. Read More »

Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race


The Democrat spoke with Mic as volunteers handed out canvassing packets and rallied supporters to get out the vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District's special election . State officials, though, say they're confident the technology is secure and no problems had been reported by Tuesday afternoon. If she loses, Republicans in swing districts may be forced to reassess their positions on health care. Read More »

International Yoga Day 2017

The ground has a capacity of five lakh people though only one lakh will be allowed. Schools can observe yoga day as per their convenience at anytime between 7am to 9.30am as it may not be possible for all schools to start the celebrations at 7am. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest


The US state of Georgia holds a congressional election on Tuesday, with the Democrats seeking to deliver their first major blow to Donald Trump's presidency. "It's that fighting spirit, that perseverance and tenacity that I will take to Washington", she said Tuesday night. On Monday, House Majority Kevin McCarthy became the latest GOP leader to join Handel campaigning in the suburban Atlanta district. Read More »

Ruth Davidson's Scottish Tories have shown Theresa May what success looks like


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday that Britain must stay in the European single market as it leaves the EU, following the election which saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose her majority. He said, "If there is a message from tonight's results, it's this: the prime minister called this election because she wanted a mandate". One is the extent to which the Scottish Conservatives have gained - moving from one MP to 13 - alongside the relative successes for Scottish ... Read More »

McCain: Americans 'Stupid' to Still Want to Travel to North Korea


A North Korean kangaroo court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years forced labor after he was caught moving a political banner from his hotel. President Donald Trump denounced North Korea after hearing the news. While we know little of the details on what led to Warmbier's condition - doctors stated they saw no evidence of physical trauma - or why North Korea chose to release the American now, Warmbier's death speaks to a bigger question of how to deter Americans from travelling to North Korea. Read More »

Uber adding option to tip drivers


Uber announced Tuesday it would make tipping available through its app immediately in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston , and in all cities by July. So, Uber has decided that it's time to do some damage control, announcing on Tuesday a six month-long initiative to turn things around by appealing to its drivers. Read More »

Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained ahead of protest

Thousands of people came out in cities across Russian Federation to take part in protests that had been called by Aleksei Navalny , an anti-corruption campaigner who has expressed interest in running for president. This is Yulia Navalnaya". Navalny's press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, posted on Twitter that tear gas was used against her. Monday in Russia is a public holiday, Russia Day , and citizens usually go out for festivities in the city centers to mark the day. Read More »

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It is the fifth time in the past month the United States has struck at forces allied with the Syrian government in the area. It is the second downing of a pro-regime drone in the area and comes amid heightened tensions in the region after the US downing of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday. Read More »

Dashcam Video, Other Evidence In Castile Case Released


Now that Officer Yanez has been acquitted and the trial has run its course, the police dash cam footage of the shooting has finally been released to the public. " Nothing in the video indicates that Philando Castile was ever a threat to Ofc". Yanez: "Okay, don't reach for it , then". It captures what was said between the two men and shows Yanez , who is Latino, firing into the vehicle. Read More »

US Sends Supersonic Bombers in Show of Force Against North Korea

Mr Warmbier's parents believe their son was tortured into a state of what doctors called "unresponsive wakefulness" before his death. The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left OH municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken. Read More »

ICC Champions trophy : Virat , Yuvraj share few laughs with Pakistan cricketers


The national media on Monday heaped praise on the team. He did not trot out any excuses. "We can't take anyone lightly but they were more intense and passionate on the day". We have got enough points and now we do not have to go through qualifying, we want to work hard from here. He would have been run out for one if Kedar Jadhav's throw from cover had hit and he was caught behind off a Bumrah no-ball on three. Read More »

Special Congressional Election In Georgia Expected To Be Close


The race is reported to cost up to $ 50 million according to Politico . Democrats have suffered narrow defeats in Kansas and Montana this year . Last week's assassination attempt at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game happened at the height of the campaign, and was used against Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, despite bipartisan calls not to politicize it. Read More »

Trump Attorney Insists President Is Not Under Investigation


Maybe the probe hasn't reached a level where Trump could be called a "target" - or the inquiry be called an "investigation" of him. "The tweet from the president was in response to the five anonymous sources purportedly leaking info to the Washington Post ", he said . Read More »

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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 »