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Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election

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Handel led Ossoff by 4.8 percentage points with more than three-fourths of the 6th District's precincts having reported their results at 10 p.m. ET, in the most expensive House race in United States history. "No one should feel their life threatened over their political beliefs and positions". Democrats fell short in special House elections earlier this year in Kansas and Montana, in districts that Trump won by double-digits. Read More »

GOP holds on to seat in Georgia

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With a historic commitment of money and people, Democrats and progressive groups drew a lower level of support for Ossoff on Tuesday night than he attracted in the April primary. Protestations aside, Handel often embraced the national tenor of the race, joining a GOP chorus that lambasted Ossoff as a "dangerous liberal" who was " hand-picked " by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Read More »

Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

Spending on the race reached at least $57 million, almost twice the previous record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a watchdog group. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", said Jessica Podalsky, who voted for Handel on Tuesday morning. But without much question, in this district (unlike some demographically different areas where he might actually be of help to his party) the president represented a millstone Handel managed to overcome by doing ... Read More »

Republican Karen Handel Beats Democrat Jon Ossoff In The Georgia Special Election

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It has elected Republicans for decades, but Trump carried it by only 1 percentage point in 2016. A win for Handel could give Republicans a confidence boost in the public's acceptance of their agenda. Meanwhile, Republican Ralph Norman won a special legislative election in SC against Democrat Archie Parnell. They saw opportunity for Democrats to pick up a seat in a Republican leaning district, but fell short. Read More »

Taoiseach Holds Meeting With DUP Leader

Senior Cabinet figures have refused to say how long they expect the Prime Minister to remain in No 10 amid claims that successors are being lined up in readiness for a swift leadership campaign. He repeated that the DUP wanted a "sensible" Brexit . Theresa May with Leo Varadkar . Previously Davis said the issue would become the "row of the summer" but the chief European Union negotiator, Michel Barnier , said Britain was in no position to dictate the timing of the negotiations. Read More »

Mourinho Accused Of €3.3m Tax Fraud

Portugal coach Santos, who guided the team to Euro 2016 glory a year ago, was asked whether Ronaldo's future had become an issue and if he believed he would still be a Real player next season. "I have not talked with Cristiano. but they tell me has been treated badly in this country". A two-time La Liga victor, his 285 goals in 265 league appearances mean he is second only to Barcelona's Lionel Messi in that competition. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in key congressional election in Georgia

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The margin allows Republicans a sigh of relief after what is being recognised as the most expensive House of Representatives race in USA history, with a price tag that may exceed 50 million dollars (£40 million). Democrats need to flip at least 24 GOP-held seats to reclaim a House majority and dent the GOP's monopoly control in the nation's capital. "The fight goes on". Read More »

Shiv Sena endorses Kovind's candidacy for President

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She said that someone of the stature of President Pranab Mukherjee , or even Sushma Swaraj or Advani ji may have been made the candidate. "If that is so, we are not interested in backing him". Kovind also used to lead a BJP unit that represents Dalits, a community at the bottom of the traditional caste hierarchy of Hinduism. "They are bringing in rules based on regions". Read More »

Iran claims its missiles hit IS targets in Syria

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NPR's Peter Kenyon has been following all of this from his post in Istanbul. Iran's homemade missiles, which can hit targets up to 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) away, are a major point of tension with Washington and Israel . Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The United States targets ISIS. Trump has also referred to the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers under the Obama administration as " disastrous " and the " ... Read More »

Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?

Yet, Sekulow said the president was referring to a news report about an investigation, not an actual probe. Attention is focused on the question of obstruction simply because so much of Trumps campaign to deep-six the investigation has been conducted openly, at full volume. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel gets narrow win in Georgia congressional election

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Handel, 55, won in a suburban Atlanta district held by the GOP since 1979 despite raising far less money than Democrat Jon Ossoff , 30, in the most expensive House race in us history. Republicans have held the seat since 1979. Democrats need to flip 24 GOP seats to win a majority in the House next year. As the two parties duked it out, Trump loomed large over Georgia. Read More »

London tower block fire death toll reaches 79

The GRT said 50 families, who wished to work with the authorities, have been given a key worker today. The investigation into the fire will span a "wide range of areas", Cundy said, from its original construction, to the refurbishment and how it has been managed and maintained. Read More »

OnePlus 5 launched, to make its India debut on June 22

Anyway, here's everything you need to know about the newly launched OnePlus 5. It also looks similar to the Oppo R11 and Oppo R11 Plus which were announced last week. We're less than 24 hours from the most anticipated smartphone reveal of the summer, but the OnePlus 5 leaks continue to flood in. The rumours surrounding OnePlus 5 also speak of two storage and RAM variants. Read More »

Iran launches missile attack on 'terrorists' in Syrian city

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USA intelligence analysts quickly concluded that Iran fired the missiles mostly in retaliation for a pair of Islamic State attacks earlier this month on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the Islamic Republic's founder. "The Guards" missile strike sends multiple messages, said Amir Handjani, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council . It's also created to signal to the USA that Iran is fighting the Islamic State on its own terms, he added . Read More »

U.S. congress gets power to restrain Trump on Russian Federation sanctions

The two dissenting votes were Sen. The libertarian-minded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the only other "no" vote against the bill. However, Sen. Robert Menendez was skeptical, telling Politico , "I just cannot fathom how House Republicans could ultimately, with everything that's going on with Russia's nefarious actions, try to either deep-six the bill or dramatically change it". Read More »

Trump's son-in-law may get new legal counsel

However, contrary to the commander-in-chief's believe, his top legal team member, Jay Sekulow , insisted that the president was not under investigation and appeared on several morning shows on Sunday denying Trump's message. "There's a lot of information yet to go", King said Sunday. The Post's story came soon after it reported that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, spearheaded by special counsel Robert Mueller , had expanded to include a senior White House official as a ... Read More »

Group protesting Sharia Law met with counter protesters

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Oceanside resident Duane Siegmann, one of the marchers against Sharia law, said he joined the beachside gathering to spread word about what he saw as a growing menace. On the other side of the protest, Marjorie Stamberg, a New York City teacher, held up a sign saying "drive fascists out of NYC". By 4 p.m., many people from both groups had left the area and only a few remained. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff — Georgia special election

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In addition to the Georgia race , the party failed to pick up seats vacated by Republican House members who joined the Trump cabinet in Kansas , Montana and SC, although they ran far ahead of their usual numbers. As the two parties duked it out, Trump loomed large over Georgia. Earlier in the day, Handel appeared at her polling place to mock Ossoff for the fact that he doesn't even live in the district, and can not vote for himself. Read More »

Trump boasts over victory of GOP candidate in Georgia

But running a good race and coming closer than any other Democrat has come before in a conservative district won't cut it if the Democratic Party aims to flip enough red counties to win back the House. But that hasn't stopped Trump from weighing in on the race. Republicans believe the run-off will favour them in an affluent seat they have held since 1979. Read More »

Saudi carrier seeks to poach Qatar Airways crews

On Sunday, Trump accused Qatar of bankrolling extremists, throwing his weight behind Saudi regime and its allies in the worst crisis to grip the region in years. Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum's president and CEO, said Saturday that he wanted to assure customers "of our determined efforts to continue uninterrupted supplies". Read More »

Jon Ossoff tells his supporters the 'fight goes on'

The race between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is seen as a s. The Congressional Leadership Fund paid for a auto to drive around in the district with Ossoff's and Pelosi's faces and a sign that said "San Francisco 3 Jon Ossoff ". Read More »

Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

They also said military options for North Korea have recently been updated and will be presented to President Donald Trump if there is a nuclear test. The remaining Americans in North Korea all have ties to the country. Warmbier was convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group from China. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

In the special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53 per cent of the vote, against 47 for her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff , the BBC reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at IS targets

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Those forces, which are aligned with the U.S.in the campaign against the Islamic State group, warned Syrian government troops to stop their attacks or face retaliation. Regardless of which missile was used, the strike highlights yet another problem: the long term consequences of ballistic missile technology proliferation in the Middle East . Read More »

Republican Karen Handel Beats Democrat Ossoff in High-stakes Georgia Race

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Democrats must defend their current districts and win 24 Republican-held seats to regain a House majority next November. The win that Democrats need most is sitting right there in the Senate, and you can make it happen by getting on the phone and calling the seven Republican Senators who aren't supporting the bill and making sure that their vote stays in the no column. Read More »

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

Democrats saw a golden opportunity to transform Americans' increasing dissatisfaction with Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans into an electoral victory in Georgia's 6th district . His huge fundraising hauls - he raised at least $ 23 million - kept his message on metro Atlanta's airwaves and allowed him to target irregular voters and others who rarely cast ballots for Democrats. Read More »