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Republican Handel wins Georgia House election - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

With mid-term elections looming next year, the pressing question for Republicans is whether support for the President will help or hinder their chances of re-election. But he later shifted to focus on local concerns to match his Republican rival Karen Handel , a former secretary of state who argued the vote was a local issue and unrelated to Trump's presidency. Read More »

Sean Spicer claims he has never discussed Russian hacking with Trump

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And as Nate Silver noted in late May, the quality of Trump's support has declined along with its quantity. "I think we have done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at a daily briefing, but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 20, 24 hours a day when it comes down to it", Spicer said. Read More »

Jon Ossoff defeated in crucial Georgia congressional race

Karen Handel delivered a victory speech after defeating Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special Congressional election. She also noted throughout the campaign that she's lived in the district for 25 years, unlike Ossoff , who grew up in the district but lives in Atlanta, a few miles south of the 6th District's southern border. Read More »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

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Harris will monitor the storms from a multi-camera system to keep tabs on which areas are flooded and may have damage. Beaumont residents can also register for Emergency by calling 311. On Tuesday , Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency for all of Alabama , putting state emergency management agencies on alert from Mobile to Huntsville. Read More »

Slain Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted, police say

Magid thanked the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Fairfax County Police Department for their swift work in arresting suspect Darwin Martinez Torres . The girl's father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras of Reston, said he doesn't understand how this could have happened because his daughter was a friend to everyone. Read More »

U.S. shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

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A USA jet has shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by forces backing the Syrian government in the south of the country, American officials say. Australia has suspended all air operations over Syria in the wake of US forces downing a Syrian jet and a warning from Russian Federation that USA -led coalition planes are now targets for its forces in parts of the country. Read More »

London firefighters post pictures of meeting with Adele

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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly fire at Grenfell Tower apartment block as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. Cundy told reporters the "awful reality" was that it might not be possible to identify all the victims. English pop singer Adele is warming hearts after she took time out of her busy schedule to drop off some cake for the Grenfall Tower firefighters. Read More »

Ultra-Powerful Xbox One X Unveiled

In addition to a more powerful GPU, the Xbox One X offers higher bandwidth compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro . Remarkably, the new Xbox One X is not only more powerful but also smaller than the existing Xbox One S , which was already 40% smaller than the original Xbox One console launched in 2015. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russian Federation probe

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Cullen, reached by CNN's Kevin Bohn, Cullen said he had nothing to add beyond the official statement. Pence will no doubt be the first of many people close to Trump to hire outside counsel. As the head of the transition team, Pence is a key figure in at least the Mike Flynn part of the Russian Federation scandal. A number of Pence advisers and staff worked out of Trump Tower during the transition - and are now anxious about being dragged into legal issues. Read More »

U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

The previous Conservative government first deployed Aurora surveillance planes, a Polaris air-to-air refueller and six CF-18 fighter jets to participate in the US -led air campaign against ISIL in October 2014. Tuesday's encounter is the latest development in what's become an increasingly hostile standoff between the USA military and the various forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fight to stay in power. Read More »

Supreme Court Sides With The Slants In Landmark Trademark Case

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All the band members are Asian-Americans and believed that by taking that slur as the name of their group, they could "reclaim" the term. What Alito meant was that the government couldn't legitimately claim that the denial of a trademark registration for the band named " The Slants " was neutral with respect to viewpoints because it targets offense against anyone at all . Read More »

Darjeeling: GJM indefinite strike continues, heavy security deployed

She said such terrorist organisations were abetting the violence in the region. "There is a terrorist brain behind this hooliganism". I am told there is a connection with underground insurgents from the northeast India . "The movement for Gorkhaland will be intensified". I request them again not to continue agitating behind a veil of false allegations. "Tourists may face problems", said Bimal Gurung . Read More »

Jaguar tease E-Pace SUV

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Like that larger stablemate, the E-Pace will feature a choice of several gas and diesel Ingenium engines. And considering the latter has outsold in its first year of sales every other Jaguar line, we're pretty sure the E-Pace is a sure success. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Mexico are making their seventh appearance in the Confederations Cup . Yet for all their probing, Mexico struggled to find openings against a resolute Portugal back line early on. We must be ready for them". Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Mexico's Carlos Vela jump for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017 . Read More »

Team Opposition Shrinks Ahead of Meeting To Pick Candidate for President

Mr Kumar's decision to back Ram Nath Kovind , the candidate picked by the Narendra Modi government for President, thus came as a big blow for opposition unity. Ram Nath Kovind's candidature marks the BJP's efforts to break the hold of regional parties on the lower strata of society. "It was their (BJP's) proposal that they will get back to the opposition after zeroing on a candidate. Read More »

Record temperatures expected in broiling US Southwest

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The cancellations are now affecting shorter, regional flights which use Bombardier CRJ Aircrafts, American Airlines said in a statement Monday. For the second straight year, the people of Palm Springs, California , have been forced to face temperatures more than 20 degrees above the century mark. Read More »

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

Four terror attacks in the United Kingdom this year, including two in London this month, have diverted resources as officers meticulously examine the plots, Cressida Dick told the London Assembly. An imam from the Muslim Welfare House who stepped in to protect the driver from the angry crowd after the incident was hailed as a hero in British newspapers on Tuesday. Read More »

S.Korea's Moon asks north to free captives

It said his medical records from an air ambulance service that brought him to OH and from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was hospitalized until his death Monday, have been reviewed, and the treating physicians have been interviewed extensively. Read More »

Take-Aways From Karen Handel's Victory Over Jon Ossoff

Democrats are zero for 4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races to fill vacant seats in Kansas and Montana. Georgia's sixth district is a traditionally safe Republican seat but Democrats had hoped to capitalise on the President's low approval ratings, the BBC reported . Read More »

Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

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Theresa May will today put Brexit at the heart of the Queen's Speech and jettison a raft of key manifesto pledges in the hope that she can remain Prime Minister for at least two more years. The State Opening of Parliament has already been delayed two days following the inconclusive election, and will take place without much of its traditionally lavish ceremony. Read More »

Republican Rep. Handel wins Georgia House race

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The charts below explain why the Republicans could still have trouble keeping their House majority in 2018. "These men, these statesmen, have created very very big shoes to fill and I will do my level best to live up to the standard that they have set", she said . Read More »

Netanyahu Calls Expansion of New West Bank Settlement an 'Honour'

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Unnamed White House officials cited by several news sources have reiterated that an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is a priority for the Trump administration. The prime minister added that there was not, and there would never be, as good a government for the settlements as theirs. "This is the way Netanyahu is meeting Trump's envoys", said Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian official. Read More »

Sekulow Hits Cable News Circuit Hard For Trump

The Washington Post has reported that in that meeting, Trump - having already chose to fire Comey - demanded that Rosenstein memo as a rationale. "I think you're reading more into the tweet than what's there". Coats and Rogers both declined to discuss private conversations with Trump during congressional testimony earlier this month . "Okay, well good, we're in agreement", noted Wallace. Read More »

Appreciate China but it's efforts on N. Korea "have not worked out"

His family is blaming North Korea for "awful, torturous mistreatment". His family says it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing. No cause of death has been determined for Warmbier, 22, who was detained for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. Read More »

Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

Trump has hardened his rhetoric against North Korea following the death of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia student who died on Monday . U.S. Rep. Tom Cole echoed those sentiments, adding that Warmbier's death should serve as a warning to Americans considering a visit to North Korea . Read More »

Best is yet to come for Germany

Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka both scored their first worldwide goals, though goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders made the game a little close for comfort. But Low ultimately backed his keeper despite acknowledging his errors. Since Australia's 1-1 draw with Ghana at the 2010 World Cup - seven years ago this week - the Socceroos have played just two friendlies against African sides; Egypt and South Africa. Read More »

London fire: 79 people feared dead, five victims have been identified

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In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017 , burnt out lifts on an undisclosed floor, in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London . "People are angry, not simply at the poor response in the days afterwards from the council and the government, but at the years of neglect from the council", Mr Khan said. Read More »

CNN reporter labels White House spokesman 'just kind of useless'

Spicer's briefings have been must-see TV during the start of the Trump era, beginning with his fiery, inaccurate claim that journalists wrongly portrayed the size of Trump's inauguration audience. "At this time , however, I have chosen not to take the discussions further". "No Democrat wanted to touch this, no Democrat would be part of an effort to repeal Obamacare", Spicer said. Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private attorney

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A key lesson emerged from the recent testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee: Without the president's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey , the Trump-Russia investigation would be on a downward trajectory. Read More »

British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

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It's an embarrassing turn for May who called the snap election three years earlier than required by law, convinced by opinion polls that seemed to place her in a strong position. Splash News/NewscomTheresa May's Conservative Party ended up losing 13 seats in Britain's elections yesterday. After being re-elected with an increased majority in the London commuter seat of Maidenhead, May said Britain "needs a period of stability " as it prepares for the complicated process of withdrawing ... Read More »

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. The North Koreans have claimed that Warmbier's condition was due to a case of botulism that he contracted after his trial, combined with the effects of a sleeping pill. Read More »

Sharing Wi-Fi password just got easier with iOS 11

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Apple has confirmed that its iOS 11 operating system, launched at WWDC on Monday , won't be available for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or iPad 4 when it rolls out later this year. The refreshed UI will now have a Today tab to show all the top app picks and tell you the stories behind them. It was the company's second iPhone to support five major versions of iOS: six, seven, eight, nine and 10. Read More »

Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing -W. House

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Rumors about a massive shakeup in the White House Communications team have been swirling for weeks, especially after director Mike Dubke announced his resignation in mid May. Trump said Tuesday that if Warmbier had been returned home to the US earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". Like his other rallies, Trump's event Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be attended by thousands of his fans - an audience screened and selected by his re-election campaign. Read More »

Trump Says Diplomacy With North Korea Hasn't Worked

Doctors at the Cincinnati Medical Center, where Mr Warmbier was treated following his return to the USA on 13 June, determined he suffered from " unresponsive wakefulness ", also known as persistent vegetative state, due to "severe neurological injury". Read More »