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Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case

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He's often the swing vote, and he was one of the justices who put the lower court ruling on hold Monday. One of the plaintiffs in the case , Wendy Sue Johnson, said she is "grateful the Supreme Court will hear our case and listen to our stories of how we are harmed". Read More »

Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

Trying to win on the other party's turf is usually a losing proposition. Archie Parnell , the Democratic candidate in SC, took to spoofing "House of Cards", a political drama featuring a fictional monomaniacal congressman from the same district. Read More »

Ex-North Korea prisoner denounces death of American student

On Monday, Warmbier , a 22-year-old college student, died at a hospital in Cincinnati, where his parents blamed Pyongyang's "awful, torturous mistreatment" of their son. "Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high". Businessman Kim Dong-chul was sentenced to ten years of hard labor in April 2016 on spying and other offenses. Read More »

Trump says British election results 'surprising'

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Her real reason was likely that she wanted to strengthen her own position, and that of the Conservative Party, by picking up additional seats in Parliament . May leads the Tory party which came up eight seats short of getting the 326 required to make up a majority of the British Parliament, creating a "hung parliament ". Read More »

'Secret' health care bill takes shape

For example, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has said the needle bill would make people admit to committing a crime and that if a person lies about not having a needle and an officer is stuck during a search, it could be considered assault on an officer. Read More »

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote

Democrats say Republicans are keeping the legislation under wraps until the last minute so it can be rammed through with just a few hours of floor debate. The Republican leader can spare only two GOP votes from his slim 52-seat majority for passage, presuming Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote. Read More »

Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda

Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel both benefitted from millions of dollars from across the country - his in small dollar donations; hers in large corporate bundles that outmatched him 2.5 to 1. "But this is the beginning of something much bigger than us". There was a latent fatalism in Ossoff's parting words: "As darkness has crept across this planet", he assured them , they "have provided a beacon of hope for people in Georgia and for people around the world". Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy: Child Dies On Alabama Coast

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The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations . Locally heavy rainfall has already begun across parts of the South and reports of flooding have come in from communities such as Gulfport, Mississippi, where over 7 inches has fallen since Tuesday morning. Read More »

US Prez Donald Trump calls Warmbier death a 'total disgrace'

CINCINNATI (AP ) - A cause of death hasn't been determined for a 22-year-old college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma , an OH coroner's office said Tuesday . Spicer said the USA will continue pushing for change in North Korea. North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. Read More »

Here's what you need to know about the Georgia special election

Her win marked an impressive rebound from polling that showed her narrowly trailing her rival as the vote approached, and signalled that Republican disillusionment about Trump was not as deep as Democrats were counting on. The Republican Party was victorious in two special congressional elections held in America yesterday - one in Georgia, the other in SC. Rep. Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favorable for ... Read More »

Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

The girl's father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras of Reston, said his daughter was a friend to everyone. Police said Torres chased the group with a baseball bat and was able to reach Nabra. A makeshift memorial set up to honor the memory of a murdered teen girl has been set on fire , possibly in connection with the hate crime implications of the event. Read More »

Brexit talks begin in Brussels

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Mr Davis insisted the agreement of the timetable did not show the United Kingdom was in a weak negotiating position. Back in May - the month - before her disastrous general election result, May and her government were adamant that a trade deal would be discussed before a divorce settlement. Read More »

Slumping oil prices rein in stock indexes

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THE STOCK EFFECT: The sliding price of oil helped yank energy stocks in the S&P 500 down by 2.1 percent, the largest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Losses were widespread across the market, with five stocks dropping on the New York Stock Exchange for every two that rose. Shares of Lennar Corp . Read More »

Smartphone OnePlus 5 appeared before the public

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That phone is definitely the OnePlus 5. EMI options for the phone begin at Rs 2,232.84 per month. The iPhone 7 Plus's two rear cameras allow the phone to quickly snap portraits that can look quite impressive. Some apps completely hide the navigation bar, but you can get to the Home screen if you press the place where the button usually is. Crucially, its battery charges quicker than the market leader Samsung S8 when in use and can reach 100 percent in just 30 minutes through ... Read More »

US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria

Tehran has also officially delivered a note of protest to the United Nations after condemning Tillerson's accusations that the Islamic Republic had "aspirations of hegemony in the region", saying the remarks violate worldwide law. The incident followed a series of USA airstrikes against Iran-backed forces advancing on partner forces in a strategically prized swath of land along the Iraqi border. Read More »

Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

The State Department on Tuesday issued a blistering critique of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries for enforcing a two-week embargo against Qatar without giving the tiny country any specific ways to resolve a crisis over accusations of Qatar's funding of terrorism. Read More »

Russian Federation 'hacked' 21 U.S. states in election

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But Johnson told lawmakers that there was no evidence that votes were altered as the result of Russian efforts to breach state election systems. But hackers successfully exploited a "small number" of networks, Liles said , likening the act to making it through a home's front door. Read More »

Sega launch SEGA Forever mobile games service

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The first five games in the collection are all Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) titles, and include Sonic the Hedgehog , Altered Beast , and Kid Chameleon . ( Microsoft uses emulation to let the Xbox One play original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.) Sega is even looking to partner with the emulation community responsible for unofficial Master System and SG 1000 emulators to bring that tech to Sega Forever . Read More »

Scotland Deals Blow To Second Independence Referendum

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Another is the high-profile casualties suffered by the Scottish National Party - the loss of Westminster leader and deputy party leader Angus Robertson and former first minister Alex Salmond (both to the Tories) are significant defeats for the party, as well as the loss in the former SNP heartland of North East Scotland. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date Revealed in New Leaks

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If Samsung , like the rumor suggests, is planning on giving us the Galaxy Note 8 launch date at the event, it will probably be at a press conference before the main show, which will give people a chance to get to know it. The display on the upcoming phablet will also be just a wee bit bigger than the S8+ - 6.3-inch compared to the 6.2-inch on the bigger S8. On the rear we find a dual camera setup courtesy of Sony. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Trolls Democrats After They Lose In Georgia

One of them was Joy Reid, the liberal host of the MSNBC show AM Joy. In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them (Georgia). Read More »

Republicans keep another House seat

Handel's tough race, combined with closer-than-usual GOP House victories in Kansas, Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse. Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff concedes to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Read More »

Health bill showdown: Senate steers toward vote next week

Although he was named to the Senate group to rewrite the AHCA, Utah Sen. Senate Republicans coming out of closed door meetings Wednesday said that their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will be unveiled at GOP Senate conference meeting Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Read More »

Saudi King ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Iran's state TV says the Saudi Arabian monarch's decision to promote his high-profile son to crown prince amounts to a "soft coup". Until Wednesday, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef looked poised to become Saudi Arabia's next king. Michael Hanna, senior fellow at Washington-based think-tank The Century Foundation, wrote on Twitter that Mohammed bin Nayef's removal also represented "the loss of a long-standing, trusted United States (counter-terrorism) partner". Read More »

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated Democratic rival Jon Ossoff to claim the House seat vacated by new Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price . His travel ban has stalled in federal courts and his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have hit several bumps as a bill slowly makes its way through Congress. Read More »

Bid to get China's help on North Korea 'has not worked out'

In a news conference before Warmbier's death, they said they could not speculate on the cause of his condition. At the bilateral talks tomorrow, officials say the United States is looking to use trade as a weapon with China to put more pressure on North Korea . Read More »

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions celebrate

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In a brief speech, Prime Minister said "Yoga is more than just a healthy body - it leads one to complete wellness". The prime minister, who is himself a yoga enthusiast, stressed that those who start practising it realise that their body parts have become supple and that they have become active. Read More »

Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

The Queen announced that the Great Repeal Bill would be introduced to convert all European Union laws into United Kingdom law, allowing the country to decide at a later date which to keep and which to scrap. Key domestic policies from the Tory election manifesto were either dropped or scaled back, with few major non-Brexit laws being proposed. Meanwhile, there was no mention of the promised free vote on fox hunting. Read More »

China's pressure on North Korea hasn't worked

The president told The Wall Street Journal, "I felt pretty strongly that they had a tremendous power over North Korea ..." But Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is "clearly moving further away" from engagement in the wake of Warmbier's death. Read More »

Pregnant mother of 4 shot, killed by police in Seattle

She called for support anyway. Many have pointed out that despite having the knowledge what they were going to encounter; the police officers resorted to the most lethal way of restraining the woman even when they could have used tasers to bring her under control. Read More »

Kushner visits family of slain Israeli border police officer

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Trump has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold back on settlement building as he seeks to build momentum. A video released by Netanyahu's office shows him embracing Kushner and saying: "This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace". Read More »