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Illinois School Funding Bill Passes

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At least for the next five years - when the measure will sunset - donors would get a credit for 75 cents on every dollar they give. The measure failed in the house 63 to 45. A school funding bill was passed by the State Senate and House of Representatives over the summer, but it was vetoed by Rauner. "It's not where we'd like it to be and what I'll try to do is fix the problems with it in subsequent legislation". Read More »

Hurricane Harvey's aftermath: photos show stranded pets, farm animals trekking floods

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The Austin Pets Alive Shelter says 169 dogs and 122 cats are now are on their way to Austin, along with 40 other animals from Houston . A Bay Area non-profit is using airplanes and animal crates to lend a hand to the Houston area. Jarl said that on Tuesday they put approximately 100 dogs on a plane, provided by their partner organization Wings of Rescue , to transport the dogs out of the area affected by the catastrophic hurricane. Read More »

Intermittent violence breaks out amongst peaceful protests at MLK park

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Police have set up barricades in a downtown Berkeley park in preparation for possible demonstrations by right-wing and left-wing groups. "We also want people to freely assemble". No further details were provided. Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday condemned the decision by the National Park Service, which controls Crissy Field, to grant Gibson's group a permit. Read More »

Abbas tells US he won't stop paying terrorist families

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Peace talks can be a gamble for a politician. "The talks had seriously tackled all in-common issues", said Abu Rdineh, adding "President Abbas reiterated to the delegation the Palestinian political stances, mainly the principle of the two-state solution on 1967 borders and stopping all settlement activities". Read More »

Tropical Storm Harvey: Trump headed for Texas to survey disaster zone

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In an effort to prevent even more severe flooding of downtown areas, the Army Corps of Engineers released water from nearby reservoirs, given fears that they would overflow. Among those killed were a family of six who were reported to have died after their van was swept away by the floods, and a man who was killed on Monday night whilst attempting to swim through the flooding. Read More »

'Game of Thrones' gets behind-the-scenes series

Alas, numerous details surrounding Game of Thrones' eighth and final season are just as much a cliffhanger the Night King knocking down the wall and Jon Snow having sex with his Aunt Dany . It turns out that Lyanna named Jon Aegon Targaryen before she died and this is not the first time that we are hearing the name. But we do have at least some info to go on. Read More »

Merkel demands release of Germans unduly imprisoned in Turkey

She said that the decision was "not the basis for a long-term strategy". BERLIN (AP) - A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party said Monday that Donald Trump should devote more energy to governing and less to tweeting, but she insisted the USA president's unpopularity in Germany is not harming her party's standing ahead of next month's election. Read More »

NJ, NY Republicans Attack TX Colleagues for 'Hypocrisy'

Chris Christie said Monday, noting that some of those same lawmakers voted against sending relief to New Jersey and NY after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In a column for the Los Angeles Times on Monday, Michael Hiltzik underscored the hypocrisy of Cruz, Cornyn, and others , and concluded that there was a common ideology underlying every vote against Sandy relief: "climate change denial". Read More »

Princess Diana: Her Continuing Legacy in the 20 Years After Her Death

As for the bride: "Though still a commoner, the pretty English girl will be transformed into the third lady of the realm, Princess of Wales". Hopefully they will remember Diana for her devotion to her children, her encounters with sick and dying patients and her wish to be remembered as a queen of people's hearts . Read More »

Motorola Announces Moto G5s Phones, Sales Start Today

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The device will have all the standard features like 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM card capability and NFC for the cardless payments. The International Business Times reported that the mid-range smartphone will be priced at around Rs 26000 and will have two variants. Read More »

Texas warned more flooding is on the way

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Flooding in Houston's Energy Corridor District, home to many hotels. But Jones warns of strong bands of rain, which will sporadically ride on the outskirts of Harvey , that could drop heavier downpours on different localities. Volunteers joined emergency teams to pull people from their homes or from the water. Two Indian students were critical after they almost drowned in Lake Bryan while they were reportedly swimming. Read More »

Rescues continue in Houston; storm called 'disaster of historic proportions'

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Airmen from the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing unload their bags from a C-17 Globemaster III at Fort Hood, Tex. "We haven't had any real update", he added. "We deployed 200 people from Alaska down to [Hurricane] Katrina, and we're expecting a similar response for this hurricane as well", said regional communications director Lisa Miller with the Red Cross of Alaska. Read More »

Pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey likely headed to Cleveland APL

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What is The HSUS doing? Along with good samaritans, shelters, and rescue groups are also out rescuing animals that have been left behind. Houston-area animal shelters were filling fast, she said. It's simply too unsafe. What should I send? It is a shame the owners of these dogs will never be held accountable for their cruel decision to not just take them to a shelter or at the very least set them free with a chance to find shelter and fend for themselves. Read More »

Texas Governor Abbott says repairs after Harvey will 'take years'

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Dirty brown water covers downtown Houston sidewalks which would normally be filled with officer workers, shoppers, and tourists. "Now it's our turn to help them", the Fleurty Girl site said. "Perhaps it was a bit of a mixed message, but he has assured me, that that is his message". "None of us (is) going to give up", Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. Read More »

Joel Osteen to open megachurch to evacuees

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The church was flooded on the inside, garage level, basement level, not where the main floors are. "It's awesome what they're doing there the make people comfortable", he said. It's the same building where the Rockets once played in the National Basketball Association. 'Just imagine it just raining and raining and raining and the water having nowhere to go'. Read More »

Heavy Rains Bring Mumbai To A Standstill

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The heavy rainfall that Mumbai is experiencing can be due to the presence of an off-shore trough which is running along the West Coast, say weathermen at Skymet. Officials have warned of a 4.81 metre high tide towards 4 pm coupled with heavy showers, which may cause flash floods in low-lying areas in the city. Read More »

How to help with supplies, volunteers, donations — Hurricane Harvey recovery

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A Houston television station reported on Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away. We need boats, right? You wish you could be there. More than a dozen smaller shelters have been opened across Harris County. " It's historic. It's really like Texas , if you think about it. But it is a historic amount of water in particular". Read More »

Fifth Harmony Win First Award without Camila

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For example, in its hit "Worth It", Lauren Jauregui lacked a solo and was overpowered by Cabello and Dinah Jane Hansen. They made a strong statement once and for all during their 2017 MTV Video Music Awards . Another viewer said they were "crying" because it was "so amazing". "They are convinced they have a winning formula if they can release their solo projects, and still look after them when they occasionally make music together". Read More »

Violence in the name of faith won't be tolerated: PM

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Addressing the nation in his popular radio programme, PM Modi said, "On one hand we await our festivals but on the other hand, when we hear about instances of violence, it is natural to be anxious". Modi would inaugurate or lay the foundation stone for National Highway (NH) projects worth around Rs 15,000 crore in Rajasthan, the spokesperson said. Read More »

Houston reporter rescues lorry driver live on air

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Stranded vehicles stuck in high water from Hurricane Harvey on Dairy Ashford Drive in Houston. Smith happened to see Harris County sheriff's deputies coming on Beltway 8 and flagged them down to report the trapped truck driver. Shortly after, the footage cut out. KHOU-TV tweeted images Sunday of water pushing through a front door and flooding the lobby. The pair became the only team left on-air, but despite the challenging circumstances still came to the rescue of a stranded truck driver ... Read More »

North Korea attacks Japan

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said that sanctions against Pyongyang couldn't be a fundamental solution to the crises on the Peninsula, even though China remained committed to the UN Security Council's resolutions on North Korea . Read More »

In Harvey response, FEMA working to avoid making mistakes of past

For symbolically, in the midst of a hurricane, the same torrents of rain fall on us as Americans whether we live in NY or Texas. Many have been spending the night at a huge shelter in central Houston. "I don't think the wall becomes as important now as making sure that the individuals in Texas who have been suffering from this storm are taken care of", said William Hoagland, a former GOP staff director for the Senate Budget Committee. Read More »

Potential tropical cyclone forms off the coast of Savannah

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The potential for flooding exists in low-lying areas. First is what will become Tropical Storm Irma sitting off the Carolina coast now. The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center indicates a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 miles per hour as the system passes near or over the region late tonight . Read More »

Things To Do Before Becoming a Red Cross Volunteer

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The Salvation Army also has a donation page here . "Periods of natural disaster really bring out the best in people", said Michael Sedio, of the San Diego Better Business Bureau . "They've just lost probably everything in their lives". The Greater Chesapeake Region Red Cross expects to send many more volunteers over the next several weeks. Read More »

Trump to Harvey Victims: 'We Are 100 Percent with You'

Niinisto last visited during Barack Obama's term in 2016. The reporter then attempted to diffuse the confusion, explaining: "We have a lot of blonde women in Finland". "The United States is a very proud partner of Finland's European centre of excellence for countering modern threats, including cyber attacks". President Donald Trump claimed in a press conference Monday that Finland and Russian Federation have had a good relationship for a hundred years, ignoring the fact that Russian ... Read More »

Trump threatens to scrap NAFTA in Sunday morning tweet

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In its Sunday statement , the Mexican foreign ministry said it has no intention of making a deal to contribute funds to the wall. "The president also tweeted about NAFTA, which he previously said he would "end up probably terminating at some point" at his August 21 rally in Phoenix, The Guardian reports ". Read More »

European Union warns over UK Brexit talks progress

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The third item the European Union wants to see progress on is matters relating to Ireland , but the British government has pointed out that until the future trading relationship is agreed, the future of the customs border will be uncertain. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey forces Cowboys-Texans preseason game to Arlington

Watt questioned whether the preseason finale for both teams should be played, saying there should be a fundraising component to it. The Cougars are 11-point favorites Saturday against the hosting Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. SMU and TCU also followed. The Rice Owls meanwhile arrived at Fort Worth on Monday. In essence, have all six of our remaining games (against the Rangers ) at the ballpark in Arlington. Read More »

Donald Trump Slammed For 'Denouncing' Journalists More Than Neo-Nazis

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An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows 28% of respondents approved of the way Trump addressed the rally and its fallout, with 56% disapproving. There's the KKK, sure, but he wanted to startle America Tuesday night about the so-called anti-fascists on the other side who have a stated goal of protesting white supremacists and neo-Nazis, sometimes violently. Read More »

'Will not pay for Trump's wall'

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Mexico , which once governed Texas, reacted swiftly to Harvey's devastation. "It's imperative. We may fund it through the United States, but ultimately, Mexico will pay for the wall ", the president added. Trump is promising Texans will "have what you need" and says federal funding will come "fast". The border wall was one of Trump's signature campaign promises. Read More »

EU diplomat 'concerned' over Brexit progress

As the next round of divorce talks gets under way, shifting domestic politics in Britain will once again hang over the negotiations . Those who oppose Brexit altogether were hardly more welcoming, saying Labour's "transitional period" was nothing more than a diversionary stalling tactic. Read More »

Trump's Afghan strategy to end in tears, warns PM Abbasi

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked the U.S. for supporting "the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism". The second No refers to no more efforts at nation-building. Trump repeatedly promised to "win" in Afghanistan and called for "outright victory". Trump's declarations are likely to manifest in the withholding of annual US aid dollars, possible sanctions against the country, and increased diplomatic pressure. Read More »