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Sen. Bernie Sanders also scored an easy victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Write the Daily Beast : "Hallquist is a former energy company CEO who came out as a transgender woman in 2015 after living in Vermont since 1976". In Minnesota, a key battleground state, Republicans opted for the party's county commissioner Jeff Johnson in the governor primary. "I love Vermont because we look beyond these surface issues".
  • Russian Federation threatens retaliatory measures as USA imposes fresh sanctions

    Russian Federation threatens retaliatory measures as USA imposes fresh sanctions

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    Instead of starting to look for ways to improve relations as was discussed during the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki in July, "the USA administration spares no efforts to complicate the situation even more", she said. The US and European Union also have sanctions in place against dozens of Russian state officials and firms accused of involvement in the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and support for the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
  • Baby, pregnant mother killed as Israel strikes Gaza

    Baby, pregnant mother killed as Israel strikes Gaza

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    This will have a 6 m-high fence on top and sensors to alert operators of any suspicious activity. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008. The ministry said Khammash was also pregnant. Rocket warning sirens sounded nearly non-stop in the southernIsraeli town of Sderot and other border communities from sunset on Wednesday.
  • Saudi Arabia rules out mediation in Canada row, may take more measures

    Saudi Arabia rules out mediation in Canada row, may take more measures

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    Samar Badawi was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, the latest targets of what Human Rights Watch called an "unprecedented government crackdown" on women activists. Some university professors expressed regret over the decision, but said they still supported Canadian government's position. Saudi Arabia's state airline said it would suspend flights to and from Canada, starting next week.
  • Chris Collins: early Trump ally charged with insider trading

    Chris Collins: early Trump ally charged with insider trading

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    The case involved Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biotech company. for which Collins served as a board member. They say the son traded on the inside information and passed it to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. Collins's district in Western New York is solidly Republican and voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. Western New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins has been indicted on insider trading charges, according to court documents unsealed in Manhattan federal court on ...
  • Ortom reacts to sack of DSS DG

    Ortom reacts to sack of DSS DG

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    Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed-door meeting with the acting President, Prof. "The unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable", said a statement issued later by Osinbajo's office.
  • Mendocino Complex Fire 30 percent contained, 41 homes destroyed

    Mendocino Complex Fire 30 percent contained, 41 homes destroyed

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    PG&E Corporation confirmed on Sunday that 21-year-old apprentice lineman, Jay Ayeta, died when his vehicle crashed in western Shasta County as he worked with crews in unsafe terrain to battle the almost two-week-old Carr Fire . After visiting some of the fire-ravaged areas on Saturday, California Gov. The fire remained several miles from the evacuated communities along the eastern shore of Clear Lake but "it looks like there's dicey weather on the way", California Department of Forestry and ...
  • Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer

    Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada: An explainer

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    Analysts say the dispute between Riyadh and Ottawa shows Saudi Arabia won't accept any outside criticism and will continue flexing its muscles overseas, especially as the kingdom enjoys a closer relationship with President Donald Trump. The diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia escalated extremely quickly and could take an intervention by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cool down, former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay says.
  • DMK Chief Karunanidhi Extremely Critical, Unstable

    DMK Chief Karunanidhi Extremely Critical, Unstable

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    The dialogues in chaste Tamil espoused with Dravidian ideology became an element of Tamil political history and it was also a landmark for many other movies to use cinema as a tool for Dravidian politics. Mr Karunanidhi's DMK swept the election, riding a wave of anti-incumbency. His popularity rivalled that of J. Jayalalithaa, another powerful leader from Tamil Nadu whose death sparked a huge outpouring of grief.
  • Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life

    Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life

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    After the bank expressed reservations about the size of Manafort's debt, Gates sent her documentation showing the $1.5 million loan had been forgiven. A statue adorns the front of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Alexandria, Va., where President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is on trial facing federal charges of tax evasion and bank fraud.
  • Pres. Trump Hosts MAGA Rally In Ohio

    Pres. Trump Hosts MAGA Rally In Ohio

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    Jim Jordan, who is under siege after allegations that, as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, he knew of alleged sexual abuse by a team doctor but did not report it. "It's likely in the end that Balderson should be able to win narrowly", he said. A few dozen protesters are lined along a walkway outside the school holding signs that say "Impeach 45" and "Real News Fake President".
  • Venezuelan President escapes drone assassination attempt

    Venezuelan President escapes drone assassination attempt

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    Maduro was unharmed in the incident, which officials said had injured seven soldiers in an extraordinary scene captured on video that showed hundreds of Maduro's troops seemingly fleeing in panic at the sound of an explosion. Denouncing an "assassination" attempt, Maduro insisted he was " more determined than ever". CNN and other outlets broadcast live footage of Maduro looking up and of his wife, standing nearby, noticeably flinching as the explosives detonated.
  • Saudi Arabia asks Canadian ambassador to leave

    Saudi Arabia asks Canadian ambassador to leave

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs contended that those arrested were "lawfully detained ", and accused Canada of a "blatant interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs". Negative impacts of the Saudi Arabian investment and trade embargo may be overshadowed by Canada's higher inflation and better than expected economic growth .
  • Mother says missing Iowa student may be abducted

    Mother says missing Iowa student may be abducted

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    The day after police in Kearney, Missouri shared information about a possible sighting of missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts , investigators said it was not her after all. The mother of Mollie Tibbetts believes her daughter may have been abducted on July 18 and begged her possible kidnappers to let her go. "She's out there.
  • Pastor Calls Trump Most 'Pro-Black' President Ever

    Pastor Calls Trump Most 'Pro-Black' President Ever

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    The special prosecutor is also investigating a potential obstruction of justice by the president. But Trump's top spokeswoman rejected the idea that the president directed his attorney general to do anything - if he even could as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is overseeing Mueller's work since Sessions recused himself due to contacts with a senior Russian diplomat he had as a GOP Alabama senator who was advising the Trump campaign.
  • Indian Police issue strong warning after Kiki dance challenge leads to accidents

    Indian Police issue strong warning after Kiki dance challenge leads to accidents

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    Police across the world has also jumped into action against participants. Anna explains that after getting out of the vehicle, she tripped and "fell and hit my head". She warning others about the dangers of the KiKi challenge and other internet crazes. The government agency instructed those who wish to take on the viral challenge to attempt the dance in a safe and non-public road and to avoid dancing in incoming traffic.
  • Jerry Brown: Fire-Fueling Heat Worse Than 'Since Civilization Emerged'

    Jerry Brown: Fire-Fueling Heat Worse Than 'Since Civilization Emerged'

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    To the southwest of the Carr Fire, more than 3,000 firefighters were battling the 95,000-acre (38,450-hectare) Medocino Complex, made up of the Ranch and River fires that have destroyed seven homes and forced thousands to evacuate. "You can expect that - unfortunately - to continue intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest. For instance, a year ago we had the floods so we brought lots of resources from the outside", San Jose Fire Captain Mitch Matlow said.
  • Imran Khan Will Chair Important Meeting at Bani Gala Today

    Imran Khan Will Chair Important Meeting at Bani Gala Today

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    According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Prime Minister Modi called for peace and development in the entire neighbourhood. "The core committee of Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( SAARC ) heads including Mr Modi and a decision on this is expected shortly", a leader of Khan's party told PTI .
  • Zimbabwe officials wait to release vote results

    Zimbabwe officials wait to release vote results

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    But Bloomberg reported that the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, an association of 34 civil rights and religious organisations, said that while the political environment was calm and peaceful, the ruling party utilised state resources to campaign, used aid to force people to vote for it and enjoyed more favourable media coverage.
  • House Republicans move to impeach deputy AG Rosenstein

    House Republicans move to impeach deputy AG Rosenstein

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    Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and nine other conservatives. Even under subpoena, the Deputy Attorney General has refused to produce necessary documents, because they implicate top Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, including himself.
  • Fury as 'nanny state' warns tourists to stay out of the sun

    Fury as 'nanny state' warns tourists to stay out of the sun

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    The 33.3C high was recorded at Santon Downham in Suffolk, the Met Office said - and it is set to get hotter. A respite from the heat could arrive with thunderstorms in eastern areas. It states: "Temperatures are now expected to peak across eastern parts on Friday, with the chance of some exceptionally hot weather developing". After weeks without rain there is a chance of flooding on Friday, with as much as 30mm expected to fall in just an hour.
  • Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released

    Tape of Trump discussing hush money for alleged affair released

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    So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? "Cohen then says "No, no, no, no" and he cuts off the tape". Read the Post's full report on the additional Trump-Cohen tapes and what made Cohen flip here. Stories alleging that Trump paid off women or hid a pregnancy, or even a child, have always been brushed off by the president. "We'll have to pay", Cohen said, according to a recording of the conversation that CNN obtained and broadcast Tuesday night.
  • War of Words between Trump and Rouhani

    War of Words between Trump and Rouhani

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    Germany has called for restraint amid escalating rhetoric between the two leaders. Rep. Castro continued his comments Monday by telling President Trump that his tactics will not clear him in the Russian Federation investigation. Mara also noted that Trump also directed violent language toward North Korea - before meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The head of Iran's Basij militia on Monday dismissed threats by US President Donald Trump as "psychological warfare", local media ...
  • Trump steps up pressure, but Iran says it’s ‘unimpressed’

    Trump steps up pressure, but Iran says it’s ‘unimpressed’

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    While animosity toward Iran's officials has been a part of the administration's foreign policy from the start, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have sharpened their rhetoric. As Pompeo noted in his speech to Iranian-Americans and others in California on Sunday, the centerpiece will be the re-imposition of USA economic sanctions; the first batch will go back into force August 4, targeting the Iranian automotive sector and trade in gold and other metals.
  • After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russian Federation doubting

    After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russian Federation doubting

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    It does have some information about Page's activities, which included a July 2016 trip to Russia in which Page was accused in the opposition research dossier of having met with a top Russian energy official, something Page denies. On Sunday, he told CNN's Jake Tapper on " State of the Union ", "I've never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination".