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But the marine layer kept most of the sooty air pollution up at higher elevations. However, any lingering smoke from the fires could be pushed out of the region by some westerly winds on Monday, according to Anna Schneider of the National Weather Service in Monterey.
  • Canada announces billions of dollars in tariffs against US

    Canada announces billions of dollars in tariffs against US

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    These tariffs will go into effect on July 1, Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed at a press conference in Hamilton, Ontario, on June 29. "It would change the calculus", he said. Trump has explained the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada by saying imported metals threatened the United States' national security - a justification that countries rarely use because it can be so easily abused.
  • U.S. Congress divided on immigration crisis, Trump seeks wall funding

    U.S. Congress divided on immigration crisis, Trump seeks wall funding

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    The bill evolved to address two urgent crises triggered by Trump's hardline immigration agenda: his cancellation of a program that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers , and the "zero-tolerance" policy which led to the family separations.
  • What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary upset mean for Democrats?

    What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary upset mean for Democrats?

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    Sullivan, who also works in politics , said voters have been desparate for leadership, and Ocasio-Cortez delivers. "We spoke to communities that have typically been, I think, dismissed, and they responded". "I wouldn't look into this that this is a progressives versus moderates, or a political newcomer versus a long-term incumbent", she told reporters.
  • Owens: Left Has 'Absolutely Lost Control' After Heckling DHS Secretary, Sarah Sanders

    Owens: Left Has 'Absolutely Lost Control' After Heckling DHS Secretary, Sarah Sanders

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    Trump administration employees can not "use their [White House] titles or resources (like Twitter acct) for personal uses like making restaurant reservations or promoting businesses", he wrote on Twitter. Helfrich said in his post . "I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation", the owner explained.
  • Cardi B Reacts To Bronx Teen Stabbed To Death On Video

    Cardi B Reacts To Bronx Teen Stabbed To Death On Video

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    Detectives are investigating whether the five Trinitarios members were actually seeking revenge on a similar looking young man who made a porn film that featured one of the gang member's relatives. It's unclear if he surrendered to police or was taken into custody. Guzman-Feliz's death sent shockwaves through the community, and on social media, as the hashtag #JusticeforJunior began trending.
  • Zimbabwe Stadium Blast Was Assassination Attempt on President Mnangagwa: Government

    Zimbabwe Stadium Blast Was Assassination Attempt on President Mnangagwa: Government

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    The President was in Bulawayo , Zimbabwe's second city, to campaign for his Zanu-PF party ahead of the nationwide elections taking place on July 30th. "Some require serious surgery and I think these are the ones who were close to where the blast occurred but some are not serious". Twenty-three candidates - the highest number in the country's history - will contest the presidential race.
  • Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

    Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

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    The pooch's owner Megan Brainard , from Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 (£1,100) following the victory in Petaluma , California. Himisaboo, a Chinese Crested and Dachshund mix, walks onstage during the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
  • Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket before visiting migrant kids

    Melania Trump wears 'I really don't care' jacket before visiting migrant kids

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    She visited a one-storey red brick building, which houses 55 children between the ages of 12 and 17. "First lady Melania Trump has arrived in Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and border patrol processing center", her office said in a statement.
  • UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

    UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

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    The Prime Minister welcomed the passage of the bill - which transfers European Union regulations on to the United Kingdom statute book - as "a crucial step in delivering a smooth and orderly Brexit". Her compromise failed, and on Wednesday she will again try to head off a rebellion over the so-called meaningful vote on any Brexit deal that some lawmakers want to be able to make sure the government can not accept a "no deal" with Brussels.
  • Ted Lieu plays tape of crying children from House floor

    Ted Lieu plays tape of crying children from House floor

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    Trump told fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections. Dems are just playing games. It features separated children crying and talking about their parents. "Going forward, they will no longer bring criminal charges against a parent or parents entering the United States if they have their child with them", wrote Maureen Scott Franco, the federal public defender for the Western District of Texas, in an email ...
  • Viral Video Shows Priest Slapping Baby During Baptism

    Viral Video Shows Priest Slapping Baby During Baptism

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    Warning: The contents of the video may be disturbing. "Here. And then, we are going to embrace the little guy, because he will have become a little more Christian". The user captioned the clip saying, "This happened today in France, I'm really shocked". "He is just a strict old man who thinks he has to be obeyed and does not recognise the strength of his grips", one person wrote .
  • North Korean airline plans new route to China's Xian

    North Korean airline plans new route to China's Xian

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    A North Korean source in one of the two Hamgyong provinces told Daily NK on Tuesday, ahead of his Singapore summit with U.S. President Donald Trump , Kim heightened surveillance of senior military officials and confiscated their mobile phones.
  • Dedrick D. Williams Arrested In XXXTentacion Murder Case

    Dedrick D. Williams Arrested In XXXTentacion Murder Case

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    The 20-year-old musician, real name Jahseh Onfroy , was shot as he left a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday and died later in hospital. "Williams (DOB 3/23/96) was taken into custody shortly before 7 p.m.in Pompano Beach". Broward County officials tell us the investigation into the death of XXXTentacion is still active.
  • Obama Breaks Silence On Immigrant Family Separations

    Obama Breaks Silence On Immigrant Family Separations

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    Here's how Trump and other administration officials said earlier on family separations before Trump announced the upcoming executive order. Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday (local time) requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take.
  • The incredible reaction in Walkabout Sheffield after England's last-minute victor against Tunisia

    The incredible reaction in Walkabout Sheffield after England's last-minute victor against Tunisia

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    Another said: "Thought I saw a few tears in the England players eyes while singing the national anthem there, but it's just Harry Kane spitting everywhere". "Poch texted me, and after as well". England had made a superb start at the Volgograd Arena when Kane lashed the home from close range in the 11th minute, but the lead lasted 24 minutes before Tunisia drew level from the penalty spot through Ferjani Sassi.
  • 'Minor explosion' reported at London tube station

    'Minor explosion' reported at London tube station

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    Metropolitan Police said the blast was thought to be caused by a battery short circuit. "Please avoid the area - we'll provide updates as soon as we can". City worker Darren Yarlett, 36, told the Evening Standard that he was attempting to drive home in the area, but found the roads had been tapered off.
  • Three dead and 200 injured in Japan rush hour natural disaster

    Three dead and 200 injured in Japan rush hour natural disaster

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    The quake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypocenter at about 13 km depth in Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshu, the largest in the Japanese archipelago, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). "Almost all of the dishes fell and shattered on the floor", said Kaori Iwakiri, a 50-year-old nurse in Moriguchi, just north of Osaka city. At least 234 people were injured, public broadcaster NHK said.
  • Comey used personal email to conduct FBI business

    Comey used personal email to conduct FBI business

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    There was no collusion. The report said that there was no evidence that either ever acted on their sentiments, but assailed both for "extremely poor judgment and a gross lack of professionalism". But a almost two-year investigation by the Justice Department's watchdog found no evidence that those private sentiments expressed by Strzok actually influenced his work.
  • Giuliani: Trump isn't planning to issue pardons during Russian Federation probe

    Giuliani: Trump isn't planning to issue pardons during Russian Federation probe

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    Manafort will remain in jail pending his trial beginning September 17. Charges include bank fraud, and money laundering. But Manafort has not been sentenced, a judge revoked his house arrest on allegations of witness tampering. "I think that we would prefer questions and written answers". Democrats said the inspector general's report blames some of the botched decision-making at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on then-Director James Comey's desire to go public with information ...
  • Melania Trump 'hates to see' children separated from their families

    Melania Trump 'hates to see' children separated from their families

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    Before April, border patrol agents could use discretion in deciding each case; a parent with children would probably have received somewhat more favorable treatment. Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein said the bill had picked up support from 48 senators. On Monday congressional Democrats who are members of a Homeland Security committee will tour facilities in Brownsville where hundreds of undocumented immigrants are being housed.
  • A look inside an overcrowded Texas immigrant facility for children

    A look inside an overcrowded Texas immigrant facility for children

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    Organizers said that location is less that a mile from the Tornillo port of entry and those planning to attend to bringing plenty of water and sunscreen. Temperatures in the area have hovered around 100 degrees; the department spokesperson said the tents will be air-conditioned. "A phone call or two a day like you're incarcerated, everything is dictated on a schedule".
  • United States separates 2000 children from parents at Mexico border

    United States separates 2000 children from parents at Mexico border

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    Democratic candidates running for vulnerable Republican seats also have begun to make the harsh treatment of children a centerpiece of their campaigns. "They want them to be left alone", he said. 'If he can't [acknowledge] that, I'll go tell him 'if you don't like families being supported, you can tell DHS to stop doing it'.
  • Manafort jailed after alleged witness tampering

    Manafort jailed after alleged witness tampering

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    The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came after prosecutors accused Manafort and a longtime associate of witnesses tampering. Former Federal Prosecutor Nelson Cunningham argued on MSNBC host Ari Melber's show "The Beat" that this action is a momentous step in the case against Manafort and in the Russian Federation investigation.
  • Trump tweets that firing James Comey was a ‘great service’

    Trump tweets that firing James Comey was a ‘great service’

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    Not much else is known about Horowitz's review, though in March, the inspector general's office said it "will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review" if circumstances warrant. The two lovers were pulled away from Mueller's team when previous text messages came out and revealed their support for Clinton's presidential campaign and contempt for Trump.
  • Emirati official says battle for Hodeida is key

    Emirati official says battle for Hodeida is key

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    In his view, retaking the port leads to depriving Iran-allied Houthis to the huge financial income it derives from controlling imports coming through Hodeidah, as well as their ability to seize humanitarian aid from global organizations and their targeting of the group's followers and militants.
  • Korea's vice foreign minister heads to U.S. for talks on N. Korea

    Korea's vice foreign minister heads to U.S. for talks on N. Korea

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    The joint statement signed this past week by Trump and Kim promises they will work toward a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, but includes no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or even reduced. Relations between the two countries began to take a positive turn in 2018 in the current framework of detente with North Korea and, above all, after the two summits between Kim and Xi held in March and April.
  • Eid to be celebrated tomorrow

    Eid to be celebrated tomorrow

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    According to the calculations conducted by the Shamakhi-based Tusi Astrophysical Observatory of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), the 1st of Ramadan-that is, when the moon appears - fell on May 17 this year, APA reports.
  • Senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead, politicians, media condemn killing

    Senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead, politicians, media condemn killing

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    Such gruesome violence during the holy month of Ramzan and on the eve of Eid is a chilling reminder of the fact that Kashmir is one of the most risky places not just for the security forces but for peace crusaders and journalists too. The front page of Rising Kashmir , a day after Bukhari's murder. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said Bukhari died in the line of duty. A known literary and cultural activist, Bukhari served as the president of Adabi Markaz Kamraz, a literary forum ...