• Melbourne siege 'being treated as a terror attack', police say
Melbourne siege 'being treated as a terror attack', police say

The attack sent jitters through Melbourne and much of Australia , coming so soon after the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, England. Police said the Melbourne siege was the fifth terrorist incident in Australia since the threat level was lifted in September 2014.

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  • MI health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water probe
MI health chief charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water probe

More than a dozen former state and city officials have been criminally charged in connection with the Flint water crisis. If convicted, Lyon could face up to 15 years in prison. Almost 100,000 residents of the poor, mostly black city, were exposed to high levels of lead, and the ensuing outcry became as much about failed governance and account...

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  • Body washes up on MA shore in front of beachgoers
Body washes up on MA shore in front of beachgoers

His body was spotted by people at the beach yesterday morning. Authorities said Chhoun and Pen Sok, also of Lowell, set out in their boat on the afternoon of June 6. But after the body was covered with a beach blanket and the first emergency responders arrived, sunbathers looked and acted as if nothing had happened.

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  • Is The British Pound Still Falling? Election Brings Uncertainty To English Currency
Is The British Pound Still Falling? Election Brings Uncertainty To English Currency

Callaghan didn't call an election to get the will of the people behind him, and ended up losing a non-confidence vote that paved the way for Margaret Thatcher to begin her 11 years in power for the Conservatives. May and her conservatives will now have to work with minority parties in an attempt to form a coalition government that could keep her in...

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  • Rapper Chief Keef accused of drug possession in South Dakota
Rapper Chief Keef accused of drug possession in South Dakota

Officer Sam Clemens says that Keith Cozart was arrested Monday morning at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport when security found edible marijuana in his carry-on luggage. The rap star's camp had nearly immediately addressed the headline-generating bust. "Our lawyers are actively in communication with the court and jail".

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  • One-Third Of World Is Now Overweight Or Obese
One-Third Of World Is Now Overweight Or Obese

The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. "We don't really know what the long-term effects will be if exposed to high BMI over 20, 30, 40 years", said Danaei, who was not involved in...

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  • AG Jeff Sessions Headed to Hot Seat in Senate Intel Committee
AG Jeff Sessions Headed to Hot Seat in Senate Intel Committee

In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Secondly, Sessions is likely to be asked why, after recusing himself from oversight of claims of Russian election meddling because he was on Trump's campaign...

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  • Accused federal contractor victor pleads not guilty, denied bail
Accused federal contractor victor pleads not guilty, denied bail

Attorney Jennifer Solari told the judge. This June 2017 photo released by the Lincoln County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office, shows Reality Winner . "Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. The charge against victor carries a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years in prison. According to a probab...

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  • Surgeons save constipated man's life by removing 13kg of faeces
Surgeons save constipated man's life by removing 13kg of faeces

The man, who was reportedly constipated since birth, was operated at Tenth People's Hospital of Shanghai in China . During the three-hour procedure, 30 inches of the man's enlarged bowel was removed. Hirschsprung's disease is usually treated when those with the condition are infants, but in rare cases it can go undiscovered until adulthood. Th...

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  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia
Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

Both Schumer and Cardin voted to dispose of that disapproval resolution , which was over a separate Saudi arms sale approved under the Obama administration. "Saudi Arabia needs to see that there will be consequences if they ignore US demands and target civilian infrastructure". "I think when you look at it too, if you look at the vote today and ...

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  • Eating French Fries May Kill You!
Eating French Fries May Kill You!

Potatoes are packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants. This study may be very scary for people who love French fries , but there's one important thing to remember; despite the evidence that was gathered by researchers, they still can not conclusively state that French fries are the problem.

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  • West Nile virus detected in Chino Hills mosquitoes
West Nile virus detected in Chino Hills mosquitoes

The Health Department says the arrival of West Nile Virus is earlier than in past seasons. Residents of Columbus should call 311. Fred Echols, says it's critical to take the proper steps now to avoid contracting the virus through mosquito bites.

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  • The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry
The charges against Bill Cosby, and sentences they carry

The criminal case was reopened in 2015, after his previously-sealed testimony from the civil proceedings was made public. It was then that a new prosecutor chose to charge him. "When you dance outside your marriage, you've got to pay the band."You danced", he added, looking at Cosby , before turning his attention to Camille, seated in the front ro...

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  • England beats Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup
England beats Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

Whether this victory will mean anything for the future of English football is unclear. "This is what we have worked so hard for". England's Dominic Calvert-Lewin (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Venezuela in the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup final at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwo...

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  • Jason Peters wants to retire an Eagle, willing to rework contract
Jason Peters wants to retire an Eagle, willing to rework contract

In 2014, the Eagles inked Peters to a new five-year contract worth $51.3 million and heading into the 2017-18 season, the 35-year-old out of Arkansas wants to make sure he stays in Philadelphia for the remainder of his career as he approaches the final two years of the deal.

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  • Panda gives birth in Japan five years after previous cub died
Panda gives birth in Japan five years after previous cub died

The zoo's statement said she was holding her cub in her paw but whether the baby is nursing was not clear. The sex of the cub is yet to be announced. But the cub died from pneumonia six days after birth. Shin Shin and her same-age male partner, Ri Ri, mated naturally for the first time in about four years on February 27 this year, when they m...

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  • SNP MPs step forward to replace ousted Angus Robertson as Westminster leader
SNP MPs step forward to replace ousted Angus Robertson as Westminster leader

The SNP's proposals include the involvement of the devolved governments in the negotiations, and a cross-party advisory group to be set up with representatives from the devolved administrations, to agree a new position for the United Kingdom and oversee the talks.

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  • Xbox Design Lab Comes to UK, France, and Germany
Xbox Design Lab Comes to UK, France, and Germany

Brits get first dibs on the £69.99 pads, which offer over 8 million possible colour combinations. There are some new metallic finishes available for the triggers and D-pad, along with new rubberized grips for the back. The biggest news coming out of E3 from Microsoft is the naming, pricing, and release dating of Project Scorpio, which is now offici...

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  • Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar
Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

But since June 5, the UAE has joined Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Egypt in cutting off sea traffic to Qatar as part of the nations cutting diplomatic ties. But Qatar wields a potential economic weapon if the crisis escalates and countries around the world that depend on its supply may find themselves needing to side with the tiny nation that...

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  • Charles Blow Has Some Advice for Everyone Fantasizing About Trump's Impeachment
Charles Blow Has Some Advice for Everyone Fantasizing About Trump's Impeachment

Sherman's current article of impeachment states that Trump "has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States".

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  • Professor Eats His Own Books On TV After Losing Bet On Elections
Professor Eats His Own Books On TV After Losing Bet On Elections

Corbyn was elected Labour leader nearly two years ago on a groundswell for change - a shift mirrored across Europe, where centre-left parties have lost support to anti-establishment movements that have emerged since the 2008 crisis. Though Labour last week lost its third successive general election , it is in buoyant mood. "A little bit of ...

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  • Katy Perry reveals past suicidal thoughts, addresses Taylor Swift feud
Katy Perry reveals past suicidal thoughts, addresses Taylor Swift feud

Katy Perry is in the midst of a very odd album launch, and to promote her new album Witness , she's been living in a Big Brother-style house and livestreaming her entire weekend in partnership with YouTube . Adding, " People like talk about my hair, right?" The singer even opened up about her alter-ego of Katy Perry , and said that sometim...

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  • Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source
Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source

The third attacker was named as Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, who was living in east London . The 30-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts, during a raid on a property in the east London suburb of Ilford, police said.

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  • Trump considering firing special prosecutor
Trump considering firing special prosecutor

How reliable Ruddy's comments are is open to question. A White House official stressed that Ruddy "speaks for himself ", not the Trump administration. Frum says if that happens, then be ready to expect "political remedies of the most dire kind". "Republicans need to focus on closing down independent counsel because it clearly isn't independe...

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  • Police release dash-cam footage of Tiger arrest
Police release dash-cam footage of Tiger arrest

Woods then is seen unable to tie either shoe and the officer had to take off both of them before conducting the field sobriety test on him. The release of the dash cam videos come after police shared pictures of the damage to Woods' auto.

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  • Limited reshuffle points to Theresa May's lack of authority
Limited reshuffle points to Theresa May's lack of authority

Gove replaced Andrea Leadsom in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle . The former education secretary , who stood unsuccessfully against Mrs May for the Conservative leadership after clashing with her over the handling of extremism in schools, worked for the News Corp-owned Times before entering politics and returned to the paper following his d...

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  • Missouri lawmakers start session on abortion
Missouri lawmakers start session on abortion

Greitens also wants lawmakers to undo a St. Louis ordinance that bans discrimination in the workplace and in housing based on pregnancies, abortions and other "reproductive health decisions". "Send it to a vote of the people and let them decide if they want to spend their tax dollars on making us a full-time legislature", Holsman said. Sen.

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  • Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses
Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

Her party won 35 seats in last week's General Election, down 21 on the 56 MPs it returned in 2015. "It is incumbent on us to listen to other parties in Parliament, and people outside it, about the best way forward". "This morning, we have heard SNP figures acknowledge that the referendum demands were behind its bad result". "Of course we'll lis...

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  • Puerto Ricans vote for US statehood
Puerto Ricans vote for US statehood

The governor of Puerto Rico , Ricard Rosselló, has announced that he is to visit Washington in the next phase of his campaign to turn the island into the 51st state of the United States. "This brings out the worst in the US Congress", said Dr Amilcar Barreto, a specialist in Puerto Rican politics at Northeastern University in Boston.

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  • Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood
Puerto Rico votes in favor of U.S. statehood

Ninety-seven percent of ballots cast were in favor of statehood, but on an island where voter participation usually hovers around 80 percent, only 23% of registered voters cast ballots. He says that efforts by groups opposing the referendum may also account for low turnout. "Puerto Rico's in the midst of a severe economic and, in many respects,...

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  • US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition
US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

Marshals Service said. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Manny Puri says Martinelli was in custody Monday evening at a federal detention center in Miami. Interpol also issued a notice for Martinelli's arrest last month. Panama asked the United States to extradite Martinelli last September, but the former president has fought the request, arguing ...

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  • Tipton votes to support CHOICE Act
Tipton votes to support CHOICE Act

But in the push to overhaul Dodd-Frank, Republicans contend the biggest banks have only gotten bigger while local banks and credit unions are dwindling. All Ohio Republicans voted for the bill. The Dodd-Frank provision championed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is meant to keep banks from taking gambles that could lead to...

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  • Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister
Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Had Corbyn won, there would have been no guarantee of a successful Brexit , not least because the Labour leadership had fiercely opposed Britain leaving the European Union ahead of the UK's 2016 referendum on EU membership. A vote of no confidence in her leadership will be triggered if 48 MPs write to Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbenc...

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  • Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister
Senior Cabinet minister offer support to UK prime minister

Lawmakers, who are by tradition not named at such meetings, told Reuters that there were no dissenting voices and that the party had no appetite for a leadership election. Tom Tugendhat, a Tory MP, said: "Three questions on DUP deal". Prime minister Theresa May has now confirmed the party will be working with Northern Ireland's Democratic ...

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  • 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tony Awards
'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tony Awards

Midler took the best actress trophy and - to the amusement and cheers of the audience - refused to be played off, forcing the swelling orchestra into silence. Then a 1978 staging earned just a single nomination for Best Actor in a Musical ( Eddie Bracken ). Those watching will see musical numbers from nine new and revival musicals, including " Ba...

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