• North Korea Officially Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier
North Korea Officially Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier

Doctors in the USA said Warmbier had severe brain damage and was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". "This college kid never should have been detained in the first place", said Portman, who previously revealed that he met secretly with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release.

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  • Spain fights forest fire near nature reserve; 1000 evacuate
Spain fights forest fire near nature reserve; 1000 evacuate

Televised images showed trees engulfed by flames during the night. Diaz said the fire was proving hard to fight due to the hot weather and shifting winds. Juan Sanchez, director of Andalucia's forest fire prevention unit, said the fight was in its critical phase due to strong winds whipping up the flames.

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  • GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it
GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

The Senate bill "erases a raft of tax increases that have helped offset the cost of Obamacare , but not the "Cadillac Tax" that Heller and the powerful Culinary Union have vocally opposed". In 2015, West Virginia had the highest opioid overdose death rate; about 36 out of every 100,000 people in the state died from an opioid overdose that year.

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  • US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria
US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

Syrian state television, quoting army sources, said they had resumed the offensive, which took place as USA and Russian officials were holding another round of secret talks on creating a "de-escalation zone" in southwestern Syria that would include Daraa.

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  • Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat
Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

Nor have they identified a challenger. Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and rising star Congresswoman Mia Love were right: the political dynamic is easing away from Republican vs....

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  • Maoists unleash four attacks on security forces in Chhattisgarh
Maoists unleash four attacks on security forces in Chhattisgarh

The STF men were patrolling an area of the Tundamarka forests in Chintagufa area around 10 a.m. when they came under fire from a group of Maoists. "Operations were planned based on inputs by security forces and intelligence agencies". Police said the body of the slain Maoist has been recovered from the encounter spot. The operation comes a month ...

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  • Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill
Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

Hillary Clinton won the state by 2.4 percentage points, or 27,272 votes. The American Health Care Act, passed by the House of Representatives, would take health care away from 23 million Americans, including 777,000 Pennsylvanians. After hospital, doctors and advocacy groups lambasted the proposal released Thursday, the health insurance industry'...

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  • Indian policeman 'beaten to death by mob' in Kashmir
Indian policeman 'beaten to death by mob' in Kashmir

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said two people have been arrested and a third person has been identified in connection with the lynching . The incident took place when Muslims across Kashmir were observing "Shab-e-Qadr" (the night of power) involving night-long prayers and supplications in the mosques and shrines.

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  • Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college
Meira Kumar urges conscience voting by electoral college

She was the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha . The reportage of May 2013 quoted by union minister stated that as the leader of opposition she had walked out of the Lok Sabha after abruptly completing her speech that was cut short due to disruptions from treasury benches.

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  • Stuntwoman successfully hangs from her teeth over Niagara Falls
Stuntwoman successfully hangs from her teeth over Niagara Falls

Erendira Wallenda performed a series of eye-watering acrobatic stunts while being suspended 300 feet above raging waters at 8.30am local time. But the safety harness wasn't needed, as Wallenda didn't fall once. (Wallenda) "It felt awesome". Erendira Wallenda is just happy to be back on the ground . In 2012, the Niagara Parks Commission appr...

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  • Remains of Stuck in Borewell Pulled Out
Remains of Stuck in Borewell Pulled Out

She slipped into an open borewell in Ranga Reddy district on Thursday. Chinnari was the daughter of migrant labour Yadaiah. After three days of operation to rescue an 18-month-old girl from a borewell in Telangana's Rangareddy district, she was found dead at a depth of 180 feet.

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  • Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients
Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients

U.S. Senate Republicans released their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday and there was reaction from both sides of the aisle in Indiana. A comparative moderate, Heller supports the expansion of Medicare that was included in the Affordable Care Act. That expansion program would begin being phased out in...

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  • AIADMK Amma Camp to Support NDA's Presidential Nominee Kovind
AIADMK Amma Camp to Support NDA's Presidential Nominee Kovind

Meanwhile, continuing his canvassing of party elders, Ram Nath Kovind met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today to seek his blessings. The biggest plus point of all for the political parties to support him as the President Candidature is, that he is being praised for constituting a judicial inquiry or commission to investigate irregula...

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  • Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling
Justices give gov't time to address second travel ban ruling

President Donald Trump and his administration faced yet another defeat in the federal courts this week over his controversial executive order that bans travel from six predominantly Muslim nations. The 9th Circuit, however, did not completely ignore the president's statements. The timetable would allow the administration to make its challenge to ...

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  • North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'
North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

But today he said "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military, and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea ", according to the Associated Press . More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled their homeland but it is very rare for them to cross the closely guarded in...

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  • North Korea conducts another rocket engine test
North Korea conducts another rocket engine test

The North also conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the United States mainland. If you were thinking of a visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea this summer, think again. Gause said that the two allies should embrace both sanctions and dialogue to achieve the N...

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  • Armed Homeowners Capture Suspected Georgia Cop Killers
Armed Homeowners Capture Suspected Georgia Cop Killers

Two patrol vehicles were shot and hit, but no one was injured. "At that point in time the homeowner stepped out and held the people there by gunpoint until another neighbor came to assist him", Miller said. The veteran sheriff said his heart was still with the officers, their families and other victims of the inmates' alleged crimes. "I took ...

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  • 5 Ramifications of an Investigation Into Trump — NBC Analysis
5 Ramifications of an Investigation Into Trump — NBC Analysis

His investigation then grew to include looking at whether President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he was unwilling to back off the Russian Federation investigation. In a survey of registered voters, 45 percent said they trust Comey to tell the truth, while 32 percent said they trust Trump. Director of National Intelligence Dan Co...

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  • Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier
Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

The agency accused Seoul of tarnishing Pyongyang's image with its "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" while having no knowledge of the "humanitarian" treatment Warmbier received in the North . Otto Warmbier was in a coma when he was released, and died less than a week after returning home. Warmbier was detained at the Pyongyan...

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  • China says will investigate reports citizens abducted in Pakistan were missionaries
China says will investigate reports citizens abducted in Pakistan were missionaries

The city of Quetta in Pakistan, were the Chinese nationals were abducted. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in response to the case that there should be a review of the visa process for Chinese nationals entering Pakistan, and for a databank to track Chinese workers in different parts of the country.

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  • Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?
Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

A U.S. Justice Department spokesman told the AP that the agency has not reviewed or approved the ballot's language. The sovereignty view is and has been a minority in Puerto Rico. While 1.5% of the voters chose independence from the U.S., 1.3% wanted the current status to be retained. In a previous referendum in 2012, Puerto Ricans overwhelming...

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  • Qatar Situation Worsens as Turkish Troops Arrive
Qatar Situation Worsens as Turkish Troops Arrive

In early June, Saudi Arabia , UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar for alleged links with terrorism and plots to undermine the security of its Gulf neighbors. Doha-based al Jazeera reported that Turkish troops had arrived in Qatar on Sunday. The television channel has always been a target for criticism by other Middle East countr...

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  • Auto crash sparks brush fire along LA County freeway
Auto crash sparks brush fire along LA County freeway

The fire quickly jumped the freeway and has destroyed at least one structure. As of 4:30 p.m., more than 250 personnel were on the scene as the fire grew to at least 850 acres and remained 0 percent contained, a fire department spokesperson said.

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  • Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: United Kingdom minister
Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: United Kingdom minister

While the USA was being "relegated to a footnote on climate action", said Ms. McKenna, Canada and the remaining participants at the meeting - France, Italy, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union - reaffirmed the commitment to the swift implementation of the Paris agreement and the need to urgently tackle climate change ...

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  • Trump asks why Obama admin didn't stop Russian Federation from meddling
Trump asks why Obama admin didn't stop Russian Federation from meddling

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday told the leading House panel investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election that much to his "disappointment", the Democratic National Committee declined an offer by his agency to help after they were hacked.

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  • Closing arguments set in police officer's manslaughter trial
Closing arguments set in police officer's manslaughter trial

The Facebook video that Reynolds shot captured the dying Castile insisting that he hadn't been reaching for his handgun. Choi has said Castile's loaded pistol was found in his shorts pocket. The video shows the interaction between the two men, the shooting and attempts to revive Castile. Asked to explain the recording, Yanez said: "What I m...

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  • South Korea investigating North Korea rocket engine test
South Korea investigating North Korea rocket engine test

The United States has tried for years to discourage South Korea from developing longer-range ballistic missiles in keeping with the Missile Technology Control Regime, a voluntary worldwide arms-control pact. Since winning the election last month , Mr. Moon has vowed to pursue talks with North Korea, insisting that sanctions alone have failed to pe...

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  • Trump makes case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap
Trump makes case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

Standing on the tarmac at General Mitchell International Airport, Trump said the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is making its way through the U.S. Next week Congress will vote on the Perkins Act, which would increase appropriations for career-technical education programs to $1.23 billion by 2022 and return oversight authority from federal...

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  • Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican
Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances. While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview on "Fox & Friends", Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could "come up something that everybody's happy with".

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  • US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria
US says Russia not behaving in threatening way in Syria

This could out US and Russian forces in direct conflict. "If you look back at the logs that we put out fortnightly, you'll see that all out operations were in support of the retaking of Mosul", he said on Thursday. While Russia has demanded an accounting of the weekend incident, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov asserted on June ...

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  • North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier, reportedly in a coma
North Korea releases US student Otto Warmbier, reportedly in a coma

Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea . But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier's release . What, if anything, substantive Rodman is doing in North Korea remains unclear. Before his trial, Warmbier had said he...

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  • Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted
Feds offered cybersecurity help in 2016 election, but states resisted

The FBI and several congressional committees are running multipronged investigations of possible cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and potential obstruction of justice by Trump. "I mean, you go to the CEO of a company, and they probably deal with the head of I.T.", she added. Johnson was the "latest top intelligence of...

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  • Donnarumma Milan message 'hacked'?
Donnarumma Milan message 'hacked'?

And now, he has just thrown the biggest curve ball of all as he put out a fresh post claiming his account was hacked and deleted the original Instagram post. Raiola - who represents clients including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli - also had his say on the ongoing drama involving Donnarumma. However the Italian, now with Italy's under-2...

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  • Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards
Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

He billed Iran's retaliatory missile strike as a countermeasure of just a "very limited scale". Israel and Iran are bitter enemies. Late on Sunday Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps fired six missiles into eastern Syria , targeting Islamic State strongholds in retaliation for the recent ISIS-claimed terrorist attacks in Tehra...

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  • Warmbier 'brutalized, terrorized' in N. Korea: father
Warmbier 'brutalized, terrorized' in N. Korea: father

The release came following work by State Department officials and did not involve former basketball star Dennis Rodman , who arrived in North Korea the same day Warmbier was sent home, Fred Warmbier confirmed. His father criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for the handling of his son's imprisonment. "We have no certain or v...

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