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Ohio Certifies TRUMP-BACKED Candidate WON Special Election

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The Zanesville Republican had already declared victory in the district, but uncounted provisional ballots and close polling numbers left the official results unclear for weeks. Pat Tiberi, who retired in January. Balderson's victory buoys republicans concerned about how Trump is playing in swing states. O'Connor's odds were considered long in the gerrymandered district, which has been held by Republicans for almost 35 years. Read More »

Trump mocks Attorney General Sessions viciously, again

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But Trump has repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing a probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow. Sessions issued a statement Thursday saying his office would "not be improperly influenced by political considerations" just hours after the airing of the Fox interview where the president railed against Sessions. Read More »

Scott Morrison's rise to Australia's top job

Like Dutton, the 50-year-old Morrison, a former executive on Australia's tourism task force, is a social conservative and evangelical Christian who opposes same-sex marriage. Turnbull's departure from politics is to spark a by-election for his Sydney seat, threatening the government's one-seat parliamentary majority. Outgoing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull waves while holding his granddaughter Alice during a final press conference before leaving Parliament in Canberra on ... Read More »

Chinese resort hotel hit by deadly fire

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The cause was under investigation, the Xinhua News Agency said. The fire spread to cover about 400 square metres of the four-storey brick-and-concrete block, partially burning the second, third and fourth floors, according to a report from state-run China Central Television. Read More »

Iowa governor chokes up relaying call with Tibbetts' mother

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She wasn't that person. President Donald Trump led the way, releasing two separate videos to discuss Tibbetts's death, and commenting, "You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from Mexico, and you saw what happened to that incredible, attractive young woman". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn in new anti-Semitism row over ‘Zionist’ comments

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Supporters of Corbyn claim his remarks were taken out of context, with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell telling BBC Radio 4's Today program: "Whatever Jeremy has said throughout the years has always been about how to secure peace, particularly within the Middle East and also peace with justice for all concerned - both members of the Jewish community and also members of the Palestinian community". Read More »

Musk won't be taking Tesla private after all

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Retail investors might have been forced to sell their stock due to limits on the number of shareholders allowed for a privately held company. He said going private also would be "more time-consuming and distracting than initially anticipated" at a time the company needs to focus on speeding production of the company's Model 3 vehicle, which has missed production targets in the past. Read More »

Trump Organization finance chief 'gets immunity' in Cohen probe

One by one, the president's men have turned against him. It was a bruising week for Mr. Trump, with a trio of men who are intimately familiar with his secrets and business dealings now cooperating with prosecutors. Cohen pleaded guilty this week to eight counts that included campaign finance violations stemming from hush-money agreements with two women, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal , who say they had affairs with Trump. Read More »

Unexploded WWII Ammunition Threatens German Firefighters

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However, the Brandenburg interior minister, Karl-Heinz Schröter, told Bild it would likely take another few days to entirely quell the flames. "The wind is a huge a concern". The city was still affected Friday morning, when the fire service advised residents to keep doors and windows closed. Flights to and from Berlin's airports were unaffected by the smoke, but one regional railway line and a road were closed. Read More »

Scott Morrison invites Donald Trump to Australia in first phone call

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Mr Trump has 54 million Twitter followers and the response to his congratulatory tweet to Mr Morrison was largely negative, with many Australians chiming in. "We enjoyed a very close and positive relationship with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and we are confident that close working relationship under Prime Minister Morrison will continue". Read More »

John McCain Discontinues Medical Treatment For Brain Cancer, Family Says

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wrote : "May the prayers and affection of his country, and of friends around the world, surround John and his beloved family in these peaceful final hours". To Gullett, Sen. McCain has always been an authentic American hero, like his fellow Republican, long-ago president Teddy Roosevelt. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks at the American Visionary: John F. Read More »

22 children killed by air strike in Yemen

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It said the vast majority of JIAT's conclusions found the coalition had either acted lawfully, was not responsible for the attack, or had made an "unintentional" mistake. Yemen, a rugged, poor country, has had a history of localized battles. The US is part of the Saudi-led coalition, which began striking the Houthis after they overthrew Hadi, as it provides limited intelligence sharing, aerial refueling for coalition jets and training to make coalition airstrikes more precise, and more. Read More »

Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii

United, Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines have canceled some or all global and domestic flights. "It is supposed to weaken a little bit, but it would remain hurricane strength as it gets closer to the islands", Ballard told HuffPost. Sea levels were expected to rise as much as two to four feet above normal tide levels, causing coastal erosion and prompting a storm surge and "large and destructive waves", forecasters said. Read More »

Save our jobs‚ beg staff at Adam Catzavelos’s food company

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The #AdamCatzavelos hashtag also ignited a conversation about racism in South Africa . In the age of social media, the video went viral and provoked the digital activists to track down and reveal his family business connections, along with those of his wife and their addresses. Read More »

Drug tunnel to Mexico found in former KFC restaurant

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They began monitoring its owner, Ivan López, and stopped him in his vehicle earlier this month. He is now being held in federal detention without bail because he is considered a flight risk. The tunnel is lined with 2-by-4s, along with thinner planks of wood that resemble fence posts, for nearly the entirety of its 590-foot span, the video shows. Read More »

Egypt hotel deaths: British holidaymakers flown back to UK

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She said: "What I want to clear up is some of what is being reported". We have no cause of death; a postmortem is under way. Now we have no evidence to support this. A spokesperson for travel industry body ABTA said: "We are very sad to hear of the deaths of two British holidaymakers in Hurghada and our thoughts are with their family, friends and colleagues at this hard time". Read More »

Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

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Pope Francis is due to touch down in Dublin this morning as he begins his two-day visit to Ireland, the first from a serving pope since John Paul II in 1979. Following nearly two months of limited audiences and appointments for the summer break, "the pope is well-rested and ready, and wants to talk about the family", Burke said. Read More »

Alex Salmond Sexual Harassment Allegations Are 'Extremely Difficult,' Says Nicola Sturgeon

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Mr Salmond could not be contacted for comment on the nature of the complaints against him. Leslie Evans, permanent secretary at the Scottish Government, said an internal review was launched a year ago into the Scottish Government's procedures for handling complaints in the workplace in light of wider concerns about harassment at Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. Read More »

'No-deal' Brexit advice to be published by United Kingdom government

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In a document detailing contingency planning if Britain leaves the European Union in March with no transition deal, the government said unilateral action on several fronts could only minimise disruption up to a point. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, UK-based payment service providers would lose direct access to the EU's payment infrastructure. The legal challenge was presented by pro-EU advocacy group "UK in EU Challenge", which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain. Read More »

US Version of Pompeo’s Phone Call to Khan ‘Contrary to Facts’

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Qureshi, while addressing media in his home city of Multan, had said yesterday that Pakistan has "solid evidence" against Jadhav and was hopeful of winning the case against him at the ICJ. The foreign minister has the legal authority to travel first class but I will not do this and will prefer business class travel. According to the TV channel, the decision has also been made to ban the discretionary funds of the prime minister, members of parliament and ministers as part of austerity ... Read More »

Anaesthetist killed wife and daughter with gas-filled yoga ball, court hears

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The pair were pronounced dead at the same hospital where Khaw worked. Police found a deflated yoga ball in the back of the auto and eventually charged Khaw with two counts of murder, to which he pleaded not guilty. Khaw's wife had reportedly suffered depression and other mental illnesses which were possibly linked to her husband's extra-marital affair. The helper said Khaw enjoyed sound ties with his four children, but she could not judge the defendant's relationship with his wife. Read More »

Police find 8 bodies, some dismembered, in Cancun streets

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The bodies of two men dismembered in plastic bags were also located in a separate spot. The seventh victim was found shot and covered in a plastic bag. In April, 14 people were killed and five more injured in a 36-hour span between the morning of April 4 and the evening of April 5. "Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime ". Read More »

U.S. cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency and the Palestinians have warned that cuts could exacerbate hardship in Gaza, an enclave that has been under Israeli and Egypt blockades created to isolate its Islamist Hamas rulers. "There is no glory in constantly bullying and punishing a people under occupation", she said. "It is the Palestinian people, virtual prisoners in an increasingly volatile conflict, who will most directly suffer the consequences of this callous and ill-advised attempt to ... Read More »

New U.S. tariffs kick in for Chinese goods; Beijing retaliates

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If this happens, China has said it will respond with tariffs on a further $60bn of U.S. goods. USA officials worry they might erode the US' industrial leadership. The 25 percent penalty duties took effect Thursday at one minute after midnight, Washington time, or noon in Beijing . The two days of talks led by U.S. Read More »

Korea halted dismantling of launch site

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Both North Korea and South Korea are technically at war, as no peace treaty was signed between the two nations. For diplomatic efforts to succeed, it would be critical for the allies and North Korea to overcome distrust and misperception, where "actions taken by one party are not understood the way they were meant to be by the actor when the receiver sees it", Brooks said. Read More »

Trump Boosted A White Nationalist Conspiracy Theory He Saw On Fox News

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Shortly after the broadcast, President Donald Trump tweeted that he has instructed the State Department to look at "farm and land seizures and large-scale killing of farmers ". "@TuckerCarlson @FoxNews ", Trump's tweet read. One study suggests less than 2% of murder victims in the country are white, despite white South Africans making up about 9% of the population. Read More »

Hawaii's Hurricane Lane is already a flooding catastrophe

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Brad Kieserman of the Red Cross said there were 16 emergency shelters open and 283 people across the island already in them. Solid southerly swell continues on South Shores today and into the weekend but many spots see tougher conditions as winds and rain increase. Read More »

Mollie Tibbetts' funeral will be held at her high school

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He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. "The process is about truth-finding in a rational, peaceful and efficient manner. Stewart, who has made stepping up deportations of immigrants in the country illegally a major campaign theme, has also employed the firm, along with the campaigns of Sen. Read More »

Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister

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Dutton, who Turnbull accused of bullying and intimidation in the move to knife him, pledged to provide "absolute loyalty" to Morrison. So Turnbull's decision to quit meant Morrison could not be accused of disloyalty. Morrison was treasurer, the most coveted government office after prime minister, and was regarded as the best economic manager among the candidates. Read More »

Cohen called state tax officials soon after subpoena

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But Trump is no ordinary subject. "If someone were to write a book on how the end of this Presidency began, it would start with Trump tweeting, in all CAPS, at 1 am in the morning after ( Michael ) Cohen's guilty plea". It remains unclear if the former Trump lawyer has committed to cooperate with the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe over the alleged Russian Federation meddling into the 2016 USA general elections. Read More »

Trump Calls Off Pompeo's North Korea Trip

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Despite the cancellation, Trump sent his "warmest regards and respect" to Kim and said he looks "forward to seeing him soon!" Pompeo had not said he expected to meet with Kim during his now-canceled trip. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday announced plans to travel to North Korea with newly hired special envoy Stephen Biegun next week. But Pompeo and his top adviser for North Korea, Andy Kim, were seen at the White House Friday morning two hours prior to the president's tweets, ... Read More »

Australia Readies For New PM After Malcolm Turnbull Loses Support

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Morrison, himself a polarizing figure, was voted the least-popular choice for prime minister from Liberal leaders in a poll on Wednesday. Malcolm Turnbull has been replaced by Scott Morrison as prime minister of Australia . Greens leader Richard Di Natale, who has pleaded for politicians to consider the plight of asylum-seeker children held on Nauru, said Friday that Morrison's policy had left a "toxic legacy of cruelty to vulnerable people". Read More »