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Comedian Jon Stewart tears into Congress over 9/11 victims fund

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Dr. Jacqueline Moline, Chair of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at Hofstra's School of Medicine testified before the panel that now, over 11,000 types of cancer have been reported since the attacks on 9/11, ranging from Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, to debilitating lung cancers. Read More »

Former White House counsel John Dean describes parallels between Trump, Nixon

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But he said that in any event Trump could not have been charged because a Justice Department policy prohibits filing criminal charges against sitting presidents. Mueller wrote in his report that there was not enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the election. Read More »

Trump claims victory on Mexican migration

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This would mean they wouldn't be released into the United States, and that would be a very significant agreement , if it exists. This is one page. Pompeo is scheduled to join the briefing at 3:30 p.m. Pompeo also said the USA return of asylum-seekers to Mexico to await the resolution of their claims would hit "full throttle". 'I don't want to say and you can just figure it out yourselves. Read More »

Make India $5 trillion economy: PM to secretaries (2nd Lead)

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Modi's visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka "will demonstrate the priority India attaches to its "SAGAR Doctrine", which refers to Security And Growth for All in the Region - a coinage of 2015 by the Modi government aiming to keep the Indian Ocean region 'peaceful and secure". Read More »

Russian newspapers unite in protest over arrested journalist: who is Ivan Golunov?

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Instead he will be held under house arrest for two months while he is investigated. Mr Golunov, 36, is a freelance journalist who had been working for the Latvia-based news website Meduza , among others. Those who spoke out against Golunov's detention included the Committee to Protect Journalists, which noted Russia's "long history of politically motivated allegations against reporters". Read More »

Iran Frees Detained Lebanese Businessman Zakka - Lebanese Official

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Iran holds a number of dual nationals, including Iranian Americans, as well as Chinese-born USA citizen and Princeton scholar, Xiyue Wang. Lebanon's president and foreign minister had urged Tehran to grant an amnesty to Zakka, and Iranian officials said his release was partly due to the country's close ties with Lebanon's Hezbollah group. Read More »

PM candidate Harper asks Johnson - Why won't you answer questions?

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But his vow to refuse to pay the multi-billion-euro financial settlement she has agreed, covering Britain's liabilities from four decades of European Union membership, drew a sharp rebuke from Paris. "I wanted to give back to the country that's given me so many opportunities", says Mr Javid, who also introduced his dog in the two-minute clip. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, she said: "At a level of income of £80,000 we've worked out that Scottish ... Read More »

Easter Sunday attack: Final report submitted to president

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The meeting between Sirisena, who is also the minister of defense and police, and senior police officers came after intelligence officials, former bureaucrats and the suspended national police chief testified before the commission and described shortcomings in the security sector. Read More »

More bodies found as tourist boat lifted from river

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Rescue personnel could be seen early Tuesday on a barge next to the partially raised boat, carrying stretchers, each with a body bag on them. The lift is planned in several stages, depending, for example, on the condition of the hull as the tour boat is raised off the river floor and the discovery of bodies in the wreckage. Read More »

'Unlawful Killings': Nearly 100 Dead in Attack on Mali Village

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It said that clashes between the Dogon and Fulani had been "exacerbated by the presence of extremist groups", and that the central region had recorded the highest number of attacks against civilians. No group has officially said it was responsible for the attack. United Nations peacekeepers provided air support to the Malian government so they could prevent further attacks, UN spokeswoman Eri Kaneko told reporters in NY. Read More »

Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers stolen in data breach

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The hack took place after the images were transferred to the network of a private subcontractor, which CBP said was a violation of department policy. Buzzfeed , also among the first to report on the breach on Monday, noted that the "cyberattack comes amid the ongoing rollout of CBP's "biometric entry-exit system", the government initiative to biometrically verify the identities of all travelers crossing U.S. Read More »

Italy beats Australia 2-1 on Bonansea’s stoppage time goal

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Kerr has scored 32 times at the worldwide level, already tied for fourth all-time in Australian history, and the 25-year-old figures to smash Lisa De Vanna's record of 47 by the time she's through. "When we played our football we looked decent, but it was only in patches", Aussie coach Ante Milicic said. Daniela Sabatino thought she had won it for Italy with nine minutes remaining when she finished well after hitting the post, only for her goal to be ruled out for offside. Read More »

Trump calls John Dean a 'sleazebag' ahead of testimony

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In a May 24 letter outlining a proposed compromise Mr. Nadler wrote that he was "prepared to prioritize production of materials that would provide the committee with the most insight into certain incidents when the special counsel found "substantial evidence" of obstruction of justice". Read More »

1 dead when helicopter crashes into New York City skyscraper

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said preliminary investigation says that this may have been an emergency landing. There are 25 fire department units on scene. "The building shook", a man who said he worked on the 38th floor told CBS New York . "If you are a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11", Cuomo said. Read More »

Tree symbolising Trump-Macron friendship dies

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The tree was put in quarantine as a safety measure, like other foreign plants or animals brought into USA territory. The tree's death comes as Trump's relationship with Macron grows tense over issues like trade, the climate, and the Iran deal . Read More »

Democrats say Justice has agreed to provide key Mueller docs

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Jerry Nadler of NY, said on Monday he has reached a deal with the Department of Justice about turning over evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report relating to possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump . The measure that the House is considering Tuesday will also let the committee chairs go directly to court, without a floor vote , to enforce subpoenas that the administration is defying. Read More »

China's rare earths exports fall in May; shipments usually volatile

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China's trade surplus last month totaled $41.65 billion, marking almost a 200 percent monthly growth against $13.84 billion fixed in April, according to the latest data released by China's General Administration of Customs. "Import growth slumped on slowing domestic economy and on the prospect of worsening trade tensions", said Xia Le, Hong Kong-based chief Asia economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA. Read More »

Donald Trump defends Mexico tariff threats: 'We got everything we wanted'

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In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Trump also said disputes over Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies could be addressed as part of any USA trade deal with China . Of China, he said: "As great as they are - and they are great - they don't have near the capability of our geniuses in Silicon Valley that walk around in undershirts and they're worth $2 billion". Read More »

Charlotte motorcyclist killed by bolt of lightning in Florida

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Sunday. The Florida Highway Patrol posted an image on social media showing the remnants of the man's helmet. He told law enforcement that he saw a bolt of lightning strike the man's helmet a second before the deadly crash. The man was travelling south on the interstate through Volusia County , just north of Orlando on the state's east coast, when he was struck. Direct lightning strikes are rare. Read More »

Trump brands Pelosi a 'nasty, awful person'

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We have cryin' Chuck Schumer , who's a disaster by the way. Rubio scoffed at coverage by Politico , saying, "A good example of how hard it will be for some in media to be fair in covering deal with #Mexico This [Politico] story opens with " Trump dropped his unpopular plan to impose tariffs after deal was reached" as if the tariffs had nothing to do with getting the deal". Read More »

One dead and six injured in Dallas crane collapse amid severe thunderstorms

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Evans said the reason the crane fell is unknown but there is a "strong possibility" that the winds "played some role in the collapse". The people's names and conditions were not immediately available. It seems that the counterweight descended into the upper apartments, while the tower - which failed structurally at the top of the second section - struck the vehicle park, destroying a number of floors, sending cars into the lower levels. Read More »

Blaze breaks out in east London high-rise

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The building went up in flames in De Pass Gardens in Barking this afternoon, with the ground to sixth floor of the block now on fire. "There are no reports of any injuries at the moment". . Station manager Andy Maloney said at the scene: "Crews are continuing to work really hard to put the fire out. As we have a large presence in the area, we have arranged for staff to open up our local office so we can assist residents". Read More »

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case

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Earlier today, Islamabad High Court rejected the petitions filed by former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur seeking extension in bail in fake bank accounts case. Pakistan's supreme court established a commission in September to investigate the claims, finding that at least US$400m (£316m) had passed through "thousands of false accounts". Read More »

Democratic candidates take veiled swipes at Biden in Iowa

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Sanders said. Sanders, who is participating in the Democratic cattle call on Sunday, said hours before he is set to appear that he isn't anxious about not polling as highly as he did during the 2016 campaign cycle when he was only competing against Hillary Clinton for the party's nomination. Read More »

Mexico Tariffs Deal Less Than Meets The Eye

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Mexico announced it would implement "strong measures" to slow the flow of migrants across its territory towards the southern U.S. border, including the deployment of thousands of Mexican national guard troops. 'There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the US, something that didn't exist for decades. "People can disagree with the tactics (but) Mexico came to the table with real proposals", he said on " Fox News Sunday ". Read More »

Iran criticises European Union for failing to salvage nuclear deal

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In 2015, the U.S., the U.K., France , Germany, Russia and China signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran has drastically reduced its number of uranium enrichment machines and has accepted inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to counter long-held USA suspicions that Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Read More »

Rampant France thrash Korea in World Cup opener

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Their next game against Norway will provide a much tougher test, but if last night's performance is anything to go by, it's time to believe France are the real deal. Renard then helped put the match beyond doubt in the first half, scoring on a pair of corner kicks in the 35th minute and in first-half stoppage time to make it 3-0 France. Read More »

Kathua rape and murder case: Court convicts 6 of 7 accused

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The case led to outrage across the country in January a year ago, with some groups in Jammu coming out in support of the accused. Four non-official witnesses out of the 114 reportedly turned hostile during the trial . Chopra and chief public prosecutors Bhupinder Singh and Harvinder Singh. Six men have been found guilty of the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir last year, and one has been acquitted for lack of evidence. Read More »

Trump administration denies embassies’ requests to fly pride flag on flagpoles

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The flying of Pride flags at USA embassies has become common as a sign of us solidarity with the LGBT community overseas. Richard Grenell , the United States Ambassador to Germany , is the most senior openly gay member of the Trump administration and is now leading a campaign to legalise homosexuality in the 70 countries that still criminalise it. Read More »

Ending the weekend with scattered showers; comfortable weather on the way

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A strong cold front, by June's standards, will push southeast across the area through tonight , bringing noticeably cooler temperatures with it on a blustery north wind, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "It will be fairly localised with a number of other places seeing almost half of month's rain - so a very wet day". That rain is expected to stick around into Monday , when a cold front is likely to produce heavy rain that will eliminate humidity and lower temperatures, ... Read More »