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Torrance Woman Killed by Sharks While Snorkeling in Bahamas

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Her body was pulled from the water and she was pronounced dead at the Doctor's Hospital in Nassau , the capital of the Bahamas . Another tourist who was on the same tour trip said he saw one large shark and two smaller ones still in the water when they all got back on the boat. Read More »

Trevor Noah Makes Trump Look Stupid Over Rape Denial

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I don't know anything about her", he said . It's quite telling that, in offering a denial, Trump's number one issue is "she's not my type", and his number two issue is "it never happened". "Legally, it was rape", CNN host Alisyn Camerota said helpfully, before replaying a tape in which Mr. Trump said you can grab women "by the p--". Read More »

Trump Appointee to Testify About Why He Recommended Kellyanne Conway’s Firing

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Conway available for testimony before the Committee", White House legal counsel Pat Cipollone told Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings in a letter. Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University who specializes in government ethics, said just because the White House doesn't want to fall under the Hatch Act doesn't make it so. Read More »

New problem discovered in Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet

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A second deadly crash in March in Ethiopia also involved MCAS. Wednesday afternoon, the FAA issued a statement saying it had, in conjunction with its appointed Technical Advisory Board (TAB), identified a "potential risk" that Boeing would have to address before the agency would proceed in ungrounding the 737 MAX 8 fleet. Read More »

Hong Kong Protesters to Rally During G20 to Send Message to Beijing

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More than one thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates in Hong Kong on Wednesday, urging leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to support the full scrapping of a controversial extradition bill. Smaller groups have surrounded government offices, the legislature and police headquarters. Lam has apologized for her handling of the matter, but has declined to respond to other demands. Read More »

Huawei executive asks Canada to quash US extradition request

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China has demanded Canada release Meng and, after her arrest, detained two Canadians on spying charges. In late 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the U.S. "There could never be jurisdiction to prosecute Ms. Meng in Canada: Canada does not police the conduct of foreign persons in foreign lands that have nothing to do with Canada", the lawyers argue in the statement. Read More »

Restaurant worker spits on Eric Trump

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He has been in Chicago and staying at the Trump Hotel, according to his Twitter account. "We have not yet spoken with the employee, but our HR team has, in the meantime, placed her on leave". "Any and all inquiries regarding a federal protectee must be directed to the Secret Service". It is one of the most attractive buildings in the world! A representative at the Chicago branch of the Secret Service referred questions to the Washington D.C. Read More »

Boston Wayfair workers threaten walkout over sale to US immigrant camp

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The furniture from Wayfair was destined for a 1,600-bed compound to detain unaccompanied children in Carizzo Springs, Texas. "We believe that by selling these (or any) products to BCFS or similar contractors we are enabling this violation and are complicit in furthering the inhumane actions of our government", the letter explained . Read More »

Moon denies US-N. Korea nuclear talks in 'stalemate'

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North Korea has slammed the recent extension of USA sanctions against the country as a "hostile act", vowing never to surrender in the face of sanctions or military action. The North Korean spokesman warned it would be hard to achieve denuclearisation as long as US politics are dominated by policymakers who have an "inveterate antagonism" towards North Korea . Read More »

House Democrats push through $4.5B emergency border aid bill

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Progressives like freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib - voted against the bill. The House measure provides $2.9 billion for refugee and migrant care and assistance by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), another $1.3 billion for care provided by DHS agencies, and $60 million to reimburse local governments and nonprofits that help shelter migrants. Read More »

Dad and baby daughter drown trying to swim to U.S. from Mexico

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Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, 25, and his daughter Valeria, 23-months-old, drowned in the Rio Grande River on Sunday, as they attempted to reach the United States. For many, the scene is reminiscent of the iconic 2015 image of a drowned migrant toddler on a Turkish beach. The photo shocked and moved United Nations and European leaders and stirred discussion over immigration policies. Read More »

'Troops withdrawal key to progress in Afghan peace talks'

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Taliban and USA representatives will hold a new round of negotiations in the Qatari capital of Doha beginning on June 29, the militant group confirmed on Sunday. Some US forces also carry out "counterterrorism" operations. At least 3,804 civilians were killed in the war previous year, according to the United Nations. Read More »

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

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San Francisco city officials previous year approved a ban on flavored tobacco and e-cigarette liquids, a move upheld by voters. There is a catch, though. San Fransisco's blanket ban would be the first of its kind. Juul is the major financier behind the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation, which has been collecting signatures. Read More »

Trump, Xi set for high-stakes trade talks in Osaka on Saturday

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Trump will discuss ongoing US-China trade matters with Xi and regional security concerns over Iran with the Saudi Crown Prince. China's Foreign Ministry also said Beijing and Washington's trade negotiators have talked over the phone and the two sides are working closely under their leaders' instructions. Read More »

USA military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

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Pompeo made the remarks to traveling press in Kabul on Tuesday before traveling on to New Delhi, India. US officials have previously said they are hoping for a deal before the upcoming Afghan presidential elections, which have already been delayed twice and are now set for September. Read More »

India steps in to diffuse US-Iran tensions

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But in a show of defiance, Iran's foreign ministry said Monday the new sanctions would have no "impact". Before boarding his flight to Saudi Arabia, Pompeo described the sanctions as a way to deny Iran "the resources to foment terror, to build out their nuclear weapon system, to build out their missile program". Read More »

Baby in Critical Condition after Fresno Shooting

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The mother reportedly told people what had happened before hopping in a auto with a friend and driving about a block away before seeing Echartea 'walking quickly towards the vehicle'. "I know the parents [of Fayth] are broken". Menagh's friend quickly dialed 911 and the baby was rushed to a hospital where she is listed in "critical, but stable condition", Dyer said. Read More »

'Lost them forever': Ethiopia pays tribute to slain army chief

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The foiled plot to seize control of the northern Amhara region and the assassinations in the national capital Addis Ababa underscored the threat of spiralling violence in Africa's second-most populous nation. Dozens of people have been arrested in the wake of the coup attack, and Ethiopians have had their Internet access cut off during the ongoing crisis. He was released from prison just past year, after receiving an amnesty from a 2009 coup attempt. Read More »

Kushner pitches Palestinians ‘opportunity of century’; protests in W. Bank, Gaza

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Spokesperson of the Palestinian government, Ibrahim Melhem, said last week that his country rejects any proposal that opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. But politics are more important. "While the document's authors correctly identify numerous Palestinian economy's most pressing needs, they fundamentally misdiagnose the root causes of its problems". Read More »

India to tell U.S.: S-400 Russian Federation missile deal on

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Pompeo will meet PM Modi on Wednesday, following which he will hold talks and have a working lunch with Jaishankar , and have a separate meeting with NSA Ajit Doval . Sometimes, there could be some dispute because of that. With the USA imposing additional sanctions against Iranian supreme leader Ayotallah Khamenei and their top diplomat Javed Zarif, there is "deep concern" in New Delhi about the direction of this crisis. Read More »

Mum playing chicken runs over own son, kills him

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This story was first published as: A woman is accused of playing a game of "chicken" with her vehicle and kids. Seconds later, she plowed into her 3-year-old son, Lord Renfro, with the right side of the vehicle and then ran him over with a rear tire. Read More »

IL becomes 11th state legalize recreational marijuana

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Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state. Some of the proceeds after administrative and other expenses are earmarked for drug prevention, public safety, and programs in disadvantaged communities, while 35% will flow into Illinois' general fund and 10% will be tapped to pay down the state's huge pile of overdue bills, which totaled $6.6 billion on Tuesday. Read More »

Mueller To Testify In Public On July 17

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after delivering a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. Still, he said: "If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so". Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said he's eager to hear Mr. Read More »

Council of Europe restores Russia's voting rights

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As Ukrinform reported , Russian Federation in June 2017 resorted to financial blackmail of the Council of Europe , explaining that sanctions were imposed on its delegation in the PACE . Despite Ukraine's objections, many Russian rights activists argue it would be better for everyone - including Ukraine - to have Russia in the Council of Europe. Read More »

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran issue

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The wounded - from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India and Bangladesh - also included three women and two children who had been taken to hospital for treatment, the coalition said. But he also said over the weekend that he appreciated Iran's decision to not shoot down a manned US spy plane carrying 30 people. The US official said the deterrents include cameras, binoculars and ships, including from the United States. Read More »

We can not fear change - Zim's Mnangagwa on currency

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But many Zimbabweans are distrustful after a long succession of failed economic interventions. "Zimbabwe will have to show results before people are convinced", said Jee-A Van Der Linde, an economist at South Africa-based NKC African Economics. Read More »

Calls to return more children from Syria

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Once in Australia , the Sharrouf children will be released into the custody of their grandmother while the Rizvic children resettle in Melbourne, it added. "The good thing that we do know about young children who've been traumatised is that they do have potential for recovery. I think we need to keep it very much in perspective". Read More »

Prague Hit by Biggest Protests Since Velvet Revolution | Reporting Democracy

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On the rally, Mikulas Minar, the head of the convey crew, urged AFP news company: "Judging from the aerial photos, it looks admire we're about 250,000". The file clear that he also can indifferent return about 451m Czech koruna (€17.5m; £15.5m) in subsidies. Mr Babis has dismissed all of the allegations as baseless and politically motivated. Read More »

Melania Trump’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham Named New White House Press Secretary

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Sanders said Grisham will continue serving the first lady as she transitions into her new job and will travel with the president as press secretary to the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka and then to Seoul, ABC News reported . "I will miss her honest love of country & great sense of humor at the @WhiteHouse - no matter what the future holds, I wish her (and her lovely family) the very best!" "She is a rockstar and flawless to fill Sarah's shoes!" A 2018 Daily Beast report , citing three ... Read More »

Migrant children returned to detention center denounced as "inhumane" by independent monitors

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Escobar wrote in a letter Friday to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost. "Children described for us how a guard would bring a child to the room and say, 'Who wants to take care of this little kid?' And then the children would describe to us how a seven or eight year old would volunteer to take care of a toddler or a pre-schooler". Read More »