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Humboldt Park Alligator Captured

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The Florida man who captured the elusive alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game Tuesday. Guglielmi says details about the alligator and its capture will be released later Tuesday. "Wherever he came from or however he got here, he's a very healthy animal", Robb said. According to the city's Animal Care and Control, the gator was likely taken to the Chicago lagoon and left there by someone who owned the reptile as a pet, the agency's ... Read More »

Jeffrey Epstein foundation donated millions to university

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Courtney Wild, an unnamed victim in the 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the secret plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid similar charges, spoke for the first time in court with a fellow accuser. Interested in Jeffrey Epstein case? "A$3 t least one girl, who according to her counsel, was underage at the time the relevant photographs were taken", they said. Read More »

Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

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Next year, a new rule will begin forcing recipients of Title X taxpayer-funded government subsidies to businesses that provide counseling and health care services and force them to perform abortions in separate facilities. "Congress has said that you can not support abortion as a method of family planning", Azar said in June. The Maine program serves about 23,000 people a year, mainly low-income women. Read More »

Joe Biden Draws Line Against Progressives on Health Care With New Proposal

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The former vice president would "stand up to abuse of power by prescription drug corporations if elected", according to his website. "Your children deserve the exact same opportunities every other child in America is entitled to", the former vice president told voters as he unveiled his plan, which the Biden campaign notes is focused on building rural communities from within. Read More »

Three-year-old boy dies after falling into a NY restaurant grease trap

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A 3-year-old boy was killed in a tragic accident when he fell into unsecured grease trap behind a New York Tim Horton's on Monday. Emergency dispatchers received a second call at 11:03 a.m. "This is the worst thing that you can encounter as a police officer", he added. That person administered CPR, as did police officers and paramedics, the investigator said. Read More »

UK's Boris Johnson: I would Not Back US Military Action Against Iran

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But Johnson was uncharacteristically frank on the same point, though the former London mayor's reputation for political duplicity suggests he could change his tune once in office. Outraged Iranian leaders called for the vessel's immediate release and threatened retaliation. A British Navy warship last week drove off Iranian patrol boats which were approaching a British tanker as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, the latest in a series of military incidents which some believe could lead ... Read More »

Trump nominates Esper, Spencer temporarily takes over as Pentagon chief

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Spencer is the Pentagon's third man to serve as acting defense secretary this year. Notably, this includes David Norquist, the under secretary of defense (comptroller)/chief financial officer, who continues to perform the duties of the deputy secretary of defense; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Read More »

Judge bars Roger Stone from social media

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Adam Schiff and former CIA Director John Brennan. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge Tuesday is considering whether to punish Roger Stone for social media posts and whether they are in violation of a strict gag order she imposed on him. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway Defies House Democrats' Subpoena at White House Direction

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House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings responded Conway will be held in contempt if she doesn't change her mind by July 25. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a USA government watchdog agency, last month recommended Conway be fired for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act by disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media. Read More »

Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine worth Sh3.5m under wig

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A Colombian man who looked nervous coming out of his flight in Barcelona , Spain caught the attention of security officials not for his actions, but for his very unusual looking wig. The arrests took place after the Colombians allegedly handed over the cocaine to Brit men at a shopping centre near Madrid . The man in question has been charged with a crime against public health and is being held at the disposal of the competent judicial authority. Read More »

Penguin Duo Removed Again From New Zealand Sushi Sopt

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Police say a couple of penguins are back in Wellington Harbour after they were temporarily detained. They have since been removed again, according to multiple outlets. The little blue penguins conservation status is considered to be "at risk" to "declining". Jack also said that people should maintain distance from the penguins, as they are chances they could bite. Read More »

Trump mulls ousting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

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Trump, according to CNBC, has spoken with allies outside the White House about replacing Ross with someone else in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that the administration can not include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The president has suggested to allies he wants a more hard-charging leader as Commerce Secretary, despite having once talked up Ross as a "killer". Read More »

Justice Department won’t charge New York officer in Eric Garner’s death

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Federal prosecutors have always been considering whether to bring civil rights charges against Pantaleo in a case that has spanned the Obama and Trump administrations and four attorneys general. Those five years are up on Wednesday. NYPD policy prohibits use of the chokehold technique. A Staten Island grand jury declined to prosecute Pantaleo in 2014. Read More »

Huawei to invest $3.1bn on 5G network development in Italy

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Miao said that, in the meantime, the company "is doing business as usual" with its partners in Italy. "The Government needs to consider whether the use of Huawei's technology would jeopardise this country's ongoing co-operation with our major allies", Lamb said. Read More »

Bali quake sparks panic, shakes buildings

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The quake jolted at 7:18 a.m. Jakarta time (0018 GMT) with epicenter at 83 km southwest of the island's Nusa Dua with a depth of 68 km under seabed, official in charge at the meteorology and geophysics agency Wahyu Kurniawan told Xinhua over phone. Read More »

Trump scrapped Iran N-deal to offend Obama

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The memo was written shortly after then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's trip to Washington to persuade the White House to stick with the nuclear deal, the newspaper said . Breaking the act carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison, though prosecutions are rare. The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication. Read More »

Epstein accuser says she spent time with him in New Mexico

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Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. Epstein's defense has submitted a financial summary of his assets under seal, though Berman said he was inclined to make it public. He pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy charges on July 8, two days after his arrest at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, where he had flown back on his private plane from Paris. Read More »

Iran's top diplomat warns US is 'playing with fire'

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The EU ministers drew no conclusions on what action should next be taken to head off a feared U.S. Geopolitics aside, the United States has been trying to subdue the Iranian economy by various means. Confrontations between Washington and Tehran have escalated, culminating in an aborted plan for U.S. airstrikes on Iran last month after Tehran downed a USA drone . Read More »

North Korea says it's rethinking promises made to Trump

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But a few days, later Kim Yong Chol appeared in a state media photograph with leader Kim Jong Un. Targeted entities and individuals contribute to Pyongyang's "nuclear-related, ballistic-missile-related or other weapons of mass destruction-related" programs or for sanctions evasion, the statement said. Read More »

Netanyahu condemns his minister's remarks on gays

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Gay conversion therapy has been widely found, including by Israel's health ministry, to be unscientific and potentially damaging to young people. "I think it is possible" to convert people with a homosexual "tendency", Peretz said , adding that he had conducted such therapy himself. Read More »

Pag Island fire in Croatia forces Zrce beach party-goers' evacuation today

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Images posted to social media showed people fleeing the huge blaze near the edge of the Fresh Island festival in Pag, an island on the west of the country. We can confirm all festival-goers are now offsite. Tourism is a pillar of Croatia's economy, with visitors flocking to hundreds of islands and islets along its stunning Adriatic coast. Read More »

Ryanair forced to slash flights by Boeing 737 Max grounding

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Trump tweeted in April: "If I were Boeing , I would FIX the Boeing 737 MAX , add some additional great features, & REBRAND the plane with a new name". "Our immediate focus is the safe return of the MAX to service and re-earning the trust of airlines and the traveling public, " it said. He added: "Ryanair expects that the MAX200 will be approved for flight services within two months of the MAX return to service". Read More »

UK PM candidates set high bar for Brexit talks: no Irish backstop

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The voting for the Conservative Party's 160,000 members began on 6 July, and it will be announced on 23 July who will become the party leader as well as the UK's next prime minister. "And especially for a Brexiteer". It would involve significant continuing alignment between the United Kingdom and EU. Committed to keeping May's target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050.Ruled out trying to modify the Irish border backstop either by extending it or seeking a unilateral exit, saying only ... Read More »

Suspect confesses in murder of U.S. scientist, Greek police say

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The police said in a statement that a 27-year-old local man "motivated by sexual satisfaction" and frustrated with his own life ran Suzanne Eaton down with his vehicle before raping her and then abandoning her body in a cave. Her body was found a week later deep inside the bunker about 7 miles from where she was staying. The underground caverns had been turned into a bunker by Nazi soldiers during the Second World War. Read More »

Welsh street takes world's steepest title

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Mr Headley, who first wondered if the street was the steepest after his auto slid down it while the handbrake was fully locked, said he felt "utter relief" and "jubilation" following the announcement. "I think it would be absolutely fantastic for us, for all the businesses and all the people". Guinness World Records guidelines state that to be eligible for the steepest-street record, the road must be open to both pedestrians and motorised traffic. Read More »

'Storm Area 51' Goes Viral on Facebook; Air Force Responds

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The US military has pledged to defend the Area 51 base from hordes of potential trespassers who joined a satirical internet movement to see little green men. "About 26 miles from the runway", she says. Most people discussing the raid, including various news outlets that have written about the Facebook event , recognize it's not meant to be taken seriously. Read More »