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Russia Scanned Election Systems in All 50 US States

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Clearly something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent ", McConnell said . The most pressing issue is replacing electronic voting machines that do not produce a paper record of each ballot cast that is verified by the voter and can later be audited. Read More »

Lawsuit Sheds Light On Grisly Details Of Human Chop Shop In Arizona

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The grisly details in the search of the Biological Resource Center almost five years ago was recently made public after an agent described "various unsettling scenes" as part of a civil lawsuit against the business' owner, Stephen Gore . " He's no longer sure the ashes he received in the mail are actually his mother's, since numerous bodies found in the facility had no identification tags". Read More »

150 migrants feared dead after boats capsize off Libya coast

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The Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in the capital, Tripoli, said that up to 350 migrants were on board the boats that capsized on Thursday off the coast of the Libyan town of Khoms, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli. "The dead include women and children", UNHCR spokesman Charlie Yaxley said. A mass exodus from northern Africa to Europe began after the 2011 uprisings that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi . Read More »

Ex-wife pleads guilty in killing of Lorenzen Wright

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About a year and a half ago, both Turner and Wright were charged for first-degree murder in relation to the crime and now, a guilty plea has been made. "Turner, a landscaper in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, and Sherra Wright attended the same church". Sherra Wright , prosecutors asserted in court filings, planned the murder of Lorenzen Wright at his home in Atlanta. Read More »

Marines Arrested On Allegations Including Human Smuggling, Drug Offenses

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Naval criminal investigators and officials from the Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division swooped in early Thursday, netting 16 people during the morning's battalion formation, officials said in a statement. Major Kendra Motz with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton said the 16 are in the same unit as two Marine lance corporals busted by Border Patrol earlier this month. Read More »

Missing teens could be connected to murdered tourists, Canadian police say

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Previously, RCMP had asked for the public's assistance to locate the two missing teens, 19 year old Kam McLeod and 18 year old Bryer Schmegelsky . The Royal Canadian Mounted Police now consider the two teenagers to be suspects in the murders of Fowler and Deese - as well as that of a second unidentified man whose body was found several miles away from McLeod and Schmegelsky's burning truck. Read More »

Trump vetoes restrictions on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

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Rodd Young, R-Ind., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Susan Collins of Maine. It comes after both chambers of Congress voted to prevent the sale. When the $8.1 billion (€7.3 billion) sale was announced last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said they would bypass the usual congressional review by declaring a national security emergency. Read More »

Pascrell Statement on Puerto Rico

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Berrios, one of the leaders of the Central Florida protests, says the victory is being felt by Puerto Ricans around the globe. The drama of the past 13 days has paralyzed civil society, and the question of Rossello's political fate has dominated conversations islandwide since the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested two top members of his administration on public corruption charges this month and 889 pages of the encrypted group chat were unveiled. Read More »

Four teens charged in suspected homophobic attack against women on bus

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The 28-year-old, from Uruguay, alleged the group began to make crude remarks and sexual gestures - urging them to kiss. When they refused, they said they were attacked and punched several times. Both women suffered facial injuries and needed hospital treatment. We have to endure verbal harassment AND CHAUVINIST, MISOGYNISTIC AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE because when you stand up for yourself shit like this happens. Read More »

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

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Biden is the early Democratic front-runner in no small part because of support from black voters who are crucial to winning the party's presidential nomination. On the topic of drugs, Biden said he supports the legalization of medical marijuana and hopes to decriminalize its use broadly, expunge prior marijuana-related convictions and classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, a step down from Schedule I, a category for unsafe substances considered to have no medical objective. Read More »

Deaths as bomber detonates in Mogadishu mayor's office

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The blast took place soon after United Nations envoy to Somalia James Swan had made a visit to the mayor's office. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman and his deputy have been hospitalised. "Some of them were eliminated, others wounded", al Shabaab spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab said in a statement sent to Reuters . Although Al Shabaab was not specifically named, it is likely the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group was involved in the attack. Read More »

Donald Trump sues to block NY tax returns release

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Neal is using a little-known IRS provision known as 6103, which allows the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to request and obtain an individual's tax information for a legitimate legislative objective. Read More »

Lawmakers react as May hands over to Boris Johnson

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May agreed to step down in May after failing to win parliamentary approval for the Brexit deal she agreed with Brussels. The Labour leader did begin by paying tribute to the outgoing prime minister's "sense of public duty", saying that public service should "always be recognised", along with the "huge responsibility and pressure" it places on loved ones. Read More »

Human chain stops U.S. immigration officials from arresting man and son

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Many opponents of the raids have pointed out that the extent of the "illegal activity" committed by the majority of these migrants was crossing the border, and that many do so in order to flee risky situations in their home countries. "We were going to hold it down as long as the police were here", Felishadae Young, neighbor who participated in the human chain, told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN. Read More »

Kenya's leader replaces finance minister after graft charges

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It is the first time a Kenyan finance minister has been charged while in office. The two dams were budgeted to cost $446m, he said, but the treasury borrowed far more. Dressed in a gray pinstripe suit and yellow tie, Rotich denied the charges before a packed Nairobi court. Kenya is considered to have a serious corruption problem, ranked 144 out of 180 nations by Transparency International in its annual corruption index. Read More »

Bison tosses and injures 9-year-old girl in Yellowstone

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After about 20 minutes, the animal charged the group, tossing the girl into the air. She was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her parents and treated by the park's emergency medical team. Officials are still investigating the incident, however. The tourist was caught on video repeatedly trying to pet a bison lying down in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park on April 16. Read More »

Voting for new UK prime minister ends amid Brexit foreboding

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The outcome of the ballot of about 160,000 Tory members will be... Italy's economic minister Carlo Calenda said Mr Johnson's approach appeared to be based on "wishful thinking"."He basically said: "I don't want free movement of people but I want the single market, '" Mr Calenda told Bloomberg". Read More »

Venezuela limps back to normal after another blackout

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Many posted images of Caracas residents walking to their destinations after the blackout interrupted subway service. US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) said the Russian-made Venezuelan SU-30 "Flanker" took off from an airfield 200 miles (320 kilometres) east of Caracas last Friday, following a US EP-3 at an "unsafe distance.jeopardising the crew and aircraft". Read More »

Spain: Parliament Votes Against New Term for Sanchez in First Round

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Sanchez, who won the most seats in an election in April but fell short of a majority, has faced three months of hard coalition talks with Podemos, whose votes he needs to be confirmed as prime minister. The second vote on Thursday requires only a simple majority. With the support of far-left Podemos's 42 lawmakers, and a few others from small regional parties, he would go through. Read More »

Triads link to station attack on protesters

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A gang of white-clad men armed with metal rods and wooden poles assaulted pro-democracy demonstrators and others inside a subway station in Hong Kong Yuen Long neighborhood late Sunday, injuring 45 people, including a man who remained in critical condition. Read More »

Ivanka Trump ridiculed for 'United Kingston' Boris Johnson tweet

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Shortly after Ms Trump's blunder, the phrase "United Kingston" was trending on Twitter in the UK. Twitter users also jokingly compared the mistake to President Trump's tweet praising the " Prince of Whales " in June. The tweet came shortly after Boris Johnson was selected by Conservative members as the party's new leader. Donald Trump also congratulated Johnson, tweeting: "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom". Read More »

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

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The 25-page lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, seeks an injunction that would block the application of a recent NY state law, which enables the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain Trump's state tax records. Following the review, Neal could request the returns without notifying the president. "As revealed by its text, history, effect, and stated purposes, the New York Legislature enacted it to discriminate and retaliate against President Trump for his speech and politics", ... Read More »

Georgia woman charged with murder after dropping baby during fight

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Freddie Williams, with the Moultrie Police Department. That's when Harrison lost her balance, dropping her baby on the ground. The two allegedly continued to scrap, as bystanders rushed over to aid them. Meanwhile, Clark, has been charged with making a false statement and obstruction. Harrison waited a day to take him to the hospital then, when she did, police say she lied about how he'd become injured, claiming that he fell and was being looked after by a relative. Read More »

Boris Johnson will lead Britain through Brexit as its next prime minister

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Mr Hunt had been angered by Mr Johnson's refusal to back USA ambassador Sir Kim Darroch who resigned after calling Donald Trump "inept". Leigh Himsworth, portfolio manager at Fidelity International, said: "I would argue that if we get a sensible (withdrawal) announcement and that removes the uncertainty, the UK-focused stocks are in position to bounce back from here". Read More »

Here's what to expect from the Robert Mueller testimonies

On Wednesday, Mueller is scheduled to appear at back-to-back hearings before the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee to discuss his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 USA election, contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, and the Republican president's efforts to impede the investigation. Read More »

Russian LGBT activist murdered after threats

Authorities confirmed they had found the body of a woman in Russia's second largest city but did not identify her. One of those people has reportedly been found and detained, but it's unclear whether he has anything to do with her murder. President Vladimir Putin has asserted that Russian Federation does not discriminate against gay people, but rights activists vocally dispute that. "Lena and her lawyer appealed to law enforcement about violence, about threats, but there was no noticeable ... Read More »

Missing teens now suspects in three B.C. murders

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But a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told reporters on Tuesday that the the pair are considered suspects in the murders of Fowler and Deese - as well as that of a second unidentified man whose body was found several miles away from McLeod and Schmegelsky's burning truck. Read More »

Donald Trump says he is the 'best thing' for Puerto Rico

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The president called himself "the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico" and added, "We did a great job in Puerto Rico". MSC Seaside and Celebrity Equinox aren't the only ships to have skipped San Juan . While he said that he will not seek re-election in 2020, Rosselló did not step down. Monday's massive protest came 10 days after the leak of 889 pages of online chats in which Rossello and some of his close aides insulted women and mocked constituents, including victims of ... Read More »