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Tennessee improves 3 spots to 35th in child well-being marks

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Still, advocates have found reason to celebrate this year given a seven-spot jump to No. 37 when it comes to health. In New Mexico, advocates say there's one bright spot. "Economic development and educational opportunities are important in improving outcomes for children, because they improve opportunities for parents to have jobs and education", she said, adding that better opportunities for parents means they can better provide for their children. Read More »

15 persons missing after building collapse ( Rad full story here )

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Residents of the building said they had noticed cracks a week earlier and that they were plastered over with cement by its owners, before re-emerging again on Monday morning, prompting the call to leave. Rescue efforts are under way. He said the rescue operation was hard since space was limited and the adjacent seven-storey building also appeared unstable. Read More »

Ramsey: All Arsenal players happy Wenger staying

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Ramsey became the first frontline Arsenal player to speak out in support of Wenger and believes the Gunners can now push on in the pursuit of further honours. That tactical change allowed Ramsey more freedom in a central midfield area and the Wales global admits it is a system he enjoys. "I scored a few goals at the end of the season. Read More »

Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

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After meeting his French counterpart, the support was declared by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani while talking to newsmen in Paris . Similar statements were also issued by the UAE and Bahraini aviation authorities after a CNN interview of Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, who criticised the three Arab countries for the airspace closure. Read More »

Israeli intelligence discovered IS plans for laptop bomb

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The source of classified intelligence shared by President Donald Trump with Russian government officials in May was acquired by Israel in a hacking operation against Islamic State computers, The New York Times reported Monday. The closely guarded intelligence became public knowledge when, according to The Washington Post , President Trump disclosed details about the plot during a meeting in May with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Canada's Trudeau denies he wants G20 to drop Paris pact mention

Environment Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sits at the roundtable at the opening of the Group of Seven summit on the environment, in Bologna, Italy , on Sunday. An official with the prime minister's office said Trudeau made no such suggestion during the conversation, which focused on the two countries' "shared commitment to combat climate change". Read More »

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he will appear before the Senate intelligence committee rather than House and Senate appropriations subcommittees on Tuesday, saying Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the latter panels in his place. Read More »

Anti-Putin Protest Photos: Hundreds arrested in Moscow

People gather for an anti-corruption rally in St.Petersburg, Russia , on Monday. Hundreds of people were held during the gatherings across the country. The rallies suggested Kremlin opponents are able to draw significant crowds despite police pressure and arrests. He urged people to join the rally at the city's Champ de Mars square. Read More »

Five big questions Jeff Sessions will likely face in Senate committee hearing

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in public to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday on his role in the Russian Federation investigation. CNN previously reported that congressional investigators are examining whether Sessions had an additional private meeting with the Russian ambassador in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko To Face Halep In Women's Final

Ostapenko presented herself with the flawless 20th birthday gift by reaching a first French Open final after blasting past 30th seed Bacsinszky, a semi-finalist also in 2015. "Tomorrow I'm going to practise and get ready for the final". - Second seed Karolina Pliskova breaks Simona Halep's serve in the sixth game and claims the second set 6-3. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of French Open by unseeded Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko is the first teenager to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals since Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and the first to book a place in a Grand Slam semi-final since American Madison Keys at the 2015 US Open. The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. Read More »

UKIP leader resigns after 'disastrous' United Kingdom poll result

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Nigel Farage first quit after the Brexit referendum, only to return - briefly - to the post after his successor Diane James resigned just a few days into the job. His decision means Ukip will hold its third leadership election in a year. Paul Nuttall, standing down as leader of UKIP. . Nuttall, a 40-year-old former university lecturer, took over in November 2016. Read More »

Landslides kill 25 in Bangladesh after heavy rain

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Officials said army troops were called out to join fire service rescuers to launch a salvage campaign as scores were feared to be trapped under tones of mud after incessant rainfall caused by a depression triggered the landslide. The official who did not like to be named could not tell whether the army personnel died going to rescue affected people. Twenty five people were killed in Rangamati, 11 in Rangunia and Chandanaish upazilas of Chittagong and six in Bandarban, Dhaka Tribune quoted ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

As part of his role on the foreign affairs committee, Kinzinger said he meets with a lot of ambassadors and doesn't always remember whom he met. Sessions will testify in open session Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee , where he'll face questions over his role in the controversy around possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Report shares exciting detail of proposed Newcastle United takeover

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley may be willing to end his decade-long reign at the club by selling to a Chinese consortium, according to a report. Benitez will be well aware of the transfers they need to make in order to ensure they aren't involved in a relegation battle next season. The 34-year-old has spent the majority of his career in the Championship and is likely to remain in the second tier of English football, as several clubs in the division would certainly benefit from ... Read More »

Qatar Hosted Taliban At U.S's Request

Speaking after diplomatic meetings in Paris, Al Thani said Qatar is ready to negotiate anything "related to the collective security of the Gulf countries" but insisted that Qatari foreign policy is not open to debate. Saudi accuses Qatar of backing groups allied with Iran across the region, including Shiite militant groups in both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain . Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, Iran's national carrier told on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other ... Read More »

Limited reshuffle points to Theresa May's lack of authority

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After calling a General Election she had absolutely no need to call, she watched the Conservative party lose an overall majority in parliament. The minor reshuffle has been seen as a reflection of May's weak position after she called a snap election, only to lose seats in Thursday's vote in a dramatic change of fortunes. Read More »

Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) governing council in an effort to resolve the dispute after Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates and Bahrain closed their airspace to Qatari flights. Global shipper Maersk has already said it will begin using Salalah for its shipments to Qatar. The statement from Sharif's office quoted him as saying he hopes the "current impasse in the Gulf will be resolved soon" in the best interest of the Muslim community. Read More »

Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins finally confirmed

You get to see him up close in the demo below. For whatever reason I hear the location and think nothing but the tans of a desert region with a pyramid or sphinx appearing on the horizon. That "living" world also means you're left to deal with a variety of more natural threats. Check out the premiere gameplay trailer below. Hippos and Crocodiles, as an example, can easily make short work of Bayek , and they'll not hesitate to attack you all at once either. Read More »

Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's May about support

While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, Foster said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart. On Sunday, a new poll found that Labour had surged six points ahead of the Tories. On June 19, the Queen, in traditional state coach and full regalia, will travel from Buckingham Palace to Parliament to unveil the new government's legislative agenda. Read More »

Hot, hot, hot! Highs push into the 90s for most Sunday

Tuesday late afternoon and early evening, strong to severe storms will be possible starting off in our counties to the northwest then moving into the metro around 6pm. There won't be a noticeable drop in temperatures with this front, as highs will still stay in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Today could likely be the hottest day in this stretch with expected highs into the mid 90s this afternoon. Read More »

'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

What do you do if you've just been fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the administration has chosen to "defame" you with "lies plain and simple", and you believe the president of the United States may be trying to obstruct justice? In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump ... Read More »

Remember That Time When Wonder Woman Was A UN Ambassador?

Organiser Emma Jukes said the fun would begin with a costume competition at the BCC Lismore cinema at 2.30pm, followed by a showing of the film. She is joined by stars such as Chris Pine , who plays her love interest, and Robin Wright , who plays her aunt and fellow royal Amazon warrior. Read More »

Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

Another panelist, Williams, said that Theresa May made a mistake when she called for a snap election because the prime minister had a wrong expectation about winning the election. she now has to obviously consider her position". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists "I can still be prime minister" as he vows to fight Theresa May's attempt to run a minority government "all the way". Read More »

Qatar says no compromise on "independent" foreign policy

Three Iranian ports of Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, and Bandar Lengeh are now ready to be used for the dispatch of Iranian products to Qatar , Noorani went on to say. Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed efforts to "counter terrorism and extremism" in a telephone call with U.S. Read More »

Democrats must be prepared for Jeff Sessions to lie to Congress

He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Last week , former FBI Director James Comey reportedly told the intel committee during a closed hearing about a possible third Sessions meeting with the ambassador. Read More »

United Kingdom election surprise adds to Japanese Brexit worries

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Ruth Davidson , the influential leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the European Union a year ago and where May's party won rather than lost seats on Thursday, called for a deal that put "economic growth first" and said after the meeting with May that the Brexit policy could change. Read More »

Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

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Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have had a third, undisclosed interaction with Russia's ambassador to the USA, according to people familiar with the briefing. Sessions is the first of six high-level officials Comey said were asked to leave the room. Comey recalled that he felt "something big" was about to happen, and "my sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving". Read More »

General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team

Mrs May is already coming under pressure from within her own cabinet to tone down her rhetoric on the UK's divorce from the European Union and to alter her approach in order to deliver a "pragmatic Brexit". If this proves correct, Northern Ireland's 18 MPs may become crucial in the formation of a government. The DUP is firmly against bringing abortion rights to the territory, even for rape victims. Read More »

Panama's Noriega: CIA spy turned drug-running dictator

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The former dictator had been in prison in the U.S., France and. In 2011, he was extradited to Panama , where he had been convicted in absentia for killing his political opponents. However Giroldi says Noriega "never confessed the truth about those events, and that will nag us for the rest of our lives". In 2010, a new criminal charge was laid against him for alleged involvement in the disappearance in 1970 and death of leftist leader Heliodoro Portugal, but the trial was suspended in 2016 ... Read More »