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Pennsylvania gets another extension to REAL ID deadline

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The agency had previously set July 10 as the deadline for complying. State officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension for Oklahomans to continue using existing state-issued identification to enter federal facilities through October 10. Read More »

US' Tillerson urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

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But Western diplomats accuse the country of allowing or even encouraging the funding of some Sunni extremists. Al Udeid Air Base is the busiest USAF installation in the Middle East , and it serves as the launching point and command center for the air campaign against Islamic State. Read More »

Bat-Signal at LA City Hall honours Adam West

While this is not the first tribute to the actor, it is perhaps one of the more interactive for fans of the first Batman . Actor Burt Ward , who was the Robin to West's Batman , was among the huge crowd who turned out to pay tribute to the actor less than a week after his death. Read More »

Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Russia Inquiries

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Reports say Pence has hired Richard Cullen , chairman of law firm McGuireWoods, to help him respond to inquiries from special counsel Robert Mueller , a spokesman said. Pence could also theoretically tap a fund organized by the Republican National Committee. According to the report, Mueller is also investigating the businesses and finances of Trump's senior-level adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner . Read More »

Deliberations resume in police officer's manslaughter trial

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he fatally shot Philando Castile , 32, last July in an incident that drew national attention and led to weeks of protests in St. Ramsey County District Judge William Leary III provided jury instructions after he dismissed the court for lunch Monday afternoon. He says he's optimistic that Yanez might be convicted in Castile's death. Read More »

Trump 'prepared to testify' over exchanges with Comey

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How is it that a man who is a walking advertisement of the seven deadly sins - pride, anger, lust, covetousness, envy, gluttony and even sloth, when it comes to learning what he needs to know to govern - is a hero to those who consider themselves devout Christians? "I hope you can let this go". Read More »

How Amal and George Clooney Met

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Speaking to Good Morning Britain , Nick Clooney, George's father, revealed that his son will be "hands on entirely" and that "he will do it with humor and with joy". Prior to the babies' birth, the couple spent the third trimester of Amal's pregnancy in their $12 million-worth 17th century mansion in the countryside of London. Read More »

SKorea Leader Warns North After Latest Missile Launch

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They flew about 125 miles, it said . "North Korea has been stepping up missile tests ... in order to project an image to the world that worldwide sanctions can never bring it to its knees", Professor Yang Moo-Jin of the University of North Korean Studies told Agence France-Presse. Read More »

Is Trump Too Soft On Russia? Senate Blocks President From Lifting Sanctions

Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) voting against the measure, the Senate approved a new package of sanctions that requires congressional approval before the Trump administration can roll back any sanctions against Russian Federation. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee, said it cost Russian Federation very little to cause chaos by meddling in the elections of other countries, including the United States, France and the Netherlands. Read More »

London Bridge attack: Images released of terrorists' fake explosive belts

People walk past a police sign on Borough High Street one week after the terrorist attack on nearby London Bridge and Borough Market, Saturday, June 10, 2017. Among the outlets taking part are restaurants around Borough Market, where attackers stabbed five people to death after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge, killing three. Read More »

German chancellor urges British PM to start Brexit

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She added that Britain will still remain in Europe after Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner. The Chancellor is on a two-day visit to Mexico to discuss trade and human rights with President Enrique Pena Nieto. Read More »

UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met today with Singaporean Prime Minister‎ Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore , a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, to discuss mutual security challenges including cooperation on maritime security. Read More »

Trump's United Kingdom visit should be cancelled, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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No". 'Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. As Khan said he had "better things to do" than respond , he was backed by American politicians, including NY mayor Bill De Blasio. US President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday. "He has risen above this crisis of death and destruction, as mayors continue to do, to alleviate fear, to bring comfort to his people of London and to give support to the first responders who ... Read More »

'Anxiety and fear' in Northern Ireland over Conservative-DUP talks: Sinn Fein

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Concerns have been raised, including by Sir John Major , that the Government can no longer be the necessary "honest broker" in talks in Northern Ireland, if it is formerly allied with the DUP. As they arrived at Westminster yesterday morning, one of the party's MPs joked: 'We're going shopping'. He also cautioned that the Conservatives could lose "votes by the bucketload" if they were seen to be buying support in parliament. Read More »

Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

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The energy-specific sanctions generated sharp criticism from Germany and Austria, which said the penalties could affect European businesses involved in piping in Russian natural gas. This new bill would also give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. Before this amendment emergence, there were three Senate bills attempting to either strengthen or reinforce existing sanctions against Russian Federation. Read More »

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban as bombing toll tops 150

Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour is representing Iran at the head of a delegation in the two-day conference which ends today, ISNA reported . "We are ready to help address the shared threat of violent extremists to the region but for that, Afghanistan should desist from externalising its internal problems", she said. Read More »

Soldier dies in Pak firing in Naushera

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Col. Manish Mehta as saying. Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly, effectively and the firing is presently on, he said. He said, "He was grievously injured and succumbed while being taken to the military hospital". A wreath-laying ceremony is being scheduled at Rajouri tomorrow. "He is survived by his wife and three children aged 11 years, 9 years and a 10-month-old baby". Read More »

Clark won't quit as BC premier, will test confidence of legislature

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Clark's test will come in the form of a vote on a throne speech that Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond indicated will also be a step towards repairing the damage done to the B.C. So will the rich and powerful, who will not only have lost a government they trusted to represent their interests but also the right to greatly influence the course of democracy in the province as a effect of their wealth. Read More »

Is Donald Trump Experiencing Cognitive Decline?

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For months, President Trump has been obsessed - publicly and privately - with clearing his name in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of his campaign. Comey testified that he told the president he was not personally under investigation three times and confirmed that Trump was not under investigation at the time of his firing on May 9. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for obstruction

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The Post reported Wednesday evening that Mueller has widened his investigation to include whether Trump obstructed justice, citing five people briefed on the requests and noting that the investigation began after Comey was sacked last month. Read More »

United Kingdom treasury chief: economy should be main focus in Brexit

Conservatives and the DUP are committed to strengthening British unity, delivering Brexit , combating terrorism and delivering prosperity but "at the moment there isn't a deal", the source said. Once done, however, Brexit would be hard to reverse. "The risk is that Northern Ireland continues to fail to find solutions, and potentially the peace process unwinds", Simon Usherwood, senior politics lecturer at Surrey University, told AFP. Read More »

Maryland, District of Columbia sue Donald Trump's businesses

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Blumenthal, a former CT attorney general , said the president's companies did business in about 20 countries but were shrouded in secrecy, making it impossible for Congress to carry out its constitutional duty of determining whether he was receiving illegal benefits or emoluments. Read More »

Secret Service Reports No Trump White House Recordings

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President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey . The Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for previous presidents. The request from the Journal sought recordings or transcripts of any recordings made after January 20 at the White House. "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry", he said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden. Read More »

Trump's media allies are making the case for firing Robert Mueller

Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. If Trump is wise, he'll leave Mueller in place and let this investigation run its course. "Comey", York writes, "is a good friend of special counsel Robert Mueller - such a good friend, for about 15 years now, that the two men have been described as 'brothers in arms.' ". Read More »

Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel, Confidant Says

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In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me no matter what anybody says", explained Rosenstein. Read More »

Homo sapiens 100000 years older than thought

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After reopening the site, they discovered many more human bones as well as well as animal ones and stone tools. Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa 300,000 years ago, sporting modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research published Wednesday that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia. Read More »

Ireland elects Varadkar as youngest and first ever gay prime minister

Now, Ireland has its first youngest and openly gay prime minister. Fianna Fáil, as expected, abstained from the vote, while Labour, Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were among those who opposed his election. His family originates from Varad in Maharashta's Sindhudurg district, and Leo Varadkar kept his Indian connect alive, completing an internship at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Read More »

Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

David Bailey threw out the ceremonial first pitch on crutches at the charity Congressional game that Mr Scalise , the House of Representatives majority whip, had been due to play in. With a final score of 11-2, Democrats received the coveted trophy. Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago . Read More »

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

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According to media reports, the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread. The local Grenfell Action Group had claimed, before and during a major 10-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower a year ago, that the block constituted a fire risk and residents had warned that access to the site for emergency vehicles was "severely restricted". Read More »

China won't free men who investigated Ivanka Trump supplier

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Until Monday, the USA government had not said anything about the fate of the three men. The men are in detention and have yet to be formally charged. " We are urging China to release them immediately and otherwise afford them judicial and fair trial protections to which they are entitled ", US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. Read More »