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Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

In response to a later question, Johnson said he does not know how many state voter databases were targeted by cyberattacks ahead of the presidential election. Despite the threats, Jeanette Manfra , acting director of the undersecretary at DHS, said the agency still has confidence in voting processes that are "fundamentally resilient". Read More »

Brexit: Ireland prime minister Leo Varadkar meets Theresa May for bilateral talks

It is understood that the legal challenge has been in preparation for some time but that any action would be announced after the prime minister outlines the deal in the coming days. Signaling the importance of Brexit negotiations with the European Union , which will last until the spring of 2019, the speech set out the government's program for two years, rather than one. Read More »

Queen's Speech: Brexit bills dominate government agenda

The speech included the proposal of a " Great Repeal Bill " that would convert European Union rules into United Kingdom law. The Labour Party has criticised the move, saying it shows the government is in a "shaky" position. "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities", May said in the lead up to the Queen's Speech today. Read More »

What was Queen's Speech missing? Donald Trump

While his predecessor Barack Obama said Britain would be "at the back of the queue" if it voted to leave the European Union, Trump initially promised a quick deal with the United Kingdom before appearing to prioritize an agreement with the bloc it is leaving. Read More »

Los Angeles Remembers Adam West

Last year, the animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders reunited West with his TV co-stars Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) for a hilarious throwback. Adam West , disposing of bombs, dancing and making huge starbursts that said things like "ZONK!" when he punched people. "So I am a real life chief of police, and I can not tell you how many times I have wanted to turn on the Bat-Signal", he said. Read More »

4-year-old goes viral for PASSIONATE performance of Moana song

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A 4-year-old Florida girl is one of the internet's newest stars after she stole the show at her school's pre-K graduation. The fearless singer, named Sophia, sung her heart out completely capturing all of ours. The video features Sophia center stage adding her own dramatic flair by stomping her feet and spreading her arms wide. "Everyone else was sweet and calm", she laughed, but Sophia evidently "was not", and her performance left Neshin in "utter disbelief". Read More »

A Donald Trump Swimsuit Is Here To Ruin Summer

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And it unfortunately doesn't stop there. The one-piece features a zoomed-in version of Trump's "shocked" expression and is now on sale for $49.95 - a small price to ruin everyone's entire summer. "I don't want to like this and yet I really do want to see what it looks like on a person", said "mrsjoyfuljones". 'All you have to do when wearing this is "dab" and it will look like his comb-over, ' someone known as graphiclele wrote. Read More »

Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference

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Clair Deputy Chief Rick Wagner. Hodgkinson, 66, had lawn signs supporting Bernie Sanders and scared neighbors in his Belleville, Ill. suburb by shooting a high-powered weapon in his backyard. Dale Walsh, 65, of Belleville, said he was a lifelong friend of Hodgkinson's. Sue Hodgkinson did respond "probably" when a reporter asked if her husband was "fed up with the system", the St. Read More »

Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering UK gov't program

With great fanfare, right-wing U.S. leader Donald Trump was promised a state visit to the UK. After four terror attacks and a deadly tower block blaze that have darkened the national mood in the past three months, anti-government campaigners also staged "Day of Rage" protests that converged outside parliament. Read More »

Finsbury Park road closures: is Finsbury Park station open?

Citing British Security Minister Ben Wallace , The Guardian reported Osborne, 47, to be a married father of four, from the Welsh city of Cardiff. People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London , where a white, rented van struck pedestrians early Monday. Read More »

Family declines autopsy for US student released by North Korea

Warmbier , but I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to his death", Moon said. A funeral will be held Thursday at Warmbier's alma mater, Wyoming High School in Ohio . The cause behind Otto Warmbier's death is expected to remain a mystery as his family has objected to an autopsy. Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. Read More »

Trump's Reckless Improvisation Risks Drawing the US Deeper Into Syrian War

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Sunday's shoot-down of a hostile aircraft was the first by US planes in this conflict. Syria condemned what it called a "flagrant attack" that would have "dangerous repercussions". "The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian , or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat", it said. Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

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The US-led coalition said in a statement that an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12:30 am local time northeast of the Al-Tanaf garrison, which is close to the Jordanian border. It was the second time this month that the US has shot down an armed drone in the vicinity of the camp at Tanf. It was a "matter of minutes" between intercept and shoot-down, he said. Read More »

Comey: Trump Asked For 'Loyalty,' Wanted Him To 'Let' Flynn Investigation 'Go'

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Hawaii is particularly vulnerable to climate change. In the absence of leadership from Washington , states, cities, colleges and universities, businesses and investors, representing a sizeable percentage of the USA economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the US remains a global leader in reducing emissions. Read More »

In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

In another tweet , Trump also congratulated Republican Ralph Norman , who won a special congressional election in SC. According to CNBC , President Trump sent several tweets in support of Karen Handel's congressional candidacy, stating that the former Georgia Secretary of State would "fight for lower taxes". Read More »

Scalise was close to death when he arrived at the hospital: doctor

Jeff Flake was with Rep. Steve Scalise when he was shot , and has been checking in on him. Steve Scalise , who was shot in the left hip, had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Underscoring the day's mood, the Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, opened the day by seeking divine forgiveness "when we seem to forget that words matter and can become seeds that will bring bitter harvest". Read More »

Queen's Speech for 2018 cancelled to deal with Brexit

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Brexit negotiations start Monday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority in an election meant to strengthen her hand. May had hoped for an overwhelming election victory that would silence dissenters and give her a mandate to push ahead with plans to leave the European Customs Union and drastically limit immigration as Britain leaves the EU. Read More »

RJD to decide on presidential candidate on Thursday

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday said he would support Ram Nath Kovind to be the next president, reports said. The opposition parties have, however, been left hurt by JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar's decision to support the candidature of Kovind, with whom he shared a great personal rapport. Read More »

Rajiv Gauba to take over as Home secretary

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Urban development secretary Gauba, a former Jharkhand chief secretary, will move into the home ministry at a time of turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir. Gauba, who is now serving as Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, hails from Punjab and is a physics graduate from Patna University. Read More »

Sen. Cassidy on GOP Health Bill: 'I Don't Like the Process'

Brian Schatz and two fellow Democrats in the Senate took a "field trip" to the Congressional Budget Office in Washington on Tuesday, livestreaming what they called an attempt to find a copy of the GOP's secret healthcare bill . But that is not forcing Republicans to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The measure is expected to differ from the House bill significantly. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N.Korea

That said, Trump did acknowledge that China at least tried. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang, the nation's state media said. "There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality", it said. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said the country's "despicable actions. Read More »

Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

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Warmbier was detained in January 2016 while visiting North Korea at the end of a five-day tour. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea . The U.S. will "be able to handle it", Trump added. "I think the president is signaling some frustration", Christopher Hill, a former USA ambassador to South Korea , told MSNBC. Read More »

Ronaldo won't quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

Nobody at the club wants Morata to go and I have not heard him say that he wants to go. Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas was criticised at several points last season for unconvincing displays which cost Real points leading to reports in the Spanish media that the club would make another move for De Gea. Read More »

US, Canada and Mexico ag representatives discuss NAFTA

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Perdue agreed, adding that the trio began preliminary discussions on the agricultural aspects of NAFTA Tuesday morning before heading over to the Port of Savannah for a tour and press conference. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has acknowledged that there's a logic to wrapping up the talks by late 2017 or early next year before Mexican presidential elections in mid-2018 followed by American midterm election that November. Read More »

State of Origin 2017: Politicians face off as Maroons arrive in Sydney

On what is certain to be a night of high emotion, Thurston, and possibly Cameron Smith , Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater will be playing for the last time in a Maroons jersey. The Blues then put the pedal down with two tries in three minutes, with Maloney bursting down the short side past debutant Queensland front-rower Tim Glasby to send Morris over, before fullback James Tedesco broke clear in the first set off the kick-off to put Pearce in beside the posts to extend their lead to ... Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis condemns North Korea following Otto Warmbier's death

The activist, who said North Korean officials have told him directly of their concerns, spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect his identity. He took two doctors with him this month to North Korea to bring Warmbier home. Seoul's Defence Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea . Read More »

United Kingdom government's priority is to win best possible Brexit deal

Gil Paterson, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, said: "How can we expect this bunch to go into Brexit negotiations with the European Union after presenting plans to do virtually nothing in government over the next two years and come out with a good deal?" Queen Elizabeth said during the scaled-down opening ceremony: "A bill will be introduced to repeal the European Communities Act and provide certainty for individuals and businesses". Read More »

North Korea conducts fifth missile test in a month

Its new missile was "a powerful measure of offence to hit a group of enemy warships attempting to stage military strikes" on the North, KCNA said. Cruise missile tests do not contravene United Nations regulations, Korea Defence Network analyst Lee Il-Woo told AFP, adding they were "much slower than ballistic missiles and can be shot down by anti-aircraft guns". Read More »

French defence minister quits over fake jobs claims

Ms. Goulard resigned on Tuesday, pending an investigation that she used European Union funds to pay MoDem party functionaries; she described her resignation as an "act of good will". Bayrou's personal approval ratings had slid to around 20 percent by Wednesday, and observers noted the allegations did not chime well with Macron's pledge to usher in a new era of cleaner politics after a series of scandals involving ministers under his Socialist predecessor Francois Hollande. Read More »