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Did Iran's Ahvaz record the hottest temperature on earth at 54°C?

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With humidity, the heat index reached an astounding 142.1 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Weather Underground , the temperature Kapikian cited was not actually the highest reading that Ahvaz reached on Thursday. In fact Europe, and in particular the United Kingdom suffered from a major heatwave culminating in Wednesday's recorded spike of 94.1 degrees at London's Heathrow Airport. Read More »

Carjacking sparks high-speed chase, one suspect killed by police

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A short time later, officers with the Littleton Police Department spotted the vehicle near Arapahoe Community College - but only the women were inside it. Officers from Littleton and Englewood pursued a person suspected of carjacking a vehicle in Littleton through Englewood and into Denver. This led to another PIT maneuver near West Louisiana Avenue and Bannock Street, which was successful at stopping the vehicle. Read More »

Goodwin Fire South Of Prescott Grows To 4400 Acres

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A Red Cross shelter for evacuees was set up at Bradshaw High School in Prescott Valley. John Pierson, the incident commander for the Goodwin Fire told AZ Central the fire had claimed at least some structures around Piney Flat, but he could not say if any homes were destroyed. Read More »

Small plane crashes on 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport; 2 hospitalized

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The plane was registered to Twin Props LLC in Santa Ana, FAA records show. KABC is reporting at least two people suffered critical injuries. "I didn't really hear an impact". Thompson did not have details about whether there were mechanical problems with the plane. "We were just praying instantly that they're ok and that their families are ok". Read More »

Texas Supreme Court rules spousal benefits for LGBTQ employees are not guaranteed

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The case arose out of then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker's 2013 decision to grant benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees who had married in other states. Appeals are already being planned by supporters of marriage equality . "Of course, that does not mean ... that the city may constitutionally deny benefits to its employees' same-sex spouses". Read More »

£44m Attacker Ready To Force Through Man Utd Move

The Serie A club have until the end of the day (30th June) to raise €30m through player sales or face a €7m fine from UEFA for breaching their Financial Fair Play rules. Ever Banega is going to Sevilla for €9m, while Gianluca Caprari to Sampdoria will raise around €13m. By contrast, United's first target Griezmann netted 16 La Liga goals from just 88 shots last season, while another rumoured target, Anderson Talisca, scored 13 from 89 shots with Besiktas. Read More »

Suffolk University/USA Today poll shows Trump approval dipping

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The poll also found his approval rating among Republicans is 85 percent, compared with 3 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of independents. However, Quinnipiac noted a majority of voters think Trump does not have good leadership skills, is not honest, and does not care about average Americans. Read More »

Arsenal close in on signing Alexandre Lacazette after increasing their bid

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Pressed further about that move, Aulas simply said: "It's possible". In an interview with the French broadcaster, Aulas said: "I do not think that Alexandre Lacazette will leave this summer". The Gunners saw an initial £44m offer for the wantaway French worldwide rejected earlier this month, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insisting that they would effectively need to match an earlier bid from Atletico Madrid totalling £57m. Read More »

GOP lawmaker: Trump tweet 'not even becoming of a city councilman'

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The president , an avid cable news watcher, appears to have been responding to sharp comments by Brzezinski during Thursday " Morning Joe " program on the left-leaning MSNBC cable network. Scarborough also accused Trump of "bragging" about false stories in the Enquirer . "I said no!" he tweeted. "I don't see that as an appropriate comment", Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan concluded. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo announces he is now a father to twin boys

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He went on to share a statement on Facebook explaining his position in the Portugal team at this time and how happy he is to finally be with his children. The soccer player, who has been with current girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez since 2016, will miss the third-place play-off game on Sunday in the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

State AG's Threaten Legal Action if Trump Admin Keeps DACA

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Now the same state is heading the charge against DACA, which has been operating since 2012 and provides two-year permits for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as kids. But the 10-state coalition wants the White House to rescind the policy by September 5. While the dispute over the 2014 program was working its way up to the Supreme Court, the trial to actually determine its legality has been repeatedly postponed. Read More »

Microsoft Buys Cloudyn To Provide Visibility For Azure Customers

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Jeremy Winter, director of programme management at Microsoft , said in a blog post yesterday: "I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudyn, an innovative company that helps enterprises and managed service providers optimize their investments in cloud services". Read More »

COAS visits Parachinar as protest enters eighth day today

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The Army Chief today visited Parachinar, Kurram Agency where interacted with local tribal elders and representatives of the sit-in. Talking to media in Parachinar, he said that "The Army Chief has issued instructions to resolve the problems raised by the tribal elders". Read More »

Gas Prices Low This Holiday

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Tennessee's average gas price clocked in at $1.99 per gallon Thursday with Chattanooga's lowest price at $1.78, according to GasBuddy , while Georgia's average was $2.08 and Alabama's was $1.97. "This is awesome, you're going to make me get all excited and giddy about it but it really is awesome, " said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. Read More »

DDA's new housing scheme is here

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Application forms at a cost of Rs.200 each are available at various designated branches of SBI , Central Bank of India, IDBI, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank , Kotak Mahindra Bank besides DDA Counter No.11, D-Block, Vikas Sadan, New Delhi . Read More »

Two Indian Soldiers Injured by Pakistani Troops

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In this month, there have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which four people including three jawans have been killed. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Gwalta area of Uri sector around 9.30 am", a police official said. The separatists have called for post Friday prayer protests in the Kashmir Valley against the USA administration's decision to declare Pakistan-based ... Read More »

Looming California ban on grandfathered magazines put on ice by court

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The law would have barred people from possessing magazines containing more than 10 bullets. In his ruling Benitez said the law would violate the Second Amendment right for gun owners. "Becerra_Filed-5-17-17_Complaint.pdf" target="_blank">request of attorneys from the National Rifle Association-affiliated California Rifle & Pistol Association to block the law, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Supreme Court partially unblocks Trump travel ban

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That would be Thursday morning. The Administration says the 90-day ban is necessary to review national security screening procedures from those countries. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit also blocked the order, but on a different ground: It concluded that the order exceeds the authority that Congress has given the president to regulate immigration. Read More »

Volution Group (WI) (LON:FAN) Recent Analyst Updates

The Company's geographic divisions are Brazil, Argentina, Mexico Venezuela and Other Countries. According to the latest broker reports outstanding on Friday 23rd of June, 3 analysts have a rating of "strong buy", 0 analysts "buy", 1 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 0 analysts "strong sell". Read More »

PAN will not be invalid even after June 30, says CBDT

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There has been a mad rush for linking both the identity proofs as the last day for linking Aadhaar and PAN is June 30. The IT department issued advertisements in leading national newspapers and mentioned how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161. Read More »

Services for Animal Control Jump During Fourth of July Celebrations

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Keep pets inside a secure home. It might be fun for everyone, but come evening, the loud, high-pitched whistles and booms of fireworks can send pets running for the mountains. Distracting your pets by playing their favorite music or keeping them in a quiet room can also help them through the holiday. The Sevier County Humane Society voted Tuesday to no longer serve as an animal shelter, but rather a more "traditional" humane society role in the community. Read More »

Two dead in major industrial accident at TECO plant

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The incident happened just after 4 p.m. ET on Thursday when fire crews and other emergency services were called to the Big Bend Station, about 10 miles southeast of Tampa. The two workers who died at the plant were covered in slag, which can reach temperatures far above 1,000 degrees, authorities said. "There are few details". Read More »

NRA advert condemned over call for 'violence' and 'full civil war'

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They use their schools to teach their children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. "Some of these individuals they just simply see the logo of the NRA and because they have a particular leaning for violence they project that onto everyone else, particularly with those individuals with whom they disagree", said Loesch. Read More »

Labour Party loses vote on United Kingdom austerity, pay cap

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But 50 Labour MPs - almost one-fifth of his parliamentary party - ignored his order and supported the amendment tabled by the former shadow minister Chuka Umunna . The motion, tabled by the Streatham MP Chuka Umunna , contradicts Labour's official Brexit policy, and is an indication of ongoing tensions within the party. Read More »

Man Shoots and Kills High School Grad in Road Rage

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Investigators said Bianca Nikol Roberson , 18, of West Chester , Pennsylvania , was driving a green Chevrolet Malibu southbound on Route 100 near Route 202 in West Goshen Township Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. That's what the teen's grandmother said to herself as she passed the crash site Wednesday, intending to meet up with her granddaughter at home. What should be a time of great joy and celebration in a young person's life has turned into a awful tragedy'. Read More »

Mortgage rates swoon to 2017 low, but bond selloff threatens

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The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.17%, up from 3.14%. The 5/1 ARM loans have been quoted at 3.250% at Commerce with a starting April of 3.833%. The shorter term, popular 15 year refi loan interest rates at the bank are available starting at 2.75% today carrying an April of 3.239%. The best 20 year loan deals have been quoted at 3.625% carrying an April of 3.723% today. Read More »

Kentucky notches best Directors' Cup finish in school history

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While U.Va.'s finish snapped its three-year run of top-10 showings, it extended the Cavaliers' streak of 11 straight top-20 finishes. Among other schools of regional interest, Nebraska placed 37th, Iowa State was 59th, Missouri State finished 135th, Wichita State was 139th and football-less UMKC checked in 213th. Read More »

Jeff Sessions pledges to fight anti-trans violence at hate crimes summit

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More than half of self-identified hate crime victims did not report the abuse to the police, and of those who did, their cases saw convictions just 10% of the time, despite the fact that hate crimes are most often violent. The new survey shows the limits of hate crime reporting, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, California State University. Read More »

Section of Dorchester Avenue remains closed, three days after Treadmark fire started

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Finn said the smaller dimensional lumber commonly used in this type of construction was "a problem from the firefighting perspective". Even though the building was close to occupancy, the sprinkler system was off-line. The wood-based, lightweight construction - the kind used to build the Dorchester building that burned on Wednesday - is being eyed as a possibly contributing factor to the speed with which the building burned. Read More »

Overwatch's Horizon Lunar Colony moon map goes live

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It also boosts the gunslinger McCree and the unforgivably edgy Reaper. Full patch notes are on the Overwatch website . After the 1 second mark, the damage is unchanged. The Scrap Gun's clip size is now five (up from four) and can fire 30% faster, but each bullet's damage has been reduced by 33%. In terms of character updates, Roadhog's is the most significant. Read More »

The big lies about health care

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By next year , the CBO found, 15 million more Americans would be uninsured under the Senate's bill . I will oppose any bill that breaks President Trump's promises to the American people that no one will lose insurance and no one will pay more , and today's CBO score proves the Republican health care bill shatters those promises. Read More »