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Dallas hires Detroit officer as its 1st female police chief

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The Detroit Police Department is expecting to hold a news conference regarding the move at 2:30 p.m. Congratulations to Chief Hall as she becomes the next Chief of Police for the Dallas Police Department. "I think it speaks volumes to her police and law enforcement background". She joins Sheriff Lupe Valdez and District Attorney Faith Johnson. We did have mass exodus, much like Dallas had, but when we got down to talking to the officers, officers don't necessarily leave just about money. Read More »

Nigeria nabs suspected wives, children of Boko Haram

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A Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami , and three other repentant insurgents have surrendered. "There were two girls that wanted to attack the mosque but one of them got stuck in barbed wire in the ditch dug near the area, but the second one escaped and began to run as our operatives there began to chase after her", said spokesman Danbatta Bello with the Civilian-JTF self-defense force. Read More »

Turkish foreign ministry says Germany comments on rights activists' arrests unacceptable

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel cut short his holiday to deal with the latest rise in tensions with Turkey , whose ability to rekindle Europe's refugee crisis could harm Merkel's prospects in a national election due in September. Merkel and Gabriel are weighing options on how to proceed. "Foreign ministry sites are not always informed in a timely manner about the detention of German citizens, and access for consular services is not always ensured", it added. Read More »

Six killed in Kashmir cloudburst

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The water entered into as many as 80 residential houses at Gowas village while in Dodhwagan village 20 houses were affected due to flash floods, the report added further. The amount of the damage is yet to be fully determined. "A full-fledged operation is in place right now". The eight people rescued earlier are being treated at an emergency hospital at Thathri, the officials said. Read More »

Liu Xiaobo supporters mark his death amid concerns for widow

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He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for " his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China". Others shared pictures of themselves raising three fingers to symbolise resistance, freedom and hope. Liu Xia, his family and friends. After Liu Xiaobo's death, Germany's foreign minister pressed China to allow Liu Xia to leave for Germany or another country of her choice. Read More »

Manpreet Kaur fails in dope test - check updates

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She was tested positive for stimulant dimethyl benzylamine. The doping test was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Officials during the Federation Cup National Championships held in Patiala from June 1-4. Dimethylbutylamine is structurally related to methylhexanamine, a stimulant which was found to have been used by several sporstpersons just before the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. Read More »

Mariners minor leaguers take 7-hour, $683 Uber ride

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Hoping to avoid waking up at 3 a.m.to catch a flight to site of their next road series, pitcher Mark Lowe , infielder D.J. Four members of the Tacoma Rainiers, a Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners , made the trip from Phoenix to Albuquerque after their American Airlines flight was canceled. Read More »

United States lists Pakistan among countries providing 'safe havens' to terrorists

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In its annual " Country Report on Terrorism ", as mandated by the Congress , the State Department said that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) continue to operate, train, organise and fundraise inside Islamabad and Pakistani military and security forces undertook operations against groups that conducted attacks within Pakistan such as Tehrik-eTaliban Pakistan. Read More »

Things that brought Salman-Shah Rukh Khan together

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Harry aka Shah Rukh is there with his wife, Gauri Khan and children, Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan , who has been promoting Dubai in India, will release his latest movie Jab Harry Met Sejal in the UAE a day before it releases in India. Read More »

Tollywood Drug Racket: Noted Director Puri Jagannadh Appears Before SIT

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Director Puri who is busy with his upcoming directorial venture "Paisa Vasool" with Balakrishna, has appeared before the special investigation team (SIT ) to face interrogation in the drug racket. So far, 13 people have been arrested including United States citizen Dundu Anish, an aerospace engineer who had earlier worked with the NASA. The racketeers would sell high-end drugs such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) and MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) after placing orders for them ... Read More »

Mob burns two banks over police killing

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Korodo made the denial against reports that some tanker drivers were shot dead during a fracas involving some policemen during which two banks were set ablaze. The policemen who were attached to the bank at first approached them to give access to the bank's customers to come in and carry out their financial activities. Read More »

Q2 Weather: Our pattern of hot days and evening storms continues

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It definitely won't be a washout (all day rain), however there will be some spots of heavy rain. Moisture increases a bit and rain chances slowly rise into the 30-40% range by Saturday and Sunday . We'll FEEL the difference outside next week, and that's all that really matters. Even the overnights will be warm with temps only falling into the mid and upper 70s. Read More »

Terrorist attacks down 9% worldwide in 2016 - United States govt says

Islamic State was responsible for more attacks than any other group, and carried out 20 per cent more attacks in Iraq than in the previous year. Data compiled by the University of Maryland for the State Department showed there were a total of 11,072 terrorist attacks worldwide a year ago, resulting in more than 25,600 deaths. Read More »

74 percent want GOP to reach out to Democrats on health care

That's a bit less than the 27 percent who favored last month's Senate draft, and falls considerably short of the 40 percent who supported the House bill in May. More voters feel "extremely" frustrated with Trump (37 percent) than congressional Republicans (33 percent), congressional Democrats (24 percent) or the news media (27 percent). Read More »

Issa Criticizes Trump Administration Plan to Seize Criminal Suspects' Cash and Property

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new policy Wednesday, saying it is meant to "better protect victims of crime and innocent property owners" while streamlining procedures to target criminal and terrorist organizations. "Criminals shouldn't be able to keep the proceeds of their crime, but innocent Americans shouldn't lose their right to due process, or their private property rights, in order to make that happen". Read More »

Trump Delivers A Warning To Mueller

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In a new interview with The New York Times , Trump said Comey informed him about the dossier during a meeting at Trump Tower two weeks ahead of his inauguration. Attorney General a strong supporter of Trump during the campaign and who has recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, had previously told "Fox & Friends" that Mueller was "entitled lawfully, I guess at this point, to hire who he desires, but I think he should look for people who have strength and credibility by all people". Read More »

Six named to NABC Honors Court

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The Abuja, Nigeria, native ended his career as a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, two-time SEC Community Service Team selection, a 2016-17 NABC Honors Court selection and a 2016-17 Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee. Thomas in receiving the honor. The Knights once again far exceeded the minimum requirement as the squad posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.48. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance from K-State this past spring. Read More »

Trump names Huntsman as envoy to Russian Federation

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Huntsman, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, served as U.S. envoy to China in the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama , Efe reported. Trump and Huntsman have a history. "I sincerely hope having an ambassador like Jon Huntsman in Russian Federation will smooth some of the serious issues between our two countries right now, and we do have some serious issues", Hatch said on "The Doug Wright Show". Read More »

I wouldn't have hired Sessions if I knew he'd recuse himself

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In an extraordinary denouncement of one of his earliest backers in Washington, Trump said Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russian Federation was "very unfair to the president". Speaking about Russia, Trump dismissed recent reports that he had a second, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the recent G-20 meeting, saying they exchanged "pleasantries" between dinner and dessert, that they talked for about 15 minutes and the ... Read More »

Price for senior pass to National Parks to increase

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On Aug. 28 that same pass increases to $80. The pass can be purchased for $10 before August 28 at a national park or other Federal recreation area that charges an entrance fee. Even though prices for the senior passes is jumping 8 times over the old price, Pauline Frommer, editorial director for Frommers.com, doesn't believe park attendance will be affected. Read More »

Victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy identified after 40 years

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Gacy disguised his murderous nature by presenting himself as a charitable member of the community volunteering for fundraising events and children's parties as an entertainer as the character " Pogo the Clown". He stabbed one of his victims and strangled the others before burying most in his basement and dumping others in a river. Haakenson's body was directly underneath Rick Johnston, who was last seen at a concert in Chicago on August 6, 1976, and was on top of a still unidentified young ... Read More »

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had a secret meeting

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The White House also rejected concerns that Mr Trump was not with any other U.S. officials and used Mr Putin's translator. Putin got a lot more out of the first, pre-planned meeting on July 7 than President Trump did. "Pretty much everybody at the dinner thought this was pretty weird", Bremmer told The New York Times . According to emails released by Donald Trump Jr ., British publicist Rob Goldstone proposed the meeting , promising "information that would incriminate ... Read More »

Trump's Unreported 2nd Meeting With Putin At G20 Surfaces

The Washington Post and New York Times describe the meeting as " undisclosed ", an accurate description in the sense that Trump's team didn't tell the press about it. "He was publicly seen by our allies, by critical heads of state with whom we're trying to sustain our alliances, to snub them and take the time to invest a great deal of individual one-on-one time with Putin, relying on his translator". Read More »

SC newborn dies after being put in trash by mom

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Estela Ruiz-Gomez, 19, complained of a stomachache and gave birth while she was working at the restaurant La Parilla in Greenville, South Carolina, on July 12. Coroners returned to the restaurant for further investigation. Shortly after they came out of the bathroom, an employee emptied the trash in the men's and women's restrooms. Read More »

White House throws weight behind FCC's plan to overturn net neutrality rules

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In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to withdraw the former Obama administration's order reclassifying internet service providers as if they were utilities. The Deputy Press Secretary didn't elaborate on the matter, though Pai himself did on numerous occasions in the past, claiming that the manner in which the FCC adopted net neutrality in 2015 is archaic and hurts innovation, consequently negatively affecting job growth in the United States. Read More »

WWE's Shane McMahon makes emergency helicopter landing off NY coast

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The Federal Aviation Administration told WABC in NY at the helicopter landed on its pontoon skids at around 10:30 a.m. ET. A commercial flight headed to John F. Shane and the pilot were picked up by emergency rescuers who brought them back to shore, and NYPD Aviation and SCUBA units also responded to the crash. Read More »

Farmer: 30K-40K Mink Released From Farm Will Cost $750K

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The Sheriff's Office said the mink will struggle to survive in the wild because they are all domesticated. Additionally, the sudden appearance of 40,000 minks, which feast on frogs, fish, ducks and worms, to the area could have negative effects on the local wildlife. Read More »

Greg Abbott Goes Viral Ahead Of Bathroom Bill Debate

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Mr Abbott appeared to be unaware that Ashley Smith of San Antonio is transgender. The caption reads "How will the potty police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?" In reality, there have been no reported cases of attacks by transgender people motivated by their trans identity. Read More »

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro defies Trump over constitution re-write

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Maduro insists opposition leaders are U.S. pawns intent on sabotaging the economy and bringing him down through violence as part of an worldwide right-wing conspiracy led by Washington and fanned by private domestic and foreign media. Almost two decades into its socialist experiment, Venezuela suffers significant food shortages that leave up to 15 percent of its population relying on food waste to survive. Read More »