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Lower humidity continues this weekend

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High: Low-mid 80s. Otherwise, we are mostly sunny with a high temperature in the 80s. It's a really nice end to the weekend with mostly sunny skies, low humidity and less wind this afternoon. As a cold front passes through on Thursday , we have a good chance of seeing some showers and storms. Delightfully sunny and dry after two days of damp and gray. Read More »

US Senate passes Russian Federation sanctions, sends bill to President Trump

Asked about the potential for additional sanctions against Washington , Putin described the reduction in diplomatic staff as "painful" and said he now opposes further measures. Olson said Ambassador John Tefft "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" with the move and passed the Russian government's notification to Washington for review. Read More »

Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House

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White House sources confirmed to Fox News that Priebus, the former Republican National Committee chairman, resigned secretly on Thursday. Scaramucci became incensed at Priebus on Wednesday after a Politico report detailed Scaramucci's financial disclosures, which was publicly available from Scaramucci's stint at the Export-Import Bank. Read More »

Trump has new chief of staff, old health care fight

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But White House aides said President Donald Trump was not giving up on the health repeal effort. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union , Mulvaney said Trump is "simply reflecting the mood of the people". The Senate's latest attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare failed last week when three GOP senators - John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - voted against the measure. Read More »

For Trump, the honeymoon with Putin may be finally over

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday that he hoped the legislation would spur Russian Federation to seek a better relationship with Washington . Some former officials said Russia could take other steps, such as seeking to help Russian-backed forces seize more ground in eastern Ukraine or to try to limit United States air operations in Syria, while others said any reaction might be more muted. Read More »

CAT 2017 registration: starts from August 9 at iimcat

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The registrations for the CAT exam will open on August 9 2017 and will close on September 20 , 2017, stated a press release issued by IIM Lucknow on Saturday. Mr Dwivedi said that the candidates must pay registration fees online through credit/ debit cards and or banking. After submission of application, candidates will be permitted to download their admit card from October 18 , 2017 onwards, till the test date. Read More »

GOP fears political fallout after health care's 'epic fail'

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It was unclear if Trump's message means he also plans to directly target subsidies that are available to health insurance policies for some Congressional staff members. Responding on Twitter, Andrew Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Obama administration, said the impact of cutting off subsidy payments "will be felt by the middle class who will pay more to subsidize low income". Read More »

Putin slashing number of USA diplomats in Russian Federation by 755 people

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The Trump administration is now making efforts to improve relations with Russian Federation amid ongoing probes into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election . Embassy in Russia to reduce the number of its diplomats by September 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a cabinet meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia , Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna Have Blessed Us with Their New Music Video

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In other K. Dot news, Kendrick Lamar has already had quite a run of special guests on his DAMN tour , including 2 Chainz in Brooklyn, J. Then, we see Lamar defending RiRi in a gritty street fight, along with some other wonderful visuals that need to be seen to be believed - including a chained shark swimming beneath concrete. Read More »

Priebus takes his turn on the Trump administration hot seat

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President Donald Trump named Kelly as his new Chief of Staff on July 28, ousting Reince Priebus . Priebus' already tense relationship with Anthony Scaramucci took a darker turn over the past 24 hours when the communications chief suggested in a late-night tweet that Priebus was one of the "leakers" that President Donald Trump has railed against. Read More »

Artifact Stolen From Neil Armstrong Air And Space Museum

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The piece is one of only three in existence and was given to Neil Armstrong in Paris after he walked on the moon. "A value of such an item can not be determined", police said in the news release. The museum was opened in 1972 to celebrate the astronaut and Ohio's contribution to space exploration. It was made by Cartier in Paris, France. "For every day that an item is missing, we are all robbed of an opportunity to enjoy it", the museum officials said. Read More »

Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'

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Two administration officials say that Trump is likely to sign the bill, despite last-minute wrangling over language and bureaucracy. Its response suggests it has set aside initial hopes of better ties with Washington under Trump, something the US leader, before he was elected, had said he wanted to achieve. Read More »

Putin decries 'anti-Russian hysteria' in US

If Trump chooses to veto it, the bill is expected to garner enough support in both chambers to override his veto and pass it into law. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he "very much regrets" the worsening of relations between Russia and the United States . Read More »

RT America: California imam calls on Allah to 'spare no Jews

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He prayed for Allah to destroy Muslims' opponents at the site. A California imam who accused Jews of "desecrating" the mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount and seemingly called for their annihilation has apologized. "Words matter and have consequences". Several national Jewish advocacy organizations spoke out against the sermon, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Read More »

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb leads Ladies Scottish Open

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Webb birdied three of the first seven holes and dropped strokes on 13 and 15 before rallying with the birdie on 17. "I have no idea how it did that". On the green in four, Webb two-putted for double bogey to fall two-back with one hole to play. Read More »

Honolulu bans texting in crosswalks

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell notes that his city has more crosswalk impacts than "almost any other city" in the USA, so the fines could have a sizeable impact even compared to smartphone-addicted cities like NY or San Francisco. People calling emergency services are exempt from the penalty and fines increase with the matter of times pedestrians have been caught looking at their smartphones or devices in the past. Read More »

Israeli court upholds sentence of soldier who killed Palestinian attacker

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They discounted Azaria's testimony and rejected the defence argument that soldiers in similar situations had been let off, ruling that the soldier's prison term will begin in 10 days' time. Military leaders have sharply condemned Azaria's actions. The shooting occurred amid a wave of attacks by Palestinians that had killed 29 Israelis over the preceding five months. Read More »

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus out of the job

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They accomplished a lot together. Priebus said he had offered his resignation on Thursday and the president accepted. "I resigned privately yesterday", he told the Wall Street Journal . In a highly unusual arrangement, he said Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon would serve as "equal partners" in implementing his agenda. He added of the retired Marine general: "John Kelly will do a fantastic job". Read More »

More than 80 injured after Typhoon Nesat sweeps across Taiwan, dozens trapped

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Much of Taiwan came to a standstill after Typhoon Nesat made landfall in eastern Yilan county, whipping up massive waves of over 50-feet and dumping rain of up to 23 inches in the southern region of Pingtung. Nesat, the ninth storm to develop in the Pacific this year, is forecast to make landfall in Hualien late Saturday. Air travel was also disrupted, a total of 312 domestic and worldwide flights cancelled. Read More »

Spicer Defends Trump Over Dem Rep's Claim He's 'Militarizing the White House'

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On Thursday night, in a freaky interview with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, Anthony Scaramucci , Mr Trump's new Director of Communications, said that Mr Priebus would not last much longer. That means Reince Priebus is stepping aside. The news broke as the President returned to Washington from an event on Long Island, in NY. Priebus' vehicle then pulled aside and broke off from the motorcade. Read More »

Netanyahu defends decision to remove Temple Mount security

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The procession came in solidarity with the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and the Palestinian worshipers, facing constant and escalating Israeli violations. Proof that the violence was not provoked by measures that were actually aimed at preventing terrorists from infiltrating deadly weapons onto the Temple Mount lies in the fact that metal detectors and are commonplace at most prominent mosques in the Middle East, and more than 5,000 surveillance cameras (and 100,000 security ... Read More »

Trump replaces chief of staff Reince Priebus with John Kelly

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The last general to serve as White House chief of staff was Alexander Haig, a former U.S. Army general who served under President Richard Nixon. Kelly's move to the chief of staff job alongside Lt. I've seen it now for a year and a half on this wild ride with the president that I loved being a part of. He also saluted Priebus, the chief of staff he had just pushed out. Read More »

Arab Foreign Ministers Meet In Bahrain

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The foreign ministers of four Arab nations - Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE - said on Sunday that they will continue their boycott of Qatar and will not retreat on their demands, while stressing they would be ready for dialogue with the Gulf country if their demands are met. Read More »

Trump ousts Priebus as his chief of staff, appoints Kelly

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Priebus, before serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee for six years, was chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party. Scaramucci was spotted carrying a bag. I'm not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. Kelly, he continued, is "a remarkable Marine who has served his country his entire life". Read More »

Couple caught in 'financial spiral' jump to their deaths

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While Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the cause of their financial troubles was uncertain, the New York Post reported that Scarpelli and Colant were struggling through enormous debt, owing thousands in unpaid taxes. The couple was discovered by people who work in the area. In 2008 he was a vice-president of its alumni association. His older brother Craig, 55, is also a chiropractor , practicing in their hometown. Read More »

Threat to health insurance payments

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu called the bill's defeat "absolutely disappointing" but said all parties needed to work together to address the Affordable Care Office, "which has absolutely failed for this country". "There are some real problems with the law and (DHHS Secretary Tom Price) is right about that". Because of its association with the poor and disabled, it will likely face continued assault from hostile lawmakers. Read More »

Graham Warns Trump: Mueller Ouster 'Could Be the Beginning of the End'

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Florida GOP consultant Rick Wilson, who worked in the George H.W. Bush White House, said a staffer who recommended firing the attorney generally to block an investigation into that president would have been out of a job. "The President has the right to fire anybody in his cabinet". When news of the bill broke on Thursday, Sens. That includes taking the lead on healthcare, Ruddy said. Read More »

Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico - International Champions Cup 2017

Lionel Messi opened the scoring quickly (3rd) before Rakitic doubled the bet on a first decisive pass from Neymar . Real Madrid will play today without their key player Ronaldo who is on holidays and yet to return to the club game. While Ramos would like to see the back of Neymar , compatriot and good friend Dani Alves is hoping to see a whole lot more of his countryman and encouraged him to be "brave" and move to Paris . Read More »

Midway rides to reopen at State Fair Sunday morning

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State officials said inspectors are notifying operators to suspend operation of three Fire Ball rides , eight Freak Out rides and one Extreme ride in IL. If there are any problems, Erickson said, they have to be fixed before the ride gets the seal of approval and passes inspection. "In conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture Ride Safety Division, Durant Enterprises continues to provide safe and effective inspection policies and procedures to prevent unforeseen events", the ... Read More »

US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test

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The latest US test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was planned well before North Korea's latest missile launch, but it comes at a time of rising tension with the country since Pyongyang launched its first-ever test of an ICBM on July 4. Read More »

Reince Priebus Defends POTUS' Firing, Assures Wolf Blitzer: "I'm On Team Trump"

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The president "told associates that Priebus would make a good auto salesman" and "mocked him for expressing excitement when he spotted his house from Air Force One, flying over Wisconsin", reports Politico . Priebus was never a Trump insider. "I am honored to be asked to serve as the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States". Scaramucci was appointed the new White House Communication Director on July 21. Read More »

President Trump names new chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus

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So I'm happy for him. Since Priebus' fate was tied the failure of congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare, a source told NBC News , Kelly's ability to rub elbows with lawmakers could be a plus for the White House. Ryan offered his congratulations to Kelly and said he looks forward to working with him. Before taking over as secretary of homeland security, Kelly, 67, served in the top slot of the U.S. Read More »

Trump receives Russian Federation sanctions bill for his signature or veto

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Along with it, the bill redefines some previous laws and makes it mandatory for the President to apply new sanctions to Russian Federation in certain cases instead of simply presupposing a possibility of using them. The U.S. ambassador, John Tefft, had expressed "his strong disappointment and protest", the statement said. The US government has an embassy in Moscow and consulates in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok which reportedly employs around 1,100 diplomatic staff, including ... Read More »