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Make sure you have the right glasses to view the eclipse

Slooh also brings live celestial events to its viewers with a lineup of special guests to inform and entertain. The total eclipse will move from OR to SC and will be visible 14 states, including Tennessee. The shadow will grow until about 2:32 p.m. when the eclipse reaches its maximum point. "During a lunar eclipse the Earth comes between the sun and moon and cuts off the light". Read More »

Illinois' Newest Holiday Is Official. Thanks, Obama!

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It won't be an official state holiday, rather a day to honor Obama. The fact that the bill passed in both houses unanimously proves that Mr. Obama is still a favorite. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration". "It's incredibly proud for IL that the president came from IL". Read More »

Green MPs Graham and Clenton withdraw from caucus

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Co-leader James Shaw told Mike Hosking he's putting a motion to caucus this morning to suspend the men, and potentially boot them out entirely. Ms Ardern was at pains to point out that the Greens and Labour were not in fact "joined at the hip" by the MoU. Read More »

Trump Goes on Vacation

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In a tweet seemingly directed at those who opposed the president's vacation, Trump claimed that the "vacation" was not what it seems. "Person in american history has lied to us that senator Richard Blumenthal", he started, referring to his attitude during the Vietnam war. Read More »

Secretary of state says USA wants to work with Russian Federation

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Tillerson added: "The Russians have indicated some willingness to begin to talk with us about the way forward on Ukraine ". But between Trump's praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his skepticism of the US intelligence community's finding that Russia interfered in the USA election, the Republican-controlled Congress took extraordinary measures to curtail the power of a president from their own party. Read More »

Harrington: Trump Agenda Is What Republicans Have Been Backing for Years

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Every other Democrat and the two senators who caucus with them signed the letter. As President Trump visited the increasingly conservative state, West Virginia Gov. That means Democrats could cast deciding votes. Justice obviously was never much of a Democrat to begin with . Those subsidies are under attack by President Trump, according to one of his tweets. Read More »

Be More Aware of Motorcycles During Sturgis Rally

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By another measurement of the rally, Christina Steele, public information officer for the rally, reported on Saturday morning that the City of Sturgis had received 650 applications for "temporary vendor permits", for shops selling souvenirs such as t-shirts, mugs, food and belt buckles. Read More »

Rex Tillerson expected to press Asian Countries on North Korean threat

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Susan Thornton , acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia , said on Thursday that the South China Sea should be a focus of the discussions at the security meet. But Washington will be expecting a "general chorus of condemnation" from attending countries, which number 27 in total, and no meeting is scheduled between the US and Washington at the worldwide forum. Read More »

Daniel Dae Kim Breaks His Silence On 'Hawaii Five-0' Exit

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So basically, Aloha, beaches. Last month, CBS released a statement in which they said that the network "tried very hard to keep" Kim and Park on the show by offering them "large and significant salary increases". Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren't able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the hard choice not to continue". Read More »

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row

Foreign ministers of Asean and China have adopted the framework of a code of conduct to ease tensions in the South China Sea , a move the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi viewed as "progress", according to The Manila Times Online on Monday. Read More »

At least 22 wounded in bomb blast in Pakistani city of Lahore

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The explosion, reportedly, took place in a truck loaded with fruits. Police suspect that the truck contained explosives. Police and security agencies too have not issued a statement about the nature of the blast. Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Specialized Healthcare Khawaja Salman Rafique and Food Minister Bilal Yasin visited the Mayo Hospital and inquired about health of the injured. Read More »

9/11 victim identified 16 years on

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A total of 1,112 people who died (40%) remain unidentified almost 16 years after the terror attack. Matthew Yarnell, 26, was the last victim the medical examiner identified back in March 2015, according to the New York Daily News . Most of the new testing has pointed toward already-identified victims of the terror attacks. The city says it is still working to identify the other 1,112 victims. Read More »

Knicks hire Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson, report says

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The Milwaukee Bucks front office executive has risen his way through the National Basketball Association ranks, but is perhaps best known for his relation to Obama: Robinson is the brother-in-law to the ex-President. Robinson played alongside Mills at the University of Princeton . Upon exiting the coaching world, Robinson spent two seasons as Vice President of Player Development for the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

Illinois Purple Heart Day ceremony at state capitol

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According to the Department of Defense, approximately 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been presented. Each city will help identify veterans who need home modifications and to organize volunteers to work on approved projects. The Purple Heart is awarded to those who were wounded or killed while serving in the United States military. "My grandfather, who was a sniper in the Marine Corps, was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in the Marshall Islands during World War II", said UA law ... Read More »

DfT to enforce anti-hacking measures for connected cars

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The new rules include eight points where the government said that organisational security is owned, governed and promoted at board level. The new guidance is meant to ensure carmakers design out cyber security threats as part of their development. Read More »

Special telescopes in city to watch lunar eclipse

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During an "eclipse season" - like we're experiencing right now - a lunar eclipse occurs whenever there is a full moon and a solar eclipse occurs when there is a new moon. You can watch the lunar eclipse with nothing more than your own two eyes. If you have a pair of binoculars, they will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration brighter and easier to see. Read More »

BJP gets presence in Tripura house as expelled Trinamool members join it

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The development is politically significant as BJP has never won an assembly seat in Tripura with the CPI (M) and other Left Front constituents accounting for 51 members in the current 60-member assembly. Over 1000 activists joined the party along with them. Then, on July 3, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee had said that the party will have no relations with the six Tripura MLAs. Read More »

Chance for heavy rain with gusty winds, hail Sunday night

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We'll have winds around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Right now, it looks like rain chances will tick higher by the end of the week. Temperatures will still remain a little below average during the day, but overnight we're returning to a little bit more normal patters. Read More »

Gujarat MLAs return from Karnataka

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The MLAs were "moved" to Bengaluru on June 29 apprehending "poaching" by the BJP, which is determined to ensure the defeat of Ahmed Patel , political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi , who is the Congress candidate in the Rajya Sabha poll. Read More »

Two-Vehicle Accident Claims the Life of Young Abilene Police Detective

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As they approached Mile Marker 296 east bound on Interstate 20, they encountered traffic moving at a slow pace, as there had been a vehicle crash ahead. She was sworn in as an officer in November 2014 and served two years on patrol. The Texas Department of Transportation is investigating the incident. Read More »

SC shoots Cong plea to nix NOTA for RS elections

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The Gujarat MLAs, whose stay in Eagleton Resort was taken care of by Karnataka's Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and his brother D K Suresh, who is Congress MP from Kanakapura, called on State Vajubhai Vala and visited the State secretariat on Saturday. Read More »

Gas Prices Rise 4.3 Cents In Chattanooga

DE drivers are paying 17 cents more at the pump than they were six weeks ago, and 37 more than this time a year ago. Houston-area fuel prices rose about 5 cents higher in the past week up to an average of $2.12 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, while the more expensive national average jumped nearly 4 cents to $2.35, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel costs nationwide. Read More »

Authorities: 1 arrested in connection with Metro shooting

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During the altercation, police said Brown pulled out a gun and fired multiple times. Two other bullets hit the railcar. Brown's half-brother was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. They exited the Metrorail system at Silver Spring Station a short time later. Photos of the three were posted on Twitter by transit police. A Metro Transit Police officer called for medics, Stessel said. Read More »

Row over abrogation of Article 35(A): National Conference calls Opposition meet

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Don't forget when the Amaranth land row happened in 2008, people rose overnight. "So [repealing] Article 35A will be far greater revolt, and I wonder whether the government will be able to control that". An NGO recently filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court requesting Article 35 (A)'s abrogation but the Centre has not filed a counter affidavit to it as yet. Read More »

Congress facing 'existential crisis' admits former Union minister Jairam Ramesh

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I thought it will happen in 2016, it didn't happen. "But today, I would say that the Congress is facing an existential crisis. I feel that it may happen before the end of 2017", Ramesh said. Ramesh, however, added that a collective effort is the only answer. While the Congress leader who was sitting on the front passenger side was not hurt, a security guard sitting in the back seat was injured and had to be treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. Read More »

Gas up 5 cents per gallon in MA

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Four states shared honors in posting the highest spike in gasoline prices from last week, with Georgia, Iowa, New Jersey and SC experiencing an increase of 7 cents per gallon. AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.32 per gallon in the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas. AAA Northeast said Monday that self-serve, regular is averaging $2.29 per gallon. Read More »

Brazil hospital: Bullet missed organs in British tourist

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Medical Director Rodrigo Mucheli of the General Hospital of Japuiba told Globo TV on Monday that the bullet traveled through the woman's abdomen but didn't hit anything vital. The incident happened near a holiday hotspot west of Rio de Janeiro when the family auto with three children inside mistakenly drove into a favela and misunderstood a drug gang's orders to leave. Read More »

King Abdullah: 'The Palestinians' goal is in danger'

One of the two men attacked the Israeli with a screwdriver, while the other was apparently shot dead by accident, according to Israeli officials. "This evaluation is very important for us to prepare for the coming stage we expect from Israel and from (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu personally", Malki said. Read More »

Injured From Chemical Spill At Port Of Long Beach

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Workers who were exposed to the leaking chemical, identified as propyl acetate, experienced shortness of breath, said Davonte Marrow, a spokesman for the U.S. A member of the Long Beach Fire Department was transported to the same hospital due to a fall. It was not immediately clear what the substance was or what caused the leak. Read More »

The Igbo will stay in the north forever, says Ganjude

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At the meeting convened under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, also attended by the leader of the Northern Coalition Group (NCG), Ambassador Shettima Yerima, the Igbo leaders emphasised that their people leaving the North was not feasible. Read More »