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White House to brief Pentagon on transgender ban details

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The White House memo also directs the Pentagon to deny admittance to transgender individuals and to stop spending on medical treatment regimens for those now serving, according to US officials familiar with the document. Joseph Dunford said the ban would not go into effect until further guidance was issued from the White House. Mr. Trump's decision was roundly denounced by members of both parties, many of whom argued that anyone willing and able to fight for their country should be ... Read More »

Windsor joins High Court citizenship fray

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A team of lawyers for the affected MPs - as well as a lawyer for former MP Tony Windsor who lost to Mr Joyce in the seat of New England who was allowed to join the matter - argued the merits of timing and the timetable for the lodging of documents. Read More »

Four suspects in Spain terror attacks appear in Madrid court

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No one was immediately available at the ministry to explain the discrepancy. His removal from Spain could have changed the course of history, as it would nearly certainly have prevented him from entering into contact with the men accused of bringing terror to Spain last week in attacks which killed 15 people and left more than 100 injured. Read More »

SC to rule on right to privacy today

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The bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had on August 2 reserved its verdict after hearing marathon arguments for six days over a period of three weeks, during which submissions were advanced in favour and against the inclusion of the right to privacy as a fundamental right. Read More »

Thousands stand in lottery line of hope in Primm

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The lottery victor will be announced tonight at 10. There was no victor last Saturday, so the Powerball jackpot increased to $700 million. If no one snatches a prize, it sticks around and gets bigger for the next round - and larger numbers draw more people to participate, because they perceive there to be a greater payoff for a small ticket investment even if their chances of winning are slim. Read More »

Bawana bypoll: 17.46 pc voting till 11 am

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Voting has begun for Bawana Assembly by-election in Delhi . VVPAT-equipped EVMs were used at all 379 polling stations set up across the assembly seat in north-west Delhi area for the bypoll, which saw a meagre 45 per cent turnout. In the trail, a voter can see the name of the candidate and the poll symbol chosen by him or her. Voting for the bypoll began at 8 am and ended at 6 pm. Read More »

Kent GCSE pupils pick up their results 2017

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In 2013, the government in England announced reforms to GCSEs and a new grading system comprising of numbers rather than letters. Pupils will be marked under the new system for English Literature, English Language and Maths, while the rest of their subjects will be marked under the old A* to G grades. Read More »

Roy Moore Has 18-Point Lead in Alabama Senate Runoff Poll

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The latest poll , from Opinion Savvy and Decision Desk HQ, showed that Moore had 50.3 percent of the vote to Strange's 32.2 percent. It shows that Moore has a net favorability of 20.8 percent, while odd is underwater with a net favorability of negative 6 percent. Read More »

Police officer sees old lady dancing by herself, decides to join in

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Millie Seiver loves to dance. "Yup, yup, always dancing". Knowing that no one should ever dance alone, Lenz turned up the radio in her squad auto, before getting out and joining Seiver for a boogie. "Sister Terri had shared it and I saw it there", she said. Sometimes you just need to dance. "I was so shocked, I didn't think it would go any further than that. Read More »

The Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

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Greenleaf Trust stated it has 0.09% in Williams-Sonoma, Inc. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. (NYSE:WSM) for 28,984 shares. Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.29 million activity. $56,745 worth of World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT) shares were sold by Lake Robert Alexander. Read More »

Headless body identified as missing journalist Kim Wall

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She never returned. On Wednesday, police confirmed that Wall's headless torso had been found on a beach near the Danish capital. Kim Wall, 30, was last seen alive on August 10 on Danish inventor Peter Madsen's vessel, which police say he intentionally sank off the country's eastern coast the following day. Read More »

Latest sanctions reveal the real USA plan on North Korea

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China demanded the United States immediately withdraw a package of sanctions on companies and individuals trading with North Korea on Wednesday, and said the decision by the Trump administration will damage Sino-U.S. Kim has also said he will watch the US's conduct "a little more" before deciding whether to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, a USA territory in the Pacific, as he'd threatened. Read More »

President Trump on Twitter: 'Sad' to see Confederate monuments removed

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Trump did not explicitly condemn white supremacists in his initial remarks after the rally on Saturday, instead lamenting the violence as coming from "many sides". White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced August 18 that Bannon is departing his White House position. "We are working on identifying a time that is convenient for the family to speak with the President". Read More »

Yes, Trump Stared Directly Into The Eclipse

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Ford Springer , The Daily Caller columnist, wrote that since Barron doesn't have any responsibilities as the president's son "the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public". But of course, Donald Trump is never a man to do things normally and abandoned his protective glasses and sneaked a peek up at the eclipse, risking damage to his eyes. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director James Comey to lecture at Howard University

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The Howard University chairmanship comes with a compensation of $100,000, which Comey has chosen to donate to a university scholarship fund that will support students coming from a foster home environment, according to the school. Government and business leader Gwendolyn King and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Colbert King established the King Chair at their alma mater in 2008 with a $1 million donation to provide students access to public service executives who developed ... Read More »

OBC sub-catagorisation to benefit most backward sections: Paswan

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The decision implies that those in the OBC category earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum would now get reservation benefits. Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday hailed the Centre's decision to raise the " creamy layer " income cap in the OBC category as "historic" and said it was a step towards giving "more power to the poor". Read More »

Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

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Last year, the USA 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2011 law disproportionately burdened minority voters who were less likely to have one of seven forms of identification the state required them to show at the polls. "Today's ruling is outrageous", Paxton said in a statement . "Senate Bill 5 was passed by the people's representatives and includes all the changes to the Texas voter ID law requested by the 5th Circuit". Read More »

Victory for Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin graft case

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The Kerala high court on Wednesday gave a clean chit to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin graft case, saying that the CBI had "wrongly picked" him as prima facie there was no case against him. Justice P Ubaid pronounced the verdict with the judgement running to 202 pages. Several politicians were involved and eventually charged in the case, including former ministers of Indian National Congress G. Read More »

Woman caught on camera stealing, hiding bottles of liquor in clothes

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Police say the incident happened on August 18, 2017, at a store on Bert Koons industrial loop in Shreveport. Police in Shreveport released the security footage hoping that locals can help identify the thief. They will pay up to $300 for a tip leading to this woman's arrest. Several others may have been involved and are also wanted for questioning in connection with this event. Read More »

I had no pre-plans to join hands with BJP: Nitish Kumar

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Modi's visit to the state is coming after nearly a month when the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) joined hands with CM Nitish Kumar to form a fresh government in the state. The Congress held a special briefing where Mr. Tewari and the former Jharkhand MP, Ajoy Kumar, suggested a BJP link to the scam by showing pictures of senior BJP leaders taking part in functions organised by Srijan Mahila Samiti. Read More »

Trump to hold campaign rally in Arizona

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Images show police trying to disperse crowds with tear gas as thousands lined the streets in Phoenix protesting over the "politics of hate". 'People in the crowd have begun throwing rocks and bottles at police. "We're liberating towns out on Long Island", Trump said of the fight against the MS-13 street gang. He promised to shut down the government if it does not build for him his border wall , making no mention of Mexico paying for it. Read More »

Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE:APC) Sentiment Increased, Because

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It closed at $42.27 lastly. It has underperformed by 8.41% the S&P500. As of quarter end Morgan Stanley had sold a total of 480 shares trimming its position 39.8%. Tower Research Llc (Trc) reported 23,161 shares. Department Mb Commercial Bank N A, Illinois-based fund reported 472 shares. Tarbox Group holds 167 shares. Read More »

Trump hits new low after Charlottesville

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A majority of Trump voters surveyed, 54 percent, said Christians face the most religious discrimination in America. So it's now imperative that the far larger, far more rational majority continue to combat the inherently un-American views that Trump supporters put forth and remind them that as a country, we don't subscribe to such objectionable views - regardless of what the president may say. Read More »

US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed after warship collision

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Ten sailors were reported missing, but officials confirmed Tuesday that Navy divers had found the remains of some sailors in a flooded compartment. The McCain , a guided missile destroyer, was about five miles off the coast of Malaysia and headed for routine port visit to Singapore when it collided Monday with the Liberian-flagged Alnic MC , a 600-foot oil and chemical tanker. Read More »

United Nations rights panel warns U.S. over racist rhetoric

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Heyer , 32, who was killed when a driver plowed a vehicle into a crowd, and Deandre Harris , 20, who was savagely beaten by white supremacists wielding poles. But the letter wasn't released until this morning, hours after Trump held a campaign rally in Phoenix . Trump waited hours before responding to the events in Charlottesville. Read More »

US Seeks $11 Million From Companies It Says Conspired With North Korea

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The North Korean statement accused the United States of deploying unspecified "lethal" weapons for the drills that it says involve a "beheading operation" training aimed at removing absolute ruler Kim Jong Un . South Korean and USA forces began computer-simulated military exercises on August 21 amid tension over North Korea's weapons programmes, while a report it has earned millions of dollars in exports is likely to raise doubt about the impact of sanctions. Read More »

Rotterdam mayor says bus with gas bottles found outside cancelled concert

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The threat said that an attack would take place during the performance by the Californian band and the tip-off was serious enough to merit cancelling the concert, he said. Officers in body armour were pictured outside the venue, while members of the band were escorted out of the building by police. Allah-Las is a four-piece band from Los Angeles. Read More »

Police search Virginia for couple after violent crime

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Two Burlington, North Carolina residents, 42-year-old Sean Damion Castorina and 40-year-old Penny M. Dawson, are wanted on several charges. During the investigation police received a call about a shooting victim on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.at a residence on Laurel Road near Rockfish River. Read More »

Police search Virginia for couple after violent crime

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Two Burlington, North Carolina residents, 42-year-old Sean Damion Castorina and 40-year-old Penny M. Dawson, are wanted on several charges. During the investigation police received a call about a shooting victim on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.at a residence on Laurel Road near Rockfish River. Read More »

Former DNI worries about Trump's fitness, access to nuclear codes

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In more than an hour on stage, Trump lashed out again at the "fake news" media that he claimed misrepresented his response to the violence in Charlottesville , Virginia, where a 32-year woman was killed and 19 were injured in the aftermath of a march by white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Read More »

2 dead after magnitude 5.1 quake in Leyte

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NDRRMC spokeswoman Romina Marasigan named the fatalities as Maria Colasito, 50, of barangay Naungan in Jose in Ormoc City , and Rosita Baloro, 70, of barangay San Jose, also in Ormoc City. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake's epicenter was five kilometers northeast of Albuera and was recorded to be tectonic in origin. Read More »

Lee's place in history was sealed when he rebelled (Your letters)

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Despite the President's opinions , many cities have proposed plans to remove their Confederate monuments. There's no clearer way to say "This person is a hero whose acts we celebrate" than putting up a statue of them. If you remove every Confederate monument in the land, it won't help black Americans one iota because blacks are not suffering due to "racism"; they are suffering because of the lack of moral character and the breakdown of the black family. Read More »