• Leaders Claim Illinois School Funding Deal Reached
Leaders Claim Illinois School Funding Deal Reached

Democratic leaders Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan said there was "agreement in concept", while Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin characterized it as "agreement in principle".

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  • Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition
Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

The UN on Thursday called for a humanitarian pause to allow 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the besieged Syrian city of Raqqah. Earlier this week, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said USA -led coalition airstrikes killed at least 170 people over the previous week.

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  • USA extends sanctions against North Korea
USA extends sanctions against North Korea

With photographs obliquely showing a new rocket design, North Korea has sent a message that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) more powerful than any it has previously tested, weapons experts said on Thursday. "In exploratory talks you have to indicate where you want to go and deal with all of the issues that come in be...

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  • Key takeaways from Trump's speech on Afghanistan
Key takeaways from Trump's speech on Afghanistan

The US President has spelt out how India can help and what Pakistan ought not to do. The Taliban aren't simply an Islamist insurgency just concerned with the governance of their home turf, despite their protests to the contrary, but a terror group receiving intensive training from ally al Qaeda and paying it forward.

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  • Pakistan urges United States to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan
Pakistan urges United States to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan

In an interview this month, Omar Zakhilwal, Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan, said he hopes Beijing will use its influence to push for a permanent peace deal. "Pakistan has expanded its control of its territory, especially into the tribal areas, but still needs to control its border to prevent fighters and supplies from moving across in both di...

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  • Spanish Judge Sends Two Barcelona Terrorist Attackers to Prison
Spanish Judge Sends Two Barcelona Terrorist Attackers to Prison

The blast kills two cell members, including the imam who is considered the group's leader, Abdelbaki Es Satty . Catalan police have confirmed that of the 12 people suspected to be involved in the Las Ramblas and Cambrils terror attacks, only one is still believed to be at large.

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  • Mark Wahlberg tops list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors
Mark Wahlberg tops list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors

Overall, Vin Diesel came third in Forbes " highest-paid actors list (which combines the profits of both male and female actors), behind Dwayne "The Rock' Johnson ($65 million) and Mark Wahlberg ($68 million). dollars (£38 million). Major action films. Fast and the Furious franchise star Vin Diesel landed in the No. 3 spot, earning $54.5 mi...

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  • Rabbis Cancel High Holy Days Call With Trump Over Charlottesville Response
Rabbis Cancel High Holy Days Call With Trump Over Charlottesville Response

In a statement signed by leading rabbis from all three of the denominations, but not Orthodox representatives, the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements said: "We have concluded that President Trump's statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville are so lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of r...

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  • Is Hate Speech Protected by the Constitution?
Is Hate Speech Protected by the Constitution?

In response to the Patriot Prayer rally at Crissy Field on Saturday, an array of city officials, activists, and residents are staging counterprotest events throughout the city this weekend. However, those protesters will likely be met by a lot of dog poop. Sheetcake Picnic - Protest Alternative invites people to eat cake between 2 p.m.

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  • Venice mayor: Don't shout
Venice mayor: Don't shout "Allahu Akbar" here or you'll get shot

Brugnaro made the announcement during a gathering of mayors in the city of Rimini on the Adriatic coast in Italy. "We keep our guard up". But - said the British paper - "his "threat" was not taken seriously, "and has become the joke of the conference that he attended".

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  • Oldcastle parent nets $2.6 billion in Americas Distribution business sale
Oldcastle parent nets $2.6 billion in Americas Distribution business sale

In this vein, CRH's Europe Heavyside business has announced that it will acquire Fels, a leading German lime and aggregates business for $708m. CRH PLC on Thursday said its interim results were in line with guidance as it posted growth in both revenue and earnings in the first half of 2017 and revealed a huge divestment in the Americas and a ...

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  • Navy to replace commander of 7th Fleet after latest collision
Navy to replace commander of 7th Fleet after latest collision

McCain collided with the Liberian registered MV Alnic MC , said the Royal Malaysian Navy. The removal of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin comes after Sunday's collision between the McCain and an oil tanker became the fourth in a series of warship accidents that have raised questions about us naval operations in the Pacific.

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  • Lake Tahoe sisters reported missing at OR eclipse festival
Lake Tahoe sisters reported missing at OR eclipse festival

They are now on their way back home to South Lake Tahoe. The girls' last known location was at the Symbiosis Event in Big Summit Prairie, according to a sheriff's office news release. The county also determined Lea used her debit card at the music festival on Tuesday, and said she is driving a black Toyota Sequoia SUV with California license plates...

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  • Giancarlo Stanton hits 46th home run, Marlins defeat Phillies 12-8
Giancarlo Stanton hits 46th home run, Marlins defeat Phillies 12-8

Mackanin's response to the clean-up hitter was simple. "I said, 'We're paying you to drive runs in; that's what we're paying you for.' He said OK. and he did". He's not afraid to hit behind in the count. And while he was more than serviceable for the first three games of the series against the Marlins, Williams had three tough plays work against ...

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  • Fargo Police confirm baby removed from apartment where pregnant woman went missing
Fargo Police confirm baby removed from apartment where pregnant woman went missing

Savanna Greywind was last seen at her apartment Saturday afternoon. He says it has not been determined whether the baby is Greywind's child. Fargo police said in a Facebook post that an unidentified child was taken to Sanford Children's Hospital.

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  • Angola: Ruling party leads in provisional results
Angola: Ruling party leads in provisional results

Angola has 9.3 million registered voters. Handpicked by Dos Santos, who took power in 1979, Lourenço was widely expected to win the election, and the Dos Santos family is expected to maintain their control over numerous biggest companies in Angola, including the state-held oil firm Sonangol.

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  • Why India must appreciate change in US Afghan policy, criticism of Pakistan
Why India must appreciate change in US Afghan policy, criticism of Pakistan

The other critical facet of Monday's announcement is his robust warning to Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists; factually, the maverick Head of State can not be countered. In its statement, Pakistan defended its role in the lengthy war and said it has worked to promote peace in Afghanistan. President Trump said "For its part, Pak...

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  • JAMES CAMERON Says WONDER WOMAN is 'A Step Backward,' an 'Objectified Icon'
JAMES CAMERON Says WONDER WOMAN is 'A Step Backward,' an 'Objectified Icon'

Cameron appears to have missed the memo that a big reason why Wonder Woman is seen as a triumph for women in Hollywood is that a woman directed the picture. Wonder Woman comes out on digital August 29, and DVD/Blu-ray on September 19. "I feel like I'm shouting in a wind tunnel!" Earlier this summer, Wonder Woman become the biggest global live...

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  • Petition Declaring Antifa a Terror Group Gets 100000 Signatures
Petition Declaring Antifa a Terror Group Gets 100000 Signatures

That violence has come under scrutiny in the wake of Charlottesville , leading to a White House petition to label Antifa as a terrorist organization . An Atlantic commentator wrote: 'They're troubling tactically because conservatives use antifa's violence to justify - or at least distract from- the violence of white supremacists, as Trump did in ...

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  • 11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint: pro-Haftar forces
11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint: pro-Haftar forces

Analysts and military sources say IS remains active in Libya, particularly the south, despite losing its stronghold of Sirte in December 2016. But since then, the group jihadist had claimed virtually no offense in the country. Sarraj said such a move would help "arm and equip (Libya's) coastguard and border guards to carry out their missions agains...

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