• Time Running out on North Korea
Time Running out on North Korea

The Trump administration has been "incoherent, and not just on North Korea ", said North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry of the Bower Group Asia consultancy. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday slammed the United States for issuing a travel ban on the country, adding that US visitors "of good will" are welcome to the country, ...

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  • Court: States can sue if health care subsidies cut
Court: States can sue if health care subsidies cut

Overall, as Republicans took stock of the past seven months of control of the House and Senate under the Trump administration, the mood was glum. "He certainly has the power" to halt the payments, said Timothy Jost, professor emeritus at the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

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  • Saha piles on misery for Sri Lanka
Saha piles on misery for Sri Lanka

Yes, there was some assistance for the fast-bowlers early on but that was it. Nuwan Pradeep walked off the field mid-way in his over, reducing Sri Lanka's pace bowling options to nearly nothing. The team will play 11 ODIs, nine Twenty20 matches and three Tests. "Playing the 50th Test match for the country, it will be a proud moment for me", he ...

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  • Monthly new auto sales decline again
Monthly new auto sales decline again

The boom in sales witnessed in recent years, it had always admitted, was unsustainable - aided first by PPI compensation payouts to consumers by banks while it also championed strong availability of cheap finance. Hawes said weaker demand for new cars should result in some cheap deals for consumers. Other measures in the past two months have als...

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  • 'No Question Of Forming New Party', JD(U) Leader Sharad Yadav Dismisses Reports
'No Question Of Forming New Party', JD(U) Leader Sharad Yadav Dismisses Reports

Taking a dig at Nitish Kumar, he wondered how the Bihar Chief Minister would work with his new Ministers as "76% of them are tainted [as stated in an Association of Democratic Reforms report]". Hitting out at the Centre over the raids at the Bengaluru resort of Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar where Gujarat MLAs were put up, Lalu Yadav said: " N...

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  • A Republican Health-Care Bill? Probably Still Dead
A Republican Health-Care Bill? Probably Still Dead

What exactly does that mean? "Your insurance is not going away, you still will be able to enroll come November 1". And the GOP's majority is too thin to repeal the current law. The court decision notwithstanding, Trump's ability to stop the subsidies "is not diminished", said Justin Giovannelli, a research professor at Georgetown University's Cente...

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  • GoFundMe Account Set Up For School Explosion Victims
GoFundMe Account Set Up For School Explosion Victims

The explosion at Minnehaha Academy reduced part of a building on its upper school campus to rubble. A final determination as to what caused the natural gas explosion is not expected for some time. The lower and middle school campus is about a mile and a half away. Aerial video footage shows that part of a building was ripped apart, with wood sp...

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  • Two arrested after Southwest passenger catches man texting about molesting children
Two arrested after Southwest passenger catches man texting about molesting children

Michael Kellar, 56, and Gail Burnworth, 50, of Tacoma, Washington, were arrested after a passenger spotted Kellar texting lurid messages on a Southwest jet plane. Sex-crimes detectives Nick Jourdenais and Michael O'Grady conducted an interview where Kellar freely consented to a search of his phone - he reportedly dismissed his text messages as noth...

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  • Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen
Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

The Danish royal has always been salty about the fact that he never got the title of "king" when his wife ascended the throne. The BBC reports that the 77-year-old queen is "said to have accepted her husband's decision". So, instead of being buried in the special sarcophagus-for-two at the Roskilde Cathedral, his final resting place will be e...

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  • Thirteen-time motorbike world champ Nieto dies at 70
Thirteen-time motorbike world champ Nieto dies at 70

The 70-year-old has been in hospital with severe head injuries and an induced coma since the injury, although his conditioned worsened this morning after being medically woken. He also won the most world titles with different manufacturers. Nieto became fond of motorcycling at a young age and became an assistant in a garage in Madrid.

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  • Spicer turns down 'Dancing with the Stars'
Spicer turns down 'Dancing with the Stars'

A source close to him said the former press secretary has "overwhelming number of commitments in the fall", TMZ reported Thursday. Last we heard, the ABC network had offered Spicer a chance to take part in the 25 season of its highly-rated show Dancing With The Stars .

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  • CPM ready for discussion with RSS
CPM ready for discussion with RSS

It has sought a detailed report within four weeks. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan initially denied permission to Karunakaran to speak again, saying it would lead to similar scenes of protest. It may be noted that the CPM leadership was annoyed over the move made by Kerala Governor, who summoned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan . Singh wanted political v...

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  • Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities
Justice Dept threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities

According to the Associated Press , the Justice Department sent letters to at least four sanctuary cities, warning them they would be considered ineligible for the Public Safety Partnership , a new Department of Justice program created to help cities curb drug trafficking and gang crime, unless they offered more assistance to federal authoritie...

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  • Australia wins Tournament of Nations in 6-1 win over Brazil
Australia wins Tournament of Nations in 6-1 win over Brazil

Arnold was making her first start of the tournament because Lydia Williams suffered a quad injury. Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord scored two goals apiece to win the Matildas' first global trophy since the 2010 Asian Cup. Australia added another two goals in the second-half; although the end-to-end action was less frenetic, the Matildas ...

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  • ADL Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Adopting the Taylor Force Act
ADL Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Adopting the Taylor Force Act

The bill seeks to end USA foreign assistance to the West Bank and Gaza because the money serves as "payments for acts of terrorism against the United States and Israeli citizens to any individual who has been imprisoned after being fairly tried and convicted for such acts of terrorism, including to a family member of such individuals", it reads ...

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  • Arms Act Case: Salman Khan appears before Jodhpur court, signs bail bond
Arms Act Case: Salman Khan appears before Jodhpur court, signs bail bond

The report said that the actor appeared before the court at around 12.45 pm, signed a bail bond of Rs 20,000 and immediately left after that. However, the Rajasthan government appealed against his acquittal in March for which he appeared today in the court.

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  • Hackers Claim To Have Stolen 1.5 Terabytes From HBO
Hackers Claim To Have Stolen 1.5 Terabytes From HBO

HBO has not publicly commented on specifically what material has been hacked, but the request claimed that "thousands of Home Box Office [ HBO ] internal company documents" had been leaked in addition to the video content. And the hackers are now threatening to reveal what exactly they've taken a little bit at a time, sending an email to Variet...

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  • Gopalkrishna Gandhi To Face M Venkaiah Naidu In Vice Presidential Poll Tomorrow
Gopalkrishna Gandhi To Face M Venkaiah Naidu In Vice Presidential Poll Tomorrow

While the opposition has fielded Gopalkrishna Gandhi against Naidu, the ruling NDA, having the majority in the Lok Sabha, will find it easy to place its candidate as the next vice president. The vice president acts as the Indian president in the latter's absence due to death, resignation, impeachment or other situations. The Vice President is e...

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  • China knocks Trump's tweets: 'Emotional venting' can not become policy
China knocks Trump's tweets: 'Emotional venting' can not become policy

As a result, Schumer urged Trump to exercise his authority over CFIUS to block mergers and acquisitions in the USA by Chinese companies until China works to bridle its neighbour's aggression. "What the peninsula needs is immediately stamping out the fire, not adding kindling or, even worse, pouring oil on the flames". "Given recent developments, ...

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  • Russian, US diplomats discuss North Korea
Russian, US diplomats discuss North Korea

Congress has given $80 million to the State Department to fight Russian propaganda and misinformation, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly is reluctant to put it to use. The Trump administration has also thrown its weight behind confronting violent Central American gangs, most notably the MS-13 gang - brandishing it as a poster-child fo...

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