• California Becomes First State to Recognize 'Non-Binary' Gender
California Becomes First State to Recognize 'Non-Binary' Gender

Jerry Brown signed the Gender Recognition Act Sunday, which lets residents choose "non-binary" on identification documents such as drivers' licenses and birth certificates. "I welcome this kind of examination, because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook", Nixon said famously in 1973. The law will go into effect in ...

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  • Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency
Ahead of White Nationalist Speech, Fla. Gov Declares Emergency

When Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida last month, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency . After his supporters and a lawyer questioned that decision on First Amendment grounds, the university allowed Spencer to schedule his speech and question-and-answer session for Thursday.

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  • Child injured after bull runs loose in Brooklyn
Child injured after bull runs loose in Brooklyn

A bull that broke free in February died before it could be taken to an animal sanctuary, and in April 2016, an escaped cow was taken to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York by former "Daily Show" host and comedian Jon Stewart.

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  • FCC chairman responds to Trump's tweet about NBC's broadcast license
FCC chairman responds to Trump's tweet about NBC's broadcast license

Critics quickly pointed out that there is no single license for NBC - or any other national television network for that matter. Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. "The President's tweets were alarming in both his disregard of the FCC's independence and flagrant disrespect for t...

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  • U.S. demands an end to Canada's supply management
U.S. demands an end to Canada's supply management

Describing some of the demands as "ridiculously extreme", Moises Kalach, head of the worldwide negotiating arm of Mexico's powerful CCE business lobby, said the US government knew that it would not be able to push them through. Over the a year ago, Mexico has aggressively pursued new or updated trade deals with other countries, seeking new markets ...

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  • USA indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case
USA indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

Yan operated at least two chemical plants in China that were capable of illegally producing "ton quantities" of the drugs, and evaded detection by systematically altering their chemical makeup, the Justice Department said. Zhang and eight others were charged with conspiracy to sell the drugs in at least 11 states, and conspiracy to import the dru...

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  • Kurdish-Arab Forces Declare Defeat of ISIS in Raqqa
Kurdish-Arab Forces Declare Defeat of ISIS in Raqqa

At least 1,000 civilians are said to have died, according to estimates by monitoring groups, majority in the relentless airstrikes. Kurdish and Arab fighters took to the streets to celebrate the end of the battle they have fought for four months, climbing onto vehicles and parading around the deserted, destroyed city, according to photographs pos...

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  • Philippines Army says Islamists making 'last stand' in Marawi
Philippines Army says Islamists making 'last stand' in Marawi

Fighting in Marawi City erupted between when government forces tried to arrest Hapilon who was declared as the "emir" of the terror group ISIS in Southeast Asia last May 23. "We need to verify if those on the watch list were killed, otherwise we have to assume that they are alive", he said, adding that many of those on the rouge's gallery were alre...

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  • PM Modi hits out at Congress for sidelining Indian heritage
PM Modi hits out at Congress for sidelining Indian heritage

He also asked experts from the field to find medicines which can, like allopathy, give immediate relief to people but without side-effects. It advocates preventive healthcare methods of treatment; it is not a system of medicine, but a science of life and longevity and ayurveda will provide affordable health care.

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  • Distractions remain #1 reason for crashes involving teen drivers
Distractions remain #1 reason for crashes involving teen drivers

The number of teens involved in deadly crashes in IL have been reduced by almost half over the past decade, according to State Farm. "This week is dedicated to focusing attention on setting rules for your teen driver before allowing them to get behind the wheel", said CHP Acting Commissioner Warren Stanley.

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  • Pakistan win toss, bat against Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI
Pakistan win toss, bat against Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

One-drop batsman Babar scored a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a career best 52 not out to lift Pakistan from a struggling 79-5 before Shadab returned with figures of 3-47 to dismiss Sri Lanka for 187 all out in 48 overs. After Pakistan elected to bat, Fakhar Zaman began well and stroked two crisp boundaries before being undone by ...

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  • IED blast kills four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in Pakistan
IED blast kills four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in Pakistan

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security personnel were conducting search operation to arrest the handlers involved in kidnapping of a Canadian national and his wife in Afghanistan. The injured have been shifted to the agency headquarters hospital in Parachinar. The funeral prayers for the martyred officer were he...

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  • North Korea levels threat at Australia over USA alliance
North Korea levels threat at Australia over USA alliance

The European Union imposed new sanctions on North Korea Monday as part of global efforts to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs. The statement refers to the visit to South Korea this week by Julie Bishop and Marise Payne during which they met their counterparts and visited the truce-village of Panmunjom.

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  • One Person Still Missing Following Oil Rig Explosion in Louisiana
One Person Still Missing Following Oil Rig Explosion in Louisiana

An explosion hit an oil platform on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana Sunday night, injuring seven people and possibly leaving one person unaccounted for, according to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni. He said the department's current goal is to stop oil flow and, if needed, let it burn off safely. First responders from St. Charles Parish, J...

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  • Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors
Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

The statement further disputed Boyle's allegation that his wife was raped, saying that the family members had not been separated for even a minute after their capture. On October 12, President Donald Trump, who previously warned Pakistan to stop harboring militants, praised Islamabad for acting on the USA intelligence tip and showing its willingnes...

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  • 5 things we learned from Giants upset victory over Broncos
5 things we learned from Giants upset victory over Broncos

Manning called it "a special win" for a reeling team that was without six starters a week after losing three wide receivers to season-ending injuries, including star Odell Beckham Jr. Jenkins, who was criticized for walking off the field early in last Sunday's loss to the Chargers , starred for the Giants in the win. As halftime approached, Siemi...

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  • Monday weather: Cooler, drier air moves in with highs in the 70s
Monday weather: Cooler, drier air moves in with highs in the 70s

It will be cooler in the metro area for the weekend but nothing drastic with highs in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday. The nightly forecast is showing clear skies and a low around 42. The wind direction will shift back to a southerly direction midweek. The dry, air is also helping to keep us sunny this afternoon with highs in the low 60s in mo...

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  • At least 20 killed in Portugal wildfires
At least 20 killed in Portugal wildfires

The government has declared a state of emergency in all the regions north of the Tagus river, a territory about half the size of continental Portugal . One hundred and five fires were confirmed by emergency services to be still active on Monday and Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy said he would visit what is his home region.

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  • Trump says sexual assault accusations against him are 'fake news'
Trump says sexual assault accusations against him are 'fake news'

Trump's attorneys have claimed the suit "has no legal merit", and were "fame-seeking accusations". In response, Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit and claimed that she had been inaccurately labeled a liar following the public reveal of her claims.

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  • Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in auto bomb attack
Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in auto bomb attack

No one has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. "Everyone knows that Caruana Galicia was a stern critic of politicians, as well as to me personally, but this barbaric act can not be justified", said Muscat. Ms Caruana Galizia is survived by her husband and three sons. She revealed that Muscat's wife, Michelle, as well as Muscat'...

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