• New Jersey voters go to polls to replace Gov. Chris Christie
New Jersey voters go to polls to replace Gov. Chris Christie

Christie remained neutral during the campaign but said Tuesday that he voted for Guadagno . Murphy and national Democrats immediately pitched him as a bulwark against Trump and promised a departure from Christie, while Guadagno and national Republicans have come out aggressively against Murphy, bashing him for his time as an executive with Goldm...

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  • Qatar hires former United States attorney general as lobbyist
Qatar hires former United States attorney general as lobbyist

Late on Thursday, a joint statement by Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt and the UAE accused 59 individuals and 12 charity organizations in Qatar of being "linked to terror". Doha has denied the charges. In one example, the rights group said a Qatari man, who has lived in the UAE with his family for more than 10 years, was refused entry and sen...

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  • 'Bernie Would Have Won': Sanders Supporters See Hope In UK Election
'Bernie Would Have Won': Sanders Supporters See Hope In UK Election

But government data shows that more than 2 million people aged 34 or under signed up online to vote in the month before the May 22 registration deadline - compared with about 1.46 million in the same period ahead of the 2015 election. That is short of the 326 needed for an overall majority -- and 12 fewer than when May called the election. ...

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  • Iran kills man behind deadly Tehran terror attacks
Iran kills man behind deadly Tehran terror attacks

At least 17 people were killed and over 50 others injured in Tehran on Wednesday when gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah...

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  • Iran Send 5 Planes of Food, Qatar Sheikh Seeks Good Relations
Iran Send 5 Planes of Food, Qatar Sheikh Seeks Good Relations

Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar was committed to solving the issue via a dialogue and that he considered the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf as the most appropriate format for such talks. It's also inconsistent with official U.S. policy, as the USA government only recognizes three nations as "state sponsors of terrorism", and Qatar...

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  • Theresa May appoints new UK Cabinet as critics circle
Theresa May appoints new UK Cabinet as critics circle

The 60-year-old leader said she had tapped experience across the "whole of the Conservative Party" when she appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister who had clashed with May when she was home secretary, as agriculture minister.

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  • Theresa May's speech annotated - what she said and what she meant
Theresa May's speech annotated - what she said and what she meant

As the Conservative Party loses its overall majority in the general election , the outcome has prompted many questions to be asked about the vote itself and what happens next. The Prime Minister made it clear that she will not resign before stating that she will create a minority government with the DUP. " Theresa May is certainly the stro...

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  • What It Means That The US is Leaving The Green Climate Fund
What It Means That The US is Leaving The Green Climate Fund

Fulfilling a major electoral promise, President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change . "The talk of climate change actions is very important because energy reforms will inevitably hurt some vested interests", said Lin Boqiang, an energy scholar at Xiamen University ...

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  • What is a hung parliament - and what happens next?
What is a hung parliament - and what happens next?

Ruth Davidson, the Conservative leader in Scotland, said she had asked May for assurances there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP . EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, meanwhile, said May had "lost her bet", while the timetable for Brexit talks, due to begin in 10 days' time , has been thrown into disarray, rais...

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  • Qatar willing to understand Gulf concerns, ready for dialogue: Kuwaiti FM
Qatar willing to understand Gulf concerns, ready for dialogue: Kuwaiti FM

His comments Friday firmly positioned Washington in the camp of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which severed ties with Qatar this week and accused it of sponsoring terrorism. Egypt has asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate reports that Qatar "paid up to $1 billion" to free the hostages, saying ...

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  • Sessions to testify in response to Comey
Sessions to testify in response to Comey

In a letter seen by Reuters, Sessions told Senator Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, that the committee is the "most appropriate" place to address matters that came up during Comey's Senate hearing on Thursday.

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  • Bridge-attacker-tried-to-rent-larger-truck-to-kill
Bridge-attacker-tried-to-rent-larger-truck-to-kill

The van they used was hired by the ringleader, named by police as Pakistan-born Khuram Butt . The potential for large vehicles to inflict mass casualties was laid bare in horrifying fashion past year when a lorry drove through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 people and injuring scores more.

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  • Gulf crisis grows as Saudi, allies place Qataris on 'terror list'
Gulf crisis grows as Saudi, allies place Qataris on 'terror list'

Turkey has also stepped in to help Qatar, supplying the desert country with dairy products. Tillerson, who dealt with Qatari leaders for years as chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, is skilled at bringing people together and is ready to help if needed, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.

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  • Iran twin attacks mastermind killed, says minister
Iran twin attacks mastermind killed, says minister

Alavi said the planner of the deadly attacks was stationed in the border areas and left the country after the terror attacks were carried out. Iran also said its security forces killed the mastermind of the attacks on Saturday. Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of Daesh who had ...

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  • AU chairman calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis
AU chairman calls for 'dialogue' in Gulf crisis

It is unclear whether the food is an aid delivery or a commercial transaction. "Following the sanctions. on Qatar, IranAir has so far transported food and vegetables to this country by four flights", Shahrokh Noushabadi , head of public relations at Iran's national airline, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

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  • USA secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade
USA secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade

Trump's comments came after his top diplomat Rex Tillerson appealed to Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade of Qatar, saying it is hindering U.S. Saudi's allies also welcomed "President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". "And its extremist ideology, in terms of funding".

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  • Donald Trump pressures Qatar to end 'high level' financing of terrorism
Donald Trump pressures Qatar to end 'high level' financing of terrorism

The rupture is based on the accusation that the Qatari government finances terrorist organisations, including the Islamic State, Al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood, an accusation that Qatar has denied. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis says that the base in Qatar remains particularly critical for the USA air war against ISIS. Remarks from Pres...

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  • Mastermind Behind Tehran Attacks Killed by Intelligence Forces
Mastermind Behind Tehran Attacks Killed by Intelligence Forces

IRNA news agency quoted a member of Majlis Presiding Board Akbar Ranjbarzadeh, as saying that Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli as well as the IRGC Deputy Commander presented more details about the recent twin simultaneous attacks hitting the Iranian parliament and Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in the so...

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  • Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say
Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say

This weekend, she has been seeking the support of the Democratic Unionist Party to form a new government after a disappointing result for Conservatives in Thursday's election. In calling for early elections, May said she wanted a strong mandate as her government confronts what are likely to be hard negotiations with the European Union on the term...

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  • A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

The final rounds are scheduled for Thursday. Spellers could earn a possible 36 points. These included more multiple choice vocabulary questions for six points total and rounds of oral spelling like what ESPN shows on TV. She spelled it correctly. A misspelling in either the second or third round means the contestant is eliminated. The average c...

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