• 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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  • Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed
Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Islamic State threatened attacks in Saudi Arabia after the militant group claimed responsibility for assaults in Tehran that killed at least 17 people, SITE Intelligence monitoring group reported on Friday. Two of the attackers eventually detonated explosive vests themselves, while the others were shot dead by security forces. The first Is...

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  • Theresa May appoints ministers to her shaky government
Theresa May appoints ministers to her shaky government

At the time, she was considered a strong favorite against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn . Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would form a government with the support of the DUP , though it is not clear what kind of arrangement this will be.

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  • Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups
Qatar's ties with Iran and Islamist groups

But it was importing 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before they cut ties and is now in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies. "We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand", Noushabadi added, without saying if the deliveries were commercial exports or aid. While Tillerson and others have...

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  • Trump says Comey's 'leaks' are more prevalent
Trump says Comey's 'leaks' are more prevalent

Trump: I'm not hinting anything. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings.

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  • Qatar Hires Former US Attorney General To Rebut Terrorism Allegations
Qatar Hires Former US Attorney General To Rebut Terrorism Allegations

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to keep supporting the outcast state as he recently approved an accord on Thursday for military training cooperation with Qatar, the news agency reported. In a separate statement issued on Friday, the United Arab Emirates praised Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremis...

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  • Astana: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells PM Narendra Modi he saw Dangal
Astana: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells PM Narendra Modi he saw Dangal

Putin also said that the SCO members should work on combing economic cooperation efforts and national strategies to bring together the capacities of the existing integration projects in Eurasia, including the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC) and the One Belt, One Road initiative.

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  • United States withdrawal from Paris accord not to change anything: environmental activist
United States withdrawal from Paris accord not to change anything: environmental activist

The agreement's emissions reductions were not binding and it did not impose any specific requirements on individual US states. David Ige signed two bills that formally enacted portions of the landmark climate pledge into law, making the Aloha State the first in the nation to legally support the global pact.

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  • Election 2017: Young people powered Jeremy Corbyn's surge, shows Conservative poll
Election 2017: Young people powered Jeremy Corbyn's surge, shows Conservative poll

The second-place Labour Party held 232 seats and the Scottish National Party 56 seats, all in Scotland. After last year's failed insurgency behind the banner of Owen Smith , the MPs agreed to do nothing in the days after the election but to wait for the unions to make a move.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn could have been Prime Minister if it wasn't for Scotland
Jeremy Corbyn could have been Prime Minister if it wasn't for Scotland

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to hold her first cabinet meeting on Saturday in an early test of her hopes of forming a stable government after a crushing election setback. That did not help May, who had overseen cuts in police numbers during six years in her previous job as interior minister. She seems secure for the immediate...

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  • Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin hold frank talks in Versailles
Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin hold frank talks in Versailles

For instance, The Associated Press reports a previous visit from Putin, scheduled for last October, was even canceled after then-President Francois Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes for its role in supporting Assad.

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  • Qatar denies terror links, rejects 'blockade' by Arab states
Qatar denies terror links, rejects 'blockade' by Arab states

Meanwhile, Qatar's Al Jazeera network said it was suffering a cyber-attack. US President Donald Trump, who had initially backed the measures against Doha in a tweet , called Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Wednesday with an offer "to help the parties resolve their differences".

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  • Rhode Island Man Leads Police on Pursuit Through New Hampshire, Mass.
Rhode Island Man Leads Police on Pursuit Through New Hampshire, Mass.

They say the driver, 33-year-old Gregory Coffey , refused to stop and fled onto Interstate 93. Police deployed spike strips near Exit 3 in Nashua. The vehicle continued south onto the Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua. But despite damage from the spikes, Coffey exited the turnpike at exit 2 and, driving on a rim, continued down the Daniel Webster...

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  • Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks
Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks

Members of Iranian forces take cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran , Iran, June 7, 2017. On Friday, authorities announced the arrests of 41 suspects in connection with the twin Tehran attacks. Iran's foreign minister is rejecting US statements about the attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutiona...

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  • Did James Comey's testimony hurt Trump - or help him?
Did James Comey's testimony hurt Trump - or help him?

President Donald Trump declined to say whether there are recorded conversations of his meetings with James Comey , the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired, telling reporters that he may reveal whether such tapes exist "in the very near future".

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  • Chuck Schumer invites Donald Trump to testify about Comey and Russian Federation
Chuck Schumer invites Donald Trump to testify about Comey and Russian Federation

A combination photo shows former U.S. FBI Director James Comey testifies over investigation into Hillary Clinton's email system, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. But he and his legal team have not taken further steps. After the president was silent on social media during and after the hearing, he tweeted Friday , "Despite so many false sta...

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  • Policemen storm Malaysia plane after bomb scare
Policemen storm Malaysia plane after bomb scare

Photographs taken by other passengers depict armed Australian security personnel boarding the plane after it landed in Melbourne just 30 minutes after takeoff. Police carrying semi-automatic assault rifles and wearing body armor took the man off the plane. Authorities said the Sri Lankan man was revealed not to be carrying explosives and it w...

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  • House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos
House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos

According to CNN , Mr Trump's outside counsel Marc Kasowitz is planning to file a complaint against Mr Comey with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Trump's critics and detractors found enough reasons in Comey's testimony to allege the president might have crossed the line, leaving himself open to charg...

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  • Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to seek minority government
Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to seek minority government

Theresa May has revealed she hopes to form an alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) that would enable her to form a government. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. She put on a fearless face, refusing to show any contrition for the election gamble that spectacularly backfired, but observ...

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  • Concerned world leaders in touch with Qatar Foreign Minister, diplomats
Concerned world leaders in touch with Qatar Foreign Minister, diplomats

Meanwhile, Qatar's Al Jazeera network said it was suffering a cyber-attack. BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins says Russia's intervention could complicate existing efforts to defuse the situation. The closure of the tiny energy-rich kingdom's sea, land and air borders with its neighbours has effectively left Qatar under siege. The Qat...

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