• Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open

Contesting only her eighth major, Ostapenko clubbed 54 winners to Halep's eight, while committing 54 unforced errors to the Romanian's 10. Halep appeared on the way to a relative runaway victory, leading by a set and 3-0 in the second, then holding three break points for the chance to go ahead 4-0.

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  • Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven
Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven

Special arrangements were made to allow MPs to debate the tragedy despite Parliament being suspended. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if anyone else were to be found alive. May ordered a full public inquiry .to ensure that "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". Labour is calling for measures recommended after a...

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  • Farmers' stir: Shivraj Singh ends his 'peace fast'
Farmers' stir: Shivraj Singh ends his 'peace fast'

Chouhan also entailed how the families of the deceased met him and asked him to discontinue the fast. He said now that Chouhan had virtually admitted that he was unable to run the government , president's rule should be imposed in the state.

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  • Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition
Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition

In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries", Sava said. Scalise's doctors estima...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says
Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters. Sava said that "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the charity baseball game, many wearing hats to honour Mr Scalise, who has represented Louisiana in the...

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  • Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement
Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Hawaii became the first state Tuesday to enact a law that aligns with the Paris agreement. They also target agricultural practices with the goals of improving soil health and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a statement from the governor's office .

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  • Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

Mar-a-Lago, which Trump has referred to as the "Winter White House", made $37.2 million from January 2016 through this spring, an increase from the previous year, when the resort earned $29.8 million. Trump refinanced it with Ladder Capital at a much lower rate of 4.05%. Another three loans combined were worth less than $1 million. But he has submi...

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  • Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe
Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe

I haven't spoken to counsel yet. "I said to myself, I said "You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", Trump said.

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  • US student freed by North Koreans is back home
US student freed by North Koreans is back home

According to Warmbier's parents, their son was medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma, which he has reportedly been in for over a year after falling ill to botulism and then being given a sleeping pill. On May 21, the day Warmbier would have graduated, UVA student leaders distributed "Free Otto" stickers and organized a tribute in his hono...

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  • USA college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
USA college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

Trump called Rodman "smart" for his 2013 trip to North Korea , Politico reported at the time . Instead, the administration credited the release to its diplomatic intervention. Swedish diplomats, representing USA interests, were denied consular access to him. "We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they...

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  • Trump Visits Gay Police Officer Who Saved Lives In Recent Shooting
Trump Visits Gay Police Officer Who Saved Lives In Recent Shooting

Steny Hoyer, D-Md. — Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, members of the U.S. Capitol Police whose actions Speaker Paul Ryan credited with saving lives. "We are grateful and humbled by the wonderful law enforcement who put their lives in harm's way to protect our citizens", he said. And in recent months in separate incidents, off...

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  • Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating
Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating

In closing statements, the prosecution portrayed the actor as a sexual predator who deliberately drugged the Canadian citizen so she would be unable to resist his advances at his Philadelphia home. A deadlocked Pennsylvania jury battling to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial was to deliberate a fifth day Friday as to whether or no...

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  • Protesters of Castile shooting largely cleared from freeway
Protesters of Castile shooting largely cleared from freeway

Mr. Castile's death became world wide news last Summer nearly immediately after his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. On Tuesday, they re-watched Yanez's dashcam video and Reynolds' Facebook Live videos. The shooting prompted nationwide protests. The defense also said that Castile was high on marijuana at the ...

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  • Pentagon to send almost 4K additional US forces to Afghanistan
Pentagon to send almost 4K additional US forces to Afghanistan

The Afghan government was assessed by the U.S. military to control or influence just 59.7 percent of Afghanistan's 407 districts as of February 20, a almost 11 percentage-point decrease from the same time in 2016, according to data released by the U.S.

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"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water - Scotland's Sturgeon

Mr Robertson became one of the SNP's most high-profile figures after the 2015 election, thanks to a weekly platform at Prime Minister's Questions. The first minister of Scotland has now said her decisions will be made in Scotland's interests and not simply those of her party, according to the BBC .

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  • London high-rise fire: Death toll rises to 30 people, police say
London high-rise fire: Death toll rises to 30 people, police say

The protesters made their way through an automatic door at the Kensington and Chelsea Borough town hall on Friday. She declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting where an angry crowd had gathered and police broke up a scuffle among the group as Mrs May's vehicle drove off.

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  • Senate backs sanctions on Russian Federation over USA election hacking
Senate backs sanctions on Russian Federation over USA election hacking

The Russia sanctions measure was added as an amendment to an Iranian sanctions bill, after a deal was struck between the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. In order for the new Senate bill to become law, it must still pass the U.S. House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump. Senate Foreign Relations ...

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  • Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions
Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that's aimed at stopping the flow of US cash to the country's military and security services. How big the changes in policy will be, however, remains to be seen. By law, travel to the island from the U.S.is still generally limited to 12 authorized categories such as...

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  • White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'
White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'

While Ryan did not say what he and other GOP lawmakers would do if Trump sought to fire Mueller, his words signaled that such a move would not be tolerated and may have been meant to influence the president. 'I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. A senior political writer for the newspaper sounded the alarm in a piece ...

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  • Protest Trump's decision on climate accord at markets
Protest Trump's decision on climate accord at markets

Gov. David Ige signed two laws that aim to reduce greenhouse emissions and mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, a process to store atmospheric carbon monoxide. "Whoever chooses to blindly follow the Trump administration overpowered by its bravado should be fully aware that the judgment of history shall take them all as one", th...

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