• The hope for Democrats after special-election losses
The hope for Democrats after special-election losses

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders. And instead of a referendum on Trump, the election turned into a referendum on liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was the focus of much ...

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  • Ireland's Leo Varadkar reassured by talks with Theresa May over DUP deal
Ireland's Leo Varadkar reassured by talks with Theresa May over DUP deal

Last week, Sinn Fein and the SDLP, as well as the cross-community Alliance Party, warned that a deal would undermine attempts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont. "When there is an attack on London , we in Ireland feel it is nearly an attack on us as well", Varadkar said. It is believed to have been caused by the DUP's big financi...

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  • Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil
Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil

But "the significance of Uber has declined because the company has not managed to present itself in a stable and socially responsible way", Dudenhoeffer said . As Laurie Ruettimann, who spent twenty years working in HR for several major corporations, explained to Vox , Uber only got serious about tackling their hostile culture when Susan Fowl...

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  • Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief — Georgia race
Republicans jittery about health care breathe sigh of relief — Georgia race

Soon afterwards, Mr Ossoff appeare to speak to his supporters in the ballroom of the Westin Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. "All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0", Trump wrote on Twitter. Handel's last two statewide races resulted in losses at the U.S. Senate and Georgia gubernatorial races. Tonya Grimmke, a special-needs teacher and a member...

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  • Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort
Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia congressional election; setback for anti-Trump effort

In the end, Ossoff lost the seat by six points, more than the margin on Tuesday night in the congressional race in SC to replace Mick Mulvaney, the former House member who is now Trump's budget director. Soon afterwards, Mr Ossoff appeare to speak to his supporters in the ballroom of the Westin Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. It became vacant after Rep...

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  • Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU
Soros: Brexit is a 'lose-lose' proposition for Britain and EU

The two chief negotiators met in Brussels and, after an intricate discussion, they both expressed their confidence regarding the separation of Britain from the European Union . Whatever happens with interest rates and in the Brexit talks, credit ratings agency DBRS says uncertainty "is likely to adversely impact the economy and the fiscal accounts...

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  • DUP says deal with Tories 95% complete
DUP says deal with Tories 95% complete

May's authority is badly damaged as Britain begins negotiations on leaving the European Union . From a purely Northern Ireland perspective, whatever the DUP can get from London should be grasped. While powers will be revised, there was no mention of police resources. The Queen will announce the government's legislative programme for th...

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  • Europeans want hard line in Brexit negotiations, poll shows
Europeans want hard line in Brexit negotiations, poll shows

Brussels has made the future of three million European Union citizens in Britain and one million Britons in Europe a priority, insisting they should be allowed to keep their rights to live, work, study and claim welfare benefits. The two negotiators already know each other well. "It was a clear rebuff to May's stated ambition of wrapping up a new...

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  • US confirms killing of a top IS group cleric in Syria
US confirms killing of a top IS group cleric in Syria

After Sunday's episode, the US -led task force said it was not seeking a confrontation with Assad or the Iranian, Russian or Shiite militias that are fighting to support the Syrian leader - but added that it would defend the Syrian fighters it has assembled to pursue the Islamic State .

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  • Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps
Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. This is so in part because the justices have been unable to agree on a legal rule for deciding the issue. But the Supreme Court has never found a plan unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering. The Wiscons...

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  • China blast hurts children at nursery
China blast hurts children at nursery

Calling it a "criminal offence", the police have "targeted" the suspect, the report said, without providing further details. Two people were killed immediately and six others died from their injuries, Xinhua reported. A witness, identified only by the surname Shi, said the force of the blast sent people flying several metres into the air, acc...

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  • Congress Investigates Russian Cyber-Attacks on US Election Systems
Congress Investigates Russian Cyber-Attacks on US Election Systems

The email hacks that led to the release before the election of troves of information about the Democratic National Committee were all part of Russia's "information warfare" campaign, said Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division.

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  • Simon Coveney urges North's parties to reach deal
Simon Coveney urges North's parties to reach deal

In the past Labour governments made despicable side deals over "on-the-run" letters and Royal Prerogatives of Mercy. Northern Ireland has been without a power-sharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January.

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  • US expresses frustration over Saudi embargo on Qatar
US expresses frustration over Saudi embargo on Qatar

All three nations are part of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council , a loose diplomatic confederation of mostly wealthy Persian Gulf states. The official, declining to be named because of commercial sensitivities, was referring to the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha .

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  • What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans
What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

But the trick for Texas Democrats is to get their base voters out during midterm elections , when Republicans typically perform better. In another tweet , Trump also congratulated Republican Ralph Norman , who won a special congressional election in SC.

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  • Jake Zyrus, Singer Formerly Known as Charice, Makes His Debut
Jake Zyrus, Singer Formerly Known as Charice, Makes His Debut

That specific episode catapulted the singer to stardom as Oprah dubbed him " the most talented girl in the world ". The two performed Lady Gaga's "Telephone " together, and Jake also knocked performances of "All By Myself " and "Listen " out of the park.

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  • Wall Street Journal fires top journalist after evidence of business deal
Wall Street Journal fires top journalist after evidence of business deal

Jay Solomon , the paper's chief foreign correspondent, was let go after the AP revealed one of his sources, Farhad Azim, a Central Intelligence Agency arms dealer, had offered him a stake in one of his companies. The allegations against Solomon came to light when the AP obtained emails and text messages between him and Azima. Although The A.P. wa...

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  • Theft and battery charges dropped against National Football League safety Matt Elam
Theft and battery charges dropped against National Football League safety Matt Elam

Court papers showed that there was a lack of evidence and an uncooperative victim, which kept prosecutors from pursuing the case. Perez and Lorenzo Reyes. Spending his entire four-year National Football League career as a member of the Ravens as it stands today, Elam notably missed the entire 2015-16 campaign due to a torn biceps muscle.

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  • Trump tweets taking place of White House press briefings
Trump tweets taking place of White House press briefings

The White House is yet to organize an on-camera briefing since June 12. But as the event showed, it's nearly not worth the trouble. Trump reportedly did not approve of Spicer's appearance during his first press briefing, and his look was sharpened after the president's critiques .

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  • DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories
DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories

May could be forced to resign if she loses the vote, just as the country embarks on highly sensitive negotiations for Britain's withdrawal from the EU. Traditionally, the Queen arrives by horse drawn carriage, but today travelled to the Palace of Westminster by auto and wearing "day dress". A deal is "certainly not imminent", the Irish Times rep...

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