• Hundreds of United Kingdom apartment blocks share Grenfell Tower fire hazard
Hundreds of United Kingdom apartment blocks share Grenfell Tower fire hazard

After highly flammable cladding was discovered to have been one of the main contributors to the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire that claimed at least 79 lives, British Prime Minister Theresa May's office announced on Thursday that some 600 other buildings across London have been clad in a similar material.

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  • Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill
Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

On Thursday, 50 Independents and Liberals voted to pass the budget bill without the amendment, while all 33 Conservatives present in the chamber rejected it. The measure failed, but received more support than it had in the past.And after dragging its feet for years, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday began considering legislation m...

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  • Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostage
Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostage

Villagers fled to safety. The school has been cordoned off to clear the area of improvised explosive devices, added Padilla. Asked earlier if they would be freed, Mama said: "Yes". The major rebel organisations have signed, or are pursuing, peace deals with the government, but small hardline groups such as the BIFF have vowed to continue fighti...

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  • Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill
Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

And the Senate version would cut Medicaid (even more than the House bill ) but over a longer period of time . Will people have to get insurance or be charged more for going without insurance? "That in turn will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums ".

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  • After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well
After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

The hospital issued a statement on Wednesday saying Rep. Steve Scalise, 51, of Louisiana is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Local authorities determined he was doing nothing wrong and told him to keep the noise down. Scalise had been upgraded to serious condition last Saturday, four days after he was shot in th...

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  • After Ossoff loss, California Democrats divided on what's next
After Ossoff loss, California Democrats divided on what's next

Democrats also lost a special election in neighboring SC on Tuesday, where Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell in a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is now serving as Trump's budget director.

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  • After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats
After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

In the process, the election became about seemingly everything except the 6th District of Georgia . Instead of a win or even a razor-thin loss by Democrat Jon Ossoff that many had expected, Republican Karen Handel ended up winning by a relatively comfortable 4 percentage point margin in the wealthy suburban Atlanta district previou...

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  • Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die
Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam. Sen. In a statement, Murkowski said changes to health care are needed but those changes must be "done right". "These cuts are blood money. People will die"...

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  • 'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey
'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not record his conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and that he doesn't know if they exist, reversing a narrative he himself started when he threatened the latter with "tapes".

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  • Phoenix heat stops planes from flying
Phoenix heat stops planes from flying

Notably, this heat wave is going to last through the week, which raises concerns of heat-related illness. The record high was 122 degrees on June 26, 1990 . It's so dang hot in Phoenix that some planes can't fly - and that's impacting one American Airlines flight that was supposed to fly into SLO this evening.

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  • Officer Dressed As Batman Stops Walmart Shoplifter
Officer Dressed As Batman Stops Walmart Shoplifter

A man attempting to shoplift DVDs from a Walmart in Texas was stopped by an off-duty police officer dressed as Batman. "I told him man, you can't steal my movie". Cole dresses up as several different superheroes including Superman and The Hulk for children's events. On Saturday, the off-duty cop was at a Walmart in the 7400 block of McCart Aven...

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  • Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday
Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday

Portugal started the game on the offensive while Russian Federation were happy to defend the opposition and paid the price when a Raphael Guerreiro cross found an unchallenged Ronaldo at the back post who finished it for Portugal to take a 1-0 lead over Russian Federation.

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  • US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria
US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. The shoot-down is just the latest escalation between the United States and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad . One official s...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation
Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation

The Russian diplomat said earlier on Thursday that Russia considered the downing of the Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane by the US-led coalition as a flagrant violation of the worldwide law, the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, which required a thorough investigation.

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  • Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program
Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

DiMarzo said the diocese will take out a loan to pay the claims and will not use money meant to support parishes, schools or charitable works. The loan amount wasn't specified. The program is modeled after one started past year by the larger NY archdiocese. Mitchell Garabedian , a Boston-based lawyer representing victims of childhood sex abuse b...

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  • It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions
It makes no sense to have a poor person in some positions

Trump's began remarkably on-message and upbeat, without some of the dark imagery painting a sullen country he's known to use. Trump touted his administration's commitment to agriculture and said he will urge technology upgrades for rural communities.

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  • Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit
Germany and France favourites to house London-based EU agencies post-Brexit

They are also due to confirm proposals for relocating the UK-based EU agencies, European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). Both men said they had spent a great deal of time discussing the question of Northern Ireland where all parties seek to uphold the free border. Despite this consensus, the issue is trickie...

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  • EU says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'
EU says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

When the EU's 27 other governments agree that "sufficient progress" has been made on these, which they hope may be this autumn, they will authorise Mr Barnier to start talks on a post-Brexit trade deal. May, bruised by an election this month that cost her Conservatives their parliamentary majority, will make her case for a quick agreement on re...

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  • EU citizens to register in post-Brexit UK residency scheme -Guardian
EU citizens to register in post-Brexit UK residency scheme -Guardian

The European Union said after a first day of talks on Britain's exit from the 28-member bloc that the clock was ticking on negotiations, but British Brexit minister David Davis said he was optimistic they would yield a swift and good outcome.

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  • California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states
California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

In March, South Dakota enacted a law that could prevent qualified LGBT couples from adopting or serving as foster parents. Kentucky's new law could allow student groups at high schools and colleges to reject LGBT people out of religious objections.

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