• In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump
In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

It turned out not to be, and Democrats were "shellacked", in President Obama's words, losing 63 seats and control of the House six months later. Democrats, especially those outside Texas, convinced themselves that Davis could be the first Democrat and the first woman to win the Texas governorship in almost a quarter-century.

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  • Scarborough: Georgia Loss Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Dems
Scarborough: Georgia Loss Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Dems

Republican Karen Handel won a tightly fought congressional race in Georgia Tuesday against Democrat challenger Jon Ossoff , in a race billed as a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump so far. That did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter , urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward. ...

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  • May still working on supply deal with DUP
May still working on supply deal with DUP

However, there are indications that Mrs Maycould be prepared to soften her stance on Brexit tomorrow in recognition of her weakened mandate and in response to pressure from Cabinet members. Veteran lawmaker Dennis Skinner offered the traditional heckle ahead of the speech, joking that those involved in the ceremony had better hurry so the queen c...

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  • Queen's speech: new laws for 'best possible' Brexit deal
Queen's speech: new laws for 'best possible' Brexit deal

For instance, the queen arrived at Parliament in a vehicle, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the traditional royal robes. May's office is tagging it "a government at the service of ordinary working people". After four terror attacks and a deadly tower block blaze that have darkened the n...

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  • Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race
Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race

Trump, who had been tweeting in the days leading up to the election in support of Handel and criticizing Ossoff for running in a district in which he did not live, expressed excitement on Twitter after media outlets declared Handel the victor.

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  • Brooks Koepka US Open victory pushes new major victor streak to 7
Brooks Koepka US Open victory pushes new major victor streak to 7

World No.1 Dustin Johnson, who missed the cut at Erin Hills , called Koepka on Saturday night to tell him to stay patient, not get ahead of himself and the US Open trophy would be his. That's the longest streak since nine straight from the 2010 U.S. Open through the 2012 U.S. Open. Rickie Fowler was making his 30th major appearance.

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  • International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi leads from the front
International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi leads from the front

Apart from the Mumbai franchise, Delhi Dabang, Patna Pirates, Bengaluru Bulls and Bengal Warriors also took to their Twitter accounts to shed light on the importance of yoga in our daily lives. "This is the third year in a row that we are celebrating International Yoga Day". Celebrity yoga guru Baba Ramdev claimed to have set a new world record...

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  • Mueller meets with House Russia investigators
Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

It seems to me largely semantics, but the is-he-or-isn't-he argument stems from the latest push by the White House. Appearing on a series of morning news programmes, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed "the president has not been and is not under investigation".

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  • Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program
Queen's Speech: Pomp, ritual in delivering United Kingdom gov't program

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with tradition. The discussion comes at a time when the government is weak following Prime Minister Theresa May's disastrous decision to hold a snap election in which she lost her majority.

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  • Three trapped by collapsed crane in Crewe
Three trapped by collapsed crane in Crewe

Two people remain trapped and a number of people have been left injured in the horror accident, Cheshire Police said. Two fire engines and the service's "major incident unit" are assisting police and paramedics at the scene. Local newspaper The Crewe Chronicle had photos of the scene and video of the air ambulance taking off. We're now dealing ...

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  • US downs Iranian-made drone over Syria
US downs Iranian-made drone over Syria

Australia is part of the coalition that began airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria in September 2014. United States forces said the drone was sacked on after it "displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces", U.S.

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  • Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station
Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station

Van Der Sypt did not name the man, in line with usual practice in Belgium , but gave his initials as O.Z. The suspect was of Moroccan origin, born in January 1981 and lived in the Molenbeek area of Brussels , where his home is being searched, Van Der Sypt said.

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  • Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'
Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

Scalise has been listed in either critical or serious condition in every other release by the hospital, the latest of which was sent on Saturday. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-La.) family celebrated Father's Day by tweeting picture as the congressman recovers from Wednesday's shooting in a Washington, D.C.

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  • US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case
US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

In the recently concluded Covington case , the interim order was stayed, yet in the end, the plaintiffs won unanimously on the merits. The Supreme Court will likely be divided evenly about the decision, with Justice Kennedy as the wild card who could lean one way or the other.

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  • Britain's Queen Outlining Agenda With Opening of Parliament
Britain's Queen Outlining Agenda With Opening of Parliament

The Northern Ireland party accused Downing Street negotiators of being chaotic and said the " Conservative high command ought to stop their backbenchers whingeing about the DUP and show our party some respect". "She knows that the Conservative party didn't get an absolute majority, but was by far the largest single party". MPs will not get...

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  • Imam saved London mosque attacker from angry crowd
Imam saved London mosque attacker from angry crowd

Nine other people were taken to hospital, two of whom were seriously injured, he said. The mother of the Finsbury Park suspect last night said she was "not going to defend" her son and revealed she screamed in horror when she saw him on television.

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  • Taliban storms Afghan police compound, kills officers
Taliban storms Afghan police compound, kills officers

Mujahid says fighters are inside the police compound battling police. The blast cleared the way for the other six attackers who stormed the police station and targeted Afghan officers. Tabassoom added that there were no civilian casualties as the attack took place in the early morning. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in...

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  • President Trump, Otto Warmbier's death must not go unchallenged
President Trump, Otto Warmbier's death must not go unchallenged

Warmbier, but I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Warmbier's death". However, on the eve of a high-level meeting with China, Pyongyang's largest trade partner and closest ally, the Trump administration has sounded a more cautious note, saying that they hold North Korea responsible f...

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  • After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Democrats searching
After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Democrats searching

The result of the race - the most expensive House contest in United States history - is a demoralizing blow to Democrats, who have also came up short in races in Kansas , Montana and SC. But it was the Georgia victory that drew the biggest digs from the Trump family and the president's associates. Democrats must defend their current districts ...

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  • Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs
Nowell scores brace as clinical Lions tame Chiefs

A true test series? It's too late for Nowell to force his way into the first Test side but if he can keep this up he may feature later in the series. The players will be well aware that the tour is about to get serious. We ended up having to sprint down the street so we didn't get cornered until the early hours! Stripped of so many stars, they wi...

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