• Elections not so special for Democrats
Elections not so special for Democrats

The sixth, an Atlanta suburb of the "fetch me my pearls to clutch" variety, is solidly Republican (its last congressman, Tom Price was a staunch conservative and would routinely win double-digit victories for re-election), but was considered a unique opportunity for Democrats after Secretary Hillary Clinton lost the district by just a point ...

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  • Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions
Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

The United States Coast Guard will on Tuesday (June 20) start interviewing the crew of a Philippines-flagged container ship which collided with a U.S. Initially, the Japanese Coast Guard said that the distress call from the ACX Crystal came at 2:25 a.m. on Saturday - five minutes after it crashed into the USS Fitzgerald at 2:20 a.m.

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  • Qatar, US sign $12B deal on purchase of F-15 jet fighters
Qatar, US sign $12B deal on purchase of F-15 jet fighters

Qatar , a major ally of the US and other Western countries, has been in the spotlight since four major Arab powers, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt , severed their ties with the country and accused it of supporting terrorism and working secretly with Iran , the arch-foe of the Saudis.

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  • Brexit talks to focus on orderly exit
Brexit talks to focus on orderly exit

Mr Barnier said the meeting was a "useful" opportunity to "get off on the right foot", and quoting French diplomat and European Union founding father Jean Monnet, he said he was "neither optimistic nor pessimistic" but "determined". "It's not how it starts, it's how it finishes that matters", Davis said in Brussels after their first day of form...

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  • BMC Software explores merger with CA
BMC Software explores merger with CA

Bloomberg , which first reported the story, said the two companies have approached banks with a view to putting together a debt package in order to finance BMC's purchase of CA. BMC, which provides software that helps corporations organize their tech support functions, was taken private for $6.9 billion in 2013 by Golden Gate and Bain Capital, ...

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  • North Korea urged to release captives after student's death
North Korea urged to release captives after student's death

A human rights activist who spoke to the news service said North Korean officials outside the country are concerned about rising worldwide anger over the death of the 22-year-old college student, who was freed in a comatose state days before his death.

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  • House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'
House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

Republicans have held that seat since Newt Gingrich won it in 1978, although Mr. Trump barely won the district by 1.5 percent in 2016. Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday, in a race that Republicans were widely expected to win.

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  • U.S. says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria
U.S. says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

Hrolenko further called defense secretary James Mattis Trump's "mad dog" and accused the United States of "bombing nearly entirely helpless Syrians" to show off to the Russian military. As an example of the change, fewer American jets are bombing ISIS targets and more are being tasked with air-to-air roles in case Syria or Russian Federation seeks ...

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  • Trump takes jab at Democrats after special election loss
Trump takes jab at Democrats after special election loss

Anti-Ossoff ads featured Pelosi , with some warning voters Ossoff would vote with her on many issues, despite his moderate tone on the campaign trail. Georgia's 6th District has been held by Republicans since Newt Gingrich won it in 1979. Ossoff told his supporters: "The fight goes on". The outcomes in Georgia and SC also could boost Republi...

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  • China working to ease N. Korea situation
China working to ease N. Korea situation

She finds some peace knowing he made it back to OH before he died Monday . Why? To make a political point, to show the USA that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea. Otto Warmbier , 22, suffered severe brain damage in North Korea and died on Monday following 18 months of captivity in North Korea after he was sentenced to hard labo...

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  • Facebook link with police for AMBER abduction alert system in WA
Facebook link with police for AMBER abduction alert system in WA

The alert will be the second position in a person's news feed and include a photograph, description and police contact details. The original AMBER Alert system was introduced in the U.S. "A member of the public who had received the alert noticed the vehicle and as per the alert message they phoned 000 and advised police", police spokesman Samuel ...

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  • Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal
Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal

Sinn Féin has stressed that its participation in the Northern Ireland assembly depends on civil rights issues being dealt with when the executive resumes. Talks between the DUP and the government "haven't proceeded in a way that DUP would have expected", sources have told Sky News . Minister Coveney said: "I will do my utmost to support the ...

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  • Does Trump think Russia hacked the election? Spicer doesn't know
Does Trump think Russia hacked the election? Spicer doesn't know

Spicer acknowledged that he's personally seen the reports, but he apparently hasn't been able to gauge where Trump stands on the issue. But those forms of communication are eroding discourse, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Senate GOP health care bill would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
Senate GOP health care bill would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

The Washington Post also reported that the Senate version would still radically alter the Affordable Care Act, also known as " Obamacare ", by reducing taxes created by the 2010 law, limiting the expansion of Medicaid , reconfiguring subsidies and giving states wider abilities to opt-out of regulations.

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  • At slain Muslim teen's funeral, mourners say 'it could have been me'
At slain Muslim teen's funeral, mourners say 'it could have been me'

The news of Hassanen's murder has sparked both sorrow and outrage, as many view the incident as a hate crime that could have happened to other Muslim teenagers. "If nobody gave you a compliment, she gave you a compliment", he said. The killing is reportedly a result of road rage after Torres had an encounter with Hassanan and other teens on...

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  • Officer critically injured at Michigan airport
Officer critically injured at Michigan airport

CBS Saginaw affiliate WNEM-TV reports that the police chief has stationed officers around Flint City Hall until further notice. Federal investigators say Amor Ftouhi, 50, legally entered the USA on June 16 at the Lake Champlain, New York, border crossing.

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  • United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates
United States forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

Syrian government forces and pro-government militias, supported by Russian Federation and Iran , are fighting both rebel groups and IS. (Arab 24 network, via AP, File). The United States, he added, "is dealing with it defensively and reactively". Besides allowing national Republicans to exhale, Handel ended a personal losing streak, including...

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  • Beyoncé May Have Already Given Birth To Her Twins
Beyoncé May Have Already Given Birth To Her Twins

On Instagram , Knowles also posted a digital card that reads: "Hapy birthday to the twins!" The message was accompanied by several hashtags including #birthday #beyonce #jayz #twins and #happybirthday. Jay Z and Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12 in Los Angeles, California. Beyoncé had a baby shower, ca...

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  • Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning
Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning

He did not specify, though, whether contacts between the U.S. and Russian forces are maintained through a channel established in accordance with the memorandum on preventing mid-air incidents and ensuring flights safety. Russian Federation responded by warning it would track aircraft from the US -led coalition as potential targets over Syria and su...

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  • Michigan fires contractor doing Enbridge oil pipeline risk analysis
Michigan fires contractor doing Enbridge oil pipeline risk analysis

The Michigan Attorney General says this is a violation of conflict of interest prohibitions contained in the contract. Sixteen sections of underwater oil and gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were found unsupported on the Great Lakes bottom during 2003 inspections - spans of 140 feet or longer, well beyond state requirements for mooring th...

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