• Texas Senate Takes up
Texas Senate Takes up "Bathroom Bill"

The final vote could come this week. Senators then voted on Senate Bill 2 . Those billions in local taxes are "being used to cover population growth, provide new funding for charter schools and replace the $3 billion the state reduced to districts", Howard says - while state lawmakers have let the state's share of school funding drop to 32 per...

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  • Senate GOP pass motion to open debate on Trumpcare bill
Senate GOP pass motion to open debate on Trumpcare bill

All 48 Democrats voted against beginning the debate. Whether the bill-technically known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act-will pass, or what it will look like when it does, remain unanswered questions . McCain then told his colleagues to stop listening to talk show hosts and pundits, reaching across the aisle no matter what these extre...

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  • Trump son-in-law details Russian Federation contacts, denies collusion
Trump son-in-law details Russian Federation contacts, denies collusion

Both are focused on Mr Kushner's meetings with Russian officials and failure to fully disclose his foreign contacts when applying for security clearance. Mr Kushner prepared an 11-page statement covering his contact with Russians during Mr Trump's campaign and transition, as well as questions about the disclosure form he submitted t...

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  • Paul Manafort Meets with Senate Intel Commitee Amid Russia Probe
Paul Manafort Meets with Senate Intel Commitee Amid Russia Probe

Manafort's request to cooperate with the committee's investigation without appearing at Wednesday's hearing, we were unable to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview with the Judiciary Committee", they wrote. A news release from the Trump campaign at the time said Manafort was "volunteering his considerable insight and experti...

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  • Kushner leaves Capitol after interview on Russian Federation
Kushner leaves Capitol after interview on Russian Federation

With a hint of his father-in-law's rhetoric, Mr. Kushner also suggested that the Russian Federation collusion charges stemmed from political opponents trying to explain how they lost last year's presidential election. Schiff responded Monday by tweeting that Trump watches TV too often and his "comments and actions are beneath the dignity of t...

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  • Why Trump is abusing Jeff Sessions
Why Trump is abusing Jeff Sessions

Continuing to brand the various probes into his campaign team's relationship with Russian Federation as a "witch hunt", he hailed Jared Kushner for his statement denying collusion with Moscow . Sessions, an early supporter of Trump's presidential bid, has been tasked with carrying out much of the president's agenda cracking down on illegal imm...

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  • Saints to place Dannell Ellerbe on IR
Saints to place Dannell Ellerbe on IR

The NFL Network has reported Ellerbe is expected to be released once his foot injury heals so he may sign with another club. New Orleans put Ellerbe on the physically unable to perform list Monday after he missed part of the offseason program with the foot injury.

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  • Boris Johnson dismisses leadership bid as voters don't want anymore 'political kerfuffle'
Boris Johnson dismisses leadership bid as voters don't want anymore 'political kerfuffle'

Mr Johnson (pictured holding a tuatara lizard during a trip to a Wellington wildlife sanctuary) has visited New Zealand in an effort to strengthen trading links ahead of Brexit. A free trade agreement between New Zealand and the UK is being prioritized by the UK Government, Boris Johnson, the UK's Foreign Secretary, has said.

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  • Israel removing metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound
Israel removing metal detectors from al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians viewed the security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site and deadly clashes erupted during protests. ". giving in to metal detectors would in a way be seen as conceding to Israel's assertion of its sovereignty over the holy site and by extension to whole of Jerusalem ", he said from San Diego in California.

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  • Springfield man, 38, denies raping, impregnating 11-year-old girl
Springfield man, 38, denies raping, impregnating 11-year-old girl

Justin Armstrong from MA was arrested on Friday, two weeks after tests showed the girl was four months pregnant. Armstrong had initially told the police that the young girl had told him she was abused by a relative, according to local publication Republican .

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  • World Church leaders offer prayers for 'just peace' in Jerusalem
World Church leaders offer prayers for 'just peace' in Jerusalem

Israel subsequently closed the site for Friday prayers and reopened it the next Sunday with new measures of control, including metal detectors and additional cameras, at the compound's entrances. Tzipi Livni said tactical differences over security measures at a holy site in Jerusalem have deteriorated into something far worse and could result ...

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  • Israel stops use of metal detectors at sensitive Jerusalem holy site
Israel stops use of metal detectors at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

It has triggered major confrontations in the past. A senior cleric urged worshippers on Tuesday to stay out of the shrine pending a review of Israel's new arrangements. The violence left four Palestinians dead in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, while three Israeli civilians were stabbed to death by a Palestinian who had said he was...

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  • Israel Is Playing with Fire in Holy Site, Arab League Says
Israel Is Playing with Fire in Holy Site, Arab League Says

The crisis triggered by the new israeli security measures on the esplanade of the Mosques in East Jerusalem must be resolved by Friday , the risk of an escalation of violence , said Monday the United Nations envoy in charge of the Near East, Nickolay Mladenov .

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  • Case Shiller: Chicago Area Falls To Last Place In Home Price Gains
Case Shiller: Chicago Area Falls To Last Place In Home Price Gains

Nine cities reported greater price increases in the year ending May 2017 versus the year ending April 2017. Seattle has seen a 1.79 percent monthly change in its home price NSA index. Only five of the 20 major real estate markets included in the indices grew at a faster monthly rate, while San Diego's annual gain was in the upper half.

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  • Fifth Harmony's New Album Is Reportedly Self-Titled
Fifth Harmony's New Album Is Reportedly Self-Titled

The group now consists of Ally Brooke , Normani Kordei , Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui , who discussed their new album with Billboard in June. Before the performance, the rapper joked on Twitter that he was the "newest member" of the vocal group, replacing Camila Cabello , who departed from Fifth Harmony previous year.

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  • Ivanka Trump retains defense lawyer for Russian Federation investigation
Ivanka Trump retains defense lawyer for Russian Federation investigation

Kushner hired Lowell in June to represent him in the special counsel's investigation into possible Russian collusion during the 2016. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said in a statement to congressional committees on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russian Federation or seek back channels...

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  • Indigenous Musician Dr G. Yunupingu Dies, Aged 46
Indigenous Musician Dr G. Yunupingu Dies, Aged 46

Born blind and raised in the remote community of Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island, 500 kilometres east of Darwin, Dr Yunupingu learned guitar at a young age. "It is as though Yunupingu has reached into a wellspring so deep it transcends cultural barriers". His publicist posted a statement on Facebook describing him as a " great Australian ".

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  • Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote
Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

Muslim clerics have demanded that Israel restore the situation at the shrine - the third holiest in Islam and the holiest in Judaism - to what it was before it installed the metal detectors last week. Along with Kushner, the official said US envoy Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and US consul-general in Jerusalem Donald Blo...

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  • Get on with bipartisan effort to revamp United States health care | Letters
Get on with bipartisan effort to revamp United States health care | Letters

Healthcare is the shambling zombie bill that simply will not stay dead. The vote to debate health care legislation took place after months of ongoing discussion and leaves Senate Republicans with a few options, including completely replacing the health care law, or voting for what has been described as a "skinny" repeal that would remove part...

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  • Jordan Spieth could be set for sleepless night
Jordan Spieth could be set for sleepless night

And typically I would, if you asked me who has the better yardage, myself or Michael in a lot of situations, when we're on a insane angle, I'd pick myself. Jul 23, 2017; Southport, ENG; Rory McIlroy on the third hole during the final round of The 146th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

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