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Puerto Rico prepares to vote on political status amid crisis

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Its 3.5 million American citizens do not pay federal taxes, vote for US presidents or receive proportionate federal funding on programs like Medicaid. Critics question the timing of the newest referendum, coming about a month after Puerto Rico's governor announced the island would enter a bankruptcy-like process to restructure part of its $73 billion public debt. Read More »

Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide

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Tampa Bay's acquisition of Featherston comes hours after learning outfielder Kevin Kiermaier suffered a fracture in his hip. He's struggled this season defensively, committing six errors in 62 games. The speedy Mallex Smith will likely see the lion's share of the starts in center field for the next couple months. In 81 career games at the Major League Baseball level, Smith is a.241/.319/.358 hitter with 19 stolen bases. Read More »

You Are Now Free to Bare Your Boobs on This Maryland Beach

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The change comes after Chelsea Covington, a local advocate for normalizing toplessness, asked the state's attorney for Worcester County to examine the law past year. They are to let the topless woman continue about her topless business. Taking effect since May 20, Arbin told WBOC that there was a specific incident that prompted the decision, which he said differed from the Ocean City Beach Partol's past policy. Read More »

DE and Virginia Governors Join Climate Change Group

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Trump would consider "perhaps a new construct of an agreement" and "wants to stay engaged on the issue", he added, without confronting that fact that multiple European leaders said last week following Trump's withdrawal that the deal could not be renegotiated. Read More »

12-year-old helps deliver baby brother in Mississippi

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The courageous youngster then bursts into tears of joy as she lifts her newborn brother Cayson Carraway up into the air for her mum to see. 12-year-oldar old helped deliver her baby brother and the emotions on her face is too unbelievable not to share! "I started crying because I thought I wasn't going to get to see him be born, because I was too short", Jacee told WBTV. Read More »

Trump's United Kingdom visit should be cancelled, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

This is Trump's second tweet criticizing London's Muslim mayor after Saturday's terror attack on London Bridge that killed seven people and injured 48. The Mayor said on Channel 4 last night that Trump's visit to the United Kingdom should be, consequently, cancelled. "The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that", he said. Read More »

UAE: Qatar fueling row by courting Turkey, Iran

A top United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday told AFP that the unprecedented measures against Qatar aim to pressure Doha into making drastic policy changes. Saudi Arabia has also closed off Qatar's only land border, a crucial lifeline for food imports. The small Gulf Arab state is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest US military base in the Middle East . Read More »

Rajnath tells opposition not to play with farmers' interests

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The Madhya Pradesh government yesterday also conveyed to the Centre that five farmers were killed in Mandsaur in police firing, ending the confusion on who had fired at the protesters. Chief Minister Chouhan urged the farmers to maintain peace and promised to resolve the crisis through talks. "Now my stand is vindicated", he said. Read More »

Police consider extremist link in fatal Australian siege

Mr Khayre had taken a woman who worked as an escort hostage inside the building, but emerged and locked police in a firefight at about 6pm. One police officer was shot in the neck and ear and two officers suffered wounds to their hands. Australia's terror threat level is now at "probably" - the third-highest level on the government's scale. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says parole decisions involving people on terror watchlists should be a "national issue" and have the involvement of ... Read More »

Somalia: Qatar Flights Using Somali Airspace After Gulf Ban

The council includes Qatar, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , Oman and Kuwait. The legislation, which also foresees cooperation in military training, was rapidly passed in parliament on Wednesday, a day after Erdogan openly sided with Qatar and criticized other Gulf countries' moves to isolate it. Read More »

'Rahul allowed to meet families of farmers who were killed'

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There was high drama as the police tried to stop what had turned into a rally of sorts with Gandhi leading from the front. The incident is reminiscent of the 2011 Bhatta Parsaul agitation in Uttar Pradesh when Rahul Gandhi sneaked into the village riding pillion on the motorcycle of a local municipality member. Read More »

Hung parliament with Conservatives, the largest party

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Despite being ahead in the opinion polls by more than 20 points at the start of the election campaign, May's lead was slowly eroded, with Britons unimpressed with her election policies, particularly one to force elderly people to pay more for their social care. Read More »

Iran guards: US, Saudis involved in Tehran attacks

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told IRNA on Thursday that it is clear Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups but it is too soon to say whether it was involved in the Parliament and mausoleum strikes. He said the attacks had targeted peace and democracy, but stopped short of blaming foreign powers. ISIL has threatened to step up recruitment within Iran, releasing its first Persian-language video in March in which it threatened to "conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as ... Read More »

United States carries out historic ballistic missile intercept

The US military has carried out the first test of a missile defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). "I believe that our ballistic missile architecture is sufficient to protect Hawaii today, but it can be overwhelmed", Harris said at the time. Read More »

Curfew In Srinagar Day After Hizbul Commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat Killed

A civilian was killed allegedly in cross-firing between militants and security forces during the encounter in Tral area. Witnesses said that despite restrictions, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers Sabzar. A report in Greater Kashmir said that strict restrictions were imposed in South Kashmir on Sunday with clashes between protester and forces erupting in many areas. Read More »

Man arrested at Bonnaroo with thousands of fake drugs

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The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is ongoing in Manchester, Tennessee, and while concerts might be associated with drug use, one man was arrested for selling fake stuff. When Brady stood to his feet, he allegedly had a bag of mushrooms hanging from his waistband, according to deputies. Coffee County Sheriff's Department Investigator James Sherrill charged Brady with two counts of counterfeit controlled substances. Read More »

Richard S. Gerber: A war of words against Israel

Thus, with the help of the Western press, Mondoweiss reports, the idea that Israel's very existence was in jeopardy quickly became the official narrative. While neither ethnicity was optimistic about peace prospects under US President Donald Trump, Jewish Israelis were most wary about his intentions, with less than five percent sure he would not pressure Israel. Read More »

Election day ahead: Jeremy Corbyn to campaign in Scotland

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Likewise, the i newspaper focuses on the so-called "triple lock" for a new independence vote and says the SNP leader would take a win for her party in Scotland as a mandate for another referendum. While she stressed the importance of Scotland being given a choice on its future, the First Minister used much of her speech to attack the Conservatives. Read More »

UAE postal service halts services to embattled Qatar

Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It said that Trump, in a later call with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, called for unity among Gulf Arabs "but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism". Read More »

Israel disappointed at Trump's decision not to move US embassy

The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the U.S., Husam Zomlot, said in a statement that Trump's decision "gives peace a chance" and that the Palestinians "are ready to start the consultation process with the U.S. The whole matter boils down to symbolism. Israel has controlled the entirety of Jerusalem since the 1967 Six-Day War and claims it as their capital, though that isn't recognized on the global stage. Read More »

Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey over memos

Shortly after being fired by Trump, Comey asked "a close friend" at the Columbia University Law School - later determined to be professor Dan Richman - to leak a memo detailing a conversation he had with the president, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief admitted Thursday. Read More »

UK Liberal Democrats leader rules out coalition with May

The latest results of the election held on Thursday indicate that the Conservative Party does not have the 326 seats required for the majority. Sir Vince Cable, the former business secretary, won his Twickenham constituency by nearly 10,000 votes after defeat there two years ago. Read More »

Russian official mocks James Comey testimony

On Thursday, Comey spoke candidly for nearly three hours, accusing President Trump and his administration of defamation and lies. By referring to "total and complete vindication", the president was likely thinking of Comey's confirmation Thursday that, as NPR's Jessica Taylor reports , "there was no counterintelligence nor criminal investigation of Trump individually and that the president was not personally under investigation". Read More »