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30 cities named in new Smart City list released today

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This includes Rs 46,879 crore for ensuring core infrastructure in the areas identified by citizens for area based development and Rs 10,514 crore for technology based solutions for improving governance, service delivery and utilization of infrastructure. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Tillerson further said that the United States is committed to holding North Korea accountable for multiple violations of UN Security Council resolutions which expressly prohibit its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Thornton said the talks would cover the South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building and construction of possible military facilities have rattled neighbors and caused tension with Washington; U.S. Read More »

After London Fire, 600 Tower Blocks Thought To Have Similar Cladding

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We will make known any local authority or housing association whose sample has failed the test once they have informed local residents, to do so before, would be inappropriate, ' he pointed out. The leader of the city council John Clancy said all 213 blocks in its local authority area were being assessed to see exactly what other fire safety work needs to be undertaken. Read More »

Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages

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The government-run Malagakit Elementary School was located in Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato Province. Casualties in the attack have yet to be reported. According to official estimates late on Wednesday, 369 people have been killed during the month of hostilities, three-quarters of them militants. The attack followed an army and police raid on a hideout that failed to capture a top militant suspect. Read More »

US House speaker wants to 'get moving' on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

Some lawmakers and congressional aides said the White House was concerned about a provision that would require Trump to obtain Congress' approval before easing any sanctions on Russian Federation. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee, who backed the sanctions legislation, has said he thought lawmakers had addressed the origination clause issue before the Senate passed the measure. Read More »

Senate health care bill unveiled: Here's how it would affect you

According to the rules the Senate must use to pass the bill with a bare majority, the health care part will have to be " mean " to poor people for Trump to afford the huge tax gift he wants to give to rich people. Republican Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw called the Senate GOP plan "historic legislation" that would benefit taxpayers. "Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country". Read More »

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

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Doctors said Scalise would need additional surgeries to address abdominal injuries and broken bones. Representative Steve Scalise , the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. Watson said he learned of Hodgkinson's connection to the Virginia shooting shortly after 9:30 a.m., when he arrived at the department for a meeting. Read More »

Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

Ossoff's loss is the latest in a string of Democratic losses in all three other special congressional elections that have taken place this year. In an 11Alive News-Survey USA poll one week before Tuesday's runoff, just 5 percent of Trump voters said they would vote for Ossoff, while just 4 percent of Hillary Clinton voters said they would switch parties to vote for Handel. Read More »

Check Out the New LEGO Dimensions Teen Titans Go! Trailer

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The new Teen Titans Go! packs are sold separately from the game. It also provides a glimpse of the Teen Titans Go! . Even though LEGO Dimensions is technically winding down over the next year or so, Warner Bros. The Fun Pack and Team Pack for the wave will also include an exclusive in-game episode, which will be redeemable on purchase with either pack. Lego Dimensions is out now for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii U. Read More »

Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office

There are nine Republican senators running for re-election in 2020 whose states have expanded the program. She contended, for example, that the bill's tax cuts for the wealthy are paid for by "blood money:" cuts to tax credits that help individuals pay for health insurance and to Medicaid , a program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans. Read More »

Trump reversal: Denies tapes of Comey meetings

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In Twitter messages posted just before a scheduled White House news briefing Thursday, the president did not entirely rule out the possibility that recordings of his private conversations - with fired FBI Director James B. Earlier this month at a news conference, the president responded to a reporter's question about the existence of any recordings and suggested they would be disappointed with his answer. Read More »

Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix

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In Phoenix , hundreds flocked to Grace Lutheran Church for water and refuge. The high on Monday was 118 degrees, matching last year's record for June 19. About 50 people received elastic booties for their pets at a Phoenix-area PetSmart to keep the animals' paws from burning on the pavement. "If you can't put your foot on the sidewalk, neither can they", she said. Read More »

Batman Police Officer Nabs Shoplifter Stealing LEGO Batman Movie

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Cole, who dresses as the superhero for children's functions, told Chron.com: 'I showed up dressed as Batman and the alarm went off. "So, I walked up to him and was like 'you can't steal my movie... Also by day, he sometimes dresses up as superheroes when doing demonstrations for children. On Saturday, the off-duty cop was at a Walmart in the 7400 block of McCart Avenue, promoting Kids Safety Day by taking photos with kids and answering parents' police related questions. Read More »

Australia to resume anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria - defense chief

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Alongside Australia, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Jordan and Iraq are part of the US-led coalition combating IS in Syria and Iraq. Syrian and Iranian-backed ground forces also have been gathering in the desert region. The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a USA jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. Read More »

Dicoese of Brooklyn Sets Up Fund for Sexual Abuse Victims

Feinberg and Biros have already contacted about 235 people who have made allegations of abuse against the Brooklyn diocese's clergy to inform them of the possibility of compensation, Carolyn Erstad , a diocese spokeswoman, said. "For others who want their day in court and want to obtain transparency through a court proceeding, the program will not be helpful". The state Senate declined this week to take up a bill to extend the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases. Read More »

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

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He repeated his call for increased bipartisanship in Congress, saying, "It would be great if the Republicans and the Democrats could come together", adding that Democrats "need to be positive" and "can't continue to be obstructionist ". "Does that make sense?" he added. Trump named billionaire Wilbur Ross , who has made a fortune cobbling together dying companies, as his commerce secretary, and Todd Ricketts, part of the billionaire family that owns the Chicago Cubs, as deputy commerce ... Read More »

Ecuador ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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And they add that the United States withdrawal makes that likelihood increase. By signing this statement, Blakespear reinforces that the city of Encinitas will adopt, honor and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement. Read More »

Brexit: Britain's stance unclear after general election, says European Union parliament president

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Merkel also expressed a desire for constructive talks with Britain , but made clear that the EU's priority now was its own future: "We will conduct these talks in a good spirit", she said . But Mr Tusk, who grew up in Poland under communism, said: "I think you can feel this difference between illusions and dreams". In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised the unity of the remaining 27 European Union countries, who have been alarmed in recent weeks by May's threats to walk out ... Read More »

The Buzz | Merkel seeks 'good agreement' with UK on Brexit

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The talks are scheduled to take place for one week each month until an agreement is reached. Both sides will put top advisers to work immediately on a border agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom , aiming to make sure the Irish peace agreement and the common travel area should as unaffected by Britain's European Union departure as possible. Read More »

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

Under California law, the state will not fund or sponsor trips to those places. South Dakota: SB 149 was enacted March 10, 2017. The California Department of Justice said Kentucky's Senate Bill 17 allows student-run organizations in schools to discriminate against classmates. Read More »