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Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

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Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan told the New York Times that his party is "toxic" in large swaths of the country: "Our brand is worse than Trump ". Republicans "don't want to go there, they want to go to San Francisco and a cable auto". Pelosi professed her love for her district, quoting a song about the City by the Bay. Read More »

Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

Kovind filed three set of nomination papers. The opposition presidential nominee , Meira Kumar , today said the president of India must uphold the values of inclusiveness, social justice and pluralism as the supreme representative of the nation. Read More »

Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

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In over a decade leading House Democrats, into the majority and out again , Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. Crowley chairs the House Democratic Caucus, and he says it's important to remember that Democrats in those four races were trying to flip Republican strongholds, districts handpicked by the White House as President Trump tapped members of Congress to serve in his administration. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince-SPA

The phone call follows the appointment of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The decision by King Salman to promote his son and consolidate his power was endorsed by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council, made up of senior members of the ruling Al Saud family, the royal decree said. Read More »

Number of casualties in London tower block fire rises to 79

British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed previous year. Eighteen patients remain in hospital after the fire, including nine who are in critical care, NHS England has said. The first officially confirmed victim was a 23-year-old Syrian refugee whose grieving parents said he had come to Britain with ambitions to forge a new life. Read More »

Grenfell Tower Fire: Police say blaze started in a refrigerator

The number of people to have died as a result of the fire, including those classed as missing presumed dead, remains at 79. A spokesperson later added the government was "taking steps to encourage landlords of all high rise buildings regardless of their tenure to carry out fire safety checks and where necessary have samples of cladding tested". Read More »

Kashmir: Angry mob beats police officer to death outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid

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It is very unfortunate", he said . There seems to be a sheer difference between humanity and cruelty. People need to understand what is wrong. The investigation of the case is on, he said. One of the relatives of Pandith said the mob violence is contrary to Islamic teaching. I appeal to the people that there is still time and we should understand. Read More »

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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For eight years living in the traditionally conservative area, Cox kept her mouth shut about politics until she was certain of her neighbors' leanings. Mark Sanford (R), has had enough. Voters may be wary of President Donald Trump , but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains an albatross for Democrats, one that Republican victor Karen Handel effectively exploited in the Georgia race. Read More »

Milwaukee Cop Acquitted In Fatal Shooting Of Sylville Smith

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A Milwaukee jury has acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man previous year that ignited riots in the city. The data project Mapping Police Violence estimates that in 2015, only 1 percent of cases of on-duty shootings-over 1,000 in the United States that year alone-resulted in those involved being convicted of a crime. Read More »

U.S. fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

Australia had suspended air strikes over Syria "as a precautionary measure" after Russian Federation threatened that it would consider any plane from the USA led coalition flying west of Euphrates as potential targets. But after the Russian warning, I think they will be very careful and would probably not like to repeat something that had happened in the past. The UK, another key coalition ally, said it would continue to take part in air operations despite Russia's warning. Read More »

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

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The three youths - ages 12, 15 and 17 - were said to have gotten trapped in an electrical current in one of the park's pools. It is understood they are 58-year-old dad Mehmet Kaya and his 30-year-old son Kadir Kaya. An investigation has been launched into what caused the electrocutions, Dogan reported. State-run news agency Anadolu reported that a sixth person was also hospitalised with injuries but did not provide further details. Read More »

Airstrike Last Month Might Have Killed ISIS Leader — Russian Military

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Islamic State has lost vast swaths of territory as USA -backed local forces and allied militia fight to remove it from both Iraq and Syria , where Russian forces have also been engaged in propping up President Bashar al-Assad. That is partly why the news was met with skepticism. Russian Federation announced Friday it may have killed the leader of ISIS in an airstrike in Syria last month. Read More »

Audio From Police Shooting of Pregnant Black Woman Has Been Released

A report recommending police reforms for the city of Chicago explicitly found that "Although some judges will go on record expressly finding that a police officer's testimony is not credible, explicit findings are the exception". "You big f***ing men, I can take her down, I know you can", her sister, Monika Williams, told KOMO. The other officer responds: "Yeah, so this gal, she was the one making all these weird statements about how her and her daughter are going to turn into wolves ". Read More »

FBI Concludes GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Had No Ties To Terrorism

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Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice. At a Wednesday press conference , officials gave more details about Hodgkinson, calling him a desperate man who was unemployed, running out of money, taking prescription drugs, having anger management issues and in what the Federal Bureau of Investigation was said a troubled marriage. Read More »

Rebels still holding hostages in school — Philippine military

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Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. The BIFF bandits stormed the school early Wednesday as they escaped from a firefight with the Army's 34th Infantry Battalion, after attacking a military outpost. Read More »

Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

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Early on June 14 , Hodgkinson sprayed an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field with gunfire, wounding number three House Republican Steve Scalise , a US Capitol Police officer , a congressional aide and a lobbyist before police shot the assailant. Read More »

'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is responding to President Donald Trump's tweet that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , saying, "This administration never ceases to amaze me". Read More »

Russian Federation starts laying of Turkish Stream deep-water part

The first line of Turkish Stream should supply gas to Turkey exclusively, while the second aims to bring Russian gas via the Black Sea to southern and southeast Europe . The annual planned capacity is 31.5 billion cubic metres. At present there are proposals on pipe-laying routes. "If our partners want to, we will be ready to supply gas through Turkey to South and Southeast Europe", Putin said. Read More »

Grenfell Tower blaze sparked by faulty fridge

Samples of insulation from the tower and equivalent aluminum composite tiles sent by police for analysis have failed safety tests, McCormack said. When speaking about the 79 people dead or missing, presumed dead, McCormack said: "I fear that there are more". Read More »