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Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast

Moderate to heavy rain fell hundreds of miles away, throughout much of the Southeast and as far north as southern IL and Indiana. Heavy rain was forecast to spread over the Tennessee and OH vall...

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Supreme Court puts hold on redrawing WI districts

The U.S. Supreme Court declared Monday it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, opening the possibility that justice...

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Flint stabbing suspect tried to buy a gun before attack

Amor Ftouhi appeared in federal court to hear the charges against him. The man accused of stabbing a police officer at a MI airport had tried to purchase a gun within the last five days in the Fli...

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BJP to file Kovind's nomination on June 23

BJP to file Kovind's nomination on June 23

Speaking to reporters after filing the nomination papers, Mr Kovind said, office of president is the highest constitutional post and in the past it has been adorned by eminent personalities like Dr Ra...

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How will President Trump's restrictions affect Havana?

In an interview, Rhodes said he took solace that Trump , who put new limits on commercial transactions and USA citizens' travel to the island nation, had not ended diplomatic relations. Jonny Lopez...

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South Carolina Dem Runs for House Seat on Anti-Nancy Pelosi Platform

South Carolina Dem Runs for House Seat on Anti-Nancy Pelosi Platform

GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Democrats have racked up defeats in Kansas, Montana and, as of last night, SC and Georgia . Half of Democrats (49 percent) view Pelosi favorably, while 1 in 4 Democrats (26...

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UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

In a statement, Mr Corbyn, who is at Glastonbury Festival, said: "Tower blocks across the country have now failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster". Over 100 people were ...

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Srikanth vows to play his best in Australian Open final

The win also made sure the 24-year-old won his second straight Superseries title after his Indonesia Open glory last week. In a fierce fight, Srikanth emerged victoriously by 22-20 in the first game...

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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid. "Well, I've done in fi...

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After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

Scalise, R-La., remains hospitalized and there was no change in his condition , which was upgraded to " fair " on Wednesday. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by ...

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North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death is a 'mystery'

Kenneth Bae, an American who was jailed for almost two years in North Korea , told CNN he believed Warmbier could have been tortured, and cautioned other Americans against going to North Korea. "I ...

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Scalise Recovering, in 'Fair Condition' After Alexandria Shooting

Scalise Recovering, in 'Fair Condition' After Alexandria Shooting

Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington . Others injur...

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Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Vela supported Pelosi when Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan challenged her for the top leadership position after the 2016 election. Filemon Vela Jr. Handel's swearing in comes less than a week afte...

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Soros calls for May to keep Britain in single market

Soros calls for May to keep Britain in single market

The Union wanted a "fair deal", he said, renewing a vow not to punish Britain or take "revenge" for a withdrawal that has rocked the bloc and poses huge challenges for negotiators. The U.K. and the Eu...

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Hatch, Lee tight-lipped after meeting with Trump on health care bill

Senate, Chuck Grassley hasn't seen a draft of the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare . "That may be adding additional money into it", he reportedly said . You haven't yet...

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WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

Taekwondo is a global martial art that has its roots in Korea. Now the federation, which governs taekwondo competitions around the world, feels it must find a new name. "While North Korea is not (co...

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Iran Has Drone Base Near US Troops in Syria

Military leaders and officials in Iran , a predominantly Shi'ite country, often refer to Sunni Muslim radicals as Takfiris. Iran's missile attack on the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) wa...

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Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

China said on Wednesday that all the countries involved in the North Korean crisis should shoulder the responsibility of finding a solution and efforts on Beijing's part alone would not resolve the ...

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Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday morning released a draft of their secretive Obamacare replacement bill , called the " Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017". He said the changes he is seekin...

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

However, when asked during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing if Trump " at any time " asked him "to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 USA elections", Comey re...

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Cop lynched: Mufti warns Kashmiris against testing limits of 'restrained' security forces

Director General of Police S.P. Vaid told reporters that 12 accused have been identified in the case, of whom five have been arrested and the rest would soon be nabbed. Echoing the same, another exper...

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Qatar given 10 days to comply neighbours' 13-points

The minister said he has yet to see the list of demands by Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain , who reportedly asked Doha to "immediately terminate the Turkis...

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Flint water crisis: Health chief, other officials charged with involuntary manslaughter

Judge G. David Guinn, in Michigan's 67th District Court, authorized the charges Wednesday morning in Flint . Almost three years after the crisis started, Flint is still struggling to recover...

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Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

President Xi Jinping called for rescuers to "spare no effort" in their search for survivors and prevent more disasters, state media said. Officials leading the rescue effort told the Chinese state n...

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At least one dead, one injured after plane crashes into Florida daycare

At least one dead, one injured after plane crashes into Florida daycare

A business located near the scene of the fatal plane crash into Chico's Daycare Saturday morning caught the entire incident on surveillance camera. "There was no one inside the daycare center so we ...

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Las Vegas Hits 117 Degrees, Tying Record

Las Vegas Hits 117 Degrees, Tying Record

The hotter the temperatures get, the thinner the air gets, and more speed is needed for planes to take off. The Tuesday forecast put the temperature in Phoenix at a clement 120 degrees Fahrenheit ...

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U.S. fighter jet shoots down Syrian warplane

Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. "The intensification of the Saudi-led "containment of Iran " strategy back...

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Master Troll Vladimir Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum, Compares Him to Snowden

Master Troll Vladimir Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum, Compares Him to Snowden

Putin however, sarcastically even offered Comey asylum in Russian Federation if he faces legal challenges for quietly passing information to the news media about his meetings with President Donald ...

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Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

Heller's seat is up for reelection next year, and a Democrat won Nevada's other Senate seat by a 2.4 percent margin in 2016. The Republican vote on the bill could come down to that assessment in q...

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Killed After Oil Tanker Explodes In Bahawalpur

Eyewitnesses say some people were smoking at the scene of the accident, which could have started the fire, Pakistan's Geo TV reports. As per local media reports, an oil tanker lost control and toppl...

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Here Is Every Republican Senator Who Opposes the Health Care Bill

Mike Lee , R-Utah; and Ron Johnson , R-Wis., said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Senate Republican leaders unveiled the legislation yesterday. Many supporters-like Pennsylvania's Republican...

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Obama 'did nothing' about Russian Federation election meddling

Did nothing about it. The tweets seemed to refer to a Washington Post story about the Obama administration's knowledge of Russian interference during the 2016 election campaign - and its passi...

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Hindi language is necessary to learn, says Venkaiah Naidu

Hindi language is necessary to learn, says Venkaiah Naidu

Article 343 assigns both Hindi and English the status of official languages. Naidu said that Gandhi's life and teachings in the CWMG were eternal and that the 100 volumes should be an important so...

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Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

For those who've missed the previous installments, Trump and Schwarzenegger have been involved in a months-long social media battle. And one man can't go back in time [.] You see, the people will ri...

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Opposition Split Wide Open, JD-U to Back Ram Nath Kovind

After meeting Ram Nath, Nitish said that he is happy because a governor from Bihar has been nominated as President candidate. Hours after Janata Dal (United) ( JDU ) extended support to National D...

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