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Ghani makes Taliban offer for talks, with an ultimatum

He said Afghanistan had offered Pakistan a vision of prosperity by linking south and central Asia through trade, investment and peaceful co-existence; however, he alleged Pakistan still believes it could sponsor and use terror as a controllable tool that can be switched on-and-off to suit its goals in the country. [Full Article...]

What we know about Reality Winner

What we know about Reality Winner WikiLeaks, the organization which is a conduit for secret documents, said it was offering a $10,000 reward "for information leading to the public exposure & termination of this 'reporter'". "What she told me was that she was terrified". In an affidavit, an FBI special agent said the bureau was contacted Thursday about the classified document; by Saturday, the special agent said he had intervie... [Full Article...]

Armenian Parliament holds moment of silence as solidarity to Iranian people

Armenian Parliament holds moment of silence as solidarity to Iranian people Iranian human rights campaigners say hardline politicians and news outlets close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have already begun placing blame for the Tehran attacks on reformist and centrist officials who have been critical of Iran's security forces. [Full Article...]

Trump announces FBI director pick as Christopher Wray, former Justice Department official

After intervening in a late-night White House effort to persuade a seriously ill Attorney General John Ashcroft to reauthorize a secret warrantless surveillance program in his hospital room, Comey , who was then deputy attorney general, encountered Wray , who was criminal chief, in a Justice Department corridor. [Full Article...]

Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: Donald Trump

Fake Media prevent Americans from hearing real story: Donald Trump He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. Trump, according to one person familiar with his thinking, believed he was facing more of a communications problem than a legal one, despite the intensifying inquiries. [Full Article...]

Islamic State Claims Fatal Attacks on Iran Parliament, Shrine

Eight people are reported wounded in the attack. "He shot one of the guards in the leg and ran away", the agencies reported on their telegram feeds. It marked the first time IS has claimed an attack in Iran . Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. The unusual attacks prompted the Interior Ministry to ... [Full Article...]

No Pressure To Intervene In Investigations — Intelligence Officials

Trump, according to the Post's account, complained to Coats and Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo about Comey's handling of the Russian Federation probe. Both declined to discuss specific discussions with the president. Again, Coats decided not to act on the request. Warner responded that even though Coats and Rogers "may not have felt pressured" by Trump, it's important to... [Full Article...]

House Intel Committee Approves Subpoenas For Flynn, Cohen

The subpoenas were announced Wednesday as the special counsel overseeing the government's investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation has approved former FBI Director James Comey testifying before the Senate intelligence committee , according to a Comey associate. [Full Article...]

Which states have joined the climate alliance that commits to Paris agreement?

Bloomberg has also pledged to muster $15 million for the United Nations' climate body, substituting for USA funding likely to be axed by Trump. Trump has referred to this whole issue as being a hoax in the past, and he has become quite famous for being a climate change denier. [Full Article...]

DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination

DeVos non-committal on private school LGBT discrimination Merkley asked the same question about discrimination based on religion , and again, DeVos pledged repeatedly that "students that receive federal funds will follow federal law , period", as if saying "period" at the end of her sentence would somehow transform her vapid, disingenuous non-response into a coherent answer to a question being posed directly to her in plain English . [Full Article...]

Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013

Child found in Illinois garage may have been killed in 2013 Hours later, authorities in St. Clair County found the decomposed body of child in a bin in a garage at a vacant home in Centreville . Belleville police said a team of investigators is headed to Nevada. "The children could not speak with her and also that the children were never allowed to leave the house". "She also gave us very disturbing details that she was not allowed to communicate with t... [Full Article...]

China upset at Mattis' 'irresponsible remarks' on South China Sea

China has pitted itself against its smaller neighbours in claiming disputed islands, coral reefs and lagoons in the South China Sea and made "periodic incursions into Japanese territorial waters", Inada explained. Mattis addressed defense ministers and experts from 39 countries at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue. Diplomats said it appeared China was still only likely to consider additional str... [Full Article...]

National Spelling Bee is underway, and three Michiana students are competing

National Spelling Bee is underway, and three Michiana students are competing The national preliminaries had 71 students misspell words, leaving 188 competitors to be whittled down based on written tests. The best of the bunch will advance to the finals Thursday. Noll reported that she will be back onstage at 1 p.m.to begin the third round. The tiebreaker test is to try to make it more likely that one victor will be left at the end of the competition since the last three ye... [Full Article...]

Islamic State claims attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine

Heavy gunfire could be heard on an audio recording from inside the Parliament chamber and a security guard was killed in the attack, BBC reported. The Times of Israel reports that a female armed attacker entered at the western entrance of the mausoleum and opened fire before blowing herself up with a suicide vest, killing a gardener in the process. [Full Article...]

Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself

Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself However, Ms Carter's defence lawyer said her boyfriend, Conrad Roy , was "on this path to take his own life for years", and that his girlfriend had urged him to get treatment. On the day Roy killed himself, Carter texted, "You can't think about it, you just have to do it", according to the prosecutor. "Usually, manslaughter charges involve direct action by the defendant ... [Full Article...]

Whittier police carry torch for Special Olympics

Whittier police carry torch for Special Olympics Karie Nordland, an analyst at the Toledo Polce Department, carries the torch during last year's run. "It's a fundraising component for Maryland special Olympics, but it's also to promote Maryland special Olympics, and give opportunities for our special athletes", says Lietenant Earl Staner, from the MSP Berlin Barrack. [Full Article...]

British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London

Police said although Khuram B. had been known by police, "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly". Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester, England, on May 22, was referred to the police numerous times as someone with radical views - much as Butt was - but the police decided in both ca... [Full Article...]

Florida governor defends record-setting budget vetoes

Florida governor defends record-setting budget vetoes The man who runs VISIT Florida , Ken Lawson , is just doing his job, but he's making some prominent tourism industry people angry. "Listen we're going to continue to push on the lawmakers to include this in the call this week", Pollara says. [Full Article...]

Utah police: 3 dead, 2 injured in shooting

Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said the shooting took place outside a home in a middle-class neighborhood in suburban Sandy around 4 p.m. Tuesday. As of early Tuesday evening, police did not release information regarding a possible motive, or the relationship between those involved in the shooting. [Full Article...]

State Requests Another REAL ID Extension

State Requests Another REAL ID Extension Preliminary work on Real ID has begun, and PennDOT estimates compliant driver licenses and identification cards will be available in 2019. OR was given an extension past year to bring its driver's licenses up to federal security standards. [Full Article...]


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