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Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

I mean, they have phony witch hunts going against me". Trump played the greatest hits from his campaign (bashing Obama , Hillary Clinton, the media), relived his surprise electoral win yet again, and touted Republicans victories in Georgia and SC special elections. [Full Article...]

Trudeau to change name of National Aboriginal Day

On Wednesday, thousands of people gathered at Marina Park for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate the history, culture, and heritage of Indigenous people. "It doesn't really signify an aboriginal name, an aboriginal historical person". "And by celebrating and acknowledging National Aboriginal Day on June 21st, you're honouring the contributions that First Nations People, Metis and Inuit have pr... [Full Article...]

Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme

Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme After the Queen's Speech , DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said he was confident the party can reach a deal with the Prime Minister to support a minority Tory Government. Mr Coveney, who was taking part in the latest talks initiative in Belfast for the first time since his appointment last week, said he believed all five parties were up for making a deal. [Full Article...]

South Sudan no longer classified as in starvation

South Sudan no longer classified as in starvation It is declared when a region has 20 percent of households facing a complete lack of food, 30 percent of the population is suffering from acute malnutrition and 1 person for every 5,000 dies each day. It has prevented many farmers from planting and harvesting their crops and hyperinflation, which reached more than 800 percent past year, has meant that the cost of imported food is unaffordable for m... [Full Article...]

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote. So it was with Tuesday night that the blame game started immediately after it was clear they had lost both seats, particularly the one in Georgia . [Full Article...]

Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. states during election, Homeland Security official says

Jeh Johnson , the former head of the Homeland Security Department, told members of the House intelligence committee that because Trump "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged", the Obama administration was concerned that a public warning could end up challenging the election's integrity. [Full Article...]

Brussels attacker may have supported Islamic State - prosecutors

Brussels attacker may have supported Islamic State - prosecutors The Brussels Central Station was evacuated after a small explosion occurred within the station and the suspect shot by soldiers is dead, local authorities said. According to ABC News, one suspect was shot by the military after the explosion at Brussels Central Station, a senior Belgian law enforcement official told ABC News . [Full Article...]

A third of France's Republicans lawmakers split away from group

A third of France's Republicans lawmakers split away from group A whopping 91 percent of the MPs from Macron's party are newcomers to parliament , reflecting the president's priority for candidates from outside the political world. "After the reforms, which we expect Macron to implement, France could turn into the strongest of all major economies in Europe in the next decade, outclassing a Germany that is resting on its laurels and a United Kingdom that... [Full Article...]

China has not worked out on North Korea

Despite appearing to offer slight praise of North Korean leader Kim Jung un at times, Trump has spoken out against the "brutality" of the regime since the release and death of Otto Warmbier , which continued during a pair of June 20 tweets . [Full Article...]

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

But former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille said Hodgkinson rarely joined in political discussions at the gym. The widow said her husband might have chose to leave for a while simply because he desired a "break from it". Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican. Now we know where he went. He's faced a charge of battery, for example, but that was lat... [Full Article...]

Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

It's nearly impossible for the Democrats to lose the electoral college, as you know. "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said", Trump said, "and some of the stuff he said just wasn't true". Trump Jr.in his interview Saturday also hit Comey for his admission that he had leaked his memos on his encounters with the president to a close friend following his firing, who then read the me... [Full Article...]

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions These sanctions come at a time when Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election is being investigated by Congress and may signal a harsher, more aggressive rebuke of Russia's actions. That's quite understandable and clear. "And we believe that that is Ukraine's - a part of Ukraine and so, therefore, until - those sanctions will remain". [Full Article...]

Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria

Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria In September, Australia said it would widen the scope of targets in the air war against ISIL by allowing its pilots to strike support and logistics resources in Iraq and Syria . Jeff Davis, said he could not discuss the matter beyond saying the US stands ready to use the line. The Trump administration's response to a ballistic missile test that occurred early in Trump's presidency, was to issue... [Full Article...]

Vandals set fire to memorial to slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

Police said Darwin Martinez Torres saw the group walking and riding bicycles in the street and on the sidewalk. Omar Ghowrwal, of Ashburn, said he is confident police will investigate the case thoroughly and get to the bottom of what led to Nabra's death. [Full Article...]

Packers' Guion arrested in Hawaii on intoxicated driving

The nine-year National Football League veteran entering his fourth season with the Packers had another run-in with the law; this time in a Honolulu neighborhood. He was suspended three games in the 2015 season following a Florida drug and weapons arrest. Guion started 15 games for the Packers in 2016, recording 30 tackles with 7 for a loss. [Full Article...]

Restrictions imposed in Pulwama district

Restrictions imposed in Pulwama district Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in a gunfight with forces in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Now this was on the based on info which we got. He further said that though the encounter has ended, searches and combing operation in the area was still on. The Special Operation Group (SOG) and 183 CRPF battalion along with 50 Rashtriya Rifles were involved in the en... [Full Article...]

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training Family members later identified the woman as Charleena Lyles . CNN affiliate KIRO reported that the officers didn't have a Taser. Michaud said officers are required to carry a less-lethal option and have a choice between a Taser, baton or pepper spray. [Full Article...]

Mom ditches daughter at college orientation, poses with football player

Mom ditches daughter at college orientation, poses with football player Avery Foster's pictures of her mom on the football field with four collegiate players is blowing up on Twitter, with many people giving the Bobcat mom props and emoji crowns. "I just posted it to my Twitter thinking my conversation about my mom was amusing". A few chimed in to point out how helpful Avery's mom was being, with one writing: 'Girl, your mom got you the hook up. [Full Article...]

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

An Iraqi army statement claimed that the militant group detonated explosives in the mosque as the government's Counter Terrorism Service units approached it. "The battle for the liberation of Mosul is not yet complete, and we remain focused on supporting the [Iraqi Security Forces] with that objective in mind", Martin said. [Full Article...]

London attackers wore fake bomb belts

Mr Haydon said it was hard to speculate to what end the attackers wore the belts, although it may have been to take hostages or as a defensive strategy. A week after the atrocity, people returned to the Borough Market area on Saturday night - but the market is expected to stay closed for a few more days as police continue their investigation. [Full Article...]


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