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Kovind files nomination for Presidential election, BJP confident of comfortable victory

Meanwhile, Kovind's candidature got more backing with Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U president Nitish Kumar categorically rejecting the appeal of RJD chief Lalu Prasad not to make a "historic blunder" by extending support to the NDA nominee. [Full Article...]

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill The Senate bill would repeal the tax this year. In both plans, states could keep coverage for the higher-income adults, but federal taxpayers would not continue to pay a larger share of the bill. Report is expected early next week. But he added, "I think we can get to yes", particularly if the bill can guarantee a reduction in insurance premiums. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Monday that Qatar is in contact with global aviation authorities and legal organizations as it tries to fight back against moves by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut off its land, air and sea access. [Full Article...]

A few things to know about the Major League Baseball draft

NO. 2: THE CINCINNATI REDS SELECT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (CALIF.) PITCHER HUNTER GREENE The 17-year-old fire-baller Hunter Greene was considered by many to be the most talented player in the draft. Atlanta selected Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright with the No. 5 pick, looking to augment a large stable of touted arms already in the Braves' farm system. [Full Article...]

Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today

Cosby trial jury begins first full day of deliberations today Jurors began weighing Bill Cosby's fate Monday after his lawyer implored them to see Andrea Constand as a lying, money-seeking former paramour, while the chief prosecutor in the case portrayed her as a fearless victim seeking justice. Outside the courthouse, Constand's lawyers blasted the Cosby team Tuesday for releasing a statement from a woman who had been blocked from testifying at the ... [Full Article...]

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15 Officials said the dual-explosions took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. Multiple blasts killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in two Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. [Full Article...]

Kovind's candidature will be fought politically: Pinarayi

The Shiv Sena had earlier refrained from spelling out its stand on supporting Kovind for president. "We shall decide on whether or not to support the candidature of Kovind on Tuesday", Thackeray had said. With the backing of parties outside the alliance like TRS (2 percent), AIADMK (5.39 percent), YSR Congress (1.53 percent) and BJD (2.99 percent), the NDA's support would cross the half way ma... [Full Article...]

USA congressman`s shooter had list of six lawmakers

USA congressman`s shooter had list of six lawmakers A top Federal Bureau of Investigation official says that the man who opened fire at a Republican baseball practice a week ago didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual and that the attack appears to have been spontaneous. Inside the storage unit, authorities found components for the SKS rifle, a receipt for the November 2016 gun purchase and 200 rounds of ammunition . [Full Article...]

Qatar's neighbors issue long list of demands to end crisis

Arab countries have issued demand list to Qatar for ending the crisis. Turkey has since rejected these calls. The list said Qatar owed an unspecified sum in compensation and demanded the Gulf country to cut all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups including Hezbollah , al-Qaida and the self-styled " Islamic State ". [Full Article...]

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Aucoin said the U.S. Coast Guard will take the lead on the investigation. "There are multiple US and Japanese investigations underway to determine the facts of the collision", Richardson said in a statement . They plan to download data from the destroyer in a quest to figure out how the agile ship collided with a slow-moving cargo vessel. There is speculation that the Fitzgerald might h... [Full Article...]

Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall

The groundbreaking came as President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and his senior advisor Jason Greenblatt are both in the region holding talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to restart moribund peace talks. Wael Abu Omar, the Rafah crossing spokesman, said that eight shipments had entered, with a further 14 expected later in the day. Then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump an... [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Korean-Americans Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song, who worked at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, were recently detained for hostile acts against the government, according to North Korea's state media. More than 2,500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for his funeral in OH on Thursday. "This was an innocent college kid who should have never been detained"... [Full Article...]

U.S. downs Syrian warplane as it engaged ISIS

Iran vowed quick revenge after ISIS suicide bombers and gunmen stormed the parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini on June 7, killing 18 and injuring at least 56. "This happened even as the US Senate passed a bill focused on Iran's missile power". It also raises questions about how U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which had previously put Iran " on notice " for its ballistic... [Full Article...]

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse The court was told Ball hand-picked 18 vulnerable victims to commit acts of "debasement" in the name of religion, including praying naked at the altar and encouraging them to submit to beatings. "It has taken longer than it should have done, but we are absolutely committed to implementing Dame Moira's recommendations, and my role as lead bishop is to ensure this happens". [Full Article...]

Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting

Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting Heaggan-Brown had been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and was facing 60 years in prison. When approached by police, Smith fled. The fatal encounter transpired over 12 seconds from the time Heaggan-Brown got out of his auto to begin chasing Smith to when the fatal shot was sacked. [Full Article...]

Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1

Mexico beat New Zealand 2-1 Akinfeev kept Russian Federation in it when he clawed away Silva's 50th-minute header from close range, and he was in the right place at the right time to repel Cédric Soares' long-range effort nine minutes later. - In contrast, Mexico have lost just one of their last 15 games in all competitions (W10, D4), and are unbeaten in their last five in a row (W3, D2). [Full Article...]

Meet Mohammed Bin Salman: The Next Ruler Of Saudi Arabia

Throughout the early morning it aired footage of Mohammed bin Nayef pledging allegiance to the younger Mohammed bin Salman , who knelt and kissed his cousin's hand. Further, he received his bachelor's degree in law from King Saud University (KSU). The new heir's elevation has erased the kingdom's image as a cautious, rather boring gerontocracy (the horizontal system of succession has passed r... [Full Article...]

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony The president tweeted: "By the way, if Russian Federation was working so hard on the 2016 Election , it all took place during the Obama Admin". Last September, the Homeland Security Department said hackers believed to be Russian agents had targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. [Full Article...]

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar Doha has been given 10 days to comply with the demands . "Nearly 105 cargo planes have carried aid from Turkey to Qatar, after five Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Doha earlier this month". The crisis has put Turkey in a delicate position as Ankara regards Qatar as its chief ally in the Gulf but is also keen to maintain its improving relations with the key regional power Saudi Ara... [Full Article...]

Bedford PD To Give Update On Teen Death Investigation

Bedford PD To Give Update On Teen Death Investigation Bedford police are taking the lead in the investigation. The Bedford Police Department said in a Facebook post that Kaytlynn Cargill disappeared while walking her dog near the Oak Creek Apartments. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death. Investigators say a body has been found at a North Texas landfill. Neighbors in the area say they are increasingly fearful for the ... [Full Article...]


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