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Jordan Spieth in tie for lead after first round

He holds a three-shot lead over fellow American Matt Kuchar . Not only is Spieth three shots ahead of Kuchar, but he is six shots ahead of the two golfers tied for third place: Austin Connelly and U.S. He's a amusing guy. "I knew I was playing well, and I was just in the zone". "[Sunday] will be a day that will be emotionally draining and hard to stay very neutral in the head, " Spieth said. Read More

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Justine didn't have to die

Justine didn't have to die

She told the dispatcher she could hear someone behind her house. After Noor joined the force, Hodges wrote a Facebook post previous year that singled him out as "the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department". He says something "clearly went tragically wrong". Police officers are supposed to serve and protect all citizens, not kill unarmed women in their pajamas. Read More

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What you need to know about OJ Simpson's upcoming parole hearing

What you need to know about OJ Simpson's upcoming parole hearing

The former Heisman trophy victor and actor was arrested and accused of murder in 1994 when his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman , were found stabbed to death in California. "He deserves parole. It's as simple as that", says Yale Galanter , one of Simpson's defense attorneys in the armed robbery case. He was charged with a number of felony counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery. Read More

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India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

Though, like previous year, no direct references to the South China Sea or China were included, they called on "all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with global law". In 2015, India abstained from a vote at the UN Human Rights Council on alleged war crimes during Israel's 2014 war on Gaza, causing shock among some Palestinian Authority officials. Read More

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Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed GOP senators of the delay during their weekly luncheon Tuesday, as the GOP seemingly lacks sufficient support to pass the bill in its current form. Meanwhile, Murphy said there are several aspects of the new healthcare bill Democrats could help fix, if given the opportunity. "We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance - while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions", he said. Read More

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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

Photo Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, in an undated photo released by his family in 2010. Rights group Amnesty International also confirmed the news of Liu's illness in a tweet. Liu was diagnosed on May 23, Mo said. The following year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norway-based Nobel committee, a move that has greatly angered the Chinese government. Read More

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Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

Times of Israel: Iran Missile Strike Missed Target

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it launched a series of missiles at Syrian terror bases in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by Islamic State. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces pushed on Tuesday into some rebel-held areas in Daraa, as well as its western outskirts. Read More

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Iran's President Condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab Nations

Accusing Qatar of supporting terrorism , Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Doha on June 5. "A lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension". "He feels very much threatened and reads that the move is actually against him personally", said Abdullah Bozkurt, president of the Stockholm Center for Freedom and author of Turkey Interrupted, Derailing Democracy. Read More

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Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has always highlighted the multiculturalism in his country. "Eid-ul- Fitr will be celebratedon Sunday 25th June 2017", it said. Many will wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Thousands of the Indonesian muslims congregrate during Eid al Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. Read More

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India's perplexity in Saudi-Qatar crisis

India's perplexity in Saudi-Qatar crisis

According to Reuters , Qatar officials and Jim Mattis, the Defense Secretary of the United States , were supposed to meet on Wednesday in order to solidify the agreement. About 10,000 American troops are stationed at the al-Udeid airbase near Doha, which has played a key role in campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Read More

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DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

The most recent of these lawsuits however have a better chance than the others as the allegations are the first to be said to violate the constitution emolument clause . She says the lawsuit represents "the kind of partisan grandstanding voters across the country have come to despise". "In the emoluments clauses, we have these ancient air bags that were placed in the Constitution by the framers that are now being deployed." said Eisen, who has been working with the District and ... Read More

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Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

He said it was only after Kovind's name came up as the NDA nominee that the opposition forwarded Meira Kumar's name. "Actually, Nitish Kumar has begun to correct his mistakes by extending his support to Kovind", Modi said countering RJD chief Lalu Prasads statement that Nitish Kumar has committed a "historic blunder" by extending his support to Kovind. Read More

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Colombian Rebels Release Kidnapped Dutch Journalists

Colombian Rebels Release Kidnapped Dutch Journalists

Then they were shuttled from safe house to safe house before eventually taking refuge in the jungle. "It was very hard", he added, "but the people who captured us were very friendly and treated us with great respect". "We are incredibly happy and relieved", the show said in a Facebook post. "We apologize and reiterate that the two foreigners are in flawless condition", it tweeted. Read More

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Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

The blasts were in a market and within three minutes of each other, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility but similar attacks in Balochistan have been claimed by Pakistani Taliban sprinter group Jammat ul Ahrar and Lashkar-e-Jehngwi al-Alami, an ally of IS in Afghanistan. Read More

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Trump on solar, taxes, welfare

Taking credit for the concept, Mr Trump told supporters: 'Pretty good imagination, right? US President Donald Trump: " We're thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy, and pays for itself ". Trump's first full-year budget, released in May, proposes a US$1.6 billion (NZ$2.2 billion) downpayment for new and replacement sections of a border wall. Read More

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US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

US Air Force shot down Syrian combat drone in southern Syria

As it tries to craft a Syria strategy, the Trump administration is divided between those who consider Islamic State the primary enemy and some officials who think the war in Syria is part of an existential struggle between the United States and its Gulf allies on the one hand and Iran on the other, said a third USA official, who has participated in government deliberations on Syria . Read More

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Vehicle ploughs through crowd near London mosque

Vehicle ploughs through crowd near London mosque

Last night, following a bad anti-Muslim attack in which Islamophobic Darren Osborne drove a van through a crowd of Muslims outside the Finsbury Park mosque following their Ramadan prayers, a vigil was held by the community. In a statement, the family said: "We are massively shocked; it's unbelievable, it still hasn't really sunk in". Osborne, who grew up in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, was an unemployed mechanic and had reportedly been living in a tent for the past three weeks ... Read More

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Israeli government rescinds pluralistic Western Wall agreement

Israeli government rescinds pluralistic Western Wall agreement

In Orthodox Judaism, men and women are do not sit or stand together while praying, and are separated by a mechitza (a barrier), and only men can lead the prayer service or read from the Torah during regular services. Sunday's decision to cancel the new Western Wall arrangement has drawn denunciations from liberal Jews in Israel and the United States. The decision is "a serious violation of the basic interests of the State of Israel and the Jewish people". Read More

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Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

The University of DE is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved". However, his father has insisted that he was "brutalized and terrorized" in the North Korea. "The smear campaign against [North Korea] staged in the USA compels us to make firm determination that humanitarianism and benevolence for the enemy are a taboo and we should further sharpen the blade of law". Read More

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China tries Crown Resorts employees on gambling charges

China tries Crown Resorts employees on gambling charges

Sign up here for free access to 7 articles per month + twice daily business email alerts. Two other Australian Crown employees received sentences of nine months in prison for similar crimes. The case was part of a wider crackdown on gambling in China. Since the detentions, Crown has scaled back its Chinese ambitions, selling down its stake in the Macau-based joint venture Melco Crown, before offloading its final stake in Melco Resorts & Entertainment for $987 million. Read More

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Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

Some travelled hundreds of kilometres to be there. "I'm the age where I should be giving gifts", she said . After morning prayers, many of Salim's friends went to his house for a day filled with lots of food and good conversation. He said Eid demands to share its joys with the poor and oppressed people and it is our religious, moral and national obligation not to forget deprived and underprivileged people in Eid festivities. Read More

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ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites

ISRO crosses double century mark in launching foreign satellites

The co-passenger satellites have 29 Nano satellites. these 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries like Austria, Chile, Czech, Belgium, Finland, France Germany, Italy, Japan, atvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, United kingdom and United states. The 31 satellites weighed 955 kg. We will be working on the replacement satellite for IRNSS-1A. "Our efforts to increase the navigation, earth observation and communication satellites will continue". Read More

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