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Len McCluskey 'confident' that opinion polls will start to turn for Labour

Len McCluskey 'confident' that opinion polls will start to turn for Labour

Mr McCluskey's prediction of just 200 seats for Labour and a big win for Theresa May and the Conservatives will be interpreted in two ways inside the Labour Party and by political opponents. Both Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband resigned after leading Labour to defeats in 2010 and 2015 but, amid speculation that jockeying for position has already begun, there have been suggestions that Mr Corbyn could stay on if he equals the 30.4% vote share that Ed Miliband got in 2015. Read More

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Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning travel ban

Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning travel ban

Katyal, who was acting USA solicitor general under President Barack Obama, is representing Hawaii in its request to uphold a Honolulu federal judge's ruling keeping the president's March 6 order from taking effect. On Monday the court reviewed the president's appeal of a March decision that put a nationwide hold on his executive order barring entry or visas into the USA for nationals of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for 90 days and blocking all refugees for 120 days. Read More

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Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government

Macedonia opposition leader given mandate to form government

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has asked the leader of the Social Democrat party to form a government, potentially ending the longstanding political deadlock in the Balkan country. The coalition agreement was struck after national elections in December. Giving the mandate to Zaev was "an important step in the process of government formation", European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and EU foreign affairs representative Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement. Read More

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New Jersey unemployment rate falls to 4.1 percent

New Jersey unemployment rate falls to 4.1 percent

Job gains and losses are estimates based on a survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent from 4 percent in April 2016. Despite the weakness in April, the labor market is showing more signs of life with 101,000 full-time jobs added so far this year. The state also added 1,200 jobs in that timeframe. Read More

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Texas lands top prep recruit Mohamed Bamba

Texas lands top prep recruit Mohamed Bamba

ESPN ranks Mo Bamba #5 overall, 24/7 Sports has him third nationally while Scout places him second fifth . There is a potential for more openings with Moe Wagner and D.J. 2 prospect, according to 247Sports . Bamba also made it clear that he's still not leaning in any particular direction yet. "I've seen firsthand how much [Texas coach Shaka Smart] genuinely cares about me and my family", Bamba wrote for The Players' Tribune , "and how he's going to challenge me to be in a state of ... Read More

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US Senator Mazie Hirono recovering after kidney surgery

US Senator Mazie Hirono recovering after kidney surgery

Hirono is expected to make a full recovery from these treatments. "During a routine pre-operative physical for my eye surgery, my doctor discovered an abnormality on my chest X-ray", she said in a press release. Sen. Brian Schatz said, "Mazie's courage and fortitude are matched only by her love for our state and people". Dawn and I pray for Sen. With the retirement of Senator Daniel Akaka, Hirono was elected to the US Senate in 2012, where she continues to serve. Read More

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Japan's Princess Mako to give up royal status for love

Japan's Princess Mako to give up royal status for love

There are 6 unmarried princesses in the family, and if they lose their royal titles by following Princess Mako's steps, eventually no one will be left to carry out the royal family's duties. Japanese nuptials tend to be highly ritualized, especially for a royal family member, and the buildup to the wedding is likely to take time . There are only five in the immediate family, including the current monarch. Read More

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More than a dozen reported injured in Lancaster County school bus accident

More than a dozen reported injured in Lancaster County school bus accident

Lancaster General Hospital confirms that 16 people have been taken to the hospital, 15 students and the driver. All other injuries were considered minor, a hospital spokesperson said, and five students have since been released. "School is operating normally, although prayer and support will be infused throughout the day". The crash remains under investigation. He did not speculate on any possible charges. Read More

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Mexicans protest for justice after reporter murdered

Mexicans protest for justice after reporter murdered

Mexicans demand investigation into gang killing of veteran reporterMexico is considered one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a journalist. "The system seems to be corrupt down to its very foundation; either that or it's simply incapable of achieving justice". Valdez was due to be cremated at 2300 GMT on Tuesday, his family said. Read More

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Imam Khomeini's Grandson Calls on Iranians to Back Rouhani

Referring to the nuclear deal , the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its Persian acronym, BARJAM, Rouhani said, "We established a bridge between Iran and the world with BARJAM". Many residents of Iran's capital vented anger at Qalibaf and Tehran authorities after a massive January fire at a historic high-rise caused the building to collapse, killing 26 people, including 16 firefighters. Read More

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OH high school students get pepper sprayed for class

OH high school students get pepper sprayed for class

Students signed up for the experiment to receive extra credit and were required to submit a waver signed by a parent. Not everyone was up for that kind of hands-on learning, even some spectators felt it was too much to watch. But whereas those challenges are done by individuals seeking viral fame, this pepper spray challenge was done in the service of education. A group of OH high school students voluntarily got pepper-sprayed in the face - and called the painful experience a useful lesson. Read More

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Wenger hoping for final-day glory after Arsenal sink Sunderland

Despite being labelled title contenders at certain stages this season, Wenger conceded that away defeats against Everton and Manchester City were turning points in Arsenal's campaign. To be professional is to do your job well until the last day of the season. Wenger claimed not to have noticed the massive number of empty seats inside the stadium or to care about them. Read More

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Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

Monday at the Spirit Airlines terminal after their behavior "caused the crowd of approximately 500 people to become enraged, fearful or visually upset", the complaints and the sheriff's office said. Airport Security and a Broward Sherriff's Deputy keep an eye on the line at Spirit Airlines , Tuesday, May 9, 2017 , at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read More

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Irish leader Enda Kenny stepping down as head of his party

Minister Flanagan's staying out of the race and is not backing a candidate just yet. The Irish Times noted that Varadkar rejects the label of "right-wing", but has claimed he would be a Tory if he lived in Britain. Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said: "There have been many occasions where Minister Noonan and I disagreed on policy, but throughout every one of those disagreements, I have no doubt that he was motivated by a desire to always act in the national interest". Read More

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Will Hammond be fired? Theresa May refuses to guarantee chancellor's future

Will Hammond be fired? Theresa May refuses to guarantee chancellor's future

We work very closely together. Although the PM said she is " very happy " to " endorse " the chancellor, she twice refused to say whether or not Hammond would be shown the door if the Conservatives are re-elected next month. "Yes, very happy to do so". Then, realizing her remarks might be open to interpretation, added: "That's an age-related comment, nothing else, just in case you try and relay anything into that". Read More

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Haley: 'I Believe the Western Wall Is Part of Israel'

Haley: 'I Believe the Western Wall Is Part of Israel'

But officials on both sides see scant prospects for any major breakthrough in long-stalled negotiations during his 24-hour visit on Monday and Tuesday. Israeli officials have been especially unnerved by Trump. "I'm not real sure what happened with that issue, but I know they're trying to fix that ..." The area, captured by Israel in 1967, is not sovereign Israeli territory and Palestinians there are not Israeli citizens and do not have the right to vote. Read More

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French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right

French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right

In a nod to German concerns, Mr Macron said at the news conference with Mrs Merkel that he had never pushed for jointly issued eurobonds and does not favour European countries taking joint responsibility for old debts. At a meeting recorded in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary about Macron's campaign, 65-year-old Bayrou struck a paternal tone with the 39-year-old, saying: "It's a unusual thing, the presidency". Read More

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'This is just how Trump speaks'

In a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Tuesday, the Republican chairman of a House of Representatives oversight committee, Jason Chaffetz, set a May 24 deadline for the FBI to produce all relevant material relating to any communications between Comey and Trump. Read More

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Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote

Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested Iran's foes would be deterred from pursuing regime change if they saw voters flock to the ballot boxes in Friday's poll. Raisi was a relative unknown when he joined the race earlier this year, having mostly worked behind-the-scenes as a top prosecutor and recently as head of the powerful Imam Reza charitable foundation. Read More

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China's Xi decries protectionism, touts Silk Road

Xi pledged $124 billion for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. On the other hand, Sri Lanka , which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum, has backed India's concern over Kashmir issue, saying that it is hard for New Delhi to accept the United States dollars 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it goes through the "heart of Indian ... Read More

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Joining US Department of Homeland Security

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Joining US Department of Homeland Security

Clarke campaigned around the country for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump past year and has defended the first-term Republican president against critics in the early months of his administration. But Clarke might have jumped the gun; after that interview aired, DHS tweeted his position hasn't been made official yet. David Clarke Jr., sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin , leaves the stage after speaking at the NRA-ILA's Leadership Forum at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & ... Read More

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Chibok girl escapes Boko Haram, says Nigeria's presidency

Chibok girl escapes Boko Haram, says Nigeria's presidency

He also dismissed concerns that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest, saying that the Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country. When asked who will bear the cost of the trip of the girls' parents, Tsambido said, "I don't know". Meanwhile, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor has disclosed that the Boko Haram terrorists have converted internally ... Read More

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New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest

Speaking at a news conference in Strasbourg, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed "great concern" over the "extremely hard situation" in Venezuela and said he was in contact with regional leaders. Called by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the demonstrators will also support the economic and social policies implemented by the government since the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez (1954-2013), took office. Read More

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Trump offers meeting to Kim Jong

In the last three weeks, two United States citizens have been detained by the North Korean regime. In addition to touching on the comments that were viewed as "very disturbing" by U.S. The sentence was announced after he admitted he tried to steal a propaganda sign. Last year, North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, to 15 years of hard labor. Read More

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