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Cloud Computing pulls off upset in Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing pulls off upset in Preakness Stakes

Was he in position to stop the Derby victor? Cloud Computing was competing in his first race since the Wood Memorial six weeks ago. He and William Lawrence have been buying and racing horses together since 2006. Most believed if it wasn't another happy day for Always Dreaming , it would be a statement day for Classic Empire , the two-year-old champion and Arkansas Derby victor, who did well to squeeze a fourth-place finish out of a bumper-car trip two weeks ago at Churchill Downs. Read More

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Syrian rebels begin to evacuate Damascus suburb

Syrian rebels begin to evacuate Damascus suburb

The first group of militants, including 1,022 people, has left the Barzeh district in the Syrian capital of Damascus as part of the implementation of an agreement to put an end to all armed manifestations there. Monday's departures began as battlefronts quietened in Syrian territory included in four "de-escalation zones" agreed by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Monday's evacuation began as fighting subsided across the country after a deal signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey to implement four ... Read More

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US Claims Assad Regime Operating Crematorium at Saydnaya Prison

US Claims Assad Regime Operating Crematorium at Saydnaya Prison

It described the allegations as "lies" and "fabrications", noting what it called a US track record of using false claims as a pretext for military aggression. "And Russia must bear responsibility to ensure regime compliance". "On the issue of the United States hostages, no, we don't see a connection between the USA hostages and what we're talking about what's going on here at Sednaya prison", Jones said, according to a transcript of his remarks. Read More

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Moon to Xi: Let's Talk

This was the first time the Chinese leader has called a South Korean president to congratulate him or her on an election victory, said Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, at a press briefing. The Thaad deployment was agreed by Mr Moon's predecessor, conservative leader Park Guen-hye. The plan under consideration, Kim said, was for Moon to have his first encounter with Trump during the G-20 summit, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, and then to visit Washington around the ... Read More

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Afghan officials: 2 killed after gunmen storm bank

The Taliban have had a strong presence in the province of Ghazni for years, but provincial police chief Aminullah Amerkhil said the overnight attack from three directions was the fiercest launched by the insurgents. The official said the insurgents had also suffered "numerous casualties", but he could not provide the exact figures. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the attackers' motives were not immediately known. Read More

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Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election With 57 Pct Of Ballots

More than 40 million ballots were used in the 12th Presidential election. Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday. In big and small cities around the country, millions of Iranians are celebrating the results. Rouhani , 68, who took office promising to open Iran to the world and give its citizens more freedom at home, faced an unexpectedly strong challenge from Raisi, a protege of supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Read More

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Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

Trump's comments appear to confirm multiple reports that his administration had been shocked at the widespread outrage over Comey's firing. But Sen. WASHINGTON ― Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that "our institutions are under assault internally" by President Donald Trump, who is "eroding" the American system of "checks and balances" on political power. Read More

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Montreal declares state of emergency over floods

Several streets and bridges in the Montreal region have been closed due to flooding. Toronto, Canada - Torrential rains lashed parts of central and eastern Canada on Friday, causing flooding, flight delays and traffic disruptions, and the prime minister said the federal government was ready to provide help if necessary. Read More

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Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted". Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner called the president of Lockheed Martin, a major supplier of US military equipment, for a lower price for the radar system as part of the deal, according to The New York Times . Read More

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President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

The surprise announcement to hand the probe over to Mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for Trump's Justice Department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from Democrats for an outside prosecutor. Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Raul Labrador, both of Idaho, haven't said much about the reports of Trump pressuring Comey, but they have defended the president in general. Read More

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Chinese Investment in exchange of EB-5 Visas

The EB-5 program, known as the " golden visa " in China, gives people investing more than $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in the U.S. a path to a green card. as a poor refugee, working as a carpenter before building up a real estate empire. In late March, Kushner Companies ended talks with Anbang Insurance Group-which has ties to the Chinese government-to redevelop a NY office tower, after critics pointed out the potential conflicts on interest. Read More

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Trump seeks to win over Muslim leaders with Islam speech

The deal's letter of intent will "support Saudi Arabia's defense needs" with naval ships, tanks and other vehicles that were part of agreements with former administrations. Trump was joined on the trip by the CEOs of several major USA companies, which announced their own agreements with the Saudis. Tremendous investments in the United States. Read More

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North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a New Year's address in this January 1, 2015 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. In another cyberattack suggesting possible Pyongyang involvement, a phishing attempt was made sometime before May 12 against a United Nations committee tasked with monitoring the implementation of sanctions against North Korea, a source confirmed Friday. Read More

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Pakistan must respect ICJ decision on Jadhav: Congress

Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who Pakistan accuses of espionage, can not be executed until the court hears the larger case against him, perhaps in August. Jadhav was arrested in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan in March 2016 and Pakistani officials claim he has confessed to spying for Indian intelligence services. Read More

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Trump denies asking Comey to quash Flynn investigation

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who chairs a Judiciary subcommittee panel that has been driving much of the Russian Federation probe, echoed Grassley's and Feinstein's frustrations, and said he was "surprised" Comey would agree to testify at all, "given the fact that we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related" to his conversations with Trump. Read More

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Paul Ryan says he has not lost confidence in Trump

Paul Ryan says he has not lost confidence in Trump

The comments by Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings came as Democrats sought to force a House vote to establish an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "Why is he not doing the same here?" he asked. "We can't deal with speculation and innuendo and there's clearly a lot of politics that's being played". Read More

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U.S. strikes Syrian regime-allied forces

The U.S. -led anti-IS coalition on Thursday struck forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that "posed a threat to U.S. and partner forces" in the southeastern city of al-Tanf, the American military said . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the USA strike was defensive in nature. Representatives of Syria's government and opposition High Negotiations Committee are in Switzerland for the sixth round of UN-backed peace negotiations, but there has been ... Read More

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North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

Getting diplomacy going is likely to depend heavily on United States acquiescence, with the Trump Administration insisting diplomacy is a "failure". Unidentified U.S. Regarding the May 14 launch of the missile, the official Korean Central News Agency claimed: "It also verified the homing feature of the warhead under the worst reentry situation and accurate performance of a detonation system". Read More

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Callers Threaten Texas Lawmaker Who Seeks Trump Impeachment

Al Green played recordings of threatening voicemail messages he received after calling for Trump's impeachment on Wednesday. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. Impeachment, of the President, by the House of Representatives is not a finding of guilt. According to the Washington Post , both current and former USA officials said that Trump's blabbering could jeopardize a "critical source of intelligence" related to the Islamic State. Read More

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State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

Department of State is working closely with local authorities concerning this incident". United States officials have criticized the Turkish government over violence outside its ambassador's residence in Washington. Tensions are running high between the United States and Turkey after the Trump administration announced plans to arm Kurdish Syrians militants with small arms, machine guns, armored vehicles and other military hardware. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: 'Four to be interviewed' to replace Comey

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: 'Four to be interviewed' to replace Comey

Critics have assailed Mr Trump for abruptly dismissing Mr Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. The broadcaster also reported that former FBI Director James Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump , adding that "if there is a tape, there's nothing he is anxious about" that could be on it. Read More

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Raw: President Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Raw: President Trump Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Trump and Salman were expected to oversee the signing on Saturday afternoon of multiple agreements between American and Saudi companies, including between the Saudi oil giant Aramco and various USA firms. A five story image of Trump's face was projected on the exterior of the Ritz Carlton hotel where he'll stay, and large billboards of Trump and King Salman lined the highway from the airport. Read More

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Comey Memo Turns Up Volume on Impeachment Calls

Comey Memo Turns Up Volume on Impeachment Calls

No Democrat was in more demand Wednesday than Rep. Al Green (Tex.) - the seven-term Democrat from Houston who held a hometown news conference two days before calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Statistics site 538 found that House Republicans are unlikely to support any impeachment effort based on a historical analysis of three scandals - the Watergate break-in, the Iran-Contra affair, as well as the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Read More

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North Korea says USA has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says USA has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat, has called on China to do more to rein in its ally and neighbour. North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. The weekend launch was the first since a new liberal president took office in South Korea. Read More

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US House Oversight Panel Head Chaffetz To Leave Congress

State election officials have announced that the special election to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz will take place November 7, the same day as municipal elections. Gowdy did not answer questions Thursday about his interest in the position, and his spokeswoman acknowledged discussions but would not say he is actively seeking the post. Read More

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Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth'

He welcomes in Ringling Bros Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson to discuss the Greatest Show on Earth and its final performance this coming Sunday. 1884 - The Ringling Brothers Circus begins as a travelling performance. "Tune in and watch with the world as The Greatest Show on Earth takes its final bow!" the show wrote in its description. Its other unit already did earlier this month, in Providence, Rhode Island. Read More

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Hackers have second USA weapon primed for attack, warn analysts

It's alarming how the cyber-savvy Russians haven't yet updated to advanced defenses with the ability to scan incoming email for potential security threads. The episode underscores the folly of the USA law enforcement demand that tech companies install backdoors into their devices and services. But the success of the attack shows that not enough people took advantage of the patch. Read More

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