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1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

One guy decided he was going to do something about it, and he ran his van, he killed one person and injured a bunch of others. Witnesses claimed to have heard a man shout "kill all Muslims" during the attack . "A post mortem examination will be scheduled due course", Metropolitan Police said. Eight people were killed and dozens were wounded before police fatally shot the three attackers. Read More

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US Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering case

US Supreme Court takes up partisan gerrymandering case

House of Representatives . Their lawsuit claimed that Republicans spread Democrats thin among some districts so that they could not achieve a majority. "Well, that's as much a political judgment and partisan gerrymander as the one that the plaintiffs alleged to have occurred", Esenberg says. But the court has not ruled on "purely partisan gerrymanders" since 2004, as NPR's Nina Totenberg reported: "In 2004, a four-member Supreme Court plurality all but ruled out challenges to ... Read More

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Why the Georgia special election matters

Why the Georgia special election matters

Issue One estimates that almost half of the money dumped into the race has been controlled by outsider groups, such as the political action committee behind an attack ad tying Ossoff and Democrats to the Alexandria shooting that left a Republican congressman in critical condition. Read More

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Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

I don't think that tweet helped him. That's it. That's all that Jay Sekulow knows. "In May, Sekulow dismissed the Russian Federation scandal as 'a fraud on the American people.'" Sekulow has also personally known Trump for years. The New York Times reported Monday that Corallo's recent tweets have included praise for Mueller and a suggestion that Vice-President Mike Pence should be the Republican nominee in 2020. Read More

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France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

His La République en Marche [LREM] party won an estimated 359 of the 577 seats in the National Assembly , some way short of predictions last week that forecast his fledging party could finish with as many as 450. Voter turnout was projected to be a record low at about 42%. Having never held elected office, he seized on the growing resentment towards a political elite perceived as out of touch, and on public frustration at its failure to create jobs and spur stronger growth, to win the ... Read More

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58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

British authorities said Monday that 79 people were now confirmed dead or missing after the June 14 London high-rise fire that has infuriated the British public and placed pressure on the government of Prime Minister Theresa May . The London's fire chief said it could take "days" to reach the bodies of everyone who died in the blaze. "My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasn't in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations", Hands told Sky News. Read More

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JK Rowling corrected a Finsbury Park attack headline

The latest incident took place just over two weeks after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars, killing eight. London mayor Sadiq Khan said that "while this appears to target a specific community, it was also an attack on shared values". Hundreds of Londoners from different faiths gathered outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in show of solidarity following a van attack on a crowd of Muslims who had been to pray. Read More

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Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks

Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks

Addressing a ceremony in Tehran early on Saturday, Brigadier General Ashtari said a number of fighters affiliated with armed groups have been arrested, local media reported. Iranian police killed four suspected terrorists, including two foreigners, associated with the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the southern province of Hormuzgan and seized explosives, guns and the group's flag, an Iranian news agency reported on Monday. Read More

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Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 79

Authorities released images of the aftermath of the horrific Grenfell Tower blaze showing the charred remains of the gutted apartment building as the death toll in the London fire nears 80. There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community. Read More

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Trump slams obstruction of justice story on Twitter

President Trump is tweeting his displeasure with the direction of the Russian Federation probe, which reportedly is now veering into an obstruction of justice investigation. Mr Trump was criticised for the tweet by the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein . Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" He said he believed Trump had directed him to ... Read More

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17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

He said the first attacker detonated her bomb near a mosque, killing seven persons, while the second detonated her own in a house, killing five people. " Police anti explosive team were mobilized to the scene and normalcy has since been restored ". Dalori is about 10 kilometers (six miles) southeast of Maiduguri and is one of the largest camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the remote region. Read More

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Queen's Speech ditched next year to allow greater Brexit laws scrutiny

Andrea Leadsom, the Leader of the Commons, confirmed the Great Repeal Bill , which aims to transpose existing European Union laws onto the United Kingdom statute book, will form part of Wednesday's Queen's Speech. Her weakened leadership position has been exacerbated by criticism over her response to a London tower block fire in which at least 58 people died or are presumed dead. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon rules out 'rash decisions' on indyref2 after major SNP losses

In North East Fife, Stephen Gethins , one of the SNP's strongest performers in Westminster over the past two years, scrapped back into parliament with just two votes to spare. "Now, we have to wait and see how things shake out". So we now have 10 Brexiteers, representing a Province which voted to stay in the European Union, supporting a government which will have to impose a hard border with the Republic of Ireland which those same 10 Brexiteers want to avoid. Read More

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Israel reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

Israel reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

In recent months, he has stepped up financial pressure on Hamas. "If they want electricity they must pay for it", Arab media quoted him as saying. The Palestinian Energy Authority told Reuters the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) cut eight megawatts of the 120 megawatts it usually supplies to Gaza . Read More

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Yaya Toure calls for peace after Finsbury Park attack — EXTRA TIME

Yaya Toure calls for peace after Finsbury Park attack — EXTRA TIME

There have been three other terrorist attacks in Britain since March. She said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident. In the early hours of this morning, London was subjected to another terrorist attack. The ministry in a statement issued today said, the Malaysian government condemned the attack on innocent civilians and described it as particularly disconcerting, as it seemed to be specifically targeted at worshippers ... Read More

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Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was perilously close to death when he arrived at a Washington, DC, hospital after being shot in the hip at a practice for a congressional baseball game . Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. Read More

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Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

He said he hoped during their single day of talks, he and Mr Davis would be able to identify priorities and a timetable, so he can report back to leaders of the other 27 EU states at the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday that there had been a "constructive opening of negotiations". Read More

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Polls: Nominees Tied in Georgia's Special Election

Polls: Nominees Tied in Georgia's Special Election

The seat was formerly held by Tom Price , who is now the secretary of Health and Human Services. That investment is just one of many reasons it will be hard for the GOP to spin a loss Tuesday night as insignificant, which is bound to be their take if Georgia's Republican secretary of state, Karen Handel , loses to Ossoff in an upset. Read More

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58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire

The official death toll from the blaze now sits at 30, up from 17 overnight, as firefighters continue the extremely hard process of recovering bodies from within the tower. Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly. Officials are using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to try and positively identify victims. Read More

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London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'

London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'

The alleged driver reportedly tried to escape but was pulled out of his large white van by members of the public after hitting pedestrians around midnight . Investigators believe the man who died in front of the mosque should not have died just from the impact with the auto, writes BBC News. "At this early stage of this investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police, however, the investigation continues", the Metropolitan Police said. Read More

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Ready to face midterm elections, says a defiant Fadnavis

As the war between Shiv Sena and BJP has intensified after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections this February, the opposition is leaving no stone unturned to make the most of the situation. Mr Thackeray remained firm on two names for the race - RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and scientist M.S. Swaminathan. "That is why Thackeray has expressed the party's position in such terms that it does not look too happy with the BJP choice, nor appears anti-Dalit", the Sena leader said. Read More

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Showers, storms to move out of metro

Showers, storms to move out of metro

Today , there will be partly sunny skies, a high near 83, and a light west southwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 miles per hour in the morning, the weather service said. Widespread showers and thunderstorms, with areas of torrential rainfall, are expected throughout the region this afternoon and evening. The greatest chances for storms in central North Carolina will not come until the end of the day and night. Read More

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Supreme Court ruling results in talc lawsuit mistrial

Supreme Court ruling results in talc lawsuit mistrial

Justices on Monday ruled that state courts can not hear claims against companies not based in the state where alleged injuries occurred. The California Supreme Court allowed the suit to proceed in state court, observing the plaintiffs had similar claims, that the drug was marketed nationwide and that Bristol had sold more than 180 million Plavix pills in the state, generating more than $900 million in sales. Read More

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1 arrested after vehicle strikes pedestrians in London

Eisa, 41, a mother-of-two who arrived from Eritrea three years ago, had attended the Welfare Centre with her 12-year-old son late on Sunday night, leaving shortly before the van attack . "He chose the time and he chose the place and he chose his target". Here is what we know so far, and don't know yet, about the attack. There was a lot of people. Read More

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Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. Read More

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CBSE Class 12 Result 2017: Verification of Marks Reveals Huge Discrepancies

CBSE Class 12 Result 2017: Verification of Marks Reveals Huge Discrepancies

After verification of marks, his score went up to 90. The CBSE said out of total answer scripts evaluated this year, 2.47% students had applied for verification. In 2016, the CBSE scrapped its age old practice of board exam paper revaluation as only few applicants applied for it. As per reports, a number of students across the country have sent their marks for verifications after they found a discrepancy in their scores. Read More

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Trump lawyer denies president is under investigation

Trump lawyer denies president is under investigation

The president also sent a tweet on Friday that explicitly stated he was aware that he is under investigation. Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. Read More

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