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Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

EST. Ria Sai , a 13-year-old student at Mechanicsburg Middle School, correctly spelled "psychomachy", a word the Merriam-Webster dictionary defined as "a conflict of the soul". Coach Gracie Walters has worked with him nearly daily for the past several years and traveled to see him at the national competition. Kumar qualified for the National Bee after winning the 2017 California Central Valley Spelling Bee in March. Read More

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Police identify lone gunman behind Philippine casino attack

Authorities in the Philippines had earlier stated that the attack on Resorts World Manila and deaths of the 36 victims was not the work of the Islamic State group, even before the identity of the gunman was established. Abella said what transpired in Resorts World Manila last Friday is nothing more but a criminal act. In 2014, Philippine newspapers had reported that Carlos was sacked from his job at the government's Finance Department "for grave misconduct and neglect of duty" because ... Read More

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Trump to conservatives: 'We are under siege'

Trump to conservatives: 'We are under siege'

The event is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. But hours before the president arrived to make his first public comments of the day, Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump tried to get him to pledge loyalty and drop an investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. Read More

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Kiermaier out 2 months with fractured hip

Kiermaier out 2 months with fractured hip

He had two errors in 105 games last season. The 27-year-old IN native has a.329 on-base percentage with 10 stolen bases and seven home runs through 62 games this season after signing a six-year, $53.5 million contract extension. "You're really happy just because there's so many games where you've got to go out there and grind it out", Cobb said. Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus , both new additions this season, provide center field depth behind Smith. Read More

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Backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa

Backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa

Amid the advances, it was reported by local media activists and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that an internet cafe in Jazrah was hit in a coalition airstrike, killing 17. The anti-IS coalition have dropped leaflets on Raqqa, instructing civilians on how to flee the city safely. They are expected to progress from the district into neighbouring Al-Senaa and the Observatory said some of the overnight strikes targeted the area between the two districts. Read More

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Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens

He offered no documents to support his claim, but Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging funding of some Sunni extremists. USA authorities said Russia's goal may have been to sow discord between the U.S. and its allies in the region. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics. Read More

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Battle for Marawi resumes after 4-hour lull; 179 freed

Government Peace Implementing Panel chair Irene Santiago said also on Friday that a peace corridor has been set up in Lanao del Sur to help safely move people and goods.The government has been unable to meet its self-imposed June 2 deadline to flush out extremists in Marawi City after the troops faced some difficulties, including the rebels' use of civilians as human shields. Read More

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Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Drifting toward the back of the net, Crosby made a flawless backhand pass to Conor Sheary, who deposited the puck into the net to give Pittsburgh a 4-0 lead 79 seconds into the middle frame. The night started with a catfish throw. Maybe, but Nashville appeared a step quicker in its home building, pouring in nine goals and handing Penguins goalie Matt Murray the first back-to-back playoff losses of his young career. Read More

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UAE citizens showing sympathy toward Qatar to receive jail time

UAE citizens showing sympathy toward Qatar to receive jail time

The network has been in the crosshairs in the current dispute, and other Gulf countries blocked it in late May. Despite making firm commitments on many occasions, including the Riyadh Agreement in 2014, "the Qatari government has continued to fund and provide safe havens and shelter for terrorist organizations such as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda", said Al-Jaber. Read More

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Is it compulsory to link Aadhar with PAN card?

Is it compulsory to link Aadhar with PAN card?

Defending its decision to make Aadhaar card mandatory in filing I-T return, the government had earlier said the move would help to weed out fake and fraudulent financial accounts. "Further, proviso to sub-section (2) thereof has to be read down to mean that it would operate only prospective", the bench said. But, Aadhar card or PAN card will be made mandatory while booking the tickets for domestic flights. Read More

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Ex-minister in Temer gov arrested hours before key trial

Handout picture released by the Brazilian Presidency showing Brazil's President Michel Temer speaking during a ceremony in commemoration of the World Environment Day, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia , Brazil, on June 5, 2017. However, the career politician whose popularity is hovering around 8 percent has said he would appeal. Before serving as tourism minister, Mr Alves was the speaker of the lower house from 2013 to 2015 and was considered a close ally of Mr Temer. Read More

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Qatar vows no surrender in row with Arab states

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terror and destabilizing the Middle East. The feud has raised fears of wider instability in an already volatile region that is a crucial global energy supplier and home to several Western military bases. Read More

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Madhya Pradesh Farmers' protest: Rahul Gandhi arrested in Neemuch

Madhya Pradesh Farmers' protest: Rahul Gandhi arrested in Neemuch

AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said Wednesday that it was insulting and unfortunate that the BJP-led NDA government was in denial mode over the firing and accused it of spreading rumors and canards over who fueled the farmers' protest. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Read More

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Arsenal 2017 FA Cup winners!

Arsenal 2017 FA Cup winners!

Chelsea's Moses was sent off at Wembley on Saturday following his simulation in the second half. Ramsey played a major part in the final, scoring the Victor minutes after the Blues had equalised through Diego Costa, the second time he has scored the Victor in the finals of the FA Cup , with the first being against Hull City in 2014. Read More

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Nancy Pelosi Wants Trump To 'Go To Sleep'

This isn't satire - President Donald Trump has apparently pushed Pelosi to her limit. "[Trump] essentially accused Comey of lying under oath yesterday...do you think the president needs to go under oath to address this?" a reporter asked Pelosi during a press conference Friday. Read More

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May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

What is a Hung Parliament? Parties can also form a minority government , in which a single party has the most seats but not an overall majority. There has been speculation she may seek some kind of informal arrangement with the Democratic Unionists, which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland , which could see it support the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis. Read More

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US calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

US calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

The administration is also demanding Qatar drop all support for Syria's Salafist groups; those which adhere to the ideology of al Qaeda , the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ), and their subsidiaries. "Let them list them first before they ask me to expel them". While Tillerson did call attention to Qatar's "history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence ", he also highlighted the timing of the blockade. Read More

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Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

The group is also on the backfoot in neighboring Syria, retreating in the face of a US -backed Kurdish-led coalition attacking its capital there, Raqqa, . A few hours later, 20 people were killed in the second suicide attack on a market in the city of Musayyib, also located south of the capital, the Interior Ministry said. Read More

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UK Election Could Delay Brexit Negotiations; Impact on Travel Unclear

UK Election Could Delay Brexit Negotiations; Impact on Travel Unclear

CNBC reports that the election resulted in a "hung Parliament ", with UK Prime Minister Theresa May losing her parliamentary majority. She instead not only failed to build up her position but lost the majority altogether. "Broadly May was a Remainer, but as Prime Minister was there to carry through Brexit". Mr Barnier had previously set a timetable of talks starting in the week beginning June 19, with agreement on initial issues by autumn of this year and a provisional Brexit deal in ... Read More

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Trump's attacks on Germany show he misunderstands a basic fact about Europe

Trump's attacks on Germany show he misunderstands a basic fact about Europe

Not that the relationship between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel got off to a rousing success in the first place. Merkel caused a media stir when she described last week's summit of G7 leaders as "unsatisfactory", adding based on what she had experienced during the two-day discussion with other world powers, "Europeans would have to fight for their own future". Read More

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Trump '100%' willing to testify on Comey

President Trump wouldn't give a direct answer about whether there are tapes of his conversations with James Comey , only saying that's something he'll maybe answer in the very near future. Mr Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz , seized on Mr Comey's admission that he had told Mr Trump on multiple occasions that he was not personally under investigation. Read More

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As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in

Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East. They issued the list hours after Qatar said it would not "surrender" and rejected any interference in its foreign policy. "The Qatar Foundation...has already encountered significant economic difficulties that have caused several years of pretty hefty budget cuts", he said. Read More

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Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

The Six-Day War was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel on the one side and of Egypt , Jordan and Syria on the other. As a result, most of the public still believes the narrative that paints Israel as the victim, making the debate concerning Palestinian independence hard as most mainstream news outlets fail to question the very reasoning behind the conquest of the annexed territories. Read More

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Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar

Qatar's foreign minister says that sanctions imposed upon his country violate global law, calling the moves by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations an "unjust siege". Meanwhile, Turkish exporters start sending food items and bottled water supplies to Qatar to deal with possible shortages of food items. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his country's solidarity with Qatar amid the current crisis with some Gulf states. Read More

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