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Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

The plane appeared to pinwheel as it crashed into the building in Fort Myers . A plane carrying two people crashed into a building Saturday morning near an early education center in Fort Myers. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine the cause of the crash. The plane lost control and hit the building, which may have included a day care center, Lee County Emergency Management spokeswoman Christie Knudson said. Read More

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Safety concerns ground Las Vegas flights as searing heatwave bakes America's southwest

Safety concerns ground Las Vegas flights as searing heatwave bakes America's southwest

American Airlines alerted its customers over the weekend, offering fee-free changes to upcoming flights that were departing or arriving at Phoenix between 3 and 6 p.m., when temperatures peak. American Airlines cancelled dozens flights out of Phoenix today due to extreme heat. The all-time high was 50 C on June 26, 1990. Temperatures on Tuesday were expected to reach 49 degrees Celsius, which is too hot for some planes to operate. Read More

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Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation

The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Read More

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Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In US

Perhaps keeping with that tradition of humor, Russian president Vladimir Putin offered James Comey political asylum while speaking on the Russian call-in show on Thursday - though whether or not he meant it was up for debate. support of America-oriented non-government organisations by giving them money directly?" Isn't it an impact on our minds? He added that Russian Federation is "ready to grant him asylum". Read More

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Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

The trade-off is that a bill can only be passed through reconciliation if it meets certain stringent requirements , and it's now unclear whether the Republican bill does so . The Senate would end the tax penalties Obama's law created for people not buying insurance and larger employers not offering coverage to workers. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. Read More

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Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

Vehicles burnt to ashes after the oil tanker caught fire. The tanker soon caught fire and exploded, resulting into death of over 100 people and injuring 75 persons. They said a DNA test would be needed for identification of deceased. Although the inferno has been controlled, the road has not been cleared yet. The highway is used by motorists who frequently travel between Bahawalpur and Lahore. Read More

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Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go

Although he would not say if he thought she still belonged in leadership, Ryan did opine that Pelosi's low favorability rating made her a liability for candidates. This also suggests that Democrats should broaden their aspirations beyond suburban areas seen as especially hostile to President Trump. Several Democratic representatives were unhappy with the response. Read More

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Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

State-owned group France Televisions said in a statement Saturday that its reporter, Veronique Robert, died in a military hospital outside Paris where she had been transferred from Iraq. Veronique Robert was an experienced war correspondent specialising in coverage of the Middle East, Iraq in particular. "They offer their most honest condolences", the head of the news department said in a statement. Read More

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Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russian Federation

Did nothing about it. Trump wrote at about 4:30 p.m. "Focus on them, not T!" President Donald Trump has indicted his predecessor Barack Obama in the 2016 U.S. He added: "The CIA gave him information on Russian Federation a long time before they even-before the election". Only small actions were taken instead: the expelling of 35 Russian diplomats from USA soil and sanctions against a small group of Russian intelligence officials and companies who were though to be involved in the ... Read More

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'Focus more on Hindi, then learn English'

'Focus more on Hindi, then learn English'

Firstly, the Union Minister who hails from South India should realise that Hindi is not our national language but official language. He said that "Hindi is our National Language". The minister further said efforts would be taken to bring out the volumes of this work in other Indian languages in the coming days so that it reaches out to more number of people. Read More

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JD (U) to support Ram Nath Kovind for President

JD (U) to support Ram Nath Kovind for President

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had announced Kovind's name as its Presidential candidate on Monday. We are 17 parties who came together on the issue. However, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was more clear when he said there would be a "strong candidate" against Kovind. This move might have made the opposition dumbstruck as they will find it challenging to oppose a Dalit leader. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Festival-goers spoke of their support for the Labour leader. "Tower blocks across the country have now failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster". He said there was only one earth and joked: "Even Donald Trump doesn't believe there is another planet somewhere else". "Labour policies that Jeremy Corbyn has brought through are like scrap the table we've started over again", 25-year-old Chloe Lawrence said. Read More

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SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Chang Ung (left, gray hair) is greeted by a South Korean children's taekwondo team as he arrives at Gimpo Airport with a North Korean taekwondo demonstration team, June 23. One Cheong Wa Dae official said Trump appeared to be surprisingly "gentle" and "considerate", unlike how he appears or is portrayed in the media, when he called Moon to congratulate the latter on the very evening of his inauguration, as the first foreign leader to do so. Read More

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Trump's tweets went out on the 22nd, and the White House says they're sufficient response to the inquiry, calling them a "statement" from the president. The President also said some of the staffers that Mr Mueller has hired for his investigation "are all Hillary Clinton supporters". These claims were made ahead of Friday's deadline on turning over any recordings of the meetings between the President and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to the House Intelligence Committee. Read More

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Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. If no Democrats get onboard, Republicans can only afford to lose two votes to get the bill passed. Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums. The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. Read More

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Dan Snyder 'Thrilled' with Supreme Court decision that benefits Redskins

The court decided the ban on registering "scandalous, immoral, or disparaging remarks" violated the First Amendment . The band challenged the rejection as a violation of free speech rights under the U.S. "The commercial market is well stocked with merchandise that disparages prominent figures and groups, and the line between commercial and non-commercial speech is not always clear, as this case illustrates", Justice Alito wrote . Read More

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Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Prosecutors had argued before a jury that the first shot was reasonable, but the second shot was not, because Heaggan-Brown had no reason to fear for his life once Smith was on the ground, unarmed. Heaggan-Brown and another officer started CPR on Smith . And Chisholm said the officer should have known that Smith was no longer a threat. Smith's family claims that after the fatal shot was sacked, Heaggan-Brown was stung by a bee and his first call for medical help was for himself, ... Read More

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Here's What The Senate Health Bill Means For Women's Healthcare

Here's What The Senate Health Bill Means For Women's Healthcare

To be clear, there is no line item in the budget for Planned Parenthood and federal law under the Hyde Amendment of 1973 prohibits any money from funding abortion services. Under the AHCA, people whose needs were not met by standard insurance would be forced either to buy coverage riders, which would expand the coverage provided by their policy for an added cost, or to find a more expensive plan that provided a broader range of benefits. Read More

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UK Parliament Hit by Cyberattack

A House of Commons spokeswoman said that officials had taken "the necessary steps to protect our systems". British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told a crowd at the Glastonbury festival: "I think (this) indicates just how vulnerable we are to cyber-attacks and our cyber-security". Read More

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Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

The employees were collecting geological samples at an exploration site several miles from the mine's main camp when they were attacked. "Right now we have more questions than answers", says the mine's general manager. As he fled the aggressive animal, Cooper managed to place a desperate call to his brother, saying that the bear was chasing him through the thick forest of Chugach State Park, the Associated Press reported. Read More

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Taliban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 22

The Taliban claimed responsibility for last week's attack. Mujahid says fighters are inside the police compound battling police. "The Taliban have been able to bring in soldiers into the Afghan army and make them sleepers, as it were, until the right time", journalist Ahmed Rashid told Weekend All Things Considered in April. Read More

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Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

Texas Democrats say they feel confident they'll be able to turn red districts blue in the 2018 midterms. "But we're still losing". Pelosi wasn't the only one receiving the president's tongue-in-cheek good wishes. They argued that the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff's loss in the Republican held House seat in the Atlanta suburbs was further evidence that the party needed both a new message and messenger. Read More

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North Korea Defends Otto Warmbier's Treatment

North Korea said today the death of Mr Warmbier, who was kept prisoner in the hermit state since last January, was "a mystery to us as well". The diplomat said Warmbier "had been provided with the necessary treatment, although North Korea had no reason at all to show mercy to such a criminal of the enemy state". Read More

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Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

The California Democrat has always been a bogeywoman Republicans have used to motivate their base and to woo independents as the personification of liberal values and a reminder of why even if they may like their individual member or candidate, a vote for that Democrat would be a step toward putting Pelosi back in the speaker's chair. Read More

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More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

Ossoff certainly didn't lose over a lack of cash. "We don't agonize, we organize", she added. "But I feel very confident in the support that I have in my caucus". Advertisements tried to tie Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in that election, Jon Ossoff . Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying , "Well, I'm a master legislator". Read More

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Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

Kathleen Rice of NY, led a meeting of anti-Pelosi House Democrats . Their action plan: Keep talking. "The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", he tweeted . The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. "They usually go after the most effective leaders, because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have". Read More

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Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

CDT Thursday, the storm was centered about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph (19 kph). The North Carolina mountains should see around one to two inches of rain through the start of the weekend. "All arms of the state's emergency preparedness and response apparatus are taking Tropical Storm Cindy seriously, and we are calling on all Louisianans throughout the state to do so as well", Edwards said in a statement. Read More

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Wisconsin's Top Election Official Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

At a forum hosted by the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, Johnson responded to Trump's tweets but did not say whether he felt the president had twisted his words, adding that he would "leave that to the journalists". U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Kremlin orchestrated a wide-ranging influence operation that included email hacking and online propaganda to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump , a Republican, win ... Read More

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