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Tributes for victims of deadly attack

Tributes for victims of deadly attack

They had been due to return home to the United States the day after the terror attack. It was revealed that Melissa had suffered a leg injury, a cut hand and broken rib in the attack. Mr Clint Payne, Mr Cochran's brother-in-law, said in an e-mail: "Our family is heartbroken". "Last night we were speaking as a family about all this, and it was unanimous that none of us harbour any ill will or harsh feelings towards this", said Sarah McFarland, Melissa Cochran's sister. Read More

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Robichaud: GOP must regroup after failure to repeal Obamacare

Robichaud: GOP must regroup after failure to repeal Obamacare

The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act , or "Obamacare". I hope that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's gloating serves as a wake-up call for every Republican in Congress. The group's vow to vote "no" on that plan, or any plan that did not meet their standards of conservative politics, would mean that it would be defeated. Read More

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Top US general promises investigation into civilian deaths in Western Mosul

Top US general promises investigation into civilian deaths in Western Mosul

Did US forces strike the wrong buildings and not what they meant to target? "We're dropping hundreds and sometimes tens of meters away from these things, as far as we can tell , our weapons are quite precise. Iraq and the coalition has to weigh whether a slower campaign in Mosul with less air and artillery strikes will lead to more human misery of those left under ISIS, than risking more civilian casualties . Read More

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Whitsunday residents told to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie closes in

A wind gust of 120 miles per hour was clocked on Hamilton Island, just off the mainland, as the roared toward the coast early Tuesday , the Bureau of Meteorology in Queensland tweeted . Despite this the tidal surge - which could inundate low-lying homes - is still expected to be significant. More than 23,000 homes from the Whitsunday and Mackay regions have lost power due to "damage caused by cyclone activity", Ergon Energy has reported . Read More

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Judge Jeanine Pirro: Paul Ryan must go. Now

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Paul Ryan must go. Now

And why start with this if you are not sure you've got the votes? " President Trump viewed the now-dead Republican healthcare bill as "an opportunity to defund" Planned Parenthood, according to press secretary Sean Spicer , who wouldn't say whether the president would demand defunding in future legislation". Read More

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Shailene Woodley Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Plea Deal

Shailene Woodley Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Plea Deal

In her Facebook video, Woodley said police told her she was arrested "because I'm well-known (and) because I have 40,000 people watching". Actress Shailene Woodley has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. "In the really cold part when it was 40 below zero, she was out there working in the kitchen - managing the kitchen - and building structures for people ", Lawler said. Read More

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Sturgeon: May failed to offer Scotland 'new powers'

You're probably aware that during a visit to Scotland, Prime Minister Theresa May met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the subject of a second independence referendum. Last night the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned there was a "distinct possibility" that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal, an outcome which would "undoubtedly" leave the country worse off. Read More

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Minority status: J&K, Centre must decide

Minority status: J&K, Centre must decide

We appreciate the desire to jointly address the issue. The petition alleged that, "The population of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir according to the 2011 Census is 68.31 per cent. The interim report, it said, is an unpublished government record relating to affairs of the state and "it belongs to a class which demands protection from disclosure". Read More

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Deal to settle Flint suit to bring $87M for new water lines

In addition, the proposed settlement requires state officials to pay $895,000 to plaintiffs who brought the 2016 lawsuit to cover their litigation costs. Any amount of lead exposure is a health risk, particularly for young children, and can stunt their brain development. In December, researchers said that lead levels in the drinking water supply of Flint continued to drop, but urged residents to still filter their water. Read More

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U.S. politicians are trolling Donald Trump with a brilliant acronym

U.S. politicians are trolling Donald Trump with a brilliant acronym

The first lady's cameo was really helpful for the fundraising dinner, Mrs Trump met with donors and Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott , she posed for photos and had a conversation with the VIP guests at the pre-dinner section. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced its House counterpart. On Sunday, the president blasted conservative lawmakers and think tanks for the embarrassing demise of his healthcare bill. Read More

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Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in time

Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in time

The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is playing for time. However the party's president Gerry Adams said he believed the conditions to go back into devolved government would be achieved in the future. "The Executive can only function on the basis of equality, integrity and respect and we hadn't got those in the last Executive", he said. "We came at the negotiation with the right attitude: wanting to make the institutions work, wanting to deliver for all citizens". Read More

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Adrien Brody joins cast for Peaky Blinders 4

Adrien Brody joins cast for Peaky Blinders 4

After news that Tom Hardy's Alfie Solomons has been spotted on the set in Liverpool and Cillian Murphy's promise that the new season will see the show "return to its roots", we finally know what that will involve. Since then he has had roles in films such as Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris . Series regulars Natasha O'Keefe and Packy Lee also appear in the show. Read More

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Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated ahead of Cyclone Debbie

Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall on Tuesday. Thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas in Debbie's path on Monday. " Don't wait until tomorrow because you will not be able to move probably past midnight tonight". He said a two to three metre swell was expected along the northern coastline on Tuesday, which would be whipped up by the strong winds, as well as rainfall of about 200 millimetres across the region with some areas set to record up to 400 ... Read More

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Australia orders evacuations ahead of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a tropical cyclone warning stretching from Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence, in Queensland, with a cyclone expected to make landfall in the next several days. The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) wishes to advise of a directed evacuation of residents in Alva Beach, Groper Creek, Jerona, Wunjunga and some areas of Rita Island due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Read More

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Queensland Braces for "Monster Cyclone; Thousands Evacuating"

Cyclone Debbie is nearing landfall along the Queensland coast, threatening to cause significant destruction in iconic tourist destinations like the Whitsunday Islands . As of Monday morning, around 3,500 people had evacuated , with another 2,000 ordered to follow suit. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Sky News that Bowen , Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are in "lockdown". Read More

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Chaos in the GOP's world after health-care bill fiasco

Clearly the American people didn't buy the Art of Repeal. There were no rallies as millions more lost good health care plans they liked, and paid higher premiums for reduced benefits, unaffordable deductibles, and higher copays. "There is much more work to be done, and (that) process can only begin with a vote in the House of Representatives". Clearly this is far from being over. Read More

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Hong Kong's Divisive Election — NRT Focus

Hong Kong's Divisive Election — NRT Focus

In recent years, Lam has become more and more reviled in Hong Kong because of her perceived loyalty to China's leadership. She will formally become Hong Kong's chief executive on the first of July. That could prove hard, given the lack of widespread public support for her. Chan, who said she was called by police, said that "after all these years, first of all the timing, it's very unusual". Read More

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"No Daylight" Between Israel, US for First Time in Decades, Says Ambassador

Despite reports Friday that no final decisions had been made regarding the extent of Israeli building in Yehudah and Shomron in talks between Israeli teams and the new USA administration, a Channel Two report Motzoei Shabbos said that a deal had actually been worked out that accommodates both Israel's desire to expand housing in Yehudah and Shomron and the Trump administration's desire that Israel "curb" building. Read More

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N.Ireland parties told time is running out to form new govt

Britain's system of "direct rule" ran from 1972, the deadliest year of Northern Ireland's conflict, until the Good Friday peace accord of 1998 paved the way for the first of several Catholic-Protestant coalitions in Belfast. She said she did not believe another election would solve anything. "We are standing firm - previous agreements need to be implemented", she said. Read More

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Alleged burglar gets stuck on fence with his pants down

Alleged burglar gets stuck on fence with his pants down

I saw this homie hanging around at the Miles School this morning. The man beat a hasty retreat upon realizing he was being watched, but his trousers got caught as he scaled the school's spiked metal fence, ABC affiliate KNXV reported. According to passerby Jesse Sensibar, the mans baggy trousers were the cause of him being stuck in this position outside of Miles Elementary School. Read More

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At least 16 civilians killed in IS attack on Mosul

Civil defence officials and residents say scores of civilians were killed by two air strikes a big explosion triggered by Daesh. "Nineveh Provincial Council members call on Iraqi security forces to stop the military operations in these areas immediately and until we guarantee the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians". Read More

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Trump's Son-In-Law To Lead 'American Innovation' Office At White House

Trump's Son-In-Law To Lead 'American Innovation' Office At White House

The 36-year-old is a senior adviser to Trump with far-reaching influence over domestic and foreign policy. The committee confirmed that Kushner will meet with its members as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian Federation. The meeting was also attended by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after it was revealed he misled Mr Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about the extent of his communication with the ambassador. Read More

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