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Budget Mess May Interrupt Lottery Sales

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It's unclear whether any state has ever before been told to get out of the consortium. Businesses near the IL state line are cashing in on Illinois' budget impasse. It has $15 billion unpaid bills and owes a quarter-trillion dollars to public employees. Rating agency Standard & Poor's has said it will probably give the state a "junk" credit rating if the state does not reach a solution by Friday. Read More »

Texas Supreme Court throws out same-sex marriage ruling

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Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker extended city benefits such as insurance coverage to all city employees who were married. According to The Austin Statesman , local gay marriage proponents have indicated that they will appeal today's ruling, arguing that the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump: We are going to start a new 'energy revolution'

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An energy dominant America will export to markets around the world, increasing our global leadership and our influence. A special permit is needed for LNG exports to countries without a free-trade agreement and Trump has questioned legacy agreements with many USA trade partners. Read More »

Plane crashes on motorway near Los Angeles

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The incident occurred north of MacArthur Boulevard, in an area near John Wayne Airport, authorities said. The Los Angeles Times reports that Orange County Global Medical Center confirmed receiving multiple trauma patients from the crash. Read More »

Man Tries To Drive Car Into Crowd Of Muslims Outside Paris Mosque

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A 43-year old Armenian has been arrested after trying to ram a auto into a crowd outside a mosque in a suburb of Paris , the Independent reports. The attack was during Ramadan, when worshippers attend prayers at night. The attack is similar to the one committed on June 19, 2017, against a mosque near Finsbury Park Station in North London, in which a van rammed into Muslim worshipers killed one and injured 10 people. Read More »

Angela Merkel's calculated change of heart on gay marriage

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How did this sudden vote come about? The United States leapfrogged past Germany two years ago when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. He's been fighting for same-sex marriage for his entire political career. The lower house of the parliament - Bundestag - voted 393-226 to modify the country's civil code, and provide homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in the country. Read More »

McAuliffe: 'No intention' of honoring voter information request

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Among the questions asked of the states in the letter, Kobach requested information about "instances of voter fraud or registration fraud" in each state, as well as "election-related crimes". In the 2008 elections, rumors suggested democrats and Hispanic voters in Nevada were getting prank calls telling them they could cast their votes a day later to avoid long lines or vote by phone calls or texts. Read More »

Germany sees Turkey's Erdogan as 'important guest' at G20 summit

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Merkel told reporters Thursday that the "U.S.is an important part of the G-20" and that even though the European summit participants are united in standing by the Paris climate accord even after the Trump administration has chose to pull out, they would work to find "joint solutions" to that and other issues at the July 7-8 summit in Hamburg. Read More »

More FBI Agents Remain Under Investigation For Finicum Shooting

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Astarita also faces two counts of obstruction of justice for failing to disclose to Oregon State police officers that he fired two rounds during the attempted arrest, the indictment said . In the weeks after his death, the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General began investigating unreported shots that were fired before Finicum was hit by OSP trooper fire. Read More »

Shots fired at New York City's Bronx Lebanon hospital, suspect killed

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The NYPD's most heavily armed units responded after receiving reports of shots fired on the hospital's 16th floor. There was no word on their conditions. Police have not confirmed information on the number of people wounded or their conditions, said NYPD spokeswoman Annette Shelton. The New York City mayor tweeted saying he was aware of the situation. Read More »

Killing people in name of 'Gau Bhakti' is not acceptable: Narendra Modi

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Yes, it should be done. The PM's first event in city will be at Sabarmati Ashram , where he will release stamps and coins commemorating Shrimad Rajchandra, Mahatma Gandhi's spiritual guru. India has been reeling from a spate of vigilante murders in recent months, targeting Muslims and low caste Hindus accused of killing cows or consuming beef. Read More »

What Is Kate's Law? Trump Urges Congress To Pass Immigration Bills

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She had just graduated from college with a 4.0 grade point average. The "Setting the Record Straight on Local Involvement in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement: The Facts and The Laws" report outlines how the experience of many local law enforcement agencies has led them to conclude that public safety is better served by focusing their time and resources on combatting risky criminals rather than on immigration enforcement. Read More »

Northern Ireland talks to continue as London takes stock

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Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said, "This is an outrageous attack on democracy". The nationalists also refuse to share a government with the DUP while its leader, former First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster, is investigated for her alleged role in a corruption scandal during her time as investment minister. Read More »

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

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Human rights groups have also called on Chinese authorities to give Liu the chance to seek treatment elsewhere. "We welcome Liu if he chooses Taiwan and we will provide him with the best medical care possible". The Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement on Monday that Liu Xiaobo, "was, essentially, convicted for exercising his freedom of speech and should never have been sentenced to jail in the first place". Read More »

Death toll climbs 2 weeks after London apartment inferno

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Hundreds of local government-owned buildings across Britain are being tested to see whether their cladding is fire-resistant. A retired court of appeal judge with a controversial history in the United Kingdom was today named the head of a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower inferno earlier this month that killed at least 80 people and displaced hundreds. Read More »

Venus Williams found at fault in fatal vehicle crash

The 37-year-old Williams told cops she was attempting to cross the intersection, but traffic buildup forced her to slow down while still in the intersection. Williams has a residence in Palm Beach Gardens, where she also often trains. Barson's wife, who was behind the wheel of the other auto, told police that Williams sped out at the corner of Ballenisles Drive and Northlake Boulevard. Read More »

'Let's Talk Together.' Schumer Challenges Trump on Health Care Plan

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In Democratic circles, I hear many wondering how Republican senators could vote for a health care bill that, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office , will cause an estimated 22 million people to lose coverage by 2026 and deals a severe blow to tens of millions of vulnerable people insured by Medicaid . Read More »

New Deal to Form UK Gov't

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Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. "This agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the United Kingdom's national interest at this vital time", she said. Under the agreement the DUP will support bills and initiatives put forth by May's minority Conservative government, giving her an effective majority in Parliament. Read More »

Presidents Trump and Putin to Finally Meet

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At the same conference, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Russian Federation was applying " significant effort " to restarting the strategic dialogue with the U.S. Trump's early warmth toward Putin - and his blunt criticism of America's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for not spending enough on defense - have rattled many in Europe, and particularly in places like Ukraine and the tiny Baltic countries. Read More »

Mnuchin Announces Sanctions on Chinese Bank Over North Korea

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The Treasury Department unveiled new sanctions on a Chinese company and two Chinese citizens tied to North Korea Thursday in response to North Korea's weapons program and its disregard for U.N. 'While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. "If we find other activity, we will sanction other entities". Read More »

Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

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In just three days, he has made eight public statements about Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The White House is lobbying against the bill. "Obviously we've been dealing with a lot of other issues". "From national security people there was a sense of immediate introspection, of, "Wow, did we mishandle this'". Read More »

Authorities in Alaska were shocked by back-to-back black bear attacks

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State Troopers found the teenager's body about a mile up the path with the bear guarding it. "There were probably a dozen mountain runners up there keeping the bear on its toes", Precosky said. "But right now I don't have any information about the bear". Now-retired state bear biologist John Hechtel tracked Alaska's fatal bear maulings between 1980 and 2014 and counted only three fatal maulings by black bears. Read More »

Attorney says Steven Avery 'optimistic' following Dassey ruling

The death of Halbach and the conviction of Avery and Dassey placed Manitowoc County in the national spotlight. Avery remains in prison, but his attorneys have been seeking a new trial. Dassey". The state Justice Department appealed the ruling to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a statement , they said, "In rejecting the State's assertion that Brendan confessed voluntarily, the court acknowledged what many parents already recognize: Brendan's youthfulness and ... Read More »

Coalition raid kills dozens in eastern Syria

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US President Donald Trump's warning to the Syrian government not to carry out a chemical weapons attack appears to have worked, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. "If the USA administration is honest in its claims it must put the related information at the disposal of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons so that the issue is verified independently through cooperation with the Syrian government". Read More »

What to expect as fixtures of 2017-18 Premier League is out

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Maintaining the next-longest unbeaten opening-day run in the Premier League falls to new Watford boss Marco Silva . Chelsea can pickup most points before the Christmas break when they come up against Swansea , Newcastle , West Ham , Huddersfield and Southampton . Read More »

London mosque attacker charged with terrorism-related offences

Darren Osborne is pictured being arrested at the scene of the terror attack in Finsbury Park . The suspect's 72-year-old mother, Christine Osborne, said that she can not defend her son's actions, but she insisted that he was not a terrorist and had not previously shown any hatred toward Muslims. Read More »