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Afghan Teen Girls Denied US Entry to Compete in Robotics Competition


They travelled 500 miles from the western city of Herat to interview in the American embassy in Kabul twice , but their application was turned down both times . The team twice traveled the roughly 500-mile distance to the USA embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, for visa interviews , but officials denied them. Read More »

Warren: The Next Step For Dems Is Single-Payer Health Care


Now it's time for the next step. "Understand that Donald Trump and these Republican majorities are poised to deliver the knockout blow". Warren, according to the Seattle Times , has been pushing the party to become more progressive, asking they the Democrats begin to start pushing big government ideas such as a minimum wage, regulating the financial industry, forgiving student loans and expanding Social Security. Read More »

Trump to honor veterans at Kennedy Center event


President Trump was the main event at the concert organized by Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress , who delivered the sermon at President Trump's inaugural church service. The president said that the press "destroyed themselves" by revealing their true intent to the American people. As expected, he took the opportunity to condemn the media for negative comments and false reporting. Read More »

Delhi University: Without outsider mix, culture curry to be bland


He added that the quality of education in universities across the country could be questionable, while those who studied in Delhi had a level of understanding of the city and its students. "How can this be done?" senior university official asked while speaking to Indian Express. "You are not letting the government open undergraduate colleges because of the University of Delhi Act, so the government is funding colleges in Delhi University". Read More »

Body of missing teenage girl in Dallas Amber Alert found


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 800-225-5324 or Lancaster police at 972-218-2711. Randle was reported kidnapped by family members last week. Police are still looking for 19-year-old Michael Titus . Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a Dallas apartment where they found the body of the girl, Shavon Randle , as well as the body of an unidentified man, the Dallas Morning News reports . Read More »

French President in Mali to consolidate backing for regional anti-jihadist force

Some observers see the initiative of the G5 Sahel bloc - Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad - as forming the basis of an eventual exit strategy for around 4,000 French troops now deployed to the volatile region. "This force is going to cost $300-400 million (262-350 million euros) at the very least", he said. Among those pictured was Sophie Petronin, who was kidnapped in the city of Gao in Mali in December. Read More »

Arkansas Nightclub Shooting Leaves 28 People Injured


He added that there are " probably multiple shooting suspects ", Time wrote. Both men are being held on a fugitive from justice warrants pending extradition to Arkansas , according to jail records. A total of 28 people were injured , including three in a stampede. "Mosst of the people in there had nothing to do the the conflict, they were just victims of stupidiity", he said. Read More »

Nene re-signs with Rockets for three years

This is due to the Over-38 rule which would have the fourth year of his contract go past his 38th birthday, according to ESPN Insider Bobby Marks . "This place was a blast for me", he said on May 12. Daryl Morey isn't pulling any punches when it comes to building a team in the Western Conference that can pester the Golden State Warriors as much as possible. Read More »

Iraqi forces kill 79 Daesh militants in Mosul over past 24 hours


It had survived the Mongols, the Ottomans and the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq, but now the leaning minaret of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque is nothing but a pile of rubble after its destruction at the hands of Isis. He said the destruction is an "official declaration of defeat". The UN and aid organisations say ISIL has stopped many civilians from leaving, using them as human shields. Read More »

Blackmail allegation in 'Morning Joe' response to Trump tweets about Brzezinski, Scarborough


The president's stream of insults has pained politicians from both parties who have appealed to him, without apparent success, to stop the 140-word bursts of character attacks and focus on running the country. "Before the shooting?" He also complained that not enough people were reporting on the conspiracy theory. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski , in February last. Read More »

New Jersey Braces for Government Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse


DE lawmakers have given up trying to pass a budget for the fiscal year that started Saturday as Republicans refused to support higher income taxes proposed by Gov. Such a fiscal debacle had been avoided since 2006, when New Jersey Democrats shut down the government in an argument over raising the state sales tax despite controlling the governorship and both chambers of the Legislature. Read More »

Letter to the editor: GOP's health care plan is shameful


But it will require changes to satisfy both conservative and moderate GOP senators. But McConnell showed no interest in that strategy. "Sources close to Mitch McConnell tell me the Majority Leader is dead serious about forcing a Senate vote on the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill before the July 4 holiday". Read More »

Pakistan, India exchange lists of nationals in their jails


The MEA spokesperson's remarks came amid criticism by the Congress party over the acceptance of the term by the Modi government. "How did India accept this?" senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had asked in a tweet. He said Sharif Farooq was a true Pakistani who was immersed with the love for ideology of Pakistan and also remained an active member of Tehreek-e-Pakistan. Read More »

Why California Is Banning State Travel To Kentucky


Less than a week after California instituted a ban on state-funded travel to Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer and local business leaders are pleading with the Attorney General from the Golden State to reconsider. Kentucky enacted a law in March that recognizes the right of student-led Christian organizations in public schools to adhere to their faith's "doctrines and principles", and which prohibits administrators from punishing students for expressing religious beliefs. Read More »

China's Xi warns against 'impermissible' challenges in Hong Kong


Past marches have attracted tens of thousands of marchers but this year Xi's trip has given the event a sharper focus. While Lau emphasised such talks were based on the precondition of respecting national sovereignty, Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu said he would not readily take Xi's remarks as an olive branch. Read More »

The BidaskClub Lowers Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO) to Strong Sell


In general, more thrust is placed on most recent actions by assigning higher weights to it than those assigned to past movements. Victory Capital Inc, Ohio-based fund reported 1.30M shares. (NASDAQ: CRZO ) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global on Wednesday, March 30 to "Neutral". Read More »

First Alert Weather Day issued for Saturday


You may want to watch for thunderstorm clouds if you're out and about celebrating Canada Day, as the Waterloo region and Wellington County are under a severe thunderstorm watch . The strongest storms could bring gusty winds, torrential rain and frequent lightning. The strongest storms could have wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. Read More »

Philippine leader tells troops not to fear civilian deaths


Valera said Duterte's declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao region following the siege in Marawi City is in accordance with the 1987 Constitution. Apart from the controversial martial law declaration, the President has also drawn intense criticisms here and overseas for the rising death toll linked to the government's anti-drug operations during his first year in office. Read More »

Andy Murray pulls out of second match at Hurlingham with sore hip

If you ask me how many titles [Roger] Federer has won, I will not know. Professional athletes are very familiar with pain on a daily basis, whether it's a small stiffness, tightness, soreness, or something even bigger. "This is a challenge that is not unknown to him". Maybe a bit more emotional towards that kind of stuff now. "But he's a champion". Such a disjointed lead-up will not help Murray's chances at the Championships, which will be the most open for a long time. Read More »

Arson charges dropped in wildfire case


While the state has dropped its case against the teens, Newsy's sister station WTVF reports they could still be charged in federal court. Prosecutors said they are unable to prove the juveniles' criminal responsibility beyond a reasonable doubt because of the winds that reached speeds over 80 miles per hour. Read More »

Disappearance of Chinese Scholar in US Raises Safety Concerns


Lawyer information for Christensen was not immediately available. Yingying Zhang went missing from the Univ. of IL on June 9. Her friends told police she had gone out to sign an apartment lease. At the University of Illinois , Zhang had been conducting research on crop photosynthesis. Christensen's LinkedIn page also mentioned that the 28-year-old had previously completed his graduation from UW-Madison in Geneva, Switzerland in 2013 with a degree in Physics. Read More »

Netanyahu attends funeral of late German chancellor Helmut Kohl


Kohl was eulogized by the heads the main European Union institutions, as well as former U.S. President Bill Clinton , Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzales. East Germany's collapse paved the way to power for Merkel, an East Berlin physicist who joined the Christian Democrats and was recruited by Kohl for his post-unity cabinet. Read More »

Long Island weather: Sun, rain possible to start July 4 weekend


Tonight . A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Friday night will remain cloudy and muggy, but we should be rain free for Friday night fireworks. and after 2 p.m., mostly sunny, high near 78. Highs will reach the 85-90 degree range. Overall, the weather forecast for the long Fourth of July weekend is looking good with sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. Read More »

For July 4 holiday weekend, gas prices at lowest point since 2005


Prices at the pump are hitting record lows. On Thursday, regular unleaded averaged $2.137 per gallon in Colorado Springs, according to GasBuddy figures. Although average gas prices are at historic lows, the price variance - "spread" in industry parlance - in gas prices in any given city on July 4 will be at historic highs. Read More »

Philippines Receives $7.3 Million in Arms From China for Fight in Marawi


Zhao said the two militaries "have already entered a new phase of dialogue and cooperation" after Duterte's successful state visit to China in October 2016. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opted to court China for its business and investment and avoid the rows over maritime sovereignty that dogged his predecessors. Read More »