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North Mankato Taylor Library Hosts Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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Excited eclipse enthusiasts were able to line up in Memorial Park to view the wonder in the sky. Melissa Wertz and daughter, Jordyn Glass, 7, shared the experience of seeing the eclipse for the first time with glasses they received earlier this year at the one of the library's events. Read More »

Death row inmate set for lethal injection says DNA testing clears him

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Other personal items of Gayle's were found in a auto that Williams drove on the day of the crime. He told FOX 2 Monday night the new DNA test is not grounds for stopping the execution because it does not rule out Williams. Attorneys for Williams contend that testing conducted in December using techniques that were not available at the time of the killing showed DNA found on the knife matches an unknown man, but not Williams. Read More »

Iraqi forces close in on ISIS-held town west of Mosul

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Meanwhile, Commander of Tal Afar Liberation Operation Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah stated that security forces have recaptured the villages of Batisha, al-Alam, Khafajah, Upper Halabiya, and Marazif east of Tal Afar, and the villages of Qazal Qiyu and Kasr Mihrab southwest of the city. Read More »

Malegaon Blast Case: Col Purohit's Lawyer Harish Salve Criticises Politicians, Media's role

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A bench of Justices R.K. Agrawal and Abhay Mohan Sapre modified the order after Purohit, through his counsel, sought changes to the condition that he has to furnish personal security of Rs100,000 along with two solvent sureties. At the Congress briefing, party spokesperson Manish Tewari said grant of bail was neither a proof of innocence nor guilt as bail was essentially the court's prerogative. Read More »

Judicial probe will prove Sasikala innocent: Dinakaran

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Palaniswami announced the formation of a 11-member team to run the party's affairs with OPS as the coordinator, and himself as joint coordinator. That was not announced today but party sources said it will happen soon. However, there was no mention of jailed AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala in the press statement. On Saturday, in an indication that he had accepted the terms outlined by OPS, Panneerselvam said that the merger talks are "going smoothly" and that a "good decision can be ... Read More »

Judge shot, hurt near OH courthouse; suspect killed

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Judge Bruzzese, who has been on the bench at the Jefferson County courthouse since 1998, was airlifted to hospital in Pittsburgh to undergo emergency surgery. He is being treated for a bullet wound to the leg, which Abdalla said is believed to have ricocheted off of something and hit him. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will handle the investigation. Read More »

CCTV Footage of Sasikala Entering Jail Premises Made Public

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Jayalalithaa. The notice further said that Roopa also alleged that Sasikala had set up a private kitchen, where special food could be made for her, but as she failed to take snaps of the place, it only shows that the place was "non-existent" although she (Roopa) claims that the evidence was erased. Read More »

China blames 'violent action' by Indian troops for Ladakh scuffle

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A video of soldiers from Asia's two superpowers apparently kicking, punching and throwing stones at each other on the flashpoint Indo-Tibetan border has raised fears about escalating military tensions between China and India. The political space have been limited from taking the ongoing conflict to a full scale war as Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet the Brics summit in China on 3-4 September. Read More »

After 2 months, Gorkha leaders ready for talks with West Bengal govt

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The injured were subsequently hospitalised. He said the primary investigation by the CID revealed that high intensity explosives including nitroglycerin was used in the hand grenade thrown at the Kalimpong police station. "We are looking for the culprits". "Since the blast is a national security issue, we request you to constitute a high level enquiry committee immediately, comprising National Investigative Agency, with a Supreme Court judge monitoring the entire investigation, so as to ... Read More »

Bright day for eclipse

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The onshore flow will be steady throughout the day, so showers and storms will be scattered in the afternoon. The Eclipse will also cause our daytime highs to be below average, due to the blocking of the Sun! Finally, South Carolina may offer some of the worst viewing weather, especially near the coast, where mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast. Read More »

Putin Appoints Antonov as New US Ambassador

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Antonov's predecessor, Sergei Kislyak , returned to Russia in July after serving as Russian envoy to the United States for nine years. The outgoing ambassador played a prominent role in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

South Africa grants Grace Mugabe immunity

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South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe , allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. However, the official decision to grant her diplomatic immunity would only be made after she had safely left the country. But Willie Spies, an AfriForum attorney, said the decision was taken irrationally and unlawfully and this would be the basis of their application to have it reviewed by the High Court in Pretoria ... Read More »

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower's history in pictures

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The House of Commons Commission, which is responsible for the Palace's maintenance, is also encouraging people to be present for the final chimes before repairs. Because of all the public reaction that there has been to this - which was entirely foreseeable - we should just see if that time can be cut down. Pound's Big Ben vigil was also scorned by many of his fellow MPs. Read More »

United States to suspend nonimmigrant visa operations in Russian Federation

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All non-immigrant visa operations will be halted from August 23 and will resume "on a greatly reduced scale" from September 1, with applicant interviews conducted exclusively in Moscow , the USA embassy said in a website statement . "I don't see the benefit or the point of reacting to a decision, taken, in my opinion, by an offended superpower". "Therefore of course, we shall examine it additionally", Lavrov told a press conference, Sputnik reported . Read More »

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

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The National Bureau of Investigation said it had organized a reconstruction of Friday's knife rampage in the western city of Turku and raided addresses in its Runosmaki district. Police believe that the attack was conducted to deliberately target women, but no group has come forward to take responsibility. Among the injured were an Italian, a Swede and a Briton. Read More »

Talk of 'Preventive War' Rises in White House Over North Korea

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the joint drills, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian , were purely defensive and did not aim to increase tension on the peninsula. troops in 2017. The anti-terror drills were held at the Korea Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Goyang, 11 miles south of the border. "The dual freeze approach is China's attempt at buck passing and moral equivalency between USA actions and North Korean actions", Hass said. Read More »

College Football preseason AP Poll

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Alabama opens the season September 2 against third-ranked Florida State in Atlanta. So, while the Buckeyes came in ahead of the Seminoles in the top 25, FSU actually received more first-place votes. The Mountaineers were 6-0 and ranked No. 10 in the country when they ventured to Oklahoma State on October 29 and fell to the Cowboys, 37-20. Kansas State is No. Read More »

Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

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On This Week, Raddatz said that when the show reached out to the White House and asked for an official to appear on the program, the White House pointed them to Falwell Jr. This is a school founded by a man who vehemently opposed desegregation, proclaimed that "gay folks would just as soon kill you as look at you", and believed 9/11 was caused in part by "the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians". Read More »

Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge set to return for Crystal Palace clash

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Much as Jurgen Klopp would like to avoid Philippe Coutinho's future stealing focus from Liverpool's plans before September 1, it remains highly unlikely. The Reds have already netted 6 goals in their first 3 outings this season and they have a top quality attacking line. Had his teammates been a little sharper, Robertson could have had a hat trick of assists in the first half alone. Read More »

Assad's Military Encircles IS in Central Syria Advance

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A controversial visit by a Lebanese ministerial delegation to the Syrian capital began on Wednesday, with the two sides pledging to boost economic ties, Reuters reported. Lebanese army chief General Joseph Aoun announced the start of the operation, dubbed Jaroud Dawn, on Saturday. -Gen. Ali Kanso made to the press. At the same time, Syrian forces are advancing on the city of Deir al-Zor, 350 km.to the east, which could lead to Syria re-taking the Euphrates Valley and linking up with ... Read More »

No Powerball victor, jackpot jumps to $650 Million

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The Powerball grand prize started at $40 million on June 14 and 19 drawings later with no jackpot victor has emerged. While the jackpot gets the most attention, there are other prizes to be won in Powerball . If not, they would receive an estimated cash payout of about $340,000,000. Chances of picking all six winning numbers stand at about one in 292 million. Read More »

National Weather Service predicts "poor" eclipse viewing chances for Topeka

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The Athens area might get some showers and thunderstorms this week, but the weather services predicts those won't start until Tuesday at the earliest. Typically, an angled shadow appears as the sun rises and sets. For those traveling to watch the total eclipse every cloud matters. "Even though the probability for clouds is pretty low in the Northwest, there could be smoke that could inhibit a ideal view of the eclipse", he said. Read More »

Bodies of 3 children found in Clinton home; police investigate as homicide

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Williams has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder, Mail Online reports . According to ABC News , he has confessed to these killings. They were articulated dead by flame division work force. "I wear a uniform, but I am a father", Velez said. "This is one of the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on". Read More »

Former Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

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Chicago police said Lathem and Warren arrived in the city between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.in the custody of the Chicago Police Department. Lathem, a microbiologist who's been on Northwestern's faculty since 2007 but was not teaching at the time of the attack, was terminated by the university for fleeing from police when there was an arrest warrant out for him. Read More »

Getting More Cooperation From China on North Korea

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Dunford said China and the United States already had the capability to do secure video teleconferences between Dunford and Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army. In his prepared presentation, the expert said that it is South Korea that will experience a huge loss in exports, jobs and, eventually, economic growth if the THAAD controversy prolongs. Read More »

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar

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When the battle began last fall for Mosul, the largest city in either Iraq or Syria that had fallen to the Islamic State, the fate of Tal Afar took on outsize importance because of the concerns of regional powers. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed that security forces had driven tanks into the insurgent stronghold and had started to eject numerous 2,000 militants remaining in the city. Read More »

Butte's July jobless rate up

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The total labor force was listed at 208,100, with 196,900 working and 11,200 seeking unemployment benefits, the Employment Development Department reported. The 4.5 percent rate was well below the 5.2 percent rate from July 2016. The county gained 2,000 new jobs over the past month. The leisure and hospitality sector added 7,100 jobs from July to July. Read More »