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Wiltshire poisoning: Officer admitted over Novichok poisoning fears is given all-clear

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Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman exposed to nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire died. The name is Russian for "newbie" or "newcomer". British Security Minister Ben Wallace spoke to the BBC on Thursday. He told reporters: 'Clearly what we have already determined, what our expert scientists have determined, is that the nerve agent in this incident is the exact same nerve agent as was used back in March (when the Skripals were poisoned). Read More »

'Personal Liberty' Litmus Test for Supreme Court Nominees

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The hope is to pressure GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Neither faces re-election this year, but both are centrists who've backed abortion rights and helped block their party's 2017 drive to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care statute. Read More »

Donald Trump urged to avoid controversial Supreme Court pick

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President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy participate in a public swearing-in ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington , April 10, 2017. "They're good judges. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court". Kavanaugh, who has been seen as the front-runner, has inspired a broad campaign among supporters, but also a round of criticism from some Republicans , who have called his decisions in abortion and health ... Read More »

Severe Rain, Flooding Leave 38 Dead, Scores Missing in Japan

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Rivers from Hokkaido to Kyushu have been reported as running at above flood warning levels and the weather agency has warned of further landslides possibly being triggered by the record-levels of rainfall. In Motoyama, a town in Shikoku island, 583 millimeters (23 inches) of rain fell in the 24 hours between Friday and Saturday mornings, the Meteorological Agency said. Read More »

White House Taps Former Fox News Executive For Senior Communications Job

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He brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role. Shine, born in 1963, was promoted to co-president of Fox News , Trump's preferred television channel, in 2016 but was removed previous year for his handling of a sexual harassment scandal involving Roger Ailes , the network's former chairman and CEO. Read More »

Trump says Kim ‘sees different future’ for North Korea

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The Asahi Shimbun reported Thursday the two leaders agreed to cooperate strategically on a shared objective of the removal of the 28,500 USA soldiers in the South, following the summit in Singapore where President Donald Trump described joint drills as "very provocative" and costly. Read More »

Family comes before president, says Trump lawyer

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Mueller's investigation into Russian ties to the 2016 Trump campaign has resulted in charges against some of his closest advisers, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and ex-campaign officials Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. Read More »

Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive

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The soccer team of 12 boys, aged between 11 and 16, along with their 25-year-old coach , entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai on June 23 but no contact has been made with them since. Emergency packages have been dropped into cave shafts containing food, beverages, a phone, a flashlight, candles, a lighter and a map of the cave, in the hope the boys will be able to find them. Read More »

SCOTUS: Trump interviews senator as possible replacement for Kennedy

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Mike Lee, a Republican , through Fox said the discussion was not a formal interview . Partisan rancor has flamed since Kennedy announced last week that he would be retiring after more than three decades on the Supreme Court . Lee was interviewed by phone on Monday. Lee was originally on the list of candidates considered by Trump to replace the late Antonin Scalia but was passed over in favor of Neil Gorsuch. Read More »

Russia's top diplomats to meet after Putin-Trump summit: Russian foreign minister

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the Kremlin in Moscow , Russia March 26, 2018. While the senior administration official said the summit must focus on carrying out a "sober assessment of the root causes" of problems in the US-Russia, the official also called the summit "a deliverable in itself". Read More »

Kim Dotcom eligible to be extradited to U.S., court rules

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The decision comes more than six years after US authorities shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering against the men. "The precedent set is concerning and has ramifications in New Zealand outside my case", Dotcom added. The case, which can still be appealed, has now passed through three courts. Read More »

Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit

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Huntsman said Trump would address the election interference in his conversations with Putin, along with a range of other national security issues, including Russia's annexation of Crimea and its efforts in Syria. 'The best way to demonstrate this as we head into the 2018 election is to show the American people and our congress and our administration that the Russians have no intention of messing or playing with the American election, ' he told the Associated Press during the trip. Read More »

U.S. immigration: what is Ice and why is it controversial?

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Andrew Gillum is the first Democratic candidate for governor in Florida to join with calls on the left to " abolish ICE ", though his Democratic rivals all agree the Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs reform. "They don't mind. They're tough", Trump said as he slammed the opposition Democratic party leaders who he said wanted to abandon the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read More »

Smoke hangs over Yolo County as fire fight continues

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No homes have burned but some areas have been under evacuation orders for days. The fire department said the blaze is showing "extreme fire behavior" as it burns through tall grass, brush, and dense oak. Around the same time, mandatory evacuation orders were expanded to include the area west of Highway 16 to Berryessa Knoxville Road from Old County Road 40 to County Road 53 in Yolo and Napa counties. Read More »

Woman climbs Statue of Liberty to protest Trump immigration policies

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While she reportedly acted alone in the statue climb, the woman is affiliated with Rise and Resist , a group that had separately demonstrated at the statue on Wednesday. "It's our busiest week of the year, historically", Willis continued. A member of the protest group Rise and Resist, which hung the banner, told CBS News that the woman who climbed onto the statue's pedestal was a fellow member, CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reports . Read More »

Tropical Depression forms in the Atlantic

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There's a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, and it could strengthen and become Tropical Storm Beryl as soon as today. Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent. "There's lots of humid air and the sea breezes will be a factor, too, bringing a 70 percent chance of rain", Bridges said. As of 7 a.m., the disturbance was a few hundred miles south of Bermuda and was disorganized. Read More »

Trump threatens to leave WTO after European Union warning on auto tariffs

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Both sides have threatened to impose similarly sized tariffs on 6 July but because of the 12-hour time difference, the Chinese tariffs on United States imports ranging from soybean to stainless steel pipes will take effect earlier. "There is a lot of concern I think about the effect a long term trade war might have but actually if you look at the data we're seeing, the economic data is not that bad", said Michael Hewson, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in London. Read More »

A Compromise On Migration Keeps German Chancellor Angela Merkel In Power

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In a meeting with his party leaders on Sunday night, Seehofer offered to resign from his ministerial role and party leadership, reports said . "We have reached an agreement after very intense negotiations", Seehofer announced after reportedly tense negotiations on Monday, Agence France Press reported on Tuesday. Read More »

French gangster escapes prison in a helicopter

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This is the second time he had escaped from a French prison , after he used explosives to blast his way out of jail on a previous occasion before recapture. Faid was a fan of Robert De Niro, Michael Mann and Steve McQueen, according to Frederic Ploquin, who met him several times while researching a book about the French underworld. Read More »

Vladmir Putin-Donald Trump Summit Set For July 16 In Helsinki

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We are going to talk about the election. Trump's unprecedented approach to Russian Federation has stirred discord among European leaders who want to isolate Putin, Osborne argued. So I think it still raises the question. Here's why Roseanne says she has received multiple offers to return to television Chief Justice Roberts will be the new "swing" vote MORE. Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus bashes Trump’s move to scrap affirmative action

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The next Supreme Court justice could have a major impact on the future of affirmative action. Conservatives have argued such programs can hurt whites and Asian-Americans. It is expected to go to trial in October. "When issuing regulations, federal agencies must abide by constitutional principles and follow the rules set forth by Congress and the President", Mr. Read More »

Meet hero Chandrashekhar Sawant, whose alertness helped avert major tragedy in Mumbai

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Chandrashekhar B Sawant was steering the Churchgate-bound train from Borivli and on nearing the Andheri station , he witnessed a part of the bridge falling which made him stop the train promptly. The injured individuals have been sent to hospitals even as heavy rains hampered the operations, fire service department sources said. The Western Railway stated that trains were being operated between Goregaon-Virar on the northern side and Bandra-Churchgate in the southern direction, besides ... Read More »

Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

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Wade ." . Trump has said he is focusing on up to seven potential candidates, including two women, to fill the vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , a swing vote on the nine-member court. Asked about the call , White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "Yesterday, the President spoke on the phone with Sen. You shouldn't do that.' But I'm putting conservative people on", Trump also said. Read More »

1 dead, multiple injured in Bahamian boat explosion | Staff

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Brian Schaffer, Stephanie's uncle, told NBC News in a Skype interview that his niece was seated right above the location of the blast and sustained life-threatening injuries, including broken bones and internal injuries, and had both legs amputated at the knees. Read More »

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption officers

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Najib and the fund deny any wrongdoing. This story is developing . A government task force probing alleged theft and money laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund said Najib's arrest was linked to the suspicious transfer of 42 million ringgit ($10.6 million) into his bank account from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit, using multiple intermediary companies. Read More »

Trump Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

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Buckley said , according to the newspaper. Buckley previously thought he might lower the city's American flags regardless of Trump's decision , but he told the Sun that his wife talked him out of doing that. The Latest on the shootings targeting Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper (all times local): Noon A prosecutor says the shooter who opened fire at a Maryland newspaper barricaded the exit door so employees couldn't escape. Read More »