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Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

My leadership is recognized by many around the country". Besides, a Republican's or an Independent's antipathy for President Trump doesn't convert them into Democrats. By calling for her to step down, they are doing the Republican Party's bidding. One such ad warned that Ossoff would be a "rubber stamp for Pelosi's agenda". Read More »

Crash claims up 2.7 percent in first states to legalize pot

Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks behind the wheel. "The public should therefore interpret this study with caution until further research is conducted", Krakower said of the traffic fatality study. "Post-recreational marijuana legalization changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates for Washington and Colorado also did not significantly differ from those ... Read More »

Sailing-Umpires keep America's Cup on even keel with "UmpApp"

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That could all change if the US holders are able to turn around a 3-0 Kiwi lead in the first-to-seven competition on Bermuda's Great Sound when racing resumes this weekend. It's not the first time Spithill and Oracle have had their backs to the wall. With his syndicate now trailing 4-1, Spithill is talking up the prospects of a comeback in the race-to-seven series, igniting memories of Team USA's famous win off San Francisco four years ago. Read More »

Narendra Modi arrives in Portugal on first leg of 3-nation visit

Modi's two-day visit to Washington , which starts Sunday, takes place amid uncertainty over the relationship because of differences on trade and other issues. Even during his campaign, the official noted, he had reached out to the community and even said in one of his speeches that "if elected, India will find a true friend". Read More »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

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The UK has now agreed to enter talks on divorce proceedings, including Britain's exit bill and the border with Northern Ireland , before any talks on future trading relations can begin. Solving the vexed question of keeping the peace and an open border between the United Kingdom province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic will also be an urgent priority in the talks, Barnier and Davis agreed. Read More »

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Below are five things to know about the Senate Republicans' draft of their health care bill . Regardless, McConnell plans to force these senators to vote. Those who are charged with voting on this need time to at least read the bill . "I think it's a good proposal overall", said Sen. Still, others were more upbeat. Read More »

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

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In former Jonglei State, an area that previously had one of the lowest levels of acute malnutrition, roughly 20,000 people are experiencing catastrophic food insecurity. "At present, too many parts of the country remain cut off due to insecurity, leaving hundreds of thousands of children on the cusp of catastrophe". Today, the United Nations and South Sudanese officials have announced that conditions in the two affected counties no longer meet the technical definition of a starvation. Read More »

On Eve Of Special Session, Pressure Mounts For Bipartisan State Budget

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Greg Harris , D-Chicago, was has been chosen by Madigan to take the lead on budget talks for House Democrats . The new fiscal year begins July 1. Republicans say Speaker Madigan should adopt their plan or present his own. " Bruce Rauner purposefully drove the state off the rails, leading to nation's longest budget impasse in history, skyrocketing debt, a crippling blow to our higher education system, and a ruined social safety net". Read More »

With Spotify's New "Sponsored Songs" Labels Can Pay For Song Plays

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The sponsored songs would only appear on users of Spotify's free tier with its 50m subscription payers not included in the new trial. Spotify users that aren't happy with Sponsored Songs can choose to avoid them. While Spotify did not confirm one way or the other, it would appear that this same option may not exist for users who use the service for free when/if it becomes official. Read More »

Trouble mounts for Lalu, IT slaps charges against family under Benami Act

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Talking to mediapersons in Patna Mr. Yadav said these allegations are politically motivated and that he and his family members have not concealed any information about their property. The summons were issued after the arrest of chartered accountant Rajesh Kumar Agarwal made by the Enforcement Directorate couple who alleged Lalu's daughter of his involvement in the case. Read More »

Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says the USA government should consider banning Americans from visiting North Korea. Gabriel and Kern also accused the US of having ulterior motives in seeking to enforce the energy blockade, which they said is trying to help American natural gas suppliers at the expense of their Russian rivals. Read More »

Man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

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It is "too soon" to say if the man who was found dead was killed when the van hit pedestrians as he was already being given first aid by the public on the pavement, police said. "People feel unsafe because after the terrorist attacks of London , Manchester, the increase of Islamophobia and hate crimes", he added. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who represents the area, uses the mosque as a place to meet with residents. Read More »

Relay for Life raises over $20000 to support American Cancer Society

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We're not sure what we're going to do yet, but we're going to continue to fight cancer. There is much we still don't know about it, about how it turns healthy cells destructive and sends them out of control. Oliver Arnold, a 34-year-old financial planner from Catonsville, is taking part in the event for the first time as the captain of a team from the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Baby Foods Contain More Lead than Regular Foods

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Numerous samples tested by FDA are already either lead-free (according to the limits of detection in the analyses used) or have low lead content. While the amount of lead found in most samples was tiny, Sarah Vogel, vice president for health at the Environmental Defense Fund , said the results were "concerning" especially for children younger than 6. Read More »

1st day goes to New Zealand

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Emirates Team New Zealand passes a gallery of boats as they race Oracle Team USA during America's Cup match sailing competition, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Great Sound of Bermuda. Spithill is no stranger to adversity as he and his team made one of the biggest-ever comebacks in sporting history when they rallied from 8-1 down against New Zealand to win the "Auld Mug" in San Francisco in 2013 when the victor was the first to nine. Read More »

Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

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Wide consensus among the USA intelligence community asserts that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to undermine America's electoral process. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Friday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller should be given a chance to do his job, but added that "there's nothing to find" in relation to the Donald Trump's campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read More »

Walkers celebrate cancer survivors at 22nd annual Relay for Life

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American Legion Riders entered the Hoisington Activity Center to present colors and stand by as the Rev. Don Paden delivered the opening prayer. The founder of Relay for Life , Gordon Flatt, who also battled with cancer, got the idea for this fundraising event when he walked and ran around a track in Washington for 24 hours to raise money for cancer. Read More »

Queen's Birthday Honours announced

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Alfred Reoch is awarded an MBE for services to Scouting, the Anglican community and drama. Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed in the abdomen as he tried to stop neo-Nazi Thomas Mair attacking Mrs Cox outside her constituency surgery in Yorkshire, receives the George Medal one year on from the murder. Read More »

Hundreds In Jacksonville Protest Education Bill During Gov. Scott Visit

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Corcoran magically dropped his crusade against the governor's key issues, preserving money for tourism promotion and enticements for companies to create jobs. Teachers are upset because potentially several hundred million dollars could be spent on charter schools that do not have to meet the same education standards as public schools. Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates captured after car chase in Tennessee

And they're urging people to take care. "There is just so much we don't know", said Beverly Jones of Madison. The US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is involved. Two Georgia inmates described as "dangerous beyond description" remained on the run early Thursday after their guards on a prison bus were disarmed and killed . Read More »

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

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Details of the agreement will be discussed and agreed by cabinet on Monday ( Tim Ireland/PA) A Downing Street spokesman said details will be discussed and agreed by cabinet on Monday, after which more information is likely to be released. "We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", the Downing Street statement said. Read More »

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman to arrive in Pyongyang

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Rodman, 56, was spotted at Beijing International Airport today. Rodman, who played for the Pistons and Bulls, has visited the country at least four times, with three of the visits taking place between 2013 and 2014. North Korea has become an increasing threat to the United States during Trump's time in the White House. The former National Basketball Association star has been heavily criticized for his repeated trips to the country, but Trump spoke positively about one of Rodman's visits ... Read More »

United Kingdom police name third man behind London terror attack

French President Emmanuel Macron was informed of the news of the latest French victim Wednesday morning. Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - were shot dead by police in last Saturday's incident. When briefing reporters, Commander Dean Haydon said the police - from the Met and City of London forces - had shown "incredible bravery". He said: "Khuram, I know he was inspired by one of the sheikhs who was giving lectures on YouTube, and he belonged to one specific ... Read More »

Governor Abbott Defends Texting Ban

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Greg Abbott today announced he would be calling the Texas legislature into special session July 18 to complete unfinished business on the state budget. As one local Democrat noted, the items that Abbott is asking lawmakers to address are all items that are appealing in a Republican primary - not in a general election that involves Democratic voters as well. Read More »

Toddler dies from possible tick bite

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She was given an antibiotic and placed on a breathing tube while doctors tried to diagnose her, Kirby says. "Her little body couldn't handle it". "Just the condition of this poor baby laying there the way she was.it's a mother's nightmare, a father's nightmare", Kirby said. Read More »

How To Protect Your Pup From 'Highly Contagious' Dog Flu

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Vets suggest that even healthy dogs should be vaccinated, and if owners notice any of the above symptoms, to play it safe and bring them in for a check-up. Hayes said vaccination is key to protecting your dog. Germs from coughing and sneezing dogs can reach up to 20 feet away and can stay on human clothing for up to 24 hours, according to Charleston Animal Society. Read More »

Seattle mayor signs soda tax into law

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When Murray and Councilmember Tim Burgess introduced the tax in April, they presented it as a way to encourage healthier lifestyles among minorities and to fund programs that will help close Seattle's racial achievement gap. The 7-1 vote, with Councilmember Lisa Herbold against and Councilmember Kshama Sawant absent, paves the way for a tax of 1.75 cents per ounce on these types of drinks. Read More »

GYN helps veterinarians deliver baby gorilla

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With the assistance of the additional medical staff, the team delivered a healthy, happy baby boy who weighed in at exactly 5 pounds. Officials brought a team of veterinarians and physicians to perform an emergency delivery using procedures and equipment similar to those used in the birthing of human babies, including forceps and an episiotomy . Read More »