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Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats Perez, a former labor secretary, said there are 71 congressional districts "more competitive" than Georgia's 6th district, where Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel Tuesday by less than 4 points. Republicans - including President Donald Trump - have professed their glee that she's still minority leader. "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future". [Full Article...]

Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier

On Friday, unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman tried to claim credit for Otto's release, and President Trump has blamed the Obama administration for not making it happen sooner. All right man, all right. Warmbier's former soccer coach, Steve Thomas, said the young student came from a religious Jewish family and participated in a birthright trip to Israel. [Full Article...]

Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement'

Scalise undergoes surgery Saturday, shows 'signs of improvement' Steve Scalise during practice days before. So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. [Full Article...]

On the Ground in the 6th: Scenes from Georgia's Election Night

On the Ground in the 6th: Scenes from Georgia's Election Night But some rank-and-file House Democrats scoffed at such explanations and raised questions about Pelosi's continued leadership. "We can walk and chew gum at the same time", he said. It was Handel's most explicit praise of a president whose tenuous standing put this previously safe Republican district in peril in the first place. [Full Article...]

The death of Otto Warmbier escalates North Korea situation

After the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, "We reiterated to China that they have a diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater. "We see a young man go over there healthy and with a minor act of mischief" and come home on the verge of death. South Korean President Moon Jae In, meanwhile, said that "we can not know for sure that North Korea killed Mr. [Full Article...]

South Korean president observes test-firing of 800km range home-grown missile

The Hyunmoo-2 is South Korea's indigenously developed ballistic missile with a range of 800 km. Tillerson said during a press conference after the talks that both China and the USA have agreed to strictly follow UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea and not to "do business with any UN-designated North Korean entities in accordance with these resolutions". [Full Article...]

99.66% for electronics course: Delhi University releases first cut-off

99.66% for electronics course: Delhi University releases first cut-off This was slightly lower for both the subjects from a year ago which was 98 and 98.25 percent respectively. For B.Com (hons), there is a dip of 0.25 percentage points from last year's 98%. In humanities stream, Khalsa again set the highest cut- off at 99 per cent for BA (Hons) Political Science, according to the list available on DU website. [Full Article...]

62 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

62 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars Survivors emerged Monday with stories of leaping into water tanks and other dramatic escapes from the forest fires scorching central Portugal , and authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades. [Full Article...]

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy take aim at Eastern Kentucky

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy take aim at Eastern Kentucky Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy has caused scattered street flooding across central and southern Indiana. The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain across West Virginia starting late Thursday and continuing into early Saturday from Tropical Storm Cindy until another front pushes through Friday night into Saturday. [Full Article...]

Michigan sports doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

Michigan sports doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges A Doctor in MI charged with sexual assault after several allegations dating back to 2000. MASON , Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. [Full Article...]

I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United

On Wednesday both the Spanish newspaper ABC and state television TVE claimed Ronaldo had reluctantly agreed to pay the sum he is accused of having failed to declare in order to reduce any subsequent fines and prison sentences. Real Madrid ace Ronaldo headed the victor for his country at Moscow's Spartak Stadium on Wednesday but refused to answer questions afterwards. And Ronaldo is accused o... [Full Article...]

Washed up spin doctor Sean Spicer hung out to dry

CNN asked its regular courtroom artist Bill Hennessy to head to Friday's White House press briefing . With the approval of the president, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been looking for a replacement press secretary so he can focus on broader strategy. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention

North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention North Korea reportedly claimed that he fell ill from botulism sometime after his trial in March 2016 and has been in a coma after taking a sleeping pill. But India condemned North Korea in January for its nuclear testing, and announced a trade ban covering all items prohibited under sanctions by the U.N. [Full Article...]

Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks

Fire safety fear forces evacuation of London tower blocks He added: "The galling (thing is that) the council has hardly had any representative here at the hotel, they've sent representatives from other councils this morning to help them". PM Theresa May has tweeted that she is thinking of those evacuated and is being kept updated of the operation. "We test our plans regularly through scenarios, where colleagues from councils and emergency services come... [Full Article...]

Two Canadians among those sought by U.S. authorities over attack on protesters

Two Canadians among those sought by U.S. authorities over attack on protesters The security officers are no longer protected by the immunity extended to them during Erdogan's recent visit, the State Department said. A new flash point in the tense and fraying alliance between the United States and Turkey, after Turkish security forces attacked protesters during President Erdogan's recent visit to Washington, D.C. [Full Article...]

Guests, at Least 4 Terrorists Dead after Attack on Malian Resort

Traore said the victims were a Portuguese, a Franco-Malian, a Chinese and a Franco-Gabonese civilian as well as a Malian soldier. Some of the assailants had shouted "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is greatest" - other witnesses interviewed by AFP said. [Full Article...]

Seven US troops wounded and Afghan soldier die in attack

Seven US troops wounded and Afghan soldier die in attack First, a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives and detonated his payload at the main gate, opening a breach for the assault team to enter the compound. Since the beginning of their spring offensive in late April, the Taliban have been mounting lethal attacks on the positions of the Afghan army and police, who have lost several dozen men in recent weeks. [Full Article...]

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

North Korean athletes and sports officials were welcomed to South Korea on Friday in a rare event that will allow the North Korean taekwondo team to compete in the World Taekwondo Federation world championships on Saturday. Do plans to discuss the ideas with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who is also attending the World Taekwondo Championships. The North Korean demonstratio... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet

Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with 'tapes' tweet According to a timeline provided by Politifact, Comey's decision to speak out about the conversations with Trump were inspired by the mention of recordings. And in an interview with CNN on Friday, Kellyanne Conway refused to say why it took Trump 42 days to admit that he knew he didn't record Comey, but also left open the possibility that recordings may exist. [Full Article...]

Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

It would eliminate the individual mandate, which forces consumers to buy health insurance or face a fine, would make cuts to Medicaid and would keep protections for those with pre-existing conditions. "It's been a high priority for us going back to the Obama administration and continuing on to the current administration", Isham said. But it is on health care that Obama has perhaps the most to lo... [Full Article...]


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