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Iran Congratulates Iraq's Victory Over ISIL in Mosul

Iran Congratulates Iraq's Victory Over ISIL in Mosul Federal police chief Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat said the area around the hospital, Al-Shifaa, had been completely retaken, limiting IS's presence in Mosul to the Old City. Iraqi forces have been closing in on the Old City for months, but its narrow streets and closely spaced buildings combined with a large civilian population made for an extremely hard fight. [Full Article...]

Sasse on health care: 'Repeal with a delay,' then replace

Sasse on health care: 'Repeal with a delay,' then replace What all this means for the politics of health care right now is that a bipartisan approach can only help with fixing or improving the Affordable Care Act; choosing bipartisanship would nearly by definition be a total surrender of the goal of "repeal and replace", at least as long as Democrats say they want to keep Obamacare in place. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump renews attack on 'dumb as a rock' female TV host

Donald Trump renews attack on 'dumb as a rock' female TV host Basically, you'd be forgiven for thinking Regina George had written Trump's latest tweet. Mr Scarborough said Mr Trump packed "five or six lies into two tweets ", including mischaracterising their meetings at Mar-a-Lago. The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to Trump's tweet, which drew broad condemnation a day earlier because he called Brzezinski "crazy" and ... [Full Article...]

Two Lashkar men, two sympathizers killed in Kashmir

Two Lashkar men, two sympathizers killed in Kashmir Security forces - including the Indian Army, the Jammu and Kashmir police's Special Operations Group (SOG) and the CRPF - launched a search and cordon operation in the district's Brenthi Batpora Dialgam village after they received inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area. [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Prisoners Under 2008 Consular Access Accord

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Prisoners Under 2008 Consular Access Accord India has also sought access to Hamid Nehal Ansari, a resident of Mumbai who was caught for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012. The foreign office said the Indian government will also hand over a list of its prisoners in India to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi . [Full Article...]

EPA's Pruitt Met with Dow Prior to Favorable Ruling

EPA's Pruitt Met with Dow Prior to Favorable Ruling According to records obtained by the Associated Press , Pruitt and Liveris had a half-hour meeting at a Houston hotel on March 9. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow's chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency's scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with... [Full Article...]

Red states rip California's new travel ban - and California

Red states rip California's new travel ban - and California The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities are asking California's attorney general to consider exempting Louisville and Lexington from a travel ban. Lara voted for the bill that enacted the travel ban. Last Friday Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota were added to the travel ban, joining Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Ranbir Kapoor is my best friend: Katrina Kaif

Ranbir Kapoor is my best friend: Katrina Kaif The official trailer of the upcoming blockbuster Jagga Jasoos has been out on 29 June 2017, the movie is said to be release on 14 July 2017. Ask Katrina if she would also like to turn producer someday, and she replies with an affirmative. [Full Article...]

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant'

China: Hong Kong handover agreement 'no longer relevant' While he said the central government was ready to talk to anyone regardless of their political views, Xi spent a significant part of his 30-minute speech warning against challenges to sovereignty and urging the city to improve its system to uphold national security, sovereignty and development interests. [Full Article...]

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO): Start Paying Attention to Revised Ratings

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO): Start Paying Attention to Revised Ratings Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Carrizo Oil & Gas's analysts are positive. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Another trade for 5,461 shares valued at $156,327 was sold by FISHER JOHN BRADLEY. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $180,000.00. As per Tuesday, December 6, the company rating was initiated by Raymond James. [Full Article...]

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 44 civilians slain

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 44 civilians slain Valera stressed the importance of prayer "for Divine protection to the Filipino troops fighting against rebellion and terrorism in Marawi City, and to bless their mission that it may lead at last to enduring peace, and prosperity to the entire region". [Full Article...]

Severe storm watch issued for parts of MA

Severe storm watch issued for parts of MA A storm complex to the west of Alabama is expected to fall apart before it reaches the state. The NWS says that some of the storms can produce small hail, gusty winds, heavy rain and lightning. A flash flood watch is in effect through this evening. "Thunderstorms are possible on Saturday night ", the weather service reported. Stay with WCVB for the latest weather updates. [Full Article...]

Many react with anger, frustration to dropped arson charges in Gatlinburg wildfire

Many react with anger, frustration to dropped arson charges in Gatlinburg wildfire Officials said because of the wind, it's highly unlikely and improbable that the fire would have left Great Smoky Mountains National Park and reached Gatlinburg. Attorney's Office as to which document was controlling and whether or not the State could prosecute criminal acts that occur within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. [Full Article...]

Feds Arrest Suspect In U Of I Kidnapping; Victim Likely Dead

Feds Arrest Suspect In U Of I Kidnapping; Victim Likely Dead CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -The FBI believes University of IL visiting scholar Yingying Zhang is dead, and authorities have arrested a Champaign man for the Chinese woman's abduction. Cooper said he didn't think Christensen would have had any academic interactions with Zhang , who came to the United States within the past two months. [Full Article...]

Biggest-ever tax reform ushered in as India rolls out GST

Biggest-ever tax reform ushered in as India rolls out GST The President further said the GST will "also make our exports more competitive and also provide a level playing field to domestic industry to compete with imports". "We are deciding India's future", he said in a speech after recounting some of the historic events that the central hall had witnessed including the first meeting of the constituent assembly. [Full Article...]

Merkel, Macron Pledge a United Europe as They Bid Kohl Farewell

Merkel, Macron Pledge a United Europe as They Bid Kohl Farewell EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the ceremony at the European Parliament's seat, close to the border with Germany, was Kohl's own choice, describing him as "a German patriot and at the same time a European patriot". Mr Kohl, who died on 16 June at the age of 87 , was to be buried at a funeral in Germany later on Saturday. Kohl is hailed as the father of Germany's 1990 reunificat... [Full Article...]

Topeka forecast for coming days includes multiple chances of rain

Topeka forecast for coming days includes multiple chances of rain South wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. We are expecting a continuation of scattered showers and thunderstorm chances, with continued chances of strong storms with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Some sunshine with high temperatures near 80 for Monday and Tuesday . Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. The best chance of thunderstorms Saturday, July 1 , w... [Full Article...]

Saudi official denies bin Nayef is confined to palace

Saudi official denies bin Nayef is confined to palace An unnamed Saudi source told the newspaper that the restrictions had been imposed immediately after Mohammed bin Salman's promotion. The NY Times said on Wednesday that Mohammed bin Nayef was prevented from leaving his Jeddah palace "after his trusted guards had been replaced by guards loyal to Mohammed bin Salman". [Full Article...]

Kiev auto explosion kills Ukraine's senior military spy

Police said law enforcement officers received a message at 8:16 a.m.in Kyiv saying a Mercedes had exploded at a crossroads in the Solomyansky district, killing a man inside the vehicle and wounding a passerby. There have also been a string of assassinations of rebel leaders in the war-torn east of the country that the insurgents have blamed on Kiev but Ukraine's government has pinned on infighti... [Full Article...]

Plane Lands On 405 Freeway, Short Of John Wayne Airport Runway

Plane Lands On 405 Freeway, Short Of John Wayne Airport Runway There were no details on their condition, and it was not immediately clear if anyone on the ground was also hurt. Miles Madison said he witnessed the crash. Wreckage from the plane is scattered on both sides of the freeway. "The rear-end of my struck was spun around", Hamilton said. All arrivals to John Wayne Airport were closed temporarily but have since reopened, airport officials said. [Full Article...]


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