• Dems avoid shutout in key California races
Dems avoid shutout in key California races

The governor's race was one of many drawing attention to California , a state not accustomed to being a national political battleground. Democrats were fighting to avoid similar potential calamities in California's many competitive House districts, considered critical in their quest to seize control of Congress this fall.

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  • No survivors as wreckage of small plane found in Kenya
No survivors as wreckage of small plane found in Kenya

The plane, operated by East African Safari Air Express, took off from the western town of Kitale in the late afternoon on Tuesday. Others in the search mission included Kenya Red Cross, National Disaster Management Unit and Kenya Forest Service.

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  • Trump aide who mocked McCain has left White House job
Trump aide who mocked McCain has left White House job

The Trump administration communications aide who made a cruel comment about ailing Arizona GOP Sen. Kelly Sadler's comments about the Arizona Republican, who has been at home fighting brain cancer , sparked a weeks-long saga after they were made public last month.

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  • South African man gets three life sentences for axe murders of family
South African man gets three life sentences for axe murders of family

Henri, 23, was found guilty of savagely hacking to death his father Martin, his mother Teresa and his brother Rudi, and attempting to kill his sister Marli, at their luxury De Zalze Estate home in Stellenbosch on January 27, 2015. "In fact, it was bright", Mr Desai told van Breda as he stood in the dock. "I'm searching for some human factor that to...

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  • Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier
Trooper stops retired police officer who delivered him 27 years earlier

In conversation, Mr Bailly said he was a retired officer from the Piscataway Police Department, New Jersey State Police said . Back then, Bailly was a rookie cop who was called to the Patterson home to help when Patterson's mother suddenly went into labor.

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  • Voters recall California judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Brock Turner
Voters recall California judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Brock Turner

As election results came in, the chairwoman of the Recall Judge Aaron Persky campaign, Michele Dauber , said the votes "mirror what we heard while we were out talking to voters". He was also required to register as a sex offender . Critics say Turner's sentece was too lenient. The recall campaign largely centered on his handling of the T...

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  • Israeli security agency foils plot targeting PM Netanyahu
Israeli security agency foils plot targeting PM Netanyahu

But the high casualty count has drawn heavy worldwide criticism. The vast majority of casualties have been unarmed, with journalists, medics, teenagers and two women among the dead. Investigators said the men were part of a terror cell that conspired to kill Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat , and planned an attack on USA consulate buil...

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  • The best universities in the world, according to QS
The best universities in the world, according to QS

Last week, U of T was ranked 22 in the world by Times Higher Education based on the strength of its university brand. Duke's ranking in recent years topped out at 20 in 2012. "Being ranked among the top 3% of universities in the world is a truly remarkable way to commemorate AU's 30 Anniversary", said Dr Karim Seghir, AU Chancellor.

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  • Amnesty International says U.S.-led coalition destroyed Syrian city
Amnesty International says U.S.-led coalition destroyed Syrian city

The campaign to capture Raqqa was waged from June to October past year by the US-backed SDF supported by coalition warplanes and special forces troops. But her brutal story is not the only one. No one could possibly defend the macabre attacks of the Damascus government against its people-between chemical weapons of chlorine and sarin, and the c...

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  • Palestinian shot dead trying to breach Gaza border: Israel army
Palestinian shot dead trying to breach Gaza border: Israel army

The military said it hit 15 Hamas targets, including military compounds, munition factories and naval forces. Later, a second, USA -drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel's right to defend itself failed to attract any other country's support when it was put to vote in the 15-member council.

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  • Putin brags that he ‘regularly’ speaks to Trump on the phone
Putin brags that he ‘regularly’ speaks to Trump on the phone

Russian Federation retaliated by banishing Western officials. The Russian president went on to say that Syrian government forces were now in control of more than 90 percent of the country's territory. "If as Britain insists a military chemical agent was used against these people, they would have died within second or minutes, on the spot". "W...

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  • Landmark ruling on Northern Ireland's abortion law looms at Supreme Court
Landmark ruling on Northern Ireland's abortion law looms at Supreme Court

Abortion laws were relaxed in the rest of the U.K in 1967, but that legislation was never applied in Northern Ireland, which had its own parliament between the partition of Ireland in 1921 and the imposition of direct rule from London 50 years later.

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  • Pennsylvania eighth graders issued bulletproof backpack plates as graduation gift
Pennsylvania eighth graders issued bulletproof backpack plates as graduation gift

Cornelius middle school in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania , this week were given a macabre gift: Bulletproof backpack "shields" meant to save their lives during a future school shooting . The news drew some attention on Twitter. The shields were a gift from Unequal Technologies, a local sportswear which makes the shields. To others, it was just an...

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  • Stormy Daniels sues former lawyer for colluding with Trump attorney
Stormy Daniels sues former lawyer for colluding with Trump attorney

Davidson and Mr. Cohen subsequently conversed on the telephone at which time Mr. Cohen hatched a plan to have Ms. Clifford appear on Mr. Sean Hannity's program to falsely deny the accuracy of the In Touch article", the $200,000 + seeking breach of fiduciary duty complaint filed Wednesday in LA Superior Court against Cohen and Daniels' former at...

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  • Lawmakers to question FBI officials in review of Clinton probe
Lawmakers to question FBI officials in review of Clinton probe

But Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to say that the president might have a point. His tweet comes on the heels of a scheduled interview between lawmakers and the first of three current and former FBI officials as part of an ongoing review of how the Department of Justice handled the Clinton and Russian Federation...

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  • Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore
Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Linked to the mainland by causeway, cable auto and monorail, it is ideal for security. Set on 12 hectares of lush, manicured greenery, the Capella's 112 rooms, suites, villas, and "colonial manors" were built in restored 18th century buildings that once included an officers mess for the British Army.

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  • Henri van Breda gets three life sentences for family axe murders
Henri van Breda gets three life sentences for family axe murders

Van Breda, who wore a light grey suit, blue shirt and patterned tie, remained emotionless as the sentence was handed down. During a high-profile trial that gripped South Africa, the court heard van Breda smoked three cigarettes while waiting for his sister to die and did not contact emergency services for more than two hours after the attack.

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  • Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani
Kim Jong-un begged for summit on his knees: Rudy Giuliani

Mr Giuliani was speaking at an investment conference in Israel when he made the remark. Trump has also not yet led a meeting focused on the North Korea summit with officials from his national security council, Politico reported . A summit of this magnitude typically takes place only after a deal is finalized, ensuring that the president arri...

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  • State Dept. defends ambassador to Germany after controversial remarks
State Dept. defends ambassador to Germany after controversial remarks

Nauert's comment came during a press briefing Tuesday after she was asked about controversial remarks by the United States ambassadors to Germany and Israel. And they're sometimes opinions that people may or may not like, and there is a right to free speech as well. "And there is the right to freedom of speech as well", Nauert told a briefing on ...

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  • Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a ‘spy’
Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a ‘spy’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday sided with House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) over House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) when asked about Donald Trump's unfounded " spygate " claims.

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