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Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda

Some Democrats saw Handel's failure to maintain the 23-point lead won by the district's previous Republican victor - current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price - as a positive sign for the future. " Time to move forward and win again ". The race for the 6th - a district made up of northern Atlanta suburbs - turned into the most expensive House race in history, with more than $50 million spent by both parties and super PACs. Read More

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In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

But on Sunday, Sekulow appeared on four morning shows, initially denying that Trump was under investigation, and explaining that Trump was merely tweeting he was under investigation in response to the story in the Post . "But if it's just, he's acting impetuously because he doesn't like having himself or his friends investigated for something he genuinely believes he didn't do, then I think that's a much harder case for obstruction". Read More

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Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has urged the Trump administration to make Chesimard's return to the United States part of any change in Cuba policy . "The examples they set and the lessons they impart about hard work, dedication to family, faith in God, and believing in ourselves establish the moral foundation for success that allows us to live up to our full potential", Trump said on Friday in a proclamation declaring June 18 as Father's Day. Read More

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Dmitry Bivol hopes to shine on Ward-Kovalev undercard

Dmitry Bivol hopes to shine on Ward-Kovalev undercard

The two were staging a tense, tactical fight until Ward popped Kovalev with a left at the beltline, which seemed to stun the former champion. Duva admitted, though, she has little hopes a protest would succeed. What can not be questioned is the right hand that clearly sapped the fight out of Kovalev . And from the looks of things last night, Ward vs Kovalev 2 was a continuation of rounds 5 to 12 of their first encounter. Read More

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Kevin Durant Expecting To Work Out Contract To Keep Warriors' Core Together

Kevin Durant Expecting To Work Out Contract To Keep Warriors' Core Together

Most believe it was the addition of All-Star forward Kevin Durant that put the Warriors over the top to claim their second title in three years. OAKLAND, Calif. Durant was, though, willing to talk about Rihanna. "And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". Outside of Kevin Durant, the strength of the Golden State Warriors has been built through the NBA Draft. Read More

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Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

She said "fire" and I thought it was the school across the road. Commander Stuart Cundy , of the Metropolitan Police , said the recovery operation would be "complex and lengthy", and the number of fatalities was expected to rise. "I'm standing here in everything I've got", one survivor said. It is understood that "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out shortly after midnight, majority sleeping. Read More

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Trump "100%" willing to testify under oath

Comey testified that while he was FBI director, Trump was not under investigation by the FBI - not in a criminal investigation, and not in a counter-intelligence investigation, which, in Comey's words, "tend to be centered on individuals the FBI suspects to be witting or unwitting agents" or "covertly acting as an agent" of a hostile foreign nation, or "targeted for recruitment". Read More

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Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

Banks penalty gives Highlanders win over Lions

British and Irish Lions team to face the Highlanders on Tuesday: J Payne (Ireland), J Nowell, J Joseph (both England), R Henshaw (Ireland), T Seymour (Scotland), D Biggar, R Webb (both Wales ), J Marler (England), R Best (Ireland), K Sinckler, C Lawes (both England), I Henderson (Ireland), J Haskell (England), S Warburton (Wales, capt), CJ Stander (Ireland). Read More

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May determined to form new government despite election shock

May determined to form new government despite election shock

They couldn't possibly vote for Jeremy Corbyn , the quasi-Marxist, left-wing Labour Party leader who campaigned on high taxes for the rich, heavy spending and deep skepticism toward Britain's traditional defense and foreign policies. The problem is that, even if May wanted to soften her approach to Brexit (and there is no evidence that she does), she now lacks the authority to stand up to hard Brexiteers on her own benches and in the Conservative-supporting press. Read More

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Philippines at a grave risk of

Philippines at a grave risk of "contamination" by Isis

Two civilians were also confirmed killed inside a hospital that the gunmen had occupied on Tuesday, and the military has said nine other people may have been murdered at a militant checkpoint. Martial law allows the use of the military to enforce order, and the detention of people without charge for long periods. It is also estimated that there are between 200 to 500 militants in Mindanao. Read More

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Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

The reigning coach of the year had been absent since Game 3 of the Warriors first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers due to pain and discomfort caused by complications from a back surgery he underwent two years ago. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are manhandling the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals . He, too , shrugged off individual glory. Read More

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Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

Andrea Constand , a former Temple University basketball coach, said Cosby was "somebody I trusted, a mentor", when he handed her three blue pills and told her to take them during a get-together at his suburban Philadelphia home . He described her behavior as she told him about the alleged incident as "nervous, maybe a little embarrassed". The criminal case was reopened in 2015, after his previously-sealed testimony from the civil proceedings was made public. Read More

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Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

And they went 8-3 in those games (a 60-win pace). For the Cavs to win they have to play almost perfectly or the Warriors have to play poorly - perhaps even both things must happen. For three quarters, it seemed Game 2 could have gone either way. I'm not a ball handler. "It's the same guy I've always seen - attacking, making shots, making huge plays for our team". Read More

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Trump's shaky claims on climate accord

Trump's shaky claims on climate accord

John Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, told the Associated Press that the U.S.' withdrawal from the Paris accord isn't the end of the world. " President Trump talked a lot about fairness, and the fact that India and China could keep burning coal and growing, whereas the U.S. was going to be hampered", she said. Read More

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Blues powerhouse Fifita named man of the match

That's the conclusion it's nearly impossible not to reach, after an incredibly dominant performance by the Blues . A fresh-faced and better than ever NSW team wasted no time in the first half. Andrew Fifita has revealed he's prepared to choose footy over family and miss the birth of his third child for a NSW jumper. "But when he goes into the run thinking about the offload first and trying to make something happen first, that's generally when he comes up with errors". Read More

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'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon due to star Gal Gadot's background

The post also pointed out that she supported Israel's military policies against the Gaza Strip, a coastal Palestinian territory run by Hamas. Israel has signaled that the targets were smuggling sophisticated weapons to Lebanon . The movie, based on the DC Comics character, has earned acclaim for Gadot for landing a rare leading role for a woman in a super hero movie. Wonder Woman can be very charming and warm and have so much compassion and love for the world. Read More

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Theresa May accused of "manifesto meltdown" after 'dementia tax' U-turn

On Sunday, three cabinet ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson all defended the previous policy in interviews without mentioning the possibility of a cap. Asked what level the cap would be set at, she said that would be a matter for the consultation. "Second to ensure this is fair". In 2015, the Conservatives announced a total cap on social care of £72,000, which appeared to have been abandoned on Friday when the party published its manifesto. Read More

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President Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

This will change", he tweeted . On local issues, there were discussions on how India-Germany must together standby strengthen rule based global orders. "He said, 'I don't have a problem with Germany , I have a problem with German trade, '" Cohn added. According to differing estimates, Germany did between 17 and nearly 20 billion euros in trade with India in 2016, with Germany enjoying a 0.3 percent trade surplus. Read More

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Texas OKs requiring schools to teach sex abuse prevention

Texas OKs requiring schools to teach sex abuse prevention

It also took a shot at Patrick, who, in an effort to appeal to Republican primary voters, has made the passage of a bathroom bill a central part of his agenda for this legislative session. With state health officials on the verge of implementing the payment cut past year, House Speaker Joe Straus vowed in November - just a few weeks before the start of the 2017 session - to restore some of the Medicaid funding. Read More

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