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Tour de France: Kittel wins at the sprint easily

Tour de France: Kittel wins at the sprint easily

But a trademark surge from Kittel saw the 29-year-old German secure a twelfth career win on the Tour and draw level with Erik Zabel as his country's leading stage victor. "I'm not a pure sprinter, so to be able to be up there on these flat stages gives me a lot of confidence for the remaining part of the Tour", Boasson Hagen explained. Read More

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U.S. agrees to sell Patriot missile defense systems to Poland: Ministry

U.S. agrees to sell Patriot missile defense systems to Poland: Ministry

It's also a chance for Poland to shine as a kind of regional leader outside the EU. 'This region needs investment and needs to be catching up (with Europe's West),' said Duda's foreign ministry aide, Krzysztof Szczerski. "As far as North Korea is concerned, I don't know, we will see what happens", Trump said when asked about military action against North Korea. "The US is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies", she said, adding the US ... Read More

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Terror a major threat for India, Israel: Daniel Carmon

Terror a major threat for India, Israel: Daniel Carmon

Indian exports to Israel have averaged $800 million annually over the past ten years. Israeli media have reported that the two countries see more than Dollars 1 billion in defence deals each year. That said, India is home to a major population of Jewish expats, who are happy in this land of multiculturalism and multiple religions. His parents were killed in the attack when he was two-year-old. Read More

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Terry rejected Premier League clubs to avoid facing Chelsea

Terry rejected Premier League clubs to avoid facing Chelsea

Chelsea announced in April that Terry would be leaving the club after last season, during which he made few appearances as Chelsea were crowned champions under Antonio Conte. Part of the agreement will see Unibet give supporters the chance to be amongst the very first to wear and play in the new Aston Villa kit in a tournament alongside Villa legends and celebrities at Villa's renowned Bodymoor Heath training ground. Read More

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Illinois House Passes Tax Increase; Representative Pritchard Crosses Party Lines, Votes 'Yes'

Illinois House Passes Tax Increase; Representative Pritchard Crosses Party Lines, Votes 'Yes'

Today, Springfield has chose to give the people of IL the largest tax hike in history and continue out of balance budgets with no real reform. Democrats said that negotiations continue with the GOP over Rauner's demands , including the statewide property tax freeze, cost-cutting measures to the workers' compensation program for injured employees and cuts to pension benefits to reduce a ballooning deficit. Read More

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Keep pets in mind during the holiday weekend

Keep pets in mind during the holiday weekend

Post a picture and information about your pet's last known whereabouts on social media like Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. " Keep your pets indoors in a sheltered, quiet area". Clear identification can be a pet's way back home. It's not unusual for emergency veterinarians to treat dogs for a corn cob or a rib bone they have swallowed. Read More

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Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissed

Sean O'Brien cleared to face New Zealand after citing case dismissed

We've got to up it again next week", he said. Obviously the Sonny Bill Williams red card was significant. Gatland said he trusted his players to not get carried away during their brief break in Queenstown. "You've got to have priorities and, if the Lions is the priority, that's the way it has to be". "I think he has been outstanding". That's how Lions skipper Sam Warburton sees the situation as his side heads into Saturday's series decider at Eden Park. Read More

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'Despicable Me 3' Conquers July 4 Box Office Weekend With $75 Million

'Despicable Me 3' Conquers July 4 Box Office Weekend With $75 Million

The original " Despicable Me " had the smallest debut but ultimately went on to gross over half a billion dollars ($543 million) at the box office . Gru's most formidable and comedic nemesis to date, Bratt is out to take down Hollywood , and anyone who stands in his way. The real victor this weekend is " Baby Driver ", bringing in an estimated $ 21 million in its first week out. Read More

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Henderson comes up just short of defending Women's PGA title

Henderson comes up just short of defending Women's PGA title

Kang and Kim each shot 66. "I think I kind of proved to some of the naysayers, and proved to myself, that I am in a great position", said Henderson at the start of the week. Henderson joined Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win an LPGA tournament before turning 18. "But as a tournament, when I step up and hit a shot, it's the same thing as if I'm on the driving range, I do what I have to do and stick to my routine and play my game". Read More

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China, US ties sour over N.Korea, Taiwan

China, US ties sour over N.Korea, Taiwan

Heather Nauert , a State Department spokeswoman, underscored that the military sales have no effect on the United States' "One China" policy , which President Trump suggested in December may be under review. The U.S. government's approval Thursday of $1.42 billion in advanced weaponry for Taiwan risks a stiff backlash from China after a year of strained relations between Beijing and the self-ruled island, which sees the mainland as its chief military rival. Read More

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'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

These movies are pretty critic-proof. Why does anyone? Let me leave you with this: Michael Bay directed The Rock , which is straight up one of the greatest action movies ever. "So I don't think you can anticipate necessarily that we'll do a movie in sequence". Josh Duhamel reprises his role as Colonel William Lennox, who was part of the first three films, as was John Turturro , who delivers a small comedic cameo. Read More

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GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

Spicer told Fox News on Friday he thought prospects of Senate passage were "very high", adding: "I think we're going to get this thing done. and hopefully by the August recess really have Obamacare repealed and replaced". Democrats countered that the bill is a giveaway to the rich at the expense of middle- and low-income families who will lose health insurance. Grow said the side of the bill dealing with the private insurance market had many favorable aspects, while the side of the bill ... Read More

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A Lesson for Democrats From Jon Ossoff's Big Loss

A Lesson for Democrats From Jon Ossoff's Big Loss

A new report from Politico has revealed that Democrats recently met to discuss House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's future as the leader of the Democratic Party . Mark Sanford in SC. They're not. They're not talking about Putin, Russia, Flynn. Following two big loses in the special elections held earlier this week in Georgia and SC, the Democratic Party is facing internal questions in regards to their leadership. Read More

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Chinese stocks fall to pare weekly gain fuelled by MSCI inclusion

Chinese stocks fall to pare weekly gain fuelled by MSCI inclusion

Investors will most likely be concentrating on what has proven to work in the past, which may offer a better idea as to how successful the strategies will be heading into the second half of the year and beyond. Not only is the market massive - the second-biggest worldwide after America's - it is also home to numerous companies most aligned with China's consumer and service industries, which are seen as key drivers of the US$11 trillion economy's long-term expansion. Read More

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Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda

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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