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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Receive $0 From White House Positions

When calculating the averages, Roll Call omitted the three employees who are taking no salary, including the president's daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, and a former Baltimore real estate developer. Reacting to news of a White House source saying the President may visit Theresa May before he goes to France, Lucas said it seems like "the White House is springing this on Number 10". Read More »

Osinbajo, Dogara mourn Maitama Sule

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According to Punch, one of his sons, Mukhtar Maitama confirmed that the former minister died in a Cairo hospital 24 hours after arrival. He also said the deceased, also known by his traditional title as "Danmasanin Kano" was a patriot who espoused the God-given strengths and positive attributes of all the constituent ethnicities in the country. Read More »

New information expected in teen's road rage killing

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They also confiscated the red pick up truck he was driving when he encountered the teenager at the interchange of Route 100 and Route 202. Police Chief Joseph Gleason narrated that Roberson and Desper were trying to merge into a single lane on the highway and none of the two was said to be giving way, and this sparked the conflict. Read More »

Arkansas: 28 Injured In Little Rock Nightclub Shooting

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Several firearms seized by federal authorities during Hampton's arrest will be sent to a crime lab in Arkansas to determine whether they match shell casings found at the scene of the shooting early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge , said Little Rock Police Lt. Read More »

Man Charged and Arrested in Kidnapping of Chinese Scholar

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Ying Ying Zhang was set to start her PHD this fall in agricultural science at the University of IL. University of Illinois Police also posted about the arrest. The court document indicates a search of Christensen's vehicle indicates the area where Zhang was believed to have been sitting had been cleaned. Read More »

Former Gov. Heineman says Sen. Sasse man to lead health care reform

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Regardless of their position on the bill, spending the Fourth of July recess with their constituents is likely to be uncomfortable. In a " tweet ", Donald Trump has proposed a solution: "If the republican senators do not get to adopt things they are working on at the moment, they should repeal it immediately, and replace at a later date!" "It's not easy making American great again, is it?" he added. Read More »

Woman killed as Indian troops clash with Kashmir rebels

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The two civilians killed have been identified as Tahira and Shadab Ahmad Chopan. While the cordon was being laid some militants opened fired upon the security personnel which was retaliated. Terming his life as a model for all those "who were in the way of Jihad in 90's and were later arrested", Nasreen said that the life of Bashir is an extraordinary "form of resistance", and a "model for all such people". Read More »

World leaders pay tribute to German unifier Helmut Kohl

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The world lost a man who brought it closer together, said Former Luxembourg prime minister and current president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. "But all that paled in comparison to his life's achievements". Serving as chancellor from 1982 to 1998, Kohl was also an architect of the expansion of the EU. Read More »

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Oneida County

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The primary threats will be damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall, forecasters said. Parts of north and central Alabama have been placed under flash flood watches that will extend into the evening. 25% chance of a couple showers. Saturday: Early AM Fog. Chance for a shower or thunderstorm (mainly in the afternoon). Then partly cloudy, warm and slowly turning less humid. Read More »

Humid, hot and a chance of pop-up storms

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Monday-4th of July: Partly Sunny and Hot. A high temperature near 86 Saturday , with sunny skies and winds coming from the northwest at around 5 miles per hour. Originally showers were looking on the light side, but now could strengthen into thunderstorms with lightning. Southwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. Today , almost all of Upstate lies in the "slight", or 15 percent chance, for severe storms, which means winds of at least 58 and/or 1-inch hail. Read More »

Ken Paxton, 9 other states urge Trump Administration to end DACA

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DAPA would have protected undocumented parents of USA citizens from deportation, but got blocked in court after Texas sued the administration for overstepping executive authority. "We respectfully request that the Secretary of Homeland Security phase out the DACA program", the letter says. The judge in that case on Thursday issued a new order keeping the case on hold until July 7, when the lawyers involved are to notify the court on what they intend to do. Read More »

New German Law Makes Facebook (FB) and Google into 'Content Police'

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Facebook Inc ( NASDAQ:FB ) and other big-time websites could soon face huge fines for failing to address hate speech on their platforms, as a new law looks set to go into effect in Germany. One case involved the targeting of prominent Green MP Renate Kunast, with a post that falsely suggested she was sympathetic to a refugee who had murdered a German student in the southern city of Freiburg. Read More »

Illinois House adjourns as budget meetings go on

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He said legislators will continue work Saturday, according to AP. No budget before the start of the 2018 fiscal year on Saturday could very well mean IL would become the first state in the nation to have a junk credit rating. The proposed budget relies on more than $2 billion in spending cuts and a likely increase in the income tax to raise $5 billion. They have said an income tax hike will fund it, but haven't produced legislation. Read More »

United Kingdom sets out post-Brexit rights for European Union citizens

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BBPA chief executive Brigid Simmonds added: 'I welcome that the Government has now set out proposals that make clear that staff in our industry can remain in the United Kingdom after Brexit . A two-year "grace period" after Brexit will allow those with less than five years' residence to secure settled status. There will be an online process application that will give applicants the same "indefinite leave to remain" status as many non-European nationals who have also lived in Britain for ... Read More »

Kris Kobach and every American's voter data

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Many political campaigns, for instance, obtains such information for purposes of advertising and door-knocking. "We provide it to everybody, because that's what publicly available information is". But he added that he thought it refreshing that the commission was asking for suggestions before starting its work. "I have no intention of honoring this request", Gov. Read More »

Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Benefits Ruling

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The Texas Supreme Court's decision does not outright declare that these two "devout Christians" should win this case, but it does keep their suit alive by claiming that Obergefell left open an unresolved question. They also faced pressure from Texas GOP leadership - spearheaded by Gov. Republicans in Texas are viewing the court decision as a victory, with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton saying that it " recognized that Texas law is still important when it comes to marriage ". Read More »

What the 2016 census reveals about property

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Her mother, Gillian Graham-Crowe, was still recovering physically from the birth, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics demanded she and her husband Gavin Youngman answer this census question: "For each female [in the household], how many babies has she ever given birth to?" ABS is the national statistical agency of Australia with its headquarters in Canberra. Read More »

European leaders in display of unity ahead of G20

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Ms Merkel said European countries will work to find "joint solutions" with the U.S. on climate change and other issues during the summit. She and French President Emmanuel Macron said there is agreement on issues such as fighting terrorism and they will seek joint solutions. Read More »

ACM cladding fears over hundreds of buildings declared as safe

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Pressed on whether the death toll could climb to triple figures, Ms McCormack said: "I've said I believe it could increase, I don't think it's going to be triple, no". She added: "We have listened to 26 999 calls to the London Fire Brigade from people who said they were inside one of those 23 flats". This work is also continuing with joint inspections of medium rise residential properties across the county. Read More »

Donald Trump, Putin set to meet at G20 summit: Russian official

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Trump has long played down reports of Russian meddling, but he seized on recent reports about former president Barack Obama's cautious reaction to election interference past year to attack Obama for a timorous response. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Wednesday that Moscow would respond proportionately if the United States took measures against Syrian government forces. Read More »

Wildfires continue to burn in Arizona, California, Utah

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A state lawmaker in Utah has blamed a raging wildfire on federal logging regulations and "bunny-loving" environmentalists, saying a spate of beetle infestations has only fueled a blaze that's forced the evacuation of almost 1,500 people. A 400-acre (162-hectare) fire in Mariposa County on the western Sierra foothills is 10 percent surrounded. "We are a good 12 miles away from the fire". Read More »

Venus Williams to jail? Charged with vehicular manslaughter?

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Williams, 37, was at a major intersection in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9 when her auto was T-boned by another vehicle that had right of way, a police report said. His wife was also taken to a hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived. The report says Williams was driving an estimated speed of 5 miles per hour. Read More »

Family Sue Brain-Eating Amoeba Infested Water Park

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In a written statement to PEOPLE at the time, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said , "The deceased's only known underwater exposure was believed to be when riding in a raft with several others that overturned at the U.S. Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA Most Improved Player award

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Antetokounmpo averaged career highs in both blocks (1.9) and steals (1.6) per game during the 2016-17 season, which ranked sixth and 11th in the National Basketball Association respectively. Mike D'Antoni was then voted Coach of the Year, the second time he has won the award. If his second season was not good enough, his numbers improved even more in his third season, averaging 16.9 points per game, 1.4 blocks per game, 1.2 steals per game, 4.3 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. Read More »

Leslie Jones accuses the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles hotel of racism

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After seeing the tweet on Monday, the Ritz responded to her to say: '@Lesdoggg We're sorry to hear this. "We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to all", and offering the star to DM them so that they can solve the issue. They even released an affidavit to Us Weekly stating, "Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of the Ritz-Carlton culture and operations". Read More »

Microsoft, Rival Box Team Up On Cloud

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Microsoft Azure is to become the strategic cloud platform for Box as part of an expanded partnership. The two companies will collaborate on three primary initiatives: Box with Azure , Box Zones leveraging Azure and advanced machine learning and cognitive computing . Read More »

OnePlus 5 beats the iPhone 7 Plus in speed tests

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While the speed test conducted by same channel in past have ruled iPhone to be the victor since iPhone 6s, this time around, OnePlus 5 ended up launching the apps at a faster rate than its iOS counterpart. And considering the OnePlus 3 and 3T, two phones that are almost each a year old at this point, will see O by the end of 2017, doesn't that mean the OnePlus 5 will also get updated? Have you received your OnePlus 5 already and you are a bit sad that it doesn't have EIS for 4K ... Read More »

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition launches today for $999 and up

The launch is a partial one, with an air-cooled variant launching now and a liquid cooled model to follow in Q3. In its press release , the firm touted how the cards would be "the world's first graphics card created to empower the next generation of data scientists, game designer, and visualization professionals" giving them "up to 172 percent faster rendering performance than the comparable competitor cards". Read More »

Aston Martin Vantage AMR Looks Just As Fierce As The Concept

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Aston Martin has turned to its motorsport arm to send its outgoing Vantage model off in style. Both cars are equipped with sequential manual paddle-shift gearboxes as standard, but manual gearboxes (six speed for the V8, seven for the V12 ) are also available for all the old school enthusiasts. Read More »

Beyond Good & Evil 2 looks massive in scale, per tech demo

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The trailer we saw during E3 2017 was relegated to mainly pre-rendered video, but this trailer features footage of the game actually being played. In this video Creative Director Michel Ancel answers some of those questions. Ancel pulls back the camera not only to show how small the city below is in contrast to the continent but then pulls further back to show the larger planet, larger planets further in space and, finally, the solar system. Read More »

US to list China among worst human trafficking offenders

Trump has grown impatient with China and is said to be looking at a variety of options, including tariffs on steel imports, which have previously been discussed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The U.S. described China as devoting "sufficient resources" to a written plan for addressing trafficking. According to a release from the Embassy in Accra, says in calendar year 2016, the Government of Ghana did not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, but made ... Read More »

Religious schools get another chance at state funding in Colorado

The court had been postponing action on four other pending cases until it reached its decision in the Trinity Lutheran case, which involved a form of state financial aid to provide new materials for the surfaces of school playgrounds. The nation's history, she maintained, guarantees the free exercise of religion, "to choose for ourselves whether to believe and how to worship", without allowing the government to be part of that religious process. Read More »

Chicago cops charged with covering up Laquan McDonald shooting

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Jason Van Dyke , the Chicago police officer accused of murder in the McDonald shooting, was charged in March with 16 new counts of aggravated battery. "We will also continue to implement meaningful reforms that build community trust, provide greater training and resources to our dedicated officers, and make Chicago safer". Read More »

President Temer of Brazil accused of taking bribes from meat company JBS

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Temer , who took over in May of previous year after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and later removed from office, has the lowest approval rating of a Brazilian president since 1989. However, Janot's decision to separate the charges, filing them piecemeal, will make sure the crisis drags on and could weaken Temer's base, making congressional approval for a trial more likely. Read More »

Led strikes on ISIS-run Syrian prison leaves dozens dead

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Syrian regime-run TV station al-Ikhbariya cited its correspondent in Deir Ezzor as saying coalition warplanes had destroyed a building in Al Mayadin used as a prison by Daesh. When asked by a reporter if he envisioned the entirety of the group's USA -supplied weapons would be taken from them following the end of the campaign against the Islamic State , Mattis said, "We'll do what we can". Read More »

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

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Thursday night's Congressional Baseball game was full of heartfelt moments, a day after a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice field in Arlington, Va. Over social media he had lashed out at Trump and the GOP. Hodgkinson died following a shoot-out with police on a baseball diamond in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, after his early-morning rifle and pistol attack left four people with gunshot wounds and two others with minor injuries. Read More »

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

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The response from some: It better be. And despite four congressional special elections in which Dems easily outpaced last year's Democratic performance in red districts in red states, there's apparently a growing consensus that the House Minority Leader has become a political problem for her party . Read More »

Israeli forces target Syrian army after projectiles fall in Golan heights

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Saturday's mortars prompted a response from Israel , with the IDF releasing material showing its air force hitting two Syrian tanks and a heavy machine gun. The source did not mention Syrian fire into Israel and said the Israeli strike was in support of jihadist rebels. "If you read the newspapers it seems that we have many prophets predicting a hot summer", the defense minister said. Read More »

Sean Spicer refuses to deny if his White House role is changing

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Reminded by the questioner, Trey Yingst of One America News Network, that 16 USA intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian Federation did engage in cyberattacks to influence the election, Spicer said, "I understand". Trump has said that the allegations are aimed at undermining his electoral victory in November. It came after his colleague, White House advisor Stephen Bannon, told a reporter the reason Spicer had stopped on-camera briefings was that "Sean has gotten fatter". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise released from intensive care unit

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Hodgkinson, armed with an assault-style rifle and handgun, was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the two officers and other local police in what Alexandria Police Chief Mike Brown described as "a combat situation". on April 15, Slater said. Bernie Sanders and was "in communication" with offices of his IL senators. Slater said Hodgkinson did not have a history of mental illness, but was known to have an anger management problem . Read More »

UAE warns Qatar of divorce as Persian Gulf tensions simmer

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Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt had released a joint statement naming 59 Qatar-based or -funded individuals and 12 organizations labeled "terrorist" on June 15. — Shut down Al-Jazeera and its affiliate stations. Or its ties to Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood? The affair has also drawn in the United States, whose Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for Gulf unity. Read More »