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North Dakota out of U.S. debate on juvenile life sentences

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IN law allows a judge to sentence those over the age of 16 to life without parole for a murder conviction. The state Legislature passed more laws this year giving judges discretion to reduce by about one-third the sentences of offenders who are 17 or under when they commit their crimes. Read More »

India seizes huge amount of heroin worth millions of dollars

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Later with the help of inputs from the National Technical Research Ortganisation (NTRO), The Coast Guard started regularly monitoring the ship movements and apprehended the vessel on 29 Jul 2017 around 12: 00 hrs. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says large shipments of Afghan heroin are smuggled across the Indian Ocean to east and southern Africa. The vessel was operating under the name MV Henry and flying a Panama flag as it sailed from Dubai to Alang, a town in Gujarat known for ... Read More »

Monaco Defiant In The Face Of Arsenal Pressure Over Lemar

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Sanchez's illness will not change Arsenal's stance. Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an injury scare as the club's record signing limped off after scoring his first home goal in Sunday's 2-1 Emirates Cup defeat against Sevilla. City keeper Claudio Bravo, who plays with Sanchez for Chile, has now said: " If he decides to go, we'll wait for him with open arms at City ". "Your job is to be suspicious". Read More »

Trump's 'paddy wagon' comments put police in awkward position

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Like when you put somebody into a auto and you protect their head?. "You could take the hand away". Suffolk County Police Department , which polices the area where Trump made the speech, distanced itself from the remarks. TV20 reached out to Officer Tobias who declined to comment. The president praised the increasing militarization of United States police, saying "You know, when you wanted to take over and you used military equipment - and they were saying you couldn't do it - you know ... Read More »

BJP has fine-tuned the art of horse-trading: Congress

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The Congress jolted by the exit of six of its legislators in 24 hours, with one more likely to leave, flew off most of the party's remaining MLAs to Bengaluru on Friday night. They also handed over a memorandum against use of money and muscle power by the ruling BJP government in a bid to alter the Rajya Sabha poll result. Read More »

West Nile still a concern

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Symptoms usually develop two to 14 days after receiving a bite from an infected mosquito. Cover up when going outside between the hours of dusk and dawn. One in five people will get a fever accompanied by other flu-like symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Those most at risk of severe illness from West Nile Virus include those with pre-existing medical conditions and older adults. Read More »

Korea's ICBM test as 'reckless, dangerous'

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The North conducted its fourth and fifth nuclear test a year ago. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was present at the latest launch, said the test was a "stern warning" to the USA, which he claimed his country was now able to strike "at any place and time". Read More »

Pregnant doc puts birth on hold to help deliver woman's baby

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The doctor on-call at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center had just left, so Hess made a decision to step in. "My husband actually said, 'Is that a woman screaming?'" Hess told WKYT-TV . Her own contractions were just minutes away from starting. The patient had just had her last checkup with Hess. Her own baby girl was later delivered, and both moms and babies are reportedly doing well. Read More »

Lights go dim: Charlie Gard goes home

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Ms Yates and Mr Gard then battled for Charlie to take his last breath from the comfort of their home, but that "final wish" was denied by the court, with doctors arguing logistical issues were a concern. The Guardian expressed sympathy for Yates and partner Chris, saying the "anguished parents found themselves confronting a harsh and unfamiliar world of paediatric intensive care, the law courts and the media". Read More »

Al-Qaida says it has group in Kashmir to fight Indian rule

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This is the first time in 27 years of insurgency history that the global terror group Al Qaeda has made an entry into the restive Jammu and Kashmir region. "For this goal, a new movement of jihad has been founded by the companions of Wani under the leadership of Zakir Musa", added the statement. He had threatened to chop off the heads of separatist leaders for calling their struggle a political movement. Read More »

Siddaramaiah says 'compelled' to remove Hindi from Bengaluru Metro signboards

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The Kannada Development Authority has asked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to fire non-Kannada speaking engineers from the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited. However, the union urban development ministry in an order dated December 9, 2016, had written to the BMRCL MD that a three-language policy (local language, Hindi and English) is mandatory in all non-Hindi speaking States. Read More »

NKorea Launch was an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the missile traveled for about 45 minutes, exceeding Pyongyang's Fourth of July launch of a Hwasong 14 capable of reaching Alaska or Hawaii by about five minutes. The rumoured launch comes one day after the 64th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War . For weeks United States intelligence monitoring North Korean military sites had predicted another missile test . Read More »

Chicharito vital to West Ham season - Bilic

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Earlier this week, Hernandez became the fourth signing for West Ham when he completed his £16 million move from Bayer Leverkusen . Hernandez is quoted as saying by Metro : "I think I will be a little bit more excited than my team-mates to be back at Old Trafford". Read More »

BT pays out to avoid court battle over Italian scandal

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As part of that deal the two companies were issued a warranty as a protection against a slump in BT's performance. In January this year, BT revealed that the financial impact of an accounting scandal in its Italian business was almost £400m higher than expected. Read More »

10-year-old from Cleveland, TN has been found

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Officers said Yazmin goes by the name Arleth. When the little girl didn't return home her mother called police and reported her missing. She reportedly walked back alone, to the soccer field, being seen last by her mother at 8:20 p.m. "She is described as Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, 5'2", 100 pounds, and was last seen wearing a white shirt and green/brown shorts. She was believed to be in imminent danger. Read More »

Karur Vysya Bank Q1 profit flat at Rs 148 crore

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It opened at Rs 303.70 and touched an intraday high and low of Rs 304 and Rs 298.05 respectively till around 11.10 am. Other income (non-interest income) grew by 45.6 percent to Rs 236.3 crore and operating profit jumped 29.8 percent to Rs 449.4 crore compared with same quarter a year ago. Read More »

New database shows pollutants in most public water systems

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It lists contaminants as well as their levels and likely sources, and any federal drinking water violations by local water utilities. Every zip code turns up some form of contamination. Only one contaminant was detected above health guidelines in 2015. To lower levels of contaminants in drinking water, the EWG recommends that people use a water filter. Read More »

Is Reince Priebus the White House Leaker? Conway Responds to Scaramucci Tweet

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Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's new communications director, on Thursday backed away from what appeared to be a suggestion that the FBI investigate Priebus over a leak of Scaramucci's financial records. After reports on that tweet were published - many of which interpreted Scaramucci as fingering Priebus as the leaker - the communications director, shortly before 1:00 a.m., posted a new tweet. Read More »

Hillary Clinton's New Book/Campaign Post-Mortem Will Be Called 'What Happened'

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Twitter immediately reacted with imaginative edits of the book cover and title explaining their versions of " What Happened " in the election. 'What Happened' by Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to be released on 12 September. Perhaps the title should have been " What Happened to Hillary Clinton". "I didn't fully understand how impactful that was and so it created doubts in people", Clinton said in April of Russia's "weaponizing of information". Read More »

9 key facts about Hepatitis C your doctor wants you to know

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He, however, said there is a need to create awareness and understanding of the disease and associated risk factors, investment in laboratory capacity to confirm and monitor treatment as well access to cheaper treatment. It is truly global epidemic that can affect millions of people. World Health Organization is working to ensure that DAAs are affordable and accessible to those who need them. Read More »

Houston rapper Z-Ro arrested, allegedly beat girlfriend while holding pistol

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Z-Ro, real name Joseph Wayne McVey, appeared in court on Thursday. Houston Rapper Z-Ro was recently arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend, Brittany Bullock , for hours. At one point, Bullock asked to go to the restroom, where she began recording with her phone. It also states the victim could be heard saying, "Why did you push me?" and "Get your (expletive) hands from around my neck". Read More »

Baby boom 9 months after Cubs win World Series

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Melissa Dennis, vice chairwoman of obstetrics and gynecology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center told ABC News, "The number of births almost doubled in the last few weeks, from an average of five births per day to nine". The babies also got complimentary memberships in the team's "Newborn Fan Club", and numerous parents in the hospital were thrilled with the distinction of their child being born as part of the "World Series baby" wave. Read More »

Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

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The use of e-cigarettes, also called "vaping", has boomed in the United States in recent years, and they are now used by more than 9 million Americans. Some 65 per cent of vapers attempt to quit smoking versus 40 percent of non-e-cigarette users, according to the largest study of its kind. Zhu added that a national tobacco control campaign that began airing in 2012 probably also helped boost quit rates. Read More »

First human embryos genetically modified in US

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The study has demonstrated that it is possible to safely correct abnormal genes that cause hereditary diseases, and used quite a number of human embryos to experiment on. Mitalipov's group appears to have overcome earlier difficulties by "getting in early" and injecting CRISPR into the eggs at the same time they were fertilised with sperm. Read More »

Panthers Rookie Curtis Samuel Dropped Off By Mom At Training Camp

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His 3,566 yards rushing and 48 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback since 2011. The Panthers are expected to work Newton slowly back into full practices. Fewer designed runs and read options. Newton's immediate concern is getting his right shoulder ready for Week 1. "I just had a realization with myself this whole offseason", Newton said in his first extended comments to reporters since last season. Read More »

Apple manufacturer to create 3K U.S. jobs with new $10B factory

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The high-profile announcement follows a pledge from Foxconn shortly after Trump was elected to invest at least $7 billion in the United States and create between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. White House spokesman Josh Raffel confirmed the Trump announcement would be on Foxconn, but said he would not release details ahead of the event. The United States has added 70,000 manufacturing jobs since November, to almost 12.4 million, but has not added any net factory jobs in the last two months, ... Read More »

Yemen: Millions at risk if aid agencies not given better access

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UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and World Food Program (WFP) in a joint statement on Wednesday said that Yemen is grappling with "the world's worst cholera outbreak in the midst of the world's largest humanitarian crisis". Worldwide donors pledged Dollars 2.1 billion in aid at a conference earlier this year but only a third of it has been disbursed, the United Nations said earlier this month. Read More »

Alcohol can improve memory claims study

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The next day, participants performed the same task again - and those who drank more remembered more of what they'd learned. They were given a word learning task. This time, researchers had the unbelievable idea of giving people alcohol after they'd been taught something and found that, amazingly, getting mildly drunk afterwards seemed to make the lesson stick in their memories better . Read More »

Centre concedes in SC on privacy, but terms it as 'vague'

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Appearing for the Centre in the Supreme Court, Attorney-General KK Venugopal argued that there can be "no independent right called right to privacy , and that privacy is only a sociological notion, not a legal concept". "Every aspect can not qualify to be a fundamental right". Earlier, the government had opined that it was not a basic right enshrined in the Constitution. Read More »