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Westmeath Hurling Boss Backs All-Ireland Hurling Changes

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On Saturday a GAA Special Congress rubber-stamped historic changes to the SHC, which received 62 per cent of the vote. This will see the Tier 2 championship finalists participating in preliminary All-Ireland quarter-finals against the third-placed teams from Munster and Leinster with the Tier 2 teams having home advantage. Read More »

Elementary school librarian rejects books given by Melania Trump

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Melania Trump is only the last in a lineup of first ladies who have read Dr. Seuss's books to children . Phipps Soeiro rejected the 10 copies of Oh, The Places You'll Go! allotted to her school, calling the renowned children's author "a bit of a cliché, a exhausted and worn ambassador for children's literature", and saying that a number of his books feature racist caricatures and undertones. Read More »

Australian boy dies after neck pinned while bench-pressing at gym

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Ben Shaw , 15, was found by a gym staffer pinned on a weighlifting bench. It was not clear how long he was trapped. The young weightlifter's rugby league club, the Pine Central Holy Spirit Hornets , said in a statement: "Yesterday afternoon they (the Shaw family) lost their handsome Ben". Read More »

Cuomo: Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition for 22000 students

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Advocates of the program have praised it for its promise of free tuition to students who may not otherwise be able to afford it, and for providing a blueprint for other states to follow. To be eligible, the student's household income must be under $100,000, they must be taking 30 credits a year, and be on track to graduate in two or four years depending on their degree. Read More »

CBS fires executive after heartless comment about Vegas victims

Because "country music fans often are Republican gun toters". It said she had violated the company's standards by expressing deeply unacceptable views. Around 10 p.m. local time in Las Vegas Monday, at least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Read More »

Oakland Raiders Donate $50000 To Las Vegas Victims' Fund

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The GoFundMe campaign , created by Steve Sisolak , the Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas , is well more than halfway to its goal of $2 million. The president said: 'He brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. Monday morning, several of Oakland's players tweeted to express their condolences and prayers for the victims affected by a mass shooting . Read More »

'Too early' to discuss gun control

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Critics say efforts to ease the restrictions will allow more criminals to use them and will make it hard to detect when and where a shooting is taking place. A bipartisan bill on background checks failed in the Senate four years ago, and since then Republicans have usually pointed to mental health legislation when questioned about the appropriate congressional response to gun violence. Read More »

More Than Half Of Australians Have Voted

Australians began voting last month in the non-binding poll, conducted by post, to inform the government on whether voters wanted Australia to become the 25th nation to permit same-sex marriage. Australians are coming out strong in their support of marriage equality . "The RACGP acknowledges that discrimination, bullying and harassment of LGBTIQ people has a severe, damaging impact on mental and physical health outcomes for affected individuals, their families and community", the RACGP said. Read More »

Las Vegas massacre may only slightly shift the needle on gun control

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Sandy Hook mom rails against Congress after Las Vegas shooting " Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity", Murphy wrote in a statement . Ryan ordered the flags of the Capitol to fly at half-staff, and issued a statement saying, "the whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences and in our prayers". Read More »

FM Zarif hails Iran's banking ties with Oman

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Zarif was due to visit Qatar on the second leg of his Gulf tour. The audience reviewed aspects of the existing cooperation between the Sultanate and Iran in various spheres to serve the joint interests of Omani and Iranian people, in addition to discussing a number of matters in the light of the current developments at the regional and global arena. Read More »

Russia Gives Big Boost to Internet in North Korea

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North Korea has been blamed by Western governments for several major cyber attacks in recent years, including against banks Sony Pictures and South Korean banks, as well as the WannaCry ransomware attack that froze computers unless their owners sent cash. Read More »

UP BJP spokesperson says Taj Mahal is 'controversial'; Was a Shiv Temple

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Uttar Pradesh government released a booklet to mark six months of Yogi Adityanath becoming UP CM. In its bid to promote religious and cultural tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has conveniently dropped the world famous Taj Mahal , considered one of the seven wonders of the world , from its list of important tourist destinations. Read More »

The Obamas Could Be Moving to NYC

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HuhThe Obamas may be moving uptown. The place is actually situated between East End Avenue and East River Drive and near the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion, according to sources who have seen the couple arriving at the building for viewings. Read More »

"No evidence" of shots fired at University of Southern California

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The LAPD has now determined there was NO shooting on the USC campus. "No danger to community", the LAPD said on Twitter after completing a search of campus buildings. Within the hour, however, police confirmed that the campus was safe and that no shooting had occurred. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured at a concert Sunday night in Las Vegas. Read More »

Sen. Murphy tells Congress to 'get off its ass' on gun control

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Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the Las Vegas shooting shows that, "the time for hand-wringing and soul-searching is over. That's what's going to keep the people in this country safe", DeLauro said. He said, "It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic". Read More »

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, U.S. officials sceptical

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Sullivan, the general manager of Guns & Guitars, Inc. The shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock , opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. But his family didn't know whether Stephen Paddock had significant gaming debts. The elder Paddock was removed from the most-wanted list in 1977 and captured in Springfield, Oregon, in 1978. Read More »

23-year-old BC man killed in Las Vegas shooting

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The latest figures from the shooting are that 58 people have died and more than 500 have been injured. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says Jessica Klymchuk, an Albertan, was among those who died. "It now seems like a foolish idea but we didn't know what was going on", McBryan said in an interview. McBryan said he didn't hear any gunfire, but remembers waves of screaming as hundreds of people from the concert began descending on the area and police set up roadblocks. Read More »

Supreme Court term begins with worker rights

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The Supreme Court will decide whether the workers can act together or alone. Gerrymandering, the drawing of legislative districts for partisan advantage, is a common practice. The case centers on Sheila Hobson, a former employee at a Murphy Oil USA gas station in Calera, Alabama, who objected to taking a survey of competitors' gas prices that she said took 30 to 90 minutes a day - without pay - on her way to and from work. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Blames Las Vegas Attack on NRA

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But conservative critics quickly hit back, saying silencers probably would only moderately dampen the sound of gunfire in this kind of attack - especially from what was described as a high-powered weapon. Brown also said the NRA "owns the president" in response to question about gun control. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. Read More »

Lafayette Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

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David said two other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals. The officer was pronounced dead at the scene. He says the suspect ran, but was caught a short time later by Lafayette officers. We will bring you more details as they become available. The Big Boy is located in front of a federally subsidized apartment complex in a neighborhood of stores and apartments. Read More »

Britain needs to offer certainty to firms, clarify Brexit plan-Hammond

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Hammond , finance minister for the centre-right party since July 2016, will talk up the merits of a free-market economy. Mr Hammond acknowledged that the Cabinet was split over the nature of Britain's withdrawal from the EU, telling Sky News: "We know, on this big issue of how we take forward our exit from the European Union , what type of relationship we should have with the European Union in the future, there are differences of view , nobody is denying that". Read More »

Anti-ISIS Service Member Killed By IED Blast In Iraq

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The Defense Department has not released the nationality or names of the service members, "pending notification of next of kin", Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. After defeating the Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul and then Tal Afar, U.S. -backed Iraqi forces have turned their attention to Hawijah, a densely populated city north of Baghdad. Read More »

Tennessee man identified as one of the Las Vegas victims

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The concert was attended by more than 22,000 people. More than 500 were injured. Of those, 50 are confirmed dead and more than 400 are reported injured in the worst mass shooting in US history. "I want everyone to know what a kind-hearted loving man he was but at this point I can barely breathe", Heather Melton wrote to USA Today . The medical center said it has "provided counselors for any staff affected by this disgusting incident". Read More »

Prime Minister under pressure: Theresa May insists government is united

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The protests outside the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today were in stark contrast to those yesterday when 30,000 people marched on the city to demonstrate in support of causes from anti-austerity to anti-Brexit. Mr Johnson fed into the confusion last Saturday when he warned in an interview with The Sun newspaper that he has four "red lines" for Mrs May. Splits in the party emerged at the weekend over Mr Johnson's behaviour, with several senior figures speaking out ... Read More »

Incidents of 'braid-chopping' create unrest in Kashmir

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The lady was found unconscious outside washroom of her house. Chopping incidents have also reached the capital Srinagar and today people in Nowgam area on the city outskirts staged a massive protest against failed bid to cut hair of a local girl by unidentified persons. Read More »