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Iggy Azalea sued for failure to pay $300000 credit card debt

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The 27-year-old was issued a $400,000 tax lien by the IRS in 2016, saying she chose to pay the IRS monthly instead of in a single payment. Azalea's debut studio album The New Classic (2014) was a massive success, peaking among the top five of several charts worldwide. Read More »

Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi says doesn't want armed clash with Kurds

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris for talks on the global fight against Islamic State group extremists and rebuilding Iraq's economy. The outcome of the referendum has raised concerns in Iraq and overseas that a conflict might break out there along ethnic lines, potentially weakening a USA -backed campaign against Islamic State, which still holds pockets of territory in Iraq and Syria. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton fastest in rain-hit practice for Japanese GP

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However, he was merely performing an installation lap and was one of nine drivers to go out in the rain but not complete an entire lap: Daniel Ricciardo , Romain Grosjean, Pierre Gasly, Kevin Magnussen, Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas didn't even do that. Read More »

NYT Columnist Calls for Repealing Second Amendment

Said supporters of this provision within the country's constitution, adopted and ratified in 1791 at a time when automatic and semi-automatic weapons were still centuries away from being invented, have in time honored fashion been extending themselves in arguing that freedom in America means the freedom to be able to walk into a gun store on any given day and procure enough firepower to wipe out a herd of elephants. Read More »

Study reveals honey contains pesticides that pose health risk to humans

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After finding that 34 per cent of the samples contained neonicotinoids harmful to bees , scientists warned that continued exposure to these chemicals could jeopardize the survival of bees . This can allow them to infiltrate every part of the growing plant. Concentrations were highest in European, North American, and Asian samples. It was lowest in South America at 57%. Read More »

Woman killed in Hamburg as storm batters northern Germany

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The German Weather Service said in a statement that the storm could reach hurricane-strength wind speeds of between 105 and 115 kilometres per hour. One was in the auto the woman taken to the hospital. State-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn ordered a standstill for trains across northern Germany, especially the Hamburg-Berlin line, as many routes were blocked by fallen trees. Read More »

Russia, Saudi Arabia to set up $1 billion technology fund

Furthermore, according to the signed document the two parties could collaborate on the production of equipment for oil and gas field development, by localising production either in Russian Federation or Saudi Arabia . Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign joint investment agreements worth more than $3 billion during the visit, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Read More »

Detailed Timeline of Las Vegas Route 91 Shooting Emerges

Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday and said in a statement she was unaware of the Paddock's plans. He lugged up 23 firearms in 10 suitcases and stayed mostly indoors with a do-not-disturb sign on the door. The 64-year-old retired accountant quietly stockpiled an arsenal of high-powered weapons while pursuing a passion for high-stakes gambling at Nevada casinos, where his game of choice was video poker, a relatively ... Read More »

TMZ reports that Las Vegas gunman had booked hotel room overlooking Lollapalooza

The reserved hotel rooms overlooked the festival's main stage, entrance, and exit - not vastly different than the positioning of the Mandalay Bay suite he eventually used to attack innocent Route 91 festival goers. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference Wednesday night that Paddock must have had some help along the way given his huge arsenal, the explosive materials found in his vehicle, and his meticulous plan, but they don't know who that might be. Read More »

Bank robber father of Las Vegas gunman born in Sheboygan

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Stephen Paddock , who killed himself moments before police stormed the hotel suite he had transformed into a sniper's nest on Sunday night, left no clear clues as to his reasons for staging the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. Presumably, Stephen, who killed more than 50 people and wounded 500 others , was one of those children. Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an "incredible job". Read More »

School evacuated for 'strange odor,' turns out to be pumpkin spice

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So Heiser ordered an evacuation and called the Baltimore Fire Department. Two students and three adults were transported as a precaution, one of the adults were transported for an unrelated reason. Emergency personnel, including the HAZMAT team of the Baltimore City Fire Department, quickly arrived to assess the safety of our students and the building. Read More »

Sanders opening statement on the Republican budget

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Reconciliation allows a bill to pass the Senate without being subject to a filibuster, a crucial hurdle for the GOP to move eventual tax legislation. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) - and even President Donald Trump - have pushed healthcare and tax reform plans that Paul has stood firmly against. Read More »

NRA promotes perversion of Second Amendment rights

The data I have says that mass shootings are incredibly hard to proactively reduce, but the overwhelming majority of gun violence in America is not. "My guess: Take the guns-or at least the presumptive right to them-away". "If data is collected for objective of violating Bill of Rights ", intoned a friend on Twitter , "then it's wrong". Read More »

Two Texas Republicans in Congress open door to "bump stock" ban

They're legal and originally were meant to help people with limited hand mobility fire a semi-automatic without the individual trigger pulls required. Therefore, members argue, it's hard not to take a look at a device that would transition a legal weapon into one that fires at a rate similar to the tightly restricted ones. Read More »

Simona Halep defeated Shaparova for the first time în her career

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The victory was the Romanian's first in eight career matches against Sharapova and helped her avenge a first-round defeat at the U.S. Open . I'm really happy that I could do this. "I think she played an incredible match, probably the best she's played against me in all of our previous meetings", said Sharapova, who won the China Open in 2014. Read More »

Jerry Johnson: GOP should break with the NRA

One manufacturer of bump fire stocks , Slide Fire, states on its website it submitted the part to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and had it approved. The White House says President Donald Trump welcomes a review of US policy on so-called bump stock devices that legally make semi-automatic rifles into faster-firing automatic weapons. Read More »

President Trump travels to grieving Las Vegas after mass shooting

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Meanwhile, many on social media were exasperated after hearing Trump say today is sad for him "personally", rather than sharing the grief and mourning of the people in Las Vegas and letting them know he and the nation supports them. "I would guess that activity at shooting ranges follows that pattern, too". But when conservative activists took control of the US National Rifle Association in the late 1970s, transforming what had always been a sleepy organisation of sportsmen and hunters ... Read More »

Amit Shah skips BJP's high profile 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Kerala

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While it gained momentum, Amit Shah had to abandon it on Thursday for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi , CNN News18 reported. "Shah should ask BJP to put down the guns", Chacko said. According to RSS , the rally was earlier postponed as the state BJP leaders are not committed to strengthening the party. Read More »

Honeypreet not cooperating, may ask to further remand: Panchkula Police

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A court in Panchkula had in September issued arrest warrants against top Dera functionaries - Honeypreet , Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan. Honeypreet was then taken to Bathinda the next day in order to identify the location she sought refuge in for 4 days, which was allegedly denied by Honeypreet entirely. Read More »

At least 13 killed in Balochistan shrine blast

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Thursday's attack is the second major strike at a shrine in Balochistan where in November 2016, at least 52 people were killed and 102 injured in a blast at the shrine of Shah Norani in Khuzdar district. A suicide bomber has struck a religious shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Security forces reached the spot immediately and placed a cordon around the site of the blast. Read More »

Mahatma Gandhi assassination: SC appoints amicus curiae on plea seeking re-probe

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A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao asked Sharan to ascertain whether there is material evidence to accept the petition seeking re-investigation into an assassination that took place seven decades ago. Mahatma Gandhi was killed by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. He has argued that the top court has not had occasion to adjudicate the case on merit, pointing out that the Privy Council had in 1949 said that the Supreme Court must examine the case. Read More »

NHRC notices to MP, UP over police action

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The farmers are also seen leaving a police station, their clothes bundled in their arms. Thousands of farmers had participated in Khet Bachao Kisan Bachao Andolan organized by the Congress in the town to demand that Tikamgarh district be declared drought-affected because it had received insufficient rains. Read More »

White House Talking Points On Las Vegas Downplay Gun Control

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Ryan finally replied by framing Congress' move to roll back restrictions on people with mental illness buying guns as about "protecting people's rights". "The power of prayer of us healing and getting back together", House Speaker Paul Ryan said. But a big chunk of the bill is also about guns. Republicans in Congress had actually planned to vote in the coming weeks on bills to lift some restrictions on gun silencers and allow gun owners with concealed carry permits to take their firearms ... Read More »