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Rauner officially announces re-election bid for governor with campaign video

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In the video, Rauner talks about battles waged with the General Assembly and what he calls the "Madigan Machine". He released a video Monday saying he's won some and lost some, but he chooses "to fight" instead of throwing in the towel. IL legislators this summer adopted an income-tax increase and the state's first budget in two years over Rauner's vetoes. The first-term governor is considered among the most vulnerable incumbents nationwide. Read More »

White House: Kelly needn't apologize to Florida Rep. Wilson

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The pregnant widow of a fallen USA soldier whose combat death led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman says the phone call from the president left her angry and crying. They include whether the USA had adequate intelligence and equipment for its operation, whether there was a planning failure and why it took two days to recover Johnson's body. Read More »

Honolulu becomes first major U.S. city to ban texting while crossing street

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This law will be applicable in the city from today. A second violation of the Honolulu ordinance will cost you as much as $75 and each subsequent violation would bring as much as a $99 fine. "No person shall cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device". In few cases, an exception will be given to people who are calling 911 and the emergency responders who have to look at their mobile screen as a part of their job. Read More »

Labour investigates Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara over 'claims of abuse'

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The party is investigating "comments and behaviour which have been reported from earlier this year", it said. The ex-shadow education secretary added: "That's why I think he should be suspended while that investigation is taking place". But in an incident in March she said Mr O'Mara, who was DJing in a nightclub, called her an "ugly bitch" and watched on as she was beaten up by the venue's bouncers. Read More »

Singapore Passport Is World's 'Most Powerful'

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It ranked all of the passports of the world by their "total visa-free score", where a point is given for each country that their holders can visit without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or using electronic travel authorisation. India, which was listed 78th past year, has improved its ranking, figuring at 75th position with a visa-free score of 51. Last year, the USA came close behind the United Kingdom, ranking in fourth tier, with its citizens able to travel visa-free to 156 countries. Read More »

Israeli police arrest Palestinian after Facebook translates 'Good morning' to 'Attack them'

What happened next was unexpected, to say the least. Israeli police arrested him on suspicion of inciting violence, believing he was urging people to use a bulldozer to attack people, the Times of Israel reports . University of Cambridge students learning Arabic will no longer be able to study in the Palestinian territories for their year overseas because of Israeli authorities not granting visa renewals. Read More »

Two dead in shooting at Grambling State

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Both men were from Farmerville, one was a student and one was not. Grambling State University Director of University Communications Will Sutton said the victims were Earl Andrews, a senior at GSU, and Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte to visit Japan next week

Duterte witnessed the turnover of the military equipment during his tour of the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleyev. During his presidency, he has repeatedly announced plans to shift Manila's military dependence on the United States to procuring arms from China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Élysée puddle: Macron's dog Nemo filmed urinating in president's office

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The Labrador-Griffon cross made a decision to take a pee break during an important meeting between government members and his master. The hilarious moment was caught on camera by French TV TF1 and quickly went viral on Twitter. 'Does that happen often?' asks Mr Denormandie. The poll, conducted by Odoxa for L'Express, la presse régionale and France Inter, showed that more than half of French people - some 56 per cent - think that Mr Macron is a "bad president". Read More »

Tiny Montana Firm Restores Puerto Rico's Power

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The company, Whitefish Energy , said last week that it had signed a $300 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to fix and reconstruct large portions of the island's electrical infrastructure. Puerto Rico's power grid was precarious even before Hurricane Maria made landfall a month ago. "There were other companies offering to do the work", says Ferris "but because of PREPA's perilous financial situation, those other parties wouldn't necessarily just jump in". Read More »

Top US Senate Republican aims for tax bill by year-end

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Threatening the GOP's top priority of passing major tax reform, Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur warned Tuesday night that so many House Republicans are frustrated with plans to nix a popular deduction, they could block the budget this week. Read More »

#CrimeStats: Mbalula doesn't understand the danger of guns - Gun Free SA

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McGluwa goes on to say that the high level of contact crimes and stock theft in this predominantly rural province furthermore emphasises the need to re-establish specialised units that will tackle specific crimes. According to the statistics‚ the number of cases of illegal firearms and ammunition rose to 16‚134‚ from 14‚772 the previous reporting year. Chronic undertraining, under-resourcing and underequipping of the police, plus the ongoing crisis in police intelligence, is behind the rise ... Read More »

Lane County's jobless rate remains largely unchanged

Reno/Sparks had the best rate among the state's metropolitan reporting areas with just 4 percent of the 237,900 people in the labor force seeking employment. Employment gains in trade, transportation, and utilities (+6,200), educational and health services (+4,600), and leisure and hospitality (+2,900) surpassed losses in financial activities (-2,400), other services (-2,200), information (-1,000), and professional and business services (-700). Read More »

Captain for Smackdown's female Survivor Series team named

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Above and below are segments with the blue brand bosses from tonight's episode. Side stepping this challenge, Shane made clear that neither Zayn or Owens would be part of Team Smackdown for the Survivor Series . She will now attempt to lead a team which has shared some heated rivalries in recent weeks and get them to overcome a currently mysterious RAW team. Read More »

Police detain around 100 protesting students at QAU

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The university administration has taken action against Balochistan students who were protesting for their right. Some students were also reportedly injured during clashes. On the occasion, police detained 79 protesting students. Officials have booked a total of 48 students - most of whom belong to Baloch Student's Council - in two cases of rioting, obstruction and damage to property. Read More »

New Zealand party told to pay for breached Eminem copyright

The track, used during the conservative National Party's successful 2014 election campaign and titled Eminem Esque , was found to have "substantially copied" Eminem's hit song, Lose Yourself . You own it, you better never let it go. She noted that Eight Mile Style rarely grants permission to use " Lose Yourself " in advertising. The National Party said in a statement it was disappointed with the ruling. Read More »

Teen who jumped from train may have known accused

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The accused reportedly boarded the local from CSMT. Later, the Railway police officials identified the accused as Krupa Patel (30), a native of Odisha, who had boarded the railway coach reserved for the handicapped from platform number 1 at CSMT. Read More »

Trump, Corker feud ahead of critical Hill visit

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Appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box, Rubio was asked to respond in real time as President Donald Trump used Twitter to attack Corker and accuse the retiring senator of "fighting tax cuts." And Trump's claims that he refused to endorse Corker for re-election have been refuted by the senator's staff. Read More »

White House says it's 'probably a good move' for Flake to retire

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But Trump was pleased about his lunch on Capitol Hill with GOP senators Tuesday. Flake, who has frequently sparred with Trump, said earlier Tuesday he will not run for re-election. Most Republican officeholders, who have largely taken the plunge with Mr Trump so far, have stayed in line. "I would think their philosophy of conservatism and letting people keep more of their tax money and creating a dynamic economy would override any personal things", said Sen. Read More »

Centre Mulls Building 50 More Outposts At India-China Border

Greater Noida: All jawans and officers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be trained in basic Mandarin and a proposal for 50 more posts for the force along the border with China, temperature controlled at 20 degrees all year round in high-altitude is being considered by the government, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Read More »

Watch Robots Carve Out Nissan's LEAF-Based Electric CUV

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They even do a little dance at the end to celebrate their accomplishment in creating what looks to be Nissan's next electric vehicle, a CUV/SUV. . It's the star of the company's stand at this year's bustling Tokyo motor show . While Nissan hasn't spelled out how big of a battery the IMx packs, the company says it provides for 600 kilometers of range - 372 miles - on Japan's (comparatively lenient) JC08 test cycle. Read More »

Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russian Federation dossier

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The message refers to the two partners of Washington dirt-firm Fusion GPS, Fritch and Catan, who complied (under protest) to appear in person before the House Intelligence Committee, but then pleaded the Fifth Amendment, to not answer anything about their clients, financing and other details concerning their project-the anti-Trump 2016 dossier, which Fusion commissioned from "ex"-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele ". Read More »

National Park Service Considers Fee Increases For Some Parks

The increase at 17 of the nation's most popular parks would generate an extra $70 million a year over the $200 million now collected annually from entrance fees, the parks agency estimated. For many people, this shuts off access at a time when we want to get people outdoors, and get people who haven't been coming to the parks to come". Meanwhile, the pending federal budget would cut the National Park Service's discretionary budget by 13 percent and lay off 1,200 employees in the next fiscal ... Read More »

Relax! No tax on owning domestic animals in Punjab

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The Local Government Department of Punjab on Tuesday made it clear that the reports in certain sections of media regarding imposition of tax upon keeping pets in the urban areas are totally baseless and devoid of facts. Sidhu's denial came after opposition attacked him based on a news report that his department had proposed levying such tax. He said that new tax would adversely affect the business of the sweet shop owners and have a cascading effect on prices as the burden for the same ... Read More »

FBI Releases Sandy Hook Documents

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But the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had no record of such a meeting. The witness also described Lanza as the "weirdest person online" and said he had serious depression. "However, she never cleaned his room, nor was allowed in his room". Lanza shot the children and educators with an AR-15-style rifle that was legally purchased by his mother, who took her son to shooting ranges, authorities have said. Read More »

US Will Resume Admitting Refugees But Impose Stricter Vetting

However, individuals from those 11 counties will be considered for resettlement in the US on a case-by-case basis, but only if they are determined to be in the "U.S. International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban into effect later in the week pending further judicial review, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., June 26, 2017. Read More »

Iran: Death for man found spying for Israel

Iran has sentenced to death a man it implicated in the assassination of several senior nuclear scientists and accused of being a spy for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency. Iran's Prosecutor General, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was quoted as saying that the suspect "transferred information about 30 important Iranian figures" to Mossad during meetings with several Mossad agents on various occasions. Read More »