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Maricopa County's Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted of Criminal Contempt of Court

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The federal judge's orders bring relief to those who had to bear the brunt of his unusual crackdowns on immigrants. Arpaio, when reached by The Associated Press, said he didn't have an immediate comment on the verdict. His 24 years as sheriff of metro Phoenix were defined by a series of tough-on-crime tactics and legal problems that cost the area millions of dollars. Read More »

Afghan mosque blast 'kills many — BBCI

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Head of Herat hospital Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai told TOLO news that at least 20 bodies and 30 wounded were taken to the health facility. Shia Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. Read More »

Amendatory veto from Gov. Rauner expected Monday

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During a Board of Education meeting July 17, State Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, spoke to board members and administrators about the recent budget vote and the funding plan being demanded of the state legislature by Governor Bruce Rauner . Read More »

Sam Shepard, award-winning playwright and actor, dead at 73

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Hollywood veteran Antonio Banderas , took to Twitter and wrote , "Jeanne Moreau, Sam Shepard thank you for enlighten us at 24 frames per second". However, when he did get the lead, like the underseen and surprisingly good western Blackthorn , he completely owned the screen with his understated, gritty approach. Read More »

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya quits

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Panagariya has been on leave from Columbia University to work at the Niti Aayog. Panagariya has also spoken highly of Modi as PM wherein he had said that Modi had brought vigor into the office. At US universities one can teach as long as health permits. "If I were at 40, then I would have got a job anywhere... the kind of job I have at Columbia is nearly impossible to get at this age", he said. Read More »

Time for Talk Is Over on North Korea

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After a solid six months of angrily spurning all calls for diplomacy on North Korea, the Trump Administration today declared "the time for talk is over", and that they have no intention of seeking further UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Read More »

Britain to deepen trade globally as Brexit looms in 2019: Hammond

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Immigration from the European Union is one of the most contentious issues because the economy relies on imported labour but many British voters are angry over what they consider to be uncontrolled immigration. "We have said that it will take time to get immigration numbers down but we are committed to doing so", Slack said. 'That is neither our plan nor our vision for the future. Read More »

White House Lays Out Ambitious Deadline For Tax Reform

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This is a positive stride for comprehensive tax reform, but significant policy advancements must take place for such action to benefit the American people and small businesses. The letter identifies three basic demands: any tax legislation should be drafted under the regular bipartisan committee process; the legislation should deliver relief to middle-class families without tax cuts for the rich; and any tax changes should include at least as much revenue as is collected today. Read More »

Almost 500 Suspects On Trial Over Turkey's Failed Coup

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Strict security is being implemented at a purpose-built courtroom outside the capital. Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar and other senior commanders were held hostage at the base during the coup attempt, before they were freed on the morning on July 16. Read More »

Crews searching for missing swimmer off Long Island

The Coast Guard announced it had suspended its search just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said they saw Kadlec emerge from the water naked, with several pieces of clothing left in a pile on the beach , according to ABC 7 . Sunday, had been swimming in the nude with her boyfriend 23-year-old Thomas Kadlec , also of Slovakia, when both began struggling in the high surf. An off-duty Ocean Beach lifeguard was walking on the beach near Ocean Beach Unit #2 when he spotted something ... Read More »

One inmate still at large after 12-man jailbreak in Alabama

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The prisoners are between the ages of 18 and 30. Other prisoners were behind bars for crimes such as first-degree theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful breaking and entering . Area sheriff authorities were not quickly accessible for input Monday morning. Eight of them had been recaptured by 11.30 but the other four are still on the run. Read More »

Russia Retaliates Over New US Sanctions

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Moscow said on Friday the USA had until 1 September to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, matching the number of Russian diplomats left in the United States, after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December. "We dont (sic) have 755 American diplomats in Russian Federation", said Michael McFaul, a former United States ambassador to Russian Federation, in a post on Twitter on Sunday. Read More »

UK High Court blocks Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war

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Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and ex-Attorney General Lord Goldsmith were also named in Rabbat's application to the court. Monday's ruling said there was no crime of aggression in the law of England and Wales under which to proceed with a prosecution. Read More »

Trump convenes Cabinet with new chief of staff

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But bringing order to the Trump White House will be a tall order, given both Trump's reliance on voices outside the White House and the fact Trump has more assistants to the President - a senior role in the White House - than any modern commander in chief. Read More »

Ceremony to mark 100 years since Battle of Passchendaele

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They will hear the Last Post, which has been played at the gate by a bugler nearly every evening since 1928. William was joined at the ceremony by British Prime Minister Theresa May, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, and some 200 descendants of those who fought at Passchendaele. Read More »

Man charged after double rape of 15yo girl in Birmingham

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During the five-minute hearing, Birmingham Magistrates' Court was told that Rahi is alleged to have raped the girl, who can not be identified, at Birmingham's Witton station last Tuesday. If you were near Witton station at 2am on Wednesday morning. "The young victim was raped for a second time in a vehicle close to Witton station at approximately 2am". Read More »

Russian Federation retaliates over USA sanctions

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By signing the bill, Trump avoids a potentially embarrassing moment where members of his own party vote to override his decision. It now goes to White House for President Trump's signature. The move follows Moscow's order that the USA cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and a warning that it would seize two USA diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill. Read More »

Ohio Men Serving Life Without Parole For Homicide As Teens

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After the U.S. Supreme Court and the highest court in MA found that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juveniles, the state began holding parole hearings for 63 people who had been convicted of first-degree murder as juveniles and ordered to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Read More »

White House says Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions

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It said it is ordering the U.S. Embassy to limit the number of embassy and consular employees in the country to 455 in response to the U.S. Senate's approval of a new package of sanctions . The diplomatic personnel reductions are the harshest such move since 1986, when Moscow and Washington expelled dozens of diplomats. The Finnish president, Saul Niinisto, echoed those concerns at a meeting with Putin in Finland on Thursday. Read More »

Temperatures to remain around normal today

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Temperatures are expected to drop off into the 60s across the region tonight , except within the urban corridor, where lows near 70 are forecast. Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71. SATURDAY: A few lingering showers and thunderstorms possible in the morning, then decreasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s with a 40 percent chance of rain. Read More »

Government extends last date for filing income tax returns to August 5

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Recently IT Department initiated a drive to link Aadhar Card (UIDAI) to PAN Card for better portability and accountability. There are three different types of Income Tax Return forms for different categories of individuals. According to an earlier release issued by the Income Tax Department , an amount of Rs 58,783 crore has already been received as advance tax up to June 30 reflecting a growth of 11.9 per cent over the advance tax payments of the corresponding period of past year. Read More »

Pyongyang replies by firing ballistic missile

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Defense officials in Washington and Seoul, as well as private analysts, said the missile was in the air for 40 to 45 minutes, reaching a peak altitude of 3,000 kilometers and traveling some 1,000 kilometers laterally before splashing down about 160 kilometers west of Japan's second-largest island of Hokkaido. Read More »

Bomber attacks police compound near Iraq Embassy in Kabul

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No casualties have been reported yet. Iraqi troops recently managed to drive Daesh terrorists out of Mosul, their last urban stronghold in the Middle Eastern state, following a months-long counterterrorism operation. No group has officially claimed responsibility for that attack, the deadliest in the capital since the U.S. invasion in 2001. The American-led invasion of the country toppled the Taliban government in 2001, but has failed to contain the violence fueled by the militant group. Read More »

GJM activists clash with police near Bhutan border

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The indefinite shutdown has entered its 47th day, which is the longest-ever shutdown in the history of Darjeeling . The agitation this year on Friday equalised the 44-day shutdown in 2013 by GJM over the statehood issue. The condition of the 12 GJM Yuva Morcha activists who had launched a fast-unto-death at four places - Kurseong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Sonada - on July 21 today worsened, prompting district administration to rush team of medical experts to attend on them. Read More »

Sharad Yadav breaks silence on Nitish, says joining hands with BJP 'unfortunate'

If reports are to be believed, Yadav was probably not even kept in the loop by Nitish ahead of his decision to pull down the curtains on the 20-month-long Grand Alliance with his resignation. "We are not being rebellious, by meeting Sharad Yadav". "News has come from various mediums of Sharad Yadav being unhappy with what Nitish Kumar has done". Read More »

Will meet promises made by Nawaz Sharif, vows interim-PM designate

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Over the weekend Sharif said he was shocked by Friday's Supreme Court ruling disqualifying him over unreported income from a company owned by his son in Dubai. "I am here for solidarity with Imran Khan ". Khan, who spearheaded a campaign for the Supreme Court case that removed Sharif, has said he expects to win the next general elections in 2018. Read More »