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Democratic Losses in Special Elections

Democrats poured millions of dollars into the race, hoping to capitalize on Trump's low approval ratings nationwide and his weak showing among district voters in the 2016 presidential election . With the support of a notoriously republican district and of President Trump, Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by over 12-thousand votes. Owens pushed back against national debate over whether Ossoff ran a too progressive campaign or a too moderate campaign. Read More

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Police fatally shoot pregnant Black woman in Seattle

A Los Angeles Police Department officer stands behind yellow tape blocking off the street leading to the house of Andrew Getty in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California March 31, 2015. A day after the shooting of a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four by Seattle Police, neighbors tell Q13 News they are distraught. Lyles' killing came less than two weeks after authorities say she threatened officers with long metal shears when they responded to a domestic disturbance ... Read More

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Woman gangraped, thrown out of vehicle in Greater Noida

The police found her lying on a road in Greater Noida and took her to hospital. The woman was abducted from near her house in Gurugram district around 8.30pm by three men in a Swift vehicle. The three men are believed to have abducted the 35-year-old from Gurugram's Sohna locality and sexually assaulted her for eight hours, Hindustan Times reported. Read More

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Play Ball! GOP, Dems To Battle As 1 _ Team Scalise

Lawmakers gathered at Nationals Park to play their annual charity baseball game - a relatively low-profile event that was thrust into headlines Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican team practice. Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. The Louisiana lawmaker, who is the No. Read More

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Amnesty urges donors to give more to South Sudan refugees

There were another 2.8 million asylum seekers, the report said. Almost all of the biggest refugee hosts are developing countries, the UNHCR report shows. The UNHCR said there have been annual increases to the global displacement total for the past five years, but while the 2016 total increased, the rate at which displacement grew that year slowed. Read More

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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. It added that the president was not personally notified that he would be probed for obstruction of justice . FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington . Read More

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South Korea sack head coach Stielike

South Korea sack head coach Stielike

Tuesday's 2-3 loss was South Korea's first loss to Qatar in 32 years. After taking up the job in September 2014, Stielike had showed impressive leadership, achieving a runner-up finish at the AFC Asian Cup in Australia in 2015. Uli Stielike took over in September of 2014. The KFA have not decided yet who will take over as coach for the final two qualifiers. The Korean Football Association (KFA) confirmed the decision after a technical committee meeting in Paju, bringing an end to a reign ... Read More

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DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents

Most of the security detail, who were tasked with guarding the president during his trip to the capitol, face simple assault charges , although two face felony charges of assault causing significant bodily injury. Nine people were hurt. The charges come nearly a month after Erdogan's guards made worldwide headlines when cell phones and video cameras caught the men kicking, choking, and shoving protesters on Washington's Sheridan Circle. Read More

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United Nations warns Gulf states to respect rights in Qatar row

Qatar, which imported 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before the diplomatic shutdown, has been talking to Iran and Turkey to secure food and water. "The Qatar Charity implements projects included in the United Nations -coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans in Yemen , in Syria, and in Iraq, where they also participate in the common humanitarian coordination structure", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Read More

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Ireland elects Varadkar as youngest and first ever gay prime minister

In a move created to heal any divisions in his own party, Varadkar on Tuesday appointed the man he defeated, Simon Coveney , as deputy leader of Fine Gael. In a coming-out speech he gave in a radio interview, he had said, "It's not something that defines me". The son of an Irish nurse and an Indian doctor is also due to announce his cabinet, following the vote, with Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe expected to be promoted to finance minister, replacing the retiring Michael Noonan. Read More

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