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Global Trump Considering Pardon for Sheriff Joe
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Trump could issue the pardon sometime this week, if he decides to do so. At first, the comments didn't get as much attention as they might have otherwise because of the Charlottesville auto ramming attack. " I am happy he understands the case ", he told Fox News . "I think, I believe he may not even know about this, which will become a different story in a couple days, with a bigger, much bigger picture than just me".

Global Colombia's Santos: No Latam Leader will Accept US Military Force in Venezuela
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The menace, however, also gave Maduro's regime an unexpected opportunity to substantiate its daily refrain that it is a victim of a Washington plot to grab control of its oil reserves, the biggest in the world. US officials already have put economic sanctions in place against the Maduro government. At a July 19 Senate hearing, the same day he was first spotted with more security, Rubio repeated his line that Cabello - who has always been suspected by US authorities of drug trafficking - is ...

Global Deadly shooting at Wisconsin drag racing event
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Police responded to the shooting at the dragstrip in Kenosha County at about 7 p.m. After getting a statement from one of the victim's friends, authorities said they have no idea what caused the shooting and no one is in custody. A suspect is not in custody but they have been described as a black male in his mid-20's wearing blue jean shorts with a black hoodie and a black vehicle.

Global Iran boosts budget for missiles, Revolutionary Guards
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The vote came in reaction to legislation passed by the US Congress and signed by US President Donald Trump in early August to impose new sanctions on Iran over its missile programme. Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. He praised the bill, saying it "was designed wisely so that it does not violate the (nuclear deal) and provide excuses for opposing sides".

Global Oxygen supply blamed as 60 children die at one hospital in India
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Three more children's lives were claimed today due to the disruption of oxygen supply, which led to a sudden onset inflammation in children's brains, a condition called encephalitis. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in a tweet, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought information about the Gorakhpur incident". Tandon said on August 1, the dealer (oxygen supplier) had written a letter to the principal of the medical college demanding the payment of an outstanding amount.

Global President Kenyatta reelected for 5 more years in Kenya
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More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 were evicted from their homes, while global observers called the vote flawed. Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's first president after independence from Britain, appealed for calm and unity.

Global Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote as Opposition Disputes Count
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NAIROBI , KENYA-The database of Kenya's election commission was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt, a top official said Thursday, disputing allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers were able to infiltrate the computer system and manipulate results against him following Tuesday's vote.

Global Eggs containing pesticides found in 17 countries
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It will take place on 26 September. The evidence of contamination emerged this month when Aldi pulled products off the shelves after Fipronil - an insecticide banned for use on farm animals because of its danger to human health - was detected in French, Belgian and Dutch poultry farms .

Global Perseids meteor shower on Saturday
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Named after the Perseus constellation, which is the point from which they appear to come from in the night sky, the Perseids are are pieces of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known to repeatedly pass Earth.

Global ECP asks PML-N to replace Nawaz Sharif as party leader
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Sharif Wednesday morning left the Punjab House in Islamabad and arrived at D-Chowk, the first stop of his procession, where the former premier's supporters greeted him. The media quoted Sharif as saying that while the people's mandate catapulted him to power, he was ousted "in a minute". Sharif's "caravan" took 12 hours to travel the 20 kilometers from Islamabad to Rawalpindi due to big crowds estimated as large as 30,000 that were walking and driving alongside his auto.

Global Market slips to 2-week lows: Sensex negative, Nifty breaks 9950 mark
Author: 0 Market slips to 2-week lows: Sensex negative, Nifty breaks 9950 mark

Around 1 p.m., the NSE Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded below the psychologically important 10,000-point mark at 9,942.25 points - down 36.30 points or 0.36 per cent from its previous session's close. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs ) were net sellers in the equity segment worth Rs 8.41 billion on both BSE , NSE and MCX-SX on August 9, as per provisional data available at the BSE.

Global Trump lacks any plans to combat United States drug epidemic
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie , who chairs the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis , is asking a national emergency be declared. Instead, the commission was entirely silent on cannabis as a method of combatting opioid deaths, ignoring roughly 7,800 public comments that referenced the plant.

Global Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb
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The United States of America dropped the bomb to end all bombs on the Japanese city, destroying most of it, along with a portion of the people who lived there, helping to bring World War II to an end. "For us to truly pursue a world without nuclear weapons, we need participation from both nuclear-weapons and non-nuclear weapons states", Mr. Abe said in his speech at the annual ceremony.

Author: 0 Palestinians killed in recent Al-Aqsa violence: NGO

Associates of Abbas refused to go into detail about what the two leaders are expected to discuss. Jordan, which is custodian of holy sites in Jerusalem, was in discussions with the United States in order to help resolve the crisis over Israel's installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount/al-Aksa mosque compound.

Global Clinton, Mo., police officer shot, killed during traffic stop; manhunt underway
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Michael, who had worked for the Clinton Police Department less than a year, died in the shootout, KSHB reported. The officer was able to return fire, but police aren't sure if the suspect was struck. The slain officer had been with the department less than a year. Lowe says Michael was "heroic right to the end". Police also said McCarthy is armed and risky.

Global Pair, sought in Chicago killing, arrested in Bay Area
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Background on the case may be found here. When Northwestern officials learned of the murder investigation Monday, they placef Lathem on administrative leave and barred him from campus. "We are also thankful both men are safely in custody and this did not end in further tragedy", the statement said. Somerville College has confirmed that Mr Warren has since been suspended from his post , which he held at the college for eight years.

Global WEATHER: Ready for a cool down tomorrow
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Tuesday looks mostly cloudy with a few lingering showers around. That round of storms for late this afternoon into the evening could pose the slight risk for severe weather. Highs will be in the upper 80s. While there will be a elevated chance for rain each day, you may not see rain everyday. Northeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Global 'Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury' For Russia Probe
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Mueller is investigating Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign or associates colluded with the Kremlin as part of that effort, the newspaper said . In a statement Thursday, White House special counsel Ty Cobb claimed he didn't know Mueller had begun using the grand jury or issuing subpoenas. "You don't impanel a grand jury unless your investigation has discovered enough evidence that you feel reflects a violation of at least one, ...

Global How Will It Connect to the Matthew McConaughey-Idris Elba Movie?
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Sadly, The Dark Tower film took a disastrous turn in its conception. Based on the eight-part series of books by Stephen King , the film is charged with the hard task of concluding the story, while still appealing to the movie-going masses who know little or nothing of its source material.

Author: 0 Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

BJP against NOTA in RS polls The BJP moved the Election Commission on Wednesday, seeking withdrawal of its decision to introduce NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls, saying a political consensus has to be built first. The BJP is of the view that since parties issue a whip for Rajya Sabha polls, Nota option goes 'against the nature of the whip'. Shivakumar, the Energy Minister was apparently in charge of the hospitality for the Gujarat Congress MLAs.

Global De Grasse injured, will miss world championships
Author: 0 De Grasse injured, will miss world championships

De Grasse tweeted yesterday. He pulled up after 40 metres on the first, grabbing his hamstring. He said De Grasse was determined. But an ultrasound the following morning revealed a small tear. Kipyegon and Dibaba are both in the field in London along with the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan, who has the three fastest times of the year, and Semenya.

Global Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues
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The bill introduced by Senators Perdue and Cotton is a re-imagined version of Perdue's previously announced "Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act". Under the RAISE Act, the number of green cards issued would drop to 600,000 the first year and level off to 500,000 over the span of a decade, Cotton told NPR.

Global Russia Preparing Lavrov-Tillerson Meeting in Manila on ASEAN Sidelines
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But its mission was expanded, along with the fresh funding, at the end of previous year in light of Russia's election meddling and to counter messages from governments in such nations as China, Iran and North Korea. He said, "I think the American people want the two most powerful nuclear nations in the world to have a better relationship, I don't think the American people want us to have a bad relationship with a huge nuclear power, but I think they are frustrated, and I think a lot of this ...

Global SC to hear plea against use of NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls
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The lodging of the Gujarat Congress MLAs in the Bengaluru resort has fallen into controversy. Income Tax raid: Rs 7.5 cr seized from K'taka Minister's home and Eagleton Golf resort. Attacking the BJP, Another leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Conduct raids on residences of those people from your party (BJP) who are offering Rs 15 crore".

Global Four killed in shooting at Moscow court
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The defendants are accused of being members of a group, dubbed in Russian media the Grand Theft Auto Gang after the computer game. The suspects were killed when trying to escape. On my way from the fourth to the third floor I saw a woman sitting on a bench. After the shootout, everyone was evacuated from the court and all hearings were postponed, the lawyer said.

Author: 0 Deal done: Tigers trade Justin Wilson, Alex Avila to Cubs for prospects

Wilson could be a candidate to take over closing duties in Chicago if Wade Davis leaves in free agency. The Cubs have addressed their biggest weaknesses - starting pitching, backup catcher, left-handed relief - but the other National League contenders accomplished the same thing.

Global Ozamiz City mayor, 11 others killed
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De Guzman confirmed that Mayor Parojinog, his wife Susan, and his brother Octavio were among the fatalities. Firearms and methamphetamines were recovered from the houses, media reports said . When he was running for president, Duterte vowed to relentlessly crack down on the drug trade in the Philippines, telling voters "forget the law on human rights" and warning drug pushers and "do-nothings" he would not hesitate to kill them.

Global Boy Scouts Chief Apologies for Politicized Trump Speech
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Other U.S. presidents have delivered nonpolitical speeches at past jamborees. "We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program". Mike Surbaugh is the National Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive based at the National Boy Scouts of America office in Irving, Texas. During the speech, Trump noted, "And by the way, under the Trump administration, you'll be saying "Merry Christmas" again when you go shopping".

Global US Senate rejects bill to repeal Obamacare
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On Tuesday, senators also rejected the repeal-and-replace plan Republicans had worked on since May, despite the fact that the Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate. "I would say to my dear friend, the majority leader, we are not celebrating". Bigger challenges await on the Senate floor, including the vote-a-rama, a fusillade of votes on dozens if not hundreds of amendments.

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