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Kurdistan Plans to Hold Presidential Elections on Nov. 1, Iraq Halts Transactions

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Official results showed 92.73 percent of voters backed the secession. Talabani was long an ardent campaigner for a sovereign Kurdish state in northern Iraq , where his political beginnings were rooted. This and other economic penalties that Iraq and its neighbors can impose on Kurdistan make achieving true independence extremely challenging. So it's time for the Trump administration to change course. Read More »

Are some automatic weapons legal?

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Because the Autoglove and the Akins augment the shooter's trigger finger with mechanical parts, they broke the law, but bump-stocks don't, so they're legal, the agency determined. The ATF did not respond to requests for comment. Mahoney said it's hard to shoot accurately using a bump stock. Kits refer to gun parts that allow semi-automatic weapons to cross the threshold into full automatic. Read More »

Rick Scott declares state of emergency to help Puerto Rico recovery

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Trump is traveling to Puerto Rico Tuesday to meet with officials and assess the storm damage. A number of Puerto Rican officials were in attendance, including San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz , whose criticisms of the federal aid to Puerto Rico made her the subject of several angry Trump tweets over the weekend. Read More »

Federal Court Blocks Missouri GOP's Abortion Restrictions

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Arkansas has appealed to the 8 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has maintained throughout the process that the regulations in question - requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and holding clinics where abortions are performed to the standards of ambulatory surgical centers - exist exclusively for patient safety. Read More »

Iran deal's future may hinge on face-saving fix for Trump

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That is obviously not a turn of events Iran desires, so Zarif hit Trump from every angle-suggesting he could walk back from his campaign promises to scuttle the deal, advising Congress to undermine the president if he tries to decertify, and calling on US allies to pressure Trump to stay in the JCPOA. Read More »

Ariana Grande calls for 'gun control' after Las Vegas 'terrorism'

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We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism. Ariana Grande - whose own concert was the target of a deadly terrorist attack earlier this year - says people should label the Las Vegas mass shooting at a country music festival as "terrorism". Read More »

Iran, Turkey coordinate military response to Kurdish independence vote

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Akar arrived in Tehran late Sunday at the invitation of Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri, who visited Ankara in mid-August, the first by an Iranian chief of staff since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Ankara is becoming increasingly wary of USA and Israeli plans in the region, including their covert support for the establishment of independent Kurdish satellites in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Rafael Nadal saves 2 match points, advances at China Open

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For me was a little bit hard at the beginning. The duo headed into a final-set shootout and Nadal broke Pouille's resistance in the 11th game before serving for the set and match in two hours and 31 minutes of enthralling action. In the women's draw, Maria Sharapova advanced to a third-round clash with world No. 2 Simona Halep after defeating fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 yesterday. Read More »

In wake of Las Vegas massacre, OR congressman calls for gun control

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Although it's unclear exactly what weapon Stephen Paddock used to kill at least 50 people in a mass shooting during a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence , a gun-control advocacy group that tracks firearms legislation, gives Nevada a grade of C- on its gun laws - lower than more restrictive states such as California or MA but higher than 25 states that scored an F. Read More »

Another Tropical Storm on the Way?

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A low pressure system is expected to form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center was tracking a storm system east of Central America that forecasters said had a good chance of developing into a cyclone. Read More »

2-year-old tweet on gun control resonates after Las Vegas shooting

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The owner of a gun store in St. George, Utah, said he once sold a gun to the accused Las Vegas shooter. Police believe Paddock smuggled the weapons into the hotel using more than 10 suitcases. Upon her return to the States, Lombardo says they will be contacting her. Authorities searched his home Monday and found weapons and ammunition, but Mesquite police spokesman Quinn Averett did not give details. Read More »

Off-duty officer shot at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival

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Local authorities confirmed the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was found dead inside the Mandalay Bay Resort. Authorities said Paddock killed himself. Travis Phippen, a medic, was shot in an arm but survived and helped treat more than a dozen wounded people in the crowd. Our thoughts and prayers go out to every victim injured and every family member grieving the loss of a loved one today, especially our brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Read More »

Las Vegas shooter wired $100k to Philippines last week

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Paddock's still-stunned brother, Eric Paddock, said he suspects the money was to take care of Danley. They explained that they were entirely unaware that Marilou and Danley were living together. It was not clear if they were in a relationship or simply friends, with some reports referring to her as his "regular companion". Police are hunting for the roommate of a gunman who killed at least 20 people attending a concert in Las Vegas , APA reported citing Independent. Read More »

Pakistan's ruling party nominates ousted PM Sharif to lead it

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The formal announcement was made at the party's General Council meeting here by the PML-N's chief election commissioner Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal. The development comes after Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain ratified the Elections Bill 2017 which paved the way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to become Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president. Read More »

United Kingdom says it is preparing for 'no deal' Brexit

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But six months after Britain began the two-year process of leaving, he said ministers must come together. "It is time to stop treating the referendum result as though it were a plague of boils or a murrain on our cattle or an inexplicable aberration by 17.4 m people", Mr Johnson said. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: Gun law move would have racked up the death toll

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Hillary Clinton's attack on the NRA on social media, while the aftermath of the Las Vegas concert massacre was still unfolding, was slammed by critics who called it "ignorant, irrelevant and exploitative", Fox News reported . This is an overly broad definition that even Mother Jones has taken issue with : It "suggests that a 1 a.m. gang fight in a Sacramento restaurant, in which two were killed and two injured, is the same kind of event as a deranged man walking into a community ... Read More »

Sub death journalist 'had 15 stab wounds to torso'

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Footage of women being decapitated alive has been found on the alleged hard drive of a Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist. He is now being held on charges of manslaughter and abuse of a corpse, and has denied intentionally killing or mutilating Wall. Read More »

Conservatives challenge Theresa May to sack Boris Johnson

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In an interview with The Observer , Communities Secretary Sajid Javid declined to reply when asked if May should lead the Tories into the next election campaign, adding to the growing sense "that cabinet discipline is breaking down and support for the Prime Minister is draining away". Read More »

Partying Alex Morgan kicked out of Disney World

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The Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed the removal of the four, telling TMZ: "These are the individuals that were trespassed from Disney on October 1". This includes Alex Morgan and I believe, if I understand politics correctly, this makes her officially the mayor of Orlando . There with members of MLS club Orlando City, players were reportedly kicked out after hanging at the bar and getting into an argument with another group. Read More »

Based Mercy Corps arrives in Puerto Rico

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The 45-year-old gay performer visited many suffering locations, such as Loiza, a small beach town that's now without food, water or any means of communication, much like the rest of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million population. "American citizens in Puerto Rico are being treated like second class citizens". Also, Puerto Rico is expecting that the federal government and Federal Emergency Management Agency waive any expenses Puerto Rico could incur in emergency efforts and will request the U.S. Read More »

Killers of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh identified!

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So we are trying to collect the evidence properly. "Our SIT is working towards gathering evidence". Lankesh's murder ignited quite a debate in the country with some blaming the Naxalites for the attacks and other's claiming that the right-wing was behind the deed. Read More »

'What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle'

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For Obama, it was the shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, where nine people were killed October 1, 2015. As the scale of Sundaynight's massacre at a concert in Las Vegas became apparent, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, tweeted: "Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times". Read More »

National Blue Ribbon awarded to 13 MI schools

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The Department of Education will formally recognize the Blue Ribbon schools at an awards ceremony at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C., on November 6 and 7. "I want to say congratulations to the students". Four other Long Island schools - Bayport-Blue Point High School, Garden City High School, Massapequa High School and Earl L. Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

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Under U.S. law, Trump has until October 15 to certify Iran's compliance with the agreement and that it continues to serve U.S. national security interests. Decertification would not necessarily mean all business ties are off. Europe and Asia have growing business ties with Iran, and officials from both continents are urging the U.S.to stay in the deal. Read More »

Kennedy is key to Supreme Court outcome on partisan maps

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Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts raised concerns about the high court being forced to take on a supervisory role in approving or rejecting future state electoral maps. If Justice Anthony Kennedy , whose vote nearly certainly controls the outcome, is prepared to join his liberal colleagues, the court could rule for the first time that districting plans that entrench one party's control of a legislature or congressional delegation can violate the constitutional rights of the other ... Read More »

SFPD Officer's Wife Missing After Las Vegas Shooting

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San Francisco police did not receive an update on Officer Etcheber or his wife's status by Monday afternoon. When the shooting broke out at around 10:30 p.m. To make matters more complicated, Stacee had left her phone behind in the hotel before the festival and had given her identification to her husband for safekeeping during the concert. Read More »

Mass shooting suspect's father was on FBI Most Wanted List

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CNN reports that he previously lived in Orlando, Florida. He was divorced and is not believed to have any children of his own. His estranged father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock , was a notorious bank robber who spent years as one of the country's most wanted fugitives. Read More »

Reporter arrested over Grace Mugabe underwear donation

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The report quotes the Zanu PF MP Esau Mupfumi , who claims he was given the used panties at the state house to be distributed to pro-Mugabe partisans in his constituency. "Zimbabwean authorities should stop harassing Kenneth Nyangani and release him immediately without charge", said Quintal. The South African Presidency last week said President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, host Mugabe, during his official visit to South Africa to attend the second session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe ... Read More »