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How long will PM tell 'lies', asks Raj Thackeray

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MNS wanted to question railway authorities about facilities available at suburban railway stations. Soon after the stampede in Mumbai , Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday threatened not to allow the construction of bullet train infrastructure in Mumbai until the existing rail network was fixed. Read More »

Republicans and the NRA open to banning bump stocks is encouraging

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Justice Department officials said it was stepping up efforts to trace guns used in violent crime. Lombardo did not specify whether one or more of the bump-stock devices were found, and wouldn't comment on how the weapons were modified, saying the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating. Read More »

IPS schools receive F accountability grades from Ind. Department of Education

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Statewide, almost 25 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with close to 6 percent improving their letter grade to an A. Overall, 62 percent of schools received an A or B. "It truly is a team effort", said principal Cinda Taylor. "Part of it is teachers, and administrators how hard they're working and parents are involved as well", Garland said. Read More »

USA is still trading with North Korea despite sanctions

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Those industries also export to the USA from Hunchun, but AP did not track specific shipments except for seafood. American companies are not allowed to import products made by North Korean workers anywhere in the world, under a law signed by President Donald Trump in early August. Read More »

Arsenal found in gunman's hotel room

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Fans watch as Charli XCX performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park on Aug 6. The site reports that Paddock would have had a similar view to the one he had of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas where he killed at least 59 people. Read More »

Ship From NKorea Seized With Weapons Cache for Egyptian Military

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Following a tip to Egyptian officials in Cairo about a ship allegedly headed for North Korea , custom officials swarm in and intercepted the vessel. Besides originating in North Korea during a time of unprecedented trade restrictions, the ship also aroused suspicion during its journey by trying to hide itself from detection. Read More »

Man shot in head, killed at Manhattan construction site

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Police said they received a 911 call about a shooting at 7:09 a.m. and found the victim dead with a gunshot wound to the head on 59th street and 11th avenue. Police believed that the victim and the suspect knew each other and it is believed that the gunman was a current or former employee at the site. They're investigating how the worker was able to get back into the building. Read More »

Tillerson: Trump Will Have Many Options on Iran Deal

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark global deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior administration official told Reuters on Thursday, in a step that could lead to renewed United States sanctions against Tehran. Read More »

State GOP lawmakers consider special session waste of time, money

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The legislation moved next to a Senate committee for a hearing that sounded like the one a day earlier, when Republicans unceremoniously killed a similar measure to fix the glitch. Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction, was the only Republican in the entire 100-member Legislature who voted for the fix. Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll piled on as well, stating that "the Colorado Republicans acted no differently than the Republicans we see in D.C. Read More »

The EU is taking Ireland to court over Apple's €13bn tax bill

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Nothing's arrived yet. So the courts it is. The European Union will take Ireland to the European Court of Justice over their failure to demand taxes from Apple that were ordered past year. The Brussels competition referee found the arrangements dating back to the early 1990s were illegal under state aid rules and gave Apple favourable treatment over other businesses. Read More »

IRS awards Equifax $7M contract to verify taxpayer's identity

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In the breach, which was first discovered in late July but not made public until several weeks later, hackers were able to obtain names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers. But both Democrats and Republicans at the energy and commerce subcommittee hearing were united in their anger. It was a horrific breach, I apologize on behalf of the company for that breach. Read More »

Rep. Tim Murphy To Resign From Congress

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), in an unusual statement, announced that Murphy is on his way out in two weeks. Republican Rep. Tim Murphy is resigning from his House seat on October 21, according to a statement Thursday released by Speaker Paul Ryan. Read More »

House Democrat: Time for Pelosi to 'pass a torch'

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Democrats should be making room for younger leaders, and the time will come soon for those ambitious people like Sanchez. "They are all of the same generation and again, their contributions to the Congress and the caucus are substantial", Sanchez continued. Read More »

Ten minutes of carnage: a timeline of the Las Vegas shooting

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USA news network CNN reported past noon Philippine times that Danley had arrived in Los Angeles. Lombardo said that 317 of them have been released from the hospital. She said she knew him "as a kind, caring, quiet man". "I knew that she would have had nothing to do with it", Mr Knights said. He said that Paddock "didn't seem like he was the type of guy to do that". Read More »

Spotting the early signs of a mass shooter

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After the shooting, Danley returned to America from the Philippines, where she been visiting family during a trip paid for by Paddock . "I am deeply saddened by the terrible act of violence that took place in Las Vegas early [Monday] morning", said Democratic Town Committee Chairman Stephanie Philips, who is running for mayor. Read More »

Islamic state claims Las Vegas shooting, USA officials sceptical

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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley , said in a statement that she was never aware that "something terrible like this was going to happen", and described Paddock as a "kind, caring man". At some point, Paddock fired through the door and hit a security guard in the leg, he said, adding that the guard is expected to survive. "The police department has done such an incredible job, and we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by", Trump told reporters . Read More »

Gov. Brownback takes questions on Capitol Hill during confirmation hearing

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Today he is one step closer to moving back to Washington as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Kaine wasn't satisfied with that, saying he expected an "unequivocal answer". She asked if Brownback would work with worldwide groups to defend human rights issues "not just for religious minorities, but for women and for people in the LGBTQ communities". Read More »

Gareth Southgate backs Raheem Sterling to win over England fans

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His Tottenham teammate Dele Alli is suspended however, while Fabian Delph , Phil Jones , and Jamie Vardy have either withdrawn from the squad, or weren't included, due to injury. "If your side has pace you've always got a chance but you also need guile in behind". Of course, odds of [1.36], regardless of us viewing them as generous, isn't the type of price that some like to have a single wager on, so instead my advice would be to back England/England at [2.1] in the Half Time/Full ... Read More »

Civil rights law doesn't apply to transgender workers, says Justice Department memo

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The memo reflects the Justice Department's aggression toward LGBT rights under President Trump and Sessions, who reversed an Obama-era policy that protects transgender students after a few weeks in office. LGBTQ advocates and allies were dismayed, but largely not shocked, by the decision. "By reinterpreting our employment laws to try to stop protecting transgender people from discrimination, Donald Trump , Mike Pence, and Jeff Sessions have revealed their real goal - turn the ... Read More »

Las Vegas shooter spent decades acquiring weapons

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Paddock reportedly reserved a room at the Mandalay Bay hotel using some of her documents. "We have no idea what his belief system was", said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombard. Danley left her husband, Geary Danley, in 2013 and moved in with Paddock. "And as he was descending into hell, he wanted to try to take care of her", Eric said. Read More »

Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to run for US Senate

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Outgoing GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson amid reports that he has a sour relationship with President Donald Trump. She goes on to say, "I'm politically incorrect and proud of it". In other words, in decrying her fellow Republicans in the Senate as a first campaign message, she is saying she's willing to make McConnell's job much more hard. Read More »

Australia Offers US Help With Gun Reform

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It peaks at every mass shooting that shocks a nation increasingly dulled by 24-hour cable news. "If we had the political will power we could do it, but we don't so this hasn't happened yet", Hemenway said . A lot of other Vermonters teach their kids about nature. Although not all country artists agree with the NRA, those artists, as Richards said, need to figure out if they want to be part of a solution. Read More »

VP Pence to Hold National Space Council Meeting in Virginia

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USA vice-president Mike Pence said: "We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundations we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond". "And from the foundation of the Moon, America will be the first nation to bring mankind to Mars". Pence made clear that he believes some of the best space ideas will come from people outside of the government. Read More »

Las Vegas Sheriff: I Believe The Shooter Had Help, Had 'Secret Life'

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Danley had left Manila unescorted but would be met by Federal Bureau of Investigation on her arrival in the United States, the official said. "She was [sent] away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he's planning.so that he can plan what he is planning without interruptions ", the report quoted the unnamed sister as saying. Read More »

Saudi king to make historic visit to Russian Federation

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Mr Putin expressed hope that it would boost ties between the two countries. "We aim to strengthen our relations in the interests of peace and security, in the interests of developing the world economy", the Saudi king responded. "But you shouldn't think it's forever". OPEC and some other non-member producers, including Russian Federation, have agreed to cut crude output which has helped prop up oil prices . Read More »

Facebook Tests Providing Details On Media Sources

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If no Wikipedia page is available, that info will be missing, which could also provide a clue to readers that the publisher may not be legitimate. In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook announced that it would be trying out a button on links that would show users more context about the subject of the article as well as the source. Read More »

Tennessee chemical plant blast caught on camera

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Fire crews were dispatched to Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport as several reports of explosions have been heard coming from the campus. No injuries were reported in the wake of the incident, but the company and local officials issued a shelter-in-place order for some area residents as responders work to safeguard the site. Read More »

McDonald's manager sold fries, cocaine

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Cops and federal authorities got a tip about the scheme and ordered up eight super-sized drug buys "in increasingly larger quantities", before arresting him Wednesday morning. Surveillance by police uncovered that cocaine-sales during his shift was a regular practice for Guerrero. As the sting operation neared its end, authorities executed a search warrant on his home in the Pelham section of the Bronx where they allegedly seized 200 grams of cocaine and $5,300 in cash. Read More »

Death of Japanese reporter in 2013 caused by 'overwork': NHK

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Miwa Sado, a political journalist at the country's national broadcaster, suffered heart failure in July 2013, though her employer only made the case public this week. Japan, known for its "salaryman" culture and punishing work hours, has struggled for years to tackle the impact of overwork on employees' health. The president of Dentsu, Toshihiro Yamamoto, admitted in court this month that the company had allowed employees to work illegal levels of overtime. Read More »

Gujarat riots case: Zakia Jafri's petition rejected

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More than 1,000 Muslims were killed and thousands displaced across Gujarat in 2002 during a series of riots which victims say was a pogrom. "The Gujarat high court today rejected Zakia Jafri's plea challenging lower court order upholding SIT's clean chit to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots", an official said. Read More »