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United Kingdom terror threat level raised to critical

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An improvised explosive device was detonated on a London underground train on Friday morning, injuring 29 people in what police say was a terrorist incident . The frustration reached the highest level of British politics, with Prime Minister Theresa May telling the BBC: "I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate". Read More »

Shiv Sena criticises PM Narendra Modi's bullet train project

The ambitious ₹1.10 lakh crore project will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to less than three. "Bullet Train is not India's ordinary masses" dream. In the past elections, the Congress had failed to dent the BJP's clout in urban areas. It further states that the Mumbai local trains were already distress and the overall railways are struggling to provide basic train services. Read More »

Trump calls May after London terror attack; pledges support

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In several Twitter comments beginning at 3:42 a.m. EDT, Trump suggested the attack was committed by a "loser terrorist" already known to London's Metropolitan Police, also known as Scotland Yard. Noting that law enforcement has been working to combat terrorism for years, McMaster said , "If there was a terrorist attack here, God forbid, that we would say that they were in the sights of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Read More »

Trump says he's 'fairly close' to deal on young immigrants

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Rep. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted at Trump Thursday morning complaining that the President "undercut" his committee's negotiations with Democrats. In a statement posted Wednesday, Dan Stein, the president of the conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform, said any legislation needs to include ramped up immigration enforcement (such as mandatory use of the electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify), more ... Read More »

GOP speaker says Trump didn't cut deal with Dems

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Ryan noted that Democrats who do not support border security are simply playing partisan politics. In subsequent tweets , Trump appeared to endorse protecting recipients of DACA, however, while pushing his campaign promise of a southern border wall. Read More »

Richard Branson Reveals Destruction to His Private Island by Hurricane Irma

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Hundreds of United Kingdom troops and 50 police officers have already been sent to British overseas territories in the region, after they were battered by the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. "There is nearly no aid on the ground here and we are nearly out of food (uncooked ramen, cookies, peanut butter) and water as are most of the people here". Read More »

Slender Man stabbing victim says defendant obsessed

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Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier urged her on, according to investigators. Weier and co-defendant Morgan Geyser (GY'-zur) were accused of luring classmate Payton Leutner (LYT'-nur) to a wooded area in a suburban Milwaukee park and then attacking her. Read More »

Connecticut Senate passes Republican-backed budget

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They sided with Republicans - the Senate is tied 18-18 - for a 21-15 vote in favor of the GOP's $39.64-billion budget. "So it may be a long night". "The urgency of the present moment can not be overstated", the governor wrote. "It has been and remains the position of CCM and COST that towns and cities now have no control over teachers' pensions, and until the system is studied and appropriate reforms enacted, shifting costs onto the property tax will have a devastating impact on communities ... Read More »

Governor Deal surveying Irma's damage in GA

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After 16,000 to 17,000 Georgia Power customers in Bulloch County lost electrical service during the height of the storm Monday, line crews had reduced the number of outages so that fewer than 300 Bulloch customers were offline by Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Arkansas' Governor, Hutchinson, Proclaims Sept. 15 as POW MIA Recognition Day

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POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremonies will be held across the nation Friday. "The front was supposed to catch up with us but they were having trouble getting off the beaches, so the Germans got to me before they did", Nobles said. We will not abandon or forget them. "I used to always say that I didn't go through anything until I was corrected by a World War II veteran", Stamaris said. Read More »

Hurricane Jose is taking slow, looping path

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Let me be clear that a "good" tropical cyclone forecast out five days will typically have about 250 miles of error, even more as we go out 7 to 10 days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the depression's maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour and it's forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm later in the day or on Saturday . Read More »

Hannah Jeter: Virgin Islands need Irma relief

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The helicopters are headed to the US Virgin Islands to assist in recovery operations following Hurricane Irma . The storm changed the 20-square mile landscape of St. Martin . "And yet people were just running around breaking into residences and stores". Prominent resident Richard Branson is heading a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan" in partnership with the British Red Cross and the government of the United Kingdom to rebuild homes, restore power and get clean water and food to residents. Read More »

Don't lump me in with Tomic, says Kyrgios

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In Osaka, Japan took a stranglehold of their Davis Cup world group playoff with Brazil on Friday as Yuichi Sugita and Go Soeda won the opening day's singles, albeit in contrasting fashion. Simon has been going through a bad patch of results, Gasquet lost in the first round at the U.S Open and Monfils, who had been named as a reserve in captain Yannick Noah's squad, withdrew last week with a right knee injury. Read More »

'Dangerous' Hurricane Jose pulling away from Leeward Islands

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, avoided direct hits but still suffered major damage. And there are now fears about what will happen in southeastern Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 70 miles per hour and the storm was moving west-northwest at 9 miles per hour. Like Irma in front of it, Hurricane Jose will begin its turn to the north Saturday evening, forecasters said. Read More »

Government Witholds Almost all Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs

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The only document the government released concerns the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - this after telling Judge Failla and the plaintiffs that DHS would produce all the visitor logs. In 2009, CREW had sued the former administration of Barack Obama until the president decided to make the records public. The government has until the end of September to file declarations concerning the White House visitor logs, which remain at issue in the case. Read More »

Tunisia scraps ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

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So far, such marriages were only possible if the man converted to Islam in front of a Mufti of the republic, which provided a certificate to be presented to civil authorities. Mainstream Muslim clerics nearly universally see the inheritance rules as enshrined in the Quran, Islam's holy book, and consider the rules on marriage to be equally unquestionable in Shariah. Read More »

'No direct threats to NYC' following London subway bombing

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had directed the State law enforcement agencies to increase transportation security at airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems across NY. "We encourage everyone to go about their business but remain aware of their surroundings and contact us should they see anything they deem suspicious", Transit Police said. Read More »

California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval

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Brown has until October 15 to decide which bills will become law, and Hernandez is confident that SB 17 is on that track. SB-149, the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, passed by a 42-18 vote Thursday. Their job is simply more hard. The legislative push comes as lawmakers and Brown look to spend $30 million on scholarships and legal assistance for young immigrants living illegally in the U.S. Read More »

New tropical storm likely in the Atlantic

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Forecasters are monitoring a new tropical depression off the coast of Africa, and a second tropical depression may also form in two or three days, the center said . Barbuda and Antigua, which were devastated by Hurricane Irma last week, fortunately escaped most of the worst of Jose. Jose is no Irma , however. Read More »

President Trump & Melania Visit Florida Hurricane Irma Victims

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Broward County said the home alerted officials about the situation on Tuesday, but when asked if it had any medical needs or emergencies, it did not request help. The Florida Health Care Association , which advocates for elderly in the state, called it "a profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma ". Read More »

HRC Hails Introduction of Bill Protecting Trans Troops

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Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Susan Collins of ME and Jack Reed of Rhode Island. "When less than 1% of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country", McCain said in a statement . Read More »

29 injured in London tube station explosion

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The Metropolitan Police's counter terrorism unit is leading the investigation into the incident , with support from the British Transport Police. The police said this was Britain's fifth terrorism-related incident this year. "I just heard a kind of whoosh", eyewitness Ola Fayankinnu told Reuters.com . The terror threat level is "severe", meaning an attack is likely. Police said that there were no serious and life-threatening injuries, which are mainly flash burns. Read More »

Cuomo surveys damage in US Virgin Islands

Cuomo traveled to the territory on Friday at the request of U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp . "After seeing the extent of Hurricane Irma's devastation, I am deploying additional resources to support the U.S. Governor Mapp was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended both New York City Community College and the City University of New York. A damaged sports utility vehicle (SUV) sits on top of debris from the destroyed Chateau Bordeaux restaurant after Hurricane Irma at Coral Bay in ... Read More »

Here's What America Can Do for the Post-Irma Caribbean

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That higher figure includes those who died in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, whose residents are U.S. citizens. Flooding continued Sunday afternoon along the malecón, spreading into adjacent streets with waist-level water in some areas. Read More »

White House Says It's 'Clear' Comey Broke the Federal Law

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Director, did you make the decision not to recommend criminal charges relating to classified information before or after Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on July the 2nd? I'm very interested in talking to Jim Comey not about how he left the F.B.I., but about some other decisions he made while he was the F.B.I. Read More »

Nikki Haley and HR McMaster Join White House Press Briefing 9/15/2017

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Friday morning. The U.S., together with its worldwide partners, has been pursuing a diplomatic solution to the North Korea problem while maintaining that "all options are on the table". "As Ambassador Haley said before, we've been kicking the can down the road and we're out of road". "We're out of time", McMaster said. Since President Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" in August, the North has conducted its most powerful nuclear test, threatened to send missiles into the ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Prisoners still on the run after 100 escape

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Thomas said she had contacted the U.S. state department but nothing had been resolved. There were 24 deaths attributed to Irma throughout the Caribbean. The tiny island of Barbuda was perhaps worst hit . The entrepreneur posted a video online showing how the storm has destroyed his British Virgin Islands home, with buildings blown away and trees ripped from the ground. Read More »

Trump calls for travel ban expansion

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In a tweet published within hours of the blast, Mr Trump wrote: "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist". "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner.The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!" He also offered implied criticism of law enforcement, saying "these are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard". Read More »