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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Joe Crowley in NY congressional primary

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Last night, the 14th congressional district of NY saw one of the largest surprises in the state's congressional primary history, as a 28-year-old Latina woman, named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defeated incumbent Rep. "For me what it means is that in a modern and moral America-in a modern, moral, and wealthy America-where we have the capacity to ensure that every American can have healthcare and education and access to dignified housing, we should be able to try to do that as a society by ... Read More »

What We Know About Trump's Summit With Putin (So Far)

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Putin and Trump would discuss "a range of national security issues". U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to meet in Helsinki, the capital of Finland on July 16, 2018. " Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" he wrote. "You were just roughly 6 billion times tougher on Vladimir Putin and Russian meddling than President Trump has ever been", Berman responded. Read More »

China praises Mattis visit, says defense minister to visit U.S.

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On his first visit to Beijing since taking office, Mattis said the armed forces had a "crucial" role in bilateral ties and the two sides should work together to build "constructive military ties". Addressing Mattis' trip in light of ongoing tensions in the region during a press briefing Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said it was "natural that China and the United States have differences in different times and aspects as two big countries". Read More »

Celebs dramatically react to Trump picking a new Supreme Court justice

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Kennedy left an indelible mark on American society in his three decades as a mild-mannered and professorial justice on the Supreme Court, in areas as varied as abortion , the death penalty and political spending. and is a native of MI. Beyond the votes in individual cases, the makeup of the court in part determines the kind of cases people push to get in front of the justices. Read More »

White House Confirms: Putin, Trump to Meet in Finland Capital

Trump's national security adviser John Bolton met Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. At a press conference on Wednesday, Bolton attempted to dispel concerns over the president meeting with Putin, who is at the heart of ongoing probes into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Ex-NATO chief Solana denied visa to USA for Iran visit

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The former North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Javier Solana has been refused a visa waiver to enter the US because of his past trips to Iran , one of the countries blacklisted by US Department of Homeland Security . The online entry application has to be filled in by European Union residents before a trip to the United States of three months or less. "It's a bit of a mean decision", he said regarding the United States' decision to deny him the ESTA. Read More »

Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton meets with Vladimir Putin

But your visit to Moscow gives us hope that we will be able to take first steps to restore fully-fledged relations between Russian Federation and the United States ". Trump is scheduled to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels on July 11 and 12, followed by a long-delayed visit to Britain, and could seemingly add another stop on the European trip to get together with Putin, perhaps in Helsinki. Read More »

What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Says About the Rise of the Left

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If Ocasio-Cortez defeats the Republican candidate, Anthony Pappas, in the predominantly Democratic district in November, she would dethrone Elise Stefanik, a Republican representative from central NY, as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress (Stefanik was 30 when she took office in 2015). Read More »

Erdogan set to strengthen grip on power after Turkish election win

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Turkish state news agency Anadolu , the only media distributing election results , reported that the Mr Erdogan easily claimed 52.7 per cent of the vote with more than 96 per cent of the ballots counted. Did they steal millions of votes? No. In the opposition camp, the CHP had 23 per cent and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) 11 per cent - above the threshold it needs to reach to enter parliament. Read More »

28-year-old socialist upsets 10-term Congressman in NY Democratic primary

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Even as Ocasio-Cortez runs defiantly to his left - with universal health care, a federal jobs guarantee and the abolition of ICE headlining her demands - Crowley leaned on what was a formidable liberal record. "Going into politics wasn't in the plan". There is a real [inaudible] with the DCCC and the DNC as well, in terms of the way they're willing to rely on our labor and our voice and our work to get ahead, but when it comes to actually investing, but not just investing because we're ... Read More »

Charges filed against 6 men extradited from NJ in Bronx teen murder

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A prosecutor said Fernandez wore a green durag in the video and was observed dragging the 15-year-old out of the bodega before the others he was with attacked him with machetes and knives. Barnabas Hospital where he collapsed outside of the emergency room and died. Kevin Alvarez, 19, was arrested over the weekend in NY and charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault. Read More »

Bernie Sanders congratulates progressive candidates on shock primary wins

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political neophyte and former Bernie Sanders organizer running as a democratic socialist , beat Crowley, the No. If you didn't know her name before Tuesday, you do now. But after November's elections, they should set a timetable - a short one. Her viral campaign video below is another good place to start for those wondering which issues voters care about in 2018. Read More »

U.S., Russian Federation agree to hold summit in ‘third country’, Kremlin says

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He acknowledged that any meeting with Putin is likely to generate some "political noise" in the USA, where Trump has been dogged by a special counsel's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin , meets U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in Moscow on Wednesday. The news of this exchange was made all the more piquant by Mr Bolton's Daily Telegraph article previous year saying that Mr Putin had lied to Mr Trump about ... Read More »

Teen bride's death sentence for killing rapist hubby overturned

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Amnesty International, which had been part of a "Justice For Noura" campaign, welcomed the decision to commute her sentence. Magango further stated that the country needs to reform her laws on child marriages. Hussein was Wednesday against her will to Abdulrahman Hammad, 35. Noura's family had forced her to get married at 15, but allowed her to finish school. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Stunned the Political World

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In New York, Ocasio-Cortez cast Crowley as an elitist out of touch with the community. It was a long shot, but it was at least a way to build a political movement. "That is how Obama won and got re-elected, and thats how Bernie Sanders did so well". Four months before her BU graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the University's Martin Luther King Day commemoration about her generation, addressing the topic, "How can we be great?" It's time for Democrats to ask themselves what ... Read More »

Rep. Joe Crowley upset in stunning NY Democratic primary loss

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Ocasio-Cortez noted that her family is Puerto Rican, a U.S. territory "that is granted no rights or civic representation", she said. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent firebrand who Tuesday toppled the No. Crowley for not living in NY and, specifically, sending his children to school near Washington . But Ocasio-Cortez is much further to the left of Crowley, so Trump's claim was ignorant at best. Read More »

Listen to distraught DNC members learn that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring

Senators react to Supreme Court travel ban ruling. We'll add to the post as they come in, so refresh for the latest. The current ban restricts travel from the countries of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela, North Korea and Chad, on the grounds that immigration officials could not properly vet people coming from those countries. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses primary challenger to Stephanie Murphy

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She had helped launch Flats Fix , a tacos and craft cocktail spot in Manhattan, while pondering what to do next. They'll say Crowley screwed up, the district changed, whatever they can come up with to discredit her. "If 60 people were shot in protest of the United States' negligence in FEMA and kind of keeping us on that island, I couldn't even imagine if there was silence on that", she added, referencing the slow federal response to devastation wrought to the island after Hurricane Maria hit ... Read More »

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Reveals Name Of Baby Daughter

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The couple revealed they named their firstborn daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford as they addressed the media while Ardern held the baby in her arms. Ardern was elected as prime minister in October, and announced her pregnancy in January. Ms Ardern, glowing with motherhood, said it was a pleasure to finally introduce their little one to New Zealand and shared the chosen name for the first time since the birth. Read More »

Sheriff: New Zealand man shot trying to enter teen's home

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He then attempted to enter, and eventually "he got a brick and attempted to break that door down", Sherriff Agnew said, adding that he "attempted to violently get inside her house". "They thought that was the end of it until they saw him at the back basement door, which is situated under the deck", Agnew said. "They had a very violent man trying to get into their home". Read More »

Malaysia police say seized $273 million in valuables from ex-PM Najib

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The raid on Najib's properties are part of the ongoing investigation into his role into the 1MDB scandal where billions of dollars were embezzled from a government fund and fraudulently spent. Authorities are yet to establish who the owners of the seized items are, Mr Amar said, adding that Mr Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor would "soon" be called in for questioning. Read More »

US Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban

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The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, ended a fierce battle in the courts over whether or not the policy amounted to an unlawful Muslim ban. It is likely that Kennedy's successor will be more anti-choice than Kennedy was", Glenn Cohen , a Professor at Harvard Law School and an expert on medical ethics, told Business Insider. Read More »

Missile Strike Targets Iranian Cargo Plane at Syria's Damascus Airport

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A separate media report said the site was allegedly a military base belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah guerrilla organization. Israel maintains a formal policy of non-intervention in the Syrian civil war but continuously asserts that it will not allow Iran to entrench itself in the country, where it has for years provided military backing to Syrian strongman President Bashar al-Assad alongside Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Doesn't Regret the Border Controversy-Sobbing Kids or No

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On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the reality was that the US did not have the space to hold all the undocumented families coming across the US-Mexico border. Democratic senators said that wasn't almost enough progress. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a brief interview that a ban against separating migrant families - the key feature of a bill she's proposed backed by every Democratic senator - must be part of any deal "or there won't be a bill". Read More »

Demonstrators block Reno road to protest immigration policy

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But Trump disagrees, saying on Monday, "I don't want judges". Last week, Trump signed an executive order maintaining his "zero tolerance" policy of detaining and prosecuting everyone entering the country illegally, but ending the practice of separating immigrant parents and children. Read More »

Video shows Bronx teen staggering back into bodega after stabbing

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Alvarez, who was scheduled to be arraigned today, turned himself in to NY police this weekend and has been charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter, gang assault and assault, according to the NYPD. Guzman-Feliz's mother, Leandra Feliz , told The New York Times that her son was attacked after stepping outside to lend a friend $5. In a two-minute Snapchat recording, members also said those responsible for the murder were kicked out of the gang. Read More »

Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

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More than 230 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze, which had burned 7,700 acres, destroyed 12 houses and threatened around 600 other buildings, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. An evacuation center was established at a local high school, along with a staging area for pets and other animals. All are familiar with the threat of fire in Lake County, which has suffered from large and destructive wildfires annually for the past three years. Read More »

Mike Pompeo says won't put timeline on North Korea denuclearization steps

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Singapore , an affluent financial hub, was seen as a good choice for the summit due to its warm ties with both the United States and North Korea, and reputation for strict order. Still, North Korea's handling of the changes and how it presents them to its people remains highly nuanced. North Korea's state media were filled with reports, photos and video of the June 12 meeting between Trump and Kim in Singapore . Read More »

Trump trash talks restaurant that booted Sanders

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Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub . Monday morning, the president said on social media that the restaurant in Lexington, Va., should "focus more on cleaning" rather than "refusing to serve a fine person like" the White House spokesperson. Read More »

Trump calls for deporting migrants 'immediately' without a trial

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Bipartisan outrage, meanwhile, forced Trump last week to rescind his policy of separating parents from their children when they crossed the border seeking asylum. Separately, Customs and Border Protection has reunited 522 children who were separated from their families as part of the " zero tolerance " policy. Read More »

Supreme Court upholds Texas congressional map as legal

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Justice Samuel Alito said in the Court's decision that there was not enough evidence to say that the Texas legislature intentionally discriminated when they adopted new maps in 2013, but that the state legitimately wanted to end ongoing litigation about its district maps. Read More »