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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

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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 »

Body shaming; Woman poisons food prepared for family, five people dead

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Pradnya Survase a native of Khalapur, about 70 km from Mumbai , confessed to mixing a powder used to kill snakes into the dal that was served to later batches of guests at the feast hosted by her relative Subhas Mane in Mahad on Monday. But they escaped as they had already eaten that evening, even as the poisoned "dal" was consumed by numerous other victims, five of whom - Gopinath S. Read More »

Migrants who ‘invade’ US have no right to due process, says Trump

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Numerous parents are being released "so that they can begin the process of regaining custody from (the Office of Refugee Resettlement) of their children", the spokesman said . She came back and he was gone, Garcia said. "If we bring in 30 cellphones, they're going to call that number, they're not going to reach 30 children", said Garcia, whose organization has been working with federal authorities to assist immigrants for 40 years. Read More »

Prince William embarks in politically delicate Middle East trip

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Though billed as non-political, it's a high-profile foreign visit for the 36-year-old William, second in line to the British throne. Kensington Palace tweeted in Arabic that William's visit to Jordan "is based on the strong links between our two countries and the royal families, who have visited each other many times over the years". Read More »

Syrian forces liberate two villages in Dara'a

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Late Saturday, President Bashar Assad's Russian allies began bombing the rebel-held south for the first time since summer 2017, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reuters reported that two tracking centers which monitor military aircraft movements recorded at least 20 strikes on Busra al-Harir, northeast of the city of Deraa. Read More »

Toronto Pride Parade strikes sombre tone, memorializing LGBTQ victims

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Toronto's annual Pride Parade , usually a colourful and joyous celebration, was sombre at times on Sunday as marchers and spectators remembered the alleged victims of suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur. Thousands of people lined the sidewalks across a stretch of Yonge Street to watch groups march this year's rainy parade route. Mike Morris, a 29-year-old nursing student who came to the parade bare-chested and in a rainbow Speedo, says the allegations against McArthur and strain between ... Read More »

Why Red Hen Owner Refused to Serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Wilkinson said the other members of her party were welcome to stay, but they followed Sanders as she left. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive". "Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA". I can ask her to leave. And appetizers are "small plates for small minds". "Hateful ownership", one person posted . Read More »

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz Death

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Guzman-Feliz was brutally attacked and stabbed on both sides of his neck with a machete. Harrowing CCTV footage has been released showing a teenager being dragged from a shop and repeatedly hacked at with a machete. The hashtag #JusticeForJunior surfaced online following news of the incident and caught the attention of public figures like Cardi B and Kehlani . Read More »

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, Slain Bronx Teen’s Family Creates GoFundMe Page

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Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was stabbed in the neck with a machete after getting into a dispute with a group of young men in front of 526 East 183rd Street. I know it doesn't mean a lot. Police said he had run towards St Barnabus Hospial before succumbing to his injuries just feet away. "They said, 'We had the wrong person, ' " Junior's brother-in-law Derek Grullon told the New York Daily News . Read More »