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New Hampshire repeals its death penalty

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The state only has one inmate on death row: Michael Addison, who was convicted of the murder of Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs in 2006, reported the Concord Monitor . The legislature abolished capital punishment by overriding a veto by Gov. Chris Sununu. "I have consistently stood with law enforcement, families of crime victims and advocates for justice in opposing a repeal of the death penalty because it is the right thing to do", Sununu said in a tweet. Read More »

Trump Says Too Bad 'Israel' Headed for Election Rerun

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It came just hours after Israel was thrust into the political tumult of an unprecedented second election in the same year. "This will not stop us", said Netanyahu, "We will continue to work together". Moroccan King Mohammed VI (R) sharing an iftar meal with Senior Adviser to the President of the United States Jared Kushner (L), at the Royal Residence in Rabat, Morocco, May 28, 2019. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: Public vote is only way out of Brexit crisis

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The Labour leader was meeting with the Irish Taoiseach at Government Buildings in Dublin on Thursday morning. Mr Corbyn was conducting meetings in Ireland. Mr Corbyn said the Tory leadership contest - and the prospect of a "no-deal zealot" becoming prime minister - meant the issue had to go to the public. Read More »

North Korea’s US Envoy Executed Following Failed Trump-Kim Summit

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They were also reportedly charged with spying for the United States prior to their executions. Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea's special envoy to the US who acted as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's counterpart in discussions prior to the failed Hanoi summit between the two nations, has been dead for months, reported South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo Friday. Read More »

European Union leaders task Tusk to find commission chief by June

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They discussed who should succeed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after his term expires in October, and the filling of other posts. After the challenges of recent years - which have seen the European Union weather the migrant crisis and the Brexit natural disaster - Mr Macron said the bloc needed someone to lead a "renewal". Read More »

Pence in Canada as he looks to build momentum on trade deal

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Trump recently removed USA steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing a roadblock to a North American trade deal that his team negotiated a year ago. With a divided Congress to the south, and little time left in Canada's parliamentary calendar before the fall election, Trudeau said he would work in lockstep with the U.S.to give the deal the final green light. Read More »

Louisiana's Democratic Governor Signs Abortion Ban into Law

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The 79-23 vote by the Republican-controlled House sends the bill to the state's Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, who has indicated that he would sign it. In Lousiana, doctors and medical providers who perform an abortion could face up to two years in prison and lose their medical license. The Louisiana legislation does not include an exception for a pregnancy due to rape or incest. Read More »

World's tiniest surviving baby born in California

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The Tiniest Babies Registry said Saybie is thought to be the world's smallest surviving premature baby . "They told my husband he had about an hour with her and that she was going to pass away", says the mother - who has chosen to remain anonymous - in a video released by the San Diego hospital where Saybie was born. Read More »

North Korea's WMD scheme violates United Nations rules

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The diplomatic thaw between the USA and North Korea is one of President Donald Trump's proudest foreign policy achievements-though exactly how much has been achieved is up for debate . The remarks came a day after Trump denied that North Korea had fired any ballistic missiles or violated UN Security Council resolutions. However, the Pentagon said on May 9 that launches by North Korea that day consisted of ballistic missiles that flew in excess of 300km. Read More »

Shanahan Unaware of Effort to Move USS John McCain Out of Sight

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Abiding by the White House instructions, officials reportedly obscured the ship's name by covering it with a tarp before the president's trip, later moving a barge closer to the watercraft to reduce its visibility. "There was a lower level effort to comply with the request but when leadership became aware they ordered the tarp be taken down", a U.S. Navy official acknowledged to ABC News. Read More »

Tauranga lawyer Craig Tuck in Julian Assange's legal team

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The US has requested the extradition of Assange, who was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 11 April. Assange had been expected to participate in the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court via video link, but was instead represented exclusively by his solicitor, who told the chief magistrate his client was "not very well". Read More »

EHRC launches investigation into Labour antisemitism claims

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On the announcement made today (Wednesday), the Jewish MP said: "It is unsuprising but depressing that the Equality and Human Rights Commission are now going to investigate the Labour party for unlawful discrimination against Jews". The party said it would co-operate fully with the investigation. The report accuses Tories of ignoring calls for an independent inquiry on anti-Muslim hatred and failing to take action against Islamaphobes within its own party. Read More »

Raccoon dogs terrorise locals and attack animals in Nottinghamshire

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Tuesday, The Mirror reported . They saw a dog-sized animal (left and right) which they had never seen before in a stand off with their pet goat Betty and pony Peaches. The raccoon dog roaming in the paddock next to Mandy Marsh's home. They can weigh between 8 and 13 pounds and reach between 19 and 26 inches in length. Read More »

Is Russia Testing Nuclear Weapons in Secret?

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Negotiated in the 1990s, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) enjoys wide global support but must be ratified by eight more nuclear technology states - among them Israel, Iran, Egypt and the United States - to come into force. The U.S. has signed but not ratified that treaty. "He just could not have made a more irresponsible statement". "Nuclear tests can not be carried out secretly". Read More »

Arun Jaitley opts out of new Modi government citing health issues

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In his letter to Modi, the outgoing Finance Minister said that he has been facing serious health challenges for the last 18 months and requested for "reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health". The Prime Minister will also be meeting leaders from the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) regional bloc who are invited to his inauguration ceremony. Read More »

"White House Wanted USS John McCain "Out Of Sight" Of Trump"

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It included instructions for the proper landing areas for helicopters and preparations for the USS Wasp , the ship on which the president was to speak. A Navy spokesman confirmed Trump's version of events, stating that " all ships remained in normal configuration during the president's visit ". The Journal said that after the tarp was removed, a barge was moved closer to the ship, obscuring its name. Read More »

Boat sinks in Danube in Hungary with 34 people on board

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At least seven people were killed and almost 20 were missing after a pleasure boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the flooding Danube in the Hungarian capital on Wednesday, police and ambulance officials said. Seven have died, with the rest suffering from hypothermia but stable. At least one tourist had to be revived, and several people needed treatment, the National Ambulance Service told MTI. Read More »

Pelosi Slams Facebook Over Refusal To Take Down Doctored Videos

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Facebook has admitted its failures to combat fake news in the lead-up to the 2016 election, and has since introduced a system to stop the flow of false material. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, tweeted a link to the altered video Thursday night with the comment: 'What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? "We think it's important for people to make their own informed choice for what to believe", Bickert said. Read More »

Italy Braced for 3 Billion-Euro Brussels Fine

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The European Commission could issue a warning letter to Italy sometime this week. European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The European Commission on May 29 will send a letter to the Italian government asking for clarification of the country's growing public debt, Reuters reported, triggering a potential battle with Italy that could lead to unprecedented financial sanctions on the euro zone's third-biggest ... Read More »

Mueller's public remarks ramp up impeachment talk among 2020 Democrats

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Shortly after Conway spoke to reporters and Robert Mueller gave his statement on the report , Amash tweeted out a suggestion to Congress to move forward with impeachment. Yet her party isn't exactly falling in line. Obstruction of justice is a "high crime and misdemeanor" which, under the Constitution, authorizes impeachment and removal of the president. Read More »

Disaster aid bill worth $19.1 billion blocked again in House

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As residents from Florida through Louisiana to California await federal disaster relief funding, a libertarian advocacy group defended Kentucky Republican U.S. Eventual passage of the bill, supported by Trump and top leaders in Congress, is a forgone conclusion. Cramer, who served three terms in the House before being elected to the Senate a year ago, said objections by a few tend to reflect a greater number of members. Read More »

Mueller statement moves Cory Booker to back impeachment

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Trump has said Mueller should not testify before Congress but that the final decision was up to Attorney General William Barr. He tweeted , "There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent". Democrats in Congress and a lone House Republican, Justin Amash of MI, have heavily criticized Trump's attorney general William Barr for a four-page summary he delivered on Mueller's report as well as for the number of redactions in the report. Read More »

Theresa May blames Brexit failure for European Union election humiliation

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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party's win was nothing short of a political landslide - overnight the party went from having no MEPS in the European Parliament to winning 29 seats, equivalent to a 31.6 percent of the vote. Farage claimed on Monday that if Britain doesn't leave the European Union on October 31, the current deadline, then his party would repeat its success in a general election. Read More »

Gun-toting MS camp manager chases picnicking black couple from lake

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He stated to media that KOA "does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner" on its properties or franchises. A MS couple says they were just looking for a place to have a Memorial Day picnic with their dog. "She said, 'You don't belong here, I'm the property manager'". The woman, who identified herself as the property manager, jumped out of the black Dodge Ram and kept one finger on the trigger as she pointed a gun at them, Richardson told WCBI . Read More »

'Guardian angel' pigeon saves speeding driver from fine

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Citing that God may have intervened on the speeder's behalf, police said they will not pursue punishment for the driver at this time. The dove saved the driver a 105 euro fine. But the Viersen police took the driver's lucky escape in good humour, and said he had been spared a fine "thanks to his feathered guardian angel with carefully spread wings". Read More »

Man sets himself on fire near the White House

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Video posted on social media shows the unidentified individual walking across the lawn while on fire. Last month, a man set his jacket on fire just outside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue. Please pray for their soul". The Ellipse , a 52-acre park, sits across the street from the White House. The man was extinguished and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Read More »

Singapore added to USA monitoring list on currencies

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China, Japan, Germany and South Korea stayed on the monitoring list for possible unfair foreign exchange maneuvering to gain export advantages. "No major USA trading partner met the relevant 2015 legislative criteria for enhanced analysis" as a currency manipulator, the department said in a statement. Read More »

Officials Confirm Tornado Touched Down In Berks County, Damaging Homes And Cars

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The U.S. National Weather Service ( NWS ) confirmed unsafe tornadoes in Kansas and Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, marking the 13th consecutive day of severe storms damaging large areas in the United States. One person was killed and at least 60 people were injured by storms that swept through western Ohio. "When you drive around, see the destruction, you realize how lucky we are nobody was hurt", Scalia said. Read More »

McConnell: 'We'd fill' any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

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CNN ran with the headline, " In reversal from 2016, McConnell says he would fill a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 ". The New York Times wrote their article from the angle of McConnell being called a hypocrite: " McConnell Says Republicans Would Fill a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020, Drawing Claims of Hypocrisy ". Read More »