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NY refuses to hand over voter data to Trump admin

NY refuses to hand over voter data to Trump admin

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Friday that she is directing her office to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity . With so much flashy news out there this week (let's be honest, every week lately), it's tempting to focus on those stories, and not on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering of a commission that hasn't even met yet. Read More

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It's Chris Froome vs Richie Porte for Le Tour title

It's Chris Froome vs Richie Porte for Le Tour title

Bardet geared up nicely for the Tour de France , which runs from July 1-23, by finishing sixth overall in the Criterium du Dauphine earlier this month, showing great form in the mountains after losing ground in the time trial. "The Tour is a different race". Its a feeling that you dont get from any other race.”. He's changed his preparation this year by riding in May's Giro d'Italia, believing he performs better in his second Grand Tour of the year than the first. Read More

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Texas Supreme Court throws out ruling that favored same-sex marriage benefits

Texas Supreme Court throws out ruling that favored same-sex marriage benefits

For example, in Obergefell v. Hodges , the U.S. Supreme Court case that finally declared marriage for same-sex couples to be a civil right, almost 150 "friend of the court" briefs were filed. The court remanded the lawsuit to the trial court for further proceedings. The case was part of Texas Republicans' ongoing fight against the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and led to the enactment of benefits policies for married same-sex couples. Read More

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Merkel swipes at Trump over climate action before G20 summit

Merkel swipes at Trump over climate action before G20 summit

She expects hard discussions with Trump when world leaders meet in Hamburg July 7. "We deplore, at least I say that for Germany, that the United States of America has chose to leave this agreement", Merkel told reporters. Germany has had civil partnerships for same-sex couples since 2001, however it remains one of the only countries in Western Europe where gays and lesbians can not legally Wednesday. Read More

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A Trump-Putin Meeting Is Happening Next Week

A Trump-Putin Meeting Is Happening Next Week

McMaster confirmed the meeting during a briefing with reporters about the President's upcoming trip, which will also include a stop in Poland. The face-to-face conversation has been organised amid an ongoing FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials during last year's USA election, as well as Congressional investigations into Russia's meddling in the presidential campaign. Read More

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Biggest Blaze in the US: Utah Battling Nation's Largest Active Wildfire

Biggest Blaze in the US: Utah Battling Nation's Largest Active Wildfire

As of Thursday morning, the human-caused Brian Head Fire had burned more than 58,000 acres and was 15 percent contained. He believes the Trump administration will provide a more receptive audience for his plea. As always, we are indebted to the firefighters, first responders and local community leaders who are managing and fighting this fire, as well as the many other fires throughout the state right now. Read More

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Venus Williams involved in fatal auto crash

Barson's wife, the driver, reportedly told police that the SUV suddenly darted into the intersection as she was driving through it with the right of way, and T-boned the vehicle. Venus Williams is being blamed for a fatal vehicle crash, according to a new report. On July 3, 2013 her 2010 Toyota was involed in a crash on I-95 in Palm Beach County, and was cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license. Read More

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See who likes you with Tinder Gold

See who likes you with Tinder Gold

But not everyone likes surprises and are willing to pay for a degree of certainty in their swipes, which is why Tinder is now willing to let you know who's already liked your profile - for a price. You'll then be able to go down the grid and choose which ones to like, at which point you will instantly match (they already liked you, after all). Read More

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Officials question climate change while praising carbon cuts

Officials question climate change while praising carbon cuts

Speaking June 27 at the Energy Information Administration's ( EIA ) 2017 Conference in Washington , D.C., Perry suggested that an overabundance of renewables in the nation's energy mix could result in decreased grid reliability. Trump has also pushed to revive USA coal production after years of decline. API's case of nerves over the forthcoming grid study has a simple explanation: API has the interests of its membership at heart, and drillers have a tremendous amount of interest in ... Read More

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No Arrangements for Putin, Trump Meeting

No Arrangements for Putin, Trump Meeting

President Donald Trump , who for months has rejected the notion of Russian interference, appeared finally to acknowledge the possibility in a series of tweets Saturday. In an interview with Sunday's "Fox and Friends" program, Trump groused about Obama's response, saying: "If he had the information, why didn't he do something about it?" Surprisingly, there's been no interest or concern from President Donald Trump regarding the possibility of hacking the US elections. Read More

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A rainy Yoga Day for PM Modi in Lucknow

A rainy Yoga Day for PM Modi in Lucknow

Besides the Prime Minister, Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma and Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik performed yoga at the venue. Lectures and competitions were also organized to highlight the importance of yoga among kids. "If 1.25 billion Indians and people across the world attain this state of well-being, humankind will be able to tide over problems borne out of human thoughts", he said. Read More

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Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Pelosi has been under fire by critics in her party who look to the recent special elections - in which Democrats lost to Republicans in all four cases - as a further sign that it is time for new party leadership. The new polling numbers represent more bad news for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who is facing calls to step down in the wake of four straight losses in special elections for Democrats, as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who recently admitted that Democrats ... Read More

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US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

USCM also voted in newly elected leadership: President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu , Vice President Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin , Second Vice President Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan Barnett . "All we're asking the administration is, let us continue to help make America great", said Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville, Minnesota. "Cities are where people see that action affecting their daily lives", Whaley said. Read More

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Israel retaliates with attacks on Syria

Israel retaliates with attacks on Syria

Intense fighting has rocked the Quneitra province of Syria , adjacent to the Golan Heights, since rebels there launched an attack on Saturday. Regarding the incident that prompted Israel's weekend strike in Syria, the IDF said that the mortars fired into the Jewish state appeared to be errant fire originating from clashes between warring factions near the Israel-Syria border. Read More

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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

Liu is now receiving treatment at the university hospital in Shenyang in Liaoning province after being diagnosed on May 23, advocate Mo Shaoping told Efe news. The activist has late stage liver cancer and as his condition worsened, his lawyer applied for medical parole. But a spokesperson for the foreign ministry in Beijing said they were unaware of the details of Liu's case when asked about him at a regular news briefing on Monday. Read More

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North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

The exact cause of his death is unclear. The North has often used bombastic and sometimes racist rhetoric to slam other world leaders for actions that displeased the regime. Mattis was speaking alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the two met Chinese officials to discuss North Korea and other regional issues, including China's continued military build up in the South China Sea. Read More

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UAE warns Doha: Turkey rejects call to shut mly base in Qatar

UAE warns Doha: Turkey rejects call to shut mly base in Qatar

Several other states in the region have reduced diplomatic relations with the country. - Halt the development of a Turkish military base in the country. The oil-rich nation, according to the demands, must also shut down its diplomatic posts in Iran, kick out any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard from the country, and only conduct trade and commerce with Iran that complies with U.S. Read More

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Erdoğan urges Saudi king to solve Qatar row

Erdoğan urges Saudi king to solve Qatar row

Qatar denies sponsoring terrorism and accuses the Saudis of seeking to dominate smaller neighbors. Blockaded by the Gulf states and Egypt , Qatar begins to try giant methods to break the blockade. "Qatar Airways continues to operate to the rest of its network as per its published schedules with day-to-day adjustments for operational and commercial efficiencies", he said, without elaborating further. Read More

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Macron's party set for big parliamentary win

Macron's party set for big parliamentary win

Macron has banned all REM candidates from employing family members if elected and they must not perform consultancy work while lawmakers. France has a new Goliath in politics. They also blamed the long election cycle, with party primaries that started previous year before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative voting, for turning voters off. Read More

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New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

New Zealand had a four-second lead. The underfunded but always crafty Kiwis, the hard-luck losers in the 2013 America's Cup , began secretly working on the cycling system three years ago in Auckland. Burling, who at 26 has been the youngest helmsman in the 35th America's Cup , is the epitome of understatement and outwardly unruffled by going 3-0 up against the USA holders in the first phase of the first-to-seven final last weekend. Read More

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