Dems reconsider high expectations after Georgia defeat – The Hill

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The Hill Dems reconsider high expectations after Georgia defeatThe HillSANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats spent more than $30 million but still came up short in Georgia's runoff election Tuesday, marking the fourth consecutive special election where a Democratic candidate fell short of winning a Republican-leaning seat.Georgia 6th loss isn't the death knell for DemocratsCNNA Democratic […]

The World's Population Is Forecast to Reach 9.8 Billion By the Year 2050 – TIME

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TIME The World's Population Is Forecast to Reach 9.8 Billion By the Year 2050TIME(UNITED NATIONS) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.World population […]

ISIS Destroys Historic al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraqi Military Says – NBCNews.com

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NBCNews.com ISIS Destroys Historic al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraqi Military SaysNBCNews.comISIS militants allegedly blew up the landmark al-Nuri mosque and its famous leaning minaret in Mosul where the terror group's leader three years ago declared a "caliphate," Iraq's military said in a statement. Reuters first reported the Iraqi military …ISIS Is Said to Destroy Historic […]

Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle Oversight – NPR

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NPR Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle OversightNPRUpdated at 5:52 p.m. ET. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee want to see White House records on the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his security clearance and his access to classified information. In a letter to White House chief of staff …China Offers to […]

US: China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea – Washington Post

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Washington Post US: China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKoreaWashington PostWASHINGTON — The United States said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and “provokes and provokes and provokes.”.US Seeks China's Help on North Korea, […]

Obama White House Knew of Russian Election Hacking, but Delayed Telling – New York Times

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New York Times Obama White House Knew of Russian Election Hacking, but Delayed TellingNew York TimesJeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, arrived to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday. Credit Mary F. Calvert for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration feared that …We just learned the […]

Islamist Militants Seize School in Philippines, Military Says – New York Times

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New York Times Islamist Militants Seize School in Philippines, Military SaysNew York TimesSoldiers wounded in the fight for Marawi being treated in a hospital in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The country has declared martial law in its restive south in response to the Islamist takeover of Marawi. Credit Joseph Agcaoili/Agence …Philippines says Islamist […]

Brexit Bulletin: The New Political Reality – Bloomberg

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Bloomberg Brexit Bulletin: The New Political RealityBloombergSign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter. Prime Minister Theresa May will make her first attempt to engage with Britain's new political landscape on Wednesday as she publishes a Brexit-heavy legislative program.UK's May launches plan for government, promising to listen to […]

What happened to Otto Warmbier? When the unthinkable is unknowable. – Washington Post

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Washington Post What happened to Otto Warmbier? When the unthinkable is unknowable.Washington PostWhen he left the United States at the end of 2015, Otto Warmbier was a healthy, athletic 21-year-old. When he returned last week, medically evacuated from his 17-month detention in North Korea, he was in a coma, with extensive brain damage. On Monday …US […]

Brussels Central Station terror attack: Suspect shot after failed bombing – CNN

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CNN Brussels Central Station terror attack: Suspect shot after failed bombingCNN(CNN) A suspect was shot at Brussels Central Station Tuesday after a failed bombing that Belgian authorities are calling a terrorist attack. A "small explosion" occurred in the station around 8:30 p.m., Belgium Prosecutor's Office spokesman Eric Van …Soldiers shoot suspect after explosion at Brussels […]

GOP senators pleased with Ivanka Trump meeting on family leave, child tax credits – The Hill

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The Hill GOP senators pleased with Ivanka Trump meeting on family leave, child tax creditsThe HillRepublicans senators lauded a Tuesday meeting on Capitol Hill with Ivanka Trump that included conversations about paid family leave. Sens. Marco Rubio · Marco RubioRubio jokes about photo of hug with Ivanka Trump GOP senators pleased with Ivanka …Ivanka Trump Met […]

Heavy rain adds a new wrinkle to contentious Georgia congressional election – Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Heavy rain adds a new wrinkle to contentious Georgia congressional electionLos Angeles TimesThe campaigns in the bitterly contested, astonishingly expensive congressional race in Georgia already had plenty to fret about — and then the skies opened up. Torrential rain poured down on metro Atlanta as the candidates in the fight for the […]

Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation – Washington Post

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Washington Post Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigationWashington PostWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro …White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in […]

An Attack on Muslims Shakes Cosmopolitan London – New York Times

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New York Times An Attack on Muslims Shakes Cosmopolitan LondonNew York TimesPolice officers patrolling on Monday in Finsbury Park, in North London. Early on Monday morning, a man rammed a rental van into a congregation of Muslims leaving prayers during Ramadan. Credit Facundo Arrizabalaga/European Pressphoto Agency.Finsbury Park attack: Community holds vigilBBC NewsThe White House's Islamophobia […]

BJP's Choice Of 'Dalit Leader' Ram Nath Kovind As President Shows We Can Never Be Free Of Identity Politics – Huffington Post India

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Huffington Post India BJP's Choice Of 'Dalit Leader' Ram Nath Kovind As President Shows We Can Never Be Free Of Identity PoliticsHuffington Post IndiaIt is sad when the highest office in the land becomes entirely reduced to identity politics power play. 20/06/2017 3:14 PM IST | Updated 7 minutes ago. Sandip Roy Contributing Editor, HuffPost […]

US Will Lose Syria to Iran and Abandon Kurdish Allies, Former Ambassador Says – Newsweek

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Newsweek US Will Lose Syria to Iran and Abandon Kurdish Allies, Former Ambassador SaysNewsweekThe Syrian government and its allies, including Iran, will eventually overcome U.S. efforts to secure influence in the nation, and Kurdish fighters may pay for siding with President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a former U.S …US risks further battles […]