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No reason was assigned for removing Rao from the post, but what apparently triggered the sudden action were a few posts that the former chief secretary shared on his personal Facebook page that were found to be critical of the Chandrababu Naidu administration.
  • Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

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    Some on the left argued for a sharper progressive message and more pointed attacks on Republicans and Trump, while Democrats from Midwestern and working-class districts emphasized the importance of an economic message that could appeal to working class voters who were drawn to Trump.
  • Police officer stabbed at Michigan airport

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    United States law enforcement officials are working with Canadian authorities to learn more about the ties the suspect has to Canada, according to a law enforcement source. "At this time, we view him as a lone wolf attacker", he said. He was initially in critical condition but his condition is improving, and he's now listed in stable condition.
  • Russia Cancels Talks With US After New Sanctions

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    Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon had been scheduled to fly to St. Petersburg this week to discuss what the two sides call "irritants" in the relationship. Russian President Vladimir Putin said USA sanctions were used only as a pretext to " contain Russia ". On Sunday, the USA military shot down a Syrian military jet.
  • Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme

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    Speaking in Downing Street alongside Mr Varadka, Mrs May dismissed these concerns as she claimed her government "remains absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to upholding the Good Friday Agreement. "We think it is very important that Northern Ireland should have a unique voice at this very important time", he said. "What I think we need to do is to build a new deep and special partnership with the European Union", she said.
  • Republican Karen Handel wins key Georgia election

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    Republicans also pounded Handel's Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff , a 30-year old former Capitol Hill staffer, for puffing up his national security credentials and being weak in the fight against ISIS. Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff concedes to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
  • Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

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    Iran backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against anti-government rebel groups and ISIS , which is primarily based in the Syrian city of Raqqa. His meeting with Iran's leaders came one day after a visit to Saudi Arabia , Iran's regional rival, in what he said was a tour aimed at promoting reconciliation between the region's Sunnis and Shi'a.
  • The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting

    The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting

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    The justices last took up the topic in 2004 in a case called Vieth v. Jubelirer. A year ago a district court ordered Wisconsin to produce a new, less partisan map in time for the 2018 election. On Monday, The Supreme Court announced it would hear a case relating to the practice of partisan gerrymandering , a strategy in which politicians redraw district lines in order to sweep specific communities likely to be aligned with a political party and prevent the opposition from gaining ...
  • Former homeland secretary says FBI delayed notification of cyber hack

    Former homeland secretary says FBI delayed notification of cyber hack

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    Manfra revealed that the DHS found that Russian hackers had targeted 21 states and successfully breached the election systems of some of them. Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month that Trump asked about the Russian Federation investigation only with regard to how it affected him personally rather than how it affected U.S.