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Kenneth Bae, the USA citizen detained by North Korea for two years, says he believes it is possible the late Otto Warmbier could have been tortured during his captivity in the communist country. President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters that it was a "disgrace what happened to Otto". Analysts say his death will likely cast a shadow on relations between the USA and North Korea and compound efforts by South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, to improve ties with the ...
  • Republican avoids upset as Karen Handel wins in costly Georgia congressional race

    Republican avoids upset as Karen Handel wins in costly Georgia congressional race

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    Ossoff initially campaigned on a promise to "make Trump furious" but more recently refrained from taking on the president as he tried to win over centrist voters. Democrat Rob Quist raised $3.3 million and spent $2.6 million, according to FEC filings. The previous three general elections were decided by an average of 14 points, and Trump won the district by 21 points.
  • Despite Grumbling, GOP Senators Seek Vote On Health Care

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    An analysis by the Center for American Progress estimated that 30,100 North Dakota residents would lose coverage under the House bill , while 1,190 households with incomes of $1 million or more would receive tax cuts averaging $32,271. In addition, a growing number of Republicans are frustrated with the process, saying they may have just a few days to study the draft before being forced to vote on a major piece of legislation.
  • Donald Trump Plans To Announce New Restrictions On Cuba Trade And Travel

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    Americans who go to Cuba, who beyond hotels can stay at privately owned inns, could face problems when they return if they are found to have patronized the GAES. However, the policy changes appear to allow Marriott, Starwood's parent company, to continue operating the hotel. While the US prohibits tourism to Cuba, the US Treasury Department now allows travelers to "self-license" under 12 different categories of travel , such as educational tours and participating in sporting events.
  • Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc

    Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc

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    The measures are more severe than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Doha , again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. Qatar dismissed allegations of support for Islamist militancy on Friday after four Arab states, which cut ties with Qatar this week, blacklisted as terrorists dozens of people with alleged links to Qatar.
  • Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

    Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

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    The US-led coalition said the Syrian aircraft attacked Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions, adding that the coalition downed the Syrian jet as part of "collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces". It marks the second time this month a USA jet downed a Shahed 129 in the area. The thing is, these USA commitments only make sense if they are being made with a long-term strategy in mind.
  • Terrorist killed at Brussels railway station was Moroccan

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    Van der Sypt added that "this incident is considered as a terrorist attack". No one was injured, but the incident, a little after 8:40 p.m. local time, set off panic as people ran for cover. He later confirmed the suspect was dead but declined to identify him or say if he was known to authorities. "It was kind of reassuring to see it", he said.
  • School district open house gives public opportunity to view 2017/18 budget

    School district open house gives public opportunity to view 2017/18 budget

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    The district has a current budget deficit of $1.9 million, some of that is due to unplanned spending towards rubber mulch replacement at school playgrounds and repairing the now vacant Rockridge Elementary building. According to the school board, the upcoming budget will continue to support its two learning priorities: Literacy for Life and Collegiate Renewal. Eakins made the point early in Tuesday's discussion that Hillsborough needed to address its employment levels.
  • Ossoff Loses, But All Isn't Lost

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    As the president sent out tweet, his son Donald Trump Jr . chose to do the same on June 21. With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States.
  • Russian Deputy PM praises security system at Confed Cup

    Russian Deputy PM praises security system at Confed Cup

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    SOCHI, Russia Mexico scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 on Wednesday and destroy the All Whites dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt. Portugal has many good players along with Ronaldo. He's their star player, but Portugal would rather talk about anyone except Cristiano Ronaldo .