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The meeting of the Opposition parties started with an address by Gandhi where she talked about Opposition unity and putting up a joint candidate. Pawar proposed three names - Meira Kumar, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Bhalchandra Mungekar - all Dalit leaders.
  • Police consider manslaughter charges over fire

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    Police are now weighing up whether to bring manslaughter charges in response to the tragedy. Samples of the Grenfell Tower's aluminum composite tiles and insulation were analyzed and have failed all safety tests, according to McCormack. As a precaution we submitted some cladding for testing and the results that came back said the cladding on Horatia House and Leamington House was a fire risk.
  • 66% premium increase for age 50+ under Senate GOP health care bill

    66% premium increase for age 50+ under Senate GOP health care bill

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    Bob Corkertold MSNBC the likelihood of the Senate passing a similar bill was small. The bill received a less than enthusiastic welcome from several Republican senators. Bill Cassidy, R-La. It would repeal the mandate to buy insurance, but keeps protections for people with pre-existing conditions such as Willis. Nelson went on to say health care should not be a partisan issue.
  • North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

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    Otto Warmbier's parents kept his Jewishness - and his love of Israel - a secret throughout his captivity in North Korea , so as not to embarrass the oppressive regime, according to The Times of Israel . His family had no news of him until 13 June when Pyongyang announced he had been in a coma since his trial, attributing it to botulism. Still, I do not understand why anyone in his right mind (except for journalists and other professionals) would even go to North Korea.
  • Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

    Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

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    Cladding and insulation encasing the building did not pass any fire-safety tests, she added, increasing concern the 24-storey block's facade accelerated the blaze's spread. The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules.
  • California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

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    Kamala Harris (D) quit the attorney general's office in January, is seeking election in 2018. Thursday marked Becerra's first action on the matter since he took office, and he blamed the delayed rollout on the complications of analyzing four separate pieces of state legislation .
  • 17-Year-Old Killed After Leaving Mosque

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    Torres then approached the group, driving up to them in his auto, where he killed Hassanen with a baseball bat. "Witnesses say that Torres caught up with the group a short time later in a nearby parking lot and got out of his auto armed with a baseball bat".
  • Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer

    Grenfell Tower blaze started in fridge freezer

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    In a further written version of the briefing, McCormack reiterated the prime minister's promise made on Wednesday that the authorities would not use the incident as an opportunity to act on any possible immigration rule breach. The police are considering bringing a range of criminal offences, from manslaughter to health and safety offences. The police confirmed that the fire was started accidentally in the Hotpoint fridge-freezer.
  • Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at European Union summit

    Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at European Union summit

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    Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels . She had hoped to strengthen her government's hand in the negotiations by holding a snap election this month and solidifying the hold of her Conservative Party on the parliament.
  • Final farewell for student detained in North Korea

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    North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhuman and United States patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy, leaving his official cause of death a mystery . Ria Westergaard Pedersen, 33, who was with Warmbier in North Korea, told the Danish broadcaster TV2 that he had been nervous when taking pictures of soldiers, and said she doubted ...