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Lewis was a standout on USA Baseball's gold medal-winning Under-18 team at the Pan American Championships past year. Sixteen years had passed since the Twins last held the top pick in baseball's June amateur draft, so they milked the suspense until the final hour.
  • 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 ...
  • The great Muslim civil war - and us

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    It said the attack targeted "a command base. of the terrorists in Deir Ezzor", using a different version of the name for the province in eastern Syria. "Backed by Iran, Iraqi Shi'ite groups are spreading across the Badia", said Abu Yaqoub, a commander in the Ahmed Abdo Martyrs Brigade, an FSA rebel group whose fighters were involved in the battles.
  • Zola the gorilla 'performs Flashdance' in paddling pool at zoo

    Zola the gorilla 'performs Flashdance' in paddling pool at zoo

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    And he's dancing like he's never danced before. The zoo says such behavior by Zola is part of ways in which his life is enriched - by providing the primate with 'mental and physical stimulation to increase natural behaviors'. "[It] can take many forms, but for this spunky great ape , it means playing and spinning in his favourite blue pool!" Bob Hagh , a Fort Worth Star-Telegram video producer, upped the ante by adding music to the raw video, and Zola's inner "steel-town girl on ...
  • Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

    Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

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    The destruction of the mosque and minaret-which has dominated Mosul's skyline for centuries and is pictured on Iraq's 10,000-dinar bank note-is another blow to the city's rich cultural heritage and its plethora of ancient sites that have been damaged or destroyed during three years of IS rule.