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The first explosion, which left 27 people dead and 78 injured, ripped through a Palm Sunday service at Mar Girgis (St. George's) Coptic church in Tanta, a city located 120 km from Cairo. The man then passed a female police officer - who was talking to another woman - and went through the detector before the explosion happened. Islamic extremists have repeatedly targeted Egypt's Christian minority in the past.
  • Judge again finds discrimination in Texas' voter ID law

    Judge again finds discrimination in Texas' voter ID law

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    U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi ruled Monday that the state failed to show that the law would have been enacted without its discriminatory goal, thus violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Historical analysis has consistently proved the negligible nature of voter fraud in the state, with some researchers determining the exponentially greater likelihood to be struck by lightning in Texas than to come across abuse.
  • UN Security Council condemns Egypt church bombings

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    Analysts say Sunday's bombings suggest the group is lashing out as it finds itself under increasing pressure in other countries. Steffen Seibert told reporters that it was important to preserve the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt.
  • Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

    Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

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    And according to Tillerson, the Chinese president told Trump that he "understood that such a response was necessary when people are killing children" and expressed "appreciation" that the president took the time to explain the details of and goal behind the strike on the Syrian airfield.
  • Video Shows Man Dragged Off United Flight in Chicago

    Video Shows Man Dragged Off United Flight in Chicago

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    United issued a statement , that did nothing to clear up the situation. One couple was selected and left the plane before the man was confronted. Overbooking is not illegal, and most airlines do it in anticipation of no-shows, according to the US Department of Transportation .
  • Spokesman: 2 students wounded were not targeted

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    Police said the two students who were shot were not targeted and were instead hit "because of their proximity to the victim". All other students were safe and they were being taken to a local college campus, according to school officials.
  • S. Korea, Japan, US Hold Drill against N. Korea Submarines

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    The Pentagon can defend against any North Korean missile threat, but Pyongyang's rapidly evolving weapons program is shrinking the warning time ahead of a launch, a top United States general said Thursday. Every North Korean nuclear test and missile launch reminds the U.S. and its allies of the limited options they have on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
  • Western Force take legal action against ARU over Super Rugby cutback

    Western Force take legal action against ARU over Super Rugby cutback

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    A writ against the governing body was lodged on Monday evening, Western Australia's rugby body said, notifying the ARU of the intention to apply for an injunction against any plan to revoke the Perth-based team's licence. "Sadly it is very clear to me now that we can not sustain five teams either from a financial perspective or a high-performance perspective", Pulver said.