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North Carolina faced an onslaught of boycotts after it approved its bathroom bill previous year. Patrick , like Gov. Greg Abbott , had indicated he wanted the House to approve Senate Bill 2, to require local governments that want to raise property taxes by 5 percent or more to get voter approval, but that proposal stalled in the House.
  • Police raid flat of one of London Bridge attackers

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    The British Police have confirmed of arresting 12 persons in connection with the terror attacks at London Bridge and nearby areas that killed seven people and injured dozens others. "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam". The British government has long sought more help from internet companies like Facebook and Google in the battle against extremism.
  • White House defends Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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    Andrew McCarthy, contributing editor at the National Review has said that even though opponents of President Trump, mostly liberals, have been overjoyed at the report by the Washington Post claiming Jared Kushner asked for a Russian back-channel, they completely missed the fact that it blew up their absolute favorite conspiracy theory.
  • Ex-Penn State officials receive jail time in Sandusky scandal

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    Sandusky, the football team's disgraced former defensive coordinator, was convicted and sent to prison almost five years ago for molesting 10 boys, many of them on Penn State's campus. According to emails recovered in an internal investigation and first reported in 2012, the two cases - one in 1998 and one in 2001 - were discussed among the three administrators in February 2001.
  • Durant not fussed by Cleveland's in-your-face defence

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    His answer consisted all of two syllables. "I mean, you take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled past year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", he said.
  • Donald Trump says North Korea shows 'great disrespect' to China with missile

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    The projectile was sacked at 5:39 a.m. from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, in Kangwon Province, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. It's the latest in a string of test-launches, as the North aims to build a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead possibly as far as US soil, experts say.
  • Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack

    Putin tells NBC: US hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack

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    Promoted as " the most detailed portrait of Putin ever granted to a Western interviewer ", it will feature interviews between the director and the Russian leader that were made during several encounters over two years. "It's surprising", he said, raising a laugh even out of the impassive Indian PM, Narendra Modi, who was seated next to him.And in January, days before Trump took office, the United States intelligence community concluded that Putin had ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at ...
  • Trump stands by Kushner amid Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and reported tensions

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    Late December 2016 - Kushner meets Gorkov: As The New York Times first reported , Kushner meets with the president of state-run Russian bank VEB, Sergey Gorkov, at Kislyak's recommendation. "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have — I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public".
  • Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

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    Executive privilege is not a well-defined legal concept. The president could invoke something called executive privilege. As we wait to see if Trump invokes executive privilege, it's worth asking if it would even have the desired effect of muzzling Comey.
  • US evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis demurred, saying the Paris agreement is "not inside my portfolio" and that the Pentagon deals with aspects of a warming climate. California is already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030, and Brown has cast himself as Trump's chief foil on climate policy.