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Netanyahu had vowed to build a new settlement toreplace Amona, which was destroyed in February after Israel's top court ruled it was illegally built on private Palestinian land. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this. In a statement, spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the timing of the announcement "indicates that Israel is not interested in USA efforts".
  • Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

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    Handel was winning 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent with 81 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press and the New York Times . Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the race to replace Tom Price in the race to replace Tom Price , now President Donald Trump's secretary for the U.S.
  • Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case

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    The two top Republicans in the Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos , say they're confident the Supreme Court will affirm the GOP maps. In most states , elected officials usually redraw the district maps once a decade for electing candidates to the state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives .
  • United States coroner studies N.Korea captive's death

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    Doctors described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a " severe neurological injury " of unknown cause. "They just murdered him", McCain said. Justin Weber told The Associated Press on Tuesday morning that a press conference is expected later to provide details.
  • Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

    Republican Handel wins Georgia House election

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    An election official says voting has been moving smoothly at polling sites in Georgia's closely-watched House election. Several were relieved the race was almost over after weeks of calls and visits from campaign volunteers and millions of dollars in advertising.
  • Georgia Voters Head to Polls in Special Election

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    Karen Handel , the former Georgia Secretary of State and Republican senatorial candidate, won by just under five points. While that tends to be a typical part of the GOP playbook, some of the advertisements from Handel-supporting SuperPACs were especially provocative, like one spot that tried to link Ossoff to Kathy Griffin shortly after she did a photo shoot in which she held up a bloody effigy of Trump's head.
  • Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

    Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

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    Jon Ossoff , by contrast, has never run in an election before. Pamphlets sit outside the campaign office of Jon Ossoff , Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district in Chamblee, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. Donald Trump has praised on Republican Karen Handel after she won a special election runoff in Georgia, while celebrating other recent GOP wins.
  • Watch Sean Spicer's White House press briefing

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    At the very first press briefing on the Monday following Trump's inauguration , Spicer famously shouted at the press while wearing a much too large suit, prompting SNL parodies and widespread ridicule. "I don't know why we covered that gaggle today ... if they can't give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio". 'We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration.
  • Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

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    Ingraham declined to comment. Critics were quick to note that Spicer's admission that he had not spoken to Trump about the topic recently demonstrated how removed White House communications office was from the president. Spicer was also asked if on the days where the "president's voice" is the one that should be heard, that Trump appear at briefings. The rumors had reporters taking selfies before his briefing on Tuesday and posting them to Twitter in case it was his last time ...
  • Future of program to protect young immigrants in the U.S. uncertain

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    A court had blocked the DAPA program and it has never been implemented. As part of the expansion to protect immigrant parents living in the United States illegally, the Obama administration also sought to provide the young immigrants with work permits good for three years at a time .
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in California

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    That's when the amount of numbers to choose from increased. Things can potentially change even more if the victor is one of California's 39.5 million residents. The victor can choose to receive the whole jackpot in annuity payments over the course of 29 years, or claim a smaller lump sum up front, according to CNN .