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Phoenix grew by 24,036 residents between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, the report said. St. Johns County's estimated population growth rate of 28 percent since 2010 ranked it as the 14th fastest-growing county in America, according to data released by the U.S.
  • EPA blocks CNN and Associated Press journalists from attending Pruitt speech

    EPA blocks CNN and Associated Press journalists from attending Pruitt speech

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    An hour after emailing this statement , the EPA announced it was opening the second portion of its summit to all reporters and invited Mother Jones to attend. The chemical has been linked to thyroid disease and testicular cancer. Guards at an Environmental Protection Agency summit roughed up reporters attempting to cover the agency's latest scandal and physically removed them from the room.
  • Trump will 'vanish from history' & United States will be 'defeated,' says Iranian leader

    Trump will 'vanish from history' & United States will be 'defeated,' says Iranian leader

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    Scrapping the deal would allow Iran to resume its nuclear program and this would "massively jeopardize" Europe's security, Maas told reporters after what he called a frank but constructive meeting with Bolton. provided Iranian officials fully perform their duties", he added . "In case Americans can damage our oil sales., Europeans should make up for that and buy Iranian oil", the Leader stated.
  • Texas school shooting survivor says 'hero' best friend died saving her

    Texas school shooting survivor says 'hero' best friend died saving her

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    Friday's shooting, which a 17-year-old student confessed to committing after being arrested at the scene, resulted in the deaths of eight students and two teachers and injuries to 13 others. "I believe that's what was behind" the deadly shooting, the father told the newspaper. "I've lost my boy and the only thing I can try for is that they don't execute the kid", he said.
  • Tiffany's upbeat quarter, higher forecasts push stock to record high

    Tiffany's upbeat quarter, higher forecasts push stock to record high

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    Tiffany & Co boosted its fiscal year earnings guidance to $4.50-$4.70 from $4.25-$4.45. Tiffany & Co. have also announced a new share repurchase program of $ 1 billion of the company's common stock . Upon reviewing the chart for TIF , the stock is in the rising phase of its current market cycle. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 7,600 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $790,000 after buying an additional 3,400 shares in the last quarter.
  • Texas Mulls School Safety Days After Mass Shooting

    Texas Mulls School Safety Days After Mass Shooting

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    Asked during a question-and-answer period with reporters at the executive mansion Tuesday whether the Santa Fe High School shooting has motivated him to do more to increase school safety, Walker said no one should feel threatened at school.
  • NFL to Fine Teams if Players Kneel During National Anthem

    NFL to Fine Teams if Players Kneel During National Anthem

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    Commissioner Roger Goodell said, however, that they have the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner ". "We were not consulted ahead of this meeting on any potential changes to the anthem policy". Which would give owners an incentive to curtail the protests.
  • Tesla's promised $35000 Model 3 is still a long way off

    Tesla's promised $35000 Model 3 is still a long way off

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    In other words, Tesla's Model 3 may never become the mass-market vehicle that was initially promised. In a series of tweets over the weekend, Musk suggested that the company would suffer significant losses on the $35,000 model at this stage.
  • This Awful Brandi Chastain Bronze Plaque Is Getting Roasted By Twitter

    This Awful Brandi Chastain Bronze Plaque Is Getting Roasted By Twitter

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    And she was not alone. On Twitter , art critics likened the Chastain to (a stoned) Jimmy Carter , Bill Belichick , Gary Busey , Babe Ruth and Mickey Rooney . Screenshot of plaque, left; AP Photo of Brandi Chastain , right. "But I'm not an artist". Kevin O'Brien was quoted saying he spoke to Chastain on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) and offered to revamp the plaque if she sent a new photograph of herself.
  • Unai Emery: 'I want Arsenal to be back among Europe's elite'

    Unai Emery: 'I want Arsenal to be back among Europe's elite'

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    The Spaniard joins from Paris Saint-Germain after winning the French domestic treble this season. "But how do you develop?" he said. By battling for every title. Emery, who has no previous experience in England, has a reputation for having an nearly obsessive attention to detail, putting a large emphasis on video analysis and excelling at improving individual players - qualities that many have said were lacking at Arsenal during the latter part of Wenger's reign.
  • Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault by Former Girlfriend

    Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault by Former Girlfriend

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    The "Time's Up" campaign against sexual harassment and assault took aim at the R&B singer last month. A Dallas attorney filed a lawsuit Monday claiming Grammy Award-winning artist R. In 2002, Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography related to his allegedly videotaping himself having sex with an unidentified underage girl.
  • Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant

    Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant

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    Darryl Clinton was trying to stop lava bombs that hit homes from catching fire. Another risk, besides the loss of power, rests in what might happen if the lava overcomes the state's protective measures: "There's a steam release, there's many chemicals, but primarily the critical factor would be hydrogen sulfide, a very deadly gas", Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency chief, Tom Travis, told reporters Monday night.
  • ACLU tells AWS: Stop selling facial recognition tools to the government

    ACLU tells AWS: Stop selling facial recognition tools to the government

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    The concern, as you might guess, is that law enforcement and governments could easily use this for all the wrong reasons. One police department now using Rekognition is Washington County, Oregon, to perform such tasks as recognizing jail booking photos then verifying them against actual video footage or photos of suspects involved in crimes.
  • Tamil Nadu 10th result 2018 declared, here's direct link to check

    Tamil Nadu 10th result 2018 declared, here's direct link to check

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    On May 16, 2018. The girl candidates of SSLC exam has performed better than the boys, as 96.4 percent girls qualified the exam, while nearly 92.5 percent boys cleared the Class 10 exam. May 23, 8.47 am: Countdown begins for Tamil Nadu SSLC result 2018. So, students those who have appeared in the TN SSLC Examination 2018 in the state can download their result on Wednesday.
  • United States warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

    United States warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate worker

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    Charles Rosenfarb told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee January 9 "The findings suggest that this is not an episode of mass hysteria". An American citizen working at the US consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury, the USA embassy said on Wednesday.
  • M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring

    M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring

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    M&S has revealed profits slumped by nearly three-quarters past year as a result of what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan, including a GBP321m charge related to its store closure plan . And Toys R Us , electricals group Maplin as well as drinks wholesaler Conviviality have all collapsed this year. Warren Evans: bedmaker went into administration earlier in February.
  • Sterlite row: Protest may trigger L&O problem says Madras HC

    Sterlite row: Protest may trigger L&O problem says Madras HC

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    Section 144 has been extended in Tuticorin from May 23, 1pm, till May 25, 8am. Protesters have been demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin over pollution concerns . Tuticorin: A video shows a Tamil Nadu police personnel in plainclothes placing himself atop a police bus, a few meters away from where people had gathered to hold anti-Sterlite protest.
  • White House: US Intel Community to brief Republicans on Russiagate

    White House: US Intel Community to brief Republicans on Russiagate

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    Devin Nunes , chairman of the House intelligence committee, and the House oversight committee chairman, Trey Gowdy , both Republicans , are expected to attend, according to the White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. "That is illegal if you reveal this kind of information". Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called Trump's claim of an embedded spy "nonsense".
  • State could help Planned Parenthood clinics affected by Trump's defunding attempt

    State could help Planned Parenthood clinics affected by Trump's defunding attempt

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    This directive would expand women's options in health care-and call out Planned Parenthood's bluff that it has a monopoly on women's health care. Trump has not wavered from advancing the agenda of the religious right. Although abortion is politically divisive, the USA abortion rate has dropped significantly, from about 29 per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 1980 to about 15 in 2014.
  • 16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

    16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

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    The blast, caused by a bomb planted on a minibus, occurred at a security checkpoint near one of the city's main markets on Tuesday, sending a huge cloud of dust and smoke into the air. Kandahar province, on the border with Pakistan, is a major centre of opium cultivation and a stronghold of the Taliban but the city itself has recently been relatively secure.
  • Du Plessis blitz puts Chennai in IPL final

    Du Plessis blitz puts Chennai in IPL final

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    Chennai , attempting to make it to their seventh final in nine seasons that they have been part of T20 2018, struck another blow just past the Powerplay period. In the first qualifier of the 2018 season, Chennai pulled off a last-over thriller against the Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad , thanks to an incredible unbeaten 67-run knock by opener Faf du Plessis .
  • Survivors of Texas shooting confront 'spiritual war zone'

    Survivors of Texas shooting confront 'spiritual war zone'

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    Among the officers who confronted Pagourtzis was John Barnes, a school resource officer, who was critically wounded. March for Our Lives, the group founded by Parkland students who organized nationwide protests in March, tweeted support for the Santa Fe High School students, saying, "This is not the price of freedom".
  • Everything NKY Needs To Know About Voting In Tuesday's Primary

    Everything NKY Needs To Know About Voting In Tuesday's Primary

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    Falling in line, the Board opted to change Porter County's operations to fit in code. Merrill says this election is a one in twelve year cycle, in which all of the state's constitutional offices are open and all the sheriffs, probate judges and other county officials are up for election as well.
  • Nicola Sturgeon vows to 'restart' Scottish independence debate

    Nicola Sturgeon vows to 'restart' Scottish independence debate

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    Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon , speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event, in London, Britain May 14, 2018. Mrs Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), had previously floated the prospect of a second independence referendum in the wake of the Brexit vote - with Scotland having voted against leaving the EU.
  • Not just conservatives hated failed farm bill

    Not just conservatives hated failed farm bill

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    The thirty-something conservatives in the caucus were threatening to vote against the farm bill and defeat it with Democratic opposition because leadership had not delivered on promises to bring up the bare minimum of conservative immigration legislation for a vote .
  • Syrian Troops Liberate Southern Damascus Areas

    Syrian Troops Liberate Southern Damascus Areas

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    Two hours later, the TV said troops captured IS' former stronghold of Hajar al-Aswad and broadcast images showing troops waving the Syrian national flag in the heavily destroyed neighborhood. Khaled Abdul-Majid, a leader of the government-allied Palestinian Resistance Factions Coalition told The Associated Press that there was still a small group of IS fighters on the southern edge of Yarmouk.
  • USA reinforces East Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

    USA reinforces East Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

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    The New York Times reported Sunday , citing unnamed administration officials, that Trump had "begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding" with the Kim summit. But the North refused at the last minute to accept a list of South Korean journalists. "Even if the US and South Korea try to weaken China's impact in the negotiation process, Xi and Kim's recent two meetings have proved that China and its support are indispensable", said Yue Li, senior ...
  • Roger Goodell calls on Congress to enact standards for sports betting

    Roger Goodell calls on Congress to enact standards for sports betting

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    Goodell called on congress to establish "core regulatory framework" for legalized sports betting in an initial statement issued after the decision . Goodell also wants law enforcement to be able to "protect our fans and penalize bad actors here at home and overseas". His comments come as states, including New Jersey, race to pass laws regulating sports betting .
  • Cougar Kills Mountain Biker Near Seattle, Drags Body to Den

    Cougar Kills Mountain Biker Near Seattle, Drags Body to Den

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    One of the men smacked the cougar with his bike after their attempts to spook the animal failed. Officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife used hound dogs to track the cougar, which was found behind a tree just 80 feet away, Abbott said .
  • Trump demands probe of alleged spying on his campaign

    Trump demands probe of alleged spying on his campaign

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    Representative Devin Nunes, head of the House intelligence committee, has demanded the FBI provide information on the source, said to be a U.S. academic, used in the Russian Federation investigation. The weekend fusillade ended Sunday with Trump tweeting he would order the Justice Department to investigate his unsubstantiated claim, a move experts described as unprecedented.
  • 20 evangelical priests among those killed in Cuban plane crash

    20 evangelical priests among those killed in Cuban plane crash

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    Four crash survivors were taken to a Havana hospital, and three remained alive as of mid-afternoon, hospital director Martinez Blanco told Cuban state TV. So far they had recovered the cockpit voice recorder, in "good condition", Cuban Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo said Saturday. Cubana de Aviacion, Cuba's national airline company, had leased the plane from Global Air (Damojh), a Mexican firm.
  • Must see moments from American Idol season finale part 1

    Must see moments from American Idol season finale part 1

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    First up, each performed an original song, which they helped write along with several notable hit-makers, but with which they'd only had a few weeks to get to know. "Wake up!" Katy said before Round 3 commenced. He channeled the beloved honesty of Johnny Cash on "Folsom Prison Blues" and also related to Cash in his coronation song called " Johnny Cash Heart ".
  • Han Solo origin story a fun ride

    Han Solo origin story a fun ride

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    He lifted shots of Ford from " American Graffiti ", "The Conversation" and an episode of "Love American Style". Without spoiling anything, we finally got to see Han and Chewie meet for the first time, Han and Lando meet for the first time and the Millennium Falcon's notorious Kessel Run.
  • Police officer shot in Maryland has died

    Police officer shot in Maryland has died

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    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today. She was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m. "We are confident that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will be brought to justice".
  • China relieved as trade tensions ease

    China relieved as trade tensions ease

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    The statement was extremely vague, with the secretary claiming the details would be worked out at a later date, which is never a good sign-as The Washington Post points out, both sides agreed to "strengthen cooperation", which tends to be diplomatic speak for "jack shit".
  • North Korea: Meeting Should Take Up Abysmal Rights Climate

    North Korea: Meeting Should Take Up Abysmal Rights Climate

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    The two nations not only explored cooperation in areas such as vocational education, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, promotion of Yoga and traditional medicine, but also chose to enhance people-to-people linkages to mark 45 years of diplomatic relations.
  • Vermont to feel the Bern once again: Sanders to stand for reelection

    Vermont to feel the Bern once again: Sanders to stand for reelection

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    In a press release announcing the decision Monday, the two-term us senator said he would seek another six years in Congress to continue fighting wealth inequality in the country. In his statement, Sanders listed off a slew of priorities he has publicly championed, including a national minimum wage of $15 an hour, a "Medicare for all single payer program " and free tuition at public colleges.
  • Batali divests as NY police confirm sex assault investigation

    Batali divests as NY police confirm sex assault investigation

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    Via surveillance footage, Seet said she saw Batali assaulting an unconscious woman at the restaurant, and intervened to stop it. But I- you know, a young actress, no resources, no money. "These allegations are chilling and deeply disturbing". "This was the first we learned of them", the group said of the claims, broadcast on CBS Sunday.
  • Cavs blow out Celtics 116-86, cut series deficit to 2-1

    Cavs blow out Celtics 116-86, cut series deficit to 2-1

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    Marcus Morris has labeled himself as one of the best LeBron James stoppers on earth, and didn't exactly shine Saturday night. Closing out to ( Marcus) Smart . Smith and George Hill who have been extremely poor in terms of scoring thus far. Hill, who almost tripled his usage rate compared to the first two games of the series, made the most of his increased opportunity, staying aggressive throughout the night and becoming one of his six players in double figures.
  • Texas Shooting: Funeral Prayers for Sabika Sheikh Offered in Houston

    Texas Shooting: Funeral Prayers for Sabika Sheikh Offered in Houston

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    Candi Thurman, who says she is Fisher's aunt, said in a tweet the teen was in art class at the time of the shooting. Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a 17-year-old classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, in the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States.