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He was jailed for 10 months in May after pleading guilty to contempt of court for a Facebook Live webcast he conducted while a rape trial was taking place at Leeds Crown Court. 'I am not sure you appreciate the potential effect of what you have done. Bannon, a highly-controversial figure of the American right, has hailed Robinson as "the backbone of this country".
  • Facebook takes down suspected Russian network of pages

    Facebook takes down suspected Russian network of pages

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    The "Resisters" page created a Facebook event for a protest on August 10-12 titled "No Unite The Right 2". Facebook discovered 8 pages and 17 profiles, as well as seven Instagram accounts, that "violated their ban on coordinated inauthentic behavior".
  • Rajnath assures Mamata nobody will be harassed due to draft NRC

    Rajnath assures Mamata nobody will be harassed due to draft NRC

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    But in a bid to quell growing unrest officials insisted no one would face immediate deportation to Bangladesh from where they had migrated decades ago and that all those deemed foreigners had the right to appeal. "When the Modi government came, we began work on it in 2015 following a PIL and we completed it", he said. Many residents of Assam have long protested against the presence of "foreigners", which include both Hindus and Muslims.
  • North Korea Offered Little Help to Identify Remains

    North Korea Offered Little Help to Identify Remains

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    Citing unnamed officials familiar with the intelligence, the U.S. daily said that newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, suggests that North Koreans were working on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
  • We won't talk to U.S. after Trump broke nuclear deal, says Iran

    We won't talk to U.S. after Trump broke nuclear deal, says Iran

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    Trump said he would set "no preconditions", and, "If they want to meet, I'll meet, anytime they want ". "I'll meet with anybody", he said. "They're having a hard time right now", Trump added. Monday, Trump also said he would not require any preconditions for a meeting. "It's tricky for them" Blanc told VOA . "Bolton and Pompeo are seeking adventurism, while Trump is talking about negotiation with Iran".
  • Plane with 97 passengers on board crashes in Mexico

    Plane with 97 passengers on board crashes in Mexico

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    Forty-nine people were hospitalised - the pilot and a passenger are in "critical but stable condition", CNN quoted Aispuro as saying. It is being reported the plane was an Embraer E190 aircraft, which is a short range airliner, and was flying from Durango to Mexico City .
  • Police in suburban Denver kill resident who shot intruder

    Police in suburban Denver kill resident who shot intruder

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    The man was rushed to a hospital, where he later died. Authorities tell KDVR they also found a juvenile inside the home who was seriously injured by the intruder. That boy's father, Black's stepson, went in and began wrestling with the naked man. Among those who called 911 was Jeanette Black, and she gave dispatchers a very specific description of her husband and what he was wearing, Mohamedbhai said.
  • Plane in Mexico Crashes in Shifting Winds, 18 People Injured

    Plane in Mexico Crashes in Shifting Winds, 18 People Injured

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    The plane, an Embraer 190, crashed close to the airport just moments after take-off, BBC reported. Early estimates say that 85 of the 101 people on board Aeromexico Flight 2431 were injured in the crash, including 12 critically. The governor said some passengers got out under their power, and some even wandered back to the nearby airport of Durango city to seek out relatives.
  • 'The Time Has Come for Voter ID': Trump Rips 'Crazy' Voting Rules

    'The Time Has Come for Voter ID': Trump Rips 'Crazy' Voting Rules

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    Later this week, Trump is scheduled to hold another rally in Luzerne County, Pa., in support of Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), who is seeking to unseat Sen. The spot opens with DeSantis's wife, Casey, touting Trump's endorsement , before featuring footage of him urging his young daughter to "build the wall" with colored toy blocks and leaning over the crib of his infant son, who is clad in a red " Make America Great Again " onesie.
  • Nelson calls plastic guns a 'direct threat'

    Nelson calls plastic guns a 'direct threat'

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    The administration recently settled with gun activists to end a legal battle over the plans, allowing the group, Defense Distributed, to make the plans available for download starting Wednesday. During his 18-month presidency, which has seen a fresh wave of mass shootings at schools and public places, Trump has occasionally seemed to favor tougher gun regulations, before buckling under pressure from his base and donors.
  • Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country

    Mamata Banerjee says NRC will lead to bloodbath, civil war in country

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    West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the National Register of Citizens ( NRC ) will be published , on the lines of the one in Assam, if the saffron party was voted to power in the state. The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has been spearheading an anti-immigrant movement in the state for many years. Hundreds of thousands of people fled to India from Bangladesh in the early 1970s.
  • Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial

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    Prosecutors say they may call as many as 35 witnesses , including five who have immunity agreements. Manafort is the only American charged by Mueller to opt for a trial. "On the basis of the record presented thus far, there is no reason to believe that fair and impartial jurors can not be found in the Eastern District of Virginia ", the judge concluded.
  • New laws needed to tackle fake news on social media,…

    New laws needed to tackle fake news on social media,…

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    The committee suggested new taxes and fines for companies like Facebook and Twitter, and says the government should establish a "clear legal liability" for tech companies to act against content that is deemed "harmful and illegal". According to the report, most people use social media to connect with their loved ones and it is increasingly how people get information about their communities and the wider world.
  • $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed in Branson duck boat accident

    $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed in Branson duck boat accident

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    The 43-page lawsuit, filed Sunday in the Western District of Missouri's Southern Division, is on behalf of families of several victims, including one Indianapolis family who lost nine members. A Ripley spokeswoman said in a statement Monday that the company remains "deeply saddened" by the accident. They claim the company ignored storm warnings and chose profit over the safety of their passengers and didn't heed safety warnings about the boat's canopies.
  • Mendocino-Lake County Wildfires Force Lakeport Evacuations

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    Mendocino County Undersheriff Matthew Kendall says 1,000 people were ordered to evacuate in his county. The blazes have destroyed six homes and threaten 10,000 others. There is a team at the college ready to accept people into the shelter and help people, and Mendocino County is working closely with Lake County to support any overflow of people from Lake County who need housing.
  • Koch Bros Nix Support For Key GOP Senate Candidate

    Koch Bros Nix Support For Key GOP Senate Candidate

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    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch as "globalist" and "a total joke", saying he says did not need the powerful conservative donor brothers' money or support. The Koch brothers did not endorse Trump during the 2016 election. The Washington Post reported that at a reception held by the Koch network over the weekend, officials revealed a new approach-distancing themselves from the GOP and becoming less focused on ...
  • Pres. Trump Willing to Meet with Iranian Leaders

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    Trump on Monday said he'd meet with Rouhani if the Iranian leader were willing. "I don't know if they're ready". In May Mr Pompeo laid out 12 conditions for any "new deal" with Iran , including the withdrawal of its forces from Syria and an end to its support for rebels in Yemen.
  • North Korea Expands Facilities at Missile Site

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    Unidentified officials said United States spy agencies were seeing signs of construction at a large research facility in Sanumdong, suggesting ongoing activity in North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities. Liquid-fueled ICBMs, such as the Hwasong-15, require lead-time to make ready for launch and are therefore considered less destabilizing than solid-fueled rockets, which can quickly be prepared for a first strike.
  • Donald Trump hails Italy's migration crackdown as Giuseppe Conte visits Washington

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    Describing the "special invitation" from Trump as a great tribute to Italy and himself, Conte said Rome now wanted to become a "privileged interlocutor" of the United States. Both Trump and Conte also favor better relations with Russian Federation, although Trump had one eye on domestic opinion when he insisted sanctions would stay "as is" for now.
  • Woman Talks Back to Harasser; He Hits Her in the Face

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    Police have launched a hunt to find the attacker while French Equalities Minister said she was "outraged but unfortunately not surprised". The 22-year old student has now called for a clampdown on sexual harassment after footage of the attack went viral .
  • Trump ready to meet Iran's president with 'no preconditions'

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    After a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House on Monday, the USA president expressed his willingness to reopen negotiations with Iran in an unusually soft tone. Trump responded with an all-caps tirade on Twitter: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE ".
  • North Korea 'working on new missiles', U.S. officials say

    North Korea 'working on new missiles', U.S. officials say

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    According to the United States official who spoke to Reuters, one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs. "This is a facility where they build ICBMs and space-launch vehicles". Kim handed over more than 55 boxes carrying remains of United States soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War on Friday.
  • Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby

    Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby

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    Weird shark heist in San Antonio All of this appears to happen with at least two aquarium employees nearby. As news of the grand pool robbery spread through the community, many locals alerted the police of a truck resembling the description near a property.
  • US states to sue Trump administration over 3-D printed guns

    US states to sue Trump administration over 3-D printed guns

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    By Sunday 1,000 people had downloaded 3D printer plans for the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Ferguson is the lead attorney general in the multistate lawsuit that was filed in the U.S. The groups had attempted to intervene after the Trump administration came to a settlement with the company to legally publish gun blueprints online.
  • Mother and 5 kids killed in MI motel fire

    Mother and 5 kids killed in MI motel fire

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    After the fire, Cassundra Clements said she saw Samuel Curtis clutching onto his 1-year-old and tried to help the man, afraid that he may fall in his weakened state. The Berrien County Sheriff's Department says 90 percent of the building was affected. A woman identified as 26-year-old Kiarre Curtis also died. Eight other victims, including four firefighters, were transported to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, the sheriff's office said.
  • Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 million

    Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 million

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    The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, seeks $100 million in damages. An amphibious boat is seen at Ride The Ducks on July 20, in Branson, Mo. About a minute later, according to the agency, "the captain made a verbal reference to looking at the weather radar prior to the trip". The lawsuit says the defendants ignored the warnings.
  • No Charges For Minneapolis Police Officers In June Shooting Fatality

    No Charges For Minneapolis Police Officers In June Shooting Fatality

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    Both cops give chase, screaming " Stop! ", as Blevins runs down the sidewalk, asking "Why?" "These cases tear apart our community", Freeman said in his prepared remarks Monday. "We're not angry, we're more so disgusted", Brown said. "They pulled up wildly, and as you also see, while they are driving to Thurman they are laughing and giggling in the auto and asking people, 'Hey have you seen a drunk black guy?'" Brown said.
  • Powerful storm hits weather-ravaged Japan

    Powerful storm hits weather-ravaged Japan

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    With the typhoon taking an unusual route toward the west, the disaster-struck areas remained on high alert as the weather agency warned of further flooding and landslides, as well as storms and high waves. "Waves gushed into the restaurant as the window broke but we are grateful that customers followed evacuation instructions", an official at the hotel told AFP .
  • Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

    Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

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    The trial is not expected to reveal many new details about Manafort's time as the chairman of the Trump campaign, and prosecutors have said they are not planning to introduce any evidence suggesting coordination between the campaign and Russia's influence operations.
  • Iran’s rial extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom

    Iran’s rial extends record fall as U.S. sanctions loom

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    The unofficial rate stood at 102,000 rials by midday, according to Bonbast , one of the most reliable sites for tracking the Iranian currency. The Iranian currency was 70 to a dollar during the 1979 Islamic revolution and has steadily lost value.
  • Imran Khan close to forming Pakistan coalition, Cabinet decided

    Imran Khan close to forming Pakistan coalition, Cabinet decided

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    The PTI leader also said that the PTI is in talks with various political parties for support to form the government in the capitaland in Punjab. It was after these calculations that the PTI leadership has now made a decision to reach out to other smaller groups and independents since the party has already declared that it will not join hands with the PPP and the PML-N, the daily said.
  • Trump Would Meet Iran President Any Time, With 'No Preconditions'

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    President Trump says the USA will hit Turkey with "large sanctions" over an American pastor detained on terror and espionage charges, and he called for the pastor's immediate release. Rouhani typically attends the meetings in NY. In May, Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal forged under the Obama administration and with five other world powers, a move that sets in motion a renewal of sanctions against Iran that were removed once the landmark accord was implemented in ...
  • Swing-voter Rand Paul: I'll vote for Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

    Swing-voter Rand Paul: I'll vote for Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

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    Sen. Paul explained , "I have expressed my concern over Judge Kavanaugh's record on warrantless bulk collection of data and how that might apply to very important privacy cases before the Supreme Court". "I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously", Paul said in a statement .
  • Trump says willing to meet with Iran leaders ‘any time’

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    I ended the Iran deal. The United States has also vowed to boost sanctions until Iran changes its regional policies, including its support for regional militant groups. But in June, Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in the first US-North Korean summit, where both sides declared a new friendship and made vague pledges of nuclear disarmament.
  • Giuliani says he doesn't know if Trump would pardon Cohen

    Giuliani says he doesn't know if Trump would pardon Cohen

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    Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. They could even have discussed some kind of policy initiative that they would cooperatively pursue if Trump became president. "I don't think Mueller wants to be seen as interfering with the election", Giuliani told the publication. It's possible on one hand that nothing happened at the June 7 meeting, or on the other hand that the participants all agreed that Trump was being kept up to date about the whole thing.