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  • Venezuela protest deaths rise to 113

    Venezuela protest deaths rise to 113

    Arteaga has said he will continue to play with protesters until Maduro releases all political prisoners and stops the repression against protesters who are exhausted of the food and medicine shortages. "If they don't, the United States will not stand still", he said. Human rights organizers said another activist, a 23-year-old violinist famous for playing at anti-government protests, had been arrested in Caracas .

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  • Ram Nath Kovind to be sworn in as President of India today

    Ram Nath Kovind to be sworn in as President of India today

    From the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President-elect and the incumbent will proceed in a ceremonial cavalcade. "He wanted our people to move forward unitedly in ever-widening thought and action", he had said. Kovind, accompanied by his wife, paid respects early on Tuesday at a memorial dedicated to India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi .

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  • Gasoline prices poised to increase in coming weeks

    Gasoline prices poised to increase in coming weeks

    Although local gas prices remained 27 cents below the US average of $2.27 per gallon, local fuel prices rose much more steeply last week that the average 2.1-cents-per-gallon increase nationwide. This is identical to last week's average. San Antonio- $2.00/g, up 4.0 cents per gallon from last week's $1.96/g. This is the summer price increase that was predicted to hit $2.85 a gallon, but was revised downward .

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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital staff receive death threats over Charlie Gard case

    Great Ormond Street Hospital staff receive death threats over Charlie Gard case

    His parents have lost a succession of high profile court cases to overturn GOSH's decision that it is in the best interests of the child to turn off his life support machine. In some cases parents of other sick children have been harassed while trying to visit, they said. However doctors in the United Kingdom decide that the treatment would not improve Charlie's quality of life, with the two sides leading to resort to the legal process to decide what would happen.

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  • To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of Them

    To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Unleashing 20 Million Of Them

    The project, called Debug Fresno , is ran by Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google's holding company, and it's the first time Verily has tried to do something like this. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 200 infants across the U.S. and its territories contracted birth defects when their mothers contracted the Zika virus , with almost half of those infants dying in the womb.

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  • Trump Commissions America's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier

    Trump Commissions America's Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier

    Several dignitaries will also be in attendance, including Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis , and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Ford served for 25 years as a U.S. Representative before his appointment to the vice presidency. The ship only requires a crew of 2,600 to operate, 600 less than the Nimitz .

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  • British Open: Branden Grace shoots lowest round in major history

    After hard conditions on Friday, Grace was able to take advantage of near-perfect golfing weather on the event's penultimate day to move to within two shots of overnight leader Jordan Spieth . Last month, Justin Thomas shot 63 during the third round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Further birdies on the fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth took Grace to the turn in 29, matching the front nine of Matt Kuchar on day one, before a run of four straight pars appeared to have halted his momentum.

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  • Charlie Gard Photo Charlie Gards GoFundMe page CNA

    Charlie Gard Photo Charlie Gards GoFundMe page CNA

    Hirano, an American neurology expert from Columbia Medical Center in NY, designed the experimental treatment. Charlie Gard's parents appeared in court again Friday to discuss the next step in his case. The hospital said the treatment would cause suffering and would not help, suggesting that life-support to the baby should stop. A U.S. doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America ...

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  • Goldman, Brown Families Dread Simpson's Return To The Spotlight

    Goldman, Brown Families Dread Simpson's Return To The Spotlight

    Among reasons the board gave for its decision was that Simpson had complied with prison rules during his incarceration, had no prior criminal convictions and posed a minimal safety risk to the public. The former football star's eldest daughter, Arnelle Simpson, spoke in defense of her father. However, Simpson admitted spousal abuse in 1989 after police responded to a domestic violence call at his home.

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  • Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says

    Tillerson's Exxon violated Russian Federation sanctions, Treasury says

    And a May 2014 report from the Wall Street Journal said that BP's CEO, an American, "may participate in board meetings with Mr. Sechin as long as they are conducting Rosneft's, and not Mr. The documents, which Treasury said Exxon Mobil failed to "voluntarily self-disclose", were related to oil and gas projects in Russian Federation. But while he was at Exxon, Tillerson opposed the sanctions levied on Moscow for its annexation of Crimea.

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  • U.S. says Iran complying with n-deal, but threatens more sanctions

    The senior administration official said the Trump administration meant to employ a strategy that would " address the totality of Iran's malign behavior " and not just focus on the Iran nuclear agreement. Hours after the certification, the administration announced the new sanctions for Iran's separate actions. "Iran is committed to not producing nuclear weapons", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday at the Council on Foreign Relations in NY.

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  • Sen. John McCain to Miss Week in Senate After Having Surgery

    McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering from his surgery. The Senate plan has proven unpopular with voters , making potentially vulnerable GOP senators more hesitant about supporting it. The McCain news aside, this was kind of a devastating weekend for the Senate bill.

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  • Monsoon session likely to be stormy

    Monsoon session likely to be stormy

    The 19-day Session is expected to be stormy with the Opposition likely to corner the government over key issues including the stand-off with China in Doklam, the killing of Hindu pilgrims in the terrorist attack in Amarnath, farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh, the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and the communal violence in West Bengal.

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  • Seoul proposes military talks with Pyongyang for next week

    Seoul proposes military talks with Pyongyang for next week

    If realized, the talks would be the first inter-Korean dialogue since December 2015. But the South's then-president, Park Geun-hye, a conservative who has since been impeached and removed from office, rejected the offer, calling it insincere and demanding that the North first move toward dismantling its nuclear weapons program.

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  • Amazon poised to shake up the meal kit delivery business

    Amazon poised to shake up the meal kit delivery business

    The service will provide customers with "prepared food kits. ready for cooking and assembly as a meal", according to company's application, which was filed July 6. Online grocery shopping still accounts for just about 7% of all grocery orders, although observers expect adoption in the U.S.to increase dramatically: Nielsen expects that share to rise to 20% by 2025.

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  • US VP prays for Charlie Gard amid deadline

    US VP prays for Charlie Gard amid deadline

    Gard yelled at a barrister representing Great Ormond Street bosses, saying: "When are you going to start telling the truth?" Both parents interrupted proceedings and aired concerns about their son's case directly to Mr Justice Francis. "This is about Charlie and giving him the chance he needs". His parents discovered that 18 people in the United States have been treated with an experimental medication to remedy the rare condition.

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  • Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball sits due to sore groin

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball sits due to sore groin

    Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times noted that Ball's injury occurred in practice . "He's a competitor", Fox said of Ball. No one's ducking anybody. The Lakers, though, have been playing it safe with their prospects. The second-year Sacramento guard made three consecutive 3s in the last two minutes before airballing an attempt in the closing seconds under tight defense from Nwaba.

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  • Kashmir shuts down on Burhan Wani death anniversary

    Kashmir shuts down on Burhan Wani death anniversary

    Separatist leaders - most of whom were either confined to their homes or detained in the run-up to the anniversary - had called for a week of protests from yesterday to mark Wani's death. According to Radio Pakistan, the prime minister said martyrdom of Wani is a testimony of the fact that Kashmiris have completely rejected the Indian occupation.

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  • UNESCO Declares Hebron Old City A World Heritage Site

    UNESCO Declares Hebron Old City A World Heritage Site

    At least one Arab diplomat expressed regret for his part in Friday's UNESCO decision recognizing Chevron's old city as an endangered Palestinian heritage site. Israel has long accused the United Nations of inherent bias against it and there have been a number of disputes at UNESCO. Brought by the Palestinians, the resolution declared Hebron's Old City, including areas where settlers live, to be an area of outstanding universal value.

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