• Texas Supreme Court rules same-sex couple benefits may not be guaranteed
Texas Supreme Court rules same-sex couple benefits may not be guaranteed

The city of Houston extended marriage benefits to same-sex couples days after SCOTUS' ruling, but two Houston citizens, Jack Pidgeon and Larry Hicks , sued on the grounds that the legalization of same-sex marriage does not "entail any particular package of tax benefits, employee fringe benefits or testimonial privileges", according to the Texas...

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  • Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes
Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes

Amid rising political tensions the corruption charge against Brazilian president Michel Temer reached the lower chamber of congress on Thursday, formally starting the countdown towards a vote that could see him removed from office. Under Brazilian law, it is now up to the House of Deputies to decide whether to allow the Supreme Court to try Teme...

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  • At least 26 tornadoes rip through Midwest as more severe storms loom
At least 26 tornadoes rip through Midwest as more severe storms loom

Iowa is scraping off the splinters and slogging through the soggy remnants of tornadoes that spun out of the clouds Wednesday evening and pummeled the countryside on a savage trek across the state. Emergency officials say more than 25 buildings were damaged in Pierce County, Wisconsin, when a tornado moved through. A wind gust of 80 miles per hou...

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  • Britain seeking Northern Ireland political deal 'as soon as possible'
Britain seeking Northern Ireland political deal 'as soon as possible'

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney earlier issued a statement agreeing that "significant" progress had been made, but adding that "there are still gaps to be bridged on a number of key issues". The BBC reports that, at the time , the Government said 'it feared the existing United Kingdom abortion laws could have been threatened in the House of...

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  • Young man killed by pregnant girlfriend in failed YouTube stunt
Young man killed by pregnant girlfriend in failed YouTube stunt

When emergency workers arrived on the scene, they attempted to revive Ruiz, but later declared that he had died as a result of the ill-conceived prank. Mr Ruiz convinced Perez the stunt was safe by showing her a book he'd shot previously - the bullet hadn't gone all the way through. Until this week, her channel was updated frequently with videos ...

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  • Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G20
Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G20

German Chancellor #Angela Merkel openly criticized US President Donald Trump in Berlin for leaving the #Paris Climate Agreement. European Council President Donald Tusk said European states would speak as one voice on the issues of climate change and free trade at the G20 summit.

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  • London fire: Why don't we know how many died in Grenfell Tower?
London fire: Why don't we know how many died in Grenfell Tower?

On Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a retired judge would head an inquiry into the disaster and why the fire spread so quickly. Authorities have said that the total number of dead will not be known for some time but it is generally thought to be around 80 people.

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  • WHCA President Meets With Spicer, Sanders Over Off-Camera Briefings
WHCA President Meets With Spicer, Sanders Over Off-Camera Briefings

The Trump administration found some support from former White House press secretaries who defended the decision to end live camera briefings. At least reporters would not break any laws if they secretly taped. Since #President Trump has been back from his global trip to the Middle East and Europe, he has done as he promised and begun to cut dow...

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  • Haze over the metro area is smoke from Utah wildfire
Haze over the metro area is smoke from Utah wildfire

On California's Central Coast, evacuation orders remain in place for sparsely populated rural areas of San Luis Obispo County east of the town of Santa Margarita due to a almost 2-square-mile (5 sq. Update: Tuesday June 27, 11 a.m.: New information from the fire incident center says the fire grew to more than 49,000 acres overnight and is now 10% c...

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  • Theresa May Strikes Billion Dollar Deal To Remain In Power
Theresa May Strikes Billion Dollar Deal To Remain In Power

The Northern Irish party's 10 MPs will support the Conservatives in key Commons votes in areas such as the Queen's Speech , Budget and Brexit . There will be total 1.5 billion pounds in funding - consisting of 1 billion of new money and 500 million of previously announced funds - to be spent over the next two years .

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  • 44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event
44 people detained during Istanbul's banned LGBT pride event

Turkish media outlets and several pro-LGBT twitter accounts reported that police fired plastic bullets at a group of around 40 activists and heavy police presence stopped people from entering Istiklal Street, where the rally was scheduled to start.

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  • Samsung to build plant, create 950 jobs in Newberry
Samsung to build plant, create 950 jobs in Newberry

It did not specify when it plans to begin hiring for the facility. "This is the latest in a series of investments expanding Samsung's USA holdings and operations". Samsung Electronics is expecting that it will be able to prepare basis for long-term growth in the U.S. market by constructing its plant in the U.S.

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  • Here's how to see who swiped right for you on Tinder :o
Here's how to see who swiped right for you on Tinder :o

The company will begin testing the new service in Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico in the next few days, and hope to make it available worldwide soon. What if you're swiping away people who have liked you and then ending up with nothing. Boosts and Super Likes are used to draw more attention to an interested party from those users in the...

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  • Donald Trump slams CNN, shares 'Fake News Network' meme
Donald Trump slams CNN, shares 'Fake News Network' meme

No one except CNN knows exactly what happened, but the story was scrubbed from the website, and the reporter, Pulitzer Prize nominee Thomas Frank; Assistant Managing Editor Eric Lichtblau (a Pulitzer Prize winner); and Lex Haris, the executive editor in charge of investigations, have all resigned .

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  • Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed' on Russian Interference
Obama 'Colluded or Obstructed' on Russian Interference

That came after Trump had for months maintained that reports of Russian election meddling amounted to "a scam" cooked up by Democrats as an excuse for losing the election. Obama ordered a review of Russia's actions and imposed new sanctions after the election. Alex Halderman at Michigan University informs of a research of DRE (direct recor...

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  • North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea has accused the U.S. of conducting a smear campaign against the regime over Otto Warmbier , the American student who was sent home in a coma after 17 months in prison. The United States , South Korea and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. However, Mr Rodman's ag...

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  • Led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison
Led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison

A suspected US-led coalition air raid on an ISIL-run prison in eastern Syria has killed at least 57 people, according to a monitoring group. Mayadeen is located in the Euphrates Valley about 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of Deir Ezzor , the capital of a province bearing the same name.

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  • Vidal says 'smart ass' Ronaldo 'does not exist' to him
Vidal says 'smart ass' Ronaldo 'does not exist' to him

It also reunites Pizzi with Portugal coach Fernando Santos , 17 years after he was a forward for Santos' Porto side. "Of course, we analyse our opponents every time we play". "He's not the loudest guy, but on the pitch I think you could see his quality in the three games". " We will look to exploit those tomorrow ". They ended up with fi...

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  • More than 80 Russian, Ukrainian companies hit by massive cyberattacks
More than 80 Russian, Ukrainian companies hit by massive cyberattacks

The two companies are trying to recover $2.9 billion lost during Sistema's 2014 restructuring. "The hacker attack could have led to serious consequences, however due to the fact that the company switched to a backup control system of production, neither mining nor oil processing have stopped", Rosneft said on Twitter.

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  • Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban will stay for now
Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban will stay for now

The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States", the court said in an unsigned opinion. Also, for the next 120 days, refugees without strong family ties to the United States will not be allowed into the country. Since this is designed ...

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  • Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman
Saudi guards fire on Iranian boat, killing fisherman

The signing of the deal was the latest twist in the highly contradictory USA diplomacy over tensions between Qatar and the Persian Gulf Arab countries. The Saudi foreign minister also highlighted that the Iranian regime continues to ignite violence by intervening in the affairs of various countries in the region, supporting terrorist groups in Syri...

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  • White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack
White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Assad denied responsibility for April attack. Sky News US Correspondent Cordelia Lynch said: "This is an ominous statement by the White House but it provides little detail". The strike put Washington in confrontation with Russian Federation, which has backed Assad with air strikes in his six-year civil war with rebels.

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  • AirAsia plane returns to Australia after suffering technical fault
AirAsia plane returns to Australia after suffering technical fault

Airport Fire and Emergency Services were called out as a precaution, but the aircraft landed without incident. The passengers on the plane were transferred to another flight, which took off "safely" at 11:40 p.m. The captain asked everyone to remain seated and announced the plane would return to Perth . "I could tell by the cabin crew's reacti...

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  • Senior Cop Transferred After Lynching of Police Officer in Srinagar
Senior Cop Transferred After Lynching of Police Officer in Srinagar

Pandith was lynched to death by a mob in Nowhatta on Friday night near Jamia Masjid after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people who caught him clicking pictures near a mosque. Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Kakapora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district on the third consecutive day today following the killing of th...

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  • Errant Fire from Syria Lands in Golan for 2nd Day
Errant Fire from Syria Lands in Golan for 2nd Day

Meanwhile, farmers and civilians were ordered to stay away from the Valley of Tears, New Quneitra, and open areas. Israeli aircraft targeted three positions from which the projectiles were fired, the IDF said. The Syrian regime is engaged in fighting against various disparate rebel groups in the region, including Islamic State and other Islamist ...

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  • Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss
Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

John Larson, D-Conn. "There is a consensus, I think, that we can reach in the caucus that allows for a new leadership team to be put in place in a time that's well before, hopefully, November of next year". Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY. The shooting...

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  • Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many
Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump . Well, both are minorities. They explain their totals includes money raised for the party not directly controlled by her committees. "But her time has come and gone", Rep.

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  • Scalise Condition Upgraded to 'Fair'
Scalise Condition Upgraded to 'Fair'

He "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ", the hospital said in a statement Wednesday. Hodgkinson , 66, used a rifle and a handgun to fire almost 60 shots at the Republican baseball team, which was practicing for the annual baseball game the next night.

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  • Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning
Australia halts Syria air strikes after Russian Federation warning

Central Command. It said it does not tolerate what it described as "the demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces" against the coalition forces and its partners in Syria . Tensions have also flared between United States forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish...

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