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French President in Mali to consolidate backing for regional anti-jihadist force

Macron is joining these nations' heads of state in Bamako for a special summit where France's backing for the force will be announced, with a likely focus on providing equipment. Macron's visit comes as al-Qaeda's Mali branch released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including a French woman who was abducted in late 2016 in the northern Malian town of Gao. Read More

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Delhi BJP unit not happy with quota in Delhi University

Delhi BJP unit not happy with quota in Delhi University

The Delhi government should just analyse and see what will happen if Lucknow University and Banaras Hindu University also start giving reservations to people from the state. "It does not have to go to the central government level at all", she explained. "Due to its academic standard, the institution is able to offer diversity to the students who study here."Narain pointed out that in any case, the state-funded colleges now catered mainly to Delhi- or NCR-based students since majority did not ... Read More

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USA states haven't passed budgets

It's a big holiday weekend and those who had plans to visit state parks and beaches in New Jersey were turned away. New Jersey State Police, prisons, Atlantic City casinos, state lottery and racetracks will remain active. The new plan would also reduce previously proposed aid increases by 10 percent and cap any cuts that were in line to no more than 2 percent of a district's total aid. Read More

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All-star point guard Kyle Lowry to re-sign with Toronto Raptors — NewsAlert

All-star point guard Kyle Lowry to re-sign with Toronto Raptors — NewsAlert

Lowry wrote. "And like I said - to me, that was an easy decision". "I have an opportunity to play for a great team, a great organization and great city so I'm very excited", Ibaka had said before his first appearance as a Raptor. Lowry underwent wrist surgery and didn't return until the final four games of the regular season. Raptors president Masai Ujiri said that one of the reasons they traded for Ibaka instead of waiting for free agency was that he and the team "need a training camp ... Read More

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Man arrested in disappearance of Chinese scholar

Man arrested in disappearance of Chinese scholar

Investigators later determined the auto in the video had a sunroof and cracked hubcap, like the vehicle belonging to Christensen, according to the affidavit. She said 10 to 15 police officers, carrying guns and leading dogs, stormed into the first-floor apartment, and took away the suspect. "Nobody saw this coming", said Lance Cooper, Christensen's former academic adviser, told The Chicago Tribune . Read More

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Trump Once Again Scrambles GOP's Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Trump Once Again Scrambles GOP's Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

And for decades, they've railed against the evils of taxation, arguing it feeds a bloated government while choking the nation's economy and infringing on individual freedom. But they have not settled on how they would finance all these changes, since conservatives oppose the centrists' push to preserve one of the bill's current taxes as a way of funneling more money to those who can not afford health coverage on their own. Read More

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Weather: More Rain & Storms

Weather: More Rain & Storms

Highs in the mid-80s are also expected at the beaches due to the sea breeze. Skies will be mostly sunny Wednesday with temps in Memphis around 80 at 9:00am. and after 2 p.m., mostly sunny, high near 78. Wednesday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 83F. Low 63F. By late Sunday , drier air will move in clearing out the rain instead leading to a mostly sunny day. Read More

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Oscar Mayer Adds WienerDrone To Fleet

Oscar Mayer Adds WienerDrone To Fleet

Plus, if you're looking a job, Amazon's CEO is hiring, but not for the e-commerce business we know and love. Oscar Mayer , in a release, said it is the first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft designed for remote location delivery. The drone can reach heights of 1,500 feet, fly at 50 miles-per-hour and drop a payload of one ready-to-eat hot dog with precision. The fully automatic WienerCycle, meanwhile, seats two (plus eight hot dogs), and boasts 8.5 horsepower and 80 mpg. Read More

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Friday's Weather: Temperatures in the 80s, strong storms possible later this evening

Friday's Weather: Temperatures in the 80s, strong storms possible later this evening

Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy and not almost as hot with highs in the low to mid 80s. The real heat is on next week. Expect to sunny to a mostly sunny afternoon with a light Southwest wind. It will be a mostly dry day with clouds and sunshine. Dew point temperatures will be in the 60s and lower 70s and that means it will be an uncomfortable day outdoors. Read More

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Team Sky confirms Chris Froome contract extension to end of 2020 season

Team Sky confirms Chris Froome contract extension to end of 2020 season

Chris Froome is certain that he is ready to contend for a fourth Tour de France victory this month despite not managing to win the Criterium du Dauphine, traditionally his warm-up race for La Grande Boucle. Swift has gone in to his new team as one of UAE's leading lights and he returns to the Tour de France after more than half-a- decade as one of two sprinters tasked with winning stages over the coming three weeks. Read More

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Texas Messes With Marriage Equality

Texas Messes With Marriage Equality

Though the Texas Supreme Court contends the 2015 Obergefell decision has nothing to say about the legal benefits that naturally emerge from marriage, the truth is the federal precedent explicitly protects those rights. According to The Austin Statesman , local gay marriage proponents have indicated that they will appeal today's ruling, arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court clearly states that all marriages must be treated equally. Read More

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Report set to examine the viability of cutting taxes in Northern Ireland

Report set to examine the viability of cutting taxes in Northern Ireland

A planned sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont to nominate new ministers was cancelled on Thursday afternoon, amid debate over the future of negotiations. "I believe that a resolution can be found and I am urging the parties to continue focusing all their efforts on achieving this". "It's wrong that women in Northern Ireland don't have the same access to abortion as women in England, Wales and Scotland, and the High Court has ruled this law contravenes human rights law - ... Read More

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Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Merkel is hosting the G20 summit on July 7-8, which will bring together leaders including Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Citing the example of recent German investment in microchip manufacturing, Merkel argued that "if countries like China then want to buy up what has been built with large subsidies, we have to react", possibly by defining some industrial branches as having strategic significance for Europe. Read More

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Trump Allies Worry The White House's Off-Camera Briefings Are Damaging His Message

Trump Allies Worry The White House's Off-Camera Briefings Are Damaging His Message

Flynn in her letter urges Spicer to drop the briefing ban on cameras and live audio immediately and for the Trump Administration to hold itself accountable to the nation it was elected to serve. While Trump supporters weren't so enthusiastic, calling on the tried-and-tested childhood response of "takes one to know one". That's because the District of Columbia is a "one party" jurisdiction that allows a person to record their conversations with another person, she said. Read More

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Istanbul LGBT community holds protest after parade is banned

Istanbul LGBT community holds protest after parade is banned

The organizing committee for LGBTI pride week reacted to the decision of the Istanbul Governor's Office, saying banning the march contravenes worldwide conventions, Turkish law and the constitution. "We will close down that street and they will not be able to there". It was the second year running that Istanbul's LGBT march, described in the past as the biggest in the Muslim world, was blocked by city authorities. Read More

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Samsung to build plant, create 950 jobs in Newberry

Samsung to build plant, create 950 jobs in Newberry

Samsung Electronics has announced it's opening a new manufacturing plant in Newberry County, South Carolina. "We have provided our home appliance business in the USA for 40 years and we are loved by our consumers in the USA due to our innovative products such as Family Hub refrigerators, Flex-Wash washing machines, and dryers that are made to consider them." said President Yoon Boo-geun of Samsung Electronics. Read More

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57 dead in US-led strikes on IS Syria prison: monitor

The jail included civilian prisoners as well as jailed members of the group. Ryan Dillon, a colonel and spokesman for the US-led coalition, said: "With every single allegation we will take it and look into it". Among the operations moved to al-Mayadeen, about 80km west of the Iraqi border, were its online propaganda operation and its limited command and control of attacks in Europe and elsewhere, they said. Read More

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Euro champs Portugal face Chile in Confed Cup semis today

Ronaldo is closing in on the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 worldwide goals , despite the off-field turmoil and constant speculation about his future, having threatened to quit Real. But Liverpool midfielder Can believes Germany are well equipped to cope with the Liga and Champions League victor, who scored a remarkable 55 goals in 54 matches for club and country last term despite starting his season late due to injury on September 10. Read More

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