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  • Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

    Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

    On Friday, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in the federal court case. "We are united in trying to seek a preliminary injunction on a law that would divide our community, divide communities throughout the state of Texas", San Antonio's newly elected mayor Ron Nirenberg said.

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  • Rise of Car Crashes in States Where Marijuana is Legal

    A recent study done by the Highway Loss Institute shows a 3 percent increase in crashes in Oregon, Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana is legal. "We'll continue to monitor these states and add additional states to the analysis". The research examined crash data in three of the first states to make pot legal.

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  • Relay For Life celebrates life

    Relay For Life celebrates life

    Bonnie Jones, chairperson of the Bark for Life. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Since its formation in 1995, the event had been held at the Greeneville Middle School Track. At dusk, the bags became aglow thanks to battery-powered candles and glow sticks that were placed inside them by event volunteers.

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  • UK election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

    UK election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

    The vicar's daughter presented herself as a "strong and stable leader" but is now facing calls to resign after throwing away her party's majority. Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262. The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence. May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament.

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  • NBC5 Forecast: Chance of showers by sunrise

    NBC5 Forecast: Chance of showers by sunrise

    Southwest wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon. Today's forecast calls for a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m.

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  • Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

    After a brief pause, election campaigning resumed on Monday. "The police turned up and Anjem, Khuram Butt and two other men were escorted away". Butt had been investigated by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 but was deemed " low priority " because there was no intelligence that he was planning an attack.

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  • After prayer for rain, drought-hit Cape Town expects major storm

    After prayer for rain, drought-hit Cape Town expects major storm

    By 8am no flights at Cape Town International Airport had ben affected by the storm‚ but while planes were operating normally the same could not be said of trains and automobiles. One outlet, Jacaranda FM, attributed the death toll of eight to James-Brent Styan, a provincial official. Residents were also urged to, where possible, use suitable containers to capture rainwater.

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  • Washing hands with cool water kills as many germs as hot

    Washing hands with cool water kills as many germs as hot

    Raymond Pontzer, director of infection prevention for UPMC in Pittsburgh, who was not involved in the study . They also found that lathering hands for just 10 seconds was sufficient to remove germs . But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot. The team tested 21 volunteers who had their hands exposed to harmless bacteria and who washed at various temperatures over a six-month period.

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  • QLD cop killed by gunman on the run

    QLD cop killed by gunman on the run

    The incident began about 2pm when police attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by a "person of interest" on Wellers Rd at Seventeen Mile, near Toowoomba. Commissioner Ian Stewart told a press conference late on Monday night that police wanted to resolve the stand-off "as peacefully as humanly possible".

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  • Supreme Court strikes down redrawn North Carolina districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders

    Holder Jr., chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Congressional Districts 1 and 12 were deemed to be unconstitutional, and the areas which now contain two HBCUs - North Carolina Central University and Johnson C. These two districts were drawn in 2016 after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Republicans had previously drawn congressional districts for the same objective, along racial lines.

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  • AT&T Wireless Store Workers Begin Weekend Strike

    AT&T Wireless Store Workers Begin Weekend Strike

    More than a dozen employees began their protest at 3 p.m. outside the AT&T wireless store at 1501 Walnut St.in Center City. "We're really the heart of the company", said Mark Davis, an AT&T Mobility worker in Washington, D.C. "This is a warning to AT&T: there's only one way out of this now-a fair contract-and we'll settle for nothing less". Others are employed in call centers spread out across the country.

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  • UN Security Council weighs tightening sanctions on North Korea

    UN Security Council weighs tightening sanctions on North Korea

    He also called on all United Nations member states to honor their obligations under Security Council resolutions on sanctions on the DPRK. The council has already imposed tough sanctions on the DPRK, including banning the sale and transfer of coal, iron and iron ore from the country's territory.

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  • Good chance for showers and storms on Saturday

    Good chance for showers and storms on Saturday

    Drier weather will be moving in soon, but until we get there, a lot of us will have to dodge rain and storms. Winds are almost calm and lows are in the upper 40s except downtown, where it holds in the lower 50s. As we roll into Friday , expect some normal showers. Next week brings the heat back into the area, where mid to upper 80s are likely with a mostly sunny sky.

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  • Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo last had an Ebola outbreak in 2014, according to reports from The Guardian , which was less extensive and shorter than the one affecting Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. According to the official World Health Organization announcement on the case, Dr. Kalenda stated, "Of the five blood specimens taken from suspected cases and analyzed at INRB, one has tested positive for Ebola virus (Zaïre serotype) using real-time polymerase chain reaction".

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  • Brazil declares official end to Zika virus epidemic

    Brazil declares official end to Zika virus epidemic

    Panic over the quick spread of the virus deepened as Brazil prepared to host the Olympics in 2016. One of those defects, microcephaly, cases babies to be born with abnormally small heads. Travel warnings were issued in countries across the globe, including in the United Kingdom, with pregnant women urged to consider postponing non-essential trips to affected areas.

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  • Final day of campaigning for party leaders in BC election

    Clark has a packed schedule on the final day of the four-week campaign, with stops scheduled across the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. - This election has 87 seats up for grabs, but at dissolution the Liberals held 47 seats in the legislature, the NDP 35, and there were three Independents including Weaver, the first Green to be elected to the house.

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  • Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion law

    Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion law

    According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provided over 2,100 medication abortions and over 1,200 surgical abortions in Iowa in the past year. Other states with similar policies are Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah. He said the measure, Senate File 471, would protect the unborn by banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and empower women to make informed decisions by requiring ultrasounds of an unborn child and a 72-hour waiting period for ...

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