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Rio Olympics: Phelps wins another gold, bows out with 28 Games medals

His career medal haul of 28, including three silvers and two bronze, is 10 higher than Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, the second most-decorated Olympic athlete. Again it was the United States on the top step of the podium, with Manuel anchoring the team as she secured a second gold medal of the week alongside Kathleen Baker, Lilly King and Dana Vollmer.

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PM Narendra Modi at all-party meet on Jammu and Kashmir unrest

Earlier during the day, India's prime minister accused Pakistan of fomenting trouble in the Kashmir valley, claiming there was enough evidence to prove it was fuelling unrest in the region. He said Pakistan needed to stop sending terrorists like Bahadur Ali to India. Informed sources, however, told IANS that there was no consensus in the meeting on how to resolve the tension in the valley.

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Friend & Foe: Donald Trump Is Working for Hillary Clinton

Maybe that was planned the whole time . "Oftentimes during the day I feel good about the way things are going", McGovern said. Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Not only that, he "likes" John McCain. The truth could be that Donald Trump believes the GOP is suffering a slow, painful death, and his campaign is doing it the mercy or bringing a quick finishing blow to a once great party.

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Crowd attacks police after USA shooting

Mr Barrett said the man was hit twice, in the chest and arm. Authorities did not disclose the race or the name of the suspect or the uniformed officer. The newspaper reported that one of its reporters was shoved to the ground and punched. Police said in an earlier tweet that they had a large presence as they tried to disperse a crowd.

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Clinton releases tax returns, presses Trump to follow suit

More than four in 10 Republicans said Trump should do so, as did almost six in 10 independents. Separately, returns from 1992-1999 were disclosed annually during Bill Clinton's presidency, and prior returns released by her husband's presidential campaign.

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Trump says only way he can lose Pa. is cheating

Clinton also leads in Quinnipiac polls in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Florida. According to poll results, Democratic commitment to voting increased by 3 percent, whereas Republican commitment decreased by 2 percent. Clinton does best among nonwhites, Northeast residents, voters under 35, unmarried voters, college educated voters and women. For Trump, 50 percent of his supports said they were enthusiastic supporters while 46 percent expressed reservations.

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Trump Tower Climber Charged

Witnesses say the man started climbing Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper at about 4 p.m. This story has been corrected to show Trump Tower is 58 stories tall, not 68, and to show Michael Ryan was Rogata's birth name, not his legal name.

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The Australian Privacy Commissioner Is Investigating The Census Attack

The first three caused minor disruptions and did not stop more than 2 million census forms from being "successfully submitted and safely stored", he said. The ABS released a statement about 11.30pm on Tuesday advising the website was unavailable. The organisation had earlier in the day dismissed suggestions an overload of demand could cause the systems to crash.

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Fidel Castro thanks Cubans on his 90th birthday and attacks Barrack Obama

Prensa Latina, the Cuban state news agency, said that important figures of Cuba's revolutionary past were in the audience, including survivors of the attack on the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953 and of the journey on the Granma yacht, which brought Fidel back to Cuba on December 2, 1956, to fight against the dictatorship against Fulgencio Batista.

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RUMOURS: Man City agree personal terms with Claudio Bravo

With Pep Guardiola leaving Joe Hart out in their season opener against Sunderland , does this leave the door open for a possible exit for the Manchester City goalkeeper? Guardiola dropped goalkeeper Joe Hart for his first match and Aguero gave him the ideal start after four minutes when he converted a penalty, awarded when Raheem Sterling was fouled by Patrick van Aanholt.

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Trump or Clinton will be highest-paid world leader

Trump "hasn't offered any credible solutions for the very real economic challenges we face, " Clinton said at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren. Clinton signed a classified information non-disclosure agreement when she took office in January 2009 in which she acknowledged that classified information should be considered classified whether it is marked or unmarked.

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Arsene Wenger's priceless reply to the question, "Will Arsenal sign Riyad Mahrez?"

He added, of course that this would only happen with the right player. Meanwhile, the Gunners could miss out on another potential attacking target as La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Napoli could look to use some of the £75m they received for Gonzalo Higuain on Mauro Icardi .

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A Transgender-Rights Ruling Blocked

The court cited guidance from the Obama administration that mandated transgender students be allowed access to appropriate restrooms in accordance with Title IX. The case is the first time the issue of transgender bathroom rights has made it to the Supreme Court, CBS News reported . On Thursday, as news spread that the SCOTUS hold would prevent Grimm from using the boys' restroom, advocates offered support on social media using the hashtag #LoveForGavin .

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DJ Barack: Your new summer playlist is here, curated by President Obama

President Obama has just released another summer playlist with both daytime and nighttime selections on Twitter . There's a double antipodean dose of music given the presidential seal of approval with New Zealander Gin Wigmore's Man Like That earning a thumbs up from the Oval Office.

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Putin says Russian Federation and Turkey aim to revive pre-crisis cooperation

An expert claims that the visit of Erdogan to Saint Petersburg will send strong message to the West meaning as "Ankara has options". Pierini said the response was in accordance with worldwide law. Ankara has accused the West of failing to show due support for a democratically elected government. The economies of both countries plunged, due to oil prices, sanctions, loss of tourism, and the visit is expected to bring the volume of trade exchange, which fell 43 per cent during January-May of ...

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Peshmerga launch operation to clear villages east of Mosul

Footage filmed by Rudaw, a local television network, showed smoke rising from a village in the distance as armored vehicles pushed across a field. It, however, stopped short of specifying casualties on the ranks of Daesh and Kurdish forces.

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Ireland Orders Extradition Of Drug Silk Road Website Admin

After the verdict, Mr Davis embraced friends and family in the court. The Irish High Court ruling is not the final say in the matter, which Team Davis is expected to appeal, UTV Ireland adds . The Silk Road used the digital currency bitcoin for payment. The Silk Road website was launched in 2011 and was shut down in October 2013. He was arrested in 2013 and charged with money laundering, trafficking drugs and hacking offences.

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Pakistan celebrates 70th independence day

Blood of the innocent people will not go waste. Mamnoon Hussain said the plot of the enemy needs to be understood and the mutual differences should not be provoked. The event at the Convention Centre was also attended by Speaker National Assembly, Federal Ministers, Services Chiefs, Diplomats, elite of the city and children.

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Japan, Philippines agree to further cooperation

China has maintained an aggressive posture on the South China Sea since the tribunal's verdict, which ruled it had violated the sovereign rights of the Philippines and caused harm to the coral reef environment. The Japanese coast guard on Monday caught sight of 15 Chinese coast guard ships near the islands - the highest number ever spotted in the area. "They do not want further incursions", Mr Duterte said.

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Donald Trump says election might be 'rigged'

Demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2.1% of the U.S. population by the year 2050, surpassing people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no religion).

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Egyptian judoka refuses to shake hands with Israeli rival

In a major breach of judo etiquette, El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand after the match. The win brought the Israeli delegation a second medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Similar incidents have happened before between Israeli and Arab judo athletes. When Sassoon extended his hand, the Egyptian backed away, shaking his head.

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Yankees deny Alex Rodriguez's request to play third base in final game

He sat Tuesday in the opener and flied out as a pinch hitter in the Yankees' 9-4 win Wednesday - his first at-bat in more than a week. The Yankees will release designated hitter Alex Rodriguez from his contract following their game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

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6 dead in Virginia plane crash

Ross, 73, of Louisville, also were killed. Virginia State Police released the identifies of the six people on the plane, identified Saturday as a 1969 Beech 95-B55 twin-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Anchorage Police said witnesses reported seeing the plane taking off just before the crash. Authorities have not identified the victims, but their remains are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for positive identification.

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Lost Pakistani helicopter crew freed in Afghanistan

On Friday, however, Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal told Reuters he had seen confirmation from Afghan security forces. Meantime, spokesman for Nangarhar provincial government Attaullah Khogiani in talks with Xinhua avoiding commenting on the death of Hafiz Sayed.

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ISIS loses key Syrian stronghold

The Islamic State group's loss of the northern Syrian town of Manbij to USA -backed fighters marks the latest in a string of defeats for the extremists across their self-styled caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Syria Democratic Forces fighters had been advancing on the town and nearby villages for weeks. Nasser Haj Mansour of the predominantly Kurdish Syria Democratic Forces says Manbij "is under full control", adding that search operations are still ongoing to try find any extremists who might ...

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Man injured seven Swiss train passengers in fire and knife rampage

Police said the attack took place at around 2:20 pm (1220 GMT) near Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald . The Swiss public radio SRF reported that at least six people were injured, including a 17-year-old and a 50-year-old man, three women aged 17, 34 and 43, and a six-year-old child.

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3 pregnant women in IL confirmed with Zika virus

The Alabama Department of Public Health continues to follow closely the current situation with the Zika virus and adjusts the state's response plan accordingly. They're stepping up efforts to try stop the mosquitoes that carry the virus. The only confirmed area in the United States where Zika has been spread via the Aedes mosquito is within the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami, Fla.

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Federal judge blocks OH law defunding Planned Parenthood

A judge on Friday prevented OH from cutting federal taxpayer funding from 28 Planned Parenthood clinics, setting back the governor's hopes of stopping the women's health services group from providing abortions. Katie Franklin, director of communications for Ohio Right to Life, told LifeNews.com she is disappointed by the derision. "Judge Barrett's decision is a clear violation of states' rights and the conscience rights of taxpayers".

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USA sweep five golds to top medals table at Rio Olympics

Germany's Martin Kaymer, a two-time major victor, called this "the greatest week of my life" and marvelled at the passion of German gymnast Andreas Toba to compete while in pain from a leg injury. And that's what golf had until four months ago, when the deadline began approaching and players began bailing out for reasons ranging from the Zika virus to safety concerns to other priorities.

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Thai police find more unexploded bombs following coordinated blasts

The southern conflict zone - the only Muslim-majority area in Buddhist Thailand - sees regular bombings and shootings, but the violence seldom leaks outside the three provinces bordering Malaysia. At last Sunday's referendum voters in Thaksin's northeast stronghold voted to reject the constitution, which opponents of the junta said would entrench the military's power and deepen divisions.

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Is state's first Zika death

As of August 3rd, a total of 573 people have been tested in Wisconsin, resulting in 18 confirmed travel-related Zika virus cases. The state has found almost 400 such cases thus far. Most people who contract Zika don't even experience any symptoms, said Barry. "She doesn't have anything, it's very good for the baby, for the mom", Kins said.

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Turkey, Russia Mends Relationship

Talking to reporters in Ankara, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said: "If the United States does not extradite him (Gulen), they will be sacrificing relations with Turkey for the sake of a terrorist who planned killings of the Turkish people".

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Calling Obama, Clinton 'founder' of ISIS was sarcasm: Donald Trump

He tweeted , "Ratings challenged @ CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP". WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump says President Barack Obama is the "founder" of the Islamic State group.

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'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey Has Conviction Overturned

Halbach's charred remains were found in an incineration barrel and a burn pit on Avery's property, about 80 miles (130 km) north of Milwaukee. Attorneys argued that his constitutional rights were violated throughout the investigation. Halbach was killed at the Avery Salvage Yard, where she had been hired to photograph vehicles for a magazine, according to court documents. Armchair investigators have flooded Twitter and message boards, and key players in the case have appeared on national ...

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Turkey and Russian Federation agree next Syrian government should be inclusive

Turkey is part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - whose forces operate out of its Incirlik base, use of which has also been authorized for US-led anti-ISIS operations - and is one of the staunchest backers of opposition forces fighting against the Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad, which is supported militarily by Moscow.


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