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Federal judge blocks UNC from enforcing trans provision of HB2

US District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder said three plaintiffs challenging the measure were likely to succeed at trial on their claim that it violates the 1972 Title IX Act, which prohibits sex-based discrimination by schools receiving federal funding.

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Pilots arrested in Scotland on intoxication charges

The flight from Glasgow to Newark Airport, New Jersey, carrying 141 passengers, eventually took off almost 10 hours late on Saturday evening with a new crew, the airline said. The pilots were granted bail and the case has been continued. "The two pilots have been removed from service and their flying duties", United spokeswoman Erin Benson said.

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Connecticut's Blumenthal joins chorus on EpiPen price hikes

Several congressional committees have held hearings since last fall on price hikes by Valeant, Turing and a handful of other drugmakers, but prices for many drugs remain high. The company also said it was expanding access to its patient assistance program, which would make the drug available with no out-of-pocket costs to people whose incomes are below 400% of the federal poverty level - $97,200 for a family of four.

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Lewis Hamilton proud of Belgian Grand Prix comeback

The pair clashed on the first corner of the first lap and Verstappen may have to look at his technique given the way he moved late to defend on the Kemmel Straight. The opening lap of the race also saw Manor's Pascal Wehrlein running into the back of Jenson Button's McLaren, putting both of them out of the race. In stark contrast, Hamilton was more than pleased with his outcome.

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29-year-old French man charged with stabbing murder of British backpacker

Ayad faces several charges, including one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of serious animal cruelty and twelve counts of serious assault, The Sun reports. "From what we have been able to establish at this stage there is absolutely no indication of any form of radicalisation or any political ideology behind this", he said.

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Italy rescues 6500 migrants from Mediterranean

This year, 264,513 people arrived to Europe by sea, landing mostly in Greece and Italy, according to IOM estimates released in mid-August. A private foundation brought some 300 Syrian Christians to Poland past year, but most have since left for Germany.

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Alleged 'mastermind' of Dhaka café attack killed by police

Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury, reporting from Dhaka, said it will likely require relatives to positively identify the body or DNA testing to confirm that the person killed was Tamim Chowdhury, as the police have reported . The police raid came two days before US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh, the highest-ranked Western official to visit the South Asian nation since the attack.

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Lightning Kills More Than 300 Reindeer in Rare Mass Death

The Norwegian Environment Agency says that 323 reindeer were killed by a lightning strike. Hardangervidda, a mountain plateau in southern Norway that is popular among tourists and hikers, is known for its natural beauty. Once they arrived, they counted the number of bodies. Reindeer are social creatures and usually move in packs. As with many quadrupedal animals that have been felled en masse by lightning, including sheep and cattle , their back and front legs are so far ...

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Pakistan 251 all out against England in second ODI

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim insists his side are determined to show their one-day worldwide credentials after a pair of lacklustre efforts against England . Ben Stokes made a brisk 42 before Root, who hit just five fours in his patient knock, holed out off Wahab Riaz with England in sight of the target at 240 for 6.

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Rio Olympics 2016: How actor Zac Efron made an Olympian's day

Her gymnastics skills are so bloody good that they kinda give us a headache and she's won FOUR GOLD MEDALS IN ONE OLYMPICS. The Final Five were all able to meet Efron after the performance, and that's when Biles promptly lost her cool.

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Mom of slain Chicago woman weeps for grandchildren, forgives killers

Aldridge, a mother of four, was pushing a stroller on the city's South Side Friday afternoon when she was hit in the arm and the head after being caught in the crossfire of two men exchanging gunfire nearby, the station notes. Darwin Sorrells is also on parole for a gun charge. One of Trump's highest profile supporters defended the tweet, calling it fair comment considering that Chicago, which has always been governed by the Democratic Party, has some of the worst gun violence in the ...

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Saudi children killed by Yemen shelling

Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles. While visiting Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Kerry said he was " deeply troubled " over Saudi photographs purportedly showing the missiles being positioned along the Saudi-Yemeni border.

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Prison Stocks Plunge After Justice Department Announces Plans to End Facilities

Yates cited the rapidly increasing prison population from 1980 as the reason the US turned to private prisons to house roughly 15% of inmates, but said that the Bureau of Prisons is able to better accommodate the declining number of prisoners in America now.

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'Normal' for Clinton Foundation donors to 'want access:' Brazile

At least 85 of 154 people she met with or had scheduled phone conversations with gave money directly to the foundation or its global programs, the report said . Like the BP oil leak that kept the Gulf of Mexico slimy for months, so too does the Clinton Foundation retain its rare ability to besmirch everything it touches.

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Xiaomi Announces Amazfit Smartwatch in China for 799 Yuan

The Xiaomi Amazfit is claimed by the company to be the world's first smartwatch with a 28nm Global Positioning System sensor. This Xiaomi smartwatch has a round dial and there is a thick ceramic bezel around it. There's also a dedicated heart rate monitor on the back which is capable of constantly keeping track of your heart's paces. With the Global Positioning System mode turned ON, the watch is mentioned to give 35 hours of battery life while the for just tracking steps, it can last ...

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Polish priest rescued from Italian natural disaster rubble

A spokesman for Liverpool council said the flag was being flown at half mast following the tragedy. About 5,000 rescue workers are combing through rubble for survivors using heavy machinery or bare hands. Those old towns do not have to conform to the country's anti-seismic building codes. The U.S. State Dept. urged Americans in the area to contact their loved ones.

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Islamic State takes responsibility for Yemen bomb; at least 60 dead

Daesh claimed the attack , via its media outlet Aamaq Agency. Indeed, the suicide bomber in Monday's attack drove a vehicle bomb into a militia compound in Mansoura, a district in the port city of Aden . Fighters aligned to Hadi's government, backed by Gulf troops and Saudi-led airstrikes, drove the Houthis and their allies from Aden past year. The port city is the temporary base of the country's Gulf-backed government and has been the target of a number of bombings and shootings aimed ...

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Turkey set to make coup-related request for Gulen's extradition next week

His frustration showed through as he tried to explain the US justice system and the Constitution's separation of powers to his Turkish audience. Turkish officials shared information about four different files dealing with the extradition of Gulen, who is also accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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Poll Shows Trump Edging Ahead of Clinton

Trump is watching videos of Clinton's 2000 and 2006 Senate debates as well as the ones she participated in against both Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders, they added. All of this has to be infuriating for Hillary Clinton and her campaign, which has made caution and restraint its mantra for years. The candidates' Twitter feeds are probably the best example of that contrast.

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Obama to meet with Turkey's Erdogan on Asia trip

The US defence secretary has called on Turkey and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to stay focused on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and not to target each other. The Syrian government has condemned what it calls "repetitive breaches, aggression and massacres" committed by Turkey against the Syrian people in the country's north.

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Reindeer Killed In Lightning Storm In Norway

They believe the reindeer huddled together during the severe weather . The Norwegian Environment Agency said in a press release at least 70 of the reindeer were calves, and five of the animals had to be euthanized. Officials surmised that an extremely high discharge of electricity from the storm on Friday - and the interaction of the lightning with the earth and water - had electrocuted the animals.

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Turkish air strikes 'kill at least 40 civilians in Syria'

The strike left at least 25 terrorists killed and dozens others wounded, Turkish military said . The UK-based monitor said at least 20 civilians died in Turkish airstrikes on the village of Jub al-Kousa and 15 were killed in an air raid targeting a farm near the village of al-Amarna, which was captured from Kurdish-allied militia on Sunday.

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Netanyahu's office calls United Nations criticism of settlement building 'absurd'

Israel's settlements in the West Bank have expanded in the past two months despite the diplomatic quartet of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russian Federation calling for a halt to construction of Jewish housing on Palestinian land, a United Nations envoy said Monday.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Trade Jabs Over Their Health

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said on NBC's " Meet the Press " that he agreed that Trump had oversimplified immigration during the primary campaign. Pence also did not answer whether the campaign believes, as Trump has said, that children born to people who are in the USA illegally are not US citizens.

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TfL prepared for Night Tube launch this weekend

How frequently will trains run during the night? The full Victoria line will be available whilst the central line will operate a reduced service, stopping between Ealing Broadway and Leytonstone only. Transport for London ( TfL ) first announced a night service two years ago, but it has been delayed by conflicts with unions over pay and working conditions for staff.

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French minister holds talks with Muslim leaders amid debate on burkini ban

The ruling by the State Council in Paris is a temporary one which only applies to the town. Some Cities in France including Nice and Corsica had proposed a really controversial ban on the wearing the "burkini". Ange-Pierre Vivoni, Socialist mayor of the Corsican town of Sisco, said his burkini ban, introduced this month following a confrontation between Moroccan bathers and locals, would also remain " for the safety of property and people in the town because I risked having deaths on my ...

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Daesh vehicle bombing kills dozens of pro-Saudi militants in Yemen's Aden

Witnesses say some recruits were buried when a roof collapsed after the blast which left a gaping hole on the building's facade. More than 60 wounded were being taken to three area hospitals, Yemeni security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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Imad Wasim wants Pakistan to prove their one-day worth

Ben Stokes made a brisk 42 before Root, whose innings featured just five fours and 53 singles, holed out off Wahab Riaz with England in sight of the winning post at 240 for six. Azhar Ali will definitely look to lead his team from the front and will love to bounce back strongly in this match, but for this, their batting unit needs to smash the scoreboard with the mammoth total, so their bowlers can give some fight.

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Somalia: Gunmen Attack Hotel Near Presidential Palace

We believe the target was SYL which is frequented by officials. "The death toll may rise". The Islamist al-Shabab group, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, says it is behind the attack. "So far two hotels opposite the palace are partially destroyed". In a separate incident, al Shabaab fighters attacked military bases housing government and African Union troops south west of the capital Mogadishu late on Monday, police and the group said on Tuesday.

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USA anxious over Russia's use of base in Iran

Russia's Defence Ministry said that on Wednesday SU-34 fighter bombers flying from Iran's Hamadan air base had struck Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, destroying two command posts and killing more than 150 militants.

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President Obama to meet China's Xi and Turkey's Erdogan next week

The rebels have retaken control of five villages near Jerablus as part of their military campaign against ISIS, called Operation Euphrates Shield. The forces, which form the backbone of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), crossed the river and wrested control of Manbij, 25 miles south of Jarabulus, from the Islamic State this month.

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Kerry in India for strategic, commercial talks

This is the first time the Strategic and Commercial Dialogue is being held in India. The major areas of intervention following the CEO Forum recommendations include, the both sides are working on the US-India Energy Finance Initiatives, which is expected to mobilise upto 400 million dollars by 2020.

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USA accepts 10000th Syrian refugee Monday

Rice said the US will admit at least 85,000 refugees from various countries this year. Former presidential candidate Scott Walker told Wisconsin Public Radio a year ago, "We shouldn't be taking on any more Syrian refugees right now". "Thousands of families from Syria have found safety on our shores, and that is a wonderful thing", Tarah Demant, senior director of the USA branch of Amnesty International, said in a statement.

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Fed's Dudley upbeat on USA employment, return of middle-wage jobs

According to the minutes released on Wednesday, some voting Federal Reserve policymakers believed that a U.S. interest rate increase will soon be needed, although there is a general agreement that more data is needed before such a move. Gold climbed for a fourth straight day as the dollar retreated after minutes from July's Federal Reserve meeting signaled that USA interest rates are poised to stay lower for longer.

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Turkish army, Kurd-backed forces clash in north Syria

The clashes underscore Ankara's determination to push back Kurdish forces from along its borders, and curb their ambitions to form a contiguous entity in northern Syria. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels capture Jarablus from the Islamic State group. Turkey enjoys tacit support from Russian Federation, the Assad government and Iran in acting to prevent further territorial gains by the Kurds and their allies.


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