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Voter ID ruling creates opportunity for North Carolina voters

The rulings - along with that of a state court that halted an attempt in Kansas to require proof of citizenship to register - marked important wins for opponents of restrictive voting laws that are being challenged throughout the country ahead of November's presidential election.

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Computer outage grounds departing Delta Airlines flights

The company warned customers of "large-scale cancellations". No timetable for a resolution or estimates for residual delays were given. Later in the day, the airport said on its Twitter feed that departing flights were on schedule, but the return Atlanta-Lincoln flight would be delayed.

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McDonnell urges Labour Party not to appeal leadership vote ruling

He said: 'We were given the choice, we [Labour] after all supported holding a referendum so we must abide by the decision. "If we stick with Corbyn we will be out of power for 30 years". The ruling could spark more controversy as thousands of people paid £25 during a specially convened two-day window in July in order to vote in the election.

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Approved Plan Would Gut Restrictive Voter ID Law In Texas

The terms, which still must be approved by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos before they are finalized, also say election officials can not question Texans lacking identification. Texas voters will be able to cast ballots without a required photo identification if they sign an affidavit about why they couldn't get one, under an agreement reached between state officials and voter rights advocates.

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Oscar Pistorius treated for wrist injuries in hospital; back in jail

A staffer at Kalafong told the Daily News's sister paper, the Pretoria News: "What we have in the hospital record book is a medical illness; he had come in complaining of stomach pain". This comes after Dr Jonathan Scholtz, a witness for the defence at Pistorius' sentencing hearing, said the athlete is a "broken" man. Pistorius, known as "Blade Runner" for his carbon-fibre running blades, gained worldwide fame when he ran against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Plea on alleged NEET paper leak to be heard by SC tomorrow

The NEET examinations were conducted in two rounds. As per this schedule, the CBSE had said it will display the images of OMR Sheet from From 04.08.2016 to 06.08.2016. As many as 1621 candidates appeared in the entrance test at the three centres in trouble affected Jammu and Kashmir, out of the scheduled 1740, the officials said.

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Mirim Lee maintains lead in Women's British Open

Jutanugarn took the Women's British Open titl. But after she'd bogeyed the last three holes to hand the year's first major to Lydia Ko at the ANA Inspiration, there were more than a few jitters when she doubled the 13 and fell within one of Mirim Lee.

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Syria: Chemical attack reported, Russian Federation denies involvement

The battle for Aleppo - Syria's second city - is critical for both the government in Damascus and the forces seeking to overthrow it. Eastern districts came under government siege on July 17, sparking concerns for the estimated 250,000 people still living there.

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Bush, Jeb's son, urges Republicans to back Trump

He recently predicted on the MSNBC cable news channel that followers of Mr Trump were destined to be disappointed were he ever to become president. Bush, who earlier had withheld an endorsement of NY business tycoon Donald Trump after a bruising presidential primary win over Bush's father, former Florida Gov.

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Firefighters battle major wildfire in U.S. state of California

Tuesday morning, the Goose Fire was listed as 30% contained. Soberanes Fire spokesman Erik Scott says they've required so many personnel to provide structure protection to all the communities, but also as the fire moves into the forest it's been harder and harder to access due to steep rugged terrain.

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Hundreds of thousands in massive anti-coup rally in Istanbul

Turkish media also reported Sunday that a giant screen was to be set up in Pennsylvania, the USA state that is home to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen , whom Erdogan has accused of being behind the coup attempt. Russia imposed trade sanctions on Turkey and the number of Russian tourists visiting the country fell by 87 per cent in the first half of 2016. Amid the cooling of ties with the west, Erdogan is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in St Petersburg for talks meant ...

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Delta cancels flights due to computer issues

About six hours into the outage, limited flights had resumed but widespread delays and cancelations were ongoing. Flights scheduled to depart from Winnipeg at 12:04 p.m. At noon inside New York's LaGuardia Airport, Francesca Villardi still had no idea when her 11:50 a.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, would depart.

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IOC Approves Five New Sports For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events and 474 athletes , with equal numbers of women and men for all sports except baseball/softball, which will have the same number of teams but different player totals. Baseball and softball, both highly popular in Japan, will return to the Games after a 12-year absence. "We will try to prove that the Olympic programme is not just added value for our sport but our sport can also give significant added value to the Olympic programme".

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Southern strike is go

No Southern trains will run on routes between Clapham Junction-Milton Keynes Central; Dorking-Horsham; Oxted-Uckfield; and others. "That would create more uncertainty and risk delaying work that is already underway to improve the service", they said.

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Rajnath Singh to SAARC ministers: Stop glorifying terrorists

Speaking about his address, Singh informed the House, "I urged all SAARC nations to neither glorify terror nor patronise terrorists". He further called for strong action against those who support terrorism or its cause. The global community needed to ask Pakistan about worldwide intervention and anti-state activities on Pakistani soil and particulars of the countries involved in it, he added.

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Minister says Census 'no worse than Facebook' as Nick Xenophon risks jail

The 2016 Census, administered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, has been at the centre of a privacy furore over ABS plans to retain individuals' names and addresses for four years. The senator said that the ABS "has failed to make a compelling case why names must be provided, and stored for four years, and unlike any other census in this nation's history since that first census on the 2 of April 1911, all names will be turned into a code that ultimately can be used to identify you".

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Labour members barred from leadership ballot win right to vote

BUt Mr Corbyn has rejected every entreaty to stand down and now faces a fight for his job with challenger Owen Smith. Commentators believe it would benefit Jeremy Corbyn rather than Owen Smith if the 130,000 are able to vote as there are reports that many of those who signed up later are supporters of the Labour leader.

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Trump to outline economic policy as he seeks to regain momentum

Former Regan administration staffer and informal Trump adviser Larry Kudlow said the tycoon was following in the former Republican president's "footsteps" by embracing a "pro growth" tax and regulation agenda that would lift the middle class .

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Several dozen shot dead in weekend protests across Ethiopia

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Saturday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa after campaigners called for nationwide protests due to what they say is an unfair distribution of wealth in the country. "We need freedom", one banner said. The government has blamed "nearby and distant foreign enemies and social media activists" for defying warnings about holding unauthorised protests, the government-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.

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USA investigating whether airstrike killed civilians in Syria

The letters said in conclusion that Syria would not give up its fight against terrorism while pursuing a political solution to the crisis "without foreign interference". The village is located some 10km north-west of Manbij , a key waypoint between the Turkish border and the IS de facto capital of Raqa city. The two U.S.

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Record round vaults Streb to top at PGA Championship

Defending champion Jason Day and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo were two shots off the lead after rounds of 65 and 67 respectively, Day recovering from a double bogey on the seventh to birdie seven of the next eight holes. If either Streb or Walker bombs out and tumbles down the leaderboard, it won't matter: they're still playing together in that final pairing of the final round.

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Tropical Storm Javier closes in on Baja California resorts

Eleven people have died in Veracruz, buried in landslides after intense rainfall and flooding struck the Gulf coast state after Earl crossed the Yucatan peninsula. "It is a tragedy what has happened to our people in Huauchinango", Mayor Gabriel Alvarado said. Heavy rain continued in the region, forcing officials to close a section of the main federal motorway to the capital Mexico City .

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#IndigenousDads Is The Perfect Response To Bill Leak's Racist & Offensive Cartoon

The father is shown to be drinking a beer, and he doesn't know the child's name. The Australian newspaper defended publishing the cartoon as it faced accusations of fuelling race tensions. Greens leader Richard di Natale called the cartoon "disgraceful" and reminiscent of attitudes from a bygone era. Users challenged the stereotype shown in Leak's cartoon with photos and memories of love and dedication, and pride in Aboriginal culture.

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Hall game canceled due to poor field

Both Colts and Packers players took the field in shorts around the the time the game would have kicked off as part of an ad hoc fan fest. Both teams were cleared off the field approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled start of the first National Football League preseason game of the season.

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Teen gives USA its first gold medal of Rio Olympics

Not even when it was just down to her and two former Olympic gold medallists beside her - Yi and Du, the 2004 victor who shot an Olympic record in the qualification round earlier. According to KSDK 5 , Thrasher told the media post-win, "Some of the (controversy surrounding) gun laws in America is just distracting from our sport , which is very different".

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Delta Struggles To Take Flight After Global System Outage

Delta tweeted encouraging customers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. That agreement ended in the last 18 months. Customers booked on Monday's flights can make one change to their itinerary without paying the standard change fee, which ranges from $200 domestically to as much as $500 on some worldwide itineraries.

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Weekend Protests Across Ethiopia Leave More Than 12 Dead

FILE - In this June 10, 2005 file photo, members of the Ethiopian army patrol the streets of Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, after recent clashes with protesters. Any sign of unrest is closely watched in Ethiopia, a Western ally against Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia and an economic power seen as a centre of relative stability in a fragile region.

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Russian Paralympic team still hopes to take part in Rio Games

IPC President Sir Philip Craven had earlier called Russia's anti-doping system "broken, corrupted and entirely compromised". "I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para athletes". The complete corruption of the anti-doping system is contrary to the rules and strikes at the very heart of the spirit of Paralympic sport. The over two hundred Russian athletes now in competition had to be cleared by their respective sporting federations to enable them compete.

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Boy dies at Kansas City water park

The incident remains under investigation. State Rep. Scott Schwab , an Olathe Republican, and his wife, Michele, released a statement asking for privacy as the family grieves. The starting point is actually taller than Niagara Falls' tallest point. Riders sit in a three-person raft and are secured with straps across their waists and shoulders.

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United Nations says 'we can not give up hope' on Syria

Once Syria's commercial hub, Aleppo has been divided between government forces in the west and rebels in the east since fighting erupted for control of the city in mid-2012. Last month, a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined the YPG was killed in combat in Syria, his mother Susan Shirley said. "The army's successes, especially in Aleppo , promises a great victory", the chairman of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, Alaedin Boroujerdi, said during a visit ...

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In Pakistan, Rajnath says don't glorify terrorists

Responding to a question, Toner said that U.S. believes that Pakistan has taken, and is taking, steps to counter terrorist violence, and certainly focusing on those groups that threaten people of Pakistan or the country's stability. I also left then. "I urged all members that terrorists should not be glorified or patronised". "But after all these, they (Pakistani establishment) don't consider itself as our neighbours", Singh said.

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Rio 2016: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break

Several minutes later, Said was wheeled out on a stretcher as he waved his hand at the crowd to which the crowd responded with a standing ovation. According to a French journalist, he suffered a similar injury in London, but on the opposite leg.

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Year-old Katie Ledecky Dominates Rio Waters

The celebrated American athlete grabbed eyeballs at the Estadio Olympico beating English opponent Jasmin Carlin by a margin of almost 5 seconds and completing the final 50 meters in a commendable time of 28.92 seconds. "I wanted the first 200 to hurt as little as possible and I really felt like I could build into it and really explode that last 50", she added after leading the race from start to finish.

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Cara Delevingne Reveals She Had a Mental Breakdown as a Teenager

As much as we (properly) complain that Hollywood has turned into a factory of pre-sold cartoon-based blockbusters without any original stories, you have to say: If that's what you're gonna do, then do it up right. Audiences liked it better. It's projected to make $100 million to $150 million on its opening weekend. "Clearly there's disconnect between audiences and critics".

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Bombing outside hospital in Pakistani city of Quetta kills 30, dozens wounded

Balochistan province chief minister Sanaullah Zehri said those injured should be given the best medical treatment and facilities available. An Islamic State cell in the region of Khurassan, which straddles Pakistan and Afghanistan, was behind the deadly attack, a source close to the group told dpa.


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