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California Farmworker Overtime Changes Cheered By Union

Farm owner Bruce Fry said agricultural work is unlike other lines of employment, especially during harvest season when workers need to work long hours. Flipping the proponents' argument, critics said the well-intentioned measure would hurt laborers by leading to cuts in their hours and economic hardship for the farms that employ them.

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Pressure not heightened for Old Firm match, insists Celtic boss Rodgers

CELTIC "superfans" could be in line to win VIP travel packages to see their team play at home and overseas with the launch of a new initiative to reward supporters who demonstrate "outstanding support" for the club. Rogic's missed penalty was the difference as Rangers eliminated Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup in April and the mercurial 23 year-old will be determined to make his mark with a big performance.

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Clinton, Trump clash over national security

Donald Trump's Campaign Stands By Embrace of Putin: "Donald J. Trump's campaign on Thursday reaffirmed its extraordinary embrace of Russia's president, Vladimir V. Clinton did take some thinly veiled shots at Trump, but she also made an appeal to African-American voters and reflected on her Methodist faith. The statement in itself isn't particularly remarkable, Trump has called Obama "the founder of ISIS" before .

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With latest North Korea test, U.S. again seeks elusive Chinese help

The test, which Pyongyang said was a "nuclear warhead explosion", appeared to be North Korea's biggest yet. North Korea has been hit by five sets of United Nations sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006. President Obama said that any provocative actions by North Korea would have "serious consequences", according to a statement by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

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Curfew relaxed in most parts of Kashmir Valley

Gunj police stations in Srinagar city, a police official told IANS. Clashes also erupted in the district after the police foiled a pro-separatist rally. Shops, private offices, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued to be off roads. Mobile internet also continued to remain suspended in the entire Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles remained barred.

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Key China border city brushes off latest North Korea nuclear test

President Barack Obama condemned the test and said the U.S. would never accept the country as a nuclear power. Given China's longstanding fear of a North Korean collapse that could send thousands of refugees across their 870-mile (1,400 km) border, North Korea analysts said significantly tougher Chinese economic sanctions on North Korea are highly unlikely.

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Syria opposition cautiously welcomes US-Russia truce deal

If that works for the initial period, the United States and Russian Federation are supposed to immediately establish a Joint Implementation Center, where they will share targeting data, and begin to bomb militants of the Nusra Front and Islamic State.

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USA election 2016: Trump unfit to be president, says Obama

Rather than touting their own credetials, Rogan said Trump and Clinton each used the forum to show how the other candidate was not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. Conservative talk show host Debbie Georgatos said the DMN has slowly become more liberal over the years and says she believes its endorsement of Clinton doesn't mean much.

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New cessation of hostilities in Syria to take effect next week

Mr. Lavrov said mistrust remained between the USA and Russian Federation, but despite that, the two sides have developed a package of five documents that would allow for "efficient coordination in the struggle against terrorism" and expand humanitarian access, particularly in Aleppo.

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Will not submit to USA nuclear 'blackmail': North Korea

The test - Pyongyang's fifth and most powerful - had enough force to "rip the heart out of a city", one expert said. "Firmly opposing" North Korea's fifth nuclear test, close ally China lodged a diplomatic protest with the reclusive state and asked it to honour its commitment to denuclearisation and halt any move that could "aggravate the situation".

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His Isn't A 'Serious' Prez Campaign

Pence called it "inarguable" that Putin is a stronger leader than the US president. "Our enemies probably hacked into Hillary Clinton?s emails". Paduchik also said many reporters are "fixated" on how many field offices and staff Trump's campaign has in OH, a key swing state.

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What is the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca?

The hajj and lesser umrah pilgrimages bring millions of Muslims to Saudi Arabia from around the globe every year. AFP reported seeing many pilgrims wearing such bracelets near the Great Mosque of Mecca. "We don't have any problems with the people of Saudi Arabia". " The aim is to equip all pilgrims " from overseas, he said, however, without specifying the exact number of bracelets which have been issued.

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Putin More of a Leader Than Obama

FBI Director James Comey had declared her "extremely careless" in her handling of sensitive material but did not recommend charges against her. "I think that when you serve in the armed forces, that's a very special situation", Trump said .

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Obama: Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Graded 'On A Curve'

He bristled at the suggestion he'd been slighted in Asia or that leaders in the region were rejecting his leadership - a criticism leveled by Trump, who said he'd have picked up and left had he been treated the way Obama was in Asia. Obama laughed off the idea he needed to defend himself against Trump's assertion that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a stronger leader. "The US President is absolutely honest in striving for a resolution of the Syrian conflict", also calling the US a "key ...

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US, France, Britain urge new United Nations sanctions on North Korea

North Korea's boast of a technologically game-changing nuclear test defied both tough worldwide sanctions and long-standing diplomatic pressure to curb its nuclear ambitions. "We believe it is more urgent than ever to work together to achieve denuclearization of the Korean peninsula (and) "to prevent proliferation and. maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula".

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Trump says Clinton could shoot someone, not be prosecuted

Her tenure has brought us only war, destruction and death. "It's not just unpatriotic, it's not just insulting to the office and the man who holds the office", she said, defending Mr Obama with visible anger. The Clinton campaign's statement also slammed Trump for not getting as many military endorsements as Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012.

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United Kingdom business is too lazy and fat, says Liam Fox

In the run up to the referendum, numerous big businesses strongly backed Britain staying in the European Union, claiming Brexit would lead to economic catastrophe. He made the remarks, first reported by the Times , at a Conservative Way Forward event for business leaders in parliament. Downing street said Mr Fox was "obviously expressing private views".

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Ban Ki Moon condemns North Korea's recent nuclear test

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter also called for intensifying pressure on North Korea . UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the council to stay united on the issue and take collective action that would "urgently break this accelerating spiral of escalation, " Reuters reported ".

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Notre Dame vs. Texas 2016

The next year was a lesson on how even one week can make a difference. "Through the injury and offseason, he's what I call an 'obsessed player, ' " VanGorder said. That's especially true, because of the Irish possessing the depth to cause a great deal of trouble during the game. In 2014, weeks after the Irish pitched a shutout against MI that ended the Wolverines' NCAA streak of 376 games without posting a zero on the scoreboard, regression kicked in for Notre Dame .

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Theresa May wants education system 'with element of selection'

Much of the debate will focus on whether grammar schools are good for social mobility, but it is also worth considering the political calculations behind a policy change that goes against the Govian thinking that has driven government education policy since 2010.

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UK Calais Wall to Keep Migrants Out of Britain Sparks Trump Comparison

The port, with its Tunnel, is a key destination for thousands of the more than 1million migrants and refugees who illegally entered Europe this year in boats from Turkey and North Africa. He told the Home Affairs select committee: "The security that we are putting in at the port is being stepped up with better equipment". The U.K. government has been deemed Donald Trump-like after confirming plans to build a wall at Calais, France, a port city where migrants often attempt to cross the ...

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North Korea says won't submit to US nuclear 'blackmail'

South Korea President Park Geun-hye called the detonation an act of "maniacal recklessness". "Eliminate Kim Jong-Un!" and "Destroy North Korea's nuclear weapons!" the elderly activists shouted. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn called an emergency meeting of top security officials. Still, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter singled out the role he said China should play.

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Advertisement UNSC plans to meet on North Korea's most powerful nuclear test

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton on Friday (9 September) said that it was time for America to "rethink" its strategy for the North. But Pyongyang also has a highly enriched uranium program, which is much more easily concealed and which outsiders know very little about; if that program is advanced, the North could have much more fuel for bomb-building.

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Iran blasts Saudi management of holy sites

Despite weeks of talks on planning for this year's event, Iranian and Saudi officials failed to find agreement. The war of words+ on the eve of the mass pilgrimage will deepen a long-running rift between the Sunni kingdom and the Shia revolutionary power.

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"You're not Muslims!" Iran and Saudi Arabia in new war of words

Iranians have been blocked from joining the hajj for the first time in nearly 30 years after talks on security and logistics fell apart in May. Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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Hermine lingers, for how much longer?

As of late Sunday, Hermine , which made landfall in Florida on Friday , was sitting off the east coast, with a possibility the storm could regain hurricane strength. "We are taking it trip by trip at this time", Hy-Line Cruises said in a Twitter message. Surging tides from the storm could be as high as 3 feet from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to Montauk Point, New York , including the North Shore of Long Island.

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NBC Touts Obama Demanding Media Trash Trump

During the September 7 forum, Trump attacked President Barack Obama and repeated his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Then on Thursday, Trump appeared on RT , a network operated by the Russian government, to slam American media and US foreign policy and dismiss as "unlikely" the idea that the Russian government was involved in hacking the DNC's email as American intelligence agencies believe .

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Iranians protest exclusion from Haj

Iran's president has called on the Muslim world to "punish" Saudi Arabia for a stampede during the hajj past year that killed more than 2,400 people, while Iran's supreme leader called for an global investigation of the incident. He said countries should "punish the government of Saudi Arabia in order to have a real hajj ". Drissa Conakry, a Nigerian pilgrim , said hotel staff " put this bracelet on us as soon as we arrived ".

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Trump's visit to Mexico accomplishes nothing

Meanwhile, Mexico was criticised for appearing to meddle in the United States presidential election process, and Nieto was forced to repeatedly defend the decision of inviting the presidential nominees. Pena Nieto vowed there would be no new taxes or tax hikes in Meade's drive to contain debt growth, and said he should give priority to social projects and investments.

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Car Bomb Attacks near Baghdad Mall Kill 10

Amaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, said in an online statement that two suicide bombers, one wearing a vest and the other in a auto, had targeted "a gathering of Shi'ites" on Palestine Street. At least 40 were wounded in addition to those killed, hospital sources report. Terrorist acts, violence and armed conflicts killed 691 Iraqis and wounded 1,016 others in August across Iraq , the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said on Thursday.

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Women in terror cell were 'guided' by ISIS, says Paris prosecutor

Since Tuesday, a total of seven people in connection to investigations into the potential terrorist attack have been detained. Prosecutor Francois Molins said the woman was also engaged to another extremist who carried out a deadly attack this year.

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Kidnapped Montana woman calls family from trunk before being found dead

Her body was discovered by Spokane County sheriff's deputies at about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A terrified Montana woman called her husband from the dark trunk of a moving vehicle to say she had been overpowered at a highway rest stop and didn't know where she was.

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Rouhani voices condolences over Pres. Karimov's death

Karimov, founder of the Republic of Uzbekistan and an outstanding leader of the country, enjoyed great respect and love of the Uzbek people, Zhang said. "The secretary-general reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue working closely with the government and the people of Uzbekistan", the statement said.

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Obama veers to China at summit

It disregards established worldwide rules on exclusive economic zones, for instance, directly impacting the livelihoods of millions of citizens in the Philippines and other claimant countries that have depended on the rich fishing grounds and other resources for generations, long before China's superpower ambition bubbled to the surface.

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Coleman captains Ireland in 2-2 draw with Serbia

As the game entered its closing stages, substitute Murphy took centre stage to power his header past Serbia shot stopper Predrag Rajkovic. So long as the contract is not signed, speculation will continue to mount over O'Neill's future, yet he did not give the impression that he had taken charge of Ireland for the last time as he gave an upbeat assessment of their World Cup qualifying hopes.


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