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Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 2 from Fort Myers

Almost 200 of those individuals were serving life sentences. ► William Anthony Freeman of Detroit was serving a 40-year sentence since 1990 for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Andrew Crumbly, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison on February 14, 2006 after being convicted of 'possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base, crack cocaine (three counts)'.

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Delta to fly stranded Nigerian soccer team to Olympics

The game swung to Japan from then on, as Nigeria exhausted out as the commentators had predicted from the start of the match as a outcome of almost a week of being stranded in Atlanta and arriving Brazil only a few hours to the match. "I just can't describe what happened today". My boys defied science to win this game; what gave us this game was the mental toughness of the boys. Nigeria celerate one of Ebeto's four goals.

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Emirates flight from India crash-lands in Dubai, firefighter dies

Emirates says it is "fully collaborating" with investigators after one of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft crash landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday . All on board survived the major accident and were evacuated from the plane safely. Video: Plane Crash-Lands At Dubai Airport All take-offs and landings were suspended at the Middle East's busiest airport following the incident, resuming nearly six hours after the crash-landing.

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Evidence Iran saw the $400 million cash payment as ransom

A Wall Street Journal story published earlier this week said some at the Department of Justice were concerned about the timing of the $400 million cash payment to Iran because it would appear to be a ransom payment. But several senior US officials involved in the Iran negotiations have told The Associated Press they weren't aware of any such footage. "The paparazzi doesn't do so well over there, you know? I won't dodge questions as your President", Trump tweeted.

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San Diego based Marine killed in crash near Twentynine Palms

The jet went down on Thursday night about 140 miles outside of Los Angeles, near Twentynine Palms. The cause of the crash is still unclear but is under investigation. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. This latest death comes in the wake of a June 2 crash that killed Marine Blue Angles pilot Capt.

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Man Charged With Murder in London Stabbing Attack

London police say they have found no signs of radicalization in a knife attack which killed an American woman and injured five other people in London's Russell Square . Police believe that mental health may play a "significant factor" in his motivation for the attack. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said it appeared to be a "spontaneous attack and that the victims were selected at random".

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Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra

Traffic on this highway moves only during the night. The number of pilgrims arriving in Jammu has steadily decreased ever since the ongoing cycle of violence started in the Valley on July 9, a day after Hizbal commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight.

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Hatchet-waving man leads police on chase in Massachusetts

On Monday August 1 at 1:10pm Rochester Police received a call reporting an erratic operator driving a Chevy Blazer on Mary's Pond Road near Pierce Street. Marion Chief Lincoln Miller did say one of his officers attempting to deploy stop sticks had a close encounter with the Blazer on I-195. "He had to run out of the way", said Miller.

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Thai Election In 2017 Regardless Of Referendum Vote: Junta Chief

With 12 successful military coups - and more than a handful of failed coup attempts in that time - it is unlikely that Thailand's generals are going to bow out of the country's political life any time soon. "If I was a real dictator, I would have not allowed the referendum or promised to hold elections". In an open letter sent to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on July 25, Amnesty International called for the dropping of charges against all those facing prosecution for exercising their ...

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Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

The list included eight judges, more than 50 incumbent and former mayors, vice-mayors, governors and congressmen as well as 95 police officers, soldiers and jail guards. "I'm serious because it involves the future of young people", Estrada added. Some of those named have since come out in media and denied their guilt.

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Feds to help indigenous families get answers

The draft instead referred more broadly to underlying causes of violence against indigenous women and girls - including institutional ones - that Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has said would involve policing. "But they represent almost 1 in 4 female homicide victims in Canada, based on 2012 numbers". Williams' and Wilson-Raybould's home province of British Columbia has been especially hard hit by disappearances and murders of indigenous women, from Pickton's notorious killing ...

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Democratic Alliance wins Nelson Mandela Bay

The ANC has also lost its first major black-majority municipality in this election, Nelson Mandela Bay, named after the ANC's star and the country's first black president. Voters, facing a lack of jobs and poor basic services, have been incensed by a string of corruption scandals that have engulfed Zuma. The radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party led by Julius Malema, Zuma's one-time protege but now arch-foe, came a distant third in the local elections, with about 10 percent ...

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Air France strike, in fifth day, has affected 150000

The CEO of Air France Frédéric Gagey said the industrial action has cost the company "around €90 million". The longest strike in Air France history finally ended Saturday, at a cost of some £280m, and 150,000 passengers having their flights cancelled, the daily mail stated.

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Extremists attack on police center in Somalia kills 5

In June, an al-Shabab bomber first detonated an explosives-laden auto at the gate of a hotel in Mogadishu that was often used by politicians and tourists, then, more militants moved in and killed at least 14 people at the scene. Dozens of people have been killed in the past months in Al-Shabaab attacks in the capital Mogadishu and southern Somalia . According to reports, security analysts had forewarned that the group could step up its attacks, taking advantage of the distraction caused ...

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Yuriko Koike Elected Governor of Tokyo, First Woman in Post

Japan's capital is voting for its leader after two predecessors resigned over money scandals as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. Hiroya Masuda , the former internal affairs minister, was in fact the LDP's preferred choice to become governor.

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Nelson Mandela's party beaten badly in South Africa elections

It's also set to win less than half the votes in the economic center Johannesburg, according to preliminary results. Municipal elections are not usually much of a show in South Africa, but the dramatic shift in support from the ANC to the Democratic Alliance could serve as a sign that change may come at the parliamentary and presidential levels, too.

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Kerala Congress leaders summoned to meet party high command

Accusing Congress leaders of hatching a conspiracy to weaken KC (M) and Mani, he said the party would decide on all issues at its crucial two-day camp at Charalkkunnu this weekend, including the demand within the party to severe ties with Congress and UDF and sit as a separate block in the state Assembly.

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Landry leads Canada in 45-0 rugby win against Japan

With the media spotlight on the Olympics, Kelter has become a very public figure for Team USA and has seen multiple articles detailing her rise in the sport and hopes for the Olympic games . Fiji's Luisa Tisolo, scores a try during the women's rugby sevens match between US and Fiji at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, Saturday, Aug.

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PM Modi sends doctor, plane to help unwell Sonia Gandhi

Modi prayed for Gandhi's quick recovery and good health. Congress President Sonia Gandhi today had to leave the party's roadshow midway in Varanasi after she complained of uneasiness. "She will return home late in the night", Surjewala said. The Congress Party is out of power in Uttar Pradesh for 27 years. She is expected to fly back to New Delhi .

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Suffolk University Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 6 Points in Florida

Conversely, only 52 percent of Trump voters said their vote was for him, while 39 percent said it was more of a vote against Clinton. Several new polls put her in the lead: up 9 points in an NBC NEWS/Wall Street Journal poll , and 15 points according to McClatchy-Marist, plus significant leads in MI and Florida .

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Zika Has Made Its Way To Florida Mosquitoes

WCCHD says these three new cases in Williamson County increase the chance of local spread of the virus by area mosquitoes. Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a news conference, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., where he announced that the state likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the US mainland.

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Donald Trump backtracks on video of plane carrying money to Iran

After years in prison, he was released along with three other Americans to much fanfare. It recently came to light the Obama administration secretly gave around $400 million to Iran the same day four American prisoners were released back in January.

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Milwaukee man charged with homicide in infant son's drowning

After Flowers grabbed his son and left the party, a group of men followed him, as well his sister, who he punched in the face when she tried to stop him, the complaint alleges. Saturday, Flowers, his girlfriend and their children arrived at a party to celebrate the birthday of Flowers' grandmother, who died in 2015. A relative told police that Flowers is a jealous man and that he began ranting about his girlfriend dancing.

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Iran Nuclear Scientist in US Spy Mystery Reportedly Executed

Conflicting narratives in some media reports said he wanted to seek asylum overseas. According to some reports, his family was harassed and tortured in a bid to force him to return to Iran, which he did in 2010 to a hero's welcome, before disappearing again.

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Syrian opposition launches assault, shoots down helicopter

The ministry was quoted as saying that three crew members and two officers had been on board and that it was trying to ascertain their fate. Videos uploaded online by Syrian opposition activists showed the burning wreckage of a Russian helicopter in footage seemingly taken in the first moments after it crashed.

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Uber To Make Its Own Maps

The former Google Maps executive announced that this summer, Uber's own mapping cars which virtually share the same similarity features with those used by Google are coming out this summer from the USA and will expand down to Mexico before spreading to other countries.

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Rio delivers a simple, but spirited, Olympic welcome

All of which made some of the ceremony's segment choices curious as they underscored how the Rio Organizing Committee, despite Bach and Nuzman's statements to the contrary, has failed on the promise it made to the IOC to transform this sprawling city stretched between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Double murder, kidnapping suspect in custody

Cherokee County authorities were working with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Piedmont police, Jacksonville State University's Center for Applied Forensics and other agencies, Shaver said Sunday, in search of Wilcox and his wife. Andrews. "The suspect is considered armed and unsafe and should not be approached", Shaver is quoted as saying in the release. Wilcox was taken into custody after a motorist reported a sighting of a vehicle matching the description of the Wilcox's Chevrolet ...

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Electronic Shield Makes Pub a Safe Haven from Mobile Phones

The Gin Tub owner said he was fed up of people glued to their phones and not socializing with each other on nights out. Although you can't use mobile phones in the Gin Tub , the bar isn't completely cut off from the modern world. "The response I've had is overwhelming". Those jamming devices are illegal, but Faraday cages don't break the law, seeing as they passively filter out phone signals - although you can imagine that blocking all phone reception at the pub isn't something that ...

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ANC is a party in crisis - Malema

Malema says they introduced themselves and the party's policies to Mbeki in anticipation of winning his support. "Imagine me asking Mbuyiseni [Ndlozi] to go home to Orange Farm and announce I'm going to visit him". "That is an organisation in a crisis". Mbeki was recalled as President of the country by the ANC in 2008. Every time they give instruction, members will follow.

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North Dakota Legislature passes budget bill

Rep. Kylie Overson, D-Grand Forks said: "We've done our duty". To introduce bills, lawmakers must get approval from a Republican-controlled delayed-bills committee in either the House or Senate. "Some people thought we didn't cut enough and some people thought we cut too much". The $3.8 billion pipeline being built by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners will move oil from North Dakota to IL, passing through South Dakota and Iowa.

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Did Melania Trump Violate Immigration Laws?

It also calls the dates she has previously cited for her arrival to the US into question. A report from Politico published Thursday argued that a recent New York Post story on Melania's nude photo shoot in 1995, before she was a legal resident of the USA, suggests she may have violated the prohibition against work that comes with a US tourist visa .

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12 killed as uniformed gunmen open fire in India

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the direct involvement of NDFB (S) in the Kokrajhar violence had been unearthed following the coming to light of vital information. A strict vigil was being maintained along the Assam-Bengal interstate border and global fronts with Bhutan to prevent the NDFB (S) militants from escaping there, the sources said.

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'Many dead' after blast rocks Kabul protest march

Graphic videos captured with mobile phones from the site of the blasts showed many dead bodies lying on the road, near the place where thousands of Hazara were protesting over a new power line. "They were gathered together as free citizens, protected by courageous security forces who also fell victim in the line of duty", said State Department spokesman John Kirby .

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Syria Aleppo siege: Rebels storm artillery base

The battle for eastern Aleppo , pitting besieged rebels against Syrian, Russian and Iranian-backed forces, has erupted amid a diplomatic vacuum and no sign of a breakthrough in a U.S. Another 42 people, including 11 children, have been killed in strikes on eastern Aleppo , it said. Major aid agencies, as well as the Senior Adviser to UN Special Envoy for Syria on humanitarian issues welcomed the Russian efforts, but said more needs to be done to establish ceasefire and open the area for ...


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