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Iranian nuclear scientist executed for spying for the US

Amiri had been in prison in Iran since 2010. Amiri had disappeared while on a pilgrimage to holy sites in Saudi Arabia, later surfacing in the United States where American officials said he was revealing secrets about the Iranian nuclear program in return for payments of millions of dollars.

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Polls show Clinton ahead, nationally and in states

It was also a prime opportunity to poke a little fun at one of the most common misspellings in the Trump-Twittersphere. The two new polls show a pattern that's consistent with other recent surveys , including at the state level. We did a version of the chart below on Wednesday, when Trump's week in polling was only awful and not completely frightful. Matched up one-on-one, Clinton's lead grows to 17 points, 51% to 34%.

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey gets his conviction overturned

Brendan Dassey , who was convicted along with his uncle, Steven Avery, in the murder of Teresa Halbach , has won a court order that could result in his getting a new trial or being freed from prison. Two years later, while the suit was still pending, he was arrested in the death of Halbach, whose charred remains were found on his family's auto salvage yard.

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JetBlue Says 24 Injured As Flight Hits Heavy Turbulence

MORE than 20 passengers were injured from severe turbulence that saw them slam into overhead lockers as their plane " dropped like an out of control elevator". One woman posted a picture of a fellow passenger being removed from the flight by emergency crews in a neck brace. The passengers able to continue to Sacramento boarded a replacement aircraft later to finish their journey.

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Kremlin fires Putin's longtime ally Sergei Ivanov

Ivanov, who had also served as defense minister and as deputy prime minister, worked with Putin in the KGB in Leningrad in the 1970s. Analysts said that the decision to replace Ivanov appeared to be part of a plan by Putin to bring in new blood and that more departures within the president's inner circle could be expected.

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Twin PKK bomb attacks kill eight in southeast Turkey

An improvised explosive device hit a police bus in the town of Kiziltepe, wounding at least 25 people, according to the official, who was not identified per government protocol. The U.S. also "strongly" denounced the attacks, with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calling them "despicable" in a statement. "The United States remains committed to cooperating closely with Turkey - bilaterally, within the counter-ISIL [Daesh] coalition, and within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - in order ...

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Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into South China Sea

China also maintained the right to engage in island building and fishing practices which caused severe damage to the marine environment. "But if China wants to be a major power and respected by the worldwide community, it should uphold the rule of law by abiding to the global law", he said.

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Hillary Clinton puts pressure on Trump by releasing tax returns

McCrory is not only continuing to support Trump, but is defending his unsafe rhetoric", Cooper spokesman Jamal Little said in a news release . Clinton is referring to a June assessment by Moody's Analytics. The statements covered the years 2007 to 2014, which showed the income the Clintons had brought in since her original run for the White House, through her years as President Obama's secretary of state.

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Hillary Clintons Tax Return Is a Message to Donald Trump

The Clintons, who now live in Chappaqua, New York , paid an average effective federal tax rate of about 32 percent from 2007 to 2014 and an effective combined tax rate of approximately 40.5 percent. " Words matter , my friends", the former US secretary of state, who rarely engages in direct back-and-forths with her Republican rival, said at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Clintons Paid 34.2% Effective Tax Rate in 2015, Campaign Says

Kaine and Holton over the past 10 years have had effective federal income tax rates ranging from 13.4 percent to 24 percent. The Clintons' relatively high effective federal tax rate is because a majority of their income comes from work, not investments.

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Obama Says Anti-ISIS Strategy is Working: 'They Will Inevitably Be Defeated'

However, he acknowledged that ISIS militants will probably continue to be a threat to the USA even after the group is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, especially since the group continues to inspire people to carry out lone wolf-type attacks on subways or parades to sow fear and elevate its profile.

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Trump Claims Comments About Obama Founding ISIS Are Sarcasm

Earlier this week he caused a major stir with comments about the Second Amendment that were perceived as advocating violence against Clinton, then faced questions yet again after declaring Wednesday that President Barack Obama was the "founder" of the Islamic State group - a patently false claim.

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Calls for USA to stop bombing Syria as U.S. airstrike 'kills dozens'

Christopher Garver told Pentagon reporters today. - On July 28, 2015, near Idlib, Syria, during a strike on a senior Khorasan Group adviser, it is assessed that three civilians were killed and one vehicle destroyed when their vehicle appeared in the target area after the coalition aircraft released its weapon.

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Arianna Huffington to Leave Huffington Post to Launch New Startup

Huffington said she couldnt run The Huffington Post and Thrive Global at the same time. "When I chose to create Thrive Global , I thought it would be possible to build a startup and continue as editor-in-chief", she said in the Facebook statement .

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Putin changes Kremlin chief of staff

Despite the clear appearance that Mr Ivanov had been forced out, Mr Putin insisted he was making the move at Ivanov's request because he had been too long in the job. He was defence minister between 2001 and 2007, and was a first deputy prime minister during Dmitry Medvedev's presidency from 2008 to 2012. Today, Ivanov sat silently, seeming at times to be struggling to suppress a smile as Putin accepted his resignation.

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Austrian among those injured in Thailand attacks

It added that it now had no information that any British nationals were involved in the recent blasts, which t ook place on the birthday of Thailand's Queen Sirikit and overnight. In Surat Thani , two explosions went off within half an hour, both at police stations. These were the first such attacks since a bombing last August at a famous shrine in the heart of Bangkok that killed 20 people .

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Patriots' Nate Ebner fulfilled Olympic dream with Team USA in rugby sevens

Now he just needs a hoodie version made for him. After losing to Argentina and then beating Brazil on Day 1, the USA knew that a win, a tie or a loss by three or fewer points against Fiji would put the team in the quarterfinals at the expense of New Zealand.

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Labour Party in Trotskyist turmoil

But I would serve this party on the backbenches loyally. Members of the South West Devon CLP cast their ballots last Thursday. "The reason I would be able to do that is they know that I would be able to lead them effectively against the Tories".

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Federal Judge Blocks Ohio Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

More than $1.4 million in funding that Planned Parenthood receives from the Ohio Health Department was at stake. "That money is mostly federal and supports initiatives that provide HIV tests, cancer screenings and other prevention services", the AP explained.

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(Olympics) World record and gold for Iran's Rostami

Rostami had a total weight score of 396 kilograms on Friday (179kg raised first, then 217kg). Rostami is enjoying the year of his sporting life. Rostami had set the previous record of 395kg himself in May in Iran. The 25-year-old Iranian athlete lifted 179 and 217 kilograms in snatch and in clean and jerk respectively. "I have gained a lot of experience over the past years".

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A look at Hostess' new "Deep Fried Twinkies"

They'll be partially cooked, frozen and ready for reheating in a frying pan or oven. For comparison, New York-based hot-dog joint Papaya King sells its own fresh deep-fried treats for $3 each, excluding tax. They also have a retro health factor, with approximately double the fat and calories of a normal Twinkie. According to the AP , a person who weighs about 150 pounds would need to run for 20 minutes, take a 40-minute spin class or do a 50-minute bike ride to burn off those calories.

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Bombings target tourist destinations in Thailand

The resort of Hua Hin was rocked by four bombs less than 12 hours apart that killed two people and wounded 24, as thousands flocked to its hotels and beaches for a long weekend to celebrate the Queen's birthday, which is also Mother's Day in Thailand.

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Thai police arrest two men after deadly bomb blasts

Thailand has been plagued by political violence, including several bombings, since the populist billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted as prime minister in a 2006 military coup after demonstrations accused him of corruption, abuse of power and insulting King Bhumibol.

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Rams play homecoming game in preseason opener with Cowboys

That doesn't bother me. The Cowboys unveiled the decal during a ceremony with Dallas city and police officials on the first day of training camp as a sign of unity and solidarity following the tragic shootings of five police officers last month.

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U.S. declares Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

U.S. health authorities on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to the outbreak of Zika, which has now infected more than 10,000 people. Request the temporary reassignment of local public health department or agency personnel who are funded through Public Health Service Act programs in Puerto Rico to assist in the Zika response.

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Assam's Kokrajhar town attackers were dressed in Army fatigues

In a message to Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya, Mukherjee said, "I am extremely sad to learn about the attack by militants in Assam's Kokrajhar district today in which a number of persons have lost their lives and several others are injured".

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Conviction overturned for 'Making a Murderer' teen Brendan Dassey

Viewers were outraged with the outcome of the case, even going as far as drafting a White House petition, which garnered over 130,000 signatures, asking President Obama to issue full pardons to both Avery and Dassey. "There is clear evidence that the Manitowoc County sheriff's department used improper methods", the petition said. The Calumet County Sheriff's Office says it's aware of the court decision and will defer comments to the Wisconsin DOJ.

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Judge blocks Ohio law to divert Planned Parenthood money

The court pointed to the argument from plaintiffs that the loss of funding would endanger their ability to provide sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing, contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, infant mortality prevention, sex education, and other health services free of charge to patients.

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US general calls on Russia to allow observers at military drills

Separatist insurgency Several Ukrainian officials brushed off the threat, saying diplomatic ties were already effectively frozen between Kiev and Moscow due to the latter's annexation of Crimea and continuing support for a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks British record to lead Rio Olympics heptathlon standings

As the morning broke in Rio, so did the beginning of the gruelling Heptathlon competition. Akela Jones of Barbados was just behind after clocking 13sec for 1,124pts. Caster Semenya, who was forced to undergo gender testing in 2009, will be hoping to go one better than the silver she won in 2012. The 23-year-old could only manage a best throw of 11.68m.

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Clinton releases tax return, asks Trump to do the same

Hillary Clinton doesn't need to move to the middle because most of the country is already in the space that she now occupies on the political spectrum. Hillary Clinton released her income tax return for 2015, federal documents showed Friday. Kaine, the Virginia senator, and his wife, Anne Holton, reported income of $US313,441 for 2015.

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Venezuela officials dash hopes of 2016 presidential recall

If the recall vote on President Nicolas Maduro and his government is not done and dusted by 10 Jan, even if the result went against him, constitutionally, his vice president Aristobulo Izturiz would take his place, insuring continuity of policy, until the presidential term is completed in 2019.

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U.S. suggests close coordination with Japan over E. China Sea spat

Poling added, "They're reinforced to take a strike". The images have emerged about a month after an worldwide court in The Hague ruled against China's claims in the resource-rich area, a decision rejected by Beijing. Japanese media reports say the recent escalation in China's activity around the disputed islands may be a warning against planned visits by members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet to Yasukuni Shrine, which honors war criminals among the war dead.

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Syria opposition: Suspected gas attack causes deaths

Meanwhile, the Russians declared a three-hour ceasefire, yet the United Nations claims that it isn't long enough. "We desperately need a zone free from bombing over eastern Aleppo to stop the attacks and worldwide action to ensure Aleppo is never besieged again".

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Michigan's Treasury owns stock in Tesla despite sales ban, report says

Even after years of struggle, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is not given exception to directly sell its vehicles to customers in nearly half of the American States . In an email to The Detroit News , a Treasury spokesman said that "all investment decisions are made by a team of portfolio managers that are independent of state regulatory agencies".


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