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Syria talks should not rest on halt in Aleppo fighting: Russia

Undersecretary-General Stephen O'Brien said that attacks have left almost 2 million Syrians without access to electricity and the public water system, while food and medicine stocks are running dangerously low. De Mistura said last month that he hoped to resume the third round of intra-Syrian talks at the end of August. "We are hopeful that will lead to something".

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Another White Man Apparently On 'Neighborhood Watch' Shoots, Kills Black Man

Dennis Kenny, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, said based on the 911 calls and the details about the case that have been released so far, he can't see how Copley could successfully argue self-defense. He said he fired a warning shot and someone got hit. "OK, so somebody was shot? " the dispatcher asks. "They do have firearms, and I'm trying to protect myself and my family", the man replies.

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Ortiz hurt as Yankees rally past Red Sox

David Ortiz is helped off the field by physical therapist Adam Thomas, right, and manager John Farrell after Ortiz fouled a ball off himself during the ninth inning of their 9-4 loss to the Yankees. Didi Gregorius also homered for NY, which overcame a 4-1 deficit, and Fernando Abad (1-6) gave up Starlin Castro's two-run double that capped a five-run seventh.

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In historic role, Clinton brings a new look to leadership

Reporters and conservative pundits criticized those in attendance at the joint National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention in Washington , D.C., for applauding after some of Clinton's remarks.

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Trump Tower climber in custody

The climber scaled the 68-story building for over three hours, making it to the 21st floor before police caught him. The Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday had an unexpected visitor as a man tried to scale the structure using suction cups to gain an "audience" with Donald Trump.

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Woman killed during role play exercise at Citizen Police Academy

The demonstration took a tragic turn, however, when the officer shot at Knowlton with live ammunition. It's a meal Celia Ames wishes she didn't have to cook. The exercise's objective is to demonstrate when officers choose to pull the trigger and the scenarios are supposed to be played out with fake or unloaded weapons.

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Arkansas police shooting: Two officers shot by gunman still at large

Philip Pevehouse says a deputy was in serious condition at a hospital. Jones had a hearing scheduled for Wednesday at a court in nearby Fort Smith to have a previous suspended sentence reviewed and possibly revoked, Hollenbeck said. The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office posted "We ask that you please pray for the officers and their families that were involved in this morning's shooting".

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Man snags rare bright blue lobster - and not for the first time

ABC News cited the Lobster Institute at the University of ME for the estimated odds of catching a blue lobster, adding that the unusual coloring "comes from an excessive amount of a particular protein produced by a genetic defect". The oft-cited odds of catching one are 1 in 2 million. A MA man has made a rare catch, snagging a bright blue lobster. After reeling the prize catch in the fisherman sailed straight to port and showed his find to local children.

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Delta flight cancelations continue for third day

In an update, at 1:30 pm E.T., Delta advised that 451 flights had been cancelled in relation to the power outage so far. The Transportation Department said it also made sure Delta provided information about customer refunds on its website and was reviewing the consumer complaints that it had received.

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Woman accidentally shot & killed by police officer during Citizen Police Academy class

Immediately, she was taken to the Lee Memorial in Fort mayers where she was pronounced dead. "I am devastated for everyone involved in this unimaginable event". According to the National Citizens Police Academy Association , there are roughly 30 citizen police academies across the U.S. She studied library science at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota , and elementary education at George Mason University in Virginia.

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Prince George's godfather is the new Duke of Westminster

The company also had substantial holdings in Scotland and Europe. One of Britain s richest landlords, Duke of Westminster has died after a sudden illness. Comedian Michael McIntyre and hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks provided the entertainment, and Prince Harry was among the guests for the "black tie and neon" event.

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Residential Electrical Connection Sparked Valley Fire

In addition, four firefighters were hurt after deploying fire shelters. The so-called Valley Fire charred more than 30,750ha in California's storied wine country in Napa and Sonoma counties north of San Francisco last autumn, killing among others an elderly disabled woman trapped in her home, injuring four firefighters and costing US$56 million (S$75 million) to suppress.

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David Ortiz limps off after fouling ball off shin

Bryce Brentz pinch-hit for Ortiz. Indeed, Ortiz went for X-rays and a Fluoroscan, both of which came back negative for a fracture. The Boston Red Sox didn't think so, calling it "racially insensitive". Abad was saddled with the loss, while Tazawa coughed up a go-ahead, two-run double to Starlin Castro . NY brought in their fourth pitcher in four innings to face Pedroia with runners at first and third, and Nick Goody induced a pop out to escape the jam.

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Scott in Wynwood tells pregnant women: 'We're buying more tests' for Zika

Meanwhile, in a neighborhood of Miami, Florida, federal and state health officials said at least 15 people were infected with the virus by local mosquitoes. "If they don't, we're gonna fund it", said Gov. Scott. Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus at each prenatal visit, according to the CDC.

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U.S. election: Trump denies urging supporters to kill Clinton

The controversial remarks, made during a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, centred on a future president's power to appoint US Supreme Court justices. "I can't believe he said it", Vickers replied. In fact, Mrs. Clinton has frequently said she recognizes the right to own guns, though she also would seek additional controls.

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Hillary Clinton responds to Trump's Second Amendment insinuation: "Words matter, my friends"

Trump weathered criticism within his own party for delaying endorsements of fellow Republicans and for a prolonged clash with the family of a fallen Muslim American U.S. In the speech, Trump alleged that Clinton intends to "abolish" the Second Amendment to the United States constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms.

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DECISION 2016: Ryan says his win doesn't mean Trump will lose

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan celebrated his victory over Republican opponent Paul Nehlen in the same way he ran his campaign for the Congressional seat: low-key. She says it's a world of difference from April, when high interest in the presidential primary had turnout at 14 percent at about the same time of day, although that figure included absentees.

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Delta: Fewer flight delays, cancellations Thursday

That's on top of about 1,000 flights it canceled on Monday, stranding passengers at airports around the globe. Many that operated were late. "The Delta team is working very, very hard to restore and get these systems back as quickly as possible", Bastian said.

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GOP strategist on Trump's "reckless", unscripted 2nd Amendment remarks

Supreme Court. Kaine said Trump's comment was "a window into the soul of a person who is just temperamentally not suited to the task" of being president. In Ohio, a competitive state coveted by both candidates, Trump's comments struck some of those questioned in a focus group of voters the wrong way. The Trump campaign immediately started playing defense, denying the candidate had insinuated gun-rights advocates could plan an armed response to hypothetical judicial picks during a Clinton ...

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Wildfire North of Big Sur California Rages

More than 4,700 homes were impacted by voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders , as well as nearby school districts that canceled classes. The number of acres is much larger than previously reported because firefighters have been able to accurately measure the fire's perimeter, Cal Fire officials said.

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Walmart Will Buy Jet For $3.3 Billion

While the brands will remain separate, Walmart plans to tap Jet's expertise in online ordering to grow its e-commerce business at a faster rate and reach more customers , particularly Millennials. Wal-Mart Stores made a major investment in jet.com to bolster its online presence. Jet.com, one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the US, utilizes innovative technology to reward customers in real time with savings on items derived from reduced supply-chain and logistics costs when ...

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Arkansas cops shot; gun-wielding suspect not in custody

Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said both officers were taken to a hospital, but he said he had no further details. Hollenbeck said the motivation for the shooting was unclear. A petition to revoke a suspended sentence was supposed to bring Jones into court on Wednesday morning, according to KSFM. Cooper, who was on the verge of retirement at age 65, died in surgery from a neck wound, Hollenbeck said.

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US report reveals racial bias at Baltimore police

The report found that "Racially disparate impact is present at every stage of BPD's enforcement actions, from the initial decision to stop individuals on Baltimore streets to searches, arrests, and uses of force". The US Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled a scathing report that found the Baltimore police department has disproportionately stopped, searched and arrested African Americans for years.

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7 more cases of Zika virus reported in PBC

The four new Zika virus cases were acquired locally and were reported in northern Miami , according to Florida Governor Rick Scott . The state has found almost 400 such cases thus far. dollars in emergency funding to combat the spread of the virus. PHMDC staff are participating in meetings with the state and CDC to get the most up to date information to inform our response efforts.

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Riders Say Kansas Waterslide Had Loose Straps

Two women riding in the water raft with Caleb, who were not related to him, suffered minor facial injuries, police said . State law and regulations require that amusement parks perform annual safety inspection by safety officials licensed by the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.

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Helicopter crashes down in Atchafalaya Basin

Froberg said the Coast Guard was searching swaths of Iberia Parish via a helicopter and a 29-foot response boat. The Federal Aviation Administration said a Schweizer H269 helicopter bound for Patterson was reported missing at 4 p.m. Reached by phone Thursday afternoon, an employee answering the company's main line said Gulf Coast had no comment and would not release the pilot's identity but would release a statement "when appropriate".

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Man in Custody After Two Police Officers Shot in Arkansas

According to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs, Deputy Bill Cooper has died. "It's a risky business and it really illustrates the importance of our support for law enforcement", he said. The other officer, Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells, had "superficial wounds". Dozens of police vehicles, including a SWAT truck, quickly descended on the area and surrounded a house where the suspect had barricaded himself inside.

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Cayman Islands reports second locally transmitted Zika infection

Rick Scott for Congress to return to Washington, DC, to pass a stalled Zika funding bill. "We have assembled millions in state and federal funds to help attack the problem", he said. Based on these findings, "congenital Zika syndrome should be added to the diagnosis of congenital infections and arthrogryposis", she said. Wynwood has been the epicenter of local Zika transmission not only in both Miami and the United States.

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Donald Trump seeks to raise fresh ethical questions about Hillary Clinton

The Clinton campaign confirmed he didn't have a special invitation in a statement to outlets. Mr Foley told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel he has been along-time friend of Mr Trump's and has found him to be "a different breed of leader and a different breed of candidate".

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House Speaker Paul Ryan gets big primary victory over Trump follower

Ryan's race was the unexpected focus just a week after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump threw a burst of publicity toward his little-known and inexperienced opponent, Nehlen. Nehlen and supporters will watch the results come in Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville. With 80 percent of the vote counted, Ryan had 84 percent and Nehlen had 16 percent, according to the AP.

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Political Pundits Weigh in on Trump's Second Amendment Comments

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's comments about her Tuesday that are being interpreted as an assassination suggestion 'cross a line'. The Republican nominee has since said he was referring the tremendous political influence gun-rights supporters hold.

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Delays continue with Delta flights in Atlanta

Delta's challenge now will be to find enough seats on planes during the busy summer holiday season to accommodate the tens of thousands of passengers whose flights were scrubbed. Instead of staying at home or poolside at a hotel until the airline could fix the mess, many passengers learned about the gridlock only after they reached the airport.

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Schlitterbahn to reopen; Verruckt closed for remainder of season

Kansas' Amusement Ride Act says fixed-site rides must be checked at least once a year by certified inspectors, and the state can audit those records. Kansas requires annual inspections of permanent rides but has parks do the inspections. The ride is more than 168 feet (51.4 meters) high, making it taller than the Statue of Liberty from torch to the top of its pedestal. Pastor Sprague says Michele and Scott are relying on their faith to get through this hard time.

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NATO says Turkey 'valued ally,' membership not in question

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu , meanwhile, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that the European Union was making serious mistakes in its criticism of Turkish policies. While the HDP has more seats in parliament than the MHP and also unequivocally condemned the coup, the government accuses it of links to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels who are waging a deadly insurgency against the Turkish state.

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MA Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms, 100-Degree Heat Advisory

While not as hot as Thursday , humidity will be higher on Friday , once again resulting in a heat index near 100. The warning means that prolonged, dangerously hot temperatures are likely, creating the threat of heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly or those with chronic conditions such as lung or heart disease.


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