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Meira Kumar: Here's all you need to know about Opposition's presidential nominee

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "There could not have been a better candidate than Meira Kumar for the post of President". Kumar was a Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment during Dr. Mr Kovind, 71, is a Dalit, which is why Mr Kumar, so dependent on the caste in Bihar, is backing him. "All the leaders have decided that we will support Ram Nath Kovind for the post of president.

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Verizon concludes the $4.5 bn takeover deal of Yahoo

According to Verizon, the reason Mayer left had to do with the "inherent changes" to her role. Yahoo's assets will be added to Verizon under the name of Oath , which includes 50 global brands that reach 1 billion people around the globe, including TechCrunch , Flickr , Tumblr .

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GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

The legislation would phase out federal funding for Medicaid expansion - now covering about 11 million people in 31 states - beginning in 2020, and shift more of those costs back to states. The bill also repeals the tax mechanism that funded the Affordable Care Act's benefits, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy and health care industry.

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Uber Loses Top Executive As Its CEO Ponders A Leave Of Absence

It comes shortly after another law firm, Perkins Coie , submitted a separate report on sexual harassment and other employee concerns at the company. Uber's general counsel and some board members recommended months ago that Michael step away from the company until Holder's report was complete but he insisted on staying.

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Apple undecided over fingerprint sensor placement in the iPhone 8

The smartphone will come with a polished stainless still metal frame, an all glass front with possibly curved glass on top and a vertical dual rear camera setup. Owing to the delays, Apple might unveil the iPhone 8 in September or October, as per the present expected timeline, though the device might not actually be available till much later in the year.

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Earth-like planets discovered by Nasa

The presence of liquid water on these "rocky" Earth-like planets is seen as a key ingredient required for the existence of life. The details of all 10 planets including the other 209 detected by the Kepler telescope has been mentioned in the catalog released by NASA on Monday.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells 4 Million Copies

Having released near the end of March, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become quite the awesome story. Later this year, Battlegrounds will be expanding onto the Xbox One for a period of time before it will release on the PlayStation 4 at a later date.

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India humble Pakistan 6-1 in World League Semifinals

The victor of Pakistan and India clash will play the fifth position match and the loser will figure in the seventh place game. Earlier in a group match, India had beaten Pakistan 7-1 on Sunday. Ramandeep put India ahead in the eighth minute when his reverse flick beat the Pakistan custodian. Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner to make it 5-0 before Ahmad scored a field goal to pull one back for Pakistan.

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Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. Thirteen people, including seven policemen, died in the suicide vehicle bombing, officials said. Media reports said that it was a suicide attack, when a suicide bomber blew himself at Toori market, a busiest shopping site of the area. At least 10 people are feared dead and over 50 injured as two subsequent explosions hit in Parachinar in Kurram Agency.

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Britain win Youth America's Cup

The chief executive the America's Cup Event Authority , Oracle's event management organisation, has written in the local paper that while there were no guarantees, the best chance for Bermuda to stage the next cup would be though a win by Oracle Team USA.

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Gulf mixed in early trade; Qatar National Bank slides

Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior ministers, sought to calm tensions over the standoff. Russian Federation warned today that the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies would make it harder to reach a peaceful end to the war in Syria , after President Vladimir Putin discussed the crisis with Saudi King Salman.

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Another Earth-Size Planet Could Be Lurking In the Solar System

Brown released his own update on June 13, stating that "While observational bias is clearly present in these observations, it is unlikely to explain the observed alignment of the distant eccentric Kuiper belt objects ". Don't get your hopes up - scientists aren't making Pluto a planet again just yet. But the smaller Kuiper belt objects [like Sedna] are far enough from the gravitational influence of the giant planets that they can orbit the sun at angles to this plane, nudged by their ...

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Mueller hasn't made a decision to investigate Trump for obstruction

Sekulow ended up contradicting both himself and Trump, in a debate with Fox News host Chris Wallace over whether Trump was actually under investigation. Moreover, he used an Federal Bureau of Investigation computer to create a memo of an incident that took place within his scope of work, which involved a meeting with the president and the conversation that transpired between the then-acting director and the nation's chief executive.

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As global refugee population hits record high, Canada needs to do more

That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency. Uganda, for instance, has over the past year received more than 2,000 refugees from South Sudan each and every day - more than many European countries took in a year, NRC chief Egeland pointed out.

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Apple's New Chicago Store Looks Like a MacBook

While the original plans do not have an Apple logo on the roof, there could be changes on the way. It's unclear whether or not Apple is now just floating the idea of having a giant logo on top of their Chicago store, but if it becomes a permanent fixture, similarities between the roof and a MacBook are undeniably going to be pointed out.

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Man killed father with bat at county official's home

Michael David Marchalk, of the Barnesville area of Ryan Township, was arrested about 11:50 a.m. on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, according to state police in Frackville. Michael was due to enter the drug rehab program on Monday, following Father's Day. Prior to being caught in Atlantic City, Michael was previously spotted at a Philadelphia bus terminal.

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Spicer: Trump Thinks Russia 'Probably' Meddled In Election

But White House top aides also see the distance as a way to inoculate Trump from considerable blame if the bill fails, a nod to the President's low approval rating and waning political capital. About the same time, probes into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's possible role in it provided a fresh incentive for the president and White House officials to avoid question-and-answer sessions sure to be dominated by the unwelcome topic.

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Microsoft unveiled its new console, Xbox One X

The Xbox One , while highly regarded by many, is estimated to have undersold the Sony PlayStation 4, its biggest competitor, almost two-to-one. Many hoped that after the successful launch of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility on Xbox One that Microsoft would extend this support to the original Xbox .

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Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

Emergency crews worked to extract two occupants from inside the aircraft, according to the Associated Press. USAF Thunderbirds were conducting a familiarization flight June 23. "Winds were from the northwest at 13 miles per hour at 12:36 p.m. EDT; however, since the weather pattern was rather convective over the region at the time, it is possible there were some highly localized wind gusts in the area", Sosnowski said.

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Conor Murray: If Lions click we can cause upset at Eden Park

Rieko Ioane , the 20-year-old who faced the Lions for the Blues, will also start, per the team's official website . "We've grown up with them and we've taken a lot of experience and learned an very bad lot from them". "Unfortunately in sport there's always a minority, it's not the majority, but the experiences and welcomes we've had have been quite unbelievable".

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Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen secured the fastest time before crashing at the end of a chaotic second practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday. Having blotted his copybook with a crash late in FP2, Friday's pace-setter Max Verstappen says he tried to "play it safe", it just went wrong . The highly treacherous Turn 8 caused severe problems all day.

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Samsung to Release Flip Phone Galaxy Folder 2 in South Korea

Internally, while the Note8 will utilize the same top-of-the-line Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipsets as the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it will be paired with a more generous 6GB of RAM - making it only Samsung's second handset, after the Galaxy C9 Pro, to exceed the 4GB threshold.

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How Would The Senate Health Care Bill Affect Georgia?

Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Donald Trump on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington , DC. Collins also said she would have to hold off final judgment until after the amendment process, but she laid out her criteria. The Senate bill does keep more of Obamacare's protections for people with pre-existing conditions .

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Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Saad, 24, won two Stanley Cups in four seasons with the Blackhawks before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to last season in exchange for Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano. While Hjalmarsson has been a longtime presence in Chicago, Panarin was beginning to emerge as a star in his second National Hockey League season after coming over from Russian Federation.

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Fabinho tempted by United

Fabinho can play in central midfield, at centre back and at right back, meaning he could cover three vital positions Mourinho would like to strengthen next season. The Brazilian is one of several Monaco players being chased by some of Europe's biggest clubs after their title heroics in France last season with Inter Milan and Real Madrid also believed to be keen on the 23-year-old.

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Watch SpaceX launch and land a reused Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX is poised to send a communications satellite into orbit Friday launching on a previously flown rocket. The launch window opens at 2:10 p.m. ET and remains open for two hours. Weather on the Space Coast is looking nice for liftoff before the afternoon storms roll in with a 90 percent chance of "go" conditions, according to U.S.

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Trump visit to UK will go ahead despite Queen's Speech omission,

The Queen's speech , written by the Conservative government, covers the two-year period during which Britain will negotiate with Brussels its exit from the European Union (EU), the report said. After May lost her majority in parliament with a botched gamble on a snap June 8 election, she is trying to secure the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers, though talks have dragged on for almost two weeks.

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Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

CDT. Although Cindy is expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hours, the National Weather Service said the weather disturbance could still produce a few tornadoes Thursday night from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast.

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NASA exposes Gwyneth Paltrow's energy stickers as a scam

The product, a body sticker called Body Vibes , claims to use the same conductive carbon material that NASA uses in spacesuits - a material the makers say can "rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies". "Wow", Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA's human research division said. "Wow", Shelhamer told Gizmodo . "Based on the statement from NASA, we've gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification".

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New Smart City list released: Naya Raipur, Rajkot selected

While both the capitals of Jammu & Kashmir, Jammu and Srinagar, made it to the list, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's constituency Raebareli could not find place. "That is how urban development has been approached in countries such as the US". It had launched the Smart City Mission on June 25, 2015. This exercise will be taken up in 116 cities - covering all smart cities , capitals and cities with over one million population each, he said, adding the first ranking will be out next ...

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Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative to fight extremism in the UK

Under the new program, the company will offer training, marketing support and advice to anti-terror groups on how to weed out hate speech and extremist content . Under the initiative, foundations like Jo Cox and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue will get advertising credits when they track and try to save individuals from radicalization.

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Tropical Storm Cindy brings winds, some rain, minimal damge to Southeast Texas

The National Weather Service has assigned these names for hurricanes and tropical storms in 2017. New Orleans , which closed its tropical storm warning before Cindy reached the city, saw some flooded streets. "Fortunately Alabama dodged the brunt of the storm", Ivey said. The National Weather Service in Little Rock says the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will move into southern Arkansas later Thursday , bringing scattered thunderstorms and some areas of heavy rainfall .

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Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Kwame Brown knows all about the pressures that come with being a top NBA Draft pick - he was #1 overall in 2001 - and he's dishing out his best advice to Markelle Fultz and co. Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Briton OG Anunoby was taken 23rd overall by the Toronto Raptors, becoming the highest drafted English player, and Anžejs Pasečņiks of Latvia was selected 25th overall by the Orlando Magic.

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Pistons select Luke Kennard 12th overall

They could use a shooter off the bench first and foremost. Van Gundy stressed that he is a good all-around player on offense and can contribute more than just outside shooting. "I thought there were two that defended". While Aldridge is older, the Pistons would get out of his contract in two years, and if partnered with Andre Drummond , could help create that immediate winning culture that Detroit covets.

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Lonzo Ball rocks $495 new Lakers colorway ZO2 sneakers after being drafted

The Lakers also aren't anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball , the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time. "According to the media I have a lot of targets on me", he quipped. Both Lonzo and Lavar wore BBB ties for the formal event in New York City.


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