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Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

Ramos said the revised law was discriminatory because those who lacked the photo ID required under the original law were subject to different obstacles and procedures, and that imposed disproportionate burdens on blacks and Latinos. The ruling also said Texas couldn't be trusted to educate voters about changes to its ID law, following its widely criticized efforts ahead of elections in 2016 that were marked by confusion at the polls. Read More

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Sears To Shutter 28 Kmart Stores As Comp Sales Dip 11.5%

Sears To Shutter 28 Kmart Stores As Comp Sales Dip 11.5%

The most recent round of closings shuttered K-Mart stores last month in Escanaba, Monroe and Toledo. An additional 150 stores that were slated for closure are set to shut by the end of next quarter. Sears Holding reported second quarter losses of $144 million. "The retail environment remained challenging ", the company said in a statement. Read More

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Schooling grabs second SEA Games gold

Schooling grabs second SEA Games gold

Indonesia's Gede Sudartawa managed to win gold in the men's 50-metre backstroke, with a new SEA Games record time of 25.20 seconds. Zheng Wen Quah cruised to victory in the men's 200m butterfly event in 1:57.95. Compatriot and 2015 Singapore Sea Games champion Loh Jack Chang contributed another two gold for Malaysia in the men's taijijian and taijiquan events. Read More

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Champions League draw 2017: Group stage rules and preview

Champions League draw 2017: Group stage rules and preview

When is the Champions League final? A potential group of death would be Real Madrid , City, Napoli and RB Leipzig , while a kinder group would be Spartak Moscow , City, Olympiacos and Maribor. But, following last season's European success, Jose Mourinho's men do not fear anybody and fans may naturally already be dreaming about a possible place in the final in Kiev on 26 May, 2018. Read More

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Saying no to Sheriff Joe

Saying no to Sheriff Joe

But people have "to be civil, respectful and peaceful". Given the violence in Charlottesville just ten days ago and current political tensions in Phoenix, the city's mayor, Greg Stanton, says this is not the right time for this large-scale political event . Read More

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'I'm exhausted of eating human flesh' South African cannibal tells police

'I'm exhausted of eating human flesh' South African cannibal tells police

Nino Mbatha, Sthembiso Sithole, Lindokuhle Masondo and Lungisani Magubane were charged with murder and conspiracy, after one of them walked into a police station and announced that he was " tired of eating human flesh ". "The allegations by the suspect are that they would rape and kill the victims before they could cut them into pieces and eat their parts", she told the South African website News24. Read More

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Powerball: Jackpot hits $700 million - 2nd largest in U.S. history

Powerball: Jackpot hits $700 million - 2nd largest in U.S. history

The jackpot has rolled over because there hasn't been an overall victor since June 10. Furthermore, the following drawing , on Wednesday, will now be an expected $650 million, Powerball said. That stoked more interest in the lottery game, pushing the jackpot even higher. By the way, as of Tuesday this looked to be the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history, but that's a long way from the top spot. Read More

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Missouri governor stays execution amid new DNA evidence

Missouri governor stays execution amid new DNA evidence

Prosecutors claimed that Williams stabbed Gayle to death after she discovered him burgling her home. DNA testing of the murder weapon, conducted in 2016, was inconclusive. Gipson told CBS affiliate KMOV the evidence was dismissed by Missouri's Supreme Court last week. Gipson had also petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution, arguing that DNA testing conducted past year with newer methods found that DNA on the knife was from an unknown male, not Williams. Read More

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United Nations says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

United Nations says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

US-trained elite troops, known as the Counter Terrorism Service, entered the al-Kifah neighbourhood on the south-west edge of the northern town, said Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah. Mattis declined to make any predictions about the battle. "ISIS' days are certainly numbered, but it is not over yet and it is not going to be over anytime soon", Mattis told reporters in Amman. Read More

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Supreme Court granted bail to Colonel Purohit in 2008 Malegaon blast case

Supreme Court granted bail to Colonel Purohit in 2008 Malegaon blast case

The 4,000-page charge sheet had alleged that Malegaon was selected as the blast target because of its sizeable Muslim population. The NIA's clean chit to Sadhvi Pragya - despite very crucial material evidence in the form of her motorcycle that was used to mount the explosives - was a clear indication of the agency's complicity and interest in the destruction of the entire case. Read More

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Sailors Missing After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

Sailors Missing After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

But the crew managed to halt further flooding and the ship was able to sail under its own power to Singapore's Changi Naval Base, arriving there in the afternoon, it said. It is also the fourth incident involving vessels from the U.S. Pacific fleet since the start of this year, Reuters notes. USS John S McCain is the second United States warship to be involved in a collision in the Pacific in just over two months post USS Fitzgerald . Read More

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Big Ben will ring at noon, then fall silent until 2021

Big Ben will ring at noon, then fall silent until 2021

The pair, who both tried to stop the bongs being stopped, went outside Parliament today to watch Big Ben's last chimes before it stopped for four years. 'My own view is that Big Ben , whether it be the Elizabeth Tower or indeed the bell inside, it's not just one of the most iconic British things, it's one of the most iconic world things, it's on a Unesco site, ' he said. Read More

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Finnish intelligence warned of possible violence in Turku before stabbing attack

Finnish intelligence warned of possible violence in Turku before stabbing attack

Police arrested four Moroccans linked to the suspect in a raid in the early hours of Saturday, but police said Sunday their involvement in the attack had "not yet been fully established". An 18-year-old Moroccan has been identified as the main attacker in the stabbing rampage in Finland last week. Meanwhile in Finland Friday's stabbings in Turku are under investigation as likely terror acts, and Europol, the EU's law enforcement agency, is eying ties to the Spain attacks. Read More

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United States and South Korea conduct military drills

United States and South Korea conduct military drills

Observers have warned that the war games, the first major exercises since North Korea test-fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month (July) that appeared to bring much of the U.S. The August exercise - called Ulchi Freedom Guardian , or UFG - is a computer based simulation for unplanned events that include military actions but also terror or chemical attacks. Read More

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Mostly clear skies expected Monday

Mostly clear skies expected Monday

Though Athens isn't in the so-called "path of totality", astronomers say it is close enough to see 99 percent of the total eclipse. Most of the nation should see fairly quiet weather Monday for the Great American Eclipse, the National Weather Service said. Read More

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Liberty Alums Give Back Diploma in Trump Protest

Liberty Alums Give Back Diploma in Trump Protest

What he does know, Falwell Jr. said, is that the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists are "pure evil". On Wednesday, the day after Trump's eyebrow-raising Trump Tower press conference in which the president doubled down on placing blame, too, on counter-protesters marching against the racists, Falwell had tweeted his support for Trump, complimenting him for making a "bold" and "truthful" statement. Read More

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De Boer admits Crystal Palace need to add to squad

De Boer admits Crystal Palace need to add to squad

Robertson has a chance to secure his place for the foreseeable future and the Scotland global is hopeful it will be for even longer. But his performance may put him ahead of Alberto Moreno in the left-back pecking order. The Belgian striker is fond of scoring goals against The Reds, and I expect him not to disappoint in this tie. 'I felt I played well. "I did tire towards the end but it was my first 90 minutes since May", Robertson explained, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo . Read More

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Majority of voters in 3 key states find President Trump's conduct 'embarrassing'

Majority of voters in 3 key states find President Trump's conduct 'embarrassing'

Trump registered just 35 percent support in the poll taken August 8, and released on the same day Heather Heyer was mowed down in Charlottesville, Va. While Trump may not have the support of many voters in these states, he does earn high marks for his economic policies. Six in 10 respondents also said the United States' standing in the world has suffered under Trump. Read More

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Utkal Express Derails In UP's Muzaffarnagar, Rescue Operation in Progress

Utkal Express Derails In UP's Muzaffarnagar, Rescue Operation in Progress

A rescue train was despatched from Saharanpur to the site of the accident. As per various reports, the track on which the train was travelling had been put under unofficial maintenance. The team left for New Delhi this morning and reached Meerut hospital in Uttar Pradesh from where they moved toward Muzaffarnagar. The derailment incident comes barely 24 hours after 16 bogeys of the Haridwar-bound Utkal Express went off the track in UP's Muzaffarnagar . Read More

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