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Donald Trump regrets his campaign's decision to delete Star of David tweet Donald Trump regrets his campaign's decision to delete Star of David tweet
- July 09, 2016

Trump also went off on critics of his since-deleted tweet during a campaign rally in OH, repeatedly telling the crowd that "it's a star", not specifically a Star of David. They're racially profiling. Not us. The Trump campaign has doubled down on its message denying the anti-Semitic reference in the Clinton tweet and has accused the media of distorting the ad. (more...)
Family of Man Killed by Police Denounces Violence
- July 09, 2016

Outside the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Friday night, a line of officers with shields pushed hundreds of protesters away. A large presence of police officers stood guard on each street corner of the intersection where the protesters were. (more...)
Overseas lawyers groups decry China rights crackdown Overseas lawyers groups decry China rights crackdown
- July 09, 2016

The crackdown against lawyers began in the early hours of 9 July 2015, when prominent Beijing lawyer Wang Yu went missing after she sent panicked phone messages to friends. "[We fear] the authorities will try and sentence them in secret", he said. Last month, as Zhou Shifeng and Xiao Lin, two of the detained lawyers, were facing trial, Human Rights Watch called for the release of them and their colleagues . (more...)
Former Aberdeen pupil in running to be next prime minister
- July 09, 2016

Mr Gove will start setting out his ideas after revealing he chose to run late on Wednesday night after deciding Mr Johnson could not provide the unity or leadership to fully deliver on the referendum's Brexit verdict. In his speech, Mr Gove said the challenges facing Britain required "not just a cool head, but a heart burning with the desire for change?... not business as usual but a bold vision". (more...)
United Nations criticises Israeli plans to expand settlements
- July 09, 2016

Netanyahu also gave approval for the planning of 240 new homes in settlement neighbourhoods of occupied east Jerusalem, as well as for 600 units for Palestinians in the city's Beit Safafa district, media reported. The overnight demolitions took place in the Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, with four Palestinians wounded in ensuing clashes, an AFP reporter said. (more...)
Fla. rep, chief aide plead not guilty to fraud charges
- July 09, 2016

There was no immediate response from Brown's office to requests for comment from Simmons. A trial date was set for September 6. If convicted on all charges, Brown could be sentenced up to 357 years in prison and fined $4.8 million. As Brown listened to the federal indictment against her in a Jacksonville courtroom, supporters chanted "No Justice, No Peace" outside. Brown held a resounding lead in the portion of the district located in Duval County, where the incumbent drew 52 percent of ... (more...)
Week of deadly shootings, protests, rising tensions
- July 09, 2016

At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night; some of the officers were killed, police said. He was asking them: 'What'd I do wrong? Brown said at a prayer service Friday that the attack was "well planned" and that the force "won't rest until we bring everyone involved to justice ". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn could face Labour leadership challenge in next 72 hours
- July 09, 2016

Since he was voted in as leader, the number of Labour members in Keighley constituency has almost doubled. "Narrow majority pro-Corbyn but not as overwhelming as Momentum pretends - or would like". But Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald - recently promoted to shadow transport secretary - has continued to back his under-fire leader. "We are a democratic socialist party committed to parliamentary road to power, it is vital, essential, irreplaceable that the leader of this party has substantial, at ... (more...)
Spain: 1 man gored, 7 injured in Pamplona bull run
- July 09, 2016

On each day of the festival six bulls are released at 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) to run from their corral through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town over an 850-meter (yard) course. The festival will begin on July 6 with the "txupinazo" opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city. (more...)
Anderson Silva takes Jon Jones' place at UFC 200 vs Daniel Cormier Anderson Silva takes Jon Jones' place at UFC 200 vs Daniel Cormier
- July 09, 2016

It was a pretty, pretty, surprising development, since Silva hasn't been fighting at 205 recently, and isn't long removed from gall bladder surgery. The card will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Then again, UFC 200 is about pulling off all the stops, and with all due respect to the other names on that list, they are GARBAGE PEOPLE when compared to Silva. (more...)
Indiana Trump rally planned amid Pence VP consideration Indiana Trump rally planned amid Pence VP consideration
- July 09, 2016

Pence lowered the corporate income tax in the state, which meant less money for towns and cities to go to underfunded schools and libraries. The rally was Trump's first campaign visit to Indiana. His re-election as governor is no sure thing. "They know Gregg and Pence due to their long-term campaigning", said Marvel, a Democrat. Pence defeated Gregg in the 2012 gubernatorial race by 3 percentage points. (more...)
North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile
- July 09, 2016

It is only a day after the US and South Korea pledged to deploy an advanced anti-missile system to counter threats from Pyongyang, and two days after North Korea warned it was planning its toughest response to what it deemed a "declaration of war" by the United States. (more...)
Kasich Urges Delegates to Consider Conscience Before Nominating Trump Kasich Urges Delegates to Consider Conscience Before Nominating Trump
- July 09, 2016

The Trump campaign said the candidate donated another $3.8 million to his campaign in June, bringing his total to $55 million. The image that was sent out included the words "Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever" inside a six-pointed star. (more...)
Zika Virus Suspected in Utah Death
- July 09, 2016

But officials are not clear whether or not the patient died from Zika , or their underlying health condition that has yet to be specified. As of July 6, 2016, a total of 1,132 cases of travel-associated Zika have been reported in the US. (more...)
John Redwood ponders the future of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour opposition John Redwood ponders the future of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour opposition
- July 09, 2016

Ms Shah also quit her role as a Parliamentary assistant to shadow chancellor John McDonnell and told MPs she deeply regretted the hurt caused by the posts and wanted to work with Jewish groups to bolster understanding. The competing claims to ownership of the party by Corbyn - who claims authority through its members - and the MPs - who claim authority through its voters - are at the heart of Labour's impasse. (more...)
US says S China Sea tribunal ruling presents choice for Asia
- July 09, 2016

While the PCA is about to announce on July 12 its decision over the request of the Philippines, presented unilaterally in 2013 concerning the territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila in the South China Sea, China has repeatedly stated that it does not recognize the legitimacy of the court in this case and therefore cannot accept its conclusions. (more...)
PM Modi retraces Mahatma Gandhi's train journey in South Africa
- July 09, 2016

There are around 1.2 million people of Indian origin in South Africa , most of whose ancestors were brought here as indentured labour. Filipe Nyusi also said that about 25 percent of the investment that India applies in Africa is destined for Mozambique, "which shows the importance that the country has in the investment strategy of Indian companies". (more...)
Profiles of Police Officers Killed in Dallas Ambush
- July 09, 2016

Before dying, the police chief said, the suspect declared to officers that he was upset about recent shootings and wanted to kill whites, "especially white officers". This was the deadliest event for law enforcement officials since 9/11, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial fund . (more...)
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as tropical storm hits China Hundreds of thousands evacuated as tropical storm hits China
- July 09, 2016

Television showed toppled motorcycles and signboards being ripped from buildings and swept across roads in southeast Taiwan, where the year's first typhoon made landfall on Friday. Conditions over southern and central Taiwan are expected to become worse in the next few hours, CNN said. It has killed two people and injuring 66 others. (more...)
Here's what we know about the officer who shot Philando Castile
- July 09, 2016

Choi said he expects a complete and thorough investigation from the BCA. Now that the officer has been identified as Jeronimo Yanez how long will it be before we hear the term "white Hispanic" yet again? "Prosecute the police! Wake up!" A Minnesota prosecutor says there must be better interactions between police and African-Americans. (more...)
Code Switch On: Dallas, Philando Castile And Alton Sterling
- July 09, 2016

Three people were in custody and a fourth suspect exchanged gunfire with authorities in a parking garage at El Centro Community College into the morning, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. "I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter", the reality star wrote in an open letter titled "#BlackLivesMatter . She accused police of murdering Castile right before her eyes. (more...)
UN Chief Slams Israel as Netanyahu Approves West Bank Settlement Extension
- July 09, 2016

She was a relative of the Kiryat Arba attacker, and both were from Bani Naim, a village just outside Hebron. A senior Palestinian official told Al Hayat that the United States has the "upper hand" in the Quartet, "the UN does not have any power, the European Union doesn't have a unified voice", and though Russian Federation is "a friend to the Palestinians", Moscow often comes to understandings with Washington over the region. (more...)
Democrats Working To Avoid Platform Fight With Sanders Campaign
- July 09, 2016

She said Sanders' full-throated faith in the Democratic Party won't fly with many of his supporters, adding, "That political movement is going to go on - it isn't going to bury itself in the graveyard alongside Hillary Clinton ". Though this halfway endorsement is far from enthusiastic - we must, he reasons, elect Clinton to prevent a Trump presidency - it is the closest he has come to formally embracing Clinton as the Democratic nominee. (more...)
Sen. Ted Cruz to Speak at Republican National Convention Sen. Ted Cruz to Speak at Republican National Convention
- July 09, 2016

Tim Scott, R-S.C., described Trump's separate meeting with Republican senators as "cordial" and "meaty" on policy and said he thought it had been effective in swaying some senators to be less skeptical of Trump's candidacy. Faced with their choices, other prominent Montana Republicans are confronted with tough decisions - including the possibility of sitting out the presidential election because of such intense distaste for Trump and Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. (more...)
Ohio official: "nervous as hell" over RNC in Cleveland
- July 09, 2016

Cleveland police officials are changing the city's security plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention in the wake of the massacre in Dallas on Thursday night. Some police departments around OH were adopting special policies heading into the weekend aimed at increasing officer safety. Both Turner and Born say OH is ahead of the curve in championing first-ever statewide standards on police use of force and officer recruitment and hiring while promoting better, most-trusting ... (more...)

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