• Will There Be A Special Session? Abbott Decision On Tuesday
Will There Be A Special Session? Abbott Decision On Tuesday

Another topic of discussion is property tax reform. Under existing law, local governments may raise effective tax rates up to 8 percent without residents being able to petition for a rollback election. Craddick expects Texas' streets will be safer because of that work. "People who have committed crimes like rape". SB 12, by Royce West, D-Dall...

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  • 2 dead, dozens hospitalized in massive overdose, Georgia authorities say
2 dead, dozens hospitalized in massive overdose, Georgia authorities say

In just 48 hours, Emergency workers attended to several drug overdose reports from Perry, Centerville, Albany, and Warner Robins. "On the counterfeit pill the word PERCOCET is not stamped as deep as the manufacturer typically does on their pills", the sheriff's office said in a press release , noting the word also appears on a slant.

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  • Bear breaks into house for a snack, plays piano
Bear breaks into house for a snack, plays piano

It happened in an East Vail neighborhood on May 31. The responding officer inspected the home and found minor damage to the apartment and noted food was taken from the freezer. "The first part of the video you can just see the bear claw and kind of see his snout". The bear hasn't been seen — or heard from — since. "The chords captured on vid...

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  • UNAIDS mourns the death of UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin
UNAIDS mourns the death of UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin

Osotimehin's family, the staff of UNFPA as well as to the Government and people of Nigeria. His last official appointment was as the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Osotimehin also championed United Nations goals of preventing maternal deaths in childbirth, meeting all demands for family planning, and elimina...

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  • Amit Shah's tactics won't work in Kerala: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala
Amit Shah's tactics won't work in Kerala: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala

Several top BJP leaders in the state, including state unit chief Kummanam Rajasekharan and MLA O Rajagopal, attended the function. "Now he knows how to tackle it", said BJP state president and national executive member Sreedharan Pillai. Earlier, Shah laid the foundation stone of the new BJP office here and described it as an "equal to the founda...

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  • Jutanugarn takes No. 1 spot; Creamer, Kim lead in New Jersey
Jutanugarn takes No. 1 spot; Creamer, Kim lead in New Jersey

Kim , seeking a fifth LPGA title and her first since a win in China in October had six birdies and two bogeys. Paula Creamer and In-Kyung Kim topped the Classic leaderboard after two rounds with a pair of four-under 67s to be nine under.

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  • Company officials mum on what caused explosion at Cambria plant
Company officials mum on what caused explosion at Cambria plant

OSHA has launched an investigation into Wednesday night's blast. Didion Milling Plant operations vice president Derrick Clark said Friday that mill operator Duelle Block, fork lift operator Robert Goodenow and packing machine operator Pawel (pawl) Tordoff died in the explosion and fire late Wednesday.

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  • South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign
South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

A report prepared by specialists said the children, all reportedly under the age of five, died from severe sepsis toxicity as a result of the vaccine's contamination, caused by repeated use of an unsterilized syringe. "This campaign is lifesaving", Mr Usman said. There was no evidence that WHO-approved immunization safety standards were being u...

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  • Spicer refers Russian Federation investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney
Spicer refers Russian Federation investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined to respond to questions today about the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, instead referring reporters to the president's newly-appointed outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz.

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  • Nightclub massacre bodycam video documents officer response
Nightclub massacre bodycam video documents officer response

New footage released today shows how the situation unfolded as first responders attempted to save victims, evacuate those trapped inside the club, and ultimately track down the shooter. "Several of us commented that this was gonna change the city forever", said Roger Brennan , the police department's commander on the scene, "and probably change wh...

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  • Nigerian Navy begins investigation into clash with Police Force in Calabar
Nigerian Navy begins investigation into clash with Police Force in Calabar

Trouble started around 5:00p.m. on Tuesday when police traffic controllers attempted to stop some naval officers who flouted the red light at a point near the Calabar Township. He condoled with the two agencies and promised adequate compensation for victims. Navy used a General Purpose Machine Gun to bring down a section of the Akim Police Barrac...

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  • You're Out !! - Mets fire mascot who gave fa... 9:53 am Thu
You're Out !! - Mets fire mascot who gave fa... 9:53 am Thu

What kind of cruel, sick world do we live in if Mr. Met gets in trouble for giving someone the middle finger if he doesn't have one? So this leads to the inevitable question: Can a cartoon character give a "middle finger"? Before that, the Mets had to delete a tweet they sent that showed a sex toy in the locker of a player, and Familia be...

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  • Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties
Merkel hosts Indian leader Modi, looks to broaden world ties

Merkel had made waves on Sunday when she told a rally in southern Germany that the United States and Britain may no longer be completely reliable partners. "We can reassure Mrs. Merkel that we want to have a deep and special partnership so that we can continue to maintain European-wide security to keep us all safe from the terrorists overseas a...

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  • Ontario to raise minimum wage and update labour laws, premier says
Ontario to raise minimum wage and update labour laws, premier says

Elsewhere in Canada, the minimum wage hovers around 11 dollars per hour, however the western province of Alberta announced past year it will increase it's hourly minimum to $15 but that will only take effect in October 2018. The announcement came after a government commissioned report "Changing Worplaces" was released last week with some 173 recomm...

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  • Uber fires Levandowski amid Waymo self-driving dispute
Uber fires Levandowski amid Waymo self-driving dispute

Levandowski is the man at the center of Uber's intense legal battle with Waymo , the self-driving vehicle unit of Google's parent Alphabet. Waymo has alleged that Levandowski downloaded 14,000 documents containing its trade secrets before he left the company to found a startup that was later purchased by Uber .

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  • IAS officer drowns, family cries foul
IAS officer drowns, family cries foul

He was taken to a hospital where he died. Later, he was found floating in the pool. Biswal said, "Dahiya was pulled out and the station medical officer, Dr Pramyesh Basall was called". Upon enquiry, it was learnt that the victim's name was Ashish Dahiya. "Ashish was pulled out of the pool and rushed to Fortis Hospital , where he was declared...

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  • 'GST will help in evolving India as tax-compliant society'
'GST will help in evolving India as tax-compliant society'

Among the goods, mass consumption items like fresh fruits, vegetables, pulses, bread and milk have been exempt from any taxes, and the same holds true for services like health and education. Cost of packaged cement is expected to ease as the tax rate will come down to 28 percent from the existing 31 percent. Smartphones should also get cheaper as...

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  • Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk
Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Trump used his trip to promote "America First" policies, promoting $110 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia and telling G-7 allies that the United States needs a more level playing field on trade. But when Trump spoke, he sounded like anything but a typical USA president. And in the heart of Europe, Trump berated NATO allies over their fina...

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  • Donald Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports
Donald Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Reports have also surfaced recently that Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian officials and asked former FBI Director James Comey to end a federal investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", ...

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  • British Airways cancels most flights from London
British Airways cancels most flights from London

In September previous year BA apologized to passengers for check-in delays caused by operational glitches that delayed flights at Gatwick and Heathrow, in a repeat of a similar incident that affected London-area flights for the airline last July.

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