• Labor Board Denies Rauner's Request to Expedite Union Case
Labor Board Denies Rauner's Request to Expedite Union Case

State law limits the use of underwriters in a negotiated debt issuance to no more than 75 percent of the par amount of bonds sold each fiscal year. But the board's general counsel, Kathryn Zeledon Nelson, was doubtful, calling the Rauner request an "unnecessary deviation" from the usual process.

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  • Man dies after officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston
Man dies after officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston

Obama on Friday tried to channel Americans' horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, decrying the fatal attack in Dallas as "despicable" and declaring there was no justification for the violence. Blanton, 43, said she believes Johnson "just snapped". "This was a mobile shooter that has written manifestos on how to shoo...

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  • Donald Trump's Much-Improved Fundraising Haul
Donald Trump's Much-Improved Fundraising Haul

In May his campaign submitted a white supremacist as a potential Trump delegate in California (he was removed). Trump, who for months had boasted about self-financing his primary campaign and accused his rivals of being beholden to special interests, reversed himself earlier this spring after securing delegates to claim the nomination.

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  • Gravely inappropriate: Pakistani journalist reports on Edhi death from 6ft under
Gravely inappropriate: Pakistani journalist reports on Edhi death from 6ft under

Celebrated humanitarian and the founder of Edhi Foundation Abdul Sattar Edhi was laid to rest in Edhi Villiage here amid heart-wrenching echoes of cries and tears on Saturday. Media networks in Pakistan have been providing round-the-clock coverage of the story since news emerged of Edhi's death, but the Express News reporter chose to break new ...

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  • Pope Francis again trims scope of Vatican economy czar
Pope Francis again trims scope of Vatican economy czar

The pope reviews their choices and then makes the final decision. - A new set of reforms further clarifying the roles of Vatican financial offices was announced July 9, implementing changes set in motion by Pope Francis' 2014 edict, "Fidelis dispensator et prudens".

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  • Dallas Police Shooting Suspect Identified As 25-Year-Old US Army Veteran
Dallas Police Shooting Suspect Identified As 25-Year-Old US Army Veteran

He was eventually killed after negotiations didn't work and an exchange of gunfire ensued. The episode began Thursday evening while hundreds of people were gathered to protest the police killings of two more black men: Philando Castile, who was fatally shot near St.

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  • Bangladesh struck again on Eid, leaving 4 people dead
Bangladesh struck again on Eid, leaving 4 people dead

An unidentified attacker was also reported killed. The video has gone viral on social media among Bangladeshis still recovering from the shock of the brutal slaughter of 20 hostages and two police officers in Dhaka. Last week, militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka , killing at least 20, a lot of them foreigners. "We will you...

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  • S Korea claims North carried out failed missile test
S Korea claims North carried out failed missile test

The launch itself was successful, South Korean officials said, but the missile's early-stage flight is believed to have been unsuccessful. In response to the evolving threat posed by North Korea, the United States and South Korea have been conducting formal consultations regarding the feasibility of a THAAD battery operated by USFK since early Fe...

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  • Labour party membership: 100000 people set to rally behind Jeremy Corbyn
Labour party membership: 100000 people set to rally behind Jeremy Corbyn

TEESDALE'S MP is at odds with the area's Labour branch over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party. Local councillor and council cabinet member Craig Cheyney and former prospective MP Jo McCarron were among a handful to use the #ImWithThangam hashtag following a meeting which was reportedly dominated by angry exchanges with members of Momentum...

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  • Obama on Dallas: 'Vicious, despicable, calculated
Obama on Dallas: 'Vicious, despicable, calculated

The shootings in Dallas, which came less than 10 hours after his remarks, seemed to underscore the dangers facing police. The former Simeon Career Academy standout also weighed in this week with several comments that seemed to be directed at two recent high-profile cases in which police officers shot and killed black men, one in the suburban Minn...

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  • Iran ballistic missile tests inconsistent with nuclear deal — United Nations chief
Iran ballistic missile tests inconsistent with nuclear deal — United Nations chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed, however, that it was up to the UN Security Council to determine what should be done to Iran in response to the tests, which are not covered by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231. Iran's ballistic missile program has also drawn global criticism, with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon writing in a new ...

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  • Iraq War Contributed to Rise of Terrorism - Australia Ex-Defense Secretary
Iraq War Contributed to Rise of Terrorism - Australia Ex-Defense Secretary

Iraq war was not illegal: Sir Chilcot says Blair didn't exhaust his diplomatic options before going to war, but he stopped short of saying it was illegal. The inquiry also found that the decision to invade Iraq was made on "flawed intelligence", especially with regard to the severity of the threat posed by the country's alleged weapons of mass de...

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  • World mourns death of Pakistan's great humanitarian, Edhi
World mourns death of Pakistan's great humanitarian, Edhi

In June, Edhi declined an offer by former president Asif Ali Zardari for treatment overseas, insisting on getting it done in Pakistan, particularly in a government hospital. The chief minister said that he was always inspired by Edhi's social work and his dedication in serving humanity. The project Bilquis Edhi is most proud of is the baby cradle...

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  • Israel to expand West Bank settlement after girl's death
Israel to expand West Bank settlement after girl's death

On Monday, Erekat told journalists that Abbas would send a letter to the Quartet members to the effect that negotiations could not resume without a full cessation of settlement building - including in East Jerusalem - indicating that the reported decision to cut ties with the group wound not have been made until later that day.

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  • India's Modi calls Pakistan premier on Eid, wishes him well post-surgery
India's Modi calls Pakistan premier on Eid, wishes him well post-surgery

Anjum Chaudhry, a member of the United Kingdom chapter of the ruling PML-N party, also confirmed the prime minister's travel plans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation and various leaders in India's immediate and extended neighbourhood on the occasion of Eid.

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  • Dallas shooting suspect was Afghanistan vet: United States military
Dallas shooting suspect was Afghanistan vet: United States military

After his arrest, he told investigators he was troubled by police violence against African-Americans. Police have not disclosed a motive in Friday's attacks in Georgia and Missouri, which have been described as ambushes. Army reservist until April 2015. Thursday's demonstrations over the killings of Sterling and Castile were largely peaceful ...

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  • Netanyahu starts landmark Africa trip in Uganda
Netanyahu starts landmark Africa trip in Uganda

The country's ties with black African countries have also suffered due to its historic support for the apartheid regime in South Africa. "Israel is coming back to Africa and Africa is coming to Israel and I believe this is a turning point in Israel's efforts to work with Africa".

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  • Saudi King Salman vows 'iron fist' against attackers
Saudi King Salman vows 'iron fist' against attackers

Religious and political leaders across the Middle East denounced the attack near the Prophet's Mosque that left four dead and came as Muslims prepare for the feast this week marking the end of Ramazan. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah was a Saudi national with a his...

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  • Euro 2016 final: Who might score the first goal and when?
Euro 2016 final: Who might score the first goal and when?

Bwin: France wins - 2.05. Germany had 65% of possessions but two big mistakes was all it took for the French team to prevail. Opposing defenders will not give an inch to these French attackers in their own box, but that means intelligent players such as Griezmann can exploit these spaces to get the goals.

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  • Chinese and Japanese Fighters Clash Over East China Sea
Chinese and Japanese Fighters Clash Over East China Sea

The International Court of Arbitration in the Hague is due to rule next week on whether these claims are consistent with the Convention on the Law of the Sea; the ruling is not expected to be favorable for China , and China's government is not expected to abide by the court's decision.

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