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After high drama, Southern Baptists denounce the 'Alt-Right'

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting denounced "alt-right white supremacy" in a almost unanimous vote after a tumultuous day of refusing to address the issue. "When people recognize what it is that the alt-right believes , I haven't talked to anyone who doesn't immediately reject that". Last night, Moore and Steve Gaines, the president of the SBC, worked with the committee to shape the language of the proposal so it could be voted on today. Read More »

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended two dinners hosted by Sessions

John McCain's (R-AZ) straightforward question, Sessions testified under oath that he did not "believe" he had met with "any representative ... of any Russian company " during the campaign. Sessions , one of Trump's earliest supporters, answered: " I don't believe so ". Politico reported that Burt helped shape the address Trump delivered at that event, which Sessions attended as the chairman of the Trump campaign's national security committee. Read More »

Watch an Xbox One X get assembled here

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As with Assassin's Creed Origins, the gameplay might not be true 4K , but as Digital Foundry points out, this makes it a "more authentic Xbox One X reveal". Bear in mind that just because certain games launch without native 4K support, or higher frame rates, doesn't mean they can't be updated with further enhancement patches down the road. Read More »

Barack Obama Salutes Jay Z For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction

Jay Z has had a profound influence on his fans, including Obama. Like all of you, I am a fan, and I've been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator. In March, Jay Z celebrated his Songwriters Hall of Fame class induction with a must-hear TIDAL playlist. But I'm glad as hell. Jay Z started taking notes on his life early on, he reported what he saw and what he felt and he took us with him. Read More »

Trump 'partially to blame' for polarization, Republican Rep. Mark Sanford says

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Sanford recalled how Trump once said he'd like to hit someone "in the face". He noted that the polarization now seen in Congress is the most extreme it has been in the "roughly 20 years" he's been in politics. "My Republican colleague, who I share Charleston with, had the same thing to say. and he was the former governor". "They'll say, 'If the guy at the top can say anything to anybody any time, why can't I?' " Sanford said. Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About the 'Destiny 2' Beta

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Nvidia has hooked up with Activision to push Destiny 2 for the PC, announcing that it will bundle the game with its high-end GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Destiny 2 , however, will certainly have a degree of platform exclusivity. According to the NVIDIA landing page, you're going to receive a copy of Destiny 2 as well as Beta access to the game if you buy a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards. Read More »

Evacuations in Moray Place, Dunedin

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Office workers and supermarket shoppers have been evacuated as police respond to a bomb scare in central Dunedin this afternoon. "The police came into the building and said "Police are here, everyone leave", an office worker told the ODT . Read More »

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping 'to open the door'

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North Korea has released Cincinnati native Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student who had been detained and imprisoned in that reclusive dictatorship for more than a year. "It's great knowing that he is going to be back and safe in his own community with his family", fellow Wyoming lacrosse player Beau Brewer said. Charlotte and David Simons, who said they have been friends of the family for more than 30 years, came to watch his flight come in, too. Read More »

Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam

State Sen. Frank Wagner brought up the rear with 13.8 percent of the vote. In the primary for lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, an attorney from northern Virginia, has won the Democratic nomination while Republican Jill Vogel won her party's nomination. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn reshuffles shadow cabinet

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However, he added "there is a slight danger here that we are viewing last week's election as a victory for the Labour party". Ian Lavery, who helped co-ordinate Labour's election campaign, has been rewarded by being made party chairman. Pope said Smith's appointment as shadow Northern Ireland secretary "is a very symbolic gesture that [Corbyn] wants more unity and a broader team". "Our party is now on a permanent campaign footing in anticipation of the failure of Theresa May's attempt to ... Read More »

Erdogan condamne les mandats d'arrêt contre ses gardes — Violences à Washington

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Cet épisode est le dernier en date d'une longue liste de sujets de discorde entre la Turquie et les Etats-Unis. M. Newsham n'avait pas clairement confirmé que les agresseurs, souvent en costume sombre, étaient bien des gardes du corps du président turc, mais les nombreuses vidéos des affrontements ainsi que des témoins ont appuyé cette hypothèse. Read More »

I'm alive and that is the biggest thing, says Yuvraj Singh

But Yuvraj has felt that playing for India is not as hard as staying with the Indian team . "Self-belief is very important because when things are not going well for you, people have their own opinion.you need to believe that you've done it in the past, and you can do it again". Read More »

Chouhan gives a healing touch to slain farmers' kin

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With farmers roughly constituting more than one-third of India's 1.3 billion population, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government under the populist leadership of Narendra Modi can not ignore these alarming figures. The farmers had been pelting stones, shutting down shops, and torching vehicles prior to the shootings. Sehore is home region of boss pastor Chouhan. Read More »

Trump thinking about firing special counsel Mueller

They say Mr Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically-motivated sham that handicaps his ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe. Read More »

Mueller Probing Obstruction Case Against Trump

It stands to reason that the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing would now be at the center of Mueller's query. "The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI ", it said. Read More »

Relay For Life June 17

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Two names will be drawn from the entries and awarded one of the following: Relay quilt created by Sandy Wolf/Marge Anderson (quilted by Front Porch Quilters) or framed cancer ribbon cross-stitch created by Sandy Wolf. Launch: Wollongong Relay for Life chairman Stuart Barnes, participant Avah Bower and patron, newsreader Geoff Phillips, at Beaton Park to launch the 2017 event. Read More »

Sen. Lankford Talks Comey's Testimony As Trump Fires Back

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Stephen Gillers, an ethics expert at New York University Law School, said "in no circumstance would the Judiciary Committee have jurisdiction to impose a penalty". Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Mr Comey's conversations with Mr Trump exist. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Two Player Co-Op Featured at Nintendo Treehouse

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Of course, we knew that Mario's hat would be a big deal in Super Mario Odyssey - the first teaser we saw for the game months ago suggested as much. Yoshi - Yoshi's going solo and getting his own Switch game! Do any of you have a Nintendo Switch already? While the Master of Trials will be released on June 30, 2017, The Champions' Ballad will be unveilled sometime in the holiday season. Read More »

May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

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Media reports suggested an agreement could be delayed into next week, but the spokesman said: "I certainly have heard nothing on this side to indicate that". "I can't negotiate with myself". Barnier dismissed the suggestion of postponing the negotiations and said such a delay would only prompt further instability. Read More »

Washington officials to respond to attack on anti-Erdogan crowd

Violence erupted between protesters and the president's security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Mr Erdogan's visit. However, the Turkish Embassy said protesters had provoked Turkish-Americans who were there to greet the president, and they in turn responded in self-defence. Read More »

Nationalist govt seek talks on "least bad Brexit" for Scotland

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The Scottish leader goes into the "political cabinet" meeting having also spoken openly of her concerns at Ms May's attempts to win a deal with the DUP, needed to secure the Prime Minister a Commons majority. Now, in the wake of an inconclusive British general election result, the phrase has an unlikely echo: Tory difficulties in England present Scottish Tories with a major political opportunity. Read More »

President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice , officials said. Read More »