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France's Macron to reshuffle govt after huge parliament win

After the first round of elections a week ago, some anticipated that more than 400 seats would be won by the two parties. The Socialists, who dominated the outgoing Assembly with 314 seats but were flattened under the unpopularity of former president Francois Hollande , could win as few as 20 seats. Read More »

Sanders Signals Backing of Senate Slowdown Over Health-Care Bill

Here's what you need to know about where things stand, which lawmakers could make or break a deal, and which policies might end up in a final bill. Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock, among the letter's signers, questioned Trump's position in light of his conflicting statements. Read More »

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

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A 22-year-old man, Darwin A Martinez Torres, who police said had been "driving suspiciously in the area", was charged with the girl's murder . She was reported missing by the group of teenagers, who scattered during the assault, and authorities conducted a search of the area. Read More »

Microsoft Working on Game Similar to Horizon Zero Dawn

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In fact, I expect we're going to be seeing a lot of games like Horizon Zero Dawn over the next few years. The posting, found by MSPowerUser (via Kotaku ) first appeared on LinkedIn . It would have been released in 2017 too but since that game was cancelled, PC and Xbox players will have had to look elsewhere to get that fix, with some of them likely considering Horizon Zero Dawn itself. Read More »

Gingrich says Comey may be under investigation

In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the former House speaker who voted to impeach President Clinton for obstruction of justice, said that Trump can't be guilty of obstructing justice in the widening Russian Federation probe - because he's the president. Read More »

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev clean up Mayweather v McGregor mess

The California-native landed a massive right hand that stunned the Russian, and followed it up with a barrage to the body that forced Kovalev to his knees and referee Tony Weeks to stop the contest. The thrill of victory did not last too long as Ward was bombarded at the post-fight press conference with questions of the repeated low blows. I was better and he was better this fight. Read More »

Paris art exhibit locked down during attack

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Police said a man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. "The show must go on", the daughter said in English. "By God's grace, we were able to protect him from harm", Mahmoud said. And in July past year, a radicalized Tunisian man knocked down and killed 86 people as he rammed a truck through a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the Riviera city of Nice. Read More »

Iraqi troops launch battle for last IS stronghold in Mosul

Some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside west Mosul's Old City, where the terrorists intend to use them as human shields, according to United Nations deputy special representative and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande, who spoke to AP on Friday. Read More »

Voluntary evacuation orders issued following 850-acre brush fire in Big Bear

Fire officials said the humidity in the area was low, at 10 percent. Big Bear Fire, Cal Fire, County Fire, Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service are responding. Holcomb Valley Road - also known as 3N16 - is closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road - also known as 3N09. The InciWeb page stated it was "hot and dry" in the fire area, with 5 miles per hour winds from the southeast gusting to 23 miles per hour. Read More »

Sony Could Learn a Lot From Microsoft About Backwards Compatibility

This includes access to all the same games (even backwards compatible titles from Microsoft's 7th and 6th gen consoles), the same apps, and so on. "I don't want to get into all the numbers, but in aggregate you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business". Read More »

Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court Monday agreed to consider whether there are constitutional limits to how far lawmakers can go in drawing electoral districts to maximize partisan political advantage, a case that could have profound implications for US elections. Read More »

British Jewish leaders condemn van attack on Muslim worshipers

British counter-terrorism officers have joined regular police to help investigate the incident, according to the Guardian . "We will not allow these terrorists to succeed". Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely. "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester , Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said in ... Read More »

UK Government Releases Details About the Finsbury Park Attack

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One man outside the Finsbury Park mosque died at the scene, a van driver was arrested and eight people were taken to hospitals following the early morning incident. Eight people were killed and dozens were wounded before police fatally shot the three attackers. Before police arrived, the suspect was restrained by angry members of the public, but an Imam from the mosque stepped in before crowds could get violent. Read More »

Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshippers Leaving London Mosque

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims ", and there would be more police, including armed officers, in the area, "particularly around religious establishments". This time , however, the attacker appears to have deliberately targeted at Muslims. The driver, a clean-shaven white man with curly hair, reportedly screamed, "I want to kill all Muslims" before bystanders wrestled him to the ground and started kicking him. Read More »

Opposition up in arms against Centre over Presidential nominee Kovind

The Sena MP said Thackeray may "answer many questions later this evening" when he will address the party workers on the Shiv Sena's 51st foundation day. "I am anxious about the farmers committing suicide", he added. Later, state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve attempted so soothe ruffled feathers on both sides, saying Fadnavis did not mean mid-term elections will be held but merely the BJP as a party was ready for it. Read More »

EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

The chief Brexit negotiators of Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks until October should focus on citizens rights, a financial settlement and other separation issues, with a separate dialogue on Northern Ireland , a document showed. Read More »

Talks on British exit from European Union begin in Brussels

The negotiations kick off in Brussels on Monday with Britain under pressure for stalling the talks and entering the negotiations without a working parliamentary majority fully in place. The Chancellor told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show he would not agree to a deal that would "destroy" Britain . The issues at stake are daunting. In a report in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper he suggested if United Kingdom allowed free movement for Europeans it would be able to keep full access to ... Read More »

Iran says it has evidence of United States alliance with ISIS

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After offering condolences to the families of the attacks victims, Alavi stressed that over the past few months the country's intelligence forces had neutralized over 25 terrorist cells. At least 41 ISIS suspects have been arrested since the attacks, according to Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. Trump said the USA would "grieve and pray" for the victims, but he added: "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Read More »

London Fire: UK government rushes staff for rehabilitation of victims

Conditions in the staircase were so cramped, fire crews were told they could stay outside to help or go into the burning building without their full breathing apparatus and just their eye gear. Prime Minister Theresa May announced an emergency fund for those affected by the fire. Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll. Read More »

Britain still questions Brexit payment idea

That left it nearly 2.5 percent lower than an eight-month high hit in May on the view that Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party would increase its majority in elections on June 8, giving Britain a strong position to negotiate with the European Union from. Read More »

One arrest after vehicle hits people outside of London mosque

The man was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder . Eight people were taken to hospital after the attack outside the mosque , which is also a community centre. His attack killed five people. Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, said the van had "intentionally" run over people leaving night prayers for the holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

58 now missing and presumed dead in Grenfell Tower disaster, police say

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The meeting comes amid criticism levelled at the Prime Minister for not meeting those caught up in the fire in the immediate wake of the tragedy which killed at least 30 people, with the figure expected to rise. The new number may change as the investigation continues, Cundy said. "Thankfully, due to all the work we have been doing over the last few days, we have located five people who we feared dead and are in fact safe and well". Read More »

Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

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In the past, cases that seek to end partisan gerrymandering have failed , because the justices were unable to concur on what the standard for constitutional districting was. The lawsuit argues that the map is an unconstitutional effort to help Republicans retain power. (Think one blue city in an otherwise red state.) The Wisconsin federal court was unwilling to apply a specific percentage, but they did buy into the Efficiency Gap as a fair rubric for measuring the mapfuckery. Read More »