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And then they said there may not be unity. The Oswald controversy first emerged earlier this year when Trump pointed to a sensationalized National Enquirer story suggesting that Cruz's father may have been involved with Oswald. "I didn't start anything with the wife", Trump said on Friday. "All I did was point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer was a picture of him and insane Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast", Trump said, referring to the man who shot Kennedy.
  • Turkey in new era after abortive military coup: Erdogan

    Turkey in new era after abortive military coup: Erdogan

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    And it has disbanded the presidential guard after already detaining almost 300 members suspected of plotting against Erdogan, and detained Muhammet Sait Gulen, a nephew of the cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Those freed were said to be low-ranking soldiers. Erdogan told France 24 on Saturday that Turkey has no choice but to impose stringent security measures, after the attempted coup that killed about 290 people and was put down by loyalist forces and protesters.
  • What exactly does a party chair do?

    What exactly does a party chair do?

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    Organize the party faithful. As Wasserman Schutlz tried to speak, demonstrators booed and attempted to shout her down. The job of a national party chair - for the Democrats or Republicans - is demanding and unrelenting. Wasserman Schultz was booed Friday morning by delegates from her home state of Florida. If she keeps making decisions like hiring embarrassed and corrupt party leaders then she is just going to hand Donald Trump the presidency.
  • 'Anything's possible' _ Obama points to Russia on DNC hack

    'Anything's possible' _ Obama points to Russia on DNC hack

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    He would not say if Lavrov responded. He was quoted by state-run news agency TASS as saying that " there is no proof whatsoever " that the Kremlin was behind the hack and that documents published by WikiLeaks were different from those claimed to have been obtained in the DNC hack.
  • Feingold says DNC's Wasserman Schultz right to step down

    Feingold says DNC's Wasserman Schultz right to step down

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    The leaked emails, which come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC, show how the party including Debbie Wasserman Schultz worked for Hillary Clinton and actively against the Vermont senator during the 2016 Democratic nomination contest.
  • Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking

    Cybersecurity experts see merit in claims of Russian hacking

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    Over 20,000 emails exchanged by party officials were leaked by hackers last week, exposing damaging information about inner party turmoil , particularly casting doubt onto central party officials' lack of bias between the two figures who at that point were still seeking to clinch the Democratic nomination for president.
  • One killed in hostage situation in church in Normandy, France

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    According to the New York Times , this latest incident happened at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray when a Mass was underway. One eyewitness reported the attackers had forced the priest to kneel before killing him, and had filmed themselves as they recorded a kind of "sermon around the altar" in Arabic.
  • Turkey Detains Nephew of Cleric Blamed for Coup: State Media

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    The decree also closed over 1,000 schools deemed subversive. Erdogan has accused US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who has many followers in Turkey and overseas, of masterminding last Friday's failed coup, in which at least 246 people were killed and more than 2,100 others sustained injuries.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Neutral On SCS, Wants China To Follow Laws

    Kerry Says U.S. Neutral On SCS, Wants China To Follow Laws

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    China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi had asked Kerry to lend his support for bilateral talks to restart between Manila and Beijing in a meeting between the two in the Laos capital of Vientiane on Monday. "The other countries are not part of our filing of the case before the arbitral tribunal so why would we insist that it be put in the Asean statement", Yasay said.
  • DNC chair to step down after convention

    DNC chair to step down after convention

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    Schultz's resignation will be effective at the end of the nomination convention in Philadelphia . Sanders reiterated his support for Clinton, adding, "To my mind what is most important now is defeating the worst candidate I have seen in my lifetime, Donald Trump".
  • Russia doping whistleblower appeals IOC's ban

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    The International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) earlier this week decided against a blanket ban of all Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games for state-operated doping programs. We already know that WADA-accredited laboratories outside of Russia have tested each Russian wrestler submitted for competition at the Games - with athletes passing as many as four separate tests.
  • At least 85 Russians barred from Rio Olympics over doping

    At least 85 Russians barred from Rio Olympics over doping

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    The ISSF says none of the 18 previously served doping bans and none were mentioned in World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren's recent report into alleged Russian doping cover-ups. Modern pentathlon has declared Ilia Frolov and Maksim Kustov ineligible because they appear in McLaren's report. For the Russian rowers entered for Rio , 547 blood and urine tests were conducted since 2011.
  • Survey shows councillors in marginal seats backing Owen Smith over Jeremy Corbyn

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    More than three quarters of Labour MPs have declared they have no confidence in him, and a survey by Angela Ruskin University of 350 Labour councillors in 125 marginal seats revealed that 60 per cent are backing the challenger, Owen Smith , in the forthcoming leadership contest, while 28 per cent back Mr Corbyn, and the remainder are undecided.
  • Violence fatal to 2 in Indian Kashmir

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    Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan who have fought two wars over its control since 1947 when British rule of the subcontinent ended. Stating that Pakistan's Prime Minister says that his good wishes are with the people of Kashmir, the EAM said, "Sadly, it's not Pakistan's good wishes or moral or diplomatic support, but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir".
  • Pakistani militants killed, one apprehended in Kupwara

    Pakistani militants killed, one apprehended in Kupwara

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    Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the government was satisfied with the encounter. "It is a big achievement to catch a terrorist alive". Jammu: Four dreaded Pakistan-trained terrorists were killed and another apprehended by the security forces during an encounter in the Naugam sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
  • Sheriff's deputy killed by burglars near Austin

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    Hutchinson, 54, was shot at his home on Oak Meadow Drive in the Cimmaron neighborhood, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said at a news conference that the body of Sgt. Travis County police are still investigating the bloody burglary. With no apparent suspect or suspects in custody in connection with the shooting death of a Travis County Sheriff's Office deputy, the Governor's Office is now offering a $15,000 cash reward to help find ...
  • Two attackers "neutralised", one hostage killed in France church attack

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    France was convulsed by another horrific attack as armed men burst into a Catholic Church near Rouen and slit the throat of a priest who was saying Mass. "The whole of France and all Catholics are wounded". ISIS listed French churches as targets in the fifth issue of its French language magazine which came out last summer "to create fear in their hearts".
  • Turkey investigating people who say coup attempt was hoax

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    The Turkish treasury and a state agency that regulates foundations have taken over more than 1,200 foundations and associations, about 1,000 private educational institutions and student dormitories, 35 health care institutions, 19 labor groups and 15 universities, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.
  • Solar Impulse Completes World Tour Without Fuel

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    The motor in the Solar Impulse is 97% efficient, compared with about 30% efficiency in a typical vehicle. "While they have achieved another milestone in flight, their circumnavigation is even more momentous for what it demonstrates about clean technology".
  • Breakfasts with Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention

    Breakfasts with Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention

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    The opening day of the convention was dominated by displays of intra-party discord, and while things settled down somewhat as evening turned to night, Democrats are desperate to avoid a repeat performance on Day 2. "I think it's fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am". Katy Roemer is a board member of the California Nurses Association and an East Bay Sanders delegate.
  • Turkey's Erdogan says S&P move political, financial sector strong

    Turkey's Erdogan says S&P move political, financial sector strong

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    The state of emergency announcement needs to be published in a state gazette and lawmakers have to approve it for it to take effect, according to analysts. There have been several over the years in one locality or another, mostly because of the activities of the Kurdish insurgent group, the PKK. Turkey has demanded Gulen's extradition from the United States.
  • Christie on Pence: 'An Outstanding Candidate' for VP

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    Host Lesley Stahl reminded him that Pence supported the Iraq War. "Mike Pence is a great guy. Would you go in and say, 'You crossed the line and I think you should apologize?'" After a back and forth, Trump said, not so convincingly, "I'd like him to, if he thinks I was doing something wrong".
  • India Rejects Decisions Adopted by Pakistan Cabinet on Kashmir

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    While India did not react to Asif's barb, it rejected "in entirety the decisions adopted by the cabinet of Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir". The cabinet meeting further resolved to step up diplomacy to highlight the Kashmir at the global level. "The occupation forces in Indian held Jammu and Kashmir are resorting to these brutal acts to suppress the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people, promised to them by several UN Security Council resolutions", ...
  • Manchester Derby in Beijing called off

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    The two Premier League giants are set to meet at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on Monday as they ramp up their preparations for the 2016-17 campaign. 70 ground staff have been working around the clock to try and fix the problem. Finally the Portuguese former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss did agree to answer questions - on the stadium's running track surrounded by a vast media scrum.
  • FBI investigating hacking of Democratic Party organisation

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    The documents, which the DNC has not dismissed as fraudulent, show antipathy toward Bernie Sanders , who had hoped to win the party's presidential nomination. Trump, in turn, repeatedly brags about appearing on the same episode of 60 Minutes as Putin and has drawn praise from afar from the Russian leader.
  • Syrian Opposition Demands US-Led Coalition Halt Air Strikes

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    The statement said Amnesty International has reviewed available information on dozens of suspected coalition airstrikes and found that in the majority of cases in which civilian casualties have been credibly reported , the coalition has dismissed the claims.
  • Donald Trump Still Isn't Done Attacking Ted Cruz

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    Republicans used her decades in politics to draw a sharp contrast with Trump, a political novice promising to shake up Washington. Trump delivered in part, retailing familiar campaign promises such as building a wall across the 1,947-mile-long Mexican border and resisting free trade deals that he says kill American manufacturing and jobs.
  • Trump accepts Republican Presidential nomination: 5 key moments in convention

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    Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored", Trump said. Speaking for over an hour, he repeated numerous hard right themes from a bruising primary campaign. Already hailed as a populist hero by his supporters, Trump turned Clinton's tagline on its head to reinforce the message that he cares about real issues facing voters - or "everyday Americans", as they are often termed by politicians ( including Clinton ).
  • IN Focus: Gov. Pence & First Lady speak with FOX59 in NYC

    IN Focus: Gov. Pence & First Lady speak with FOX59 in NYC

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    Ted Cruz before the IN primary, implying that the governor was acting on behalf of outside interests and noting that Pence's endorsement of Cruz included significant praise for Trump. Taking the opportunity to extract revenge, Clinton took to Twitter (video below) and highlighted how Pence was left, well, short-changed (no pun intended).