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Politicians also slammed the new decision , describing it as an insult among transgender Americans serving in the military . "I have served with transgender service members and have seen first-hand how allowing them to serve openly has positively impacted their ability to contribute to the mission", said Shawn Kumagai, Secretary of Lambda Democratic Club and a serving member of the United States Navy Reserve.
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    The crisis that had begun because of the security measures was considered by some to be the bloodiest in the city in years. A video posted by the Israeli foreign minister showed the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu congratulating the agent and the ambassador for returning safely.
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    Oppn protests in RS over kidnapping of Gujarat Congress MLA

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  • Lloyds Banking Group PLC 17.2% Potential Upside Indicated by Deutsche Bank

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  • Iran Successfully Launched into Low Orbit Satellite Carrier Rocket

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    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday that the administration considered the launch-successful or not-to be a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231, which implemented the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Nauert on Thursday called Iran's rocket launch a "provocative action" that violated the "spirit" of the nuclear deal. "Iran is not and will not be developing nuclear weapons; so by definition can not develop anything created to be capable of delivering them", he ...
  • Inmate Found After Escaping From High-Security at Rikers

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    The law enforcement sources added that he jumped over a fence at the C-95 jail, also known as AMKC, which houses about 3,000 inmates. "Everybody was going insane, everybody was in the bus suffocating", said Wendy Jamie, 33, who was visiting an inmate at the Kross center when the lock down began.
  • Two DC Protests Planned After Trump Announces Transgender Military Ban

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    Incoming White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not say on Thursday if the president still has confidence in his chief of staff, Reince Priebus. "Congratulations to @SarahHuckabee. We may disagree on policy, but always great to see a hard working woman rise to be public WH face", Obama White House communications director Jen Psaki tweeted to Sanders .
  • The Hammerson plc (HMSO) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group

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  • United States sanctions Venezuelan officials amid anti-Maduro protests

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    The deadliness of four months of violent anti-Maduro protests was further confirmed with the death by gunfire of a 30-year-old man in a demonstration in the west of the country. "The government of the world?" he said in a speech. Maduro accuses Washington of fomenting unrest against him, aided by the conservative opposition.
  • Hariri Meets Trump: Lebanon's Stability, Economy My Sole Concern

    Hariri Meets Trump: Lebanon's Stability, Economy My Sole Concern

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    Early in the offensive, Saraya Ahl al-Sham - the FSA rebel faction that had a small presence in the area - pulled its fighters from the front lines, Nasrallah said. While acknowledging that the Trump national security team is "far more hawkish" than that of Barack Obama, "much of the focus on Lebanon is tied to an nearly obsessive focus on Hizbollah", said Mr Nerguizian.
  • Caitlyn Jenner Slams Trump After He Tweets Transgender Military Ban

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    President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people from the military on Wednesday, citing cost considerations. The nation's top military officer says US policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not - and will not - change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it.
  • GOP needs to live up to promises on health care

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    The evidence is clear: not having health insurance is associated with higher death rate, and getting coverage lowers mortality. The initiative is how the groups - including Save My Care, Our Lives on the Line and Health Care for America Now, which are hubs of labor and progressive organizations' health care lobbying efforts - plan to gather voters' contact information, which can be used to direct those voters toward protests, town halls and more in the coming weeks and months.
  • North Korea could launch reliable nuclear-capable missile by 2018

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    The question, however, is how much time it would take before an agreeable draft can be passed on to the rest of the members of the council. Moscow has also argued that sanctions are not the answer to rein in North Korea , and that talks, as advocated by Beijing, were needed.
  • Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country

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    Fox News reported that Awan was arrested at Dulles International Airport Tuesday after buying a ticket to Pakistan on Monday with a return ticket for January. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 21. After the criminal probe was revealed, Awan moved out of the house involved in the fraud charges.
  • Swiss police issue worldwide arrest warrant for chainsaw attacker

    Swiss police issue worldwide arrest warrant for chainsaw attacker

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    Police released the CCTV image as they stepped up an worldwide manhunt for the 51-year-old, who they described as unsafe, aggressive and mentally unstable. He apparently lives mostly in woods, Landolt said. Authorities issued old photos of Wrousis wearing a green T-shirt and black jeans, standing among trees.
  • Sen. John McCain to return to Senate for health care bill vote

    Sen. John McCain to return to Senate for health care bill vote

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    Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain , shared a picture of her father out on a hike less than a week after being diagnosed with brain cancer . Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will have to appoint someone from the same party to fill the vacancy until the 2018 general election. When asked if her name was being considered as a replacement, Ward responded: "I certainly hope so".
  • Trump could replace Jeff Sessions with Ted Cruz

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    Last week in an interview with the New York Times , Trump attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. Trump last week named Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director. "It's something that goes beyond any thought I would have ever had for myself", Sessions said. But Giuliani later Monday dismissed the report and said Sessions was right to have recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, CNN reported .
  • Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

    Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

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    It wasn't necessarily easy for Blumstein on Saturday night into Sunday morning, though. Blumstein's hand, which was best, didn't hold up in that three-way spot - Ott eliminated Pollak in third place and picked up all of the chips - but after a 66-hand heads-up match with Ott , he sealed the victory by grinding Ott down to nearly nothing.
  • U.S. firm to implant employees with RFID chips

    U.S. firm to implant employees with RFID chips

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    Three Square Market is partnering with Sweden-based BioHax International and its CEO, Jowan Osterland. Employees at the company have been assured that those who opt to be chipped will not be subject to Global Positioning System tracking.
  • Display army tank to remind us of soldiers' sacrifices, JNU tells Centre

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    The Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan praised Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU ) for organising Kargil Vijay Diwas inside its campus in New Delhi on Sunday. Some of these participants included Supreme Court lawyer Monika Arora and US-based author Rajeev Malhotra. "People said that the decision [to tie a Kashmiri man to the front of a military vehicle to deter stone-pelters] taken by Major [Leetul] Gogoi in Kashmir was very wrong, but I always maintained that people who are ...