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Prior to taking office, Greitens had pledged to root out "corrupt career politicians", but his brief, 17-month tenure was plagued by scandal. St. Louis prosecutors dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Greitens on May 14 before his trial got under way but said it would be refiled.
  • Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

    Ireland votes resoundingly to repeal abortion ban

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    Irish voters have overwhelmingly cast their ballots in favor of repealing a constitutional amendment banning abortion. "I'd like to thank the people of Limerick, they've showed great compassion". Ireland voted to repeal the eighth amendment to their constitution by a landslide Friday opening the path to legalizing abortion. As a result, thousands of Irish women make the trip overseas, often to England, to have an abortion.
  • USA disinvites China from participating in annual maritime exercises in the Pacific

    USA disinvites China from participating in annual maritime exercises in the Pacific

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    The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC, is billed as the world's largest worldwide maritime exercise, held every two years in Hawaii in June and July, and China has attended previously . The exclusion of the Chinese navy from the RIMPAC is expected to coerce China into reversing the militarization in these areas; thereby giving them a chance to not violate all the peace promises made by President Xi Jinping.
  • Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

    Seoul: North Korea committed to U.S. summit, denuclearization

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    His comments came after North Korea said Kim was "fixed" on holding the summit with Trump, raising hopes the historic meeting might still take place after a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship. "The thing he was uncertain about was not denuclearisation but concerns on whether he could trust that the USA would end its hostile policy and guarantee the security of his regime when the North denuclearises itself".
  • Australian grandma sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

    Australian grandma sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

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    It was alleged that Ms Exposto fell for an online romance scam, with 9 News reporting that she was lured to carry the drugs by a man who claimed to be a U.S. She had claimed she was the victim of a set-up after she was found with the drugs in her bag after arriving on a flight from China in 2014. "You are convicted and will suffer death by hanging", said Justice Mohtaruddin Baki who chaired a three-man bench.
  • San Antonio tops national list in population gain; Houston growth is sluggish

    San Antonio tops national list in population gain; Houston growth is sluggish

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    That forecast mirrors the city's own projection of 109,389 by 2025. Called Cloud Column, Houston's stainless steel sculpture was created by Anish Kapoor, the same artist who designed Millennium Park's Cloud Gate, which went up in 2004. Chicago ranks third with more than 2.7 million residents, followed by Houston and Phoenix. While jobs have been added in the area, the economy is not growing as quickly, she said.
  • Trump lawyer Cohen's business partner to co-operate with prosecutors, say sources

    Trump lawyer Cohen's business partner to co-operate with prosecutors, say sources

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    The New York Times reported Tuesday that Freidman, a Russian immigrant nicknamed the "Taxi King," has been partners with Cohen in the taxi business for years. Freidman, known as New York's "Taxi King", was indicted on state charges a year ago by then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who alleged Freidman and others failed to pay $5 million in MTA surcharges between 2012 and 2015.
  • New sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against R Kelly

    New sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against R Kelly

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    That being said, she is accusing R. Kelly of locking her up for hours back in March of past year and more! The plaintiff also claims that the 51-year-old "mentally, physically, and verbally" abused her. In February this year R Kelly was served with an eviction notice on one of his Georgia homes, which was believed to be used as the hub of the R&B singer's alleged "sex cult" before being burgled last year.
  • Marks & Spencer profits plunge amid store closure plan

    Marks & Spencer profits plunge amid store closure plan

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    Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (LON:MKS) have jumped in London this morning, even as the blue-chip retailer revealed a hefty slump in full-year profits, reflecting costs related to its transformation programme. But the hard truth is that M&S has more stores than it needs, given our changing shopping habits. "There are a number of structural issues to address and we are taking steps towards fixing these", Mr Rowe added.
  • Monday is deadline to register for June Primary election

    Monday is deadline to register for June Primary election

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    This is not common practice in Porter County, and it resulted in one relative of a nursing home resident calling and saying that the resident should not have voted due to Alzheimer's compromising her understanding of voting. Austin's neighbor to the north, the 14th-fastest growing county in the country, will have 32 Election Day polling places. Conditional voter registration is available up through 8 p.m.
  • About 150 National Guard Troops Responding to Hawaii Volcano Crisis

    About 150 National Guard Troops Responding to Hawaii Volcano Crisis

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    The ship sails weekly round-trips from Honolulu (Oahu) to Kahului (Maui), Hilo and Kona (Hawaii) and Nawiliwili (Kauai). "Very likely there will be additional events". Geologists had warned explosive eruptions could begin once Kilauea's falling lava lake descended below the water table, allowing water to run on to the top of the lava column and create a steam-driven blasts.