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What they'ree most concerned about now is the flooding that could result from the rain that the storm will drop in the area over the next few days. Harvey has been downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a tropical storm, but slow and heavy rain is already causing flooding problems.
  • Increase in Northern Ireland pupils achieving top grades

    Increase in Northern Ireland pupils achieving top grades

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    Pupils who started their GCSE courses in September a year ago will also have a mix of old and new GCSEs when they take their exams in 2018. There are also more essay-style questions in the exams themselves, with exams themselves created to be more challenging.
  • Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public view

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    Collins also said that she did not vote for Trump in last year's general election. A November 2010 poll , taken after Democrats had lost President Barack Obama's first midterm by a landslide, found 64 per cent of Democrats ready to renominate the president, 16 per cent favouring 2008 rival Hillary Clinton and 14 per cent undecided.
  • Pakistan could lose 'Major Non-NATO Ally Status': Rex Tillerson

    Pakistan could lose 'Major Non-NATO Ally Status': Rex Tillerson

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    Trump also indicated his single-minded approach would extend to USA relations with Pakistan, criticised by successive U.S. administrations for links with the Taleban and for harbouring leading militants - like Osama bin Laden. Hua implied that the United States hasn't fully recognized Pakistan's efforts in the worldwide community. There are some important differences to the strategy former president Barack Obama had pursued.
  • Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Outside of Trump's Phoenix Rally

    Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters Outside of Trump's Phoenix Rally

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    Following the Charlottesville violence on August 12, the president had initially condemned hatred, bigotry and violence on "many sides ". "As well as the wall", said Lines. Speaking to around 15,000 supporters at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona , Donald Trump reiterated that his response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12 was the right one, slamming United States media for ignoring his call for unity.
  • Does the Civil War Really Represent

    Does the Civil War Really Represent "Southern Culture"?

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    We don't glorify traitors. In the wake of the vicious attack on peaceful protestors in Charlottesville , Va., over the weekend, it has become clear that a virulent strain of racist, anti-Semitic white supremacist thought has been quietly nurtured across the country.
  • Philadelphians Sound Off On $700 Million Powerball Jackpot

    Philadelphians Sound Off On $700 Million Powerball Jackpot

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    Eastern Standard Time in Tallahassee, Florida. "Winning this kind of money is a tremendous responsibility because it's a gift and you must do good with it if you take it seriously", Shaheen said. That doesn't seem to matter to the people buying the tickets. Want to know what they are? "We've seen people put down $100 for Powerball tickets", said Angela Baylor, who mans one of the lottery machines.
  • Solar eclipse draws a crowd to Clifton Park-Halfmoon library

    Solar eclipse draws a crowd to Clifton Park-Halfmoon library

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    Venman stood outside the library about an hour before the moon took its first bite out of the sun with his telescope and started rigging a "ghetto" solar filter for it from a pair of eclipse glasses . "Don't look directly at the sun". "We kept getting calls". While the wait continued until 11:30 a.m., and the line grew to almost a block-long on the Forest Ave.
  • Fatwa department chairman welcomes ban on Triple Talaq

    Fatwa department chairman welcomes ban on Triple Talaq

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    This makes women equal, as they are entitled to be under the Constitution, " Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said on the judgement. The CJI and Justice Abdul Nazeer had said that the practice could not be barred. Minister of food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan also hailed the judgment terming it as a "historic decision" that will go a long way in ensuring right to equality for women.
  • Trump to visit Arizona town on US-Mexican border

    Trump to visit Arizona town on US-Mexican border

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    Carlos Garcia, executive director of Puente Arizona , said that Trump's praise for Arpaio amounts to applause for racial profiling and abuse of power, all the more disturbing after the president's response to the Charlottesville violence.
  • South Africa grants Grace Mugabe immunity

    South Africa grants Grace Mugabe immunity

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    Grace Mugabe returned to South Africa with President Robert Mugabe early Sunday. South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe , allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation.