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+POLITICO: A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina voter identification law, saying the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent" for requiring voters to show certain types of photo ID at the polls.

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A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina's voter identification law, holding that it was 'passed with racially discriminatory intent.'
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If anybody needed a reminder why we must have Democrats in the White House and the Senate here it is. These president-appointed federal judges are the first line of defense against those who are hell-bent on wiping out 100 years of civil rights advances.
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Melania Trump speechwriter admits 'mistake' in lifting Michelle Obama lines

+Fox News:  A staffer for Melania Trump has issued an explanation and apology for Melania Trump's RNC speech that used passages from a 2008 DNC convention speech by Michelle Obama. The staffer says the campaign has rejected her resignation.

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A speechwriter for Melania Trump took the blame Wednesday for lifting passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech, saying she made a “mistake” and apologizing – while saying she offered her resignation, but it was rejected.
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I saw the Ebay ad. Speechwriter confessions for sale $1Million and up.
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Donald Trump names Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate

+NBC News: Donald Trump named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running made in his bid for the US presidency. Pence has also formally withdrawn his bid for re-election as governor of Indiana.

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Donald Trump was set to announce his VP pick on Friday morning but a deadly truck attack in France and news leaks have put it all in flux.
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Coast Guard searches for missing Florida family in Gulf

+The Associated Press : Authorities searching for a family missing off the Florida Gulf Coast have found debris including life vests and kayaks that belong to the family

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MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard searchers recovered items Wednesday from a "debris field" left by the 29-foot sailboat of a family reported missing off southwest Florida. Later Wednesday, the Coast Guard tweeted that two…
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Second EgyptAir black box recovered from the Mediterranean Sea

+The Independent:  Second flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 recovered from the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian investigators say

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The second black box from a crashed EgyptAir plane has reportedly been found in the Mediterranean Sea. Egyptian investigators said a specialist vessel had recovered it from the aircraft’s wreckage, where it had been found tucked into the plane’s tail. A statement said the John Lethbridge, a ship contracted by the Egyptian government, managed to “successfully retrieve” the memory unit but did not give details of its condition.
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France becomes first major country to ratify UN climate deal

+AFP news agency  : France is the first industrialized country to ratify the Paris climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions after President François Hollande finalized it.

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+USA TODAY:  For the first time in the US, 4 people have likely contracted Zika virus from mosquito bites. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday the infections are affecting 3 men and 1 woman after bites in 2 Florida counties, and officials say they are readying new measures to control mosquito populations.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that four people infected with Zika in South Florida likely contracted the virus from local mosquitoes, marking the first time the disease has been transmitted by the bugs in the continental U.S.
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New York Police standoff ends peacefully at Columbus Circle

+The New York Times: A suspect who police say threw a suspicious object into a police van in New York's Times Square was peacefully taken into custody Thursday morning ending an hours-long standoff after he barricaded himself inside a car at Columbus Circle. No officers were injured.

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A man suspected of tossing a suspicious object into a police van was taken into custody Thursday morning after refusing to leave his vehicle, the police said.
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Russian government oversaw widespread doping in Olympic sports

+The Guardian:  The Russian government worked to cover-up its athletes' doping during the 2014 Sochi Olympics and swapped athletes' samples to avoid detection, an independent report has found.

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Rolling report: Join Niall McVeigh for live coverage as Dr Richard McLaren announces the findings of his Wada report into doping allegations at Sochi 2014
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20 People Killed In Dhaka Restaurant Siege

+Sky News: 20 people were killed by armed gunmen inside a Dhaka, Bangladesh restaurant Saturday. The victims were all foreign nationals, mostly Italian or Japanese, officials said.

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Most of the dead were either Italian or Japanese and were killed with "sharp weapons", according to the Bangladeshi army.
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Three men charged after Belgium anti-terror sweep

+AFP news agency: Belgium charges 3 men with attempt to commit terrorist offenses, releases 9 others after anti-terror sweep

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Brussels (AFP) - Three men have been charged with "attempted terrorist murder" following sweeping nationwide anti-terror raids in Belgium, federal prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Labour MP Jo Cox Shot Near Leeds: Eyewitness

+Sky News: UK Labor Party lawmaker Jo Cox was reportedly shot and stabbed in Birstall, England, Thursday, say eyewitness reports.

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The Batley and Spen MP is thought to be in a critical condition after she was attacked as she headed into a surgery in a library.
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