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Missouri lawmakers loosen gun laws with veto override of SB 656

In the Senate, the two overrides were forced through parliamentary procedure, voting for what's called the "previous question". The guns legislation prompted some of the most intense debate Wednesday. Senate Bill 1025 , sponsored by Sen. Another measure, which takes effect in 2017, will allow an income tax deduction of half the net capital gain earned when companies convert to at least 30 percent employee stock ownership.

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House GOP asks for investigation into whether Clinton committed obstruction of justice

In the letter - addressed to the USA attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing Phillips, and copied to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey - the Utah Republican asks for an investigation to determine whether "Secretary Clinton or her employees and contractors violated statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of congressional inquiries, and concealment or cover up of evidence material to a congressional investigation".

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Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Is the Real Birther

Continuing on the (again, baseless) premise that Clinton started the birther theory, the Trump campaign instead tries to advance two of its anti-Clinton narratives: that she is untrustworthy and that she is not strong enough to be president.

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US Special Forces join Turkish troops in Cobanbey

Davis did not say how many US troops are working with the Turks, but others said it was approximately a few dozen. President Barack Obama approved the joint U.S. A U.S. official had told CNN last month that Special Operations Forces had initially meant to accompany the original Turkish offensive but that the USA was still working on approving the proposal when Turkish units pushed across the border.

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Protesters rally in Oakland against the Dakota Access Pipeline

The petitions say the pipeline has been approved without conducting a rigorous environmental impact statement or consulting with Native Americans who live along the route. By now, I can only hope you've heard about the massive protests happening out west over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Amanda White Crane, an American Indian Studies alumni spoke about the solidarity felt between herself as a Northern Cheyenne and the Standing Rock Sioux.

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Should You Buy Monsanto Company (MON) Shares On Bayer's $128 Offer?

The deal would rank as Bayer's largest ever and the biggest takeover of a foreign company by a German one, according to Dealogic. Other rival companies, including DuPont, Syngenta and Dow Chemical have announced mergers recently, which are awaiting approval from regulators.

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PS4 Slim review - should you wait for the PS4 Pro or not?

Lying down flat, the PS4 Slim is more than a centimetre shorter than the original PS4, measuring in at around 3.9cm, compared to the heftier 5.3cm of its predecessor. Kudos to Sony for that. Existing games can be updated by their developers, and you can get those updates via a free download. So it's Microsoft that gets the upper-hand in this particular battle, but with virtual reality about to come to PS4, not to mention the strength of those platform exclusives, it's hard to recommend ...

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The Giant Panda Is No Longer an Endangered Species

IUCN said the world's largest primate was threatened by poaching. The report noted that the wild panda population increased from 1,596 in 2004 to 1,864 in 2014. The World Wildlife Fund , whose logo has been a panda since 1961, established the Wolong National Nature Reserve in south China in the 1980s to help protect the animal.

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EU chief Tusk: No new centralized powers to deal with crises

An EU summit to be held in Bratislava this week must be a "turning point" when it comes to the protection of the bloc's borders, European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday, warning that citizens have lost faith in the European Union.

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Iran's Khamenei: 'Evil' Saudi royals don't deserve to manage holy sites

The stampede at last year's hajj left 769 people dead, according to the Saudi government. Khamenei on September 5 said that "the heartless Saudi murderers trapped the injured together with the dead, and refused to give them medical treatment or even just a drink of water".

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Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck in new national poll

Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting now than they were in August. But, voters are looking for more transparency from both candidates. This poll was conducted before either candidate's recent release of medical information. Fifty-one percent of Trump's backers say they are very enthusiastic about voting; 43 percent of Clinton's supporters say they are very enthusiastic. Eight in 10 said it is very likely or somewhat likely Trump will survive his first term, if elected, compared ...

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Obama to Resettle 110000 Muslim Refugees in US Next Year

A senior administration official, who asked for anonymity because the policy is not yet officially announced, "is consistent with our belief that all countries should do more to help the world's most vulnerable people". Last year, the administration indicated it planned to admit at least 100,000 refugees in the coming year, but the new target surpasses that goal. The official added that Kerry told lawmakers "that if it is possible to do more" in terms of accepting refugees, "we would".

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Leaked Colin Powell emails show loathing for Trump

There is speculation among some computer experts and Democratic politicians that DCLeaks has ties to Russian intelligence services, according to The Wall Street Journal . "She'll pummel his legacy if she gets a chance and he knows it". Clinton , who was secretary of State during the event, has been scrutinized over her role in the attack by Republicans.

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Super typhoon targets Taiwan, mainland China

This will be the second typhoon to have a major impact on Taiwan this year. Schools and offices in several municipalities in southern Taiwan and some eastern areas will be closed Wednesday due to approaching Typhoon Meranti , the local governments announced Tuesday night.

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Former CIA Director To Bill Clinton Now An Adviser To Donald Trump

Woolsey is close to rightist pro-Israel groups and is chairman of the leadership counsel of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the think tank that has taken the lead in opposing the deal reached past year between Iran and six major world powers including the United States rolling back nuclear development in exchange for sanctions relief.

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Israel strikes Syria after projectile lands in Golan Heights

Israel has sought to avoid being drawn into Syria's complex war which is now in its sixth year, but it has attacked Syrian military targets when fire from the conflict spills over. "By this way, Assad wraps up the first round of talks in the new era between Israel and Syria..." The cease-fire, negotiated by the United States and Russian Federation, is supposed to last 48 hours and give aid groups the opportunity to provide relief to displaced civilians and refugees.

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Why Duterte has not yet sought clemency for Veloso

Veloso, who was arrested in Yogyakarta in 2010 after heroin was found in the lining of her suitcase, always maintained her innocence and insisted she was duped into smuggling the drugs. Veloso was spared the firing squad at the eleventh hour in April a year ago after a woman in the Philippines came forward to admit that she had duped Veloso into smuggling drugs to Indonesia.

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Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal foreign minister; both nations seek to reset ties

Aiming to strengthen their frayed ties, India and Nepal on Monday chose to step up cooperation in areas ranging from security and energy to water resources, ahead of a four-day visit of Nepalese Prime Minister Pushp Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" to India this week.

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Jeremy Corbyn to suggest Labour members elect shadow cabinet

The result of the voting is expected to be announced at a Leadership Conference in Liverpool on September 24. Some polls have predicted that Mr Corbyn is heading for a larger margin of victory in the leadership contest than his original triumph a year ago, when he secured almost 60 per cent of first-choice votes.

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A mystery user breached an email account on Clinton's server

The FBI has published documents relating to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email while serving as Secretary of State . But Clinton said that while Blumenthal is a "prodigious" writer, she said the information he provided was "sometimes accurate and sometimes not".

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Kerry raises possibility of US approving strikes by Assad

Washington, which supports some rebel factions, has been seeking to refocus the fighting in Syria on the Islamic State group, which still controls swathes of the country and has not been included in any ceasefires . Rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad did not immediately declare publicly whether they would respect the ceasefire, but rebel sources said they would do so, despite reservations about a deal they see as skewed in Assad's favour.

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Russia-US-Brokered Syria Cease-Fire To Start at Sunset

There have been extensive doubts expressed among many entangled in the conflict that the cease-fire, timed to coincide with the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, will be respected. But Kerry said he's still cautiously optimistic about this new one. Kerry also said that the only "realistic and possible solution" to the conflict would be a return to UN-mediated peace talks.

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British Airways passengers face delays worldwide because of computer glitch

Were sorry for the delays some customers are experiencing as they check-in for their flights. BA had to apologise in July after computer glitches in check-in systems delayed passengers. Travellers in the US stated that the representatives of British Airways told them that the system failure is there for hours and has affected the travellers throughout the world.

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia-US deal will aid civilians

In Idlib , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 58 people were killed in a series of bombings, including one on a vegetable market, with 13 children among the dead. Syria's opposition High Negotiations Committee yesterday said rebels had been forced to ally with jihadists because of the regime's use of siege tactics, but they would break that alliance if the truce held .

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Obama's sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable': North Korea

It's also a misunderstanding to think that the North's youthful leader Kim Jong Un is unhinged, he added. But it has been infuriated by the isolated nation's nuclear and missile tests and has signed up to increasingly tough United Nations sanctions.