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In a statement, the Commission said it had "launched the formal procedure to activate the "Blocking Statute" by updating the list of U.S. sanctions against Iran falling within its scope". European Council President Donald Tusk said EU leaders had agreed to give the Commission the green light to act whenever European interests were affected.
  • Gunman shot by cop after opening fire at high school

    Gunman shot by cop after opening fire at high school

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    The suspect is now receiving medical treatment after being taken into custody. No one else was hurt during the shooting. Dixon High School is still on lockdown. The gunman opened fire at the officer, who returned fire and wounded the suspect. The male was believed to be a 19-year-old former student at the school, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton told Sauk Valley Media .
  • Gov. Cooper tweets support of teachers during Raleigh rally

    Gov. Cooper tweets support of teachers during Raleigh rally

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    Nearly 40 school districts announced closures as of Tuesday. During Wednesday's rally, Cooper said North Carolina's teacher pay, which ranks 37th in the country, is unacceptable. "North Carolina is better than that". The teachers walked from the North Carolina Association of Educators office to the North Carolina State Legislative Building.
  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Game 3 win a 'step in the right direction'

    Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Game 3 win a 'step in the right direction'

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    The Caps need to throw everything at the Lightning on Thursday to keep this series from being tied. Backstrom has three goals and 10 assists in 11 games this postseason, including one overtime game victor. hockey history on its side. The Caps, in turn, fed off the energy and generated a few waves of scoring chances that got the crowd even more fired up.
  • FOP to host annual Police Memorial on Thursday

    FOP to host annual Police Memorial on Thursday

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    They work long hours, investigate domestic disputes, robberies, rapes, assaults, homicides and occasionally exchange gunfire with criminals. Lt. Thomas Tuck tries not to think about dying in the line of duty every time he hits the road for the Alex City police department, but it does cross his mind from time to time.
  • Iowa should pursue legalized sports betting

    Iowa should pursue legalized sports betting

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    The Supreme Court's ruling Monday authorizing state-sanctioned sports betting could have profound implications for a host of other issues. It did so by authorizing the federal government and any professional or amateur sports organization to bring a lawsuit against a state for a civil injunction against the activity.
  • Facebook to United Kingdom parliament: no Zuckerberg for you

    Facebook to United Kingdom parliament: no Zuckerberg for you

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    The data was only supposed to be accessible through an approved research platform, but has since been discovered on a website with little to no protection. FACEBOOK HAS SAID NO to sending boss man Mark Zuckerberg over the Atlantic to answer questions and concerns over the social network's part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal .
  • Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland will soon arrive in London

    Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland will soon arrive in London

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    This week, the UK's Express reported that a mysterious vandal has apparently been running around the location of the royal wedding spray-painting every conceivable surface with the word "fork". Kensington Palace issued a statement from Prince Harry's press secretary confirming that both of Meghan Markle's parents will be at the wedding and both of them will play important roles in the ceremony.
  • Casualties after massive explosion rocks U.S. medical centre

    Casualties after massive explosion rocks U.S. medical centre

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    However, authorities will continue to investigate possible terrorism out of caution. Police investigators and FBI agents are studying the causes of the explosion, and they assure that there is no lingering threat to the community. "Take care of my mother, take care of my mother!" shouted one woman as she fled, according to NBC4. The other woman was bleeding from her head. Authorities say they're trying to figure out whether the explosion was accidental or intentional.
  • Pakistan on damage control mode over Sharif's interview

    Pakistan on damage control mode over Sharif's interview

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    It said that the bureau's press release was based on a media report which had referred to the World Bank's Migration and Remittance Fact Book Report 2016 alleging the sending of $4.9bn to India. "The same policy existed during the tenures of Pakistan Peoples Party, General Musharraf and even earlier", he emphasized. "Why can't we complete the trial", he said.
  • Vote today in school board and budget election

    Vote today in school board and budget election

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    She's spent her first year familiarizing herself with the vast school system, which operates as a single district, and includes 256 schools, 36 public charter schools, 21,000 total staff members and 179,000 students. The Mayor's office, Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education have decided a new inter-local agreement would be the best way to ensure long-term funding for the initiatives.
  • Trump and Xi Move To Resolve Shutdown of ZTE Corp

    Trump and Xi Move To Resolve Shutdown of ZTE Corp

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    Bill Evanina, the director of the National Security and Counterintelligence Center, a federal counterspy agency, said in a Senate hearing Tuesday he would not recommend that anyone in government or the private sector use ZTE phones over electronic spying concerns.
  • Afghanistan: 9 killed in Jalalabad attack

    Afghanistan: 9 killed in Jalalabad attack

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    A group of heavily armed insurgents stormed the provincial Revenue Department in Jalalabad , starting a stand-off with security forces. The body of a policeman and eight civilians, along with 36 wounded people had been brought to hospitals in Jalalabad , said Dr Najibullah Kamawal, director of the city health department.
  • Ireland secures Eurovision finals berth

    Ireland secures Eurovision finals berth

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    This year however, the United Kingdom is represented by Eurovision: You Decide victor SuRie , and she's determined to win. Barzilay's success means Israel is reaching the finals for the fourth year in a row. Eurovision contestant and singer-songwriter Ryan O'Shaughnessy of Ireland has been melting hearts since releasing his single " Together " earlier this year.
  • British tourists kidnapped by gang in Congo have been RELEASED

    British tourists kidnapped by gang in Congo have been RELEASED

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    The pair were taken hostage on Friday during a visit to Virunga National Park, a Unesco-protected gorilla sanctuary in the east of the country. UK Foreign Office said on Sunday that the two British tourists being held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had been released.