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Radio host Art Bell died of prescription overdose

Las Vegas, Aug 2 : Art Bell, a former syndicated AM radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s featuring paranormal themes and conspiracy theories, died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, authorities in Nevada said Wednesday. An autopsy found the 72-year-old Bell’s death April 13 at home in rural Pahrump was from “multiple drug intoxication from ...

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Family of hostage killed by Los Angeles police files claim

Los Angeles, Aug 2 : The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles officers while firing at a man who held a knife to her throat filed a claim against the police department and the city, lawyers announced Wednesday. Elizabeth Tollison’s family, who filed the claim Tuesday, said at a news conference Wednesday that officers showed no regard ...

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Leading Kansas Democrat under scrutiny for backing voter ID

Topeka, Aug 2 : The leading Democratic candidate for Kansas governor is under attack for her past vote in favor of tough voter identification policies. Democrats are anticipating the very real possibility that their author and aggressive champion, conservative Kris Kobach, will win the Republican nomination. No state had gone further in requiring prospective voters to provide papers documenting their ...

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Court: Michigan voters will decide redistricting proposal

Lansing, Aug 1 : Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state’s congressional and legislative districts are drawn. In a 4-3 ruling late Tuesday, the state Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an anti-gerrymandering ballot measure, meaning it will go to a statewide vote in November. The constitutional amendment would entrust redistricting to an ...

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After “Civil War, Bloodbath” Remark, Police Case Against Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee. Photo: Collected New Delhi, Aug 1 : Mamata Banerjee has been accused of inciting “hate and tension” among communities in a police complaint filed by activists of the ruling BJP in Assam, hours after she warned of a “civil war and bloodbath” over a list of citizens that leaves out 40 lakh people from the northeastern state. The ...

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Mexican president-elect vows to end use of fracking

Mexico City, Aug 1 : Mexico’s president-elect said Tuesday that he will end fracking, the oil and gas extraction method that has just begun to take root in areas of the country’s north. Asked about the potential risks of fracking at a news conference, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, “We will no longer use that method to extract petroleum.” Mexico ...

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Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

Tampa, Aug 1 : President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state’s primary. Trump, addressing thousands of supporters in one of the nation’s top electoral ...

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11 die in Afghan roadside blast; militants hit eastern city

Kabul, Jul 31 : A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country’s east, setting off gunbattles with Afghan troops, officials said. The morning attack in western Farah province took place in the Bala Buluk district and also wounded 31 ...

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Zimbabwe awaits results as election officials count ballots

Harare, July 31 : Zimbabweans are awaiting the first results from an election that they hope will lift the country out of economic and political stagnation after decades of rule by former leader Robert Mugabe. Officials on Tuesday counted votes a day after millions of Zimbabweans peacefully cast their votes in a process closely watched by international monitors, who have ...

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Rival Koreas’ generals discuss easing military confrontation

Seoul, July 31 : Generals from the rival Koreas met Tuesday at their shared border for talks meant to ease a decades-long military standoff, Seoul officials said. The meeting comes days after North Korea returned the reported remains of U.S. war dead, the most recent sign of blossoming diplomacy after last year’s threats of war. The general-level officers were discussing ...

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