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He bases his decision on a long-standing, consistent belief that voter's private information including social security number, mother's maiden name and date of birth should be vigorously protected by states. Some of the nation's most populous states, including California and NY, are refusing to comply. Maryland joined a number of states that will not comply with all or parts of the commission's data request because it does not comply with state law - including IN and Kansas, the respective ...
  • Christie taking state chopper to Island Beach

    Christie taking state chopper to Island Beach

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    Andrew Spears, a leader with Cub Scout Pack 124 in Tinton Falls, said his group was told to leave Cheesequake State Park on Saturday morning. The shutdown forces the closure of tourist attractions such as all 40 state parks, recreational areas, historic sites, state beaches and Liberty State Park just as the July Fourth holiday weekend gets underway.
  • Trump again draws attention to his delicate and dangerous ego

    Trump again draws attention to his delicate and dangerous ego

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    Scarborough said the president has a "disturbing obsession with Mika". Brzezinski said Mr Trump appears to have a "fragile, impetuous, child-like ego.... The social media sniping with the Morning Joe anchors sparked bipartisan criticism , and Brzezinski fired back by posting a picture of a cereal ad about "little hands".
  • European Parliament to host ceremony in honour of Helmut Kohl

    European Parliament to host ceremony in honour of Helmut Kohl

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    The burial ceremony was also attended by world leaders including current German Chancellor Angela Merkel , French President Emmanuel Macron and former USA president Bill Clinton . On Kohl's death, Juncker described him as "my mentor, my friend (and) the very essence of Europe". Angela Merkel was a minister in his government, recruited from her role as leader of the opposition in the former East German state as soon as the two countries were united.
  • Forecast: Expect a rainy day in the Pine Belt

    Forecast: Expect a rainy day in the Pine Belt

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    Wednesday and Thursday look to be precipitation-free, with highs in the mid- to upper 80s, forecasters said. Some of the storms could be severe. Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. West wind around 8 miles per hour. Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The combination of steep mid-level lapse rates (9 C/km) and surface dewpoints in the mid-50s to lower-60s have yielded most-unstable CAPE values on the order ...
  • Top Texas court sides against same-sex couple marriage benefits

    Top Texas court sides against same-sex couple marriage benefits

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    A lawsuit encouraged by leading social conservatives in Houston prompted a state district judge to issue an injunction barring Houston from extending the benefits, saying Parker violated a state law and an amendment to the Texas Constitution that prohibited same-sex marriage or any action recognizing a same-sex union.
  • 2 injured after plane crashes on I-405 in California

    2 injured after plane crashes on I-405 in California

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    The Cessna 310 aircraft crash-landed just after 9:30 a.m. P.S.T. and burst into flames, reports indicate. Two people, who are said to be husband and wife, were on board the aircraft, according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the FAA. Two people were injured in the small plane crash. It is unclear if the injured parties were on the plane or drivers on the freeway. In the aftermath of the crash, the airfield was closed to arrivals, but arrivals were resumed about 45 minutes afterward.
  • Man tries to drive vehicle into crowd outside of Paris mosque

    Man tries to drive vehicle into crowd outside of Paris mosque

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    According to Le Parisien newspaper, the man said he had wanted to avenge attacks linked to the Islamic State. Last week, a man drove a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque in London. A statement said they "firmly condemned" the attempted attack. The country has suffered several attacks since then, including a truck-ramming assault that killed at least 86 people in Nice a year ago.
  • Two Vanderbilt players shot in incident involving stolen phone

    Two Vanderbilt players shot in incident involving stolen phone

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    FYI, Daley was shot in the leg from a pistol and Coppet was hit in both arms from the spray of a shotgun blast. As of Wednesday, there have been no arrests. Their goal was to recover the phone and they brought along a pellet pistol to assist in that regard. The gunmen then fled, one in the Buick, and one in Daley's auto.
  • German MPs vote to legalise same-sex marriage

    German MPs vote to legalise same-sex marriage

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    She had, however, agreed on Monday to her party having a free vote, which meant that the question of when the matter would come before the Bundestag was no longer something the coalition partners had to agree on. Mrs Merkel's political opponents were strongly in favour. "Let's see what the future brings, but as we saw in other countries, if there is gender equality people are more aware that people love people and that has nothing to do with their sex or gender".
  • ND law prevents officials from giving voter info to Trump commission

    ND law prevents officials from giving voter info to Trump commission

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    Vermont's secretary of state and North Carolina's board of elections have said they will only provide publicly available information to the government. Closer to home, Denise Maes, the public policy director for the ACLU of Colorado , says she's concerned voters or potential voters merely hearing about their information ending up in some federal database could give them pause about taking part in the electoral process.