• Elite Canadian Sniper Shatters World Record With 2-Mile Kill Shot
Elite Canadian Sniper Shatters World Record With 2-Mile Kill Shot

A military source told the newspaper that the shot was taken during an IS attack on Canadian assisted Iraqi forces. In that case, it took the 8.59 mm rounds nearly three seconds to hit their targets. A Canadian sniper is making global headlines for hitting his target - from 3,871 yards away. Canada is not part of the Multi-National Force - Iraq, ...

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  • Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway to buy into troubled Home Capital Group
Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway to buy into troubled Home Capital Group

Berkshire will also indirectly buy $400 million of Home Capital's common shares in a private placement through its unit Columbia Insurance Co, Home Capital said on Wednesday. Warren Buffett stated that, " Home Capital's strong assets , its ability to originate and underwrite well-performing mortgages, and its leading position in a growing market se...

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  • Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law
Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) vented her frustration with the Senate's lack of transparency. The draft, already slammed for being prepared behind closed doors, is said to be similar to the House health care bill, but will dramatically roll back taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act , according to a story from the Washington Post .

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  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer transports you to 1991
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer transports you to 1991

In the first trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later , the gang returns to Camp Firewood a decade later - the year is 1991 - with the exception of Ben, who pitched the idea in the first place. You'll recall from the original movie, of course, that the crew (played by then-relatively unknown actors Amy Poehler , Bradley ...

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  • GOP Senators Protest Short Timeline on Healthcare Bill They Haven't Seen
GOP Senators Protest Short Timeline on Healthcare Bill They Haven't Seen

Democrats don't have enough votes to stop the still-evolving Senate Republican health care bill. There have been no public hearings on the Senate health care bill, so the public - and the majority of lawmakers in D.C. The measure's crafting behind closed doors was met with criticism by both parties, with many Republicans seeing the bill for the...

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  • Jared Kushner arrives in Israel, visits family of slain officer
Jared Kushner arrives in Israel, visits family of slain officer

It comes as US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, as well as son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner, arrived in the region for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. A Palestinian official denounced the ground-breaking as a "grave escalation" and an attempt to thwart peace efforts. Through U.S. mediators, Israel and Saudi Arabia have d...

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  • Pennsylvania court ruling on police videos to be short-lived
Pennsylvania court ruling on police videos to be short-lived

His bill would exempt from Pennsylvania's public records law recordings from police body cameras and dashboard cameras. The case was filed by Michelle Grove, who requested a copy of the police report as well as any video or audio recordings pertaining to the auto accident in Potters Mills, about 15 miles east of State College.

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  • Rise in irregular expenditure in municipalities
Rise in irregular expenditure in municipalities

Irregular expenditure ballooned more than 50% - to R16.81bn - due to a lack of internal controls. Kimi Makwetu announced on Wednesday that 80% of municipalities in the province had clean audits‚ with KwaZulu-Natal next best at 18%. The auditor general assessed 263 municipalities and 51 municipal entities. He blamed the lack of proper leadersh...

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  • Sam Ash Music hosts
Sam Ash Music hosts "Longest Day" fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association

Almost 17,000 South Dakotans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The disease now kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Money raised from a silent auction and raffle were donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

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  • Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend
Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

Jamie Lovemark made a bomb for birdie on the 18th hole to shoot his second consecutive 69 and be tied for fifth, alongside Fowler and J.B. Holmes (69). The big-hitting American started strong with back-to-back birdies but missed putts late on to cost him the chance of becoming the first player to defend his US Open title since Curtis Strange in...

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  • Recall issued for hummus sold at Walmart, other stores
Recall issued for hummus sold at Walmart, other stores

The company distributed the products to grocery stores nationwide from April 18 to June 13, 2017, as well as in Canada on April 20. The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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  • Here's how people around the world celebrated International Yoga Day
Here's how people around the world celebrated International Yoga Day

In the run up to International Yoga Day , which is observed today and its third year, events across the country have been taking place with local governments in small towns staging yoga events in innovative fashion. While similar scenes were seen in other parts of the country, many gathered in places across the world, including iconic landmarks ...

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  • The death of Otto Warmbier escalates North Korea situation
The death of Otto Warmbier escalates North Korea situation

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said . In a characteristically impulsive display of public philosophizing, Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to leave his followers, and his own administration, mulling over his latest stance on North Korea , whose regime the president has repeatedly deemed a grave threat to America.

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  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Alzheimer's Benefits Linked in Study
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Alzheimer's Benefits Linked in Study

By probing the mechanisms thought to underpin Alzheimer's , the team has indicated ways in which extra-virgin olive oil could have beneficial effects on the disease in mice. There were two groups of mice in the study, which was published Wednesday in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology . The researchers plan is to introduce ol...

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  • Uber will allow riders to tip drivers - just don't keep them waiting
Uber will allow riders to tip drivers - just don't keep them waiting

Wednesday's announcement came after a shareholder revolt as the company launched a new campaign to change its image amid a number of sexual harassment claims in the workplace, among other concerns. Tipping is a major reversal for Uber , which had promoted the simplicity of paying without tipping. Last week, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick ...

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  • Iran-made drone downed in Syria
Iran-made drone downed in Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and lead to an escalation of the war. Earlier this month , the US shot down another pro-regime drone in the same area after it dropped munitions near coalition forces.

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  • Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill Featured
Abortion Adds Obstacle as Republicans Plan to Unveil Health Bill Featured

Sen. He is one of 13 Republican senators in the working group to draft the Senate's version of the Obamacare repeal effort that the Republican-led House passed last month. The Washington Post has gotten a first look at a draft of the Senate health bill which it says was circulating Wednesday afternoon. The Senate proposal would also impose ...

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  • IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

In response to the claims made by the Iraqi Army Isis released a statement on their news outlet Amaq claiming that a United States aircraft destroyed the mosque. The forces had encircled on Tuesday the armed group's stronghold in the Old City, the last district under their control in Mosul . On Wednesday, Iraqi forces engaged in fierce battles...

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  • Share MSCI Inclusion Powers China Stocks To 18-Month High
Share MSCI Inclusion Powers China Stocks To 18-Month High

The New York-based provider of financial tools agreed to include the shares in its major emerging-market indexes, accepting them after three rejections. "The expansion of Stock Connect has been a game change for the market opening of China A-shares". Analysts said inclusion on the Emerging Markets Index could lead to up to US$12 billion (S$16 b...

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  • Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids
Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids

Janssen has acted appropriately, responsibly and in the best interests of patients regarding our opioid pain medications, which are FDA-approved and carry FDA-mandated warnings about the known risks of the medications on every product label.

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