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Draper previously proposed splitting the state into six separate states in 2012 and 2014, but election officials invalidated numerous signatures his campaign collected, the Hill reported . The massive wealth generated by Silicon Valley has driven median household income in Northern California to $63,000. If the plan was approved by the voters, it would need to be approved by both houses of the California legislature, an unlikely prospect.
  • Drone video captures lava flow from Kilauea volcano to the sea

    Drone video captures lava flow from Kilauea volcano to the sea

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    More recently a huge river of lava that has crept several miles across the landscape to the eastern tip of the island engulfed two entire seaside housing subdivisions - Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland. "So, it's usually ohia and ferns that are the first pioneers of those new lava flows". The laze plume rises from the ocean entry and combines with rain clouds.
  • Afghan soldiers killed, 5 wounded in Taliban attack

    Afghan soldiers killed, 5 wounded in Taliban attack

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    The Taleban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 USA invasion yesterday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country's security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. The group warned that if they come under attack, they would retaliate, a Taliban military commander told The News. "But if the mujahideen are attacked we will strongly defend [ourselves]".
  • Scarborough: 'My worst expectations' of Trump were met at G-7

    Scarborough: 'My worst expectations' of Trump were met at G-7

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    On Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a fallout with Trump when he held a press conference after the latter departed Quebec to attend the North Korea summit in Singapore. Trump said ahead of the G7 summit , which took place in Canada over the weekend, that Russian Federation should return to the group. Trudeau also said , "The US will not allow other countries to impose massive tariffs and trade barriers on its farmers, workers and companies".
  • Trump casts North Korea summit as just a first date

    Trump casts North Korea summit as just a first date

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    Pompeo had earlier tweeted a photograph at breakfast with ambassador Kim, stating the USA position was unchanged: "We remain committed to the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". North Korea has repeatedly expressed a commitment to the "denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" - notably in a report by state agency KCNA on the eve of the summit - but the term is open to interpretation on both sides and it remains unclear what concessions Kim is ...
  • European Union urges Italy, Malta to resolve ship standoff

    European Union urges Italy, Malta to resolve ship standoff

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    Matteo Salvini, Italy's Interior Minister and Northern League party leader chose to refuse docking to " Aquarius " and redirect the vessel to the Island of Malta, apparently in line with his election promises. SOS Mediterranean spokeswoman Mathilde Auvillain told The Associated Press the ship was "heading north following instructions received after the rescues and transfers" Saturday night.
  • Trump backtracks after G-7, accuses Trudeau of 'false statements'

    Trump backtracks after G-7, accuses Trudeau of 'false statements'

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    Tensions threatened to boil over when French President Emmanuel Macron , on the day before the start of summit, said the other 6 countries might sign a joint statement without the U.S. Trump took aim at an unspecified news release issued by Canada saying, "they made nearly 100 bln dollars on trade with u.s. (guess they were bragging and got caught!)".
  • Justices Side with Colorado Baker on Same-Sex Wedding Cake

    Justices Side with Colorado Baker on Same-Sex Wedding Cake

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    The court found hostility in how Phillips" case compared to the cases of other bakers who refused to make cakes resembling an open Bible with verses on it, with one cake including an image of two groomsmen, holding hands, with a red "X' over the image, according to Ginsburg's dissent.
  • G7 leaders - except Trump - vow to keep nukes out of Iran's hands

    G7 leaders - except Trump - vow to keep nukes out of Iran's hands

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    Morneau said he is engaged in intense talks with his US counterparts in the hopes of finding a way forward. Trump , in a Twitter tirade on Thursday, pointed fingers at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron , stating that "they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".
  • Soros-backed anti-Brexit group targets lawmakers in push for new referendum

    Soros-backed anti-Brexit group targets lawmakers in push for new referendum

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    The EU proposed keeping Northern Ireland in the customs union but this was rejected by the government as well as Northern Irish party the DUP, which is holding together Mrs May's minority government. Mr Barnier said that "much remains to be done" on the withdrawal issues of data protection, geographical indications for food and drink and the resolution of proceedings relating to the United Kingdom which are ongoing at the end of the transition period.
  • Al Shabaab claims attack in which US soldier died

    Al Shabaab claims attack in which US soldier died

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    The U.S. provided advice, assistance and aerial surveillance during the mission, the statement said . An American special operations soldier has been killed in an attack in Somalia that also wounded four other United States military personnel and one Somali soldier.
  • Putin, Trump 'Regularly Talk' Over the Phone

    Putin, Trump 'Regularly Talk' Over the Phone

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet government and business leaders in Austria in a trip which officially marks 50 years since the two countries' energy firms Gazprom and OMV first signed a gas supply deal. In December 2017, the Russian military announced that Syrian troops supported by Russian servicemen have completed the destruction of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria.
  • Ryan Says There's 'No Evidence' The FBI Informant Spied On Trump's Campaign

    Ryan Says There's 'No Evidence' The FBI Informant Spied On Trump's Campaign

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    In what the New York Times described as the GOP beginning to show "signs of resistance", on Wednesday, Paul Ryan joined the handful of Republican lawmakers standing up to President Trump's war on the rule of law - sort of. But they eventually relented after pressure from Trump, Nunes and Ryan. Ryan said: "I don't know the technical answer to that question but obviously he shouldn't".
  • Central Intelligence Agency advised Trump that Kim Jong Un was worthy of a 'deal'

    Central Intelligence Agency advised Trump that Kim Jong Un was worthy of a 'deal'

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    Israel wished Trump success, he said , adding: "I'm not going to say [anything] beyond it". " It's about attitude . It's about willingness to get things done". North Korea has argued for a "phased" approach to denuclearisation of the entire Korean peninsula , which in the past has also meant removal of the US nuclear umbrella protecting Washington's allies South Korea and Japan.
  • US & China share heated exchange at Shangri-La Dialogue

    US & China share heated exchange at Shangri-La Dialogue

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    He added there would be "consequences" if China does "not find the way to work more collaboratively with all of the nations who have interest". "We do not see it as a militarisation by going through what has traditionally been an global water space", said Mattis of the USA ship movements through the South China Sea.
  • Trump Asserts

    Trump Asserts "Absolute" Right to Pardon Himself in Russia Probe

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    Giuliani's comments raised eyebrows, as did the assertion that the President had the power to pardon himself. "It would be an open question". McConnell says Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator, remains popular with Republican senators and he hopes Sessions remains in office.