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The investigation - Operation Conifer - spent the last two years gathering witness statements and information while facing strong criticism from Heath's political allies and friends. The findings will be passed to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is being chaired by Professor Alexis Jay, and which will likely consider the report as part of its efforts to see whether powerful people have been spared criminal investigation.
  • Those nefarious two words: gun control

    Those nefarious two words: gun control

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    Gun control opponents offer their "thoughts and prayers", but little in the way of solutions, while advocates bypass bipartisan mourning periods and immediately seize on tragic events to make their case. And New York Democratic Sen. Democratic reformers also believe that the enormous power of the NRA - with its intimidating political and fundraising muscle - is a bulwark against action.
  • Akhilesh re-elected as Samajwadi Party chief for five years

    Akhilesh re-elected as Samajwadi Party chief for five years

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    Earlier, the Samajwadi Party chief had a tenure of three years but the party constitution was amended to extend it to five years. Akhilesh invited Shivpal to the Agra convention, but the latter declined on the ground that he was neither an office-bearer of the party nor a delegate.
  • Case against actor for his anti-Modi remarks

    Case against actor for his anti-Modi remarks

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    The hearing for the case has been scheduled for October 7 and we will get to know more about it after that. "We may not be able to see Gauri's killers but we can see those who have spewed vitriol". "I think I should give them to him". The actor is known to be a close friend of Gauri Lankesh . I have differences with Mr Modi on certain issues. "I'm not a coward", he said.
  • Iraqi military captures Daesh stronghold Hawija from terrorists

    Iraqi military captures Daesh stronghold Hawija from terrorists

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    Vehicles of the Iraqi forces and Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries are seen on the advance towards the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija (about 65 kilometres west of the northern city of Kirkuk) on October 3, 2017, to recapture the town from the jihadists.
  • North Korean ship smuggling huge weapons cache seized in Egypt

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    The scheme was kept fairly quiet until now but has reportedly been the subject of some tense behind-the-scenes conversations between American and Egyptian officials. To top it all off, they like to rip off their customers-the rocket grenades on the Jie Shun dated to the 1960s, but were stamped with March 2016 manufacturing dates.
  • Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man'

    Trump calls Vegas shooter 'demented man'

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    His remarks came during a daylong visit with victims, families and first responders. The President said he and first lady Melania Trump "met patients that were absolutely terribly wounded", whom Trump also praised for their "bravery". President Donald Trump has arrived at a Las Vegas hospital where he will meet with victims and medical professionals in the wake of a mass shooting.
  • Tillerson refutes reports of clashes with Trump

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    Asked whether he had indeed referred to Trump as a "moron", Tillerson said: "I'm not going to deal with petty stuff like that". In June, the secretary of State unloaded on White House aide Johnny DeStefano over staffing issues. She also said Tillerson hasn't said sorry to Trump, as no apology was needed. He said the president holds people in his administration accountable. "He's smart, and demands results wherever he goes".
  • Las Vegas Shooting: What We Know so Far

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    Sanders went on to say that "laws.won't create or stop these type of [shootings] from happenin", suggesting the Trump administration's position on any future legislation proposed for limiting the use of firearms in the country. " The President believes that our founding principles, like freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to bear arms must be protected while maintaining public safety ", reads one point.
  • Egypt caught trying to buy weapons from North Korea

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    The scheme was kept fairly quiet until now but has reportedly been the subject of some tense behind-the-scenes conversations between American and Egyptian officials. "Egypt was a consistent North Korean customer in the past", Berger told the Post . However, the foreign ministry said that the shipment was confiscated and then destroyed in the presence of a United Nations committee that supervises the application of United Nations sanctions against North Korea.
  • Probe continues into possible Russian collusion with Trump campaign

    Probe continues into possible Russian collusion with Trump campaign

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    Aside from oversight of the intelligence assessment , the probe includes an ongoing look into any collusion by either campaign with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, as well as ongoing Russian active measures. Committee staffers have been working 6 to 7 days a week since January on the investigation and have interviewed more than 100 people related to Russia's meddling in the election.