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Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from Abrams

Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from AbramsRepublican Brian Kemp claimed victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, but the campaign of Democrat Stacey Abrams insisted that not all votes have been counted.



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Trump Reportedly Considering Executive Action That Targets Migrants Seeking Asylum

Trump Reportedly Considering Executive Action That Targets Migrants Seeking AsylumThe White House is considering a major executive action to stop a massive



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Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope failsThe Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble's deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: "It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. "Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and is being problematic. We’ll work through the issues and be back." Nasa said mission controllers are working to restore the 28-year-old telescope. An image of Saturn taken by Hubble Credit: AP In a statement the space agency said: "Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to great science." Gyroscopes are needed to keep Hubble pointed in the right direction during observations. Astronomers use the orbiting observatory to peer deep into the cosmos, revealing faraway solar systems as well as galaxies and black holes. Launched in 1990, Hubble has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. Spacewalking shuttle astronauts replaced all six in 2009. The telescope could work with as few as one or two gyroscopes, although that leaves little room for additional breakdowns. The problem with Hubble comes after Nasa's Opportunity Mars rover went silent on June 10 following a dust storm on the red planet.



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Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia planeIsrael’s coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. “There have been no changes to the deconfliction mechanism as a result of this unfortunate event,” the military official said on condition of anonymity, referring to Monday’s downing following Israeli air strikes. The arrangement was agreed by Israel and Russia in 2015, when Russian forces intervened alongside the regime in Syria to avoid clashes between their militaries inside Syrian territory.



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'Hotep' — community action in East New York

'Hotep' — community action in East New YorkEast New York, a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of Brooklyn, has been battling poverty since the 1950s. Since April 2018, I have been documenting the context of ongoing, grass-roots community action in response to the social problems associated with poverty, from street crime to drug addiction as well as gun violence. In this series, which is part of an ongoing, long-term urban project I began in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, I have been following the efforts made by a local organization called ManUp Inc. Members of ManUp have chosen the Egyptian word “Hotep,” which means “to be at peace” to greet people in their community.



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Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: Maas

Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: MaasGermany will make an autonomous decision on whether to participate in any military response to a future Syrian chemical weapons attack in line with international law and the German constitution, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. Maas told German news agency dpa in an interview posted on the ministry’s website that diplomatic means were the top priority to prevent the use of chemical weapons, and any German action would be discussed with German lawmakers.



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EU executive head backs start of punitive action versus Hungary over rule of law

EU executive head backs start of punitive action versus Hungary over rule of lawEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he supported the European Parliament’s decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules. The procedure, called Article 7, can theoretically go as far as suspending of Hungary’s voting rights in the EU. “If I was a member of the European Parliament, I would have voted in favor of Article 7,” Juncker said in a tweet.



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Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutiny

Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutinyBrett Kavanaugh's views on race and equality have become a major focus of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.



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Elon Musk Could Face Legal Action After Asking Why Cave Diver He Called A Pedophile Hasn't Sued

Elon Musk Could Face Legal Action After Asking Why Cave Diver He Called A Pedophile Hasn't SuedA tech billionaire who just couldn't stop tweeting stupid things may now face



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Pope faces calls for action over abuse 'shame' in Ireland

Pope faces calls for action over abuse 'shame' in IrelandPope Francis expressed “pain and shame” over the Catholic Church’s failure to deal with abuse and met with eight victims during a visit to Ireland on Saturday where the prime minister pressed him to take action. Francis said the “failure of ecclesiastical authorities… adequately to address these repellent crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community. “I myself share those sentiments,” he said in a speech in Dublin Castle, speaking alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.



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