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Opposition to British fracking plans swells

Fracking opposition in UK swellsA British environmental advocacy group said more than 150,000 signatures were added to a petition sent to the government against hydraulic fracturing plans.

"Fracking poses risks to people and the environment, and politicians in Westminster shouldn't force this risky technology on any community," campaigners Hannah Martin of Greenpeace and Rose Dickinson of Friends of the Earth said in a joint statement.

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Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Israel cuts water supply to West BankIsrael's national water company has cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

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Senate Fails To Secure Visas For Afghan Interpreters Who Risked Their Lives For U.S. Troops

Afghani interpreters do not get visas extendedA bipartisan attempt to secure thousands of visas for Afghan interpreters who risked their lives to assist American troops in the war in Afghanistan stalled on Tuesday, when the Senate passed a version of the massive defense spending bill that omitted the amendment backed by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The seemingly uncontroversial amendment, which extends the existing special immigrant visa program for one year and allocates an additional 2,500 visas for the program, never had a vote on the Senate floor. In an effort to force a vote on his unrelated amendment, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), blocked votes on several amendments, including the Shaheen provision, which the Utah senator said he supported.

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There have been 93 US gun-related deaths in 72 hours, not including Orlando

Orlando deathsA mass shooting at the Pulse club in Orlando left 49 people dead.

Omar Mateen also wounded 53 clubbers before being shot dead by police.

Now Gavin Newsom, Lt Gov of California and former mayor of San Francisco, is reminding people of the 93 other people who have died in the US in the last 72 hours in separate "gun violence" incidents.

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California Baptist pastor praises Orlando massacre

Baptist Minister: Orlando victims got what they deserve"Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?" asked Jimenez. "Um no. I think that’s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight. The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. The tragedy is I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job — because these people are predators. They are abusers."

Initial reports said 50 people were killed at the nightclub. Law enforcement officials clarified Monday that 50 dead included the gunman.

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Russians steal research on Trump in hack of U.S. Democratic Party

Russians hack DNCRussian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to all opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee and security researchers said on Tuesday.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, confirmed the breach to Reuters, first reported by the Washington Post.

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U.S. court backs landmark Obama internet equal-access rules

Net neutrality upheld by courtA U.S. appeals court upheld the Obama administration's landmark rules barring internet service providers from obstructing or slowing down consumer access to web content on Tuesday, dealing a blow to big cable and mobile phone companies.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit backed the Federal Communications Commission's so-called net neutrality rules put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally.

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Obama laces into Trump for whipping up terrorism fears

Obama laces ionto TrumpPresident Barack Obama ripped into Donald Trump on Tuesday for criticizing him for not using the phrase "radical Islam" and for renewing his proposed Muslim ban, warning about the danger that the presumptive Republican nominee would pose as president.

Should the United States “fall into the trap of painting all Muslims with a broad brush” and “imply that we are at war with an entire religion,” Obama said after a meeting with his National Security Council at the Treasury Department, “then we are doing the terrorists’ work for them.”

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Possible hostage situation inside Texas Walmart

Possible hostage situation in Texas WalmartA male suspect with a gun is possibly holding hostages inside a Walmart store Tuesday, police in Amarillo, Texas, said.

Police shut down Interstate 27 and the Georgia Northbound frontage road and urged motorists to avoid the area.

TVNL Comment: This is a developing story.  Check back for udates.

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Update: Texas police fatally shot a gunman who held people hostage in an Amarillo Walmart Tuesday, police announced.

Officers responded to reports of gunfire around 11:30 a.m. and arrived at the Walmart on I-27 and Georgia where a gunman had taken at least one hostage in the building, police said.

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