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Malia Obama sends Harvard into a tizzy with arrival on campus

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While Malia hasn't publicly revealed her major just yet, she is said to be an aspiring filmmaker and explored opportunities in the film industry, before taking her place in Harvard's 2021 freshman class. Freshman orientation events officially kick off Tuesday evening, but classes don't start until August 30, giving Malia some time to explore campus and get to know her classmates. Read More »

US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision

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McCain with a merchant tanker this week, which left 10 USA sailors missing and presumed dead. Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, said Tuesday that at least some of the missing sailors were dead - making it the second deadly accident involving the 7th Fleet this year. Read More »

Baby rescued from rubble on quake-hit Italian resort island

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The boy was lost beneath the rubble after his family home was destroyed following Monday's natural disaster, which measured 4.3 on the richter scale. Sky TG24 said that the two boys, 5 and 7 years old, were given bottles of water early Tuesday and were responding to rescuers. Read More »

Venezuela's fleeing prosecutor to use Brazil event to slam Maduro

The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for the support of Pope Francis against a "military threat" from the USA, as worldwide pressure mounts over the deadly political crisis in Caracas. A loyalist of late socialist president Hugo Chavez, Ortega broke ranks with his successor Maduro to become his most high-ranking domestic critic as worldwide pressure on the president mounted. Read More »

Closely watching Invest 92L, likely affects SWFL regardless of development

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Some forecast guidance suggests that Harvey could reform over this region even if it doesn't get its act together prior to reaching Central America and the Yucatan. If a regenerated Harvey moves inland and rides along our stalled out front, some excessive rain totals appear likely for much of the upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts. Read More »

US State Department Expands Mexico Travel Warning

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The United States Department of State issued a travel warning Tuesday for Mexico . The San Diego Union-Tribune pointed out that there are areas of Mexico with no State Department advisories, including Mexico City along with the states of Hidalgo, Campeche, Tlaxcala , Yucatan , Tabasco, Queretaro, Puebla, and Guanajuato. Read More »

Kim Jong-un Returns to Public View

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The annual drills are mainly computer-based, but they nevertheless annoy North Korea and come at a particularly sensitive time. Kim's order to increase production of solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead tips is seen as reflecting Pyongyang's resolve, despite worldwide condemnation, to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. Read More »

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

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They are giving evidence in Madrid before National Court Judge Fernando Andreu, who will decide whether they should be jailed or released. But the accidental explosion in their bomb factory - a house in Alcanar, south of Barcelona - forced the suspects to alter their plans. Read More »

Charlottesville to Cover Confederate Statues After Chaotic Meeting

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Baltimore , for instance, began their swift removal of four statues at midnight last Wednesday and concluded at about 5:30 am to a small crowd of supporters. This does not mean Americans support white supremacy or the alt-right, however. At this point, white comfort should be secondary to the feelings of Americans who view these statues as oppressive. Read More »

Nepal PM Deuba's India visit begins today

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving here for India for a State Visit from August 23 to 27 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Nepal has had four prime ministers since the last parliamentary polls were held in 2013. "A high-level delegation will accompany the Prime Minister of Nepal", an external affairs ministry release said. Read More »

North Korea suspends plan to attack Guam

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But if North Korea succeeds in building nuclear missiles that can reach the continental US, the equation changes. The US military newspaper Stars and Stripes spoke of "heightened fears that this year's UFG exercise may spark a new crisis" after Kim left open his threat to fire missiles into waters near Guam. Read More »

What did Trump do in Yuma before getting to Phoenix?

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President Trump is expected to herald Yuma on Tuesday as an example of how his policies - increased border infrastructure, more agents and additional tech investments-can make an impact at the border. He shook hands as they showed him everyday items, such as a fire extinguisher, that have been refashioned to smuggle drugs across the border. Trump's visit comes at a sensitive time. Read More »

Phoenix Braces for Tuesday Trump Rally and Protests

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Arpaio's sentencing is set to start on October 5. The former sheriff became a national figure for his hardline approach to combatting undocumented persons living and moving within his jurisdiction. Arpaio is known as "America's toughest sheriff ", but he was also voted out of office past year and was recently convicted of criminal contempt-of-court. Read More »

GOP senator: 'Too hard to say' if Trump will be 2020 nominee

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Collins told MSNBC in the interview on the Bangor waterfront that she's "weighing where I can do the most good for the people of Maine". Trump may not be as bad off as congressional Republicans , but even his personal pollster can't hide the fact that Republicans are leaving Trump. Read More »

Trump takes aim at fellow Republican, aides eye exit

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While President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville was hurtful, it was not surprising. In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday, Trump showed no sign of backing down. Heyer ". His comments ignited a storm of criticism. "I'm sorry. After what he said about my child". Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for statements he made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville , Virginia . Read More »

Trump Family, Business Trips Drain Secret Service Budget

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At the present pace of expenditure, 1,100 employees of the Secret Service would not receive overtime pay because of caps on salaries set by Congress, Randolph Alles, the director of the agency, said. "This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current administration's protection requirements alone", Alles said. In a CNN report , Alles said the issue can not be attributed to the current administration but rather to "an overall increase in operational tempo" over almost a decade. Read More »

US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed after latest collision

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Yesterday US military divers located the remains of some of the 10 sailors. Vessels from several nations are searching southeast Asian waters for 10 missing USA sailors after an early morning collision between the USS John S McCain and an oil tanker ripped a gaping hole in the destroyer's hull. Read More »

U.S. slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russians over N Korea support

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The sanctions mean US authorities can freeze any assets the targets have in the United States, and USA companies and people are barred from doing business with them. The measures prohibit USA citizens and companies from doing business with the sanctioned companies. In total, the USA has blacklisted 23 entities and 22 individuals linked to North Korea since the launch of the Trump administration in January. Read More »

DOJ Pulls Back on Warrant to Anti-Trump Web Site Host

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It also said DreamHost should not disclose the contents of unpublished draft publications, such as images and their metadata, or records that constitute HTTP request and error logs. "The government values and respects the First Amendment right of all Americans to participate in peaceful political protests and to read protected political expression online", the reply states. Read More »

Solar Eclipse 2017: Donald Trump Mocked For Looking Directly At The Sun

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John Kasich denied Sunday that he is planning to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, saying he hopes the President can steer his White House from chaos to stability. The solar eclipse's journey from coast to coast was over in 90 minutes. Trump's daughter Ivanka has been talking about the eclipse often, tweeting about the solar event four times and documenting her pre-eclipse experience at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Snapchat. Read More »

"Free speech rally" in Boston disbanded

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President Trump on Saturday slammed numerous demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in Boston as "anti-police agitators". The arrest of 33 people during rallies at the Boston Common were from a group of about 200 people who headed to the city just to cause problems, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told WCVB News in an interview . Read More »

United Kingdom academic publisher reposts blocked China articles after outcry

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Index on Censorship , a campaigning publishing organisation for freedom of expression, has also welcomed CUP's reversal, saying it is "vital" the academic world stands up to pressure from foreign governments to censor their work . Under President Xi Jinping, Beijing has stepped up censorship and tightened controls on the internet and various aspects of civil society, as well as reasserting Communist Party authority over academia and other institutions. Read More »

South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation?

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North Korea had threatened to fire a missile into the waters off Guam, a U.S. territory that holds two major United States military bases. A report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports seemed likely, meanwhile, to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Read More »

Bihar Floods: Death Toll Rises to 341, Over 7 Lakh Evacuated

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Mr Kumar said Araria district alone accounted for 75 deaths, followed by Sitamarhi (36), West Champaran (36), Katihar (26), Kisanganj (23), Madhubani (23), East Champaran (19), Darbhanga (19), Madhepura (19), Supual (15), Gopalganj (14), Purnea (9) Muzaffarpur (7), Khagaria (6), Saran (6) and Saharsa (4), Sheohar (4). Read More »

Don't miss out on your chance to vote

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Australians overseas or those living in aged care or in very remote areas will have the option to vote on same-sex marriage over the phone or online. Because the survey is being run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics it is not covered by numerous rules which normally govern election campaign material. Read More »