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Ex-CIA chief resigns from Harvard protesting Manning fellowship

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Manning, who was known as Bradley Manning before transitioning, was released from prison in May after serving seven years for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. The Army private was convicted for giving WikiLeaks almost 750,000 classified and unclassified military documents and diplomatic cables. Morell does not acknowledge that Manning served several years of her sentence and that it was commuted. Read More »

NASA photos show Hurricane Irma's destruction to Caribbean

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The island is divided between French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten , where the Dutch government estimated Saturday that 70 percent of houses were badly damaged or destroyed, leaving much of the 40,000 population in public shelters as they braced for the arrival of Jose. Read More »

Defense Secretary pays initial visit to Strategic Command HQ

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He says he's has been persuaded that the current framework "is the right way to go". During the North Dakota stop Mattis inspected a mock-up nuclear warhead in Minot, but there was no Kim Jong Un-like posing for photographs. Then on Thursday, Mattis will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to meet with the U.S. Strategic Command and discuss response options to the North Korean menace. Read More »

6 die at nursing home as Irma's aftermath brings new hazards

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Trump, who was in and out of the state in less than three hours, got an aerial view of the water-deluged homes along Florida's southwestern coast from his helicopter, then drove in his motorcade along streets lined with felled trees, broken traffic lights and shuttered stores on his way to a mobile home community hit hard by the storm. Read More »

Trump insists: 'We're not looking at amnesty' for Dreamers

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Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement after that get-together that they had agreed to "enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly" and to work out a package on border security, excluding Trump's planned border wall. "Really!" he tweeted Thursday". "Would be subject to vote", Trump said in one of a series of posts to his Twitter account". "We also think that, where possible, Rutgers has a responsibility to help the community", Rutgers Law professors Anjum Gupta and Randi Mandelbaum, ... Read More »

Video of Kenneka Jenkins shows her walking into freezer alone

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Police formally recognized Jenkins as a missing person shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, and her body was found in the freezer around midnight, according to a statement from the Rosemont Public Safety Department released Sunday. While social media users continued their guesswork about the 19-year-old's cause of death, Rosemont mayor said late Wednesday that rumors about the case is hindering the probe. Read More »

At least 8 soldiers injured in explosion at Fort Bragg

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More information will be posted as it becomes available. About 57,000 military personnel are attached to Fort Bragg, a 161,000-acre base located next to Fayetteville, North Carolina. The incident comes a day after an amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines burst into flames during a Combat Readiness Evaluation exercise at Camp Pendleton in California. Read More »

Qatar Emir Requests Meetings with Jewish US Leaders

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Al Thani is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss ties as well as the three-month-old diplomatic rift between the Gulf neighbors. The directorate said the military exercises will be held in areas of Hamad Port, Doha naval base and the territorial waters of Qatar, according to the report. Read More »

5 most interesting things Sean Spicer told Jimmy Kimmel, ranked

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Kimmel pressed back on the inauguration debacle, in which photos clearly showed a marked difference between the crowd size for former president Barack Obama's inauguration and Trump's. Spicer said in order to understand Trump's crowd-size fixation, you have to understand that people in the Trump camp felt they were battling constant attempts, "in the media in particular", to "undermine the validity" of Trump's win. Read More »

Injured Pogba could be out for 'weeks' - Mourinho

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We stopped to make the right decisions on the pitch and we could put ourselves in trouble. We gambled and you have to respect your opponent . In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks , I think. "Big? Small? I don't know, but hamstring for sure". Pogba damaged his hamstring in Unted's Champions League game with Basle on Tuesday and was replaced by Marouane Fellaini . Read More »

Minnesota employers cut 6600 jobs in August, but some industries added jobs

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While still among the lowest rates in records going back to December 2001, the black unemployment rate is more than double that of whites. "The increase of 8,300 jobs in August was the largest increase shown so far this year". Sectors that lost jobs included leisure and hospitality (down 6,400), and education and health services (down 5,300). The logging and mining sector held steady. Read More »

Trump won't stop lying about Susan Rice

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While testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, Rice said that's why she requested the names of the Americans mentioned in a classified report about the NY visit to be revealed internally. But "I leaked nothing to nobody", Rice told MSNBC. "She's not supposed to be doing that". 'I think what she did in her role was perfectly appropriate, so I think that people were impressed with her testimony, ' said the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Read More »

U.S. citizen fighting for ISIS captured, turned over to DOD

It is not the first time an American citizen fighting for the group has been detained by USA allies. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice did not have an immediate comment when reached by phone Thursday. The State Department subsequently provided a general statement to the Daily Beast what would happen in such a situation. One who did, Mohamad Jamal Khweis of Alexandria, Va., was grabbed in western Iraq by Kurdish guerillas in March 2016 and later turned over to USA authorities. Read More »

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders billionaire Batista arrest

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In court Wednesday, Silva said he "pitied" Palocci and said he was lying to save his own skin. JBS CEO Wesley Batista and his younger brother Joesley, the ex-chairman of the world's biggest meat processor, had in May entered into a plea bargain with investigators over their admitted bribery of more than 1,800 politicians. Read More »

Ryan case: HC denies pre-arrest bail to Pintos

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The police had arrested bus conductor Ashok Kumar for allegedly murdering him. Barun Thakur, the child's father, had also approached the Bombay High Court to file an intervention application opposing the Pintos' anticipatory bail pleas. Read More »

Blaze kills 24 at religious school in Kuala Lumpur

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Amar Singh who is the chief of the Malaysian Police Department says that all the students who have lost their lives are in the age group of 13 to 17 years. I heard their screams and cries but I could not do anything. Muhammad told how he and several other students had tried to quench the fire with water but the blaze was too intense. Read More »

Ryan Asserts Trump Didn't Make A Deal On DACA, Just Had Discussions

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Toomey told reporters after the two-hour gathering that it was a "constructive" evening in which the three Democratic legislators in attendance signaled openness to considering a "considerably" lower top tax rate on American businesses. And Congress must act by December 8 to fund the government or face a shutdown, which could distract from the tax debate. "I know there are many Democrats who in many ways agree with [us] on those things", he said. Read More »

Zapad war games unnerve the West

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But the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation say the real number of troops involved is likely far higher and may be as many as 100,000. As of Thursday morning, Russian tank divisions said they were moving to Belarus for the exercises. After these military preparations many troops stayed in the area to participate in the subsequent war with Ukraine. Read More »

Investigation Reveals That Motel 6 in Phoenix Reported Undocumented Guests to ICE

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Motel 6 spokeswoman Raiza Rehkoff sent us a statement saying, "This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management". Could one ever imagine that the immigration debate would extend to ... Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe, a spokesperson for ICE's Phoenix division, would not tell New Times whether or not the agency is acting on tips sent in by Motel 6 employees. Read More »

Death toll reaches 50 in twin attacks in southern Iraq

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The attack started when unidentified gunmen opened fire at people in a highway restaurant. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks, according to the group's Amaq news agency. Read More »

Ankara backs Iraqi parliament's rejection of Kurdish referendum

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It said parliament's decision was a "clear expression of the importance that was attached on Iraq's political unity and territorial integrity". Iraqi lawmakers sacked on Thursday the governor of Kirkuk over a referendum on Kurdish independence set for September 25 as Turkey warned the vote would "have a cost". Read More »

Public inquiry into London's Grenfell Tower Fire opens today

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Among the issues to be examined in detail are the causes of the fire, the response of the council and the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower which is suspected of exacerbating the blaze. A solicitor representing two of the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire gave an emotional plea for what needs to happen in the inquiry. "But to appoint someone as an assessor who had had direct involvement in the fire would risk undermining my impartiality in the eyes of others who are also deeply involved ... Read More »

North Korea Threatens Destruction of USA and Japan

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The statement from a group called the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee attacked the United States for leading a push for stronger U.N. sanctions against North Korea , as well as Japan for joining the US campaign. That would be much higher than most official estimates, which have varied. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for strict enforcement of a United Nations resolution against North Korea over its latest nuclear test, saying the world must force a change in ... Read More »

Trump On Visiting Florida: 'I Wanted To Look Them In The Eyes'

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As of Wednesday afternoon, 3.7 million customers still were without power, according to state statistics. "We love the people of Florida, and they went through something that I guess the likes of which we can say nobody has ever seen before", Trump said amid piles of debris and downed trees. Read More »

Suu Kyi to address Arakan Crisis concerns in Naypyidaw

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Make no mistake: "this is ethnic cleansing", Hassan said . The European parliament Thursday demanded the Myanmar military immediately end violence against Rohingya Muslims, adding to global pressure over the crisis that has sent almost 3,80,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh . Read More »

Longer-Term View Adds Context to Census Poverty Data

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Middle-class households are only now seeing their income eclipse 1999 levels. Happy days may be here again for America's middle class. Last year, 2016, was a rough one for Houston. That's a difference of $24,104, up from $23,035 in 2015 and just $5,318 when the series started in 1967. Women earned 80% of male pay on average previous year, up almost a percentage point and the first statistically significant increase since 2007. Read More »

Jean-Claude Juncker warns Britain over Brexit - 'You will regret it'

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The European Commission said it is now working on a methodology to improve food product comparative tests so that EU states can discuss this issue on a "sound and shared scientific basis". His plan comes on the heels of a provisional EU free-trade accord with Japan and a week before a hard-fought European deal with Canada enters into force. Read More »

President Trump Will Visit Florida on Thursday

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Upon landing in Ft. During questions with reporters Thursday morning, Mr. Trump also addressed his DACA negotiations with Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Trump, standing alongside Scott and other Florida officials, said he knows that "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end". He appeared particularly delighted to see one of the residents wearing a "Trump for President" T-shirt. Read More »