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McCain co-sponsors new bill against Trump's trans military ban

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They expressed the commonly-held sentiment that anyone who is willing and able to serve in our nation's military should be allowed to do so. "Current transgender members will continue to serve throughout the military and continue to receive necessary medical treatment as prescribed by their medical provider", Pentagon spokesman Col. Read More »

Parsons Green terror attack: Theresa May to hold Cobra meeting

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Most of the 18 injured suffered "flash burns", he adds and tells Londoners they should expect to see an increased police presence - particularly on transport - during the rest of the day. I just heard a kind of whoosh. An injured woman is led away after an incident at Parsons Green underground station . Britain's official threat level stands at "severe", the second-highest rung on a five-point scale, meaning an attack is highly likely. Read More »

Cuomo to assess Irma damage in US Virgin Islands

Gov. Cuomo on Friday toured storm-ravaged St. Thomas and St. John with a delegation of state officials to evaluate the damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma. A damaged sports utility vehicle (SUV) sits on top of debris from the destroyed Chateau Bordeaux restaurant after Hurricane Irma at Coral Bay in St John, U.S. Read More »

Betsy DeVos To Return To Indiana Friday

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Although Kansas City Academy is a private school, students asked DeVos what she thought about public schools. They also presented DeVos with a book with messages and artwork. DeVos makes no apologies for visiting a Catholic elementary school along with visits to public schools. "My favorite part about teaching in a public school is the ability to serve all students". Read More »

Hollywood, Florida Nursing Home Deaths

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Even in the face of a storm that shrouded almost the entire state and had officials still piecing together its destruction, the news Wednesday from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills stood out, with victims as old as 99 among the dead and worries the count could grow. Read More »

Boyfriend of missing, pregnant teacher found dead was engaged to another woman

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She was four months pregnant with his child. An official cause of death has not been released. The boyfriend of a missing, pregnant Maryland teacher was engaged to another woman and sent text messages using the teacher's identity claiming he wasn't the father of her unborn baby, according to court documents that charge him with murdering her. Read More »

Irma-ravaged Anguillians say they need more help from the UK

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Hurricane-force winds of 125 miles per hour whipped roofs clean off buildings, ripped trees from the ground and forced evacuations along the coast. Cuba , whose aging infrastructure was shaky before Irma, suffered some of the storm's worst damage, with farmlands wiped out and big-city streets turned into canals. Read More »

Commuter CHAOS after 'explosion' at Tube station and major fire

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This morning an update from National Rail for passengers states: "The damage has been looked at by structural engineers and they have declared the building is now unsafe for trains to run". London Fire Brigade said 12 people were evacuated from nearby homes "as a precaution". A fire has affected rail services this morning on the line that serves Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhamsted. Read More »

Japanese, others win Ig Nobel award for discovering unique insects

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The University of Lyon's Marc-Antoine Fardin used actual fluid dynamics to study the issue with real, rather than "fuzzy" math. Winners would also receive $10 trillion, the presenters announced - albeit of the Zimbabwean variety. The Medicine Prize. Using the most advanced brain scanning technology, a group of French scientists precisely measured subjects' disgust when presented with cheese, as documented in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience last October . Read More »

What's changed with North Korea in 5 weeks since 'fire and fury'

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Though they aren't their top choices for the region, Haley and McMaster said, they are available to the President. Speaking to military personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday en route to his New Jersey golf club, Mr Trump said that North Korea had "once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbours and the entire world community". Read More »

Teacher accused of assaulting student who sat during pledge

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The student felt his rights were violated when his teacher, who has yet to be named, tried to force him to stand for the pledge on September 7. I didn't know what was going on, ' Stone said, adding 'then I was irritated because that's not supposed to happen'. Read More »

Attorney general to step down in 2019

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House seat in south-Central Illinois. She even brushed off reporters inquiring about her future at an unrelated event earlier Monday. Representative Barbara Flynn-Currie announced she won't seek re-election. She's always been talked about as a potential candidate for governor but said she would never run for the office as long as her father, Michael Madigan, remains speaker of the Illinois House. Read More »

Attorney General Can't Withhold Money To Sanctuary Cities

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The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that the US attorney general may not block public safety grants for cities over so-called sanctuary cities status. But critics counter that enlisting police cooperation in rounding up immigrants for removal undermines communities' trust in local law enforcement, particularly among Latinos, and they have questioned whether the administration is really targeting risky criminals. Read More »

Not a Single Living Person Left on Barbuda

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One of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded, Irma packed winds up to 185 miles per hour, flooded streets, knocked out power lines, destroyed homes, and led to the deaths of at least 41 people . "We are going to have to look at how we are going to be rebuilding tourism in Barbuda to look more at potentially lighter infrastructure that may cost less for us to replace or which may survive the impact of these events in the future", he suggested, adding that the rebuilding process would ... Read More »

Sullivan denounces covering of Jefferson statue

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The Daily Progress reported that the incident occurred Tuesday night on the campus of the University of Virginia. It singled out a prominent statue of Thomas Jefferson , UVA's founder, claiming it "serves as an emblem of white supremacy". Read More »

Vatican recalls envoy from USA amid child porn inquiry

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He died before a ruling was reached in a trial at the Holy See. In a statement released this afternoon, the Vatican said that after being notified by the USA authorities of the possible violations, the Holy See, "following the practice of sovereign states, recalled the priest in question". Read More »

Catherine security guard shot himself

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Ahlers, who worked at St. Catherine University for 15 months, is no longer an employee, the university's president said in a statement . First, as you know, Brent Ahlers was put on paid leave September 13 while the St. The school's security guards usually don't carry guns on the campus, so Ahlers made up a story about a black man shooting him out of fear he would get fired over the incident. Read More »

Honeymoon plane request was about national security - Mnuchin

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I've never asked the government to pay for my personal travel. The department's inspector general announced on Wednesday that they were investigating the request, which was made because Mnunchin feared he would not have access to secure communications while traveling to Scotland, France, and Italy, ABC News reported . Read More »

White House: DACA, Wall Not Tied Together

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Historian, philosopher, and consultant Kendrick Mercer send, via Latin Times, a support message, and a short guide on how they can deal with the stress and fear of this unfortunate situation. "The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built", Trump also tweeted Thursday morning . Read More »

Trump Repeats Claims That Both Sides Are To Blame For Charlottesville

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The signing comes hours after Trump revived his claim that there were "bad dudes" among both sides of a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville , Virginia, last month. Lawmakers from Virginia said Congress spoke with "a unified voice" to unequivocally condemn the August unrest, in which a rally by far-right extremists turned violent and a counter-demonstrator was killed when a vehicle driven by a suspected white supremacist plowed into a crowd. Read More »

Ex-Cop Jason Stockley Found Not Guilty in Killing of Black Man

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If this is the first time you're hearing about Stockley's case, it's because the shooting happened in 2011. Stockley testified he was acting in self-defense. The case was among several in recent years in which a white officer killed a black suspect. Defence lawyers said Mr Stockley had acted "reasonably" in self-defence by killing a drug suspect he believed was reaching for a hidden handgun. Read More »

'Wait for affidavit to know government's stand on Rohingyas'

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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "Government which talks about "sabka saath sabka vikas" is pushing them out of the country". According to Bangladesh, around 3,000 Rohingya have been killed in the crackdown. Recently, PM Narendra Modi, on his bilateral visit to Myanmar, expressed solidarity with the country following attacks on police posts near Rakhine . Read More »

Explosion Hits London Tube Train, Several Injured

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London police are urging people to come forward with information that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrator. Wires can be seen emanating from the bucket. a Reuters witness saw woman being carries off on a stretcher with her legs covered in in foil blanket. Initial reports suggested there were multiple injuries , including cases of people suffering from facial burns . Read More »

Trump tours Irma damage in Florida, thanks first responders

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The president is traveling to the hurricane-stricken state Thursday to meet with those affected by the storm and learn more about relief efforts. Several days later, he made a second trip to Houston, where he participated in recovery efforts and met Texans who'd lost their homes. Read More »

Trump to Call UK's May Following Train Blast

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Trump referred to the potential attacker as "another loser terrorist". Washington, Sep 15 (AFP ) President Donald Trump today blasted the "loser terrorists" behind the train attack in London that injured at least 18 people. Trump's latest comments were described as "unhelpful" by London's Metropolitan Police, as well as by Nick Timothy, May's former chief of staff. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack or whether the assailant or assailants had been on the radar of ... Read More »

Five Dead at Hollywood Nursing Home Left Without Power After Irma

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The center did not lose power during the storm, but it lost a transformer that powers the air conditioning , nursing home administrator Jorge Carballo said in a statement late Wednesday. "Although the details of these reported deaths are still under investigation , this situation is unfathomable", Scott tweeted . Some relatives said they still did not know if their family members were among those who died after the storm. Read More »

Iraqi Kurdish parliament votes to hold referendum

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The opposition Gorran movement boycotted Friday's parliamentary session, the first since a dispute between them and Barzani's KDP caused the suspension of the assembly in October 2015. "It's decision time", he said. Kirkuk is home to sizeable Arab and Turkmen populations and is outside the KRG official boundaries. Iraq's Kurdish region has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy since the US imposed a no-fly zone over northern Iraq after the 1990 Gulf War. Read More »