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Person climbs the Statue of Liberty, island evacuated

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U.S. Parks Police evacuated Liberty Island after the woman, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou , 44 of Staten Island, climbed to the base of the statue . But the group said that Okoumou's climb wasn't part of their plan. Officers with the U.S. Park Police arrested several adults for displaying a protest banner on the lower portion of the monument Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Trump pressed aides for invasion of Venezuela, US official says

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His national security chief, HR McMaster, and secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , are said to have been shocked by his suggestion, according to reports . Weeks later, at a United Nations meeting with allied Latin American leaders, Trump is said to have raised the issue yet again. "We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary". Read More »

Texas mother arrested for allegedly selling her kids

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DPS agents who executed a search warrant at the home found a 7-year-old boy who had been sold to two men, according to KRIS-TV . According to Fox News , 29-year-old Esmerelda Garza was arrested on Friday on suspicion of third-degree felony sale or purchase of a child. Read More »

Australian archbishop sentenced to year's detention for child sex abuse cover-up

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State governments in Australia are ramping up pressure on the Church to report child abuse, and are legislating to prosecute priests who maintain that revelations of pedophilia made in the confessional can not be disclosed. The maximum penalty for concealing child sex abuse is two years behind bars. A second victim, who can not be named, said he was about 11 in 1976 when he went into a confessional box to tell Fr Wilson how Fletcher had abused him. Read More »

Trump repeatedly suggested invading Venezuela, stunning top aides

The previously undisclosed meeting, on which the White House has declined to comment, was anonymously revealed by a senior administration official speaking with the AP. Venezuela's inflation rose above 41 ,000% last month, making nearly all goods unaffordable, and the United Nations human-rights office declared a breakdown of law and order in the country, citing reports that security forces had killed hundreds of anti-government demonstrators while protecting some suspected of criminal ... Read More »

3-year-old British girl killed when air trampoline explodes

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Ava-May's family have paid tribute to their daughter's "infectious laugh and smile". "Witnesses reported a large bang before the incident but we don't know at this stage what caused the trampoline to burst and that is the goal of the investigation we will be undertaking", Norfolk police said in a statement . Read More »

France's Macron in Nigeria to talk security, boost culture

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The French president was a special guest at the Afrikan Shrine to inaugurate the African Cultural Season . But Macron was quick to highlight that "the heart of this visit is to broaden the partnership between France and Nigeria on cultural, economic and sports subjects", which according to him give "perspectives and opportunities to youth" so that they do not join the jihadist movements. Read More »

Manager Fires Mom For Missing Work While Her Son's On Life Support

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Fisher had rushed her 18-year-old son, Jason, to hospital in Marshall, Michigan last Thursday when he became seriously ill with a high fever and low oxygen. Crystal: Ok so how do we do things when my child is on life support? "Yes I would, I still have bills to pay and something to keep me busy and occupied". Read More »

Trump's Fart Bill Would Foul up International Trade, Critics Say

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Trump also said on Sunday that the EU was "as bad" as China when it came to the way European countries traded with the US. The draft bill, known as the " United States Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act ", would essentially allow President Donald Trump to unilaterally raise tariffs without Congress' approval. Read More »

Wiltshire pair poisoned by nerve agent novichok, say police

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The poisoning of the Skripals sparked a diplomatic row as the United Kingdom said some evidence in the Skripal case suggested the attack was carried out at the behest of Russia, and British media reported in April that the agent was traced to a Russian military facility. Read More »

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

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The KM Lestari was believed to be carrying almost 190 people when damage to its hull forced the captain to ground the vessel on Tuesday afternoon about 300 metres (yards) off Selayar island, near the larger island of Sulawesi. After last month's sinking, one of the deadliest in almost a decade, a two-week search and rescue effort located the vessel at a depth of 450 m (1,500 ft) with victims trapped inside, but technical and logistical challenges forced the recovery to be called off. Read More »

Protester Climbs On Statue Of Liberty

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A woman partially climbed up the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday, prompting authorities to evacuated Liberty Island. CBS New York reports that police on the scene are attempting to negotiate with the woman. Willis couldn't confirm whether similar of protests have involved climbing Lady Liberty in the past, but he says, "It's very unusual in recent history - I can tell you that". Read More »

Merriam-Webster mocks Trump over misspelled tweet

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Mr Trump's tweet was deleted and replaced with a new version with the correct spelling of 'pore'. " I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! ". The author wasn't the only one who found the president's typo amusing. And Rowling was not the only person to get in on the fun. In a series of tweets, Rowling wrote "pour" (again followed by lots of laughter), before mocking his claim to have "written many best-selling books ", suggesting Mr Trump may ... Read More »

Several injured as protesters clash in Portland

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Police continued to say that people must leave the area and failure to comply may be subject to an arrest. Police said more arrests may follow on charges including disorderly conduct, assault, theft, robbery and reckless burning after detectives review video of Saturday's confrontations. Read More »

Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One

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After leaving his messages, Melendez said he returned home, showered and was headed out for a date in Beverly Hill when he received a phone call from a Washington D.C. Bob Menendez's office Thursday morning to inform the New Jersey Democrat that the prank call took place Wednesday under the senator's name. "I guess my old friend Donald wants to continue this", said Melendez in a post on Twitter . Read More »

SCOTUS: Trump interviews senator as possible replacement for Kennedy

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Wade . Trump said while running for president that he would nominate "pro-life" justices to the Court, but it's not exactly clear how pro-life they have to be. Abortion rights are seen as a litmus test for the next nominee. "It's the cases the swing, '" Walker said. The interviews come on Trump's first day back in Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey. Read More »

2 critically hurt in Overland Park elementary school shooting

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District spokeswoman Becky Miller said no students were present at the school Tuesday. The Overland Park Police Department is working a double shooting at Sunrise Point Elementary School, located at 15800 Roe Avenue. His name hasn't been released. 160th and Rosewood: The suspect drove to the home of the man who owned the Denali. I will give the all clear. He says it's unclear what led the suspect to go to that home, describing it as "bizarre to say the least". Read More »

Trump says nuclear talks with North Korea 'going well'

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At their Singapore summit last month, Trump saluted a North Korean general, agreed to end USA military drills with South Korea, and emerged with a vague agreement that North Korea would work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'narco-list' shot dead in broad daylight

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He pretended to shame addicts by parading them, but he was involved, it was him. It's him. Earlier, he was killed. The President will say "I will kill them all" then backtrack. In an interview with Reuters prior to being placed on the "narco-list", Halili said that he was concerned he might be accused of colluding with narcotics gangs. Read More »

Sheriff's office: 92-year-old refuses assisted living, shoots and kills son

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Police say that Blessing told them she thought about killing herself after the girlfriend left the room, but she lacked the weapons to do so, the Arizona Republic reports. She shot multiple times, killing him. A 92-year-old US woman has been charged with killing her son because she believed he was going to place her in an assisted living facility. Read More »

Centre warns WhatsApp over irresponsible, explosive messages

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Speaking to ANI news agency, Minister of State for Maharashtra Deepak Kesarkar urged people to not take the law into their own hands. Two policemen were also injured in the incident, he added. TRT World's Neha Poonia reports. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in India with over 200 million active users . "Through this new project, we look forward to working with leading academic experts in India to learn more about how online platforms are used to spread misinformation", ... Read More »

Russia: Crimea 'Never' to Be Discussed In Negotiations

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Trump's unprecedented approach to Russian Federation has stirred discord among European leaders who want to isolate Putin, Osborne argued. Referring to comments Trump recently made to Bret Baier , Wallace asked Bolton, "Does President Trump really think it's going to be that easy to sway Vladimir Putin , would you do me a favor?" We don't want anybody tampering with elections. Read More »

Trump Just Announced Plans to Rescind Obama-Era Guidelines on Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court cases are brewing including a case involving an Asian student and the allegation that Harvard University created policies that made it harder for Asian students to be admitted as compared to Hispanic or black students. Instead, universities have been directed to be "race neutral" in the application process. The case appears destined for the Supreme Court; and the court's pending, far-right majority seems quite likely to side with the plaintiffs. Read More »

European Union to Trump: Look at services when griping about trade deficit

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The White House emphasized that FART is far from complete. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told Axios the bill should not be taken as a done deal and some have even suggested the name was an act of subversion by a staff member. President Donald Trump last month imposed a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China , which the administration said was "in light of China's. Read More »

Water restrictions put in place in Offaly as drought continues

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With all the current weather we're having, people do use a lot more water. "I hope that residents will also respond by cutting back on the amount of water that they use too". "We urge customers to conserve water and to work with us by following our tips such as taking short showers instead of baths, turning taps off when brushing teeth and not using hosepipes in gardens and limiting use of water in paddling pools". Read More »

Indianapolis church cages Holy Family in immigration protest

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If at first, people are upset by it, that might just be God trying to move their hearts. The Rev. Lee Curtis, who also serves at Christ Church and came up with the idea for the demonstration, said the biblical trio was a family of refugees seeking asylum in Egypt after Jesus' birth. Read More »

One-on-one meeting with Trump 'absolutely suits' Putin

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The senator leads a delegation of USA lawmakers, who arrived in Moscow after a short stay in St. Petersburg, during their rare visit to Russian Federation. Foreign Minister Lavrov later welcomed the warming initiative, congratulating the USA delegation on the coming July 4 Independence Day celebrations and expressing "real hope your visit will symbolize the resumption of relations between the two parliaments". Read More »