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Truck driver who hit Aussie tourist in NY was 'intoxicated'

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Madison was rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital after being hit, but attempts to revive her failed. Felipe D Chairez, 44, has been charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired and operating a commercial vehicle with an alcohol reading of 0.04 per cent - 0.06 per cent or less, the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed. Read More »

Laura Ingraham Targets Even Legal Immigrants In Off-The-Rails Rant

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Fox News management hasn't discussed the matter publicly. The show has been the subject of multiple advertiser boycotts since it launched in October . "From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country's changed". Furthermore, as I have said repeatedly on this show, merit-based immigration does wonders for our country's economy, our way of life and how we define our country - I even said that in my opening thoughts last night. Read More »

Jordan official says 3 police killed in raid

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The clash late Saturday was among the deadliest between suspected militants and Jordanian security forces in recent years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's bomb blast in Al-Fuhais, a mostly Christian town, and the identities of the suspects were not known. Read More »

2nd Unite the Right rally happening in Washington Sunday

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President Donald Trump Saturday issued a plea for unity. The mother of Heather Heyer , who died a year ago when a white nationalist slammed his auto into counter-protesters in Charlottesville , has urged people to stay peaceful as Washington DC readies itself for Unite the Right 2. Read More »

U.S. tariffs hike adds to Turkey's economic problems

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Relations between Washington and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also have worsened because of the detention of three locally employed United States consular workers, trade matters and differences over Syria. What possible reason could there be behind the lira which was at 2.8 against dollar in July 15, 2016 to slide below 6 yesterday? Trump further frayed US-Turkish relations after the president announced via Twitter that he was doubling of tariffs on exports of steel and ... Read More »

President Trump Issues Statement Ahead of Deadly Charlottesville Anniversary

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Trump's comments were met with a firestorm of criticism on "both sides" of the aisle. Washington police chief Peter Newsham said firearms will be prohibited at the rallies, even for gun owners with legal licenses. Sunday's rally comes less than three months before midterm elections to determine whether Republicans maintain their majority in Congress. Democrats and independents are defending 25 seats in the Senate, compared to eight for Republicans, and need to win an additional net 23 ... Read More »

Turkey's president: United States waging "economic war" against Turkey

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All week, the lira has been under pressure, which accelerated with the failure of diplomatic talks in Washington this week. "Also completely underestimated is Turkey's capacity to effectively shut down everything that happens in Brussels if they want to, because Brussels works on consensus and nothing, literally nothing happens without consensus", he said. Read More »

IDF targets Hamas positions as Gaza border protests erupt

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It said over 300 people were hurt, of whom dozens were shot by Israeli troops. Rockets fired by Hamas have not killed any Israelis. A journalist was also said to have been wounded by Israeli fire. Reserve General Doron Almog, former head of Israel's southern command which deals with Gaza, told army radio on Friday morning that the next 24 hours would be crucial. Read More »

California wildfires raging perilously close to thousands of homes

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The emergency declaration allows agencies to do all they can to help local governments. Some residents sprayed down their homes and were forced to evacuate overnight as the flames closed in, reports CBS News' Jonathan Vigliotti. He was scheduled to appear in court that day, but refused to leave his cell. It's unclear if he has an attorney. The fire is burning through dense, heavy chaparral and came within yards of some homes in the foothills. Read More »

Zimbabwe Opposition Lodges Appeal Against Election Result

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The ceremony - which was due to be held on Sunday - has been postponed while the Constitutional Court consider claims by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa that last month's poll was rigged. They may now need to send apologies just in case someone turns up. "At the moment, we are not moving forward because according to the Constitution we should wait for seven days after declaration of the results so that if there is anyone who wants to appeal against the results, they do so", President ... Read More »

Kerala floods : Heavy rains, landslides claim 20 lives

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The opening of the first two shutters was preponed by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) from 6 am to 5 am due to increasing water level. Earlier, it was proposed to release water from Idamalayar dam at 8 a.m today. The administration has been put on high-alert. In an unprecedented development, shutters of 24 dams in different parts of the state have been opened. Read More »

Whitmer wins Democratic nomination for MI governor

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Whitmer will be challenged by Republican Bill Schuette and Libertarian Bill Gelineau. Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for MI governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Read More »

Firefighters battle a rare 'firenado' at plastics factory in the UK

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Thick black smoke from thousands of plastic pallets could be seen across the East Midlands after the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd, in Occupation Lane, Albert Village, Swadlincote. When the intense heat of the fire met the cooler air above, it created swirling and turbulent air that produced this rare phenomenon which is also known as a fire whirl. Read More »

Dozens of Afghan soldiers killed in attack on base

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Heavy fighting was ongoing as of Friday afternoon in the city, where Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces were engaging fighters "by air and ground", Noori said. "US forces responded with close-air support (US attack helicopters) and conducted one strike (drone)". The number of casualties is expected to rise as many houses were destroyed. Read More »

Gaza tensions: Hamas says a truce agreed with Israel

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In a statement , Hamas added that they hold Israel responsible for the latest escalation and called for worldwide intervention "to prevent the rapid escalation on the ground". Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. Read More »

'Lock your doors': At least four dead in Canada shooting

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It happened in the Brookside Drive area where there are a number of shops and houses. At least four people are reported to have died during the incident that occurred at 8.20am local time (12.20pm GMT). "Doors are locked and everybody's inside", he said. The Fredericton resident said he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7 a.m. "Police continue to on scene of a shooting on Brookside Drive". Read More »

Leaked recording: Nunes says Rosenstein impeachment would delay Supreme Court pick

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The committee Nunes heads was tasked with investigating whether anyone from the Trump campaign may have collaborated with Russian attempts to influence the election, but its inquiry quickly became mired in partisan disputes. Nunes can also be heard on the recording arguing that any effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could interfere with the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh , Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy's ... Read More »

North Korea threatens to stall denuclearization in warning to US

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White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said North Korea has not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize despite an agreement between Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. North Korea has lashed out at the U.S. for continuing to push for sanctions enforcement. North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday it had stopped missile and nuclear tests and dismantled "the nuclear test ground", yet the United States still insisted on "denuclearisation first". Read More »

Abby Huntsman to depart Fox for ABC's 'The View'

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She is also the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah), who is now President Trump's U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation. "I wasn't done being grateful and pinching myself for just sitting at this table", she said. One thing that she will lose is her unofficial title of the "hottest reporter on Fox", as bestowed upon her by her fans and Instagram followers. Read More »

Twitter CEO Gives a Rare Media Interview

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Seeing as the company has been so vocal lately about trying to curb "troll-like behaviors" and working to "reduce people's ability to detract from healthy public conversation", it seems like they'd be on board with banning someone who has built his career on harassing the parents of murdered children as well as teenage school shooting victims , who uses his platform to spread risky and hateful misinformation. Read More »

Japanese Medical School Confirms Changing Exam Scores to Keep Women Out

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One of Japan's most prestigious medical training schools has admitted marking down female applicants' entrance exams to maintain a majority of men in each year. The manipulation was "nothing but discrimination against women ", said one of the lawyers hired by the university to investigate the alterations, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. Read More »