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North Korea missile tests continue to rile lawmakers in Washington

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It must be stopped, this nuclear war, because (if) a limited confrontation blows up here, I tell you the fallout, the soil, the resources. "We're weighing all options, keeping all options on the table". In response to North Korea's latest missile launch, the U.S. Air Force flew two B-1B bombers accompanied by South Korean and Japanese jet fighters over the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. Read More »

Trump dictated Trump Jr.'s statement on Russian meeting

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow, issued a statement in response to the Post report: "Apart from being of no outcome, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent". "The president was not - did not - draft the response", Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow said on " Meet the Press " in an interview July 16. Russia denies any interference, and Trump has denied collusion with Russia.The president applauded his son's "transparency" after he released the email exchanges on ... Read More »

Boko Haram kills 6 in attack in NE Nigeria

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Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, AVM, Sadiq Abubakar. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Wednesday said that military operation against Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe state is one of the most successful in the country. Enenche explained that the move and action were expected to give impetus to the military efforts in the North-east operations. The Emir further assured General Burai that the people would continue to partner with security operatives in the fight against the insurgents. Read More »

Trump Weighed in on Son's Statement 'as Any Father Would'

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Trump has used Twitter for a wide range of purposes, including announcing new policy, as he did last week when he ordered that transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military in any capacity. Emails show that Trump's eldest son Donald Jr, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his then campaign manager Paul Manafort met Kremlin-connected officials in June 2016 in the hope of getting dirt on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Section of Minnehaha Academy Collapses after Gas Leak, Explosion

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A natural gas explosion late Wednesday morning at Minnehaha Academy's upper school in Minneapolis caused a partial building collapse and left three people unaccounted for and injured others, fire and school officials said. "All the windows in the office blew out, rubble from the ceiling came tumbling down", he said. Minnesota Gov. Mark Drayton said the state is in touch with local authorities and the state stands ready "to provide any and all resources necessary to aid first responders" ... Read More »

US Successfully Tests ICBM Following North Korea Missile Launch

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Earlier on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said Washington was not seeking a regime change in North Korea and is not the enemy of the Kim Jong-un led state, the BBC reported. The US Air Force successfully launches an intercontinental ballistic missile. " Our long history in partnering with the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron shows that the Western Range stands ready and able to create a safe launch environment ". Read More »

Donald Trump was almost the President in 'Sharknado'

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According to David Latt , the co-founder of Sharknado production company The Asylum , Trump said yes to playing the president nearly immediately after The Asylum made the offer. The first choice was apparently Sarah Palin , the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate. Cohen, however, told THR that he did not recall any "angry correspondence". Read More »

Islamic State Claims Attack on Iraq Embassy in Kabul

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The UN office in Afghanistan UNAMA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have joined Afghans in condemning a bomb attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul on Monday, which the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group has claimed of responsibility. The militant group is known to often exaggerate its claims on the number of causalities inflicted. A security source, who declined to be named, said I.S. Read More »

Major rescue operation underway in the Mourne Mountains

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It is understood the group of young people are from England . The UK coastguard said initial reports indicated that all army cadets and their leaders had been accounted for. Independent unionist councillor Henry Reilly told the station: "I have never seen weather conditions like it in the month of August before". The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service revealed 16 of the group were suffering from hypothermia. Read More »

Brady Kilpatrick is last inmate nabbed after Alabama jailbreak

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Five to 10 minutes later, he told them he'd escaped from jail, cutting his hands when he climbed a 15-foot fence topped with razor wire. The first 11 inmates were captured within 12-hours of the escape. Kilpatrick had no idea that a team of law enforcement was surrounding the community where he was trying to hide out. The sheriff said two people who knew Kilpatrick drove to Alabama to pick him up. Read More »

Smoke Drops Forecasted Portland Temps Just Shy Of Record High

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High temperatures only inland from waterfront areas are estimate to take off to in the vicinity of 100 and 110 degrees. "The current heat wave in the Northwest may end up being the most notable event of the entire summer for the U.S.", AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams said . Read More »

Second video surfaces showing Baltimore police planting evidence, attorney says

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The first body cam video of a Baltimore Police Department officer planting drugs was released last week. In one officer's video, timestamped around 11:50PM, he searches the driver's seat of the woman's auto, finding nothing. The officers did not explain the 30-minute gap in footage. A few seconds later, Pinheiro went back to the place where he had hid the drugs and pretended to search the premise before "discovering" the pills. Read More »

N. Korea Will be Handled

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The administration is considering invoking the rarely used Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, which empowers Washington to investigate Chinese trade practices and impose sanctions, including tariffs, within months, according to one of those people. Read More »

US President Donald Trump eyes agriculture deal with United Kingdom post-Brexit

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Trump: They just went through hell . Politico on Wednesday released the transcript of a Trump interview with The Wall Street Journal last week, in which he said that Scotland "went through hell" in its 2014 independence referendum. It's very interesting. It's like, nope. Trump said the "very all-in" deal will involve greater trade in such sectors as financial services and agriculture. Read More »

Oath taking of federal cabinet delayed

The oath-taking ceremony of the new federal cabinet on Wednesday has been delayed after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) failed to decide the nominees for ministerial portfolios. However, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has refused offers made by the incumbent prime minister to continue as the interior minister, sources disclosed. The investments involve building infrastructure in Pakistan as part of China's Belt and Road initiative. Read More »

Qatar files siege complaint

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The complaint could mark the first formal step in the WTO's dispute resolution process, which would force the countries to sit down and negotiate with Qatar. Foreign Ministers of UAE Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Egypt's Sameh Shoukry, Bahrain's Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa and Saudi Arabia's Adel al-Jubeir meet in Manama, Bahrain. Read More »

China accuses India of disturbing peace along the HP border

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The Ambassador of the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) has publicly stated that it lodged a protest with the Chinese Government through their Embassy in New Delhi on June 20, " the MEA statement had said.It also pointed out that the Foreign Ministry of Bhutan had issued a statement underlining that the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory was a direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreements between Bhutan and China and affects the process of demarcating the boundary ... Read More »

Trump approval rating drops to Nixonian levels of 33%

Both measurements are even worse than Gallup's tracking poll . The poll also found that 61 percent of Americans disapprove of the job he has done since taking office, while just 33 percent approve of Trump's job as president, a record low. Read More »

People's mandate not for new ties: Sharad

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Only last week, Nitish Kumar resigned as the chief minister of Bihar as a mark of protest against the "tainted" deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav . It was only because of Mulayam Singh that I agreed to accept him in my party. "The JD (U) is registered with the Election Commission as a regional party in Bihar and hence going against the decision of the state party was not possible for me", Kumar had said earlier while defending his decision to go with the BJP. Read More »

Britain's Prince Philip to retire this week

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Now, we all know that many media houses have basic obituaries and death announcements of certain "elderly" public figures and celebrities ready to be published at a moment's notice, but unfortunately someone over at the Daily Telegraph desk mistakenly published the pre-written copy on Prince Philip's death. Read More »

Shutdown in Occupied Kashmir against killing of youth

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Earlier, authorities imposed restrictions, shut educational institutions, blocked Internet services and suspended rail services fearing protests in the Kashmir Valley following Dujana's killing. A statement issued by the police later, however, said that the civilian was injured near the encounter site in the crossfire and later died in hospital. Read More »

Two killed as plane lands on Portuguese beach

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Firefighters stand next to the small plane, which appears to have a broken wing that led to an emergency landing. The small aircraft carrying two people appeared to be in difficulty and wobbled as it skimmed low over the sunbathers, scattering them and spreading panic on the beach, witnesses said. Read More »

Trump to Join Senators in Bid to Cut Legal Immigration

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Cotton, of Arkansas, and Perdue, of Georgia, initially unveiled the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act in February , arguing that the bill will "help raise American workers' wages by restoring legal immigration levels to their historical norms and rebalancing the system toward employment-based visas and immediate-family household members". Read More »

US' Tillerson, China, North Korea ministers attending ASEAN meetings in PH

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In Kuala Lumpur, the top USA diplomat will meet Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening cooperation on a range of issues in the 60th year of bilateral relations, it said. The senator told the NBC's Today show there was a "military option to destroy North Korea's (missile) program and North Korea itself". Former officials said Clinton's delegation of authority was helpful in allowing decisions to be made quickly when she or her deputy were traveling overseas. Read More »

Federal court rules against removing gray wolf from endangered list

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A federal appeals court has ruled against the Interior Department's 2011 decision to delist the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act. "With 4,000 gray wolves across the Western Great Lakes Region, the species is hardly struggling, yet our farmers struggle to protect their livestock from the growing population of these predators", Holte said. Read More »

Kelly Was Angry at Comey Firing

It was an early indication that Kelly, a decorated retired Marine general who served three tours in Iraq, is not afraid to stand up to his commander-in-chief. "Mr Trump's affinity to generals and an empowered chief of staff" would be welcomed by Congress, he said. Both Mattis and Kelly have been active in providing clarification of executive orders released by the White House. Read More »

DOJ to use civil rights funding to fight against affirmative action

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Though the Times notes the document does not explicitly identify whites as at risk, it notes that the phrase "intentional race-based discrimination", will endanger programs created to bring more minorities to universities and colleges. Clegg said he would expect the project to focus on investigating complaints the civil rights division received about any university admissions programs. Read More »