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After McCain, more volatility in USA politics

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McCain was buried at the Naval Academy's Cemetery next to his classmate and longtime friend, Chuck Larson. "My family and I send prayers for Cindy and the McCain family". McCain's body, which had lain in state at the US Capitol, arrived at the Washington National Cathedral after his motorcade first stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial , where his wife, Cindy McCain, laid a wreath to honour those who died in the war. Read More »

Man accused of ramming Dallas TV station charged

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After the incident, he got out of the vehicle and started ranting. Once he got out of the vehicle, he left papers and a "suspicious bag" behind, witnesses added, prompting the intervention of a bomb squad. The bomb squad's robot and explosive-sniffing dogs were used to check the bag and the truck. Webb said the suspect was taken to Parkland Hospital for evaluation and later transferred to the Lew Sterrett Jail. Read More »

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo deny writing explosive op-ed attacking Trump

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The Times published the column on Wednesday, saying it was by a senior official in the administration. Agen added that the Times "should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed". White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tried to shut down the speculation. Coats, meanwhile, released a statement that said speculation that the op-ed was written by him or his principal deputy, Susan M. Read More »

Police Say Novichok Was In Fake Perfume Bottle

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Wednesday that Moscow has no knowledge of the two suspects, saying their names and photos "say nothing to us". Rowley was discharged from hospitalbut Sturgess later died. Police revealed further details of how they believed Petrov and Boshirov managed to sneak Novichok, which is banned under global chemical weapons laws, into the country. Read More »

Delta Fire Closes I-5, North of Lakehead

The latest fire spread to 2,000 acres (809 hectares) by Wednesday evening, forcing the Shasta County Sheriff's Office to evacuate residents along a stretch of Interstate 5 north of the town of Lakehead to the Siskiyou County line, according to the government wildfire tracking website Inciweb. Read More »

Watch Marco Rubio & Alex Jones Get In Heated Argument Outside Tech Hearing!

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Sen. Marco Rubio and InfoWars gadfly Alex Jones got into a verbal altercation that threatened to turn physical in an odd spectacle that unfolded in front of a cluster of reporters interviewing Rubio. "The Democrats are doing what you say China does", Jones yelled as he stood next to Rubio, saying tech companies and Democrats are " purging " and shadow banning conservatives. Read More »

Vladimir 'Scarer of Bears' Putin gets reality state TV show

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Kremlin. Putin" provides a new format to showcase his activities. Russians have held rallies throughout the country to protest against a government plan to raise the age for receiving state pensions. Levada sociologist Denis Volkov told the RBC news website that Putin's address was unlikely to ease public discontent with pension reform, but "could help them accept it". Read More »

China protests after British warship sails close to disputed Paracels

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Without directly confirming the incident, the Royal Navy noted that "HMS Albion exercised her rights for freedom of navigation in full compliance with global law and norms". Since 2015, the US Navy has been conducting freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) in the area to ensure access to key shipping and air routes - and has urged key global allies to do the same. Read More »

'TREASON?' asks Trump as senior official says staff are against him

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The New York Times has published an anonymous diatribe from a person claiming to be inside President Trump's administration - but says he, or she, is working against his agenda. He says "It shouldn't surprise anyone" that the New York Times chose to print "such a piece". Dao did not provide the person's gender, although the author was described in a New York Times tweet as a "he" earlier Wednesday. Read More »

Death of Jordan Belliveau, 2, devastates family, community

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A history of domestic violence reportedly exists between Jordan's parents and Child Protective Services recently had investigated the family. She told police that she struck Jordan in a "moment of frustration", the report said . That exchange was Saturday at 2:16 a.m. Sunday morning at 8:30, Turner messages Stinson and says, "Please tell me that's not your child on that Amber alert". Read More »

‘We thought about REMOVING Trump’ - White House official's STUNNING admission about coup

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Jessica Roy, an anti-Trump writer at the Los Angeles Times , attacked the author in an op-ed titled, "No, anonymous Trump official, you're not 'part of the resistance .' You're a coward". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the piece in a statement, which cited the "nearly 62 million people" who voted for Trump . Asked about the column during a White House event, Trump called it a " gutless editorial", bashed the New York Times as "failing", and ticked off ... Read More »

McCain’s daughter takes swipe at Trump in eulogy

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McCain's casket arrived at the Capitol Friday as his family watched from the steps. "It's a politics that pretends to be courageous and tough but in fact is born in fear". "Back", McCain wrote on the last page of his recent memoir, "where it began". A new Washington Post/ABC poll showed Trump's disapproval rating at an all-time high of 60 percent. Read More »

Supreme Court to deliver verdict on gay sex petitions today

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The role of Courts are more important when rights affected are of a minority subject to historical discrimination. Talking about importance of individual identity with dignity, individual autonomy and equality for all without discrimination are cardinal corners of our constitution. Read More »

North Korea's Kim says wants to denuclearise in Trump's first term - Seoul

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Kim exchanged "wide-ranging opinions" with the delegation over the schedule for the Pyongyang summit due in September and its agenda, and "came to a satisfactory agreement", the report said without naming a specific date. It was launched in 2004 during a previous bid to improve relations with the North, and enabled South Korean companies to manufacture products using cheaper North Korean labor. Read More »

GoFundMe raises almost $10k for Texas billboard of Trump's anti-Cruz tweet

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Donald Trump Jr., the son of the president, is also planning to visit the Lone Star State in September to campaign with Cruz, The Washington Post reported. At the Republican convention later that summer, Cruz famously declined to endorse Trump during his speech before delegates. Trump has long planned to travel to bolster Republican candidates before November's midterm elections, but he was not expected to spend valuable time in reliably-red Texas for a race that for months looked like a ... Read More »

Strong quake strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

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Reports of power outages in Japan's northernmost prefecture have been shared on social media. The quake, which struck at 3:08 am had a magnitude of 6.7, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "there is no tsunami threat from this natural disaster". Seismologists have said another such quake could strike the city at any time. Read More »

Paraguay to move embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv

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His successor President Mario Abdo Benitez, who took office in August, chose to move it back "to contribute to the intensification of regional and worldwide diplomatic efforts that aim to achieve a broad, just and durable peace in the Middle East". Read More »

Singaporeans should defer travel to Osaka in aftermath of Typhoon Jebi: MFA

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More than a million homes were without power and Kansai airport officials started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats after its runways were flooded. In Kyoto, home to ancient temples and shrines, part of the ceiling of the main railway station fell down, while in nearby Osaka, the high winds tore scaffolding from a multistorey building. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh withstands Democrats' coordinated attack: 'I am a pro-law judge'

Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Durbin said "there was a phone conference yesterday", where " many issues were raised". Beyond social issues, Kavanaugh is also likely to face questions about his views on investigating sitting presidents and the ongoing probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Zina Bash's husband John Bash lashes out amid 'white power' symbol accusations

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Eugene Gu, a Huffington Post contributor who describes himself on Twitter as a surgeon-scientist - and who brags about suing President Donald Trump after the president blocked him on the social media platform - tweeted outrage at Zina Bash (shown above in background), who turns out to be a former clerk to the Supreme Court nominee. Read More »

Trump to chair UNSC meeting on Iran

The US leader also alleged that the JCPOA had placed no limits on Iran's activities to influence conflicts in Syria , Iraq , Yemen and other parts of the Middle East. Trump pulled the USA out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May, claiming the agreement was ineffective as it failed to halt Iran's nuclear activities and its development of ballistic missiles. Read More »

Moon, Trump speak before envoy heads to North Korea

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South Korean special envoys led by the chief of the national security office at SeoulÕs presidential Blue House, Chung Eui-yong, leave for Pyongyang from an airport in Sungnam city, South Korea September 5, 2018. "The delegation was on the way for an official meeting but they did not inform whom they'll meet and where", Yoon said in a statement. "There will be discussions on the specific schedule and agenda of the inter-Korean summit meeting in Pyongyang during September", Chung said in a ... Read More »

Russian Nationals Charged in Salisbury Nerve Agent Poisoning

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Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia were found last June slumped on a bench in Salisbury but both survived the attack after being critically ill for several months. In May, police collected samples from the hotel room in which they stayed. On September 4, the OPCW said laboratory tests showed that Sturgess's death was caused by the same substance that poisoned Skripal and his daughter. Read More »

Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated pharaohsA

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Dr. Nadia Khader, a ministry official responsible for Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, added that the analysis of the discovered organic materials will provide a clearer view on the Delta's first settlers and the origin agriculture in Egypt . Read More »

India stepmother arrested for 'ordering' gang rape of girl, 9

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A 28-year-old man has also been arrested over the case. Uri (Jammu and Kashmir): The police on Wednesday confirmed a gruesome rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl from Uri town and arrested the victim's stepmother, stepbrother and three others in connection with the case. Read More »

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Confirms Novichok Use in Amesbury

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Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked with a military-grade Novichok in Salisbury in March. Dawn Sturgess, right, died from her exposure. Basu said they were around 40 years old. He said: "We are grateful to the OPCW for the independent expert work in confirming the type of nerve agent used in Amesbury, and once again pay tribute to the high standards set by our world-leading scientists". Read More »

Erdogan warns of 'massacre' in Syria's Idlib

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The White House warned Syria's President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that if he chooses to use chemical weapons, the USA and its allies "will respond swiftly and appropriately", pushing back against an expected Syrian government offensive against an opposition stronghold. Read More »

Microwaves suspected in 'sonic attacks' on US diplomats

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The victims reported hearing intense high-pitched sounds in their hotel rooms or homes, followed by symptoms that included nausea, severe headaches, fatigue, dizziness, sleep problems and hearing loss. According to the Times , an American scientist, Allan Frey, first discovered in 1960 that the brain can perceive microwaves as sound. The discovery opened a new field of weapons research in the USA and the Soviet Union. Read More »

Confirmed: Killing Of US Soldier Monday Was By Afghan Policeman

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Bolyard, the highest-enlisted soldier for a squadron under a brigade out of Fort Benning , Ga., was on his 13th deployment when he was killed, according to Newsweek . Insider attacks, in which members of Afghan security forces or assailants dressed in Afghan uniforms fire on coalition troops, have become less common in recent years but remain a persistent worry. Read More »

Inferno wipes out 90% of Brazil museum's cultural treasures

The fire didn't reach the area, but it caused the electricity to fail, threatening some artifacts, said Marcelo Wexler, a researcher in the vertebrate department. The museum, whose main building was once home to the royal family, had extensive paleontological, anthropological and biological specimens. Brazil has struggled to emerge from a two-year recession and seen its political and corporate elite jailed in Latin America's largest corruption investigation. Read More »

North Korea missiles, nuclear weapons developer dies

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In this regard, much attention has also been paid on whether Kim will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoys scheduled to visit Pyongyang on Wednesday. He stepped down from the party department post in May 2015 in a large-scale reshuffle in the communist state's munitions sector. "Korea summit and to settle permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula through denuclearisation", the presidential office said in a statement. Read More »