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Why Has a Special Counsel Investigator Been Reassigned?

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Mueller reportedly brought in Strzok to run the investigatory side of his operation. Before joining Mueller's team just four weeks ago, Strzok was chief of the FBI's counterespionage section. Strzok had overseen the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Hillary Clinton's infamous secret e-mail system, and had a reputation for excellence in his law-enforcement and counterintelligence work. Read More »

General Dunford to hold talks with South Korean counterparts

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Abe said he and Trump "agreed in our recognition that preventing North Korea from launching its missiles is the most important thing". The ministry quoted Lavrov as saying tensions could rise again with the US and South Korea set to start large military exercises on August 21. Read More »

Confederate monument covered while city weighs what to do

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Birmingham Mayor William Bell on Tuesday ordered city workers to cover the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument with large wooden walls and nail guns, a move that comes in the wake of violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where three people died and least 34 were injured. Read More »

North Korea warns of 'second Korean War' ahead of joint drills

Last month, China announced that total imports from North Korea fell to $880 million in the six months that ended in June, down 13 percent from a year earlier. South Korean officials have been monitoring financial markets around the clock, said Kim. "We will see increased numbers [of troops] on the peninsula, but no more than we see every year", Carroll said in an email. Read More »

How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?

In those areas, the eclipse will occur between 8 a.m. and noon. Hydro generation - power created from flowing water - will also help to fill the void of solar output, though conservation constraints in the West will prevent it from compensating for all of the lost generation. Read More »

Australia hand debut to New Zealand-born Curtis Rona against All Blacks

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Hansen said there was no question mark over Smith starting the test on Saturday . "And we didn't want to play Ben there, we want to play him on the wing". "I think for us, considering our situation, all our focus has been on ourselves and getting our team travelling at the right speed and also prepared with everyone clear in their role to go out there and do the job on Saturday night". Read More »

A-mazing results for proud college

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COLLEGE'S A Level results have moved into the top 25% of colleges in the country. In 2017, their students have left Headlands School with an average A' Level grade of a B. "I'm not sure about the maths because that's supposed to be one of my strongest but I think it maybe got side-lined because of my other subjects", she said. Read More »

JHU president commends Baltimore's mayor for removing Confederate monuments

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Mayor Catherine Pugh was seen at the statue overnight, watching the removal process. These are modern symbols of the ways in which the Confederacy has been romanticized and constantly evoked in white supremacy . Lee , leader of the Confederate army during the Civil War which is among the 10 Confederates statues remaining in the Capitol. Taney was a Marylander who was the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery . Read More »

Barcelona: Several injured as van ploughs through crowd in tourist place

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The area around the incident was cordoned off, with several ambulances and police vehicles on the scene, an AFP correspondent said. Details are still coming in. El Pais newspaper said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot after mowing down dozens of people. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he is in contact with all authorities and the priority is to attend to the injured. Read More »

Brigitte Macron says will take on informal role as first lady

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During his campaign, Macron had pledged to create an "official First Lady status" but had said that any role for his wife would not be paid for out of public funds. "What's important is that it is clear". She said she would now post a job description online, highlighting her charity work and other engagements, which she will do for free. Read More »

Woman arrested 'snorting cocaine' in school pick-up line

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He then saw her use a cut straw to snort the substance. Hester was then promptly arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A few of the students at the school also heard about the incident and shared their thoughts with local Florida reporters. It wasn't immediately clear if Hester has a child attending the school. Read More »

Charlottesville Police Chief denies officers were told not to intervene in rally

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Six were in fair condition, and four others were in good condition, authorities said Saturday. The force of the collision hurled several people into the air. He said in a 1989 interview that "a well-educated black" has an advantage in the job market - a victimhood claim refuted by academic studies and his own record of not having minorities in key posts at the Trump Organization. Read More »

Madrid beats Barca 2-0 without Ronaldo to win Super Cup

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Marco Asensio followed up his sensational goal to cap the first-leg win with a fourth-minute stunner, and Karim Benzema added a lovely goal of his own, delivering a second straight setback to Ernesto Valverde's Neymar-less side prior to the kickoff of La Liga. Read More »

So You Forgot To Buy Glasses For The Solar Eclipse …

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The eclipse can also be viewed online as NASA will be live-streaming the event. Grab those glasses , sit back and get ready to see the total solar eclipse . This will happen next on July 16, 2186. Don't do it! Special-purpose solar filters, which are usually sold as glasses or hand-held cards, effectively block 99.99% of the sun's rays. Read More »

Eclipse: Sun set for disappearing act

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He stressed that unless you were able to get a legit pair, do not look directly at the eclipse . An eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon move into alignment with each other. Look for winter constellations such as Orion or Gemini near the western horizon. Tip: The farther away you hold the projector, the bigger the image will be. Read More »

Opposition parties to attend 'Save our Heritage' programme: Sharad Yadav

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The conference organised by CPI (M) and CPI will see the participation of "all secular parties" and could be seen as a follow up to the "Save Composite Culture Conference" called by dissident JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav . He said the BJP has to compete against itself and improve its tally to win more than 350 seats in 2019. "One says this country is mine, other says I belong to the country". Read More »

USA military chief urges China to pressure North Korea

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China and the United States, the world's two largest economies, say they are committed to having a stable military-to-military relationship, but there are deep fault lines. The joint strategic dialogue mechanism grew out of diplomatic and security talks in Washington earlier this year. "It is very important for joint staff departments, which encompass all military branches and serve as one of the backbones of military operations, to have regular exchanges". Read More »

Jayalalithaa's death to be investigated by commission headed by retired judge

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The AIADMK faction headed by former chief minister O Panneerselvam has been demanding a CBI probe into the circumstances leading to the death of late Jayalalithaa in December past year. If the proposed merger happens, Palaniswami could continue as the chief minister with Panneerselvam taking charge as general secretary of the party and even assuming the role of deputy CM. Read More »

Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in US Military

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The military usually stays out of the political fray, but it has been keen to distance itself from the weekend's neo-Nazi demonstrations because some demonstrators were sporting U.S. " The Navy will forever stand against intolerance and hatred ", Richardson said in his statement. He added: "Regardless of your political views, we must all stand together on this one point that we are all equal. Read More »

Sturgeon: State visit for Donald Trump is 'unthinkable'

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On Twitter, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said: "The president of the United States has just turned his face to the world to defend Nazis, fascists and racists". Shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith tweeted: "A state visit by #DonaldTrump would shame this country and betray all we stand for". Violence erupted in Charlottesville , Virginia, on Saturday after a group of far-right extremists gathered to protest a decision to remove a statue of a Confederate general. Read More »

We Want Steve Bannon and Others Out

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Bannon was a key general election campaign adviser and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House. Referencing Bannon's boasts about helping to promote the alt-right, Palomarez also called for the former Breitbart News CEO's resignation, saying that members of the administration continued to alienate Hispanic business leaders and were "more anxious about winning votes through dog whistles and winks and nods to the most evil elements of our society than in ... Read More »

Trump says CEOs who quit his council are 'grandstanders'

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While these councils are more ceremonial than policy-oriented, they are undoubtedly important to a megalomaniac who fashions himself as the next (and probably also the original) Rockefeller. "I'm thankful we have business leaders such as Ken to remind America of its better angels", said Hewlett Packard Enterprises CEO Meg Whitman, who ran for governor of California as a Republican in 2010. Read More »

Charlottesville: Theresa May slams Trump for failure to condemn far right

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Trump said on Twitter that "rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. The timing of the move is problematic for the White House , which wants corporate support for tax cuts and infrastructure investments. Four other top executives and two union representatives had already publicly left the manufacturing council since the weekend, after Trump repeatedly drew an equivalence between white supremacists, ... Read More »

Tensions rise between US and North Korea

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Despite calls for Trump to tone down the rhetoric and end the back-and-forth with Kim, the president continued to make his point, saying Friday that the U.S. Kim also warned that the us should not test North Korea's self-restraint. But its comments appeared to signal a path to defuse the crisis by saying Kim would watch USA conduct before giving his orders. Read More »

Israeli defense chiefs heading to Washington for talks on Syria

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An analysis of the images indicates that the factory being developed near the Syrian coast bears the same features as the missile factory in Tehran, according to a report by Israel's Channel 2 television news . The Times said Iran was also helping Hizballah build subterranean factories in Lebanon to make Fateh-110 medium-range missiles that would be able to reach most parts of Israel. Read More »

Lindsey Graham says Trump's words 'dividing Americans, not healing them'

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Graham has insisted that using the Charlottesville tragedy to bash Trump is an egregious case of misplaced blame and willful manipulation of the facts. He says "their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America ". "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency", Graham said said. Read More »

And there's another one: Deputy Nats leader United Kingdom citizen

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Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash is the latest MP to be embroiled in the dual citizenship drama after revealing to the Senate she is a dual UK-Australian citizen. Her father, who left when she was only eight years old, was Scottish . "I have just met with the Prime Minister and am taking this opportunity to make the Senate aware at the earliest possible opportunity of the position", Senator Nash said. Read More »

Faith Muthambi fails to appear before portfolio committee

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But Mthembu has rejected their call‚ saying they did not have any authority on the deployment of ANC MPs. For the first time since the dawn of democracy, ANC MPs boycotted a meeting of a parliamentary committee citing an alleged breach of the party's constitution by one of their comrades as a reason for absconding from their taxpayer-funded jobs. Read More »

U.S. could target North Korea textiles, oil at United Nations: diplomats

President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "made a very wise and reasonable decision" amid indications his country has decided not to proceed with its multiple missile launch toward Guam. The US and China have no lack of "difficult issues" to work through: Taiwan , Korea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea , India and Pakistan, accusations of predatory monetary policies (currency manipulation on the part of China and quantitative easing on the part ... Read More »

Government's Kashmir Policy Made Space For Pak To Misbehave: Rahul Gandhi

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Omar, who is Opposition National Conference's (NC) working president, while noting that Modi's speech has been received very well by the people in the Valley said it should be followed by action. Jaitley further said the numbers mentioned were not dependent on the report of the Reserve Bank of India. "He should talk to all sections and create a national consensus as well as in Kashmir". Read More »