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North Korea is a rogue state, taking threats to a risky level

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Guterres said on Wednesday it was time to "dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy" on North Korea and that he had told Russia, Japan, the US, China and North and South Korea that he was available to help broker talks. Next week's start of annual US-South Korean military exercises that enrage the North each year could make diplomacy even more hard. It also appears that South Korea and Japan share the common sentiment that the American nuclear commitment to their territorial security can ... Read More »

Republicans, Dems split on Trump's response to Virginia attack

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A 32-year-old woman died when a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. QUIRMBACH: Randall says he would absolutely vote for Trump again today because Randall says the president is telling the people what he thinks and is trying to cut taxes and get rid of the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

China, US agree to boost military ties

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It also prohibits countries from issuing new permits to North Korean workers overseas, whose wages, it is suspected, help fund nuclear and missile programs. Dunford said the response from world capitals has also given him encouragement that there is the will to enforce sanctions. In an apparent preemptive message to other U.N. Read More »

Penn State, Franklin agree on contract extension

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The deal is worth a total of 34 million. O'Brien's contract was amended twice, the first being to extend his deal for every year of the NCAA sanctions as a result of the Sandusky case. Make no mistake, Franklin was on the hot seat in the court of public opinion last season and this allows him to continue to preach to recruits that he will be at Penn State and will be around to keep building the program. Read More »

N.Korean nuclear ICBM a 'red line': Moon

Pyongyang then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the United States territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-Un this week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move. The US has nearly 30,000 troops in South Korea, and protects it with a so-called nuclear umbrella. Some 50,000 South Korean soldiers and about 25,000 United States troops participated past year over two weeks in the so-called Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises. Read More »

Six Flags replaces Confederate flag with American flag

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The flags, that were supposed to symbolize the history of Texas, have been removed after the park's controversy of removing the Confederate flag, which they initially said they wouldn't remove. Despite the fraught history associated with the Confederate flag, Six Flags previously stood behind the decision to keep it on display, saying they believe their patrons "are astute enough to know the difference", TMZ reports. Read More »

3 juveniles found dead in Prince George's County home

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The twitter account also mentions that investigators are looking into what happened in the home, and will provide details as soon as possible. 'We have not determined who the person responsible is yet, ' she said. "We have a number of people that we are talking to and are continuing to speak to", Donelan said. State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Prince George's County had woken to "yet another nightmare". Read More »

Why does a WWI general merit a Trump tweet?

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President Donald Trump has strongly condemned the terror attack in Spain and extended the US' help to the country. "And he caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage and killed many people". The Pershing story, which Trump also recounted at the end of a rally in SC in February 2016, has been debunked by several fact-checking organizations, including Politifact and Snopes. Read More »

Hurricane Gert: Weather warning issued for five counties

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Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rainfall in counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo with a risk of thundery showers and possibly some flooding. Temperatures will range from 16 to 18 degrees. Sunday will be mostly overcast with outbreaks of rain. The storm, is expected to bring strong winds and rain in the North as it travels across the Atlantic and hits the United Kingdom on Sunday. Read More »

What if I don't have glasses for the eclipse?

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They ordered 75 pairs of glasses so their preschool and pre-K students could experience the eclipse . Is there a that much of a difference where the sun will be 99% blocked versus totality? The orbit of Earth around the sun and the moon around Earth are offset by about five degrees, meaning the three come into alignment on rare but predictable occasions. Read More »

American Cancer Society pulls out of gala at Mar-a-Lago

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In a letter to staff, Komen announced they wouldn't be holding their 2018 Perfect Pink Party at the venue. The head of the Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce is urging charities to not hold events at Trump's Mar-a-Lago private club in the wake of the President's support of white supremacists after Charlottesville violence. Read More »

Peace with North Korea a 'possibility' says top U.S. general

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Moon's comments about averting war echoed similar statements he made Tuesday that only South Korea could give consent to initiate any conflict with the North. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision". "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" It also prohibits countries from issuing new permits to North Korean workers overseas, whose wages, it is suspected, help fund nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

BJP emerges as top choice for corporate donors

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The BJP declared receiving Rs 193.62 crore from the Trust, while the Congress got Rs 57.25 crore. The party also topped the chart of most donors with missing PAN or address details. The parties which received funds include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ), Indian National Congress (INC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India (CPI), and Communist Party of India (Marxist). Read More »

A Charlottesville White Supremacist Just Got His OkCupid Account Banned For Life

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We've even got a pickup line for Cantwell: "Hey, baby, how about you join my polygamous breeding pod and we make some pure Caucasian babies to serve as soldiers in the upcoming race war?" He was also banned from Facebook . As of Wednesday, Cantwell was able to add one more descriptor to his dating profile: wanted felon. "It's a god damn miracle my dick hasn't fallen off from an STD". Read More »

Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals following mudslides

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Togo's president and Chairperson of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, gave the donation when he paid a solidarity visit to Freetown, Sierra Leonean capital. The country is a former British colony. Malaria is also a concern, as numerous estimated 3,000 homeless are sleeping without mosquito nets. Mass burials are set to begin. Read More »

Bossier deputies to enforce Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. "As the Labor Day holiday is one of the most risky on our roads, State and local law enforcement will be making a special effort leading up to and throughout the Labor Day holiday to protect us all from drunk drivers", an NHTSA statement reads. Read More »

3rd Australian minister could be fired over dual citizenship

When Scott Ludlam , a senator for Western Australia, hit the tweet button two weeks ago he "triggered a scandal that has enveloped Australian politics for two weeks and counting, and ensnared more politicians than anyone might have imagined", says Buzzfeed News . Read More »

Tennessee congressman introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

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Cohen said Trump should be impeached for not unequivocally condemning actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and Klansmen after a national tragedy. That proposal went nowhere, given that it would require support from a number of Republicans to get anywhere close to a majority. He brought up the KKK's terrorist acts, including the assassination of MS civil rights icon Medgar Evers in 1963. Read More »

The Charlottesville rally caused mass devastation, but why exactly did it happen?

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Anti-racist protesters shared a "beautiful" moment Saturday before terror struck when a auto plowed into a massive crowd of people demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia . "As uncomfortable as it is to be a police officer out there in between them, that's the only thing to do". Trump billed the event as a press conference but failed to take any questions on Saturday. Read More »

U.S. universities ban white nationalist Richard Spencer from campus

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Michigan State University subsequently said in a statement that it would refuse a request to hire space for a speaker from the National Policy Institute. Padgett says the university should be held to the same standard as Auburn. The university was also ordered to pay almost $30,000 in legal fees. - Michigan State University has denied a request to speak on campus from group led by white supremacist Richard Spencer . Read More »

Trump Elevates Cyber Command

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Mike Rogers , head of the NSA. "Through United States Cyber Command, we will tackle our cyberspace challenges in coordination with like-minded allies and partners as we strive to respond rapidly to evolving cyberspace security threats and opportunities globally", Trump said in the statement. Read More »

Guam issues fact sheets preparing residents for a nuclear attack

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Washington wants to stop Pyongyang from developing nuclear missiles that could hit the United States . "Maybe that statement wasn't tough enough", Trump said on Thursday. Trump's bluster, however, stands in stark contrast to an ongoing back channel for negotiations between the United States and North Korea, which came to light Friday. Read More »

US's religious report gives wrong information about VN

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The full State Department report is here and video of this week's announcement is available from here. "In the areas liberated from ISIS, the preferred option is to allow people to return to their traditional villages". "But this is the kind of activity that we're looking for- incremental progress in improving religious freedom". Tillerson said that the report was a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 that upholds religious freedom as a core American value. Read More »

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $510 million, 8th Largest

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On Wednesday night, there was one $2 million victor and five $1 million winners, but no one took home the big prize. Tickets for this drawing need to be purchased before 10 p.m. The odds of winning are only one in 292.2 million, but hey, it's Friday and we're feeling lucky. The payoff for drawing has been surging since Wednesday's drawing - when no winning combination was selected - due to strong sales across all 47 participating lottery jurisdictions. Read More »

Netanyahu's son says anti-fascist 'thugs' as bad as neo-Nazis

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The issue highlighted Netanyahu's reluctance to be seen as criticising Trump, who has expressed strong support for Israel and whose rise to the presidency was welcomed by the Israeli premier, some analysts said. Immediately after Saturday's march, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the nationalist Jewish Home party, said the waving of Nazi flags and symbols was not only offensive to American Jews, but also disrespected the memory of American soldiers who died fighting the Nazis ... Read More »

Our response to the Government's UK-Irish border paper

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A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic should be avoided after Brexit, the government has said . The plans claim that European Union nationals will be free to enter via the Irish border, but reports have now suggested that all other ports and airports could be opened as a direct result of this. Read More »

Trump Trades Barbs with CNN's Acosta Over 'Fake News'

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President, could you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?" he said. 'They've been condemned. They have been condemned , ' a stoic Trump responded. Reading a statement to the assembled media, he said "racism is evil..." Trump failed to call out the white supremacist groups responsible for the unrest, and his " on many sides " comment was criticized for seeming to equate the hate groups with the anti-fascists and Black Lives Matter counter-protesters. Read More »