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Trump bemoans Confederate statues' removal

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The ghostwriter who penned Donald Trump's 1987 memoir, 'The Art of the Deal, thinks the United States president will resign before his term ends. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments", he tweeted. Read More »

Lee statue, days after it was vandalized

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The incident happened sometime overnight, Duke University spokesman Keith Lawrence said, adding that the campus police are investigating. Symbols of the Confederacy have come into focus since last weekend, when white nationalists, angered at the planned removal of a statue of Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia, engaged in violent protests where a counter-protester was killed. Read More »

Dry and sunny Saturday with increasing heat and humidity

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Tonight: Mostly clear - low around 70. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. The peak of the eclipse will be around 1:10 PM with 75% of the sun covered in/around DFW. Good visibility for the eclipse! North wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Of course, there could still be clouds at the middle or high levels of the atmosphere, but at least this latest low level cloud forecast gives us some hope. Read More »

Death toll of cows rises to 45 in Sagun Gaushala

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However, Verma dusted off the allegations stating that he had been seeking financial support for the shelter from the state government for the past two years but nothing worked out. I have intimated the government many times that I am not able feed them, but in vain. "I am not guilty for the deaths", added Harish Verma. More than Rs. Read More »

State Troopers reportedly shot in Fayette County

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Church St. between 8 and 9 p.m. Sources say troopers were serving a warrant when the shooting broke out. One trooper is listed in serious condition after being shot in the abdomen, but is expected to recover. One trooper was treated at Uniontown Hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand and subsequently released, Ruggery said. When they began to physically restrain him, Belsar pulled a.38-caliber revolver from his waistband and fired one shot. Read More »

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: NDRF mobilized for rescue ops

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Further details are awaited. "At this stage nothing can be said about the cause of accident", Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena said. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have also been mobilised for rescue operations at Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar , sources said. Read More »

Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks skin the Wallabies 54-34 without really trying

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While it was a dominant Test for the All Blacks it plunged Australia rugby further in the gloom after a woeful Super Rugby season where Australian teams lost all their 26 games to New Zealand opposition. Meanwhile the All Blacks will take on the Wallabies at 10 tonight. In last year's bloodbath against New Zealand in Sydney, the full-time margin was 34 points. Read More »

Trump's Planned Infrastructure Council Collapses After Charlottesville

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The Washington Post published a report this morning on another White House panel facing related problems. The president only formally established the infrastructure council by an executive order on 19 July, but had asked the NY property developers Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth to lead the panel in the days before his inauguration in January. Read More »

Trump Tells Guam Governor Nuclear Tensions Will Mean More Tourism

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French President Emmanuel Macron has called on all sides in the North Korean nuclear crisis to act responsibly "to prevent any escalation of tensions" after a days-long war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. "All over the world they're talking about Guam and they're talking about you and I think tourism - I can say this, your tourism, you're going to go up like ten fold with the expenditure of no money". Read More »

Japan says to boost defence posture, provide $500 mln for maritime defence

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Mr. Trump's off-the-cuff threats to have a military response to the North Korean regime " locked and loaded " in particular prompted his top national security advisers, including Mr. Joseph Dunford, on a visit to North-east Asia, told reporters in Beijing Thursday that the drills were "not now on the table as part of the negotiations in any way". Read More »

Doubts over alliance laid to rest in Japan-US talks

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The US and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation with countries like India, South Korea and Australia, amidst China's growing assertiveness in the Asia Pacific region. "There's no military solution [to North Korea's nuclear threats], forget it", Trump's senior strategist told the American Prospect , a left-of-center publication, in a conversation Bannon has since said he did not know would be published. Read More »

Solar Eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know

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Your 41 Action News weather team has been watching the weather data very closely as the possibility of clouds have been in the forecast for the past week. "The band of totality actually goes from OR down to SC, stretching across much of the middle portion of the United States". On Monday all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Read More »

Lebanese Army: No Coordination with Hezbollah, Syria in IS attack

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The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah declared its own assault against Islamic State militants from the Syrian side of the border on Saturday, in collaboration with the Syrian army. The Lebanese army, a major recipient of USA military aid, did not take part in the July operation, but it has been gearing up to assault the Islamic State pocket in the same mountainous region. Read More »

Mattis, Tillerson aim to clarify policy on North Korea

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On the threat of ballistic missiles, as an alliance, we will strengthen our defense and capabilities to respond. They pledged closer ties to cope with myriad issues, from North Korea to Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China seas. Read More »

Moon Jae-In over North Korea stand-off

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South Koreans are waiting to see what President Moon Jae-in will say during his Liberation Day address on August 15. The U.S. has about 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea . The chairman stressed that all the decisions being made now and all the discussions the United States is having are in the context of the alliance. Read More »

South Korea hints it'll consider envoy to North

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The annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise is scheduled for 10 days beginning August 21, and will include about 25,000 US troops along with tens of thousands of South Koreans. President Moon insists that his government "will put everything on the line to prevent another war on the Korean peninsula", which is a commendable statement but requires concrete action. Read More »

North Korea: South Korea's Moon Jae-in a 'failure'

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South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his US counterpart James Mattis had a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss ways to bolster the Seoul-Washington alliance to deal with the North's nuclear and missile threats. "Military action on the Korean Peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea ", Moon said. Read More »

See the eclipse at Shakopee Public Library

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If you can't make it out Saturday there are four locations you will still be able to get them from: the main library, Seymour and West Leonard branch and Yankee Clipper. AAS recommends the eclipse glasses meet the current global standard of ISO 12312-2. John George will give a 30-minute talk about the eclipse and safe viewing at 1 p.m., with prior registrants beginning sign-in at 12:30, when they can read and sign the required liability release form and receive their glasses. Read More »

Slides: What to Watch For: Patriots vs Texans Preseason Game 2

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Brady, who turned 40 on August 3, was asked how camp with the New England Patriots is different for him now that he's one of the older players in the league. "There are so many good players out there on that field", Brady said. It's just tough to move the ball. "We made our fair share, so it was a fun couple of days". Read More »

Korea President for his North policy

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On Tuesday, North Korea appeared to ease up on a threat to shoot missiles toward the USA island territory of Guam. "As long as the threat in North Korea exists, we need to maintain a high state of readiness to respond to that threat". Moon was elected in May after a near-decade of conservative rule that saw animosity deepen between the rival Koreas. "North Korea, the United States, and other parties directly concerned with the nuclear issue should do more", Hua said. Read More »

State funeral held for 'Pakistan's Mother Theresa'

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Last rights are being performed for Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau in Karachi . A state funeral with full national honours was held in Karachi for Dr Ruth Pfau , a symbol of selflessness and devotion who passed away at the age of 87 earlier this month. Read More »

Catalonia says Independence Vote to be held despite terror attacks

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Earlier in the day, the Spanish police said that they had shot dead "four suspected terrorists " and left another injured, who later succumbed to his injuries early Friday in Cambrils. As Spain began three days of mourning, people laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims along Las Ramblas. This Friday, August 18, at noon, a minute of silence has been observed on the place of Catalonia in the presence of king Felipe VI, a few hours after the double bombing that hit the city and ... Read More »

Russian Knife Attacker Injures Eight People

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Russia's Investigative Committee, which investigates major crimes, said the suspect was "liquidated" after armed cops turned their weapons on him. Russia's main federal investigating authority, the Investigative Committee, has started an inquiry into the incident, TASS news agency reported. Read More »

Trump reassures governor of Guam in phone call

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Experts in South Korea said the plans unveiled by the reclusive North ratcheted up risks significantly, since Washington was likely to view any missile aimed at its territory as a provocation, even if launched as a test. While immediate confirmation of the reports was not available, Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory. Read More »

Trump warns North Korea that USA is 'locked and loaded'

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On July 4, after the North test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially strike the continental USA, leader Kim added a new caveat to his refusal to negotiate over its nukes or missiles. Officials called them successes, but critics say they don't replicate actual conditions close enough to be a fair gauge. China Central Television on Saturday cited Xi as saying that Beijing and Washington are both interested in the denuclearization of the peninsula. Read More »

'Good decision' on AIADMK merger in one-two days: OPS

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AIADMK party sources dismissed reports of an immediate merger between the two factions of the party late Friday, stating that a few "ticklish" issues had to be sorted out first. It has been more than five months since he is out of power. The fast-paced developments were happening ahead of BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Tamil Nadu . Read More »

Bannon to liberal mag: North Korea has checkmated us

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday US President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea . The U.S. has rejected the "double freeze" plan proposed by China and backed by Russian Federation, which would require the U.S. and South Korea to end their military drills in exchange for the DPRK to suspend their missile tests. Read More »

S. Korea, US defense chiefs speak about NK by phone

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Song and Mattis discussed bolstering the Seoul-Washington alliance to deal with North Korea's nuke and missile threats, the ministry said. The North's leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday, August15, he would "watch a little more" before making a decision on the Guam missile launch, a declaration Trump lauded as "very wise". Read More »

Moon: US to seek Seoul's approval on N.Korea action

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He has also suggested talks along with the South Korean Red Cross about reuniting families that were separated during the Korean War between 1950 and 1953. Bannon said he was pushing the US administration to take a harder line on China trade and not put complaints against its trade practices in the backseat in the hope that Beijing would help restrain leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Pyongyang slams South Korea President Moon Jae-in for his North policy

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Trump responded with a tweet, saying Kim had "made a very wise and well-reasoned decision". "There's no military solution, forget it", Bannon told The American Prospect. Also in his speech, Moon said South Korea should play a leading role in the nuclear issue in the peninsula. The intense rhetoric on both sides has raised fears of a miscalculation leading to catastrophic consequences - Pyongyang has vast artillery forces deployed within range of Seoul, where millions of people live. Read More »