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SDF Says Syria's Raqqa Campaign in Final Stages

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The Syrian Democratic Forces captured Raqqa's last grain silos from the militants in a surprise offensive on the city's northern neighborhoods, mounted five days ago, the group said in a statement. But Mr Abdul Rahman said the battle for the last 10% of the city would be tough because the jihadists had heavily mined the areas still under their control. Read More »

Countries begin signing nuclear ban treaty at UN

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as he opened the treaty for signing. It was adopted at the United Nations Conference on July 7, 2017. It added: "Seeking to ban nuclear weapons through a treaty that will not engage any state actually possessing nuclear weapons will not be effective, will not reduce nuclear arsenals, and will neither enhance any country's security, nor worldwide peace and stability". Read More »

Ron Johnson: 'Certainly Getting Close' to Passing Graham-Cassidy

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In July, the non-partisan CBO projected that the ranks of uninsured Americans would grow by 16 million, and premiums would rise 20 percent annually, over the next decade if the previous Obamacare repeal bill became law. "I always do whatever Lindsey Graham tells me to do", Senator John McCain, the unpredictable Arizona Republican, said last week, while entertaining questions from a scrum of reporters in a Capitol hallway. Read More »

Price Flying on Private Jets Instead of Commercial Planes

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His predecessors under President Barack Obama, Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kathleen Sebelius, used commercial jets when flying within the continental United States. According to ethics experts, although it is legal for government officials to use private mode of transport, it burdens the taxpayers. "I can understand why the secretary might have to use a charter flight to get to a hurricane-devastated region, but Philadelphia is not one of those regions this year". Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose still churning in waters off New England

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This kind of setup is indicative that the storm is quickly transitioning to non-tropical. Some power outages and tree damage are possible from Jose's winds in southeast New England. "The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast CT", the National Weather Service warning said. Read More »

Colorado Cops Search for Poop-and-Run Jogger

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Mrs Budde said she had confronted the woman. "My children are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like. I was like ' Are you serious, are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like 'Yeah, sorry!'" The family kept finding the runner's poop, Budde said, and the dirty paper napkins she leaves behind. Read More »

Democratic Senate leader calls Trump's 'Rocket Man' remark at United Nations 'risky'

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The United Nations Security Council on September 11 unanimously approved a new resolution, banning Pyongyang's textile exports and capping its oil imports. When last I wrote , I speculated that Trump's "fire and fury" comments may have been an effort to feed a hungry base after a spate of White House firings - and to scare China into doing more to restrain North Korea. Read More »

After New North Korea Missile Test, US Says Has Military Options

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While the aim of the sanctions is to choke North Korea's finances, its repeated missile launches and nuclear explosions suggest it is not yet out of funds. "I heard that the government would push back the date when it will deliver the humanitarian aid package", Defense Minister Song said. The projectile took off from Sunan, an airfield near North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, and flew over Hokkaido. Read More »

Prices gain before two-day Fed meeting

At this rate, the Fed's balance sheet would still be above $3 trillion by late 2019. Brent crude was up 2 cents on Monday at $55.64 a barrel, following gains of 3.3 per cent last week. A string of weak reports on consumer prices had suppressed expectations for another rate hike this year, but that view shifted when data for August showed inflation stabilizing. Read More »

United States ambassador: North Korea will be 'destroyed'

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She added that if global economic pressure does not work and North Korea continues to be defiant, there would be little else the U.N. could do. Trump will be meeting with more than 100 heads of state and government, including France's new leader Emmanuel Macron. Read More »

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' at UN

Trump focused in his speech on criticizing North Korea and Iran , which he described as a "murderous regime", reports Reuters . "The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into", he said. Read More »

Hurricane Jose to Impact Jersey Shore, Delaware

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Jose was not expected to make landfall in the United States, but officials say it could create potentially life-threatening conditions within 36 hours. Tropical storm watches are in effect for coastal DE to CT. Jose is forecast to continue its easterly trek on Thursday, then dip down and circle in a small loop Friday and Saturday as it continues to weaken. Read More »

National Weather Service issues Tropical Storm Watch as Jose approaches

Higher gusts (40-60mph) are likely along the immediate Coastline and in particular over Cape Cod and the Islands. Rain and gusty winds from Jose could brush parts of the U.S. Along with over an inch of rain , Central Connecticut could see sustained winds up to 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Rain, wind threats: The extent of any rain or wind impacts remains uncertain and will be determined by how close Jose passes to the Northeast. Read More »

Auto seat checks set for child passenger safety week

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Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers issued citations to 1,632 drivers who failed to secure children younger than 8 years old in a child restraint seat in 2016. Infant seats are designed for children up to 30 pounds and should face rearward in a semi-reclined position. Those 16 and over are responsible for themselves. Read More »

India's Supreme Court hears plea against Rohingya deportation

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The affidavit was filed hours after a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the statement of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the government would file its reply in the course of the day on the public interest litigation by two Rohingyas , challenging their deportation. Read More »

Trump urges United Nations to cut costs

The President said Iran supports terrorists and destabilizes the region. Trump's main message to the visiting heads of state and government will come Tuesday when he addresses the opening session of the U.N. Rouhani said that should the United States pull out of the nuclear agreement, Iran would consider going "back to previous activities", to develop peaceful nuclear technology for energy production. Read More »

Russian FM: "Russia interested in bringing ties with USA back to normal"

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a reporter that "the meeting was on cooperation in Syria crisis Middle East issues and Minsk agreement", but when asked how it went said she had not been in the room. UN-sponsored talks are being held in Geneva in search of a political solution to end the Syrian civil war. Russian Federation and China have pushed back against US demands for the two to take "direct action" against Pyongyang. Read More »

2 officers shot while serving warrant

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The two cops investigating the nearby wreck were confronted the man outside a home around 8:15 a.m., believing they had found the fleeing vehicle from the crash, according to police. Other officers have been treated and released. Numerous agencies, including Grady County Sheriff's Office, Lighthorse Police Department, Caddo County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and Ninnekah Police Department, arrived to assist. Read More »

Everybody still hates Hillary Clinton: But why?

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The president was responding to remarks Tuesday night by Clinton on CBS's "The Late Show" about his speech earlier in the day before the U.N. General Assembly. Recently embarking on her book tour which critics branded "blame game", Clinton insisted her gender bothered Putin and made him "agitated". Clinton got a hero's welcome from Colbert and the audience but quickly turned the conversation to her election loss and Russian interference in the election and what Americans need to do combat ... Read More »

Canal collapse: Embarrassment for government, Tejashwi targets CM Nitish

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Earlier in the day nearly all leading newspapers in the state had carried huge advertisements announcing the proposed inauguration of the project by Kumar and the state's water resources and irrigation minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh "Lallan". The Rs 389 crore project, which was started in 1977 with a cost of Rs 13.88 cr, had been a story of neglect by successive governments. After the canal collapsed, water entered into residential areas of National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) station at ... Read More »

Sunny Leone's Navratri Themed Condom Ad Irks Surat

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On the other hand, Twitterati didn't leave a stone unturned in taking digs at the cheap tactics of the company, protests are carried throughout the vital areas in the city. What's wrong with the advertisement caption is the use of the word "Navaratri", one of the big festivals celebrated by the Hindus. She appeared in some adult films, such as Descent into Bondage and Costumed Damsels in Distress, before transitioning to mainstream movies, where she has always a magnet for criticism. Read More »

Rohingyas a serious threat

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Citing serious ramifications on national security, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that it should not interfere and let it take a decision under a "fair and just procedure" on the issue of deportation of Rohingyas, many of whom have illegally crossed borders seeking refuge against widespread violence and discrimination in their home country, Myanmar. Read More »

3.8 quake rattles IL town near Kentucky border

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Carrieann Bedwell, a geophysicist at the USGS, said the epicenter was approximately 75 miles southwest of Terre Haute. An natural disaster rattled a small town in IL not far from the Kentucky border Tuesday morning. Weak or light shaking was felt up to 229 miles away. The quake caused very light damage, the Associated Press reported. According to the USGS website, earthquakes that occur east of the Rocky Mountains can be felt in an area as much as 10 times larger than a similar natural ... Read More »

BSF guns down two smugglers near Pakistan border

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The spokesman said around 10 BSF border outposts and 10 villages were targeted in the past four days in Arnia. Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh was on duty on one of the nine posts in the global border of Arnia in J&K, when Pakistani troops Started unprovoked shelling, one which one bullet pierced the soldier's chest. Read More »

Theresa May wants terrorist material on the web removed in two hours

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Theresa May is to tell internet companies that they must do more to take down extremist content being shared by terrorist groups, during a roundtable event with the French president and the Italian prime minister. Twitter said it has taken down 300,000 terror accounts in the first six months of the year as its own AI tools improve. While internet companies are taking steps to curb this, the United Kingdom government believes that internet companies could do more, reports the Guardian . Read More »

Worker dismissed for opposing same-sex marriage on social media

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The employer, Madelin Sims, said on social media that there were "prior conversations" that led to the dismissal of the worker, and told the ABC that when the Facebook filter was noticed, her younger brother, who was friends with the worker, asked her to remove it from her profile. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for 3-month-old girl, parents sought

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She has brown hair, however, her eye color is unknown. Rex Douglas Cochran Jr.is a 39 years old, white, male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 185 pounds. The alert was issued after Cali Marie Cochran was reported missing near Asheville. They said the couple appears to be from North Dakota, but were living with some extended family in Clyde. Read More »

USA said to weigh shooting down all North Korean missiles

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GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: In his address, President Trump dispensed with the diplomatic talk to deliver what one senior administration official called a clear-eyed view of the world and the challenges it faces. Besides calling Iran a "murderous regime " and accusing its government of seeking nuclear weapons - despite its 2015 agreement with the USA and allies to curb its nuclear program - the US president also made strong threats towards North Korea directly in front of the their ... Read More »

Jose to bring high winds, rain, less for Nassau, NWS says

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While Hurricane Jose will not directly hit New Jersey, the Garden State will still feel the storm's affects beginning on Tuesday with parts of the state and Long Island under a tropical storm warning . There will be heavy rain and strong winds from Jose. An outer band of heavy rain could also arrive early Tuesday for Suffolk County and impact the Tuesday morning commute, they said. Read More »

Donald Trump says the United States could "totally destroy" North Korea

Countries are "going to hell": Trump said that some countries "are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell ". He encouraged nations to band together to fight evil. BENNETT: That set the room of diplomats abuzz. Trump also singled out Iran , calling the US's nuclear deal with the country, brokered by President Barack Obama , an "embarrassment". Read More »

Trillanes belies allegations of having personal bank accounts in Singapore

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Asked where he got the account details, Trillanes said he was being accused by the President of the Philippines of owning such an account. After a few minutes of checking, a teller told Trillanes that there was no such account . Duterte revealed last week that the USA bank account number 927519921320 in Zurich had a balance of $75,000 or P3,801,385.05. "The DBS account number 178000296012 in Singapore has a balance of 193,000", he added, without stating the currency. Read More »