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North Korea says it has missile-ready hydrogen bomb

North Korea says it has missile-ready hydrogen bomb

The Tokyo government has registered a protest with the North Korean embassy in Beijing, he said. "The explosive power of the bomb is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton", the state run KCNA said. North Korea wants to demonstrate it knows what makes a credible nuclear warhead. There was no word from the military in Seoul about the reported second quake. Read More

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Graphic Video Shows Utah Nurse Violently Arrested for Refusing Blood Draw

Graphic Video Shows Utah Nurse Violently Arrested for Refusing Blood Draw

When Wubbels repeated the policy to the detective, he then grabbed her and said she was under arrest. Wubbels told Payne that blood sample from an unconscious patient can not be taken without a warrant, under arrest or patient consents. She said no legal action has been filed against Payne or the police department. "No medical professional in Salt Lake City should be hindered from performing their duties, and certainly not be fearful of the police officers they so often partner with to ... Read More

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Canadian economy beats expectations with 4.5% GDP growth in Q2

Canadian economy beats expectations with 4.5% GDP growth in Q2

The second-quarter result likely cements the likelihood of at least one more rate increase from the Bank of Canada in 2017. This gives the US its strongest quarter since 2015. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized 4.5 percent, Statistics Canada said on Thursday, handily topping forecasts for 3.7 percent and making for the best pace of growth since the third quarter of 2011. Read More

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Trump pushes tax reform in Missouri

Trump pushes tax reform in Missouri

Tax reform efforts have been overshadowed by news about Hurricane Harvey , as well as Trump's controversies involving the pardon of former Maricopa County , Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio , an alleged feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and comments about violence in Charlottesville, Va. Read More

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Rep. Ratcliffe applauds Trump's border security efforts

Rep. Ratcliffe applauds Trump's border security efforts

In public, Trump has stopped repeating his vow to make Mexico pay for the wall - which Republican lawmakers have estimated would require $12 billion to $15 billion - though his aides insist that's still the president's intention. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also has suggested a better time for a stand would be when the House and Senate negotiate final fiscal 2018 spending bills later in the year. Read More

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Protesters and counter protesters clash in Berkeley Sunday

Protesters and counter protesters clash in Berkeley Sunday

On Saturday, crowds gathered in San Francisco to celebrate the cancelation of a Patriot Prayer event. To be even more specific, the group named two prominent leaders of white nationalist organizations. Earlier in the day, police had set up barricades around park and checked people who entered to make sure they did not have prohibited items like baseball bats, dogs, skateboards and scarves or bandanas they could use to cover their faces. Read More

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North Korea fires three missiles into sea

The US Pacific Command has confirmed the launches and added that "the first and third missiles failed in flight", while the second "appears to have blown up nearly immediately". The North bombarded Yeonpyeong island in November 2010 in response to a South Korean live-fire drill near the tense sea border, killing four South Koreans - two soldiers and two civilians - and prompting Seoul to return the fire. Read More

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Rex Tillerson draws a line between American values and Trump's values

Rex Tillerson draws a line between American values and Trump's values

Though Tillerson denied that Trump's rhetoric made it hard to defend American diplomacy overseas, he refused to deny that he was attempting to distance himself and the state department from Trump's comments. Tillerson says that the president is "speaking for himself" in political terms. "We express America's values from the State Department". He affirmed that the State Department represents U.S. Read More

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Daesh asks Hizbollah, Syrian army for withdrawal from Syria-Lebanon border

Daesh asks Hizbollah, Syrian army for withdrawal from Syria-Lebanon border

According to military bodies, the military previously rejected a proposal by the Daesh extremists to leave for the northern province of Raqqa and told them to immediately surrender. The sit-ins have been held since the soldiers were captured by ISIS in 2014. Northeastern Lebanon was the scene of one of the worst spillovers of Syria's war into Lebanon in 2014, when Daesh and Nusra Front militants attacked the town of Arsal. Read More

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Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to return to Breitbart

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to return to Breitbart

An American citizen who was born in Britain to Hungarian parents, Gorka made a habit of assailing the news media for its coverage of Trump, insisting that reports of turmoil in the White House had "almost no resemblance to reality". Fox News reported Saturday that Gorka may be headed back to Breitbart News in his post-White House days. Breitbart confirmed it is talking with Gorka about a new role. Read More

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US Levels Sanctions On Venezuela

US Levels Sanctions On Venezuela

The measures would "deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule", the White house claimed. "Maduro may no longer take advantage of the American financial system to facilitate the wholesale looting of the Venezuelan economy at the expense of the Venezuelan people", he said . Read More

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Withington celebrates outstanding GCSE results

Withington celebrates outstanding GCSE results

Jonathan Gillespie, headmaster of St Albans School, commented: "I am delighted with this year's excellent GCSE results and congratulate our pupils on their individual successes". Nathan Gorgulu, Simon Grundy, Joe Hensman, Haneef Khan, James Lofts, Adam Pringle, Alex Towle, Stuart Wallace and Freddie Wilkinson all hit the highest mark in the newly reformed examinations. Read More

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Metro Detroit Man Among Sailors Missing At Sea After Navy Warship Collision

Metro Detroit Man Among Sailors Missing At Sea After Navy Warship Collision

Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC . Richardson said the Navy is in an operational pause in the Pacific that he doesn't envision lasting long. The collision marks the fourth incident involving a US Navy warship in the Pacific this year. Read More

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Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation

Army chief reaches Leh, takes stock of situation

Sehgal on Sunday said that the visuals have vindicated New Delhi's stand made by the Indian Army on Independence Day . The confrontation itself was sparked after a Chinese PLA unit came across an Indian patrol on the northern bank of the Pangong Lake, which is controlled in parts by India (one-third) and China (two-thirds). Read More

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23 dead, 150 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

23 dead, 150 injured as train derails in Uttar Pradesh

Heavyweight cranes and gas cutters were being used and locals were seen helping out those engaged in rescue work Muzaffarnagar authorities have set up a control room to assist families of those affected. Train movement on Ambala- Meerut- Saharanpur rail route has been stopped. According to local police, injuries of varying severity've got about 80 people. Read More

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Solheim Cup Tees Off to Raucous Atmosphere, Team USA Leads

Solheim Cup Tees Off to Raucous Atmosphere, Team USA Leads

But Sorenstam, the Hall of Fame player who served as a vice captain in the three previous Solheim Cups , is confident the underdog Europeans can hang with the USA when play begins Friday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. After more foursomes and fourballs Saturday, the event will closes with 12 singles matches Sunday. The two American Brittanys - Lincicome and Lang - took their match in a convincing 3 and 2 win over Florentyna Parker and Masson. Read More

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Will Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Betting Odds Say Greatest Chance Yet

Will Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Betting Odds Say Greatest Chance Yet

Donald Trump's ghostwriter has been a thorn in his side for over a year. And then a couple of hours later: "Trump's presidency is effectively over". Schwartz has been an open critic of Trump during his political rise, previously predicting in May that he would resign and telling The New Yorker a year ago that he "a deep sense of remorse" for his role in Trump's fame through Art of the Deal . Read More

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3 young girls found slain in Maryland home

3 young girls found slain in Maryland home

Three young girls found dead in a Maryland house on Friday were fatally stabbed by an older brother of one of the children, according to Prince George's County police. Anthony Schartner during a press conference Saturday, noting officials are only hours into their investigation. Police did not offer much information at the news conference this afternoon. Read More

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South African rights group denounces immunity plans for Grace Mugabe

South African rights group denounces immunity plans for Grace Mugabe

The police are investigating a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The model says Mrs. Mugabe physically attacked her with an electric cord in an uptown Johannesburg hotel. it is wrong and the law must take its course ... but women are capable ... they can not be judged on that". Ms Engels' representatives also said they had sent a letter to the government over a convention that diplomatic immunity can not be used to escape prosecution from grave crimes. Read More

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Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors describe shock, anger

Sierra Leone began seven days of national mourning on Wednesday after flooding and massive mudslides triggered by heavy rains left hundreds dead. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked about the suffering caused by the dramatic floods and landslide last Monday in Sierra Leone , especially in the capital, Freetown . Read More

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After Broadway Show, Michael Moore Leads Audience To Trump Tower For Protest

After Broadway Show, Michael Moore Leads Audience To Trump Tower For Protest

Following the rally and vigil he led after the performance of his Broadway show August 15, Michael Moore appeared on CNN for an explosive interview with Don Lemon in which he equated support for Donald Trump with racism. Moore said it's "absolutely criminal to stand behind the people who killed Heather Heyer " and likened those who continue to support Trump to rape enablers. Read More

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President Donald Trump announces executive order streamlining permitting process on infrastructure

President Donald Trump announces executive order streamlining permitting process on infrastructure

Mr. Trump was expected to participate in a discussion on infrastructure on Tuesday and make an announcement at 3:45 p.m. A recent draft of an upcoming report from scientists representing 13 federal agencies say sea levels along US coastlines could rise by more than one foot on average by 2050, potentially more in the Northeast and western Gulf of Mexico. Read More

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Pence seeks 'peaceable' solution for Venezuela

Pence seeks 'peaceable' solution for Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence opened his weeklong trip to South and Central America here Sunday with a stern message for neighboring Venezuela's autocratic government to end "the tragedy of tyranny" and to restore democracy. "A transition in the Venezuelan regime toward democracy must be a peaceful transition". Trump's threat, then, provides Maduro with an idea political lifeline, allowing him to both dismiss the country's economic woes as America's fault, and to paint the opposition as ... Read More

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Suspect in Virginia vehicle ramming a 'Nazi sympathiser'

Suspect in Virginia vehicle ramming a 'Nazi sympathiser'

Keegan McGrath told The Associated Press on Monday that he was roommates with James Alex Fields Jr . on that trip in 2015. One woman was killed and 19 others were injured. Fields was appointed a lawyer and his next court date is set for August 25, though a judge may reconsider his bond application prior to that. Marisa said she was shocked to find out someone she knew could be involved with the attack. Read More

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Three killed at race track in Wisconsin

Three killed at race track in Wisconsin

At roughly 7 p.m. CT at Larry's Fun Fest, which is billed as part auto show and part drag race, a suspect approached three men near a food vendor and shot them point-blank, according to the Sentinel. Two of the three men died on scene. "It's a hard situation and I'd feel a lot better, if there's a way to feel better about this, if we had the suspect in custody", said Sheriff David Beth. Read More

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How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

How to survive a nuclear attack, explained by Guam officials

The small US island, which has been caught in the middle of an explosive war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korea, advises its citizens on how to survive an "imminent" missile attack from nuclear-armed Pyongyang. The U.S. set up the Naval Station in Guam in 1899, designating the whole island as a base. The naval base dates to 1898, when the USA took over Guam from Spain after the Spanish-American War. Read More

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Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in IL

Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in IL

The Washington ticket is worth $5 million because the victor chose to spend an extra dollar for the optional Megaplier, which was 5x, lottery offiicials said. That's a cash value of $224 million if you take the lump sum. It's the first jackpot victor in Mega Millions since April 28. A record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was shared in January 2016 by ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee. Read More

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A Warm/Muggy Friday... then a 50/50 Weekend

A Warm/Muggy Friday... then a 50/50 Weekend

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for scattered thunderstorms. Tuesday - Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high in the low 80s. We will have partly cloudy skies, which mean warmer temperatures in the afternoon. A few showers are possible Saturday morning but rain and storm chances will increase by midday and through the afternoon. Read More

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