• Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor
Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

During her primary race, she received the backing of Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee founded by former Bernie Sanders campaign leaders, including The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur, which helped propel leftist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to her victory over longtime NY 14th Congressional District incumbent Joe Crowley ...

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  • Afghan government asserts ‘complete control’ over Ghazni after Taliban assault
Afghan government asserts ‘complete control’ over Ghazni after Taliban assault

The US said that the city remained under government control. The Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, did claim in a Twitter post that the insurgents had "liberated" the city's prison, releasing everyone inside. One security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said both sides were fighting to control commercial centers and arterial...

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  • Iran Will Never Talk To Trump Administration
Iran Will Never Talk To Trump Administration

Khamenei added that Iran would enter negotiations only when it has reached a desirable level of "political, economic, and cultural" strength, but that now, "negotiations with the U.S. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, echoed Khamenei's comments in an interview. The Leader also dismissed talks with the United States after President Tru...

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  • Trump & Cuomo Spar During President's NY Visit
Trump & Cuomo Spar During President's NY Visit

Trump signed the NDAA, or H.R. 5515, during a visit to Fort Drum in upstate NY on Monday afternoon. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act also ushers through a series of new reforms and policy efforts, from revamping the military's "up or out" promotion system to new policies to reign in sexual misconduct and domestic abuse among the ra...

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  • Turkey ready for trade with partners, including Russian Federation, in national currencies - Erdogan
Turkey ready for trade with partners, including Russian Federation, in national currencies - Erdogan

Import taxes for aluminum will be 20 percent. Turkey was facing artificial financial volatility , Erdogan said, and people should not pay close attention to foreign exchange prices, and should instead focus on the "big picture". Erdogan, whose typical defiance in the face of the crisis has further unnerved investors, appealed to Turks' patriotis...

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  • This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony
This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony

It has nominated Asad Qaiser for the post of speaker National Assembly, while the joint opposition, comprising 11 political parties, has fielded Syed Khursheed Shah for the post and Maulana Fazlur Rehman's son Asadur Rehman for the post of deputy speaker.

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  • On Anniversary of Heather Heyer’s Death, Her Mother Reflects on Her Loss
On Anniversary of Heather Heyer’s Death, Her Mother Reflects on Her Loss

Numerous neo-Nazi, and other white supremacist groups that marched in Charlottesville previous year have been weakened or fractured by infighting and by pressure from lawsuits and counter-protests. When the group arrived at Lafayette Park, another large crowd greeted them with boos, cries of "shame", and chants of "fascists go home" and "you are no...

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  • Michigan Governor’s Race: Whitmer To Face Schuette In November
Michigan Governor’s Race: Whitmer To Face Schuette In November

One of the candidates for the House in the state was likely to become the first Muslim woman in Congress. Rashida Tlaib won a Democratic nomination and will not be opposed by the Republicans in November. "Whatever differences we may have, it is my hope, starting tonight, we can unite in our common goal: more jobs, greater growth and bigger payche...

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  • Lombok quake death toll jumps as aftershock causes panic
Lombok quake death toll jumps as aftershock causes panic

The number of confirmed deaths from a strong quake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday has risen to 259 and would rise as more victims are found in the rubble, the disaster mitigation agency said . The national disaster agency stood by its latest death toll of 131 despite other government agencies including the military reportin...

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  • Canadian police: 2 of 4 dead in shooting are officers
Canadian police: 2 of 4 dead in shooting are officers

An owner of Standardbred horses for a number of years, Burns had been listed as one of the co-owners of grey pacing gelding Grimsby since 2014. Costello, a detective known as Robb, worked on all manner of cases - from missing persons, robberies, street crimes, extortion, sex crimes - in Fredericton police's major crimes unit and while seconded to...

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  • Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa remarks
Boris Johnson facing party probe over burqa remarks

If the independent panel finds him culpable, Johnson faces suspension of his membership or expulsion from the party. "With everything else going on in London to be diverting resources into an even cursory investigation into an article is weird", Mr Burns said according to The Telegraph .

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  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars
Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

We'll enforce if he does", he said . But it became a hot issue in the USA after companies like Facebook , Google and Twitter were accused of failing to stop alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. The argument put forth is that the content posted by Infowars and Jones to other platforms is different to the conten...

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  • One priest's take on pope's 'death penalty' change
One priest's take on pope's 'death penalty' change

Pope Francis has added this change in the Roman Catholic Church's Catechism , a holy book of doctrine for the Catholics which is taught worldwide to the Catholic children and it was majorly studied by the adults who visit the church and have a membership of about 1.2 million people.

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  • Lombok natural disaster death toll rises to 105 amid search for survivors
Lombok natural disaster death toll rises to 105 amid search for survivors

The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake destroyed thousands of buildings and triggered panic among tourists and locals on Lombok on Sunday, just a week after a tremor had surged through the holiday island and killed 17. Rescuers pulled a body from a pancaked pile of broken concrete and twisted reinforcing bar that once held together the multi-storey Jabal ...

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  • Judge contrite for scolding prosecutors
Judge contrite for scolding prosecutors

Greg Andres, a prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller's team, somewhat softened the blows Manafort's attorney had inflicted during his cross examination. Gates also said Manafort floated banker Stephen Calk's name for consideration as Secretary of the Army, a post he ultimately did not get. Maybe I made a mistake.

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  • Mike Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020
Mike Pence calls for creation of Space Force by 2020

He then revealed that the Department of Defense would release a report later in the day outlining the steps needed to create this new military branch. According to Pence, this militarized Space Force would be part of the Defense Department, and they meant to create it by 2020. "We must have American dominance in space, and so we will", Pence sai...

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  • Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war
Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

Imports also rose much faster in July thanks to still solid domestic demand, official data showed on Wednesday, with purchases of commodities like copper and iron ore rising from June. "Looking ahead, we expect export growth to cool in the coming months, though this will primarily reflect softer global growth rather than United States tariffs, the ...

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  • Body Of Young Boy Found At New Mexico Compound, Identity Unconfirmed
Body Of Young Boy Found At New Mexico Compound, Identity Unconfirmed

Eleven children aged 1 to 15 were taken into custody at the compound in New Mexico after a standoff between two Muslim men and the police. Authorities say the search for Abdul-ghani, of Georgia , led them Friday to the squalid compound where they found his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj , four other adults and 11 hungry children living in filthy ...

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  • 5 killed in California shopping centre plane crash
5 killed in California shopping centre plane crash

Emma Gonzales, who works at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the strip mall, said she felt the building shake. All five victims were passengers on the airplane and no one on the ground was injured. "Unfortunately, it was tragic that five people died on the plane", Capt. The plane was just about one mile away from its destination when it crashed.

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  • Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament
Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament

He hails from Ekeremor in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. However, Idris was said to have turned down the request, saying he already has enough officers on ground manning the National Assembly. Nigeria's acting president Prof. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency. Akpabio's resignation is seen as a mo...

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  • Video Shows New Angle On Brooklyn Nail Salon Fight As Protests Intensify
Video Shows New Angle On Brooklyn Nail Salon Fight As Protests Intensify

At least one protester screamed, "where is ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?" implying that the salon's Asian employees might be undocumented immigrants. The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more video evidence and may alter the charges. But police were ready for protesters and were inside the busin...

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  • Polls open for Kansas primary
Polls open for Kansas primary

Mike Flynn, a hospital unit coordinator from suburban New Albany northeast of Columbus, voted for Balderson as a show of support for Tiberi. Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take control of the House, and Republicans are now defending dozens of districts that are more favorable to Democrats than Ohio's 12th District, which Trump in ...

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  • Donald Trump holds rally at OH high school before tight special election
Donald Trump holds rally at OH high school before tight special election

Trump will travel Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen. He also avoided the topic at the Balderson rally, which was held just over 100 miles away from OH favorite James' home of Akron, where the new school will be. "The President?' He said, 'No, I didn't, '" Kasich responded. Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Se...

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  • At Least 71 Shot, 11 Killed in Chicago in Weekend Violence
At Least 71 Shot, 11 Killed in Chicago in Weekend Violence

Sunday, several gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing in the courtyard of a building, wounding eight people, police said . The victims' ages ranged from 11 to 62. "This is a predominantly black school, in a neighborhood that is about half black, and yet you don't see that kind of violence here because everybody has a job", LaRaviere s...

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  • The Latest On Major Fires Burning In Northern California
The Latest On Major Fires Burning In Northern California

Cal Fire reported that a huge amount of resources have been concentrated on trying to get containment on the Carr Fire including 386 fire engines; 99 water tenders; 16 helicopters; 77 hand crews; 123 bulldozers; 4,674 personnel; and air tankers from throughout the state flying fire suppression missions.

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  • Rick Gates Flips On Manafort: We Committed Crimes
Rick Gates Flips On Manafort: We Committed Crimes

Taking the stand on the trial's fifth day, Gates admitted to helping Manafort doctor financial statements, hide sources of foreign income, mislead banks to get loans and cheat on his United States taxes. Gates is also admitting to carrying out a vast scheme to hide millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts on Manafort's behalf. In court on M...

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  • Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid 'extreme heat'
Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid 'extreme heat'

The day's hottest temperature of 46.8C (116.2F) was recorded at Alvega in the centre of Portugal . Parts of Portugal have already recorded temperatures of around 47C, while parts of Spain have reached 44C before the worst of the heatwave has even arrived.

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  • Twenty people killed in WWII vintage plane crash
Twenty people killed in WWII vintage plane crash

It left Locarno Air Base around 16h CET and was heading for the suburbs of Zurich when it crashed at an altitude of 2,540 metres. Eleven men and nine women were killed. JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft does not have a crash-resistant cockpit voice and data recorders because it is an older model. Collision with another aircraft and hitting an obstacle ha...

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  • Man taunts huge bison, it doesn't go well
Man taunts huge bison, it doesn't go well

The man continues to taunt the bison until it turns around and charges him. A month prior, on May 2, a 72-year-old Idaho woman was butted in the thigh, pushed and tossed off a trail by a bison near Old Faithful geyser. "We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest". A warning mes...

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  • Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake Rocks Indonesian Island Near Bali
Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake Rocks Indonesian Island Near Bali

Officials in Indonesia sent out a tsunami alert on August 5 after a large natural disaster struck the popular tourist area of Bali. "All the hotel guests were running so I did too". "A lot of officials were urging people not to panic". Chrissy Teigen is now on holiday in Bali with her singer husband John Legend and their two children, Luna,...

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  • Turkey dismisses USA sanctions over detained pastor, vows dialogue
Turkey dismisses USA sanctions over detained pastor, vows dialogue

The evangelical preacher, who had led a small congregation in the western Turkish city of Izmir for more than 20 years, was detained in October 2016. Erdogan's remarks came after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on the sidelines of a summit in Singapore on Friday and described the meeting as "con...

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  • Pence receives Korean War remains in somber ceremony
Pence receives Korean War remains in somber ceremony

The memorial was attended by Vice President Mike Pence, his wife and two individuals who had lost their fathers during the Korean War. "Today we proved these heroes were never forgotten", he said. Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea unilaterally handed over 208 caskets to the United States, which turned out to contain remains of far more than 208 ...

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  • Fire Whirl In Carr Fire Equal To EF-3 Tornado
Fire Whirl In Carr Fire Equal To EF-3 Tornado

In a marked shift from last weekend, when numerous fires were out of control and as little as five per cent contained, crews battling the key fire fronts are now reporting containment as high as 35 per cent, and in some cases, 50 per cent containment.

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  • Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants
Israel Says It Killed Suspected Islamic State-Linked Militants

More alarming for Israel, however, is the Iranian presence at the border. Israel said the group was around 200m (656ft) from an Israeli fence in the zone, delineated by Israel and Syria in 1974. It was the first publicized results of Russian mediation. During their summit in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump ...

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  • White House: Pres. Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un
White House: Pres. Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

Flag draped transfer cases with the remains of American soldiers repatriated from North Korea are seen during a repatriation ceremony after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 1, 2018 . "But we'll see what happens", Trump said. Investigators will also use dental records and chest x-rays to further analyze the ...

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  • On Election Interference, Trump And His Advisers Sound Completely Out Of Step
On Election Interference, Trump And His Advisers Sound Completely Out Of Step

Russian Federation is waging a "pervasive" campaign to undermine democracy and "divide the United States", several of the nation's top intelligence officials said Thursday in their latest castigation of the Kremlin. "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the current Paul Manafort trial , how it relates to Mueller's Russian Federation investi...

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  • Zimbabwe Protesters Killed as Nation Awaits Presidential Election Results
Zimbabwe Protesters Killed as Nation Awaits Presidential Election Results

However, Douglas Mwonzora, a top MDC Alliance official, told the BBC's Andrew Harding that the endorsement on Sunday of their candidate by Mr Mugabe had cost the party votes . "We won the popular vote [and] will defend it", Chamisa said. Troops, backed by armoured vehicles, cleared the Harare streets of protesters on Wednesday as demonstrators a...

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  • Australia, Japan join United States infrastructure push in Asia
Australia, Japan join United States infrastructure push in Asia

Others choose to behave differently. "This is key to global peace", Mr Pompeo said. "I think the others are beginning to see that as well", he said. Still, he frequently sought to frame USA companies as the better partners for countries seeking foreign investment. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today said by a "free and open Indo-Pac...

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  • Paul Manafort trial: prosecutors seek to paint picture of luxe lifestyle
Paul Manafort trial: prosecutors seek to paint picture of luxe lifestyle

Some Democrats accused Trump of obstruction of justice. The president has criticized past administrations for not divulging information about his former campaign manager Paul Manafort's alleged crimes. A prosecutor showed Mikuska and the jury a series of invoices , including for home improvement work, that were seized by the Federal Bureau of In...

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  • U.S. spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
U.S. spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

United Nations Command honor guards inspect caskets containing the remains of USA soldiers who were killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea before a repatriation ceremony at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on Wednesday, Aug. "Our work will not be complete until all our fallen heroes are home", said Pence, whose father, Edward J. Pence,...

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