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Trump visit spotlights big ND refinery

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A statement released by the office of the White House press secretary said Trump wants Congress to act quickly. "It's your money, not the government's money", Trump said. Trump is to speak in Mandan about tax reform. The White House has said that a dramatic cut to the corporate rate is essential to fostering the kind of economic growth Trump promised on the campaign trail. Read More »

Pacom Commander, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North Korea

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September 3, 2017: North Korea appears to carry out sixth nuclear test, with seismic monitors measuring an "explosion" of 6.3 magnitude near its main test site. South Korean President Moon Jae-In, once an advocate of dialogue with the North, called for the "strongest punishment". The apparent test comes hours after Pyongyang state media shows leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting what it professes to be an H-bomb that can be loaded onto an ICBM. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms east of Hurricane Irma

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Irma hit several Caribbean islands on Wednesday, including Barbuda, St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barts. According to the National Hurricane Center Jose is expected to gradually strengthen in the coming days as it moves over the same favorable waters that Irma encountered which helped it to become a category 5 hurricane. Read More »

United Nations accuses Syrian government in using chemical weapons in April

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The aerial campaign also targeted medical facilities throughout the area, resulting in a severe weakening of their ability to provide assistance to victims of the sarin attack and a consequent increase in the number of civilian casualties. August 25, 2015: Syrian rebels and activists say they documented a chemical weapons attack on August 21 in the rebel stronghold of Marea in northern Aleppo, affecting dozens of people. Read More »

Pregnant mom refused service at restaurant for wearing a crop top

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The waitress pointed out the restaurant has a "no shoes, no shirt, no service" policy, and that anyone with a crop top would have been asked to cover up . She said this restaurant has lost her business but isn't letting the incident bother her. Gobin said she and her family went to another restaurant after being turned away at the Buzz Inn and there was no problem. Read More »

Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

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That covers about 3,000 ads from June 2015 to May 2017, connected to some 470 inauthentic accounts and pages that violated company policy. Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the USA presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company's findings. Read More »

Egypt detainees subjected to 'assembly line' of torture - HRW

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It has blamed abuses on individuals and said they are held accountable. The UN Committee Against Torture concluded in its 2017 report that it had reached "the inescapable conclusion that torture is a systematic practice in Egypt" and that "perpetrators of torture nearly universally enjoy impunity" despite Egyptian laws prohibiting its use. Read More »

Putin: North Koreans Will 'Eat Grass' for Kim's Weapons

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Now he's pushing for a military overhaul to keep Kim Jong Un's regime at bay. Speaking to the reporter who asked, Putin said the question "sounds very naïve to me", adding, "We are engaged in state activity". No U.S. military action appeared imminent, and the immediate focus appeared to be on ratcheting up economic penalties, which have had little effect thus far. Read More »

Trump wants denuclearisation of North Korea

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He also confirmed his country had successfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday. Also, the U.S. has placed multiple embargos on North Korea, the latest of which was passed just last Saturday and would affect a third of North Korea's overall trade. Read More »

Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Shadowing Hurricane Irma

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The AP reports Tropical Storm Jose , centered about 1,255 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west, now has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Katia is the 11th named storm this season in the Atlantic. Katia could become a hurricane before it approaches the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, in two days, the Hurricane Center said. Read More »

Navy will buy cut-price frigates to reverse fleet's declining firepower

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A new approach to building warships in the UK could see sections constructed across several shipyards and then assembled at a central hub, the UK Government has said . Fallon said the vessels would be built with the export market in mind, with the United Kingdom shipbuilding industry potentially serving both the Royal Navy and navies of "allies and partners". Read More »

'Who is next?': Killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh sparks protests

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The party said "India is in the throes of a violent clash" between advocates of freedom of speech and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to "silence dissent and throttle democracy". She also extended condolences to the family. "The government, the BJP or any of its organisations have no connection with the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh ", Gadkari told reporters. Read More »

Trump Takes Democrats' Short-Term Debt Limit Deal on Harvey Aid

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Just hours before, House Speaker Paul Ryan called a three-month debt limit extension proposed by Democrats "ridiculous" and "unworkable". The House on Wednesday easily approved almost $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief funding. "Providing aid in the wake of Harvey and raising the debt ceiling are both important issues, and Democrats want to work to do both". Republicans leaders were stunned, and would not immediately agree on the package, which would provide a three-month extension for ... Read More »

Robert E. Lee Descendant Resigns as Pastor Over Comments on MTV

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Rev. Robert Lee IV has resigned from his position at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina , following his comments at the 2017 Video Music Awards. Heyer was killed when a man with ties to hate groups allegedly drove his auto into a crowd of counterprotesters. To remember history? I've been in Germany and never saw a statue of Adolf Hitler nor a street in his name, and in Italy the same was true of Benito Mussolini. Read More »

S Carolina Declares State of Emergency Amid Hurricane Irma Approaches US

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After Hurricane Irma is finished with Florida, it looks like the storm could end up moving along the Southeast Coast, and possibly having a substantial impact in the Carolinas. "It's too soon to rule out any possibilities", S.C. Emergency Management Division director Kim Stenson said in a statement. "While we hope we never see a hurricane head our way, we all need prepare for the possible effects", Stenson added. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Crosses Barbuda, to Hit Florida in 3 Days

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It's so strong it is even showing up on scales for measuring earthquakes. The cone of concern outlined by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shows the tropical system curving into South Florida as a Category 4 hurricane . Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has also said the government there will evacuate six southern islands as authorities would not be able to help people caught in "potentially catastrophic " conditions. Read More »

Clinton reveals her Russian Federation obsession in new book 'What Happened'

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She says that her rival's attacks during the presidential campaign caused "lasting damage". She also compared the Vermont senator to the "deranged hitchhiker" from the film "There's Something About Mary". She'll take audiences with her on a first-person journey, and bring you a highly personal perspective on what happened during the election, and what's next. Read More »

Influential Analyst Rating Changes: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS), Urban Edge Properties (UE)

It has outperformed by 9.83% the S&P500. Argentiere Capital Ag decreased Pfizer Inc (PFE) stake by 78.33% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The average 1-year price target for (INTC) reveals an average price target of $40.23 per share. Bourgeon Capital Mngmt Limited Liability reported 19,519 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 0% or 99,403 shares. Hancock reported 685,616 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Read More »

Amit Shah programme's booking cancelled by Kolkata stadium

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However, the authorities of the auditorium cancelled the booking last Thursday despite completion of all formalities, the organisers alleged. On August 28, they were given a booking, and asked to come back with an NOC from Kolkata police."But on August 30, we were told that the stadium was booked for the entire month except the Durga Puja days on September 27-30", said Sayantan Basu, general secretary of BJP in the state."We have chose to cancel the meeting as we are not getting such a big ... Read More »

Eii Capital Management Inc. Trims Holdings in Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O)

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It now has negative earnings. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.17% of the company's stock. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees increased Duke Realty Corp ( DRE ) stake by 336.73% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Evercore downgraded the stock to "In-Line" rating in Monday, August 14 report. Several ratings firms have released ratings on the company recently. Read More »

Rampaging Spain put eight goals past Liechtenstein

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Alvaro Morata netted the ball in the 15th minute. It was soon 5-0 after the restart as Morata's effort clattered the woodwork, allowing Aspas the easiest of finishes. It continues Silva's remarkable form on the international stage. We achieved that with [Sergio] Ramos's goal. Iago Aspas scored the 5th from close range in the 51st minute before Morata scored the 6th, three minutes later. Read More »

International Business Machines Corporation

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The firm owned 63,380 shares of the technology company's stock after selling 1,935 shares during the period. About 115 shares traded. About 903,816 shares traded. (NYSE:IBM) for 5,375 shares. First Foundation Advsrs holds 31,834 shares or 0.35% of its portfolio. The stock of International Business Machines Corp. Read More »

House To Take Up Harvey Relief Bill On Wednesday

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Until Tuesday night, the $7.85 billion package looked likely to move quickly and without much debate, even though it didn't include the corresponding spending cuts conservatives often demand for this type of spending. But several leading Republicans on the right of the House GOP conference are loudly complaining about the expected strategy to tie the increase to the debt limit to the disaster relief legislation. Read More »

Argentina World Cup qualifying struggles continue

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Javier Mascherano could return for the suspended Gabriel Mercado, while Ever Banega may replace Guido Pizarro. "We have to be more aggressive in the last third and get more people in the area", he said following the Uruguay stalemate. La Albiceleste only managed the solitary point as they remain in fifth place, and a massive 13 points off leaders Brazil. Jorge Sampaoli's men close out the qualifying campaign with a home clash with Peru, who they are battling with for a qualification ... Read More »

Newspaper investigation reveals $3bn Azerbaijani money "laundromat" scheme

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Some of this money went to politicians and journalists, as part of an global lobbying operation to deflect criticism of Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev , and to promote a positive image of his oil-rich country. Known contributors to the fund include a shell company linked to the Aliyev family, a number of government ministries and a Russian arms exporter. Those close to, or part of, the regime not only handed out slush-fund cash, according to the report , but pocketed money for ... Read More »

Senator Graham, Durbin to announce Dream Act for young immigrants

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The same day that President Donald Trump "rescinded" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Sens. Dick Durbin of IL and Republican Sen. " If President Trump makes this decision we will work to find a legislative solution to their dilemma ". Davis backs comprehensive immigration reform. Read More »

Alabama LBs Terrell Lewis, Christian Miller Suffer Season-Ending Injuries

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Alabama's retooled pass rush may have come away from Saturday's 24-7 win over No. 3 Florida State far more worse for wear than expected. Meanwhile, senior middle linebacker Rashaan Evans (groin) and junior outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings (sprained ankle) both suffered "significant injuries" that aren't expected to affect them long-term, Saban said, but could limit them for the next several weeks. Read More »

People are melting down all over again because Melania Trump wore heels

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The Trumps departed from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., just before 10 a.m. Saturday en route to Houston. A spokeswoman for the first lady released a statement to CNN about the kerfuffle, stating that, "It's sad that we have an active and ongoing natural disaster in Texas , and people are anxious about her shoes". Read More »

Trump greets, feeds survivors of Hurricane Harvey in Houston

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He did not interact with victims on his trip Tuesday to Corpus Christi and Austin. Update: Trump amended the Texas disaster declaration on Saturday. Even as Houston got a first glimpse of life-after-Harvey, the city of Port Arthur was pummeled by torrential rains - making it nearly impossible to reach despite the best efforts of volunteer rescuers. Read More »

DREAM OVER… Trump Administration Ends DACA, With Six-Month Delay

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Administration officials also downplayed the threat of deportation if Congress can not agree on a replacement plan by March 5 - as the White House has urged - saying DACA recipients will not be targeted for removal. We urge Congress to act swiftly to preserve the rights of these valuable members of our community. Someone of this status may still be charged when encountered by an immigrations officer but is considered a low priority. Read More »

Trump's approval rating in NY drops to new low

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Meanwhile, in the aftermath of a recent hate rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead and other injured, NY voters by a 49% to 45% margin believe white nationalists and neo-Nazis should not be allowed permits to hold rallies in the U.S. Read More »

Texas voter ID law OK for now; appeals court blocks injunction

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A divided Federal appeals court ruled that the state of Texas can utilize its reevaluated voter ID measure for the forthcoming November elections. The 5th Circuit's third judge, James Graves Jr., dissented, arguing that it was not certain Texas would ultimately prevail in the case. Read More »