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Another Arizona-based company involved in border wall construction

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Congress for the money now, even though he insisted "one way or the other, Mexico will pay for the wall". The White House awarded contracts for four concrete walls last week. Michael Chertoff, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border patrol, said, along with other experts in the study , that the "wall does not add enforcement value except in heavy crossing areas". Read More »

Hurricane Irma to significantly affect beaches from Florida to SC

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Earlier in the day, McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation order for health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, alcohol and substance abuse hospitals and other medical facilities in Dorchester, Charleston, Berkley, Georgetown and Horry counties . Read More »

US Presses for UNSC Vote on North Korea Sanctions This Monday

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The US is against North Korea's nuclear weapons but Pyongyang says it will not give up on its nuclear deterrence unless Washington ends its hostile policy toward the country and dissolves the US-led United Nations command in South Korea. President Vladimir Putin of Russia claimed that a number of Russian oil exports of about 40,000 tonnes to North Korea are negligible and not worth it to drive North Korea into a corner. Read More »

Famous St Maarten airport destroyed by Hurricane Irma

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The eye of Hurricane Irma passed over St. Martin around 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported . The " Maho Beach Cam " - a live stream that typically shows the airplane landings at Princess Juliana - showed Irma striking the popular tourist attraction with winds and rainfall so strong that only blurs of a few streetlights were visible. Read More »

Couple bears names of two hurricanes, Harvey and Irma

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Harvey Schluter proposed when Irma was still in high school, and the couple were Wednesday in 1942 in Washington state. Some marriages might be dark and stormy, but for Harvey and Irma Schluter , 75 years of marriage were mostly smooth sailing. Read More »

Trump calls UK, Australia for united front on North Korea

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Trump cast doubt that further negotiations could work, however, saying that USA presidents have been "talking and talking and talking" to North Korea for 25 years while North Korea has been developing its nuclear capability. Following Sunday's nuclear test, South Korea installed the last four of six American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile launchers on Thursday in Seongju County around 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of Seoul - more than a year after the ... Read More »

USA seeks Kim Jong-un assets freeze

By comparison, China exports roughly 500,000 tons of oil to North Korea each year, according to estimates by the Nautilus Institute for Security and Stability in Berkeley, Calif. The resolution aimed to slash by a third Pyongyang's $3bn annual export revenue by banning exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood. Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China. Read More »

NC declares State of Emergency ahead of Irma

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Now, it's shifting back to the east. Farther north in South Carolina, Boeing said it was suspending manufacturing operations starting on Saturday morning. That's putting some modest rains down today over a lot of the area of concern. This front is going to be retreating northward in advance of Irma with the hurricane steering tropical moisture northward into it. Read More »

Hurricane Katia Category 2 Turns Towards Mexican Coasts

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At 0300 GMT, the storm was located 185 kilometers northwest of Veracruz with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center . The torrential rainfall from Katia - now a category 1 hurricane - may cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain", it said. Read More »

Westover to assist Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Puerto Rico

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While the island appears to have avoided major devastation, the governor says trees and electricity posts have fallen on the ground, at times obstructing roads. Others appeared to have left the storm's memory behind them, including a person who could be seen swimming along the coast and a group of boogie boarders. Read More »

United States intelligence: 'Highly probable' North Korea tested hydrogen bomb

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And that spot will only get more hard if radioactive contamination suddenly turns up in China . China has stepped up radiation monitoring to emergency levels and will continue to test the soil, air, and water. The country claims to have produced a powerful hydrogen bomb small enough to fit on a long-range missile , and in August, launched a missile over populated regions of Japan . Read More »

As Hurricane Irma approaches Haiti, panic sets in

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During an orientation meeting with representatives of the working groups of the National Defence Council, it was reported that Irma is likely to maintain category five strength, as now indicated by the forecast models, and the eastern part of Cuba will experience tropical storm force winds as of Thursday. Read More »

Man, woman accused of keeping girl in dog cage in Racine County

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They said the dog kennel was padlocked to prevent the child from escaping. Schmaling said there were no dogs in the house and apparently no loving family members. The sibling was not kept in the cage, Schmaling said. "I wouldn't treat my own dog that way", Schmaling said. Investigators say the girl was kept in the cage for at least 12 hours each day. Read More »

Catalan lawmakers hold heated debate on vote

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Late Thursday night, the court said it agreed unanimously to suspend the legislation while it weighs whether. After sparking Spain's deepest political crisis in 40 years this week by voting to push ahead with the referendum , Catalonia's separatist-controlled regional parliament upped the ante by passing a bill early Friday outlining a transition to a possible independent republic. Read More »

Who Is Teresa Jo Burchfield? Wife Of Trump Lawyer Arrested

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According to the Fauquier Times , Teresa Jo Burchfield , 53, is married to Bobby R. Burchfield , a partner at Washington, D.C.'s King & Spalding, who was appointed as an independent ethics adviser to the Donald J. Fauquier County Sheriff's Office would not identify the inmate or elaborate on his connection to Burchfield. Burchfield was released on a $5,000 bond and she is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized delivery to a jail, with a hearing scheduled for Friday, according to the Daily ... Read More »

Bannon: Christie response to 'Access Hollywood' tape cost him White House job

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In the 60 Minutes interview , Bannon also told Rose that whether politicians stood by Trump in the Access Hollywood fallout was a "litmus test" of their loyalty. Brian Murray, a spokesman for Gov. Christie, released a statement in response to the segment: "As has been widely reported , the Governor had been offered multiple Cabinet positions in addition to other senior posts in the White House and elsewhere", Murray said. Read More »

Army to induct 800 women into military police

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Adjutant General of the Army Lt. Gen. Ashwani Kumar said that the decision of inducting women would help investigate gender specific crimes. The decision was conveyed to former Army chiefs today by incumbent Gen. The training for the women joining the Corps of Military Police will be of 62 weeks, same as the male soldiers. The armed forces account for around 3,500 women officers, all of whom are in non-combat roles. Read More »

Gurugram: Dead body of a 7-year-old found in school's washroom

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Hundreds of anxious parents later staged protests outside the Gurugram Police Commissioner's office demanding justice for the boy's family and immediate arrest of those responsible for his death. The police team, including forensic experts, probing the case collected blood sample and finger prints from the scene. Singh said he would comment only after all the facts have been verified. Read More »

Bihar Congress faces split threat as rebel MLAs veer towards Nitish Kumar

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Despite the foul-cry against Lalu Prasad Yadav by Bihar Congress lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi said he's not ready to end their relationship as of yet, for the sake of secularism. "As of now, continuing the alliance with the RJD would weaken the morale of party workers in the state", he added. Meanwhile, Chowdhary accused "those sitting in Delhi" of conspiring against him by spreading rumors that he was engineering a split in the party. Read More »

Bangladesh struggling with floods on top of Rohingya refugee crisis

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On August 25, 2017, violence erupted again in northern Rakhine State after Rohingya militants attacked government forces . The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group that has yet to be recognized by the state as an official ethnic group and constantly faces strong hostility from the country. Read More »

Natural disaster hits off southern coast of Mexico

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Windows were broken at Mexico City airport and power went out in several neighbourhoods of the capital. On Sept. 19, 1985, thousands of people were killed when an 8.0 magnitude temblor struck Mexico City . The pacific tsunami warning centre said hazardous waves could be possible "within the next three hours". reported The Guardian . Helicopters hovered overhead a few minutes later, apparently looking for damage to buildings in the city built on a spongy, drained lake bed. Read More »

Georgia orders evacuation of Savannah, coastline as Irma nears

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Public schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, officials said. Avossa said he believed the recent devastation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey helped to raise awareness of a hurricane's risks. During a press briefing Wednesday, Scott said all Floridians should not ignore the orders and urged the public to be alert of all warnings. Airlines such as Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and American, who all have a big presence in south Florida and the Carribean are waiving fees for ... Read More »

Researchers Say Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change

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There are certain ingredients needed to create a powerful hurricane . The air that rushes in to replace the warm air also warms up and rises. This air rises too, and before you know it, you have a system of air in constant motion. Well while we are enjoying a break from exciting weather with some much cooler, more comfortable temperatures, Middle GA is still keeping it's eye on the tropics. Read More »

USA calls for United Nations vote on fresh North Korea sanctions

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Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia. The US has accused North Korea of " begging for war " and pushed for the "strongest possible measures" on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test . Read More »

India, Myanmar condemn terrorism in all its forms

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested the setting up of a memorial to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army (INA) in Myanmar . The Myanmarese president and Suu Kyi had visited India a year ago. On Wednesday, the PM will be meeting Mynamar leader Aung San Suu Kyi followed by Delegation talks and press statements. Read More »

South Korea Calls For Further Sanctions On North

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China and Russian Federation, which also have denounced the nuclear test , are calling for more dialogue. This included sparking worldwide anger with its latest and biggest nuclear missile test to date on Sunday. Moon's chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said Putin dismissed the idea, saying he believes no amount of pressure will force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. Read More »

15 states, District of Columbia sue Trump gov't over ending DACA

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If the USA government pursues the dismantling of the DACA program, it will be "giving away the cream of the cream in human capital to countries like Canada", Kurland said . Southwest Florida - which has a relatively small Hispanic community - has not been a hotbed for immigration activism but the DACA issue inspired a range of protesters to turn out. Read More »

Japan's Abe agrees with Putin North Korea nuclear test threatens peace

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In his opening remarks before the summit, Moon said, "Korea-Japan cooperation has become more desperate than ever to resolve the North's nuclear issue". "We need to work together". He apparently sought to pass the buck to China, the North's largest communist ally, saying his country only exported some 40,000 tons of oil a year to the North. Read More »

Army can carry out surgical strike whenever needed, says Northern Army commander

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During the media interaction, he referred to the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian special forces at terror camps across the LoC in September a year ago. "While a lot of attempts are made (to infiltrate), but most are not successful, there has been a sharp decline". Such a "forced" infiltration attempt by terrorist along the IB in Jammu region had been second during the last one year as BSF personnel had foiled on in Hiranagar sector in October last. Read More »

Trump Welcomes Kuwait's Leader To White House

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The crisis erupted on June 5 when Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all cut ties to Doha over allegations Qatar funds extremists and has ties that are too warm with Iran. "I find it hard to believe that, after what we did the last time, that Assad would do that again". "So we're going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future". Read More »