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North Korea expected to conduct missile tests on Sept 9 holiday

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North Korea vehemently objects to military exercises on or near the peninsula, and China and Russian Federation have suggested the United States and South Korea halt their exercises to lower tension. "But if we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea". Throughout the week, South Korean officials have warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile, in defiance of U.N. Read More »

Heavy volume of traffic escaping Hurricane Irma

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He held out the possibility that Irma could strike Georgia as a Category 3 or greater hurricane. As Holthaus noted in a blog about the storm , Irma's hurricane-force wind-field is roughly the size of MA and packs five times the overall destructive power of Andrew's , thanks to its massive size. Read More »

Out of a tragic, destructive event, people show they can unite

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The water in Houston did not discriminate. Many homeowners in flood-damaged Texas communities are far from recovery, but they're getting help from across the country, including some well known names at home. While he's been working hard to help out others, now, people are hoping to say "thank you" in a major way. The die-hard Texans fan made sure that while he worked hard, he also snapped some pictures. Read More »

Cruises cancelled as Hurricane Irma tears through the region

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Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 139,560 shares of the company's stock worth $13,692,000 after purchasing an additional 5,984 shares in the last quarter. 08/02/2017 - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush. A raise from Royal Caribbean Cruises's prior periodic dividend of $0.48. Read More »

A&M Chancellor to Lead Post-Harvey Rebuilding Efforts

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Abbott said the commission will be focused on public assistance such as rebuilding infrastructure and individual assistance, which FEMA will handle. Sharp says this will not be another layer of bureaucracy. That would include the new housing fix program, Sharp said. And common sense tells us both political parties have good ideas and need to work together for the common good. Read More »

S. Koreans in China told to avoid arguments

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China is now North Korea's largest supplier of crude oil, and one of the country's few allies. Sunday, North Korea ratcheted up tensions when it claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in an underground test. "It would be great if something else could be worked out", he said, while adding that if it comes to military action, "It will be a very sad day for North Korea". Read More »

Rauner Announces Borrowing Plan To Pay Down Bill Backlog

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But Rauner last month expressed reluctance to tap that authorization despite a push from Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza , who contended the move was more cost-effective than having the state keep accruing late bill payment penalties of as much as 12 percent a year. Read More »

National Football League rejects Las Vegas police union request to investigate Michael Bennett

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Hours later, the NAACP Las Vegas chapter released a statement in support of Bennet and said , "The LVMPD must begin policing itself". TMZ Sports has published video of Bennett being handcuffed in the street. "I do believe that and I'm just focused on trying to push forward and keep continuously championing the quest for justice for people, keeping pushing equality for oppressed people and that's what I am about and going to keep doing". Read More »

Russia Claims To Have Killed Top Islamic State Commanders In Syria

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The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria said it killed two senior leaders who oversaw weapons research and drone operations for the terror group in airstrikes on Monday. Tuesday's breakthrough was a "huge victory" for Syrian regime forces in Deir e-Zor, now poised to battle the Islamic State for the remainder of the group's second-largest city in Syria, the source added. Read More »

Nevada's Task Force 1 is heading to Georgia for Hurricane Irma

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The team was one of several positioned in Georgia by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nebraska Task Force 1 members preparing to leave Texas after Hurricane Harvey rescue missions. "They're going to go to the worst-hit areas", said McClellan. Well before sunup, members of Tennessee Task Force One were packing up for yet another mission. Read More »

Britain's May calls on lawmakers to back bill, move closer to Brexit

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But there was still disquiet about the powers handed to the government by the bill , with the House of Lords Constitution Committee describing it as "an extraordinary transfer of legal powers. A party spokesperson said it a statement that Labour fully respects the democratic decision to leave the European Union, but "cannot vote for a bill that unamended would let government ministers grab powers from parliament". Read More »

Week one preview Seahawks vs Packers

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But they are in at least two cities. Murphy has seen many players come to the Packers over the last few years who say they are Christians. Patrick was widely believed to be the top backup, but McCray might have won the job at center with a strong preseason finale against the Rams. Read More »

Macron Gins Up Great Expectations in Greece

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Even so, unemployment stands at almost 22 percent, the highest in the euro zone. The IMF has typically stuck to a "two-line" approach regarding Greece: The organization believes there is a need to keep undertaking structural reforms to make the Greek economy competitive, while also implementing some form of debt relief for long-term sustainability. Read More »

Police chase through Detroit ends with officer tackling suspect

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The chase has taken them down I-75 and down I-96 and back up I-75 northbound. Aerial video of the chase shows a grey SUV speeding through traffic before the front driver's side tire goes flat, forcing the driver to park on the highway. The suspect got off in downtown Detroit at one point before getting back on I-75. Several authorities also hopped over the barrier and chased after him. Read More »

Rudolph leads No. 11 Oklahoma State to rout of South Alabama

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The 11th-ranked Cowboys (1-0) visit the Sun Belt Conference's Jaguars (0-1) on Friday night in Mobile, Alabama, as four-touchdown favorites determined not to take anything for granted. A 15-yard throw to Lacy in the final two minutes of the first half did the trick. On the next drive, Rudolph and company marched on down to the end zone again, a seven play, 73 yard drive, punched in by a 4 yd touchdown pass to Marcell Ateman. Read More »

Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting

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Xi discussed North Korea with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when they met on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Xiamen on Sunday. "It would be great if something else could be worked out", he told reporters at a news conference with the Kuwait's Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday. Read More »

Supreme Court restores extradition orders in BC 'honour killing' case

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Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Subjit Singh Badesha have been fighting extradition to India. Mrs Sidhu, Jassi's mother, and Mr Badesha, her uncle, deny any involvement in her death. The ruling from the top court, delivered in Ottawa , was unanimous and based on assurances from the Canadian government that the two would not be tortured while in India for their trial. Read More »

Desmond Tutu speaks out on Rakhine crisis

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The commission urged quick and decisive measures toward economic development and social justice measures to counter deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state . During earlier flareups, Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was "too strong" a term. Joining the growing list of world leaders calling on Suu Kyi to act, Tutu went on: 'If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep '. Read More »

California university system sues Trump over roll back of 'dreamers' program

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But my primary interests lies in the interest of the young people's future. The lawsuit also argues Trump did not follow the proper procedures needed to cancel a program of this magnitude. The attorneys general claim that the decision was grounded in racial animus based on statements Trump made about Mexicans during the 2016 campaign for the White House. Read More »

Rooms sealed, computers and cash seized from Dera headquarters; sanitisation operation underway

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The case was registered by the CBI in December 2002 on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court . "A meeting has been held about the search operation that will begin on Friday". "We gave relaxation in curfew on Wednesday and Thursday", said Sirsa deputy commissioner Prabhjot Singh. We have always followed the law. "Zora Singh has been arrested", Bathinda Zone IG, M S Chhina said. Read More »

BJP woos Odisha with PM's schemes ahead of 2019 polls

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He slammed the Patnaik government, saying though the NDA government has increased the central funds for Odisha three fold- from Rs 68,196 Crore in 13th Finance Commission under the UPA regime to Rs 1,84,070 Crore in 14th Finance Commission under Narendra Modi's prime ministership- the benefits have not percolated down to the masses. Read More »

Saudi suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

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U.S. President Donald Trump says nations in the Middle East must confront parties "such as the Iranian regime" as part of efforts to defeat "murderous" terror groups and radical militias in the region. "The president underscored that unity among the United States' Arab partners is essential to promoting regional stability and countering the threat of Iran ", said a White House statement . Read More »

UNH Professor, Local Election Officials Among Those Addressing Trump Voting Panel

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The findings indicate that more than 6,500 people took advantage of New Hampshire's same-day voter registration law but registered themselves using out-of-state driver's licenses. Poll workers told Veritas operatives that they did not need to live in the state to vote, that they could use a MA driver's license and that they could fill out a form if they had no ID. Read More »

China talks peace after Bipin Rawat's 'Salami Slicing' remark

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A unified Indian subcontinent was not only in India's interest but also crucial for realising its long-term vision, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said on Wednesday. Rawat's words may just very well be pep talk to boost the morale of the troops after a long tense standoff. "Should the Indian Army simulate a military rivalry with its Chinese counterpart before letting Rawat speak?" the editorial read. Read More »

'Pharma Bro' Lashes Out at Move to Revoke Bail Over Hillary 'Threat'

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They said Shkreli could be a "danger to the community", pointing to a September 4 Facebook post in which he offered $5,000 to followers who could grab a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair during her upcoming book tour. Shkreli later edited the post to say it was "satire" and then removed it altogether. But prosecutors note that Shkreli's apparent animus towards Clinton includes standing outside her daughter Chelsea's home when Clinton was reportedly there recuperating after falling sick. Read More »

Orlando Man Gives Needy Stranger Last Generator at Lowe's

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Managers at the Lowe's store at South Semoran Boulevard and Lake Margaret Drive near Orlando's Conway neighborhood said they received a surprise shipment of 216 generators at about 7 a.m. But everywhere she turned, she found nothing but empty shelves , according to WFTV . "It's okay. No worry for them". Santiago couldn't say much to Brekke because of a language barrier, but that didn't stop him from helping someone in need. Read More »

Dem Senate Whip 'Angry' About DACA, Expects Trump To Sign DREAM Act

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Lindsey Graham of SC, would offer permanent legal residence - and eventually a pathway to citizenship - to young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children. "I am committed to fixing this problem once and for all", Graham said at the news conference. Trump is navigating politically tricky waters. He has given Congress six months to act before the program ends. Read More »

Four dead in Duke University Health System helicopter crash

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At this time, it is not known where the flight was headed or if anyone was injured on the ground. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our patient and the dedicated professionals from Duke Life Flight ", Albemarle Medical Center President Coleen Santa Ana said in a statement. Read More »

FPL positioning 'army' of workers across Florida

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Reuters provides more: "The Energy Department said late on Thursday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expects Turkey Point to close on Friday evening and St Lucie to shut about 12 hours later, depending on the storm's path. "We will not take any chances", he said. According to FPL spokesperson Peter Robbins, Turkey Point's nuclear reactors are enclosed in six feet of steel-reinforced concrete and are situated 20 feet above sea level. Read More »

Western Illinois University: Sustaining the Leatherneck Tradition - Enrollment Fall 2017

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Ole Miss dropped 470 students, or 1.9 percent, saying it's trying to increase its share of in-state students and raise academic requirements for nonresidents. "We are working to restore the public's confidence in higher education, and we are positioning our University for a sustainable future". One of the five goals in our Strategic Plan Supplement is to stabilize the University's total enrollment at 10,000 students in the midst of these challenging times. Read More »

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 »