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Manafort Offered 'Private' Campaign Briefings to Close Putin Ally

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The Washington Post , citing sources, said Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an intermediary, asking that a message be sent to Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum kingpin Manafort had done business with in the past. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni told the Post the offer was for a "routine" briefing and said none ever took place anyway. The former campaign chair has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »

Facebook Promises Tighter Controls Following Racist Ad Targeting Debacle

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On 6 September, Facebook acknowledged that an influence operation probably based in Russian Federation purchased $100,000 worth of ads on its platform to promote divisive social and political messages. The announcement and mea culpa come amid increased scrutiny of Facebook's advertising tools. The company also temporarily blocked ad all targeting terms after the ProPublica story, but will re-adding 5,000 approved categories like nurse or teacher. Read More »

'Rocket Man' jibe by Trump goes viral

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Yes, the tone was relatively measured, but the language used was characteristically blunt. "Big speech at 10:00 A.M.", the president wrote on Twitter . Trump's comments came one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered that the United States could move to shoot down North Korean missiles if they are aimed at Guam or another USA territory, the New York Times reported . Read More »

Ivanka Trump admirers are spending thousands to look like her

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When host Dr. Mehmet Oz asked, why talk about postpartum depression? "Well I didn't know that I was", Trump said. "I am ambitious, I'm passionate, I'm driven, but this is something that affects parents all over the country". They then chose to follow up with a sit-down meeting on Wednesday to gauge if there were opportunities for Australia to partner with Ms Trump and her foundation. Read More »

California Sues Trump Over The Border Wall, Citing Environmental Laws

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Becerra is scheduled to travel to Border Field State Park near San Diego to announce plans to sue over construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties. With Mexico refusing to pay, Trump has said since taking office in January that the wall will initially need USA funding but that he will find a way to make Mexico ultimately pay for it. Read More »

Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

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Trump's mention of bullying was immediately complicated because of her husband's bellicose approach to public life. She called on all of the countries in the United Nations to support her initiative. On Friday, she visited a youth center at Andrews Air Force Base, and on Saturday she will make her first solo trip overseas as first lady to Toronto for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Read More »

Prosecutors Want Anthony Weiner to Serve About 2 Years in Prison

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In a sentencing request filed in federal court in New York City on Wednesday, acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim rebutted Weiner's recent request to avoid jail time, calling the proposal "inadequate". He also sent her a text telling her "what he would do to her, if she were 18", Kramer wrote in her filing. The lawyers asserted that the girl had been looking for material for a book, which she was now "shopping to publishers", and that she had also hoped to influence the presidential election. Read More »

University of Oklahoma President David Boren to step down

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Senate post to accept the position as the school's 13th president. Throughout his five decades of public life, President Boren has honorably served the people of his state and nation. Boren Hall, and the College of International Studies, which will soon bear his name when he is no longer president. In fact, the main campus of the University of Oklahoma received three times as much money from contributions as from appropriations from the state of Oklahoma. Read More »

Markets subdued ahead of Fed policy decision

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Carmakers were charging in Seoul, while retailers fell and technology stocks were mixed - Hyundai Motor was up 1.43%, Lotte Shopping slid 4.55% and Samsung Electronics was 0.19% firmer. Toshiba indicated last week it had entered into a memorandum of understanding with Bain Capital , which backed a separate group bidding for the unit, over the sale. Read More »

Hurricane Maria is following Irma's path and getting stronger

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A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. That means that Jose has picked up strength since the hurricane center's last update , with an increase of 10 miles per hour to its sustained winds and a almost 20 miles per hour increase in gust speed. Read More »

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) Stock to Keep Your Eyes on

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Sealed Air Corporation's average Book Value per Share Growth Rate was -41.9 percent during the past 12 months. Sealed Air Corporation (SEE ) share price fell -2.73% to $41.72 in the last trading session. Finally, Sphera Funds Management LTD. lifted its holdings in Sealed Air Corporation by 28.6% during the 1st quarter. Next Financial Group, Inc cut its position by selling 100 shares a decrease of 4.9% as of 06/30/2017. Read More »

Two more arrests in Wales over Parsons Green attack

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CCTV footage obtained by ITV News also shows the teenager cycling around the area in the days before the blast holding a Union Jack carrier bag. The 18-year-old, who remains in police custody, was supposed to go with his foster parents Ron and Penelope Jones to visit their friends for a short vacation. Read More »

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over Federal Bureau of Investigation ex-director's firing

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The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller's investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. The May meeting between Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak immediately became noteworthy as it occurred shortly after Comey's firing. Read More »

Ninth patient in Florida nursing home impacted by Irma dies

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Eight residents died , including Mendieta and Eatherly. Last month, Manuel Mendieta and Carolyn Eatherly celebrated their final birthdays while living at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Scott moved quickly last week to place a moratorium on admissions to the nursing home and to suspend the facility from Medicaid - a crucial source of funding for many nursing facilities. Read More »

What Analysts Suggest About Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX)?

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The empirical findings suggest that institutional trading as measured by institutional ownership flows prove to be a good gauge of stock returns. About shares traded. Mirati Therapeutics had 22 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Monday, June 12. Read More »

Major hurricane preps in place on Long Island ahead of storm

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Coastal communities in Brooklyn and Queens are bracing for the impacts of Jose. Up to an inch of rain is expected to fall over the course of the next 24 hours in Monmouth County, according to the National Weather Service. Tropical-force winds are possible in the watch area beginning Tuesday night. Hurricane Jose was about 300 miles southeast of New York City Tuesday afternoon and is expected to swing well east of Long Island. Read More »

Ex-Chicago cop, a fugitive for nearly 15 years, arrested in Detroit

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Authorities said Hicks and his men extorted drug dealers for almost a decade before a drug dealer confessed his correspondence with the rogue officer. A bench warrant for his arrest was issued the same day by the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, after he was charged with failure to appear based on the original charges of Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Conspiracy, and Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Read More »

North Korea chaos escalates as Spain EXPELS Kim's ambassador

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Trump's speech "reaffirmed that North Korea should be made to realize denuclearization is the only way to the future through utmost sanctions and pressure", it said. NK News director of intelligence John Grisafi said. "We strongly urged Chile today, and we urge Brazil Mexico and Peru, to break all diplomatic and commercial ties to North Korea". Read More »

Rohingya pose security threat, Centre tells SC

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It dealt with the provisions of 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees and said these were not applicable as India was not a signatory to either of them. Mohammad Salimullah, one of the two Rohingya petitioners, said the authorities in New Delhi had always been helpful so he was hopeful the court would support the refugees. Read More »

Trump Insists US Will Leave Paris Climate Accord

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He gave no indication of what those terms might include. And while it's impossible to predict what Trump will say during any speech - let alone one this widely anticipated - one thing is a near certainty: Trump will not express support for USA global leadership on climate change through the Paris Climate Agreement . Read More »

London Parsons Green attack: Total of five arrests

Local council chief Ian Harvey says he believes the 18-year-old is an Iraqi orphan who moved to the United Kingdom when he was 15. London police said their investigation into Friday's attack is being supported by MI-5, Britain's domestic intelligence agency. Read More »

Yahyah Farroukh named as man arrested in connection with Parsons Green attack

Thirty people were injured when the improvised device exploded during rush hour at Parsons Green station, with all but one now discharged from hospital. She added said it appeared the bomber was not a lone wolf but added that it was "too early to reach any final conclusions on that". One was arrested in the ferry departure area in the port of Dover on the English Channel. Read More »

News anchors react to LA quake live on air

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Los Angeles residents in the Pacific Palisades, Costa Mesa, and Inglewood neighbourhoods reported feeling the shaking. He said that instead of seeing whether his kids were fine, he got his hands on Twitter first. The last striking natural disaster in the Westwood range was a 4.4 size quake that struck in 2014. Authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries. Read More »

At least one shot at Mattoon high school shooting

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At this time we believe that there has been one injury. Officials say a teacher disarmed the student and stopped the shooting and apprehending him. In a news briefing at 1:10 p.m., Mattoon police Chief Jeff Branson and Mattoon Superintendent Larry Lilly said the shooting happened in the cafeteria. Read More »

Ohio Gov. John Kasich joins bipartisan governors in opposing Graham-Cassidy

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On Monday morning, McCain told reporters he would "reluctantly" support Graham-Cassidy if his state's governor, Doug Ducey , also backed the bill . Bill Cassidy of Louisiana on his show Tuesday night for proposing new health care legislation that Kimmel said fails the " Jimmy Kimmel test " that Cassidy himself had proposed in an appearance on " Jimmy Kimmel Live! " in May. Read More »

Palace condoles with victims of 7.1-magnitude quake in Mexico

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Jennifer Swaddle, a teacher at the British International School in Mexico City, told the BBC that part of her classroom collapsed after the quake hit. About two million people in the capital were without electricity and phone lines were down. Rubble from a quake-hit building crushed a vehicle in Mexico City . Read More »

Man who intervened during Starbucks robbery may be sued by robber

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His mother, Pamela Chimienti, said she doesn't condone her son robbing the store, but argued that Jerri should not have attacked her son the way he did. He says Jerri was obviously fearing for his life and will not face any criminal charges. "That is ludicrous!" Dyer said. In the background, another Starbucks worker cleaned table tops and smiled as Jerri picked up a chair and charged at the suspect. Read More »

South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for Facebook post

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A meme, which has been removed, on Disanto's face book page showed a auto hitting at least one stick figure person with the phrase "All Lives Splatter". "To put up a meme that pretty much encourages violence and possibly murder, that's inappropriate", Lori Miller, a spokeswoman for the group Indivisible Rapid City, told the Argus Leader . Read More »

Man brandishing stick shot, killed by Oklahoma police officer

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He said a witness told Lt. Matthew Lindsey the address where the vehicle responsible for the hit-and-run had gone, and that Sanchez was on the porch when Lindsey arrived. We have to interview each one of these officers who fired his weapon. Medical attention was provided after the shooting but paramedics pronounced Sanchez dead at the scene. Read More »

Donald Trump accused of 'hate speech' in United Nations address

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Megumi Yokota was abducted on her way home from school after badminton practice in November 1977. It's a form of protection from the US, so when Trump threatens North Korea , it takes away their sense of security. Maduro, who did not attend the U.N. General Assembly gathering, reacted angrily from Caracas, calling the speech an "aggression from the new Hitler of worldwide politics, Mr. Read More »