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China says US tariff threat runs against trend of the times

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement on Wednesday that Trump directed the increase from the previously proposed duty because China has refused to meet U.S. The new list includes products as varied as snow blowers and 3-D printers, suggesting Chinese authorities are struggling to find enough imports their own economy can do without. Read More »

Man Taunts Bison in Yellowstone National Park

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At first, it appears as if the man is trying to encourage the large animal to move to the side of the road by yelling at it. As you might imagine, eventually the bison charges at him, and while he narrowly avoids getting hit, the footage has still landed him in hot water. Read More »

Former White House aide predicts showdown over border wall in December

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He doubled down on Monday during a joint-news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House . "We need border security". It might not help him. "We may have to do some pretty drastic things, but we're going to get it", Trump told an enthusiastic crowd at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, where he was stumping for Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Read More »

Donald Trump's tweet on Muller probe 'opinion not order': White House

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Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, faces 18 counts of bank and tax fraud charges . The most inflammatory of Trump's tweets said, "This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". Read More »

Police say woman in Kearney was not missing Iowa student

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A possible clue may have surfaced as a search crew combed through a hog farm in Iowa on Thursday afternoon while looking for any clues to lead them to missing University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts . Authorities, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, have scoured swaths of land in Brooklyn and the surrounding Poweshiek County in the search for Tibbetts. Read More »

Trump Says Construction of Wall on US Border with Mexico already Started

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Trump tweeted . President Donald Trump on Wednesday called in to " The Rush Limbaugh Show " to congratulate the conservative radio host on the 30 anniversary of his radio show while taking another shot at Sen. But this year, Congress has been moving the funding bills through at a faster pace. President Donald Trump on Monday renewed threats to shut down the government if Congress doesn't approve billions of dollars for border security, even as Republican leaders on Capitol Hill ... Read More »

Conte is the most useful for each trump in Europe

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But two officials said Trump recognized the political cost of a shutdown before the November elections and had assured staff he wouldn't provoke a fiscal crisis until after Election Day. President Donald Trump welcomed new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House on Monday, eager to showcase the ascension in Europe of a like-minded populist with a get-tough approach to immigration. Read More »

Facebook shuts down accounts for inciting political, social tension

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Facebook did not want to talk about who could have been behind these accounts because they said that there isn't enough evidence to point the finger at Russian Federation. For example, "they used VPNs and internet phone services, and paid third parties to run ads", the statement said. For example, while IP addresses are easy to spoof, the IRA accounts we disabled past year sometimes used Russian IP addresses. Read More »

Korea Remains Could Be Army Troops Who Fell at 'Frozen Chosin'

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Late Wednesday, he addressed Chairman Kim in a tweet, saying he was "not at all surprised that you took this kind action". "The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK [North Korea] joint statement", Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court

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Bush White House until the end of October. Republicans are calling Democrats' request for more documents a delay tactic, but the letter from the National Archives shows that Kavanaugh's confirmation may be delayed even without Democratic action. Read More »

White House press briefing

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A day earlier, when asked if the White House condemned the jeering Acosta captured on video at the rally, Sanders said the relationship between the White House and the press is a "two-way street". Coats also said: "The intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming us elections, both the midterms and the presidential elections of 2020". Read More »

Names of members of same family missing in NRC final draft

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The BJP president added that the Centre will fully implement the Supreme Court's directives in the matter and that "no Indian citizen" should be anxious about the NRC draft. The BJP said the NRC was monitored by the country's top court and there was no question of discriminating on the basis of religion. Under the Assam Accord, an agreement signed by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1985, all those who can not prove that they came to the north-eastern state before March 1971 will be ... Read More »

Thousands of firefighters struggle to contain giant blazes in California

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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday firefighters made some gains and the blaze is now a third contained. Brown's remarks reflect a growing body of evidence and scientific opinion that supports a link between warmer temperatures due to climate change and more fires of greater intensity that occur for more months out of the year. Read More »

Trump touts his popularity with Republicans at Florida rally

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Ron DeSantis as he wades into Florida's competitive gubernatorial primary. In that tweet, Trump highlighted DeSantis's Ivy League pedigree (Yale, then Harvard Law) and his policy positions that mirrored those of the president, including support for tough border security measures and tax cuts. Read More »

White House says Trump Russia tweet just opinion

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She is a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration and CEO of Zemcar. They seriously stepped up their game though in 2016, Coats explained. "Whatever happens, we want to assure Americans their vote was counted and counted correctly", Nielsen said. Read More »

Bush's doctor's killing may have been act of revenge

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As the search continues for the 62-year-old suspect, law enforcement have released new details about him. State records show Pappas had license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for 30 years. Follow Courtney Fischer on Facebook and Twitter . "If he's alive, we need to find him". Pappas was not home when officers went there on Wednesday but Mr Acevedo said they found evidence linking Pappas to the killing. Read More »

Man hits woman in the face after wolf whistling

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Marie Laguerre , 22, was walking in the 19th Arrondissement, when a man began abusing her and making suggestive noises. In response, Laguerre insults him and he approaches her again. "I will not tolerate this, and if it meant being hit and putting up a fight, then so be it". In a Facebook post about the incident, Laguerre said it happened July 24, on her way home. Read More »

Russian Military Police Announce Joint Patrol of Israeli-Syrian Border

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Russian Federation will deploy its military police on the Golan Heights frontier between Syria and Israel , its defense ministry said on Thursday, after weeks of mounting volatility in the area. Netanyahu stressed the "extraordinarily important" link between the two countries. In a nod to his battlefield gains, Israel described victory by Assad, who is on a last push to restore his rule after more than seven years of civil war, as a fait accompli that could calm the Golan Heights. Read More »

Donald Trump calls for Attorney General Jeff Session to end Russian Federation inquiry

Session recused himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election over conflict of interest concerns, because he had served as a surrogate for Trump's campaign. In view of the tweet, "I think it would be helpful to have the debate on that bill", Collins said. "The president has made it clear that he cares deeply about it and he expects them to do their job". Read More »

Ivanka Trump: Family Separations Were A 'Low Point'

Donald Trump's daughter has said that she regards the separation of families at the United States border as a " low point " in her time at the White House. She went on to say that immigration is an "incredibly complex topic", using her mother as an example. The president's hardline policy led to the separation of thousands of children from their parents. Read More »

Trump urges Jeff Sessions to end Russian Federation probe 'right now'

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After the presser, Coats released a statement firmly reiterating that Russian Federation did meddle in the 2016 election and that the adversary is continuing to try to influence 2018 elections. Postings from Facebook and other social media are used in criminal cases, Rodgers said. Mr Manafort's charges stem from his consulting work in the Ukraine , in which he allegedly received millions of dollars that he failed to report to the USA government. Read More »

Trump celebrates Kelly's first full year as chief of staff

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Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general who served as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security during the first months of 2017, took over from former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus last July. If Kelly were to fulfill his commitment, he would extend his tenure as Trump's second chief of staff in a position that frequently churns through seasoned pols in a year or two. Read More »

Iran currency drops 18% in two days, hits record low

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The Iranian rial has plummeted in recent days as the country anxiously awaits the re-imposition of full U.S. sanctions, the first of which will snap back starting August 6. Having announced in May that it was pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, the USA is set to reimpose its full range of sanctions in two stages, on August 6 and November 4. Read More »

Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases

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The Vatican explained in a letter that the new policy follows an evolution of thought rather than a contradiction, the AP reported . Perhaps the most famous Roman Catholic anti-death penalty campaigner is Sister Helen Prejean, whose book "Dead Man Walking" - about her spiritual ministry to a man on death row - helped fuel opposition in the United States to capital punishment. Read More »

Company agrees to block 3D downloadable guns in Pennsylvania

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The settlement agreement allegedly allows Defense Distributed to freely publish its gun designs beginning August 1, but according to a release from the Washington State Attorney General's Office, the agreement, which wasn't made public until July 10, was done "in an arbitrary and capricious" fashion by the Trump administration and violates the Administrative Procedure Act. Read More »

USA condemns 'senseless' Tajik tourist attack

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The department said it could not provide more information about the USA citizens due to "privacy concerns", but that US officials were working closely with Tajik authorities. The two Americans, a woman and a man, were killed along with a Swiss man and a Dutch national. He said the Tajik police are looking into all possible causes of the attack, including terrorism. Read More »

Mexico plane crash: Investigators find 'black box' flight recorders

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The flight was headed from Mexico's northern state of Durango to Mexico City . After the plane crashed, "the smoke was unbelievable", he said, "a burning sensation when breathing". Durango state Gov. Jose Aispuro said passengers reported a loud bang as the plane's left wing hit the ground and the engines tore loose. "Yes, we took off but there was a lot of rain", she said, adding that she believed the pilot had tried to slow down the plane after it made impact with the ground. Read More »

Van driver fired for 'deliberately splashing pedestrians'

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The video caught the attention of Ottawa Police Sgt. Mark Gatien, who asked the company to contact him as part of his investigation. On three separate occasions within 45 seconds, the van moves to the right edge of the road as pedestrians approach on the sidewalk, sending up a large amount of water from a puddle and leaving the pedestrians soaked. Read More »

Research: Largest king penguin colony has shrunk nearly 90%

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The decline "is completely unexpected, and particularly significant since this colony represented almost one third of the king penguins in the world", coauthor Henri Weimerskirch, an ecologist at the Centre for Biological Studies in France, tells Agence France-Presse. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani keeps moving the bar on the Mueller investigation

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Trump echoed comments by one of his lawyers, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani , about collusion not specifically being an offense in the US legal code. He didn't pay for the hacking". In Trump's case, collusion is not a crime-it's many crimes. Giuliani also denied that top Trump campaign officials held a planning meeting days before meeting with Russians offering dirt on Clinton. Read More »