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Alex Jones ‘patriots’ rush to App Store to download Infowars app

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Facebook said Jones violated its hate speech policies, adding that the pages were taken down for "glorifying violence, which violates our graphic violence policy, and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender, Muslims and immigrants, which violates our hate speech policies". Read More »

Loving GOP congressman gets arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on securities fraud charges

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Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Attorneys representing Collins released the following statement on Wednesday: "We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in Court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name". Read More »

Takeaways from Day 6 of the Manafort Trial

Gates also provided the first witness testimony that overlaps with Trump's presidential campaign. Cindy Laporta, a tax accountant for Manafort, testified Monday under immunity that she helped file falsified bank loan applications for him even though she knew they were inaccurate. Read More »

Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

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They said thousands of houses were damaged in the quake. The relatively small Indonesian community in Edmonton, 825 people according to recent census data, has raised emergency funds for earthquakes in the past, Rendra said. Jennifer Montgomery-Lay, of Maple Ridge, B.C., said that she, her husband, 14-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter are stuck in Lombok after a powerful 7.0-magnitude natural disaster hit on Sunday evening. Read More »

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The 25 percent tariffs also will apply to a broad range of Chinese electronics, plastics, chemicals and railway equipment that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has said benefit from the "Made in China 2025" industrial plan, aimed at making China competitive in high-technology industries. Read More »

Democrat O’Connor has lead in early OH returns

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Unlike the last special election in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic candidate Conor Lamb outraised Rick Saccone 3 to 1, Balderson was better suited to take on O'Connor financially, although he was still operating at a deficit. Trump campaigned for Balderson over the weekend in Ohio. The Ohio district includes numerous suburban women and college-educated, affluent residents that polls show have been the sort of voters turned off by Trump's chaotic first 19 months in office. Read More »

Dead baby found floating near Brooklyn Bridge

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A baby boy has died after being pulled from the water near South Street Seaport, police say. A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death. Diana Campbell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, first noticed the baby around 4 p.m. Sunday. CBS New York says authorities took the child from the water and rushed him to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. Read More »

German couple convicted over rape, online sale of young son

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Lais, 39, was allowed to live in their home despite a previous conviction for child abuse and a court order to stay away from minors. A German mother and her partner have been convicted over the repeated rape of the woman's young son and for selling him for sex on the internet. Read More »

IGP Exonerates Police From NASS Invasion

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The two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments, including the invasion of the National Assembly by security officials. The security operatives, however, later allowed the lawmakers access into the complex while journalists and other staff were barred. The new DSS boss who came to the Presidential villa Abuja, in an SUV vehicle was later chauffeured in a different auto, a Peugeot 508 model with Lagos registration ... Read More »

Largest wildfire in California history still growing

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Aerial view of Trabuco Canyon as a tanker aircraft dumps load onto Holy Fire, Near Santiago Peak, California, U.S., August 6, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Conservatives have blamed poor environmentalist policies over the last four decades for exacerbating wildfires. Farther north, the Carr Fire is surrounded by multiple bodies of water from different directions: Shasta Lake to the east, Trinity Lake to the west and the Sacramento River snaking ... Read More »

Rick Gates admits to committing crimes with Paul Manafort

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But Ms Laporta's testimony raised the stakes for Mr Manafort, legal experts said. In stunning testimony at Manafort's trial on tax and fraud charges, Gates stated he and Manafort had 15 foreign accounts they did not report to the federal government, and knew it was illegal. Read More »

Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message

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The moves came after Canada on Friday expressed concern over the arrests of activists in Saudi Arabia, including prominent women's rights campaigner Samar Badawi, and called for their release. Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar has been granted asylum by Canada, where she is raising their three children. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present the 2012 International Women of Courage Award to Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia, on the 101st Anniversary of ... Read More »

The `kalaignar` of Tamil politics

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DMK president M Karunanidhi died in Chennai today after prolonged illness, the hospital where the leader was admitted announced. Lot of supporters were seen in tears as they expressed their pain on the deteriorating health of their leader. Read More »

Malaysia: Indonesia returns yacht at centre of graft probe

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The superyacht " Equanimity ", widely reported to be owned by Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low , was properly seized under Malaysian laws, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas. The country's anti-corruption authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Jho Low. "At the end of the day, the yacht must be sold off" so that Malaysia can recover as much money as possible from it, Lim said. Read More »

Trump in warning over trading with Iran

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But a second tranche coming into effect on November 5 covering Iran's vital oil sector, could be far more damaging - even if several key customers such as China, India and Turkey have refused to significantly cut their purchases. "Negotiations with sanctions doesn't make sense". Its currency the rial has lost nearly two-thirds of its value in six months. On Sunday, it eased foreign exchange rules, allowing unlimited tax-free currency and gold imports, and reopening exchange bureaus after ... Read More »

Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship Bound for Gaza Strip

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Ahmad Yaghi, 25, was killed along the Gaza-Israel border fence while 90 others were wounded yesterday from Israeli Occupation Forces' use of live ammunition against demonstrators. Along with 21 other global participants on board the Norwegian-flagged Al Awda (The Return), Commodore was brutally attacked and kidnapped by Israeli forces in worldwide waters, last Sunday, and unlawfully detained for four days, in Israel. Read More »

Imran Khan's party says it has enough support to form Pakistan government

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However, NAB officials revealed that Imran Khan misused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government's helicopters for 74 hours. Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. However, its leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi would be nominated for Punjab Assembly speaker, the sources said. Imran Khan on the other hand is trying to shake hands with smaller parties for majority, but the opposition isn't willing to let him take the PM post easily hence to ... Read More »

LeBron James To Executive Produce Showtime Docu-Series "Shut Up & Dribble"

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The series traces the modern history of the league and its players, starting with the 1976 merger of the freewheeling American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association, exploring how the top players have expanded their reach off the court in fields such as business and fashion while becoming icons in the process. Read More »

Mendocino Complex: Another day of successes, setbacks

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The second part of Trump's Sunday tweet - "Must also tree clear to stop fire spreading!" - seems to refer to the practice of thinning, by which land managers selectively cut down certain trees to improve the overall health of a forest. Jerry Brown called for aid from the Trump administration. The complex of fire has been less destructive to property than some of the other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas. Read More »

Donald Trump admits son was getting dirt on Hillary Clinton

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Mueller is in the midst of a 15-month investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, Trump campaign ties to Russia and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the investigation. The federal tax and bank fraud charges Manafort faces are not related to the Trump campaign but Manafort's close relations with Russians and a Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politician are under scrutiny in the trial. Read More »

Federal Judge Orders DACA Be Fully Reinstated

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The order is not set to kick in right away, according to Politico , which notes that the government has until August 23 to file a motion to appeal the judge's ruling. Those rulings only required the government to process DACA renewals, not new applications. Shutting down the government for illegal aliens is not a winning message. Read More »

A 9-Year-Old Boy's Lemonade Stand Was Robbed at Gunpoint

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He said a camouflage hat and BB pistol found along with a metal cash box was found in some nearby woods and could be checked for fingerprints and DNA. Neighbour Kelly Smith said the robbery was "heart-wrenching", adding: "That little boy will never be the same". His father said he won't let this stop his son's dreams. Read More »

Rick Gates Set to Testify Against Ex-Boss Paul Manafort

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Gates, who also served in a senior role in Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is expected to face aggressive cross-examination once prosecutors are finished questioning him. Gates will follow the testimony of tax preparer Cindy Laporta, who says she came to suspect Gates was misleading her about Manafort's finances. Rick Gates became the first member of the Trump campaign to publicly admit to crimes. Read More »

Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting

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Trump Jr.is a subject in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia's investigation for his role in a meeting at Trump Tower with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating United States intelligence findings that Russians conspired to sway the election in Trump's favour. Read More »

Tampa police: 4-year-old girl dead after being thrown into river

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She was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital. At around 4 p.m. calls started coming into police from witnesses who saw the mother park near the river then drag the girl by her arms from the auto into the water. Just before 4 p.m., witnesses saw her drag Daniels into the Hillsborough River by the arms and then pull her close to her chest. Witnesses were shaken up, the police chief said . Read More »

44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago

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In that incident, three people were standing in front of a residence when a shooter exited a auto and opened fire, according to officials. Of those who reported an age, the victims were between 11 and 62 years old. And Giuliani credited McCarthy with being among the people behind a New York City program that reduced murders there. A 17-year-old girl was shot in the face and pronounced dead on the scene. Read More »

Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

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At least two people was killed and more than 60 were injured, according to local media. Police say there has been an accident on the motorway close to the airport. Italian media reported that numerous injured were hit by debris and shattered glass after the explosion. Google Maps/HuffPost UK The explosion took place in the northern Italian city of Bologna on Monday. Read More »

Plane crashes in California parking lot, killing all five passengers

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Five people have died after a light plane crashed into a carpark in Southern California. All of the passengers on the plane were employees of Pacific Union International, a real estate company out of Danville, California. The crash site is about one mile northwest of the northern end of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport. The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration . Read More »

1st Barack Obama Day in Illinois Saturday

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The legislation declared August 4 " Barack Obama Day" in the state of IL, but did not make the holiday an official legal holiday over concerns the state could not afford the cost of giving state employees a paid holiday. Former first lady Michelle Obama also wished her husband a happy birthday on Twitter, saying, "The view is always better with you". "Our lunches together were a highlight of every week at the White House. Read More »

Macron, May to discuss Brexit at dinner in southern France

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France has banned smartphones in schools up to age 14 or 15 in a vote by lawmakers on Monday. Critics of the legislation, who refrained from casting votes, decried it as being a "publicity stunt", the outlet reported . An earlier law passed in 2010 prohibits students from using smartphones during class but not between classes or during meal times. It has been treated as a matter of public health as concerns about France's youth being unable to shake off its addiction to constant ... Read More »

2 tropical storms form off Mexicos southwestern Coast

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In the latest advisory, the National Hurricane Center believes the center of Hector will remain just south of the Big Island. Hurricane Hector strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane Friday with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. Read More »

Manafort's accountants to take spotlight in trial's third day

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Similar to prior witnesses, Laporta testified that Gates and Manafort were in lockstep but that Manafort was in charge. The prosecution has pressed that Manafort made false financial representations in order to obtain loans from banks. With offhand remarks, aggressive pushback and a need for speed, Judge Ellis has become a character in this trial himself. Prosecutors wrote that this was the "prototypical" case to do so because of its complexity. Read More »