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Donald Trump to confront North Korea issue on first trip to Asia

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Trump is also expected to discuss trade and economic ties to the region and will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in the Philippines. VIDEO: At the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump warned that the U.S. will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission. Read More »

Here's 15 of the best signs from yesterday's March for Choice 2017

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With cries of "my body, my choice" thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday afternoon to Dublin for the 6th annual walk organised by the supporters of the right to abortion. The Pro Life Campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations nationwide today to warn against a relaxation of the current law. Abortion is now illegal in the Republic of Ireland, except in cases where the mother's life is in danger. Read More »

Rex Tillerson in China for top-level talks on North Korea

Tillerson, meanwhile, has been more cautious on North Korea and has said on repeated occasions the United States does "not seek the collapse of the regime". This report claims that citizens in North Korea sought to become a member of the army to defend socialism and the leader and crush the imperialists from the USA who run amuck to destroy the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Read More »

Trump to skip India in Asia tour, but could meet Modi

Political science professor David Faris said North Korea has been back to their nuclear weapons development program since the Agreed Framework (a deal between the us and North Korea signed in 1994 to interrupt North Korean engagement in the development of nukes) was broken by the Bush administration in 2002. Read More »

Ruth Davidson warns of Brexit 'over-optimism'

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Attempting to shift the focus from Brexit to a good news domestic agenda, Mrs May announced that tuition fees will be frozen at the current £9,250 level until 2019, rather than increase with inflation by £250. The comments came as the Observer reported that Communities Secretary Sajid Javid declined to reply when asked if Mrs May should lead the Tories into the next election. Read More »

New Haven community raises money for Puerto Rico

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He says the hurricane "totally destroyed" Puerto Rico and that "the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an fantastic job". Telecommunications are back for about 30 percent of the island, almost half of the supermarkets have reopened at least for reduced hours and about 60 percent of the gas stations are pumping. Read More »

Hurricane islanders want us to do everything for them, claims Donald Trump

He said his agency has a list of about 40 drugs that it's concerned could be in short supply, 13 of which are made only in Puerto Rico . Trump has pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Rico recover from Maria's ruinous aftermath, and tweeted that military personnel and first responders have done "an unbelievable job", despite having "no electric, roads, phones etc". Read More »

Puerto Rico angry at Trump official 'good news story' remark

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Duke on Friday afternoon added to her assessment earlier in the week, saying that while she is "proud" of the federal response to the destruction on the island , the situation on the ground is still "not satisfactory". Ricardo Rossello announced his government will buy cargo containers from private companies if necessary to make sure goods are distributed. Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda straight up told Trump to go to hell while saying he's been "GOLFING". Read More »

President Trump Advocates Tax Plan For American Manufacturing

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An alternative minimum tax repeal would be very welcome to many , whereas the repeal of the state and local tax deduction would hit folks in this demographic hard. In 2018, all income groups would see their average taxes fall, but some taxpayers in each group would face tax increases , it found. The response to this change, which took effect in 2013, was quick and large. Read More »

Monroe coach says he won't stop students from taking a knee

Some even accused National Football League players and owners of only acting out in the fear of losing money. Time will tell if players who planned to take a knee before chose to instead heed the president's advice. "I don't mind locking the arms at all". In fact, don't take my word for it, let's take a look at the often overlooked, never sung last paragraph of the lyrics of our nation's anthem, "O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation". Read More »

Alabama primary runoff shows Trump's base had a different idea

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Trump allies argue that McConnell has more at stake in Alabama than the president. He loses. What happened here? The Republican Party is experiencing a nationalist revolt, as Bannon says. Jones told AL.com on Tuesday that he believes he will win. "One thing's for sure", said a Jewish organizational activist, "they made clear they have real political power". Read More »

Australia warned to prepare for nuclear attack from Kim Jong

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The US has communicated directly with North Korea at times through its mission to the United Nations - known as the " New York Channel". North Korea's Romeo-class sub, seen in this photo of Kim Jong Un released in 2014, are part of Pyongyang's fleet of 80 submarines, a South Korean analyst says. Read More »

Illinois National Guard sending more help for hurricane relief in Caribbean

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While that measure might help speed cargo shipments, Puerto Rico is struggling to move supplies around the island once they arrive. The storm killed more than 30 people across the Caribbean, including at least 16 in Puerto Rico. The government's response had been "shamefully slow and undersized and should be vastly upgraded and increased", he told the Senate. "The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to meeting the needs of disaster survivors who seek temporary or permanent ... Read More »

Baxter Springs Burn Victim Dies in Hospital and Injures 3 Officers

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Sheriff David Groves says the suspect broke into the home of 65-year-old Sharon Horn at 1007 W.11th Street in Baxter Springs just before 1:30 a.m and was physically assaulting her. When two police officers arrived, he threw fuel on them and Horn, setting all three on fire. The Cherokee Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the incident, reported that a third officer arrived on scene and also suffered injuries. Read More »

Baylor trails Kansas State 20-3 at halftime

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Baylor coach Matt Rhule reveres Kansas State coach Bill Snyder. Baylor's sophomore cornerback Marques Jones recovered the fumble, giving the Bears the ball back on the Wildcats' 14-yard-line. Ertz completed 7 of 17 passes for 119 yards and an additional score with Isaiah Zuber catching the touchdown pass. Zuber caught four passes for 79 yards. Read More »

In hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, a stunning silence

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Cruz's comments came after Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke told reporters at the White House on Thursday that the administration's response so far "is a good-news story in terms of our ability to reach people". " We are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency". What the Congress has done, what the president of the United States has done, what the judicial system has done, is they have unveiled to everyone, the worldwide community and everyone in Puerto Rico, ... Read More »

Jamal Bryant Explains Why He's Calling on Americans to Support Colin Kaepernick

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He went on to say that the whole National Football League felt called out by President Trump. "I think he gave us an opportunity to make something positive come out of it", Reid said . "I have not heard one soundbite of a player being anti-military, of a player outwardly attacking the fundamentals of what this country is supposed to be", he said . Read More »

No. 15 Oklahoma State escapes with 41-34 win over Texas Tech

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After the teams exchanged field goals, Texas Tech drove 70 yards for a touchdown, scoring on a 1-yard run by Justin Stockton to cut the margin to 34-27 with 14:53 left in the game. As the statistics showed, the Cowboys offense was the story early on. Oklahoma State took a lot of those big, downfield plays away. OSU made a return to the end zone again as Rudolph threw in another touchdown. Read More »

Vettel will come back stronger, says Hamilton

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But the Malaysian government said in April that this year's race - which takes place on Sunday - would be the last. "I don't remember the last time he has faltered under pressure, so I don't know how he will react and if he feels pressure". Read More »

Trump races to catch up as Puerto Rico crisis escalates

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That means global shipments of aid to Puerto Rico either have to pay heavy tariffs or reroute them onto a USA ship at a different port - which costs valuable time and money. Trump also noted his plans to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday. "We will not rest, however, until the people of Puerto Rico are safe", he added . Read More »

All foreign flights to Iraq Kurd capital to stop Friday

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The United Nations Security Council had warned Kurdish authorities against holding the plebiscite. However, after Erdogan said that Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if Ankara halted the cross-border flow of trucks and oil, it has said that any measures it took would not target civilians and instead focus on those who organised the referendum . Read More »

Tory poll shows Davidson just behind Boris in leadership stakes

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Yes, absolutely. Do I want the delay to go on longer than two years? On Friday, he praised a speech by May in which she set out her plan for a roughly two-year transition period after Brexit . Number 10 - rather like the Labour leadership - want to keep Brexit off the agenda at party conference, and instead focus on domestic issues. Mr Johnson said the minimum wage - at £7.50 an hour rising to £9 in 2020 - was "not enough". Read More »

Rutgers battles its flaws in No. 11 Ohio State at home

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While the results are not where Ash or Rutgers fans would like them to be, Ash's former boss at Ohio State was effusive in his praise of his former assistant in his press conference on September 25. Ohio State beat Rutgers 58-0 last season and the Buckeyes are 3-0 all time against the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers intercepted Nebraska's Tanner Lee twice in their game last week. Read More »

Roy Moore wins Alabama Republican primary with Bible-first campaign

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WILLIAM BRANGHAM: In the general election, Moore now faces Democrat Doug Jones , a former federal prosecutor with a strong record on civil rights. Heller's primary challenger, Danny Tarkanian, tweeted his congratulations to Moore and added: "Primary voters showed they'll drain the swamp across country". Read More »

U.S. slashing of embassy staff will affect ties

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The U.S. State Department announced it is pulling all non-essential diplomatic personnel from Cuba following unexplained "health attacks" on 21 of its staff in Havana. The relationship between the USA and Cuba hit troubled waters earlier this year when it was revealed that American diplomatic personnel and their families living in Cuba were subjected to what appeared to be a series of sonic attacks. Read More »

Trump Attacks San Juan Mayor Who Criticized Hurricane Response

The White House said Trump will make calls to several Puerto Rico officials, including Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, on Saturday afternoon. He says the hurricane "totally destroyed" Puerto Rico and that "the military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an awesome job". Read More »

Senate Committee releases 2018 budget proposal

The plan does leave open the potential that a higher bracket could be added, and key lawmakers urged their fellow Republicans to withhold final judgment until the tax-writing committees crafted a final product. But just 3 percent of the richest Americans would face a tax increase , the analysis found. Republicans , who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, announced Trump's tax proposal on Wednesday, offering trillions of dollars in tax cuts to businesses and ... Read More »

Texas gives Houston $50 mln for Hurricane Harvey costs

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Damage to city buildings is now in the ballpark of $175 million, Turner said - but the city's flood insurance policy caps out at $100 million. Raising property taxes is one way of addressing the problem, albeit an incredibly unpopular one with residents. Read More »

Trump says Puerto Ricans 'want everything done for them'

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Saturday morning, Trump tweeted from his golf resort in Bedminster, NJ, "Such poor leadership ability from the mayor of San Juan and others who are not able to get their workers to help". "She has been working 24/7. You have been GOLFING". Later Friday, during a speech on tax policy, Trump said, "Ultimately, the government of Puerto Rico will have to work with us to determine how this massive rebuilding effort...will be funded". Read More »

Theresa May: Britain Committed to Defence of Europe

But British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted there had been "very good progress" on the rights of European Union expatriates, following a major Brexit speech she gave in Florence, Italy, last week. The spokesman said Merkel had welcomed the Florence speech and that the two leaders had agreed on the need to settle the issue of citizens' rights "at the earliest opportunity". Read More »

FAA Announces New No Drone Zones Over Monuments

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These destinations are mostly hot tourist spots, including the Statue of Liberty and a few dams throughout the US. It says it marks the first time the FAA has restricted drone flights over Interior Department landmarks, although numerous sites were covered by a National Park Service ban on drones issued in 2014. Read More »

Hafiz Saeed sends Rs. 100m defamation notice to Pak Foreign minister

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These people were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back. Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif did what appeared to be some plain talking when he told an audience at the Asia Society in NY that Hafiz Saeed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba and others of their ilk had become liabilities for his country. Read More »