• Pres. Trump blasts past administrations for Paul Manafort probe
Pres. Trump blasts past administrations for Paul Manafort probe

He made clear that undermining the credibility of Rick Gates, his former business associate and the government's star witness, is central to the defense strategy. "It sounds to me like they're a little hesitant to have him testify because they don't know what he's going to say, and they don't know whether or not it's going to give Manafort some sor...

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  • North Korea 'working on new missiles'
North Korea 'working on new missiles'

Once the boxes are in DPAA custody, the first step will be to inventory them to determine whether the remains are those of Americans, Duus said . "I don't think North Korea is refusing to give dog tags when it has more but it probably doesn't have dog tags lying around", he said.

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  • Facebook uncovers 'coordinated' political influence campaign ahead of USA midterms
Facebook uncovers 'coordinated' political influence campaign ahead of USA midterms

Is Canada safe from Russian-style election hacking on Facebook? But Facebook said the profiles shared a pattern of behavior with the previous Russian disinformation campaign, which was led by a group with Kremlin ties called the Internet Research Agency .

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  • Ex-Trump Organization exec: 'Impossible' Trump didn't know about Trump Tower meeting
Ex-Trump Organization exec: 'Impossible' Trump didn't know about Trump Tower meeting

President Donald Trump said he had a nasty and contentious business relationship with Robert Mueller , and he called on the special counsel to disclose such "conflicts of interest" in one of his most direct attacks on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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  • Federal judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D printed guns
Federal judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D printed guns

On Monday, several states-including Washington , New York, and Massachusetts-filed a lawsuit against Defense Distributed , a nonprofit from Texas native Cody Wilson that plans on uploading a whole library of 3D-printed gun designs on August 1.

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  • NKorea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains
NKorea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains

A senior United States official told Reuters on Monday one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs. They believe North Korea is building at least one of its Hwasong-15 missiles there. Kim has made it clear that he prefers a step-by-step disarmament process that is matched by reciprocal outs...

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  • Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body
Zanu-PF wins most seats in Zimbabwe parliament: poll body

Official results showed that the ruling ZANU-PF party had easily won the most seats in the parliamentary ballot - strengthening Mnangagwa's prospects of holding onto power in the key presidential vote. Analysts anticipate the ruling party to slightly exceed the 140 seats. "We won the popular vote (and) will defend it", Chamisa said. The rival cla...

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  • City of Minneapolis releases officer body camera video of Thurman Blevins shooting
City of Minneapolis releases officer body camera video of Thurman Blevins shooting

Blevins presented a danger to the lives of Officer Schmidt and Officer Kelly", Freeman said in the statement obtained by KSTP . Quinn says when it becomes clear that Blevins has a gun in his hand as he is running, the officers really had no option but to shoot.

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  • Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial
Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial

The attorneys have "memoranda, emails, and photos reflecting tasks performed" to demonstrate the source of a large part of Manafort's income, CNN reports. Dozens of jurors packed a federal courtroom Tuesday in Alexandria , Virginia , to face questions from a judge and lawyers about whether they can be fair and impartial.

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  • Donald Trump says he'll meet with Iran 'anytime they want to'
Donald Trump says he'll meet with Iran 'anytime they want to'

Washington ramped up political pressure on Tehran and vowed to re-impose sanctions on the nation. President Trump surprised many on Monday when he announced his willingness to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani " without preconditions ".

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  • Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally
Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally

Officials in Boston also are considering allowing non-citizens to vote. In Tuesday's wide-ranging speech, Trump touched on the issue of funding for a border wall, hours after he took to Twitter to renew his vow to force a government shutdown over the issue.

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  • Nine states sue to prevent 3D-printed gun plans going online
Nine states sue to prevent 3D-printed gun plans going online

District Judge Robert Lasnik puts that plan on hold for now. Eight US states on Monday filed a lawsuit to block a Trump administration decision enabling 3D printers to make plastic handguns that opponents say will be nearly impossible to control.

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  • President Trump has 'no problem' shutting down government
President Trump has 'no problem' shutting down government

In the Kentucky radio interview, McConnell did acknowledge that the border funding issue probably wouldn't be resolved until later this year, after the November election. Nine of the 12 annual spending bills needed to keep the government running would be enacted before October 1, leaving funding for the departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, J...

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  • US says remains returned by North Korea likely American
US says remains returned by North Korea likely American

The findings, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicated that the work was under way at the same factory that produced the country's first large ICBM, the Hwasong-15, in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the report .

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  • North Korea developing new missiles
North Korea developing new missiles

Additional satellite photos show work now underway at the Sanumdong research facility near the capital city of Pyongyang on at least one and perhaps two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles , or ICBMs. Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellites had spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballist...

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  • Trump says he is willing to talk to Iranian leader without preconditions
Trump says he is willing to talk to Iranian leader without preconditions

President Trump's offer to meet President Rouhani of Iran without preconditions has been played down by senior officials in Washington and Tehran. Officials said if Trump wants talks, he needs to rejoin the worldwide nuclear deal he unilaterally pulled out of earlier this year.

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  • Massive motel fire kills a mother and her 5 children
Massive motel fire kills a mother and her 5 children

The County Sheriff's office Berrien said that 26-year-old mother and her children - aged two to ten years - died at the scene of the fire at the Motel Cosmo Extended Stay. "The victims were from one family", it said, adding that four other people and four first responders were released from a medical centre after treatment for smoke inhalation.

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  • Republican Senator Rand Paul supports Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Republican Senator Rand Paul supports Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) back Kavanaugh as well. "Kavanaugh's position is basically that national security trumps privacy". Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (center), President Donald Trump's choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, had private meetings with Republican Sen.

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  • States sue to block sale of 3D-printed weapon designs online
States sue to block sale of 3D-printed weapon designs online

The U.S. State Department quickly ordered Wilson to remove his plans, arguing that they violated global arms treaties because the plans were in effect distributing weapons across the world. In a statement , Mr Ferguson said: "These downloadable guns are unregistered and very hard to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to a...

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  • PM Modi calls up Imran Khan to congratulate
PM Modi calls up Imran Khan to congratulate

India should pay attention to Prime Minister-in waiting Imran Khan's talks offer to address all issues, including Kashmir, a leading Pakistani daily said on Saturday. The former cricket star will face myriad challenges, including militant extremism, an economic crisis with speculation that Pakistan will have to seek a bailout from the Internation...

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  • Mueller's Team Releases List Of Key Witnesses Against Paul Manafort
Mueller's Team Releases List Of Key Witnesses Against Paul Manafort

After a rocky road to cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, Gates is expected to provide critical testimony against Manafort, whose own attorney has called Gates the "heart" of the government's case. At least five of the witnesses listed are testifying after receiving immunity. They include accountants, finan...

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  • Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby
Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby

Officials said the aquarium was working closely with Leon Valley and San Antonio Police Departments to recover the shark and arrest the suspects. The aquarium wrote online employees reported seeing suspicious activity from a trio around the interactive pool, but said the shark was stolen "while the attendant was assisting other guests".

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  • Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election
Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

Asked whether he stayed long in power at the mercy and support of the Zimbabwean military forces, Mugabe said the country always held regular free and fair elections which he won. "He (Mr Mugabe) is a citizen of this country", he said. "I wish to meet him if he wins". Chamisa's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has complained about a flawed vote...

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  • Grace Mugabe immunity unconstitutional - South Africa court
Grace Mugabe immunity unconstitutional - South Africa court

Reading the order‚ Judge Bashier Vally set aside former worldwide relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane's decision to grant Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Richard Chemaly, a legal strategist, said the judgment removes the procedural barrier that is immunity from the equation, but doesn't compel the NPA to reinstate charges against ...

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  • Trump says he'd have 'no problem doing a shutdown' over border
Trump says he'd have 'no problem doing a shutdown' over border

President Donald Trump repeated his call for a border wall on Monday, a day after he said he would be willing to shut down the government if Democrats don't cooperate on immigration reform. Only a few weeks after that, Trump said he'd "love" to see another shutdown if the Democrats didn't give in to his immigration demands. Senate Appro...

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  • 10,000 more told to leave homes as northern California wildfires intensify
10,000 more told to leave homes as northern California wildfires intensify

As of Sunday morning, the blaze had burned 89,194 acres or 139 square miles, which is the size of Detroit, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire. At least two people died fighting the fire, and several others have been hurt. Five people have died, including two firefighters, and 17 people...

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  • Mattis 'Confident' Strikes on Iran 'Not Something That's Being Considered'
Mattis 'Confident' Strikes on Iran 'Not Something That's Being Considered'

Asked at the Pentagon whether the Trump administration had instituted a policy of regime change or collapse toward Iran , Mattis said, " There's none that's been instituted ". The Obama-era agreement, which involves other countries, had lifted sanctions against Iran in exchange for the country abandoning its nuclear program.

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  • United States economy grows at 4.1 pct in Q2
United States economy grows at 4.1 pct in Q2

Trump had already hinted at a strong GDP report , again breaking with the tradition of USA presidents not commenting on major economic data before its release . " Trump deserves some credit". Another factor at play here is tax cuts. The White House is counting on faster growth to pay for December's sweeping tax cuts by generating higher...

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  • US Holds Directs Talks With Taliban -- Should It?
US Holds Directs Talks With Taliban -- Should It?

On the American side, the meeting was attended Alice wells , senior diplomat of the United States government in South Asia, the AP reports. Despite the talks, which the Taliban called "a series of meetings for initiating formal and purposeful talks", the US maintains any peace negotiations must be made between the Taliban and the Afghan governme...

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  • At least two dead in New Orleans mass shooting
At least two dead in New Orleans mass shooting

In a press conference early Sunday, New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison said one of the suspects used a rifle and the other a handgun. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell also released a statement where she pledged that, "every resource necessary to ending this horror and seeing justice done".

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