• Former White House aide predicts showdown over border wall in December
Former White House aide predicts showdown over border wall in December

This weekend's tweet didn't mark the first time that President Trump has threatened a shutdown over his border wall, a major campaign promise of 2016. After the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a radio interviewer that a shutdown so close to the November 6 midterm elections won't happen.

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  • Passenger Films As Jet Crashes After Takeoff In Mexico
Passenger Films As Jet Crashes After Takeoff In Mexico

Investigators including U.S. officials began sifting through the wreckage of an Aeromexico-operated passenger jet on Wednesday (Aug 1) for clues to what caused it to crash in Mexico's state of Durango , the head of the country's civil aviation agency said.

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  • Prince Harry's Audi RS6 Is For Sale
Prince Harry's Audi RS6 Is For Sale

A closer look at the spec list suggests the Duke of Sussex is as much an enthusiastic driver as he is an accomplished rider. The auto, which the prince is thought to have driven for a year, boasts a wealth of added features including privacy glass, heated front and back seats, a heads up display and 21-inch alloy wheels - extras worth more than...

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  • Turkey tells United States to reverse its 'wrong decision' over sanctions
Turkey tells United States to reverse its 'wrong decision' over sanctions

Following the meeting, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Pompeo "had a constructive conversation" with Cavusoglu and they " agreed to continue to try to resolve the issues between our two countries". Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and espionag...

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  • North Korea Prepares New Missiles, Still Working on Advanced Weapons
North Korea Prepares New Missiles, Still Working on Advanced Weapons

The report casts further doubt on President Donald Trump's claims of victory last month in disarmament talks with North Korea. "I don't have any announcement today but it's natural to get a lot of business done. The Washington Post says U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is producing new intercontinental ballistic missiles a...

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  • Democrats say Trump’s Mueller tweets were obstruction of justice
Democrats say Trump’s Mueller tweets were obstruction of justice

The difficulty in trying to use Trump's tweet to prove obstruction is that he may have posted it for several reasons, including to rally support among his political base, said Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor in NY who now lectures at Columbia Law School.

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  • Warrant issued for suspect in murder of Texas cardiologist
Warrant issued for suspect in murder of Texas cardiologist

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Wednesday that the suspect , Joseph James Pappas, 65, should be considered armed and risky. Spencer said she immediately called her daughter to try to contact him and called the police. "We found plenty of evidence that shows an extreme interest by (Pappas) in the doctor", Acevedo tol...

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  • 'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000
'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000

It was reported early Wednesday that Mollie Tibbetts, who has been missing since July 18, had potentially been seen eight days later at a Kearney truck stop near Interstate 35 and Highway 92. Tibbetts was alone and dog sitting at her boyfriend's house at the time of her disappearance. Calderwood said she feels her daughter's presence every da...

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  • President claims ID is needed to buy groceries
President claims ID is needed to buy groceries

A handful of protesters gathered outside the fairgrounds expo hall in Tampa, Florida, to protest President Donald Trump's visit hours before his scheduled arrival. Clearly that was a misspeak, but Democrats say it shows how out of touch the president is with real Americans. Hitting the campaign trail Tuesday in the Sunshine State, President Do...

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  • Why India's Assam state leaves 4 million people off a citizens' list
Why India's Assam state leaves 4 million people off a citizens' list

Addressing the media, the BJP chief said , "It is odd that everyone is talking about human rights of the illegal immigrant but no is talking about the human rights violation of the citizens of Assam". According to several reports, even people with legitimate documents proving their citizenship status have not been registered because of technical r...

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  • Trump's EPA proposes rollback of Obama emission standards
Trump's EPA proposes rollback of Obama emission standards

Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute. The EPA rule also calls for a 50-state solution whereby all states would follow the same mileage and emissions rules - killing California's right to set its own specific rules (certain other states follow California's rules).

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  • Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un
Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

This comes as the USA leader mentioned the letter in a tweet earlier Thursday , . Sanders said a reply was being issued. I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. If the United States and its allies move too quickly and make irreversible moves, then fail, such results will only benefit Kim Jong Un , Harris said.

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  • Support victims of the Carr Fire with the Carr Fire Relief Fund
Support victims of the Carr Fire with the Carr Fire Relief Fund

Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler has said. "So we're going to have to adapt, we're going to change our technology, but in the meantime we're going to spend a hell of a lot ...

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  • Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh Hits Hurdle On Road To Supreme Court

Grassley, backed by other Senate Republicans , asked for all documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush White House as an associate White House counsel. Democrats have demanded documentation related to Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House, where he served as a lawyer and then as staff secretary, an important position that controls...

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  • US judge halts 3D-printed gun blueprints hours before planned release
US judge halts 3D-printed gun blueprints hours before planned release

In 2015 , Defense Distributed , an organization dedicated to global distribution of open-source, downloadable 3D-printed guns, sued the federal government after the U.S. The gun-rights activists created the website regardless of the judge's ruling, citing the First Amendment. The state department has said it chose to settle the case on the a...

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  • Trump's attorney claims 'collusion is not a crime'
Trump's attorney claims 'collusion is not a crime'

Although the president tweeted his congratulations at Kelly making a year at the White House yesterday, two sources told Vanity Fair that after making the announcement, Trump turned to his aides and said: "Now can I get rid of him?" "The president didn't hack", Giuliani said on CNN .

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  • Russian Federation is continuing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics: intel chief
Russian Federation is continuing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics: intel chief

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and FBI Director Christopher Wray participate in a briefing on election security in the White House press briefing room at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 2, 2018 . "We implore the administration to take this very real and imminent threat to our elections and our democracy more s...

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  • Israel kills seven militants amid tensions on Syria's border
Israel kills seven militants amid tensions on Syria's border

IDF troops found assault rifles, explosives belts and grenades as well as the seven terrorists' remains. After Syria's civil war began, clashes between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels began inside the disengagement zone.

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  • A Year Of California Wildfires
A Year Of California Wildfires

Six people have died in this blaze, including three members of the same family. Cal Fire Deputy Chief Bret Gouvea said: "We are making good progress on the fire". A huge problem facing firefighters is that the flames are largely burning in steep, inaccessible terrain. Dubbed the Eel fire, it started about 3:30 p.m.in the Black Butte River Ranch...

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

John Kelly got the official news of his promotion a year ago the same way a select few in the Trump administration have - by presidential tweet. Kelly had been widely expected to depart the post sometime this summer. A Republican close to the White House also referred to Kelly as a "chief of staff in name only", according to the news ou...

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  • NRC will destroy ties with Bangladesh: Mamata Banerjee
NRC will destroy ties with Bangladesh: Mamata Banerjee

She said the BJP was "acting like a bunch of hooligans" and that the party was deeply frustrated. "The BJP has no ambivalence at all, they want to keep the Bengali Hindus and exclude the Muslims". Besides leaders of the Congress, TDP, YSR (Congress), DMK, RJD, SP and JD (S), she also met BJP veteran L K Advani, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and diss...

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  • President Donald Trump receives new letter from North Korea
President Donald Trump receives new letter from North Korea

Mr. Trump had said after their summit in Singapore with Kim that he would like the leader to come to the White House for a visit. The White House did not provide details on the specific content of the letter from Kim, received Wednesday, or of Trump's reply.

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  • Courts in three states block release of 3D-printed gun blueprints
Courts in three states block release of 3D-printed gun blueprints

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. Severance, spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office, said. The Trump Administration settlement requires the government to "temporarily" waive e...

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  • Armed Intruder Found Dead As Police Kill Armed Homeowner
Armed Intruder Found Dead As Police Kill Armed Homeowner

An officer shot an armed man police encountered - and that man turned out to be a resident of the home, the Post added. On Saturday night, officers shot and killed a man who drove toward them, hitting several of their vehicles. "This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved", the police news release said, in part. "We ...

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  • Inside Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election
Inside Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election

Mnangagwa's government, meanwhile, accused Chamisa and his supporters of inciting "violence" by already declaring he had won the election, the first after former leader Robert Mugabe stepped down in November. Under Mugabe's 37-year reign, elections were often marred by fraud and deadly violence. Protester, Colbert Mugwenhi said: "Why are the a...

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  • Donald Trump says attorney general Jeff Sessions must end ‘rigged’ Russian Federation investigation
Donald Trump says attorney general Jeff Sessions must end ‘rigged’ Russian Federation investigation

His lawyer Rudy Giuliani added: "He used a medium he uses for opinions, Twitter . The president has expressed the same opinion", Giuliani told Reuters. "Under our conclusion if the president is acting within his capacity as president and he fires someone, that can't be questioned", he said. Mueller's team responded earlier this week to a propo...

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  • Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP
Trump says Koch brothers are ‘a total joke’ in GOP

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the powerful Koch-led political operation as "globalist" and "a total joke", rejecting the conservative group amid signs of a growing public fissure between the president and business over trade.

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  • Pompeo to travel to Southeast Asia on ties, regional issues
Pompeo to travel to Southeast Asia on ties, regional issues

State Department. Pompeo reviewed a number of major US projects in the Indo-Pacific and pointed out that the United States is "the single largest source of cumulative investment" in the region, "larger than China , Japan, and the European Union".

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  • No fatalities in Aeromexico plane crash in Durango state, officials say
No fatalities in Aeromexico plane crash in Durango state, officials say

The jet skidded into a field horizontally, which allowed for the escape slides to be activated, freeing the passengers and crew before they caught on fire, the governor told the AP. He described a unusual accident scene in which some passengers got out under their power, and some even wandered back to the airport to seek out relatives.

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  • Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority
Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

The ruling ZANU-PF won 109 seats while the main opposition MDC party had 41 in the country's 210-seat House of Assembly. They also questioned delays in releasing the results of the presidential contest in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign following a de facto coup in November after almost 40 years in power.

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