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President Trump endorses Luther Strange in Alabama senate race

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The Senate primary campaign's main issue has been which candidate is most closely aligned with Trump. "I was proud to cast my vote for President Trump. "Now he's gone to Washington and done the same thing". Odd was appointed to the Senate seat by then-Gov. Unusual was appointed to the seat by former Gov. Read More »

Government report contradicts President Trump on climate change

GARRETT: In June, President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, a global agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "These persistent levels of denial unique in the USA have been intentionally created by the large carbon polluters taking the playbook from the tobacco companies, hiring pseudo-scientists and putting out false data, and all of us, as human beings, are resistant to thinking about something that's hard to think about", Gore said of climate change deniers . Read More »

Militant group Jamaat-ud-Dawa launches new party in Pakistan

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Mumbai attacks mastermind and banned terrorist outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed's close aides on Tuesday launched a new political party which aims to convert Pakistan into a "real Islamic state". Global powers including the USA and India consider Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) to be no more than a front for Lashkar-i-Taiba (LT), the militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead. Read More »

Cheetos pop-up restaurant opening in New York City

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As expected, all of the dishes served will be infused with - you guessed it - Cheetos. The gimmick could have gone lots of ways, many of which would bring new meaning to the tagline "Dangerously Cheesy", but the menu actually looks surprisingly not awful: Food Network's Anne Burrell is behind it (or at least agreed to have her name attached to it). Read More »

Carlos Vela Headed To LAFC

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They may not be kicking off their 2018 expansion season for another several months, but LAFC look like they may be active during the current MLS summer transfer window. He scored 72 goals in seven seasons, becoming a bona-fide star with the La Liga club. An MLS source who could not speak on the record confirmed that Vela could sign a deal as early as Tuesday afternoon, making him the fledgling team's first designated player. Read More »

Officer-killing suspect Ian McCarthy apprehended in Bucksaw — CAPTURED

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Sgt. Lowe says he's thrilled that McCarthy in custody, but the loss of Officer Michael is still stinging, the trooper called it a senseless, cowardly act, and Officer Michael was heroic to the end. "We're doing everything we can to find him". Law enforcement officers have been searching for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy since Clinton police officer Gary Michael was killed during a traffic stop late Sunday. Read More »

Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt, raises concern over raise of self-vigilantism

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The CWC passed two resolutions on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement and rededicated itself to uphold and defend the idea of India as envisioned by the leaders of the freedom movement. Seventy five years ago, on this day, the Indian National Congress led by Mahatma Gandhi gave a Clarion Call for the immediate ending of British Rule in India. Read More »

Jahangiri reinstated as Iran's first vice president

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He presented his cabinet list to parliament for a vote of confidence on Tuesday. Mahmoud Alavi has been kept as the intelligence minister as Tehran faces an increasing challenge from Islamist militants. On Aug. 8, Reform - a news channel on the popular smartphone app Telegram - held a survey about the proposed Cabinet, and the majority of participants expressed their disapproval. Read More »

Trump Interrupts Golf Game To Do Something Shocking

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On Monday, the trigger-fingered president directed Twitter missives at both The New York Times and Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal. US President Donald Trump said his voting base was "stronger than ever" as he attacked "phony polling" that showed some of his his core supporters slipping away. Read More »

Belgian police shoot at auto, call bomb squad to Brussels neighborhood

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Shots were fired at the vehicle after it became stuck in traffic and the driver reversed into a police auto. "Nothing suspicious was found in the vehicle", said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office. Police cordoned off the area and Reuters witnesses on the scene heard two controlled explosions. The driver indicated that the vehicle contained explosives. Read More »

Al Gore says 'ethical reasons' could end Trump presidency early

The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the draft report , and the authors are awaiting permission from the Trump administration to release it. "Without major reductions in these emissions, the increase in annual average global temperatures relative to pre-industrial times could reach 9 degrees Fahrenheit or more by the end of this century". Read More »

Militants release over 230 people taken hostage in northern Afghan village

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The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far. Sediq Sediqi, a spokesman for the Afghan government, told AFP it was hard to know how many civilians were killed or captured, but said "President Ashraf Ghani has instructed everyone to do everything to safeguard those people". Read More »

USA bombers kill 35 pro-Iraqi militia

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After the Iraqi militia claimed its positions were targeted with smart rockets launched from the area around Mosul, followed by a ground assault. Steps President Trump has taken, including delegating decision-making authority down from the White House to military officials on the battlefield, have fueled the US -led coalition's gains against ISIS jihadists, according to McGurk. Read More »

At Least 7 Dead, 88 Injured After Strong Quake in Southwest China

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Photos showed damage to buildings, including a hotel, in Jiuzhaigou, home to one of China's most famous nature reserves and a Unesco World Heritage site. "The tremors were very strong", said a woman in Jiuzhaigou town who gave only her surname, Wang, and said she worked for a travel company. According to the Sichan government, "The quake was strongly felt in the county seat". Read More »

North Korea 'examining' plan to strike Guam

The plan will be "will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way" on the order of Kim Jong Un, it added. The statement from a spokesman from the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, warned that recent United States military maneuvers -including an intercontinental ballistic missile test last week and a bomber flight on Monday - "may provoke a unsafe conflict". Read More »

Cop who used helicopter to film sex and naked sunbathers JAILED

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The judge who jailed him for a year told him: "You quite literally found yourself above the law". Pogmore, of Rotherham, admitted four counts of misconduct in a public office. She said: "If you can't trust the police, who can you trust?" He made the film while operating as an observer in the South Yorkshire Police Helicopter. Read More »

NYT, WaPo 'reluctant' to cover shady tarmac meeting

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Among the documents were emails that revealed Lynch used the alias "Elizabeth Carlisle". That is the former name of retired National Basketball Association star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He said the request left him feeling "queasy". Lerner was appointed Director of Exempt Organizations in 2006 and led 900 employees in an effort to target conservative groups in a fashion that made it impossible for them to take part in the 2012 election. Read More »

Turkey starts constructing wall along Iran border

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More than 100 trucks carrying US supplies crossed into Syrian territory controlled by the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Monday night, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is determined to launch "new moves" akin to its foray into northern Syria last August. "We would rather pay the price for spoiling plans against our future and liberty in Syria and Iraq rather than on our own soil", ... Read More »

Caught on Camera: Pink dolphin playing in Louisiana ship channel

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She sent the outlet a picture of the dolphin (see below), and said that she'd spotted a second pink dolphin that disappeared before she'd been able to ready her camera. Unfortunately, Barsh told National Geographic that it's rare to see albino animals survive for long in the wild, due to the litany of health problems they are naturally predisposed to. Read More »