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Busch wins in Bristol, rolls to sweep of all three weekend races

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Busch was too fast off pit road and would have to start Stage 2 from the rear of the field. Busch was called for speeding at the end of Stage 1 and was mired back in 19th place. Bristol Motor Speedway applied resin to the bottom groove before the races this week. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver starts 18th Saturday night in the NASCAR Cup event, a grueling 500-lap affair. Read More »

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Morning clouds, then clear skies

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Anderson, who runs the Eclipsophile weather website, said people east of Idaho and west of the Appalachian Mountains may have to drive a bit to find clear skies, but with a little effort they can find them. If a cloud moves over the sun, you miss the corona, Anderson said. "We can plan for everything except the weather", Ishman said. "One thing is certain: It will get dark", Carney said. Read More »

Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

MDA reported that the injured IDF soldier was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital and apparently suffered from a bullet fragment wound in his leg. Identified as Qutayba Ziad Yosuf Zahran, the 17-year-old was killed at the Zatara checkpoint in Nablus, said the ministry. Read More »

UK Plans to Keep Visa-Free Travel for EU Citizens

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Significantly, these papers include proposals for a transition period - this is the first time that it has been official government policy to have an interim deal after March 2019. Despite being open to the idea of a temporary customs union , Mr Hookham said such a system could hinder United Kingdom needs beyond Europe. "But during this period, it [the UK] would also expect to be able to negotiate its own global trade deals, something which can not be done as an EU customs union member". Read More »

Social Media Reacts to Trump's Comments on Confederate Statues

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Richmond's Lee statue stands in the middle of Monument Avenue, an idyllic southern corridor lined with trees and attractive homes . The majority of the street had been named Springer since the 1970s. "And they did it with abandon". In addition, there are six statues of Confederate private soldiers, located in Greenbrier, Logan, Monroe, Randolph, Summers and Wood counties. Read More »

North Korea: US can not dodge 'merciless strike'

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On Friday, the Pentagon has announced that both the United States and South Korea will be conducting a joint military exercise entitled Ulchi Freedom Guardian from August 21 to August 31. US President Donald Trump assured South Korea he would consult with them before making any military decisions on North Korea, according to Moon. "The goal of military reform lies in making an army that wins (battles), is full of patriotism and morale among all ranks of soldiers, and is trusted by the ... Read More »

Norris leading Fiji International golf

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Two more Australians, David Mckenzie and James Marchesani , were four shots behind Norris, along with Thai Jazz Janewattananond . The Fiji International is tri-sanctioned by the Australasian, European and Asian Tours. Ormsby birdied his next four holes in a row, before adding a further three to his card to fire the round of the day; 6-under 66 seeing him one clear on top of the leaderboard at 10-under the card. Read More »

Man killed in Barcelona attack has close ties to Boise

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Speaking to NBC News about the chaos at the time, Ms Nunes, 40, said: "Next thing I know, there's screaming, yelling". Heidi Nunes and Jared Tucker in a photo taken an hour before the Barcelona terror attack . Heidi told ABC 7 she and her husband made a decision to do a little shopping afterward at the nearby souvenir huts when he told her he was going to leave to find a restroom. Read More »

Indian actors Arjit Lavania and Gagan Kang die in auto accident

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Thane: Three persons, two of them TV actors, were killed in a road accident on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Palghar district near Mumbai on Saturday morning. Reportedly, the two actors were along with a spot boy in the auto. The media reports suggest that the cops are waiting for the autopsy reports to figure out if Gagan was drunk at the time of accident. Read More »

Iraqi forces move to recapture Tal Afar from IS militants

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Speaking through an interpreter, he said officials believe there are between 1,400 and 1,600 IS militants in the Tal Afar area. Abu Ali al-Kufi, executive assistant of Hashd al-Shaabi, stated through their media on Saturday that the PMUs "are ready for the start of operations". Read More »

North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat

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They confirmed that Japan and the United States will take concrete steps, including on missile defense, to bolster their defense capabilities. Japan is a key USA ally and potential target of North Korean aggression. The State Department has made clear that the exercises will continue, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, on a visit to North-east Asia, told reporters in Beijing Thursday that the drills were "not now on the table as part of the negotiations ... Read More »

Wreckage of USS Indianapolis Found 70 Years Later

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The ship sank in 12 minutes, sending about 800 of the vessel's 1,196 sailors and Marines into the water. The ship had, prior to the attack, just completed its secret mission of delivering components for " Little Boy " - the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 1945. Read More »

French railway station evacuated after reports of armed individuals

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This comes two days after a white van smashed into people in Las Ramblas, a famous boulevard in central Barcelona and packed with tourists. Police were also reported to have boarded a train and ordered passengers to put their hands up in the air while they searched for suspects, according to reports on social media. Read More »

Video shows India, China face-off at Ladakh on August 15

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The pelting of stones took place when the two sides were retreating after a face-off at Finger Four and Finger Five near Pangong Lake on August 15. Two-thirds of the Pangong Lake is controlled by China while one-third of it is controlled by India, which further complicates the situation. Read More »

Trump Is At The Center Of The Latest GOP Divide

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Kelli Ward is running against Flake", Trump tweeted . It's possible McConnell-whose wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , was standing next to Trump during the president's Tuesday press conference-was attempting to avoid antagonizing Trump supporters, according to the Los Angeles Times . Read More »

At least 10 killed, 150 injured in train accident in northern India

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The injured were taken to a local hospital, where doctors said their conditions were stable. The rescuers were seen using gas cutters to cut the steel and help people trapped inside the coaches. Police said that at least eight carriages jumped the tracks near Muzaffarnagar, about 130km (80 miles) north of the capital Delhi. According to a government report of 2012, almost 15,000 people die every year in railway accidents, a heavy balance sheet termed a "massacre" by the authors of the ... Read More »

Barcelona and the Bottomless Depravity of Donald Trump

In one of the worst acts of jihadi terrorism since the Madrid bombings of 2004, a van crashed into a crowd in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona, killing 13 people and wounding more than 80 on Thursday. A story published in the August 21, 1927 edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune under the byline of Capt. Herman Archer relays the "well-known" tale of Gen. Read More »

Why the Escalating Threats Between Trump and Kim Won't End in War

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On Friday , Mr Trump issued a fresh threat against North Korea , saying it should expect "big, big trouble" if anything happened to Guam . That announcement had been a response to Trump's threat that the North would face " fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it threatened the US again. Read More »

North Korea-US tensions: seven potential scenarios

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Trump also suggested his blustering approach was an effective way to quiet Kim Jong-Un. All over the world the world, they're talking about Guam, and they're talking about you, and I think -tourism, I can say this, your tourism, you're going to go up like tenfold with the expenditure of no money, so I congratulate you. Read More »

Suit claims Nestle's Poland Spring Water is a 'colossal fraud'

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The suit called the brand label, which reads "100% Natural Spring Water" a fraud. Despite claims that it draws its water from "eight natural springs" in the ME area, the suit says, "Poland Spring Water products all contain ordinary groundwater that Defendant collects from wells it drilled in saturated plains or valleys where the water table is within a few feet of the earth's surface". Read More »

Utkal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh

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The train had left Puri at 9 p.m. on Friday night and was to terminate at Haridwar at 9 p.m. Saturday night. The accident claimed the lives of at least 23 people and more than 400 people were injured. Adityanath has directed two of his ministers to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations. Railway Minister said, he is also in close touch with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and district administration of the State to coordinate rescue and relief operations. Read More »

Duke University removes Robert E. Lee statue from chapel

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Lee from the entrance of Duke Chapel early this morning. The prestigious university will preserve the statue of Lee, who led Confederate forces in the American Civil War of 1861-1865, and use it as an educational tool so that students can study "Duke's complex past", Price added. Read More »

Texans to watch in preseason matchup vs. New England Patriots

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Last season, New England was able to eliminate the Texans from the playoffs. "It was good", O'Brien said Tuesday. Smith-Schuster later saw his practice come to an end after taking a hit in a running drill. The Patriots' position of choice for Jones is slot corner, where he, Eric Rowe and former Auburn standout Jonathan Jones were thought to be the top candidates for the spot in the run-up to training camp. Read More »

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis

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This is a reiteration of the Japanese government's position. Korea expert Robert Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea , earlier said the Philippines' being on the flight path of North Korea's missile tests is " disturbing ". Read More »