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Mattis: US will stop North's missile attacks

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Some experts say North Korea is mainly focused on the bigger picture of testing its bargaining power against the United States with its new long-range missiles and likely has no interest in letting things get too tense during the drills. In Beijing on Thursday, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff , Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford , told reporters that Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options , and that's exactly what we're doing". Read More »

Republican: 'It's pretty simple' to call out white supremacists

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Turns out, most Republicans have his back.Far more blame "the far right groups" for Charlottesville (46%) than "the counter-protesters" (9%), but a remarkable 40% concur with Trump's assertion that both were equally responsible. Flake has been increasingly critical of Trump in recent weeks. "You also had some very fine people on both sides", he added. "So you can say what you want, but that's the way it is". Read More »

London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

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However, the much-loved bell will still sound for important events like New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. MPs are expected to gather outside parliament to witness Big Ben's final bongs at midday on Monday before the chimes are silenced to allow fix work to begin, amid a political furore about the four-year renovation project. Read More »

US Destroyer Collides With Oil Tanker Off Singapore

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The ship is now sailing under its own power and heading to port, according to a Navy statement . It gave no further details on potential casualties, noting that the extent of damage and personnel injuries is still being determined. USS John S McCain is the second USA warship to be involved in a collision in the Pacific in just over two months post USS Fitzgerald . The guided-missile destroyer collided with the Alnic MC , an oil and chemical tanker, in waters east of Singapore and the ... Read More »

Small Plane Crashes Near Prime Eclipse Town

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FAA representative Ian Gregor says the plane that smashed Saturday was a solitary motor, homebuilt Wheeler Express. Repman could not confirm what type of plane crashed, but said it was one of hundreds of planes that flew into the region for the total solar eclipse. Read More »

Barcelona Jihadists Intended to Blow Up Christian Basilica of Sagrada Familia

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Police in Spain have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive from an Islamic extremist cell that carried out deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort. "Es Satty's apartment mate told NPR this morning that the imam cleaned out his bedroom here last Tuesday", a day before the house explosion, Langfitt reports for Weekend Edition Sunday . Read More »

Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse

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An annular eclipse, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a near-total eclipse in which the moon's elliptical orbit takes it slightly farther away from Earth. ECLIPSE CALENDAR: A list of the 80 additional solar eclipses that will occur in the USA this century and the states in which they will be visible. Read More »

8-year-old abducted from Stokes County

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Trinity was last seen wearing a watermelon design nightgown. Patrick Ryan McGraw was identified as the abductor, the alert said. She has brown hair. McGraw may be in a 2016 Silver Ford Focus with a Georgia license plate number RGD2198, deputies say. Anyone with information should call the Stokes County Sheriff's Department at 336-593-8139 or call 911. Read More »

Cow Protection for BJP Means Killing of Minority People: Congress

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A government cattle shelter in Chhattisgarh turned into a death trap after nearly 200 cows died due to starvation in the last two days, a village head alleged. "Every such allegation will be investigated", Chhattisgarh Rajya Gau Seva Ayog Chairman Bisesar Patel told The Sunday Standard. "It appears that the cows died due to lack of water and fodder". Read More »

At Least Four Killed as Militants Shell Damascus Int'l Fair

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The casualties and wounded were first transported to a hospital in Jaramana area near the fairgrounds, and later to the Mujtahid hospital in Damascus. While Damascus has been insulated from much of the worst violence of the country's war, several key rebel enclaves remain in the Eastern Ghouta region outside the city. Read More »

Don't Blow Flag Issue Out Of Proportion, Says Jokowi

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The Malaysian Organizing Committee said its chairman and Malaysia's minister would meet with Imam Nahrawi to apologize, reported The New Indian Express . The mistake, spotted at the opening of the games in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur , on Saturday (August 19) was shared on social media website by Indonesian Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi, who posted pictures of the mistake on his Twitter account and called it a "fatal careless mistake". Read More »

Lots Of Americans Aren't Sure If We Should Take Down Confederate Statues

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Under fire for defending racist activist groups, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that he was "sad" to see United States' history torn apart by the removal of "our lovely statues and monuments", echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. Read More »

Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home

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The other victims are 9-year-old Ariana Decree and 6-year-old Ajayah Decree , of Newark, New Jersey. Police are working to establish a motive. Exactly how the young girls, who were between the ages of nine and five, died is not clear, but police said they had experienced "trauma to the body". Read More »

President Trump's Popularity Took a Dive In These 3 Key Swing States

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A suite of new NBC News/Marist polls has found that majorities in three key states that helped tip the election for President Donald Trump now say they feel "embarrassed" by his conduct in office. Fifty-five percent of MI voters and 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters agreed. In Michigan , 28 percent say they are "proud". And in Wisconsin, it's dead even at 41 percent each. Read More »

Summons not received: Nawaz, sons refuse to present before NAB

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Earlier, it was reported that Sharif family has decided not to appear before NAB until a decision is taken in its review petition on Panama Leaks verdict in Supreme Court. "We are investigating the Sharif family in different corruption cases on the order of the Supreme Court", he said. The bureau has already issued summons to members of the Sharif family in references related to Azizia Steel Mills and the four upscale Avenfield flats. Read More »

Comedian Jerry Lewis died at age 91, Death cause of natural

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He was known for his slapstick routines and became enormously famous when he teamed up with Dean Martin in 1946. Jerry Lewis in 2015. Jerry starred in more than 50 films, including classics like "My Friend Irma", " The Nutty Professor ", " The King of Comedy ", " The Bellboy " and "Cinderfella". Read More »

Trump Tracker: Pioneer updates on America's president

Previous presidents have had no trouble denouncing hate. Heather Heyer , 32, was killed when a man drove a vehicle into a group of left-wing protesters, injuring 19 others. Trump hit back at another favorite target as well, the media: "The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is". Early this week, Trump had said he will speak to Bro. Read More »

Solar eclipse 2017: Don't have glasses? Here's how you can still watch

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Here in New Jersey the eclipse will reach about 77 percent. While Davis schools wisely took the eclipse into consideration in setting a start date two days after totality , many school districts already have begun the fall term. The only ones that are safe for direct viewing of the Sun with your eyes are those of Shade 12 or higher. You should be able to see an image of the partial eclipse on the blank sheet with absolutely no danger - it really works. Read More »

Trump blasts Republican senator on "moral equivalency" after Virginia attack

The man charged in her killing has been described as a Nazi sympathizer. After denouncing neo-Nazis and the KKK, the president then reverted to his initial statement that counter-protesters were also responsible for the violence. Abraham Lincoln, the United States president who freed the slaves and defeated the southern confederacy in the 1861-1865 civil war, is a prominent Republican and one of the most revered figures in U.S. Read More »

Trump belatedly says what Americans need to hear about racism

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Graham had, on Wednesday, criticized Trump's reaction to the hate group gathering in Charlottesville that claimed the life of Heather Heyer , 32, who was peacefully protesting the event when a auto rammed into a crowd on Saturday. That evening, white nationalists from various alt-right groups descended on the campus for the "Unite the Right" rally to oppose the removal of the Robert Edward Lee statue in the city. Read More »

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 »