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Prince George arrives for his first day at school

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George, who was four years old in July, was seen off by his father at the gates of Thomas's Battersea , a mixed-gender private elementary school, on Wednesday morning. George, the third in line to the throne, will attend classes at the school that charges £18,000 a year as fee. Attending a super exclusive school means that Will and Kate probably wont be heading to Marks and Spencer to buy George's school shirts. Read More »

Dade to unauthorized immigrants: Don't fear hurricane shelters

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine had already urged residents of that city on Tuesday to evacuate. "You have friends, you have family - go visit them", Levine said. Much of Florida is endangered by Irma's various projected paths, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott suspended tolls across the state as of 5 p.m. Tuesday to make it easier and more affordable for people to both prepare for the storm, and flee it. Read More »

The plight of the Rohingya: Nowhere to run

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The government of the predominantly Buddhist country says the crackdown is in response to attacks on police and paramilitary posts. Rohingya refugee children walk on a muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf. Read More »

Dems Agree to 3-Month Extension on Debt Ceiling

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Trump described the meeting to reporters on Air Force One: "We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer ". "I am confident that if put on the floor, it will garner overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle", Schumer said , standing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democratic lawmakers at a news conference to rally support for dreamers, more than 42,000 of them in NY. Read More »

Putin: Russia will not Recognize North Korea as a Nuclear Power

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The U.S.is weighing a number of military, economic and diplomatic responses. Bill English said he wanted more clarity over the U.S. and China's intentions for "a diplomatic resolution" to the North Korean threat. Koro Bessho is Japan's ambassador to the United Nations . Moon told Putin he would be open to talks with North Korea's supreme leader , Kim Jong-un, but stressed that now is not the time for dialogue. Read More »

Putin: We 'Reserve the Right' to Expel Additional US Diplomats From Russia

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The White House has said President Donald Trump personally ordered the closure of the San Francisco consulate and annexes in Washington D.C. and NY late last week. In a statement last week announcing the USA plan to close the Russian facilities, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, "The United States has fully implemented the decision by the Government of the Russian Federation to reduce the size of our mission in Russia". Read More »

Satyapal Singh to be among new ministers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet reshuffle evoked mixed response from the opposition, with the Congress claiming that dropping of ministers was admission of his government's "gigantic failure" even as National Conference leader Omar Abdullah praised him for allocating defence portfolio to Nirmala Sitharaman. Read More »

Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

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He went on to say the U.S. will receive more " gift packages " if it continues making "reckless provocations" to pressure the regime of North Korean President Kim Jong Un. Japan on Tuesday increased its estimated size of the rogue regime's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons, following a revised magnitude of 6.0 by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Read More »

Israeli Jets 'Hit Syrian Chemical Site'

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An Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesperson declined to discuss reports of the strike in Syria, saying the army did not comment on operational matters. Damascus has always denied using chemical weapons . While more than 100 strikes are believed to have been carried out by Israel in Syria in the last six years of war, it is rare for them to cause casualties. Read More »

DACA Amnesty Must End - Now

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The Trump administration's DACA announcement establishes a wind-down period for the program, which in 2012 began offering a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Some Black stars (but not as many as you would think) have started speaking out about the announcement, including a few who can relate in some way because they were born in another country and brought to the U.S.as young people to eventually live out their dreams. Read More »

Abu Salem, Karimullah Khan sentenced to life in prison

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Accused Mustafa Dossa was found guilty of conspiracy, murder and terror activities in the case. The others convicted by the court include Firoz Khan, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya, Karimullah Khan and Riyaz Ahmed Siddique. Read More »

The Clooneys Are Apparently Capped Out On Kids

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George and Amal got engaged after six months of dating and were married six months later. "There's an important distinction that doesn't get said enough - the difference between Black Lives Matter and the KKK and the skinheads and the alt-right is this: Black Lives Matter was protesting in support of racial equality". Read More »

When Will Congress Get to Tax Reform?

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GOP leaders have been making plans to pair the debt limit increase with the first batch of Harvey aid. They might not love everything he said or did, but he had been very successful in his deals and in his career. This puts at risk not just the relief package but also about 100 million bills for things like Social Security, Medicare and payments to businesses that provide the US government with services and goods. Read More »

Kansas Prison Workers Report 'Huge Riot' After Unrest

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After a reported fiery disturbance at the Norton prison Tuesday night, KOSE Director Robert Choromanski said 50 inmates would be moved from the facility to another prison. Tuesday. Right now, the Kansas Department of Corrections said an investigation into the incident is underway. But Arif said the inmates were transferred for security reasons, not because part of the housing building was damaged. Read More »

Trump Meets with GOP Leaders on Tax Reform

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After a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders from both parties, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that they had reached a deal to tie the Harvey aid to short-term measures to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through December 15. Read More »

Satellite Image Shows Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia in One Powerful Portrait

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Hurricane Irma , one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century and a Category 5, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday and is on a collision course with Florida. Little motion is anticipated through Wednesday night, but a southwestward drift is expected Thursday. State-owned oil firm Pemex's [PEMX.UL] installations in Veracruz were operating normally, the company said. Read More »

1 injured by explosion in East Chicago post office, officials say

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Her condition was not known as of late Wednesday night. Fire Chief Anthony Serna says a post office employee was injured during the incident. Chicago fire officials said the explosion might have come from a package and at least two pipe bombs were found on the scene, reported NWI . Read More »

Man who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend in Calif. arrested in Nevada

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Just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, officers took Hetzel into custody without incident. Police in Henderson, Nevada said they found a stolen vehicle related to the case in Las Vegas and found Joseph Hetzel, 52. Hetzel and Paris spent Sunday night at a hotel in Valle, Arizona. The witness sees the victim throw her registration out of the vehicle. She requests the clerk to call law enforcement and reveals that they may be headed to Las Vegas. Read More »

House passes $7.9bn Harvey aid bill

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The debt ceiling caps how much money the US government can borrow, and some conservatives are loath to raise it without spending reforms. "We need Congress to step up and pass this and help Texas rebuild", he said . Far more money will be needed once more complete estimates are in this fall, and Harvey could end up exceeding the $110bn government cost of Hurricane Katrina. Read More »

White House: Denuclearizing North Korea Is Top Priority

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Pyongyang exploded a hydrogen bomb Sunday - its sixth and most powerful blast. The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea . Cutting off trade with China, not to mention the others, would devastate the USA economy and be incredibly hard to enforce. In an emergency meeting of the Security Council Monday, the United States, France and Britain as well as Japan were in favor of new sanctions, while ... Read More »

US Stock Futures Rattled by North Korea Tensions

Mario Draghi may give more clarity on paring back the European Central Bank's bond-buying program when he speaks after a rates decision on Thursday. Futures pared some losses after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, an influential policymaker, said USA inflation is falling "well short" of target so the central bank should be cautious about raising interest rates any further until it is confident that prices are headed higher. Read More »

Brazil's former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged with corruption

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Brazil's Prosecutor General has charged former Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with obstruction of justice. Lula faces four additional trials. Prosecutors on Tuesday accused two former Brazilian presidents of forming a criminal organization to extract vast sums in bribes. "It was a blood pact and a package of bribes that included payment for a property, an estate ranch and 300 million reais that gradually were made available according to a spreadsheet delivered ... Read More »