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Military Action 'Certainly an Option' with North Korea

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Following last weekend's nuclear test, Trump said he was considering cutting off USA trade links with any country that does business with North Korea , whose main economic partner is China. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on September 7 that the Security Council should make a further response on North Korea, but added that sanctions were only half the solution and must be combined with dialogue and negotiation. Read More »

Indonesian Muslims protest against treatment of Rohingya

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After his talks with Suu Kyi, Modi had said India shares Myanmar's concerns over "extremist violence " in the Rakhine state, especially the loss of innocent lives of the people and the security personnel. Iranian officials have repeatedly condemned the massive security operations by the Myanmar army that followed a series of deadly ambushes by Rohingya militants on August 25. Read More »

Netanyahu's wife to be indicted on Friday

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center left, and his wife, Sara, react during a gathering by Likud party members and activists at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on August 9, 2017 in a mass show of support for the premier, who is facing a string of corruption investigations . Read More »

Disney World, Universal close as Hurricane Irma draws near

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Speaking of Hurricane Matthew, that storm happened to bring about the closure of all Walt Disney World parks for just the fourth time in history, according to Mashable . The Saturday night fireworks are canceled. That policy is detailed on the official website , and it explains to guests what will happen and how things can be done. Read More »

Hurricane Irma may bring 'major' coastal flooding to Charleston

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Hurricane force winds extend outward more than 70 miles from Irma's center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward for 185 miles. Patients in healthcare facilities in the counties of Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Dorchester, Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry were ordered evacuated as of 2 p.m. Read More »

Tropical Storm Jose forms in the Atlantic

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It's now a Category 2 storm , according to the NHC . Katia became a Category 1 hurricane in the southern Gulf of Mexico not too far from where Harvey formed two weeks ago. Katia is poised to deliver large quantities of rain along the Mexican coast. It's unclear if the United States will see any impact from the storm. After that time, increasing northerly shear associated with the outflow of Hurricane Irma should inhibit further intensification and subsequently, cause the cyclone to begin ... Read More »

Georgetown County activates emergency management call center

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Joe local said. All Lee County government offices, the tax collector's office, and the clerk of courts closed on Thursday and Friday. The special needs shelter for pre-registered citizens will open Thursday at 2 p.m. He said there may be a need to evacuate people out of the county and into other shelters in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty counties. As of Wednesday, no evacuations have been ordered in Gulf County. Read More »

Iowa students disciplined after wearing hoods, burning cross

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Social media posts from Creston community members and students have pointed to suspension. Messerole said he saw it immediately. However the handbook also says "the severity of the infraction will determine the effect". A man who addressed the telephone at the police office Wednesday evening alluded inquiries from The Associated Press to Union County Sheriff Rick Piel. Read More »

DW: North Korea nuclear crisis: Vladimir Putin warns against 'global catastrophe'

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The White House said yesterday President Donald Trump had agreed "in principle" to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea's missiles. Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the "military hysteria" against North Korea resulting from its successful nuclear test, warning that any move that neglects diplomacy could lead to a global catastrophe. Read More »

Trump administration replacing 'failed' sexual assault policies in schools

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In January, during her Senate confirmation hearing, DeVos refused to say whether she would uphold the 2011 guidance. "We will seek public feedback and combine institutional knowledge, professional expertise, and the experiences of students to replace the current approach with a workable, effective, and fair system", DeVos said. Read More »

Georgia governor issues mandatory evacuations for areas east of I-95

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McMaster has not ordered evacuations but said that could happen Friday. North Carolina should be ready for heavy rain, flash flooding and mud slides. "It is not too soon to get ready", Cooper said. Sharp said models have been inconsistent as to when and where the hurricane will turn north and that people in the Piedmont should be paying attention to the storm this weekend and preparing as necessary. Read More »

NYC to Offer Free Lunch for All Students

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The free lunch program is expected to save each New York City student about $300 a year. Breakfast is already provided in NY schools and now "all meals will be served at no charge to families", according to the Department of Education. According to the district, the new program is possible because the district is now eligible to receive the highest reimbursement from the federal government through the Community Eligibility Provision . Read More »

Trump call for immigration legislation sparks Republican interest

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Republicans wanted a longer, 18-month raise of the debt ceiling and government funding, while Democrats see the possibility of a government shutdown in December as a political opportunity. "Republicans left the Oval Office Wednesday stunned". The votes to raise the debt ceiling are often hard for Republicans, with more conservative lawmakers typically opposing the increase without spending cuts. Read More »

Blue States Sue To Block DACA Repeal

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Schneiderman, a Democrat, said at a news conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. "For many, America is the only home they have ever really known, and they are proud to work and contribute to its success". Jay Inslee look on. There were similar protests or rallies in other major cities across the country. In late June, Breitbart Texas reported that a 10-state coalition led by the Texas attorney general sent a letter to the Trump Administration asking the ... Read More »

North Korea Crisis: Russia's Putin Warns of 'Global Catastrophe'

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Reports that North Korea is preparing for another intercontinental missile attack has prompted China to warn against it, saying that North Korea should not worsen tensions. The Trump administration has worked with Russian Federation, for example in Syria. Russian Federation denies any allegations of involvement in the US elections in 2016. Read More »

Vermont Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Challenging Trump On DACA

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Students gathered on the stairs outside Alkek Sept. 5 for a silent demonstration. That opportunity was intended by Obama to be "a temporary stopgap measure", providing a two-year deportation deferment and work permit in exchange for registering with the government. Read More »

Karnataka police detain BJP leaders attempting to hold bike rally in Mangalore

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Mangalore police commissioner T.S. Suresh said that they had managed to stop hundreds of motorcyclists from entering the city and avoiding any imminent law and order problems. As many as 2,500 party workers were gathered at Ambedkar circle. "If they still carry out the rally, we will arrest them". Elsewhere, party leader Yedurappa has said that the opposition to the rally is purely political and goes against the spirit of democracy. Read More »

AAA: Average gas price rises almost 30 cents in a week

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One year ago, the average gas price in Florida was $2.29, AAA reported. The situation is beginning to look up, with many refineries either back online or in the process, and gasoline production is ramping back up. "Much remains in the air, but the situation promises to be challenging if Irma threatens the USA mainland". States with the lowest average gasoline prices today: SC ($2.37), Louisiana ($2.38), Arkansas ($2.40), Missouri ($2.41), MS ($2.45), Arizona ($2.45), Kansas ($2.46), Alabama ... Read More »

Sound Off: Can Oklahoma revenge last season's Ohio State loss?

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The tournament, originally scheduled for this weekend, was to include the VolleyMob #24-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes , the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the FIU Panthers, and the host Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Oklahoma's defense is going to have to play heads up on Saturday. Eight players scored touchdowns. That's obviously not the case this year as Watson has been replaced by Kelly Bryant, but this year the game is being played in Death Valley. Read More »

North Korea seen moving ICBM-grade rocket towards coast

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Speaking outside the White House after President Trump met with his top national security advisors, Mattis asserted that the USA has "many" military options, and that the president had been briefed on them. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and risky to the United States, " Trump said in the first of a series of tweets. Earlier, the party's newspaper published photos of Kim examining what it said was a nuclear warhead that was to be fitted onto an intercontinental ... Read More »

Military action in North Korea is risky

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It also accused the United States of being the main culprit for escalating tension and nuclear threat, Efe news reported. Following Pyongyang's test on Sunday, Abe spoke to Putin over the phone, and reminded him of the important role Russian Federation can play as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in reigning in North Korea . Read More »

Putin rejects tougher North Korea sanctions calling them ineffective

Mr Putin, who shared a platform with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, warned it was "impossible to scare" Pyongyang. Yet if people on the Chinese side of the border seem little affected , a manager at Dandong's Pengyun Travel Agency said there had been some decline in the willingness of Chinese to travel across to North Korea for day trips or longer tours. Read More »