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Former President Obama to hold inaugural summit

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The Summit takes place October 31 through November 1, although the announcement was mum on exact details. According to the Obama Foundation website , attendees can expect to experience a mix of "civic art, technology, and music from around the world". Read More »

Military commanders receive instructions for Zapad 2017 drills

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Moscow insists that the size of the exercise will not cross the 13,000-troop threshold that, under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) rules known as the Vienna Document, would require it to notify other nations and open the maneuvers to observers. Read More »

Iran helping North Korea advance nuclear weapons program

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The 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers could serve as a model for negotiations, she said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung published yesterday (link in German), adding her country would be eager to help in such talks. Read More »

ESPN Distances Itself From Anchor Jemele Hill's Trump 'White Supremacist' Tweets

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In a statement shared on its social media page, ESPN said: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN". Hill has been vociferously critical of the president all year long, but she went further this time, calling Trump a "bigot", a "threat" and "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime". Read More »

Bafana Bafana Have Fallen Heavily in The FIFA Rankings

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South Africa are now ranked in 18 place on the continent. Nigeria boosted their hopes of a spot in Russian Federation after thumping Cameroon 4-0 at home before drawing 1-1 in Yaounde, but those four points couldn't help them avoid slipping to fifth in the continent. Read More »

Push to Ban Fracking in NEPA

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While New York State has yet to decide whether to allow fracking, economically struggling Binghamton has passed a drilling ban which prohibits any exploration or extraction of natural gas in the city for the next two years. Draft regulations will be published no later than November 30, with hearings and a public comment period to follow. The Pennsylvania chapter of the Marcellus shale coalition says with the ban Delaware River Basin fracking ban has already cost Pennsylvania billions of ... Read More »

Sean Spicer Defends Alternative Facts and Trump in Jimmy Kimmel Interview

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The audience cracked up and applauded at that line. "Yes, I'm aware. I appreciate the reminder how it went down", he replied. That made Kimmel laugh, too. "Yeah, well, I'm sure". "I'm sure, but when you brought that crowd size thing out, you like opened this bad Pandora's Box", Kimmel said. 'So right off the bat, your first ever press conference, you get in there and it's the day after the inauguration, right? Spicer shot back, "I don't think it was probably the best start". Read More »

When immigrant persecution is involved, the Trump Administration has no limits

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It's still unclear whether any classified data was compromised during the search. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic Frontier Foundation ( EFF ) filed the suit in a Boston, Massachusetts U.S. The plaintiffs in the case are 10 US citizens and one lawful permanent resident who hail from seven states and come from a variety of backgrounds. On his return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from a business trip in January, a border control kiosk printed a piece of ... Read More »

Lights still out for 6.1 million USA customers after Irma: utilities

FPL experienced a record number of outages due to Irma, with the company estimating the storm caused more than 5 million outages, including customers who experienced more than one outage. "For customers in the hardest hit areas that require rebuilding the system, this may take a week or more", Duke Energy said . Duke's outages held around 1.2 million on Monday evening, while Emera's Tampa Electric utility said outages eased to about 320,000 from a peak earlier on Monday of over 330,000. Read More »

Government suffers Commons defeat over English tuition fee rise

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With late-night, knife-edge votes expected to become a regular event, Government whips want to reassure their backbenchers that they support will only be expected on crunch issues rather than non-binding motions seen as "stunts". The public sector pay cap imposed on the armed forces must be abandoned, Labour has insisted. "It is not part of the confidence and supply arrangements". Read More »

Baghpat, UP: 19 drown after boat carrying 60 capsizes in Yamuna

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The boat was carrying 50 people, who were heading towards Haryana, when tragedy befell. The rescue team has fished out 12 bodies with another 12 odd still untraceable, said an offcial. Expressing grief over the incident, CM Yogi Adityanath issued instructions that the kin of the deceased be given Rs 2 lakh as relief from the chief minister's relief fund. Read More »

MSNBC's Katy Tur Writes Trump's Victory Almost Made Her Vomit

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NBC journalist Katy Tur has released a new book about her experience reporting on the campaign of Donald Trump , including an experience in which Trump kissed her face just before a news segment. News correspondent Katy Tur arrives to the 39th Gracie Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills , California. She was so great. Read More »

Uzbekistan to send humanitarian aid to Myanmar refugees

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Violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25 when the country's security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community. The global community should put pressure on the country as it is committing such atrocities against Rohingya people. Azhar, the chief of Jaish-e-Muhammad, penned in support of Rohingyas on Monday, saying "their sacrifice should make the Muslim ummah (community) rise against our enemies". Read More »

Candlelight Memorial Held For Edie Windsor At Stonewall

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When Spyer died, Windsor inherited the estate but she was denied an unlimited spousal exemption from federal estate taxes. The love of Windsor's life was Thea Spyer , a woman she met more than 40 years earlier in the Big Apple. Former President Barack Obama called Windsor one of the "quiet heroes" whose persistence had furthered the cause of equality. "Today, we lost one of this country's great civil rights pioneers, Edie Windsor", Anthony Romero, executive director of the American ... Read More »

Group covers Thomas Jefferson statue in front of UVA rotunda

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The group of about 100 people - some invoking "Black Lives Matter" chants - included students, faculty and community members. On the one month-anniversary of the white nationalist rally, anti-racist protesters covered Jefferson's likeness with a black shroud, mirroring how UVA administrations had also shrouded Confederate monuments following Heyer's death. Read More »

Sierra Leone agrees to accept 27 citizens deported from US

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A released obtained said the new State Department's restrictions are geared at four Asian and African nations that have rejected to take back citizens of their countries who've been deported. The countries faced the State Department's latest punishment and have reportedly are reportedly among a dozen countries that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had previously deemed "recalcitrant" in the repatriation of criminal aliens. Read More »

Dems: Flynn left Mideast trip off clearance

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Investigators are already looking at Flynn's father, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, special adviser Jared Kushner, and Trump's eldest son, Don Jr. The elder Flynn is a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency . Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner , declined to comment, CNN reported . Read More »

Corea Nord: "Sanzioni" sono provocazione

E, soprattutto, sono state votate anche da Cina e Russian Federation, che fino ad oggi tentennavano. Le sanzioni invocate per la Corea del Nord , invocate da Donal Trump , infine sono arrivate. Lo afferma il portavoce del ministero degli Esteri cinese Geng Shuang , secondo l'agenzia Nuova Cina . Anche il capo del Pentagono si era espresso con parole molto dure, affermando che gli Stati Uniti già sarebbero pronti a porre in essere una "massiccia risposta", definita come ... Read More »

Kenny Chesney's house was destroyed by Hurricane Irma

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Instead, he anxious about others directly affected by the hurricane's destruction. While the country singer wasn't in the area when the storm took place, he told HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade that the destruction in the Virgin Islands is " biblical in nature". Read More »

WH Lays Out Case for Why DOJ Should Consider Prosecuting James Comey

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Among her accusations , she said that Russian Federation influenced the election and that Trump's aides may have colluded with Putin. Asked if there has been any discussion of Kushner stepping aside, Sanders insisted: "No conversation that I'm aware of and certainly no presentation as both the president's attorneys have gone on record to say". Read More »

In Exclusive Interview, Embattled Pizza Fest Organizer Announces Retirement From Pizza Festivals

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The complaints got the attention of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, which opened an investigation into the event on Monday. Brooklyn resident Connell Burke bought two VIP tickets for $150 for his girlfriend's birthday. Till now, Osekre's attempts to "resolve these issues" have consisted of spreading the blame around - event curator Hangry Garden "faked " them, the pizza deliveries were "just late man", etc. Read More »

Police investigate report of shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in NH

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According to authorities, more than one shot was sacked, but no one else was injured. Police say Frink arrived and signed in at the visitor's desk at the hospital at 1:15 p.m. Neighbors in Rhode Island said that he mostly kept to himself, though had experienced tragedy four years ago. Robert Ferriere said Frink was a Marine veteran who suffers from PTSD. Read More »

Nearly 6.5 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast - utilities

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What's left of Irma had winds of only 10 miles per hour. And the governor said damage on the southwest coast, including in Naples and Fort Myers, was not as bad as originally feared. Irma hit southwest Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 storm , the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. "We watched this storm and prepared for it days in advanced", said Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft. Read More »