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ISIS Convoy Joins Terrorists in ISIS-Held Syria

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He has been officially designed an "enemy combatant" by the Defense Department. Reports that an American is in the custody of the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces were not disputed by US officials, but they withheld further comment. Read More »

Hamas says it accepts reconciliation demands

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Egypt recently invited top Hamas officials to Cairo for reconciliation discussions, and last week, Abbas sent a delegation of representatives to Egypt as well. Last Tuesday, Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam al-Ahmad, who is now leading the Fatah delegation in Cairo , said if Hamas disbands its administrative committee, Abbas would lift its punitive measures against it. Read More »

Interpreter Mostly Signed Nonsense During Irma Briefing

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AL.com reports interpretation duties fell to county lifeguard Marshall Greene, whose brother is deaf. A sign language interpreter hired for a Hurricane Irma briefing is being criticized for reportedly signing warnings about "pizza" and "monsters" rather than translating officials' remarks. Read More »

Catalan mayors defiant over independence vote pressure

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Spanish government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo says officials are not ruling anything out in reaction to the planned Catalonian referendum on independence, saying the government is prepared to take " exceptional measures " to stop the vote. Read More »

Outrage over ending the dreamers program

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New applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , known as DACA , will no longer be accepted, attorney general Jeff Sessions announced on September 5. Still, the border wall could become a sticking point, along with a path to citizenship. CASTRO: Yeah, I'm concerned. "It is relieving and a bit reassuring", said Nayda Benitez, a senior student at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, "I'm not trying to just believe anything that's put out there". Read More »

Five Dead at Hollywood Nursing Home Left Without Power After Irma

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Nursing home administrator Jorge Carballo said this week the center immediately contacted Florida Power & Light and continued to follow up with the utility for status updates on when repairs to the transformer would be made. County officials released documents showing the Hollywood facility was in compliance with that regulation and that it held a hurricane drill with its staff in October. Read More »

Four killed in M5 pile-up after lorry has 'puncture'

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Four people are believed to have died and a number of others have been taken to hospitals in the Bristol area. Several vehicles were involved, including a lorry. He said drivers who had been stuck on the carriageway for a few hours were in effect "extremely supportive". Traffic tailed back for up to six miles as emergency services came to the aid of the injured. Read More »

Ousted Pak PM faces key by-poll test today

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A total 220 polling stations have been set up in the constituency having 321,786 voters out of which 56% belong to male constituents who would be exercising their political right till 5 PM without any formal break. Surprisingly, no candidate of three leading parties has their vote registered in the constituency NA-120 for which they are contesting. The other candidates in the run include: Ajasam Sharif (Ind-Emergency Light), Arshad Mehmood Butt (Ind "Sikka"), Inam ullah Khan (Ind-Oil ... Read More »

United Nations chief condemns N Korean's missile launch

Meanwhile, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un announced on Saturday that his country was seeking to reach "equilibrium" of military force with the U.S., shortly after the UN Security Council (UNSC) censured Pyongyang's latest missile launch over Japan . Read More »

8 residents dead at Florida nursing home left without power after Irma

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Repeated phone calls to FPL brought more promises that went unmet from the utility to come out and fix the power line, according to nursing home officials. Kerting Baldwin, a spokeswoman for Memorial Healthcare System , which runs four hospitals that received the evacuees, said staff were "assessing patients and tending to the health-care needs of the residents". Read More »

Ryan to impanel GOP working group on DACA

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Trump promises the largest tax cut in history and met privately last week with key Republicans and Democrats , but details aren't expected to be released until later this month. "Any chance to talk with the president about issues important to North Dakota is an opportunity I welcome", said Heitkamp. Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and they can push through tax cuts on a simple majority basis in both the House and Senate - in theory. Read More »

Egypt: Morsi life sentence upheld

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Egyptian-Qatari ties have been strained since Morsi's military ouster, due in large part to the Gulf nation's support of the Muslim Brotherhood group, which has now been branded a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. The defendants are charged with joining a terrorist cell in Egypt's governorate of Marsa Matrouh affiliated with the Libya Daesh militant group. Hundreds of the group supporters received death and life sentences, mostly over violence, murder and spying charges. Read More »

Trump tweets that he'll head to Alabama to support Sen. Luther Strange

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Luther Strange in the primary race for U.S. Senate. Trump wrote that, "I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate". Luther Strange, who faces a runoff in the Republican primary to fill his seat. Unusual has utilized Shelby's name in recent campaign advertisement fliers that have been sent to voters statewide. Read More »

8 die at South Florida nursing home amid Irma destruction

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In addition, at least five people died and more than a dozen were treated after breathing carbon monoxide fumes from generators in the Orlando, Miami and Daytona Beach areas. "At no time did the facility report that conditions had become unsafe or that the health and safety of their patients was at risk", the statement says. Read More »

White House denies reports that US changing stance on Paris climate pact

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The White House immediately disavowed on Saturday a Wall Street Journal report suggesting the Trump administration is reversing its stated intention of abandoning the Paris climate accord . What's more, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush said a White House spokesperson had denied the meeting account, "saying the position hasn't changed". Read More »

North Korea Is Pushing Its Limits With The Trump Administration

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The UN Security Council today strongly condemned "highly provocative" launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea and demanded that the reclusive nation immediately halt such "outrageous" actions. North Korea also has the world's largest standing army. The U.N. Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting later Friday to discuss their response to the latest launch, which came only three days after the council unanimously approved new sanctions on Pyongyang for its sixth and most ... Read More »

India launches first bullet train project

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When AV spoke to Raju Shetti, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana Chief he said, "The rural areas of Maharashtra remain underdeveloped and the government is talking about bullet trains". "Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation for several projects, from the Bhakra Nangal to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, to ensure the country advanced in technology and science". Read More »

Facebook Turns Over Details of Russian Campaign Ads to Mueller

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In the blog post , Stamos said: "In reviewing the ad buys, we have found approximately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015 to May of 2017 - associated with roughly 3,000 ads-that was connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and Pages in violation of our policies ". Read More »

Hurricane Jose could pose threat to East Cost

Hurricane season is roaring on as Tropical Storm Lee forms far from land, Jose threatens the U.S. East Coast and Norma moves closer to Mexico. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", center officials said. Read More »

Arsenal must decide to win Europa - Cech

Instead, Sanchez has chosen to reunite with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at Man City, a report from the Mirror said on Friday morning. And Perez's potential targets include Chilean global who was moments away from joining Manchester City on deadline day. Read More »

Trump Tests Loyal Base With Immigration Flirtation With Dems

Trump wants Congress to come up with a bill to protect DACA recipients. But Trump insisted Friday morning that chain migration can not be part of the deal. Earlier this month, he announced that he would rescind their protections in March, but said he wanted Congress to pass legislation protecting them from deportation. Read More »

Jose strengthens to hurricane again, goes up off East Coast: NHC

Fox News said Jose was downgraded to a tropical storm late Thursday morning, but said forecasters believed it would become a Category 1 hurricane by the weekend. Gardner said heavy surf should be expected at the beach this weekend as Jose blows by. Below are graphics from the latest GFS model, showing Jose heading closer to NY and New England. Read More »