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Steil, a University of Wisconsin regent who described himself as a "problem solver", defeated a field that included conservative activist Paul Nehlen, who was banned by Twitter for posting racially insensitive tweets, and U.S. Ray Keyser in 1963. The anti-Trump organization "Woman's March" said that it was a victory for women as well. She also has pledged to support renewable energy in office.
  • Indian Navy put on alert as heavy rains lash Kerala

    Indian Navy put on alert as heavy rains lash Kerala

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    With several rivers in spate following the incessant rains, as many as 24 dams in different parts of the state have been opened in an "unprecedented" development. As many as 24 reservoirs across the state have been opened because of the heavy downpours and rising water levels. Ernakulam and Thrissur districts have also been put on alert.
  • California wildfires raging perilously close to thousands of homes

    California wildfires raging perilously close to thousands of homes

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    Crews braced for "extreme fire behavior" over the weekend, according to the federal fire information website InciWeb . As CNN reports , the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service clearly show the towers of smoke from the wildfires on the West Coast finding their way all the way across the United States.
  • Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport

    Stolen plane crashes after 'unauthorised take-off' from Seattle airport

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    The Q400 did a loop the loop and nearly crashed into Chambers Bay, and then flew further south chased by two F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the Air National Guard in Portland. "I felt like we were on the ground and we were safe, we weren't in the sky while something was going on", he said after getting off the plane . F-15 fighter jets were sent from Portland to control the situation and, if necessary to intercept it.
  • Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike in Yemen

    Dozens dead after school bus carrying children hit by airstrike in Yemen

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    The coalition said it had carried out what it called " legitimate military action" in the area targeting Huthi rebels responsible for a deadly missile attack on the Saudi city of Jizan on Wednesday. . "The Coalition will take all necessary measures against the terrorist, criminal acts of the terrorist Iranian-Houthi militia, such as recruiting child soldiers, throwing them in battlefields and using them as tools and covers to their terrorist acts", coalition spokesperson Col.
  • There's some major drama happening between Canada and Saudi Arabia

    There's some major drama happening between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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    Amnesty International said Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi , was recently detained along with Nassima al-Sada, another prominent female activist. 'We consider the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours'. But the task of approving the export permits fell to the Liberals, who were lobbied by human rights activists to say no.
  • North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure ‘Outdated Acting Script’

    North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure ‘Outdated Acting Script’

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    The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its "goodwill measures" by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first.
  • Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada

    Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada

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    However, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry called Canada's plea a "grave and unacceptable violation of the kingdom's laws and procedures". Samar Badawi was arrested along with fellow campaigner Nassima al-Sadah last week, the latest targets of what Human Rights Watch called an "unprecedented government crackdown" on women activists.
  • The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

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    Downing on Tuesday spent several hours firing questions at Gates to impugn his credibility and paint him as a liar, asking about everything from his extramarital affair in London and funds he embezzled from Manafort, to questions on whether he may have crossed the line by submitting personal expenses when he worked for Trump's inaugural committee.
  • Trump's China Trade War Just Escalated by $16 Billion

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    But there seems no solution at sight as the Trump administration prepares for tariffs of up to 25 per cent on an additional Dollars 200 billion in Chinese products. Sales to the U.S. rose by 13.3%, while China's surplus with the States shrank marginally to $28.1bn (£21.7bn) last month from a record $29bn (£22.4bn) in June.
  • LeBron's OH school would welcome visit from first lady

    LeBron's OH school would welcome visit from first lady

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    A brief synopsis from Showtime lays out how the controversy factors in, as well as a rough timeline of the path director Gotham Chopra will tread. She continued: "He sees the Cohen stuff ". Last week, the USA president tweeted that Lemon "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do", in response to a conversation the two men had about Trump's previous attacks on black athletes.
  • Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

    Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

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    A nail salon erupted in violence on Friday, with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick, believed to be over an eyebrow wax gone wrong. The young lady paid for her feet/nails but refused to pay for her eyebrows because she was unsatisfied. Customer Christina Thomas was booked on misdemeanour assault and other charges.
  • Donald Trump's legal team doesn't want him to interview with Robert Mueller

    Donald Trump's legal team doesn't want him to interview with Robert Mueller

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    But, as NPR's Brian Naylor reports , if Mueller could prove Trump was aware of the meeting in advance, "or cast doubt on denials by Trump and Trump Jr., it would be a dramatic addition to Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion by the Trump campaign".
  • Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

    Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

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    Over four months of weekly Friday border protests that began on March 30 have reduced in intensity lately but organisers have vowed they would continue until Israel lifts economic sanctions on the coastal enclave. The Hamas website Safa said Friday this marks the first time all members of the political bureau have come together in Gaza. During this period, over 300 acres of land have been damaged by Palestinians during mass gatherings near the fence, affecting some 295 farmers; incendiary ...
  • Prepare for $90 oil after sanctions against Iran take effect

    Prepare for $90 oil after sanctions against Iran take effect

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    Responding to Mr. Trump's comments, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Washington's call for new nuclear negotiations at the same time the USA reimposes crippling sanctions "makes no sense". "We are always in favour of diplomacy and talks... but talks need honesty". Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that Iran can still rely on China and Russian Federation to keep its oil and banking sectors afloat.
  • California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

    California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

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    They'll go at it directly with water and retardant where they can. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire , including crews from Arizona, Washington and Alaska. In a paper published in the journal BioScience in January, Stewart and his colleagues found that thinning happens more frequently on private land - which falls under California's jurisdiction - than on federal land, which is managed by the Forest Service.
  • 55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

    55 civilians killed in attacks Thursday on Yemen's Hodeida: Red Cross

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    Martin Griffiths says proposed talks in the Swiss city of Geneva will lay groundwork for peace negotiations . Yesterday at least 52 people died and more than a hundred were injured in an air raid carried out by the Saudi-backed coalition against the port city of Hodeidah , in the western part of the country.
  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

    Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

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    The move comes after Canada said it was "gravely concerned" about the arrest of several human rights activists. The dispute appears centered around tweets by Canadian diplomats calling on the kingdom to "immediately release" women's rights activists recently detained by the kingdom.
  • Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran

    Multiple protests over currency drop continue in Iran

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    REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl An anti-U.S. mural is seen on a wall of a government building in central Tehran October 12, 2011. In May, the United States pulled out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.
  • Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

    Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

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    China's proposed import tax is the latest in a tit-for-tat trade war between the two countries, which started in March when Trump signed a presidential order imposing tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods. As the Financial Times noted, the fight has "become about the two countries' economic futures, with U.S. officials portraying their aggressive approach to Beijing as a way to protect America's economic future from a China that is intent on leading the world in areas such as ...
  • Trump admits to misconduct in Trump Tower meeting

    Trump admits to misconduct in Trump Tower meeting

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    In what has become a time-honored tradition, Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday Morning, and when the dust settled, the President admitted that there was collusion with a foreign power in the 2016 election. "The question is, how would it be illegal?" he asked. He quickly replied, "if it's what you say I love it". One part of the inquiry has focussed on a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Jr., other campaign aides and a group of Russians.
  • Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

    Vintage plane's crash in Switzerland kills all 20 people on board

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    Although there were eyewitnesses to the crash, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes says that the investigation into what happened will take time. Just hours before the Ju-52 crash, a family of four was killed when their small plane went down in the Alps, but it was located further west.
  • If Dam Fails, Flooded City Will Be Under 17 Feet of Water

    If Dam Fails, Flooded City Will Be Under 17 Feet of Water

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    Heavy rains have caused flooding in Lynchburg, Virginia, prompting officials to order evacuations out of fears that a weakened dam could break and cover the city in several feet of water. The dam has been under survey by the city for years as a safety hazard . Liberty University, the Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell, is also located in Lynchburg.
  • Trump urges Sessions to end Russian Federation investigation

    Trump urges Sessions to end Russian Federation investigation

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    Later Wednesday, Trump contrasted Manafort's treatment to that of the notorious gangster Alphonse Capone, who was convicted of tax evasion in the 1930s, though the president mis-spelled his name. Slamming Trump, Bharara said even if it is "on the basis of a non-recusal by Mueller no less". "But I do think it would be a piece of evidence in the obstruction case going back to the firing of Comey because it shows Trump has this intense desire to shut down the Russian Federation ...
  • Large reward offered for information on missing University of Iowa student

    Large reward offered for information on missing University of Iowa student

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    It turned out that report was not substantiated, and investigators have ruled out the possibility that it was Tibbets, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Mike Krapfl told the Associated Press on Thursday. On July 31, authorities told people during a press conference they were not backing down on the search for Tibbetts. "We believe that Mollie is still alive and if someone has abducted her we plead with you" to let her go, Mollie's mother, Laura Calderwood, said.
  • Trump touts DeSantis in Florida

    Trump touts DeSantis in Florida

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    President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington . While the Kochs refused to endorse Trump's first presidential run, the president's loyalists don't want his 2020 re-election campaign bogged down by lingering bad blood.
  • Trump Receives Letter from North Korea's Kim

    Trump Receives Letter from North Korea's Kim

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    The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own. "Today, our boys are coming home". An estimated 5,300 United States service members listed as unaccounted for from the 1950-53 conflict in North Korea.
  • Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate

    Here’s What You Get When a Whale and a Dolphin Mate

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    The family covers sea dolphins and some whales, which is why inter-species breeding is possible. Note that the hybrid shares some physical characteristics with members of both species, including the colorization of the whale and a snout that resembles his dolphin brethren.
  • Zimbabwe police seal off MDC headquarters, election result coming 'very soon'

    Zimbabwe police seal off MDC headquarters, election result coming 'very soon'

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    Three people were killed when troops opened fire to clear the streets, after invoking the Public Order and Security Act, a commonly used order to suppress dissent during the Mugabe era. Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices in Harare, Zimbabwe . Mr Chamisa's spokesman, Nkululeko Sibanda, told journalists that the army's reaction was unjustified.
  • Trump Goes to War With Koch Brothers

    Trump Goes to War With Koch Brothers

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    President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted influential conservative donors Charles and David Koch , dubbing them a "total joke" who are "against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade". The Koch network also ran ads against Republican House lawmaker Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania for wasteful spending, telling the Philadelphia Enquirer it chose to target races where it thought it could "elevate" the spending issue.
  • Zim elections results due at 12.30pm on Wednesday

    Zim elections results due at 12.30pm on Wednesday

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    The opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had won 41 seats. Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday he had been in touch with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (MDC Alliance) to find a solution around the protests that claimed lives in Harare on Wednesday.
  • President Trump Just Made Iran's Mullahs an Offer

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    Iran has reacted coolly to the offer, but a former adviser to the country's supreme leader said Tuesday that Tehran should not reject a sit-down out of hand. But despite Trump's comments about meeting without any preconditions , US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later listed several demands for such a summit to take place.
  • Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

    Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration, border security

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    And I've worked for six presidents - I respect them all - but nobody has done more than this administration and President Trump . Trump said on Twitter. But Democratic solidarity over the matter did not last long, and they backed down quickly. They backed down quickly. Trump wants changes to legal immigration, including scrapping a visa lottery program.
  • USA spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

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    Vehicles seen entering and leaving the facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang are similar to those used when the Hwasong-15, capable of reaching the United States, was last developed. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves before departing Pyongyang to Singapore on June 10, 2018. It was not the first time USA intelligence clashed with the president's optimism.
  • Pakistan election marred by allegations of election rigging

    Pakistan election marred by allegations of election rigging

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    In an interview, he said that more members of Punjab Assembly will join PTI and with the inclusion of these members, the party will achieve the required total to form government in Punjab province. "The core committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is considering inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( SAARC ) heads including Mr Modi and a decision on this is expected shortly", a leader from Imran Khan's party told news agency PTI (Press Trust of India ).
  • Zimbabwe Election: #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire loses election

    Zimbabwe Election: #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire loses election

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    Zimbabweans desperately hope Monday's peaceful vote will lift them out of economic and political stagnation after decades of Robert Mugabe's rule, but the country is haunted by a history of electoral violence and manipulation that means trust is scarce, despite today's freer environment .
  • Polar bear shot dead on Svalbard

    Polar bear shot dead on Svalbard

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    The injured employee was flown by helicopter to the local capital Longyearbyen and then on to Tromso on the mainland in the evening, Malmo said. If the guards had been successful in securing the land and there were no polar bears surrounding the site, tourists would have been permitted to disembark the ship to explore the land.
  • Rand Paul Says He Will Vote Yes on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Rand Paul Says He Will Vote Yes on SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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    In the most recent HuffPost/YouGov survey, a third of Americans say that the Supreme Court will be very important to their vote in the midterms. Paul had expressed concerns over Kavanaugh's positions on privacy issues, but said the conservative appeals court judge had eased them when the two met last week.
  • Conway on Manafort trial 'nothing to do with the campaign'

    Conway on Manafort trial 'nothing to do with the campaign'

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    Trump has called Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling, which includes potential collusion between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, a "witch hunt". What charges does he face? Ellis had sought to strike three more prospective jurors based on the questionnaires, but prosecutors pushed back, writing in a court filing last week that all three had "affirmed that they would be able 'decide the case fairly and impartially based exclusively on the evidence presented and the Court's ...
  • Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen

    Trump knew of Russian lawyer meeting, claims Cohen

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    Cohen has no audio recordings or other evidence to corroborate his claim of Trump's advance knowledge of the meeting, CNN also reported. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation could substantiate that Trump Jr. Christie said that if Cohen wants to make a deal with prosecutors, he may be hurting himself by making claims publicly about Trump. "Mr. Giuliani seems to be confused", Davis said.