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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

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On This Week, Raddatz said that when the show reached out to the White House and asked for an official to appear on the program, the White House pointed them to Falwell Jr. This is a school founded by a man who vehemently opposed desegregation, proclaimed that "gay folks would just as soon kill you as look at you", and believed 9/11 was caused in part by "the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians". Read More »

Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge set to return for Crystal Palace clash

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Much as Jurgen Klopp would like to avoid Philippe Coutinho's future stealing focus from Liverpool's plans before September 1, it remains highly unlikely. The Reds have already netted 6 goals in their first 3 outings this season and they have a top quality attacking line. Had his teammates been a little sharper, Robertson could have had a hat trick of assists in the first half alone. Read More »

Assad's Military Encircles IS in Central Syria Advance

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A controversial visit by a Lebanese ministerial delegation to the Syrian capital began on Wednesday, with the two sides pledging to boost economic ties, Reuters reported. Lebanese army chief General Joseph Aoun announced the start of the operation, dubbed Jaroud Dawn, on Saturday. -Gen. Ali Kanso made to the press. At the same time, Syrian forces are advancing on the city of Deir al-Zor, 350 km.to the east, which could lead to Syria re-taking the Euphrates Valley and linking up with ... Read More »

No Powerball victor, jackpot jumps to $650 Million

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The Powerball grand prize started at $40 million on June 14 and 19 drawings later with no jackpot victor has emerged. While the jackpot gets the most attention, there are other prizes to be won in Powerball . If not, they would receive an estimated cash payout of about $340,000,000. Chances of picking all six winning numbers stand at about one in 292 million. Read More »

National Weather Service predicts "poor" eclipse viewing chances for Topeka

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The Athens area might get some showers and thunderstorms this week, but the weather services predicts those won't start until Tuesday at the earliest. Typically, an angled shadow appears as the sun rises and sets. For those traveling to watch the total eclipse every cloud matters. "Even though the probability for clouds is pretty low in the Northwest, there could be smoke that could inhibit a ideal view of the eclipse", he said. Read More »

Bodies of 3 children found in Clinton home; police investigate as homicide

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Williams has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder, Mail Online reports . According to ABC News , he has confessed to these killings. They were articulated dead by flame division work force. "I wear a uniform, but I am a father", Velez said. "This is one of the most hard scenes that our officers arrived on". Read More »

Former Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

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Chicago police said Lathem and Warren arrived in the city between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.in the custody of the Chicago Police Department. Lathem, a microbiologist who's been on Northwestern's faculty since 2007 but was not teaching at the time of the attack, was terminated by the university for fleeing from police when there was an arrest warrant out for him. Read More »

Getting More Cooperation From China on North Korea

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Dunford said China and the United States already had the capability to do secure video teleconferences between Dunford and Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army. In his prepared presentation, the expert said that it is South Korea that will experience a huge loss in exports, jobs and, eventually, economic growth if the THAAD controversy prolongs. Read More »

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar

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When the battle began last fall for Mosul, the largest city in either Iraq or Syria that had fallen to the Islamic State, the fate of Tal Afar took on outsize importance because of the concerns of regional powers. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed that security forces had driven tanks into the insurgent stronghold and had started to eject numerous 2,000 militants remaining in the city. Read More »

Butte's July jobless rate up

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The total labor force was listed at 208,100, with 196,900 working and 11,200 seeking unemployment benefits, the Employment Development Department reported. The 4.5 percent rate was well below the 5.2 percent rate from July 2016. The county gained 2,000 new jobs over the past month. The leisure and hospitality sector added 7,100 jobs from July to July. Read More »

Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events Amid Trump Backlash

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The Cleveland Clinic, a leading hospital, has held its annual fund-raiser at Trump's Florida resort for the past eight years, but has recently come under criticism for supporting his business because of the President's health care policy. Read More »

Last rites of Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau performed with state honour

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Sindh Chief Minister Shah later announced that the state owned and run Civil Hospital in Karachi will be renamed the Dr Ruth Pfau hospital in honour of the late German national who was given Pakistani citizenship in 1988. "May she rest in eternal peace", the statement said. Dr Ruth visited Pakistan in the 1960s and ended up staying, adopting Pakistan as her new home as she dedicated her life to taking care of leprosy patients. Read More »

Trump thanks Bannon day after White House departure

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He said was planning to expand the "machine" he had built at Breitbart in order to crush the opposition. Mr. Bannon returned Friday to Breitbart News, the conservative news organization that he led prior to joining the Trump campaign previous year. Read More »

Trump Thanks Steve Bannon, Cheers On His Return To Breitbart News

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Bossie, who gave his interview before the news broke about Bannon's return to his former job, said he does believe that as chief strategist at the White House , Bannon was getting a "bad rap". Kelly's frustration was on clear display this past week, when he was shown grimacing during Trump's press conference on Tuesday while the president spoke of violence on "both sides" of the Charlottesville protests. Read More »

23 killed as Utkal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, rescue ops completed

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Yogi has directed two of his Ministers to reach the site to expedite rescue and relief operations. Other helplines are: Muzaffarnagar: 0131-2645238, Cuttack: 0671-2200568, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road: 06726-220599. From January-June this year, total 29 serious train accidents took place out of which 20 accidents happened due to train derailment that killed at least 39 people and injured 54. Read More »

SC orders Karti to appear before CBI on August 23

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It, however, directed that the accompanying lawyer would be sitting in an adjoining room to the place where Karti would be quizzed by CBI investigators. The apex court brushed aside Karti's allegation that he was being harassed in the name of FIPB approval and that the real target was his father, Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram . Read More »

Tens of thousands march against hate speech in Boston

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Boston Police said the "free speech" rally officially concluded at 1:30 p.m. "It's joyful", described one MSNBC reporter about early, occasionally dancing counter-protesting crowds this morning. Organizers said on Facebook they are not affiliated with the Charlottesville rally organizers. In Portland, Oregon, hundreds took to the streets Friday night for an "Eclipse Hate" demonstration, which organizers said was meant to show solidarity with the people of Charlottesville, CNN ... Read More »

Charlottesville and the Confederate Purge

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Texans visiting national monuments in Washington, D.C. dismissed President Donald Trump's comments that monuments to the Founding Fathers could be in jeopardy after the removal of statues of Confederate generals. In all, the 11 former Confederate States that fought in the Civil War for secession from the union and for the preservation of slavery, monuments to historical figures, seen by many as ruthless oppressors and by some as heroes, have aggravated the divisions in society. Read More »

Train derailment in India kills more than 20

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The train had been travelling to the Hindu holy city of Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas, from Puri, in eastern Odisha state. "Rescue operations are continuing", said G S Priyadarshi, a senior administrative officer, to the AFP. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a message on Twitter offering condolences to the families of those killed. More than 2,000 passengers were on the train when it flipped off the rails that left over 150 injured. Read More »

Decoding Prime Minister's Independence Day speech

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Gandhi added that Modi had failed to create 20 million jobs per year as promised and had instead succeeded in creating only around 100,000 jobs. "We need to create an atmosphere where our youngsters want to be teachers and educate others". Read More »

Second police officer dies after Florida shooting

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Sources say troopers were serving a warrant when the shooting broke out. "This is a tough time for each one of us", the chief told reporters. One officer was shot in both hands, while the other was shot in the stomach. One remains in critical condition and the other is in stable condition, the sheriff's office said. Two sheriffs deputies were shot and wounded in Jacksonville, Fla., as they responded to a report of an attempted suicide, and two state troopers in southwestern ... Read More »

China did not disclose promised hydrological data, claims MEA

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The other country India has this arrangement with is Japan, said on Thursday that it supports India's position that "all parties involved do not resort to unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force". Incursions and scuffles between the two countries have long occurred along India and China's 2,220-mile border - much of which remains in dispute - although the respective militaries have not fired shots at each other in a half-century. Read More »

Phoenix mayor pans Trump plan to hold campaign rally there

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Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. Stanton said he was "disappointed" with Trump's decision to hold the rally and said he hopes "sound judgement prevails and that he delays his visit". Arpaio is facing a potential six-month prison term; he's not scheduled to be sentenced until October 5. The only thing Trump can do by pardoning him is legitimizing racists, neo-Nazis and any alt-right members who want to ruin our country. Read More »

Avoiding border posts is 'essential' for Ireland's economy

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This allows British, Irish and European Union citizens to move freely across the border. "We will absolutely work for all sides in Northern Ireland , we're absolutely committed to the Belfast agreement and ensuring the decisions we take are decision for every community in Northern Ireland", said Mrs May. Read More »

McGovern joins Congressional effort to censure Trump

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Late Friday morning, the New York Times was reporting that Trump had told aides he will push Bannon out of the White House. Heather Heyer was struck and killed while 19 others were injured. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats "will use every avenue to challenge the repulsiveness of President Trump's words and actions" following violence last weekend in Virginia. Read More »