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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces resignation

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The Republican lieutenant governor is to take over as governor when Greitens' resignation becomes official at 5 p.m. Friday. "The last few months have been incredibly hard for me, for my family, for my team, for my friends and for many, many people", he said . Read More »

Trump gets a lesson in grammar

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After 17 years teaching, she had seen plenty of errors, but nothing quite like this before. She chose not to attach a grade to the corrected letter, which included Mr Trump's signature, and posted back to the White House . It also mentioned the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, and mentioned a Trump directive for the Justice Department to "issue a rule banning devices, such as bump stocks". Read More »

Study hikes Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll to 4645

The official death toll in Puerto Rico has been the subject of substantial controversy since Hurricane Maria hit this island, a U.S. territory, on September 20. That's more than twice the Katrina death toll. In the 102 days since the hurricane hit the island, an estimated 4,645 people died, according to the study published on Tuesday by US-based The New England Journal of Medicine . Read More »

Top N Korea official lands in NY for talks with Pompeo

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A key issue remains what exactly Trump and Kim could agree to during the summit, still scheduled for June 12. United Nations sanctions on North Korea limit energy trade and ban offshore transfers of goods to North Korean ships. However, Cho added that the engagement of the leaders of the two countries meant "chances are high that common ground can be found". The White House gave no details as to when the Trump-Abe meeting might take place, but both leaders are due to attend the G7 meeting ... Read More »

Trump’s visa restrictions aimed at Chinese STEM students to start in June

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In particular, China's favoring of its own companies over foreign firms and its handling of intellectual property rights, or lack there of, with companies that do business on the mainland. The US government has threatened to impose tariffs on $50bn of imports from China unless Beijing addresses the issue of the theft of American intellectual property, once again raising the prospect of a trade war . Read More »

What is the row over ‘missing’ kids in US?

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Those two statements encapsulate the confusion enveloping immigration policy under President Trump . Since October, more than 700 children have been separated from their parents, the New York Times reports . And what law is the Trump administration talking about anyway? Like the Trump policy, it was at least in part to make immigrants reconsider border crossings. Read More »

Trump says Mexico will eventually pay for border wall

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Bredesen was governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011 and was previously the mayor of Nashville . She has backing from President Trump and supports his agenda of immigration and tax reform. Ms. Blackburn has tethered herself tightly to Mr. Trump in her bid, a vital race for Republicans working to hold off Democratic attempts to seize the majority. Read More »

Gaza border falls quiet after Egypt brokers ceasefire

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (UPDATED) - Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire Wednesday, May 30, after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. Read More »

'Murdered' journalist appears alive at news conference

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The SBU also said that the assassin was apprehended. Many of Babchenko's contemporaries expressed relief that he was still alive. He also thanked the Ukrainian security services for saving his life. He later met Babchenko , embracing the journalist, and posted footage of the encounter on Twitter. Moscow is unlikely to calm down - so I ordered protection to be given to Arkady and his family. Read More »

White House wants briefing on classified info, Giuliani says

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Nunes and other Republicans already eager to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation used Trump's complaints to obtain the briefing from the Justice Department , whose leaders have tried for months to balance demands from congressional overseers against their stated obligation to protect Mueller's ongoing investigation into ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign . Read More »

China protests against U.S. provocation

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He said, "Whatever happens, happens". "If we go to a full-blown war, where would the Philippines end up?" The secretary took the opportunity to allay fears and addressing criticism by stressing that the Philippines has not lost a single inch of territory to China during the Duterte administration, and if it is proven otherwise, he will demit office. Read More »

Local parents react to 'Active Shooter' video game

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The upcoming title is called " Active Shooter " - and it's due out next week. The game's anticipated debut on June 6 marks just two and a half weeks since 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas May 18. Read More »

Videos show devastating flash flood in Baltimore suburb

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The government of Howard County, which includes Ellicott City , released a statement on Monday warning residents to stay out of areas hit by flood damage. Ellicott City, which is known for its flood-prone location, witnessed flooded streets and toppled buildings. The river rose 17.8 feet in two hours Sunday afternoon, to 24.1 feet, a record from the previous high of 23.6 feet. Read More »

'Spiderman' rescues child dangling from balcony

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Illegal immigration from Africa and the Middle East has become a major issue in France and much of Europe. During a meeting in the Elysée presidential palace on Monday, Macron praised Gassama's heroic deed and promised him French citizenship. Read More »

Hayden: Former North Korean spy chief ‘worth talking to’

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A delegation led by Sung Kim , US ambassador to the Philippines, is now holding meetings with North Korean officials at the border village of Panmunjom. Trump cancelled the talks last week, citing "open hostility " from the North, but since then both sides have dialled down the rhetoric and the process appears to be back on track. Read More »

Italy's euroskeptic candidate for economy minister seeks to reassure president

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The League and M5S had also called for early elections after Italians voted no in a 2016 referendum on constitutional reform - prompting the departure of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi - but Mattarella refused to dissolve parliament. Separately, right-wing leader Matteo Salvini indicated in remarks to supporters Sunday that he had refused to submit to a presidential veto of his choice of a euroskeptic economy minister. Read More »

Woman escapes armed boyfriend by slipping note to veterinarian

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The victim, Caroline Reichle, later told investigators she persuaded her boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd , to bring their dog to the clinic as a way to escape his physical abuse. A woman allegedly held captive at gunpoint by her boyfriend has managed to escape by raising the alarm with a note she slipped to a vet. Seems the boyfriend, convicted felon Jeremy Floyd , was standing beside her with a concealed and loaded weapon. Read More »

Cyclone Mekunu shuts Oman's Salalah water production plant

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The city of Salalah , the second largest in Oman and capital of Dhofar province, was expected to bear the brunt of the onslaught. Capt. Tarek al-Shanfari of the Royal Oman Police's public relations department said there had been at least three fatalities in the storm, including the death of a 12-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a door flung open by the wind. Read More »

Gaza boats will attempt to break Israel Navy siege on Tuesday

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Speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would not "tolerate attacks against us from the Gaza Strip". "This is another blow to Hamas, which will lose yet another strategic ability in which it invested vast amounts of money", he added, in reference to the Islamist movement that controls Gaza. Read More »

Trump confirms United States officials in North Korea

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The leaders met Saturday along the demilitarized zone that separates the nations. A denuclearized North Korea is the ultimate goal, but we can't expect to get there by insisting on it as a precondition. Mr Kim and Mr Trump's initial decision to meet followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over the programme. The Washington Post said the meetings would continue Monday and Tuesday at Tongilgak, the North's building in Panmunjom, where the truce suspending the ... Read More »

Hero Noblesville science teacher shot while tackling student shooter to ground

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The girl was not named, and police said she was in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital. A teacher was praised as a hero on Friday after taking quick action to subdue a student shooter in his classroom. A student in his class asked to be excused and returned to the classroom with two handguns. We continue to keep Jason and his family in our thoughts and prayers as he recovers from this tragic event, as well as all of the communities impacted by school violence. Read More »

'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

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He also said that he hopes to follow up the US-North Korea summit with a Seoul-Pyongyang-Washington summit to discuss declaring the end of the Korean War. While Trump's summit cancellation caused anxiety for USA ally South Korea, Seoul is expected to keep enforcing existing sanctions. The White House also sent an advance team Saturday to Singapore to prepare for the talks. Read More »

Irish pro-choice campaigners pledge to back N Ireland abortion reform supporters

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Irish expatriates are returning to Ireland on Friday to vote on a referendum that will decide the fate of an amendment that could potentially ban abortion . With the vote decided, attention is turning to parliament, which will make new laws to govern abortions . "This is a monumental day for women in Ireland", said Orla O'Connor, co-director of the Together for Yes group. Read More »