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As the firestorm over Trump's comment began late last week, the White House and Trump's National Security Council provided no guidance to the State Department about what to say to foreign countries who were incensed, said a USA official familiar with the conversations between the White House and other federal agencies.
  • Syria operation may start at any moment: Turkish leader

    Syria operation may start at any moment: Turkish leader

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    Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that Washington "is taking worrying steps to legitimise this organisation and make it lasting in the region". "The countries with imperialist ambitions in the region are explicitly supporting terror groups...
  • White House uses tape recording to correct 'Fake News' story

    White House uses tape recording to correct 'Fake News' story

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    Gabbard said that she wants Trump to speak directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and to begin negotiating without any preconditions. "This is not just about what happens in Hawaii , and this is where I really hope that people across the country, that leaders here in Washington, are paying attention to what people went through and what the consequences of that can be", Gabbard said, highlighting both the "very direct nuclear threat from North Korea " and the ongoing nuclear ...
  • Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin

    Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin

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    Elizabeth, unamused, says, "That's not what they were meant to do". "I wanted to bring the crown jewels , which are the best known but least understood symbols of the nation, back into awareness of the people ", Bruce said. And despite the fact that the entrance to the volt still exists at Windsor Castle today, Her Majesty surprisingly first learnt of the tale while filming for upcoming BBC documentary, The Coronation .
  • Suspect in Custody After 'Possible Hostage Situation' on Bus

    Suspect in Custody After 'Possible Hostage Situation' on Bus

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    The caller said a man was acting insane, claiming he had a gun and threatened to kill passengers, and later, threatened police: Police pursued the bus, which crossed over from Wisconsin into IL, finally making a stop in Wadsworth after authorities used stop sticks.
  • Morning snow comes to an end, another round moves in tonight

    Morning snow comes to an end, another round moves in tonight

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    A first round of light snow is falling across the Kansas City area Sunday morning, leaving behind snow-covered roads and slick driving conditions. Currently, it appears possible that we could see 1-3 inches of accumulation. Actual temperatures likely won't get higher than 17 this weekend and will drop to four below on Saturday overnight. EXTENDED: Temperatures will hover in the teens on Tuesday, you will need to continue bundling up.
  • Hawaii emergency officials say alert of ballistic missile threat was mistake

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    The alert went out at a little after 8 AM Hawaiian time, appearing on phones as an emergency services popup and broadcast on TV as a detailed warning of how to seek shelter. The alert stirred panic for residents on the island and across social media. McPherson said she then went online to confirm her suspicions. State Rep.
  • Trump supporters demand arrest of London mayor

    Trump supporters demand arrest of London mayor

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    Kassam remarked on the campaign against Trump by the political figures ahead of his anticipated visit: " Sadiq Khan as the mayor of London has really been tubthumping, trying to get President Trump not to attend". Mr Khan told delegates: "It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses". "We're not leaving, we've paid for a ticket", reported the Evening Standard newspaper.
  • House Speaker Ryan: Trump's comments 'unfortunate,…

    House Speaker Ryan: Trump's comments 'unfortunate,…

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    Trump's first tweet about surveillance on Thursday mentioned a House vote on a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows the FISA court to demand communications made by foreign persons not on US soil from USA companies like Google and AT&T.
  • The US embassy in London responds to Donald Trump's 'bad deal' comments

    The US embassy in London responds to Donald Trump's 'bad deal' comments

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    Bush and announced in October 2008. U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his trip to Britain, amid what experts say are fears that locals will mount massive protests, U.S. The mayor of London - who has been criticized by Trump in tweets - said Trump appeared to have "got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city's values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance".
  • Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video

    Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video

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    Hamas doesn't recognize the legitimacy of Israel, and its charter called for Israel's total destruction until 2017, when it was revised to allow for acceptance of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In April, Abbas announced he was cancelling the guarantee, part of a bid to press Hamas to loosen its hold over the enclave. The PA's request coincides with heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
  • Canada files almost 200 trade complaints against US

    Canada files almost 200 trade complaints against US

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    He said that during the current NAFTA negotiations, which enter the sixth round in Canada later this month, the United States has made it clear that it wants to remove a dispute-resolution mechanism for anti-dumping and countervailing cases under Chapter 19 of the 24-year-old trilateral trade agreement.
  • Detroit Auto Show: Ford Edge ST Looks, Acts Sportier

    Detroit Auto Show: Ford Edge ST Looks, Acts Sportier

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    Under the hood is the same 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but it's been dialed up from 315-hp and 350lb-ft of torque to 335-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A 12-speaker B&O Play system from Harman will handle audio. "It's not just a sporty color or badge", said Jonathan Crocker, the 2019 Edge ST engineering manager.
  • Henry County police searching for armed robbers

    Henry County police searching for armed robbers

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    According to police, the first suspect was armed with a shotgun while the second suspect approached the counter, knocked merchandise to the floor and grabbed the cash register. Troopers searched the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. At approximately 7:25 p.m. a robber wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark trousers, black mask and gloves armed with a black pistol entered Z1 Express gas station, located at 650 Second St., and demanded cash.
  • Malaysia approves new search for missing MH370 plane

    Malaysia approves new search for missing MH370 plane

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    The airliner vanished nearly four years ago while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said a Houston-based private firm, Ocean Infinity, would search for MH370 in that 25,000-sq-km priority area on a "no-cure, no-fee" basis, meaning it will only get paid if it finds the plane.
  • India confirms NSAs met in Bangkok

    India confirms NSAs met in Bangkok

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    Asked if the way the two women were treated came up at the NSA talks, he said: "The focus was on terror and cross-border terrorism". Though China had tried to be a roadblock and to shield Pakistan on the issue, the support of several nations including the United States and Russia, India could succeed to convince FATF.
  • Georgia QB Jacob Eason Is Expected To Transfer To Washington

    Georgia QB Jacob Eason Is Expected To Transfer To Washington

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    Eason, who started for the Bulldogs last season and was the team's starter in Week 1, suffered a knee injury that knocked him out of the team's season opener against Appalachian State. With Fromm set to start for the next three or four years at Georgia , transfer rumors began to swirl around Eason, many of them pointing back to his hometown school.
  • Myanmar admits killing 10 Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

    Myanmar admits killing 10 Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

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    Government forces had been conducting a "clearance operation" in a region about 30 miles north of the state capital of Sittwe when "200 Bengali terrorists attacked using sticks and swords". Myanmar's armed forces have for decades been accused by human rights groups and Western governments of abuses in the country's myriad ethnic conflicts, but it has been rare for soldiers to be held accountable.
  • Lawmakers to vote Thursday to resume global intelligence spy regulation

    Lawmakers to vote Thursday to resume global intelligence spy regulation

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    The House Rules Committee is slated to debate the bill Tuesday, setting up a floor vote Thursday. In 2008, Congress passed a number of changes to FISA, including a provision known as Section 702, which allows warrantless monitoring of phone and internet use by non-Americans outside the United States.
  • Trump administration allow work requirements in Medicaid

    Trump administration allow work requirements in Medicaid

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    Almost 60 percent work either full time or part time, mainly for employers that don't offer health insurance. In addition, people who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act but have Medicaid benefits for another reason could be exempted, or the state would be required to make "reasonable modifications" such as a reduced hourly requirement to ensure that the requirements don't disproportionately hurt people with disabilities.
  • Assange bid for diplomatic status denied

    Assange bid for diplomatic status denied

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    Assange has been holed up for more than five years in the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he was granted asylum in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. Assange, 46, has previously expressed concern that if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London he could end up being extradited to the U.S., where he fears facing the death penalty over allegations of revealing government secrets through WikiLeaks.
  • Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

    Rain on tap but watch out for Friday night

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    South wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. Morning fog is anticipated Wednesday and a slight chance of freezing drizzle is expected after 4 p.m., as a mild high of 38 degrees provides the last vestiges of this January thaw fueled in part by a south wind with gusts up to 20 miles per hour.
  • Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

    Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

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    Kia reckons that today's drivers view cars as merely "vehicles"; a big box to transport humans and dogs and empty crisp wrappers and old boxes and so forth. Kia has adopted what it calls a "boundless" vision of future mobility, wherein the auto is no longer just a means of transportation, and developed the "ACE" action plan, which involves producing more Autonomous, Connected and Electrified cars over the course of the next decade.
  • US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

    US Teacher Handcuffed During Board Meeting For Questioning Boss's Raise

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    A Louisiana teacher was handcuffed and escorted out of a school board meeting after she questioned the superintendent's $38,000 raise, according to KATC . She said that it was unfair that he was being given a performance-based raise when it was the teachers and students who were "doing the work" to meet those goals.
  • Alligators stick snouts through ice to survive freezing conditions, swamp park says

    Alligators stick snouts through ice to survive freezing conditions, swamp park says

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    That's why, when a North Carolina park featuring gators froze over in recent days, they can be seen seemingly stuck in the ice. "It is not abnormal for them [the alligators] to do this because they know they have to breathe". Alligators will go into a state of brumation . The 65-acre park and sanctuary has a dozen alligators, all of them "rescues" that were previously kept in captivity.
  • Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

    Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NY

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    Trump was in Washington, where he has lived since he was elected president. "The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most honest thanks and praise!" he posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. The president was at the White House when fire engines with flashing emergency lights clogged the streets around his Fifth Avenue luxury building during the morning rush-hour.