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Reports , citing sources, have noted that the NY prosecutor's office also is looking into some of Trump's business transactions and could potentially share those records with Mueller's team. Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign and has condemned the investigation as witch-hunt. A person familiar with the matter confirmed to the AP that Rinat Akhmetshin had appeared before Mueller's grand jury in recent weeks.
  • Trump Targets McCaskill: 'Vote Her Out' If She Doesn't Slash Corporate Taxes

    Trump Targets McCaskill: 'Vote Her Out' If She Doesn't Slash Corporate Taxes

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    President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Congress to cut the federal corporate tax rate to 15% from 35% as part of a sweeping tax reform he wants enacted by the end of the year. GOP congressional leaders and the White House have yet to reach an agreement on the details of the tax plan and proposals are expected to go through congressional committees before the plan takes its final shape.
  • USA conducts missile test over Pacific

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    News sources reported this morning that the USA military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test off Hawai'i, one day after North Korea test-launched a similar missile that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. This exercise marked the seventh intercept test of the Aegis Baseline 9.1 (BMD 5.0CU) Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tracking and engagement capabilities and the third successful SM-6 BMD intercept test using Baseline 9.1.
  • Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

    Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of IS fighters

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    US -led warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families from reaching territory the group holds in east Syria and struck a group of their comrades travelling to meet them, a coalition spokesman said . The militants had lost much of their mountainous enclave straddling the border since the two offensives began on opposite sides of the frontier. "Transferring terrorists from Qalamoun (an area on the Lebanese-Syrian border) to the Iraqi-Syrian border is ...
  • Water Tops Spillways At Houston Dams As Harvey Drifts Toward Louisiana

    Water Tops Spillways At Houston Dams As Harvey Drifts Toward Louisiana

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    Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years when it made landfall on Friday near Corpus Christi, 220 miles (354km) south-west of Houston . A voluntary evacuation order went out to people who live around the dams, which sit on either side of I-10 west of Houston. Spotts Park and Buffalo Bayou Park are also completely under water.
  • Joel Osteen's Church in Houston to Begin Shelter Operations

    Joel Osteen's Church in Houston to Begin Shelter Operations

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    Nor did it lessen the anger they're feeling toward Osteen, who cancelled church services and claimed he couldn't open his doors because of flooding. Also, Lakewood Church wrote , "Lakewood is receiving people who need shelter ". But some responded sceptically to the Facebook post, questioning why one of the largest churches in the United States - including a 16,000-seat arena - was not able to take in victims of Harvey.
  • Watch Ted Crux Fall Apart When Asked About Disaster Relief Hypocrisy

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    The contentious flood program went through 17 temporary extensions and four lapses during legislative disputes from 2008 to 2012. Historic flooding from Harvey, which came ashore in Texas last week as a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is now a tropical storm, has killed at least seven people in Texas and was expected to drive 30,000 from their homes.
  • Merkel reaffirms European Union pledge for Turkey

    Merkel reaffirms European Union pledge for Turkey

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    German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she sees no possibility for deepening European Union co-operation with Ankara at present as the rule of law no longer exists in Turkey. Asked about the European Commission's plan announced in May not to continue the controls beyond November, Merkel said she would call for their extension during talks with its chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.
  • Barcelona attackers evaded checks specially created to prevent attacks -minister

    Barcelona attackers evaded checks specially created to prevent attacks -minister

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    M - Hundreds of thousands of people in Barcelona have marched against militant Islamists who left 15 people dead in and around the city last week, BBC reported. Many members of the local Muslim community also joined in Saturday's peaceful march, condemning violence in the name of religious belief. The Spanish High Court had earlier this week, ordered two of the four suspects detained in connection with the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils to be sent to jail.
  • Pres. Trump Reignites Calls for Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

    Pres. Trump Reignites Calls for Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

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    Whether you think prices are going up or down, Tradefair lets you take a view. Trump began his morning by promoting a book written by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has been an outspoken supporter of the president. Trump's positions on the wall and trade are well-known, and both were centrepieces of his campaign for the White House, but they may now run afoul of political reality.
  • US Says N.Korea Fired Three 'Short-Range' Ballistic Missiles

    US Says N.Korea Fired Three 'Short-Range' Ballistic Missiles

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    Earlier, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said a ballistic missile may have been fired, without citing a source. Earlier, the United States military initially claimed and two of the missiles failed to complete the flight, but later it emerged that one appears to have exploded nearly immediately.
  • Killer Nurse May Have Killed 84 Others With Drugs Causing Heart Failure

    Killer Nurse May Have Killed 84 Others With Drugs Causing Heart Failure

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    The man, identified only as Niels H. under reporting rules, has "confessed in many of those cases", a police statement said, but could not remember all the details of his actions. "If the people responsible at the time, particularly at the Oldenburg clinic but also later in Delmenhorst, hadn't hesitated to alert authorities ...for example police, prosecutors" then Hegel would have been discovered earlier, Kuehme said during the press conference.
  • Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near

    Iraq says victory over IS in Tal Afar is near

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    Before the battle, Iraq's government and its US military partners had estimated that 10,000 to 50,000 civilians remained in Tal Afar . "The entire neighborhoods of the capital city of Tal Afar district have been liberated", Yaralla said as quoted by the Rudaw news agency.
  • Forecasters watching for development of storm off SE coast

    Forecasters watching for development of storm off SE coast

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    A southward dip in the jet stream across the eastern United States would be responsible for sending this system northeastward. In the near-term, this system will continue to enhance rainfall in the Florida Peninsula. The center expects the system to bring up to 6 inches of rain along the coasts of North and SC and southeast Virginia. Additionally, the low-pressure system in tandem with strong high pressure over the Northeast will create an onshore wind flow.
  • 15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home

    15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home

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    The picture was shared on Twitter by Timothy McIntosh, whose said his mother-in-law owns the assisted-living home. "She said it was a disaster and they were hoping the national guard would come", Kimberly said of what led her husband to share the photo on social media, the Galveston County Daily News reported .
  • Lalus rally will have no impact on the BJP govt: Maurya

    Lalus rally will have no impact on the BJP govt: Maurya

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    Mocking the image, BJP leader from Bihar Giriraj Singh said the rally could be seen even from space. Before coming to attend the rally, Sharad Yadav told the media that he was with the Grand Alliance and his JD-U was real JD-U, reported news agency IANS.
  • Tillerson keeps distance from Trump's race row stance

    Tillerson keeps distance from Trump's race row stance

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    Tillerson, appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace , was asked whether the kinds of controversies Trump embroils himself in leaves the global community (the United Nations in particular) doubting that America is living up to its stated values.
  • Ceasefire halts Syria-Lebanon border fight against ISIS

    Ceasefire halts Syria-Lebanon border fight against ISIS

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    Lebanon and Shia Hizballah each said they have made gains against the militants, driving them back into a smaller zone in the arid hills on the border. According to a Hezbollah source, the terror organization's forces entered the area where the soldiers had disappeared in order to locate their burial place.
  • Sebastian Gorka 'forced' out as White House adviser

    Sebastian Gorka 'forced' out as White House adviser

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    The memo, released by the White House, laid out in more detail a ban on transgender individuals serving in the United States armed forces that Mr Trump announced via Twitter last month , reversing a policy shift started under his predecessor, Barack Obama.
  • United States service member missing after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast

    United States service member missing after Black Hawk crash off Yemen coast

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    The Yemen branch of al Qaeda is the most active terror network, operating in the country torn by bloody conflict between government forces and Houthi rebels, who took over the capital, Sanaa, in 2015. Asked if the crash involved another special operations raid, Central Command told The Associated Press that "this was a routine training event specifically for USA military personnel".
  • Ex-intelligence official: Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals

    Ex-intelligence official: Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals

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    Clapper shed light on the letter during an interview on CNN . Clapper told CNN that the "beautiful" letter referred to notes he wrote to both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the night before the November 8 election. Turner said Clapper, who was unavailable to speak with TIME, had no comment on the President's tweets this morning. "I'm also beginning to wonder about his motivation.
  • Iraqi army, allies liberate 90% of Tal Afar from Daesh

    Iraqi army, allies liberate 90% of Tal Afar from Daesh

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    Tal Afar lies along the supply route between Syria and the former ISIL stronghold of Mosul, about 80 kilometres to the east. The Iraqi military says it's driven Islamic State militants out of more than 90 percent of Tal Afar , a town west of Mosul.
  • Nikki Haley says nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases

    Nikki Haley says nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases

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    The Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that any move of the United States to exert pressure on the IAEA over Iran's nuclear deal is a violation of the accord, local media reported on Saturday. "Why would they say that if they had nothing to hide?" Tehran needs only five days to increase uranium enrichment to a level sufficient to make a nuclear weapon, Iran's atomic chief has warned.
  • Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake

    Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake

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    Chinese People's Liberation Army troops were deployed onto the streets of Macau on Friday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon. In response to Typhoon Hato , a deadly storm that hit southern China earlier this week, Facebook has made a decision to activate its Safety Check feature to let users in the area inform their friends and family they're okay.