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'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump

And while the White House dipped its flag to half-staff Sunday night, the stars-and-stripes flew again at full-staff Monday morning before they dipped again. Ten of the Democrats (or independents who ...

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Trump Breaks Silence on McCain, Tweeting His ‘Deepest Sympathies and Respect’

Trump Breaks Silence on McCain, Tweeting His ‘Deepest Sympathies and Respect’

His family announced on Friday that Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had chose to cease treatment. His campaign later issued a statement offering condolences and "urging all Americans...

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John McCain Requested Obama & George W. Bush To Speak At Funeral

John McCain Requested Obama & George W. Bush To Speak At Funeral

Bush, who defeated McCain for the GOP nomination in 2000, issued a statement hailing McCain as "a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". With the Senator when he passed were h...

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NFL 'Shocked and Saddened' by Shooting at 'Madden 19' Tournament

NFL 'Shocked and Saddened' by Shooting at 'Madden 19' Tournament

They ran to a nearby restaurant, where workers were waving people inside, and hid in a bathroom until police arrived. Police in Jacksonville, Florida , reported "multiple fatalities at the scene,...

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North Korea: US 'Double-Dealing' After Pompeo Trip Canceled

North Korea: US 'Double-Dealing' After Pompeo Trip Canceled

Rodong Sinmun , the official mouthpiece of the Workers' Party of Korea, cited alleged USA troop movements in the region which it called "extremely provocative and dangerous" and said they threatened t...

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New Australian PM Gets to Work; Gov't Support Plummets

New Australian PM Gets to Work; Gov't Support Plummets

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison selected his cabinet on Sunday after winning a three-way leadership battle on Friday. The ruling Liberal-National coalition's primary vote dropped four ...

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Cohen's lawyer walks back claim Pres. Trump knew of Russia meeting

Cohen's lawyer walks back claim Pres. Trump knew of Russia meeting

Trump and his allies seized on the erosion of those claims. The prospect of Cohen telling Mueller that Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting has hung over the Russian Federation probe s...

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts, pages including military chief

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts, pages including military chief

While acknowledging that she and other civilian authorities had little influence on military actions, it said that they "through their acts and omissions ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on S...

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Egypt says no faults in hotel room of UK couple who died

Egypt says no faults in hotel room of UK couple who died

About 100 holidaymakers at an Egyptian hotel where a British couple fell ill and died have returned early to to the UK, Thomas Cook said, as claims circulated of food poisoning and poor hygiene ...

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John McCain, Vietnam War hero and maverick politician, dies at 81

John McCain, Vietnam War hero and maverick politician, dies at 81

The ceremonies begin Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, where the senator will lie in state in the Rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol throughout the day, starting with a private ceremony at 10 a.m. ...

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‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say

‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say

They are using Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay away from the area "stay far away from the area". "A terrible tragedy. End gun free zones or have the security in place to keep people s...

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Vietnam says John McCain helped 'heal the wounds of war'

Brit Hume called out the tweet, which says: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain . Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he tweeted instead. being united ...

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Hannity Tears Into Jeff Sessions: Did a ‘Tremendous Disservice’ to Trump

Hannity Tears Into Jeff Sessions: Did a ‘Tremendous Disservice’ to Trump

As Robert Mueller , the special counsel, has investigated his actions for more than a year, the president has waged a relentless campaign to diminish the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau o...

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Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy for some groups

Spokane's air quality improves to unhealthy for some groups

The air quality in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties is mostly considered " moderate ". The overhead winds are expected to shift on Friday providing some relief, but our area remains down...

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Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

His Alitalia "Shepherd One" flight landed under cloudless skies at 10:26am (0926 GMT), where deputy head of government Simon Coveney and his children were waiting to meet him with a bouquet of white a...

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Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister' in suburb street

Paris knife attack: Man 'kills mother and sister' in suburb street

He then hid inside a house on a quiet street. The motive for the violence remains unclear but the Islamic State group claimed the attack via its propaganda channel. According to French media BFM, ...

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UK, EU give glimmer of Brexit optimism amid no-deal warnings

UK, EU give glimmer of Brexit optimism amid no-deal warnings

NHS Providers says a lack of "visible and appropriate communication" from the government is hampering preparations for a so-called no-deal Brexit . The IfG highlighted that both the United Kingdom...

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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

The adviser said the Iran nuclear deal was "wretched" and that is why the U.S. President Donald Trump stepped out of the deal last month. Trump said he believed Pyongyang had taken specific denucl...

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Michael Cohen said he paid hush money at 'direction' of Trump

Michael Cohen said he paid hush money at 'direction' of Trump

Michael Cohen leaves a federal courthouse in New York City, on May 30, 2018. A juror in the trial of Paul Manafort said Wednesday that all but one of the jurors wanted to convict President Trump...

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Mollie Tibbett's suspected killer tells investigators about her final moments

Mollie Tibbett's suspected killer tells investigators about her final moments

The Iowa State Medical Examiner determined that Mollie Tibbetts' death was a homicide, but did not specify what caused the fatal wounds. "We commend the swift action by local, state and federal in...

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Taliban take at least 100 hostages despite ceasefire with Afghanistan president

Taliban take at least 100 hostages despite ceasefire with Afghanistan president

Ghani made the announcement during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence, just a day after the leader of the Afghan Taliban said that there will be no peace in the country...

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Trump Speechwriter Fired After For Attending White Nationalist Event In 2016

Trump Speechwriter Fired After For Attending White Nationalist Event In 2016

Donald Trump has still not said when - or if - he might release his tax returns. The President's advisers are now concerned McGahn's statements to the special counsel could be key to filling in som...

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British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada

British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada

Air quality monitoring stations in Yakima, Toppenish, Sunnyside and White Swan are all reporting air quality as "hazardous". Henderson said testing had shown levels of fine particulate matter of up ...

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Donald Trump says trial investigating Russia's election role is 'very sad'

Donald Trump says trial investigating Russia's election role is 'very sad'

But you know what? Defense attorney Kevin Downing said the first day of deliberations was "overall, a very good day for Mr. Manafort ". "And I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafor...

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Rudy Giuliani Says ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’

Rudy Giuliani Says ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’

Trump at the time seemed to be responding to stories from CNN and the Washington Post that cited several anonymous sources close to the president who said his concerns over Trump Jr. Rudy Giuliani...

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Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Shanann Watts, kids

Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Shanann Watts, kids

Local media reported that the remains of the two girls were found at the Andarko Petroleum oil field in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon. In a disturbing interview conducted by ABC7 Denve...

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Merkel, Putin tackle Syria and Iran in meeting outside Berlin

Merkel, Putin tackle Syria and Iran in meeting outside Berlin

Putin arrived with a bouquet of flowers and even brought a Cossack choir with him to entertain the bride and her groom, the entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger, according to Russian state-run news agenc...

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Shocking moment a house in India slides down a hill amid floods

Shocking moment a house in India slides down a hill amid floods

Record monsoon rainfall this year has led to an "extremely grave" crisis, according to Pinarayi Vijayan , the chief minister of Kerala, who announced the death toll on Twitter this morning. Modi ...

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With Iran, Turkey we defeated terrorists in Syria: Lavrov

With Iran, Turkey we defeated terrorists in Syria: Lavrov

Speaking to ambassadors in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said Turkey's relations with the European Union were on a firmer basis and normalising once again. "Today, sanctions are imposed on Turkey, tomorrow t...

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Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial

Government rests in ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort's fraud trial

The testimony, on the 10th day of Mr Manafort's financial fraud trial, comes as the prosecution is expected to rest its case later on Monday. Ellis also closed the courtroom from the public while he...

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Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

About $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for equipment, personnel and other expenses for the parade , the official said. That money would go toward security, as well as transportation of milita...

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India Mourns Vajpayee, Poet Prime Minister, Statesman. Funeral Today

India Mourns Vajpayee, Poet Prime Minister, Statesman. Funeral Today

The former Prime Minister was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajp...

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United States government bans employees from using risky Chinese phones

United States government bans employees from using risky Chinese phones

Although the ban does seemingly go against the wishes of President Trump , who had worked to overturn the ZTE ban , we suspect the White House will be secretly happy with the outcome. (A Trump-brand...

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Vermont’s Christine Hallquist Wins Primary, Could Be First Transgender Governor

Vermont’s Christine Hallquist Wins Primary, Could Be First Transgender Governor

Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia who came to the U.S. as a teenager, won her Democratic primary in the state's fifth district. Nehlen trailed behind establishment Republican choice Bryan Steil , ...

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Cardinal Wuerl’s actions in Pittsburgh scrutinized by Catholic sexual abuse investigation

Cardinal Wuerl’s actions in Pittsburgh scrutinized by Catholic sexual abuse investigation

Although the report addresses each of the six diocese (Allentown, Erie, Greensburg , Harrisburg , Pittsburgh , and Scranton) separately, it says the same patterns emerged in how officials tried t...

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Ex-Trump Aide Manafort's Defense Rests, Case Headed to Jury

Ex-Trump Aide Manafort's Defense Rests, Case Headed to Jury

U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III presides at top right. His lawyers say they believe the prosecution hasn't met its burden of proof in the case. Before closing arguments, Ellis ruled against the d...

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Ukraine could replace Canada to supply wheat to Saudi Arabia

Ukraine could replace Canada to supply wheat to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia plans to freeze relations with Canada in trade because of the conflict that could give Ukraine to resume wheat exports this season. "There is nothing to mediate", Foreign Minister Adel ...

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White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

The audio release comes a day after Manigault Newman released audio she said was of her firing by Kelly inside the White House Situation Room. In recent interviews , she has described her for...

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Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used N-Word On ‘Apprentice’-Era Tape

Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used N-Word On ‘Apprentice’-Era Tape

Manigault Newman claims the realization that Trump was an unrepentant racist helped her decide to jump ship last December. "It's sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit ...

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1st session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 331 members take oath

1st session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament begins; 331 members take oath

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Islam (PTI) chairman Imran Khan , who would be swearing in as Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, has personally invited Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for...

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