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Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

The column of fire produced by "intense rising heat and turbulent winds" was equivalent to an F3 tornado and left a path of destruction - completely stripping bark off of trees, uprooting some other...

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Safaa Boular: Youngest female terrorist ever jailed

Safaa Boular: Youngest female terrorist ever jailed

He pointed out that she still blamed the USA for ISIS executions when questioned about them a month ago, and played a "leading role" in the terror plans. During the sentencing hearing, Safaa Boular's...

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U.S. considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent

U.S. considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent

President Donald Trump has asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider hiking the duties, which could be implemented as early as next month. Officials , however, downplayed su...

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Trump fires back at Republican mega donors after criticism

Trump fires back at Republican mega donors after criticism

The presidential insult followed a weekend gathering of Koch officials who repeatedly condemned Trump's trade policies, the explosion of government spending under his watch and his divisive tone. A sp...

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Canada shut out of NAFTA amid US-Mexico talks

Canada shut out of NAFTA amid US-Mexico talks

This is supposedly a pathway to a NAFTA deal. Two senior Canadian government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter in public, insist the...

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Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

Emergency services have issued a red alert, placing extra services such as medical staff and firefighters on standby until Sunday. In Portugal's southern Alentejo province, streets were largely dese...

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Man accused of killing former Bush doctor kills himself, police say

Man accused of killing former Bush doctor kills himself, police say

A tip on Tuesday led police to suspect Pappas, the chief said , though he didn't elaborate as to the nature of the tip. The cardiologist cared for the former president in 2000 when he complained of a...

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China to hit back at U.S. with 60 billion dollars tariffs

According to China's Ministry of Commerce, the measure will come into force immediately if Washington starts to impose taxes on Chinese imports. China has now either imposed or proposed tariffs on...

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Chinese, Singaporean foreign ministers agree to uphold multilateralism, free trade

Chinese, Singaporean foreign ministers agree to uphold multilateralism, free trade

Foreign Ministers at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore . The agreement came at the annual ministerial meeting between China and Asean member states in Singapore , Channel News ...

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British holidaymakers swelter in record-breaking European heatwave

British holidaymakers swelter in record-breaking European heatwave

As stated by BBC Weather presenter Barra Best, areas in south-west Spain and south-east Portugal could see Europe's highest ever recorded temperature. It is also bringing dust from the Sahara ...

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Trump, Mueller near final stages of talks for interview in Russian Federation probe

Trump, Mueller near final stages of talks for interview in Russian Federation probe

The quiet exchange of proposals between the two sides stands in sharp contrast to a series of broadsides that Trump and his aides have launched at Mueller and his investigation. The tweet renewed Demo...

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Video shows man taunting bison at Yellowstone National Park

Video shows man taunting bison at Yellowstone National Park

At first, the bison doesn't see the man, but then - in a shocking display - the man gets the buffalo's attention himself, puffing out his arms and his chest before the bison takes off towards him. At ...

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High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

Xuecheng is the latest prominent figure to face sexual misconduct allegations as part of a growing #MeToo movement in China. "We have received the material involved in the report and have started ...

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Parts of Virginia city evacuated over possible dam failure

Parts of Virginia city evacuated over possible dam failure

The dam was intact Friday morning, the weather service said in an update, but water has been moving over it and into Blackwater Creek about two miles southwest of downtown Lynchburg. Local outlet WD...

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Photo of Melania Trump ‘gardening’ gets the meme treatment

Photo of Melania Trump ‘gardening’ gets the meme treatment

In the photograph, the first lady is pictured wearing a button-down tartan shirt and Converse sneakers. US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have been trolled for most of their actions...

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Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

Italy argues that the bloc's current law places an unfair burden on countries that border the sea, and its new populist government has stepped up pressure on other European Union countries to share ...

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Trump keeps shutdown threat alive, demands border wall funding this year

Trump keeps shutdown threat alive, demands border wall funding this year

Mr. Schumer said success will depend on Republicans ignoring Mr. Trump. "I actually think we'd get more and there'd be more pressure on the other side because the Democrats are not giving us the...

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Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church's stance

Pope declares death penalty inadmissible, changing Church's stance

Ladaria recalled that John Paul II asked that the teaching on the death penalty be reformulated to better reflect the development of the doctrine that centers on the clearer awareness of the Churc...

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European Union trying to ‘swindle’ United Kingdom in Brexit talks: Salvini

European Union trying to ‘swindle’ United Kingdom in Brexit talks: Salvini

Hunt added that the Commission was wrong if it believed that Britain would retreat from the Chequers proposal. "The City itself would find a way to thrive, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negot...

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National Archives to review all Kavanaugh records by October, potentially delaying confirmation

National Archives to review all Kavanaugh records by October, potentially delaying confirmation

Asked at a news conference Thursday why the GOP wasn't interested in those records to understand Kavanaugh's role in the contentious 2005 interrogation debate, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Gras...

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China says United States tariff threat runs against trend of the times

China says United States tariff threat runs against trend of the times

All this is on top of a 25% tariff on $34 billion in goods that's already gone into effect , and similar tariffs that are about to go into effect on another $16 billion in Chinese goods. In June, Tru...

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Wildfires scorch homes, land - and California's firefighting budget

Wildfires scorch homes, land - and California's firefighting budget

The River Fire is 35,278 acres and 50 percent contained. "[The] predictions that I see, the more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now o...

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Police in Missouri respond to possible Mollie Tibbetts sighting

Police in Missouri respond to possible Mollie Tibbetts sighting

People were also searching by ATV and by foot in fields near a farm. The distraught mom pleaded for people to contact Crimestoppers if they have "seen anything [they] feel is related to Mollie's dis...

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Explainer: South Africa sets path to seize white farmers' land

Explainer: South Africa sets path to seize white farmers' land

Once the principle of expropriation without compensation has been taken up in the Constitution, it has the potential to bring about anarchy and land grabs, similar to what happened in Zimbabwe, beca...

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Malaysia aviation boss resigns over MH370 lapses

Malaysia aviation boss resigns over MH370 lapses

The jet carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished on March 8 2014 and is presumed to have crashed in the far southern Indian Ocean . "In this technological epoch, the worldwide avia...

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Thousands march against veil ban in Denmark

Thousands march against veil ban in Denmark

But as the law took effect today, making Denmark the fifth European nation to outlaw full-face veils, supporters and opponents of the ban clashed verbally - and activists are planning demonstrations...

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France votes to ban cell phones from most schools

France votes to ban cell phones from most schools

While the ban applies to all students between the age of three and 15, specially-abled students who use the devices for classrooms and extra-curricular activities have been exempted. According to Fren...

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Government shutdown over wall funding would be a 'great campaign issue'

Government shutdown over wall funding would be a 'great campaign issue'

This idea has landed with a resounding thud among Congressional Republicans, virtually all of whom recognize that an unpopular shutdown - triggered by the party in power, just before an election - w...

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Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

Trump tweeted early Thursday his thanks to the North Korean leader "for your nice letter - I look forward to seeing you soon!" A report from Axios last month said Trump could dangle a second meeti...

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USA officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security

USA officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security

Congressional Republicans say the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller needs to run its course despite President Donald Trump's call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut it down. ...

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Man's Mouth Duct-Taped Shut Twice as He's Sentenced in Ohio Courtroom

Man's Mouth Duct-Taped Shut Twice as He's Sentenced in Ohio Courtroom

Shut your mouth, and I will tell you when you can talk. Fox 8 News Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo ordered bailiffs to tape Franklyn Williams' mouth shut during his sentencing hearing. His re...

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Donald Trump calls for Attorney General Jeff Session to end Russian Federation inquiry

Donald Trump calls for Attorney General Jeff Session to end Russian Federation inquiry

There was no immediate response from Sessions, the country's top law enforcement official, on the president's call to end the Russian Federation probe. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., told NPR's All...

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Suspect in doctor's murder worked in law enforcement for 30 years

Suspect in doctor's murder worked in law enforcement for 30 years

Pappas is considered armed and unsafe and may be suicidal, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. State records show Pappas had license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for 30 ...

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Scaramucci Critiques Trump Supporters Heckling CNN

Scaramucci Critiques Trump Supporters Heckling CNN

They chanted things like " CNN sucks " and " fake news ". After the rally, Acosta tweeted: "It was great chatting with all the Trump supporters in Tampa tonight". "We fully support a free press, b...

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US says Russia still carrying out 'pervasive' election meddling

His remarks are notable because he himself has previously acknowledged the US Department of Justice should be free from political interference. He added that agencies were meeting weekly to focus ...

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Worker at Phoenix immigrant shelter arrested for molesting 14-year-old

Worker at Phoenix immigrant shelter arrested for molesting 14-year-old

A 16-year-old girl said she "observed Negrete kissing and inappropriately touching" a 14-year-old female resident, according to the police report . He first went into the room and kissed her, the r...

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Trump’s Sessions Tweet Itself Isn’t Obstruction of Justice — CNN Legal Analyst

The relationship between Mr Trump and Mr Sessions has been strained for more than a year, after the attorney general recused himself from the probe relating to the 2016 election. "There is no re...

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones seeks to dismiss Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones seeks to dismiss Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit

The boy's parents, Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner, have had to move seven times since their son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at his elementary school after Jones claimed they were "...

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Facebook removes 32 fake accounts targeting 2018 United States midterms

Facebook removes 32 fake accounts targeting 2018 United States midterms

Noting that Facebook is still in the very early stages of its investigation and does not have all the facts - including who may be behind this, the company executives warned that they were deali...

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British Iranian Kurd one of four Fields math medal winners

British Iranian Kurd one of four Fields math medal winners

He had come from a small mountain town in the ethnic Kurdish province of Marivan near the border between Iran and Iraq , where the Iranian revolution was taking place in the 1980s. Indian-Australia...

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