• One dead, six injured in South Korean artillery drill
One dead, six injured in South Korean artillery drill

The United States and South Korea originally planned to deploy two USA aircraft carriers, a nuclear-powered submarine and a strategic bomber to the peninsula. Seven servicemen were taken to hospital after the blast at a shooting range in Cherwon, on the border with North Korea, the South's Yonhap news agency cited an army officer as saying, with ...

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  • Trump's manufacturing council, policy forum disbanded
Trump's manufacturing council, policy forum disbanded

That changed after a number of business leaders began exiting Trump's corporate advisory groups this week, following his remarks about violence at a white supremacist gathering and counter-protest in Charlottesville , Virginia. Following yesterday's remarks from the President, I can not remain on the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. They want Dimon ...

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  • Aretha Franklin planning to open nightclub in MI
Aretha Franklin planning to open nightclub in MI

Franklin now has two concerts on her 2017 tour schedule: an August 26 show in Philadelphia and a September 3 gig in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois. She's now preparing to release another album, which she's working on with Clive Davis and, apparently, Stevie Wonder. She's also set to play at the Toronto Jazz Festival in June 2018 afte...

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  • Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari
Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari

Recalling past memories, Asif Zardari said he wanted to visit Nawaz Sharif for condolence on the demise of his brother, but he (Nawaz) refused to meet him in order to please the non-democratic forces. Talking to media, here Thursday he said we will not support Nawaz Sharif and his family. Had I refuse to accept the "returning officers' mandate" i...

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  • Keene white nationalist reportedly wanted on felony charges
Keene white nationalist reportedly wanted on felony charges

Some held torches, others chanted " Jews will not replace us ". "We showed our rivals we won't be cowed", Cantwell told VICE. In fact, he says: "We've read things before from a blog titled 'LGBTQ Nation' and I'm, like, OK, fine, if this is so fantastic then go start a nation out of it and see how that pans out for you".

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  • Charlottesville victim's mum rebukes Trump — BBCI
Charlottesville victim's mum rebukes Trump — BBCI

Please note: This is a commentary piece. Heather Hyer was killed when a white nationalist drove his auto through a crowd of protesters. Trump was widely criticized for his initial statements, for placing the blame for the violence "on many sides" and for not condemning white-nationalist groups by name.

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  • US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea
US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea

Mr. Trump tweeted last week. If a threat were to become an action, some wonder what type of impact it could have on the USA dollar. North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat".

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  • Majority of Americans Say Trump's Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'
Majority of Americans Say Trump's Charlottesville Response 'Not Strong Enough'

The violence that resulted from the "Unite the Right" rally left one woman dead and injured 19 more after a auto rammed into a crowd of people. The vast majority of congressional Republicans remain supportive of the Trump presidency, because the vast majority of GOP voters do.

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  • Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in US Military
Dunford: No Room for Racism, Bigotry in US Military

But as I wrote last week , that cooperative posture is conditional, dependent in part on USA intentions going forward. But that will require cooperation from China, which the Trump administration has gone to great lengths to alienate. "That is unacceptable, and that is what President [Donald J.] Trump has said ", the chairman said. If such a deal...

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  • Six Flags only flying United States flags now
Six Flags only flying United States flags now

The change comes after the park defended the Confederate States flag to TMZ, saying, "They see a fundamental distinction between the flag they fly and the Confederate Battle flag ". According to the Star-Telegram, flags are only flown at the Arlington, San Antonio and Georgia locations of the park. The park's decision comes after a "Unite the ...

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  • Penn State's Franklin signs contract deal
Penn State's Franklin signs contract deal

Not surprisingly, he's getting rewarded in a big way. Penn State opens the season against Akron at noon September 2 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour announced the agreement after the university board unanimously approved Franklin's extension.

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  • China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats
China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

He also said he was considering sending a special envoy to North Korea - which last week threatened to fire missiles at the USA territory of Guam - if Pyongyang stopped its provocative actions. Seoul's 10 million people are within firing range of North Korea's artillery, and would be likely to suffer the brunt of the first retaliatory blows in a US...

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  • Total solar eclipse: what we should know
Total solar eclipse: what we should know

Example of eclipse times for cities in the path of totality . What's unusual about this one is that it's the first time in nearly a century that a total solar eclipse will stretch from one coast of the United States to the other. Unfortunately, he said, the corona will not be visible during the partial eclipse we will experience in Martinsville ...

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  • A dilemma of dual citizenship
A dilemma of dual citizenship

Constitutional law experts on Tuesday said Joyce was in "difficulty" after New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English confirmed "unwittingly or not" Joyce was a citizen of New Zealand. Ludlam and Larissa Waters of the Green Party resigned from the Australian Senate on learning they held citizenships in New Zealand and Canada. In a blog post on the...

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  • Charlottesville Is the New Cudgel Against the Israeli PM
Charlottesville Is the New Cudgel Against the Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu's muted response to the march staged by anti-Semitic white nationalists " and Trump's assertion that "both sides" were responsible for the violence " appears to reflect the Israeli leader's desire to remain in the good graces of the embattled US president.

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  • Powerball jackpot rises to $535 million for Saturday drawing
Powerball jackpot rises to $535 million for Saturday drawing

Fueled by feverish sales, the jackpot jumped $25 million after Wednesday's drawing yielded no winners. The Powerball jackpot is up to $535 million since no one matched all the numbers in the drawing Wednesday night. The last time a player in MI won the Powerball was Julie Leach of Three Rivers. That is, if you're lucky enough to win the jackpot...

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  • Pentagon's Top General Signs A New Deal With China
Pentagon's Top General Signs A New Deal With China

Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army and Dunford's host, said Dunford's visit was a key part of efforts to expand dialogue between the US and China as agreed by Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they met earlier this year, reported Associated Press.

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  • Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago
Cleveland Clinic Says 2018 Gala Won't Be at Mar-a-Lago

Referring to the decision to pull out its fundraising gala from the club, the organization cited its "values and commitment to diversity" in a statement, according to several reports . In the early days of his administration, Trump asked Cosgrove to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. However, as recently as last week Sheil told the publi...

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  • BJP gets lion's share of Rs 957 crore donation received by parties
BJP gets lion's share of Rs 957 crore donation received by parties

The analysis also reveals dwindling fortunes of the Congress . Political parties are required to submit details of donors who have made donations above Rs 20,000 in a financial year to the Election Commission of India, every year. The CPI and the CPI (M) have the lowest share of corporate donations at 4 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively. ...

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  • Kenyan leader mourns mudslide victims in Sierra Leone
Kenyan leader mourns mudslide victims in Sierra Leone

The devastation comes as Sierra Leone recovers from the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak that killed thousands. Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, says "the death toll is climbing by the day" from the disaster on Monday in Freetown.

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