• Pentagon Reveals There Are 11000 US Troops in Afghanistan, Not 8400
Pentagon Reveals There Are 11000 US Troops in Afghanistan, Not 8400

Military commanders would be able to work around the cap by bringing in forces for short periods. It is expected to send 3,900 additional forces to add to the 12,000 troops the US maintains in the country. "I just signed the order, it's going to take a couple days", he said. Because the Obama administration had set caps on the number of troops allo...

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  • Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine cover dubs Texas Harvey victims 'Neo-Nazis'
Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine cover dubs Texas Harvey victims 'Neo-Nazis'

In it, Nazi flags with swastikas and hands raised in apparent Nazi salutes poke out above floodwaters. 'God exists - he has drowned all the Neo-Nazis in Texas , ' the magazine says. They weren't the only outlet to see the devastation and wonder how they could improve their journalistic brand by mocking the people whose lives were destroyed...

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  • Trump to donate $1 million of personal funds to Harvey relief
Trump to donate $1 million of personal funds to Harvey relief

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing on Thursday. "He would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people we've seen across this country do, and he's pledging $1 million of personal money to the fund", she said at the press conference.

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  • Officials find van where 6 family members drowned in Harvey floodwaters
Officials find van where 6 family members drowned in Harvey floodwaters

Come Tuesday night, Harvey will be in a position again to bring in more flooding rains . The system would then head north and lose its tropical strength, the center said. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, defended his decision, citing the risk of sending the city's 2.3 million inhabitants onto the highways at the same time.

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  • Building collapse kills at least 12 after Mumbai flooding
Building collapse kills at least 12 after Mumbai flooding

The 117-year-old Husseini building was located at Pakmodia street near JJ Junction in Mumbai . "No arrests have been made yet". 500 such unsafe buildings are still occupied by residents, while only a few of these have been evacuated, according to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official quoted by news agency Reuters.Officials are yet to...

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  • Lift Gaza blockade, United Nations urges Israel
Lift Gaza blockade, United Nations urges Israel

Hamdallah said he had discussed with Guterres "the latest developments regarding the political, economic and humanitarian situation in the West Bank, Jerusalem [al-Quds] and Gaza Strip". Azam al-Ahmad, member of the Fatah Central Committee, said during an interview with state-run Sawt Falesteen on Wednesday that a meeting is due to take place bef...

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  • GOP Voters Think Media Is Bigger Threat Than White Supremacists — Fox Poll
GOP Voters Think Media Is Bigger Threat Than White Supremacists — Fox Poll

Party divisions were far more evident throughout the poll , however. About 8 in 10 Republicans say he respects minorities, but 15 percent say he doesn't. "Don't attack those that attack you", said Brian Rush, a Trump voter who said he chose "the lesser of two evils" in November. In the days following, President Donald Trump attributed blame ...

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  • Trapped by Hurricane Harvey, These Bakers Made Bread for Flood Victims
Trapped by Hurricane Harvey, These Bakers Made Bread for Flood Victims

The bakery didn't calculate exactly how much, but it had at least 4,400 pounds of flour on hand when the group got trapped. Meagan Michaelis, head of the bakery's social media, told WGN, "People were heartbroken, but happy to get any help at all".

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  • Uruguay vs Argentina CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers
Uruguay vs Argentina CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers

Chile, in fourth spot, hold their one-point advantage over Argentina thanks to a 3-0 victory that was awarded to them after Bolivia had been found to have fielded an ineligible player in a 0-0 draw between those countries. Suarez was initially ruled out for four weeks but the Uruguay team doctor has not ruled him out against Argentina and ...

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  • New water ride coming to Six Flags in St. Louis next summer
New water ride coming to Six Flags in St. Louis next summer

Six Flags notes that riders will feel weightlessness at 147 feet in the air before dropping down from 15 stories. If going upside-down is your favorite part of riding a roller coaster, you'll probably be satisfied with the amount of hang time this loop offers.

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  • China expects better trade amid BRICS partnership
China expects better trade amid BRICS partnership

Here are 10 cases of Chinese companies exploring BRICS markets beyond their home market this year, which can offer a glimpse of business dynamics in this bloc. Annual investment in research and development from BRICS countries accounted for 17 percent of the world's total, with high-tech exports reaching about 6 trillion US dollars, about 28 percen...

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  • Tennessee emergency personnel deploying to Texas
Tennessee emergency personnel deploying to Texas

The combined city and county personnel and equipment will form a Type 1 Swift Water Rescue Team, which is the highest level. Rescue teams have pulled at least 400 people from the area. Lancaster crews could be deployed as long as two weeks and will take their orders from the state of Texas. Its missions have included about a dozen hurricanes in...

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  • 'We've got work to do' - Houston policeman's last words to family
'We've got work to do' - Houston policeman's last words to family

A police officer has drowned in his patrol auto while driving to work to help with Harvey rescues. Officials have confirmed a Houston Police officer has died due to flood conditions, bringing the death toll up to at least 10. The 34-year department veteran's body was recovered from his auto early Tuesday morning. In a matter of hours, Housto...

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  • After tense talks, United Nations renews peacekeepers in Lebanon
After tense talks, United Nations renews peacekeepers in Lebanon

The approval of this decision comes after many months of intense diplomatic activity by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations , led by Ambassador Danon. UNIFIL was originally created to oversee the withdrawal of Israeli troops after a 1978 invasion. France argued that Unifil had succeeded...

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  • Tough-Talking Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Resigns
Tough-Talking Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

WTMJ-TV reported that Clarke resigned Thursday. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, but he repeatedly rejected their overtures. Clarke said in response that he'd withdrawn his name from consideration. Clark has been sheriff of Milwaukee County since 2002 and spent more than two decades before that with the city's police department. Clarke has been a fireb...

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  • House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall
House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall

Paul Ryan is not going anywhere. Then there's the leftover matter of replacing or fixing the Affordable Care Act , which Trump and some members of Congress still haven't given up on. Congress will then decide how much of the request to approve. At least, that is the clear impression one gets from a spate of recent headlines, such as " Trump d...

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  • Donald Trump Not Invited To Hurricane Harvey Telethon
Donald Trump Not Invited To Hurricane Harvey Telethon

Foxx has donated $25,000 to GlobalGiving , an organization that has been supporting first responders and vetted local organizations dedicated to long-term recovery in Houston and the surrounding areas. We'll give you more details, where we can raise as much money as we can for everybody down there - Houston, Beaumont, all those different places. ...

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  • Atwood & Palmer Inc. Has $111000 Position in Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)
Atwood & Palmer Inc. Has $111000 Position in Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -4.3% over the last 5 years. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. insiders have sold a net of 0 shares during the past three months, which implies that the company's top executives have been feeling bearish about the stock's outlook.

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  • Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US
Trump Administration Just Booted More Russian Diplomats From the US

But after the US Congress approved new economic sanctions against Moscow over its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, Putin ordered drastic cuts in US staff in retaliation. The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged the move in a statement on their website, saying Tillerson spoke directly with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov...

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  • Yogi Adityanath, deputy CMs to contest Council bypoll
Yogi Adityanath, deputy CMs to contest Council bypoll

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials concerned to set up "gaushalas" (cow shelters) in seven districts of Bundelkhand region in the state and areas under 16 municipal corporations. The same will benefit the job-seekers of Uttar Pradesh and the government aims to employ over 70 lakh of the 1 crore unemployed indi...

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