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S. Korea test fires 800km-range missile

Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by United States forces in Korea", the statement said. U.S. Pacific Command said the missile "did not pose a threat to North America". "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored", Cossa said. An Air Force general says she is extremely confident the United States could intercept a ballistic missile fired by North Korea. Read More

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NJ Transit derailment at Penn Station injures four

NJ Transit derailment at Penn Station injures four

There were no major injuries in that incident. For Wednesday evening, the LIRR canceled 17 evening-rush trains from Penn Station and eight more were diverted to other stations. Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines are running on regular schedules to Hoboken, but service from Secaucus is reduced. "How come they couldn't get [the derailment] cleared by 5 [p.m.]?" New York Fire Department officials reported four people were injured , though the severity of the ... Read More

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France's 11 candidates to face off in major election debate

Verbal exchanges focused on three topics as the candidates competed for air time to present their platforms on creating jobs, the republic's social welfare model and protecting the French public in the wake of terrorist attacks. But she was also accused from the right of not being tough enough on France's membership of the EU. Though Penelopegate and other scandals have marred Fillon's campaign, he has professed no wrongdoing and vowed to fight on. Read More

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Arsenal keep hopes alive with West Ham win

They were finding a lot of spaces between the lines. "You don't want the pressure that you've not had all season". For this reason we need to get 18 points to win the title. "We have eight games to play". "But we must be pleased because we beat a strong team - the best team in the league". That's the target. We have to be ready for everything. Read More

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Truck driver in fatal Texas church bus crash out of hospital

Truck driver in fatal Texas church bus crash out of hospital

Young was hospitalized as well but according to local news station KSAT12, he was released from University Hospital on Tuesday. The sole survivor from the deadly bus crash in Uvalde County has been released from the hospital. The other 13 people aboard the bus were killed when a driver of a pickup crashed head-on with it. Beth Ann Blinder, who lived across the street from the church, says the driver, Jack Dillon Young, has the deaths of the church members on his hands. Read More

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Language, religion, children, divorce: Ireland in numbers as revealed by the Census

Language, religion, children, divorce: Ireland in numbers as revealed by the Census

Meanwhile, the number of people separated and divorced in the county also rose. The average age of the population is now 37.4 years, which is up from 36.1 years five years ago. There were 126,400 Church of Ireland subscribers, 63,400 Muslims, 62,200 Orthodox, 37,400 Christians, 24,200 Presbyterians and 14,300 Hindus. There are 5,929 daily Irish speakers in the county, a 15.8% drop since 2011. Read More

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1500-pound boulder falls on hiker in Golden

1500-pound boulder falls on hiker in Golden

Officials said weather may have played a factor in the boulder falling and hikers should be careful during cycles of freezing and thawing like we've seen in recent days. "It just barely missed him", Golden fire spokeswoman Karlyn Tilley said. The woman has several broken bones but during her rescue, her vital signs were fairly stable. Read More

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Xi arrives in Florida for 1st meeting with Trump

The president has said that if China doesn't exert more pressure on North Korea , the USA will act alone. Some Democratic lawmakers were eager to pounce on Trump on trade. "The weak economy in China is likely to push Xi Jinping to be more careful when he has to deal with protectionist policies in the US". The troubled state of ties was reinforced by the detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che during a personal trip to China last month. Read More

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Donald Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council

A White House official told USA media that Mr Bannon was originally placed on the NSC to check on former national security advisor Michael Flynn and had only ever attended one of the NSC's regular meetings. The Principals Committee was first established by President George H.W. Bush as a mechanism to organize the NSC. The president also downgraded the role on the security council of his homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert . Read More

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Trade, North Korea pose challenges as Trump prepares to meet China's Xi

South Korea has reportedly achieved a goal it set four years ago and successfully developed a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers, which is sufficient to hit any target in North Korean territory from anywhere in the South. South Korea has been under the protection of the USA military for decades, but the agreements between the two countries set a limit on the specifications of missiles Seoul could develop until 2012, when Washington allowed the South to review the limitations as ... Read More

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Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

Rand Paul, according to a White House spokeswoman. Originally, conservatives wanted to repeal those aspects of the law entirely to allow for health plans with lower premiums. In January, the Trump administration took actions along those lines when it cut federal funds created to help state health exchanges advertise and reach consumers with notices about the annual deadline for open enrollment. Read More

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Democrats block Trump nominee to high court

Instead McConnell kept Scalia's seat open, a calculation that is now paying off hugely for Republicans and Trump, who will be able to claim the biggest victory of his presidency to date if Gorsuch is confirmed as expected. The move could change the Senate and court for generations. U.S. Senator Cory Gardner spoke on the Senate floor Thursday in support of Gorsuch's confirmation. Read More

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United States cracks down on tech worker visas

According to the announcement, USCIS will focus its crackdown on companies that are hard to find public information on, that apply for visas for employees who work at an offsite location, and/or that are H-1B visa dependent. Never mind baseball, Monday is also opening day of the H-1B visa season and the Trump administration is guaranteeing the game will be fiercely competitive. Read More

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North Korea presumably fires another ballistic missile - agency

North Korea presumably fires another ballistic missile - agency

The missile fired from the North's eastern coastal town of Sinpo on Wednesday morning flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored", Cossa said. Did North Korea really want to steal the show ahead of the Trump-Xi summit? US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first visit to the United Nations later this month to chair a UN Security Council ... Read More

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14-year-old charged in Chicago sex assault streamed online

A second one, also a minor, is expected to be arrested and charged soon, while detectives are continuing to identify "several other offenders". "She's just having a hard time even communicating what occurred to her", Deenihan said, adding that the teen had been cyber-bullied by people belittling her ordeal, and that her family had received threats. Read More

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Trump Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month By Supporting Bill O'Reilly

Trump Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month By Supporting Bill O'Reilly

More than 20 advertisers pulled its ads on the show and network as a result. But it's the first real threat to O'Reilly's reign. Since then, at least 50 companies have withdrawn advertisements from his top-rated show. "She's supposed to be the one that's standing up for women", Waters forcefully said. Sexual harassment claims against O'Reilly follow similar complaints against former Fox executive Roger Ailes, who resigned previous year to become an adviser to the Trump presidential ... Read More

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Kremlin support for Assad not unconditional

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem denied on Thursday that it had used chemical weapons in the past and maintained that it never would. Lieberman said the alleged attack in the neighbouring country was carried out "on the direct and premeditated command of Syrian President Bashar al-ssad with Syrian planes". Read More

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US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges

US vows to uphold Russia sanctions until it respects pledges

Twisting Germany's arm to increase its military efforts is key to Trump's effort to pass some of Europe's defense burdens back to US partners. Tillerson made it clear on Friday, however, the US would defend its allies. He said " all allies understand and accept the need for fair burden sharing, and respect the decision we made in 2014", and noted that German defense spending has been on the upswing. Read More

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Trade Should Be Center Stage at Thursday's Trump-Xi Meeting

Anthony Ruggiero, an East Asia expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said China may be more willing to accommodate Trump on trade and economic issues than on regional security issues, including North Korea. But if US-China relations were to deteriorate into a nationalistic trade war, the shifts in global power would be significant-and food would be a handy weapon in the fight, according to a new report by Dutch financial services provider Rabobank. Read More

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Judge blocks request to delay police hearing

Judge blocks request to delay police hearing

Bredar, the federal judge, had denied the Trump administration's request to delay Thursday's public hearing. These subcommittees will also focus on; "developing violent crime reduction strategies, supporting prevention and re-entry efforts, updating charging and sentencing policies, reviewing asset forfeiture guidance; reducing illegal immigration and human trafficking" and "combating hate crimes". Read More

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Search Continues for Survivors in Colombia Massive Mudslides

Search Continues for Survivors in Colombia Massive Mudslides

Santos said 43 children were among the dead, and 22 more were hospitalized. At least 203 people were injured, some 300 families were affected and 25 homes destroyed, the Red Cross said. Marquez said authorities had begun releasing the remains of victims to their families and dozens held funerals at the cemetery in Mocoa on Monday. It happened in Mocoa, just after midnight early Saturday morning. Read More

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Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus

The blast killed at least seven people, police said, as fears grew that al-Shabab extremists, who have vowed to destabilize the country's new government, were behind it. However, the al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group al-Shabab group often carries out such attacks. The announcement by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday comes amid a worsening security situation as al-Shabab steps up deadly bombings in the capital since the country's new leader took office in February. Read More

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Venezuela opposition keeps up pressure in streets

Venezuela opposition keeps up pressure in streets

This latest political crisis was triggered last week when the Supreme Court issued a ruling that nullified congress. President Nicolas Maduro instructed the court to roll back that ruling a few days later, but opposition leaders said the attempt to invalidate a branch of power revealed the administration's true dictatorial nature. Read More

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