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Donald Trump considering holding July 4 military parade

The president is considering staging a US military parade in Washington on the Fourth of July Independence Day holiday, inspired by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris. Meeting France’s President Emmanuel Macron on the fringes of the UN general assembly, Trump said he had asked his White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps general John Kelly, ...

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Hurricane Maria: Storm batters Dominica causing

Hurricane Maria: Storm batters Dominica causing

Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, has torn into the Caribbean island of Dominica with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph). Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook that his roof had been torn off and he was “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”. He said his house had flooded, later adding that he had been ...

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Trump brands N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un with new nickname: ‘Rocket Man’

Trump brands N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un with new nickname: ‘Rocket Man’

North Korea faces destruction if it continues to threaten the US and its allies, according to one of Donald Trump’s most senior diplomats, while the president unveiled the dismissive new nickname of Rocket Man for the country’s erratic ruler. With world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, when North Korea’s nuclear programme is expected to ...

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Continuing unrest in St. Louis, more than 120 arrests

Continuing unrest in St. Louis, more than 120 arrests

A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St. Louis Monday morning to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect, following another night of unrest and more than 120 arrests. The latest action follows three days of peaceful protests and three nights of vandalism and unrest ...

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Acid attack in France injures at least 2 American students

Acid attack in France injures at least 2 American students

Four American college students were attacked with acid by a woman on Sunday at a train station in southern France, injuring at least two of them, according to the local police.The assailant, a 41-year-old woman, was quickly arrested in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille. The police prefecture said they were not treating the attack on the American women as ...

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Friends, family of man killed by cop: Why wasn’t he helped?

Friends, family of man killed by cop: Why wasn’t he helped?

Peggy Barney could barely recognize the man in the back seat of her car, and she was terrified. After a five-day methamphetamine binge, William Porubsky was hallucinating, screaming and bleeding out of both ears. She drove him to the hospital, but twenty four hours later, he was dead. A police officer had shot him after picking him up from the ...

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Sullivan letter urges Trump to protect DACA recipients

Sullivan letter urges Trump to protect DACA recipients

University President Teresa Sullivan sent a letter to President Donald Trump Sept. 3 in an effort to persuade him to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA was originally enacted through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012. “I urge you not to deport our students who themselves have not broken the law,” Sullivan wrote. ...

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Emmy Award 2017: Oscars and Tonys have all taken whacks at the Trump presidency

Emmy Award 2017: Oscars and Tonys have all taken whacks at the Trump presidency

In terms of politics the Emmys join the award-show party late, after the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys have all taken whacks at the Trump presidency. Yet the president’s preferred medium provided fertile terrain for satirizing and commenting upon the political moment, a mood that permeated everything from host Stephen Colbert’s monologue to the diverse winners and onstage banter. ...

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Old woman knocked down and arrested by police in St. Louis

Old woman knocked down and arrested by police in St. Louis

A horrifying moment captured by Fox-2 (KTVI) in downtown St. Louis shows an older woman being knocked down — and then trampled by officers who marched right over her. Protests erupted in St Louis Friday after police office Jason Stockley was acquitted of the 2011 killing of Anthony Smith, whom he shot five times following a high speed chase. Demonstrators ...

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Tropical Storm Maria threatens Caribbean; formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Maria threatens Caribbean; formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean, prompting a hurricane watch for areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. Maria is about 590 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving toward the Caribbean at 19 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maria is expected ...

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