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Aug 21, 2019

Two dead in Kashmir gunbattle, the first since revocation of status


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Aug 20, 2019

Jail parents over skipping school? Some 2020 Democrats threatened it -- and some say no
Kamala Harris says she didn't send anyone to jail, but critics say her policy "perpetuates poverty." Other 2020 Dems worked to decriminalize truancy.

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Aug 20, 2019

US State Dept approves sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan
The US State Department on Tuesday approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing. Taiwan will get the latest version of the Lockheed Martin-built fighter, the F-16C/D Block 70, in the $8 billion deal, the State Department said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that President Donald Trump had green-lighted the proposed sale after Congress was notified last week.

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 1-Japanese report to say N.Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads - newspaper
Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea's nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has already achieved the miniaturisation of warheads, the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday. The report, to be approved at a Cabinet meeting in mid-September, will maintain the assessment that North Korea's military activities pose a "serious and imminent threat", the Yomiuri said.

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Aug 20, 2019

Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point
(Bloomberg) -- Radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is becoming the latest source of tension between Japan and South Korea, potentially undercutting Tokyo's effort to promote the 2020 Olympics.In recent days, South Korean officials have summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concern about a planned release of treated radioactive water into the ocean by Tepco, the plant's owner. They're also pushing for independent radiation checks at Olympic venues and proposing a separate cafeteria for their athletes, citing concerns about contaminated food.The radiation dispute is threatening to prolong tensions between the two U.S. allies, who have spent much of the summer trading economic sanctions and diplomatic threats in a tit-for-tat dispute. The feud has exposed lingering mistrust and disagreements over Japan's colonial rule on the Korean Peninsula.South Korea's radiation concerns contrast with signs of softening attitudes last week on the anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender. Japan has also taken steps to show that its recent export controls won't prevent legitimate sales to its neighbor. JSR Corp., one of the materials makers subject to the restrictions, received an export permit this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.No Backing Down"It's gone so far that neither side can back down," said Hiroyuki Kishinev, a former trade official turned professor at Keio University in Yokohama, adding that the dispute would probably continue "or get worse." "I'm concerned that

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 1-Australia says it will join U.S.-led defence effort in Strait of Hormuz
Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. "This destabilising behaviour is a threat to Australia's interests in the region," Morrison told a news conference in Canberra. "The government has decided that it is in Australia's national interest to work with our international partners to contribute.

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 1-Trump cancels Denmark visit over after rebuff over Greenland
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland. "Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time," Trump said in a post on Twitter. "The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct.

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Aug 20, 2019

The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space
Smoke from record wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest blanketed Sa~o Paulo on Monday and could be seen from space.

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Aug 20, 2019

'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison
As a lockdown at this Mississippi prison enters its seventh month, violence is rampant. It's "not a sustainable situation," ACLU official says. Others agree.

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Aug 20, 2019

Climate change will cripple economies regardless of countries' wealth- report
Climate change will damage the economies of countries whether they are rich or poor, hot or cold by the year 2100, economists said in a new report, dispelling the notion that impoverished, warm countries will suffer the most on a warming planet. Researchers who examined data from 174 countries over 50 years found that persistent temperature changes above or below a country's historical norm adversely affected economic growth, regardless of how warm a country is. The United States could see a 10% loss in gross domestic product (GDP) without significant policy change.

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Aug 20, 2019

El Paso mass shooting widower receives free vehicle after his is wrecked
Vanessa Kondow, who works for a towing company, said in an Aug. 18 social media post that Antonio Basco's vehicle was stolen and wrecked Aug. 17.

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Aug 20, 2019

Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short' recession
The White House is weighing cuts to corporate and payroll taxes, among other measures, to cushion the U.S. economy if an election-year recession hits.

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Aug 20, 2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognise same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday showed. Most European countries saw a rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships between 2002 and 2016, according to Hungarian researchers who analysed results from the European Social Survey, carried out every two years. "I think it is very important that we can unlearn prejudice," said Judit Takacs, a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and one of the study's authors.

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Aug 20, 2019

WIDER IMAGE-"I don't recommend you do this": Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler
In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands. "This job makes me feel like I'm a superhero," he said.

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Aug 20, 2019

Carrie Symonds 'barred from entering the US over Somalia trip'
Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson's girlfriend, has reportedly been barred from visiting the United States.  According to the Daily Mail, Miss Symonds, 31, applied for a visa to go to America in the next few days as part of her job with a US-based environmental group, but the American authorities have blocked the request. It is believed the decision stems from a five-day visit made last year by Miss Symonds to Somalia.  If Miss Symonds applied for a US Electronic System for Travel Authorization (Esta) you will have an application refused for visiting Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011. Miss Symonds has a series of meetings in America as part of her job as an adviser for Oceana, a non-profit organisation that seeks to protect the world's oceans. Miss Symonds declined to comment when approached through Number 10 by the Telegraph.

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Aug 20, 2019

Woman in video of Prince Andrew at Jeffrey Epstein's house is daughter of ex-Australian prime minister
The daughter of a former Australian prime minister was drawn into the scandal surrounding the Duke of York as it was claimed that Jeffrey Epstein boasted about his friendship with the royal to his alleged victims. Katherine Keating, 37, was identified as the mystery brunette seen waving goodbye to the Duke as she left Epstein's house in New York in 2010. Meanwhile, three new alleged victims sued Epstein's estate for damages. One of them claimed Epstein "bragged" about his connection to the Duke, and "controlled" a series of powerful people, threatening them on the phone. Hundreds of people connected to Epstein, and his friend Ghislaine Maxwell, through the New York social scene, are now facing questions over why they did not raise the alarm about the paedophile. Ms Keating is the daughter of Paul Keating, the former Australian prime minister who gained notoriety in the UK in 1992 when he put his arm around the Queen. The breach of protocol led to him being dubbed the "Lizard of Oz." His daughter is a former adviser to the New South Wales government and familiar face in New York society. The video footage showed a young blonde woman leaving Epstein's mansion with him. She shivered in the cold, before going back inside. Later, Ms Keating could be seen departing as the Duke peered from behind the front door. A woman believed to be the daughter of the former leader of Australia was seen leaving Jeffrey Epstein's New York house Credit:

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Aug 20, 2019

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking
The US just tested its first post-INF Treaty missile, and Russia and China are both worried and warning that the US is igniting a new arms race.

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Aug 20, 2019

Rescued migrants disembark as Italy justice probes Salvini
Eighty-three migrants rescued at sea by the Open Arms disembarked early Wednesday from the charity rescue vessel in Italy's Lampedusa island, television images showed, after Italian justice ordered they be brought ashore. The boat had spent six days anchored off Lampedusa before a local prosecutor ordered their disembarkment amid a probe of far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for forbidding their entry to port. Salvini, who may be out of a job on Wednesday after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned in protest at the League leader's bid to bring the government down, has forbidden all NGO rescue boats from entering Italian ports.

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Aug 20, 2019

Joe Biden gets defensive about crowd size in Iowa
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejects comparisons to rivals' campaign events, claims he is drawing crowds 'bigger than anybody' in Iowa.

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Aug 20, 2019

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning
A Philadelphia official says the resignation of Police Commissioner Richard Ross is related to allegations made by a corporal and a patrol officer against several department employees. Deana Gamble is a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney. Kenney's announcement Tuesday referred to a sexual harassment prevention policy and efforts to prevent discrimination and harassment that were implemented a year ago.

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Aug 20, 2019

A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him
A Florida man was attacked by a kinkajou, a raccoon-like carnivore native to the rain forests of Central and South America.

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Aug 20, 2019

The Latest: Alaska governor takes issue with coverage
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy took issue with media coverage in explaining why he announced by video his decision on the state budget and the oil-wealth fund dividend that will be paid to residents. Dunleavy's announcement on the budget and dividend was widely anticipated, with questions about whether he would accept the roughly $1,600 dividend approved by lawmakers.

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Aug 20, 2019

U.S. will act if tanker carrying Iranian oil delivers oil: Pompeo
The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday. "We have made clear that anyone who touches it, anyone who supports it, anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanctions from the United States," Pompeo told reporters.

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Aug 20, 2019

See the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant from Every Angle


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Aug 20, 2019

Boycott the Oven With These Summer Slow Cooker Recipes


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Aug 20, 2019

Jail parents over skipping school? Some 2020 Democrats threatened it
Kamala Harris says she didn't send anyone to jail, but critics say her policy "perpetuates poverty." Other 2020 Dems worked to decriminalize truancy.

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Aug 20, 2019

Russia's new high-altitude drone just flew for the first time, and they want to arm it with one ton of bombs
On Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense shared video of a test flight for the Altius-U, a major step forward in its drone program.

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Aug 20, 2019

Eric Garner's family, fired officer both vow to keep fighting after NYPD decision
Both Eric Garner's family and Daniel Pantaleo's legal team said they would keep fighting after the NYPD announced its decision to fire the officer.

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Aug 20, 2019

Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen
Rapides Parish Sheriff's OfficeAfter nearly four decades, Louisiana police have charged two men they believe brutally raped and murdered an 18-year-old girl before disposing of her body in the woods.Leo Laird, 64, and Gary Haymon, 54, were both charged on Monday in the death of 18-year-old Donna Gayle Brazzell, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. The young woman's skeletal remains were found near Nichols Cemetery Road in 1980, but authorities were unable to identify them until last month.The Daring DNA Hunt That Cracked France's Gruesome Cold Case"These cases never, ever leave a policeman's mind," Officer William Earl Hilton, who was first assigned the case, told KBLA. "They prey on you all the time. Especially cases like this that you never solve."Authorities declined to elaborate on what evidence led to Laird and Haymon's arrest, but said "sufficient probable cause was established." Both men have been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree rape, and aggravated kidnapping.The mystery began on November 5, 1980, when the sheriff's office responded to a call about "skeletal remains found in a wooded area" near Nichols Cemetery Road. Working alongside Louisiana State University's Repository for Missing and Unidentified Persons, investigators were able to determine that the remains, which were likely in the woods for at least two months, belonged to a female victim between the ages of 16 and 21.  The lab also created a DNA profile and a facial sketch of the victim but were st

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Aug 20, 2019

Spain sends navy to save migrants as Italian justice intervenes
Spain on Tuesday deployed a naval patrol boat to pick up migrants on a charity rescue boat that has been stranded off Italy's Lampedusa island for days after numerous people jumped overboard in a desperate bid to swim ashore. Prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio also ordered the Open Arms charity vessel preventatively seized after inspecting the Spanish boat on which migrants have spent 19 days and "given the difficult situation on board", a judicial source said. Against the backdrop of a major political crisis in Italy, Patronaggio intervened as part of his probe into alleged kidnapping and refusing to obey orders targeting far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

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Aug 20, 2019

Karl Rove warns President Trump against asking Congress to help keep the economy humming
With a Democratic House bent on impeachment, Trump should focus on administrative action to strengthen the U.S. economy, says Fox News contributor Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff for President George W. Bush.

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Aug 20, 2019

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency
Lincoln County commissioner pre-signed an emergency declaration ahead of the "Storm Area 51" raid event that's drawn more than 2 million RSVPs.

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Aug 20, 2019

Marianne Williamson pledges to remove Oval Office portrait of Andrew Jackson put there by Trump
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson pledged to remove the portrait of former President Andrew Jackson that President Donald Trump chose to hang in the Oval Office if she is elected to be its next occupant.

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Aug 20, 2019

Puerto Rico had three governors in a week. Now what?
Puerto Rico's political turmoil culminated with a stretch when it had three governors in less than a week. Where does the U.S. territory stand now?

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Aug 20, 2019

Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if U.N. arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020


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Aug 20, 2019

Neo-Nazi James Fields gets life plus 419 years for murder in Charlottesville
James Alex Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi who rammed his car into counterprotesters of an alt-right rally, was sentenced to life in prison in state court.https://presto.gannettdigital.com/

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Aug 20, 2019

$700K for an apartment? The cost to solve the homeless crisis is soaring in Los Angeles
With thousands living on the streets, Los Angeles is spending lavishly to try to solve the problem. But, $320,000 a year for a toilet?

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Aug 20, 2019

Assad troops force Syrian rebels to retreat from key town
Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture all of Syria as his forces made significant battlefield gains and drove rebel fighters out of a strategic town he once attacked with chemical weapons. Syrian regime troops pushed rebel forces from Khan Sheikhoun, a town where Assad's jets once dropped chemical weapons and killed nearly 100 people, prompting Donald Trump to launch retaliatory airstrikes in 2017.  The town has been under rebel control since 2014 and its fall marks a victory for Assad as his troops attempt to conquer Idlib, the last opposition-held province in the northwest of Syria.     Rebel forces led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda, said they were retreating to an area south of the town but would continue fighting against the regime's advancing troops. Regime troops advanced into the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun but had yet to fully occupy it. Speaking at a meeting with MPs from Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, Assad hailed his forces' progress. "The victories that were achieved prove the determination of the people and the army to defeat terrorists until the liberation of the last inch of Syrian territory," he said.   He also accused Turkey and Western states of supporting jihadist groups in Syria. Tensions between Turkey and the Syrian regime have been rising sharply as Assad's forces drive into Idlib, where the Turkish military has 12 military outposts. Regime jets bombed near a Turkish military convoy on Monday, killing three civilians, according to Turkey's defence ministry. Af

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Aug 20, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam'
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called the U.S. Electoral College "a scam" that negatively affects minorities."We're coming to you live from the Electoral College," the New York Democrat said in a video on Instagram, which featured her driving along a sparsely populated highway in what appears to be a desert somewhere in the western part of the country. "Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can't think of any other way, can you?"The freshman congresswoman went on to cite a New York magazine story titled, "Here's Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They're All Wrong.""Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all our votes are counted equally," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Could you imagine if we had this kind of democracy-altering 'fairness' provision for literally any other group? If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?""Facts are facts America," said the 29-year-old progressive, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens. "The Electoral College has to go."Several Democratic presidential candidates, including Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg, have also said they believe the Electoral College should be retired.The notion of ending the Electoral College has picked up steam lately in blue states. A number of

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Aug 20, 2019

A Fox News host hit back at Trump's claims that the network has 'changed' after it published a poll showing him losing head-to-head matchups with leading Democrats
Trump has recently ramped up his war with the network that has long been his ally and is said to be afraid that it isn't loyal enough.

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Aug 20, 2019

Missing employee of UK consulate in Hong Kong detained: family
The family of a missing employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that authorities told them he was detained while returning from a business trip but do not know why, where or how long he will be held.

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Aug 20, 2019

Phoenix police must now report whenever they point a gun at someone
Chief Jeri Williams provided an update on Phoenix Police Department changes following a record number of police shootings in 2018.

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Aug 20, 2019

A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day, police say
A North Carolina father told a dispatcher that he was there to turn himself in for murder. The victim was his 15-year-old daughter.

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Aug 20, 2019

Yikes! 15-inch-long snake left behind at TSA checkpoint at New Jersey airport
The 15-inch-long snake was spotted at Newark airport by a young girl, who the TSA says "heeded the advice 'if you see something, say something.'"

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Aug 20, 2019

The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.
Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo escaped criminal prosecution. Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly encounter, has been locked up for years.

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Aug 20, 2019

Women 'absolutely terrified' of Donald Trump giving Afghanistan deal to the Taliban
The Trump administration's haste to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan could risk the progress on Afghan women's rights since 2001: Our view

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Aug 20, 2019

Suspect in Utah student Mackenzie Lueck's death is charged in a second case
The man suspected of killing University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was charged Tuesday with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman.

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Aug 20, 2019

Guns are a huge part of American society; taking them away won't help: Today's talker
Guns are vital for protection in America. The acts of the few shouldn't affect citizens' rights to guns, which is protected by the Second Amendment.

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Aug 20, 2019

Trump vows to continue China trade war even if recession hits US, as he says Russia should be readmitted to G7
Donald Trump has said he will continue with his trade war with China even if it means the United States falling into recession.The president stressed that he thought the US was "very far" from a recession but acknowledged that his administration was looking at a payroll tax cut to boost the economy, something that had previously been denied. And he said he was pressing on with his trade policies "whether it's good or bad for" the prospects of a recession.

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Aug 20, 2019

Texas school district sued for coloring black pupil's scalp with marker
Parents of a black teenager in Texas are suing their Houston-area school district after three white middle school personnel used a marker to blot out a design in their son's scalp. The federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Sunday against the Pearland Independent School District and the three staff members of Berry Miller Junior High who used the marker to color the student's scalp. The three claimed that his "common African American 'fade' haircut violated the Pearland ISD dress code policy," the lawsuit reads.

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Aug 20, 2019

Joe Biden's former brain surgeon explains why he's not too old to be president
Biden's surgeon said he's voting for the one candidate that he is "absolutely certain has a brain that is functioning."

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Aug 20, 2019

Neo-Nazi arrested over threat to exterminate Hispanics said 'I thank God every day Trump is president'
A man arrested by the FBI on suspicion of threatening to kill Hispanic people in Miami allegedly wrote that he thanked God every day that Donald Trump was president.Eric Lin, 35, made a series of threats against the Hispanic community in the Miami area before being arrested in Seattle.

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Aug 20, 2019

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Gender pronouns part of LGBT fight


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Aug 20, 2019

New York Sues to Block Trump Administration's Crackdown on Migrants Who Use Public Services
New York joined Vermont and Connecticut Tuesday in filing a lawsuit to block the Trump administration's attempt to crack down on immigrants who rely on public services.New York attorney general Leticia James announced Tuesday that she, along with the attorneys general of Vermont and Connecticut, has filed suit against the federal agencies responsible for expanding the public-charge rule to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public services to obtain a visa."Quite simply, under this rule, more children will go hungry, more families will go without medical care and more people will be living in the shadows and on the streets. We cannot and we will not let that happen," James said.Under the new rule, which will take effect October 15 barring intervention from the courts, immigrants' reliance on food stamps and public health insurance will be counted against them when they apply for permanent residence or citizenship. Prior to the change, the public-charge rule applied only to cash-assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Supplemental Security Income program.The Trump administration, in defending their expansion of the public-charge rule, has argued that it will "protect American taxpayers." But the plaintiffs in the suit filed Tuesday argue that it is yet another example of the administration's efforts to "isolate and exclude Latino immigrants and other immigrants of color." They list nine similar

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 2-Blasts hit militia group position at Iraq's Balad air base - security sources


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Aug 20, 2019

A man lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, then his car was stolen during her funeral. His community came together to replace it.
Antonio Basco's Ford Escape was stolen after a funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, in El Paso. The community banded together to find him a new one.

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Aug 20, 2019

'A page out of Trump's book': After blocked visit, Tlaib gets emotional as Omar blasts Israel
Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., blasted both President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an emotional news conference Monday.

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Aug 20, 2019

Anti-Assad fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria
Maaret al-Noman (Syria) (AFP) - Jihadists and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria Tuesday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad's forces pressed an offensive against the jihadist-run Idlib region. Turkey warned Damascus "not to play with fire" after the advance saw government fighters almost encircle a patch of countryside including an important Turkish monitoring post. After eight years of civil war, the Idlib region on the border with Turkey is the last major stronghold of opposition to Assad's Russia-backed government.

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Aug 20, 2019

California high school becomes largest public school in the country to ban phones
The assistant principal pushed for the project when he noticed some kids weren't even socializing with other students anymore.

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Aug 20, 2019

CNN Pundit's Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech
CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming.A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera. After the local journalist reclaimed his camera, Morris grabbed his arm, placed it behind his back, and shoved him out of the hotel.Morris has been charged with harassment, assault, and theft in connection with the incident.Kravotil says he was invited to the event and was allowed to film for roughly two hours before Ryan took the stage to deliver a speech, at which point Morris stole his camera but allowed other people in the room to continue filming. He called on Ryan to apologize for the incident in a Monday tweet."She's been silent about the unacceptable and illegal behavior of her bodyguard, Joel Morris, and we are still waiting for her comment on this unfortunate incident," Kravotil said in a video posted to Twitter. "Maybe now that there are criminal charges, we might hear something from her. I hope, sincerely, that she does comment and I hope she does condemn this. This is unacceptable. . . . In o

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Aug 20, 2019

Shell workers were incentivized with their paycheck to attend a Trump event, and one expert says it signals the 'slow death of democracy'
Despite his disdain for supposedly paid protesters, Trump himself has benefited from people being paid to attend his events over the years.

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Aug 20, 2019

Beloved California teacher shot to death in front of 5-year-old son 'for no reason'
California teacher Nancy Magaña, 24, was shot to death in front of her boyfriend and five-year-old son early Saturday morning.

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Aug 20, 2019

Girlfriend of U.K. Consulate Worker Says China Has Detained Him
(Bloomberg) -- China has detained an employee of the U.K. consulate in Hong Kong during a trip to the mainland, according to his girlfriend, in a case that threatens to further strain ties between Beijing and London.Simon Cheng, 28, was reported missing after failing to return from an Aug. 8 meeting in the adjacent city of Shenzhen. The Hong Kong police said it has launched a "missing person" investigation and was keeping "close contact" with Chinese authorities. News site HK01 first reported Cheng's disappearance."Simon's disappearance and detention without reason will create panic among investors and entrepreneurs all over the world," said Annie Li, Cheng's girlfriend. "I call on relevant authorities in the mainland to release Simon as soon as possible and restore confidence of foreign investors and the public."The incident comes at a sensitive time for the U.K. and China, which has accused the British government of meddling in its former colony by defending the rights of pro-democracy demonstrators. U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab spoke with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Aug. 9 to discuss "concerns about the situation in the city and the protests there," the foreign office said in a statement that made no mention of Cheng's case.Diplomatic SpatConcerns about the safety of foreign diplomatic staff operating in China have increased since Michael Kovrig, a global security analyst on leave from the Canadian foreign service, was detained in December and later accused of espionage. The move came amid a

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Aug 20, 2019

Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines
___ In this cauldron of growing rage, the protesters set their sights on Hong Kong's airport.

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Aug 20, 2019

2 Proud Boys Convicted in 2018 NYC Clash with Protesters
Two members of the alt-right Proud Boys have been found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a New York City attack.

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Aug 20, 2019

Mueller-targeted Russian firm seeks April 2020 trial
The trial would test allegations that Concord Management and Consulting financed and organized an army of internet trolls to disrupt the 2016 election.

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Aug 20, 2019

French model tycoon at heart of Epstein scandal accusations
A formerly powerful French modelling tycoon has emerged as a key figure in the scandal surrounding US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in jail while facing charges of sexually trafficking minors. Jean-Luc Brunel, regarded as a close friend and ally of the disgraced US financier, has been accused in court documents of procuring young girls for Epstein, as well as of rape. The model scout, an influential figure in the industry, has always been a low-profile figure and like some other former Epstein allies vanished after the financier was charged in early July.

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Aug 20, 2019

Trump shares 'worst poll in the world' to claim his approval rating is higher than it is
Donald Trump has shared an opinion poll once described as among the worst surveys on the planet, appearing to show his approval to be much higher than what is shown in more traditional ratings.The online poll, by the firm Zogby, pegs Mr Trump's approval at 51 per cent— a benchmark that is considerably higher than basically every other poll on the matter.

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Aug 20, 2019

Leaders dismiss Sara Netanyahu's Ukrainian bread blunder


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Aug 20, 2019

Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth
A hero and an icon

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Aug 20, 2019

Gunmen kill 16 villagers in northern Nigeria: officials
Bandits have killed 16 people in separate attacks on remote villages in northern Nigeria's Katsina state, an area wracked by cattle-rustling and kidnappings, officials said Tuesday. Gunmen on motorcycles separately stormed the Dantakuri, Tsayau, Barza and Zakka villages late on Sunday through Monday, shooting residents and stealing cattle, they said. The worst attack happened in Dantakuri, the area's political administrator Sanusi Dangi Abbas told AFP.

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Aug 20, 2019

The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong


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Aug 20, 2019

Now You Can Buy Your Very Own F-16 Fighter Jet
Is $8.5 million a lot of money for an old jet? That depends.

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Aug 20, 2019

Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incest
King was arguing in favor of an abortion ban with no exceptions for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest when he made the comment at an Iowa event last week.

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Aug 20, 2019

U.S. Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law. "It's not equal justice when a kid with an ounce of pot can get thrown in jail, while a bank executive who launders money for a drug cartel can get a bonus. Warren's popularity has risen in public opinion polls measuring the crowded Democratic field, but she has not gained much traction among black voters, a key voting demographic in the party's nominating contests.

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Aug 20, 2019

Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte announces his resignation as political crisis deepens
Giuseppe Conte, Italy's prime minister, has announced his intention to resign, in the culmination of a political crisis that was sparked earlier this month when Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on the 14-month-old governing coalition. Addressing parliament, Mr Conte launched a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Mr Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain. He accused the head of the League party of seeking to cash in on his rising popularity. "He has shown that he is following his own interests and those of his party," Mr Conte told a packed Senate, with a stony-faced Mr Salvini sitting by his side. "His decisions pose serious risks for this country." The prime minister, who belongs to neither of the coalition's two parties, is expected to hand in his resignation later in the day, allowing the head of state to start formal consultations with parties to see if a new coalition can be formed. One option would be for the Five Star Movement to form a new alliance with the centre-Left Democratic Party. Matteo Salvini, interior minister and leader of the League, wants new elections  Credit: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Mr Salvini, who is interior minister as well as joint deputy prime minister, is furious at such a prospect, because it would shut him out of power. He called it "a shameful scam which would betray the will of the people." He wants Italy to hold new elections and would likel

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Aug 20, 2019

Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for All
Senator Bernie Sanders hit back at Senator Kamala Harris Monday evening after Harris said at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that she has "not been comfortable" with the Medicare for All plan she cosponsored with Sanders. I don't go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a Medicare for All system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it. -- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 19, 2019Harris courted wealthy donors in the Hamptons and at Martha's Vineyard over the weekend, assuring them that, "I believe in capitalism, but capitalism is not working for most people.""I think almost every member of the United States Senate who's running for president, and many others, have signed on to a variety of plans in the Senate. And I have done the same," the California Democrat said. "I support Medicare for All. But as you may have noticed, over the course of the many months, I've not been comfortable with Bernie's plan, the Medicare-for-All plan."Harris floundered slightly earlier in her campaign on the question of whether private insurance plans would still be available under her health-care proposal. She originally said private health insurance would be eliminated but has since backtracked, saying that while she is "committed to reining in the private insurance companies," phasing out private insurance "has to happen over a period of time."Sander

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Aug 20, 2019

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government
British officials will stop attending most EU meetings from September 1 except for those on "matters of ongoing national interest" such as security, the government said on Tuesday. The Brexit ministry said in a statement that the time spent preparing for the meetings in Brussels would be better used in readying the country for leaving the European Union on October 31. "This decision reflects the fact that the UK's exit from the EU on 31 October is now very close and many of the discussions in EU meetings will be about the future of the union after the UK has left," the statement said.

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Aug 20, 2019

Jill Biden: 'Maybe you have to swallow a little' and vote for Joe
The former second lady made an unusually blunt pitch to voters for her husband to be the Democratic nominee.

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Aug 20, 2019

2005 Ford GT: America's Homegrown Supercar
Don't miss the opportunity to own this rare American supercar. The first generation run of the Ford GT quickly propelled the car into American supercar status, and it all started with a 2005 Ford GT, just like this one up for grabs. This mid-engine beauty is a part of the limited production first year run, and it's super low mileage as a bonus, making it an ideal modern classic collectible. When Ford came up with the idea to release a street legal supercar under their moniker, they were inspired by the iconic GT40, four time consecutive champion of the "24 Hours of LeMans". It is built using a lightweight aluminum space frame and body, and a powerful 5.4-liter supercharged engine carries the lightweight body effortlessly. The mid-engine powertrain funnels 550-horsepower and 500 ft/lbs of torque through a six-speed manual transmission, and gives the car the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour in approximately 3.3-seconds, with a top speed of almost 200 mph. Ford limited production on this model to keep it exclusive, and that's turned it into a highly sought after collectible. With only 1900 total 2005 Ford GTs produced, finding one for sale isn't always an easy task, but this example from Triple F Automotive is a perfect choice, with only 1400 miles on the clock. Check it out now and see the ad highlights below. Ad Highlights:-5.4-Liter DOHC Supercharged/Intercooled Aluminum V8 Engine-Ricardo Six-Speed Manual Transmission  -Helical Limited-Slip Differential -Twin Plate Clutch Setup-Six-Spoke Aluminum Wheels -Goodyear F1 Eagle Tires ( 18-Inch Front/

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Aug 20, 2019

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo


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Aug 20, 2019

U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo
The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets as a result of Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran's crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. In an interview with MSNBC, Pompeo said the U.S. government was confident it could continue with its strategy. The United States reimposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers.

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Aug 20, 2019

Animal native to South American rainforests waits outside Florida man's front door then barges in and repeatedly charges him
An animal native to South America's rainforests has attacked a man after invading his second-floor Florida apartment.The kinkajou - often known as a honey bear - ran into the home, in Lake Worth Beach, through an open door and launched itself at Michael Litersky's legs, inflicting bites and scratches.

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 1-Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court


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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 2-Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to World Court


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Aug 20, 2019

Wauconda couple claims they were unfairly arrested, assaulted by police on Mexican vacation
A suburban couple said their relaxing tropical vacation in Mexico ended in a jailhouse, on a dirt floor, in their swimsuits. The husband and wife said they were unfairly arrested and assaulted by Mexican police.

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Aug 20, 2019

A billboard in Baltimore calls Jared Kushner a 'rich pest.' It was put up by PETA
The billboard plays off the discovery that President Donald Trump's son-in-law's family real estate owned several rat-infested buildings.

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Aug 20, 2019

Homeless crisis spiraling out of control in West Coast cities
Former California Rep. Darrell Issa breaks down the problematic policies fueling the homeless crisis on the West Coast.

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Aug 20, 2019

Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown
Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the restive Himalayan region's autonomy on August 5 and imposed a massive security lockdown on the restive region. To try and stop the raids, residents in Srinagar's Soura area have erected barricades and dug trenches in roads that lead to their cluster of homes.

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Aug 20, 2019

U.K. ‘Extremely Concerned' by Reports Staffer Detained on China Trip
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. said it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a Hong Kong consulate worker was detained during a recent trip to mainland China, a case that threatens to add to strains between Beijing and London.The statement came after news site HK01 reported that the U.K. consular employee, Simon Cheng, 28, was reported missing after failing to return from an Aug. 8 meeting in the adjacent city of Shenzhen. The U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office said it was providing the man's family with support and seeking information from authorities in Hong Kong and Guangdong province."We are extremely concerned by reports that a member of our team has been detained returning to Hong Kong from Shenzhen," the office said. Cheng is being held on the mainland, the Telegraph newspaper reported, citing the British Embassy in Beijing.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing Tuesday in Beijing that he wasn't familiar with the reports on Cheng's disappearance. In response to questions on the matter, a Hong Kong Police Force spokesman said they were investigating a missing person report, but hadn't received any notification from the mainland authorities so far.The incident comes at a sensitive time for the U.K. and China, which has accused the British government of meddling in its former colony by defending the rights of demonstrators. U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab spoke with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Aug. 9 to discuss "concerns about the situation in the cit

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Aug 20, 2019

Mormon High Priest Put Creepy Cam Over H&M Changing Room Door: Cops
George Frey/Getty ImagesA high councilor with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was removed from his position on the administration of several Salt Lake City congregations after he was accused of filming a woman in an H&M; dressing room.Steven Murdock, an affidavit alleges, presented himself as an employee and guided the young woman, Alondra Alcala, into a room to try on clothes at the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville on Tuesday. When Alcala began changing, she told officers that she saw a black object at the corner of her stall—then realized it was a phone. "I thought it was a joke," Alcala told FOX 17. "I thought it was a prank, I thought somebody was just messing with me."When Alcala emerged, Murdock reportedly came out of the next stall and tried to delete the photos. When Alcala moved to call police, Murdock's wife allegedly stepped in to try and settle the issue "peacefully" without alerting authorities, The Tennessean reported. "I was kind of cornering him, kind of grabbing his arms, and I did watch him delete photos of me on his phone," said Alcala. "Thankfully I was able to slap it out of his hand and take it and run out."Police arrested Murdock on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful photography, and he was later released from jail the following morning on a $1,000 bond, according to The Tennessean. "Unfortunately, I felt disgusted with myself. I felt like what did I do wrong, what if I wouldn't have done this, or wouldn't have worn this," Alcala said. "I did feel violated, I

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Aug 20, 2019

Pompeo Says North Korea Missile Tests Are of Concern to U.S.
(Bloomberg) -- North Korea's continued missile tests are of concern to the U.S. government, and negotiations to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions have lagged, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Tuesday."We haven't gotten back to the table as quickly as we would have liked," Pompeo said in an interview with "CBS This Morning." "But we've been pretty clear all along that we know there would be bumps along the way."Asked whether he was concerned about North Korea's sixth round of missile tests since July, Pompeo responded "Yes, I wish that they would not. In the end, Chairman Kim made a commitment to President Trump in Singapore in June of last year where he said that he was preparing to denuclearize. Our team's effort at the State Department is to deliver that on behalf of the American people."North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un oversaw tests of an unspecified new weapon, in a move seen as an effort to pressure Washington and Seoul over joint military exercises and the status of nuclear talks, the Associated Press reported.To contact the reporter on this story: Jordan Fabian in Washington at jfabian6@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Kevin Whitelaw at kwhitelaw@bloomberg.net, Elizabeth Wasserman, Kathleen HunterFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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Aug 20, 2019

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead
A new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.

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Aug 20, 2019

Sen. McSally calls out Omar and Tlaib, talks bill to define domestic terrorism as federal crime
Republican Sen. Martha McSally weighs in on the Israel trip turmoil in Congress and her push to have domestic terrorism defined as a federal crime after the latest mass shootings.

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Aug 20, 2019

Photos of Ghislaine Maxwell at In-N-Out Burger might have been staged with her lawyer's help
The photos show Maxwell with her lawyer Leah Saffian's dog, and the images' metadata is linked to a company owned by Saffian, DailyMail.com reported.

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Aug 20, 2019

Governor Newsom signs law to limit shootings by police
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police.

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Aug 20, 2019

How China Is Trying to Quell Hong Kong's Protests Without Troops
(Bloomberg) -- China has lots of weapons to deploy to bring Hong Kong's protesters under control before it needs to send in the troops.From barring dissident flight attendants to encouraging "patriotic" citizens to confront protesters on the streets, China has unloaded a wide range of firepower against the city's fractious opposition in recent weeks. That's to say nothing of the considerable sway Beijing holds over local politics, with its own loyalist bloc in the elected legislature and veto power over all top appointments.Here's a look at some of the tools in China's arsenal:1\. Political InfluenceWhile Chinese officials continue to reaffirm their commitment to Hong Kong's "high degree of autonomy," they've begun to pull the levers of power more directly since some radical protesters attacked the central government's local headquarters and other symbols of Beijing's authority. The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office -- China's top agency overseeing the city -- has held an unprecedented three briefings on the protests and summoned local representatives to a closed-door meeting in Shenzhen, where attendees say officials batted away appeals for compromise.The moves demonstrate the Communist Party's ability to reach deep into the city's politics without resorting to military force, even if they reinforce arguments that local control is being eroded. China has also lodged formal diplomatic complaints with countries that have supported the protests, accusing the U.S. and the U.K. of meddling. On Tuesday, it was r

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Aug 20, 2019

Pentagon Tests New Missile System, Weeks After a U.S./Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Collapsed
The U.S. military carried out a test-flight Sunday of a new road-mobile, ground-launched cruise missile system less than a month after the U.S. and Russia ripped up a landmark arms treaty.

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Aug 20, 2019

UPDATE 1-Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria
Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. An air strike on the Turkish military convoy on Monday killed three civilians as it was heading south towards the observation point, Turkey's defence ministry said. The observation point was one of 12 set up by Turkey in northwest Syria under an agreement with Russia and Iran aimed at reducing fighting in Syria's northwest.

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Aug 20, 2019

Hong Kong officers arrested for beating man in hospital
Two Hong Kong police officers were arrested Tuesday after a video emerged of them beating an older man on a hospital trolly, heaping further pressure on a force already facing accusations of brutality. The footage, recorded in late June, shows two uniformed officers assaulting the man with batons and holding a cloth over his mouth. "It is clear that the actions committed by the police officers concerned are unlawful," said police spokesman John Tse, adding that police viewed the video for the first time on Tuesday.

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