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Stay weather aware this afternoon! Tuesday, strong winds aloft, associated with a maximum in the jet stream, will be in place over the Ohio Valley and interior Northeast, while a potent late-August cold front sweeps through at the surface.
  • Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at 84

    Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at 84

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    Social equality lobbyist and entertainer Dick Gregory has kicked the bucket, his family has affirmed. "Somebody had to break down that door". Hunger strikes were a frequent activist tool for Gregory . "When he got that chance he rose to it magnificently". Dick Gregory was born Richard Claxton Gregory in St. Louis on October 12, 1932, the second of six children.
  • Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States

    Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States

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    Currently, Trump's approval rating seems to average in the mid 30's, while a majority of polled voters say they "strongly disapprove". Pollsters asked voters whether Trump's conduct made them proud or embarrassed them. Support for Trump stands at below 40 percent in Michigan , Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, according to recent NBC News/Marist polls . They surveyed 795 voters in MI, 773 voters in Pennsylvania and 801 voters in Wisconsin.
  • Assam, WB, UP gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives

    Assam, WB, UP gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives

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    Neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh are also suffering due to the flood waters. Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary in the Disaster Management Department Pratyay Amrit and his counterpart in the Health Department R K Mahajan were among those who attended the meeting.
  • Iraqi forces launch offensive on ISIS-held city Tal Afar

    Iraqi forces launch offensive on ISIS-held city Tal Afar

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    But he said Iraqi government forces would be "ready enough" when they began their campaign against Tal Afar. But parts of Iraq and Syria remain under its control. Tal Afar has been surrounded by the militias since the start of the battle to retake Mosul and Turkey has long opposed involving them in the liberation of the town on the grounds that ISIL is likely to inflict awful reprisals on the Turkmen population and thus ignite further sectarian divisions.
  • North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills

    North Korea slams joint US-South Korea military drills

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    North Korea declared it has the military capacity to target the mainland U.S.as well as the USA territory Guam in a strike the US can not "dodge", according to CNN . North's Korea's Central News Agency said the joint exercises would "further drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula into a catastrophe", according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency .
  • Trump slams 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham for criticizing him over Charlottesville response

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    Scarborough then noted that past presidents have tried at least reaching out to members of the rival political party - but he said Trump hasn't even bothered to do that with members of his own party. Graham also said that many Republicans reject the idea that the party has become a "welcome mat" for David Duke, former leader of the KKK, and other white supremacists and seek to return it to the "party of Lincoln".
  • Military chiefs condemn racism, hatred after Charlottesville

    Military chiefs condemn racism, hatred after Charlottesville

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    The statement contrasts with remarks from President Donald Trump , who said there was " blame on both sides " after a white supremacist rally ended with a suspected Nazi sympathiser ploughing his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, leaving one woman dead and 19 others injured.
  • Trump announces he's elevating the role of US Cyber Command

    Trump announces he's elevating the role of US Cyber Command

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    Current and former officials said a leading candidate to head U.S. Cyber Command was Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, now director of the Pentagon's Joint Staff. Created in 2009, Cyber Command now shares resources, headquarters, and its commander with the National Security Agency, America's premier signals intelligence agency.
  • Barcelona Attack: California Teacher Says Husband Is Missing

    Barcelona Attack: California Teacher Says Husband Is Missing

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    Thursday's van attack in Barcelona killed at least 13 people , and one woman was killed early Friday in Cambrils when a auto plowed into pedestrians there. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday confirmed an American died in the attack that killed 13. A biographical page for Nunes on the El Sobrante Christian School website says the sixth-grade teacher grew up in Sacramento and "enjoys spending time with her son and attending his soccer and lacrosse games".
  • United Kingdom says no new immigration checks planned along Irish border after Brexit

    United Kingdom says no new immigration checks planned along Irish border after Brexit

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    Experts have warned that it will be extremely hard to negotiate a new EU-UK free trade agreement before Britain leaves the bloc - particularly as Brussels has so far refused even to start trade talks. and so therefore is welcome", Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told reporters. An estimated 30,000 people cross the 500km border every day without customs or immigration checks.
  • Lottoland Lets Canadians Play $677 Million (CAD) US Powerball Jackpot Online

    Lottoland Lets Canadians Play $677 Million (CAD) US Powerball Jackpot Online

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    The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 292 million. Players can also take the cash option, which would be $324.2 million with the current jackpot before state and federal taxes are applied. "However, a higher percentage of profits from jackpot draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions and Natural State Jackpot goes to scholarships, which means even more financial help for Arkansas students".
  • Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

    Theresa May drafts new plans to exit the EU

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    In a new government paper released on Wednesday, London said it wanted to avoid "a hard border for the movement of goods", and to maintain existing agreements which cover British and Irish citizens' rights to travel and residence in each other's countries .
  • "Mission: Impossible 6" production halts after Tom Cruise breaks ankle

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    Filming of Mission: Impossible 6 has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, U.S. media reported yesterday. "That's what gives the stunt its energy", the director said. He was supposed to jump from one building to the other but on his fourth try; he hit the building on a different angle.
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly van attack in Barcelona

    Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly van attack in Barcelona

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    According to a Catalan police spokesman, the area has now been sealed off from the public. "He went up to the curb to trample on the people" and the van plowed into the crowd "as if it were a field of corn cobs". The men who were in the white van with blue writing allegedly entered an eatery and shot guns after the van rammed people. He said the United States would never relent in tracking down terrorist suspects and holding them to account for their actions.
  • Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity

    Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity

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    Police expected Mrs Mugabe, 52, to turn herself in on Tuesday, but she failed to show up. "As soon as Dirco gives us an indication on the diplomatic immunity , we'll then be able to brief South Africans on what's happening and the police should be able to do their work", Ministry spokesman Vuyo Mhaga is quoted as saying.
  • Dunford says U.S. military options only if sanctions fail: South Korea

    Dunford says U.S. military options only if sanctions fail: South Korea

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    Beijing had pledged to fully enforce the latest sanctions after the United States accused China of not doing enough to rein in its neighbour, which relies heavily on the Asian giant for its economic survival. Chinese President Xi Jinping talked on the phone Saturday with Trump and called for cool-headedness. Trump has urged China to apply more pressure on North Korea.
  • Texas transgender 'bathroom bill' dies for second time this year

    Texas transgender 'bathroom bill' dies for second time this year

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    It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas , and Abbott gave no indication he would order tired lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again - which would risk a third failure over what has erupted into one of the most high-profile bills in any us legislature.
  • Japan PM discusses Korean peninsula issue with US Prez

    Japan PM discusses Korean peninsula issue with US Prez

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    After the telephone conversation, Abe told reporters at the Prime Minister's Office, "We've agreed it is most important to prevent North Korea from going through with launching missiles". Abe has been eager to change Japan's war-renouncing constitution. Since visiting the shrine in person in December 2013, Abe has made cash contributions in lieu of visits.
  • UF Prepares For White Nationalist Leader To Speak On Campus

    UF Prepares For White Nationalist Leader To Speak On Campus

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    Spencer is considered one of the leaders in the "alt-right" movement, which has been closely associated and considered responsible for the "Unite the Right" rally Saturday in Charlottesville . "Thus, although I would defend the right of others to invite you to speak, I don't see any reason for me to encourage or to endorse such an event". Protests in Charlottesville took a violent turn over the weekend when crowds gathered for a rally organized by white supremacists and aimed at ...