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Libya and North Korea were expected to be the focus of talks on global security, after which Tillerson and Johnson were scheduled to hold a joint news conference. But he cautioned that Iran was "clearly in default of the expectations" in Washington of the 2015 accord. Turning to Asia, the U.S. secretary of state addressed the "unacceptable" violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, as thousands of refugees continue to stream across the border into Bangladesh.
  • Florida nursing home where six deaths occurred had repeat safety violations

    Florida nursing home where six deaths occurred had repeat safety violations

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    The six people who died were patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Tuesday's low temperature in Hollywood, according to the National Weather Service, was 79 degrees. Some 115 vulnerable people were evacuated from the residence in total. Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Story said there were "a number of critical patients".
  • Russian Federation launches military drills with Belarus, causing alarm

    Russian Federation launches military drills with Belarus, causing alarm

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    The participants in the drills will simulate tactical operations involving live-fire exercises and the wide use of air force and air defense force personnel and hardware at six training ranges in Belarus - Lepel, Losvido, Borisov, Osipovichi, Ruzhany, Domanovo, and also parts of the Dretun area - and also at three training ranges in Russia - Luga, Strugi Krasnye, and Pravdinsk.
  • In NH, Trump voter panel investigates fraud

    In NH, Trump voter panel investigates fraud

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    Anselm College's Institute of Politics. After a more than six-hour meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Tuesday, panel Vice Chairman Kris Kobach walked back a controversial claim he made about New Hampshire's 2016 election in a September 7 opinion piece on the conservative news website Brietbart .
  • Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

    Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

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    States like Nevada would feel the pain even sooner, as the bill would completely eliminate Obamacare's federal funding for the Medicaid expansion starting in 2020. Graham-Cassidy defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects the money to community health centers. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, and Tom Udall of New Mexico ...
  • Hurricane Jose's looping path may bring it back toward Bahamas and US

    Hurricane Jose's looping path may bring it back toward Bahamas and US

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    Jose will track between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States into next week, generating unsafe seas in the process. The storm is expected to restrengthen and become a hurricane again by this weekend, the center said. They are expected to spread north along the Mid-Atlantic coast of the USA during the next few days. However, computer models have shifted Jose's potential path to the west on Thursday, the hurricane center said.
  • US House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

    US House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

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    In a speech last week, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley laid out how and why the administration might decertify the agreement, citing Iran's other malign activities, such as support for terrorism. Those, however, aren't specifically covered in the nuclear agreement . Trump has not yet decided whether he will certify Iran's continued compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA ) next month, U.S.
  • Olive Garden Has A New 'Pasta Passport' And Yes, It Involves Travel

    Olive Garden Has A New 'Pasta Passport' And Yes, It Involves Travel

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    The passes for Olive Garden go on sale September 14, 2017, at 1:00 CST. The restaurant chain claims that a year ago, all 21,000 cards - which entitles the holder to unlimited pasta for eight weeks - sold out in one second . The trip is an eight-day and seven-night, all-inclusive trip to Italy for two. As part of the Never-Ending Pasta Pass, cardholders are entitled to unlimited servings of pasta, soup, salad and breadsticks.
  • Russian Federation condemns new education law in Ukraine

    Russian Federation condemns new education law in Ukraine

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    The document, delivered by the diplomat in April and recently obtained by Buzzfeed News , called for "special consultations" on information security, the war in Afghanistan, the "situation in Ukraine", the Iran nuclear deal, denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula - and completely restoring the diplomatic and intelligence channels that were cut off by the Russian intervention in Syria and Ukraine.
  • Oil prices rise as Opec cuts production

    Oil prices rise as Opec cuts production

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    US crude production rebounded to an average of 9.4 million barrels per day last week from 8.8 million bpd a week earlier, entirely the result of increases in the lower 48 states. According to a report released by the agency yesterday, strong demand in the second-quarter has helped the oil markets which have been struggling to rebalance, as oversupply had dragged the prices downwards.
  • Up to 69 killed in airstrikes on eastern Syria

    Up to 69 killed in airstrikes on eastern Syria

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    The Observatory said deadly US-led coalition raids in support of that operation hit the village of Al-Shahabat earlier Tuesday, killing 12 members of a single family including five children. It remained unclear whether the Deir Ezzor Civil Council would coordinate with, or rival, government authorities already present in other parts of the city.
  • The Boomerang Hurricane Jose

    The Boomerang Hurricane Jose

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    In a pocket of weak steering winds in the open Atlantic, Jose is expected to make a clockwise loop. Forecasters said with certainty that the storm would generate storm waves and rip currents on coasts of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico , Hispaniola, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas later in the week, according to the Weather Channel .
  • Contentious Case Over Selfie Copyright Comes To A Close

    Contentious Case Over Selfie Copyright Comes To A Close

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    In 2011, photographer David Slater was in the jungle when a monkey named Naruto grabbed his camera and took a picture of himself. The US court ruled animals can not own copyrights. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit heard oral arguments in the case in July. He announced on his website last month that he would begin donating 10 percent of sales to a monkey conservation project in Sulawesi, Indonesia .
  • No journalists are arrested in Germany - Chancellor Merkel to Turkish foreign ministry

    No journalists are arrested in Germany - Chancellor Merkel to Turkish foreign ministry

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    Though Germany has not issued a formal travel warning, the Foreign Office maintains a travel alert on its website telling Germans to exercise caution when vacationing in Turkey. EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, in separate remarks, rejected calls for breaking off discussions with Ankara about its accession to the European Union, saying such a move would only strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan, who is under fire from Brussels over his crackdown on opponents after a failed coup.
  • Pope Francis Attacks President Trump on Climate

    Pope Francis Attacks President Trump on Climate

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    He appeared to take a swipe at President Trump when he said: "The president of the United States. presents himself as a man who is pro-life ". Photo Pope Francis talking to journalists on Monday while flying to Rome at the end of a five-day visit to Colombia .
  • China backs stronger sanctions on North Korea but Russian Federation resists

    China backs stronger sanctions on North Korea but Russian Federation resists

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    Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump warned catastrophic action against Pyongyang, if the latter continues to provoke Washington and its allies in the Korean peninsula. A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers, but only two have been operational so far. The survey and the protests by North Korea defectors come as Trump once again highlighted of possible military action to rein in the belligerent Kim regime.
  • Abe to meet Putin, Moon during Vladivostok forum

    Abe to meet Putin, Moon during Vladivostok forum

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    On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "begging for war" and urged the 15-member U.N. SEOUL, South Korea Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the USA military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats.
  • Cancer-Stricken Sen. McCain: I 'Celebrate a Wonderful Life'

    Cancer-Stricken Sen. McCain: I 'Celebrate a Wonderful Life'

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    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said he can't guess why some fellow Republicans deny the scientific consensus that climate change exists and is affected by human activity. John McCain says the USA needs to step up actions against North Korea and send a message to leader Kim Jong Un that aggressive acts will lead to his country's destruction.
  • China agrees more United Nations action on NK

    China agrees more United Nations action on NK

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    But, he indicated, other avenues for pressure would come first. "I have also discussed it with the Japanese prime minister many times, and as far as I know, he agrees that there is a need to find diplomatic means", Putin said. It came as US President Donald Trump said military action against North Korea was not the "first choice" of his administration on Wednesday, edging away from his harshest threats against the regime in Pyongyang.
  • Death toll from quake in Mexico hits 90

    Death toll from quake in Mexico hits 90

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    About half of the city hall collapsed in a pile of rubble, and streets were littered with the debris of ruined houses. The quake shook a large swath of the country and was felt as far north as Mexico City, some 800 kilometers from the epicenter, where people ran from their homes as buildings trembled and swayed.