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Sean Spicer quits after Trump taps financier to head White House communications

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:05:13 EDT

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Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci was introduced as White House communications director on Friday, with the announcement also coming that Sean Spicer will be stepping down from his role as press secretary.




Minneapolis police chief resigns after officer's shooting of Australian woman

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:50:41 EDT

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Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau said on Friday she was "willing to step aside" following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman.




3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:02:03 EDT

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Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over Jerusalem's most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday leaving six people dead — three Palestinians in street clashes and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement.




U.S. to ban Americans from travelling to North Korea

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:01:20 EDT

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from travelling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who was returned to the U.S. in a coma after spending time in a North Korean prison.




U.S. presses Gulf states to drop Qatar land blockade

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:47:58 EDT

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the United States was satisfied with Qatar's efforts to implement an agreement aimed at combating terror financing, and urged Arab states to lift a "land blockade" on the tiny Gulf nation.




'You're going to die tonight': Detroiters remember the smoke, soldiers and bullets of 1967

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The Detroit riot was born after a raid at an after hours bar known as the blind pig on July 23, 1967. Before those clouds cleared and the fires finally died there would be hundreds of millions in damage, 43 people dead and thousands arrested and injured.




Buckingham Palace exhibit marks 20 years since Diana's death

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:00:54 EDT

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London's Buckingham Palace has unveiled an intimate tribute to Diana, the Princess of Wales, marking the 20th anniversary of her death.




As McCain fights brain cancer, Republicans will vote without their 'consummate dealmaker'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A devastating diagnosis that might indefinitely sideline a key Republican legislator is throwing into doubt U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to advance his agenda.




Yemen cholera outbreak to spread with monsoon rains, 600,000 cases expected

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:53:22 EDT

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As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history.




Even after Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe president's finances: reports

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:16:18 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning in a New York Times interview earlier this week that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross.




Police ran 2nd dark web marketplace as sting to spot drug deals

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:26:54 EDT

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In an innovative blow against illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "dark net" marketplace, AlphaBay — then quietly seized a second bazaar, the Hansa Market, to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.




Powerful quake kills 2 tourists on Greek island

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:22:59 EDT

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A powerful earthquake strikes the Greek island of Kos, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and injuring hundreds, authorities said.




'Justine did not have to die': Minneapolis police chief addresses shooting of woman who called 911

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:25:42 EDT

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The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis, Minn., police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said, adding that the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department."




General strike shutters Venezuelan capital, 2 protesters killed

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:02:49 EDT

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A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.




Trump reportedly ending CIA plan to arm Syrian rebels

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:29:04 EDT

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U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly halting the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad.




Dark web's largest illegal marketplace, founded by Canadian, shut down by U.S.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:07:47 EDT

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U.S. Justice Department officials say an internet marketplace for drugs, counterfeit goods, weapons, hacking tools and other illicit items has been shut down.




In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:53:31 EDT

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A Spanish woman is awaiting the outcome of an exhumation of the remains of artist Salvador Dali, who she claims is her father.




O.J. Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:58:57 EDT

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O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist.




Trump's pick for ambassador to Canada vows to promote 'powerful' relationship

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:02:18 EDT

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Kelly Knight Craft, nominated to become the U.S. ambassador to Canada, said in her opening statement at a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday that if confirmed, she would "be a respectful steward of this partnership with Canada."




Jeff Sessions says he has no plans to resign despite Trump comments

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:59:17 EDT

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. political campaign.