• Trump bans military from accepting transgender recruits
Trump bans military from accepting transgender recruits

The White House offered no guidance at the time as to how the ban would be implemented, leaving transgender service members wondering about their future in the military. It orders the Pentagon to stop paying for gender reassignment surgeries, except in cases that are already in progress to "protect the health of an individual".

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  • Trump pardons former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio
Trump pardons former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio

He had blamed the conviction on "a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department" in a Twitter post earlier Friday night. Last week, he told Fox News he was "seriously considering" a pardon and that Arpaio is a "a great American patriot" who has done "a lot in the fight against illegal immigration".

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  • David Villa Earns Shock Spanish National Team Recall
David Villa Earns Shock Spanish National Team Recall

He earned titles at the World Cup in 2010 and European Championships in 2008 and scored more goals and more World Cup goals than anyone who ever played for Spain . NYCFC face the New York Red Bulls on Friday evening in MLS, where the Spain striker has flourished rather than tapered off as the league progresses year-by-year.

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  • For 1st time in 14 years, West Nile detected in Clinton County
For 1st time in 14 years, West Nile detected in Clinton County

Dr. Armstrong said, "They pick up the virus by feeding on an infected bird and then occasionally they might feed on a person". The health department or your municipality may be able to use a larvicide to kill any mosquito eggs which are present.

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  • United States border patrol found a tiger cub riding shotgun in a auto
United States border patrol found a tiger cub riding shotgun in a auto

During the inspection, the vehicle was searched and a tiger cub was located lying on the floor of the front passenger seat. He arranged to pay the man $300 for the tiger cub. The 18-year-old United States citizen, who lives in Perris, said he bought the little feline for $300 (£234) on the streets of Tijuana , Mexico. The Bengal tiger is...

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  • Scapegoating Pakistan will not help stabilise Afghanistan, resolves top security panel
Scapegoating Pakistan will not help stabilise Afghanistan, resolves top security panel

While noting Washington's commitment to "continue to shoulder the burden of Afghanistan and reverse the expanding ungoverned spaces in the country", the committee observed that "Pakistan has consistently supported all worldwide efforts for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan and has also committed more than a billion United States dollars for infrast...

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  • Park service grants permit for Patriot Rally in Crissy Field
Park service grants permit for Patriot Rally in Crissy Field

The Oath Keepers, a conservative militia group, have said they will send members to the San Francisco rally. There will be fences and a large physical separation between protesters and event supporters to prevent violence , and those attending will be searched, Gibson said.

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  • Macron vows to cut back on makeup expenses amid criticism
Macron vows to cut back on makeup expenses amid criticism

The youthful-looking Macron - whose wife, Brigitte , is 25 years his senior - needs some thick skin to handle the backlash. Emmanuel Macron might be the youngest ever president in French history, but that doesn't mean he's above using professional help to keep up appearances.

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  • Belgian soldiers shoot dead knife attacker in Brussels
Belgian soldiers shoot dead knife attacker in Brussels

It has been reported that the attacker is in critical condition while both soldiers were lightly injured. Prosecutors told the network that the assailant was still alive, despite earlier reports he had been killed. "Apparently a guy with a machete attacked one soldier and apparently it all went very quickly". One was cut in the face, while the ...

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  • Kabul Mosque Attack Death Toll Rises To Over 30
Kabul Mosque Attack Death Toll Rises To Over 30

Attackers have stormed a Shi'ite mosque in Kabul , Afghan officials say. Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid said a suicide bomber "detonated himself inside the mosque", adding that there were casualties. "They threw a grenade inside and then entered". The mosque is now surrounded by Jamil, said Afghan security forces but they have no...

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  • Trump Signs Sanctions Aimed Squarely At Venezuelan Government
Trump Signs Sanctions Aimed Squarely At Venezuelan Government

The government and state oil company have about $4 billion in debt payments coming due before the end of the year but only $9.7 billion in worldwide reserves on hand, the vast majority consisting of gold ingots that are hard to trade immediately for cash.

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  • Police injured outside Buckingham Palace
Police injured outside Buckingham Palace

The agency's official Twitter account posted regular updates on the situation, as many passersby noticed the area had been placed on lock down. He has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault. Officers remained on the scene late on Friday evening as investigations were carried out. The Telegraph reports the Queen was not...

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  • Typhoon Hato Hits China
Typhoon Hato Hits China

A low pressure area near the Philippines is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone and enter the 800-kilometre radius of Hong Kong as soon as this weekend, according to meteorological authorities. Although 120 people were hurt, there were no fatalities in the city, where careful planning and long experience with extreme weather is credited with ...

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  • Ram Rahim Riots: 11 dead, 130 injured, curfew imposed, hospitals overcrowded
Ram Rahim Riots: 11 dead, 130 injured, curfew imposed, hospitals overcrowded

A minister of Haryana government had offered facilities to dera followers yesterday. Singh , who says he has millions of disciples, was found guilty of raping two women at the headquarters of his sect, known as Dera Sacha Sauda , in 2002.

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  • Iraqi army uncovers mass grave with 500 bodies in Mosul
Iraqi army uncovers mass grave with 500 bodies in Mosul

Iraqi spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, put the estimated number of IS fighters remaining in Tal Afar at 2,000. Numerous images, some showing in graphic detail the injuries suffered by civilians, were taken at emergency centres across the city.

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  • GOP senator wants details on border wall construction
GOP senator wants details on border wall construction

Flake said the median time last year for an appeal to the Ninth Circuit was more than a year - nearly twice the national average. He called for Trump to drop out following the Access Hollywood tape that leaked in October, and he released a book that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump's ideology and style of governance.

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  • Thai Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for former Prime Minister
Thai Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for former Prime Minister

Thousands of supporters had gathered outside the court in Bangkok on Friday morning to witness the outcome of the trial, in which Yingluck faced up to 10 years in prison and a lifetime ban from politics if convicted of negligence during her time as prime minister.

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  • Trump adviser Cohn criticizes administration's Charlottesville response
Trump adviser Cohn criticizes administration's Charlottesville response

Cohn strongly considered stepping down himself, even drafting a letter of resignation before reconsidering, the New York Times reported Friday. Mr Trump was criticised after he said "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

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  • Myanmar: At least 32 killed in militant attack in troubled Rakhine state
Myanmar: At least 32 killed in militant attack in troubled Rakhine state

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a miliant group which carried out similar attacks in the area last October, has claimed responsibility for the assaults on Friday. Seventy-seven Rohingya militants also died. The Rohingya are denied citizenship and classified as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite having roots in the region tha...

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  • Huckabee Sanders Flat-Out Lies About Trump's Hateful 'Tone'
Huckabee Sanders Flat-Out Lies About Trump's Hateful 'Tone'

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday stood by President Trump's threat to shut down the government in order to get funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico. "He's committed to protecting American lives, and doing that through the border wall is something that's important, it's a priority and we're moving forward with it".

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  • Amnesty International Says Civilians Trapped in 'Deadly Labyrinth' in Raqqa
Amnesty International Says Civilians Trapped in 'Deadly Labyrinth' in Raqqa

Amnesty International published a report on Thursday documenting the killing and injuring of hundreds of civilians inside Raqqa city since the battle began in June. If they are not liberated they will surely die at the hands of ISIS or from starvation. On Tuesday, the US-backed fighters captured the a-Rasheed district of Raqqa's Old City, which...

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  • Deposed Yemen's Saleh rallies followers in Sanaa amid Houthi rift
Deposed Yemen's Saleh rallies followers in Sanaa amid Houthi rift

The Houthi-controlled news agency, SABA, said that 50 people were dead or injured at the hotel, and that 21 others had died in two other airstrikes on Wednesday. Over the past two-and-a-half years, constant airstrikes have killed civilians and destroyed bridges and hospitals , and because the Saudi coalition has shut down the capital's global ai...

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  • NYPD Officers Hold Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick
NYPD Officers Hold Rally in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Officers wore black shirts with #WeStandWithKap scrawled across their chests. One white player who joined the protest, Seth DeValve , told the AFP news agency he had chose to take part after the clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville .

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  • McConnell unsure if Trump can salvage presidency
McConnell unsure if Trump can salvage presidency

Trump had blamed McConnell for the failure of the healthcare bill, while McConnell said he doubted that Trump could salvage his presidency. Trump accused McConnell of failing to follow through on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a tweet Thursday morning.

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  • Carrizo Plain Monument's fate to be revealed by Thursday
Carrizo Plain Monument's fate to be revealed by Thursday

The Carrizo Plain in Eastern San Luis Obispo County was one of 27 national monuments in the Western US which Zinke was ordered to review by an executive order from President Trump in April. He also said Bears Ears on tribal land in Utah should be downsized. Through the years, United States presidents of both parties have used the Antiquities Ac...

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  • OFAC Sanctions Third-Country Parties for Supporting North Korea
OFAC Sanctions Third-Country Parties for Supporting North Korea

The Treasury Department , which oversees U.S. sanctions programs, said that those targeted by the sanctions had helped people known to support the North's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, or had traded in North Korean energy, exploited its workers or acted as a conduit to the worldwide financial system.

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  • DC Judge Approves Government Warrant Seeking Data From Anti-Trump Website
DC Judge Approves Government Warrant Seeking Data From Anti-Trump Website

Information deemed irrelevant to the search warrant would be filed with the court under seal, and inaccessible to the government. The legal fight started last week, when DreamHost said it had received a warrant from the Justice Department for records on the website "disruptj20.org", which organized protests related to Trump's inauguration.

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  • White House to direct Pentagon on transgender ban in military
White House to direct Pentagon on transgender ban in military

The memo would instruct the Pentagon to block transgender people from enlisting and would give it permission to kick out active-duty service members based on their ability to deploy, the Journal reported , citing USA officials familiar with the memo.

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  • Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public view
Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public view

It's hard to overstate how massive a political disaster shutting down the federal government over funding (or lack thereof) for a border wall would be for Republicans . On Tuesday Mr Trump used a campaign rally in Arizona to accuse one of the state's senators of being "weak" on immigration. DAVIS: It's wild. I mean it's absolutely wild.

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  • GCSE Results: Students results at Somercotes Academy deliver once again
GCSE Results: Students results at Somercotes Academy deliver once again

The number of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths has also risen above 70 per cent for the first time in the school's history, with 71 per cent of pupils achieving this standard. Zainab, is looking forward to joining The Crest Academy sixth form in September having achieved 9 in English Literature and 8 in ...

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  • Indian court's privacy ruling is blow to govt
Indian court's privacy ruling is blow to govt

The verdict was given as soon as the nine-judge Constitution bench of the apex court resumed the hearing on the case today morning. In his personal conclusion, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul wrote privacy is a fundamental right and it protects the inner sphere of an individual from interference from both state and non-state actors and lets indi...

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  • Three dead in Macau as typhoon smashes casino enclave
Three dead in Macau as typhoon smashes casino enclave

A collapsed wooden wall caused by Typhoon Hato sit on a street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The typhoon is the most powerful to have hit the region in more than half a century, media reports said on Thursday. At least 40 ferry services a day run between the port and Hong Kong, with four more on Fridays and Sundays that run to an outside island ...

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  • Netherlands rock concert canceled amid terror threat
Netherlands rock concert canceled amid terror threat

Mr Aboutaleb said police had set up a ring around the concert hall, which led to the discovery of the van. "We can not say now if the van with the canisters was linked to the threat". Rotterdam cops said they took the threat "seriously enough that, after discussion with organisers, it was chose to cancel the event". In this image taken fro...

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  • Majority of Americans say Trump has encouraged white supremacists
Majority of Americans say Trump has encouraged white supremacists

On Aug. 23, a Quinnipiac University survey found that 35 percent of national adults approved of Trump's approval rating while 59 percent disapproved. "Racism is evil", Trump said from the White House, according to Vice. Although Trump has called out groups like the Ku Klux Klan in prepared statements, his off-the-cuff remarks about how "good"...

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  • FL Supreme Court refuses to halt executions
FL Supreme Court refuses to halt executions

Asay was convicted and sentenced to death in 1987 for the murders of two people in Jacksonville. But the latest attempt by Asay lawyer Marty McClain , who's represented defendants in more than 200 death penalty cases, is yet another twist in a case rife with oddities.

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