• Authorities Respond to NSA Shooting
Authorities Respond to NSA Shooting

Emergency responders are on the scene. Earlier, Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips said one person was injured in the shooting and was taken to a hospital. The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting, according to the reports. After the shooting, authorities closed a major high...

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  • Zuma has next move in ANC power battle as Gupta home raided
Zuma has next move in ANC power battle as Gupta home raided

Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the African National Congress, says the party's national executive committee has chose to "recall" Zuma. The ANC said on Tuesday it had chose to "recall" Zuma, a euphemism for removing him from office, but gave him no firm deadline to resign, setting the stage for a potential fight to wrest him from power.

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  • Chuck Schumer: Democrats can't simply run towards Trump in 2018 midterms
Chuck Schumer: Democrats can't simply run towards Trump in 2018 midterms

Tuesday morning, McConnell didn't rule out going beyond this week but makes clear he wants it done this week. He wrote, "This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity!" And, though he initially had said former President Barack Obama's unconstitutional amnesty, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order, would be ...

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  • Kuwait pledges $2bn to Iraq reconstruction
Kuwait pledges $2bn to Iraq reconstruction

Qatar pledged $1 billion in loans and investments and the United Arab Emirates pledged $500 million but added that there were $5.5 billion in private sector investments in Iraq. Arriving in Kuwait for the conference, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said his country would "stand by the Iraqi people forever". Araji said that Iraq, which h...

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  • German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says
German SPD to Back Merkel Coalition to Halt Slump, Left Says

The party leadership reversed course Tuesday and said they were nominating Nahles to run for election as chairwoman at a special party congress on April 22. Leader of the SPD group in Thurianga, Matthias Hey, said: "Our mood regarding what is happening in Berlin now is down in the cellar". In a cartoon on Tuesday, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung dai...

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  • Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal
Oxfam: Minnie Driver withdraws support over Haiti scandal

Oxfam, which received €1.7 million ($2.1 million) in funding from the European Union for work in Haiti in 2011, is being accused of covering up the episode and failing to warn other aid agencies about the employees involved, which allowed them to get jobs among vulnerable people in other disaster areas.

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  • Man dies after vehicles collide at London's Heathrow Airport
Man dies after vehicles collide at London's Heathrow Airport

The other man involved in the accident suffered a suspected broken shoulder and was also taken to hospital. The airport hasn't yet released further details of the accident, but a spokesman said it didn't involve any aircraft. A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. "The airfield remains open and we will work to minimise disruption to our p...

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  • Pakistan still not cracking down on militants, U.S. intel chief says
Pakistan still not cracking down on militants, U.S. intel chief says

Recall that President Donald Trump famously denies that Russian Federation tried to interfere, even though American intelligence agencies unanimously believe Moscow wanted Trump to win and worked hard to ensure he did. Adm. Mike Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency, said Russia's interference is ongoing. "Frankly, the United S...

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  • Tonga ravaged by Cyclone Gita
Tonga ravaged by Cyclone Gita

The Pacific nation of Tonga began cleaning up damage Tuesday from a cyclone that destroyed its Parliament House, as well as homes and churches, and was intensifying as it headed toward nearby Fiji. All public schools are closed this week as downed trees, storm debris and utility wires are removed from campuses. The credit will apply to all New Ze...

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  • Rex Tillerson: 'Too early' to say if North Korea talks will occur
Rex Tillerson: 'Too early' to say if North Korea talks will occur

Last June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among the USA allies. 'As we've said for some time, it's really up to the North Koreans to decide when they're ready to engage with us in a honest way, a meaningful way. While Isr...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation contradicts White House on probe of ex-aide
Federal Bureau of Investigation contradicts White House on probe of ex-aide

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders struggled Monday to explain the administration's shifting response to spousal abuse allegations against former senior aide Rob Porter , providing answers in the daily press briefing that were incomplete or that conflicted with the accounts of other aides or previous White House comments.

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  • Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter
Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter

Bill Gates said they're proudest of their efforts to help eradicate polio and curb the number of child deaths, calling those global health improvements a miracle. There's another issue at the heart of this question. Melinda: No. It's not fair that we have so much wealth when billions of others have so little.

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  • This is why a woman in China climbed inside X-ray machine
This is why a woman in China climbed inside X-ray machine

A video shared online shows the woman placing her luggage on the conveyor belt of the machine, before walking through the security scanner with a small handbag. The incident has since made global headlines and prompted a warning from the station staff - a warning which we read on the Chongqing Morning Post website after using Google Translate.

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  • Trump's Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out Of His Own Pocket
Trump's Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out Of His Own Pocket

Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone". "Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Steve Spaulding, an executive with Common Cause and former Special Counsel at the Federal Election Commission , responded to the story, saying the payment a...

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  • Trump releases proposed infrastructure plan
Trump releases proposed infrastructure plan

The overarching desire to improve broadband internet in rural communities appears bipartisan , albeit with varying opinions on how to achieve it and a lack of specifics in Monday's infrastructure plan . According to E&E News , the administration would also like a 150-day statute of limitations on appealing the approval of permits - while the curr...

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  • Iran defends its military presence in Syria, asks U.S. forces to leave
Iran defends its military presence in Syria, asks U.S. forces to leave

But Israel's increasing involvement is playing into the hands of Iran . How will this affect Israel's dormant but never-ending conflict with Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group and Iranian proxy? "Now they [Israel] faces Iran in Syria".

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  • Palestinian teenager who was filmed to slapping Israeli soldier on trial
Palestinian teenager who was filmed to slapping Israeli soldier on trial

Israeli politicians have however applauded the restraint. He added that no party has the right to discuss the situation in the Palestinian territories, as it contradicts with all global resolutions stipulating that the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, are land of the State of Palestine.

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  • Julian Assange arrest warrant upheld
Julian Assange arrest warrant upheld

It's the second time this month Arbuthnot refused to overturn the warrant issued after the 46-year-old failed to appear at a London court in 2012 for a Swedish sexual assault probe. On June 19, he entered the Ecuadorean Embassy in the upmarket Knightsbridge area of London seeking asylum. Judge Emma Arbuthnot dismissed the application and att...

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  • Get to Know the 'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast: Mark McGrath, Omarosa & More
Get to Know the 'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast: Mark McGrath, Omarosa & More

She did not expand on what was making her uncomfortable, but said "when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear". Pulliam says, "I'm glad I'm here for her (now) and to make sure her needs are met". The second evictee from Celebrity Big Brother is: Keshia Knight Pulliam .

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  • Veteran Chicago cop gunned down in broad daylight
Veteran Chicago cop gunned down in broad daylight

Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, went after a suspect who had an altercation with other officers and escaped, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. "CPD Commander Paul Bauer was on duty when he was murdered this afternoon", Guglielmi said. Bauer was able to catch the man but things got physical. The man physically fought with the officers and fled, ac...

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  • Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven
Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven

Macron said he has not seen evidence of such use, but that " France will strike" if any is discovered. "But today our services have not established proof that proscribed chemical weapons have been used against civilian populations", he added.

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  • Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get
Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get

Under the plan, the amount of food a household receives would be scaled to the size of the allotment, with about half of the assistance coming as food instead of cash. "So we're pretty excited about that", Mulvaney said during the briefing Monday. SNAP benefits are also called food stamps. This and other changes in the SNAP program, accor...

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  • Woman's last words lead Alameda Co. investigators to arrests in her death
Woman's last words lead Alameda Co. investigators to arrests in her death

The teen was found on the Livermore roadside by two passers-by, who rushed to call emergency services. A motorist who found a 19-year-old woman who had been stabbed and dumped on the side of a road says he prayed with her and kept her awake and talking until help arrived.

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  • USA drone destroys Russian tank in eastern Syria's Deir el-Zor
USA drone destroys Russian tank in eastern Syria's Deir el-Zor

A punishing series of USA -led coalition airstrikes in Syria last week reportedly killed an unknown number of Russian mercenaries fighting on behalf of the Damascus regime, with some sources saying there were "dozens" of casualties. We all need to be crystal clear about that. Putin talked with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone Monday, but the mi...

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  • It captures her charm & hotness, says Obama about wife's striking portrait
It captures her charm & hotness, says Obama about wife's striking portrait

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stood on stage as their official portraits were unveiled at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington . In her final White House photographs just before President Trump's inauguration, she wore a black-and-white vertically striped Milly but...

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