• Trump campaigns in Nashville for Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn
Trump campaigns in Nashville for Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing "nothing" to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall . Corker also greeted Trump at the Nashville airport Tuesday, joined by Blackburn and Sen. In an interview with The Wa...

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  • Hurricane Maria death toll estimated at 4600
Hurricane Maria death toll estimated at 4600

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A new study contends that many more deaths than normal occurred in Puerto Rico in the three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, mostly because of problems getting medicines or medical care.

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  • Russian journalist and Putin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev
Russian journalist and Putin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev

He died in the ambulance on the way to hospital, Ukrainian police said. "Today in Kiev on the threshold of the apartment where he lived, a famous Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was shot and killed, a consistent opponent of the Putin regime and a friend of Ukraine".

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  • US seeks urgent UN council meeting on anti-Israel strikes
US seeks urgent UN council meeting on anti-Israel strikes

Israeli media reported that Netanyahu was meeting with defense chiefs Tuesday night to evaluate the situation. Sirens went off in Hof Ashkelon, Sdot Negev and Sha'ar HaNagev Regional Councils, the Israeli military's spokesperson noted. The United States has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the firing of rockets at I...

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  • Russian journalist and fierce Kremlin critic is slain in Ukrainian capital
Russian journalist and fierce Kremlin critic is slain in Ukrainian capital

Arkady Babchenko , 41, was shot in the back in his apartment in Kyiv and died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, according to the Kyiv Post . His murder follows the earlier death of Ukranian-Belarussian journalist Pavel Sheremet by vehicle bomb in central Kiev in 2016. In Moscow , officials and lawmakers criticised Ukrainian authorit...

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  • U.S. Government Warns Hawaiians Not to Roast Marshmallows over Volcanic Vents
U.S. Government Warns Hawaiians Not to Roast Marshmallows over Volcanic Vents

The Hawai'i County Civil Defense ordered fresh evacuations in the Leilani Estates after a fast-moving lava flow began moving through the area. "You are advised to make necessary plans and monitor your radio or phone for Civil Defense alerts".

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  • Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Shot Dead in Kiev
Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Shot Dead in Kiev

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman described Mr Babchenko as a "true friend of Ukraine , who was telling the world about Russian aggression". In a statement, the Russian foreign ministry said journalists were being killed with impunity in Ukraine. He also published several books based on his wartime experiences.

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  • Facebook Shutting Down for a Month in Papua New Guinea
Facebook Shutting Down for a Month in Papua New Guinea

The government will work with the PNG National Research Institute to figure out who is using Facebook and how many fake accounts there are functioning within the country. Facebook may have emerged relatively unscathed from recent data privacy and election interference controversies, but world governments aren't letting the platform off the...

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  • Former Arkansas Reporter Killed While Covering Weather in NC
Former Arkansas Reporter Killed While Covering Weather in NC

Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said he had an interview with the two journalists just minutes before he got a call about the accident. Tennant said that he and McCormick had ended their interview by telling each other to stay safe.

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  • Vertical plume of ash explodes from Hawaii volcano
Vertical plume of ash explodes from Hawaii volcano

The wells at the Puna Geothermal Venture site have been capped to prevent the release of toxic gas that can result from mixing with lava. "His only way out was through his back door and through the forest". There are no new evacuation orders as a result of the compromised air quality, just the ongoing warning to people with respiratory issues to ...

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  • Mueller's Team Is 'Meddling' in Midterm Elections
Mueller's Team Is 'Meddling' in Midterm Elections

A judge says special counsel Robert Mueller is correct to withhold certain information being demanded by lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort . At least nine have donated to Democratic candidates and causes. President Trump said he has to start "focusing my energy" on issues facing his administration and not on the Russia...

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  • Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier
Gaza Militants Bombard Israel, Heating Up Volatile Frontier

On May 10, Iran attacked Israel directly by launching 32 missiles at northern Israel, triggering a massive response in Israel which destroyed more than 50 Iranian targets in Syria. Commenting on the projectiles fired towards Israel earlier in the day, she said: "a disaster could have happened that led to war". Amid worldwide condemnation of its...

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  • Trump's China tariffs could be imposed in June
Trump's China tariffs could be imposed in June

The White House said Tuesday the tax will affect goods worth $50 billion and include products related to the Made in China 2025 program, a 2015 initiative promoting the country's information technology, robotics, aerospace, marine, rail, auto, power, agriculture and bio-medical industries.

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  • Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria exceeds 4,600
Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria exceeds 4,600

But the latest estimates, compiled by researchers at Harvard University, came back far higher - at 4,645 deaths from the day of the storm, September 20, until December 31, 2017. "As the United States prepares for its next hurricane season, it will be critical to review how disaster-related deaths will be counted". The surveys were taken from Ja...

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  • Roman Abramovich Finds Crafty Way To Visit Chelsea Amid UK Visa Standoff
Roman Abramovich Finds Crafty Way To Visit Chelsea Amid UK Visa Standoff

Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. Israeli passport holders can enter Britain without a visa for short stays, which would mean that Abramovich would be able to visit England, though he will still need a visa to work there.

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  • Almost 5,000 killed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, new study estimates
Almost 5,000 killed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, new study estimates

Earlier independent investigations have put the true toll at closer to 1,000. The Puerto Rican government has commissioned an external review of its death-registry data by researchers at George Washington University; while it was originally scheduled to be released in May, it is now expected sometime this summer.

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  • David Harsanyi: Did the Obama Administration Spy on Trump Using Flimsy Evidence?
David Harsanyi: Did the Obama Administration Spy on Trump Using Flimsy Evidence?

Trump continued his campaign over the weekend of trying to sow distrust in the probe by calling Mueller's team of attorneys "13 Angry Democrats (& those who worked for President O)". It's unclear, however, if Trump would heed his lawyers' advice. For those unfamiliar with some of the latest developments in connection with the Russian Federation i...

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  • Timelapse shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano invading backyard
Timelapse shows lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano invading backyard

The lava breached the property overnight and was within 200 yards of the nearest well, which have been capped to protect against the release of toxic gas should they mix with lava. Asked if lava was headed toward 132, Kauahikaua replied, "No". Hawaii County for weeks has had a "mandatory" evacuation order in place for several hundred residents in...

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  • 'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit
'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

Kim is a former American top nuclear envoy and ambassador to South Korea . He and his team met Monday with a North Korean team led by Choe Son-hui, a vice foreign minister who has specialized in dealing with the United States, in the Tongilgak building on the northern side of Panmunjom, about the planned summit between their leaders.

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  • US announces timeline for 25% tariff on Chinese tech products
US announces timeline for 25% tariff on Chinese tech products

The action is part of "multiple steps to protect domestic technology and intellectual property from certain discriminatory and burdensome trade practices by China ". If the two sides fail to reach an agreement and the United States moves forward with tariffs, Chinese officials have said they plan to retaliate with tariffs of their own on U.S.

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  • Authorities: Flash Flood Surges Through Maryland Community
Authorities: Flash Flood Surges Through Maryland Community

Thirty rescues were carried out into Monday morning, officials said. "Your kindness is appreciated, but we ask that you extend some privacy as we attempt to figure out the next steps", Hermond's family said in a statement to ABC News. In parts of Ellicott City , more than 8 inches fell between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday, the weather service said...

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  • Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders
Russia: Only Syrian Forces Should Be on Israel, Jordan Borders

However, by allowing Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to re-take the south of the country, Israel is taking part in a move that de-facto allows Assad to regain control over all of Syria. The territory is covered by a ceasefire agreement signed previous year between the US, Russia and neighbouring Jordan. "Within a few hours, we managed ...

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  • Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet
Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet

Leilani Estates resident Steve Gebbie told CNN that he lost his home to lava Sunday night. So far the lava has covered almost 3.5 miles of land, cutting off access to dozens of homes. Molten rock from two fissures advanced over a street of homes in the Leilani Estates housing development, the observatory said. Only two of the fissures are sti...

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  • Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria
Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

Putin blamed political firestorms that are now engulfing the Trump administration, and offered up a veiled criticism of the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, which he said prevents Trump from pursuing stronger ties with Russian Federation.

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  • Russian billionaire Abramovich gets Israeli citizenship
Russian billionaire Abramovich gets Israeli citizenship

Mr. Abramovich, who is Jewish, is entitled to an Israeli citizenship through Israel's Law of Return, granting citizenship to all people of Jewish lineage. Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday and that he had emigrated to the country. Israel grants citizenship to any Jewish person wishing to live there, and a passport can be issued immediate...

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