• China disinvited from major United States military exercise - Pentagon
China disinvited from major United States military exercise - Pentagon

Most recently, China announced it had landed long-range bombers on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands, which the Chinese claim as their own but Vietnam and Taiwan also claim. Retired Navy Capt. Jim Fanell hailed the Pentagon's action as a step toward correcting an unbalanced policy in dealing with China. "The United States is committed to a f...

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  • Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit
Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Mr Kim believes a summit with Mr Trump will be a landmark opportunity to end decades of confrontation, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday following his surprise meeting with the North Korean leader. Worldwide journalists were present, but the USA government can't verify the site's destruction. Mr Moon said military general...

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  • ZTE may live, as Trump administration reportedly reaches deal to revive it
ZTE may live, as Trump administration reportedly reaches deal to revive it

While such an agreement is viewed as a way to advance trade negotiations with China , lawmakers could be resistant to a deal. Sen. The measure came as an amendment to the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed on a 351-66 vote, according to Bloomberg , would bar the federal government from using ZTE-made technology and wou...

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  • Ireland Votes In 'Once-In-A-Generation' Abortion Referendum
Ireland Votes In 'Once-In-A-Generation' Abortion Referendum

Polls opened across the country at 7am on Friday, with voters opting to either retain or repeal the Eighth Amendment of the constitution - which prohibits terminations unless a mother's life is in danger. One in southwest Dublin offered hugs to people who voted in favour of repealing the ban. The amendment requires authorities to equally prot...

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  • Former NAACP Official Charged With Welfare Fraud
Former NAACP Official Charged With Welfare Fraud

According to court documents , investigators with Washington state's Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) started looking into Dolezal's finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography, " In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World ".

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  • Australian Grandmother Receives Death Penalty For Smuggling Meth
Australian Grandmother Receives Death Penalty For Smuggling Meth

Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto has been sentenced to death by hanging after she was found with more than three pounds of crystal methamphetamine (street name "ice") in the seams of her backpack. They were the first Westerners to be executed under the country's renowned anti-drug laws which were introduced in 1983. He called the ruling "perverse" and ...

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  • Russia's VTB Bank says no longer lending to Deripaska
Russia's VTB Bank says no longer lending to Deripaska

The price slump triggered a margin call, forcing a minority shareholder, Singapore's AnAn Group, to relinquish the stake to the lender, a VTB executive said. "The Company constantly evaluates the impact of the OFAC Sanctions on the Group". The group declined immediate comment when contacted by Reuters .

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  • Hudson County to honor the fallen for Memorial Day
Hudson County to honor the fallen for Memorial Day

Monday. Sgt. Charles A. Fricke Gravesite Memorial Service will take place at Mount Carmel Cemetery. "For many, Memorial Day weekend signifies the start of summer", chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. Special music will be provided by Christine Foutz. Event-goers will be treated to a free ice cream social. Airships from the Navy flew overhead...

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  • Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again)
Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again)

The gain here was more than those reported for Irvine, Calif., and Henderson, Nev.; and just behind those recorded for Atlanta, San Diego and Austin, Texas. For San Antonio , that growth represents 1.6 percent, ranking 144th in percentage population growth out of the surveyed cities. That's a modest growth of 0.47 percent.

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  • Hearing delayed in Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's NY court case
Hearing delayed in Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's NY court case

The two Ukrainians said to have opened the back channel denied the story, the BBC reported . There has been no comment from the White House on the BBC report . He also took pains to depict the taxi industry as a force for civic good, stating that "my best days" started on September 12, 2001, when people wouldn't employ "people of color or di...

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  • Trump Tries Restricting Abortion by Other Means
Trump Tries Restricting Abortion by Other Means

The poll surveyed 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/-3.1%. The proposed rule would strip federal funding from family planning clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do. "The Trump administration's new rule would kneecap Title X - a program 4 million Americans each year rely on for...

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  • USA employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'
USA employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'

The embassy said it was not aware of any similar symptoms elsewhere in China, within or outside of the diplomatic community. It didn't further identify the person with the symptoms or say when they had been detected. The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly. China-US relations have been strained recently, with the th...

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  • Kelly Sued for Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting Sexual Disease
Kelly Sued for Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting Sexual Disease

The lawsuit also states that Rodgers was "locked in secluded areas including rooms, studios and motor vehicles, for extended periods of time" by Kelly in order to "punish" her for not pleasing him sexually. "He was demanding that I do stuff on camera that I wasn't comfortable doing whatsoever", she said. Rodgers said she wasn't ready to have sex, a...

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  • Orlando Police Department tests facial recognition software
Orlando Police Department tests facial recognition software

The program, called Rekognition , is sold though the online giant's Amazon Web Services division, and is now being used by police in Orlando, Florida and the sheriff's office in Washington County, Oregon. Amazon sees police use of its tool as "common" and describes the technology as an " easy and accurate way" to monitor public spaces and identi...

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  • Maddie Poppe Pens Heartfelt Message To Boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Maddie Poppe Pens Heartfelt Message To Boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Monday night's " Idol " finale saw Poppe get crowned the victor after battling it out with her beau and their fellow top three finalist, Gabby Barrett . "I've known her since the beginning of Hollywood Week, and you know, she.she actually happens to be my girlfriend", Hutchinson said. "She's the superstar now".

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  • M&S says it must accelerate change or fade away
M&S says it must accelerate change or fade away

The move, which has been touted as part of a "radical transformation" plan by the retailer after years of falling sales, represents a "dramatic retreat from the United Kingdom high street that will trigger thousands of job losses" says The Guardian .

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  • Han Solo origin story a fun ride
Han Solo origin story a fun ride

Han is drawn to the stronghold of the debonair and dashing Lando Calrissisan ( Donald Glover , " Community ", " Atlanta ") smuggler. Talking at a Solo town hall alongside co-stars Alden Ehrenreich , Emilia Clarke , and Paul Bettany due to air on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105) on Thursday (and reported by EW), Glover ...

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  • Venezuela's Maduro faces overseas condemnation following election win
Venezuela's Maduro faces overseas condemnation following election win

But he said that in the event of a new vote, Maduro should do the courageous thing and desist from running. He told cheering crowds outside the presidential palace in Caracas that "the revolution is here to stay!". Falcon, a 56-year-old former army officer who failed to gain the endorsement of the main opposition, accused the government of coer...

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  • Elliott Walden wants to go from spoiler to Triple Crown champion
Elliott Walden wants to go from spoiler to Triple Crown champion

Justify displayed none of the foot discomfort that spurred widespread concern the morning after the Kentucky Derby . If he wins at Pimlico, he'll go to Belmont Park in three weeks to try to complete the Triple Crown . "You can't just bring it all the time". However, when horses duel it can be more tiring than if one sets hot splits by itself. ...

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  • Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel
Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel

John McCain , R-Ariz., who had urged senators to reject Haspel for her role in the use of torture - "enhanced interrogation" in spy parlance - of terrorist suspects after the 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington . Baldwin says the fact that Gina Haspel wouldn't say torture is immoral disqualifies her for the position. Senator Mark Warne...

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