• China warns Trump over North Korea: 'Don't stab us in the back'
China warns Trump over North Korea: 'Don't stab us in the back'

China's United Nations ambassador said on Monday it is primarily up to the USA and North Korea , not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work toward resuming talks to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs. Schumer's request comes amid concern about North Korea , which fired a missile Friday that experts said was capable of h...

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  • Senate confirms Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as head of Federal Bureau of Investigation
Senate confirms Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as head of Federal Bureau of Investigation

Still, he said that "anybody who thinks that I would be pulling punches as Federal Bureau of Investigation director sure doesn't know me very well". The former acting attorney general was sacked. McConnell said that the Senate would also vote to confirm Alabama attorney Kevin Newsom to be a judge on the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appe...

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  • Jeff Flake bashes fellow Republicans in essay about standing up to Trump
Jeff Flake bashes fellow Republicans in essay about standing up to Trump

We have quite enough volatile actors to deal with internationally as it is without becoming one of them". On Page 6, he notes that Trump is in the regular habit of destabilizing the American people, not just foreign leaders. He also supported the motion to proceed on the AHCA, the repeal with no replacement, and then the "skinny repeal" bill. B...

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  • Amazon's 'Black America' Will Present An Alternate-Alternate America Than HBO's 'Confederate'
Amazon's 'Black America' Will Present An Alternate-Alternate America Than HBO's 'Confederate'

News that McGruder and Packer were working on an alternate history show broke in February , but Packer said the decision to divulge the specifics was made after HBO announced its own post-Civil War alternate history, Confederate . A social media campaign during Sunday's " Game of Thrones " got the #NoConfederate hashtag (from #OscarsSoWhite...

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  • Chicago mayor blasts governor's schools veto
Chicago mayor blasts governor's schools veto

But even then, a budget was approved not because of an agreement between Rauner and Democratic legislative leaders, but because 11 Republicans broke from Rauner to vote in favor of a spending plan that included an income-tax increase. The veto makes several changes, which Rauner said were needed to provide adequate and equitable school funding. Suc...

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  • The Trump administration will waive laws to build the border wall
The Trump administration will waive laws to build the border wall

The projects, on about 15 miles (24 km) of the frontier extending east from the Pacific Ocean , are part of President Donald Trump's planned wall between the United States and Mexico. Congress updated the law five times under the George W. Bush Administration. Trump's border wall proposal has angered numerous groups, including conservationists...

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  • It's A Boy! Transgender Man Gives Birth to Healthy Child
It's A Boy! Transgender Man Gives Birth to Healthy Child

Confused? Don't be. Reese was born as a female, but he is transgender. Reese and Chaplow revealed to CNN Leo "eats like a champ, rests soundly, and gives us bunches of snuggles". In the video, he had said, "I'm OK with my body being a trans body. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them,...

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  • Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of denying safety to haj pilgrims
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of denying safety to haj pilgrims

During the meeting the foreign representatives renewed their vow to engage in a dialogue with Qatar , in the event Qatari authorities agree to abide by reconciliation conditions previously put fourth by the countries. "The complaint accuses the siege countries of violating the WTO's core laws and conventions on trade of goods and services, and tra...

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  • Cubs fan wants sanctioned fight with Chris Christie after incident
Cubs fan wants sanctioned fight with Chris Christie after incident

Despite the moment of bipartisan unity, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto lashed out at Christie , a Republican, just after news of the bill signing came through, criticizing the governor for not getting workers paid sooner. Other fans surrounding the man could be heard laughing loudly as Christie got within inches of his face. Christie emphasiz...

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  • Welsh seminarians mistaken for bachelor party almost kicked out of pub
Welsh seminarians mistaken for bachelor party almost kicked out of pub

Staff at Cardiff's City Arms initially asked the group of young clergymen to leave, but they were allowed in after a manager was persuaded that they were real men of the cloth. They said they received a warm welcome from staff and customers at the pub for the rest of the afternoon, including several who had questions for them.

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  • Sen. Cory Booker to introduce bill to legalize marijuana
Sen. Cory Booker to introduce bill to legalize marijuana

The effects of the drug war have had a disproportionately devastating impact on Americans of color and the poor. It would also allow people now serving time in federal prison for marijuana use or possession to petition for a resentencing.

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  • Half of older Leave voters would accept job loss for Brexit
Half of older Leave voters would accept job loss for Brexit

Former Conservative leader William Hague today gave Philip Hammond heavyweight backing for a Brexit deal that would keep close ties to the European Union for an extra three years. Downing Street also said it remained committed to reducing immigration but accepted that "it will take time to get immigration numbers down". 'This should, of cou...

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  • How 12 inmates used peanut butter to escape from jail
How 12 inmates used peanut butter to escape from jail

Sheriff James Underwood of the Walker County Sheriff's Office said the escapees tricked a newly-hired guard into opening a door leading outward. The only reported injury is an inmate who injured his thumb while climbing the fence. Others who helped them after they escaped will also be charged. The almost 20-year-old facility now has 240 inmates, ...

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  • Wedding photographer wins $1M defamation lawsuit
Wedding photographer wins $1M defamation lawsuit

Neely and Andrew Moldovan claimed pictures of their special day were "held hostage" by Andrea Polito . A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to spread falsehoods about her.

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  • Toddler greets fellow fliers with fist bumps
Toddler greets fellow fliers with fist bumps

Jakubowicz said she encourages her kids to greet everyone as they board a flight to help put other passengers at ease. "Ironically, he learned how to fist-bump when he was like 18 months". If every flight had a passenger like this, air rage would be a thing of the past. The video, posted on July 21, features the adorable toddler walking through t...

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  • Pakistan lawmaker accuses Imran Khan of harassing women party leaders
Pakistan lawmaker accuses Imran Khan of harassing women party leaders

Speaking at Nadeem Malik Live on SAMAA TV, Naz Baloch said that despite leaving her party, she can state that she respected Imran Khan and he had treated her well when she was a member of PTI. The case against Khan, who heads his Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) party, had been filed by PML-N senior official Hanif Abbasi on February 28, months before ...

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  • Trump told Fox News to run Seth Rich conspiracy story, lawsuit alleges
Trump told Fox News to run Seth Rich conspiracy story, lawsuit alleges

A follow-up text from Butowsky to Wheeler, the lawsuit claims, suggested Trump himself received an advance copy of the story and told Fox News to run with it. president reviewed the article "prior to its publication and sought to get the article published 'immediately'". In May, Fox published stories based on unfounded allegations tha...

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  • Jordan Ends Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Penalty by Marrying Victims
Jordan Ends Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Penalty by Marrying Victims

After the expected final approval, Jordan would join Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt which have canceled their "marry the rapist" clauses over the years. The article was scrapped as parliament passed amendments to the penal law, the official Petra news agency reported.

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  • White House defends president's effort to help write Trump Jr. statement
White House defends president's effort to help write Trump Jr. statement

He said some officers are too courteous to suspected criminals when arresting them. "I believe he was making a joke at the time", Sanders told reporters during a press briefing. Sessions did not directly address the president's comments, but said police officers need the support of the community as they do a unsafe job. The county police depa...

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  • Calvin College included in Princeton Review's
Calvin College included in Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges"

The Princeton Review's ranking lists ( www.princetonreview.com/best382 ) can be accessed for free with registration. In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the book's profile on Calvin, the Princeton Review lists topics that Calvin students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their responses.

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