• 15 million in Pacific Northwest under excessive heat warnings, advisories
15 million in Pacific Northwest under excessive heat warnings, advisories

Some models show the Seattle area by Thursday could reach or break its all-time high of 103 degrees (2009). The city's had 24 days in 2017 with daily low temperatures warmer than 80 degrees, outpacing the previous record by 11 days. Seattle could see 100 degrees, which would be only the fourth time in recorded history. According to the weath...

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  • Rupee hits over 2-yr high, foreign lenders sell dollars
Rupee hits over 2-yr high, foreign lenders sell dollars

New Delhi has kept an inflation target of 4 percent, with room for a 2 percent increase or decrease. However, banking and other rate sensitive stocks did not react positively to this development and fell between 0.20-0.40 per cent. Rupee strengthened almost 25 paise to 63.82 against dollar in the afternoon on Wednesday to its highest level since Au...

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  • Email prankster claims to have duped Scaramucci and other White House officials
Email prankster claims to have duped Scaramucci and other White House officials

The prankster convinced the ex-director of communications he was the former White House chief of staff , who was sacked following a fall-out with Mr Scaramucci last Friday. CNN reports that key figures in the Trump administration were convinced by the scam. It included a correspondence with a White House official in charge of cyber security ...

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  • USA would like dialogue with North Korea at some point: Tillerson
USA would like dialogue with North Korea at some point: Tillerson

However, "a condition of those talks is there is no future where North Korea holds nuclear weapons or the ability to deliver those nuclear weapons to anyone in the region, much less the [US] homeland", he said. "We do not seek regime change". But the current U.S. intelligence assessment is that the missile programme aboard submarines remains in t...

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  • James Comey gets book deal to spill the beans on Donald Trump
James Comey gets book deal to spill the beans on Donald Trump

Flatirion Books has nabbed one of the most anticipated memoirs in Washington - that of former FBI Director James Comey , who was abruptly fired by President Trump in May. It will contain "previously unheard of anecdotes", Flatiron Books said in a statement. The officials asked not to be identified because were not authorized to discuss the boo...

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  • US Conducts ICBM Test To Demonstrate Nuclear Deterrence
US Conducts ICBM Test To Demonstrate Nuclear Deterrence

Air Force launched a Minuteman III from the Air Force's North Vandenberg Air Force Base just before dawn. The US Air Force said the test was to check the readiness, effectiveness and accuracy of the weapons system. and Japanese military statements. Days later, a third test missile launched from the base. "Should the USA dare to show even ...

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  • Death of Texas woman found buried on Maryland beach ruled accidental
Death of Texas woman found buried on Maryland beach ruled accidental

The victim, 30-year-old Ashley O'Connor of Plano, Texas, was found on the beach in the early morning hours in the area of Second Street. Toxicology results have yet to come back, so investigators don't know if alcohol played a role in O'Connor's decision to go to the beach after being separated from her family, said Lindsay Richard with the Ocea...

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  • Trump's odd threat on Congressional health care
Trump's odd threat on Congressional health care

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted a motion filed by the 16 state attorneys general, led by California and NY, can intervene in a convoluted legal fight dating back to 2014 on whether the federal government can block subsidy payments to insurers.

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  • Sunbathers killed after plane makes emergency landing on BEACH in Portugal
Sunbathers killed after plane makes emergency landing on BEACH in Portugal

A small plane landed emergency Wednesday on a beach on the outskirts of Lisbon, causing the death of two people among the crowd of bathers, authorities said . TV footage from the scene showed the plane by the waterline surrounded by firefighters as sunbathers looked on. The older man was laying on a towel when the plane "passed over his legs", witn...

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  • U.S. detects North Korean submarine activity including 'ejection test'
U.S. detects North Korean submarine activity including 'ejection test'

Carried out on land at Sinpo Naval Shipyard, Sunday's ejection test is the third time this month and fourth in 2017, that North Korea has conducted a trial of the missile component that is critical to developing submarine launch capabilities, according to the U.S.

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  • U.S. to North Korea: Let's talk, 'at some point'
U.S. to North Korea: Let's talk, 'at some point'

Do you think we're doing enough to address the issue of North Korea's missile tests? The two leaders agreed that China and Russian Federation have an extremely important role to play in working toward the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on North Korea.

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  • Late Night Says Goodbye to
Late Night Says Goodbye to "The Mooch"

After an impressively short 10 days in office, Anthony Scaramucci " The Mooch " was sacked from his role as the White House Communications Director. The irony of the situation wasn't lost on Colbert. "What do you want to do?" But the best sendoff came from Stephen Colbert , who gave the Mooch a musical tribute with a new rendition of Queen's ...

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  • Most Voters Say Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy
Most Voters Say Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy

This week, 42 percent approve of Trump's job performance. But ousting Sessions would divide self-described conservatives, according to the survey: 34 percent said the move would be appropriate, versus 33 percent who said the opposite.

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  • Specially trained riot officers tackle 'disturbance' at The Mount prison in Hertfordshire
Specially trained riot officers tackle 'disturbance' at The Mount prison in Hertfordshire

Disturbances flared up in two English prisons on Tuesday, including one in which trouble had been quelled by riot-trained prison officers the previous night . The facility has been running on a "restricted regime" in recent weeks and is 47 staff short, prison affairs academic and blogger Alex Cavendish said.

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  • Anthony Scaramucci listed as dead, embarrassing error in Harvard Law alum directory
Anthony Scaramucci listed as dead, embarrassing error in Harvard Law alum directory

Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president's senior staff, Donald. The firebrand Scaramucci, known by friends as "the Mooch", is alive - even if his career is not so well - and the Post reported Harvard Law was embarrassed and apologetic.

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  • Neymar says goodbye to Real Madrid players?
Neymar says goodbye to Real Madrid players?

Inspired by PSG target Neymar , Lionel Messi and Rakitic put Barca 2-0 up inside seven minutes and Gerard Pique grabbed the victor after a Madrid fightback, as the Catalan giants claimed the ICC title in Miami. The shirt change itself has only fueled rumors that Neymar is indeed on the move. Neymar's father, who acts as his agent and is also n...

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  • Hezbollah, Syrian Nusra Front swap prisoners
Hezbollah, Syrian Nusra Front swap prisoners

Buses carrying almost 8,000 of Syrian Jabhat Al Nusra fighters and refugees headed to the Syrian rebel-held province of Idlib on Wednesday morning after Lebanon's Hizbollah group and the militants exchanged prisoners. Aid agencies with limited access to Arsal were not able to say where numerous Syrian refugees living in the area had originally come...

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  • White House: Trump 'Didn't Dictate' Don Jr.'s Statement on Russian Federation
White House: Trump 'Didn't Dictate' Don Jr.'s Statement on Russian Federation

Warner told CNN . The Washington Post first reported on Monday night the news that the president had dictated the messaging. On top of that, the president's attorney, Jay Sekulow , denied the president had anything to do with Jr.'s email.

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  • USA short on N.Korea options with China reluctant to act
USA short on N.Korea options with China reluctant to act

Each new North Korean missile test brings American officials closer to an excruciating choice: striking militarily to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program from endangering the US, or accepting the North Korean threat while scrambling for a new strategy.

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  • Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting explanation came from his dad
Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting explanation came from his dad

Trump on Friday ousted Priebus as chief of staff and turned to Kelly, who he hopes will bring military discipline to an administration weighed down by a stalled legislative agenda, infighting among West Wing aides and a stack of investigations.

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