• Bolton: China is our last diplomatic hope for North Korea
Bolton: China is our last diplomatic hope for North Korea

The two officials spoke in the wake of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's threat last week to send missiles into the waters off Guam, a United States territory in the South Pacific. The top US military officer, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, is traveling in Asia and expected to meet with leaders in South Korea, Japan and China.

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  • Busch charges to Truck Series win
Busch charges to Truck Series win

After leading 90 laps and nearly holding off Ky. "... Kyle in the [No.] 46 [car], he's a little bit better than us, but I think we're probably a second-place truck right now". "It's a successful night", said Nemechek. Crafton finished second, with John Hunter Nemecheck, Grant Enfinger and Ben Rhodes rounding out the top five.

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  • Natalee Holloway's dad finds human remains in Aruba
Natalee Holloway's dad finds human remains in Aruba

During the trip, she disappeared and no one has seen or heard from her since. Joran van der Sloot , the man who was last seen with Natalee , is now serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for killing business student Stephany Flores, who died in 2010 on the fifth anniversary of Holloway's disappearance.

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  • Chloe Ayling alleged kidnap: police arrest brother of chief suspect
Chloe Ayling alleged kidnap: police arrest brother of chief suspect

A National Crime Agency spokesperson said: "Officers from West Midlands Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) this morning [17 August] arrested the brother of Lukasz Pawel Herba in connection with the kidnapping of Chloe Ayling".

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  • United States service member killed in Afghanistan - 11th this year
United States service member killed in Afghanistan - 11th this year

The wounded personnel have been medically evacuated for treatment. The operation was "aimed at further reducing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan presence" in the country, the military said, referring to the Central Asian Islamic State affiliate also known as ISIS-K.

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  • Federal Court Says Texas Lawmakers Were Intentionally Racist When Drawing Congressional Districts
Federal Court Says Texas Lawmakers Were Intentionally Racist When Drawing Congressional Districts

Although almost 90 percent of that growth came from minorities, who lean Democratic, under the congressional redistricting map passed by Texas Republicans in 2011, white Republicans won three of the four new seats that resulted. The court also left intact the southwest Texas District 23, represented by Republican Will Hurd , saying that it allowed...

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  • Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018
Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

Constitution. Three federal judges at the U.S. District Court in San Antonio ruled on Tuesday that the Republican-led legislature redrew congressional districts held by Republican Blake Farenthold and Democrat Lloyd Doggett with the intention of decreasing the influence of minority groups, including Hispanic voters, The Hill reported .

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  • Police chief reacts to criticism of response at Charlottesville rally
Police chief reacts to criticism of response at Charlottesville rally

The "on many sides" ending of his statement drew the ire of his critics, who said he failed to specifically denounce white supremacy and equated those who came to protest racism with the white supremacists . While we may think the events in Charlottesville are miles away, its ideological roots are much closer to home. "Everyone in leadership mus...

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  • India to grant medical visas in pending authentic cases from Pakistan: Swaraj
India to grant medical visas in pending authentic cases from Pakistan: Swaraj

India had introduced a condition that medical visas would be issued to Pakistani patients on the recommendation of Sartaj Aziz (former adviser to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif) who has now been named as the deputy chairman of the planning commission by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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  • What to expect from today's NAFTA renegotiations
What to expect from today's NAFTA renegotiations

Canada is going to fight very hard, as is Mexico, to keep the disputes over dumping and countervailing duties, we call it, inside the NAFTA court, and the USA will fight to take it outside NAFTA so it can operate independently. NAFTA negations are scheduled to begin August 16. Dairy trade with Canada is sporadic, said Mike North, president of t...

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  • Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold
Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold

Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus "Buy" rating on shares of Inuvo, Inc. Also, insider Javier Ferran acquired 65,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, July 31 by JP Morgan. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Friday, March 31 by Goldman Sachs. Wedbush has "Hol...

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  • Trump's horrifying 'take three' on Charlottesville
Trump's horrifying 'take three' on Charlottesville

And today , at Trump Towers in NY, he passionately championed a moral relativism that can not tell the difference between on the one hand those who come to divide and yell racial slurs, who wave the swastika flag of the enemies of America and who murdered 6 million Jews within his lifetime, and on the other hand counter protesters bent on racial u...

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  • Mayor asks Trump to postpone Phoenix rally over Charlottesville - here's his response
Mayor asks Trump to postpone Phoenix rally over Charlottesville - here's his response

Trump's re-election campaign announced early Wednesday that it had booked the Phoenix Convention Center on August 22 for a rally. The mayor did point out that the city's convention center was free to use for anyone who rents it and if the president insists on coming, he'll make sure all the attendees and any protesters will be kept safe.

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  • Charlottesville violence runs much deeper than being just about a statue
Charlottesville violence runs much deeper than being just about a statue

Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the United States on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiralled into deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, there was nothing to prevent open confrontations between the factions. Simelton also said it's shameful that people believ...

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  • Korea leader rebukes US
Korea leader rebukes US

His comments Thursday at a nationally televised news conference appeared to be another effort to jumpstart a diplomatic solution to a confrontation sparked North Korea's warning that it might send missiles into waters near the USA territory of Guam, and President Donald Trump's belligerent Twitter threats to unleash " fire and fury " on the North.

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  • China, US to further improve military ties
China, US to further improve military ties

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has told his Chinese counterpart that the U.S. and China have "many hard issues" to work through. According to the US Department of Defense, the agreement will enable the two militaries "to communicate to reduce the risk of miscalculation".

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  • Boycott of Makhosi Khoza disappointing - EFF
Boycott of Makhosi Khoza disappointing - EFF

These ANC MPs have written a letter to the ANC chief whip that because Makhosi Khoza, in their view, defined herself outside the ANC, they refuse to recognize her and thus will not participate in the committee. Khoza served on that committee and interrogated Muthambi vociferously. The study group refers to the ANC members on a specific portfolio ...

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  • North Korea Backed Down, But For How Long?
North Korea Backed Down, But For How Long?

Bonnie Glaser, director of the China Power Project at the Centre for Security and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank, said both the United States and North Korea have an interest in avoiding conflict, and "I believe Kim Jong-un may have recognised that further escalation could be unsafe".

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  • J&K: NIA conducts more raids in terror funding case
J&K: NIA conducts more raids in terror funding case

The protesting lawyers called the NIA raids as illegal and unwarranted. Zahoor Watali has been under the NIA scanner for almost two months and has been called for repeated questioning at the NIA headquarters in Delhi. Those arrested included Altaf Ahmed Shah alias Fantoosh, the son in law of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani , Peer Saifullah, po...

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  • Birmingham mayor orders Confederate monument to be covered
Birmingham mayor orders Confederate monument to be covered

City Council President Johnathan Austin asked Bell to do more than cover it up, and defy the recently enacted state law and remove the monument entirely. State Senator Gerald Allen from Tuscaloosa is praising Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall for protecting the Memorial Preservation Act. I call on Mayor Bell to reject the degradation of the...

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