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Japan ponders recycling Fukushima soil for public parks & green areas

RT Soil from the Fukushima prefecture may be used as landfill for the creation of “green areas” in Japan, a government panel has proposed, facing potential public backlash over fears of exposure to residual radiation from the decontaminated earth. The … Continue reading

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Russia can use Iranian military bases ‘on case by case basis,’ Tehran confirms

RT Russia can use Iranian military bases for airstrikes targeting terrorists in Syria on a “case by case basis,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters. “Russia doesn’t have a military base [in Iran], we have good cooperation, and … Continue reading

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Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime. Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of … Continue reading

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Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the … Continue reading

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Maryland honor student plotted to bomb and shoot up high school – police

RT An 18-year-old Maryland high school student is facing charges related to an alleged plot to attack her school in April using a shotgun and explosive materials. She kept a detailed journal of her plans and the school’s emergency procedures. … Continue reading

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South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes after prosecutors … Continue reading

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Oklahoma police officer dies after traffic-stop shooting OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said. Officer Justin Terney was shot several times late Sunday and … Continue reading

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Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. Some are pushing … Continue reading

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GIF as a deadly weapon: Man charged over seizure-inducing tweet to journalist

RT In a landmark federal case, a man has been charged in the US with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for sending a malicious tweet which triggered an epileptic fit. John Rayne Rivello, 29, was arrested by the FBI … Continue reading

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Official: Sword death of black man is assault on diversity NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran an assault on the city’s inclusiveness and diversity. James Harris Jackson, … Continue reading

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000 WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 15,000 last week to a seasonally … Continue reading

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Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne … Continue reading

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US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead an assault on a strategic town belonging to the extremist group outside its de facto capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon … Continue reading

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Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was convicted Wednesday of racketeering and other charges over a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country and was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs. Prosecutors said Barry Cadden, … Continue reading

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Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. The barrage of bullets didn’t stop when he stuck his hands out the window of his car in … Continue reading

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Tearful friend of Dylann Roof apologizes at sentencing CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — During a night of vodka, cocaine, marijuana and video games, Joey Meek listened as a childhood buddy confided that he hated blacks so much he was going to kill them at a South Carolina church. … Continue reading

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Texas justice? Video emerges of police chief telling homeless man to leave town

RT The chief of police in Taft, Texas will face a grand jury after being recorded running a homeless young man out of his small town. He received a blanket trespass warning for the entire city before being forced to … Continue reading

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Oil prices rise as OPEC considers extending cuts

RT Global crude benchmarks staged a recovery on Tuesday on reports production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could be extended. North Sea Brent crude was trading 45 cents higher, slightly above $52 per barrel, … Continue reading

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High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. Republicans are unanimously supporting … Continue reading

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Tennessee teacher had been reported kissing missing student NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl’s family said. … Continue reading

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