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Not just the Air Force: US Army fail to report up to 20% of crimes to FBI

RT After an Air Force veteran with a criminal history was able to buy guns and kill 29 people in a Texas church, a Pentagon-wide investigation found that the Army is failing to alert the FBI about soldiers’ criminal histories … Continue reading

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Israel must push for 1mn West Bank settlers, enough talk of two states – minister

RT Israel’s Jerusalem affairs minister is calling for sheer numbers to root out the very idea of a sovereign Palestinian state. He says about a million Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank should do the trick. Speaking at the … Continue reading

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17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010

Mail.com HONOLULU (AP) — More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured … Continue reading

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Ex-members of church urge overturning of court agreement

Mail.com SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of … Continue reading

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Monsanto sues California over weed killer cancer warnings

RT Agrochemical giant Monsanto and US farm groups are suing California to stop the state from issuing cancer warnings on the company’s herbicide glyphosate, which farmers use on genetically engineered crops. California has added glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s … Continue reading

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SpaceX mystery: What is the US govt sending into orbit?

RT Elon Musk’s SpaceX is launching a secret US government payload into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket – known only by its codename ‘Zuma.’ The covert haul is due to launch between 8pm and 10pm EST from NASA’s Kennedy … Continue reading

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Lawyer: Freedom nears for man wrongfully convicted in 1974

Mail.com BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man was preparing to walk out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by … Continue reading

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California gunman who killed 4, wounded 10 was out on bail

Mail.com RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The gunman behind a rampage in Northern California was out on bail charged with stabbing a neighbor, others had complained about him firing hundreds of rounds from his house, and he had been … Continue reading

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Richest 1% have more money than poorest half of world’s population

RT The bottom half of adults in the world collectively own less than the richest one percent, according to a Credit Suisse report. The gap between the super-rich and the poor has significantly grown since the global crisis. The wealthiest … Continue reading

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Congressional GOP upbeat about prospects for tax overhaul

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday projected confidence about delivering on an overhaul of the nation’s tax code with President Donald Trump planning an in-person appeal to lawmakers ahead of a crucial House vote this week. “This bill … Continue reading

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California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

Mail.com VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. A press release from Vandenberg Air Force Base says the … Continue reading

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Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

Mail.com LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stubborn rancher’s refusal to recognize federal authority in the West will be presented to a jury in Las Vegas, where a trial is set to start Tuesday for cattleman Cliven Bundy, two of his … Continue reading

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Russia squeezing US out as agricultural superpower

RT The US is being pushed out of the grain market as Russia’s bumper wheat harvest has dragged down prices to record lows. Russian agricultural exports are booming thanks to a weaker national currency and massive investment. “We are pushing … Continue reading

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NATO not enough? EU launches own military alliance

RT The EU has moved a step closer towards having a joint military force by signing an agreement on a permanent command structure. PESCO, or Permanent Structured Cooperation, was signed by 23 members of the 28-strong European Union on Monday. … Continue reading

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Strong quake hits Costa Rica, no reports of major damage

MSN SAN JOSE, Nov 12 (Reuters) – A strong 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near its capital city San Jose on Sunday night, but there were no initial reports of injuries or significant damage to … Continue reading

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Ramped up security at Las Vegas marathon after mass shooting

Mail.com LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the mass shooting. The city posted snipers and used a helicopter to … Continue reading

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‘Like magic’: Scientists find way to make old human cells young again

RT Scientists have discovered how to make old human cells young again through rejuvenation. It’s an exciting discovery that could change the way humans age. Researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Brighton found they could rejuvenate senescent cells, cells … Continue reading

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‘Moral crisis’: Gates, Buffett & Bezos richer than poorest half of America combined

RT The three richest people in the United States – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett – have a total wealth that exceeds the savings of America’s poorest 160 million, a new study shows. The three billionaires are sitting … Continue reading

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Last ISIS stronghold in Syria, Abu Kamal, totally liberated – Syrian Army

RT The Syrian Army has liberated the city of Abu Kamal, destroying the last Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in Syria. Abu Kamal’s fall signals the end of IS as a terrorist group, army commanders said. “The liberation of … Continue reading

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Marine Corps drill instructor abuse case going to jury

Mail.com CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A military jury begins deliberating Thursday on whether a Marine Corps drill instructor is guilty of beating, stomping and choking new recruits, or whether accounts of his abuse toward Muslim-American military hopefuls were overhyped … Continue reading

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