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China tells America to take its garbage back

RT Chinese customs officials have refused entry to 469 tons of solid waste from the US, the import of which has recently been banned, and sent the garbage back to America, Xinhua news agency reported. Inspectors in Hangzhou, the capital … Continue reading

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Stocks plunge, gold spikes after Trump taunts Russia with missile strikes in Syria

RT Major US indices opened lower on Wednesday following the escalation of tensions in the Middle East between nuclear superpowers Russia and the US. The S&P 500, Dow Jones and the Nasdaq Composite were losing almost a percent after US … Continue reading

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Sacramento police unveil body cam policy after protests

Mail.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents’ backyard, … Continue reading

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Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting

Mail.com LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to bring his firm stance on immigration enforcement to New Mexico where a group of Southwest border … Continue reading

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Don’t drink the Kool-Aid! West promoting chemical false flags as pretext for military action

RT The West has opened its bag of dirty tricks in an effort to smear their avowed enemies with the noxious charge of chemical attacks on civilians. Evidence seems to be optional when selling these sensational stories to the public. … Continue reading

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25 years urged for buyer of rifles used in terror attack

Mail.com RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 California terrorist attack should be sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, the government urged Monday. The U.S. attorney’s … Continue reading

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Democratic attorneys general fight Texas health care lawsuit

Mail.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sixteen Democratic attorneys general pushed back Monday against a Texas lawsuit aimed at striking down former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led 14 other states and the District of … Continue reading

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Free-range parenting law eyed around US after Utah gets buzz

Mail.com SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote … Continue reading

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Moscow wants to get rid of dollar & euro payments in oil trade with Turkey and Iran

RT Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said the country is considering an option of payments for oil in national currencies, in particular with Turkey and Iran. According to him, both countries are interested but there is also a matter of … Continue reading

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Here’s why the Philippines may become ISIS’ next caliphate

RT There are many indications that ISIS, or ISIS-inspired entities, are looking to renew their armed insurgency in the Philippines. As is typically the case, wherever ISIS goes, the US military is not too far behind. Not many people will … Continue reading

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Richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth by 2030

RT A report by the UK House of Commons library has warned that the continued accumulation of wealth at the top will fuel growing distrust and anger over the coming decade unless action is taken to restore balance. According to … Continue reading

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Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account

Mail.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook … Continue reading

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‘Not in the business of war’: Google employees urge company to abandon Pentagon AI project

RT Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter urging the tech giant not to work on a US government surveillance engine which could use artificial intelligence to improve the targeting of drone strikes. “We believe that Google should … Continue reading

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Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

Mail.com ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta … Continue reading

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Father of man shot by NYPD says he was ill, but harmless

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a man killed by police officers in Brooklyn said his son was bipolar and wasn’t taking his medication, but was not dangerous and didn’t deserve to die. Saheed Vassell, 34, was fatally … Continue reading

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Israeli violence against Palestinians will never end as a result of UN & US hypocrisy

RT – by Eva Bartlett The US is fine with “rebels” like Al-Qaeda “protesting” in Syria, but when genuinely unarmed Palestinians protest the occupiers who violently expelled them from their homes and land, they are “inciting violence.” During peaceful protests … Continue reading

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‘We are not in a trade war with China, lost it many years ago’ – Trump

RT President Donald Trump has denied that the US and China are engaged in a trade war, despite Beijing announcing it would slap import tariffs on American goods in a tit-for-tat move. “We are not in a trade war with … Continue reading

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White House says Syria mission coming to ‘a rapid end’

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that the U.S. military mission in Syria was coming to “a rapid end” but offered no firm timeline for a withdrawal, even as President Donald Trump has insisted it’s time for … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s low unemployment rate masks underlying problems

Mail.com HONOLULU (AP) — Are there downsides to a low unemployment rate? In Hawaii, which has the United States’ lowest jobless rate at a minuscule 2.1 percent, the answer is yes. Employers are frustrated by their inability to find workers. … Continue reading

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Bahrain strikes biggest oil field find in nearly 90 years

RT Bahrain has announced that it has struck upon its biggest oil find since 1932. The country’s official news agency reported the discovery of “highly significant quantities of oil and gas” off its west coast Sunday. The resource, which is … Continue reading

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