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US sanctions more Iranians, but nuclear deal stands for now

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration slapped 18 Iranian individuals and groups with sanctions Tuesday for aiding the country’s non-nuclear weapons programs, in a bid to show that President Donald Trump is staying tough on Iran despite his moves … Continue reading

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Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and “a few Republicans” Tuesday over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a vote on a backup … Continue reading

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Dennis Hastert released from prison in Minnesota

Mail.com CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April … Continue reading

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Australia & US test-fire multimillion hypersonic missile

RT A hypersonic glider capable of moving at a speed eight times faster than sound has launched from a rocket range in the town of Woomera, South Australia. The launch was performed as part of a research project which features … Continue reading

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UN reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents

Mail.com KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, according to a U.N. report released Monday, which blamed the majority of the deaths on bombings by insurgents. … Continue reading

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Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

Mail.com BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, tens of thousands of Montana’s working poor are already in a double quandary: Even if Congress leaves Medicaid expansion mostly intact, … Continue reading

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Jordanian soldier gets life term for killing 3 US troops

Mail.com AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian soldier was sentenced Monday to life in prison after being convicted of killing three U.S. military trainers last year, but some said questions lingered about his motive for the shooting at a Jordanian … Continue reading

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Florida cops struggle to explain to black state attorney why she was pulled over

RT Bodycam footage of two Orlando police officers pulling over Florida’s first and only black state attorney has gone viral. The cops, now accused of racial profiling, claimed her tags didn’t come back as registered and also eyed her legally … Continue reading

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Nemtsov killer sentenced to 20yrs behind bars, accomplices to 11-19yrs

RT A court in Moscow has sentenced five Chechen men found guilty of killing prominent Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in early 2015 to 11 to 20 years in prison. “Zaur Dadaev was given a 20-year jail sentence and a fine … Continue reading

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Berlin to boost aviation safety amid fears hackers can hijack warplanes

RT Germany’s military is launching a new “aviation cyber expertise” as an urgent measure in response to a government-funded research revealing that hackers would be able to seize command of a military aircraft with equipment worth just a few thousand … Continue reading

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Longtime GOP senator pessimistic about health bill prospects

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-time Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he is “very pessimistic” that his party will push a health care bill through the Senate, even as a colleague warned leaders about retaliation by conservative voters should they react … Continue reading

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China sends ships, troops to 1st overseas military base in Horn of Africa

RT Chinese troops have been deployed to the country’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Beijing says the base will be used for logistical purposes, such as resupplying ships taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian … Continue reading

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The Latest: 15 Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in crash

Mail.com ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly military plane crash in Mississippi (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A Marine spokesman says a Navy corpsman and 15 Marines were killed in when a military plane crashed in … Continue reading

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Government scraps search for new FBI headquarters

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement agency will continue operating out of its deteriorating downtown Washington headquarters for the foreseeable future after the federal government announced Tuesday it had scrapped a decade-long plan to look for a … Continue reading

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Jailed man called ‘flight risk’ as 4 missing men sought

Mail.com PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described a man held on an unrelated … Continue reading

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Oil production cuts can go longer & deeper – Russian energy minister

RT OPEC and non-OPEC producers could extend and increase production cuts to prop up crude prices, according to Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. “If necessary, we can extend the agreement. If necessary, we can increase the amounts that need to … Continue reading

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California bill would require cops to release body cam video

Mail.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longstanding national debate about police transparency and privacy has been reignited in California with legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to release body camera video and recordings of fatal police shootings and other … Continue reading

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US soldier arrested after pledging loyalty to Islamic State

Mail.com HONOLULU (AP) — An active duty U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges after authorities say he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and said he wanted to “kill a bunch of people.” The FBI arrested Sgt. 1st … Continue reading

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At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

Mail.com ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreckage and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County … Continue reading

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Inmates set fire to Guyana prison, 4 escape, 1 officer killed

RT Inmates at a maximum security prison in Guyana set fire to the premises, destroying most of the building and prompting a gunfight with authorities. Four “very serious criminals” managed to escape. The chaos broke out at Camp Street Prison … Continue reading

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