• Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Safely Watch the Eclipse
Solar Eclipse 2017: How to Safely Watch the Eclipse

Its magnitude will be 79.5 percent with maximum area obscured at 74.77 percent. "The best way to view a solar eclipse safely is to wear certified solar eclipse viewing glasses". The Society advises to obtain solar filters and viewers from reputable vendors as there have been recent cases of fake lens being distributed. Anyone planning on watc...

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  • Charlottesville Police Chief Pushes Back On Reports Officers Didn't Intervene
Charlottesville Police Chief Pushes Back On Reports Officers Didn't Intervene

Robert E. Lee. Thomas said organizers of the Unite the Right rally failed to follow what the chief said had been an agreed-upon plan that involved controlling the demonstrators' access to Emancipation Park through a rear entrance. "That street is typically shut down on weekends for events that occur on the mall", Longo, who retired from the depar...

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  • Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser
Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

He doubled down on his denial in the letter to Trump, saying, "contrary to the insinuations of a handful of your Democratic critics, I never had access to nonpublic information or profited from my position, nor do I believe that my role presented conflicts of interest ".

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  • Donald Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' as war appears inevitable
Donald Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded' as war appears inevitable

Pyongyang said this week it is planning to launch four missiles into waters near the coast of Guam, which is a major USA military hub with a population of 163,000 - all of whom are technically USA citizens. Abe says: "I will do everything, to the best of my ability, to protect the safety and property of the Japanese people". The North then threate...

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  • Fears grow for seven-year-old boy missing in Barcelona following attack
Fears grow for seven-year-old boy missing in Barcelona following attack

We have found Jom (his Mum, my cousin-in-law) and she is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The appeal concluded: "Please share, especially if you have family or friends in Barcelona . As security forces hunted for the van´s driver, who was seen escaping on foot, police said they had killed five attackers on Thursday night in Camb...

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  • Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response
Rabbi that oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion joins chorus criticizing president's Charlottesville response

Far-right protesters converged on Charlottesville in defense of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and brawled with counterprotesters. A number of cable news shows reported that they all failed to find a Republican senator to appear before the cameras to defend Mr Trump's comments.

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  • Trump lauds Kim Jong-Un's decision to hold off attack on Guam
Trump lauds Kim Jong-Un's decision to hold off attack on Guam

North Korea tested a missile that has the capability of reaching the West Coast in late July. "He said that if the Yankees persist in their extremely unsafe reckless actions on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the self-restraint of the DPRK, the latter will make an important decision as it already declared", KCNA said.

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  • Prime Minister to meet fintech entrepreneurs on August 21 & 22
Prime Minister to meet fintech entrepreneurs on August 21 & 22

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Kashmir problem can not be resolved by "abuse" and "bullets" will be applicable to security forces too. The country's premier think tank Niti Aayog has invited specialists from the fintech industry for a meeting with the prime ...

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  • Elephant Conservationist Fatally Shot in Tanzania
Elephant Conservationist Fatally Shot in Tanzania

PAMS Foundation said in its tribute that Mr. Lotter started his service to wildlife in South Africa , his country of birth, as a ranger before he moved to Tanzania to step up his conservation efforts through the foundation that he co-founded with Krissie Clark.

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  • Nawaz Sharif invariably won elections with help of 'agencies'
Nawaz Sharif invariably won elections with help of 'agencies'

Addressing a joint press conference along with PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari, PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira and other office bearers here at the Bilawal House, Bilawal said, "PML-N should not be under any confusion. Sources quoted Zardari saying that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief has a different attitude when he is in power...

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  • Pelosi: Yeah, I'm For Censuring Trump For His Defense Of White Supremacy
Pelosi: Yeah, I'm For Censuring Trump For His Defense Of White Supremacy

ABC News noted censure does not remove an individual from office, but rather rebukes his or her past actions or statements. Only impeachment is harsher. Though he did make a harsher condemnation of white-supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in a statement Monday, his delay in doing so proved hard for many to stomach.

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  • USA and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31
USA and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31

It's expected to last until August 31, the Pentagon said in a statement Friday. Pyongyang has said it was considering plans to fire missiles over Japan towards the U.S. Training exercises like UFG are carried out in the spirit of the October 1, 1953, ROK-U.S. In addition to South Korean and US forces, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, New Z...

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  • Support for Trump's impeachment rises to 40% among Americans
Support for Trump's impeachment rises to 40% among Americans

Cohen, ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, isn't the first member of Congress to push for impeachment. The increase in support for Trump's impeachment could be linked to a number of factors, including the ongoing investigation to his campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation.

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  • Venezuela's Fraudulent Constituent Assembly Claims Powers of National Assembly
Venezuela's Fraudulent Constituent Assembly Claims Powers of National Assembly

Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly is taking over powers of the opposition-led congress . “They were obligated to come here and subordinate the Assembly to the Constituent, ” Rodriguez said later during a radio interview.

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  • 3 young girls killed in Maryland home
3 young girls killed in Maryland home

At a subsequent news gathering Friday evening, police said they trust the wrongdoing is limited to the home where the bodies were found, and there is no more extensive risk to the group. She said investigators remain on the scene gathering evidence. Donelan said that police do not have any suspects in custody. The family member called 911 sho...

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  • Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision
Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision

Here's their party line. Spokeswoman Sharon Parker says they "always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us". The first official flag of the Confederacy was used in 1861, but was too similar to the Union Stars and Stripes flag, which caused confusion on the battlefield, according to Britannica .

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  • Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations
Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Thulin was the sixth to drop out of Trump's council in recent days, responding to the President's remarks on the events in Charlottesville over the weekend. 3M chief executive Inge Thulin also resigned today, stating "Sustainability, diversity and inclusion are my personal values and also fundamental to the 3M Vision".

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  • White Supremacist From Vice Documentary Banned From OkCupid For Life
White Supremacist From Vice Documentary Banned From OkCupid For Life

Against a pitch-black sky, hundreds of young white men-and a few women-march in formation while holding torches, many of them chanting " Jews will not replace us ", "White lives matter", and the Nazi-era slogan "blood and soil". In the VICE special , "Race and Terror", Cantwell is seen proudly displaying his guns, making bigoted remarks about ...

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  • North Korea reportedly holds off on plan to fire missiles toward Guam
North Korea reportedly holds off on plan to fire missiles toward Guam

North Korea has said it was considering plans to fire missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, although North Korean media this week said leader Kim Jong Un had delayed the decision while waiting for the next U.S. Being mindful that it has been North Korea's strategy for years to use conventional military threats to extract economic a...

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  • Lawmakers slam Trump's latest defense of Charlottesville response
Lawmakers slam Trump's latest defense of Charlottesville response

The survey was taken after Trump's comments on Monday in which he named white supremacists as a hate group, but nearly entirely before his press conference Tuesday, in which he assigned blame for the violence in Charlottesville to both the white supremacist rally and the counter-protesters.

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  • War 'horrific' but N.Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
War 'horrific' but N.Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

Dunford made the remarks on the last day of a trip to China that included a visit on Wednesday to a northern military zone near China's border with North Korea. " As long as the threat in North Korea exists, we need to maintain a high state of readiness to respond to that threat ", he added. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed toda...

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  • What James Franklin's contract extension means for Penn State Football
What James Franklin's contract extension means for Penn State Football

After narrowly missing out on the 2016 NCAA Playoffs, the Penn State Board of Trustees' Committee on Compensation made a decision to go forward with Franklin for the foreseeable future. James is a tremendous leader of young men, motivating them to extend their reach and impact far beyond what they might have thought possible on the field, in the cl...

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  • Moon: There will not be a war
Moon: There will not be a war

China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam. "The bottom line is, we will defend the country from an attack; for us (U.S. military) that is war", Mattis said. S...

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  • Haryana cops harassed students as badly as goons did: JNU students union
Haryana cops harassed students as badly as goons did: JNU students union

Three of us chose to go to the main road on my friend's bike while the other four started walking. The female victim stated that she was being slapped and abused for being in the company of the male, one of the accused dragged her to a temporary shelter, while others advising him to rape her.

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  • Next Week's Total Solar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia
Next Week's Total Solar Eclipse Is NOT Visible From Australia

Doing so during most phases of a solar eclipse can permanently impair your vision, according to a press release from the society. The American Astronomical Society , the go-to experts for the eclipse, reported earlier this week that it may, indeed, be too late to buy solar viewers in many local stores.

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  • Australia's dual citizenship crisis: Will the Malcolm Turnbull government fall?
Australia's dual citizenship crisis: Will the Malcolm Turnbull government fall?

Mr Canavan quit his cabinet position last month when he fell victim to the scandal. "Malcolm Turnbull needs to explain why he is holding Mr Joyce and now Senator Nash to a lesser standard than Matt Canavan and not requiring them to stand down".

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  • Iranian opposition leader hospitalised after hunger strike
Iranian opposition leader hospitalised after hunger strike

The guards remain on the premises, though, and Mahdi Karroubi is still officially under house arrest. He was admitted to Shahid Rajaei hospital due to high blood pressure, less than 24 hours after beginning a hunger strike Wednesday morning, it said, adding that he was still refusing to eat.

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  • Powerball Jackpot Soars To $535 Million
Powerball Jackpot Soars To $535 Million

Good luck winning the jackpot, though. "It's very exciting. This is the first time it's been over $500 million since that record jackpot we had back in January 2016 when it hit nearly $1.6 billion", Annison said. The lucky tickets beat odds of 1 in 913,129 to match four of five white balls and the red Powerball. No one matched all six numbers i...

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  • US, China military chiefs reach deal to reduce 'risk of miscalculation'
US, China military chiefs reach deal to reduce 'risk of miscalculation'

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army Joseph Dunford met his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui on Tuesday and signed the framework for an agreement to build a new communication mechanism for their joint staff departments, the China Daily reported on Wednesday.

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  • American Cancer Society pulls out of gala at Mar-a-Lago
American Cancer Society pulls out of gala at Mar-a-Lago

The nonprofit had held its annual fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for eight years. The decisions to pull out of Mar-a-Lago come after a week of turbulent comments from the president regarding the white-supremacist protests that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia .

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  • Report says BJP receives maximum funding from corporate donors
Report says BJP receives maximum funding from corporate donors

Of this amount, the BJP received Rs 705.81 crore from 2,987 donors, with the Congress a distant second at Rs 198.16 crore from 167 corporate donors. CPI and CPM have the lowest share of corporate donations at 4 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively. The trust donated a total of 35 number of times in three years, amounting to Rs 260.87 crore.

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  • Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400, United Nations says
Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400, United Nations says

The death toll is expected to rise as the search for missing people continues. Almost 400 people have been confirmed dead with 600 still missing following the disaster which occurred on Monday, 14 August 2017. Rescue teams have received reports that some missing people are sending text messages saying they are trapped, Amaya said . The governm...

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  • THSO Partners With CPD To Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement Labor Day Weekend
THSO Partners With CPD To Increase Drunk Driving Enforcement Labor Day Weekend

MI had 271 alcohol-involved traffic fatalities and 32,610 drunk driving arrests in the state in 2016. Among drivers between the ages of 18 and 34 who were killed in crashes during the Labor Day holiday period in 2015, 44 percent of those fatalities involved drunk drivers with BACs of.08 or higher.

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  • California adds 82600 jobs in July; unemployment rate rises to 4.8%
California adds 82600 jobs in July; unemployment rate rises to 4.8%

Over the past year, Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, New Hampshire, Utah and Texas saw the largest percentage job gains - with growth of at least 2.4 percent. That measure, many economists' top labor market indicator, was above July 2016 and at its highest level since mid-2008. Iowa's jobless rate stayed at 3.2 percent in July, in part because of gains...

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  • Trump to Split US Cyber Command From NSA
Trump to Split US Cyber Command From NSA

Trump said the move was a sign of the country's "increased resolve" to combat cyber threats, including to US allies, and a way to "streamline command and control of time-sensitive cyberspace operations by consolidating them under a single commander with authorities commensurate with the importance of such operations" and insure those operations get...

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