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Ending the meeting, the President was awarded with decorated surfboards in recognition of surfing making its debut at the next Summer Olympic Games in 2020. "It's always been in the back of my mind". And apparently just like gymnastics, the key to a successful White House visit is proper stretching! "That I get to miss school and be a part of this is unbelievable".
  • Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

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    Unable to provide more detailed plans in the hearing, Russel assured Markey that the state department has "very serious counter escalation plans" in place and would be willing to implement a variety of contingency plans if necessary. Russel added that President Barack Obama has raised with Chinese leaders practical ways that China can enhance the effectiveness of sanctions, including strengthening border controls and limiting access to North Korean banks.
  • Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

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    The ostensible point of Johnson's tweet is to suggest that he hadn't struggled to recite the name of a single foreign leader - rather, he had correctly intuited that no nation on planet Earth is now governed by an avowed libertarian. "Anywhere in the continents", Matthews said. Johnson's first "Aleppo moment" raised serious questions about whether Johnson could be a viable alternative to Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, when he seemingly lacks basic knowledge of ...
  • 1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

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    Thursday morning, authorities said. Bella Dinh-Zarr, vice chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, said investigators would look into whether Positive Train Control could have prevented the disaster. Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit rail service in and out of Hoboken train station has been suspended indefinitely. ATC has been in place throughout the Northeast Corridor, the most heavily traveled rail network in the country, for almost 40 years.
  • Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

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    He was replying to a question about India's intention to carry out surgical strike in Pakistan. "Army at the LoC fired back and intermittent firing is going on", the army officer said on condition of anonymity, referring to the Line of Control, or heavily militarised de facto border.
  • OH minimum wage to increase in 2017

    OH minimum wage to increase in 2017

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    But in an interview with The Canadian Press Tuesday, Premier Rachel Notley said she rejects the notion that a minimum-wage hike will hurt the provincial economy. "And calculate it to see if there was an increase or not". "Minimum wage workers are a valuable and important segment of our workforce", said Bucy.
  • Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying

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    For Linda Carman , fishing was a way to spend time with her son, a very private young man, Hartstein said . He said he grabbed survival gear, then looked back and she was gone. The boat needed mechanical repairs, and Carman had been handling some of those repairs himself in a way that "could have potentially rendered his boat unsafe", an affidavit for the search warrant said.
  • Thousands of Israelis File Past Coffin of Former President Peres

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    On Friday, Peres will be taken to nearby Mt. Herzl to be buried near his long-time political rival and partner, former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in a ceremony to be attended by no fewer than 80 world leaders. Peres' office said Thursday Clinton will go directly to Israel's parliament. An Israeli defense ministry unit also said Abbas had asked for it to coordinate his participation.
  • McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

    McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

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    But he said he doesn't believe the ability to sue Saudi Arabia will be good for the long term future of the US. "I would like to think there may be some work to be done to protect our service members overseas from any kind of - any kind of legal ensnarements that could occur", Ryan said.
  • Aleppo hospitals hit as ground battles rage in Syrian city

    Aleppo hospitals hit as ground battles rage in Syrian city

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    Ali Shamkhani, head of Iran's National Security Council, was also reportedly quoted Tuesday as saying Aleppo's fate would be determined only "through a forceful confrontation". Russian Federation has gotten its wish to an extent. The regime's strategy in other locations such as Damascus and Homs has been to use years of siege and bombardment to force eventual surrender, rather than attempting to storm well-defended territory.
  • Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russian Federation over Aleppo

    Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russian Federation over Aleppo

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    Kirby said. The Syrian forces have now begun a fresh set of operations aimed at ridding Aleppo of foreign-backed militants, where they have made a series of gains in recent days. At least six people were killed by artillery shelling in the al-Maadi neighbourhood while they queued for bread at the bakery, residents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
  • Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

    Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists

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    The Nigeria army countered the report that Boko Haram hoisted its flags in the villages, Sani Usman , its spokesman, saying: "There is no presence of the terrorists in any of the villages talk less of hoisting flags as alleged". On the Niger Delta Avengers , the president stated that his government will negotiate with them if they are open to it, but cautioned that he is fully prepared to continue the military campaign to its conclusion.
  • Air strike hits major Aleppo hospital: medical workers

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    Pro-government forces stepped up a new ground offensive, attacking from four directions and advancing in a central area near the city's ancient citadel, further squeezing the insurgent-held areas. US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a telephone call to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, that the United States and its partners held Russia responsible for a drastic escalation in attacks that have put civilians at great risk.
  • Katy Perry strips down at ballot box for Funny or Die

    Katy Perry strips down at ballot box for Funny or Die

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    It seems proud Californian girl Katy Perry will do anything to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming Presidential election, as seen in her latest sketch video. Katy is then led to a police vehicle, where she finds herself sharing the backseat with a shirtless Joel McHale , who reacts: 'You too?' Shortly after Clinton, 68, went head-to-head with republican candidate Donald Trump in the USA presidential debate, Perry appeared to confirm her choice of endorsement on social media.
  • Sawmill Fire, Marshes Fire, Tobin Fire, Loma Fire

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    It threatened 300 buildings, though it was not clear how many were homes or smaller structures. Resident Jennifer Swifteagle said she could hear the booming evacuation orders while driving to the staging area. Santa Cruz County sheriff's Sgt. Chris Clark said deputies are going door to door on Summit Road between Loma Prieta and Ormsby Cutoff to about two dozen addresses recommending residents leave.
  • Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House

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    Michelle Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Lasalle University on September 28 in Philadelphia. "Experience matters. Preparation matters". "As someone who has seen the presidency up close and personal, let me share with you what I've learned about this job - lessons that seem even more relevant, even more critical and important now", she said.
  • UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

    UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

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    The photos included images of the Duchess Kate Middleton, her husband Prince William and the couple's children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The allegations emerged after private pictures were reportedly offered to The Sun and the Daily Mail via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
  • South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to government

    South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to government

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    Sudan may expel the former vice president of South Sudan if he continues planning a new rebellion against the southern government from its territory, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said. Riek Machar's statement, obtained by The Associated Press, accuses the government of pushing ethnic groups into fighting. "While the authorities have succeeded in reducing inflation and slightly recovering from the negative growth rates of 2011 and 2012, more must be done to ensure a more ...
  • Syrian military bombardment of Aleppo enters third day

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    The pumping station supplying rebel-held parts of Aleppo was damaged on Thursday and subsequent strikes had made repairs impossible, Mr Dwyer said. The Syrian Center for Policy Research, a Beirut-based nongovernmental organization, has put the death toll from the six-year-old conflict at more than 470,000.
  • Beijing Criticizes US Moves Against Businesswoman Allegedly Linked to North Korea

    Beijing Criticizes US Moves Against Businesswoman Allegedly Linked to North Korea

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    The actions reflect our efforts to protect the integrity of the USA banking system and hold accountable those who seek to evade US sanctions laws. Along with the founder and chairwoman of Liaoning Hongxiang Group, Ma Xiaohong, DHID's general manager Zhou Jianshu, deputy general manager Hong Jinhua and financial manager Luo Chuanxu were also placed on the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control's blacklist.
  • Shell that hit Iraqi base contained sulfur-mustard agent

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    No one was killed or injured in the Tuesday attack. Dunford said that the U.S-led coaliton has carried out some 30 airstrikes against ISIS's "emerging chemical capability". The town lies near the city of Mosul, which is the IS group's last major urban stronghold in Iraq . Nevertheless, there have been 20 recorded instances of chemical weapons used against a quarter of those instances included mustard gas and Kurdish combatants in Iraq .
  • 7 arrested in connection with attacks on court, Christian colony

    7 arrested in connection with attacks on court, Christian colony

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    Bajwa said the charges levelled by India over the Uri attack were "upsetting" and Pakistan had never accused anyone without concrete evidence. "We are closely monitoring developments at the Eastern border and fully prepared to respond to incident (aggression)" he said.
  • Clinton proposes 65 percent tax on US billionaire estates

    Clinton proposes 65 percent tax on US billionaire estates

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    That's maybe a thousand rich kids who will have to pay 15 percent more than the current top rate and maybe a dozen or so who would pay 25 percent more. The argument also has been made that the estate tax was good for its time, when a small group of plutocrats controlled huge sections of the American economy, but that now, in the go-go 21 Century, it is something of an anachronism.
  • Blessing of animals at Lambertville church on Sunday

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    Paul Church, 935 E. State St., Salem: Does your pet need a blessing? The community is invited to bring their "well behaved" animals to be blessed by guest Rector Amanda Bordenkircher from Corpus Christi Episcopal Church in Okahumka. St. Theresa Parish's Blessing of the Animals will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct 1., 2016, 136 W. Waukesha Road, Eagle. Its website is http://www.lakeshorepaws.org.
  • UN Sec-Gen 'appalled' by Syria violence

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    During the last weekend, the city witnessed an outrageous bombing of a humanitarian convoy, the Syrian regime's public denunciation of the cessation of hostilities and continuing reports that the regime is using chemical weapons. The French and British foreign ministers also directed their verbal attacks at Russian Federation, saying it could be guilty of war crimes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that 52 people including women and children had been killed in ...
  • Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

    Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

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    In an interview given to Al Mayadeen TV, al-Moallem clarified that the United States wanted to direct accusations at Russian Federation after its Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov succeeded in embarrassing the USA for its disavowal of the deal with Russian Federation, adding that the U.S.
  • Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

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    Trump's camp was quick to respond to the editorial board's endorsement of Clinton. The Commission on Presidential Debates said moderator Lester Holt will follow a format that calls for six, 15-minute time segments. Clinton and Trump happen to be two of the most famous people in the country - if not the world - and their triumphs and disasters over the past quarter-century have reverberated far wider than the political bubble, embedding them in the fabric of American life.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical wave heading towards the Caribbean better organized

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical wave heading towards the Caribbean better organized

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    Hurricane forecasters are giving a fast-moving tropical wave rolling toward the Windward Islands a 90 percent chance of becoming a storm over the next week. "Invest 97-L may pass very close to the coast of South America, which would interfere with development", Masters said. As the storm pushes west, it will likely face very light wind shear and warm ocean water, increasing the risk of it becoming a unsafe storm as it nears the islands.
  • India's prime minister says Pakistan a haven for terrorism

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    He said that before accusing Pakistan, India should have looked at its atrocious role in Jammu and Kashmir and mentioned the brutalities being perpetrated against the innocent Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the disputed state. "At that time, Lal Bahadur Shastri ji attempted to represent this feeling in an excellent manner to the world and he gave the slogan of "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" to inspire common people to work for the country".
  • Obama Raises Palestinian Issue in Last Meeting with Netanyahu

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    Hameid said that Israel has escalated tension and a policy of collective punishment on innocent civilians to serve its "occupational purposes", by adding more forces to Hebron's Old City, while also banning Palestinian worshippers from entering the Ibrahimi mosque - located at the epicenter of tensions between local Palestinians and Israeli forces and settlers - among other punitive measures.