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US State Department spokesman LAUGHS at news of Boris Johnson's appointment

The rambunctious former mayor of London has insulted or lampooned a series of world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and both the Democratic and Republican candidates to succeed Obama.

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USA missile defence system to be placed in S. Korea farm town

North Korea's military on Monday threatened to retaliate against the deployment of the system with a "physical response" once its location and time of installation were decided. While THAAD is and will continue to be unsettling for Russia, it is unlikely that Russian objections will warrant a USA cancellation or withdrawal of the system.

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GMO Labels Bill Approved by Congress

The measure , S. 764 , passed last week in a 63-30 Senate vote, is expected garner House votes before Congress goes into a six-week recess. New rules could force companies to use a symbol or print a QR code on the label of their products if they are genetically modified.

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Mission Mosul: US troops head towards Iraq

The newly retaken territory still needs to be secured since IS insurgents remain holed up in several towns behind the government's front line, a military spokesman said. Iraqi forces were already improving the base's perimeter in case of a counterattack from the nearby town of Qayara, which Islamic State militants still hold, another USA official in Baghdad said.

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Trump and family meet with Pence amid swirl of VP talk

Donald Trump and family dropped in for a visit Wednesday morning with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, fueling already heated speculation that the state's conservative chief executive is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's choice for vice president.

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CA Democratic Party Chairman Issues Statement On Sanders' Endorsement Of Clintion

Trump reacted to Sanders' support of Clinton with a series of tweets. "This campaign is about the needs of the American people", Sanders said in May 2015. "With your help, we are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump, win in November, and yes, together build a future we can all believe in", she said amidst laud applause from her supporters.

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Sanders: Clinton Endorsement Not 'Lesser of Two Evils'

The university's pollsters found that Clinton has experienced a "drop in grades on honesty and moral standards". The new Quinnipiac University poll, which examined swing states, reveals that in Pennsylvania, Trump is up two points over Clinton, 43 percent to 41 percent.

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Angela Eagle launches her bid to topple Jeremy Corbyn

Labour's rulebook says that "potential challengers" for the leadership need the nominations of 20% of MPs and MEPs, something Corbyn's opponents believe should apply to him as well as Eagle. "I'm stepping up to the plate to say it's about time we did this so we can make the Labour Party relevant again and so we can contend for government".

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Tribunal: No basis for China's vast South China Sea claims

The senior diplomat took note that the recognition of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Philippines in the South China Sea will help the economy of the Philippines and will set a precedent. How Beijing responds to the ruling could chart the course of global power relations in an increasingly unsafe area. In the said Award, the Tribunal considered whether certain reefs claimed by China are above water at high tide, or whether any of these features could generate maritime zones beyond ...

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Sheriff: Inmate kills 2 bailiffs at Michigan courthouse

Members of the public "went for shelter once the shooting occurred and courageous officers were able to come to the rescue and bring the shooter down", Bailey said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. Sheriff Bailey identified the bailiffs killed as Joseph Zangaro, 61, and Ronald Kienzle, 63, and the wounded deputy as 41-year-old James Atterberry Jr.

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Penn State payouts in abuse case surprisingly high

They also reveal that head coach Joe Paterno knew about the abuse and that he allegedly dismissed a victim's complaint about Sandusky. The man said that Paterno ignored him and said he was too busy with the football season to worry about his claims, reports state.

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Beijing's Claims To South China Sea Are Invalid, International Tribunal Says

The 497-page ruling found that Chinese law enforcement patrols had risked colliding with Philippine fishing boats in parts of the sea. China "solemnly declares that the award is null and void and has no binding force". Speaking outside the Permanent Court of Arbitration's base at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Leiden University professor of political economy in Asia, Jonathan London, tells The Associated Press that the decision will "give countries with a common interest in worldwide norms ...

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New Pokemon game sees man's house turned into Pokemon Go 'gym'

It's resulted in a lot of amusing scenes at Reston Town Center, with players wandering around seemingly aimlessly trying to catch Pokemon on their phones. Fighting between Pokemon is reserved for challenging other players at Pokemon Gyms. The app doesn't count your travel as steps but you can still see Pokemon on the map and if you can tap them quick enough, you can capture them from your seat.

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Cop's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race — APNewsBreak

This 2014 photo provided by Dewanda Harris shows Philando Castile of St. Paul, Minn ., posing for a photo while attending a family funeral in St. Kelly declined to say whether Castile told the officer that he had a permit, which his girlfriend said he tried to tell Yanez and the officer with him that night, Joe Kauser, before he was shot.

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Rudy Giuliani: Black Lives Matter Puts a Target on Police Officers' Backs

Protesters have taken to the streets in several cities across the nation, such as Baton Rouge, to draw attention to what they consider improper police tactics. "It is so important to show that it's not just black people that are invested in this, but other minorities to stand in support of what's happening in the United States", she said.

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Philippines 'Welcomes' South China Sea Ruling

The ruling is expected to further increase tensions in the region, where China's increased military assertiveness has spread concern among its smaller neighbours and is a point of confrontation with the United States . "The ruling also presents an opportunity for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to speak with one voice on a matter of deep political and strategic importance, not just to the Philippines, but to the its entire membership", the lawmakers said.

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5 arrested after shots fired on police in Washington

The officers returned fire and demanded that the suspects get out of their vehicle, but they refused. The shooting comes just days after five officers were gunned down during a protest march in Dallas, and amid heightened tensions between police and communities nationwide.

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North Korea: US sanctions amount to 'declaration of a war'

The sanctions include a freeze on any property owned by the individuals in the USA and block American citizens from doing business with them. But Wednesday's action marks the first time regime officials have been sanctioned for human rights abuses.

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At Least 12 Dead in Head-On Train Crash

Kicking up clouds of dust, helicopters landed in a nearby field to pick up the most seriously injured. There could be more fatalities, rescuers said. Numerous passengers on one of the trains were students heading to lessons at the University of Bari and travellers on their way to Bari global airport.

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Gingrich: If asked, I would be Trump's VP

Still, he was well behind Clinton, who announced last week that she had raised nearly $70 million in June for her campaign and Democratic partners. Trump personally contributed $3.8 million to the campaign in June, which helped contribute to a fundraising operation that was led by Campaign Finance Chairman Steven Mnuchin and Lew Eisenberg.

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CP NewsAlert: Kenney says united Alberta right would face 2nd leadership race

The seven-premier Alberta PC dynasty's third sovereign came up again and again in Kenney's speech. Given the history of the two parties, with the floor crossings and the nasty things that have been said recently, it's nearly impossible to imagine either side giving up anything, even to form a united front against the NDP.

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Attacks on police: Inspired or directed by militant groups?

The police said on Twitter that "out of an abundance of caution, officers searched the garage to ensure reports of a suspicious person (were) thoroughly investigated". "I was beaten bloody by police officers". Participant Dickie Holman, who is a pastor, said all the killings need to stop and they can only do that by joining together.

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Clinton campaign confirms her appearance with Sanders

The union, which represents 700,000 telecommunications and technology members, said in an emailed statement that Clinton "has stood with CWA members and pledges her commitment to making life better for working families". They hunkered down in back rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton outside Universal Studios, trying - and for hours, failing - to broker agreements on the minimum wage and trade.

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Trump, Clinton Cancel Campaign Events; Respond To Shootings

Clinton called for the "need to do more to respect and protect our police" in a statement aired on CNN Friday, pointing out that the Dallas officers were on "sacred duty" when they were killed. "I'm going to be talking to white people - I think we're the ones who have to have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens", she said.

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Markets Right Now: SP 500 on track for record high close

The group was boosted by semiconductor companies, including Qorvo Inc. and Skyworks Solutions Inc., which added more than 2.7 percent. Following the rally seen last Friday, stocks may see some further upside in early trading on Monday. Despite the strong jobs report, the continued uncertainty over Brexit and low inflation is likely to prevent the Federal Reserve from enacting a rate hike anytime soon.