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Northeast Ohio animal rescues poised to assist shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey

At least 100 homeless dogs that were awaiting adoption in San Antonio, Texas, shelters are being relocated to facilities in the northeast to free up space for animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. "You have to kind of compartmentalize, because if I'm thinking about the frightful situation people are in, I don't want to transmit that to the animals", said Adams.

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Russian Federation sanctions to be lifted once Ukraine ceasefire is agreed, says Merkel

The issue of migration has played an only moderate role in the German election campaign and Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in next month's vote. "I've already mentioned Martin Schulz at least once so that you wouldn't say that", Merkel responded, when asked about her reticence. "The last four years of the Kohl era was a period of stagnation and political agony", he added.

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Allow transgender people to serve in the USA military

The ACLU complaint calls the new policy a betrayal to existing service members who came out publicly to military personnel following a directive issued previous year by President Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ashton Carter. "But their President deprives them of an opportunity to serve on equal terms as others simply because they are transgender". The two locations maximize the chance that the pro-transgender cases will be heard by progressive judges, who may declare that Trump's ...

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North Korea fires projectiles into sea

The projectile was launched from North Korea's eastern Kangwon province. Between 2000 and 2007, South Korea joined the North along with China, the United States, Russia and Japan in what were known as the six-party talks to use economic engagement to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Trump threat to 'terminate' NAFTA sparks intense debate

Trump campaigned on a pledge to do away with NAFTA , which he blamed for the loss of USA manufacturing jobs. Mexican dairy producer organizations included the Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas, Gremio de Productores Lechero de la República Mexicana, and the Asociación Nacional de Ganaderos Lecheros, along with Mexican processor organization Camara Nacional de Industriales de la Leche.

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Quiet at home, but tropical development possible on the coast

This morning, thunderstorms are starting to organize off the coast of Georgia. There will only be a short window of opportunity for this disturbance to become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Irma over the next couple of days. A tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for the North Carolina coast as the system designated "Potential Tropical Storm 10" continues to strengthen and could earn the name Irma, ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker said.

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China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions

North Korea's state media earlier on Saturday said that leader Kim Jong Un inspected a special operation forces training of the country's army that simulated attacks on South Korean islands along the countries' western sea border in what appeared to be in response to the ongoing U.S.

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Trump says Mexico will pay for the wall ''one way or another''

During a rally in Phoenix last week , Trump said he's willing to shut down the government if Congress won't allocate funding to build the wall. A May poll from Fox News found that only 36% of Americans think the wall will be built and only 25% believe Mexico will pay for it.

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PM praises Sindhu for her performance at badminton Cship

Continuing her good run, India's P.V. Sindhu won her quarter-finals match to advance while Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles encounter and bowed out of the World Badminton Championships here on Friday. Well she has proved her critics wrong again. Sindhu and Okuhara were evenly matched and played their heart out in the middle. Okuhara played probably the best badminton and took a 11-10 lead the break before sealing the second comeback 21-17.

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Terrorists attack Pulwama police lines, 2 dead

However, two special police officers were still missing. The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure. The fidayeen attack occurred when militants stormed the district police lines in Pulwama in South Kashmir today. A police nursing orderly Amarjit Singh, who also died in the attack, was cremated in central Kashmir's Budgam district.

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Tillerson keeps distance from Trump's race row stance

Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Trump's stance had made it harder for Washington's top diplomat to promote USA values around the world, Tillerson spoke for his State Department. "We represent America's values, our commitment to freedom, our commitment to the equal treatment of people in the world", Tillerson said when asked about whether it was hard to push American values .

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Lebanon's army declares ceasefire in fight against IS

A Hezbollah military media unit said the ceasefire took place "under a full agreement to end the battle in west Qalamoun against [ISIL]". News of a pause in fighting on the Lebanese side of the border came as Hizbollah announced a ceasefire with ISIL on the Syrian side, in the western Qalamoun region.

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Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to return to Breitbart

Gorka was once an editor for Breitbart News, which Bannon ran. Gorka moved quickly to claim that his departure was a resignation , not a firing. In the letter, Gorka accused Trump of caving into "forces that do not support the [make America great again] promise" that Trump made to his supporters during the 2016 campaign.

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Area Red Cross volunteers to join in Hurricane Harvey relief

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it's still taking a toll on residents. Now, even right here in South Central Kansas, volunteers are heading to Texas , with more arriving soon. The people of Texas will get a helping hand from NY as Hurricane Harvey continues to devistate the southeastern part of the state. They will be on assignment for 2 weeks.

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Pessimism as Kushner sets off for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Most notably in a meeting with leftist Israeli lawmakers last week, Abbas noted that he'd met Trump's envoys "about 20 times" but they had failed to convey a commitment to a two-state solution to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to leaked comments.

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More than 70 killed in clashes in Western Myanmar

After Myanmar armed forces launched a counterinsurgency operation following attacks on security personnel in Rakhine State in October a year ago, more than 75,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh. But history says, Rohingyas have been living in the Rakhine state since the country's independence in July 1947. "No cause can justify such brutality and senseless killing", he said.

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Supreme Court verdict renders pending triple talaq cases invalid

Mumbaikars have welcomed the Supreme Court's historic judgement to declare triple talaq unconstitutional. "This applies not only to Muslim women but to all women belonging to Hindu and other religious communities". Since that did not happen, the court had to intervene to provide justice to the women who could be dispossessed, disinherited and deprived even of their shelter and subsistence by their husbands just saying " talaq , talaq , talaq " even over the phone from thousands of ...

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Donald Trump directs Pentagon to put 'indefinite ban' on transgender military recruits

A senior White House official told reporters that no transgender individuals will be allowed to join the armed services unless and until the secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security recommend otherwise. "The Department of Defense has received formal guidance from the White House in reference to transgender personnel serving in the military". Transgender rights advocates blasted Trump for instituting the memo, pledging to fight the ban on transgender military ...

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Arizona Republicans McCain, Franks split on Trump's Arpaio pardon

Arpaio had recently been convicted of contempt over his continued racial profiling while still sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Normally, though, as political scientist Jeffrey Crouch's book on the pardon power makes clear, pardons are granted for two reasons: either to provide mercy or correct a miscarriage of justice, in an individual case; or on more general grounds based on public policy.

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Inevitable U.S. Will Withdraw from NAFTA

In this brief, we discuss the sharp rise in USA government lobbying in the run up to the NAFTA renegotiations, the reform of Chapter 11 (the investor-state dispute settlement chapter of NAFTA), and a Trade Case Alert relating to certain polyethylene terephthalate resin from China, India, Oman and Pakistan.

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Brussels machete attack suspect 'still alive' after being shot while stabbing soldiers

Two soldiers suffered minor injuries in the attack one in the face, the other in the hand. Prosecutors later said the suspected assailant was dead, without saying whether he died at the scene. Brussels Mayor Philippe Close said three soldiers came under attack and one had been hospitalized. Our security forces stay on alert. Images showed police have sealed off a main street near the main Grand Place tourist attraction.

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Trump signs executive order imposing new sanctions on Venezuela

McMaster and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefed reporters on new economic sanctions the administration is imposing against Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro initiated an overhaul of the country's constitution. Protests have shaken the streets of Caracas since April, when the Venezuelan Supreme Court, loyal to the Maduro regime, assumed the responsibilities of the National Assembly, widely seen as a last stronghold of the opposition.

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Deadline Thursday for nation monument review, two in New Mexico

Environmentalists have been particularly dismayed by the Trump administration's freakish process for reviewing the monuments . Ben Schreiber, senior political strategist at Friends of the Earth , had similar sentiments and vowed legal action should Trump follow Zinke's recommendations.

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Tensions growing between Trump and Republican leadership

Embattled US President Donald Trump has intensified a bitter fight with the leadership of his own Republican Party, blaming them for a legislative "mess" over raising the US debt ceiling . Flake, whose criticisms of Trump have drawn the president's ire, also said that a solid 2,000-mile border wall "doesn't make sense in some areas" and shouldn't be pursued "to just fulfill a campaign promise".

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US Pledges To Strengthen Ukraine Army

While the White House has not yet issued any public record of the exchange, Pentagon chief Mattis's presence at Kiev's military parade was much more openly symbolic. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement Wednesday urging the Trump administration to provide lethal aid to Ukraine.