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Man Trump Sent to Fire Comey Is Quitting

At the time of the firing however, Trump told aides that he was angry that Comey refused to publicly say that Trump himself was not under investigation - something Trump claimed he had told him privately. Trump's legal team has already mounted a defense against a potential obstruction case, asserting that the president has the authority to fire whomever he wants and that Comey is an unreliable witness.

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Crude oil drops in Asia despite upbeat China manufacturing PMIs

On Tuesday, gasoline prices reached a two-year high surging over 13 percent to above two dollars per gallon. United States crude production continues to stall following the storm. "If the refineries stay shut for more than a week or 10 days, it's going to be very problematic", said Olivier Jakob , analyst at Petromatrix . The oil will be delivered via pipeline to the Phillips 66 refinery in Westlake, LA.

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US, South Korea speak after North's nuclear test

On Tuesday, North Korea fired a missile over Japan, prompting Trump to insist that "all options were on the table" in an implied threat of pre-emptive military action. The Pentagon had said it was "actively" considering the revision. However, diplomats expect resistance from Russian Federation and fellow veto-wielding power China , particularly given that new measures were only announced on August 5 after North Korea tested its first two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

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Rain From Harvey Headed Our Way

The monster storm that led to deadly disaster in Texas will brings some rain overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The remnants of Harvey will likely be in western Tennessee on Friday and our rain chances should diminish during the day on Friday. We may see more Harvey unrelated rain by the middle of next week.

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Temple student missing since Thursday after leaving Pub Webb

The lakefront home where Burleigh was found belongs to Hupperterz's grandmother. As homicide charges are expected to be filed against a 29-year-old man in connection with a Temple University student's disappearance and death, police are sharing some details of their investigation.

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N.Korea near 'large-scale conflict': Putin

The article , which warned that the Korean Peninsula is "balancing on the brink of a large-scale conflict", was sent to media in Brazil, Russia , India, China and South Africa - the BRICS member states - ahead of a summit of BRICS economies in China.

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WEATHER: Lots of sunshine for Labor Day weekend

For the afternoons, we are expecting fair to partly-cloudy skies for all three days with highs in the upper 80°s to around 90°. Harvey continues the weekend as it moves over the central United States still bringing rain two areas like Tennessee and Arkansas.

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Kenya Presidential Election Annulled, Supreme Court Orders Rerun Within 60 Days

Odinga has claimed that hackers last month used the identity of a murdered Kenyan election official, who had been in charge of the electronic voting system, to gain entry to the election commission's database in order to manipulate voting results.

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Over 400 Killed in Muslim Revolt in Myanmar

A further 20,000 Rohingya have massed along the Bangladeshi frontier, the United Nations added in statement , but are barred from entry as they run from burning villages and Myanmar army operations. Between 300,000 and 500,000 Rohingyas live in Bangladesh but only about 32,000 of them have refugee status and live in camps in the Cox's Bazar district.

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Macron introduces labour reform bill that can "make or break" his Presidency

Labour rights are regarded as hard won by French workers. Meanwhile, the far-left political party France Unbowed (La France Insoumise, LFI) led by former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced a more furious response. "All the fears we had are confirmed", said the head of the communist-backed CGT union, Philippe Martinez. The Union of Local Businesses (U2P), which represents artisans and craftsmen, also said it is "fully satisfied" by the plan, which it perceives as a "strong ...

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These Chicago Animal Shelters Are Taking In Houston's Stranded Pets

Another factor that may have reduced the number of abandoned pets is a new state law . "HRA stands ready to take in animals, regardless of breed, with open arms and we look forward to finding forever homes for them in our nation's capital".

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Iranian President Calls on Muslims to Show True Islam to World

According to the Holy Qur'an, every adult Muslim who is financially and physically able to make the pilgrimage is obliged to go to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and participate in the celebration of the Hajj at least once in his or her life. Some Muslims will sacrifice a cow, goat or sheep in honour of Eid ul-Adha. They feed it and get ready for Eid. The ministry recommends people to proceed with the slaughter ritual in proper slaughterhouses, not on the streets or the entrance of residential ...

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Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?

Pets often get lost during weather emergencies, and a simple microchip is one way to ensure that your pet can be identified and returned to you. Maura Davies, vice president of communications, said they've also been getting donations of supplies and money.

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Faithful start gathering at Mina as Hajj rituals begin

The worshipers perform circumambulation of the Kaaba and offer prayers at the Holy Mosque. President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has charged the 91,000 Nigerian pilgrims now performing this years hajj to use the occasion of significance of the Arafat Day tomorrow (Thursday) to pray for the quick recovery of the nation's economy and good health for President Muhammdau Buhari.

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Richardson to replace injured Hazlewood for India ODIs

Shakib is now the No. 1 all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings and he showed exactly why as he spun a web around the Australians after a fine 84 in Bangladesh's first innings. "England were a strong side and Australia may not have a good record in the subcontinent in the recent past, but they did have their best players in the side".

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Iran rejects U.S. demand for United Nations inspector visit to military sites

The Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was an worldwide agreement hammered out over 20 arduous months of negotiations. Iran will never allow such visits. Ghasemi said Tehran has given the necessary warnings to the IAEA, and the agency will not "yield to illogical and unrealistic demands". During an August 27 press conference, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said U.S.

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US Missile Defense Test Hits and a Miss

This Tuesday night photo provided by the Department of Defense shows a medium-range ballistic missile target as it launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The test was considered a direct challenge to President Trump, who has threatened the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, that America would respond with "fire and fury" to provocations.

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Theresa May has refused to rule out military action against North Korea

The Prime Minister refused to rule out future British military action against North Korea or cyber warfare after being quizzed by reporters four times on the issue. Mrs May said Britain would be "participating fully" in UN Security Council talks on the issue, which would be having 'discussions about certain sanctions'.

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ISIS Fighters Thought They Had Safe Passage, But US Says Think Again

Dillon criticized Moscow and Damascus for allowing the buses of militants to travel through territory they control. Lebanese officials say they are nearly sure they are. It is part of a deal that came into effect after negotiations, led by Hezbollah, to determine the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers who were captured in 2014.

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European Union should think about better ties with Russia - Juncker

European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker blasted Britain's failure to answer "huge numbers of questions" on its Brexit plans as negotiators held a new round of talks on a divorce due in less than two years. Barnier said: "We need United Kingdom papers that are clear in order to have constructive negotiations". Meanwhile, David Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary defended his government's papers as "products of hard work and detailed thinking", adding that progress required ...

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Family of 6 drowned inside van while trying to escape Harvey floods

He survived by clinging onto a tree and was rescued by officers who were alerted to his shouts. The tragic post came hours before her family's van was overcome as it crossed a bridge. Ric Saldivar is the uncle of the four children. He says the family encouraged him to get the family out after the water began to rise around his home.

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Jim Mattis: Transgender troops to continue serving pending study

Serving trans members will remain in place for a little while yet. . Legal director Shannon Minter of the National Center of Lesbian Rights has asserted that Mattis' latest announcement was only misdirection. There is nothing new at all here, and suggesting otherwise is terribly misleading. According to USA Today , Mattis is allowing now serving transgender troops to stay in the military until he receives the results of a study.

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Pyongyang Papa! Kim Jong-un Welcomes Third Child

Lawmakers were briefed on the matter Monday, said Kim Byung-kee of the ruling Democratic Party, though Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol Ju is believed to have given birth in February. The Dangers do not end with a first strike by North Korea , they could also be trafficking in Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear materials and other potentially devastating weapons, the buyers for these weapons range from ISIS to dictators and warlords around the world.

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President Trump to talk taxes in Springfield

The GOP leaders in Congress seem now to be considering a more modest bill - one that has more in common with George W. Bush's 2001 and 2003 tax bills, which cut some taxes but did not amount to an overhaul of the tax code. "Bringing tax relief to middle-income Americans and ending the rigged economy was a central part of the President's campaign and is now a top priority of his entire administration", Sanders said in a statement to CNN.

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Illinois House Passes Ed Funding Bill

But some of Illinois' largest teacher unions have already lined up against the measure, saying Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is using students "as leverage for private school tax credits". However, he is disappointed with the last minute addition of the tax break for those giving to private school scholarships. The new tax credit would be worth 75 percent of a taxpayer's annual contributions to a scholarship fund, with a maximum credit of $1 million annually.