• Four facts about the history of Memorial Day
Four facts about the history of Memorial Day

Scott . He's a World War II veteran and said it was nice to see such support from the community. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Today's message from the speaker was not to forget the meaning of the holiday. President Donald Trump has procla...

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  • Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians
Philippines says militants shot dead at least 16 civilians

Philippine marines walk to the frontline in the continuing assaults to retake control of some areas of Marawi city Sunday, May 28, 2017 in southern Philippines . there are over 390 persons who have been rescued and that is a priority of the military, always, to lessen the collateral damage", he added . Padilla said the bodies of four men, three...

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  • US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

We contacted the Turkish embassy seeking comment, but have yet to get a response. Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly kicking one woman as she lay curled on a sidewalk.

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  • US President Donald Trump to decide on Paris accord next week
US President Donald Trump to decide on Paris accord next week

The announcement on the final day of the US president's first global trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, resisting intense worldwide pressure from his peers at the summit. Meyer said many USA states, cities, and companies are moving forward on climate action while the Trump administration is "waffling" on...

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  • Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await
Trump calls first trip abroad 'home run' as challenges await

The GOP health care bill that passed the House faces uncertain prospects in the Senate, after a Congressional Budget Office analysis that it would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. Other G-7 nations leaned heavily on Trump to stay in the deal, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying "we put forward very many arguments". The...

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  • Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt
Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt

Pictures posted on social media showed uprooted trees, shattered bus shelters and a construction crane that blew over in the storm. Besides, on the same day, as a result of a strong gust, a stop was damaged on Kirovogradskaya Street. The wind speed reached 22 meters (yards) per second at its peak, meteorologists said. Sources in the emergencies...

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  • United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch
United Nations chief condemns North Korea over missile launch

North Korea has maintained that the missile test was in response to the nuclear dangers and threats posed by the USA and its allies. Pyongyang carried out two atomic tests past year, and has accelerated its missile launch programme, despite tough United Nations sanctions aimed at denying leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund ...

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  • Iconic California highway to be closed for months after landslide
Iconic California highway to be closed for months after landslide

Spokeswoman Susana Cruz tells the Associated Press that "it's still moving", and it will take some time to assess the scope of the cleanup and rebuilding process that is to come. She adds that she expects that the California Coastal Commission will allow Caltrans to leave the sediment that spilled below the highway in its place - as opposed to fo...

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  • Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel
Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel

According to the channel, which cites Israeli sources and reports the quote in Hebrew, Trump reportedly yelled at Abbas, "You lied to me in Washington when you talked about commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me you were personally responsible for incitement".

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  • NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan
NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

A day earlier, North also had a successful test of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, however, warned on a Sunday morning television news program that if a diplomatic solution can not be found for the situation with North Korea "it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat"....

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  • Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday
Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

Navy. It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy's birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents' home in Brookline, Mass., just outside Boston . The Kennedy Center (2700 F St. The museum has held several events this weekend to honor Kennedy's legacy. Kennedy was born on in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, 2017 marks his 100th birthd...

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  • Police say 'large possibility' Jakarta attack linked to Islamic State
Police say 'large possibility' Jakarta attack linked to Islamic State

Authorities on the island of Java on Thursday raided the homes of two men suspected of blowing themselves up in Wednesday night's attack on a bus terminal in the capital. Another police spokesman, Setyo Wasisto, added terror cells "might have been inspired to carry out an attack" by recent assaults in Britain and the Philippines.

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  • BJP dubs public cattle slaughter in Kerala as
BJP dubs public cattle slaughter in Kerala as "smack on communal mindset"

The incident comes amid huge hue and cry over Centre's new rule prohibiting sale of animals for slaughter or religious sacrifice at livestock markets and animal fairs. But we do not approve of what happened in Kannur. She termed it "undemocratic and unconstitutional", and said it would be challenged legally. "We don't accept the ban".

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  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win record 13th FA Cup

Conte's side had to play the last 20 minutes a man down after Victor Moses was dismissed following a second yellow card awarded for diving. So, for me, the contract does not have a special meaning. Referee Anthony Taylor initially disallowed it but after consulting with assistant Gary Bewsick, who had raised his flag, he signalled a goal to sp...

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  • The Laptop Ban - Ban It or Expand It?
The Laptop Ban - Ban It or Expand It?

United States and UK authorities implemented a ban on larger mobile devices being taken into airline cabins on some flights from the Middle East and North Africa in March. a year and be a nightmare to implement. Alexandre de Juniac , IATA's director general, has said the plans could cost the industry dearly in a strongly-worded letter to Jo...

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  • BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government
BC NDP and Green Party intend to form minority government

Lt. -Gov. Judith Guichon will likely still give Christy Clark the first chance to form government, but without the support of the Greens (or NDP) that government is doomed to quickly go down in a vote of non-confidence. They announced the deal Monday afternoon in a joint press conference after a weekend of talks that saw the two men watching a wome...

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  • Election day ahead: Jeremy Corbyn to campaign in Scotland
Election day ahead: Jeremy Corbyn to campaign in Scotland

He pledged to end the Tories' ruinous austerity programme and "work to eliminate child poverty" so that children from poor areas such as Easterhouse and Possilpark have the same life chances as those from more affluent areas. "I would ask them to think very carefully about it and suggest it would be much better to have this question dealt with at t...

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  • We got Team NZ call wrong: Cup officials
We got Team NZ call wrong: Cup officials

We all thought we gave them enough room and I still stand by that opinion. Moments after Oracle Team USA came from behind to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in a thrilling rematch between the 2013 finalists, Ainslie, the skipper of Land Rover BAR , crashed his 50-foot foiling catamaran into SoftBank Team Japan during the prestart of the day's...

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  • PM Modi calls for family snaps for Yoga Day celebrations
PM Modi calls for family snaps for Yoga Day celebrations

Asserting that our ancestor's conserved nature, Prime Minister Modi appealed that we must also show the same compassion towards future generations. Prime Minister Modi arrived on the first leg of his four-nation tour to Germany yesterday.

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  • 8th graders from New Jersey refuse to be photographed with Paul Ryan
8th graders from New Jersey refuse to be photographed with Paul Ryan

Instead, as the rest of the class smiled for the camera, the other half decamped for a parking lot across the street. He just went about his day and even used one of the pictures for a cheery Instagram posts . Other parents were not as pleased with the decision, saying it was disrespectful to the speaker's office, while the students who did pose w...

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