• Pope Francis declares death penalty unacceptable
Pope Francis declares death penalty unacceptable

Pope Francis on Thursday changed the Roman Catholic Church's teaching to declare that the death penalty can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. If he is confirmed , he will join four other Catholic Justices. And yet, she said, there may be resistance. Ricketts declined requests to be interviewe...

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  • Suspect In Houston Slaying Kills Himself As Police Close In
Suspect In Houston Slaying Kills Himself As Police Close In

Acevedo thanked God for both the officers and the witnesses on the scene because Pappas was "a very good marksman" and "a very risky person". "I'm convinced that had that second officer not arrived, we might have had a shootout out here".

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  • Tsunami warning after 7.0 M natural disaster off Lombok island - Indonesian geological agency
Tsunami warning after 7.0 M natural disaster off Lombok island - Indonesian geological agency

It was even stronger than an natural disaster last week that measured 6.4 and killed 17 people in the region. Teigen has been vacationing in neighboring Bali with her husband, musician John Legend, and their two young children, Luna and Miles.

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  • Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland
Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Ju-Air started operating flights with the old-timers in 1983, and the plane that crashed - with the registration HB-HOT - had been in service with the company since 1985. JU-Air CEO Kurt Waldmeier told reporters that the plane had undergone maintenance inspection in July. JU-Air said on its website that it was "deeply saddened" and its "thought...

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  • Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance
Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

Glacier National Park rangers arrested Raymond Reinke, 55, in the Montana park on Thursday. "We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest". He is scheduled to make his court appearance on Friday afternoon. Through an incredible stroke of luck, the man managed to dodge both atta...

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  • Venezuela's Maduro survives assassination attempt
Venezuela's Maduro survives assassination attempt

Moments before the transmission was abruptly cut off, soldiers were seen running. Earlier, various reports by global media outlets had indicated that this was an assassination attempt on Maduro. Maduro has steadily moved to concentrate power as the nation reels from a crippling economic crisis. He added that "several" drones loaded with explosi...

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  • Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts Set Up To Influence Elections
Facebook Pulls Fake Accounts Set Up To Influence Elections

The most popular fake accounts were Aztlan Warriors; Black Elevation; Mindful Being; and Resisters. The FBI was working with the company to investigate the fraudulent accounts, which tried to sow disinformation on divisive social issues.

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  • Mexican officials: Airliner crashed after takeoff, no deaths
Mexican officials: Airliner crashed after takeoff, no deaths

A reporter for network Milenio said some passengers had survived and walked to a highway to seek help. The Durango governor said a gust of wind hit the plane shortly after take-off, which caused the jet to lose speed and hit the ground with its left wing, The Associated Press reported.

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  • USA pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia
USA pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

At Thursday's meeting, foreign ministers of the ASEAN member states as well as ministers of the observer countries, including Iran, Russia, China, and India, are scheduled to discuss the latest regional and worldwide developments during the 51st session of the 10-nation bloc.

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  • 'Our boys are coming home;' Pence welcomes Korean War dead
'Our boys are coming home;' Pence welcomes Korean War dead

The process of identification could take years, according to experts. Pence, whose father fought in the Korean War , said the United States "will never stop striving until every hero lost in the Korean War is home" and hence keep its promise "to leave no man behind".

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  • USA considering higher tariffs on US$ 200 bil. of Chinese goods
USA considering higher tariffs on US$ 200 bil. of Chinese goods

The combined total of over $500 billion of goods would cover virtually all Chinese imports into the United States. The United States is far and away the most popular place for such investment, given the size and liquidity of markets for USA government debt and policies that are very friendly to foreign investors other financial assets and r...

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  • Frustration builds as police stay mum on missing Iowa woman
Frustration builds as police stay mum on missing Iowa woman

She was reported missing the following day after failing to show up at work and when numerous attempts to reach her cell phone went straight through to voicemail. Tibbett's father, Rob, begged the public to send tips, which can be done anonymously through Crime Stoppers. But he also believes the case will be solved by someone who comes forward wi...

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  • Remains from North Korea likely American soldiers who fought at Chosin Reservoir
Remains from North Korea likely American soldiers who fought at Chosin Reservoir

On Wednesday, Trump thanked Kim Jong-un for returning some of the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War after Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Hawaii to receive the remains. While it is hoped that the repatriation will give momentum to the implementation of the key element of the deal - the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear wea...

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  • Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records
Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) foreshadowed the escalating document fight over Kavanaugh's record in June, after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Some Republicans had hoped the proceedings would begin in August - normally a vacation month for the Senate - but Democrats have slowed the process.

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  • Sanders won't dispute claim that media is 'enemy' of people
Sanders won't dispute claim that media is 'enemy' of people

CNN has always been Trump's media bullseye, and he has refused to take questions from the news network, dubbing it " fake news ". He asked Mrs. Sanders to renounce the president's characterization of the media as the enemy of the people , something she declined to do.

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  • Rodrigo Duterte oversees crushing of luxury cars smuggled into Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte oversees crushing of luxury cars smuggled into Philippines

Perhaps that seemed complicated for Mr. President, as they were property of someone else. He made a statement before the incident and said of eradicating smuggling and corruption in the country. Together, the 68 cars and eight motorbikes were valued at around 298 million Philippine pesos ($5.6 million/£4.3 million), according to a press release f...

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  • Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive
Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive

Crews are mopping up burned areas on the southern end of the fire. Another major blaze known as the Ferguson Fire broke out near the popular Yosemite National Park nearly three weeks ago, on July 13, and was only 39 percent contained by Thursday, officials said.

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  • USA judge halts 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before planned release
USA judge halts 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before planned release

Late on Tuesday, a federal judge in Seattle issued a restraining order , which temporarily stopped the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed plastic guns. The self-proclaimed "crypto-anarchist" also made the digital blueprints available online on Tuesday, a day earlier than the launch date he had previously announced .

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  • Donald Trump Makes the Strangest Argument for Voter ID Laws Yet
Donald Trump Makes the Strangest Argument for Voter ID Laws Yet

Terry Castro, a 71-year-old retiree from Tampa, says she likes Putnam, but is supporting DeSantis. One consultant, whose firm now advises Putnam, said Trump may not be enough. Despite great enthusiasm among the president's supporters, protestors made their voices heard outside the rally. Trump supporters decked out in American flag gear and...

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  • Is collusion a crime?
Is collusion a crime?

Giuliani, speaking to CNN on Monday , said he "wouldn't pardon him if he did that to me". Well, the President didn't hack! Giuliani made headlines Monday when he gave a series of rambling TV interviews in which he stated that " collusion is not a crime ".

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