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The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph) that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing walls of flames.
  • National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

    National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

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    That may end up being true, but Republicans are clearly keen on avoiding certain parts of Kavanaugh's record. Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. According to the National Archives, there are roughly 560,000 pages of paper records related to Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary and another 475,000 emails either sent or received where Kavanaugh was copied.
  • Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

    Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

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    The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only 35 per cent contained after more than a week. Extreme weather conditions are expected to return on Thursday and could stoke wildfires in California where thousands of tired firefighters are battling the destructive and deadly blazes.
  • Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

    Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

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    In some cases, hybrids breeding with hybrids can ultimately lead to the formation of distinct new species, but there's no evidence that's happening here, according to Baird. Scientists have spotted a hybrid whale-dolphin off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Scientists are touting the first sighting of the hybrid off Hawaii. Scientists who found the specimen tracked numerous species during a study off the island of Kauai previous year.
  • Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

    Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

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    Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he seeks to "peacefully" end election crisis while his government vowed to enforce a security crackdown to prevent further unrest in Harare. The EU's Chief Observer, Elmar Brok, said he did not yet know if the shortcomings would have a material effect on the outcome of the vote , and he criticised the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for being at times "one-sided".
  • Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'

    Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'

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    Colyer initially said that he hadn't seen the Tweet but that he supports the president. "I'm into hating the sin, not the sinner". Democrats "don't want to give Trump any victory", he said. "I have no problem with it whatsoever". Trump has consistently framed his policies as pro-worker, often citing GDP growth and job numbers at near-record highs to bolster his case, though the vast majority of economists say his policies could lead to ruin for some sectors of the economy.
  • Man kills alleged intruder, then police arrived and killed him

    Man kills alleged intruder, then police arrived and killed him

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    They reportedly encountered an armed man and an officer shot him. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact police at 303-739-6710. "Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident", the Aurora Police Department stated in a news release.
  • Trump endorses Rudy Giuliani’s theory that collusion ‘not a crime’

    Trump endorses Rudy Giuliani’s theory that collusion ‘not a crime’

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    Giuliani, speaking to CNN on Monday, said he "wouldn't pardon him if he did that to me". Four members of the Trump campaign also have been charged , but they were not directly linked to collusion. told his father about the meeting, contradicting Trump Jr.'s congressional testimony in May 2017. The Trump legal team is open to Mueller interviewing Trump with questions related to "an area of collusion, not obstruction", Giuliani said on Monday.
  • Tense Zimbabwe Awaits Vote Results After Troops Fire On Protestors

    Tense Zimbabwe Awaits Vote Results After Troops Fire On Protestors

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    According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) results, Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF was cruising to victory after claiming 109 seats in a 210-seat parliament. A USA team said the election "fell short of what was needed", citing ZEC's lack of independence, the use of food, fertiliser and seed to buy votes and the ballot design which gave President Mnangagwa an inexplicably prominent position.
  • Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

    Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

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    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare. Riot police using water cannon and tear gas arrived to a chaotic scene of burning tyres and an unrelenting crowd. The commission said two seats were won by smaller parties and 58 seats had yet to be declared. Ballots are still being counted in the presidential election with results expected to be announced later this week.
  • Manchin is first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh

    Manchin is first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh

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    Trump's fellow Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority, leaving them little margin for error. But Democrats have accused Republicans of improperly concealing a significant portion of his White House tenure that could provide insight into how the nominee advised Bush on several contentious issues that occurred during that administration.
  • Election results to be announced at 3 pm

    Election results to be announced at 3 pm

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    Counting had continued through the night after a strong turnout in Zimbabwe's first election without Mugabe , who was ousted by the military last year after 37 years in office. More than 5.5 million people were registered to vote and turnout was about 70 percent. He emerged on the eve of the election to announce he would vote for the opposition, surprising Mr Mnangagwa who accused him of striking a deal with Mr Chamisa.
  • Shark stolen from San Antonio aquarium reportedly in good condition

    Shark stolen from San Antonio aquarium reportedly in good condition

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    According to KSAT 12, an affiliate of U.S. network ABC, police first thought the theft of the horn shark - from the same family as Australia's Port Jackson shark - from San Antonio Aquarium was a joke. Spellman said that the bleach solution the shark was placed in might have shocked the shark's system, which made aquarium staff and authorities uncertain if the shark would survive the heist.
  • Maryland, DC part of lawsuit against Trump administration, company over 3D guns

    Maryland, DC part of lawsuit against Trump administration, company over 3D guns

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    The multistate lawsuit alleges that the settlement between Wilson, his company and the Trump administration did not get the approval of the Department of Defense, and didn't give Congress 30 days notice before agreeing to allow Defense Distributed to begin publishing 3D-gun files, by creating a special exemption for Wilson's company in the ITAR.
  • Colombian Drug Traffickers Put A $70000 Bounty On A Police Dog

    Colombian Drug Traffickers Put A $70000 Bounty On A Police Dog

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    She will now work in the capital city of Bogota as a drug-sniffing dog at the El Dorado International Airport. Aside from Sombra's handler, Colombian anti-narcotics police have also provided her with armed guards while she works at the airport - an area that is supposedly out of the cartel's reach.
  • Donny Deutsch: Michael Cohen Told Me Trump Knew About ‘Everything’

    Donny Deutsch: Michael Cohen Told Me Trump Knew About ‘Everything’

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    To be clear, these sources said Cohen does not have evidence, such as audio recordings, to corroborate his claim, but he is willing to attest to his account. Rudy Giuliani called Michael Cohen a "pathological liar" in a heated CNN interview on Thursday. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen stands behind Trump after a group of supporters plus vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence laid hands on Trump in prayer during a campaign stop at the New ...
  • President Trump Proposes Two Future Summit Meetings with President Putin

    President Trump Proposes Two Future Summit Meetings with President Putin

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    Trump threatened tariffs on $500 billion in Chinese imports in the same week that longtime ally Sen. Yet CNN , like other United States media, has received a shot in the arm by the Trump administration. A call to Marine Corps Squadron One, which oversees the Marine One fleet and works with the White House on ferrying the president, went unanswered; there was no voicemail for a reporter to leave a message.
  • GDP grew at 4.1% last quarter

    GDP grew at 4.1% last quarter

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    He added , referring to predictions for the annual economic growth rate last quarter, "One of the geniuses on Wall Street said , '5.3.' OK, we'll take anything with a '4′ in front. He said if the economy continues to grow at this rate, it could double in size 10 years faster than it would have under Presidents Barack Obama and George W.
  • United States calls Afghan troops to retreat to cities

    United States calls Afghan troops to retreat to cities

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    The Taleban have long demanded direct talks with Washington , saying they do not want to talk politics with the USA but instead meet face to face to discuss Washington's concerns, particularly its security concerns about the Taleban and Taleban involvement in Afghanistan's future.
  • 4 magnitude quake leaves 3 dead at popular Indonesian island of Lombok

    4 magnitude quake leaves 3 dead at popular Indonesian island of Lombok

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    Sudiyono, who uses one name, said, "Information that we have from survivors is more than 500 people are trapped on the mountain and gathered near the volcano lake Segara Anakan". There were reports it was also felt in Bali - 60 miles (100km) away - but there were no reports of damage there. Indonesian President Joko Widodo flew to the island Monday to meet with the communities affected by the natural disaster as emergency aid began to be dispersed to the island.
  • What is National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam

    What is National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam

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    The Minister said: "There is no question of any coercive action against anyone. It is a legal process done under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court ", Sailesh said at a press conference. The updating process involved house-to-house verification that involved verification of the documents provided, verification of the family tree to ensure claims of parenthood and linkages are not false.
  • Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. Cross Paths at D.C. Airport

    Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. Cross Paths at D.C. Airport

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    CNN , citing unidentified sources with knowledge of the matter, said Cohen was willing to make that assertion to Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign had worked with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 US presidential election.
  • Five die as relentless Northern California Carr Fire spreads in all directions

    Five die as relentless Northern California Carr Fire spreads in all directions

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    A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr fire in Redding, Calif ., on July 27, 2018 . "It's tough", Shyla Campbell said Friday as she sheltered in the city of Shasta Lake. Nationally, 89 active large fires have consumed almost 930,000 acres (376,000 hectares) in 14 states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
  • Death toll in devastating IS attacks in Syria climbs to 216

    Death toll in devastating IS attacks in Syria climbs to 216

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    Despite the community's push-back against getting involved in the war, the government has an "obligation" to protect them, Semaan said. "We are asking for their evacuation to protect them". The attacks came after the Syrian government launched a campaign to retake areas in the southern parts of the country that remain under rebel control, with Russia's assistance.
  • After Criticism, Trump Delays Second Meeting With Putin to Next Year

    After Criticism, Trump Delays Second Meeting With Putin to Next Year

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    USA intelligence agencies and the Senate have been unanimous in their findings that Russian Federation sought to aid Trump's presidential bid in 2016. In often testy exchanges with senators, Pompeo listed actions by the Trump administration against Russian Federation, including what he said were over 200 sanctions against Moscow.
  • Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack

    Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack

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    The 31-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, a hospital spokesman said. On Tuesday, Israel partially reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, after a two-week closure prompted by border tensions and incendiary kites had sparked fears of a severe fuel shortage in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.
  • 'Unhappy' woman seeking divorce after 40 years must stay married, court rules

    'Unhappy' woman seeking divorce after 40 years must stay married, court rules

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    Otherwise, both parties must have lived apart for two years and agree to the divorce or, if they disagree about splitting, have lived apart for at least five years. The case "has sparked a debate about whether divorce laws in England and Wales need to change", says the BBC . He summarised the current position, which blends objective and subjective elements: a petitioner must demonstrate that a reasonable person would conclude that this particular respondent has behaved in a way that this ...
  • Did Egyptian zoo paint donkeys to make them look like Zebras?

    Did Egyptian zoo paint donkeys to make them look like Zebras?

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    The picture was taken by 18-year-old Mahmoud Sarhan at International Gardens Park in Cairo and has been shared more than 7,500 times on Facebook . According to the Independent he said: "The stripes (on a zebra) are always defined, never smudged, and zebras can be small but never that small".
  • BART murder suspect questioned, awaits arraignment

    BART murder suspect questioned, awaits arraignment

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    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Vicky Waters said Cowell had been under "active parole supervision and had no arrest warrants". Surveillance video on the train and at the station's platform showed Cowell had been riding the same vehicle as the sisters Sunday, but they didn't interact, Rojas said.
  • U.S. threatens to sanction Turkey over detained American preacher

    U.S. threatens to sanction Turkey over detained American preacher

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    The Senate has also considered bipartisan legislation to restrict loans to Turkey until it releases over a dozen USA citizens it now has in captivity, including Brunson. The remarks follow similar efforts by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the State Department to highlight anti-government dissent in Iran. Shares in Halkbank, whose former deputy general manager was convicted in January of evading United States sanctions on Iran, jumped 12 percent.
  • Oil steady as U.S.-Iran row balances trade worries

    Oil steady as U.S.-Iran row balances trade worries

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    Brent crude settled 38 cents higher at $73.44 a barrel, after it reached a session high of $74. The US, which in May pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal and said sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran within 180 days, has threatened to cut off access to the American banking system for foreign financial institutions that trade with Iran .
  • 'Very concerned' Russian Federation will try to help Democrats in election

    'Very concerned' Russian Federation will try to help Democrats in election

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    Mr Trump weathered fierce criticism after his summit last week with Mr Putin in Helsinki after he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election. The declaration appeared to try to quell suggestions that Washington could accept Moscow's 2014 occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula following a U.S.
  • Greek wildfire kills at least 24 near Athens, residents flee homes

    Greek wildfire kills at least 24 near Athens, residents flee homes

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    Twenty-six of the deaths were groups of families or friends who were found huddled together as they tried to escape. "They had tried to find an escape route but unfortunately these people and their kids didn't make it in time. The strong smell of charred buildings and trees lingered in the air in parts of Mati on Tuesday, where white smoke rose from smouldering fires. The country's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, declared three days of national mourning for those killed in the deadliest ...
  • GOP Lawmakers File Articles Of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

    GOP Lawmakers File Articles Of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

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    House Republicans have also used impeachment as a political tool before - including against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen , whose agency singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny. Jordan, who also joined Meadows on "The Ingraham Angle", noted that he and other lawmakers sent Trump a letter "several weeks ago" asking him to "declassify the information" they sought and order the DOJ to "get us all the information".
  • Hundreds join search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

    Hundreds join search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

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    Wednesday, July 185-5:30 p.m. The University of Iowa , where Tibbetts is due to be a sophomore, releases a statement that they are monitoring the situation and offering support where needed. The sheriff's office says they have received hundreds of messages and although they've tried to respond to as many as possible, they say every message and email has been read.
  • US ready to make real deal on Iran nukes

    US ready to make real deal on Iran nukes

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    If Iran agrees to talks after crippling sanctions are re-imposed in November, would this mean the U.S.is no longer interested in exposing the larceny of the Iranian regime? Speculation was that this was an attempt to replicate the USA strategy in North Korea, where threats were followed with successful diplomacy.