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Short jail sentence recommended for George Papadopoulos

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating links between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, has detailed how the Federal Bureau of Investigation missed a chance to question a London-based professor caught up in the inquiry.

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Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' that offered Omarosa 'hush money'?

Manigault Newman, who rose to fame on " The Apprentice " and was sacked from the administration in December, argued she was as an advocate for the black community during her time in the White House. Manigault Newman was director of communications for a White House office that networks with various constituency groups until she was sacked last December by chief of staff John Kelly , citing "significant integrity issues".

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Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation with Mueller

The White House counsel also told Mueller's team about Trump's attempts to fire the Special Counsel. The newspaper said it was unclear whether Trump knew the extent of McGahn's cooperation, noting that it is rare for a lawyer be so open with investigators.

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Westminster crash suspect is British citizen of Sudanese origin

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said two people were treated at the scene "for injuries that are not believed to be serious" and they have been taken to hospital. Three people were injured when a Ford Fiesta crashed into barriers outside Parliament, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, the police force said.

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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to join Trump for the event at this northern NY military base, which is home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division. The NDAA also allows $7.6 billion for 77 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement on Monday that national security adviser John Bolton has met Serdar Kilic, Turkey's ambassador to the USA, at the request of the ambassador.

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Iraqi PM Abadi cancels visit to Iran amid backlash on United States sanctions

The sanctions are meant to hinder Tehran's acquisition of US currency; its precious metals trade; bank transactions denominated in the Iranian rial; activities related to Iran's sovereign debt; and the country's automotive sector. It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal. Asked about Johnson's article, the British foreign office pointed to comments from Middle East minister Alistair Burt, who last week ruled out Britain going along with the United States.

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Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

In Washington, all firearms will be banned from the protest site, including those legally carried by licensed gun owners, officials said . A auto then plowed into a group of the counter-protesters, killing one woman, Heather Heyer , and injuring 19 others.

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Pentagon Space Force plan at a glance

Kosal , an expert in military technology, said it is unclear what a Space Force would do beyond the existing roles handled by other military organizations. "China and Russian Federation have been conducting highly sophisticated on-orbit activities that could enable them to maneuver their satellites into close proximity of ours, posing unprecedented new dangers to our space systems", he said.

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Ocasio-Cortez Accused Ben Shapiro of 'Catcalling' After Asking to Debate

At least $23 million was spent airing broadcast TV ads across the state, including almost $17 million on governor's races won by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette. And yet our leaders have failed us, and that's exactly what this campaign is all about: taking care of the families of this state. "They told me that a message of health care, education and housing stability wouldn't be welcome here".

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Mike Pence Unveils Plans For New Space Force Military Branch By 2020

Finally, the report calls for clear lines of responsibility and accountability to manage the process of establishing and growing the Space Force, including the appointment of an assistant secretary of defense for space, the vice president said .

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War Of Credibility Over Rick Gates Continues In Paul Manafort Fraud Trial

Rick Gates , the government's star witness who wrapped up his testimony Wednesday, implicated Manafort and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his credibility and character. He also is accused of fraudulently obtaining millions more in bank loans, including while he was working on the Trump campaign. Gates, who worked as Manafort's right-hand man for a decade, served as deputy chairman of the Trump campaign.

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No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean

After a day of hot, dry winds fueled by a high-pressure system on Monday, progress was made on the smaller River Fire, as fire personnel reached 78 percent containment on the 48,920-acre blaze as of 7 a.m. Crews will continue to work on tying in remaining containment lines on the River Fire, Cal Fire reported . In rural areas up north, what began as two small fires more than a week ago have grown at breathtaking speed to form the Mendocino Complex Fire, a massive and still-growing inferno ...

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Karunanidhi demise: State funeral for DMK Patriarch on Wednesday

On July 26, the hospital said Karunanidhi was suffering from urinary tract infection and he was being treated with intravenous antibotics and fluids. Throughout his impressive political career , Karunanidhi has won 12 assembly elections has been appointed the chief minister of Tamil Nadu five times.

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Saudi Arabia's expulsion of Canada ambassador sends pointed message

On Friday, the Canadian government sent out a tweet condemning the arrests of women's rights activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed dissident Raif Badawi. "Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada, means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada's internal affairs, " the Saudi government said.

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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

According to a Reuters report, thousands of woman joined the protest and marched through the capital Copenhagen wearing veils after the law, which many feel violates freedom of religion and expression, was passed. Several women wearing niqabs - which fully cover the body but leave the eye area open - told CNN the ban would make it hard for them to leave their homes, whether to take their children to school, shop for groceries or just move around their communities.

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Tampa Police Pull Unconscious Child from River

The little girl's mother was charged with first-degree murder later Thursday night. Officials said 911 calls started coming in around 4 p.m. from witnesses saying they'd seen a woman wade into the river just north of the Columbus Drive bridge with a child.

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Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash

Picture: SuppliedAll passengers were believed to have been working for a subsidiary of the state oil company Rosneft. 'The Mi-8AMT carrying passengers-shift workers-to an oil pumping station was the second to takeoff'. The criminal investigators of the Main Directorate of Criminalistics of Russia's Investigative Committee were sent to the scene, the committee said in a statement.

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California's Gov. Brown appeals to Trump for wildfire aid

Brown inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding and the Democratic governor said he was confident the Republican president he has clashed with over immigration and pollution policies would send aid, which Trump did past year when the California's wine country was hit hard.

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Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans

Yesterday, Donald Trump raised concerns about the sale of plastic guns made with 3-D printers and said on Twitter he had talked with the powerful National Rifle Association lobbying group about the weapons. "I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public", the president said. "It is immediately obvious to anyone who looks at this issue that 3D-printed guns are nothing short of a menace to society, and we are thrilled that the court ruled in this manner", stated Avery ...

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Spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

President Donald Trump in Singapore in June to work toward denuclearization, but there has been no concrete agreement to accomplish that goal. On July 27, North Korea returned the remains of USA soldiers killed in the Korean War (1950-1953) for the first time in 11 years, a decision warmly welcomed by Washington .

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Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection say that another 440 buildings including barns and warehouses have also been destroyed by the fire. The conditions allowed some evacuees to return home but as many as 37,000 remained displaced. "It doesn't take anything to start a fire right now".

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Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Trying To Influence Midterm US Elections

Facebook A protest in Washington, D.C., scheduled to August 10-12 was organized by the " Resisters " Facebook page, which Facebook says was involved in " coordinated inauthentic activity". Citing unnamed sources, The New York Times reported that other " coordinated " activity revolved around #AbolishICE, a left-wing campaign against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints

Cuomo's actions came after Pennsylvania went to court Sunday to block early distribution of the plans, which weren't supposed to be available for download until Wednesday. But US District Judge Robert Lasnik has now issued an order that prevents that, for now. Previously, Attorneys General in eight Democrat-ruled USA states sued the Donald Trump administration over a June settlement with Defense Distributed .

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Former Trump Campaign Chair Heads to Trial

Manafort's work for the pro-Russian government in Ukraine plays a central role in the allegations against him, since prosecutors say he concealed income from that work from US tax officials and allegedly laundered more than $18 million in proceeds.

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Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster

Mugabe‚ however‚ denied reports that he was politically or financially supporting Chamisa‚ and added he had never met him before. The voting turnout was high and, in a break from the past, peaceful. "The people wanted to vote, they were in a very good mood to vote in most cases", Elmar Brok, chief observer for the European Union's observer mission, told reporters in Harare .

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Auto nations mull meeting without USA to discuss threat of tariffs

But if Trump's tariffs on steel, solar panels and other goods are hurting farmers, the obvious solution is not an expensive $12 billion subsidy program. How much time does the president think he can devote to trade alone? After a phony war stretching to the earliest days of his presidency, Donald Trump fired off the loudest salvo yet in his trade battle with China in July .

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Trump Threatens Government Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Fund His Border Wall

Trump's tweet came days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border had been reunited with their families Nonetheless, hundreds remain separated. "The president, I think, wants us to have policies that work for America and work for Americans, and I think that's what we are going to move forward with".

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Three dead and seven hospitalized after a shooting in New Orleans

The shooting left a trail of injured and dead as well as a trail of tears as family members and friends shrieked and screamed with grief and pain at the latest carnage on New Orleans streets. Another man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Authorities have also yet to disclose any information about the suspects in the shooting.

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President Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration

Though the last government shutdown was short and ultimately didn't do much damage to either political party, a shutdown only a few weeks before the November midterm elections could cause plenty of damage for whichever party the country blames.

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Facebook bans Infowars' Alex Jones for 30 days -- but he's still streaming

The suspension only affects Jones' personal account . Variety reported that Facebook received reports on four different videos uploaded to Infowars' Facebook pages. Livestreams were being hosted Thursday afternoon by Ron Gibson, who describes his channel as part of Alex Jones' Free Speech Systems network. With stock prices dropping, Facebook will have to do much more than just temporarily block people posting death threats to restore its users' confidence.

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Senate committees plan Russian Federation threat hearings

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trump's warning reflected an intelligence briefing he has received about actual Russian activity or whether he was simply "trolling people", as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it on Tuesday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is planning to hold hearings on: the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO); the broad challenges ahead for USA policy toward Russia; Russia's current activities in Syria; and arms control issues, including Russian ...

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Latest Demi Lovato Developments Since Suspected Drug Overdose

Since then, she has been open about her struggles with depression and substance abuse and previous year, she released a YouTube documentary called " Simply Complicated ". The medication was used on Demi Lovato after her suspected overdose. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the 25-year-old is not being investigated by police.

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Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany

The Foreign Office is expected to help resettle the White Helmets and their families. The group would be linked to a U.S. -Russian-Jordanian center set up a year ago in Jordan for monitoring a cease-fire in southwest Syria, said Major-General Milkahil Mizintsev.

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Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian state television said Sunday an Israeli airstrike had hit a military post in the city of Masyaf in Syria's Hama province, but caused only material damage. "The government gave the permission after Britain, Germany and Canada made a legally binding undertaking to resettle them within a specified period of time due to "a risk to their lives", it said in an English-language statement .

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Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"

The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized by federal authorities from the long-standing associate of Mr Trump earlier this year. After The New York Times first revealed the existence of the tape - and Giuliani claimed the tape was exculpatory evidence that did no harm to Trump -- his legal team made a decision to remove any protection relating to the attorney-client relationship on this specific matter.

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South Korea Promotes Trade With Northern Neighbour Via Sanction Exception

Congress, is changing the outlook of North Koreans who have through clandestine channels communicated to FNKR the program changed their perceptions of the United States, after being told the United States is a nation of "American bastards".

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Los Angeles police report possible hostage situation at Trader Joe’s

The gunman was apprehended, and his grandmother was in critical condition at a hospital, the Times reported. The hostage situation came to an end through the help of crisis negotiators at about 6:30 p.m., approximately three hours after the ordeal began.

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Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong'

He said Trump did not know he was being recorded and claimed that the president had done nothing wrong. He said the tape would show that Trump makes clear that if there is going to be a payment , it should be done by check, which would be easily traced.

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Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

The National Transportation Safety Board was to send a team early Friday to investigate the incident, the U.S. agency said. Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family who lost nine members waiting in line and blamed a possible ticket mix-up for them ending up on the ill-fated boat.

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Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin

In a stunning turn of events, President Donald Trump has invited Russia's Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall. In the wake of a firestorm over his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Thursday fired back at his critics by posting an old video of Hillary Clinton .