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Donald Trump's new communications chief attacks White House colleagues in sweary tirade

Anthony Scaramucci says he made a "mistake" in "trusting" a journalist who then published details of their conversation - despite the fact the US President's new Communications Director appeared to know he was speaking on the record. "Anyone working for Donald Trump would get that way", the Daily Show host said. This dumpster fire of an administration has got to go. To conclude the call... [Full Article...]

Trump encourages Senate to change rules after health care defeat

Trump encourages Senate to change rules after health care defeat McConnell told his caucus: "It's time to move on". The Senate, apparently, will be debating new matters on Monday. In fact three Republicans helped to kill the skinny repeal bill: Sens. It also repeals a penalty for eight years on employers with more than 50 employees that do not provide health insurance. It would also delay a medical device tax and defund Planned Parenthood for at... [Full Article...]

North Korea conducts new ballistic missile test

North Korea conducts new ballistic missile test However, it was not immediately clear whether the missile was an intercontinental one capable of reaching the continental United States. "We are prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation". A test had been expected to mark that anniversary . The US has installed a missile defence system in South Korea to combat the threat from the North, but the Terminal High-... [Full Article...]

Venezuela bans protests against new assembly vote

Venezuela bans protests against new assembly vote The security situation in Venezuela has been hard for months, but without substantial deterioration this week, so the State Department's guidance to diplomats may have been aimed in part at pressuring Maduro, according to a former senior Central Intelligence Agency official who spoke with Reuters on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

Who is John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff?

Who is John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff? He's a great great American. In the message, Trump also thanked Reince Priebus , who has so far held the post, saying, "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him". Priebus's departure shakes up the balance of power around Trump, whose inner circle includes chief strategist Steve Bannon; National Economic Director Gary Cohn; Jared Kushner, Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law; Trump'... [Full Article...]

Laurene Jobs is buying The Atlantic magazine

Laurene Jobs is buying The Atlantic magazine Bradley will also continue to run The Atlantic for at least the next three to five years, after which Emerson may acquire his stake under the deal, a statement said. She praised The Atlantic for the breadth and scope of its objective: to "bring about equality for all people; to illuminate and defend the American idea; to celebrate American culture and literature; and to cover our marvelous, an... [Full Article...]

Trump Jr., Manafort slated to appear before Senate panel handling Russian probe

Trump Jr., Manafort slated to appear before Senate panel handling Russian probe Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., even going so far as subpoenaing Manafort to force him to cooperate. Kushner met Senate Intelligence Committee investigators on Monday, telling reporters afterward he had no part in any Kremlin plot. The panel had requested that both Manafort and Trump Jr. appear publicly Wednesday. The year before the meeting with Veselnitskaya in Trump Tower, Kushner had paid... [Full Article...]

Fresh US sanctions on Russian Federation move closer following vote

Fresh US sanctions on Russian Federation move closer following vote At the end of 2016, President Obama cited USA findings that Russian Federation had meddled with the recent presidential election when he expelled members of Russia's diplomatic corps and issued sanctions on Russia's mining and oil industry. [Full Article...]

Daniel Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 Grand Prix practice, Sebastian Vettel second

Daniel Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 Grand Prix practice, Sebastian Vettel second Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen overcame a power failure that briefly forced him off track in P2 and finished fourth quickest, ahead of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes . "It is very unclear at the moment as to where we need to change the vehicle, so there is a lot of analysis that needs to go on and I'm hoping that tomorrow when we get out on track it feels better". [Full Article...]

McCain, expected to save health bill, became the executioner

McCain, expected to save health bill, became the executioner The back-and-forth played out as the Senate prepared for a freaky Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning - at the end of which, the path ahead would perhaps be clearer. [Full Article...]

Trump Fires His Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus

Trump Fires His Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Before being confirmed Trump's Homeland Security secretary, Kelly was a general in the U.S. Marine Corps. "I want to congratulate John Kelly, who has done an incredible job of secretary of homeland security", Trump said . Priebus then watched the presidential motorcade zip off to the White House without him. White House press secretary Sean Spicer quit after Anthony Scaramucci was hired... [Full Article...]

APD pulls fleet of Ford SUVs in response to carbon monoxide leaks

APD pulls fleet of Ford SUVs in response to carbon monoxide leaks The move comes after more than 60 officers have filed workers compensation claims in the past five months citing exposure to carbon monoxide. Further, a recent development in the agency's investigation found that the Police Interceptor model of the Explorer had been experiencing minor cracks in the exhaust manifold, which NHTSA said may explain the exhaust odor. [Full Article...]

Firefighters kill snake that was biting woman's face

Firefighters kill snake that was biting woman's face According to the Associated Press , the incident took place in Sheffield Lake, Ohio , around 2 p.m. Thursday. "There's blood everywhere", the woman said. According to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram , the victim claimed to own 11 snakes, including two boa constrictors she had rescued the day before and nine ball pythons. [Full Article...]

Cancellation of Israel Jerusalem measures 'necessary step' to restore calm - gov't

Cancellation of Israel Jerusalem measures 'necessary step' to restore calm - gov't They discussed al-Aqsa mosque and an attack that occurred on Sunday inside the Israeli embassy's compound in Jordan . Israel installed new security measures after Arab gunmen shot and killed two police officers from within the site. "For now we will talk only about the afternoon prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque and afterwards have a meeting to decide or study the rest", he said. On Tuesday, ... [Full Article...]

North Korea's ICBM capabilities 'advancing faster than expected'

North Korea's ICBM capabilities 'advancing faster than expected' North Korea fired a powerful ballistic missile Friday, demonstrating unsafe new capabilities. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was convening an emergency meeting of officials after the launch. The consequences of accepting them with a nuclear weapon that can strike the continental United States is not good ... There have been no immediate reports of damage, and Pentagon spok... [Full Article...]

2 boys in custody suspected of arson over French wildfires

2 boys in custody suspected of arson over French wildfires The fires first broke out Monday and left eight firefighters and 15 police officers injured. That blaze in Peynier, which was sparked by a metal-cutting device, burned 72 acres of vegetation. French authorities are close to containing one of the fiercest blazes to break out during four days of wildfires in the country's southeast that have led to the evacuation of more than 12,000 people. [Full Article...]

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort Manafort, who would be named the campaign's chairperson days after the June 9, 2016, meeting, attended at Trump Jr.'s request, as did Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner . Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have described Kushner's answers as forthright and satisfactory, while committee Democrats have raised the prospect that they might want to bring Kushner back for a second appearance... [Full Article...]

SC rules out abortion for 10-yr-old rape victim

SC rules out abortion for 10-yr-old rape victim Supreme Court lawyer Alak Alok had filed the petition on behalf of the girl, who was repeatedly raped by her uncle. Courts allow medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and can make an exception if the foetus is genetically abnormal. [Full Article...]

Trump names John Kelly chief of staff

Trump names John Kelly chief of staff Announcing the switch via Twitter , Trump called retired Marine Corps general Kelly a "great American". Kelly is now the secretary of Homeland Security. I'll get to the person who leaked that to you. Priebus did not respond to repeated requests for comment. But he clashed with Scaramucci and had been under siege by Trump advisers inside and outside of the White House who complained that he wa... [Full Article...]

July Hell: Syrian Army Sends Terrorists on the Run Near Lebanese Border

July Hell: Syrian Army Sends Terrorists on the Run Near Lebanese Border Nasrallah also said "serious" negotiations were taking place to secure a withdrawal of Al-Nusra militants from Jurud Arsal. During a state visit by Hariri this week, President Trump called Hezbollah a threat to Lebanon from within and a "menace" to the region. [Full Article...]


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