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Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues

Kentucky mayor says he wants to move two Confederate statues During the vigil, organizers say they will also take some time to congratulate the mayor on his announcement to recommend the relocation of Lexington's confederate monuments. The violence in Charlottesville triggered the latest push to remove Confederate symbols from city squares across the US. While proponents of the removals argue it sends a signal to marginalized communities that the ideology t... [Full Article...]

Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud

Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud In a bombshell announcement in Parliament yesterday, Mr Joyce said he was "shocked" to learn he might be a New Zealander. "However, to provide clarification to this very important area of the law, for this and future Parliaments, I have asked the government to refer the matter (to) the High Court". [Full Article...]

World stock markets recover from last week's nuclear fallout

World stock markets recover from last week's nuclear fallout The S&P 500 jumped 24.52 points, or 1%, to 2,465.84. On the Dow, major movers included Goldman Sachs, which climbed more than 2% and JP Morgan Chase, which increased 1.5%. In currencies, the USA dollar rose 1 percent against the Swiss franc, erasing much of the greenback's losses last week against the safe-haven currency, which was set for its biggest one-day drop against the dollar since July... [Full Article...]

Marion Library runs out of solar eclipse glasses in 7 minutes

Marion Library runs out of solar eclipse glasses in 7 minutes Pam Ledbury bought a pair of glasses to watch the celestial event Monday off of Amazon, but days later she got a letter from the retail giant recalling the potentially phony frames. Libraries around the country were distributing free solar glasses but most are out of supply . A solar eclipse is something that holds a special kind of appeal for many people. [Full Article...]

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone The Navy has recorded several unsafe interactions with Iranian forcesM including last week when a drone approached a US fighter jet as it prepared to land. - This is the 14th unsafe and/or unprofessional interaction between US and Iranian maritime forces in 2017. But the QOM-1 drones have only become a problem recently, officials said. [Full Article...]

SF, CA Sue Trump Administration Over Sanctuary City Threats

SF, CA Sue Trump Administration Over Sanctuary City Threats San Francisco announced Monday it had filed a lawsuit against new grant conditions by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that would force cities to give federal immigration agents access to people in local jails. Becerra and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who filed a parallel lawsuit Monday on behalf of the city, announced the suits at a press conference together, arguing that "It's ... [Full Article...]

Gus Malzahn Names New Starting Quarterback at Auburn

Gus Malzahn Names New Starting Quarterback at Auburn That will happen September 2 against Georgia Southern, a date that Stidham said has been marked on his calendar since he arrived on campus. The announcement was mde on Malzahn's twitter account, saying "Just told the team Jarrett Stidham will be starting QB. [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency chief: Nothing imminent' in standoff with North Korea

The Trump-Xi phone call came as Japan set up a missile-defense system in western areas of the country, following a threat by North Korea to fire missiles over Japan toward the USA territory of Guam . What followed was a week of escalating warnings from the USA, culminating in the president's promise that America's military was "locked and loaded". [Full Article...]

India Independence Day 2017

India Independence Day 2017 The Indian tricolor (saffron, green and white) flag was unfurled by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at the Red Fort of Delhi, marking the birth of world's biggest democracy. Mr Modi last month, during his monthly radio broadcast "Mann Ki Baat", had requested people to send him ideas for the Independence Day address. They line up the roads all leading to the fort and eagerly wa... [Full Article...]

Amazon offers refunds to customers who may have purchased counterfeit eclipse glasses

Amazon offers refunds to customers who may have purchased counterfeit eclipse glasses Students can also view the eclipse if they bring their own safety glasses. Available in a two pack and single pack, the "Explore Scientific Sun Catcher" solar eclipse glasses offered by 7-Eleven are approved for viewing by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). [Full Article...]

Vigil Held In Center City For Charlottesville Victims

Vigil Held In Center City For Charlottesville Victims Organizers say the protest in Charlottesville shows a side of America that is hard to acknowledge but also courage for protestors that stood up to the white-supremacist group. This just one day after a violent white nationalist rally there. The D.C. vigil crowd marched from the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue to a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike , which is located near the D.C. [Full Article...]

Top US Military Officer Hopes For Peaceful Resolution With North Korea

Top US Military Officer Hopes For Peaceful Resolution With North Korea Both Russia and China have previously denounced North Korea's missile launches, but have also called on the USA to halt military drills in the region. military was " locked and loaded " if North Korea acted unwisely after threatening last week to land missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. [Full Article...]

Protesters in North Carolina topple a statue of a Confederate soldier

Protesters in North Carolina topple a statue of a Confederate soldier The statue pays tribue to Confederate soldiers - you know, the guys who were fighting for secession and slavery. It is one of about 120 Civil War monuments across North Carolina, according to the News and Observer . "When I see a Confederate statue in downtown Durham, or really anywhere, it fills me with a lot of rage and frustration". "I share this to say that there is a statute in place makin... [Full Article...]

Top US military officer warns North Korea that US military ready

Soon after Mattis issued his warning, state-run North Korean media outlet KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had inspected his military's plan to launch missiles at Guam and discussed the possibility of a strike with his top commanders. [Full Article...]

Schools to remain open for total solar eclipse

Schools to remain open for total solar eclipse Farmington was the last of the local districts to announce plans to close on the date of the total solar eclipse. In a news release, district officials said they considered all options and decided the best place for students to learn about the eclipse was at school. [Full Article...]

National Basketball Association releases entire 2017-18 regular season schedule

National Basketball Association releases entire 2017-18 regular season schedule On Oct. 17, Boston will open the season on the road at Cleveland, the reigning Eastern Conference champion. Two days later, they'll make their home debut against the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors . However, two notable stars who changed addresses will have to wait until the new year to face their former teams at the place they used to call home. [Full Article...]

One of 2 Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack identified

One of 2 Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack identified Eight of the dead in Sunday's attack were citizens of Burkina Faso, authorities said. In separate statements, officials in Paris and Ankara confirmed the victims include a French citizen and Turkish citizen , while another Turk was injured in the violence. [Full Article...]

Buses With Militants, Refugees Arrive in Syria From Lebanon

Buses With Militants, Refugees Arrive in Syria From Lebanon The evacuation comes almost two weeks after more than 7,000 Syrians, many of them al-Qaida-linked fighters and their families, left Arsal, following an offensive by Hezbollah. A military media unit run by Hizbollah last week said they would go to the rebel-held town of Al Ruhaiba in the Eastern Qalamoun region. About 1,200 Lebanese, majority civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006. [Full Article...]

Aggies calling for 'Maroon Wall' to disrupt planned white nationalist protest

Aggies calling for 'Maroon Wall' to disrupt planned white nationalist protest The "White Lives Matter" rally was announced this past Saturday by former A&M student Preston Wiginton, shortly after similar White Nationalist protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Va. "White supremacists keep coming to our campus thinking we're going to support them", Adam Key, a doctoral student at Texas A&M who is organizing the counterprotest, told The Tribune. [Full Article...]

Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash

Footage Of Rare White Moose Taking A Dip Makes A Big Splash The short clip shows the white moose on the banks of the stream, wading into the water to cross over before climbing back out in the direction of the cameraman. 'It is a stately moose'. The moose, discovered in Varmland, Sweden , appears to be just one of the 100 white moose that exist in the country. Being the centre of such vital global moose news, Nilsson of course made it on Canada's CTV N... [Full Article...]


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