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Six Flags to Remove Confederate Flag and All Non-American Flags

Six Flags to Remove Confederate Flag and All Non-American Flags The announcement comes after Six Flags initially said it would continue to fly the Confederate flag despite uproar after clashes in Charlottesville. "We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us", said Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker in the statement. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31 - Pentagon

US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31 - Pentagon Combined Forces Command will hold the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise August 21-31, defense officials announced today. This year the games are taking place following a war of words between the North and President Donald Trump, which generated one of the most serious crises to face the divided peninsula. [Full Article...]

Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers

Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers On Thursday, Attorney General Tarek William Saab, recently appointed by the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), made Ortega responsible for the regrettable events that took place during the protests staged over the past few months, as a result of which more than 100 people were killed, almost 1,500 were injured and damage was estimated at several million dollars. [Full Article...]

Another Turnbull government minister has dual citizenship - but won't stand aside

Nash made it plain that like Joyce, but unlike the resources minister and Queensland senator Matt Canavan , she meant to remain in her leadership and cabinet roles. The rule is "especially inconvenient in a country where almost half the population was either born overseas or had at least one parent born abroad, according to the latest census", says the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

2 teens killed in vehicle vs. train crash

2 teens killed in vehicle vs. train crash Yankiel Rodriguez and Emanuel Martinez, both seniors at Lincoln Southwest High School, were killed, principal Mike Gillotti said in a message to Southwest High families. The Amtrak train had almost 300 passengers onboard. Lincoln Public Schools said there is a crisis response team at Southwest on Friday to help students. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump

Charlottesville: Democrat reps move to impeach Donald Trump No good Nazis or Klansmen! "There are no good Nazis", he says. Cohen's statement quoted Pastor Martin Niemöller's famous "First They Came" poem about World War II. "Neo-Nazis and the KKK are domestic terrorists", Cohen said. Still, 53 percent of Americans overall didn't believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to the survey. [Full Article...]

Durham Protesters Call For Statue Vandalism Charges To Be Dropped

Durham Protesters Call For Statue Vandalism Charges To Be Dropped Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 100 to 300. Amid rumors of a white supremacist rally in Durham, the county closed down government buildings and crowds flooded into to the street to counter-protest. "Dozens of people are here to take responsibility for the removal of that statue , which should make it clear that there are so many of us that support what happened", Serena Sebring, a dem... [Full Article...]

Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue

Charlottesville mayor to make major announcement concerning Lee statue Discussions have swirled among civic leaders whether to rename the park surrounding the statue in Heyer's honor, with a large sign already taped to the statue's base reading, " Heather Heyer Park". Earlier this year, he was one of two members of the Charlottesville City Council that voted against removing the statue. A similar vote on April 17 approved plans to sell the statue to an educational i... [Full Article...]

Hope Hicks tapped for interim White House communications director

Hope Hicks tapped for interim White House communications director Former press secretary Sean Spicer assumed communications director duties after GOP strategist Mike Dubke was canned in May. The 28-year-old former actor and model has PR firm experience, earned at Hiltzick Strategies in NY while working with First Daughter Ivanka Trump on her fashion line. [Full Article...]

U.S. has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months

U.S. has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months Washington wants to stop Pyongyang from developing nuclear missiles that could hit the United States. Again referring to Kim, Trump added, "If he utters one threat. Last month for the first time, North Korea successfully tested intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the continental United States, and analysts have said it may be able to miniaturize warheads that could fit on suc... [Full Article...]

Sentencing underway for ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks

Sentencing underway for ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks The judge also decided that Banks will also have to remain on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life. Last year, Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years in prison for encouraging his teammates to sexually assault the woman, while Corey Batey , another former football player, is serving a 15-year sentence for his role in the rape. [Full Article...]

Top US military officer warns North Korea 'we are ready'

Top US military officer warns North Korea 'we are ready' Moon said his South Korean government "will put everything on the line to prevent another war in the Korean Peninsula". Both Koreas and the United States have signalled in recent days, however, a willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. [Full Article...]

Irish nationals in UK 'have no protection'

Irish nationals in UK 'have no protection' A government position paper said it wanted to preserve the Common Travel Area between Northern Ireland and the Republic, allowing unimpeded movement across the island. On Wednesday the United Kingdom published its report on the Northern Ireland border. But in Dublin, Coveney warned there are "still many unanswered questions", repeating Ireland's position that the best option would be for Brita... [Full Article...]

Teen high on opiates, driving 107 miles per hour during crash that killed two children

Teen high on opiates, driving 107 miles per hour during crash that killed two children The crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. on July 12 in the 4900 block of West County Road 300 North. Both were killed on impact. The girls' mother, Bridget Fullerton, was walking into the room as the vehicle came crashing through the home; she was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis-area hospital for treatment. [Full Article...]

Teen accused of killing sisters after crashing vehicle into Clinton County home will be charged as adult

Teen accused of killing sisters after crashing vehicle into Clinton County home will be charged as adult Sierra was westbound on West County Road 300 North when she left the right side of the road, traveling roughly 100 yards and missing several obstacles before becoming airborne and slamming into the side of the home, according to court documents. [Full Article...]

President Trump humiliates CNN's Jim Acosta during presser with a timely blow

President Trump humiliates CNN's Jim Acosta during presser with a timely blow Fake News " himself, White House correspondent Jim Acosta . "They've been condemned. They have been condemned ", Trump responded. "We will combat the counterfeiting and piracy that destroys American jobs", Trump said before signing the doc and holding it up for the cameras. [Full Article...]

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday had also hinted that President Trump is "very close" to making a decision on the strategy. "We are coming very close to a decision and I anticipate it in the very near future". Barack Obama's reversal was viewed as an acknowledgment the Taliban had gained ground and the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani wasn't capable of standing on its own. [Full Article...]

RT Viral: Aussie woman faced terror in London, Paris & Barcelona

RT Viral: Aussie woman faced terror in London, Paris & Barcelona The 26-year-old Melbourne woman hid in a shopping mall in Placa de Catalunya during the attack when a van entered the pedestrianized strip nearby. Monaco, who only left Australia three months ago, had her narrowest escape Thursday when a van rammed into a crowd on Las Ramblas, killing 14 people and injuring more than 100. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron calls for peaceful outcome with North Korea

Emmanuel Macron calls for peaceful outcome with North Korea A White House official downplayed Trump's declaration, telling CNN there are military plans for "just about any crisis we may face in the world" and they are regularly updated. South Korean presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told journalists Friday the country's top national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, had spoken with his U.S. [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump must 'apologise and repudiate the racists'

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump must 'apologise and repudiate the racists' Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying "both sides" were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming that the two clashing groups were from "morally different universes". the #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50 percent of the blame as a win", he added. Before the former governor of Utah was considered for Trump's secretary of s... [Full Article...]


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