• U.S. awards contracts for concrete prototypes of border wall
U.S. awards contracts for concrete prototypes of border wall

The prototypes will be created to be 30 feet long and up to 30 feet high and will be in close proximity to each other. The border "enforcement zone" between rural areas of the US and Mexico would be similar to those in urban areas, according to an artist's sketch released by border officials.

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  • Trump Starts Tax Reform Push With Threats, Few Details
Trump Starts Tax Reform Push With Threats, Few Details

In Springfield, Missouri , President Trump will deliver a speech on his administration's goals for a major tax overhaul . Trump has had McCaskill in his sights, just days ago tweeting that a Republican "will win" the election there because McCaskill is "opposed to big tax cuts".

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  • State Department orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate
State Department orders Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate

Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two other annexes in response to "unwarranted" Russian action, the United States has said . The forced closures were the latest in an intensifying exchange of diplomatic broadsides with origins in Washington's opposition to Russia's actions in Ukraine and its interference in the 20...

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  • Milwaukee County sheriff, Trump supporter David Clarke resigns
Milwaukee County sheriff, Trump supporter David Clarke resigns

Watch County Executive Chris Abele's reaction to Sheriff Clarke's resignation below. Clarke rose to national prominence in recent years with provocative social media posts , appearances on conservative media programs and his staunch support of President Trump.

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  • Vermont Water Rescue Team Deploys To Texas
Vermont Water Rescue Team Deploys To Texas

Tennessee Adjutant General Max Haston said the Tennessee National Guard is also prepared to mobilize within 24 hours of notification to help out in Texas. "Please continue to pray for the people in the Houston and surrounding areas of Texas". "They're going a long way and they're well needed down there", he said.

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  • Erdogan, Abbas Stress Adherence to Two-State Solution, Reject Israeli Practices
Erdogan, Abbas Stress Adherence to Two-State Solution, Reject Israeli Practices

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remained the only viable option as he made his first visit to the West Bank since taking office. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have been at a standstill since the failure of US mediation in the spring of 2014. Speaking ...

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  • Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuits Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban
Civil Rights Organizations File Lawsuits Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Sarah McBride, who's transgender and serves as national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement the US military "is stronger when any qualified American willing to defend our country is able to serve, regardless of their gender identity".

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  • TTV Dhinakaran: 'Only me or Sasikala deserve to be Tamil Nadu CM'
TTV Dhinakaran: 'Only me or Sasikala deserve to be Tamil Nadu CM'

The ostracized party member said that everyone in the party wanted either himself or the AIADMK general secretary Sasikala wanted to become the next CM. "The 19 MLAs at the resort in Puducherry are not there because of threats against them". The DMK delegation spent some 15 minutes with the governor.

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  • Labour's Brexit policy shifts towards transitional deal
Labour's Brexit policy shifts towards transitional deal

It means we would abide by the common rules of both". Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it would be "as short as possible, but as long as is necessary". She added: "I would really hope that Labour gets itself into a position away from the hard Brexit position it's been pursuing". "The advantage Mrs May has is the country knows she's...

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  • Iraqi forces make fresh gains in Tal Afar against Islamic State
Iraqi forces make fresh gains in Tal Afar against Islamic State

It said Counter-Terrorism Service special forces had also retaken Al-Taliaa district to the south and were tasked with expelling IS from the citadel, the last current target of the CTS in Tal Afar . The Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi force announced that their forces were able to liberate al-Mouthana and al-Salam neighborhoods in Tal Afar from ISIS. T...

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  • Man shot in Brussels after knife attack on soldiers
Man shot in Brussels after knife attack on soldiers

Prosecutors issued a statement that the attacker "is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities". The Flemish outlet cites radio reports which suggest one of the slain man's victims is critically injured. It added the "situation is under control". "Our security services remain on alert". It was already blocked by police at the ...

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  • Trump punishes Maduro government with financial sanctions
Trump punishes Maduro government with financial sanctions

Arreaza asks whether Americans "want to starve the Venezuelan people". Friday's financial bans are the fifth round of USA sanctions to hit Venezuela since the start of the year. "The regime's decision to create an illegitimate Constituent Assembly - and most recently to have that body usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Asse...

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  • Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday
Ram Rahim guilty of rape, sentencing on Monday

In 2002 a Sadhvi in a letter written to Haryana High Court and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had complained about Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim sexually harassing her. Ram Rahim convicted in Rape case now transferred to Rohtak Jail in a helicopter. The High Court on Thursday asked the Centre to provide additional forces ahead ...

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  • Cohn Says Trump To Launch Major Push On Tax Reform Next Week
Cohn Says Trump To Launch Major Push On Tax Reform Next Week

White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn has spoken "many times" with President Donald Trump about his comments on the Charlottesville violence almost two weeks ago, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. "So I don't think anyone was surprised by the comments". "We must all unite together against them", Cohn said. In addition, ...

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  • Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault
Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault

Authorities said the man is being held on suspicion of assault of police and grievous bodily harm. Queen Elizabeth II was not at the palace, her official residence, palace officials said. Natalie Wood wrote: "Police still being called into Buckingham Palace". Armed police were reported to be on the scene. Blue lights and sirens everywhere.

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  • Tigers get hammered at home again by Yankees
Tigers get hammered at home again by Yankees

Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias went deep for Detroit . Fulmer has struggled through last few starts and in his last encounter against the Yanks he gave up six earned runs throwing over six innings. Albeit, they are beginning the run against the Detroit Tigers , who hold the distinction of the worst pitching staff in the AL ( the Yankees are...

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  • Palestinians need Trump two-state pledge before peace
Palestinians need Trump two-state pledge before peace

Jared Kushner has spent eight months as his father-in-law's point person in the Middle East , relying primarily on one envoy, former Trump Organization lawyer Jason Greenblatt, to do the diplomatic heavy lifting in the region. While Ramallah has officially welcomed USA peace efforts, officials have begun to grumble about what they see as a lack...

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  • What time is the $700 million Powerball numbers drawing Wednesday?
What time is the $700 million Powerball numbers drawing Wednesday?

The Mega Million jackpot is nowhere near the Powerball jackpot right now. Chopin says even though no one from the Bayou State has won the jackpot, we've seen some winners of smaller Powerball prizes here. "We are not coming back to work". Canadians can also get in on the action and purchase tickets. "Wednesday will be a nightmare". Ther...

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  • Strike stalls banking transactions
Strike stalls banking transactions

Officers of all nationalized banks along with regional rural banks, IDBI, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank joined the strike , ” a bank official said. The bank unions have already announced about the strike.Bank employees participated in the dharna staged at the SBI office in Gandhi Nagar on Tuesday.

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  • London's Big Ben falls silent until 2021
London's Big Ben falls silent until 2021

One of those calling for a rethink to stop Big Ben being silenced for the longest period in its 157-year history, Labour MP Stephen Pound, said he hoped at least 20 "like-minded traditionalists" would gather to witness the halting of the bongs.

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  • Stenson leads Wyndham by one stroke
Stenson leads Wyndham by one stroke

Davis Love III , at 53 seeking to become the oldest victor in PGA Tour history, shot 67 to trail by three shots. There was an eagle each day on the par-4 first hole, with Cameron Smith pulling it off Sunday. The 2011 tournament victor is in good position to make a Sunday charge. For Every , a 33-year-old with two career victories on tour, th...

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  • Trump has made decision on Afghanistan strategy: Mattis
Trump has made decision on Afghanistan strategy: Mattis

The media noted that Mr Trump wants to win the war but is reluctant to send large numbers of additional United States troops to Afghanistan. The president has expressed frustration at the lack of progress in Afghanistan, and his administration so far has struggled to articulate a strategy for moving forward.

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  • Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West
Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West

The breaking news alert gave no details on the number of injured or the source of the rocket fire, and there was no immediate mention of the incident on state news agency SANA . Syria's war has left more than 330,000 people dead and has displaced millions more. The Syrian crisis began in March 2011 with a peaceful uprising against Mr Assad's gov...

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  • New polls: Trump's approval down in key election states
New polls: Trump's approval down in key election states

Trump performs better among these states' voters when asked about the economy. Trump's low approval in several key states that helped him win the 2016 election mirrored other national polls that show his approval rating slumping just seven months into his presidency.

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  • Bihar flood situation worsens Toll rises to 202
Bihar flood situation worsens Toll rises to 202

The flash floods, which have hit 1.26 crore population in 20 districts of north Bihar , claimed 51 more lives in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 253 on Sunday, even as lakhs of people are still stranded in inaccessible flood affected locations, particularly in Seemanchal region and East and West Champaran districts.

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