• Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?
Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

But Trump said some very odd things, in fact, about the letter from Kim during his interaction with the reporters. Trump has not yet revealed what was written in the letter, but he sure seemed happy to get it. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump, who on Friday called the summit back on for June 12, is expected to lodge at the luxury Shangri-La Hote...

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  • Trump takes aim at Canada as nations protest his tariffs
Trump takes aim at Canada as nations protest his tariffs

Morneau has called the tariffs "absurd", saying Canadian metal sales are no security risk to the U.S. He warns the measures will destroy jobs on both sides of the border. "It is totally unacceptable that a country is imposing unilateral measures when it comes to world trade". On Thursday, the USA announced tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on alumi...

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  • Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader may be held
Putin’s meeting with North Korean leader may be held

Trump told reporters he hadn't read the letter yet and added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks". After a almost 80-minute-long meeting in the Oval Office, Trump, Pompeo, and Kim Yong Chol posed for a photo opp. Trump said the lengthy conversation Friday "went very well" and called it "a get to know you kind of a situation". ...

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  • Winning Spelling Bee Word Is One Every Christian Should Know: Koinonia
Winning Spelling Bee Word Is One Every Christian Should Know: Koinonia

It was the largest group in contest history to advance to the championship finals. This year more spellers qualified because of a new invitational programme called " RSVBee ", which allows those who didn't win a regional or state bee to still apply for the nationals if they had won their school bee or been a former national finalist.

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  • Judge sides with Mueller team in Manafort case
Judge sides with Mueller team in Manafort case

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the ongoing special counsel's Russian Federation investigation would amount to " MEDDLING " in this year's midterm elections, his latest effort to cast the probe as motivated by partisan aims. In his latest talk with reporters today, Bloomberg noted that Giuliani is now saying that the probe should be wrap...

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  • Afghanistan Interior Ministry attack in Kabul as ISIS and Taliban continue assault
Afghanistan Interior Ministry attack in Kabul as ISIS and Taliban continue assault

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Najib Danish, said according to their initial findings, one police force member was killed, and five others were wounded in the attack. Another early morning attack struck the capital of Kandahar province, when a suicide vehicle bomb blast killed three civilians and wounded 13 others, a provincial official tol...

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  • 'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference
'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko turns up alive at news conference

Ukraine's chief of security services, Vasyl Gritsak, said Ukrainian police had detained one suspect involved in the real plot against Babchenko , a former rebel fighter in eastern Ukraine - in other words, one allied with Russian Federation in the fighting there.

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  • United States imposes hefty tariffs on steel, aluminium imports from key allies
United States imposes hefty tariffs on steel, aluminium imports from key allies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made their commitment in a Thursday phone call, following Trump's decision not to exempt their countries from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.

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  • Spanish police release Browder as arrest warrant not valid
Spanish police release Browder as arrest warrant not valid

The Kremlin has convicted Browder in absentia for tax evasion, and he faces nine years in prison there. He noted that Thursday's dust-up was, in fact, "the result of a SIXTH Russian arrest warrant using Interpol channels". Interpol said, "A diffusion notice recently circulated in relation to Mr. Browder was found to be non-compliant following a re...

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  • Thousands evacuated due to NC dam in ‘imminent danger’ of failing
Thousands evacuated due to NC dam in ‘imminent danger’ of failing

Alberto was more of a rainstorm than a wind threat, but the National Weather Service said at least one tornado had been confirmed. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS underway from the Dam at Lake Shore Dr to Lake Tahoma Rd (NC 80) to the confluence of the Catawba River near Resistoflex Rd and Riverside Park.

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  • Russian Federation forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks
Russian Federation forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

Roughly 40 United States commandos held off about 500 forces loyal to the Syrian government - including Russian mercenaries - in an intense firefight in early February, The New York Times reports . According to him, the remaining 26 of the dead were in the forces controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The fighting lasted about an hour, ...

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  • Hero 'Spiderman' Climbs 4 Stories to Rescue Child Dangling From Balcony
Hero 'Spiderman' Climbs 4 Stories to Rescue Child Dangling From Balcony

The boy had left Réunion, where his mother and grandmother live, about three weeks ago and moved to Paris to join his father, who was working there. The AP reports Gassama has authorization to stay legally in Italy, where he landed in 2014 after a trip across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said city officials a...

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  • Liège Gunman and 3 Victims Reported Dead in Belgium Shooting
Liège Gunman and 3 Victims Reported Dead in Belgium Shooting

Herman, who allegedly shouted " Allahu Akbar " during the attack , then shot dead a 22-year-old driver as he left a vehicle park outside a nearby high school. The Liege Prosecutor's Office declined to say if the incident was terror related, but anti-terror police were summoned to the scene. A Belgian lawmaker said he had been on an anti-te...

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  • Teacher who stopped shooting says he had to act
Teacher who stopped shooting says he had to act

The seventh-grade science teacher spoke publicly for the first time on Monday since the shooting Friday inside his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School . An armed police officers stands on the scene outside Noblesville High School as evacuated middle school students wait on a bus after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School on May 2...

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  • Operated unit in transparent, sustainable way: Vedanta on Sterlite Copper plant closure
Operated unit in transparent, sustainable way: Vedanta on Sterlite Copper plant closure

Sterlite Copper , a business unit of Vedanta, a United Kingdom-based multinational mining and metals conglomerate, set up the copper smelting plant in 1996. The protests have intensified after Vedanta, owned by an Indian billionaire but with its head office in London, sought to expand the plant. The order was given on a PIL filed by R Fatima of...

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  • China anger over United States 'provocation' in South China Sea
China anger over United States 'provocation' in South China Sea

The US military vessels carried out manoeuvring operations near Tree, Lincoln, Triton and Woody islands in the Paracels, one of the officials said. Chinese defence chiefs have said United States warships entered the waters and did not leave when warned by Beijing's warships and aircraft.

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  • 'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit
'Kim Jong Un' poses for selfies in Singapore ahead of Trump summit

The U.S. team preparing for the talks traveled Sunday to Tongilgak, or "Unification House", the building where Kim met Moon on Saturday for impromptu talks aimed at salvaging the summit. "This is my normal body", he said, when asked if he had to put on weight to impersonate the North's leader. "We are having very productive talks with North Kore...

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  • Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE, says source
Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE, says source

Trump said earlier this week he ordered a reconsideration of penalties against ZTE as a favor to China's President Xi Jinping , as the company estimated losses of at least $3.1 billion from the USA technology ban. "It is a great deal. for #ZTE & China", GOP Sen. The U.S. Commerce Department would then lift an order issued in April preventin...

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  • Moon urges North Korea, US to communicate ahead of Singapore summit
Moon urges North Korea, US to communicate ahead of Singapore summit

The meeting was the latest dramatic turn in a week of diplomatic ups and downs surrounding the prospects for an unprecedented summit between the United States and North Korea , and the strongest sign yet that the two Korean leaders are trying to keep the on-again off-again meeting on track.

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  • Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombing
Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombing

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes, organizers said Sunday. It added that the strike was also in retaliation for repeated Palestinian attempts to damage the border fence and "security infrastructure" during ongoin...

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  • Trump’s Lawyer Invited to Classified Briefing on Investigation of Trump
Trump’s Lawyer Invited to Classified Briefing on Investigation of Trump

The New York Times reported separately this week that at least one government informant met several times with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos , both former foreign policy advisers for Trump's Republican campaign. On Trump's broader point that the Obama administration interfered with the Trump campaign to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win,...

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  • Trump says detained American released in Venezuela
Trump says detained American released in Venezuela

The details of what led to Holt's release were not immediately clear. Trump said in a tweet . In a later tweet, Trump said, "Looking forward to seeing Joshua Holt this evening in the White House". "I want to particularly thank Caleb McCarry, whose expertise and effort in Venezuela on my behalf has been instrumental in bringing Josh home". Holt h...

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  • Cyclone Mekunu may cause heavy showers along Maharashtra coast: IMD
Cyclone Mekunu may cause heavy showers along Maharashtra coast: IMD

And at least 11 people were killed in waters near the island when two ships went down in the pounding rain and wind, the official said. In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Muscat continues to monitor the situation and is communicating with Filipinos in Salalah, the capital city of southern Oman's Dhofar province which Cycl...

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  • P.E.I. woman hopes to help end Ireland's abortion ban
P.E.I. woman hopes to help end Ireland's abortion ban

The government proposes that women be allowed to terminate pregnancies in the first 12 weeks. "This is a once-in-a-generation decision for the Irish people", Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters. Ireland's prime minister noted that Saturday's win for legalizing abortion could not right past wrongs, but could prevent future ones. Ther...

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  • Korea: North's Kim Still Committed to Summit
Korea: North's Kim Still Committed to Summit

Mr Trump told reporters that they are still considering Singapore as the venue for their talks. He added that if "it would be a great thing" if they were "successful in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". He also said that a date of June 12 in Singapore is still being considered for the meeting. The North has previously used the term...

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  • Ireland's yes voters celebrate a 'leap forward' in landmark vote on abortion
Ireland's yes voters celebrate a 'leap forward' in landmark vote on abortion

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar supported the change, calling the vote to repeal the ban "the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland over the last couple of decades". "It must not be forgotten that us women in Northern Ireland are still persecuted by a Victorian-era abortion ban", Grainne Teggart, Northern Ire...

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  • Hawaii Volcano Eruptions Enter 4th Week
Hawaii Volcano Eruptions Enter 4th Week

A lava fountain erupts at night along a recent lava flow from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii's Big Island, May 22, 2018, in Kapoho, Hawaii. On Wednesday, large amounts of lava continued to pour from fissures in the central part of the eruption zone from Leilani Estates to Lanipuna Gardens, the latter of which is nearly completely cover...

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  • Ireland backs changing abortion laws, exit poll says
Ireland backs changing abortion laws, exit poll says

Voters are being asked if they wish to scrap a 1983 amendment to the constitution that gives an unborn child and its mother equal rights to life. The poll released by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE shortly after polling stations closed on Friday night predicted that almost 70% voted in in favor of repealing the Eighth Amendment to Irel...

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  • Australian Grandmother Sentenced to Death for Smuggling Ice Through Malaysia
Australian Grandmother Sentenced to Death for Smuggling Ice Through Malaysia

She said she had been fooled into carrying the bag after travelling to China to see someone she met online called "Captain Daniel Smith", who had claimed to be a United States serviceman. She told the court that she had agreed to take the backpack from the stranger because she was told it carried her online boyfriend's clothes. "I don't think she...

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  • Reading Public Library wins national award
Reading Public Library wins national award

The 'Ready, Set, Read!' program challenges those in the young, middle and teen age groups to read 100, 50 and 25 books, respectively. Wednesday was the first time the Bonvillians attended the library's summer reading program party, and Ella's first stop was to grab a piece of chalk and start drawing animals on the park's sidewalk.

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  • Former Spokane NAACP Chapter Leader Rachel Dolezal Accused Of Welfare Fraud
Former Spokane NAACP Chapter Leader Rachel Dolezal Accused Of Welfare Fraud

Dolezal's name is back in the news once again though, as she is being charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal was pressured to resign from the NAACP in February 2017 after it was discovered she was white but had been identifying herself as African American while leading the civil rights group.

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  • Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says
Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

U.S. President Donald Trump may not "block" Twitter users and those commenting on his tweets, a U.S. Federal Judge has ruled. What's more , Buchwald said , the space below Trump's tweets that show the public's replies are a public forum, because it is "generally accessible to the public" and anyone with a Twitter account is able to view tho...

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  • Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about Federal Bureau of Investigation informant
Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about Federal Bureau of Investigation informant

Democrats immediately criticized the move, accusing the GOP of politicizing intelligence by initially excluding Democrats from the classified briefing. Fitton said Judicial Watch doesn't rely on the DOJ inspector general's report or congressional committees, and that's why they're pursuing their own litigation and investigation.

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  • Jacksonville Lands 13th On List For Population growth
Jacksonville Lands 13th On List For Population growth

The Texas capital, which has seen growth cool down a bit recently, falls to second place. Camanche ranks as the 92nd-biggest city in Iowa. Harless added that she's hopeful the city's recent selection of James Arndt as city manager, as well as the hiring past year of Planning Director Tammara Tracy, will help Paducah grow.

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  • 2 injured in shooting at in middle school; male student in custody
2 injured in shooting at in middle school; male student in custody

Parents comfort each other as they wait outside Noblesville West Middle School following a shooting in Noblesville, Indiana , on Friday, May 25, 2018 . One student told News 8 that he heard several shots fired but did not know if they were fired inside or outside of the building. Parents were advised that if they did not receive a phone cal...

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  • Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing
Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing

The Russian foreign ministry also denounced what it called an attempt to "discredit Russia in the eyes of the global community", but investigators, who painstaking recreated the BUK missile system's route from Kursk across the border into rebel-held eastern Ukraine using videos and photos, stood by their findings.

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  • With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms
With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

According to reports, however, the rule is meant to push Planned Parenthood and other reproductive healthcare providers out of the Title X program if they provide or refer patients for abortions, and would allow providers in the program to withhold comprehensive information from patients about their options.

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  • United States staffer suffers brain injury after 'sound' incident in China
United States staffer suffers brain injury after 'sound' incident in China

The Canadian government in April said it would remove families of diplomats posted to Cuba after Canadian personnel there in 2017 also reported similar health symptoms. The worker was sent to the United States for further evaluation. Staff there reported symptoms including hearing loss, dizziness, fatigue and cognitive issues, though Cuban offi...

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  • Kelly sues him for sexual assault and herpes infection
Kelly sues him for sexual assault and herpes infection

A woman filed a lawsuit, Monday, in NY against R. Kelly , claiming the singer sexually assaulted her. His multiple chart-topping hits include " Bump N' Grind " and " I Believe I Can Fly ". Faith Evans, 20, is claiming that the 51-year-old held her against her will and that he psychologically, verbally and sexually abused her. "He was demanding tha...

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  • Police use of Amazon's facial recognition software alarms civil liberties group
Police use of Amazon's facial recognition software alarms civil liberties group

A spokesman for the Orlando Police Department said the department was testing Amazon's service but had no plans to use the technology to track the location of elected officials. "We demand that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure that poses a grave threat to customers and communities across the country", the groups...

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