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Donald Trump, "Hillary and Barack Hussein Obama are co-Founders of ISIS"

Let us try a thought experiment. What might you say to make your case? He has also incorrectly insisted for years that Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim. Now Trump's efforts to attack Obama's - and Clinton's - handling of the Islamic State's spread are getting a boost from the House report, which could be used as rhetorical ammunition in the GOP push to diminish the counterterrorism gains of the entire administration.

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Ark. deputy, shot while responding to call dies

Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper, 65, died as a result of injuries he sustained during the shoot-out, according to Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck, as reported by 40/29 News. The sheriff added that Jones was due to appear in court today for a hearing on whether a previous suspended sentence should be revoked. William "Bill" Cooper, who was shot and killed after responding to a domestic call in Sebastian County Wednesday, Aug.

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NATO Says Turkey Is 'Valued Ally' After Erdogan Visit to Russian Federation

The visit marked a first since last November when the crisis in relations between the countries started and is also Erdogan's first foreign visit after a failed coup attempt in Turkey. Putin was one of the first foreign leaders to phone Erdogan offering support after the coup attempt and shares none of the concerns of European Union leaders about the ensuing crackdown.

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Pakistan hospital bomb 'particularly appalling': United Nations chief

A bomb disposal squad said the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber who was carrying an estimated eight to 10 kg of explosive materials in his vest. He was the president of Baluchistan Bar Association. Responding to a question about a report regarding threats of nuclear warfare, she stated that the USA believed that regional safety and security was the responsibility not only of Pakistan and India but also the broader worldwide community.

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Wildfires rage in France, Portugal, Spain

More than 1,500 firefighters are tackling the blazes which sprang up in scrubland north of the city. The origins of the French fires, which started in Rognac, north of Vitrolles , were unknown. A hotel overlooking Funchal was destroyed and more than 150 homes were left uninhabitable, officials said. Civil protection official Rubina Leal said the mercury topped 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), the hottest temperature there since 1976, while winds gusted to 90 kilometres (55 ...

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Aid yet to reach rebel-held eastern Aleppo after siege breached

In a wide offensive Saturday, an alliance of rebel groups, including the Levant Conquest Front, formerly al-Qaida's branch in Syria, pushed government forces and allied fighters out of a number of military colleges, a warehouse, a bakery, a parking lot and a section of the highway in the southern Ramouseh district where fighting has raged for a week.

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Highlights From Clinton's Economic Speech

Instead, Clinton reiterated several of the policy positions she adopted during her primary fight against Bernie Sanders, even while making a direct appeal to Independent voters and Republicans. Clinton's appearance followed Trump's own speech on the economy, which he delivered in MI on Monday. The speech, at a facility where aerospace parts are manufactured, was equal measure one-liners targeted at Trump and heady policy prescriptions.

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United States suggests close coordination with Japan over E. China Sea spat

China's air force has sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near the islands at the center of a long-running territorial dispute in the South China Sea, a senior colonel said , according to the Xinhua news agency. "China has indisputable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and nearby waters", the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said yesterday in a faxed response to a request for comment.

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Delta CEO Takes Responsibility for Outage

Instead of being able to stay home, many passengers only learned about the flight problems when they arrived at the airport. "We have been investing in it", Bastian said. More than 150 flights were canceled system-wide Wednesday morning, in addition to the 800 scrapped Tuesday and 1,000 canceled Monday. But it was still affected by displaced flight crews and crews that were bumping up against their maximum allowable time on duty.

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European Union sends 'solidarity' to Turkey after twin PKK attacks

At the same time, a vehicle bomb on a bridge in the nearby city of Diyarbakir killed five people and injured at least 30, said the official, who was not identified per government protocol. According to the Dogan news agency, the earlier attack on Turkish military personnel was carried out with improvised explosives and rockets fired from across the Iraq border.

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Hurricane Earl forms, takes aim at Belize

Army personnel training in Belize have had to stop an exercise and take shelter following the arrival of Hurricane Earl . The outer bands of Earl could hit Honduras on Tuesday night. The nation's government activated the National Emergency Center, and residents in coastal and low-lying areas were instructed to move to higher ground once the storm approaches, the report added.

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Pakistani lawyers strike after hospital bombing kills colleagues

It can not be justified under any circumstances and should be eradicated. A source close Daesh in the Khurassan region, which includes Pakistan and Afghanistan, told dpa on Monday that the group carried out the attack. Numerous lawyers killed were pursuing cases involving human rights violations. They are considered an important part of civil society and emerged as powerful actors in 2007, when then-President Pervez Musharraf fired the chief justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

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Donald Trump claims Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State

Naming Obama as the founder of a terrorist organization that has killed thousands and that has targeted America propagates the perilous idea that the President is an enemy to the nation. "The answer is to finally make trade work for us, not against us so my message to every worker in MI and across America is this: I will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership", said Clinton.

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Woman shot dead in training scenario during Punta Gorda citizen academy

Chief Tom Lewis contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to respond and begin an investigation into the events surround the incident. The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, has been placed on administrative leave, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

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Japan rebukes China for 'deteriorating' ties over islets

The global tribunal ruled last month that Beijing's claims to most of the disputed waters had no legal basis. Hanoi wanted to have the launchers in place as it expected tensions to rise in the wake of the landmark global court ruling against China in an arbitration case brought by the Philippines, foreign envoys said .

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Hillary Clinton Wore $775 Shoes on the Campaign Trail

Days after endorsing Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) admitted Hillary Clinton wouldn't be an entirely bad option for president. "We witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line". "You already get a third of your electricity from wind!" "I will go into the polls and I will vote for Donald Trump and I will bring other people with me", he told the newspaper.

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Potential terror attack foiled by RCMP

Daesh sympathizer was killed in a high-stakes standoff with police Wednesday afternoon in Strathroy, Ont., according to news reports. In Strathroy, resident Irene Lee said late Wednesday that police had been camped out near her parents' convenience store since about 4:15 p.m.

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US Approves More Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Backed by Saudi-led airstrikes, pro-Hadi forces have since managed to reclaim large swathes of the country's south - including provisional capital Aden - but have failed to retake Sanaa and other strategic areas. Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels, called on Saudi Arabia to end coalition air raids. The coalition responded by targeting rocket launch positions belonging to Huthis in Amran province, north of Sanaa, it said in a statement.

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Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist for Handing Over Information to U.S.

A government spokesman told reporters that Amiri, "had access to the country's secret and classified information [and] had been linked to our hostile and No. USA officials said in 2010 Mr Amiri was paid $5m (£3.8m) to offer the Central Intelligence Agency information about Iran's nuclear programme, though he left the country without the money.

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Violence in Kashmir 'open terrorism': Nisar to SAARC

He suggested that effective measures should be taken to ensure that those involved in terrorist acts do not escape prosecution and punishment, and are extradited so that they can not escape prosecution. "They're going after groups, but selectively", he continued further, adding that we need to see them go after even those groups that might not threaten Pakistan itself but threaten its neighbours.

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Bar Refaeli gives birth

The baby girl, named Liv Ezra, is the couple's first child. Bar previously dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, also 41, on and off for six years before they split for good in 2011. Fashion Monthly about being excited to settle down and start a family. "I am very easy with babies and not scared of them at all". I think this will be a decade of family...

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How Nigeria helped Turkey during coup attempt - Ambassador

The ban, which prevented supporters of major domestic teams including Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Bursaspor from traveling to away matches, was instituted almost five years ago in an effort to prevent fighting among soccer supporters.

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Fires ravage southern France, Portugal, 4 dead, 1000s flee

A total 1,800 firefighters were mobilised yesterday to battle the fires, and three people were injured, one of them seriously, as the flames - driven by strong winds - headed for the Mediterranean city. Portugal urged its European partners Wednesday to help in battling multiple blazes on the island known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic". Authorities say 80 people are in hospital with burns, including two in a serious condition.

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Clinton will release 2015 tax returns soon

Trump has proposed big income tax cuts for across the board, aiming to reduce the seven current brackets to three with rates of 33 percent, 25 percent and 12 percent. She prioritized affordable housing, school repairs and failing water systems - an acute and present need in nearby Flint, Michigan - at the top of her infrastructure plan.

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Thailand's military-written draft constitution seems 'approved'

He confirmed that the general election, as promised, will be held by the end of 2017. But the family is loathed by an arch-royalist Bangkok elite which is backed by the military, and by southern voters who accuse the Shinawatras of corruption and populism.

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Erdogan approval rating soars after coup bid

The US State Department on Thursday responded to Turkish calls for the extradition of US-based Muslem cleric, Fethullah Gulen , and for information on a missing Turkish admiral, Mustafa Ugurlu . Turkey's state-run agency Anadolu said Ugurlu had left his ID and badges at his base on July 22 and had not made contact since. Asked about reports that Ugurlu was seeking asylum in the U.S., Cavusoglu said Turkey had asked for information from Washington but hadn't yet received a response.

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Backed Libyan fighters take over IS headquarters in Sirte

He says it's hard to determine accurate numbers, but that estimate is lower than the 19,000 to 25,000 fighters that officials cited this year. "The difficulty that you have is you defeat the structure of the Islamic State inside the city, but the fighters and elements of resistance don't go away", he told Foreign Policy Wednesday.

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United States sends warship to 'build relationships' with angry China

The Japanese coastguard reported it had sighted 15 Chinese coast guard ships near the islands - the highest number ever spotted. It has strongly criticized the USA for encouraging its treaty partner in taking legal action and calling for Beijing to respect the ruling.

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Second gymnastics gold for peerless Biles in Rio

While live tweeting the whole event, Jones went through a rollercoaster of emotions from being upset about how far away her seats were to admitting she thought a Brazilian gymnast might have been robbed to complete euphoria when Biles and Raisman received their medals.

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Major 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu - USGS

The 7.2 magnitude natural disaster occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres at 1:26pm. The shallow quake was measured at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles). PTWC officials say there is a tsunami threat for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the quake. There is no tsunami threat to Australia.

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Rio 2016: Germany's Barbara Engleder wins shooting gold

The mom of 5-year-old son Lucas (and one of the many athletes who have a day job off the bike, as community health director for St. Luke's Health System) is the oldest female cycling medalist of all time and is the first American woman to win an individual event in three consecutive Summer Olympics.

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Turkey presses Athens for return of eight coup fugitives

Just a few weeks ago Turkey accused Russian Federation of carrying out massacres in Syria and not fighting ISIL, instead choosing to target the "so-called moderate opposition" in Syria, Khodr said. Circumstantial evidence exists that Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's Hizmet network supported the military coup to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former US Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson told Sputnik.

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'Grim Sleeper' faces death sentence in 10 LA serial murders

Franklin was convicted of shooting seven women to death from August 1985 to September 1988, then strangling a 15-year-old girl, and strangling or shooting two other women in a second round of killings between March 2002 and January 2007. Franklin, 63, avoided suspicion for decades, working as a city trash collector and onetime garage attendant for Los Angeles police. "You are truly a piece of evil", Washington said.

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At least 4 dead after suspected chlorine attack in Aleppo

United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura confirmed the global body's experts were investigating reports of a gas , believed to be chlorine, being dropped on Aleppo. Two men reported a strong smell of gas and said they saw barrel bombs before people began to suffer breathing and eye problems. The manager of al-Quds hospital told Reuters that at least four people had died of gas poisoninig and at least 55 were injured with seven still requiring hospital treatment.

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Gymnastics: Uchimura win men's all around gold

The superstar gymnast from Japan won the men's all-around title on Wednesday night, edging Ukranian Oleg Verniaiev by less than a tenth of the point to capture his second straight Olympic gold. In it, he gained a new respect for what Uchimura has done. The team forfeited four full routines and finished around 60 points behind the seventh-ranked team when member Makysm Semiankiv was injured and the team didn't replace him.


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