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Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.   The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks "addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth." She'll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in ...

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington's latest effort to keep pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons development. The U.S. Treasury accused China's Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co., along with its ...

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E.U. Sees Real Brexit Talks at Last — and Real Dangers

With the British government so fragile, the European Union is discussing how to finesse the real state of the talks to protect Prime Minister Theresa ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Omarosa on her message to the Black community– “I Came Up Short” (Part 1)

In part one of her first interview with an African-American media outlet since the release of her blistering memoir Unhinged: An Insider's Account of ...

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US Defense Chief Woos Brazil as Chinese Influence Grows

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Brazil's clout and urged closer strategic ties Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted push back ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday there would be "no war, nor will we negotiate with the United ...

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Teaching black boys to shine in tech: All Star Code celebrates in the Hamptons with Soledad O’Brien, Van Jones

(All Star Code Summer Gala Host, Soledad O’Brien, talks about why she’s so dedicated to mentoring.) It’s no secret that the technology sector suffers from a lack of diversity– but one program is showing young black men how to ...

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Korea talks: Moon to visit Pyongyang in September

South Korea is trying to persuade the North to take concrete steps towards nuclear disarmament.

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Taliban Offensive Exposes Fragile US Hopes for Afghan Peace 

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. A Taliban ...

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Arizona Democrats Hope to Ride Blue Wave in Midterm Election

The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this ...

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North and South Korea Agree to Summit on Dismantling Weapons

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will visit Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, next month to hold his third summit meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

The U.S. ambassador to London has publicly warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to side with President Donald Trump in the burgeoning transatlantic dispute over the controversial nuclear deal with Iran, which the U.S. leader withdrew from in May. Ambassador Woody Johnson cautioned there would be trade consequences for Britain, which he ...

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Bodies of Polish Tourists, Wreckage to Stay on Alaska Peak

A small airplane that crashed in Alaska’s Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to recover bodies and wreckage of the K2 Aviation airplane that crashed Aug. 4 ...

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Trump, France's Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. Trump, who is vacationing at his New Jersey golf club, said on Twitter that he had discussed "various ...

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Charlottesville’s Mayor Nikuyah Walker talks about the long road of hope and healing in her city

Mayor Nikuyah Walker is tasked with helping to lead her city to a place of hope and healing and explains what needs to happen before getting ...

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North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization ...

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Analyst: New US Sanctions on Russia Are 'a Real Deterrent'

Russia has denounced a new round of U.S. sanctions over its alleged chemical weapons use, and says it runs counter to the "constructive atmosphere" at last month's summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. U.S. State Department officials say the new sanctions were triggered automatically in response ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and rebuilding confidence in the eastern African nation's governance will be "a long process," the top U.S. diplomat there says. "We're excited about the progress made so far," said Thomas Hushek, U.S. ...

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the ...

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North and South Korea to Discuss Plans for a 3rd Summit

The countries’ leaders have already met twice this year, but Seoul hopes that another meeting could break an impasse over the dismantling of ...

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by ...

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Sons Feel Mixed Emotions After N. Korea Returns Dad’s Dog Tag

The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, ...

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Did Chicago Police bait people to steal Nike sneakers? You decide.

Community members in Chicago are outraged after its been alleged that police left a truck filled with pricey Nike Air Force 1 sneakers open in an ...

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ABC Entertainment president talks firing Roseanne Barr, Kenya Barris’ exit and Fox merger

ABC has several upcoming changes to the network as it steadies itself following a rocky year with Kenya Barris and infighting over creative differences with Blackish, and severing ties with Roseanne Barr after her racist tweets. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey spoke to Variety about what’s to come for the network with the 20th Century ...

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Tesla board says there are buyout talks with Elon Musk

The carmaker's board met several times to discuss Elon Musk's proposal to take Tesla private.

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US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

A U.S. senator says he has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for more talks and exchanges between the two countries. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, a Trump supporter who has been in Moscow ...

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