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President Trump is pledging to chip in to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, to the tune of $1 million of his personal funds. She said the President hadn't determined which organization to support. Trump used a similar "reporters decide" gimmick at the beginning of his administration, that time with his presidential salary, which he is declining to accept.
  • N Korea fires 'projectiles' into waters: S. Korea

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    Benham says the military continues with a more detailed assessment. The launches were spread over a period of 30 minutes, an official said . They are the first known missile firings since July, when the North successfully flight tested a pair of intercontinental ballistic missiles that analysts say could reach deep into the U.S.
  • Tillerson: Trump Speaks for Himself on Values

    Tillerson: Trump Speaks for Himself on Values

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    Speaking to Fox News host Chris Wallace , Mr. Tillerson said that that the State Department cherishes American values . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responds to the strongly worded statement from the United Nations condemning the Trump administration for "failure at the highest political level to unequivocally reject and condemn the racist violent events and demonstrations".
  • Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL

    Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL

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    The security source said on Sunday that Hezbollah entered an area in western Qalamoun to confirm if the Lebanese soldiers were buried there. In a short military statement, the army said the approval comes after the defeat of IS in Qalamoun, where the terror-designated group was besieged by the army and Hezbollah fighters.
  • Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?

    Who is Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka?

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    Media members who cover the White House for mainstream outlets reported Friday night that Gorka did not resign , despite the fact that he claimed he did in a scathing resignation letter. and United Kingdom to answer questions on behalf of the Trump administration . On Saturday, the Axios website described him as "a bombastic White House aide known only to cable-news viewers", although his British accent also became familiar to watchers of the BBC.
  • Trump calls again on GOP senators to eliminate filibuster rule

    Trump calls again on GOP senators to eliminate filibuster rule

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    Lobbyists say closed-door discussions between Congress and the Trump administration have considered an approach that would make tax cuts sunset after a decade, avoiding a Senate rule violation. "I think the relationships are fine". Congress only has until the end of September to raise the debt ceiling and pass a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown.
  • Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Cruise Vacations Out of Texas Ports

    Hurricane Harvey Disrupting Cruise Vacations Out of Texas Ports

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    The Freedom and Valor's next cruises will be on a shortened itinerary that will be determined in the next few days, officials said. Earlier today, Harvey strengthened to become a Category 3 level storm. Again, all of this is contingent upon the Port of Galveston actually reopening. 'We're working with the cruise lines, the Coast Guard and the pilots to see what can be done to bring the cruise ships in as quickly but as safely as possible, ' Simons told the paper.
  • GCSE results 2017: The Bridge Academy students set for 'bright future'

    GCSE results 2017: The Bridge Academy students set for 'bright future'

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    Year 11 students at All Hallows Catholic School have achieved record-breaking results once again this year, with 83% of students achieving five A* to C or nine to four grades under the new numbering system for English and maths. Particular successes included: Jenny Morcom, who achieved 13 grades at 9-7/A*-A. She said: "We've been on a high since our A-Level results last week so to see equally impressive GCSE results is truly fantastic".
  • Missouri state senator says she made a 'mistake' with Trump assassination comment

    Missouri state senator says she made a 'mistake' with Trump assassination comment

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    Chappelle-Nadal - who has since deleted her Facebook post advocating the death of Trump and on Sunday apologized to Trump - said she made the statements because she was angry with Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville, Va. "She is no longer fit to serve our state", he said at a Capitol press conference Friday. "I'm reminded about that we are all human beings and none of us are flawless", she said at one point.
  • Navy official confirms 'some remains' found after USS McCain collision

    Navy official confirms 'some remains' found after USS McCain collision

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    The USS John S. McCain sustained significant hull damage, resulting in flooding of compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms, the statement added. Calling the Navy a "dangerous obstacle" and an "increasing hindrance to ships sailing in Asian waters", it said there was "no denying the fact that the increased activities by United States warships in Asia-Pacific since Washington initiated its rebalancing to the region are making them a growing risk to ...