• Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases
Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

Previously a Catechism of the Catholic Church had allowed the capital punishment in rare cases. On Thursday, Pope Francis decreed the death penalty is " inadmissible " under all circumstances, and that the Roman Catholic Church must work to abolish it, changing official church teaching to reflect his view that all life is sacred and there is ...

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  • Gunmen storm refugee aid department in eastern Afghanistan
Gunmen storm refugee aid department in eastern Afghanistan

On Saturday, two security guards and a driver were killed and eight people wounded after militants of Islamic State (IS) group attacked a midwifery training center in Jalalabad . The witness also said that she had heard at least three explosions. Officials have also confirmed that security forces have arrived in the area. One witness, a pass...

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  • Despite warnings from GOP leaders, Trump continues shutdown threats
Despite warnings from GOP leaders, Trump continues shutdown threats

Trump's aggressive comments highlight a continuing disconnect over policy between Trump and the congressional GOP. Congress in the current fiscal year approved $1.6 billion to begin construction of a barrier along portions of the U.S. "Nobody even spoke to him about it, because it was something that was unthinkable what he did", Trump said. "It's...

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  • Syria claims to down 'hostile target' during airstrike near Damascus
Syria claims to down 'hostile target' during airstrike near Damascus

Russia's military police will now patrol the Israeli-Syrian border. Rudskoy said Russian military police have accompanied the peacekeepers on patrols, adding that eight Russian-manned observation points opposite the United Nations points will be set up "to rule out possible provocations".

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  • Police in Missouri respond to possible Mollie Tibbetts sighting
Police in Missouri respond to possible Mollie Tibbetts sighting

In partnership with the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa , the family set up the "Bring Mollie Tibbetts home safe reward fund" for any information, which can be given anonymously, for the University of Iowa student's safe return. At a news conference on July 31, Kevin Winker, director of investigative operations for the Iowa Division of Criminal I...

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  • Trump, Italy's Conte cement populist front
Trump, Italy's Conte cement populist front

Trump said in the Oval Office that it was a "great honor" to host Conte, and praised the Italian leader for doing a "fantastic job", noting they met and became friendly at the recent G7 summit in Canada. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!" he tweeted . That would set up another fi...

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  • Trump proposes capping fuel economy standards at 2020 level
Trump proposes capping fuel economy standards at 2020 level

The EPA rule also calls for a 50-state solution whereby all states would follow the same mileage and emissions rules - killing California's right to set its own specific rules (certain other states follow California's rules). The proposal would freeze an effort by the Obama administration meant to promote auto fuel efficiency and curb tailpipe em...

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  • Facebook Identifies
Facebook Identifies "Sophisticated Attempt" To Influence Midterms Via Fake Accounts And Pages

The company did not definitively link the campaign to Russian Federation. In its blog post , Facebook said, "We are sharing what we know today given the connection between these bad actors and protests that are planned in Washington next week".

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  • Florida GOP governor candidate, 'Pitbull Trump Defender,' releases campaign video
Florida GOP governor candidate, 'Pitbull Trump Defender,' releases campaign video

Trump traveled to Tampa, Florida , to hold his first campaign event this election cycle, speaking to a raucous crowd of thousands for more than an hour. The President acknowledged there is a self-serving element to his endorsements . "But I made some choices that I wouldn't have made". Doors for the "Make America Great America" Rally open at...

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  • Trump chief of staff says he will stay at Trump's request
Trump chief of staff says he will stay at Trump's request

The public show of confidence in Mr Kelly , even if later reversed, appeared aimed at tamping down speculation about staff turnover, as well as projecting calm as the president gears up for his re-election campaign. A senior administration official confirmed Kelly's announcement, first reported by The Wall Street Journal . Kelly is telling staf...

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  • National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October
National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

Circuit Court judge's work in the Counsel's Office, which "could be more than 900,000 pages". Committee Republicans have accused Democrats of trying to drag out the process. Standing in front of rows of empty boxes labeled "Kavanaugh files", Hatch and other GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee argued that their request to the National ...

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  • GOP pundit CALLS OUT left-wingers who rage at Trump supporters
GOP pundit CALLS OUT left-wingers who rage at Trump supporters

Sanders said it was ironic that media organizations complain about the president's rhetoric when theirs often is so vicious. "Repeatedly, repeatedly the media restarts personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger ", Sanders said.

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  • Donald Trump Tweets 'Collusion Is Not a Crime', Echoing Rudy Giuliani's Defense
Donald Trump Tweets 'Collusion Is Not a Crime', Echoing Rudy Giuliani's Defense

He said Trump's legal team presented its offer for limited questioning of the president to Mueller's team 10 days ago but has not heard back. For instance, they could have colluded to find the best taco truck in Manhattan. "I don't think they have any evidence he did anything wrong". Giuliani said something else during his CNN interview that wa...

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  • Philippine government crushes dozens of luxury cars worth millions
Philippine government crushes dozens of luxury cars worth millions

A Philippines government video shows at least three bulldozers crushing the vehicles, lined up in a row, to applause from a crowd. CEZA official said the vehicles were part of the more than 800 contraband vehicles brought into the province via Port Irene despite a government ban on their importation.

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  • In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European
In Italy’s Conte, Trump sees a like-minded European

Former White House legislative affairs director Marc Short predicted Tuesday that there will be a showdown at the end of the year over funding for President Donald Trump's wall he wants built at the US-Mexico border. "Italy feels comfortable in the European Union". It has closed Italy's ports to migrants and turned back several ships carrying ref...

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  • Those left out can vote if their name on voter's list: CEC
Those left out can vote if their name on voter's list: CEC

These populations often do not have the adequate document to prove this and thus it is not simple to ensure them citizenship. "Don't they care about the human rights of the citizens of the country?" Raising the matter during the Zero hour, Mr Anand Sharma of the Congress, without naming the member, said,"I condemn the statement of that member a...

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  • California: Mendocino Complex Fire Explodes to 28000 Acres
California: Mendocino Complex Fire Explodes to 28000 Acres

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that six people have been killed by the fire since it ignited on July 23. The meeting will be open to the public and many city and fire officials will be available to field the community's questions about the disaster.

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  • Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Making 3-D Guns
Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Making 3-D Guns

During the hearing in Seattle, Eric Soskin, a lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department, said they reached the settlement to allow the company to post the material online because the regulations were created to restrict weapons that could be used in war, and the online guns were no different from the weapons that could be bought in a store.

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  • Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on 1 August: White House
Trump received letter from North Korea's Kim on 1 August: White House

While North Korea at times has unilaterally handed over boxes of remains, as the country did this week, more fruitful in the eyes of USA officials have been joint efforts to find and recover remains with American personnel on the ground. McKeague said North Korea did not receive any payment for the transfer this week. "They had been very carefull...

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  • Bush's doctor's killing may have been act of revenge
Bush's doctor's killing may have been act of revenge

This man is risky, this man is capable, this man has some skills. He hasn't been seen for 36 to 48 hours, the chief added. Joseph James Pappas, 62, is wanted for gunning down Houston cardiologist Mark Hausknech in broad daylight while both of them were riding bicycles.

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