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As of Friday, there have been 529 reported traffic deaths in Virginia, compared to 477 this same date a year ago. That's about 43 percent of the crashes state police investigated in 2016 over the course of the holiday weekend. Last year, Virginia saw a drop in traffic deaths during the four-day weekend - the operation began Friday morning and continued through midnight Monday.
  • United States warplanes stopping buses in ISIS evacuation convoy: Lebanon's Hezbollah

    United States warplanes stopping buses in ISIS evacuation convoy: Lebanon's Hezbollah

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    The Hezbollah leader further said the United States had threatened to cut its assistance to the Lebanese army in case it did not put an end to its campaign against terrorists on the border with Syria . It has asked Russian Federation to tell the Syrian government that it will not allow the convoy to move further east towards the Iraqi border, according to a statement issued late last Friday.
  • PM Modi to Attend BRICS Summit in China

    PM Modi to Attend BRICS Summit in China

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    Seven investment projects in BRICS countries have been approved for about $1.5 billion. In an interview with Xinhua on Friday, Luo said both China and India are important BRICS members and China is willing to strengthen cooperation with India in the framework of BRICS.
  • Is John Kelly's White House Honeymoon Period Already Over?

    Is John Kelly's White House Honeymoon Period Already Over?

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    But Trump has chafed at some of Kelly's attempts to restrict access to the President. These are admittedly low bars, and even Haberman and Thrush acknowledge that it's basically routine office management. Several sources say President Donald Trump's frustration with some of his aides and the progress of his presidency is growing. The New York Times on Friday reported that Trump's relationship with Kelly is strained, and the president is growing exhausted and resentful of being managed.
  • Korea threatens S. Korean reporters over book review

    Korea threatens S. Korean reporters over book review

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    With its long-time enemy and nuclear neighbor North Korea continuing to threaten disaster, South Korea is said to be looking at a strategy that would not be limited to the defensive. Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan on Tuesday. US officials have told Reuters that while North Korea has had parts in place for a nuclear detonation going back several months, no new activity has been seen recently at its known nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in its northeastern region.
  • US Special Counsel Has Draft Letter From Trump on Comey Firing

    US Special Counsel Has Draft Letter From Trump on Comey Firing

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    Trump had been fuming about Comey for weeks, upset that he would not say publicly that the president was not under investigation, which Trump said Comey had assured him privately. The Associated Press has not reviewed the letter. If McGahn warned Trump that firing Comey for the reasons outlined in the letter would be illegal that "would be slam dunk evidence of a corrupt intent".
  • Will election annulment strengthen Kenya's democracy?

    Will election annulment strengthen Kenya's democracy?

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    He validated opposition leader's argument that there had been "irregularities and illegalities", notably in the transmission of election results. The court ruled that it had "failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution".
  • Police arrest nurse who refused to draw blood

    Police arrest nurse who refused to draw blood

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    The Salt Lake City mayor and police chief apologized for the incident on Friday. Wubbles told Payne that a patient's consent is required to take a blood sample or otherwise need a police warrant. "No, we're done", he said. A nurse at a Utah hospital was assaulted by a police officer last month after declining to allow him to obtain a sample of an unconscious patient's blood because he had neither a warrant nor the patient's consent, local media reported.
  • Much cooler, near washout weather to start Labor Day Weekend

    Much cooler, near washout weather to start Labor Day Weekend

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    There is quite a bit of uncertainty in the Labor Day weekend forecast. Instead we are in for mostly sunny skies this afternoon and a high in the upper 70s, which is just a couple degrees cooler than normal for late August. Highs near or even exceed 80 degrees that Monday; Cape Cod beaches will be cooler. NOAA forecasters say there is a 30% chance of polar geomagnetic storms (G1-class) when the gaseous material reaches our planet on August 31st.
  • Prosecutor demands trial for fraternity 'savages' in Penn State hazing death

    Prosecutor demands trial for fraternity 'savages' in Penn State hazing death

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    The Feb. 4 death of prospective member Timothy Piazza after a drinking game known as "The Gauntlet" resulted in charges including involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault against members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair ruled that the former fraternity members should face charges that include hazing, reckless endangerment and furnishing alcohol - all misdemeanor crimes.
  • Exxon Mobil released pollutants from Baytown, Texas refinery

    Exxon Mobil released pollutants from Baytown, Texas refinery

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    Exxon had already shut its larger, Baytown refinery near Houston on Sunday due to Harvey, while Shell and other refineries also closed down. "It was discovered that the external floating roof of Tank G346 had material on top of the roof and in the dike area", the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality .
  • Putin warns USA against 'offensive rhetoric' on North Korea

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    Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific, escalating tensions over its atomic programme which have led to bellicose exchanges between Washington and Pyongyang. the need to refrain from any military steps that could have unpredictable consequences'. And earlier this week Pyongyang fire a ballistic missile over Japan, apparently in response to ongoing war exercises between the US and South Korea.