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He said: "Again, our thoughts and sympathies are with those who have been injured in and affected by this horrific incident, including one of our own". The BBC reported that some people may also have been stabbed after the intentional bridge attack , which sent scores of bystanders fleeing for safety and shut down at least two busy subway stations.
  • Mattis Lays Out US Strategy in Asia-Pacific Region

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    US President Donald Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help rein in North Korea's weapons program, prompting concerns among Asian allies that the US might go easy on the South China Sea issue.
  • Erie County Seeks to Hold Itself to Paris Climate Agreement

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    This as American cites, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to honor greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris terms anyway. - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire who has been outspoken about climate change and environmental issue for many years, is promising millions of dollars to bolster programs under the global climate accord that President Donald Trump has dumped .
  • Missing person found dead after explosion at Wis. mill

    Missing person found dead after explosion at Wis. mill

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    There was no immediate word on what may have caused the blast at the plant, which was cited in January 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards, according to records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the last 35 years, more than 500 grain dust explosions have been recorded at grain handling facilities in the US, killing more than 180 people and injuring more than 675, according to OSHA.
  • Suspect dead, 3 officers injured in Texas shootout

    Suspect dead, 3 officers injured in Texas shootout

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    A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Police were looking for Antonio Gerardo Rodriguez on Friday after his girlfriend, Reyna Gonzalez Zamora, 50, was found dead inside her Laredo apartment, police spokesman Joe Baeza said.
  • Sacramento-area girl reaches sixth round of National Spelling Bee

    Sacramento-area girl reaches sixth round of National Spelling Bee

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    Her scores from the oral competition will be added to scores from a spelling and vocabulary test she took Tuesday to determine whether she will advance to Thursday's finals. Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, correctly spelled "regurgitant" on Wednesday morning during a preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  • Bill protecting health benefits for women clears Senate

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    A 55 percent majority of Americans view the Republican-backed American Health Care Act negatively, the same proportion who want the Senate to make major changes to the legislation or reject it, the survey finds. This puts the health of Planned Parenthood's 2.5 million patients at risk, including many women here in Florida who will have nowhere else to turn for care if Planned Parenthood health centers are forced to close their doors.
  • For First Time In 4 Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

    For First Time In 4 Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

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    Several contestants aged 6 to 15 years emerged from early spelling bees, involving more than 11 million youths from all the 50 US States, US territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, and several countries, from Jamaica to Japan. She rarely took even half her allotted 2 minutes to spell. Vinay said she has two plans for her prize money: sharing it with her younger brother and putting it into her college account.
  • Comey preparing to testify before Senate about Trump conversations

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    Special counsel Robert Mueller has appointed Andrew Weissmann to his team, a department official confirmed Wednesday. Trump, after firing Comey, cited him for 'poor performance, ' among a variety of other faults. If his testimony backs up those notes, it will add fuel to the investigation into whether or not Donald Trump abused his presidential powers by the FBI's investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference.
  • Conflicting stories about Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

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    Dubke is the latest White House staffer to leave this administration as scrutiny intensifies over contacts Trump staffers may have had with Russian government officials during the campaign and transition period. Now the intrigue and possible collusion with the Russians has reached even deeper inside the Trump administration to his son-in-law Jared Kushner.