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Grizzly bear trophy hunt to be banned in BC

Grizzly bear trophy hunt to be banned in BC

He said the ban isn't taking effect before this season because there wasn't time to give notice after the protracted B.C. election, which took place May 9 but didn't produce a new government until mid-July. Ellis said it's important for many people in B.C.to retain their hunting "heritage", which can include the tradition of proudly "putting antlers on the wall". Read More

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Nancy Pelosi calls on Trump to fire Steve Bannon after Charlottesville violence

Nancy Pelosi calls on Trump to fire Steve Bannon after Charlottesville violence

Go to the Middle East and tell me what the real problem is today". But Richard Spencer , perhaps America's most famous Nazi, says he doesn't believe a word of it. On Monday, Scaramucci posted a photo of himself in a guest bathroom at The Late Show ahead of his interview with Colbert. The interview took place just days after neo-Nazis became violent at a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, injuring dozens and killing one activist. Read More

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Japan's PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine

This year's anniversary comes amid an escalation in threats between North Korea and the United States, with Pyongyang last week announcing plans to launch missiles at the U.S. Since visiting the shrine in person in December 2013, Abe has made cash contributions in lieu of visits. But sometimes conservative ministers opt to make the visit to pay their respects. Read More

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Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump Over Failure To Specifically Condemn White Supremacists

Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump Over Failure To Specifically Condemn White Supremacists

President Donald Trump's offhand remark last week that the United States would keep open a " military option " to deal with the ongoing crisis in Venezuela has united many Latin American leaders, but likely not in the way he intended. Vice President Mike Pence met Monday with refugees who fled the chaos in Venezuela for the safety of a church in Cartagena, Colombia . "Venezuela has the potential to be one of the wealthiest nations in our hemisphere with its oil reserves alone", Pence ... Read More

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Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

Trump's definition of the U.S. - among the most developed nations in the world - as being like a third-world nation when it comes to infrastructure echoed the statements of other United States leaders over the past several years. "This is them basically telling you spin", said Fugate. The president, speaking at a news conference at Trump Tower in NY, said it can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and 17 years to approve an ordinary highway project because of burdensome regulations. Read More

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Lindsey Graham: 'We need more' from Trump in condemning white supremacists

Lindsey Graham: 'We need more' from Trump in condemning white supremacists

Read: A day later, White House says Trump meant to condemn white supremacists . "The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry , and hatred", the statement said. Duke told reporters that the white nationalists were working to "fulfil the promises of Donald Trump ". "Calling out people for their acts of evil - let's do it today - white nationalist , white supremacist", Gardner said on CNN's "State of the Union" ... Read More

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Man arrested for allegedly planning to blow up Oklahoma City bank

Man arrested for allegedly planning to blow up Oklahoma City bank

Officials say 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, was arrested Saturday in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank. special agent. The grumbling says Varnell collected the gadget and load it into what he accepted was a stolen van. " I can assure the public, without hesitation, that we had Varnell's actions monitored every step of the way ". Read More

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Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields Jr. denied bail in first court appearance

Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields Jr. denied bail in first court appearance

According to the Daily Progress , the rally's organizer, Jason Kessler, said "that whoever drove a auto into a group of counter-protesters 'did the wrong thing'". The next hearing for Fields is set for August 25, according to the court. Fields was fascinated with Nazism, idolised Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his "deeply held, radical" convictions on race, a former high school teacher said on Sunday. Read More

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Man fatally shoots 3 people in Wisconsin, police say

Man fatally shoots 3 people in Wisconsin, police say

The victims are believed to be from Aurora, Ill. The shooting took place at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove , Wisconsin at dusk, when more than 5000 people were at the raceway for an event known as "Larry's Fun Fest". The sheriff described the suspect's hair as shaved on the sides with a scruffy top. Beth said he could not give a motive for the shooting. "It has not helped us", Beth said. Read More

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Tropical Storm Gert Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gert Forms in the Atlantic

At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression No. 8 was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southern Bahamas. If wind speed grows to 39 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center it would become Tropical Storm Gert . Is it anything to worry about on the East Coast? Tuesday looks to have a slightly higher chance (60%) for scattered showers and storms as we will have a little more energy in the atmosphere. Read More

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Expect a cloudy, hot and humid Sunday

Expect a cloudy, hot and humid Sunday

Next Saturday will be partly sunny with a risk of a shower or storm. This risk amounts to a 5-10% chance of such an event in the area. Sun: High: 91 Low: 70 Mostly sunny. Rain and clouds eventually clear overnight with lows in the 50's. By the end of the week a couple of fronts with low pressure could deliver a few rounds of showers on Friday into early Sunday . Read More

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Sunderland gas explosion survivor 'saved by fridge'

Sunderland gas explosion survivor 'saved by fridge'

A woman whose house exploded only survived the gas blast because a fridge fell on top of her . She was taken by air ambulance to Newcastle Royal Infirmary in a "serious but stable condition". I went upstairs and you could see dust rising. Officers have also attempted to re-assure the public by saying " There is nothing to indicate at this time that this incident is linked to terrorism ". Read More

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Sharif flays judges for his ouster

Sharif flays judges for his ouster

Before leaving Gujranwala, in a meeting with leadership of PML-N, Nawaz Sharif stated that he was not given justice by Supreme Court. Sharif also demanded accountability from military dictators and judges who he said have been sending prime ministers packing home in the last 70 years. Read More

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Caught On Camera: Car Falls From Parking Garage, Barely Misses 2nd Car

Caught On Camera: Car Falls From Parking Garage, Barely Misses 2nd Car

Police said she mistaked the gas for the brake and pushed right through barriers on the uppermost level of the garage. The driver of the BMW sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, reports Statesman Media , after the vehicle crashed through a barrier and nosedived back to ground level, luckily smashing into the floor with its chief crumple zone first, which may well have saved the driver's life. Read More

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Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse

Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse

On Tuesday, Trump received an extended briefing on the subject in Bedminster. Christie applauded Trump's decision in a statement , saying the president "deserves great credit". The report's recommendations included increasing capacity for treating people with opioid addictions, more education on the problem for doctors who prescribe opioids, and increasing the use of naloxone , which can be used to block the effects of opioids, particularly after an overdose . Read More

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Russian jets scrambled four times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft

Russian jets scrambled four times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft

But Wednesday's flyovers are taking place amid rising tensions between the US and Russian Federation over myriad issues, including a recent congressional move to impose a new round of sanctions on Russian Federation for its alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, its involvement in the Syrian civil war and its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Read More

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Trump's DC hotel is raking in cash

Trump's DC hotel is raking in cash

As Trump engages in a disturbing war of words/glorified penis-measuring contest with Kim Jong-un, the Washington Post reports that the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., "has become a financial juggernaut ", according to the story's reporter, charging more than nearly any other D.C. Read More

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Thunderstorms possible in afternoon and evening

Thunderstorms possible in afternoon and evening

Skies over Madison should be mostly sunny Monday , sunny Tuesday and Wednesday , and partly sunny Thursday , with highs near 77, 79, 79 and 79, and lows Sunday night through Wednesday night around 58, 58, 60 and 63. Monday will be cloudy to partly sunny, with scattered showers and storms. Sunday appears to be mainly dry with mostly sunny skies. It won't rain all night, but we'll keep the risk of occasional showers and perhaps a rumble going through most of it. Read More

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USA embassy employees in Cuba possibly subject to 'acoustic attack'

USA embassy employees in Cuba possibly subject to 'acoustic attack'

One hypothesis, according to sources who spoke to the BBC , is that the hearing loss could have been caused by a sonic device whose emission of inaudible sound waves could cause deafness if placed outside the diplomats' homes. According to BBC , it is clear that the two Cuban diplomats left Washington in May. It also led to the expulsion of the Cuban diplomats from the USA back in May. Read More

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I continue to stand for the 'Gathbandhan': Sharad Yadav

I continue to stand for the 'Gathbandhan': Sharad Yadav

I am hurt by this. "I continue to stand for the " Gathbandhan " (Grand Alliance)", he said. "It's for the first time in history of the country that the two manifestos of rival groupings have mingled". Few RJD workers were also present there. He had represented Madhepura, where he would stay on August 12, at Lok Sabha. Not only has the senior JD (U) leader been vociferous in his opposition to the NDA in the Upper House, but has also called a meeting of all like-minded Opposition parties on ... Read More

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