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Jake Tapper Hits Back At Bill O
Jake Tapper Hits Back At Bill O'Reilly With An Absolutely Brutal Reality Check

Disgraced former talk-show host Bill O'Reilly tried to go after CNN's Jake Tapper on Twitter on Wednesday.

NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics
NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics

Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance's goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? "Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imbalance in conventional capabilities in regions bordering Russia, such as the Baltics," reads the report.

Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police
Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police

A Delaware woman worried about being deported - even though she was in the country legally - was charged with murder earlier this week after allegedly drowning her 5-month-old son and his 5-year-old half-brother, police say

Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through
Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through

The father of a slain U.S. Army corporal says President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 over the phone earlier this year while calling to offer his condolences and then never followed through, according to The Washington Post.

Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair
Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair

By Duncan Miriri and Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - The head of Kenya's election commission said on Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues. Wafula Chebukati's statement came hours after another commission member resigned and left the country, saying she and her staff had been repeatedly threatened. "Ironically, the very people, political leaders, who are supposed to build the nation have become the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the nation," Chebukati told journalists.

Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump
Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump 'Did Disrespect My Son'

The grieving mother of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush two weeks ago says, "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband"

Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director
Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Trevor Noah 'Reveals' Why Donald Trump's Love For Mitch McConnell Is Real
Trevor Noah 'Reveals' Why Donald Trump's Love For Mitch McConnell Is Real

Tonight at 11/10c, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell fake being friends for an hour.

China ready to
China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has "the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in any form". "We will never allow anyone, any organisation, or any political party, at any time or in any form, to separate any part of Chinese territory from China," he said.

Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre
Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre

A state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock "to one lucky winner" in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student
Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said.

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Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship is 'the largest in the world'

The 'world's largest ship' comes with a giant water slide, zipline and other cool amenities

America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9
America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9

America Ferrera has joined the growing list of women who have come forward to share personal experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

Trump's Latest Health Care Move Will Cause Pain, But Not For The Poor
Trump's Latest Health Care Move Will Cause Pain, But Not For The Poor

President Donald Trump's decision to halt a series of payments to health insurers could eventually affect millions of Americans who buy coverage through one of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges or on their own, directly from insurers.

Children born in Afghanistan captivity fear new lives in Canada won't last
Children born in Afghanistan captivity fear new lives in Canada won't last

After years of living underground, shuffled between cells no bigger than a bathtub, the three children of a US-Canada couple held for years by Islamist militants are marveling at the sun and adjusting to their first taste of freedom - but are still terrified that "this magical wonderland" will end, their father has said. Joshua Boyle, his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their children were rescued on Wednesday, after being abducted by Taliban-linked militants in 2012 while traveling through a mountainous region of Afghanistan. As the family made the long journey from Pakistan to Smiths Falls, a town of 9,000 people near Ottawa, the children - all of whom were born while the couple...

James Corden, Mayim Bialik face backlash for Harvey Weinstein comments
James Corden, Mayim Bialik face backlash for Harvey Weinstein comments

"The View" co-hosts discuss Corden's jokes and Bialik's implied victim blaming amid the Weinstein scandal.

A Groundbreaking Astronomy Discovery Gave Scientists Their Best Look Ever at How Gold Was Created
A Groundbreaking Astronomy Discovery Gave Scientists Their Best Look Ever at How Gold Was Created

"There are many, many extraordinary discoveries within the discovery"

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat
S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean and U.S. troops began five days of naval drills on Monday after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape
Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape

Hillary Clinton Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election. The former secretary of state's devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his alleged role in damaging her candidacy. "Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator," she said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, referring to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Bomb kills four Pakistani troops searching for kidnappers
Bomb kills four Pakistani troops searching for kidnappers

A bomb Sunday killed four Pakistani soldiers as they searched for militants linked to the kidnapping of a US-Canadian family who were freed last week. The family were being held by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network in the tribal area until they were rescued during a Pakistani military operation Wednesday. "Four security force troops including a captain embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while three others sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device went off," the military said in a statement.

Kurds say reject Iraqi warning to withdraw from key junction south of Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday. Popular Mobilisation, formed mainly by Iranian-trained Shi'ite groups, gave the Peshmerga until midnight local time (2100 GMT Saturday) to leave a position north of the Maktab Khalid junction, the official from the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Security Council said. The position controls the access to an airbase and some of the oilfields located in the region of Kirkuk, the official said.

Don
Don't Worry About North Korea: Venezuela Is the Problem

As Donald Trump continues to recklessly handle North Korea, a humanitarian crisis in the South American nation could pose a larger problem for the U.S.

SOCIAL ONLY Here Are 36 Precious Baby Pandas that Want to Meet You Right Now
SOCIAL ONLY Here Are 36 Precious Baby Pandas that Want to Meet You Right Now

Those aren't stuffed animals strewn across a lawn, those fuzzy lumps are all real, live baby pandas saying hello to the world for the first time

Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018
Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

President Trump Could Decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal. That Could Massively Backfire
President Trump Could Decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal. That Could Massively Backfire

President Donald Trump is expected to decertify the 2015 international agreement that limits Iran's nuclear program this week.

Trudeau in Mexico for talks after tense US trip
Trudeau in Mexico for talks after tense US trip

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Mexico Thursday for high-level talks, on the heels of a tense visit to Washington that saw him spar with US President Donald Trump over trade. Trump has put both Mexico and Canada on the defensive over trade, accusing the former of taking American jobs and the latter of unfair subsidies, and wants to either overhaul or "terminate" NAFTA.

Everyone Missed the Weirdest Thing About
Everyone Missed the Weirdest Thing About 'The Last Jedi' Trailer

Something we've never really seen before in Star Wars

Hezbollah says new US measures won
Hezbollah says new US measures won't affect group

BEIRUT (AP) - Hezbollah on Wednesday dismissed a multimillion dollar reward offered by the Trump administration in return for information on two of its key operatives, describing it as an ongoing attempt to "demonize" the group.

British government pressures Trump for rethink on Iran deal
British government pressures Trump for rethink on Iran deal

LONDON (AP) - Britain has urged the United States to extend the Iran nuclear deal, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying it is "vitally important for regional security."

Lindsay Lohan Defends Harvey Weinstein: 'Everyone Needs To Stop ... It's Wrong.'
Lindsay Lohan Defends Harvey Weinstein: 'Everyone Needs To Stop ... It's Wrong.'

Actress Lindsay Lohan came to Harvey Weinstein's defense on Wednesday and issued a stern message to the film producer's wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman.

North Korean special forces use paragliders in simulated attack on South Korean-US military HQ
North Korean special forces use paragliders in simulated attack on South Korean-US military HQ

North Korean special forces have carried out an exercise in which they used paragliders to simulate infiltrating behind South Korean lines and launch an attack on the headquarters of the joint South Korean-US military command. Officials of Seoul's Defence Ministry told Yonhap news that the exercises were conducted over a number of days in mid-September and were the first time that the tactic had been tested by the North. Special forces troops used paragliders to land on a training ground where a mock-up of the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command in Seoul had been constructed. The new infiltration technique has caused concern in Seoul, where a defence source said that existing...

The Latest: Avalanche kills woman, man lives but takes life
The Latest: Avalanche kills woman, man lives but takes life

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal avalanche in southwestern Montana (all times local):

Matt Damon Denies Killing 2004 NYT Report On Harvey Weinstein
Matt Damon Denies Killing 2004 NYT Report On Harvey Weinstein

Since news broke of the multiple sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, all kinds of disturbing headlines have surfaced, including some claiming that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe "helped kill" a story about the producer in 2004.

7 Numbers That Help Put The Northern California Wildfires Into Perspective
7 Numbers That Help Put The Northern California Wildfires Into Perspective

Wildfires continued to engulf areas of Northern California's wine country on Tuesday as firefighters and rescue crews worked to contain them.

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NATO's Worst Fear: Losing to Russia in a War (And It Could Have Happened)

Most importantly, the threat that France, Britain and the United States would launch strategic nuclear strikes on the Soviet Union in response to a successful conventional assault was supposed to give Moscow pause. The game made clear that NATO would struggle to prevent Russian forces from occupying the Baltics if it relied on the conventional forces now available.

Germany watching Trump
Germany watching Trump's Iran decision with 'great concern'

Germany is worried that U.S. President Donald Trump will decide this week that Iran is not respecting a two-year-old deal to curb its nuclear programme and fears such a step will worsen the security situation in the Middle East. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Germany was prepared to work with the United States to change Iran's behaviour in the region but "we do not want to see this agreement damaged." "We are looking with great concern towards the United States," Gabriel told reporters in Berlin.

White House Demands Border Wall, Changes To Immigration System In Return For DACA
White House Demands Border Wall, Changes To Immigration System In Return For DACA

WASHINGTON ― The White House told Congress on Sunday night that it wants a border wall and new limits on legal immigration in return for allowing people illegally brought into the United States as children to remain here ― demands top Democrats say renege on a deal President Donald Trump himself made with them last month.

US and Turkey suspend bilateral non-immigrant visa services

ISTANBUL (AP) - The U.S. said Sunday it was suspending non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey following the arrest of a consulate employee, prompting Turkey to halt visa services in the U.S.

This Is the One Picture All of North Korea Fears Most
This Is the One Picture All of North Korea Fears Most

Air power destroyed the DPRK in the 1950s. North Korea actually repaired the war damage faster than South Korea, which had been far less damaged during the war. As tensions between North Korea and the United States reach a fever pitch, it's worth remembering the origins of the hostility: the Korean War.

Final assault on Islamic State in Raqqa to start on Sunday -commander
Final assault on Islamic State in Raqqa to start on Sunday -commander

By John Davison RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - A final assault on Islamic State's last line of defense in its former Syrian capital Raqqa should begin on Sunday night, a field commander for the U.S.-backed forces operating there said. The loss of Islamic State's remaining streets and buildings in Raqqa following its defeat in Iraq's Mosul this year and its retreat from swathes of territory in both countries, would mark a major milestone in the battle to destroy the jihadist group. The assault on militants in the center of the northern city will focus on surrounding the sports stadium there, said a field commander in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in western Raqqa, who gave his name as...

Polish Catholics pray at borders
Polish Catholics pray at borders 'to save country'

Kodeń (Poland) (AFP) - Thousands of Polish Catholics formed human chains on the country's borders Saturday, begging God "to save Poland and the world" in an event many viewed as a spiritual weapon against the "Islamisation" of Europe. Reciting "Rosary to the Borders", they called to be protected from the dangers facing them. The goal was to have as many prayer points as possible along Poland's 3,511-kilometre (2,200-mile) border with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann talks about showing her son's dog bite on TV, renewing her vows and plastic surgery rumors
Kim Zolciak-Biermann talks about showing her son's dog bite on TV, renewing her vows and plastic surgery rumors

Once filming wrapped on the sixth season of her hit Bravo show, "Don't Be Tardy," star Kim Zolciak-Biermann had a difficult decision to make.

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Here's What Happens if Trump Really Decides to Decertify the Iran Deal

It seems that the ball is now in Congress' court.

China
China's Giant New Cruiser Matches America's Naval Firepower

Chinese state television has broadcast the first clear, overhead view of the Chinese navy's first Type 055 cruiser. The Type 055 - which is an estimate 590 feet long and displaces at least 10,000 tons - represents a new class of warship for the Chinese navy.

Did You Donate To The NRA In The Wake Of The Las Vegas Attack?
Did You Donate To The NRA In The Wake Of The Las Vegas Attack?

Everybody knows by now that gun sales soar after mass shootings in America ― and once again, fear led to a boom in share prices for gunmakers after the attack in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Las Vegas shooting victim died on his 23rd anniversary shielding wife from gunfire
Las Vegas shooting victim died on his 23rd anniversary shielding wife from gunfire

As the United States continues to heal from the worst mass shooting in its history, more tragic stories are coming to light surrounding the 58 victims who lost their lives in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Rex Tillerson Reportedly Called Trump A 'Moron'
Rex Tillerson Reportedly Called Trump A 'Moron'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to have called his boss a "moron" following a meeting with members of President Donald Trump's national security team during the summer, senior administration officials told NBC News.

Trump sees
Trump sees 'miracle' Puerto Rico survival, ignores critics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Touring a small slice of Hurricane Maria's devastation, President Donald Trump congratulated Puerto Rico on Tuesday for escaping the higher death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina" and heaped praise on the relief efforts of his administration without mentioning the sharp criticism the federal response has drawn.

Interior, EPA chiefs: No plans to pay back charter flights
Interior, EPA chiefs: No plans to pay back charter flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet members say they do not plan to reimburse the government for charter flights costing tens of thousands of dollars.

Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie just carried the same tote under $175
Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie just carried the same tote under $175

Last week, Meghan Markle stepped out with Prince Harry in Toronto for the Invictus Games.

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