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Pentagon Sending 1,000 More U.S Troops To Middle East

The announcement comes after Iran said it would surpass limits on it uranium stockpiles as set by a landmark international agreement. The Pentagon insisted it is not seeking a war with Iran.
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Luke Voit needed this Yankees moment
Luke Voit returned from the injured list Saturday. His home run hop, which had gone missing since even before he strained an abdominal muscle, finally made its return Thursday night. On the same day when he was dropped all the way to seventh in the batting order, Voit ripped a solo shot in the fifth...
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Man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul — and survives
A man set himself on fire outside the Japan embassy in Seoul, South Korea on Friday amid tension between the two countries. The man, who was in his 70s, started the fire inside his car as it was parked in front of the building where the Japanese Embassy is located, according to police in Seoul....
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Japan, South Korea diplomats trade words in escalating row over wartime forced labor
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime forced labor that threatens global supply of memory chips and display screens.
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Photos of the Week: Crocodile Kiss, Glacier Blanket, Bear Cemetery
Cliff diving in Beirut, “swan upping” in London, protests against Puerto Rico’s governor, underwater violin in Malta, Wimbledon finals in London, a newborn walrus in Florida, a projected rocket in Washington, D.C., flooding in Louisiana, cattle in New Zealand, the Winegrowers Festival in Switzerland, and much more.
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GM's mid-engine Corvettes roar onstage to take on Europeans
General Motors Co unveiled on Thursday its newly designed mid-engine 2020 Corvette in a splashy tribute to its emblematic sports car, even as the No. 1 U.S. automaker faces mounting pressures in a sluggish and uncertain global sales environment.
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Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson
Animation fans and Kyoto residents gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, offering flowers and prayers for the 33 people who died in an arson attack on an animation studio in the city.
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Man who threatened to shoot and bomb a Harvard commencement for black students sentenced to prison
An Arizona man received 15 months in prison for threatening to bomb Harvard University and shoot attendees at its Black Commencement in 2017.
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Ebobisse scores in 83rd, Timbers tie Orlando City 1-1
Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the Portland Timbers a 1-1 with Orlando City       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
Destruction of animation studio is a terrible loss for humanity and art
The word "animate" comes from "anima," meaning soul, and by all accounts Kyoto Animation Studio (KyoAni) possessed plenty of soul. Its destruction Thursday, in a suspected arson attack that left 33 people dead in the country's worst mass killing in almost 20 years, is a terrible loss for both humanity and art.
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Man scales down 19-story building to escape high-rise inferno
A man could be seen scaling down a 19-story apartment building in Philadelphia on Thursday night as a fire blazed inside the structure. The fire started at a building in West Philadelphia at around 9:30 p.m. and the man was apparently attempting to escape the smoke coming from the top floors when he climbed down,...
New York Post
Trump, Omar and democracy: 'This is a struggle about the identity of the United States'
On Thursday Trump tried to convince everyone that he didn't like it when his fans chanted "send her back" against Rep. Ilhan Omar. Did anyone believe him?
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New Hampshire lawmaker Werner Horn: 'Owning slaves doesn't make you racist'
A New Hampshire lawmaker came under fire this week for claiming American slavery was based on economics, not racism.        
USATODAY - News Top Stories
4 Chicago officers fired over statements they made after Laquan McDonald shooting
The officers had a "duty to act with honesty and integrity and to accurately and completely report their observations," the police board wrote.
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Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'
Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.
WIRED
ESPN gets more cringe-worthy by the day
“Here in the South,” writes reader Bill Hoyt, “they say, ‘I’ve been to two county fairs and a road pavin’ but I ain’t never seen nuthin’ like that!’ ” Thus we’re blessed that ESPN, which wasn’t around in 1969, could not own exclusive TV rights to the Apollo 11 lunar landing, 50 years ago Saturday. Alex...
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How Trump's businesses are booming with lobbyists, donors and governments
The president has refused to sever ties with his hotels, golf courses and condos – raising conflict of interest and corruption concernsFrom Florida to New York to Scotland and many other places, Donald Trump’s business empire has attracted a growing clientele of lobbyists, foreign governments, big donors and other Trump allies looking to curry favor, and helping generate hundreds of millions of dollars for his golf course resorts, condos and hotels.While much attention has focused on Trump’s Washington DC hotel as a honeypot for those seeking to influence the administration, Trump’s broader property empire across the US – and overseas – also concerns critics who say the president is using his office for financial benefit. Continue reading...
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French police gear up for final of football's Africa Cup of Nations
Large police presence expected on streets of French cities as Algeria take on Senegal Thousands of police will be on the streets in French cities for the Algeria-Senegal football final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night after more than 200 people were arrested when Algeria fans celebrated their semi-final win on Sunday.France, which was a colonial power in Algeria for more than 130 years, has a large number of dual nationality French-Algerians. More than half of the Algerian football team are players who were born, raised or trained in France. Continue reading...
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Dad drowns trying to save daughter from fast-moving river
A frantic father jumped into a deep, fast-moving river in Oregon to save his 12-year-old daughter from drowning — and wound up dying himself, according to cops. Baltazar Tellovelasco, 29, was visiting from California on Thursday when the incident occurred near the Little North Fork of the Santiam River, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports....
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UPDATE 1-Icahn launches proxy fight after stalled talks with Occidental CEO
Activist investor Carl Icahn formally launched on Thursday a proxy fight against Occidental Petroleum to win control of four board seats, a regulatory filing showed, after talks with the oil company's CEO failed to reach an agreement.
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Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations
Asian stocks advanced on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar.
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Google Chrome Update Will Close 'Loophole' That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode
In a move that is bound to piss off more than a couple of publishers, Google is readying to fix the “loophole” that allowed sites to see when you’re browsing in Incognito Mode.Read more...
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‘Whenever There’s Trouble He Rushes There.’ Meet Legislator Roy Kwong, the God of Hong Kong Protests
Hong Kong's most popular legislator is devoted to the city's young protesters, who have nicknamed him "God Kwong."
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Oil jumps, Brent up more than 2% after U.S. Navy downs Iranian drone
Oil prices climbed around 2% on Friday after the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows, again raising tensions in the Middle East.
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NYC Triathlon canceled as scorching temps expected to hit city
Organizers of the annual New York City triathlon said Thursday that the race scheduled for this weekend is canceled because of the near-100 degree temps expected in the city on race day. The triathlon — which would have featured nearly 4,000 athletes — was slated for Sunday in the city, when the mercury is expected...
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Suspected arsonist in deadly Japan fire shouted he was ‘plagiarized’: witness
The suspected arsonist behind Thursday’s deadly blaze at the Kyoto Animation studio in Japan was “angry” and “discontented” with workers there — and allegedly shouting “about how he had been plagiarized” after setting the place on fire, a witness says. “They faked it!” the 41-year-old man reportedly yelled in Japanese. He had been planning the...
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Ryan Ruocco thriving as fill-in for legendary Yankees voices
John Sterling returned to his usual place in the Yankees’ radio booth and had a few simple words for Ryan Ruocco. “Thank you so much for doing that, I so enjoyed my four days of rest,” Sterling told his temporary replacement. It had been 5,060 games since Sterling had to utter such words, and Ruocco...
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Exclusive: IEA revising oil demand growth forecast down on slowing economy
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday.
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REUTERS
Japan says no comment on International Court of Justice plan in South Korea dispute
Japan's government is considering various steps to resolve the dispute with South Korea over wartime forced laborers, but will not comment on whether it would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a government spokesman said on Friday.
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Target introduces Halloween costumes for kids with disabilities
Halloween costumes are more inclusive than ever before
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GM unveils a radically new Corvette
General Motors will reveal an all-new version of the Chevrolet Corvette in July.
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How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette
Car buffs have waited decades for Chevy's new Corvette Stingray, with its relocated engine. WIRED got to test the beast in a simulator GM used to help build it.
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WIRED
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Korean IME improvements
Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18941 from the 20H1 branch with Korean IME improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Pilot arrested for flying while drunk after crashing his plane in Nevada
A Washington state man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of flying while drunk after he crashed a private plane in Nevada. Ryan Raymond Dashiell, 41, was not seriously injured when the twin-engine Cessna 550 he was flying crashed at Mesquite Municipal Airport on Wednesday. Police Sgt. Wyatt Oliver said Dashiell was the only person on...
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New York Post
Biscuits start baking inside hot car in Nebraska as part of weather experiment
A National Weather Service in Nebraska demonstrated the effects of the heat by trying to bake biscuits using nothing but a car and the sun.
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'Biggest explosion ever': New Zealand house destroyed in gas blast – video
Video footage posted to Facebook by James Looyer shows a suburban house lying in ruins after a gas explosion in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. Six people were injured and dozens of homes evacuated after the blast, which some feared might have been an earthquake or a bomb. Authorities are still investigating the cause. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
The bigger picture of Yankees’ huge doubleheader sweep
The Yankees proved Thursday night they can win with or without Aaron Boone at the helm. Fearing his players and coaches might get tossed for blistering neophyte fill-in umpire Brennan Miller’s strike zone from the dugout in the second inning of the day’s first game, the Yankees manager got in Miller’s grill at the plate...
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U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks
U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting in-person talks could follow.
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China makes biggest U.S. sorghum purchase since April as trade talks resume
China made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since April last week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Thursday, as Washington and Beijing revive discussions to end their trade war.
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Jim Hanson: US downing of Iranian drone is a warning to stop aggression and support for terrorism
When a U.S. Navy ship downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday it sent an important message to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic: aggression has consequences and America will strike back when provoked.
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Politica
Target unveils wheelchair-friendly Halloween costumes
Kids with disabilities can now get special Halloween costumes at this retail giant. Target’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique on Thursday unveiled two costumes that children who use wheelchairs can easily wear to take part in the holiday fun, CNN reported. With the tap of a wand, one of the costumes transforms the chair into a...
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New York Post
Dirty legal tactics could wind up costing Bowery Hotel owners up to $50M
Owners of the trendy Bowery Hotel so infuriated a NY judge with their delay tactics that she has refused to hear their defense in a multimillion-dollar fraud case. Now it’s time for them to pay up. The epic legal struggle over the Lower East Side hot spot — known for entertaining A-listers Gigi Hadid, Jennifer...
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New York Post
On the ground as Puerto Rico's political protests erupt
Leyla Santiago reports from Puerto Rico, where a standoff between protestors and the Puerto Rican governor has sent the island into political chaos.
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Politica
Chris Cuomo: A president should not be a punk
CNN's Chris Cuomo compares Trump's disavowal of his audience's 13-second "Send her back!" chant to his previous disavowal of David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Sport
New York City Triathlon Is Canceled Because of Heat Warnings
The decision came a day after Mayor de Blasio urged race directors not to hold the event on Sunday, when temperatures in the high 90s are expected.
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Jets coach Adam Gase has no excuse not to deliver
As training camp approaches next week, Post NFL columnist Steve Serby looks at the biggest characters in the world of the Jets and Giants. The Jets’ dream of course, is Adam Gase showing up in his second crack at head coach as Sean McVay. It is probably an improbable dream, because McVay is in a...
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Letting Jeffrey Epstein loose could lead to new victims: judge
Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t just pose a huge risk of jumping bail — he also has “uncontrollable” urges that make him a serious danger to underage girls and young women, a judge said Thursday. During a brief hearing in Manhattan federal court, the multimillionaire financier and convicted pedophile was denied his request to be released on...
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