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Aurora, Ill., gunman faced being fired before deadly shooting

The accused gunman who opened fire at an Aurora, Ill., workplace, killing five people and injuring several others, was due to be fired from his job.

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CBS News
Trump's emergency declaration is already facing legal challenges

The coming legal fights seem likely to hinge on two main issues

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Voice of America
US Military Delivers Aid to Colombia-Venezuela Border

More than 200 tons of U.S. humanitarian aid intended for Venezuela is scheduled to begin arriving just across the border in Colombia Saturday, delivered by U.S. military cargo planes. The aid will be delivered to Cucuta, Colombia, where other food and medical supplies are being held. The aid comes at the request of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan ...

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The Guardian
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by ...

Sanders says her boss, Donald Trump, urged her to ‘fully cooperate’ with the special counselThe White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Related: Trump’s emergency: the arbitrary action of ...

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Zero Hedge
Furious New Yorkers Threaten To Boycott Amazon If It Leaves

Nothing can make New Yorkers happy: first, they demand that Amazon abandon its plans for a Long Island City HQ2, and now that Jeff Bezos has complied with their demands, they are threatening to boycott the online retailer. An angry Long Island City apartment building owner of the type profiled here yesterday, called for a nationwide boycott of Amazon and its products after the tech giant pulled out of its plan to build part of its second ...

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Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

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U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Stone

Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone will still be able to speak about his upcoming criminal trial under a gag order issued on Friday, but the U.S. judge handling the case warned the former adviser to Donald Trump that he might want to choose his words carefully.

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United Press International
Sept. 11 victims fund to slash payments by at least 50%

After a surge in claims over the past year, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is reducing payments by at least 50 percent.

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Iran says Pakistan to 'pay high price' over attack, warns Saudi

Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would "pay a heavy price" for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.

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Russia Today
Munich brawl: Pence clashes with Merkel and Mogherini over Iran deal, ...

US Vice President Mike Pence went full throttle in Munich as he rolled out a list of Washington's demands to the EU, clashing with Germany's Angela Merkel and Brussels' Federica Mogherini on Iran and Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Al Jazeera
Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Trump summit

Kim will reportedly visit Vietnamese manufacturing and industrial areas before meeting with the US leader in Hanoi.

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Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.

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Chaos erupts at 'Hamilton' show

A medical emergency caused mass panic and chaos in the audience at an evening performance of "Hamilton" at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.

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113 tourists will be evacuated from Haiti because of violent street protests

More than 100 tourists stranded in Haiti will be sent home on a rescue flight, after their travels were disrupted by violent anti-government protests in the Caribbean country.

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NBC News
Officer apparently lied in seeking warrant before deadly raid, chief says

"It appears that there are some material untruths or lies in that affidavit" for a warrant for a drug raid that ended with two residents dead and four officers shot, the chief said.

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Voice of America
First Republican Takes Steps to Challenge Trump in Primaries

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said Friday that he was launching a presidential exploratory committee, making him the first Republican to take steps to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the party's nomination in 2020. Trump's popularity among Republicans remains high in his third year in office. While he is not expected to face significant hurdles in his bid for a second ...

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Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs

A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.

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ABC News
Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

A police commander in Portland, Oregon, is the subject of an investigation after texts emerged between him and the leader of a far-right group

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