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Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

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Today will be cloudy with a 70 per cent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Tuesday's sunrise is at 7:24 a.m., and Tuesday's sunset is at 7:25 p.m. After a possible lingering shower to start the day on Wednesday , skies will gradually become mostly sunny during the day. "The trees are literally top heavy now, so any moderate gust of wind can knock them over", he said. Read More »

Iran’s Rouhani Says U.S. Is Disregarding Global Norms

Trump , who begins his political rallies with boasts about his economic record in less than two years in office, used the same rhetoric before the crowd of world leaders and diplomats, telling them he had accomplished more than nearly any previous USA president. Read More »

Schumer To McConnell: Apologize To Kavanaugh Accuser

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Kavanaugh has denied the accusations of both women. The contrast between one accuser facing the fire while another declines will lead inevitably to the perception among many that Ramirez doesn't have supreme confidence in her own story. Some advocates say the handling of the complaints - especially lawmakers' unwillingness to authorize a deeper investigation into Kavanaugh's conduct - shows how far the movement still has to go in changing the way women are treated by powerful men. Read More »

Donald Trump's trade war will push up prices, predicts Walmart

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create 1 million jobs in the United States had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. "The Chinese don't want to wait that long". "There is no way to deliver the promise", he said. In one high-profile example, the U.S.in 2014 charged five officers in China's People Liberation Army for computer hacking and economic espionage against six U.S. Read More »

Dallas police fire officer who fatally shot man in his own apartment

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She was terminated after a hearing Monday morning. Police said in a news release that she was sacked after an internal investigation found she had engaged in "adverse conduct" when she was charged with manslaughter. Guyger was on the force since 2013. Last week, Chief Renee Hall said federal and state laws were preventing her from firing Guyger , though it was unclear what those laws were. Read More »

Conway suggests 'left-wing conspiracy' after new Kavanaugh allegation

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Meanwhile, the White House Spokesperson Kerri Kupec noted that the decades-old allegations brought up against the judge were timed and " designed to tear down a good man ". The New Yorker says she has asked the FBI to investigate. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who sits on the judiciary committee, said in a Fox News Sunday interview that Ford's testimony was unlikely to change his mind, the Post reports . Read More »

US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns

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Mr Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia inquiry. His reputation for being an apolitical straight shooter first came under fire when the White House released a memo he had written criticizing how former FBI Director James Comey handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Read More »

Russian fighter jets : China hits back at U.S.

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The legislation triggering the sanctions was overwhelmingly passed by Congress in 2017 and signed into law by President Donald Trump to punish Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for actions meant to subvert democracy in Europe. Read More »

Ex French President Hollande and the Rafale deal controversy

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Hollande's statement or state that Mr. Hollande is lying and tell what the truth is", he said. It was the Indian government that had proposed the service provider, and Dassault negotiated with Anil Ambani, former French President Francois Hollande has been quoted as telling a Paris-based website. Read More »

Revolutionary Guard members killed in Iran military parade attack

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A child and a woman are among the injured following the attack in Ahvaz, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Ahvaz, in southwestern Khuzestan province, is home to the small Arab minority in Iran, which is mainly ethnic Persian. The Guard also has vast holdings in Iran's economy. Other armed security personnel shouted to one and other in front of what appeared to be a viewing stand for the parade. Read More »

US Senate's Grassley sets Kavanaugh's accuser Saturday deadline for testimony terms

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The Senate Judiciary Committee would have to change the Monday hearing. Until Friday, Trump's most caustic comment had been an expression of incredulity that Kavanaugh had committed an assault. -Security, including by U.S. Capitol Police that could mirror Kavanaugh's. Others said they were simply "false". -Monday is too soon. It is also not traditional for the accused to testify first and not have an opportunity for rebuttal. Read More »

Kremlin Chilly to Syrian Condolences for Deadly Plane Downing

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Timely released satellite images have revealed the destruction left by IDF air strikes in Syria's Latakia after Israel was forced to make a rare admission to the raid which resulted in the downing of the Russian Il-20 recon plane. -Gen. Amikam Norkin, to help with the investigation - and more importantly, to try to avoid a similar incident in the future. On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country was "determined to stop Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, ... Read More »

Philippine miners dig for their own in typhoon landslide

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Windows across Hong Kong were blown out by wind gusts that were recorded at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. In a statement released on Tuesday, Qassemi expressed sorrow over the deaths caused by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut that battered the USA, the Philippines, and China. Read More »

Kim Hosts South Korea's Moon For Summit Talks In Pyongyang

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Kim and Moon will hold formal talks from 3:30 pm to 5 pm (0630 to 0800 GMT), Moon's office said. "The members of the special delegation will meet with the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and the business leaders will have a meeting with the Vice-premier of the Cabinet", said Im Jong-seok, Chair of the Inter-Korean Summit Preparation Committee. Read More »