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Manchester attack police say they are investigating terror network

Chief constable confirms that an officer was among those killed as four more arrests are made<p>Police say they are investigating a terror network over the Manchester concert attack that killed 22 people, but have refused to say whether the bombmaker is believed to be at large.<p>After his officers made …

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Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Handshakes, gifts, friendly small talk and big hopes for peace. Setting aside past differences and rude comments aside, President …

Trump axed a rule that would help protect coastal properties like Mar-a-Lago from flooding

President Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and a very expensive “tax” on American businesses that make the United States less competitive. In June, he announced that it was in the best interest of the country to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drawing on several bogus …

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Trump has outlined a persuasive case for why he should be fired

By Tom Toles<p>Tom Toles<p>Editorial cartoonist covering government and social policy; particular interest in issues of equality and environment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Editorial cartoonist<p>President Trump wrote a letter explaining the reason he fired James Comey, and it was the last nail in the coffin — against …

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Don't hide the reason behind school funding cuts

John Macatee, guest columnist<p>Most of the media coverage of the painful funding cuts for the K-12 schools and Iowa universities overlooks and …

Letter: Stand united and respect people's choice

Shirley Fisher<p>I am a 92-year-old Republican woman. I married my high school sweetheart 73 years ago.<p>My husband graduated from the University of Iowa, …

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Scientists warn thawing soil could suddenly unleash deadly pathogens unseen in centuries

Humans have fought viruses for centuries. We struck a temporary winning blow with the discovery of penicillin, but now we’re watching bacteria …

Obama calls on lawmakers to show ‘courage’ in health-care fight

By Greg Jaffe<p>Greg Jaffe<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Former president Barack Obama on Sunday night called on members of Congress show “political courage” and defend the work his administration did to extend health care coverage to 20 millions Americans.<p>The former president was speaking …

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North Korea says it has detained another US citizen for 'hostile' acts

• Kim Hak Song worked for Pyongyang university, news agency says<br>• American accounting instructor from same college also held<p>North Korea said on Sunday it had detained another US citizen over unspecified hostile acts.

Emmanuel Macron Embraces E.U. to Put France ‘Back in the Picture’

LONDON — It was a striking moment when Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France, torchbearer of a new politics, strode onto a courtyard of the Louvre to celebrate his victory: As the crowd cheered, waving the tricolor French flag, the choice of music was “Ode to Joy,” the anthem of the …

North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged all parties in the Korean standoff to stay calm and “stop irritating each other,” a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.<p>North Korea’s state media published a rare, strong, criticism of China on …

Correction: Severe Weather story

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a story May 1 about severe weather, The Associated Press reported erroneously the circumstances of the death of a 7-year-old. The …

Jung Scores A Three-Peat; O’Hanlon Top Canadian at Rolex Kentucky

In the 39-year history of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, only three riders have ever managed to win two years in a row. …

‘I tried to stop it’: British rider loses two top horses worth €3million

Senior British team dressage rider Michael Eilberg has lost the ride on two of his top string of horses.<p>Both the black gelding Der Designer …

Trump is switching off the EPA's invaluable public data service

President Donald Trump’s war on science and the environment continues as his administration is set to switch off the Environmental Protection …

Does the Dubai Frame depict an ugly picture? - CNN Style

Written by Bianca Britton, CNN<p>The United Arab Emirates is an architectural playground. Its existing man-made wonders include the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, while the world's first rotating skyscraper has been proposed here by architect …

Former coal mine could be largest solar farm in Kentucky

Once upon a time, we posted about a provocative essay suggesting that the whole of Kentucky could be powered by solar installed on former mountaintop …

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Manhunt in Cleveland After Video of Killing Posted to Facebook

U.S. news<p>Cleveland police were still searching Monday for a man who they said filmed himself killing an elderly man, uploaded the video to Facebook and bragged about having committed many other homicides.<p>The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, is considered armed and dangerous, police said after …

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter …

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Startling before-and-after images of melting glaciers tell the story of climate change

These images are worth a thousand words in explaining the impacts of ice retreating against warming temperatures.<p>Explaining the impacts of climate …

Russia accuses US of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low." His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with …

Michael Jung Withdraws fischerTakinou from Rolex

Michael Jung and fischerTakinou. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.<p>Michael Jung has withdrawn reigning European champion fischerTakinou from …

How to avoid getting ripped off at the hospital

According to a doctor turned health care journalist.<p>“The American healthcare system is rigged against you,” journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, <i>An American Sickness</i><i>.</i><p>Rosenthal got a behind-the-scenes peek at the bamboozling when she was working full time as a doctor in the 1990s. …

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Donald Trump: Liar in Chief

“What should a United States senator, or<br>any citizen, do if the president is a liar?” Sen. Bernie Sanders mused in<br>March. The media, elected officials, …

North Korea 'ready for war' after US redeploys navy strike team

Pyongyang cites ‘reckless moves’ by US as Donald Trump repeats threat of unilateral action if China does not put pressure on its neighbour<p>North Korea has warned of “catastrophic consequences” in response to any further provocations by the US, days after a US navy battle group was sent to waters off …

Syria Chemical Attack Is Condemned, as U.N. Security Council Prepares to Meet

UNITED NATIONS — Holding photographs of dead Syrian children after a chemical bomb attack, the United States ambassador to the United Nations warned on Wednesday that her country might take unilateral action if the Security Council failed to respond to the latest atrocity in the Syria war.<p>Facing …

Middle East

Mourners gather for the young victims of St. Petersburg

By Andrew Roth and<p>Andrew Roth<p>Foreign reporter who focused on Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio<p>David Filipov<p>David Filipov<p>Reporter covering Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio Follow<p>ST. PETERSBURG — He was a 22-year-old from the Central …

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