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More details are starting toMore information is slowly starting to trickle out about the explosion last week near Severodvinsk, Russia, that left at least seven people dead. The blast occurred on Thursday, and local officials... said that "a brief rise of the radiation level was registered." The Ministry of Defense said a liquid rocket engine exploded, and put the death toll at two, but beyond that, the government did not release any additional information. Now, it's come out that there were seven victims, all scientists, with five working for the Russian Federal Nuclear Center. In an interview with a Russian newspaper on Sunday, the center's scientific director, Vyacheslav Solovyov, said they had been studying "small-scale sources of energy with the use of fissile materials." U.S. analysts believe the explosion...
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Biden camp says verbal“Joe’s always been gaffe-prone — it’s just a piece of who he is.” That’s the excuse coming from the Joe Biden camp as to why the former vice president and 2020 Democratic front-runner... keeps having to put his foot in his mouth while on the campaign trail, with multiple verbal stumbles coming in recent days....
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Photos Show the Devastation ofThe torrential rains led to landslides in the countryside and inundated cities, electrocuting some residents and burying others under mud.
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Border Patrol Agent Who HitMatthew Bowen, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, had sent a text message referring to immigrants as "subhuman" and "murdering savages," according to court documents.
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Jeffrey Epstein's guard atJail policy called for checks on Epstein every 30 minutes, but investigators have learned those weren't done for several hours in the hours before he was discovered.
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The Department of Justice is investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. The disgraced financier was found dead in a New York City jail cell on Saturday while... awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Julie Rendelman joins CBSN to discuss the future of the cases against him.
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John Bolton Says the U.S. IsNegotiating a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. "in pieces" would help speed the process, he says
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Arrests and deportations of foreign teachers in China have soared this year, lawyers, schools and teachers say, amid a broad crackdown defined by new police tactics and Beijing's push for a "cleaner",... more patriotic education system.
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Killing the Filibuster SoundsCory Booker's got qualms.Cory Booker's got qualms.
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Cuccinelli rewrites Statue ofThe acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday modified the poem on the Statue of Liberty to include being able to “stand on their own two feet” in defense of the Trump... administration’s new rules for green cards. Ken Cuccinelli was responding to a question about whether the updated regulations continued in the...
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New treatments show promise inTwo experimental treatments being tested in the second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients there after showing real promise in saving lives.
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Sales Of ControversialThe sales of bulletproof backpacks have increased between 200-300% at some manufacturers after shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy.
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Woodstock Didn't Actually TakeThe venue for the legendary 1969 music festival changed not once, not twice, but four times
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The House v. Trump: StymiedLawmakers say President Trump's disregard for their authority leaves them no choice but to use the courts with greater frequency, but that could have constitutional consequences.
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Sweden installs automaticSelected drivers arriving from Denmark and Germany will be required to undergo breathalyser tests Gothenburg port in Sweden has installed the country's first automated sobriety check to prevent... drivers over the alcohol limit from venturing on to its road network. Resembling petrol pumps, the "alco-barriers" will select random drivers rolling off truck and car ferries that put into Scandinavia's largest port and require them to blow into a breathalyser tube.
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Malaysian police on Tuesday found the unclothed body of an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, though it was not yet clear what caused her... death.
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US delays tariffs onPresident Donald Trump had announced a 10% tariff on $300 billion of goods imported from China, starting September 1.
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Dating website swiped marriedA London-based company ripped off a married Florida cop’s photo to promote a dating website for men and women in uniform, leaving him "furious" amid unexpected questions from friends — and his... wife, according to a new lawsuit. David Guzman, a police officer for the Golden Beach Police Department, claims NSI Holdings Limited — which...
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U.S. Delays Tariffs and DropsBut the U.S. is planning for 10% tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese imports
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Citgo Petroleum Corp has selected Carlos Jorda as its next chief executive, according to three people familiar with the matter, turning to a seasoned refinery expert and native Venezuelan to run a... company facing legal attacks and working under U.S. sanctions against parent Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
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Brexit weekly briefing: snapMPs plot to thwart a no-deal exit as the do-or-die rhetoric from Boris Johnson hardens Welcome to the Guardian's weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive this as a weekly email, sign up... here. You can also catch our monthly Brexit Means ... podcast here. And for daily updates, head to Andrew Sparrow's politics live blog.
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Priyanka Chopra accused ofActor questioned at beauty conference about support for India's armed forces amid tension between two countries Priyanka Chopra has been accused of "encouraging nuclear war" over comments she made... amid worsening tensions between India and Pakistan. The Indian actor, who made her name in Bollywood before moving to the US, was confronted by an audience member at a cosmetics event in Los Angeles.
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Baton Rouge African AmericanBaton Rouge's African American history museum was found vandalized on Monday — exactly one month after it’s 75-year-old founder, Sadie Roberts-Joseph, was murdered. Police were investigating the... damage, including shattered windows and benches that were flipped over at the Louisiana institution, The Advocate reported. Images posted on Facebook also show a wrecked outdoor garden and...
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More than 300 flights remain cancelled as city's leaders warns against more disruptions while protesters vow to return.
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A family was on their boat last Friday when they spotted a shark. The sighting occurred approximately eight miles off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts
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