October 18, 2018

In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall – NPR


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In Japan, A Strange Sight: Cherry Blossoms Blooming In The Fall
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In Japan, the springtime bloom of cherry blossoms is an annual rite of celebration, accompanied by picnics and parties under the flowering canopy. But this week, an odd thing happened: Some of the trees bloomed again. In autumn. Japanese broadcaster ...
Japan's Cherry Blossoms (Some of Them) Appear Months EarlyNew York Times
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October 18, 2018

US to merge diplomatic mission serving Palestinians with embassy in Israel – Washington Post

Washington PostUS to merge diplomatic mission serving Palestinians with embassy in IsraelWashington PostJERUSALEM — In a move likely to further strain relations between the United States and the Palestinian Authority, the State Department announced Thu...
October 18, 2018

US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: ‘fake news’ – Fox News


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US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: 'fake news'
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Squeezed by the U.S. military, the power of the terror group has shrunk. But, as Lucas Tomlinson reports, the fight is far from over. U.S. officials have rejected claims from Vladimir Putin that ISIS has taken nearly 700 people hostage, including ...
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October 18, 2018

Trump is threatening to cut foreign aid over the new migrant caravan. Here’s what’s at stake – CNN


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Trump is threatening to cut foreign aid over the new migrant caravan. Here's what's at stake
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(CNN) President Trump hasn't minced words in his tweets over a new migrant caravan moving through Central America and heading for the United States. Over and over, he's said if migrants aren't stopped before they reach the US border, foreign aid will ...
Trump threatens to summon military to close US-Mexico border, upend trade deal in response to migrant caravanWashington Post
Mexico will ask UN for help handling refugee applicationsThe Hill
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October 18, 2018

US Closing Jerusalem Consulate That Oversees Ties With Palestinians – New York Times

New York TimesUS Closing Jerusalem Consulate That Oversees Ties With PalestiniansNew York TimesJERUSALEM — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would abolish the United States consulate in Jerusalem, which has long overseen American ties to P...
October 18, 2018

US commander in Afghanistan survives deadly attack at governor’s compound that kills top Afghan police general – Washington Post


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US commander in Afghanistan survives deadly attack at governor's compound that kills top Afghan police general
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KABUL — A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire Thursday on participants in a meeting with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, killing three top southern provincial officials and wounding at least three Americans. But Gen. Austin “Scott ...
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October 18, 2018

WATCH: Things Get ‘Uncivil’ When Protesters Greet Pro-Castro Democrat, Pelosi In Miami – The Daily Wire


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WATCH: Things Get 'Uncivil' When Protesters Greet Pro-Castro Democrat, Pelosi In Miami
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A campaign event in Coral Gables that was supposed to star Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Barbara Lee didn't go as planned on Wednesday after protesters converged on the locale to let "Communista" Lee and company know how they ...

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October 18, 2018

Trump threatens to summon military to close US-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan – Washington Post


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Trump threatens to summon military to close US-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan
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President Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras that has been making its way toward the United States.
Trump threatens to call US military to close southern border as 4000-strong migrant caravan pushes northFox News
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October 18, 2018

South Korea’s Moon passes on invitation from North Korea for pope to visit – Yahoo News


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South Korea's Moon passes on invitation from North Korea for pope to visit
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis on Thursday and the president's office said he had relayed an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the pope to visit. Moon, who is Catholic, also asked Pope ...
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October 18, 2018

Biden doesn’t want Democrats to impeach Trump – NBCNews.com


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Biden doesn't want Democrats to impeach Trump
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Former Vice President Joe Biden cautioned Democrats about pushing impeachment against President Donald Trump if they win back the House in November. "I hope they don't. I don't think there's a basis for doing that right now," Biden told CBS “This ...
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