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They are now in the hands of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Three women, believed to be the mothers of the children taken into state custody, were detained and questioned Friday but later were released, the statement said.
  • Trump keeps up attack against billionaire Charles Koch

    Trump keeps up attack against billionaire Charles Koch

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    Now that may change, and that change is frightening some Republicans. Trump continued his attacks on Charles Koch on Thursday. They are against his shift to making he GOP a protectionist nationalist party. "I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported", Koch confided. "As a Wichitan, I think it's unfortunate whenever anybody picks on one of our largest employers".
  • South Sudan government reaches peace deal with main rebel group

    South Sudan government reaches peace deal with main rebel group

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    South Sudan President Salva Kiir confirmed on Friday he is more than ready to make peace with rebels by inking the final peace deal on Sunday in the Sudanese capital. "People didn't take me seriously until the agreement collapsed in their face". Negotiations for the peace deal had been completed and any outstanding issues with his opponents would be settled after signing of the deal, Kiir said.
  • California wildfires: Death toll to 7 as rapid spread continues

    California wildfires: Death toll to 7 as rapid spread continues

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    This year, California wildfires have burnt more land earlier in the "fire season" than usual, said Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director, during a news conference on Saturday. The wildfire has grown to 175 square miles (280 square kilometers) and is a few miles from connecting with a second blaze that has grown to 64 square miles (105 square kilometers).
  • Income disguised to help Manafort

    Income disguised to help Manafort

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    That includes his longtime associate Rick Gates , who pleaded guilty earlier this year and is expected to testify soon as the government's star witness. One of the prosecution's witnesses, Maximillian Katzman - manager of the upscale Alan Couture store - testified that of his 40 regular customers, Manafort was the only one paying through global wire transfer.
  • Omarosa's back, charges Trump showed signs of mental decline

    Omarosa's back, charges Trump showed signs of mental decline

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    Among other things, Trump said that "regardless of recommendation" he was going to fire former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump escalates attacks on Mueller probe Opinion: The real Maria Butina scandal: FBI could have prevented it Giuliani to Mueller: "Put up or shut up" MORE.
  • Major natural disaster rocks Lombok island

    Major natural disaster rocks Lombok island

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    The latest quake, which triggered a brief tsunami warning , also shook neighboring Bali island. The quake struck at a depth of 10.5 kilometers off the north coast of Lombok, a little over a mile from Loloan village, the USGS said. Another resident Rita Siswati, 47, said the quake knocked out electricity and patients were evacuated from the main hospital. This morning's tremors were felt more than 40 miles away on popular tourist hotspot Bali.
  • Mass protest in Tel Aviv against new nationality law

    Mass protest in Tel Aviv against new nationality law

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    The government says the bill merely enshrines the country's existing character, but critics say it undercuts Israel's democratic values and marginalizes the country's non-Jewish minorities. Participants included newly-appointed Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and senior figures from the Druze community. It's a criticism that Druze and Palestinian citizens of Israel have leveled at the law since even before it was passed.
  • Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

    Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

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    Among those killed were 17 people from Switzerland and three people from an Austrian family, including a couple and their son. Local media say it was fully booked when it took off on Saturday. The company JU-AIR has three of the vintage Juncker propeller aircraft, which are known affectionately in German as "Auntie Ju" planes. It has suspended all flights until further notice.
  • Suspect in shooting of Houston surgeon kills himself

    Suspect in shooting of Houston surgeon kills himself

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    The employee repeatedly called police with the whereabouts of Pappas ( Acevedo said they were slowed when the first address turned out to be incorrect). A backup police officer arrived, Acevedo said, at which point Pappas shot himself in the head . Based on surveillance images, police believe Pappas was on a bicycle just behind Hausknecht on July 20, as the doctor was bicycling to work.
  • Government Asks ACLU to Find Deported Parents

    Government Asks ACLU to Find Deported Parents

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    During a court hearing on Friday, Judge Dana Sabraw said the US government "has the sole burden and responsibility and obligation" to reunite these families, not immigration advocacy groups as the Department of Justice had claimed . In a different case, a court ordered the Trump's administration on Friday to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme.
  • Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing Hodeidah as fighting continues - aid group

    Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing Hodeidah as fighting continues - aid group

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    The three-year war has left over 10,000 people dead, badly damaged Yemen's infrastructure and crippled its health system, in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22.2 million people in need of assistance. She added that airstrikes that nearly crippled the water supply in Hodeida "are starting to show a disregard for the people on the ground in a time when they are already suffering so much".
  • Iran to conduct swarm drills in the Persian Gulf soon

    Iran to conduct swarm drills in the Persian Gulf soon

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    Iran launched a naval exercise in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, just days before the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Tehran , a defense official told AFP . The US military has been trying to encourage other nations in the region, especially Saudi Arabia to take a strong line on keeping the Gulf open in the face of rising Iranian rhetoric.
  • Drones laden with explosives detonate near Venezuela's Maduro

    Drones laden with explosives detonate near Venezuela's Maduro

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    Venezuela, a once-wealthy oil nation, is in the grips of a five-year crisis under President Maduro's socialist government. On August 4, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro cut short a speech after an apparent "assassination attempt". The transmission was then cut off. A video shows Ms Flores wince, and both she and Mr Maduro look up after an unidentified sound. Several military personnel who were lined up on Avenue Bolivar during the speech were seen looking up then breaking rank and ...