August 2016

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September 11, 2001: Background and timeline of the attacks

(CNN)Here is some background on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Facts:Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airlines bound for west coast destinations. This terrorist attack on the United States was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC, and outside […]

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What we know about Trump’s immigration plans

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump wants a US-Mexico border wall, “extreme vetting” of new immigrants and deportations of those who commit crimes. But does Trump still want a “deportation force” to expel all undocumented immigrants already in the United States? JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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Ian Traynor obituary

Europe editor of the Guardian who covered the Solidarity strikes in Poland, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rise of Putin and the Greek euro crisis Ian Traynor, who has died aged 60 of cancer, was the Guardians Europe editor and one of the great journalists of the period following the end of the […]

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Little League World Series: United States and New York win to end title drought

Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to theLittleLeagueWorld Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a […]

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Patrick Reed rises to top of FedEx Cup points list with Barclays victory

Patrick Reeds first win since 2015 could not have been better timed as he now leads the FedEx Cup points list and has guaranteed himself a place in the US Ryder Cup team Patrick Reed survived a couple of late bogeys to clinch a one-stroke victory at The Barclays on Sunday. He recorded a closing […]

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Mars scientists leave dome on Hawaii mountain after year in isolation

Six leave Mauna Loa dome seeking ocean and fresh food after simulated mission that was second-longest to 520-day Russian project Six scientists have completed a year-long simulation of a Mars mission, during which they lived in a dome in near-isolation. The group lived a blog post just before leaving about the future of space travel […]

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Topless protesters bare breasts in push for women’s rights

Marches take place in New York City and elsewhere around the world as one organiser says push for women to go topless is as strong as women wanting to vote Women around the US were taking off their tops on Sunday to mark GoTopless Day, a day that seeks to promote gender equality and a […]

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Farc commander says hostilities with Colombia government to cease

Announcement follows Havana peace accord to end five decades of war that will go to October referendum The commander of Colombias biggest rebel movement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, has said its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government from the first minute of Monday, as a result of a handing […]

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Jill Stein tweets memorial for gorilla, internet meme and poll rival Harambe

Green candidate says death at Cincinnati Zoo of animal which this month was level with her in a Texas poll reminds us to be voice for the voiceless Two weeks after she polled even with the dead gorilla Harambe in Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Sunday that the primates killing by Cincinnati […]

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‘Narcos’ blasts into second season more addictive than ever

Los Angeles (CNN)When Netflix’s “Narcos” debuted, it seemed to come with a built-in expiration date. Its central figure is drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who lived a brutal life and died a relatively early death — at some point he would die and that would be that. But that only makes the second season of this […]

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