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FAIL AGAIN: North Korea Test-Fires Missile; Explodes After Takeoff

North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday. The test will be condemned by outsiders as yet another step in the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North fired the unidentified missile from around Pukchang, which is near the capital Pyongyang, but ...
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Erdogan: 'Fresh Page' For US Relations With Trump

Turkey's president says a "fresh page" in Turkish-American relations can be opened with President Donald Trump's administration, as high-level dialogue has intensified since January. Speaking in Istanbul on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he sees "signs that Mr. Trump will exhibit a more decisive stance than the previous administration in terms of combatting terror." Erdogan repeated his criticism of the U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurdish militias that Turkey deems ...
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Gunshot Hits 'Yeshiva Elementary School' in Milwaukee; Police Say Stray Bullet

The "Yeshiva Elementary School" in Milwaukee was struck by gunfire on Friday morning, and police are investigating. Milwaukee police responded to the School which is located at 51st and Keefe at around 8:30AM, after receiving reports of a gunshot. Police found that the glass (front) door of the Yeshiva had in fact been struck by a bullet. Thankfully, the bullet did not enter the school, and no injuries were reported. Fox6 is reporting that police believe that the bullet was a stray ...
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GM Is Motoring, Profit Spikes 34 Pct On US Truck, SUV Sales

Rising sales of high-profit trucks and SUVs in the U.S. helped push General Motors to a first-quarter profit record as the company put up a $2.6 billion in net income. The company's sales in its most lucrative market were up even though the overall industry was down from January through March. That drove a 34 percent profit increase to $1.70 per share, which shattered Wall Street estimates. Analysts polled by FactSet expected $1.47 per share. Revenue rose 11 percent to $41.2 billion, also ...
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US Urges New Sanctions On NKorea And Warns Of Catastrophe

The United States called for new sanctions on North Korea Friday and threatened to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs. Doing nothing could be "catastrophic," top diplomat Rex Tillerson told a special U.N. Security Council session he chaired. Amid council members' warning about the potential for conflict, Tillerson urged tougher action from China, North Korea's main trading partner. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ...
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NY Legislators Push For A Distracted Driving Breathalyzer

Legislators in New York are pushing for the "Breathalyzer for distracted drivers," saying that the in-development technology would allow officers to determine if a person was using their smartphone at the time of an accident. The Times-Union of Albany reports that the technology is still under development by Cellebrite, a data-extraction company. There are also a number of privacy concerns with the hypothetical technology. The New York Civil Liberties Union and other groups issued a memo ...
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France's Dark Nazi History Colors Presidential Campaign

France's troubled wartime past is taking center stage Friday in the country's highly charged presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France's worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. Seeking the moral high ground, Macron wants to send a message to voters that Le Pen isn't a candidate like any other, but the heir of a party stained by anti-Semitism, racism and an outdated worldview. Le Pen's ...
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Congress OKs Bill Averting Saturday Gov't Shutdown

With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump's 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next week without completing two other measures he's coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year. The Senate sent the temporary spending measure to Trump by voice vote after the House approved it by a lopsided ...
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Trump: I Thought Presidency Would Be 'Easier' Than 'Previous Life'

President Donald Trump said Thursday he expected the presidency to be "easier" than his "previous life" as a real estate mogul. "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," the president told Reuters in a wide-ranging Oval Office interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." Trump, who spent years in the public limelight as a billionaire real estate magnate and reality television star, also lamented the lack of privacy in his new life as ...
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Trump To Address NRA, Raise Money For Key Congress Race

President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years when he speaks Friday at the group's annual meeting. The president's trip to Atlanta also will serve as his first foray into a congressional race since taking office. Trump is expected to attend a private fundraiser for Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel, a local election that has become a national referendum on his presidency. Trump has been ...
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NYPD: Woman Shot At Point-blank Range Saved By Her Purse

Police say a New York City woman shot at point-blank range during a robbery was saved from a bullet wound thanks to her purse. The New York Police Department says a 52-year-old man ran up to his intended victim on a Brooklyn street early Wednesday morning and demanded her car keys. The Daily News report that the 39-year-old woman fought back against the man. During the struggle, the man fired a round at point-blank range. Police say the bullet tore through the victim's purse, wallet and ...
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