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‘I Suggest Farmers … Immediately Buy More Land’: Trump, China Reach ‘Phase One’ Of Trade Agreement

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President Donald Trump said and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He reached “phase one” of a U.S.-China trade deal after Friday talks between trade officials from both countries. The deal comes after nearly two years of a tense trade war involving back-and-forth tariffs, blacklists and threats to and from both countries as the administration attempts to hold China accountable for its ...

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Iranian Oil Tanker Hit By Two Missiles Off Saudi Arabian Coast: Report

An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia was hit by two missiles Friday, the country’s foreign ministry confirmed. The attack caused an oil like that has since been plugged, Reuters reported. The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said “the blasts were probably caused by missile strikes” in a statement on its website, adding ...

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Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least 7 |

Turkish Armed Forces launched a ground and air assault Wednesday against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, according to The New York Times. The strikes came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier Wednesday that Turkey would lead a military offensive that he dubbed “Operation Peace Spring” in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish warplanes bombed Syrian towns for ...

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Security At NBA Game Confiscates Pro-Hong Kong Signs From Fans

Security at a Wednesday night NBA game between the Washington Wizards and Guangzhou Long Lions confiscated signs that read “Free Hong Kong” and “Google: Uyghurs” from several game attendees. Wizards spokesman Scott Hall confirmed the incident to Fox News, stating, “The building security staff removed signs tonight in accordance with Capital One Arena’s long-standing Signs, Banners, Posters, and Flag Policy. ...

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Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish Armed Forces will be leading a military offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. The announcement after the White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. was preparing to remove its troops from the region. “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh ...

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NYT Writer Accuses Dallas Police Of ‘Cover-Up’ In Death Of Amber Guyger Witness

A New York Times Opinion columnist accused the Dallas Police Department of engaging in a “cover-up” in its investigation of the death of an Amber Guyger murder trial witness. Dallas police identified three suspects in relation to the murder of 28-year-old Joshua Brown, who met Brown in the parking lot outside his Dallas apartment complex to purchase drugs, Assistant Chief Avery ...

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Key Witness In Amber Guyger Trial Shot, Killed At Dallas Apartment Complex

Joshua Brown, a key witness in ex-Officer Amber Guyger’s murder trial, was shot and killed at his apartment complex in Dallas Friday, police said on Sunday. Brown’s death came just ten days after Guyger, a 31-year-old former Dallas Police Department officer, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty for killing her 26-year-old unarmed neighbor, Botham Shem ...

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Hong Kong Government Deploys Law Banning Face Masks

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam use emergency powers at a news conference Friday to deploy a rare law banning the use of facemasks amid high tensions across the region. The move comes after four days of peaceful and violent demonstrations — including the officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old student protester — took place between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 ...

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Barr Asks Facebook To Halt A Program Officials Believe Will Prevent Them From Busting Sex Predators

Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday asking him to halt a privacy program that could potentially hide criminal evidence by encrypting messages. Barr’s letter says that while encryption is important, Facebook must take necessary steps to ensure that such a program does not hurt law enforcements’ efforts to catch criminals who operate ...

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Las Vegas Massacre Victims Reach Settlement Deal Of Up To $800 Million

Lawyers for the Las Vegas massacre victims say they have reached a settlement deal with MGM that is expected to reach up to $800 million, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The settlement announcement comes almost exactly two years after a lone gunman opened fire the Route 91 Harvest music festival from his MGM-owned hotel room window, killing 58 people and ...

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Police Gun Down Knife-Wielding Attacker Who Killed Four Officers

A police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding attacker who murdered four officers at the Paris Police Headquarters on Thursday, according to the New York Times. The attacker worked at the police headquarters located near Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 20 years as an administrative assistant, Alliance Police Nationale union official Loïc Travers told The NYT. “The motive is not ...

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Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Who Shot Man In His Own Home Found Guilty Of Murder

Ex-Dallas Police Department Officer Amber Guyger has been found guilty of murder after she shot her unarmed neighbor in his own apartment while she was off duty last September. Guyger, who is white, told authorities she mistook her 26-year-old black neighbor, Botham Shem Jean, for a burglar when she shot and wounded him in the torso. He later died in ...

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Hong Kong Police Unload Live Rounds On Protesters, Shoot 18-Year-Old: Report |

A young Hong Kong protester was shot by police Tuesday during a protest against China’s celebration of 70 years under communism, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Demonstrations, which have been ongoing since Saturday, escalated Tuesday night with fires, tear gas, street fights and at least 30 arrests. More than 40% of the region’s train stations shut down, ...

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Cory Booker Reaches $1.7 Million Fundraising Goal In Less Than 10 Days, Will Stay In Race

2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker’s campaign team reached its $1.7 million fundraising goal in less than 10 days to stay in the race for the Democratic nomination. Booker’s campaign said on Sept. 21 that the candidate might not be in the race “much longer” if donors were unable to cough reach $1.7 million in donations by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 20. ...

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Top House Republican Mac Thornberry Announces Retirement

“We are reminded, however, that ‘for everything, there is a season,’ and I believe that the time has come for a change,” he added. “Therefore, I will not be a candidate for reelection in the 2020 election.” Thornberry marks the 14th House Republican and sixth House Texas Republican to not seek reelection in 2020 since 2018, Dallas News reported Monday. ...

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