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United States awards contracts for prototypes of concrete border wall

United States awards contracts for prototypes of concrete border wall The actual prototype construction will begin in about two weeks following discussions with the selected contractors about scheduling. Mr Vitiello said he did not know if any of the firms had had prior experience in border wall construction. [Full Article...]

US GDP would take a hit from DACA deportations, report finds

US GDP would take a hit from DACA deportations, report finds But now a deadline is looming for Trump. Over 200,000 of them live in California, while Texas has over 100,000. The list includes several Republicans , as well, such as Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Aurora (Colo.) Mayor Steve Hogan. David Plouffe, a former senior adviser to president Barack Obama , recently wrote that ending the program would be an "moral and economic catastrophe". [Full Article...]

Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis

Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis In a brief statement, she expressed her "profound gratitude to King Salman for his generous hospitality and special care and attention" she has been receiving. The Saudi-led bloc has also imposed sanctions against the tiny Persian Gulf country, including restrictions on Qatari aircraft using their airspace. [Full Article...]

Nigeria asks Britain for weapons as Boko Haram threat mounts

Nigeria asks Britain for weapons as Boko Haram threat mounts Forguson Bobcil; U.K Foreign Secretary, Mr Boris Johnson; and Royal Navy liaison at Joint Maritime Sea Training Center, Commander Pete Quinn, during the United Kingdom foreign secretary visit to the Nigeria Navy in Lagos on Thursday (31/8/17). [Full Article...]

French labour reform caps dismissal awards, gives firms flexibility

French labour reform caps dismissal awards, gives firms flexibility France is a party to the Normandy format talks on resolving the conflict in the Donbas. Crucially for Macron, two oft he country's main trades unions have said they will not protest. Secretary-general of Workers' Force (FO) Jean-Claude Mailly, said that there are "points of disagreement that persist" in the unveiled plan, and that his team will continue to evaluate the details. [Full Article...]

Jamestown Animal Shelter Taking in Animals from Louisiana

Jamestown Animal Shelter Taking in Animals from Louisiana HSUS rescue teams have gone door-to-door to get pets to safety. Residents and pets evacuate Houston during Harvey. RedRover Responders volunteers, who wear bright red shirts, are trained to care for and shelter large numbers of animals after they have been rescued from natural disasters. [Full Article...]

Mattis Orders First Group of Reinforcements to Afghanistan

Mattis Orders First Group of Reinforcements to Afghanistan Mr. Mattis said he would begin to outline the rationale for the forces in more detail when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday. McKenzie said no new U.S. "I think in both theaters, because of the force management caps we've been under". Still, the United States is expected to deploy more troops to the country following the announcement of the new Afghan strategy by President Trump. [Full Article...]

White House: Donald Trump Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims

White House: Donald Trump Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Victims President Donald Trump on Tuesday landed in Texas, meeting with officials on the ground to assess damage from Hurricane Harvey, as residents grapple with massive flooding and persistent rainfall. During President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump's visit to storm-torn Texas, the presidential couple wore baseball hats - and the internet is not happy about it. [Full Article...]

Vice President Mike Pence tours Rockport

Vice President Mike Pence tours Rockport The vice president, clad in jeans and cowboy boots, spoke outside the First Baptist Church, where a side of the building was blown out by the storm. Days after President Donald Trump traveled through Texas following Hurricane Harvey , Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Corpus Christi Thursday to visit with those affected and to assess the damage, according to the White House. [Full Article...]

U.S. majority believes Trump is 'tearing the country apart'

Voters were asked an unusual question in a Fox News poll released Wednesday: Who does President Donald Trump dislike more - white supremacists or the news media? But the state's working-class demographic is indicative of where Mr. Democrats were much more likely to say that whites receive more favoritism. And those were just the Trump voters in a 12-person focus group, which was held i... [Full Article...]

Baker says he will 'certainly' stay out of GOP Senate primary

Their northeastern colleagues, however, say they don't hold it against them now. Establishment Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have attempted to counteract the president's rhetoric, assuring voters that they are not in favor of a shutdown. [Full Article...]

Flood traps workers in bakery; they bake goods for Harvey victims

Flood traps workers in bakery; they bake goods for Harvey victims The manager of the shop, Brian Alvarado , told The Independent , "When they realized they were stuck, they chose to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could". The bakery posted a picture of three of the trapped bakers, amid their bounty of baked goods, to its Facebook page: "Some of our bakers got stuck at Wayside location". [Full Article...]

Six Flags announces new record-breaking coaster

Six Flags announces new record-breaking coaster Guests will experience swings reaching up to 70mph at 147-feet in the air before falling down from 15 stories. Two new rides will make their debut during spring 2018 inside Six Flags' Discovery Kingdom and New England parks. "This hybrid, zero-gravity slide complex packs two extreme slide thrills into one incredible attraction", according to a release about the ride, which will be part of the ... [Full Article...]

Over 2 million pilgrims begin Haj

Over 2 million pilgrims begin Haj On Friday, they will move on to Mina before sunrise for the hajj ritual of the symbolic "Stoning of the Devil". "I came up here last night and prayed, took pictures and called my family and friends", said Maolana Yahia, 32, who made the trip from Indonesia. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Harvey: Toddler rescued from Texas flood

Hurricane Harvey: Toddler rescued from Texas flood It can be a risky job, but Moore says he's eager to help. Haslam said he's not surprised, but he's impressed at how quickly people were willing to take on the task. Scott said the state of Texas or the Federal Emergency Management Agency will eventually reimburse Vermont for costs. Nashville's team is expecting to be deployed for eight days. [Full Article...]

USA orders closure of three Russian diplomatic buildings

USA orders closure of three Russian diplomatic buildings The State Department announced Thursday that the consulate, along with a facility in New York City and one in Washington, D.C., must be shuttered by September 2. annexes serve as trade missions, according to one senior administration official. The tit-for-tat response iillustrates the deterioration in relations between Washington and Moscow in the seven months since President Donald Trump came t... [Full Article...]

Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto murder trial

Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto murder trial The Pakistan People's Party expresses disappointment and shock over the verdict in the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's assassination case announced today by the Anti-Terrorism court in Rawalpindi . He was killed in a USA drone attack in 2009. They are the only two people to have been convicted in connection with Ms Bhutto's murder. Five prime accused - Rafaqat Hussain, Hasnain Gul, Sh... [Full Article...]

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead The violence erupted last week hours after a long-awaited report into the treatment of Rohingya by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Charbonneau urged the Security Council to speak with one voice to demand that both the government and insurgents stop the violence, end human rights abuses, and carry out investigations of alleged abuses. [Full Article...]

Harvey Forces National Weather Service To Upgrade Maps

Harvey Forces National Weather Service To Upgrade Maps Lewis Kanofsky, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, said there are a number of reasons it's "tough to pinpoint with a lot of accuracy" where the rain might come from. The US National Weather Service needed to add two colors to its flood maps-a dark purple hue to represent "20 to 30" inches (51-76 cm) rainfall, and a lighter purple to indicate "greater than 30 inches". [Full Article...]

Additional pay for employees on Eid'l Adha

Additional pay for employees on Eid'l Adha Muslims across the country will on Friday September 1, 2017 celebrate Eid al-Adha, the three-day Islamic festival after the Hajj - the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that all believers who can afford it are required to perform once. [Full Article...]


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