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Donald Trump this week: U.S. president threatens to destroy a country of 25-million people

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In a nearly 40 minute speech to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Trump made misleading claims about the U.S. economy before launching into a tirade against North Korea, threatening to destroy the country of more than 25-million people.

Cobb reportedly brought up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting — between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort who met Russian operatives.

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China slashes trade ties with North Korea

Today 10:53 GMT

China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.

North Korea produces coal, some $1.2bn of which was exported to China in 2016, but China had already strictly limited its imports of North Korean coal earlier this year. North Korea's foreign minister is expected to speak at the United Nations General Assembly later on Saturday, amid an escalating war of words between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

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Kim Jong Un fires off insults at Trump

Today 10:52 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Hours later, North Korea’s foreign minister reportedly said that his country may be planning to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill Kim’s vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States.

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Helping young Latinos jump through hoops to stay home, in America, where they belong

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It has seven staff attorneys, 14 Department of Justice-accredited legal specialists, political organizers, and many others who are devoted to preserving the rights of thousands of young adult immigrants who achieved legal status under Obama, only to watch it ripped away earlier this month for reasons that are certainly political.

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In Alabama to boost Sen. Luther Strange, Trump detours to insult Kim Jong Un and defend himself

Today 10:53 GMT

President Trump traveled to Alabama on Friday night to help out a Republican senator threatened by an insurgent GOP challenger.

Aides warned trump not to attack North Korea’s leader personally before his fiery U.N. address. Sen. John McCain delivers a potentially fatal blow to GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

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North Korea hints at testing hydrogen bomb in Pacific

Today 10:53 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

His foreign minister, asked on a visit to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly what the countermeasure would be, said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. “I think it could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific,” Ri Yong Ho said, according to South Korean TV.

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Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address

Today 10:53 GMT

Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Korea’s leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis.

Trump’s derisive description of Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea were not in a speech draft that several senior officials reviewed and vetted Monday, the day before Trump gave his first address to the U.N. General Assembly, two U.S. officials said.

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Source: BBC

McCain sinks Obamacare repeal again

Today 10:53 GMT

Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow.

Republicans have long deplored Obamacare, known formally as the Affordable Care Act, as government overreach into the US healthcare system.

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Kim fires insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

Today 10:53 GMT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

Associated Press writers Matthew Pennington at the United Nations and Kim Tong-hyung and Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul contributed to this report. In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, photo distributed on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Source: Global News

John McCain refuses to sign GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare

Today 10:53 GMT

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

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Source: Reuters

Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of 'Russia hoax'

Today 10:52 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday questioned Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) decision to overhaul how it handles paid political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Earlier this month, Facebook said an internal review had shown that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on 3,000 Facebook ads promoting divisive messages in the months before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Source: CTV

At least 21 U.S. states were targeted by election hacking

Today 10:53 GMT

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Source: Common Domain

FDA approves medical scope with disposable cap to fight superbug infections

Today 10:52 GMT

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S.. The Food and Drug Administration said that the design of the new duodenoscope by Japanese device maker Pentax should make it easier to remove dangerous bacteria that can become trapped inside these reusable instruments.

“We believe the new disposable distal cap represents a major step toward lowering the risk of future infections associated with these devices,” Dr. William Maisel, the acting director of the FDA’s Office of Device Evaluation, said in a statement Wednesday. “We encourage companies to continue to pursue innovations that will help reduce the risk to patients.”

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Source: CTV

Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans, including Maduro

Today 10:53 GMT

Canada has sanctioned 40 Venezuelans, including President Nicolas Maduro, over what it calls attacks on “fundamental democratic rights.” The new regulations announced Friday include asset freezes and prohibitions against dealing with the 40 individuals “in any property … or providing financial or related services to them.”

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order for sanctions that included barring American financial institutions from providing new money to the Maduro government or its state oil company.

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Source: Common Domain

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here'

Today 10:54 GMT

Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive clothing of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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