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Canadian Lawmakers Call to Join US Missile Defense in Light of North Korea Threat

Posted on 06 October 2017

Conservative lawmakers in Canada are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to re-consider joining the United States in its missile defense program.The calls come in the wake of increasing threats on the West from North Korea—including the nuclear attack of cities in the United States—coupled with an alarming advancement of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (IC ...

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House Committee Passes $10 Billion Funding for Border Wall

Posted on 06 October 2017

A border security bill that includes $10 billion in spending for a border wall—”wall, fencing, technology, air assets, and other barriers”—was passed by the House Homeland Security Committee on Oct. 5.In addition to the wall funding, the bill would add 5,000 Border Patrol agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Protection officers.The bill, named “Border Security for America Act,” includes ...

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Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooter a Sick, Demented Man

Posted on 04 October 2017

President Donald Trump described the man who killed at least 59 people from his Las Vegas hotel room “a sick man, a demented man.”Trump’s statements came as he was leaving the White House en route to Puerto Rico.“We are looking into him very, very seriously. But we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual,” Trump said.The president announced on Monday that he would be spe ...

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Marilou Danley, Girlfriend of Casino Gunman, Returns to U.S.

Posted on 04 October 2017

The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman, Marilou Danley, arrived in the United States from the Philippines late Tuesday night, officials said. Ms. Danley, 62, who had been overseas since before the shooting, is one of the few people who might know what drove the gunman, Stephen Paddock, to kill 58 people and wound hundreds more from a Las Vegas hotel this week.She is considered a “ ...

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President and First Lady Hold Moment of Silence for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Posted on 03 October 2017

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump joined a solemn crowd outside the White House on Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, for a moment of silence for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas the night before.Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence walked out beside Trump. All present folded their hands and bowed their heads in silence as a bell tolled four times.
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Las Vegas Shooter Likely Used Illegal Automatic Weapon, Says Former FBI Agent

Posted on 03 October 2017

Stephen Paddock fired on people attending an outdoor country music festival from a 32nd floor hotel room in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino late on Oct. 1, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500. Videos show the chaos as people run and seek cover. Bursts of gunfire can be heard.Details on the attack are still emerging, but according to Marc Ruskin, former FBI agent and ...

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North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Tied to Network of Rogue States

Posted on 02 October 2017

North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs cannot be viewed as merely the actions of a single rogue state. Many of its programs have signs of foreign financing, its technology is provided by other nations, and it is part of a network of rogue states that are collectively advancing their nuclear weapons capabilities.The communist regime in North Korea is working closely with Iran, Syria, and Pak ...

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US May Have to Shoot Down North Korean Nukes While in Russian Airspace

Posted on 02 October 2017

If North Korea launches nuclear warheads at the United States, the U.S. anti-missile system may need to shoot the nukes down over Russian territory, according to an expert on nuclear and missile proliferation in Northeast Asia.“[I]ntercepting the shots aimed at mainland targets means flying out toward Russia,” wrote Joshua Pollack, senior research associate at The Nonproliferation Review. ...

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Trump Responds to North Korean Threat to Shoot Down US Bombers

Posted on 27 September 2017

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States is “totally prepared” for a military option against North Korea if needed, but that it’s not the preferred option.“If we take that option, it will be devastating, I can tell you that. Devastating for North Korea,” Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden at the White House during a joint pr ...

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Tropical Storm Maria to Bring Flooding Along Coast of North Carolina

Posted on 27 September 2017

Tropical Storm Maria, which was just today downgraded from a hurricane, is brushing North Carolina and is expected to bring wind, bands of rain, and coastal flooding to the northeast part of the state.Maria is a large tropical storm with winds reaching up to 230 miles from the center.A buoy near Cape Hatteras in North Carolina recorded sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 52 mph.  Maxim ...