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Israel bars U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib under pressure from Trump
Israel bars U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib under pressure from Trump

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred U.S. Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on his ally not to let them in. Tlaib and Omar, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, are members of their party's progressive wing and sharp critics both of Trump and of Israel's policy toward the Palestinians.

At least 1 dead, 2 injured in South Los Angeles shooting, authorities say
At least 1 dead, 2 injured in South Los Angeles shooting, authorities say

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that left at least one person dead and two others wounded in South Los Angeles.

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Here's my plan for Democrats to beat Donald Trump: Try having fewer plans

It's time to take a breath and mull this whole 'I have a plan' thing. Trump won without plans. The devil is in the details, so he didn't provide any.

S. Korea tightens export controls on Japan in trade row
S. Korea tightens export controls on Japan in trade row

South Korea on Monday put Japan into its own new export category as President Moon Jae-in called Tokyo's latest measures "very grave", intensifying a trade war between the two neighbours and US allies. The move came after Seoul announced earlier this month it would remove Tokyo from its list of trusted trading partners, reciprocating an identical decision by Japan. At a meeting with his top aides on Monday, Moon reflected on Japan's colonisation of the Korean peninsula in the first half of the 20th century to highlight the gravity of the situation.

No money, no sheep: lockdown hampers Eid in Kashmir
No money, no sheep: lockdown hampers Eid in Kashmir

Tradition dictates that Muslims slaughter a sheep during Monday's Eid al-Adha festival, and despite the military lockdown in Kashmir's main city Srinagar, Bashir Ahmad was determined to respect the custom. Muslim-majority Kashmir is set to celebrate Eid al-Adha on Monday, exactly a week after India's Hindu nationalist government scrapped the restive region's special autonomy status and imposed a curfew. Locals mark Eid by buying tens of thousands of sheep and goats to kill in an annual ritual that stems from the story of the prophet Abraham, commanded by God to slaughter his beloved son Ismail.

Trump boasts of rally crowd size during shooting hospital visit
Trump boasts of rally crowd size during shooting hospital visit

President Donald Trump had an unusual idea for raising the morale of medical staff recovering from last weekend's mass shooting in Texas: boast to them about the size of his campaign rally in the city. Footage of Trump bragging at the University Medical Center in El Paso on Wednesday surfaced Thursday, adding to the controversy surrounding what was meant to have been a politically healing trip. It also came amid a backlash against the Equinox gyms empire after its billionaire owner Stephen Ross organized a fund raiser for Trump's reelection in which supporters will pay as much as $250,000 to attend on Friday.

U.S. calls China
U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. The Hong Kong office of China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday asked the United States to explain reports in Communist Party-controlled media that its diplomats are in contact with student leaders of protests that have convulsed Hong Kong for nine weeks.

China reiterates support for Hong Kong
China reiterates support for Hong Kong's embattled leader

China's ruling Communist Party once again underlined its wholesale support for Hong Kong's embattled leader on Tuesday as she struggles to contain increasingly violent anti-government unrest. The two-month crisis has become the biggest threat to Beijing's rule of the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city since its handover from the British in 1997. One of the protesters' key demands is for Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam to stand down.

Analysis: How India
Analysis: How India's actions in Kashmir could spark a new war with Pakistan

Days after Donald Trump offered to bring his dealmaking skills to bear on India and Pakistan's seemingly intractable Kashmir dispute, Narendra Modi has dramatically shaken up the pieces of the puzzle. The Indian prime minister's sudden move to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's special status may have been in his manifesto for two elections, but it has caused domestic and international shock nonetheless. Abolishing the region's autonomy by revoking article 370, and thus paving the way for Hindu migrants to buy land and take jobs in the Muslim majority area, increases Mr Modi's standing as a populist strongman. But it will perhaps irrevocably damage Delhi's relations with the residents...

JetBlue is selling $39 flights through Wednesday
JetBlue is selling $39 flights through Wednesday

Until Wednesday, July 31 at 11:59 p

Fox News Anchor Tells Lone Black Panelist to Stop Thinking Trump Is Racist
Fox News Anchor Tells Lone Black Panelist to Stop Thinking Trump Is Racist

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer completely steamrolled liberal contributor Juan Williams during a Tuesday morning discussion on President Trump's continued racist attacks against Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Baltimore, with Hemmer telling the lone black panelist that Trump doesn't see race and that he's been very "equitable" to African-Americans.In the segment, first spotted by Mediaite, the Fox News panel immediately reacting to Trump's press remarks in which he kept up his racially divisive rhetoric, calling Cummings a "thief.""There is no reason for anybody to allege that Elijah Cummings is a thief," Williams contended. "That is just low."Conservative pundit Charlie Hurt pushed back,...

National Chicken Wing Day 2019: Where to get free wings and more deals
National Chicken Wing Day 2019: Where to get free wings and more deals

Another day, another weird made-up holiday you've never heard of that's actually so much better than most of the made-up holidays you have heard of. Hot on the heels of National Tequila Day last week... National Ice Cream Day and National Hot Dog Day the week before that... and National French Fry Day the week before that... comes National Chicken Wing Day 2019. We're not going to pretend we know the origin of this annual holiday and to be frank, it's not even worth the time it would take to search Google. The bottom line is you can enjoy a bunch of pretty great deals on Monday in honor of National Chicken Wing Day. And yes, the deals even include free chicken wings from a few different...

Dem senators slam Ratcliffe
Dem senators slam Ratcliffe's nomination for intel chief

Sen. Chris Murphy accused the Texas congressman of acting as "one of the president's accomplices in trying to politicize intelligence."

S.Africa panel backs land seizures, within limits
S.Africa panel backs land seizures, within limits

A South African advisory panel on Sunday backed land redistribution without compensation for owners, but only in limited circumstances, as the government pushes ahead with the controversial policy. President Cyril Ramaphosa established the panel of experts last year after he took power and embraced enforced land reform as a flagship policy, despite warnings that it could scare off investors. Parliament will this year debate changing the constitution to strengthen the legal case for land seizures.

South African land reform panel recommends seizures without pay in certain circumstances

Baltimore Sun Calls Trump A
Baltimore Sun Calls Trump A 'Rat' In Response To President's Tweets About The City

The Baltimore Sun editorial board published an op-ed Saturday calling President Donald Trump a "rat" and condemned him for "attacking African-American members of Congress."The Sun's editorial board published an opinion piece titled "Better to have a few rats than to be one."The article comes after Trump tweeted about Baltimore's rodent problem Saturday morning and called out Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' district specifically, for being a "disgusting, rat & rodent-infested mess.""It's not hard to see what's going on here," the op-ed reads. "[Cummings] has been a thorn in this president's side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics,...

Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore
Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore 'infested mess'

Trump's outburst came in a series of sharply worded tweets aimed at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings -- a high-profile critic of Trump's administration whose district covers much of Baltimore. "No human being would want to live there," he said -- in an attack ostensibly provoked by Cummings' criticism of the harsh conditions facing would-be asylum seekers at the Mexican border. "Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous," Trump charged.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the New Sniper Rifles the Military Is Getting
Everything You Wanted to Know About the New Sniper Rifles the Military Is Getting

While a handful of lucky Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force units are already rocking the Mk 13 Mod 7 (the Corps' first new sniper system since the adoption of the M40 during the Vietnam War) in their kits, there are plans to field the rifle to II MEF and II MEF units through 2019 - and Marines already love it. With the fiscal year 2019 defense budget put to bed without a bloody fight among lawmakers for the first time in recent memory, there are plenty of goodies for rank-and-file U.S. service members tucked into the massive appropriation measure - and not just their largest pay raise in more than a decade.Here's a brief overview of all the new gear headed into the waiting hands...

Russia warns of
Russia warns of 'consequences' after Ukraine seizes tanker

Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker it said was used in a naval confrontation last November amid sensitive prisoner swap talks between the two countries who have been at loggerheads since 2014. Kiev's SBU security service said it stopped the tanker, the Neyma, as it entered the port of Izmail in the southern Odessa region. Investigators seized documents onboard and questioned crew members, an SBU statement said.

Giuliani Says He Had to Borrow From Trump Lawyer to Pay Taxes
Giuliani Says He Had to Borrow From Trump Lawyer to Pay Taxes

(Bloomberg) -- Rudy Giuliani said he was forced to borrow $100,000 from President Donald Trump's lawyer Marc Mukasey to pay his taxes after his wife tied up a joint bank account in their bitter divorce case.Giuliani, who has been working as a lawyer for Trump free of charge, discussed the loan outside New York state court in Manhattan after his wife's lawyer raised it at a hearing on Thursday.Giuliani, 75, argues his income is drying up as the divorce case drags on, and that $800,000 he's made so far this year from other business ventures has been spent entirely on "marital expenses" tied to the couple's lavish lifestyle. Giuliani said he still owes $10,000 to Mukasey, who used to be his...

Mueller Reiterates
Mueller Reiterates 'The Report Is My Testimony,' Calls Demand for a Prosecutor to Testify 'Unusual'

In his opening statement before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, special counsel Robert Mueller again stated that he would not comment on aspects of his investigation into Russian election interference that were not included in his final report, and noted that it is "unusual" to compel a prosecutor to testify about an investigation."I do not intend to summarize or describe the results of our work in a different way in the course of my testimony today. As I said on May 29: the report is my testimony. And I will stay within that text," Mueller said in his opening statement. "And as I stated in May, I also will not comment on the actions of the Attorney General or of...

China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong
China says army can be deployed at Hong Kong's request

China issued a stark reminder Wednesday that its army could be deployed in Hong Kong if city authorities requested support in maintaining "public order" after weeks of sometimes violent protests. Hong Kong has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history after millions of demonstrators took to the streets -- and sporadic violent confrontations between police and pockets of hardcore protesters. The demonstrations were triggered by a controversial bill which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China but have evolved into a call for wider democratic reforms.

Redesigned airplane seats could mean more space for middle seat
Redesigned airplane seats could mean more space for middle seat

The new design would stagger and lower the middle seats slightly, creating a larger seat and more space on the armrest.

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