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Hapilon reportedly has been chosen to lead an Islamic State group branch in Southeast Asia and is on the U.S. Department of Justice list of most-wanted terrorists worldwide, with a reward of up to $5 million for his capture. Duterte tagged on September 3, the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant group from the southern Philippines notorious for kidnappings, as a possible suspect in a deadly blast in his home town of Davao.
  • Penn State frat members charged in student death

    Penn State frat members charged in student death

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    Eight of his other fraternity brothers of Beta Theta Pi are also looking at involuntary manslaughter charges. Piazza's injuries included a fracture at the base of his skull and a ruptured spleen. Members allegedly observed his condition throughout the night but declined to call 911. Timothy Piazza , a sophomore at Penn State, died in February after an alleged hazing ritual.
  • 600-Year-Old White Oak Tree Being Cut Down In Basking Ridge

    600-Year-Old White Oak Tree Being Cut Down In Basking Ridge

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    The old tree's removal is a reminder of how older trees are starting to become less common across the nation. Workers operating a pair of smaller cranes meticulously began cutting the ancient tree down early on Monday morning. But before dying, the tree gave back to the town that so loves it. Experts say fewer trees are replicating the old oak's 600-year lifespan. 'It just kind of feels like a part of the town is dying with it, ' one resident told CBS a year ago.
  • Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program

    Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program

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    On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive order that directed federal agencies to implement a "Buy American, Hire American" strategy. "We hope the goal of President Trump's executive order on the H-1B program is "mend it, don't end it", said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a major technology industry group".
  • Judge cites Trump's words in blocking 'sanctuary city' order

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    Supreme Court. This was yet another stay on a Trump executive order after a federal appeals court blocked the original travel ban that prohibited travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering into the U.S. It also sought help from "sanctuary cities" for facilitating the deportation of those migrants who are living in the U.S. illegally or who have committed a crime.
  • Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

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    He faces Marine Le Pen, the National Front candidate who won 21 percent, in a run-off election May 7 . Putin favors Le Pen in part because she has said she'll vote to terminate European Union sanctions against Russian Federation. Other U.S. -based firms SecureWorks, FireEye and ThreatConnect have also said the group has ties to the Russian government. However, the Kremlin dismissed the report.
  • Perdue approved as secretary of agriculture

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    Mr. Perdue, a Republican who grew up on a dairy farm and has managed agribusinesses, was confirmed in an 87-11 vote, garnering significant support from Democratic senators who saw him as an experienced manager who will maintain supports for US farmers navigating a crop-price slump.
  • Trump Reelection Effort Raised $13.2 Million So Far In 2017

    Trump Reelection Effort Raised $13.2 Million So Far In 2017

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    U.S. President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended the decision to keep White House visitor logs secret, but did not bring up the national security explanation. Under Obama , such records, which were published on a White House-maintained Web page, were typically disclosed 90 to 120 days after the visit. Romper reached out to the White House for comment on the measure, but did not hear back immediately.
  • Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday

    Sessions to tour Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday

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    He added, according to reports , "It is here on this very sliver of land-on this border-that we take our stand". Sessions' new directives mean that federal prosecutors will be compelled to make immigration offenses the bulk of their prosecution priorities, which has critics concerned about other crimes receiving minimal attention.
  • Sanders called Hillary's 'I'm with her,' slogan: Book reveals

    Sanders called Hillary's 'I'm with her,' slogan: Book reveals

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    The president, who had hit the campaign trail hard for Clinton, now believed the race was over and was determined that she accept her defeat with "dignity". In terms of numbers, the adviser suggested that the Clinton team account for that unknown factor by adding "three or four points to whatever they say about his support" in polls.
  • Turkey's justice minister says contesting referendum moot

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    Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable. Bozdag said these judicial organs would reject such applications based on Turkish laws. "It is not right to correct the decision of the people by complaining to the courts".
  • Raiders, 49ers await National Football League schedule release Thursday night

    Raiders, 49ers await National Football League schedule release Thursday night

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    Last year's ratings slide for the NFL clearly impacted the league's schedule-making process. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them 25-1 odds to win Super Bowl LII, tied for 11th-best in the NFL. That could also make this game a candidate to get flexed to primetime, so don't set your schedules too strictly for this one. No other league ties in past performance to scheduling, and the NFL has greater year-to-year fluctuation in the standings than any other league.