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WILLIAMSTOWN - Parade starts 9:45 a.m. Monday , forms 9:30 a.m.at former Santander Bank parking lot, services follow at Veterans Memorial Park, Williams-town. The program also consists of prayer, music, roll call, reading, and taps. Roodhouse American Legion Post 373 and auxiliary will conduct a ceremony at 11 a.m.
  • Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future

    Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future

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    The transgender former U.S. military intelligence analyst leaked 700,000 classified military and state department documents to WikiLeaks . His release was announced after President Obama waived all but four months of what was originally a 35-year sentence on 17 charges , including espionage.
  • Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

    Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

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    In Erdogan's words, the meeting is to be "a new milestone" for relations between Turkey and the United States. Erdogan, who is to meet with Trump during a visit Tuesday to Washington, is expected to express his anger at the USA president's decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria in preparation for an attack on Raqqa, the Syrian city serving as the capital of the Islamic State.
  • First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

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    Two security firms _ Kaspersky Lab and Avast _ said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in over 70 countries, although both said the attack had hit Russian Federation the hardest. (AP Photo/Paul White). A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. The national railway system said that although it was attacked, rail network operations were unaffected.
  • Trump's right about health care - in Australia

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    According to a report from National Public Radio, the measure would eliminate penalties for failing to buy health insurance. Congressional analysts estimate that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026, including 14 million by next year.
  • Israel reprimands Swedish ambassador over UNESCO vote

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    Speaking at the White House for an Israeli Independence Day commemoration on Tuesday, Vice President Pence told celebrators that President Trump, "as we speak, is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ", to applause and cheers.
  • Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

    Obamas to visit Chicago to discuss planned library, museum

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    Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention of his successor in the White House. "This is about reaching out right now". The former President acknowledged there are challenges with the design - traffic, parking, crowd control - minority contracting, for example, but he promised the Obama Foundation will work through all of them with the surrounding communities.
  • US vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

    US vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

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    For many years, one of the most frequently cited explanations for North Korea's bad behavior and saber-rattling, such as weapons tests and bellicose rhetoric, was that the communist nation was trying to grab USA attention. The United States and South Korea agreed past year to deploy the THAAD to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Gen.
  • USA steps up pressure on North Korea

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    Although Harris expressed concern about North Korea's future capabilities, he downplayed some of its current threats to USA forces in the Pacific. The strategy hinges greatly on the cooperation of China , North Korea's main trading partner.
  • Ann Coulter says Berkeley speech 'canceled' but implies visit

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    The lawsuit lists UC System President Janet Napolitano, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and three campus police officials as defendants, reports the Washington Post . The speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter that had been scheduled for Thursday on the campus of U.C. Berkeley then canceled then rescheduled has been canceled again.
  • Heavy Rains Expected through Monday, Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect

    Heavy Rains Expected through Monday, Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect

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    North central Orangeburg County in central SC. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 24-hour rain totals of 6 inches are unusual for the area; there is a 1 in 25 chance that it could happen in any given year. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and advisories after severe storms that dropped heavy rainfall across Arkansas. "Since Sunday, one weather reporting site in west Raleigh has measured over 7" of rain.