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General would refuse illegal nuke order

THE top US nuclear commander General John Hyten said he wouldn’t drop a nuclear bomb if he thought Donald Trump’s order was illegal. Mr Hyten told an audience on Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia that he’s thought a lot about what he will do if …

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Trump dares ‘loser’ Clinton to run again

DONALD Trump has slammed political adversary Hillary Clinton in a tweet, urging her to take a repeat run for the White House in 2020. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get …

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Nurses caught laughing as vet dies

TWO nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care. The video shows the World War II veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he can’t breathe. It also shows the nurses failing …

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Trump backtracks on elephant trophies

DONALD Trump said that he was temporarily reversing his decision to lift the Obama-era ban on importing big game hunting trophies into the United States. Mr Trump tweeted about his decision not to lift the ban just days after the US Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin issuing …

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Manspreader lashes out at woman

A WOMAN was punched in the face when she asked a passenger to stop “manspreading” on New York subway — and claims cops weren’t interested. Sam Saia said she was on the train to work in Manhattan on Thursday when a man sat next to her and took up room, …

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‘Angry’ row before Aussie’s fall

A DISAGREEMENT with his brother-in-law led Australian diplomat Julian Simpson to propose a “trust game” that saw him accidentally plunge five storeys to his death in New York City early Wednesday morning. A clearer picture has emerged of the events that led to the 30-year-old falling off the roof his …

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Rev. Jesse Jackson: ‘I have Parkinson’s’

THE Reverend. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to dedicate himself to physical therapy. In a letter to supporters, the 76-year-old says family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago and he could no longer ignore …

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Student raped by teacher gets $65m

A FORMER high school student who was repeatedly raped by her former geometry teacher in his classroom has been awarded $49.3 million ($65 million). The Miami Herald reports that the lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused the school board of neglect in failing to protect her from teacher Bresnniel Jansen Mones …

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Teacher’s text exchange with student

A MARRIED teacher in Oklahoma was arrested Wednesday after having a sexual relationship with an underage student. Hunter Day, 22, a science teacher at Yukon High School, was arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department on complaints of second degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of …

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‘Win’ for Trump without doing a thing

THE Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of 20 years of US efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian ruler. However with President Robert Mugabe’s fate and Zimbabwe’s political future in limbo, neither Mr Trump nor previous administrations can claim credit or celebrate. The past …

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