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The sheriff's office said there was also a fire at the SC prison, located 78 miles west of Columbia, SC. Rumor Correction: Incident is isolated to one housing unit and all inmates are contained. There is also a fire in the facility, WIS reported. The prison is approximately 75 miles west of Columbia, the state capital, and houses about 900 men.
  • India approves $4.5 billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh

    India approves $4.5 billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh

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    This spells great news for Bangladesh, as the funds will be used on 17 major projects in the country, a lot of them towards infrastructural development. "This significant agreement is a continuation of that effort", Jaitley said after the signing of the agreement. "For its own interest, India needs a strong, stable and developed Bangladesh.
  • Al Nusra leader in critical condition following airstrike, says Russian ministry

    Al Nusra leader in critical condition following airstrike, says Russian ministry

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    The airstrike killed at least 12 Al-Nusra field commanders and some 50 members of the group's security detail, the ministry's spokesman said, adding that Julani's aide was also killed in the Russian strike. "US colleagues' support for terrorists and pandering to them rather than terrorists' combat efficiency is the main obstacle for completing the rout of the ISIL [the former name of the Islamic State]", the general said.
  • Pirates Charities collect much-needed supplies for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

    Pirates Charities collect much-needed supplies for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

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    JEA and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority began working last week on a plan for assistance in reconstructing the island's power grid and electric transmission system. "It's really tough down here right now". It's not just one place that was affected - island after island is wiped out. Café Sbisa is giving all proceeds from dinner and Sunday jazz brunch service to Cajun Airlift (CAL), an organization comprised of local and out-of-state pilots who are actively transporting and ...
  • Las Vegas Horror Drives All-Too-Predictable Gun Stock Rally

    Las Vegas Horror Drives All-Too-Predictable Gun Stock Rally

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    The deadliest mass shooting in United States history left 59 people dead and more than 500 people injured. In the past, gun rights supporters and organizations such as the National Rifle Association have warned of future regulatory efforts Democratic administrations may try to impose using a mass shooting as justification.
  • Catalonia Suggests International Mediation in Conflict with Spain

    Catalonia Suggests International Mediation in Conflict with Spain

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    European leaders have sided with Spain and, amid fears that Catalonia's secession bid could find echoes elsewhere on the continent, the EU has so far refused to step in. After considering timid and moderate the response of the European Union to the eve's events, Puigdemont recommended the bloc supports his initiative of global mediation between the Generalitat and the administration of the also conservative Rajoy.
  • Senators reveal first findings in Russian Federation probe

    Senators reveal first findings in Russian Federation probe

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    They have reviewed more than 100,000 pages of documents, he added. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief testified before the Intelligence panel in June. The Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says that the panel won't publicly release the contents of about 3,000 Facebook ads that were linked to Russian Federation.
  • Ryan: No plans to bring gun silencer bill to floor

    Ryan: No plans to bring gun silencer bill to floor

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    A Republican-led House committee last month backed the silencer bill by Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, who said it would help hunters protect their hearing. The Republican was pressed on the legislation after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in which a gunman killed at least 59 people and injured hundreds.
  • Putin undecided on running for Russian Presidency in 2018

    Putin undecided on running for Russian Presidency in 2018

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    The supply cut and rising global demand have started to whittle down excess supplies, helping oil last week to reach nearly $60 a barrel, its highest in more than two years. The deal , since extended to March 31, 2018, was aimed at reducing a global oil glut that had seen crude prices plummet from over $100 a barrel in 2014 to a 13-year low of under $30 last year.
  • Las Vegas shooter reportedly wired $100K to Philippines

    Las Vegas shooter reportedly wired $100K to Philippines

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    In the crowd there was gunfire, but no gunman. Danley's family members have also spoken out about her involvement with Paddock. Authorities say Danley, who lived with Paddock at his home in a Mesquite, Nevada, retirement community where officials searching the residence found a number of weapons, is more than a mere witness.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewing Vegas killer's girlfriend

    Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewing Vegas killer's girlfriend

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    Fox News reported on Wednesday that Stephen Paddock sent his girlfriend, Marilou Danley , to her home country of the Philippines without any explanation before his murderous attack on concert attendees on the Las Vegas strip. Philippines immigration officials worked with the U.S.to bring Danley back to the States for questioning, they said; NBC News posted a video of a woman believed to be Danley being wheeled through LAX upon arrival.
  • Student groups react to Las Vegas shooting with sorrow, calls for reform

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    But if a person's record is clean - and Paddock evidently did not raise any red flags - he can buy as many guns as he wants. All flights in and out of Las Vegas were cancelled following the horror shooting . Ryan, in an interview with WISN radio in Milwaukee, said Wednesday: "Bad people are going to do bad things". If history is a guide, Trump will become tired of repeatedly being called upon to offer comfort after a massacre, an experience that caused Obama to become increasingly ...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Oxford honor

    Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Oxford honor

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    Oxford city has withdrawn the honour it bestowed on the disgraced Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in reaction to her complicity in the genocide of Rohingya Muslims. "Aung San Suu Kyi has done nothing to stop the persecution of the Rohingya people", said the council's president Thor Halvorssen."If anything her indifference to their plight may have made matters worse".
  • Arun Shourie calls demonetisation largest money-laundering event

    Arun Shourie calls demonetisation largest money-laundering event

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    Shourie also questioned the government's rollout of the goods and services tax, saying that it was an important reform but was poorly implemented. Reacting to BJP's response, the former cabinet minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's govt, Arun Shourie said: "this is their Standard Operating Procedure".
  • ODOT funding supports Safe Routes to School program

    ODOT funding supports Safe Routes to School program

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    Almost 500 schools and 250,000 students nationwide are expected to participate in the event, including students at Lakeforest Elementary School who will begin their trek at 6:45 a.m. School staff lined up on the walking path behind Discovery to welcome the youngsters with high fives. Research shows that a little exercise on the way to school could help kids and communities all year long.