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US Navy Destroyer John McCain
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U.S. Warship Collides With Tanker

The USS John S. McCain, a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, collided with a tanker in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing. Five other were injured, according to the Navy

U.S. Military Drill near DMZ

US and South Korea Start Annual Joint Military Drills

U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said the drills are defensive in nature

A large crowd of people march towards the Boston Commons to protest the Boston Free Speech Rally in Boston, MA

Thousands March Against Hate in Boston

Thousands of counter-protesters marched through Boston in response to a right-wing "free speech" rally, one week after deadly clashes erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

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U.S. Ramps Up For the Total Solar Eclipse

Millions are gathering across the United States to witness the total solar eclipse, a rare phenomenon that will dazzle sky watchers. The eclipse will cast a shadow across America, from Oregon to South Carolina

Taiwan university students take class photo ahead of graduation

Taiwan Could Have the World's Biggest Brain Drain by 2021

China is luring many of Taiwan's best graduates with better wages and better opportunities. Now many in Taiwan are concerned that the outflow of talent will erode the island's ability, and will, to remain independent of the People's Republic

President Trump Speaks On Infrastructure Meeting Held At Trump Tower

GOP Doubts About Trump Burst Into the Open

Donald Trump's comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open deeply held doubts about his competency in an extraordinary public airing of worries about a sitting president by his own party

Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit Dinner

Comedic Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, died Sunday at age 91, his publicist confirmed. Lewis is probably best known to people under 70 as a film actor, but also hosted the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon

Donald Trump

Trump to Speak on Afghan War

President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia

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Manhunt for Barcelona Driver and Missing Imam

Authorities in Spain searched for a member of an Islamic extremist cell that staged vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, focusing on links with his Moroccan comrades and a missing imam

Powerball

The Powerball Jackpot Is Up to $650 Million

Whoever finally draws the winning Powerball numbers is in for quite a treat. The Powerball jackpot will grow to $650 million — one of the largest amounts in the game's history — after no winner claimed the grand prize Saturday

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Hitman's Bodyguard Beats Logan Lucky at Box Office

The R-rated action comedy Hitman's Bodyguard fired through its opening weekend with a $21.6 million debut, nabbing the top slot at the box office. The film surpassed its closest competition, horror film Annabelle: Creation, which earned $15.5 million