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'Prepared for Anything'

President Donald Trump once again declined to provide specifics about his administration's plan for North Korea, claiming the United States is "prepared for anything"

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Jimmy Carter Offers Help With North Korea Crisis

Former President Jimmy Carter may be on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum from Trump, but he's still offering to help with one of the most pressing issues — the crisis with North Korea


Victims of Cuba Attacks Increases to 24

The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. The State Department is increasing the official tally from 22 to 24. The new victims "do not reflect new attacks"

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Former Presidents Team Up for Hurricane Relief

All five of the former living U.S. presidents made a rare appearance together, helping raise $31 million for hurricane relief. They were even joined by current President Trump — sort of

Reaction To Imprisonment Of Key Figures In Catalan Independence Movement

Spain to Remove Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont

For the first time in its nearly 40 years of democracy, Spain has acted upon Article 155, the provision in its constitution that permits it to revoke powers from autonomous regions during times of crisis

What Time is the Orionid Meteor Shower?

The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

The starry spectacle is set to take place between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22, offering a dazzling display that should delight veteran and novice stargazers alike. Here are the best times to watch

Explosive Devices Raid

Man Had Guns, Explosives and Images of Schools: Police

Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge." Investigators found the weapons in a locked closet

A Conversation With JFK

Donald Trump Will Allow JFK Files to Be Released

Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to John F. Kennedy's assassination, "subject to the receipt of further information"