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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 2nd annual Joni Ernst Roast and Ride event on August 27, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Drai's LIVE Kicks Off 2016 With Performance By Resident Artist Chris Brown At Drai's Nightclub In Las Vegas

Chris Brown Has Been Bailed Out of Jail

Los Angeles County jail records show Chris Brown was released after posting $250,000. He was arrested hours earlier on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called for help from a gathering at his home

A view of the US Department of State is seen on July 31,2014.

U.S. Seeks Return of 3 Americans Killed in Syria

Federal officials are trying to fly back the bodies of Americans who were reportedly killed in Syria, the U.S. State Department said after reports of three Americans being killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces

Stranger Things

Stranger Things Renewed for a Second Season

Netflix has revealed the summer hit Stranger Things will return in 2017 with nine episodes. If you’re doing your Stranger Things math, that’s one more chapter than the first installment

Chinese flag overlooking cityscape, Shanghai, China

A U.S. Woman Has Been Charged With Spying in China

Chinese authorities have charged an American woman with espionage, after holding her since March last year. The news comes just days before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in China for the G-20 summit


First Scheduled Flight Between U.S. and Cuba Lands

The first scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century lands, starting a new chapter in the Obama administration's bid to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe

An image grab taken on Oct. 2, 2013 from a video uploaded on YouTube on July 8, 2012, of the spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Abu Mohammad al-Adnani al-Shami, speaking next to an Islamist flag at an undisclosed location. The Islamic State (IS) group announced on Aug. 30, 2016 that Adnani was killed in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

ISIS Says Its Spokesman Was Killed in Syria

The ISIS-run Aamaq news agency said that its spokesman, Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details

Orlando Community Continues To Mourn Deadly Mass Shooting At Gay Club Pulse

Orlando Shooting 911 Calls Released

Authorities released recordings of 911 calls from the friends and family members of those trapped inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub. "They're all scared to death and they all think they're gonna die," said one man in the calls

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw (R) talks with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Aug. 31, 2016.

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Kicks Off Peace Summit

Dubbed the 21st century Panglong—after the town where national hero Aung San held his 1947 confab in the months before Burma’s independence from the British—Suu Kyi's five-day peace conference boasts a formidable to-do list


South Korea: Top North Korean Official Has Been Executed

North Korea has executed a vice premier and banished two other top officials to rural areas for re-education, South Korean officials said. A South Korean spokesman said that Kim Yong Jin, a vice premier in North Korea's cabinet, had been executed

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a pro-government gathering in Caracas

Venezuelan Opposition Activists Arrested Before Protest

A number of opposition activists in Venezuela have been arrested for allegedly planning violence at an anti-government demonstration later this week. President Nicolas Maduro, who addressed the nation in a televised speech, accused them of fomenting a coup