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Biden rules out being Clinton’s vice president

US Vice President Joe Biden has ruled out being presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 race for the White House. In an interview with MSNBC on Monday, Biden reiterated his support for the former first lady but asserted that being her vice president was not “my ...

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Dallas police chief warns of armed civilians in Texas

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says Texas laws allowing civilians to openly carry firearms pose a challenge to law enforcement. “It is increasingly challenging when people have AR-15’s slung over, and shootings occur in a crowd. And they begin running, and we don’t know if they are a shooter or ...

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Pentagon chief Carter arrives in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Afghanistan to discuss security issues with President Ashraf Ghani and American commanders, in the wake of a decision by Washington and its NATO allies to keep thousands of foreign soldiers in the country. Carter landed in Bagram air base outside Kabul on ...

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Rivals trade with Iran, why can’t we: Boeing

American aerospace and defense giant Boeing has criticized a possible ban by Congress on its multi-billion dollar agreement with Iran, saying that all rivaling companies should also withdraw their contracts with Tehran in case the ban is finalized. Speaking in London on Sunday, Ray Conner, the chief executive officer (CEO) of ...

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US gunmen target more police following death of black men

Several police officers in the US states of Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia have been shot and wounded in a string of separate attacks against law enforcement amid heightened tensions over the police killing of African Americans in the past week. The attacks on police, which occurred on Thursday and Friday, ...

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US blacks oppressed by police like Palestinians: Researcher

The police killings of two black men in the United States in the past week underscores that African Americans continue to be oppressed as an ethnic group like the Palestinians, an American researcher and historian says. Law enforcement in the US is committing “genocide” against blacks on a daily basis, ...

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Argentina’s claim to Falklands unchanged by Brexit: President

Argentina says it will stand firm on its claim of sovereignty over the disputed Malvinas Islands, known as the Falklands to the British, following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. “Brexit or not, our claim will never change,” said Argentinean President Mauricio Macri, addressing reporters in Brussels after ...

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