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Suspect dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting

Twenty people have been injured, some critically, in a shooting at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday. One person, suspected to be behind the shooting, has been killed according to local officials. A second suspect is in police custody, according to Mercer County Prosecutor’s office. Fifteen of those injured suffered gunshot wounds and a 13 year-old boy ...

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Tesla car catches fire ‘out of the blue’ in California traffic (VIDEO)

A Tesla vehicle caught fire, apparently “out of the blue,” while sitting in California traffic. Video of the incident has been shared by US actress Mary McCormack whose husband was in the electric car at the time. McCormack said her husband was in traffic on Santa Monica Boulevard when the vehicle suddenly caught fire. There was “no accident” and the ...

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Boring Company shoots Tesla car down underground tunnel (VIDEO)

Injecting a brief element of excitement into the humdrum work of tunnelling, The Boring Company has sped a Tesla Model X down a channel that founder Elon Musk hopes will become a commuter success. With The Boring Company, Musk is currently on a multi-million dollar mission to develop underground transportation corridors known as the Loop and Hyperloop. According to the ...

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US-Turkey row: American lawmakers urge Mattis to immediately halt ‘inconceivable’ sale of F-35s

A group of US congressmen has urged Defense Secretary James Mattis to scrap F-35 sales to Turkey, over national security concerns about the NATO ally’s plan to buy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system, despite Washington’s pressure. Less than a week before Lockheed Martin plans to formally deliver the first batch of F-35A Lighting II jets ordered by Turkey, and before the ...

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Jimmy v the blobfish: Cruz and Kimmel trash-talk before shooting hoops

The bizarre basketball game between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel is fast approaching, and the smack-talk is heating up. The former Republican presidential candidate and the late night talk show host will face off at Texas Southern University for a game of one-on-one, in what has been dubbed ‘The Blobfish Classic.’ The game’s name was inspired by an ...

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Soldiers in NY warned not to procreate or end up in 'hospital, newspaper or jail' when on leave

A photograph of a peculiar army safety briefing has been doing the rounds on social media. In it, soldiers are urged not to add to the population and to stay out of jail, among other things. The image shows a slide from a powerpoint presentation by the US Army’s 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment entitled, “Weekend Safety Brief.” Soldiers are ...

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US Border Control vehicle hits Native American man, drives off (VIDEO)

A police investigation has been launched after a video was shared online in which a US Border Control vehicle strikes a Native American man in an apparent hit-and-run at a reservation on the US-Mexico border in Arizona. The footage was taken on Thursday evening by the victim, Paulo Remes, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who was outside his ...

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‘I can send you 25 million Mexicans, Shinzo’: Choice Trump quotes leaked from G7

A week after the disastrous G7 summit wrapped up in Canada, EU officials have leaked behind-the-scenes quotes from Donald Trump, giving insight into the bombastic, forthright style he deployed with other leaders. US President Donald Trump arrived late, departed early, and made a show of his truculence throughout the Quebec meeting, due to the trade disputes between America and the ...

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Gems, toxic gas & lava eggs: The strangest things to emerge from Kilauea eruption

From rare green gems to a corrosive haze, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has thrown up some bizarre phenomena during its six-week eruption. Kilauea, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Its current period of explosive activity has forced thousands of people to evacuate, with at least 75 homes destroyed by the flowing lava. Here are ...

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Debunked: Viral image of crying, caged toddler ‘detained by ICE’ not what it seems

A distressing image of a crying toddler locked in a barred cage after purportedly being detained by US immigration officials has gone viral – but despite online claims, it does not actually depict what has been alleged. The image, which shows a little boy crying in a cage as he looks out between its bars, was shared by activist journalist ...

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