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Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia planeIsrael’s coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said Friday. “There have been no changes to the deconfliction mechanism as a result of this unfortunate event,” the military official said on condition of anonymity, referring to Monday’s downing following Israeli air strikes. The arrangement was agreed by Israel and Russia in 2015, when Russian forces intervened alongside the regime in Syria to avoid clashes between their militaries inside Syrian territory.



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Republicans Appear Ready To Push For Brett Kavanaugh Vote Despite Sexual Assault Claim

Republicans Appear Ready To Push For Brett Kavanaugh Vote Despite Sexual Assault ClaimRepublican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee appear ready to move



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Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better preventionCancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease’s global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases were predicted worldwide for 2018 — with 9.6 million deaths, said a report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This is up from estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths reported in the agency’s last assessment just six years ago.



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SpaceX President Calls Elon Musk ‘A Brilliant Man,’ Despite Bizarre Behavior

SpaceX President Calls Elon Musk ‘A Brilliant Man,’ Despite Bizarre BehaviorThe president of SpaceX said Tuesday that Elon Musk, the company's founder and



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Why the Navy Misses the Old F-14 Tomcat (Despite All of the Problems)

Why the Navy Misses the Old F-14 Tomcat (Despite All of the Problems)The United States Navy retired the venerable Grumman F-14 Tomcat in 2006 after more than three decades in service. However, the Tomcat’s demise has left gaps in the carrier air wing that are only now being felt.



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Despite tensions, China says navy chief plans to visit U.S. next month

Despite tensions, China says navy chief plans to visit U.S. next monthChina’s defense ministry said on Thursday that navy chief Shen Jinlong plans to visit the United States in September, despite an escalating trade row that threatens to spill into other areas of tension between the two countries. The announcement the ministry’s spokesman Wu Qian comes two months after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Beijing. China said that visit yielded positive results, and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit the United States before the end of the year.



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Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illness

Shooting suspect was able to buy guns despite mental illnessBALTIMORE (AP) — The young man who opened fire at a Florida video game tournament had shown abundant signs he was struggling with a mental disorder: He was prescribed an anti-psychotic drug as an adolescent and had been hospitalized at least twice for mental illness.



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Texas Company Sells Plans for 3D-Printed Guns Online Despite Court Order

Texas Company Sells Plans for 3D-Printed Guns Online Despite Court OrderWilson says selling plans is in line with a Seattle federal judge's Monday order



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Texan man claims he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans despite court order blocking his company from posting them online

Texan man claims he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans despite court order blocking his company from posting them onlineA man from Texas has said his company is selling blueprints for 3D-printed guns online despite a federal order barring his company from posting the designs online until a court case is resolved. On Monday, US District Judge Robert Lasnik granted a preliminary injunction blocking Cody Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, from posting the prints online. Mr Lasnik had previously filed a temporary restraining order blocking the designs from being published.



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Oklahoma starts school year short of teachers despite pay raise

Oklahoma starts school year short of teachers despite pay raiseWith the school year already under way in most parts of the state, the board approved 916 emergency certificates to allow educators who are not fully accredited to teach, it said. With the new certificates, the total for the current fiscal year is at 2,153, a record high. Use of the certificates has grown quickly in recent years.



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