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Senate Tax Bill Makes Millionaires Eligible For Child Tax Credit

Senate Tax Bill Makes Millionaires Eligible For Child Tax CreditRepublicans say tax reform will benefit middle-class families.



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North Korean soldier shot as he makes rare defection across one of world's most heavily guarded borders

North Korean soldier shot as he makes rare defection across one of world's most heavily guarded bordersA soldier from North Korea managed to make a rare successful escape across the heavily fortified border with South Korea, on the same day a US national was detained as he attempted to enter the North.  The North Korean guard stationed within the Joint Security Area fled across the border into the South early on Monday, sustaining gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow after being fired on by other North Korean guards. The soldier was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to a hospital for treatment, military officials told Yonhap, and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Cases of North Koreans successfully crossing the Demilitarised Zone into the South are rare because of the landmines, tripwires and machine guns that are trained across the border. Defections within the JSA are even less common, because the North Korean troops assigned to the small area where the two sides' militaries are face to face are hand-picked for their loyalty to the regime. North Korea marks anniversary of founding of Workers' Party 01:04 The injured soldier was found by South Korean troops on the South's side of the frontier after several bursts of gunfire. He was unarmed and wearing the combat fatigues of a low-ranking soldier. He has not yet been named. "Currently, there are no unusual signs in the North Korean military, but we are increasing our alertness against the possibility of North Korean provocations", a South Korean military official said. Five hours later, a US citizen, who has been identified as "A" by South Korean police, but is reported to be 58 years old and from Louisiana, attempted to cross into North Korea. He arrived in South Korea on Friday and was detained shortly before 10am local time after crossing the Civilian Control Line just south of the frontier. Reality check: Is North Korea a threat to the UK? 01:48 A villager spotted the man in an area of the border district of Yeoncheon that is out of bounds to non-military personnel and informed local authorities of his presence, Yonhap news reported. The man has told South Korean police that he crossed the Civilian Control Line as he intended to enter North Korea for "political purposes". US and South Korean soldiers, foreground, and North Korean soldiers, background, stand guard next to the meeting rooms that straddle the border between the two Koreas Credit:  SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Local police, the South Korean Army and officials of the National Intelligence Service are questioning the man to get a fuller picture of his motivations. The man's actions come less than five months after the death of Otto Warmbier, a US student who was detained on a visit to North Korea in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel in Pyongyang. Released in June after 17 months in the North, he died less than a week after arriving back in the US. An autopsy indicated he had suffered an acute neurological injury about a month after his conviction and had been in a coma ever since. A coroner was unable to identify the cause of the injury. As a consequence, the US government on September 1 imposed a ban on American tourists entering North Korea.



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Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sourcesBy Stephen Kalin and Katie Paul RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday     Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge announced on Saturday. Others under scrutiny are being telephoned by investigators about their finances but appear to remain at liberty, one of the sources said, adding that the number of people targeted by the crackdown was expected eventually to rise into the hundreds.



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Leading bump stock maker briefly makes product available again

Leading bump stock maker briefly makes product available againThe company had paused sales in early October when their product came under scrutiny, but on Tuesday they were available online briefly. Bump-stock devices like the ones used by the gunman in last month’s Las Vegas massacre briefly went back on sale from the US’s leading manufacturer after a five-week hiatus in the shooting’s aftermath on Tuesday. The devices, accessories that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire at fully automatic rates, went back on sale at 11am ET on Tuesday on the Slide Fire website, but by 2.30pm sales had again been halted to “replenish inventory”.



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Mexico makes 'major' 1.5-bn barrel oil find: president

Mexico makes 'major' 1.5-bn barrel oil find: presidentMexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday state oil company Pemex has made a “major” oil and gas discovery with an estimated 1.5 billion barrels of crude equivalent, its largest onshore find in 15 years. The new field, dubbed Ixachi-1, is located in the eastern state of Veracruz near existing Pemex infrastructure, meaning it can be tapped “relatively soon, and at low costs,” said Pena Nieto. The field’s proven, probable and possible reserves — an estimation of the amount of oil and gas that can be brought to market near-term — are 350 million barrels, the president said.



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3 Days After They Were Abducted by South American Pirates, Family Makes Dramatic Escape

3 Days After They Were Abducted by South American Pirates, Family Makes Dramatic EscapeThe family miraculously survived with just insect bites and scratches after trekking through the Amazon jungle to safety.



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Pope, at U.S. military cemetery, makes emotional anti-war address

Pope, at U.S. military cemetery, makes emotional anti-war addressBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis made one of his most emotional anti-war addresses on Thursday, saying during a visit to a U.S. military cemetery that the world seemed to be headed into war perhaps bigger than any before. Francis said a Mass for several thousand people at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in the town of Nettuno, south of the Italian capital, on the day Roman Catholics commemorate their dead. The burial ground is the final resting place for 7,860 American soldiers who died in the liberation of southern Italy and Rome in 1943 and 1944.



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Plane caught in gust of wind makes intense 'touch and go' landing

Plane caught in gust of wind makes intense 'touch and go' landingA windstorm in central Europe made for a scary situation for a plane attempting to land in Salzburg, Austria, on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Scared of flying? For the love of God, don't watch this video. The Enter Air plane from Frankfurt, Germany, made a "touch and go" landing as seen in the passenger video above. Here's the windy landing from outside the plane: The deadly storm, referred to as windstorm Herwart, brought in winds over 100 mph throughout central Europe. The extreme winds caught the aircraft as it was landing. The right wing dropped and the flight crew attempted a go-around in Salzburg before heading back to Frankfurt. It later landed safely there. All passengers and crew were reportedly safe after the incident. We've reached out Poland-based Enter Air for more details about the scary landing. WATCH: Man carried off into the clouds in 'UP'-style stunt



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Amazon Stock Surge Makes Jeff Bezos Richest Man On Earth

Amazon Stock Surge Makes Jeff Bezos Richest Man On EarthAmazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person on the planet after a bounce in company stock value floated his net worth to a massive $ 93.8 billion by the end of business on Friday.



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Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats

Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for DemocratsFormer President Barack Obama makes an impassioned return to the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia.



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