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South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for August

South Korea Defense Ministry Confirms Suspension of Joint U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Originally Planned for AugustThe South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.



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Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide according to grieving father

Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide according to grieving fatherThe grieving father of four children who were killed in a family mass murder and suicide case that rocked Australia said on Sunday their grandfather was to blame for what he called a planned shooting. Aaron Cockman's children – three boys and a girl aged eight to 13 – were among the seven people found dead by police on a rural property in the small town of Osmington near the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The bodies of their mother Katrina Miles, 35, and grandparents Peter and Cynda Miles were also found at the property. Cockman, who told reporters in Margaret River he was estranged from Katrina, said "Peter didn't snap". "I think he's thought this through. I think he's been thinking this through for a long time," Cockman added in his first public comments since the shootings. Katrina Miles with her four children Credit:  Facebook Police have yet to confirm which family member was the shooter but said they were not searching for any suspects. Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles were found by investigators. Cockman said that after feeling "so much anger" during legal struggles over custody of his children, such feelings had vanished. "I don't feel angry. I feel tremendous sadness for my kids. Angry will destroy you. I'm tremendously sad but I'll get through this." Investigators have not revealed the motive behind the shootings, with Cockman only saying he previously enjoyed a close relationship with Katrina's parents. "He (Peter) was like my best friend and I still love who he was, but his mental attitude… there are some people you just don't get on the wrong side of… and that's Peter and Cynda," Cockman added. Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict gun laws introduced after 35 people were killed in 1996 at Port Arthur in Tasmania. The Osmington deaths are the worst mass shooting since then. Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan, who travelled to Margaret River on Sunday, said he did not think gun laws could be further tightened but he would await recommendations from a coronial inquiry into the shootings.



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Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide: father

Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide: fatherThe grieving father of four children who were killed in a family mass murder and suicide case that rocked Australia said Sunday their grandfather was to blame for what he called a planned shooting. Aaron Cockman’s children — three boys and a girl aged eight to 13 — were among the seven people found dead by police on a rural property in the small town of Osmington near the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The bodies of their mother Katrina Miles, 35, and grandparents Peter and Cynda Miles were also found at the property.



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Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein

Mass Protests Planned If Trump Fires Deputy Attorney General RosensteinIf President Donald Trump fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or any



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Ex-Ambassador To Vietnam Quit Because Trump Planned To Deport More Refugees

Ex-Ambassador To Vietnam Quit Because Trump Planned To Deport More RefugeesAs deportations and detentions continue to rock the Vietnamese community in



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Seventh-Grader Who Killed Himself in School Bathroom Planned to Shoot Others, Police Say

Seventh-Grader Who Killed Himself in School Bathroom Planned to Shoot Others, Police SayA boy who shot and killed himself inside an Ohio middle school restroom was planning to shoot others before changing his mind, police said



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One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4

One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.



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Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. states

Three executions planned Thursday in three U.S. statesA trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that U.S. prison authorities will carry out three death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. The circumstances behind each case could halt any of the executions, including the one in Texas, where the convict received an unprecedented clemency recommendation. The state has conducted all three of this year’s U.S. executions.



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The Latest: Africans planned vigil for slain woman in Italy

The Latest: Africans planned vigil for slain woman in ItalyMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the shooting rampage Saturday in Italy in which police say a far-right gunman targeted African migrants. (all times local):



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Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flights

Jeanette Epps is not the only astronaut NASA has removed from their planned flightsOn Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The mission would have been historic, since she would have become the first African-American crewmember on the orbiting outpost.  The space agency hasn't released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that "these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information," according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await another possible flight assignment. Epps' removal from her planned flight isn't without historic precedent. SEE ALSO: Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all NASA has benched astronauts before flights many times in its decades as a federal agency, and for many different reasons. "Flight assignments have been changed often in the past at various stages of training for a variety of reasons," Dean said via email. Specifically, quite a few astronauts have been removed from their missions for health reasons.  NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps.Image: NASANASA's Ken Mattingly was pulled from the Apollo 13 crew just a few days before their scheduled launch because he was exposed to German measles.  From the ground, Mattingly was part of the team that helped bring back the Apollo 13 crew to Earth after an oxygen tank exploded, putting the lives of the crew in serious danger and forcing them to abandon their planned moon landing.  Mattingly still earned a place in cinematic history, since he was portrayed by actor Gary Sinise in the movie
Apollo 13. "Long before Jeanette Epps was pulled from her upcoming space station expedition, astronauts such as Ken Mattingly in 1970 and Don Thomas in 2002 were reassigned due to medical issues, while Mark Lee was pulled from a 2001 space station assembly shuttle mission for reasons NASA never disclosed," space historian and editor of collectSPACE.com Robert Pearlman said in an interview.  "To their crewmates' credit, despite the interruptions, the missions went on as planned (or in the case of Apollo 13, went awry but at no fault of Mattingly's replacement, Jack Swigert)." NASA also replaced Jeff Ashby in 1997 due to an illness in his family, and other astronauts have been removed due to other medical or personal issues. "NASA invests a lot of time, effort and money in training their astronaut crews, and stresses teamwork throughout, so the decision to remove an astronaut from a flight is never taken lightly," Pearlman said. Epps's 2018 mission was announced in 2017 and it immediately went viral.  News organizations profiled Epps and wrote about her expected upcoming flight, making the news of her reassignment all the more surprising.  She has not yet flown to space. Epps was chosen as part of NASA's 2009 astronaut class as one of 14 candidates.  Her path to NASA is different from many other astronauts, however.  Epps started off as a NASA fellow and then worked at Ford Motor Company before spending seven years at the Central Intelligence Agency.  Epps was inspired to become an astronaut after watching the first class of women become NASA astronauts decades ago. "It was about 1980, I was nine years old. My brother came home and he looked at my grades and my twin sisters' grades and he said, 'You know, you guys can probably become aerospace engineers or even astronauts,'" Epps said in a NASA video. "And this was at the time that Sally Ride [the first American woman to fly in space] and a group of women were selected to become astronauts — the first time in history. So, he made that comment and I said, 'Wow, that would be so cool.'" WATCH: Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX



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