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Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sitesLOS ANGELES (AP) — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns."



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Motel 6 Admits Arizona Sites Were Reporting Guests To ICE Without Chain's Approval

Motel 6 Admits Arizona Sites Were Reporting Guests To ICE Without Chain's ApprovalEmployees at Motel 6 locations in Phoenix have ceased working with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in light of a new report that revealed motel staffers were reporting guests who appear to be undocumented immigrants, according to a spokeswoman for the motel chain.



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AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of IrmaMIAMI (AP) — Dozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains.



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Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'

Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday. The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions in Washington and New York. “We treat these developments as a blatantly hostile act, a grave violation by Washington of international law,” the Russian foreign ministry said of the U.S. order, which was made in late August in retaliation for Moscow cutting the United States’ diplomatic presence in Russia.



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AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area

AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston areaHIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — As Dwight Chandler sipped beer and swept out the thick muck caked inside his devastated home, he worried whether Harvey's floodwaters had also washed in pollution from the old acid pit just a couple blocks away.



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U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal

U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear dealBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday. Haley met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials in Vienna on Wednesday for what she described as a fact-finding mission, which is part of President Donald Trump’s review of the deal Iran made with world powers to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of most sanctions.



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U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal

U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear dealBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday. Haley will meet with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials in Vienna on Wednesday for what she described as a fact-finding mission, which is part of President Donald Trump’s review of the deal Iran made with world powers to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of most sanctions.



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UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington Post

UAE arranged for hacking of Qatar government sites, sparking diplomatic row: Washington PostThe United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing U.S. intelligence officials. The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an “Islamic power,” the Post reported.



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Gorgeous World Heritage sites you can visit

Gorgeous World Heritage sites you can visitFrom natural wonders to architectural masterpieces, there are more than 1,000 spots on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list. Talk about travel goals. (By V.L. Hendrickson)



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$75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zones

$  75 million pledged to protect heritage sites in war zonesPARIS (AP) — World donors pledged more than $ 75 million Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants.



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