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Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

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Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop. Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?" More details will be posted when they are available.
North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam, but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying. Analysts believe that Kim Jong Un's comments open the way for de-escalation of the growing crisis that has been fed by the exchange of sharp replicas between the White House and Pyongyang. The DPRK state news agency said the chief had received a briefing on "Guam's firefighting plans" during an inspection of the Strategic Forces Command, responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un adds about the United States that "if they persist in their extremely dangerous and reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula, then the DPRK will take action as it has already been announ
Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

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A Russian military spy plane cruised the skies over Washington and New Jersey on Wednesday — in a perfectly legal bit of aerial reconnaissance that nonetheless appeared to be an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. A 1992 agreement known as the Treaty on Open Skies allows each country to conduct surveillance flights over the other's territory, something the U.S. and Russia have done a combined 165 times over the past 15 years, according to the State Department.   But Russia's choice of targets this go-round have a decidedly Trumpian flavor, taking the spy plane over Trump's current hometown of Washington, D.C., and past Bedminster, N.J., where the president is vacationing at one of his golf clubs, according to a flight-tracking website monitored by POLITICO. "I don't know of an
USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

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The United States and Australia have concluded a series of hypersonic test flights at the Woomera test range in South Australia. The tests were conducted under the auspices of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme, says Australia's Department of Defence in a statement. In the statement, defence minister Marise Payne congratulated Canberra's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) "on another successful hypersonic flight at Woomera test range." She said that the tests have achieved "significant milestones, including design assembly, and pre-flight testing of the hypersonic vehicles and design of complex avionics and control systems." She said Canberra and Washington DC are drafting plans for fut
Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

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Federal authorities have confirmed an explosive device was set off outside an Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bixby police say the blast was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Bixby is about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tulsa. FBI Agent Jessi Rice says the recruiting office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured. The extent of the damage is not yet known. Investigators with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene. Rice says the Tulsa police bomb squad was the first to respond. No arrests have been made. ATF Special Agent Meredith Davis says the blast is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism. https://twitter.com/MycahHatfield/status/884807400842289152 https://...
Border Patrol, Mexican Government Partner to Combat Human Smuggling

Border Patrol, Mexican Government Partner to Combat Human Smuggling

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Release Date: June 23, 2017 TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol has renewed a longstanding program with Mexico with the implementation of new policy to prosecute human smugglers on both sides of the border. In an effort to enhance public safety across the southwest, the Border Patrol implemented “Operation Against Smugglers Initiative on Safety and Security” (OASISS) in 2005. The program enables the prosecution of Mexican human smugglers, through Mexican courts, using information obtained via interviews conducted by Border Patrol agents while in U.S. custody. The program was postponed this past year due to a change in Mexican federal court procedural directives. However, public safety concerns for migrants in northern Mexico prompted a recen
Could Puerto Rico Become the 51st State. We’re about to find out!

Could Puerto Rico Become the 51st State. We’re about to find out!

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Puerto Rico’s government is banking on a push for statehood to solve the structural issues that led to its financial crisis. Puerto Ricans will vote Sunday to decide the territory’s status. If statehood wins, as expected, the island will enact what’s known as the Tennessee Plan, an avenue to accession by which U.S. territories send a congressional delegation to demand to be seated in Washington. Puerto Rico will send two senators and five representatives, chosen by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D), later this year, once the plan is put into action. Statehood remains a long shot as many Republicans are wary of adding a 51st state that could add two Democratic senators and seven Democratic electors to the Electoral College. Others, noting the examples of Alaska and Hawaii, both added t
US contractor charged with leaking classified report about Russia hacking voting machines

US contractor charged with leaking classified report about Russia hacking voting machines

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A government contractor in Georgia has been charged in federal court with leaking a classified report containing top-secret information to a news organization. The Department of Justice announced Monday prosecutors charged 25-year-old Reality Leigh (Sara) Winner of Augusta with mailing copies of classified documents to a reporter. Court records don't identify the agency Winner worked for or the news organization. Court records say the documents were produced on or about May 5 and contained "Top Secret level" information she obtained from her employer Pluribus Network. Pluribus Network is one of the number one government contracted network companies out of Augusta, Georgia. The website The Intercept reported Monday it obtained a top-secret National Security Agency report dated M...
Reports of Snake Bites On The Rise In The South

Reports of Snake Bites On The Rise In The South

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The Georgia Poison Control Center has seen 55 snake bites so far this year. In 2016, there were more than 500 snakebite calls. The center said the earliest snakebite on record in 2017 happened in the first few days of the year. Mitchell Jeffords, a native to Athens, Georgia, considers himself lucky despite spending three days in the hospital after a copperhead strike near a local lake. “It swelled up to almost foot long circumference,” Jefford said alluding to the area around the snake bite. Doctors monitored his swelling to see if he would need antivenin which patients receive after a snake digs its fangs into your skin. Doctors say Jeffords never needed it. “They give me fluids for dehydration (and) blood thinner; took (my) blood pressure; kept (an) eye on me,” Jefford
Manchester bomb used same explosive as Paris and Brussels attacks, says US lawmaker

Manchester bomb used same explosive as Paris and Brussels attacks, says US lawmaker

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Mike McCaul, chair of the homeland security committee, says device contained same explosive as Paris and Brussels attacks and bomber was not ‘lone wolf’ The bomb detonated by the Manchester terrorist Salman Abedi used the same explosive as those in the Paris and Brussels attacks, a US lawmaker has said, pointing to a possible link to the same terrorist network. The chair of the US House’s homeland security committee, the Republican Mike McCaul, said the bomb suggested a “level of sophistication” that implied its maker or makers may have had foreign training. McCaul said the backpack carried by Abedi in Monday’s attack was loaded with the same explosives used in the November 2015 attacks in Paris and the Brussels attack in March 2016 carried out by Islamic State extremists. He descri