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Barcelona fugitive who was shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Today Secretary of Defense
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Appeals court revives suit over US military base on Okinawa

The suit by the Center for Biological Diversity argues that U.S. officials failed to adequately consider the base's effects on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee.
1 hour 19 min ago

Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
1 hour 26 min ago

Guam official says the island is calm despite North Korean threat

The lieutenant governor of Guam reassured Japanese on Monday that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
1 hour 39 min ago

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family by Sept. 30

The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress intervenes.
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