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North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A ‘dotard’

Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard."
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China: Trump bank ban statement ‘not consistent’ with facts

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is "not consistent with the facts," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he gave no indication what steps China might be taking.
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Russian sub fires cruise missiles at militants in Syria

A Russian submarine in the Mediterranean fired cruise missiles at al-Qaida-linked militant positions in northwestern Syria on Friday, a day after militants wounded three Russian troops in the area, the defense ministry said in Moscow.
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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; lawsuit targets NFL, Pats

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.
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After humdrum German campaign, Merkel hopes for fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller parties gain support — including the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany, which is set to become the most right-wing party in parliament for 60 years.
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Iraq War veteran seeks Michigan Senate seat

Republican John James, a political newcomer and West Point graduate who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War, said Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate because voters want someone like him who has "relevant experience."
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