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  • White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected
    Olivier Knox

    White House: Kaepernick’s anthem views ‘objectionable’ but protected

    The White House said Monday that it disagrees with Colin Kaepernick’s “objectionable” decision to stay seated during the national anthem in protest but defended the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s right to freedom of speech. President Obama, a devoted sports fan, is “aware of this issue,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing.

  • Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate
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    Gary Johnson: I have better than '50 percent chance' at making a debate

    Despite currently polling below the 15 percent threshold, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is “really optimistic” about his chances of making the general election presidential debates. Since 2000, the Commission on Presidential Debates has required a candidate to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls in order to qualify for the autumn’s general election debates. Recent four-way polling (featuring Johnson, along with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Green Party candidate Jill Stein) has him in the high single digits, with some state polling placing him right at the necessary number.

  • Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen
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    Deadly suicide bombing in Aden, Yemen

    A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city. The director general of Yemen’s health ministry in Aden, al-Khader Laswar, told Reuters that at least 67 other people were wounded in the attack in the city’s Mansoura district. The militant Islamic State group said in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency one of its suicide bombers carried out the bombing.

  • An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX
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    An active-shooter false alarm brings chaos to LAX

    An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning. “Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement. The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm.

  • Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report
    Caitlin Dickson

    Anthony Weiner deletes Twitter account after new sexting report

    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner apparently deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday, in the aftermath of a new report him of sending more racy messages. Hours later, Weiner’s wife Human Abedin, announced she’d decided to separate from her husband. The New York Post reported Sunday that Weiner and an anonymous “40-something divorcee” had been exchanging flirty texts and photos from January 2015 until just a few weeks ago.

  • New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump
    Jon Ward

    New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump

    President Obama greets Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, Fla., at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, April 14, 2014. A collection of evangelical leaders has formed a new group to stand in contrast to conservative Christians who have endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  • On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul
    Ash Gallagher

    On the ground with the peshmerga, preparing to retake Mosul

    For many peshmerga, it is the first time they have fired an M16 assault rifle. Between training sets, they laugh and joke with each other, but when it’s time to focus, they work hard over the long days of the burning summer.

  • FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems
    Michael Isikoff

    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.

  • Photos of the day - August 28, 2016
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    Photos of the day - August 28, 2016

    In this underwater picture, a woman floats in a swimming pool during a summer day in Madrid; a boy removes rainwater from his hut after a heavy downpour in Karachi, Pakistan; and firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, in central Italy, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty Images/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront
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    Love locks on the Brooklyn waterfront

    A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love.Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love.

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    Muensing Oxen Race In Bavaria

    The Muensing Oxen Race In Bavaria,which pits the pride and glory of local ox breeders against one another only takes place once every four years. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Notting Hill Carnival
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    Notting Hill Carnival

    Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

  • ‘I don’t speak for Donald Trump,’ says RNC Chair Reince Priebus
    Michael Walsh

    ‘I don’t speak for Donald Trump,’ says RNC Chair Reince Priebus

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that if you want to know the specifics of Donald Trump’s immigration policy, you’ll have to ask the real estate magnate himself. The GOP leader declined to spell out what his party’s presidential nominee planned to do about the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. This distancing comes after a week of Trump softening his anti-illegal-immigration stance, which had included calls for a deportation force to kick out every undocumented immigrant.

  • Chris Christie defends Donald Trump’s immigration policy as ‘completely consistent’
    Michael Walsh

    Chris Christie defends Donald Trump’s immigration policy as ‘completely consistent’

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that the core of Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been consistent — kicking criminals out of the country and denying amnesty to undocumented immigrants. The onetime Trump rival who is now the chairman of the Republican presidential nominee’s transition team defended Trump’s softening of his immigration policy during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning. In a conversation with journalist Martha Raddatz, Christie highlighted that Trump has said no undocumented immigrants will be eligible for citizenship unless they leave the United States and reenter through legal channels.

  • Powerful earthquake hits central Italy
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    Powerful earthquake hits central Italy

    Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290 people and injured hundreds as it flattened three medieval towns in central Italy. Giuseppe Saieva, the prosecutor in the regional capital of Rieti, said the high human death toll "cannot only be considered the work of fate." Investigations are focusing on a number of structures, including an elementary school in Amatrice that crumbled despite being renovated in 2012 to resist earthquakes at a cost of 700,000 euros ($785,000). No one was in the school at the time, but many were shocked that it did not withstand the 6.2 magnitude quake. (AP) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Photos of the day - August 27, 2016
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    Photos of the day - August 27, 2016

    An Indian man dries his clothes at his boat after the day's work at the banks of the Brahmaputra River during the sunset in Guwahati, India; a woman kisses the coffin of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo at the end of the state funeral service for some of the victims of the earthquake in Ascoli Piceno, Italy; and Swiss Alpine wrestlers Bruno Gisler, left and Thomas Sempach fight during the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Bangladesh security forces kill Islamist militants
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    Bangladesh security forces kill Islamist militants

    Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Police sharpshooters raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near the capital, Dhaka, after receiving a tip that Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, and others were hiding there, top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said. Police say Chowdhury is one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka on July 1 that that killed 20 people, including 17 foreigners.

  • The largest market for camels in the Middle East
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    The largest market for camels in the Middle East

    Traders come from different countries including Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia to sell camels ahead of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, to commemorate the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead, where able Muslims offer either a goat, sheep, cow, buffalo, or camel during the feast rituals. (Getty)

  • Wildfires burn in Grand Teton National Park
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    Wildfires burn in Grand Teton National Park

    Popular areas in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks were welcoming tourists for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities. The blaze in Grand Teton National Park shut down a route leading to Yellowstone’s South Entrance, so visitors coming from the south through Wyoming will have to take an hour long detour into Idaho. The wildfire in Grand Teton has burned about 19 square miles since lightning sparked it last month.

  • Trump sparks outrage with tweet about Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death
    Caitlin Dickson

    Trump sparks outrage with tweet about Dwyane Wade’s cousin’s death

    Instead of initially offering condolences, Donald Trump looked ahead to Election Day when reacting to news that Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been killed. Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four, was reportedly caught in the crossfire while pushing a baby stroller in Chicago’s South Side on Friday. “Dwayne [sic] Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago.

  • Here are the disturbing reasons ISIS marketing is so effective
    Wil Selby

    Here are the disturbing reasons ISIS marketing is so effective

    While many experts say the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the decline, you wouldn’t know it from the organization’s public narrative. The ISIS propaganda strategy compels people to action: ISIS has persuaded an estimated 30,000 people from more than 85 countries to travel to hostile war zones in Iraq and Syria and inspired other supporters to commit acts of violence on ISIS’ behalf in their home countries. The caliphate’s narrative helped fuel expansion beyond Iraq and Syria to regions such as Libya, Yemen, and even Afghanistan, where its competitor al-Qaida has been operating and messaging for years.

  • Trump launches America First app, a competitive social network
    Caitlin Dickson

    Trump launches America First app, a competitive social network

    The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media. The app also has several point-free features, such Donald Trump Trivia, a running countdown of the “Time Left Until We Defeat Crooked Hillary” and the “Newsfeed,” which appears to be the candidate’s Twitter feed.

  • Last days of the FARC
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    Last days of the FARC

    After three decades fighting in the remote mountains of Colombia for a Marxist revolution, 60-year-old FARC rebel Cesar Gonzalez must now return to a society he barely recognizes. A peace deal unveiled on Wednesday between Colombia’s government and guerrilla leaders will end half a century of war and allow the rebels to set up a political party and seek power peacefully, at the ballot box. “In those days telephones had dials,” he said, laughing at how out of touch he is with modern Colombia.

  • Photos of the day - August 26, 2016
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    Photos of the day - August 26, 2016

    An aerial view of the church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Accumoli, in central Italy, where a strong earthquake hit several days earlier; two-time world medieval jousting champion Rod Walker poses for a photograph on his horse, Crusader, in Sydney; and lightning illuminates the sky during the storm near Vendas da Barreira, Galicia, northern Spain, are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Philippines' deadly drug war
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    Philippines' deadly drug war

    Nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police or vigilantes in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte ramps up his campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte has publicly named hundreds of politicians, military and police personnel, and other influential people allegedly involved in the drug trade and has ordered them to surrender or be hunted down. Duterte won the presidency two months ago by pledging to kill thousands in an all-out war against drugs in a country where drugs and crime are deeply-rooted. (Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.