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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future
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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told CNN on Tuesday – the first time she’d been asked about Trump’s 2024 candidacy, which he announced last week. She was addressing a gaggle of reporters aboard the Teresa Magbanua, a Philippine Coast Guard vessel stationed at the edge of the South China Sea. Her cautious response at the end of a weeklong gaffe-free trip to Thailand and the Philippines could serve as a reflection of Harris...
US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt
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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN  —  America’s duct-taped immigration policy, which successive Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses have all failed to fix in a comprehensive way, is about to be ripped in yet another direction. With CNN projecting Republicans will take control of the House in January, Democrats want to use the last gasp of their House majority to make good on a yearslong effort to give certainty to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Some Republicans, meanwhile, are using the language of war and aiming to make the situat...
Fort Knox prepares for worst with installation exercise | Local News
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Fort Knox prepares for worst with installation exercise | Local News

Gunshots echoed down the hallway Wednesday of the top floor of Building 6578 in Fort Knox where a scenario of an active shooter played out as part of this year’s multiday installation full-scale exercise.Within minutes, police officers from the Directorate of Emergency Services rushed to the area and secured it, followed shortly by ambulances and fire trucks. One officer, then several more, entered the building to stop the shooter, while members of the fire department identified survivors and worked to get the injured safely out of the building.Several agencies and organizations participated in the exercise, designed to test reaction times to various catast...
Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News
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Tuvalu promises to ‘stand firm’ with Taiwan amid Pacific rivalry | Politics News

The tiny nation is one of four in the Pacific that still maintain formal ties with Taiwan, as China woos support in the region.The leader of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has promised to “stand firm” on its ties with Taiwan, as China expands its influence in the region. Tuvalu, with a population of about 10,000 people, is one of 14 countries to retain full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy that Beijing claims as its own, and one of four in the Pacific where China has been stepping up efforts to win support. Speaking at a welcome ceremony in Taipei hosted by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said “decent and common values” had always been an added strength to their bond. Tuvalu has maintained diplomatic relations with Taipei ...
Fort Riley to hold annual full-scale exercise Thursday
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Fort Riley to hold annual full-scale exercise Thursday

FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Fort Riley will conduct a full scale, emergency preparedness exercise Thursday, August 25th in the Camp Funston area. During the day, community members should be aware of an increase in emergency response vehicles and “Giant Voice” loudspeaker announcements. Officials say certain roads on the installation may be closed and traffic could be rerouted due to the military exercise. Drivers are asked to be patient and to expect delays when travelling on post. The annual exercise is designed to test and train installation emergency preparedness. It involves Fort Riley personnel and community partners to help test, sync, and evaluate emergency response procedures. Copyright 2022 WIBW. All rights reserved. Source link
New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News
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New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News

A new event center has entered the battlefield.Next Gen Combat Arena, 1001 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 201, in Killeen, is a new event and entertainment center that offers indoor sports, fun games and events for all ages.This family run business offers multiple day passes, monthly memberships and party packages ranging from $250 to $550. The facility offers bubble ball soccer, laser tag, go carts, Nerf wars, combat archery, virtual reality stations and more. ...
Politics has fractured our problem-solving | Opinion
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Politics has fractured our problem-solving | Opinion

For years – centuries, no doubt – Americans and others have been seduced by the notion that all we human beings need to become aligned with each other is a common enemy.After all, in wartime, we all seem to coalesce. World War II is a stellar example. Americans and their allies joined hands against the darkness they saw saturating much of the rest of the globe, and they valiantly resisted as one.That kind of alliance and reliance didn’t exactly prevail in wars since. Korea, Vietnam and Middle Eastern conflicts didn’t exactly cause Americans to throw their arms around each other and declare solidarity against what were sometimes regarded as only “so-called e...
Peter Andre pays emotional tribute to father on his 89th birthday | Entertainment
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Peter Andre pays emotional tribute to father on his 89th birthday | Entertainment

Peter Andre paid a touching tribute to his "hero" father on his 89th birthday.The 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker shared a picture with his pop Savvas to mark the occasion and thanked him for inspiring him.He captioned a snap of the pair: “My father my hero. He turns 89 today. He said it’s only the first hundred years that are tough. It gets easy after that.“Love you dad. You have inspired me in every way, especially as a father. Thank you for everything as always.”Earlier this year, the 49-year-old pop veteran reunited with his unwell mother, Thea, after two years apart.Peter was overjoyed to be with his parent in Australia after the COVID-19 travel restriction...