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Trump Sacks Fallen Muslim Soldier's Parents Over DNC Speech

In Reno a few hours later, Pence said that both he and Trump have stated that "Capt. Humayun Khan is an American hero". A Gold Star family is one that has lost a loved one during military combat. He then talked about Trump and said that the businessman supports veterans "like no other leader in my lifetime". "If your Senator does a statement please send a copy to me so I can catalog them", Rob Wasinger wrote in an email to staffers for Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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Dow, S&P, Nasdaq end at record highs for first time since 1999

Macy's shares jumped 18%, marking the best day for the department store operator in almost eight years after it reported a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly comparable-store sales and said it would close 100 stores. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent. "It looks like US markets are going to go higher until my daughter graduates, and she's only 3 years old", said Erik Wytenus, global investment specialist at J.P.

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Rihanna to perform and receive top honour at MTV VMAs

Rihanna will receive MTV's lifetime achievement award at the August 28 Video Music Awards (VMA) show, MTV said on Thursday, joining the likes of Kanye West, Madonna and Beyonce. Here's hoping Rihanna has something just as memorable up her sleeve. Rihanna - who is also nominated for four VMAs, including Best Female Video for " Work " - will also perform during the ceremony.

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Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate

However, it noted in a statement Tuesday that the movement of cars through the line of demarcation between Ukraine and the Crimea was suspended in recent days and that border guards appeared to be on "high alert". "They are trying to distract attention onto other things", he said. Ukraine and Russian nationals were arrested and an arms cache, including 20 homemade explosive devices, ammunition, mines, grenades and specialized weapons commonly used by Ukrainian special forces, were recovered, ...

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Madeira Islands wildfire kills three in burned homes

Summer is both the height of tourist season and fire season in Portugal, and this summer has been hot and dry. Earlier on Tuesday, President of the Regional Government of Madeira Miguel Albuquerque said two firefighters were injured and needed hospital assistance.

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Kohl's Corp.'s (KSS) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group

Benchmark North American crude oil futures for September were up $1.86 U.S. to $43.57 USA a barrel after the International Energy Agency said it expects that supply and demand for oil will be more in balance the rest of this year. A stock market rally since late June has pushed the S&P 500 index up 7.0 percent in 2016, helped by better-than-expected quarterly earnings and low interest rates, but some investors are anxious about high valuations.