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U.S. allies grapple with Trump’s N. Korea rhetoric

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SEOUL, South Korea — Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A restatement of past policy? Or simply just what it seemed: a straightforward threat of annihilation from the president of the United States? Officials and pundits across Asia struggled Wednesday …

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Surveillance of Paul Manafort occurred during 2016 campaign

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Long before the special counsel began investigating Russian meddling in the U.S. election — and whether anyone in the Trump campaign was involved — Paul Manafort was the target of an FBI investigation. It included electronic surveillance of the one-time Trump campaign chairman. CBS News has learned that the surveillance on Manafort …

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Deadly earthquake strikes central Mexico

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MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. At least 61 people are dead following the earthquake as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the …

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Monster Hurricane Maria approaches Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma sideswiped San Juan, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello walked through the streets, making sure no one was taking any chances.    “Please let us help you,” Rossello told one family. Irma knocked out power in Guaynabo and 70 percent of …

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Father and his two children struck by lightning

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TULARE COUNTY — A father and his two young children were struck by lightning in Tulare County and lived to tell about it. They’re just grateful to be alive, CBS San Francisco reports.  It happened 2 weeks ago on a backpacking trip through the Sequoia National Forest. Chris Lovera had just …

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