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Defense At The Ready

An American missile defense system installed in South Korea is now operational and ready to intercept missiles from North Korea, the U.S. military said, as tensions on the peninsula remain high in the lead-up to a presidential election next week

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University of Texas Stabbing Attack Leaves 1 Dead

Emergency responders say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a hospital with "potentially serious injuries" after a stabbing attack on the University of Texas campus. Police say one person is in custody

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French Police Use Tear Gas on May Day Protesters

A May Day march attended by thousands of people in Paris was disrupted as scores of hooded youths threw gasoline bombs at riot police. The violent clashes in France came as thousands held May Day marches throughout the world including in Europe and the U.S.

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From gala co-chair Katy Perry to the event's grand dame, Vogue editor-in-chief and Metropolitan Museum of Art trustee, Anna Wintour, the star-studded guest list came dressed to impress. Here is every single look from the red carpet

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Trump and Putin Will Speak By Phone on Tuesday

President Trump will speak by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET the White House said. A senior Trump administration official said the two leaders would likely discuss the civil war in Syria

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Republicans Want to Punish Student Protesters

Republican lawmakers are wading into the intensifying debate over free speech on campus, proposing legislation in at least half a dozen states to regulate student protests and discipline hecklers, including punishments as severe as expulsion

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State Department Issues Travel Alert for Europe

The State Department issued a travel alert for all of Europe, highlighting terror threats during the summer travel season. The advisory states that ISIS and Al-Qaeda have proved their ability to carry out attacks in places such as France, Russia, Sweden, and the U.K.

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Venezuela's Maduro Calls For New Constitution

Venezuela's unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of a new popular assembly with the ability to re-write the constitution, which foes decried as a power-grab to stifle weeks of anti-government unrest

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Trump Considering Breaking Up Big Banks

President Donald Trump said he is looking at a way to break up big Wall Street banks by bringing back a depression-era law that prevented commercial banks from engaging in investment banking

Ryan Seacrest Joins Live with Kelly as Co-Host

Ryan Seacrest is joining Kelly Ripa as her permanent co-host on the daytime talk show Live with Kelly. Ripa announced that Seacrest, who was the longtime host of American Idol, would join her on her Monday episode. The two took the stage together on Monday's show to applause from the studio audience.

President Donald Trump during an event for the Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the the White House on May 1, 2017 in Washington

Rodrigo Duterte Comparison Didn't Bother Trump

President Trump decision to extend a White House invitation this weekend to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is drawing condemnation from rights groups and doubts within the Administration. But Trump has not distanced himself before either