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President Obama: Donald Trump Is 'Unfit to Serve as President'

President Obama: Trump unfitPresident Obama said today Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "unfit to serve as president."

In a press conference with Singapore's prime minister, Obama added that Trump has shown he is "woefully unprepared to do this job" after his comments on military families as well as his handle on foreign affairs.


500 families evacuated from Montana wildfire

500 familie evacuated from Montana wildfiresFive hundred families in Montana have been urged to evacuate due to a fast-moving wildfire that has now spread to 3,505 acres.

The wildfire -- dubbed the Roaring Lion Fire -- started Sunday afternoon about 5 miles southwest of Hamilton, according to the U.S. Forest Service. and is about 60 miles south of Missoula. It grew to at least a half square mile and is heading up Roaring Lion Road in the Bitterroot National Forest and down the canyon, officials said.


Bill Bratton to resign as NYPD commissioner

Bill Bratton to resign as NYPD CommissionerNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton's resignation Tuesday afternoon at a news conference, City Hall sources confirmed.

Bratton, 68, will be replaced by Chief of Department James O'Neill, a source told the The Wall Street Journal, information that was confirmed by an NBC 4 New York source.


Taiwan issues first-ever apology to indigenous people for history of 'pain and mistreatment'

Taiwan apology to indigenous peopleFor the first time in the nation's history, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen issued a formal apology Monday to the indigenous people of Taiwan for their enduring centuries of "pain and mistreatment" at the hands of the country's power brokers.

Speaking at her presidential office surrounded by aboriginal leaders, Tsai said the nation has made numerous efforts to correct injustices of the past but noted an official apology was necessary.


Bodies of 120 refugees found on Libya shores in 10 days

Libyan bodies wash up on shoreThe bodies of 120 refugees have washed up on the shores of Libya in the past 10 days, from shipwrecks in the Mediterranean that were not previously known, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

A total of 4,027 refugees have died worldwide so far this year, three-quarters of them in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe, IOM spokesman Joel Millman told a briefing.


Syria's civil war: 'Chlorine gas dropped on Idlib town'

Syrian civil warA helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town in Syria's Idlib province, a rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday.

Raed Saleh, head of the Syrian Civil Defense group, told Al Jazeera that 33 civilians, including 18 women and 10 children, were brought to a local hospital after the attack.


Bush adviser leaves Republican Party, may vote for Clinton in Florida if race close

Former Bush adviser leaves GOPAs some discontent endures among Republicans over the party's official nominee, a GOP strategist who for decades advised the Bush family in major presidential races said she has left the party and might cast her vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in tightly-contested Florida.

Former Bush adviser Sally Bradshaw told CNN Monday that she is dissatisfied that the Republican Party is at "a crossroads" and that it nominated a "total narcissist" for president in Donald Trump.


Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change sickens dozens in Arctic Circle

Arctic Cirle anthraxA 12-year-old boy in the far north of Russia has died in an outbreak of anthrax that experts believe was triggered when unusually warm weather caused the release of the bacteria.

The boy was one of 72 nomadic herders, including 41 children, hospitalised in the town of Salekhard in the Arctic Circle, after reindeer began dying en masse from anthrax.

Five adults and two other children have been diagnosed with the disease, which is known as “Siberian plague” in Russian and was last seen in the region in 1941.


Donald Trump fires at least 2 aides

Trump fires two aidesAt least two senior Donald Trump aides were fired by the campaign Monday in what three sources described as a shakeup.

Both aides — Ed Brookover and Jimmy Stracner — had worked for the presidential campaign of former Trump rival Ben Carson, who endorsed Trump after dropping out of the race.

Brookover, a longtime GOP strategist, had been working as a political adviser. He played a role in helping to organize this month's GOP convention.


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