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Western NC dam deemed safe; evacuation canceled

Western NC dam deemed safe; evacuation canceled

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS underway from the Dam at Lake Shore Dr to Lake Tahoma Rd (NC 80) to the confluence of the Catawba River near Resistoflex Rd and Riverside Park. But where does this seem to rank? We need the public to be a partner with us and do not go around barriers. Flooded streets were reported in Asheville.


U.S. announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods

U.S. announces 25 percent tariffs on Chinese tech goods

The US is preparing to send a trade delegation back to Beijing later this week to continue talks aimed at easing trade tensions. "The tariffs and the other stuff are totally discretionary and can be waived", said Jeff Moon, a former US trade negotiator.


Russian journalist describes faking his own death

Russian journalist describes faking his own death

After initial expressions of relief that Babchenko was alive, fellow journalists have sharply criticised the staging of his death for undermining the credibility of the profession. "This incident is odd, to say the least", the Kremlin spokesman noted. The Kremlin has always vehemently denied allegations regarding the deaths of journalists.


North Korean senior official heads to US to salvage summit

North Korean senior official heads to US to salvage summit

Moon, who has lobbied hard for nuclear negotiations between Trump and Kim Jong Un, held a surprise meeting with the North Korean leader Saturday in an effort to keep the summit alive. Washington wants North Korea to quickly give up all its nuclear weapons in a verifiable way in return for sanctions and economic relief. We're looking at June 12 in Singapore.


Trump Broke Out a Throwback Lie About Firing Comey

Trump Broke Out a Throwback Lie About Firing Comey

Trump said he "never fired James Comey because of Russian Federation!" on Twitter today, even though that directly contradicts what he told Lester Holt on NBC News past year. "Regardless of the recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump told Holt . The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday to discuss a secret document that has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller .