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Barcelona van attack: At least 14 killed in terror attack; arrests made

Authorities said a terror attack in Barcelona claimed at least 14 lives on Thursday and left 80 others injured after a van slammed into pedestrians on Barcelona's popular La Rambla street.

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Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalonia police force, confirmed the attack in a Twitter post around 5:10 p.m. local time.

Trump disbands 2 key business councils after Charlottesville backlash

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is disbanding a pair of White House councils after a receiving a rash of resignations in response to his failure to immediately and forcefully denounce white supremacists in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the manufacturing council (and) strategy (and) policy forum, I am ending both,” Trump wrote Wednesday in a tweet. “Thank you all!”

5 missing after Army helicopter reported down off coast of Hawaii

U.S. Coast Guard and Army officials were responding Wednesday morning to reports of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off the coast of Hawaii.

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The helicopter had five crew on board when it reportedly went down, Coast Guard officials said. Officials spotted a debris field just before 11:30 p.m. local time Tuesday near Oahu’s Kaena Point.

Trump condemns KKK, white supremacists days after deadly Charlottesville attack

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned "the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups," who incite violence based on race two days after a woman was killed during a counterprotest of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Driver of car that plowed into crowd protesting white nationalists identified

After violence caused authorities to stop a white nationalist rally before it began Saturday, a driver plowed his car into a crowd of protesters.

The driver has been identified as James Alex Fields, 20, of Ohio, according to CNN. He was arrested and charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death, according to police.

Department of Justice officials opened a civil rights investigation Saturday into the deadly car attack, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Richmond field office of the FBI said. 

“The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated.”

A 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street was killed and 19 people were injured, the Associated Press confirmed with hospital officials. Altogether 35 people were treated for injuries.

The incident took place approximately two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters caused authorities to declare the "Unite the Right" rally an unlawful assembly, The Associated Press reported. 

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The white nationalists were protesting the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The group carried torches at a rally Friday night.

Several hundred protesters were marching when the car appeared to deliberately drive into a group of them, The Associated Press reported. Virginia State Police said injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor.

The Associated Press reported that the driver has been arrested.

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FBI agents raid former Trump campaign manager Manafort's home

FBI agents late last month carried out a search warrant at the home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, seizing documents and other items, according to a report published Wednesday by The Washington Post.

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The search happened in the early morning hours of July 26, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. 

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Suspect in killing of Missouri police officer arrested after manhunt

UPDATE, 12:54 a.m. ET Aug. 9: The man suspected of shooting and killing a Missouri police officer late Sunday reportedly has been arrested following a two-day manhunt.

According to The Associated Press, Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Clinton police officer Gary Michael, 37.

McCarthy was apprehended after a driver reported a pedestrian on a Henry County highway, NBC News reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Missouri police officer was shot and killed late Sunday during a traffic stop, and the suspect is still at large.

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Mueller impanels grand jury to investigate Russian election meddling: Report

Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department in May to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has impaneled a grand jury, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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2 killed in gas explosion at Minneapolis private school

A natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis private school to collapse Wednesday morning, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, according to officials.

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Minnehaha Academy officials said on social media that there was a gas leak and explosion at the Upper School, which serves students in grades 9 through 12.

Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from his position as White House communications director just days into his tenure, officials said Monday.

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"Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team," White House officials said in a statement. "We wish him all the best."

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