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Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

A woman struck a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser with a vehicle near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.

The incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens. A District of Columbia police spokeswoman, Margarita Mikhaylova, says it's possible that an officer fired shots.

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North Korea condemns U.S. senators for 'offending' Kim Jong Un

Published by: UPI Com

North Korea is not happy about recent comments from U.S. senators regarding its leader.

About a week after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called Kim Jong Un a "crazy fat kid" on MSNBC's For the Record with Greta, the statement was condemned by Pyongyang, a rare move for the relatively isolated country.

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US Secretary of State to Visit Ankara at a Critical Time

Published by: VOA News

Rex Tillerson is making his first visit to key NATO ally Turkey as U.S. secretary of state.

The forthcoming operation to remove Islamic State from its self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria is, according to U.S. officials, expected to top the agenda of Tillerson's visit to Ankara. He is scheduled to meet with Turkey's political leadership including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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After energy agreement, Iran sees growing trade with Russia

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Boasting that it's a result of a multilateral nuclear deal, OPEC-member Iran said its trade volume with oil-rich Russia could pass the $10 billion mark.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hosted a dinner Tuesday night in Moscow for Iranian nationals living in Russia. As a result of improved opportunities, annual trade between the two counties is on pace to pass $10 billion.

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U.S. Missile Defense Agency buys Lot 9 THAAD Interceptors

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Lockheed Martin received a $273 million contract to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Lot 9 Interceptors for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems, or THAAD, are defensive platforms used to engage incoming ballistic missile attacks and other airborne threats. The system is capable of intercepting missiles from inside and outside of the Earth's atmosphere.

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