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US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind

Officially known as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, the Pentagon likens it to hitting a bullet with a bullet. There's just one problem - they're not very reliable. He headed the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation from 1994 to 2001 and has closely studied the missile defense system. The interceptor system has been in place since 2004, but it has never been used in combat or fully tested.


Joplin Pools Open Saturday

Joplin Pools Open Saturday

New Park and Rec Director Rachel Patrick and the lifeguards were on site Monday and Tuesday cleaning the grounds and bath houses and completing other tasks to prepare for the opening. Admission to the pools is $3 for ages 18 and over, $2 for 17 and under. A season pool pass for the junior Olympic-sized pool is $60. During the Memorial Day weekend it will be open from 1-4:30 p.m.


World Health Organization Elects First African Director

World Health Organization Elects First African Director

Besides being the Ethiopian minister of health and foreign affairs, he also served as chairman of the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. "WHO must evolve to be more transparent, responsive, effectively managed, adequately resourced", Dr. Ghebreyesus said in his final pitch. Winning this election, Tedros has become the first African to head the World Health Organization top post.


Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

Jerusalem, Vatican in talks on pope visit to Israel

One of his attendants presented Melania with a small object, possibly a rosary according to pool reports , that she asked him to bless. When first lady Melania Trump accompanied the President to his meeting with the Pope, she wore a black long-sleeved Dolce and Gabbana dress with a veil.


French President Emmanuel Macron wins handshake showdown with Donald Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron wins handshake showdown with Donald Trump

At their first meeting, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles started turning white. " You were my guy " he told Macron today, French officials say. "Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening", according to a report by a White House correspondent.


Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

When asked what he thinks Trump's done well in his first 100 days in office, Boehner said he's done well with global affairs and foreign policy. Former Speaker of the House John Boehner at Donald Trump's inauguration in January. But he cautioned his "crazy left wing colleagues" from talking impeachment. He said he was more optimistic about tax reform earlier in the year, but "now my odds are 60/40".