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Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed

Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed

Images circulating online showed that the force of the blast tore people's clothes off and one woman was seen clutching her child, who is in tears. Police officials said they are investigating and had no word yet on injuries or deaths. In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, investigators work early Friday, June 16, 2017, at the scene of an explosion outside a kindergarten in Fengxian County in eastern China's Jiangsu Province.



Pentagon to send 4000 additional US forces to Afghanistan, report says

The bulk of the additional troops will train and advise Afghan forces, according to the administration official, who wasn't authorized to discuss details of the decision publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. A Trump administration official told the Associated Press that Secretary of Defense James Mattis is likely to make the troop deployment announcement early next week.



Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

Devlin Barrett writes about national security, homeland security and counterterrorism for The Post . Welcome to the program. Moreover, the Senate intelligence committee has already grilled several high-ranking officials - including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Attorney General Jeff Sessions - about whether Trump sought to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation and the criminal probe into his former ...



Oil slides, hits 6-month low as OPEC fails to curb glut

The daily growth rate for US oil production in 2018 is seen to average 780,000 bpd, but the IEA cautions that it may grow even faster than that. NIGERIA's Brent crude price may increase by between $2 and $3 per barrel in the coming weeks, on the back of stable demand and low volatilities, a report by the global oil research firm S&P Global Platts, has predicted.



Grenfell Tower fire: 17 people now confirmed dead as searches continue

A huge fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, injuring at least 30 people and possibly trapping some residents who were sleeping inside the towering inferno. Prime Minister Theresa May , who made a brief private visit to the scene, has promised a full investigation, as questions are asked about the speed at which the fire spread.


Local trauma surgeon weighs in on Rep. Scalise's condition

Local trauma surgeon weighs in on Rep. Scalise's condition

Meanwhile, the business of the U.S. House will resume Thursday, a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for that charity baseball game. Lawmakers noted their good fortune in having armed protectors on hand - "Thank God", they exclaimed over and over - and said otherwise the shooter would have been able to take a huge deadly toll.