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Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers Mattis

Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers: MattisUS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been working to bolster in recent years. India, the world's top defense importer, has purchased Russian military hardware and expertise for decades, and has been in talks with Moscow to buy S-400 long range surface-to-air missile systems.


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Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say theyll rebuild

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuildMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and trying to return to the lives they knew before a powerful tornado roared through their community.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iowa-tornadoes-hit-unexpectedly-causing-damage-injuries-064716216.html

Missouri boat accident kills 17 including nine from one family

Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one familyBy Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Nine members of the same family were among 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies in years. The World War Two-style amphibious vehicle was carrying 31 passengers including children when the sudden "microburst" storm hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, with waves slowly swamping the vehicle before it sank. More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/missouri-tourist-boat-tragedy-claims-lives-nine-family-003658776.html

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