• First transgender governor nominee picked in Vermont

    First transgender governor nominee picked in Vermont

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    Annise Parker of the LGBTQ Victory Fund praised the victory as a "defining moment", though she added that Hallquist won "not because of her gender identity, but because she is an open and authentic candidate. "I will run a positive, issues-based campaign over the next three months, talking to Vermonters about the things that matter most to them and working every day to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable and protect the vulnerable".
  • Paul Manafort declines to testify as defense rests

    Paul Manafort declines to testify as defense rests

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    District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018. Describing Manafort as a "wildly successful", capable and bright political consultant, prosecutor Greg Andres on Wednesday told jurors they'd seen "overwhelming" evidence of his guilt, and asked them to convict on all 18 counts.
  • Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 USA priests

    Catholic Church covered up child abuse by 300 USA priests

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    They failed to report accused clergy to police and sent abusive priests to so-called "treatment facilities", which "laundered" the priests and "permitted hundreds of known offenders to return to ministry", the report said. In the report , the grand jury accused Wuerl of coining a phrase used to describe the abuse coverup: "Circle of Secrecy". The grand jury called for changes in the law that would scrap the statute of limitations for child sex abuse, give victims more time to file ...
  • This is the most pleasant city in the world

    This is the most pleasant city in the world

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    For the first time, Sydney has been named as one of the world's top five liveable cities on the Economist's Global Liveability Index. The survey had been criticised previous year for demoting Manchester eight places after the May 22nd attack .
  • Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

    Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkey 'brutal'

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    Relations between Ankara and Washington have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a number of issues, including the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges, and the depreciation of the Turkish lira to hit record lows against the dollar.
  • Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’

    Former White House aide says she recorded sacking to ‘protect herself’

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    Manigault Newman said that she had a "blind spot" when it came to President Trump . He goes on to say that things can get ugly for you . Manigault told NBC host Chuck Todd that she took that as a threat. "Had I not recorded this, everyone would say she has a credibility issue", she said. The Situation Room is the inner sanctum of the White House . The Situation Room is a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, where the nation's most consequential foreign policy ...
  • Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

    Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

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    Elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly will be held on August 15 (Wednesday). PTI has already sent out official invitations to close friends of Imran Khan including Indian cricketing legends Kapil Dev , Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath-taking ceremony.
  • Firefighters battle raging Southern California wildfire

    Firefighters battle raging Southern California wildfire

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    Twelve structures have been confirmed destroyed in the fire so far. More than 14,000 firefighters are spread out across the state as well as army personnel, inmates, the national guard, reinforcements from other states and from New Zealand and Australia.
  • Mechanic steals plane from SeaTac Airport, crashes

    Mechanic steals plane from SeaTac Airport, crashes

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    The crash occurred because the person was "doing stunts in the air or lack of flying skills", the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. Alaska Airlines said that it was aware of an unauthorized take-off of a Q400 twin-engine turboprop airplane operated by its sister carrier Horizon Air.
  • What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

    What Saudi Arabia's sanctions on Canada is really about

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    Riyadh said that amounted to "blatant interference in the Kingdom's domestic affairs, against basic worldwide norms and all global protocols". The airline now operates at least two routes flying out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport - one to the Saudi capital city of Riyadh, the other to the city of Jeddah.
  • Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike

    Yemen: Dozens of children killed in airstrike

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    The rebel-run Al Masirah TV gave a different casualty toll, saying the attack killed 39 people and wounded 51, mainly children. An airstrike in the north reportedly killed at least 50, more than half of them children. The United States and other Western powers provide arms and intelligence to the alliance, and human rights groups have criticized them over coalition air strikes that have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.
  • Napolitano: Judge in Manafort Trial Showing an 'Extraordinary Bias' Against the Government

    Napolitano: Judge in Manafort Trial Showing an 'Extraordinary Bias' Against the Government

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    The FBI forensic accountant, Morgan Magionos, told jurors that bank records from Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom revealed the accounts were connected to Manafort and his associates. Prosecutor Greg Andres asked Gates Thursday whether Mueller's team had told him how to answer questions. The prosecutors on Wednesday said Ellis had approved having them sit in, but the judge screamed at the lawyers in front of the jury, '"Don't ever do that again".
  • The Sixth Day of Paul Manafort's Trial Was Indirectly About Donald Trump

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    Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing asked in the courtroom. The judge then brought the trial to a standstill late Tuesday afternoon, calling a brief recess. The case has little to do with either man's work for the Trump campaign, which has only tangentially figured in the trial. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort.
  • Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

    Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges

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    The 30-page complaint highlights that the congressman both received the information about the failed drug trial from the company's CEO and then repeatedly dialed his son, Cameron Collins, while the elder Collins was attending the annual congressional picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017.
  • German couple JAILED for raping son and selling him to paedophiles

    German couple JAILED for raping son and selling him to paedophiles

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    The Freiburg state court ruled that the 39-year-old man must remain in preventive custody after serving his sentence. The mother's partner, who already had a previous conviction of serious child abuse, confessed to the court in June that he was the "driving force" behind the crimes.
  • Giuliani says Trump team will respond to Mueller about interview later Wednesday

    Giuliani says Trump team will respond to Mueller about interview later Wednesday

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    The President was advised that his tweeting only gives oxygen to the topic, even if those around Trump do not believe there is any truly new development, an informed source told CNN on Monday . Mr. Sekulow also said if Mr. Mueller were to subpoena Mr. Trump, the question over whether a sitting president could be subpoenaed by a special counsel would likely go before the Supreme Court since the question has never been tested in the courts.
  • Trump going ahead with tariffs on $16B in Chinese imports

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    The US is now considering tariffs on another $200bn in goods, including consumer products that were spared duties in the initial $50bn round. China has already retaliated with duties of its own, and has pledged to match the U.S. In a statement , the Chinese Commerce Ministry charged that the United States "once again put domestic law above worldwide law by imposing "very unreasonable" new tariffs on Chinese goods".
  • Trump's Last-Minute Rally Pushes Republican Balderson to Ohio Win

    Trump's Last-Minute Rally Pushes Republican Balderson to Ohio Win

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    The day's races, like dozens before them, pitted Trump's fiery supporters against the Democratic Party's anti-Trump resistance. Republicans' narrow lead didn't come cheap. Once they are tallied, an automatic recount would be triggered if the margin of results is within 0.5 percent. That's enough for O'Connor to potentially pick up enough to force a recount.
  • LeBron James to Produce 'Shut Up and Dribble' Documentary

    LeBron James to Produce 'Shut Up and Dribble' Documentary

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    Melania TrumpMelania TrumpNBA commissioner praises LeBron James's "intelligence and business acumen" after Trump's disparaging tweet Clinton tweets support for LeBron after Trump attack: "We need more like him in this world" Melania backs LeBron after Trump insult: He's "working to do good things" MORE also voiced support for James after the president's tweet.
  • Egypt initiates the agreement Israel-Hamas

    Egypt initiates the agreement Israel-Hamas

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    The breach comes amid another round of violent riots along the Israeli-Gaza border that have occurred nearly weekly for the past several months. The delegation was welcomed by Hamas leader Ismail Haniya and members of the group's political bureau.
  • Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

    Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

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    The so-called snapback sanctions target Iranian purchases of USA dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and its auto sector. U.S sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and Central Bank are to be re-imposed in early November. President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said Iran could hold talks with the United States only if Washington proved its trustworthiness. Despite days of protests and strikes across the country, there appeared to be less unrest as sanctions returned Tuesday - ...
  • Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire

    Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire

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    The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph) that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing walls of flames.
  • California wildfire declared 'largest in state's history'

    California wildfire declared 'largest in state's history'

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    In contrast to the current largest fire in state history, the 2017 Thomas Fire, which burned for over a month before being contained, the Mendocino Complex has attained this enormous size in under two weeks. If all goes well, we'll have the fire tied in at the top of Cow Mountain by the end of shift (Sunday) or early Monday. Mandatory evacuations are in place throughout Shasta and Trinity counties.
  • 91 killed as Lombok is hit by new natural disaster

    91 killed as Lombok is hit by new natural disaster

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    The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake sparked terror among tourists and locals alike, coming just a week after another deadly tremor surged through Lombok, killing at least 17 people. A 6.4-magnitude natural disaster shook the island on July 29, which claimed lives of more than a dozen people. The main tourist areas of Lombok in the south and west of the island appear to have been spared the worst of the damage.
  • As sanctions bite, where next for Trump's Iran strategy?

    As sanctions bite, where next for Trump's Iran strategy?

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    That's what America is trying to get Iran to stop doing. United States officials say Mr Pompeo's speech is the latest step in a communications offensive launched by the Trump administration that is meant to foster unrest in Iran, and help pressure its government to end its nuclear programme and support of militant groups.
  • Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

    Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working

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    According to He Maochun, an worldwide relations professor at Tsinghua University, the U.S. president's latest tweets defending his use of tariffs were mainly aimed at persuading Americans. The rising tensions have weighed on Chinese stock and currency markets, with the Chinese yuan falling against the dollar. "Don't underestimate President Trump's determination to follow through", Kudlow told Bloomberg Television in an interview.
  • Donald Trump admits son was getting dirt on Hillary Clinton

    Donald Trump admits son was getting dirt on Hillary Clinton

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    The president has denied knowledge of the meeting at his Trump Tower campaign headquarters in NY in the face of news accounts saying his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen , is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that he heard Trump's son tell his father in advance about the meeting.
  • Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

    Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

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    Police said that the aircraft had burned and officials haven't yet been able to ascertain the exact number and identity of those who died. He said hot weather conditions did not contribute to the crash and that the aircraft fell nearly vertically out of the sky at relatively high speed.
  • Evacuations begin in Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears of dam break

    Evacuations begin in Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears of dam break

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    The service said county officials reported the dam's "imminent failure" at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The dam "is being closely monitored ... for any signs of structural failure" as another inch or so of rain is expected Friday near Lynchburg, 50 miles east of Roanoke, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor

    Trump rallies Florida supporters for Ron DeSantis as governor

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    At the same time , Trump was attending a roundtable discussion emphasizing the importance of workforce training during a visit to Tampa Bay Technical High School. DeSantis has moved to positive messaging, a sign that his campaign feels confident that the public polls showing him ahead match reality. Air Force One touched down in Tampa around 5:30 p.m.
  • National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

    National Archives Says Kavanaugh Doc Request Could Go On Through October

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    That may end up being true, but Republicans are clearly keen on avoiding certain parts of Kavanaugh's record. Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. According to the National Archives, there are roughly 560,000 pages of paper records related to Kavanaugh's time as staff secretary and another 475,000 emails either sent or received where Kavanaugh was copied.
  • Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

    Mendocino Complex Fire as of Thursday morning — FIRE MAP

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    The fire, which is almost twice the size of Sacramento, was only 35 per cent contained after more than a week. Extreme weather conditions are expected to return on Thursday and could stoke wildfires in California where thousands of tired firefighters are battling the destructive and deadly blazes.
  • Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

    Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

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    In some cases, hybrids breeding with hybrids can ultimately lead to the formation of distinct new species, but there's no evidence that's happening here, according to Baird. Scientists have spotted a hybrid whale-dolphin off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Scientists are touting the first sighting of the hybrid off Hawaii. Scientists who found the specimen tracked numerous species during a study off the island of Kauai previous year.
  • Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

    Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

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    Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he seeks to "peacefully" end election crisis while his government vowed to enforce a security crackdown to prevent further unrest in Harare. The EU's Chief Observer, Elmar Brok, said he did not yet know if the shortcomings would have a material effect on the outcome of the vote , and he criticised the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for being at times "one-sided".
  • Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'

    Donald Trump: 'Globalist Koch Brothers' a 'Total Joke'

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    Colyer initially said that he hadn't seen the Tweet but that he supports the president. "I'm into hating the sin, not the sinner". Democrats "don't want to give Trump any victory", he said. "I have no problem with it whatsoever". Trump has consistently framed his policies as pro-worker, often citing GDP growth and job numbers at near-record highs to bolster his case, though the vast majority of economists say his policies could lead to ruin for some sectors of the economy.
  • Man kills alleged intruder, then police arrived and killed him

    Man kills alleged intruder, then police arrived and killed him

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    They reportedly encountered an armed man and an officer shot him. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact police at 303-739-6710. "Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident", the Aurora Police Department stated in a news release.
  • Trump endorses Rudy Giuliani’s theory that collusion ‘not a crime’

    Trump endorses Rudy Giuliani’s theory that collusion ‘not a crime’

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    Giuliani, speaking to CNN on Monday, said he "wouldn't pardon him if he did that to me". Four members of the Trump campaign also have been charged , but they were not directly linked to collusion. told his father about the meeting, contradicting Trump Jr.'s congressional testimony in May 2017. The Trump legal team is open to Mueller interviewing Trump with questions related to "an area of collusion, not obstruction", Giuliani said on Monday.
  • Tense Zimbabwe Awaits Vote Results After Troops Fire On Protestors

    Tense Zimbabwe Awaits Vote Results After Troops Fire On Protestors

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    According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) results, Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF was cruising to victory after claiming 109 seats in a 210-seat parliament. A USA team said the election "fell short of what was needed", citing ZEC's lack of independence, the use of food, fertiliser and seed to buy votes and the ballot design which gave President Mnangagwa an inexplicably prominent position.
  • Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

    Zimbabwe soldiers clash with opposition supporters as ruling party wins majority

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    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare. Riot police using water cannon and tear gas arrived to a chaotic scene of burning tyres and an unrelenting crowd. The commission said two seats were won by smaller parties and 58 seats had yet to be declared. Ballots are still being counted in the presidential election with results expected to be announced later this week.
  • Manchin is first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh

    Manchin is first Democratic senator to meet with Kavanaugh

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    Trump's fellow Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority, leaving them little margin for error. But Democrats have accused Republicans of improperly concealing a significant portion of his White House tenure that could provide insight into how the nominee advised Bush on several contentious issues that occurred during that administration.