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US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford . Kavanaugh appeared on a likely path to confirmation in a Senate controlled by the GOP 51-49 until Ford's allegation came to light on September 13, when Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about unspecified information she received in July about the nominee.
  • There’s a GoFundMe raising $100K to keep Christine Blasey Ford safe

    There’s a GoFundMe raising $100K to keep Christine Blasey Ford safe

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    Ford has been asked by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify Monday, but her lawyers told the committee that Ford would like to see her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her over three decades ago investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation before she testifies to the the committee.
  • Active shooter reported inside a building in Madison, Wisconsin software company

    Active shooter reported inside a building in Madison, Wisconsin software company

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    Judy Lahmers, a business analyst at WTS Paradigm, said she was working at her desk when she heard shots at about 10 a.m. She ran from the building and hit behind a vehicle. NBC 15 spoke to employees who work at a building next door who said they saw employees running from the neighboring building. It is also unclear whether the shooter is still on the loose, although one unconfirmed report said they had been taken into custody.
  • Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort pleads guilty

    Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort pleads guilty

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    For Manafort , who had already been convicted of eight counts in his first trial and who was facing many more , there was really only one reason not to cooperate: If he could be sure that Trump would pardon him. The president has signalled that he's sympathetic to Manafort's cause. As part of the deal, the government has the authority to seize four of Manafort's homes in NY and Virginia as well as the money in a number of bank accounts, court documents filed by prosecutors said.
  • Storm Helene wind warning lifted

    Storm Helene wind warning lifted

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    The yellow warning is in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Tuesday. The Met Office has put the wind warning in for much of the country - including Peterborough. In an update on Sunday evening, the Met Office spokesman said: "There is not a danger to life, but we are just saying be prepared for it be very windy for a while".
  • Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry

    Palestinian Teen Dies from Wounds in Gaza: Ministry

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    Nahoum Oltchik, a member of the group, said Romano told him he had started a hunger strike and would refrain from eating until Israel had halted plans to raze Khan al-Ahmar, a hamlet of 180 Palestinians. Three people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been killed on the Gaza border after Israeli army used live ammunition against Palestinian protesters rallying against the Israeli occupation.
  • House GOP moves to lock in tax cuts

    House GOP moves to lock in tax cuts

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    House of Representatives voted Thursday to make the individual tax cuts from President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul permanent, a move seen by some as a bid to help GOP candidates in the November 6 congressional elections. "If this were likely to be enacted in the near term, those numbers would be hard to square", said David Noren, a tax partner with the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery.
  • Sen. Grassley Scrambles To Hold Follow-Up Calls Before Kavanaugh Vote

    Sen. Grassley Scrambles To Hold Follow-Up Calls Before Kavanaugh Vote

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    In her letter, she said she wanted her allegation to be kept confidential, but she said she has made a decision to finally speak publicly amid heightened media scrutiny, diminishing privacy, and falsehoods about her story . She said she just wanted to send her allegation to her member of Congress and sit back. At some point in the night, Ford told the Post , she got up to use the bathroom.
  • Memes poke fun at men accused of poisoning ex-spy

    Memes poke fun at men accused of poisoning ex-spy

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    Today - just as we have seen throughout - they have responded with obfuscation and lies". London Metropolitan PoliceSurveillance camera footage of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two suspects in the Skripal attack, at Salisbury train station the day before Skripal collapsed.
  • Florence pours rain on the Carolinas; death toll at 5

    Florence pours rain on the Carolinas; death toll at 5

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    Rescue crews used boats to carry more than 360 people from rising water in the river town of New Bern, North Carolina, while many of their neighbors awaited help. About 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats. According to fuel-station finding app GasBuddy, about 52 percent of stations Thursday in Wilmington , North Carolina were out of gas.
  • Ex-Trump campaign boss reaches plea deal

    Ex-Trump campaign boss reaches plea deal

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    Gates (Gates), Konstantin Kilimnik (Kilimnik), and others to act, and acted, as unregistered agents of a foreign government and political party", the criminal information reads. Paul Manafort , President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. Asked by reporters at the White House if he would consider a pardon if Manafort is convicted , Trump said last month: "I don't talk about that".
  • Russians vote as opposition calls protests

    Russians vote as opposition calls protests

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    Police officers detain a protester during a rally against planned increases to the nationwide pension age in Moscow , Russia , on September 9, 2018. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. But despite a huge get-out-the-vote campaign, turnout was just 30 percent as many Muscovites stayed away. The OVD-Info group, which tracks police detentions and posts the names of the detainees on its website, said Monday that 1,018 people were detained , almost half of them in St.
  • Obama's sharp, rare critique of Trump | Don't Miss This

    Obama's sharp, rare critique of Trump | Don't Miss This

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    According to a report on the reemergence of former President Barack Obama into the public square after giving a scathing speech attacking Donald Trump , White House insiders are anxious that Trump will now become obsessed with going after the former president.
  • Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop

    Kerala nuns join public protest demanding arrest of bishop

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    In a seven-page letter addressed to the Apostolic Nunciature, the nun alleged that Mulakkal is using money power to scuttle the complaint against him. The statement has also said that the allegations against the Bishop are completely baseless. Copies of the letter were sent to 21 others, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) President Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Delhi Metropolitan Archbishop, Anil Couto.
  • Sweden election results: Sweden Democrats make huge gains

    Sweden election results: Sweden Democrats make huge gains

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    Centre-left and centre-right parties have ruled together only a handful of times since the mid-1930s. To avoid that situation, Kristersson appears to favour some form of broad cross-bloc cooperation with the Social Democrats. However, the unaligned far-right Sweden Democrats gained 17.6% of the vote, up from 12.9% in the previous 2014 elections. Sweden saw itself as a "humanitarian superpower" for years, but a rise in gang violence in immigrant-dominated, deprived city suburbs has also won ...
  • Assad 'has been warned' on Idlib chemical use: Mattis

    Assad 'has been warned' on Idlib chemical use: Mattis

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    On Monday, the head of the United Nations humanitarian agency, Mark Lowcock, warned that Idlib could see "the worst humanitarian catastrophe, with the biggest loss of life of the 21st century". Turkey massed tanks and commandos at its frontier and accelerated work to cope with a possible surge of refugees after Russian Federation refused to call off an offensive against the last rebel bastion in Syria.
  • Look on Montana teen's face at Trump rally raises eyebrows

    Look on Montana teen's face at Trump rally raises eyebrows

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    Linfesty said the facial expressions that caused him to go viral were just his natural reactions to what the president was saying. The 17-year-old Billings West High School senior talked with MTN News on Friday about his whirlwind last 24 hours, which included appearances on several national TV news outlets and being featured in dozens of articles across the country.
  • Evacuations Ordered As Hurricane Florence Heads For East Coast

    Evacuations Ordered As Hurricane Florence Heads For East Coast

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    Just had calls with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam regarding the incoming storm. Isaac is a Category 1 hurricane that's blowing winds between 74-95 miles per hour. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said an estimated 1 million people would be fleeing his state's coast, with eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and US 501 heading into Myrtle Beach reversed to ease the exodus.
  • Texas officer faces manslaughter charge in neighbor’s death

    Texas officer faces manslaughter charge in neighbor’s death

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    A jail employee said Guyger was released on bond. Her arrest came amid intensifying calls for the 30-year-old officer to be charged in the fatal shooting of her 26-year-old neighbor, Botham Shem Jean , on Thursday. "This crime was not only a shock for the Jean family, but also one that continues to astonish most sensible Americans". According to reports , the shooting took place Thursday night at South Side Flats where Jean and Guyger lived.
  • Melania Trump to op-ed writer: You are 'sabotaging' our country

    Melania Trump to op-ed writer: You are 'sabotaging' our country

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    Memes ascribe the column to everyone from Tiffany Trump and the Easter Bunny to the First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence . "People who work for him are anxious. From former White House lawyer John Dowd, we learned - or rather had confirmed - that Trump is incapable of getting through a single blustery sentence without uttering some spectacular falsehood, making him a prime candidate for perjury in any potential sit-down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • President Trump Praises North Korea's Toned-Down Parade

    President Trump Praises North Korea's Toned-Down Parade

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    No footage of the parade has been released but news agency AFP, which had a reporter at the scene, and NK News, which had pictures from North Korean state TV, said no ICBMs had been seen. The message from the group, that directs its propaganda mainly at the South, included a condemnation of the United States for the "most barbaric massacre" during the 1950-53 Korean War.
  • Wildfires Have Charred More Than 1 Million Acres in California This Year

    Wildfires Have Charred More Than 1 Million Acres in California This Year

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    California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that the most direct route will take motorists an hour and a half out of the way. About 17 big-rigs were abandoned and at least four caught fire, Lt. The Delta Fire that erupted Wednesday afternoon and devoured timber and brush on both sides of Interstate 5 near the OR state line had expanded to 23 square miles Thursday (60 square kilometers), prompting mandatory evacuations, the U.S.
  • Obama On New York Times Op-Ed: 'This Is Not Normal'

    Obama On New York Times Op-Ed: 'This Is Not Normal'

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    US President Donald Trump on Friday urged his attorney general to investigate the anonymous author of a damning op-ed, escalating his long-running battles with both the media and leaks from the White House. Trump also said Friday that he was still open to answering questions from special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
  • N Korea holds military parade without advanced missiles

    N Korea holds military parade without advanced missiles

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    Michael Spavor, a Canadian business consultant who heads Paektu Cultural Exchange, said he is working with the North Korean government to bring about 25 Chinese investors and entrepreneurs to tour potential projects in Pyongyang , Wonsan and Nampho.
  • USA has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: envoy

    USA has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: envoy

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    This week, a top USA envoy said there was "lots of evidence" that chemical weapons were being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib. Analysts agree that the summit did not go well for Erdogan: Kerim Has, a Moscow-based analyst on Russian and Eurasian affairs, told Al-Monitor that the gathering revealed that a joint offensive carried out by Russia-backed regime forces and Iran-backed pro-regime militias "is very near".
  • Rescuers race to find survivors after Japan quake

    Rescuers race to find survivors after Japan quake

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    The quake left nearly three million people without power after damage to a major thermal plant supplying the region, which was already affected by a typhoon earlier in the week. Operations at New Chitose Airport, which was closed due to leaks and other problems, have partially been restored. "We will devote all our energy to saving lives", Abe said.
  • China's leader Xi looms large over North Korean anniversary

    China's leader Xi looms large over North Korean anniversary

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    KCNA said Kim and the South Korean envoys reached a "satisfactory agreement" over his planned summit with Moon. But the celebrations come as President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the slow progress of denuclearization. Earlier on Tuesday, Chung Eui-yong, chief of the national security office at Seoul's presidential Blue House, said he would deliver a letter from Moon to Kim when he visits the North, without elaborating on its contents.
  • USA 2+2 Talks: Egos Need to be Squashed to Strengthen Ties

    USA 2+2 Talks: Egos Need to be Squashed to Strengthen Ties

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    The Trump administration has brilliantly outwitted the Modi government by making India's relations with Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan the abiding concerns of the folks in Washington. Before coming to India, Pompeo held talks in Islamabad with Pakistan's new government and generals, aiming to smooth over tensions after President Donald Trump took a tough new line towards Pakistan over longstanding accusations it is not doing enough to root out Afghan Taliban fighters on its territory.
  • North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist

    North Korean hacker responsible for Bangladesh Bank heist

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    The Justice Department has charged a North Korean cyber-operative with attacks and mayhem that prosecutors say was carried out under orders from Kim Jong Un . The U.S. Treasury Department is also reportedly ready to issue new sanctions against the perpetrators of the attack, though it's not immediately clear how many people will be targeted.
  • VIDEO of strikes on terrorist targets in Idlib released by Russian MoD

    VIDEO of strikes on terrorist targets in Idlib released by Russian MoD

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    But Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Moscow opposed a truce, and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory. But regime backers Russian Federation and Iran have sworn to wipe out "terrorists" and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has declared his determination to retake control of the entire country.
  • French Foreign Minister says Assad won war in Syria

    French Foreign Minister says Assad won war in Syria

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    The Idlib area includes both rebel groups and militants such as the Nusrah Front. Meanwhile, monitors from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on September 4 that Russian warplanes, in support of Assad's forces, had resumed air strikes in Idlib after a 22-day break.
  • Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

    Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

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    Five children were among 12 civilians killed by the Daesh terrorist group in Syria last month while unidentified parties were responsible for the death of 88 civilians, including 25 children and 17 women, it added. The area, which has been controlled by rebels since 2015, has been targeted by government and Russian Federation air and artillery strikes for months, devastating infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.