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Senate vote on Kavanaugh promises to be historically close

The other two nominations made with the president and Senate in different parties went more smoothly - George H.W. Bush's nomination of David H. Souter and Reagan's nomination of Anthony M. The Kavanaugh fight has riveted Americans weeks before November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from the Republicans . Read More »

New York Launches Probe In Wake Of NYT Exposé

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The Times reported Tuesday that Trump received vastly more from his father, Fred Trump , than he has previously stated and that his father backstopped his son's businesses during times of financial distress. Many of the Trump family's tax-avoidance strategies were aggressive though probably legal, Slater said. The state would be able to pursue civil penalties against either Trump or the family's companies, Cords said. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Yezidi human rights advocate Nadia Murad

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Both laureates have "put their personal security at risk by courageously combating war crimes and seeking justice for the victims", Reiss-Andersen said when announcing the award. The committee said:Dr Mukwege, who has been nominated before: " Denis Mukwege's basic principle is that "justice is everyone's business". Murad was 21-years-old in 2014 when Daesh militants attacked the village where she had grown up in northern Iraq. Read More »

Toddler shreds $1060 in cash parents had been saving

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But that's where Ben and Jackee Belnap of Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered their $1,060 (£810), which they needed to pay for University of Utah American football season tickets. Searching for the missing money, they were horrified to find it torn to pieces - courtesy of their son, Leo. The currency "must be forwarded to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for examination by trained experts before any redemption is made", the website says. Read More »

US indicts Russians in hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

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Prosecutors say the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company - the Westinghouse Electric Company, which is near Pittsburgh - and an global organization that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer. Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

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Reiss-Andersen said this year's laureates "both put their personal security at risk by courageously combating war crimes and seeking justice for victims". "It's not a women question; it's a humanity question, and men have to take responsibility to end it", Dr. Mukwege said in one interview. "Denis Mukwege's basic principle is that "justice is everyone's business". Read More »

Korean diplomat handling nuclear issues visiting China, Russia

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Meanwhile, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in Beijing from Monday after attending the U.N. General Assembly in NY, on Thursday arrived back in North Korea by air. Trump said last week that a second meeting would happen "in the not too distant future" and that a date and venue would be announced soon. -North Korea consensus on denuclearization is critical in meeting this commitment. Read More »

From doping to nuclear secrets, Kremlin wages global cyberwar

Moscow accused the West of "spy mania" after Dutch security services said they had thwarted a Russian cyber attack on the OPCW . Investigations found the Russians had originally taken a taxi from GRU barracks in Moscow to the airport, for which Dutch agents later found a receipt from their hotel. Read More »

Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters

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Products such as condoms and sunscreen are exempt from the 10 percent goods and services tax that has been added to all other items sold in Australia for nearly 20 years, including female sanitary products. "We're putting in an additional $9 billion to support the states and territories", he told Sky. The coalition will take a new GST deal to the next election if Labor blocks proposed changes because they don't guarantee all states are better off. Read More »

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

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Meng's disappearance is being investigated by French police, according to media citing police sources. Mr Meng has held several senior positions in China including vice minister of public security, vice chairman of the national narcotics control commission and the director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China. Read More »

Trump mocks Al Fraken for resigning amid sexual misconduct claims

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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was appointed by Minnesota's governor to succeed Franken. "Boy, did he (Franken) fold up like a wet rag, huh?" "Oh, he did something, I resign, I resign, I quit", Trump said as he mocked Franken. Trump says Kavanaugh is an "incredible" intellect, judge and talent and will defend the constitution as written. At a campaign rally in Rochester, Minnesota, Mr. Read More »

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege win Nobel peace prize

Reiss-Andersen said this year's laureates "both put their personal security at risk by courageously combating war crimes and seeking justice for victims". Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad (left) takes part in an interview with worldwide human rights lawyer Amal Clooney at the United Nations headquarters in NY on Thursday. Read More »

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

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Police rounded the protesters up in a Senate office building after they sat down and refused to budge. Those who signed the letter said Kavanaugh was "repeatedly aggressive" in his remarks, was "discourteous to senators" and "exhibited a lack of commitment to judicious inquiry". Read More »

John Paul Stevens Is Still Alive, Also Doesn't Think Kavanaugh Belongs

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That we think of him as a liberal says everything about how far right the Court has lurched already, and how much farther Kavanaugh can still take it. But everything changed after his Judiciary Committee testimony . "I think there's merit to that criticism and I think the senators should really pay attention to that", Stevens said at an event held by the Institute for Learning in Retirement. Read More »

China, US in row over warship’s movement

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Navy destroyer USS Decatur sailed close to Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea. Gaven Reef is close to the disputed Spratly Islands, where China has made several territorial claims not recognized by the US and other nations in the region. Read More »

A second referendum would be a "politicians' vote": British PM

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The Prime Minister hit back by insisting that it remained the only plan on the table which delivers on the 2016 referendum result and avoided a soft border on the island of Ireland. A whopping 35 per cent are hoping the Maidenhead MP makes way for a successor immediately with a further 45 per cent believing she has until the next general election to step aside. Read More »

United States indicts seven Russian spies in ‘doping scandal hack’

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After talks with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense ministers in Brussels on Thursday, Mattis said: "We are ready today to provide cyber-support to our allies". The Netherlands expelled four "Russian agents" after the attempt and said the operation was carried out by Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, officials said. Read More »

White House Asserts Sovereignty, Rejects Overreach by International Court

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Trump pulled the United States out of the multinational Iran deal earlier this year and reimposed punitive sanctions in a bid to force the regime to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "This really has less to do with Iran and the Palestinians than with the continued consistent policy of the United States to reject the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice , which we think is politicized and ineffective", Bolton said. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: ‘We’re loud, obnoxious drunks’

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Advise them to go about 30 miles". The letter comes as questions have been raised about Mr Kavanaugh's description of his behaviour when he was in high school and college - a topic that has itself been raised as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct from women who knew him in high school or college, and have alleged incidents that occurred while Mr Kavanaugh was drinking heavily. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Does It Again With Hilarious Response To Kavanaugh Protester

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The FBI have conducted a background investigation into sexual misconduct claims against the Supreme Court nominee. When the agreement to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation do an additional background check on the Supreme Court nominee was reached last week, Flake indicated that he would vote in support of Kavanaugh absent new information. Read More »

4 dead, hundreds injured as Typhoon Trami sweeps through Japan

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Evacuation orders were issued for more than 220,000 people, and the Tokyo Electric Power Company said more than 190,000 homes were without power. Two people have been killed as the typhoon whipped Japan with powerful winds and heavy rains over the weekend, which caused damage that blocked roads and train lines. Read More »

7 law enforcement officers shot, 1 killed in SC

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The Associated Press reported that Hopkins is a disbarred lawyer who has been charged several times in recent years, starting with a 2014 count of disorderly conduct, followed by charges in 2015 and 2017 for "running at large", an offense related to failing to restrain animals. Read More »

VERIFY: Everything you need to know about today's 'presidential alert'

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Electronic devices across the United States sounded off Wednesday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted its first-ever national wireless emergency alert test. This new presidential alert is nationwide and will only be used for advance warning of national crises. The wireless alert system was launched in 2012. Read More »

Study Reveals Hundreds Have Died Taking Selfies

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Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a group of public medical colleges in New Delhi, scoured news reports on selfie deaths that occurred from October 2011 to November 2017. Even though studies have found that women take more selfies than men , men more likely to engage in risky behaviour to capture the ideal picture. Agam Bansal said , 'The selfie deaths have become a major public health problem. Read More »

Five law enforcement officers shot in SC, reports say

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Florence County deputies said they had gone to a home there to serve a search warrant and the suspect opened fire, initially wounding three officers. Authorities said the shootings happened in Vintage Place, an upscale neighborhood in the western part of the city. A county coroner confirmed one city police officer had died. Read More »

Alberta dairy farmers anxious about USMCA

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US officials intend to sign the agreement with Canada and Mexico at the end of November, after which it will be submitted to the US Congress for approval, another senior US official said. The Canadian dairy market produced roughly 17% of what the United States did each year over the past three years, according to U.S. government data. Read More »

Pentagon: Suspicious substance in envelopes was castor seeds

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At least three suspicious packages were intercepted during a routine check at a remote location, addressed to Trump at the White House in addition to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Adm. "No wider threat to public safety exists at this time. As it is a pending matter, that is all we can say at this time". The letters never reached the Pentagon building, said Chris Sherwood, a Defense Department spokesman. Read More »

Confidence In Trump Lags Behind Russia's Putin, China's Xi In World Poll

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Across all countries, an average of 27 percent of respondents said they had confidence in Trump. According to the respondents, trump less able to govern effectively than Vladimir Putin or XI Jinping. The public image of the United States has dropped internationally under the administration of President Donald Trump-and many see China as a rising power, according to a leading poll agency. Read More »