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  • Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say

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    WASHINGTON ― Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:22:56 -0400
  • Fiona Hill, Trump's top expert on Russia, is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy

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    For nearly two decades, British-American scholar Fiona Hill has followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trajectory.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:25 -0400
  • Ted Cruz Spotted On Flight Looking At Photo Of Senate Rival Beto O'Rourke

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    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was snapped on a flight from Texas to Washington

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:02 -0400
  • Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions

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    White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be "aggressive and unwavering" in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:25:29 -0400
  • A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.

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    If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gets fired or resigns, the chain of command gets murky.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:09:42 -0400
  • German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

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    Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops' Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors -- mainly boys -- were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. "Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem" in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops' Conference.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:29:59 -0400
  • 11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst

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    Florence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:34:21 -0400
  • Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at sea

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:48:36 -0400
  • Smith & Wesson Shareholders Vote In Favor Of Issuing Report On Gun Violence, Safety

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    Shareholders of Smith & Wesson, the largest U.S. firearm manufacturer, voted

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:52:26 -0400
  • Women Walk Out Across The Country In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accusers

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    At 1 p.m. on Monday, supporters of the women who accused Supreme Court nominee

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:20:59 -0400
  • 'Waste Land' — 67 Superfund sites across 45 states

    With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985, American photographer David T. Hanson traveled to 67 Superfund sites across 45 states that represented a cross section of industries whose practices have decimated the environment. Now, the full series has been published for the first time in 'Waste Land' (Taverner Press, September 2018).

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:39 -0400
  • Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out

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    First look at the new version of Donald Trump's presidential limousine, nicknamed the Beast, on duty in New York City.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:30:00 -0400
  • Mattis dismisses Iran's revenge threat as tensions climb after attack

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    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade had been paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed. The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and said they should expect a devastating response. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that Iran's threat did not give him any concern.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:15:27 -0400
  • Pompeo to meet Russia's Lavrov amid U.S. concern on missile sale to Syria

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow's plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. "I'm sure Sergei and I will have our time together," Pompeo said of plans to meet Lavrov on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. "We are trying to find every place we can where there is common ground, where we can work with the Russians," adding that there were many areas where Moscow was working against the United States and "we will hold them accountable." Russia announced on Monday it will supply a S-300 missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:28:23 -0400
  • Houston man accused of fondling sleeping Southwest Airlines passenger

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    Police say the 30-year-old is accused of touching a female passenger while she was sleeping on a flight from Hobby Airport.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:36:20 -0400
  • Pope acknowledges China bishop deal will cause suffering

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    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that his landmark deal with China over bishop nominations will cause suffering among the underground faithful. But he said that he takes full responsibility and that he — and not Beijing — will have the ultimate say over naming new bishops.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:31:01 -0400
  • US arrests Chinese national on spying charge

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    A Chinese national who came to the US on a student visa and later enlisted in the army reserves was arrested Tuesday in Chicago and accused of helping Beijing attempt to recruit American scientists and engineers. Ji Chaoqun was allegedly tasked with providing Chinese intelligence with biographical information about eight American citizens -- some of whom were US defense contractors. The 27-year-old, who first arrived in Chicago in 2013 to study electrical engineering on a student visa, was charged with one count of knowingly acting as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the US Attorney General.

    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:14:31 -0400
  • Six Flags St. Louis Challenges You To Stay In A Coffin For 30 Hours

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    Who hasn't at one time in their life considered lying in a coffin for an

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:21 -0400
  • Brett Kavanaugh And The Men Who Say Nothing

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    Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled Supreme Court nominee facing multiple

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:06:22 -0400
  • Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him

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    The deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:42:37 -0400
  • Brent oil jumps to four-year high near $81

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    Brent oil soared Monday close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices. Oil leapt after the world's top producers decided to maintain output during a meeting in Algeria at the weekend. A committee comprised of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and non-OPEC producers said it was satisfied with the current market outlook, which represented "an overall healthy balance between supply and demand".

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:44:13 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack

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    Saudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. "Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday," SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would "severely punish" those behind the assault.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:16:42 -0400
  • As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

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    "You can't," the official said, and with just six weeks until the next wave of U.S. sanctions hits Iran on Nov. 4, European diplomats acknowledge he was right. The European Union has failed to design a workable legal shield for its companies in Iran to beat the global reach of the U.S. financial system and defy President Trump, the diplomats say. EU-Iranian trade this year is running at 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion) a month, but this is expected to fall as big European companies pull out and Iranian oil exports are choked off by U.S. sanctions.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:24:29 -0400
  • Dallas Cop Charged With Killing Black Neighbor in His Apartment Has Been Fired

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    Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter after the shooting

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:53:29 -0400
  • Michelle Obama calls out 'nastiness of our politics' during voting rally

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    Michelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" to vote.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:23:47 -0400
  • Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill

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    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:58:46 -0400
  • Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?'

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    The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:44:10 -0400
  • Lisa Murkowski Hints FBI Probe Needed For Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations

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    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) suggested on Tuesday she would support an FBI

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:57:28 -0400
  • Texas Boy Thought to Be Nonverbal Can Speak After Dentist Discovers He's 'Tongue-Tied'

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    Within 12 hours of surgery, Mason Motz was having conversations for the first time.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:54:49 -0400
  • Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

    Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved comedian’s downfall from “America’s Dad” to convicted felon.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:55:37 -0400
  • Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

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    Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:39:47 -0400
  • Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media

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    Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:17:17 -0400
  • Stormy Daniels defamation case against Trump set to be dismissed, judge signals

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    The judge presiding over Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump has said the president was engaging in free speech when he posted a controversial tweet about the adult film actor. US District Judge James S Otero has not yet made a decision in the case, but appeared to support Mr Trump’s attorneys during a hearing, saying the message “appears to be rhetorical hyperbole by a public official involving a public figure”. The tweet in question arrived after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and her attorney released a composite sketch of the man they said approached her in a parking lot after she agreed to publish an interview about her alleged affair with Mr Trump.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:19 -0400
  • Rumors Flew That Rod Rosenstein Resigned or Was Fired. Here's Why It Would Matter Which Happened

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    Rumors swirled Monday that Rod Rosenstein was about to resign or be fired. Here's why it would matter which one happened.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:01:29 -0400
  • Retrial begins for man accused in woman's burning death

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    BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinton Tellis is the man on trial for killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, but much of the first day's testimony focused on emergency workers' reports that Jessica Chambers told them an "Eric" had attacked her.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:56:58 -0400
  • Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles from the Burt Reynolds Collection

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    Yes, there's a black and gold Trans Am among them,

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:05:00 -0400
  • Brett Kavanaugh Hits Back at Accusers in Fiery Letter: 'I Will Not Be Intimidated Into Withdrawing'

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    "The last-minute character assassinations will not succeed," he wrote.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:40:15 -0400
  • Iran says 'jihadist separatists' behind attack as probe points to IS

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    Iran identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a series of arrests.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:10:29 -0400
  • The Latest: Dallas officer's attorney says firing unfair

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    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the firing of a white Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor in the man's own apartment (all times local):

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:38:16 -0400
  • GE shares at 9-year low amid latest power woes

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    Shares of General Electric fell again on Tuesday, adding to losses following the company's latest woes in its slumping power division. The industrial conglomerate, which was bumped from the prestigious Dow index in June, fell 2.5 percent in late-morning trading to $11.45.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:26:56 -0400
  • Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump

    Duke Energy said Monday that results from water samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:11:03 -0400
  • U.S. sanctions Venezuela officials, Trump slams Maduro

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    The measure sanctioned six officials in Maduro's "inner circle," including Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, and "blocked" a $20 million private jet identified as belonging to a front-man of a top official. "Today, socialism has bankrupted the oil-rich nation and driven its people into abject poverty," Trump said in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly. "We ask the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela," he said.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:09:28 -0400
  • CNN Perfectly Sums Up Confusion Surrounding Rod Rosenstein

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    If the reported possible ouster of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:59:30 -0400
  • How a Breakthrough Therapy Helped Two Paralyzed People Walk Again—Years After Their Injuries

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    'The spinal cord can relearn to walk again'

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:07:04 -0400
  • Pit bull hit by car on Long Island may have saved child

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    Jayden, 12, said the driver blew through a stop sign, dodged a parked car and then hit his dog, Niko. Jayden believes Niko protected him by getting between him and the car.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:36:41 -0400
  • Eerie images showcase the hidden abandoned beauty of de facto republic

    These images show eerily beautiful scenes of abandonment captured by British photographer James Kerwin in Abkhazia on the Black Sea.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:47 -0400
  • Turkey sends reinforcements to Syria's Idlib

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    Turkey beefed up its military positions in Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib Tuesday as the clock ticked down on a mid-October deadline to remove jihadists from the area. Further complicating Turkey's task, a war monitor said hundreds of members of the Islamic State group were transferred by the regime to the northwestern region from eastern Syria. Russia, the government's main ally, and Turkey, the rebels' top sponsor, agreed last week in Sochi on a plan meant to avert a large-scale regime offensive on Idlib.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:44:50 -0400
  • Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops

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    William Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:01 -0400
  • NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

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    Scientists can now see their probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago -- but the vintage robot hasn't shown any signs of life.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:32:14 -0400
  • Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:23:35 -0400
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