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41m Updated President Trump raises more than $100 million for 2020 re-election
President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle that is more than two years away, giving him a massive financial advantage over a crowded field of potential Democratic contenders jockeying to challenge him in 2020.
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Pepper the robot questioned by MPs on AI1h 12m Pepper the robot questioned by MPs on AI
A robot has faced questions from a House of Commons select committee for the first time.
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Speaker John Bercow should quit, says Maria Miller after Commons bullying report1h 26m Updated Speaker John Bercow should quit, says Maria Miller after Commons bullying report
The Speaker is under pressure after a critical report into bullying and harassment in the Commons.
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Universal credit rollout delayed yet again1h 42m Updated Universal credit rollout delayed yet again
Documents reveal plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds to address problems with the system.
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Brexit: Theresa May seeks cabinet unity ahead of EU summit1h 43m Brexit: Theresa May seeks cabinet unity ahead of EU summit
Theresa May is seeking to rally senior ministers behind her as talks enter a critical phase.
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Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence1h 57m Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence
Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people.
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU2h Updated Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, after the 2016 referendum.
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Bercow faces calls to quit over bullying MPs report2h Bercow faces calls to quit over bullying MPs report
John Bercow is facing calls to quit over a report that found "serious problems" with the way bullying allegations against MPs are treated in parliament.
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2h Republicans are fretting over the Democratic money advantage in midterms
Republican operatives working to hold onto the party's House majority are increasingly worried about the so-called "green wave" of money flowing to Democratic candidates in the final weeks before the midterms.
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UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years3h Updated UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years
Wages rose at an annual pace of 3.1% in the three months to August, official figures show.
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Brexit: Cabinet meeting kicks off crucial 48 hours4h Updated Brexit: Cabinet meeting kicks off crucial 48 hours
Theresa May is seeking to rally senior ministers behind her as talks enter a critical phase.
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PM prepares to make Brexit case to the European Council9h PM prepares to make Brexit case to the European Council
Vital meetings are being held on both sides of the Channel today which could help decide if a Brexit deal can be reached in the next few weeks.
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10h Updated Washington governor slams plan to use West Coast military bases to ship coal, natural gas
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee called a Trump administration proposal to use West Coast military bases and federal properties to ship coal and natural gas to Asia "reckless" and "harebrained."
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11h Updated Suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collins residence in Maine
Authorities are looking into a "suspicious letter" delivered to the residence of Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Bangor, Maine, local law enforcement said at a news conference Monday.
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12h Harvard trial opens with challenge to recruitment practices
In the first day of a trial focused on Harvard's admissions process, lawyers challenging the Ivy League campus laid out multiple ways that they allege it discriminates against Asian Americans, beginning with its recruitment practices.
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13h Comment period for proposal on DC protests ends tonight
A proposal that would change how protests can be held around some of the capital's most iconic sites has attracted a sizable public response, including opposition from several Democratic members of Congress.
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14h Democrats need Latino voters -- but fret too many will skip the midterms
Latino voters are angry at President Donald Trump. But that doesn't mean their anger will carry Democrats into House and Senate majorities in November.
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14h Updated American Bar Association drops review into Kavanaugh allegations
The American Bar Association will no longer review its "well qualified" rating of Justice Brett Kavanaugh now that the Senate confirmed him, an ABA official told CNN Monday.
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14h Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forward with two hearings for judicial nominees during the congressional recess despite their objections.
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16h Updated Former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI investigators
Former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member James Wolfe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lying to the FBI about his contacts with a reporter.
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17h Updated Trump tours hurricane-ravaged Florida and Georgia
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump toured hurricane ravaged Florida on Monday, five days after Hurricane Michael made landfall.
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Voters split over post-Brexit economy, survey suggests18h Voters split over post-Brexit economy, survey suggests
One-third of Britons think the UK will be better off, but the same amount think it will be worse.
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Firearms debate axed amid rebellion talk18h Firearms debate axed amid rebellion talk
Tory MPs were planning to oppose a total ban on "high energy" rifles in the Offensive Weapons Bill.
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Brexit: Are you optimistic or pessimistic?18h Brexit: Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
As the Brexit talks enter the final stages, new research shows that British voters are split on whether they think it will be good for the country.
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19h Updated Is Harvard fair? Historic affirmative action trial begins Monday
A lawsuit against Harvard brought on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission goes to trial on Monday in one of the most consequential race cases in decades, with affirmative action policies across the country at stake.
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19h Hurricane Michael forces campaigning to the sidelines in competitive Florida races
Hurricane Michael has come and gone, but the recovery effort to deal with the damage it left behind has upended the highly competitive campaigns for US Senate and governor.
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19h Updated Pressure on Mnuchin rises as top CEOs pull out of Saudi conference
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to go to Riyadh for a high-profile economic summit later this month, even as top bank executives and investors continued to drop out after the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist.
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Corbyn: Another nothing-has-changed moment21h Corbyn: Another nothing-has-changed moment
The Labour leader accuses Theresa May of "Groundhog Day" over the progress of trade talks with the EU.
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22h Updated The Point: Why women are dominating the early 2020 jockeying
Even before the 2018 election, we already know one of the winners: Women. And Democratic women in particular.
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Claire Perry on Commons bullying claims and Bercow behaviour23h Claire Perry on Commons bullying claims and Bercow behaviour
A Conservative minister who has clashed with the Speaker on the culture in the House of Commons and how MPs and staff are treated.
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Energy minister admits she drives a diesel car24h Energy minister admits she drives a diesel car
The energy minister has insisted people should "change their lives" to stop irreversible climate change - but faced a grilling from Sky News on her own record.
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What may happen in critical week for Brexit - and PM26h What may happen in critical week for Brexit - and PM
It's crunch time for Brexit and Theresa May's leadership and this week could bring resignations, leadership crises, or a last-minute deal. He is what may happen...
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May seeks Brexit update after talks break down26h May seeks Brexit update after talks break down
Theresa May is expected to give an update on Brexit negotations this afternoon, a day after high level talks between negotiators broke down after little more than an hour.
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26h The many ways the Senate could go on Election Night
House forecast: Democrats will win 229 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 206 seats. A Democratic win of 205 seats and 262 seats is within the margin of error.
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26h Politicians, groups turn to digital advertising in race to turn out voters for midterms
Digital advertising is soaring ahead of next month's midterm elections, as candidates, political parties and outside groups adopt new ways to target voters, including the millennials who make up a growing share of the US population.
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Three years of weak growth forecast for UK amid Brexit fears27h Three years of weak growth forecast for UK amid Brexit fears
Britain's economy faces three years of weak economic growth which could be dented even further in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to a respected forecasting body.
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