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Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington1h 14m Updated Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington
The casino magnate and his wife, initially skeptical of President Trump, are thrilled with some of his policies and have donated $55 million to Republican campaigns.
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China Demands U.S. Withdraw Sanctions Imposed Over Military Purchases From Russia1h 31m Updated China Demands U.S. Withdraw Sanctions Imposed Over Military Purchases From Russia
Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.
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Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Endorse His Opponent in Campaign Ads1h 42m Updated Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Endorse His Opponent in Campaign Ads
The siblings say their brother’s extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.
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Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It.1h 42m Updated Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It.
The judge’s fate, and the Senate’s treatment of his accuser, have the makings of a pivot point in American politics — a wrenching apex in the struggle over the status of American women and abortion.
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Campaign Signs Vandalized With Swastikas and Racist Graffiti in New Jersey1h 46m Campaign Signs Vandalized With Swastikas and Racist Graffiti in New Jersey
Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled across a campaign banner for Representative Josh Gottheimer and the home of a supporter who had put the sign on his lawn.
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Judiciary Committee1h 49m Updated Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Judiciary Committee
The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.
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2h The 100-keg quest: Kavanaugh classmate Mark Judge details senior year at Georgetown Prep
A goal of drinking 100 beer kegs by the end of senior year. A party with a stripper. A student falling through ceilings at house parties. These are new details coming to light in Mark Judge's descriptions of his days as a Georgetown Prep student.
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Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party Conference2h Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party Conference
Labour went back to the 80s as the party returned to Liverpool for its party conference.
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2h Updated Bill Nelson campaign donated only half of donations it received from Al Franken group
Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign donated only half of the money it received from former Sen. Al Franken's political action committee, a review of federal elections records reveals.
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3h Senate Judiciary Committee adviser working on Kavanaugh nomination resigns
Garrett Ventry, a communications adviser to the Senate Judiciary Committee's GOP majority who had been working on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, resigned on Friday prior to the publication of a report about a past sexual harassment allegation against him.
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Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Have Endorsed His Opponent in Campaign Ads3h Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Have Endorsed His Opponent in Campaign Ads
The siblings say their brother’s extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.
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White House Memo: Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency3h Updated White House Memo: Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency
The deputy attorney general’s reported discussion last year of a mechanism to remove the president showed just how fractured the team around President Trump is.
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Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Senate Committee3h Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Says She’s Willing to Testify Before Senate Committee
The decision by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, came after days of uncertainty over whether she would appear at a hearing and answer questions about her accusations of sexual assault.
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3h Updated Grassley agrees to give Ford more time to decide on Senate testimony
The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely propose holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
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6h Updated US-China trade talks stall amid tariff standoff
Negotiations between the United States and China have stalled after President Donald Trump ordered new tariffs on Chinese goods.
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6h White House furniture finds nouveau life in the Blue Room
Two hundred years ago, President James Monroe purchased 53 pieces of gilded French furniture for what is now the White House Blue Room. The price tag of $18,417.17 briefly drew the ire of the legislative branch, according to the White House Historical Association.
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7h Updated Claire McCaskill targeted by Islamophobic radio ad in Missouri Senate race
An ad airing on Missouri radio attempts to rally voters against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by warning that she supports "teaching about Islam" in schools.
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FEMA Chief Brock Long Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles8h FEMA Chief Brock Long Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles
Brock Long will have to reimburse the government for misusing government vehicles to travel to and from his home — but will keep his job.
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Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Could Prove Costly for Government8h Updated Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Could Prove Costly for Government
The government had a clear obligation to reimburse insurers for assistance provided to low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge says.
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McDonnell: No borrowing needed to renationalise rail8h McDonnell: No borrowing needed to renationalise rail
John McDonnell has said Britain's rail industry can be renationalised without the need to borrow money.
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Labour promises paid leave for domestic violence victims9h Labour promises paid leave for domestic violence victims
Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler says the policy will tackle the "hidden killer" of domestic violence.
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Gender Letter: Christine Blasey Ford Pushes Back: Here’s What Might Happen Next9h Updated Gender Letter: Christine Blasey Ford Pushes Back: Here’s What Might Happen Next
As of Friday, Dr. Blasey had ruled out the possibility of testifying at a Monday hearing, but seemed open to doing so later in the week.
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Labour could renationalise railways in five years - McDonnell9h Updated Labour could renationalise railways in five years - McDonnell
John McDonnell says he will create a Treasury unit to oversee the party's plans for more public ownership.
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10h Updated Trump unleashes on Kavanaugh accuser
President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanugh of sexual assault, claiming that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities".
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10h Updated Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU11h 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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13h Updated Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Duke Energy Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.
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Labour Conference: Can Jeremy Corbyn keep the party united?16h Labour Conference: Can Jeremy Corbyn keep the party united?
Labour Party members head to Liverpool for their annual conference.
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Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford17h Updated Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford
Dr. Blasey, who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to agree to testimony terms, Charles Grassley said late Friday night.
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FEMA Administrator Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles18h FEMA Administrator Must Reimburse U.S. for Misuse of Agency Vehicles
Brock Long will have to reimburse the government for misusing government vehicles to travel to and from his home — but will keep his job.
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18h Updated Sources: Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly taping Trump
In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday.
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On Politics: This Week’s Biggest Stories18h On Politics: This Week’s Biggest Stories
From the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to developments in the Russia investigation, it’s been a busy week in American politics.
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At Missouri Rally, Trump Casts Midterm Elections as Referendum on Presidency18h Updated At Missouri Rally, Trump Casts Midterm Elections as Referendum on Presidency
The event resembled a boisterous re-election pep rally for the president rather than an effort to lift Josh Hawley, the Republican attorney general running for Senate.
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Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was ‘as Bad as She Says,’ Charges Would Have Been Filed18h Updated Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was ‘as Bad as She Says,’ Charges Would Have Been Filed
President Trump said in a Twitter post that if the alleged attack “was as bad as she says,” charges would have been filed.
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Brexit compromise still possible, Donald Tusk says19h Updated Brexit compromise still possible, Donald Tusk says
The European Council president said it was in fact Theresa May who was "uncompromising" over her plan.
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Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Clash Over ‘Jim Crow,’ Immigration and Kavanaugh in Debate19h Updated Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Clash Over ‘Jim Crow,’ Immigration and Kavanaugh in Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.
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Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.20h Updated Can Nafta Be Saved? These Two Negotiators Are Trying.
For more than a year, Canada’s foreign minister and the United States trade representative have been locked in intense negotiations to rewrite the trade pact.
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U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria’s Civil War Enters Climactic Phase20h Updated U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria’s Civil War Enters Climactic Phase
The Trump administration insists on Geneva-based peace talks as Russia and Turkey promote a truce in Syria. And it wants to keep U.S. troops in the east.
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Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results20h Google C.E.O. Denies Allegations of Political Bias in Search Results
Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff on Friday that the company does not alter search results for political gain.
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21h Man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump captured in Ohio
A man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been captured in Ohio, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday.
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Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration and Law Enforcement in Debate22h Updated Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration and Law Enforcement in Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’22h Updated Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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22h Updated New York Times: Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly taping Trump
In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday.
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22h Updated Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash Into River
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.
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Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Is Said to Have Proposed Diverting Funds to Manafort and Gates22h Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Is Said to Have Proposed Diverting Funds to Manafort and Gates
White House aides warned that such a move could look like an attempt to influence former campaign aides facing charges in the special counsel inquiry.
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22h Reminder: The 25th Amendment requires political apocalypse
People are again talking about using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove President Donald Trump from office, and they're doing it more seriously.
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Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment23h Updated Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
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Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration in First Debate23h Updated Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration in First Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.
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In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents23h Updated In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents
In a tweet on Friday morning, Mr. Trump said that instead of an immediate release, Justice Department officials would review the documents.
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23h Updated Senate Judiciary Committee proposes Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first
The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely propose holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
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Marilyn Lloyd, 89, Tennessee Trailblazer in Congress, Dies23h Marilyn Lloyd, 89, Tennessee Trailblazer in Congress, Dies
A conservative Democrat, she replaced her husband on the ballot when he was killed in a plane crash in 1974. She went on to serve 10 terms.
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23h Updated The Point: 5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report
The New York Times published an explosive report Friday afternoon, claiming, via anonymous sources, that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein openly speculated about wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump and floated the idea of building support within the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
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Many Voters Tend to Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Even if They Question Her Motive24h Updated Many Voters Tend to Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Even if They Question Her Motive
In a Pennsylvania swing district, voters are gripped by the allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and divided over them.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: ‘I Found My Voice’24h Updated On Politics With Lisa Lerer: ‘I Found My Voice’
Readers respond to the wave of women in politics, Kansas City barbecue, and insights into the most competitive House races.
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Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Set for First Debate Friday Night24h Updated Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Set for First Debate Friday Night
The Texas political rivals have spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.
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25h Updated US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal
Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal for the 2018 fiscal year, according to army officials.
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The 25th Amendment: The Difficult Process to Remove a President25h The 25th Amendment: The Difficult Process to Remove a President
The author of an anonymous essay in The New York Times writes that some advisers around President Trump discussed invoking the amendment, but the talk did not move forward because “no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.”
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25h Updated The Conservative Lawyer Behind a Bizarre Kavanaugh Defense Theory
Edward Whelan, a prominent conservative lawyer, is facing a backlash after he suggested that Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, may have confused him with someone else.
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25h Republican super PAC boosts spending in Likely and Lean Republican districts
Entering the stretch run of the 2018 midterm elections, the ad wars are escalating. One major Republican group is playing defense, pouring money into GOP-held seats in races CNN has considered Likely or Lean Republican in Key Race Ratings.
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Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly About Trump With Mueller’s Prosecutors26h Updated Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly About Trump With Mueller’s Prosecutors
The interviews with the special counsel are a new sign of the special counsel’s progress in getting firsthand accounts from key players.
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26h Updated Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first
The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely propose holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
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Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence26h Updated Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence
Homeowners and businesses will have to pay more for lumber, steel, aluminum and other materials because of President Trump’s trade policy.
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Conservative Pundit Points Finger at Another Man to Deflect from Kavanaugh26h Updated Conservative Pundit Points Finger at Another Man to Deflect from Kavanaugh
Conservative lawyer Edward Whelan’s theory that Christine Blasey Ford was attacked by a classmate of Brett M. Kavanaugh’s has heads shaking — and Mr. Whelan apologizing.
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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’27h Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
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Congressman Is Criticized for Joking That Justice Ginsburg Was ‘Groped’ by Lincoln27h Congressman Is Criticized for Joking That Justice Ginsburg Was ‘Groped’ by Lincoln
Ralph Norman, Republican of South Carolina, was making a reference to the recent allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
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Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment27h Updated Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
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Black Candidate Wants to Know Who Called 911 as She Talked to Voters27h Black Candidate Wants to Know Who Called 911 as She Talked to Voters
Shelia Stubbs is headed for the Wisconsin legislature. The caller thought her car was part of a drug deal. Her mother, 71, and child, 8, were inside.
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Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment28h Updated Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.
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28h Updated Georgia district is ordered to redo primary election after voting errors
A judge said he will order a Georgia Legislature district to redo a primary election between two Republicans because errors in voter data called the results into question.
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29h Updated Christine Blasey Ford to speak with FBI about death threats
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will speak to the FBI on Friday in San Francisco about the death threats against her, a source close to Ford tells CNN.
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Brexit: What happens next?29h Brexit: What happens next?
With Brexit talks in deadlock, what might happen between now and the official departure day next March?
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Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks29h Updated Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks
Theresa May says it is "not acceptable" for EU leaders to reject her plan without an alternative.
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Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Prompting Shutdown29h Updated Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Prompting Shutdown
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached, potentially spilling coal ash into the nearby Cape River.
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29h Updated Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation
President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to back away from his earlier demand for the "immediate declassification" of various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation, kicking the issue instead to the Justice Department watchdog.
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Jeremy Corbyn defends Labour racism inquiry31h Updated Jeremy Corbyn defends Labour racism inquiry
Jim Dempster is said to have told officials that no-one would have seen Scottish government minister Humza Yousaf "under his burka".
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32h Updated US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its "malign activities," including attacks on American elections.
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32h Updated Ford seeks to shift the balance of power in Kavanaugh drama
Christine Blasey Ford is seeking answers to a question that could define the rest of her life -- one that deterred her from going public weeks ago with sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks32h Updated May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks
Theresa May says it is "not acceptable" for EU leaders to reject her plan without an alternative.
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Dianne Feinstein Rode One Court Fight to the Senate. Another Has Left Her Under Siege.32h Updated Dianne Feinstein Rode One Court Fight to the Senate. Another Has Left Her Under Siege.
Ms. Feinstein has exposed herself to withering criticism over her handling of accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a case with echoes of Clarence Thomas’s confirmation in 1991.
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In full: May statement on Salzburg summit33h In full: May statement on Salzburg summit
Theresa May says EU plans to "effectively" keep Northern Ireland in the customs union are unacceptable, adding "we will never agree to it"
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Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly With Mueller’s Prosecutors34h Updated Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly With Mueller’s Prosecutors
The interviews with the special counsel are a new sign of the special counsel’s progress in getting firsthand accounts from key players.
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Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on UK-EU trade talks34h Brexit secretary Dominic Raab on UK-EU trade talks
The Brexit secretary says the UK has "revved up the motor of these negotiations" with the EU.
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UKIP leader Gerard Batten at 2018 party conference34h UKIP leader Gerard Batten at 2018 party conference
UKIP leader Gerard Batten tells his party conference its achievements have been "truly historic", but its job was far from done.
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Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations on Testimony Next Week34h Updated Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations on Testimony Next Week
Dr. Blasey, who accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, has reopened discussions that could lead to testifying next week.
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Brexit: Chequers plan still credible, says minister35h Updated Brexit: Chequers plan still credible, says minister
Cabinet minister says 'tough words' are to be expected - as EU says Chequers 'won't work'.
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Court to rule on whether UK can halt Brexit35h Court to rule on whether UK can halt Brexit
Anti-Brexit campaigners win permission to ask Europe's highest court whether the process can be halted.
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Backstop? Cliff edge? Brexit jargon explained36h Backstop? Cliff edge? Brexit jargon explained
Brexit Day is only six months away and politicians and the media are happily spouting jargon and technical terms - here's an explainer on some of the most common.
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Ice Surveys and Neckties at Dinner: Here’s Life at an Arctic Outpost37h Updated Ice Surveys and Neckties at Dinner: Here’s Life at an Arctic Outpost
Danish soldiers, scientists and two very sturdy dogs are the only residents of Station Nord in Greenland. Like any remote outpost, there are quirky rules and rituals.
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UKIP leader links sexual grooming of girls to Islam38h UKIP leader links sexual grooming of girls to Islam
UKIP leader Gerard Batten has linked Islam to the "industrialised sexual exploitation" of girls across the country.
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Brexit: EU must compromise or no deal, says minister40h Updated Brexit: EU must compromise or no deal, says minister
Chris Grayling warns that the EU must soften its position on its "backstop" for the Irish border.
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Putting Aside Grudge, Trump Backs Ex-Rival in Tight Nevada Race42h Updated Putting Aside Grudge, Trump Backs Ex-Rival in Tight Nevada Race
The president dispensed with some of his usual bravado on Thursday and instead told an audience in a cavernous convention center in Las Vegas that the Republican majority was on a razor’s edge.
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On Politics: Kavanaugh Hearing Negotiations Continue42h Updated On Politics: Kavanaugh Hearing Negotiations Continue
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has reopened negotiations with lawmakers over a hearing next week.
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Ron DeSantis Faces Questions About Supporter’s Racist Slur42h Updated Ron DeSantis Faces Questions About Supporter’s Racist Slur
A donor to the Republican nominee for governor in Florida used a racist slur against Barack Obama on Twitter. The campaign said it wouldn’t take any more donations from him.
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