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1 Apr 11:55pm Updated Second woman accuses Joe Biden of unwanted touching
A second woman has come forward in an interview with a Connecticut newspaper to allege that former Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately.
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Brexit votes: MPs fail to back proposals again 1 Apr 11:42pm Updated Brexit votes: MPs fail to back proposals again
Theresa May will hold a crunch cabinet meeting on Tuesday to work out what to do next.
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Impasse Over Aid for Puerto Rico Stalls Billions in Federal Disaster Relief 1 Apr 11:34pm Updated Impasse Over Aid for Puerto Rico Stalls Billions in Federal Disaster Relief
The Senate voted down two disaster aid bills as Republicans and Democrats clashed over President Trump’s opposition to sending more food and infrastructure help to Puerto Rico.
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Pete Buttigieg Says He Raised $7 Million in First Quarter for 2020 Bid 1 Apr 11:11pm Updated Pete Buttigieg Says He Raised $7 Million in First Quarter for 2020 Bid
The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., little known just a few months ago, has raised his political profile and online following in recent weeks.
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Whistle-Blower Tells Congress of Irregularities in White House Security Clearances 1 Apr 10:49pm Updated Whistle-Blower Tells Congress of Irregularities in White House Security Clearances
A manager in the White House’s Personnel Security Office said administration officials granted clearances to at least 25 people whose applications had been denied by career employees.
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1 Apr 10:20pm Updated Kamala Harris pulled in $12 million for presidential bid, campaign says
Sen. Kamala Harris raised a solid $12 million for her presidential campaign during the first fundraising quarter of the 2020 campaign season, her aides announced Monday night.
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1 Apr 9:27pm Nielsen leaving overseas meetings, bowing out of G7 to deal with southern border situation
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving bilateral security meetings with European officials early -- and bowing out of the G7 Interior Ministers' Meeting in Paris -- to head back to Washington to continue managing the situation at the southern border, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.
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Trump Celebrates Criminal Justice Overhaul Amid Doubts It Will Be Fully Funded 1 Apr 9:26pm Updated Trump Celebrates Criminal Justice Overhaul Amid Doubts It Will Be Fully Funded
Months after a major bipartisan bill passed, President Trump is promoting the criminal justice law known as the First Step Act.
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1 Apr 9:19pm Updated White House Whistle-Blower Did the Unexpected: She Returned to Work
“She wasn’t looking to go public,” Tricia Newbold’s lawyer said. “But her back was to the wall and she did what she had to do.”
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Avocado Shortages and Price Spikes: How Trump’s Border Closing Would Hit U.S. 1 Apr 9:05pm Updated Avocado Shortages and Price Spikes: How Trump’s Border Closing Would Hit U.S.
The president says shutting the border will punish Mexico, but economists say the economic damage to the United States would resemble the aftermath of a natural disaster.
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Drastic times call for bold thinking as Brexit deadline looms 1 Apr 8:52pm Drastic times call for bold thinking as Brexit deadline looms
Another evening of knife-edge votes on Brexit in the House of Commons, but another evening of indecision too.
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1 Apr 7:39pm Fact-check: Can Trump close the border?
President Donald Trump re-upped his threat to close the southern border on Friday, tweeting that "if Mexico doesn't immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States throug (sic) our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week."
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Crisis Brexit cabinet after divided Commons fails again 1 Apr 7:36pm Crisis Brexit cabinet after divided Commons fails again
Theresa May and her bitterly divided cabinet will meet for five hours of crisis talks in a desperate attempt to salvage her EU withdrawal agreement after MPs rejected four variations of a "soft Brexit".
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1 Apr 7:30pm The Point: 5 facts to remember about the immigration debate
President Donald Trump and his White House are making -- or contemplating -- a series of moves at the southern US border aimed at addressing (his critics would say escalating) the ongoing immigration crisis.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Joe Biden in the Modern Age 1 Apr 7:24pm Updated On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Joe Biden in the Modern Age
In the On Politics newsletter: Mr. Biden, whose physical style with friends as well as strangers is no secret, now finds himself caught up in a major generational reckoning.
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China Purchases Could Undercut Trump’s Larger Trade Goal 1 Apr 7:22pm Updated China Purchases Could Undercut Trump’s Larger Trade Goal
A trade deal could result in China promising to buy hundreds of billions of dollars of American products. It could further cement Beijing’s role in the economy.
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1 Apr 7:17pm Disaster relief legislation fails to advance in Senate amid Puerto Rico funding fight
The Senate is set to vote Monday on two competing disaster relief bills, neither of which is expected to pass, according to aides in both parties.
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1 Apr 7:01pm Updated Buttigieg officiates wedding for young couple right before their baby is delivered
Pete Buttigieg got a reminder of the value in pausing, even in the midst of a busy presidential campaign.
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A Jewish Councilman Who Said ‘Palestine Does Not Exist’ Loses Seat on Immigration Committee 1 Apr 6:41pm Updated A Jewish Councilman Who Said ‘Palestine Does Not Exist’ Loses Seat on Immigration Committee
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the New York City councilman, Kalman Yeger, should lose his committee seat if he does not apologize.
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1 Apr 6:29pm GOP disaster relief bill fails to advance in Senate amid Puerto Rico funding fight
The Senate is set to vote Monday on two competing disaster relief bills, neither of which is expected to pass, according to aides in both parties.
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1 Apr 6:28pm Hickenlooper defends his disapproval of Green New Deal by touting record on climate change
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't running away from his record on climate change.
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Brexit: What alternative plans did MPs vote on? 1 Apr 5:38pm Brexit: What alternative plans did MPs vote on?
MPs took part in a second round of votes on alternative Brexit proposals.
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May loses leverage as Commons impasse goes on 1 Apr 5:21pm May loses leverage as Commons impasse goes on
Once again, MPs have voted against all alternative options put before them, including a customs union, a Norway model including single market membership, revoking Article 50 and a second referendum.
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1 Apr 5:14pm Senate to vote on disaster relief amid fight over Puerto Rico funding
The Senate is set to vote Monday on two competing disaster relief bills, neither of which is expected to pass, according to aides in both parties.
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MPs reject four Brexit alternatives as deadlock continues 1 Apr 5:06pm MPs reject four Brexit alternatives as deadlock continues
MPs remain divided on how to solve the Brexit deadlock, after a series of alternatives to Theresa May's deal failed to get a majority in the Commons for a second time.
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1 Apr 4:46pm US suspends delivery of F-35 jet equipment to Turkey
The Pentagon has halted the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 jet to Turkey due to Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 missile system.
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1 Apr 4:40pm Updated White House is considering appointing an immigration czar
The White House is considering appointing a "border or immigration czar" to oversee the administration's efforts to contain and manage a surge in migrants crossing the southern US border, a source familiar with the discussions told CNN.
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1 Apr 4:32pm Freshman Democrat offers a new Medicare buy-in proposal
There's a new entry into the rising Democratic debate over wide-ranging overhauls of the US health care system, this one from a House Democratic freshman who flipped a Republican district in 2018.
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Ben Ray Luján, High-Ranking House Democrat, Will Run for Senate in New Mexico 1 Apr 4:27pm Updated Ben Ray Luján, High-Ranking House Democrat, Will Run for Senate in New Mexico
Mr. Luján is a trusted ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and was seen as a possible candidate to replace her when she retired.
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Article 50: MPs debate six-million-signature petition 1 Apr 4:22pm Updated Article 50: MPs debate six-million-signature petition
The petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked has attracted more than six million signatures.
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Brexit: What alternative plans are MPs voting on? 1 Apr 4:16pm Updated Brexit: What alternative plans are MPs voting on?
On Monday, MPs will take part in a second round of votes on alternative Brexit proposals.
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Brexit: MPs vote on next steps 1 Apr 3:57pm Brexit: MPs vote on next steps
MPs have voted on the next steps for Brexit, including the Common Market 2.0 plan allowing free movement.
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1 Apr 3:56pm Updated Fairfax accusers detail assault allegations in new interviews
Two women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson, have given national television interviews to detail their allegations of sexual assault against Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
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1 Apr 3:38pm 2 versions of census prepared, with and without citizenship question
The Census Bureau said Monday that it has prepared two versions of the paper and electronic survey for next year: one including the citizenship question and one without it.
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1 Apr 3:30pm Updated Who is Lucy Flores? Biden accuser has challenged political power structure before
Former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores on Friday accused former Vice President Joe Biden of making her feel "uneasy, gross, and confused" when he came up behind her at a campaign event in 2014 and kissed the back of her head.
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Brexit: MPs voting on next steps 1 Apr 3:02pm Updated Brexit: MPs voting on next steps
MPs are voting on the next steps for Brexit, including the Common Market 2.0 plan allowing free movement.
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As DeVos Eases Sexual Assault Rules, Her Old High School May Provide a Test Case 1 Apr 2:56pm Updated As DeVos Eases Sexual Assault Rules, Her Old High School May Provide a Test Case
A lawsuit against Holland Christian High School has turned Betsy DeVos’s alma mater into Exhibit A as the education secretary moves to lighten the rules governing school sexual assault.
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Brexit: MPs debate next steps ahead of indicative vote 1 Apr 2:50pm Updated Brexit: MPs debate next steps ahead of indicative vote
MPs debate next steps for Brexit, including the Common Market 2.0 plan allowing free movement.
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As DeVos Eases Sexual Assault Rules, Her High School Stands Accused of Breaking Them 1 Apr 1:55pm As DeVos Eases Sexual Assault Rules, Her High School Stands Accused of Breaking Them
A lawsuit against Holland Christian High School has turned Betsy DeVos’s alma mater into Exhibit A as the education secretary moves to lighten the rules governing school sexual assault.
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1 Apr 1:43pm Updated Trump admin. orders faster personnel surge to border, wants more asylum seekers returned to Mexico
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday directed Customs and Border Protection to speed its planned surge of 750 officers to assist the US Border Patrol along areas of the southern border where there has been a influx of migrants crossing into the US from Mexico.
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1 Apr 1:16pm Updated Top House Democrat Ben Ray Luján announces Senate campaign
Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, announced on Monday a campaign for the open US Senate seat in New Mexico.
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Rancor and Raw Emotion Surface in Supreme Court Death Penalty Ruling 1 Apr 1:12pm Updated Rancor and Raw Emotion Surface in Supreme Court Death Penalty Ruling
In a 5-to-4 decision, the justices ruled against an inmate with a rare medical condition and debated the ground rules for capital punishment.
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Protesters strip off during House of Commons Brexit debate 1 Apr 12:47pm Protesters strip off during House of Commons Brexit debate
A group of protesters have been arrested after stripping off in the Houses of Commons as MPs debated Brexit.
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Trump Celebrates Criminal Justice Overhaul, but His Budget Barely Funds It 1 Apr 12:35pm Updated Trump Celebrates Criminal Justice Overhaul, but His Budget Barely Funds It
Months after a major bipartisan bill passed, President Trump is promoting the criminal justice law known as the First Step Act.
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Brexit: Labour to support Norway-style EU proposal 1 Apr 12:28pm Updated Brexit: Labour to support Norway-style EU proposal
MPs debate next steps for Brexit, including the Common Market 2.0 plan allowing free movement.
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1 Apr 12:13pm US carries out first airstrikes in Yemen in nearly 3 months
The US military carried out a series of six airstrikes in Yemen last week targeting the local al Qaeda affiliate there.
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1 Apr 12:10pm Joe Biden sticks to the script with Lucy Flores
The script by now is familiar:
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1 Apr 11:54am Updated Supreme Court denies request to block Planned Parenthood lawsuit over video
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to block a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against a group that secretly filmed employees and later released a video, allowing it to go forward in lower courts.
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1 Apr 11:38am Collins asks Justice Dept. to not support strikedown of Affordable Care Act
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the Senate, is asking the Justice Department to reverse its recent support of a total strikedown of the Affordable Care Act, saying the job of eliminating aspects of the health care law should be left to Congress.
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The N.R.A.’s Strength Is Being Tested by a New Domestic Violence Act Provision 1 Apr 11:30am Updated The N.R.A.’s Strength Is Being Tested by a New Domestic Violence Act Provision
The National Rifle Association is trying to defeat a provision in the new Violence Against Women Act that could deny firearms to abusive boyfriends. But Congress is changing.
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1 Apr 11:02am Updated Biden tries to defuse first crisis
Joe Biden is facing the first crisis of his yet-to-be-official, front-running 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.
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Article 50 and Canada Plus: Brexit jargon explained 1 Apr 10:59am Article 50 and Canada Plus: Brexit jargon explained
Don't know the difference between a Canada-style deal and Canada plus? Or who the DUP are and why they keep voting against the PM's deal? Flip the cards below to get clued up on the jargon which has dominated news bulletins for months.
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A Jewish Councilman Said ‘Palestine Does Not Exist.’ Now He May Be Punished. 1 Apr 10:58am Updated A Jewish Councilman Said ‘Palestine Does Not Exist.’ Now He May Be Punished.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the New York City councilman, Kalman Yeger, should lose his committee seat if he does not apologize.
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1 Apr 10:49am Updated Democrats to authorize subpoena for full Mueller report
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler will authorize a subpoena this week to obtain the full, unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, teeing up a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration over the nearly 400-page report.
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Who Is Lucy Flores, the Woman Accusing Joe Biden of Kissing Her? 1 Apr 10:31am Updated Who Is Lucy Flores, the Woman Accusing Joe Biden of Kissing Her?
Ms. Flores, 39, is a former Nevada state assemblywoman who lost campaigns to become the state’s lieutenant governor and to represent the Fourth District in Congress.
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Unbuttoned: Hey, Governor, What Are You Wearing? 1 Apr 9:21am Unbuttoned: Hey, Governor, What Are You Wearing?
J.B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, gets daily dress code recommendations, and he’s not alone. Welcome to the latest sign of the times.
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1 Apr 9:13am Technical issues cause flight delays for several major airlines
Several major US airlines were reporting malfunctions with flight planning software early Monday morning, leading to delays across the country.
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Brexit: What are MPs voting on? 1 Apr 8:46am Updated Brexit: What are MPs voting on?
On Monday, MPs will take part in a second round of votes on alternative Brexit proposals.
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Article 50: MPs set to debate six-million-signature petition 1 Apr 8:39am Article 50: MPs set to debate six-million-signature petition
The petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked has attracted more than six million signatures.
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What is a customs union? 1 Apr 8:24am What is a customs union?
Britain's future relationship with the European Union now seems to hinge on the issue of a customs union.
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1 Apr 7:54am Updated Pete Buttigieg says his team raised more than $7 million in first quarter
Potential 2020 Democratic contender Pete Buttigieg has raised over $7 million in the first quarter of the year, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor announced on Twitter Monday morning.
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Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa 1 Apr 7:22am Updated Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa
In an influence campaign that is worrying the Pentagon, Russia’s weapons sales, military training programs and security agreements are growing across Africa.
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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime 1 Apr 6:45am Updated Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime
Nurses and teachers could be held accountable for not reporting concerns about children at risk from violent crime.
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Rees-Mogg denies promoting German anti-Islam party 1 Apr 5:45am Rees-Mogg denies promoting German anti-Islam party
Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he does not support a far-right German political party after being accused of "promoting" a speech by its leader attacking the EU.
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Sidebar: A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He’s Gay. Now, the Supreme Court Could Hear His Appeal. 1 Apr 5:00am Sidebar: A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He’s Gay. Now, the Supreme Court Could Hear His Appeal.
One juror in the 1993 case suggested that sentencing Charles Rhines to life in prison surrounded by other men would “be sending him where he wants to go.”
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1 Apr 12:05am Updated On Politics: Biden Accused of Inappropriate Touching
A former Nevada legislator, Lucy Flores, said former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched and kissed her during a campaign event in 2014.
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