• After days of restraint, Trump lashes out at alleged Kavanaugh victim
After days of restraint, Trump lashes out at alleged Kavanaugh victim

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Eshoo relayed the accusation to Sen. Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to Democrats on the Judiciary Committee that the FBI investigated Hill's accusations against Thomas when they were still not public.

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  • Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara
Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara

Filling almost all of North Africa, the Sahara measures approximately 3,000 miles from east to west, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Borrell mentioned Trump's Saharan solution - in which Spain and other European countries would apparently have to construct the barrier on foreign soil - during a lunch in Madrid organized by the cultural...

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  • Outside groups dig in as allegation roils Kavanaugh nomination
Outside groups dig in as allegation roils Kavanaugh nomination

The delay makes it increasingly hard for Kavanaugh to win approval by October 1, when the new session of the Supreme Court begins. "I'm glad that chairman Grassley is following standard practice and regular order", McConnell said , referring to the chairman's plan to conduct "by the book with bipartisan interviews" of Kavanaugh and his accuse...

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  • Nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh thrown into crisis
Nomination of Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh thrown into crisis

Ford, 51, identified herself as the writer of a letter alleging that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both prep school students in the Washington , D.C. "He is buoyed by the immediate outpouring of support from lifelong friends, including 65 women who knew him in high school and signed a letter on Thursday attestin...

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  • Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh
Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

The magazine reported the allegation in the letter was "that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to hide the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand".

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  • Kenyan Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
Kenyan Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record

I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. "But I didn't know I'd run 2:01". That 10km time was 23 seconds faster than Dennis Kimetto's world record pace, but Kimetto ran an incredibly fast second half. The leading duo went through 25km in 1:12:24, and as Kipsang continued to fade in the second group, Kipchoge left Boit,...

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  • Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows
Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

To give a sense of the scope of inundation to come, the river's crest was expected at 19.1 feet, beating the record 17.9 feet set during Hurricane Matthew. North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters), enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters).

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  • Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac
Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Isaac was located near latitude 15.0 degrees north and longitude 65.5 degrees west.

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  • Mass evacuation underway after huge explosions near Boston
Mass evacuation underway after huge explosions near Boston

Live television images showed firefighters on high ladders, battling flames engulfing low-slung houses in Lawrence and North Andover , former mill towns about 40 km north of Boston . Police, fire, and utility crews will need to visit each of the approximately 8,600 affected homes to shut off and restart gas meters and conduct safety inspections b...

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  • The Resistance At The Kavanaugh Hearings: More Than 200 Arrests
The Resistance At The Kavanaugh Hearings: More Than 200 Arrests

Kavanaugh maintained that he views Roe v. Wade, which legalized a woman's right to obtain an abortion, as an "important precedent" during his recent Senate hearing, including when he was asked directly about the 2003 email. "I know it's frustrating to the press, but until I finish my review I'm going to defer my decision-making", Collins s...

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  • United States marks 17th anniversary of 9/11attacks
United States marks 17th anniversary of 9/11attacks

Calling it "the moment when America fought back", Trump said the fallen "took control of their destiny and changed the course of history". How hard is it to write a thoughtful message to the families of those lost in the attack, thank the first responders, encourage America, or at the very very least, not pump your fists? Americans are commem...

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  • Idlib residents urge Turkey to stave off regime attack
Idlib residents urge Turkey to stave off regime attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushed for a ceasefire during the summit but Russian President Vladimir Putin said a truce would be pointless because it would not involve Islamist militant groups Assad and his allies deem as terrorists.

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  • Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation
Mike Pence denies writing critical NYT essay about Trump amid 'lodestar' speculation

Zaid argued that if the author really intends to curb Trump , there was "greater value" in maintaining their position. They are not doing us a service by actively promoting 90 per cent of the insane stuff that's coming out of the White House and then saying 'Don't worry we are preventing the other 10%,' " he said .

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  • North's media say Kim vows nuclear-free Korea amid standoff
North's media say Kim vows nuclear-free Korea amid standoff

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April at the border village of Panmunjom. But the North Korean leader also expressed a "sense of frustration" with the global community for not appreciating what he called Pyongyang's "very significant and meaningful" steps, Chung said .

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  • Massachusetts Dem Goes After Trump Following Upset Win
Massachusetts Dem Goes After Trump Following Upset Win

Representative Michael Capuano , 66. Since she is running unopposed in November, Pressley will become the Commonwealth's first black woman elected to Congress. Mitt Romney's administration. Pressley told supporters after her win that "change is on the way". Another veteran congressman, Democratic Rep. Richard Neal, won a spirited primary sho...

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  • Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act
Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

The women, who were dressed in white headscarves and clothing, sat on stools facing the judges while female prison officers struck their backs using light rattan canes, according to the Associated Press . Thilaga Sulathireh, from the group Justice for Sisters , who witnessed the ordeal, was concerned about the safety, privacy, harassment, humilia...

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  • Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work
Manafort-Linked Republican Lobbyist Reaches Plea Deal Over Ukraine Work

Paul Manafort's former associate was also head of International Republican Institute's Moscow office from 2001 to 2004, worked with the late opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, served as Eurasian program director at a Russia-focused advocacy group, and worked as a legislative adviser and speechwriter for two USA senators.

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  • Trump cuts funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency
Trump cuts funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

That's according to individuals familiar with a policy review into USA funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov following their meeting i...

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  • White House Counsel Don McGahn Leaving Soon
White House Counsel Don McGahn Leaving Soon

The 50-year-old lawyer is one of the few people left in the White House who had a senior role in Trump's election campaign, where McGahn was general counsel. The information he provided included details about the president's attempts to fire the special counsel, and Trump's comments and actions during his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation...

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  • Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain
Vietnam remembers, mourns former POW John McCain

Capitol Rotunda. Barack Obama , who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential election, said in a statement on Saturday night that "we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher - the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched and sacrificed".

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  • Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court
Iran Takes Its US Gripes to UN's Highest Court

Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have USA sanctions lifted. Zarif also said the nuclear deal has led to political conflict within Iran. However, whether any decision will be implemented remains unclear, with both Iran and the U.S. in the past ignoring ICJ rulings against them. A final decision could take years.

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  • Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump
Obama And Bush To Speak At McCain Service, But Not Trump

United States senators have issued a bipartisan call to lower American flags in honour of John McCain after the White House raised its Stars and Stripes back up. Davis said , declining to reiterate what has already been reported about the McCain family's wishes. "It was never about telling war stories; it was always about 'how are you doin...

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  • UN Security Council Should Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities
UN Security Council Should Seek Justice for Myanmar Atrocities

Min Aung Hlaing's pages - one of which was "liked" by 1.3 million people - gave detailed running commentaries of what it said were battles with the militants. "Its standard response is to deny, dismiss and obstruct", the United Nations report said. The accounts were followed by a total of nearly 12 million people, Facebook said, adding that dat...

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  • Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death?
Shapiro At 'Newsweek': Should We Politicize The Mollie Tibbets Death?

Trump , whose pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico was a central plank of his 2016 presidential campaign, has mentioned the case at least twice since Rivera's arrest, most recently in a videotaped speech posted to Twitter on Wednesday.

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  • Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over greenhouse-gas emissions
Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over greenhouse-gas emissions

Morrison - an evangelical Christian known as "ScoMo" - replaced a man who became the latest in a long line of leaders knifed in the back by ambitious colleagues. "Australia is New Zealand's most important partner", said Ms Ardern. The trend of consistent coups began in June 2010, when then-prime minister Kevin Rudd's deputy, Julia Gillard, called...

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