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Trump told reporters at the White House. Grassley said the panel plans to call only two witnesses , Ford and Kavanaugh, and not another man, Mark Judge , whom Ford says was in the same bedroom during the alleged attack. Yesterday, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford were hesitant to commit to a public hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee that would subject her to more trauma and raise her profile even higher with critics who would seek to do her harm.
  • Manafort Deal Includes 10-Year Cap On Prison Time

    Manafort Deal Includes 10-Year Cap On Prison Time

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    The trial included testimony for the prosecution from Manafort's longtime aide, Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities and agreed to co-operate with the special counsel probe. Manafort, 69, earned tens of millions of dollars lobbying for foreign governments and spent that money freely, including on a $15,000 ostrich coat, landscaping and real estate.
  • Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

    Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

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    The allegations of sabotage were based on a handful of anecdotal testimonies from Puerto Ricans on the ground. Patt Kessler's Reality Check takes us through the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico . "Although you don't believe it... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages", posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures.
  • USA marking 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    USA marking 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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    Flight 93 was heading to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey, when passengers stormed the plane's cockpit and sought to take control from the hijackers. It was deadliest foreign attack ever on USA soil, killing 2,996 people. That is the time when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center's north tower.
  • Trump touts Puerto Rico response as Hurricane Florence looms

    Trump touts Puerto Rico response as Hurricane Florence looms

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    He also said the Democrats were "trying to make [him] look bad" by reporting the high numbers of deaths. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., released a statement calling for the president to apologize. FEMA proceeded award a $156 million contract to a company that promised to provide 30 million meals to Puerto Rico; only 50,000 were ever delivered .
  • Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says

    Idlib offensive could spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe, United Nations says

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    The U.N. has warned that an assault on Idlib could trigger a humanitarian crisis. The first attack came in April 2017, when US President Donald Trump ordered US Navy warships in the Mediterranean to fire a total of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase that the Pentagon had claimed was used to carry put a deadly chemical attack against the people of Khan Shaykhun, in the country's northwestern province of Idlib.
  • Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs on $267 Billion of Chinese Goods

    Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs on $267 Billion of Chinese Goods

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    China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a new record $31 billion in August despite a raft of U.S. tariffs, official data showed Saturday, adding fuel to the flames of a searing trade war. Apple also said that computer parts for its USA operations would be hit by the tariffs. US-China trade row: What has happened so far? Apple is among the most vulnerable US companies amid rising trade tensions, trade experts say.
  • Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

    Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

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    It's now about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda , the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 12 p.m. A Category 4 hurricane would have sustained winds of 130-156 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center says. Atlantic coast from ME to Florida, according to CoreLogic, a property analytics firm in Irvine, California. Tropical storm force winds and some rain bands will likely begin Wednesday night, regardless of the actual landfall of the storm.
  • 'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

    'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

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    Forecasters say the hurricane's strength is expected to fluctuate but it still will be a unsafe storm by the time it reaches the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday. It is expected to remain an extremely risky hurricane through Thursday as it approaches the coast of the Carolinas. The NHC said there is "an increasing risk of life-threatening impacts for Florence", citing "storm surge at the coast, freshwater flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event inland ...
  • Paris stabbing: Several injured in knife spree, suspect arrested

    Paris stabbing: Several injured in knife spree, suspect arrested

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    The man had initially stabbed two men and a woman near the MK2 cinema. Police didn't provide information about the identities of the victims, but said they included two British tourists. Police and ambulance crews arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, witnesses said, and the man was taken into custody. The attacker was reportedly previously known to police.
  • Salisbury nerve agent attack: How might Britain respond?

    Salisbury nerve agent attack: How might Britain respond?

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    On March 4, former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, convicted in Russian Federation of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia, were affected by a nerve gas of the Novichok class in Salisbury. They spent weeks critically ill in hospital but have since been discharged. Assistant police commissioner Neil Basu would not say whether police believe the suspects worked for Russian security services but, he said, "This was a sophisticated attack across borders".
  • Obama returns to campaign trail in California | Don't Miss This

    Obama returns to campaign trail in California | Don't Miss This

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    While Clinton won all seven districts in 2016, Obama had won only three in 2012, leaving Democrats in the state hopeful that his Obama's return could end up helping them. Obama, who is 57, said the greatest threat to USA democracy comes not from any single individual, or even from any group of billionaires seeking to dominate the nation's politics.
  • George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison

    George Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison

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    The US President has also denied collusion in numerous occasions. Papadapoulos is blamed for part of the reason the investigation into Russian collusion began because he bragged about his interactions with Russian intermediaries to an Australian diplomat after a night of heavy drinking.
  • Kim Jong-un: North Korea to launch missile to mark 70th anniversary?

    Kim Jong-un: North Korea to launch missile to mark 70th anniversary?

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    A South Korean envoy said last Friday that Kim told Trump he wanted to denuclearize North Korea before Trump's current term as president ends in early 2021, The New York Times reported . First, companies of soldiers goose-step through Kim Il Sung Square, then the material becomes steadily more intimidating, with tanks rolling past and aircraft flying overhead, until the program culminates with intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Delta Fire Leaves Truckers Stranded After Interstate 5 Closure

    Delta Fire Leaves Truckers Stranded After Interstate 5 Closure

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    Forest Service said in a statement. The Mendocino Complex - which was made up of two fires - burned some 1,100 homes in and around the Redding area and killed eight people last month. In 2018 to date, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has fought 4,587 fires blackening 612,710 acres, the agency reported. Heat imagery tracked by satellite showed the eastern flank of the Delta Fire burning at the edge of the Hirz Fire's containment lines.
  • Drinks with Downer set Papadopoulos towards jail

    Drinks with Downer set Papadopoulos towards jail

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    As noted by USA Today , authorities thought that Papadopoulos could serve as a key informant, but it quickly became clear that was not the case. Papadopoulos soon made contact with a mysterious Maltese academic, Joseph Mifsud. In a court filing , lawyers for Papadopoulos had argued for probation, saying he was "ashamed and remorseful" but wasn't trying to undermine the Russian Federation probe when he was "caught off-guard by an impromptu interrogation".
  • Syria summit in Iran may decide Idlib military offensive

    Syria summit in Iran may decide Idlib military offensive

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    Turkey and the USA said they were racing find a diplomatic solution to avoid "a serious massacre" in Syria's Idlib province ahead of a critical summit on Friday which is likely to decide the fate of the rebel stronghold. Seized from government forces in 2015, Idlib and surrounding areas form the last major swath of territory still in rebel hands. The Syrian military has been urging the rebels in Idlib to surrender.
  • Trump has a history of praising Bob Woodward’s reporting on Obama

    Trump has a history of praising Bob Woodward’s reporting on Obama

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    Kelly denied Tuesday. In an in August, Trump said the only reason he tapped Sessions to be his attorney general was because of his loyalty during the 2016 presidential election. What are we dealing with this idiot for?" Kerry replied, "It scares the hell out of me". Mattis' statement follows a pair of denials from the White House regarding Woodward's book.