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Ocasio-Cortez video on dark politics breaks record

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Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has pushed raising the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent on income over $10 million. Elizabeth Warren introduced a plan to levy a 2% tax on wealthy Americans' assets over $50 million and 3% for assets over $1 billion. Read More »

Senate confirmation vote on William Barr, Trump’s pick for attorney general

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Rosenstein famously oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation due to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal. William Barr was confirmed Thursday as President Trump's attorney general by the Republican-controlled Senate, despite Democrats' concerns that he may limit the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in US elections. Read More »

President: Iran Will Never Surrender to US

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The text read: "40 years of corruption". 40 years of terror. Hailing the Iranian people for their huge turnout in Monday's demonstrations marking the 40th anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution, the president stressed that Iranians will oppose invasion and pressures from the enemies. Read More »

Pence says Congress should expel Ilhan Omar over antisemitic tweet

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In his remarks, Deutch, who is Jewish, said he planned to reach out to Omar directly to discuss the impact of her comments. She doubled down on that belief by responding to criticism with suggestions that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee directly pays politicians in order to influence their decisions. Read More »

Amit Shah draws brickbats for holding political meeting despite Pulwama terror attack

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In the wake of dastardly attack on CRPF convoy in South Kashmir's Pulwama which left around 40 jawans martyred, India reiterated its demand that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar be declared as terrorist. Kashmir is divided between Indian and Pakistani rule but both countries claim the Himalayan territory in full. Indian police said that a auto filled with explosives rammed a bus carrying the officers to Srinagar , the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Read More »

Donald Trump will 'declare national emergency' to build Mexico border wall

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McConnell told the Senate , "I've just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump, and he has indicated he's prepared to sign the bill". In a surprising development, McConnell said he would support Trump's emergency declaration, a turnabout for the Kentucky Republican, who like many lawmakers had opposed such action. Read More »

Woman who threw chair from Toronto condo balcony turns herself in

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Wednesday. "It was not just a lark gone bad". The video, which police believe was taken Saturday around 10 am, was found by police on Sunday. She must also not have any contact with the four individuals that were with her at the time. "We'll see how this works, but that's a long way down the road", Leslie said. "We want to give her the opportunity to speak to her lawyer and then come in on her own volition", Const. Read More »

British schoolgirl who joined ISIS wants to return home

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Shiraz Maher, the director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at Kings College, London , said there were potentially hundreds of Britons who were now in the custody of Kurdish forces and would wish to return to the United Kingdom, though their likely fate was unclear. Read More »

Australia to reopen Christmas Island detention centre

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But Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the changes have weakened Australia's borders. "In Hakeem's case the Australian government recognised this and worked hard to ensure he was returned to Australia". "Yesterday was a win for compassion and decency over the politics of fearmongering and hysteria and cruelty that we have seen under this government", he added. Read More »

Woman in Toronto chair-hurling video turns herself in

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Toronto Police are asking for help identifying a woman who threw a chair off a condominium balcony towards a busy downtown Toronto highway in a viral video. Hopkinson also said police identified other objects that were allegedly thrown off the balcony, including a second chair. She wishes it never happened. Read More »

Mark Kelly first Democrat to jump into U.S. Senate race

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He's married to Gabrielle Giffords , the former Democratic Congress member from Arizona who survived being shot in the head during a constituent event in 2011. Kelly is a retired Navy captain who commanded the final launch of Endeavour. "Seeing that sunrise from space for the very first time, it is incredible", Kelly said. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani blames U.S., Israel for attack on Revolutionary Guards

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An Sunni extremist group linked to al-Qaida and which operates across the border in Pakistan reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. "In this suicide attack a vehicle filled with explosives blew up beside a bus carrying a unit of the Guard ground forces causing the martyrdom and wounding of a number of the protectors of our Islamic homeland's border", it said. Read More »

Netanyahu: Israel has relations with whole Middle East except Syria

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In a re-issued statement to the media, Netanyahu's office said the goal of the meetings in Poland was "to advance the common interest of combatting Iran". Retweeting him, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif retorted: "We've always known Netanyahu's illusions". "Iran isn't behaving like a normal country". Read More »

Trump Demands California Pay Back Federal Government For Canceled Bullet Train Project

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Less than an hour had passed when he posted a statement saying that the money belongs to the state and has been allocated by Congress for the still ongoing project. Gavin Newsom (L) is sworn in as governor of California by California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye (R) as Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom (C), watches on January 7, 2019 in Sacramento, California. Read More »

Sen. McConnell: Green New Deal Vote Will Put Dems on Record

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On top of polls showing the Green New Deal is extremely popular, Nwanevu pointed to another survey showing "that 66 percent of Americans want to see action on climate change , with a 45 percent plurality favoring "immediate" action". The Democrats' plan envisions shifting away from fossil fuels and other sources of emissions that cause global warming within 10 years. "I support a green new deal". Read More »

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

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Of note, CBS reported Da Silva being a Venezuelan citizen being in the country illegally after having overstayed his visa. Reyes lived alone in a basement apartment in New Rochelle and suffered at times from anxiety and depression, WABC reported. Read More »

Britain to 'enhance lethality' amid Russia, China threats -Minister

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He also confirmed the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is being deployed to the Pacific region, where China has been involved in a dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea. In a separate development that month, Williamson unveiled the country's new Defence Arctic Strategy, citing ever-increasing threats in the region and Russia's alleged attempts to militarise it. Read More »

Elusive black leopard spotted in Kenya for first time in 100 years

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What happened: Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas released extremely rare images that he captured in Africa of the black leopard, known as a black panther in Africa and Asia, walking around at night. Perhaps you're like me, and the first thing you thought when you saw the pics was, 'How the shit did he get that close to it?' Well, wonder no more. Read More »

French group wins $35.5B defense deal from Australia

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Negotiations on the SPA began in early 2017 and were meant to have been completed during that year, but was delayed by issues including the length of warranty periods and the implications of a possible merger between Naval Group and Italy's Fincantieri. Read More »

El Chapo jury reaches guilty verdicts on 6th day of deliberations

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He faces up to life in prison, and his sentencing date is June 25. The trial unfolded like a real-life telenovela, with Guzman's former beauty queen wife Emma Coronel in the audience and a parade of her husband's lovers and henchmen taking the witness stand under the gaze of the onetime Sinaloa cartel chief. Read More »

Warren: Trump May Not Even Be A Free Person In 2020

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Warren officially launched her presidential campaign on Saturday in her home state of MA at a mill site where largely immigrant and female factory workers went on strike in 1912 to call attention to the wealthy power brokers who "have been waging a class warfare against hardworking people for decades", Warren said in her speech. Read More »

Newborn, with umbilical cord still attached, found on road in frigid temperatures

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In the middle of the road sat a squirming bundle; the 21-year-old could hear the screams over his vehicle radio, turned low as he delivered newspapers in Madera Ranchos, Calif., early Monday, per the Fresno Bee . "This female got out of her auto, asked the man if he could help her and asked him to take her child", Madera County Undersheriff Tyson Pogue told reporters Monday. Read More »

Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

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Officials say it could easily open and the tiger could have gone on a "rampage". The garage, which is in a home southeast of central Houston , was secured only with a screwdriver and a nylon strap, the station reported . It's just finding the right combination and then transporting, ' Cottingham said to Click2Houston. Officials said the tiger will be taken to another facility, where it will stay permanently, Tuesday. Read More »

BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally

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As the footage shows, Skeans was recording Trumps speech when the footage suddenly stumbles forwards as he is hit. The cameraman told the BBC that the "very hard shove" came out of nowhere. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told the Today programme. "I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular", he added. Read More »

Polar Bears Searching For Food Invade Russian Town, Terrifying Residents

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The video was filmed on January 21 but emerged online recently after news about a "polar bear evasion" grabbed headlines in Russian Federation. The people who live on the island have been trying to scare them off. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences , told TASS . The state of emergency was declared February 9 due to the "mass invasion of polar bears in residential areas", said Alexander Minayev, deputy head of the Novaya ... Read More »

Air NZ flight turned back from China

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China refuses to have diplomatic ties with governments that recognise Taiwan and has been cracking down on airlines that do so. "Tourism is very important to New Zealand , but so is trade and our worldwide relationship - I think that it's very concerning that Jacinda Ardern is the first elected Prime Minister not to visit China within the first year in office since before Robert Muldoon, that in itself speaks volumes". Read More »

Sumatran tiger Asim arrives at London Zoo

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Asim was recently transferred to London from a Danish safari park to serve as a new mate for female resident tiger Melati. Ten-year-old Melati, who had been at London Zoo since 2012, was mauled by Asim shortly after they were introduced and could not be saved, despite the efforts of staff. Read More »

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is Running in 2020 Presidential Election

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He and his father, Dave Brave Heart, took a break from their cribbage game at the Coffee Hag to express their support for the senator. "I am running for you". Tradition is important to her, serving potica at her office in D.C. "I doubt it will [affect voters] much", one unnamed Democratic consultant told Politico . Read More »

Search underway after video shows man abducting woman in Miami

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According to investigators, the woman was taken Friday night outside of La Ceiba Tire Shop, located off Northwest 36th Street, near 22nd Avenue, in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood. "He hit her like 20 more times with the door". "She told me, 'He's going to kill me'". Detectives don't know who the woman or her attacker is. A man is seen getting out of the front seat before dragging her into the vehicle. Read More »

Cali. governor to pull National Guard troops from border

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Grisham, also a Democrat, was as critical of the president as Newsom, declaring, " New Mexico will not take part in the president's charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops". Department of Defense. "We are living in a state and in a nation where people that are here without documentation commit crimes at a substantially lower level than native-born citizens". Read More »

Iran vaunts military, taunts USA as revolution turns 40

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President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. Earlier at the anniversary celebrations, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani told crowds on Monday that Iran was committed to a path that will see the country expand its "military power". Read More »