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Key Republican senators go cold on Kavanaugh

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Trump then turned his ire towards second accuser Deborah Ramirez , who told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face without her consent at a house party during their Yale University days. Kavanaugh, a judicial conservative and Trump's second Supreme Court pick, was nominated to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Read More »

Aadhaar not for bank accounts, school admission: Know when it's mandatory

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The court announced that Aadhaar linking was not mandatory for mobile phones and bank accounts. The court also struck down a notification issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that made Aadhaar mandatory for all e-kyc. Armed with the Speaker's decision that it was a money bill, the had government pushed it through the Rajya Sabha, which can not amend it but only make recommendations for amendment to the Lok Sabha. Read More »

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

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He added, "She admits that she was drunk". FAGEN: She has a therapist who has notes that do not - are not consistent with what Dr. Ford has said. Senator Chuck Grassley , a Republican from Iowa, is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is staging the hearings for Kavanaugh and will hold the initial vote on his nomination. Read More »

Delegates at Labour conference overwhelmingly back People's Vote motion

New documents have laid bare the "deeply unsettling" possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit , suggesting there could be chaos at ports, disruption to food supplies and increased business costs. The first referendum is still keeping us busy. May has branded Labour's intention to vote against any agreement that falls short of its demands as "not in the national interest", while Junior Brexit minister Robin Walker accused the party of "playing political games". Read More »

STORM ALERT | Severe weather risk now lower for St. Louis Tuesday

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Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that our next cold front will be pushing across Kansas Tuesday with gusty winds coming from the north and a drop in temperatures for most of the state. It will be breezy, too, with winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. The risk for severe weather is now lower for the St. Read More »

Two-headed copperhead? It's real

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The copperhead was discovered by Virginia Wildlife Management and Control . Virginia Wildlife Management and Control - a wildlife removal service in Northern Virginia - shared a post on Sunday of photos of the rare copperhead it received on its Facebook Page . Read More »

UK government 'agrees not to favour EU workers after Brexit'

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The Sun newspaper later quoted a Downing Street official decrying the Times article as "utter hogwash". Speaking to reporters as she flew to NY for the United Nations General Assembly, Mrs May said: "First of all, I have always said no deal is better than a bad deal". Read More »

Jacinda Ardern Brings First Baby Of New Zealand To UN

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General Assembly in NY on Monday. Time magazine reports that Ardern, flew out to NY with her partner, Clarke Gayford and Neve, delivering a speech on Monday night at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit , with Neve nestled in the front row. Read More »

Rouhani warns Trump will suffer same fate as Saddam

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President Trump and his Iranian counterpart will offer duelling addresses to the United Nations today after threats of new U.S. sanctions and a claim from the Supreme Leader that American allies funded an attack on a Revolutionary Guard parade on Saturday. Read More »

UK's Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

The statement came just hours after the Soros-backed group issued one describing the announcement Labour would back a second vote as "a welcome step forward for the party". Last night Sir Keir said: 'If Theresa May brings back a deal that fails our tests - and that looks increasingly likely - Labour will vote against it. Read More »

Israel accused after Russian spy plane lost over Syria

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But Monday, the Kremlin seemed to take a tougher stance, blaming the downing on "the deliberate actions of Israeli pilots" and saying Israel's explanations weren't convincing, according to spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Moscow has tried to maintain good relations with Iran, which is also allied with the Syrian government, and Israel, which is wary of Iran's growing influence in Syria. Read More »

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein expected to be fired Monday morning

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It was not immediately clear whether Rosenstein meant to resign at the White House over the commotion caused by his remarks a year ago, or if was simply expecting that he would be fired. Rosenstein visited the White House on Monday and met with Chief of Staff John Kelly with the expectation that he would be fired, sources told ABC News, but he remained in the post as of Monday afternoon. Read More »

One year later at UN, Trump's 'rocket man' Kim is 'terrific'

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He said the new trade agreement, which still needs approval by South Korea's parliament, was a sign of the strong partnership between the US and South Korea. "As you know, Kim Jong-un wrote a letter - a attractive letter - asking for a second meeting and we will be doing that". Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters in a preview of Trump's visit, that the president's focus "will be very much on the United States", its role and the relations it wants to build. Read More »

DHS to deny visas, green cards to immigrants if public assistance used

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Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The DHS will, by law, have to review those comments before finalising the regulation. People have 60 day-time to comment on the proposed rule , which will mainly impact legal immigrants as illegal immigrants are not eligible for any government benefits. Read More »

China and Vatican agree to landmark deal on bishop appointments

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The announcement by the Vatican Saturday that it had concluded a deal with China about the appointment of bishops will not affect relations between the Holy See and Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MOFA) said. The pope also posthumously recognized an eighth bishop who "had expressed the desire to be reconciled with the Apostolic See" before he died past year, it said. Read More »

China summons USA ambassador over military sanctions

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The United States on Thursday blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities in a new round of sanctions for the Russian interference in the 2016 election. politicians, who have become prisoners of their beliefs in their exceptionalism and hope that they will be able to impose their conditions on Russian Federation if they put a little more pressure. Read More »

These six siblings of a US Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent

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Then Paul Gosar , the eldest sibling, started gearing up to run for Congress in 2010 and said that he believed, incorrectly, that President Obama was born outside the country. Brill told the newspaper that while Paul's siblings are 'really upstanding, wonderful people, ' he has not yet met them and was not involved in the making of the ads so that he would not influence their testimonials. Read More »

Iran fears plot by USA and its Gulf allies as pressure grows

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution", contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not USA policy. Read More »

Indonesian teenager rescued after 49 days at sea

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He was employed as a lamplighter on a rompong or floating hut 77 miles (125km) out to sea - earning $130 (£99) a month to keep the lamps on the trap lit to attract fish. In desperation, Mr Aldi jumped into the water to reach it and was eventually pulled to safety. "Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships had passed him, none of them stopped". Read More »

Kavanaugh Swiftly Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Deborah Ramirez claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drinking game at a party when they were both freshman at Yale University. The accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are part of a "vast left-wing conspiracy" and are being fueled by women's " pent up" frustration, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said . Read More »

Trump backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh amid fresh allegation

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She has asked for an FBI investigation of her claim before she testifies, and is also urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from other witnesses. Ford to testify Monday stands open. Around 100 people marched to Grassley's office for a sit-in, some with fists raised. The protesters wore black "Be A Hero" shirts and sat outside Collins' office chanting various slogans, including "we will not be silenced". Read More »

After attack in Iran, the U.S. offers a muted response

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Of the 25 killed, 12 were from Ahvaz and the rest from elsewhere in Khuzestan. Gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire on marching soldiers, bystanders and government officials, who had gathered to watch the parade on Saturday. 'We listened to Iran's reading of the situation and we offered our condolences for the attack, ' the ministry is quoted as saying by broadcaster NOS. Read More »

United Kingdom government on verge of collapse: opposition Labour deputy leader

According to the Associated Press, the shadow chancellor said that "we argued for "remain" in the past but we lost that vote so we have to respect that". May says she will hold her nerve in the talks, pressing the European Union to come up with an alternative proposal to her Chequers plan, named after the prime minister's country residence where a deal was hashed out with her top ministers in July. Read More »

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

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Investigators told the newspaper that Guyger, who lived on the third floor, used her key with an electronic chip to enter Jean's fourth-floor apartment, but his door wasn't entirely closed, so the officer was able to access the residence exclusively by the force of putting her key inside, according to an arrest warrant affidavit written by the Texas Rangers. Read More »

Testimony by Trump court nominee's accuser set; new allegation surfaces

Trump has also stated that he wishes for one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , to testify before the Senate with her allegations, so they can move on to confirming the judge. Ms Katz had called Mr Grassley's original deadline "arbitrary" and said its "sole objective is to bully Dr Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family". Read More »

Chelsea Handler Alleges Clarence Thomas Is a ‘Known Sexual Predator’

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These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement. "I don't think he took ownership of his role in what happened", she said past year. "His comments were disturbing and representative of a bigger issue Congressman Cramer has with respecting women and victims of assault or abuse". "I never attacked her". Read More »

Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield says anti-Semitic Labour party members should visit Auschwitz

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With Theresa May reeling after European Union leaders rejected her Brexit plans, it is the first conference that party leader Jeremy Corbyn can see a realistic route to becoming prime minister. "If we can not get that we will have a people's vote". Since the 2016 referendum, Labour has stuck to a policy of "constructive ambiguity" in a bid to appeal to both "leave" and "remain" voters. Read More »

Russian Federation warned Israel before downing of plane

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from Moscow , said the announcement was a reversal of previous agreements with Israel. Russia's military Sunday blamed "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce for the downing of one of its planes in Syria last week, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots. Read More »

Pompeo confident United States will win China trade war

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Earlier this week, the USA slapped an additional 10 per cent import duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, warning Beijing of fresh taxes on another $267 billion in Chinese imports. China responded by adding $60 billion of USA products to its import tariff list. They point to China's status as a major manufacturer and a growing competitor in smartphones and other technology. Read More »

Russian Federation plotted sneaking Julian Assange out of Ecuadorian Embassy in London

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Russian diplomats held secret talks in London previous year with people close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the United Kingdom, the Guardian has revealed. Assange denies receiving the emails from Russian Federation, but has not ruled out having obtained them from a third party. Sources told the Guardian newspaper that Russian diplomats held secret talks with people close to Assange with the goal of smuggling him out in a diplomatic ... Read More »

Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

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In a statement late Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley , R-Iowa, disputed the idea that the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs to investigate before Ford testifies at the committee hearing. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, for a lifetime appointment to fill a vacancy on the country's highest court, with independent court analysts saying they believe Kavanaugh would shift the court's ideological balance toward conservative rulings for years to ... Read More »

Corbyn: I will be bound by party decision on second referendum

Mr Corbyn declined to say which way he would vote in any new in-or-out poll, while pointing out he backed Remain in the 2016 referendum. "If Jeremy Corbyn were to come out and support a second referendum, and they had a snap election next month, I think they would win", said Claire Hallett, 60, who was with her dog Desmond, draped in an European Union flag. Read More »