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Comey challenges House Judiciary subpoena for closed-door testimony

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Using their last bit of subpoena and investigatory power left, GOP lawmakers want Comey and former Obama-era Attorney General Loretta Lynch to answer questions about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, the FBI's decision not to prosecute her and the investigation into 2016 Russian election meddling. Read More »

BREAKING NOW: 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake ROCKS Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued for Region

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This post will be updated once with more information . The red area on this map indicates the extent of the tsunami warning about an hour and a half after a magnitude-7.0 quake struck Alaska. A 7.0 magnitude quake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, Alaska , causing lamp posts and trees to sway, and prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. Read More »

President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

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His wife Barbara Bush died in April. Still, he lived to see his son, George W., twice elected to the presidency - only the second father-and-son chief executives, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Bush was president of the US from 1989-1993 and brought a "dedication to traditional American values" and a determination to make the USA a "kinder and gentler nation", according to a White House biography. Read More »

'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington city may rename Saudi embassy street

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The Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, has denied any involvement in the murder, but U.S. intelligence officials believe he directed the operation. A Downing Street statement said: "The prime minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again". Read More »

Mexico migrant caravan LEAVES US border: Hundreds home after violence and sickness

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Hundreds of migrants from Central America who joined a caravan of people trying to cross from Mexico into the United States have agreed to go home. Images and video of asylum seekers, including families with small children, running from the tear gas prompted widespread outrage against the Trump administration, with the Mexican government itself calling for an investigation into the use of nonlethal weapons. Read More »

CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Following Israel Comments

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We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. Slamming CNN for caving to right-wing defenders of Israel's decades-long occupation by firing a commentator for the crime of doing political commentary, Intercept journalist Ryan Grim began circulating a petition calling on the network to apologize and reverse its decision. Read More »

Home Is The Most Dangerous Place For Women

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For every high-profile case that receives media coverage, there are also countless women around the world who have been speaking out and taking action. Moreover, the protracted humanitarian crisis in Gaza, particularly because of the unceasing blockade, has exacerbated gender-based violence in all its forms, including sexual violence, domestic violence and child marriage. Read More »

Russians warn: Civil conflict possible in whole of Ukraine

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While these ethnic Russians are still Ukrainian citizens and presumably would not be hit by the sanctions, this does reflect the close relationship that these border regions have with Russia. Volker said the Ukrainian vessels were returning to Odessa "when the Russian vessels then pursued them and attacked them". Russian Federation asserts that the ships , which were travelling to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol from Odessa by way of the Kerch Strait, failed to request authorization and ... Read More »

Syria 'Shoots Down' Targets in Suspected Israeli Attack

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The source said that all of the missiles aimed at the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus , were shot down before landing on their targets. The Syrian Defense Ministry stated Thursday that "our air defenses are thwarting hostile targets over the area of Al-Kiswah and are shooting them down". Read More »

US calls China's tariffs on American autos "egregious"

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The latter action, if it occurs, could have a major impact on the video game industry. The US, Canada and Mexico are scheduled to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the Nafta trade deal during a ceremony on Friday. Read More »

Convicted killer confesses to 90 murders, 2 in North Central Florida

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The agency said on Tuesday it is working with state and local agents and detectives to determine if all Samuel Little's confessions are true. Samuel Little, who may be one of the most prolific serial killers in United States history, has told FBI investigators that one of his victims - a white woman in her 20s - was killed in Albuquerque. Read More »

Trump says he may cancel Putin meeting, White House warns Xi

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Trump has been briefed on the situation as he considers whether to cancel the Putin meeting but no decision has been made, White House officials said on Wednesday. National Guard forces have trained the Ukrainian army fighting Russian-backed separatists. " I think that's the atmospheric reason why he feels he needs to cancel this meeting ", Jatras said. Read More »

Police receive report of gunman at Walter Reed Medical Center

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The all clear was given a few minutes later. Earlier Tuesday, NSA Bethesda tweeted that there had been reports of shots fired in the basement of Building 19 of the hospital complex. capital had said they were responding to reports of an incident at the facility. 1455, UPDATE: Base security has cleared the basement of Bldg. Walter Reed Army Medical Center is seen February 9, 2007, in Washington. Read More »

Turkish Authorities Search Villa as Part of Khashoggi Probe

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Turkish police have already searched the consulate and consul general's residence during the investigation they have been carrying out on the case. Turkey's top diplomat, for the first time, described grisly details from audio tapes purportedly of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Istanbul on October 2, in an interview with a German newspaper. Read More »

Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen expected to make surprise court appearance today

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He made a false statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election. Speaking ahead of the closed-door sessions in 2017, Cohen described the deal as " solely a real estate deal and nothing more ". Mueller is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, whether anyone close to Trump colluded in it and whether the president has sought to obstruct justice. Read More »

Trump campaigning for Mississippi senator

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By Mississippi law, only the top two candidates qualified for Tuesday's election. Lindsey Graham, the tiger of the fight to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, who reminded the crowd of Hyde-Smith's vote on then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The comment stirred deep feelings in MS, where lynchings of black people were once commonplace. But the political action committees of major corporations have pulled their support and asked for their donations back, including Walmart, AT&T, Pfizer and Major League ... Read More »

Upended by frat boys: Lawmakers slam Facebook’s effect on politics

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Facebook has faced a barrage of criticism from users and lawmakers after it said previous year that Russian agents used its platform to spread disinformation before and after the 2016 U.S. Allan responded by saying that he wasn't in a position to respond to claims in the seized documents, but warned anything gleaned from them was "at best partial and at worst misleading". Read More »

Heavy rain, floods cause chaos in Sydney

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Two people died and two police officers were injured as a result of the storms. One police officer broke her leg when a tree fell on her police vehicle as she and her partner were at North Ryde, where drivers had unsuccessfully tried to get through a flooded road about 6.45am. Read More »

Two Koreas to Launch Joint Survey for Railway Project on Friday

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A train will run 2,600 kilometers across railways in the North, for 18 days. Jin Hee-gwan, a professor of unification studies at Inje University, said, "North Korea regards changing the head of negotiations as its own authority, and will regard the United States' request as an infringement on its sovereignty". Read More »

Mother and baby killed in grizzly bear attack in Canada

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Chris Servheen, who was the grizzly bear recovery co-ordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 35 years, says it is sad to see the death of a woman and her child. CBC News reported that Theoret was on maternity leave from Whitehorse Elementary School. According to Roesholt, the family had lived in the remote cabin since August and were trapping around the lake. Read More »

LeT chief Naved Jatt, associate killed

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A third militant is reported to have escaped . The militants opened fire at the security personnel carrying out searches and the forces retaliated, he said. Before Jatt, Lashkar's Srinagar chief Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo, its top commander in North Kashmir , Abu Muaz, and its top South Kashmir commanders Azad Ahmad Malik and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, were killed. Read More »

Trump Tweets: Mueller 'Ruining Lives'

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In exchange for his cooperation to answer questions " fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly ", some of the charges against Manafort were dropped and prosecutors could have asked for a lighter prison term. Mueller, a lawyer and the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2003, was appointed as special counsel to the US Justice Department to investigate possible Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election on May 17. Read More »

Melania Trump talks opioid crisis, social media at Liberty University town hall

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A release from Liberty University shares that Trump will be attending the town hall as part of Liberty's Convocation, which will also be attended by members of President Donald Trumps administration. After her remarks, Mrs. Trump was interviewed by CRTV Host Eric Bolling . "In the evenings, we try to get together, have dinner", she said, but, "when you're first lady, you have no free time". Read More »

Secretary of State Pompeo Calls US-Saudi Partnership Vital

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Until recently, the USA was providing air refueling for Saudi warplanes , but the American military has continued to provide intelligence to the Saudis in Yemen's civil war, which pits the ousted Yemeni government, backed by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Read More »

Tribe that killed U.S. missionary stops cops from getting his body back

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It is forbidden by law for strangers to enter the North Sentinel Island. "We are in constant touch with anthropologists and psychologists", said Dependra Pathak, director general of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The Andamans once had other similar groups, believed to have been migrants from Africa and south-east Asia who settled in the island chain centuries ago. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi sends letter to Democratic colleagues urging unity

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His brief against Pelosi: "There is a widespread feeling that Congress will be more effective if we devolved more authority to the committees - to the committee chairs and staff and members of the committees - and that the Democratic Party as well as Congress will be more effective without having single, all-powerful, central authority, which is the way Congress has been run by the Republicans and the Democrats in recent years". Read More »

Cindy Hyde-Smith wins MS senate seat in special election

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But Hyde-Smith triumphed by depicting Espy as too liberal for MS, which last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982, and by touting her support for U.S. Hyde-Smith's campaign team defended those comments too, with spokesperson Melissa Scallan telling The Washington Post that the comment was simply " a joke". Read More »

Jahana Hayes: "I'm prepared to support Nancy Pelosi"

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The group has been meeting with Pelosi and the incoming chairman of the House Rules Committee, Rep. Jim McGovern of MA, who also announced the agreement. This was not the plan from Pelosi opponents who vowed to usher in a new era for Democrats. Even if Pelosi does not garner 218 votes on Wednesday, she'll have six more weeks to firm up support, cut deals and flex her power before the January 3 vote. Read More »

Doomed Lion Air jet was 'not airworthy' on penultimate flight

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Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) sub-committee head for air accidents, Nurcahyo Utomo, speaks next to deputy chief of KNKT Haryo Satmiko and KNKT air crash investigator Ony Suryo Wibowo during a news conference on its investigation into a Lion Air plane crash last month, in Jakarta, Indonesia November 28, 2018. Read More »