• Three Senate Dems File Lawsuit Arguing Whitaker Appointment Is Illegitimate

    Three Senate Dems File Lawsuit Arguing Whitaker Appointment Is Illegitimate

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    Richard Blumenthal of CT and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, in the lawsuit , which argues that Whitaker's appointment violates the Constitution because he has not been confirmed by the Senate. Many legal experts have disagreed with the department's view. The latest court filings come in response to a request from the federal judges for additional briefs to address President Donald Trump's appointment of Whitaker to replace Sessions, and what impact the change had on either ...
  • House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker

    House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker

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    Pelosi has activated an aggressive campaign for the job involving House colleagues, prominent outside Democrats and party-aligned interest groups. "I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes", she told reporters. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), who is publicly weighing a bid against Pelosi. The AP explains that Democrats already apply a similar program to their own caucus, but the House Diversity Initiative would establish a permanent office that applies to the House as a whole.
  • Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

    Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

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    For President Donald Trump in Paris , America First meant largely America alone. "At every moment of our history, we were allies, so between allies, respect is due", Macron said, citing French support for America's war of independence and USA support during the two world wars.
  • Most Florida counties done with hand recounts in Senate race

    Most Florida counties done with hand recounts in Senate race

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    More than 8 million voters cast ballots in the race. Mr Gillum, who was attempting to become the state's first black governor, had vowed to keep in the race until every single vote was counted. Both parties and their supporters filed multiple lawsuits challenging the process, with Republicans urging a strict standard on which votes were counted while Democrats contested rules that they saw as disenfranchising voters.
  • California wildfires have claimed 66 lives, with another 631 still missing

    California wildfires have claimed 66 lives, with another 631 still missing

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    Current estimates from Cal Fire suggest that the Woolsey Fire will be fully contained by November 19, while the Camp Fire will not be fully contained until around November 30. Former agricultural land that rings many towns in the state became overgrown, even as housing developments pushed deeper into those rural areas. An anthropologist (R) examines the remains of a dog found in a bathtub in a home destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, Nov.
  • House Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan

    House Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan

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    Newly elected House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California acknowledged at a press conference Wednesday that winning back the American suburbs will be a "challenge" in 2020 but said multiple times at the press conference that "history was against" the GOP keeping control of both chambers of Congress in a midterm election with a first-term Republican president in the Oval Office.
  • North Korea to Deport American Detained for Illegal Entry

    North Korea to Deport American Detained for Illegal Entry

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    After a series of provocative nuclear and missile tests last year that fueled fears of war, North Korea entered talks with the United States and South Korea early this year with a vague commitment to nuclear disarmament. 'But North Korea announced it publicly to show its frustration'. The news came nearly a year after Pyongyang's last test of an intercontinental ballistic missile and recalled the repeated announcements of 2017, which included by far its most powerful nuclear blast to ...
  • Malibu Under Evacuation Orders as Massive Fire Rages

    Malibu Under Evacuation Orders as Massive Fire Rages

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    Her husband was apparently in NY at the time. Five people were killed , according to the Associated Press . Cal Fire had not reported any firefighter fatalities related to containment efforts on the Camp Fire , nor the two burning in Ventura County, as of 10 a.m.
  • Hamas warns of more rocket attacks amid Israel-Gaza fighting

    Hamas warns of more rocket attacks amid Israel-Gaza fighting

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    The frontier had been quiet earlier in the day after a botched Israeli undercover operation in Gaza led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel. The raid and the high-level casualties threatened to undermine efforts by Egypt and the United Nations to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Gaza and ease the dire humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territory, which has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade since ...
  • Hamas And Israel Agree To Egyptian-Brokered Cease-Fire

    Hamas And Israel Agree To Egyptian-Brokered Cease-Fire

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    Hamas , the Islamist movement that dominates Gaza , and other Palestinian militant groups announced on Tuesday afternoon that they had accepted an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire and would abide by it if Israel did too. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Avigdor Liberman's resignation Wednesday marked "recognition of defeat and failure to confront the Palestinian resistance".
  • Duterte skips ASEAN summit events

    Duterte skips ASEAN summit events

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    U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy and his resistance to multilateral agreements and institutions are viewed as an affront and a challenge in a region whose modern economies are largely driven by global trade. "Despite downward pressures we will not resort to massive stimulus", Li said. Trade diplomats said negotiations will run deep into 2019. Lee says officials have made significant progress but are unable to bridge all their differences.
  • In the case of Khashoggi:

    In the case of Khashoggi: "The recording is truly awful"

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    I also told Mr Trump [US President] that there is no need to look around for his murderers", Turkey's president said. Erdogan told reporters Monday that the recording had been played to officials from Saudi Arabia , the United States, France , Canada, Germany and Britain.
  • Melania Trump says Bolton Deputy should be ousted

    Melania Trump says Bolton Deputy should be ousted

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    US First Lady Melania Trump has publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel - a rare criticism of a senior administration official by the president's wife. Ross addressed turnover rumors at a Yahoo! Questions about Nielsen's job security are not new. Ricardel has been key to Bolton's efforts to restructure the National Security Council and to help Bolton secure his place as an influential adviser to the President on all foreign policy matters.
  • UK, EU officials agreed on draft Brexit deal, but faces backlash

    UK, EU officials agreed on draft Brexit deal, but faces backlash

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    He said the deal was a "failure to deliver on Brexit" and made it hard to "trust anything that comes out of Downing Street" again. The text of the agreement, which runs to hundreds of pages, has not been released, but U.K. Brussels diplomatic sources had said they feared any delay in agreeing the text would increase the chances of rejection by May's ministers or the British parliament.
  • Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn’t altered

    Trump insults reporters, claims Acosta video wasn’t altered

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    The White House claimed Acosta was suspended for putting "his hands on" the intern, while CNN said it was "retaliation for his challenging questions". In Canada, where reporters don't get routine access to the Prime Minister's Office, media credentials to access Parliament Hill - more akin to the U.S.
  • Guess who? 50-year-old woman arrested over Australia’s strawberry needle scare

    Guess who? 50-year-old woman arrested over Australia’s strawberry needle scare

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    Officials from the strawberry association said they "have reason to suspect that a disgruntled ex-employee" of Woolworth, the supermarket where numerous affected strawberries were sold, was behind the contamination. Forty-nine of those brands were Queensland-based, with 186 of the total complaints about needles as the primary contaminant. In Queensland , 77 incidents were reported .
  • Jamal Khashoggi murder tapes shared with United Kingdom, says Erdogan

    Jamal Khashoggi murder tapes shared with United Kingdom, says Erdogan

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    Saudi officials said initially that Khashoggi had left the consulate, later saying he died in an unplanned "rogue operation". The foreign ministry said Hunt would meet Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Prince Mohammed, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen and Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani.