• Senate Democrats file lawsuit against Matthew Whitaker's appointment
Senate Democrats file lawsuit against Matthew Whitaker's appointment

Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) in filing the lawsuit . Mueller , who was appointed as special counsel by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein (given Sessions' recusal), reminds us that he is now facing three legal challenges to his authority: First, "whether Congress vested the Attorney General with statutory authority to a...

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  • House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker
House Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker

The California Democrat is favored by most Democrats to lead them, as she has done since 2003, when the new Congress convenes in January. Pelosi picked up backing from Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader, while a who's-who of Democrats - including former Vice-President Al Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry - advocated on he...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy for Twitter trolls? Don’t get mad, get laughs
Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy for Twitter trolls? Don’t get mad, get laughs

She's sharply contrasted by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's shown staunch support for the headquarters: "I can tell you right here baked into the deal are a lot of great specific efforts to help the residents of Queensbridge-training, job opportunities", the mayor said, per CNN .

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  • Netanyahu's coalition crisis meeting ends 'without results' as early polls loom
Netanyahu's coalition crisis meeting ends 'without results' as early polls loom

In a clear criticism of Bennett and Avigdor Liberman, who resigned from the Defense Ministry last week, sparking a coalition crisis, Netanyahu said: "The Security Cabinet can not be leaky or turned into a political battering ram". At the same time, in what could be seen as a message of appeasement to Bennett, Netanyahu said in the Likud faction m...

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  • California wildfire death toll rises to 77
California wildfire death toll rises to 77

The nation of Finland was collectively dumbfounded by U.S. President Donald Trump's claim from the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California that Finns prevent such devastating wildfires by consistently " raking " the floors of their forests.

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  • Chicago's Mercy Hospital secured after shooting injures officer, multiple victims reported
Chicago's Mercy Hospital secured after shooting injures officer, multiple victims reported

It is now unknown if the suspected gunman was killed by officers or took his own life. The hospital is being partially evacuated, reports say . Officers were doing a "methodical search" of the hospital, a spokesman said. That officer is in critical condition at a local hospital, Guglielmi said. The department says there are reports of mu...

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  • Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found
Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found

ARA San Juan has been uncovered by a United States company Ocean Infinity - who have previously searched for missing plane MH370. Aguad said that officials still need to determine what their next move will be. Federal police raided naval bases and other buildings the same month. The San Juan belonged to Argentina's Navy, and was on a routine...

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  • White House threatens to suspend CNN reporter's press pass again
White House threatens to suspend CNN reporter's press pass again

In a court filing on Monday, CNN's lawyers said the network and Acosta "remain hopeful" that the parties "can resolve this dispute without further court intervention". On Friday, a judge issued a restraining order, requiring the White House to return Acosta's press credentials "immediately". The judge, a Trump appointee, declared that precedent h...

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  • Trump suggests Californians should rake forests to prevent deadly wildfires
Trump suggests Californians should rake forests to prevent deadly wildfires

He pledged that better forest management practices will diminish future risks. Trump said wildfires weren't a problem in Finland because the Finns "spend a lot of time on raking" leaves and "cleaning and doing things". "The fire was right over there and they were raking trees, little trees like this, nut trees, little bushes that you could se...

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  • Three dead in grenade attack on religious meet in Amritsar
Three dead in grenade attack on religious meet in Amritsar

Around 250 followers had gathered for Sunday prayers when, according to eyewitnesses, two men arrived on a motorcycle and threw a grenade at them. A team of the National Investigation Agency visited the blast site Sunday night along with their investigators and explosive experts.They also held discussions with the top brass of the Punjab Poli...

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  • Battle in Yemen pauses for peace talks
Battle in Yemen pauses for peace talks

The Saudi-led coalition has been waging a war in Yemen since March 2015 to push back the Iran-backed Huthis and restore to power Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, whose government is recognized by the United Nations. "In room after room after room, you see these little children dying before your very own eyes", Beasley said. Saudi Arabia...

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  • Theresa May: Leadership change won't make Brexit any easier
Theresa May: Leadership change won't make Brexit any easier

At least 28 Conservative MPs have written letters of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, with 48 needed to force a vote. She would remain prime minister until the contest was over unless she opted to resign and hand over to a caretaker prime minister. She added: "People say, "If you could only just do something ...

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  • U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct
U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The University of IL says it will ask working groups "representing every constituency" from its three campuses to review proposed new regulations from the U.S. No one has specifically approached her with concerns about the rule proposal, Handley said, but there was an "unsettled feeling" that comes with changes to Title IX.

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  • Finland President: Did Not Tell Trump About 'Raking' Forests
Finland President: Did Not Tell Trump About 'Raking' Forests

Whitaker was previously a fierce critic of the probe, and Democrats have called for him to recuse himself from overseeing it. Trump said that "It's going to be up to him" and that "I really believe he's going to do what's right". But for the most part, survivors, some who had barely escaped and no longer had homes, were too busy packing up what l...

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  • Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump
Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump

On Friday, President Trump held his first Medal of Freedom ceremony, honoring seven people including Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth . "Melania and I are thrilled to welcome you to the White House as we honor the recipients of our nation's highest civilian honor".

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  • Khashoggi killers must be 'held to account' - Pence
Khashoggi killers must be 'held to account' - Pence

Their motive is the same as the Post's reporters': to reflect badly on the Trump administration, which (like prior administrations) is friendly to the Saudis, and to constrain President Trump's freedom of action with regard to Saudi Arabia and its Crown Prince.

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  • Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume
Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, leader of center-right Kulanu party and a major coalition partner, told Netanyahu that snap elections should be called as soon as possible in order to keep the economy on track. A Cabinet of one: Netanyahu may be the only one who believes he can hold the government together until the original election date next Novem...

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  • Tribunal to decide genocide, other verdicts over Khmer Rouge
Tribunal to decide genocide, other verdicts over Khmer Rouge

Both parties were sentenced to "life in prison", merging the two sentences into a single term, Nil Nonn said. Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, (top picture, C.) are the last surviving senior leaders of Pol Pot's bloody regime, and are already in jail serving life sentences for forced transfers and disappearances of masses of people.

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  • California Wildfires Containment Map: Acres Burned, Death Toll of Camp Fire
California Wildfires Containment Map: Acres Burned, Death Toll of Camp Fire

The two Democrats have been vocal Trump critics. Around 52,000 people have been driven out and have gone to shelters, motels and the homes of friends and relatives. Trump long has struggled to convey empathy to victims of national disasters and tragedies. Nick Shawkey, a captain with the state fire agency, said the president's tweet blaming p...

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  • As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes
As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes. DeSantis said on Twitter , "This was a hard-fought campaign". A recount is continuing in the race between Nelson and his challenger for the Senate seat, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott. The Facebook liv...

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