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Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

2 hours 15 min ago - [CET]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart.

Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until his ...

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China charges former Interpol president with bribery

3 hours 24 min ago - [CET]

BEIJING (AP) - China announced Wednesday that it has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes.

The indictment from the Supreme People's Procuratorate comes after Meng was expelled last month from public office and the ruling Communist Party.

Meng was elected president of the international ...

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GOP lawmakers, sheriffs weigh in on driver's license issue

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Several Republican elected officials are voicing their opposition to a proposal in the Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.

State Sen. Daphne Jordan, of Saratoga County, and Assemblyman Jake Ashby, of Rensselaer County, will be holding a ...

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Key moments in Kim Jong Un's diplomatic charm offensive

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from China, South Korea and the United States. Some key moments:

Jan. 1, 2018: In his New Year's address, Kim ...

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Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A one-time aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces resentencing Wednesday for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Bridget Kelly is due in federal court in Newark. She and co-defendant Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors and a ...

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Ex-Florida gov candidate Gillum in hearing on lobbyist gifts

7 hours 15 min ago - [CET]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum faces an administrative hearing Wednesday over allegations he improperly accepted gifts from lobbyists.

The state Ethics Commission says it found probable cause in January to believe that Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor, accepted gifts in violation of civil law, including ...

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Trump praises Jack Dorsey meeting blasting Twitter bias

9 hours 30 min ago - [CET]

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he had a "great meeting" Tuesday with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, hours after bashing the company and accusing it of not treating him well because he's a Republican.

Trump uses Twitter extensively to get his message out, particularly since the release of special counsel ...

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Trump campaign, advisers say Democrats' efforts to impeach him will backfire in 2020

10 hours 17 min ago - [CET]

President Trump's campaign team and advisers said Tuesday that Democrats' effort to impeach him will backfire in 2020 in the face of public sentiment against impeachment and Mr. Trump's strong economic record.

A day after Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify ...

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The Latest: Assembly passes ban on bump stocks

11 hours 28 min ago - [CET]

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on a legislative deadline at the Nevada Legislature (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The state Assembly has passed an omnibus gun bill that seeks to ban bump stocks and allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state.

The ...

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Trump says aides should not testify to Congress on Mueller report

11 hours 31 min ago - [CET]

President Trump said Tuesday that he does not want his aides testifying to congressional panels over issues raised by special counsel Robert Mueller's report, despite Democratic subpoenas and other requests.

In an interview published Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump said the White House already has fully cooperated with Mr. Mueller's probe ...

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With MSNBC's ambush interview on Robert Mueller, America's media has hit a new low

11 hours 42 min ago - [CET]

Here's how truly detestable America's media has become.

On Easter Sunday, MSNBC decided to ambush special counsel Robert Mueller as he attended services across from the White House at St. John's Episcopal Church

"We knew that he was going to be, he's been there. He's been there in the past ...

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Joe Biden set to join crowded field for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

11 hours 58 min ago - [CET]

After his planned announcement of a White House run in an online video Thursday, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is scheduled to underscore his front-runner status in the Democratic race with a campaign event in the general election battleground of Pittsburgh.

Sources close to Mr. Biden said the details ...

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Vaccine exemption claims by parents restricted in Washington

12 hours 10 min ago - [CET]

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.

The vote comes as the number of measles cases nationwide this year has passed 600.

The measure now ...

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Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, other presidential hopefuls aim to sway Nancy Pelosi on impeachment

12 hours 21 min ago - [CET]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's skeptical of impeachment proceedings. Her party's field of 2020 presidential candidates is about to increase the pressure on her to change her mind.

Rep. Eric Swalwell became the latest White House hopeful to signal he is open to impeachment of President Trump, joining more ...

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Florida House debates bill banning 'sanctuary city' policies

12 hours 38 min ago - [CET]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House opened debate Tuesday on a hotly contested Republican bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning so-called "sanctuary city" policies aimed at shielding immigrants who are arrested.

The GOP-dominated House turned back several Democratic amendments intended to ...

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Votes expected on wide array of bills at Nevada Legislature

12 hours 49 min ago - [CET]

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Bills to push people to safely store firearms and shield marijuana convictions must pass a key vote Tuesday if they are going to advance in the legislative process.

Lawmakers in the state Assembly are expected to hold a flurry of votes Tuesday as a legislative ...

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Inside the Beltway: Up 79%: Millennials dominated midterm turnout

13 hours 7 min ago - [CET]

Across all demographics, Americans were enthusiastic at the polls five months ago. The midterm elections had the highest voter turnout in four decades according to new Census Department data analysis released Tuesday that said 53% of the citizen voting-age population voted in 2018. According to the agency's records, that's the ...

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CNN town halls turn into ratings catastrophe

13 hours 13 min ago - [CET]

CNN is on a town hall tear, offering viewers session after session with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, topped off with a town hall assembly line Monday night that saw five would-be presidents featured in a prime-time row.

It's been a ratings catastrophe.

While some high-profile candidates such as Sen. ...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threaten with charges from Mueller report

13 hours 41 min ago - [CET]

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report specifically implicates WikiLeaks' founder — the now-jailed Julian Assange — in the direct cybertransfers of stolen Democratic Party documents from hackers in Russian military intelligence to his anti-secrecy group.

Mr. Mueller brought an indictment in July against Moscow's elite cyberwarriors who conspired with WikiLeaks, but ...

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Untraceable gun limits clear Washington Legislature

13 hours 56 min ago - [CET]

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Following a high-profile federal case the Washington state Legislature has approved new limits - but not a ban - on untraceable firearms.

The proposal would ban outright all guns not detectable by airport metal detectors, and would add limits to obtaining plans for untraceable guns, including ...

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Treasury misses House Democrats' second deadline for handing over Trump's tax returns

14 hours 12 min ago - [CET]

The Treasury Department on Tuesday missed a 5 p.m. deadline from House Democrats to turn over years of tax returns from President Trump and some of Mr. Trump's associated entities, escalating a standoff that could ultimately spill into the federal courts.

The department can't act until it can be sure ...

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Nancy Pelosi to meet with Trump on infrastructure next week

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:53 - [CET]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to meet with President Donald Trump after Congress returns from Easter recess to discuss a bipartisan approach on infrastructure, even as members of her own party are clamoring to start impeachment proceedings against him.

"We'll be meeting with the president next week when we ...

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Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:47 - [CET]

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma has been dropped, with both sides declaring victory in the case.

Court records show both sides agreed to the dismissal order filed Tuesday in federal court ...

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Authorities: Armed border group moves from private property

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:45 - [CET]

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border has left their campsite in southern New Mexico after authorities said they were on private property.

Sunland Park police and security officers with a railroad company told members of the United Constitutional Patriots on Tuesday ...

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Pete Buttigieg wins Hollywood Democrat donor backing

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.

Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has been repeatedly selling out fundraisers ...

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Andrea Mitchell to Kirsten Gillibrand: 'White, male candidates' poll better than Democrat women

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:26 - [CET]

Andrea Mitchell wants to know why "white, male candidates" are faring so well among the Democrats' 2020 contenders, given their female competition.

The polling performance of former Vice President Joe Biden, along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — who gave Hillary Clinton a run for her money in 2016 — ...

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Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:20 - [CET]

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's second-highest court is reducing the sentence of incarcerated former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva from 12 years and one month to eight years and 10 months.

The Supreme Court of Justice voted Tuesday on a request by da Silva's lawyers that it annul ...

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Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:17 - [CET]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S.

The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. ...

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House OKs stronger enforcement of domestic abuser gun ban

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15 - [CET]

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon House moved to close a loophole that allowed domestic abusers to illegally hold on to their firearms.

Lawmakers voted 43-15 for stronger enforcement of a 2015 bill that prohibited those with domestic violence or stalking convictions from owning guns. House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, ...

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Senate unanimously passes bill making DNA testing accessible

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:12 - [CET]

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - There have been almost 500 exonerations nationally based on DNA evidence of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, but none in Oregon, where the majority of post-conviction motions for DNA testing are denied by Oregon courts.

On Tuesday, the Oregon Senate took a step toward lowering the ...

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Fed watchdog probes treatment of immigrants in Texas lockup

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:05 - [CET]


A U.S. government watchdog agency has launched an investigation in the wake of an Associated Press report revealing complaints about how immigration authorities treated hunger strikers at a detention center in Texas.

The Office of Inspector General for U.S. Department of Homeland Security this month interviewed two Indian men ...

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Watchdogs open 2nd ethics probe of top Interior officials

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:57 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interior Department's internal watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that it is investigating allegations of ethical misconduct by senior political appointees at the agency, an announcement that comes a week after the disclosure of a similar investigation of newly confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt.

Both investigations by the Interior ...

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Committee narrowly rejects concealed carry bill

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:50 - [CET]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A legislative committee has narrowly rejected a proposal to allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without getting a special permit.

The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Tuesday voted down the proposal by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa. A motion to advance the ...

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Andy McKean leaves Republican party because of Trump

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 22:40 - [CET]

DES MOINES, Iowa — The longest-serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature announced Tuesday that he's becoming a Democrat, saying he didn't want to remain in a party led by President Donald Trump.

Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to the Legislature after years away from politics ...

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Netanyahu plans to name a town in Golan Heights after Trump

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:56 - [CET]

The 45th president of the United States could soon find his name on Israeli maps, if the country's premier has his way.

"All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in a ...

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Hillary Clinton: Mueller report is beginning, not the end

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:55 - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton says special counsel Robert Mueller's report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end.

The former Democratic presidential candidate stopped short of calling for immediate impeachment proceedings.

She says Congress should instead determine through a serious analysis whether President ...

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E-cigarette ban on school grounds heads to governor's desk

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:52 - [CET]

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine could explicitly ban electronic cigarettes on school grounds under a Democrat's bill that passed the House and Senate.

Sen. Rebecca Millett's bill headed to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' desk Tuesday. Maine's education department backed the legislation.

Maine state law already prohibits smokeless tobacco use at ...

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Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:42 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues - who would have to manage such efforts - are far more wary.

The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged rank-and-file ...

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Pete Buttigieg coming to Fox News, will be the third Dem town hall on network

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:38 - [CET]

Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg was announced Tuesday as the third Democratic hopeful to hold a Fox News Channeltown hall.

The Indiana Democrat will appear on Fox News May 19th in an appearance to be moderated moderated by Chris Wallace and filmed in Claremont, N.H.

"We look forward to hosting ...

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Bishop critical of Nicaragua's Ortega leaves for Vatican

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:59 - [CET]

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A Roman Catholic bishop who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Daniel Ortega over Nicaragua's political standoff left the country Tuesday after being called to the Vatican indefinitely by Pope Francis.

Speaking at Managua's international airport, where no members of the country's Bishops' Conference ...

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Larry Hogan tackles Trump, Mueller report while considering a Republican presidential challenge

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:50 - [CET]

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan scolded President Trump Tuesday, saying special counsel Robert Mueller's report "certainly did not completely exonerate the president as he said."

"There was some very disturbing stuff found in the report and just because aides did not follow his orders. That's the only reason we don't have ...

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Trump orders staff to boycott annual White House Correspondents Association dinner

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:44 - [CET]

President Trump has ordered his administration to boycott the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner, an event that Mr. Trump will skip for the third straight year.

White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley announced that all Trump administration officials are being ordered to boycott the dinner.

"The president and members ...

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Senate candidate disavows armed civilian border group

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:42 - [CET]

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Republican U.S. Senate candidate has disavowed an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border following the arrest of one of the group's members.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that New Mexico candidate Gavin Clarkson tweeted Saturday that he condemns the ...

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Top House lawmakers ask Pompeo to reject Central American aid cuts

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:25 - [CET]

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are urging the Trump administration to reevaluate the president's threat to cut about $1 billion of approved aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras over what Mr. Trump calls their failure to curb illegal immigration to the U.S.

In ...

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Women, seniors had biggest impact on midterms in Florida

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:05 - [CET]

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Women voted in larger numbers than men, and seniors voted in a higher concentration than any other age group in midterm elections in Florida last year.

New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 54% of the female-citizen voting-age population cast ballots in ...

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Jared Kushner downplays Russia's role in 2016 campaign

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:59 - [CET]

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner downplayed foreign meddling in the 2016 campaign Tuesday, saying extensive probes into the Trump campaign have had a "much harsher impact" on democracy than what he described as "a couple Facebook" ads pushed by Russian actors.

"If you look at the magnitude of what ...

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Ex-EPA chief Pruitt's Indiana lobbying bid has likely failed

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:55 - [CET]

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has likely failed in his efforts to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants in Indiana.

Pruitt registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana last week for the parent company of Terre Haute-based mining company Sunrise Coal. Hallador ...

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Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:45 - [CET]

LONDON (AP) - Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament.

The 16-year-old Swede, who has sparked a global wave of youth environment protests, met Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other lawmakers Tuesday.

She told ...

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Roger Stone: 'God is using me to expose certain epic truths at trial'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:33 - [CET]

Roger Stone, indicted former Trump campaign adviser, claimed Tuesday to be divinely chosen "to expose certain epic truths at trial."

In a social media post soliciting donations for his defense fund, Mr. Stone described a recent epiphany involving his pending federal court case.

"Just a few days ago, it was ...

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Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:30 - [CET]

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker in Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents.

The Guardian newspaper reported Saturday it had obtained the contents of chats from 2017 involving Rep. Matt Shea and three other men ...

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Joe Biden will announce presidential candidacy on Thursday: Report

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:17 - [CET]

After months of "will he, won't he," former Vice President Joseph R. Biden reportedly is poised to announce his official candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination this Thursday.

The Delaware Democrat will enter the race with an online video Thursday, sources familiar with the plans told CNN.

This contradicts reports ...

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GOP urged not to 'weaponize' stolen data as 2020 races near

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:55 - [CET]

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee has asked his Republican counterpart to agree that neither party will weaponize stolen data during their 2020 campaigns.

In an open letter, Tom Perez pledged that Democrats will not campaign using stolen material and asked Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to make ...

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Donald Trump's approval drops following release of Mueller report

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:45 - [CET]

President Trump's approval rating took a five-point dive following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, a new survey found.

According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday, Mr. Trump's job approval rating fell to 39 percent, his lowest rating since his comments following the deadly 2017 Charlottesville protests.

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CNN town halls ignore Sri Lanka terror attacks

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:38 - [CET]

CNN's string of town halls Monday night lacked questions on the Sri Lanka terror attacks that killed over 300 people, but presidential hopefuls were asked about the voting rights of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The media watchdog NewsBusters monitored five back-to-back town halls with 2020 candidates without ...

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The Latest: Court's conservatives seem fine with census

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:22 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The Supreme Court's conservative majority seems untroubled by the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

There appeared ...

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Mike Lee: Congress has given executive branch too much power; Donald Trump has taken advantage of it

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:54 - [CET]

Sen. Mike Lee said Tuesday Congress has given the executive branch "too much authority," adding President Trump has taken advantage of those powers.

"Congress has given too much authority to the executive branch. Power to make war, power to start trade wars, power to impose tariffs, power to declare broad ...

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Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting is sued twice

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:51 - [CET]

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.

The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County on Monday - the anniversary of the shooting - against ...

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State Supreme Court to decide on large-capacity magazine ban

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:43 - [CET]

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's highest court is set to decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person's state constitutional right to bear arms.

The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday that it would hear the case, which stems ...

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Recent Missouri Editorials

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:00 - [CET]

The Independence Examiner, April 20

Only modest steps on state's massive highway needs

It's mildly encouraging to see Missouri legislators come to a compromise on a modest plan to deal with some of the state's neediest bridges.

But the bigger picture is that the General Assembly is in the final ...

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3 officers fired weapons in deadly Coon Rapids confrontation

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:21 - [CET]

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says three law enforcement officers fired their weapons in the fatal shooting of a man in Coon Rapids.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who died as 40-year-old John Duane Fairbanks, of Cass Lake. He died ...

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George Conway: Decision to impeach Donald Trump 'easy,' He's 'loyal only to himself'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:08 - [CET]

George Conway, husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, railed against President Trump Tuesday, claiming he violated his oath of office by obstructing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into election interference.

"A president takes an oath in which he 'solemnly swear[s] [to] support and defend the Constitution of the United ...

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Eric Swalwell says Dems 'on that road' to impeachment, compares Donald Trump to a toddler

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:13 - [CET]

Presidential candidate and House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell said Tuesday that Democrats are "on that road" to impeachment, adding that "doing nothing is not an option" due to the precedent it sets.

"This president needs to be held accountable and if we do nothing, we do two things. ...

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Donald Trump, Melania to visit U.K., France in June D-Day ceremonies; bilateral meetings on docket

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:01 - [CET]

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit the United Kingdom and France in June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and shore up relations with both countries, the White House said Tuesday.

Mr. Trump will have a bilateral meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who is ...

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Donald Trump claims Twitter doesn't treat him well 'as a Republican'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:27 - [CET]

President Trump said Tuesday that Twitter does not treat him well "as a Republican," claiming it's being "discriminatory" and playing "political games."

" 'The best thing ever to happen to Twitter is Donald Trump.' [Maria Bartiromo] So true, but they don't treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for ...

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Donald Trump praises 'Fox & Friends,' blasts 'Morning Psycho (Joe)' and CNN as 'beyond disaster'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:21 - [CET]

President Trump became a critic of prime-time news Tuesday, praising Fox News' "Fox & Friends" and its "highest" ratings while blasting MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and CNN's "New Day."

"Sorry to say but @foxandfriends is by far the best of the morning political shows on television. It rightfully has BY FAR ...

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Donald Trump: The New York Times will have to 'get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:24 - [CET]

President Trump went on an early morning tear against The New York Times Tuesday, continuing to criticize the newspaper for "false and highly inaccurate writings" regarding his presidency.

The president first took shots at New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who recently released an op-ed called "The Great Republican Abdication" and ...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:10 - [CET]

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 ...

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Former French PM Fillon and wife to stand corruption trial

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:09 - [CET]

PARIS (AP) - Investigating judges have ordered that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife stand trial on corruption charges, a judicial official said on Tuesday.

Fillon, who served as prime minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012, was at one point the front-runner in France's 2017 ...

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Forest campaign tells of contribution from indicted donor

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:07 - [CET]

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The campaign for North Carolina's lieutenant governor has acknowledged it failed to report an in-kind donation from an entrepreneur indicted on bribery and other charges.

The News & Observer of Raleigh published a Facebook photo showing Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who plans to run for ...

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Investigation ongoing, House subpoenas ex-White House lawyer

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:39 - [CET]

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him.

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on ...

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Police in the Netherlands are investigating the brutal torture of a bitcoin trader, whose home was raided by criminals looking for cryptocurrency.


The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a criminal charge against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring to hack into a classified U.S. government computer.


Honestly, check the CNBC headline:
'Alexa, find me a doctor': Amazon Alexa adds new medical skills

Amazon is moving more deeply into the $3.5 trillion health care sector.


Want to learn more about SIGINT? -Read this.
Here's the evidence from within the NSA organization. Even when the original document is dated a bunch of years back in time, we think of it as a schoolbook example of what USA is up to.


Twenty-nine-year old Devon Alexander, of Coraopolis, worked as a behavioral specialist at the Pace Special Education School in Churchill. The drugs included suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, raw and packaged heroin, a plastic bag of Xanax, marijuana and ecstasy.


Why is it a brown-red ring-of-light around the moon! You know, we don't have brown-red clouds in Sweden. What causes the brown-red light around it, never seen before? The shining lasted for a total of 2-3 days and was not constant.


World's most powerful nuclear submarines, Arkhangelsk and Severstal, are to be dismantled after 2020. The Russian federal nuclear power watchdog, Rosatom, found their further exploitation unprofitable.

-None property have space for gardens.. Mar 3 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

The Yerdelen brothers, construction entrepreneurs from Istanbul was riding a real estate boom, and had plans to build more than 700 minicastles.


CYBERTERRORISM is the use of modern communication technology in the commission of terrorist activities.


At the height of his power, Escobar was said to be the seventh richest man in the world, with his Medellin drugs cartel thought to be behind -up to- 80 percent of all the cocaine shipped to the United States.


NEW DELHI: Gearing up for its most challenging space mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is leaving no stone unturned to make the Chandrayaan-2 (lunar-2) mission a success.


Abwehr scored perhaps its greatest victories in the area of industrial espionage, as agents managed to steal the blueprint for every major American airplane produced in the war effort.


Shorn on the sides, thick on top for the Kim Jong-un look; bright and blonde for the Donald Trump-loving customers. -A creative Hanoi barber is offering free cuts ahead of the leaders’ meeting in the next week in their Vietnamese capital.


Time for a history lesson ! - Here's some old newspaper frontpages you might recognize in memory lane! *Hitler is dead* *Hindenburg* etc.
This is a relatively new post, and it will be updated later with more frontpage material.


Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s communications at any time.


Here is the complete building, suit and telephone list to all United States Senators including the number to the Vice President (Printed in 2015 by the Sergeant at Arms).


VX nerve agent on North Korea’s brothers face ! Courts Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on his face.



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