• Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals
Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal? The Vermont independent's 10 percent level of support in the Granite State left him in fifth place behind Democratic presidential contenders Joe Biden , who leads with 21 percent, Sen. "I'm not going to get down in the dirt with him", said the former Vice President. He pointed to Biden and Sanders...

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  • Conservative leadership: Hunt 'expects' Brexit by Christmas
Conservative leadership: Hunt 'expects' Brexit by Christmas

Conservative party leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt during a head-to-head debate in The News Building, London . Many Conservative Members of Parliament oppose the agreement because they believe the backstop element would keep the United Kingdom tied to European Union trade and customs rules indefinitely after Brexit .

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  • Trump orders sweeping changes to asylum rules
Trump orders sweeping changes to asylum rules

The rule would make most migrants who travel through Mexico ineligible to claim asylum when they reach the USA border. The regulation is set to take effect on Tuesday. "The interim regulation violates the clear language of the law in several respects", Stephen Legomsky, a former chief counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to...

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  • Unhinged Ted Lieu Calls President Trump a 'Racist A — PARTY OF TOLERANCE
Unhinged Ted Lieu Calls President Trump a 'Racist A — PARTY OF TOLERANCE

On "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, Graham, a Republican from SC, declined to denounce Trump's comments and instead called New York Rep. His Twitter messages on Sunday had said that four left-wing lawmakers , known in Congress as "the squad ", should go back to " the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came".

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  • European Union urges Iran to adhere to nuclear treaty
European Union urges Iran to adhere to nuclear treaty

Adelkhah, who is an academic researcher, was arrested in Iran in June by the Revolutionary Guards for allegedly spying, according to media reports over the weekend. has imposed on Zarif while he is in NY this week, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Monday. In recent weeks there has been a sharp increase in tensions between the U.S.

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  • England cricket chief laughs off run row
England cricket chief laughs off run row

While offering his congratulations to England and commiserations to New Zealand , Brett Lee said, "I've got to say that it's a frightful way to decide the victor". "The rules are there I guess, aren't they, and certainly something you don't consider going into the match", said Williamson. I had to get my head switched back on because I knew ther...

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  • European Union nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament
European Union nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

Both countries had supported her nomination for the commission presidency, in a move that has overturned the European Parliament's preferred method of choosing a lead candidate (the " Spitzenkandidaten " process) on the back of the European elections.

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  • Boy Dies After Fall Into Grease Trap
Boy Dies After Fall Into Grease Trap

First responders were called to the scene to search for the young boy who was reported missing after falling into the trap. The child, who was in his mother's care, went outside and "made his way on top" of the grease trap and fell in after the lid "gave way", Camp said.

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  • African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Car Trunk
African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Car Trunk

According to officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department , Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found at roughly 3:45 p.m. on Friday. State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle wrote in a Facebook post , "My heart is empty ... Senate in 1996 and for lieutenant governor of Louisiana in 1999, according to the newspaper. The post added, "Our detectives are w...

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  • United Kingdom police investigate Kim Darroch cables
United Kingdom police investigate Kim Darroch cables

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal in an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the latest leaked emails from Sir Kim Darroch . According to the Daily Mail Saturday, the former ambassador said Trump seemed to be discarding the Iran nuclear deal for "personality reasons", as the deal had been agreed to by former President ...

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  • Congress Delays Robert Mueller Hearings Amid Dispute Over Time For Questions
Congress Delays Robert Mueller Hearings Amid Dispute Over Time For Questions

The agreement gives Mueller an extra hour to testify before the Judiciary panel before he gives two hours of testimony to the Intelligence Committee. "After a brief break, the House Intelligence Committee will convene for additional public testimony beginning at 12:00 p.m".

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  • NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, lifts
NY power outage knocks out subways, businesses, lifts

Various Broadway theaters cancelled shows. Twitter user Sahid Abraham posted a photo from Times Square that showed some of the famous electronic billboards dark. The New York City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, said on Twitter that there was a major disturbance at Con Edison's 49th Street substation, and that the utility was working to fix...

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  • Natural disaster shakes WA from Perth to Broome
Natural disaster shakes WA from Perth to Broome

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has not released a tsunami warning. Sergeant Neil Gordon of the Broome police department said the quake rattled the city for more than a minute. 'It was quite nerve-racking. Others said entire apartment buildings in Perth's suburbs shook for as long as three minutes during the quake. We made our way ...

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  • New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say
New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

There will be at least 250 collection events across the country until the deadline in December, and gun owners can hand their firearms into their local police station at any time. "It happened so quickly that there was no democratic process involved and there were no discussions involved with the community that had been affected", she said.

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  • Capitol Hill slept through an early morning Seattle natural disaster
Capitol Hill slept through an early morning Seattle natural disaster

The United States Geological Survey reports the 4.6 quake struck at about 2:50 Friday morning, centered near Three Lakes. An interactive map on the USGS website shows several dozen people in the Vancouver area reported feeling the shaking.

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  • 'This is tough stuff': Pence visits caged, unwashed, overcrowded migrants
'This is tough stuff': Pence visits caged, unwashed, overcrowded migrants

Central American families fleeing violence, poverty and drought have been coming to the USA in record numbers this year, peaking in May, when the Border Patrol made almost 133,000 apprehensions. It's not just Democrats who have complained about the conditions at border detention facilities. "This isn't human. I'm not a terrorist", one man said.

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  • N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets
N. Korea vows to respond to South's deployment of F-35 jets

Trump is the first US president to step foot in North Korea. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The source said the move would suspend U.N. Security Council restrictions on North Korea's coal and textile exports for 12 to 18 months as the country gradually dismantle...

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  • Turkish defense ministry posts photos of first batch of S-400 equipment
Turkish defense ministry posts photos of first batch of S-400 equipment

Washington earlier warned that it might deny Turkey the purchase of F-35 fighter-bombers, if Ankara pressed ahead with the S-400 deal. "We are aware of Turkey taking delivery of the S-400, our position regarding the F-35 has not changed and I will speak with my Turkish counterpart Minister Akar this afternoon", Esper said.

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  • Trump drops census question, announces new option to count citizens
Trump drops census question, announces new option to count citizens

An executive order by Trump would not, by itself, override court rulings blocking the question, but such a move could give administration lawyers a new basis to try to convince federal courts the question could be included. The announcement, he said, will be focused on the census and citizenship. The American Community Survey, which polls 3.5 m...

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  • British Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Criticism of Trump
British Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Criticism of Trump

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labeled him "stupid" and " wacky " following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the U.S. There will now be white hot anger across the Foreign Office and in parliament - not just at the leaker and Trump, but also at Johnson. That br...

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  • British Ambassador To US Quits After Row Over Trump Remarks
British Ambassador To US Quits After Row Over Trump Remarks

Former prime minister Sir John Major pointedly warned that if a senior diplomat was "thrown to the wolves" it would damage the relationship between an incoming prime minister and the Civil Service. He promised "serious consequences" for whoever had leaked the memos. "I told her how it should be done, but she made a decision to go another way", he...

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  • Alex Acosta to address his role in Epstein sexual abuse scandal
Alex Acosta to address his role in Epstein sexual abuse scandal

According to court records in Florida, authorities say at least 40 underage girls were brought into Epstein's Palm Beach mansion for what turned into sexual encounters after female fixers looked for suitable girls locally and in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world.

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  • Turkey welcomes power sharing agreement in Sudan
Turkey welcomes power sharing agreement in Sudan

The power-sharing deal comes after intense mediation by Ethiopia and African Union diplomats. Two Egyptian officials with direct knowledge of Booth's meetings in Cairo last month said the US urged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to back the AU and Ethiopian proposal and "pressure" Gen.

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  • Blumenauer Partners With Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Resolution
Blumenauer Partners With Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez On Climate Resolution

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday after her comments denouncing the "following" of freshman congresswomen, including Ocasio-Cortez, ran in a Saturday New York Times opinion piece .

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  • Amy McGrath launches 2020 bid to take down Mitch McConnell
Amy McGrath launches 2020 bid to take down Mitch McConnell

She emerged as an unlikely fundraising juggernaut in her congressional race, bringing in millions of dollars after her campaign released a biographical video that went viral, and becoming a Democratic celebrity in the process. And that's not to mention the wealth that enslaved blacks produced for white families-families, it turns out, like Mit...

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  • President Trump's personal tax records could soon be made public
President Trump's personal tax records could soon be made public

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment to a tax law that would require the commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance to share state income tax returns and reports when certain congressional committees request them. Despite accusations from Republican lawmakers that NY state's new law is politically motivated and unconstitutional...

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  • Citing disappointing fundraising and polls, Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential campaign
Citing disappointing fundraising and polls, Rep. Eric Swalwell ends presidential campaign

Swalwell will run for re-election for his congressional seat in the 15th District of California but faces a potentially fierce primary fight from Hayward councilmember Aisha Wahab. Swalwell said he was not ready to endorse one of the remaining candidates. "We need this field to start shrinking so candidates can distinguish themselves".

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  • Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY, charged with sex trafficking
Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY, charged with sex trafficking

He went on to serve only 13 months of the sentence, was allowed to leave jail six days a week for work, and was held at a private wing of his Florida prison. Mr. Epstein also got the girl to bring other girls who worked with her at a local strip club. But he reached a plea deal to avoid federal sex trafficking charges in the case.

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  • Taliban, rival Afghans 'promise to reduce violence' - German envoy
Taliban, rival Afghans 'promise to reduce violence' - German envoy

Both sides have reported progress in the discussions before taking a break from the dialogue in support of Sunday's intra-Afghan meeting and they will resume discussions Tuesday. "We have to understand and admit ground realities as well like the presence and power of the Taliban, the existence of Afghan government and the presence of foreign troops...

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  • Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft
Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft

It was reconsidering the order after two MAX aircraft fatally crashed in Ethiopia in March and Indonesia in October. Virgin Australia has pushed back delivery of its first 737 Max jets by nearly two years. Pilots with the Federal Aviation Administration discovered a new flaw last month while testing updated software in a flight simulator, pushe...

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  • France says it will not launch dispute resolution for Iran nuclear deal
France says it will not launch dispute resolution for Iran nuclear deal

Extremely concerned at Iran's announcement that it has started uranium enrichment above the limit agreed to in the #JCPoA . "We strongly urge Iran to stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with its commitments", a German foreign office spokesman said , naming production of larger quantities of low-enriched uranium as well as enrichment to...

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  • 21 hurt in shopping plaza blast: Gas lines found ruptured
21 hurt in shopping plaza blast: Gas lines found ruptured

The blast sent large pieces of debris about 91 metres across the street. Debris is strewn all over a auto park in another shocking clip. "A search has been completed of the building itself", Gordon said. "We didn't know if there was going to be another explosion so we immediately grabbed customers and went out the back emergency door", she said...

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  • New Melania Trump statue in Slovenia gets mixed reviews
New Melania Trump statue in Slovenia gets mixed reviews

Melania Trump may have left her Slovenian hometown of Sevnica, but thanks to conceptual artist Ales "Maxi" Zupevc, her presence is still, um. looming. The statue is located on the outskirts of Sevnica, Trump's hometown, and carved out of a tree with a chainsaw. He told AFP that conversations with Maxi had enabled him to see Trump's ancestral r...

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  • Venezuela blames United States sanctions for blocking debt financing, oil sales
Venezuela blames United States sanctions for blocking debt financing, oil sales

U.N. High Commission for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said after a visit to the South American nation its rule of law has "profoundly eroded" and some have faced "reprisals and repression" for exercising freedom of opinion and participation in public life.

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  • Warehouse Full Of Jim Beam Barrels Catches Fire
Warehouse Full Of Jim Beam Barrels Catches Fire

He speculated crews could be on scene until late Wednesday night. This is likely to represents a significant environmental impact on the local wildlife, given the massive amount of spirits involved. If all the barrels held bourbon, that would be a loss of at least 6 million bottles, the Louisville newspaper reported. Michael Fortney suggested tha...

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  • 'Salute to America' Trump delivers Independence Day address in DC
'Salute to America' Trump delivers Independence Day address in DC

Trump originally meant to hold a military parade for Veterans Day previous year, but plans were scuttled when the price escalated. "What's wrong with pausing for a few hours to celebrate our nation and all that we stand for?" said one New York-based father of four and a military veteran.

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  • Putin admits secret sub was nuke powered
Putin admits secret sub was nuke powered

Details remained scarce about the fire and the ship, which was on a mission to measure sea depths in Russia's territorial waters in the Barents Sea. A report by the Drive drew attention to the fact that the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), attached a hitherto unseen drawing of the newly devel...

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  • California hit by significant 6.4-magnitude natural disaster
California hit by significant 6.4-magnitude natural disaster

A 6.4-magnitude natural disaster on Thursday struck Southern California , about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles , according to the US Geological Survey. Jones said the "shake alert" computer system at Caltech's seismic facility gave a 48-second warning that shaking had begun. "We haven't really seen any magnitude-6, 7's in the last 20 years,...

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  • Heavy rain in south Japan causes flood, mudslides; 4 injured
Heavy rain in south Japan causes flood, mudslides; 4 injured

The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that life-threatening landslides are possible. Heavy rains in southern Japan let up by Thursday, but authorities maintained evacuation orders for more than a million people, warning of a risk of more landslides, which have killed one person, with another missing.

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  • Senate Passes Bipartisan $4.6 Billion Bill For Aid To Southern Border
Senate Passes Bipartisan $4.6 Billion Bill For Aid To Southern Border

As you read last evening , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abandoned her foolish fight over the border crisis relief bill, "reluctantly" agreeing to approve the Senate's bipartisan legislation. House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat from NY, unveiled proposed changes on Tuesday morning to the border aid bill, including strengthening r...

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