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  • Trump's WH advisers get into heated shouting match
    Trump's_top_advisors_get_into_heated_shouting_match 2018-10-18 23:11:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Donald Trump’s top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. The...
  • Nancy Pelosi outlined 5 agenda items if Democrats retake House
    Nancy_pelosi_outlined_5_agenda_items_democrats_retake_house 2018-10-16 23:02:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Projecting confidence about her party’s chances, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake the House in next month’s election. Lowering health care costs, rebuil...
  • Alec Baldwin Urges To Vote: It's time To Overthrow The Government of Donald Trump
    Alec_baldwin_urges_to_vote-_it's_time_to_overthrow_the_government_of_donald_trump 2018-10-15 16:09:39 UTC
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government. After reprisi...
  • Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts
    Facebook_says_hackers_accessed_data_from_29_million_accounts 2018-10-12 17:50:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn’t been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affecte...
  • Washington State to abolish death penalty
    Washington_state_to_abolish_death_penalty 2018-10-11 21:54:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a unanimous decision that its application was arbitrary and racially biased. “The death ...
  • Dominated by men: Amazon scraps tool that showed bias against women
    Dominated_by_men-_amazon_scraps_tool_that_showed_bias_against_women 2018-10-11 21:53:47 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes ...
  • Wall Street faces worst day since February
    Dow_jones_drops_831_points 2018-10-11 21:53:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on major world markets slid to a three-month low on Wednesday, with the benchmark S&P500 stock index falling more than 3.0 percent, its biggest one-day fall since February. Technology shares tumbled on fears of slowi...
  • US: Deported migrant parents can lose custody of their kids
    Deported_migrant_parents_can_lose_custody_of_their_kids 2018-10-09 17:44:47 UTC
    Araceli Ramos sheds a tear as she describes her battle to be reunited with her 5-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) AP — As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bo...
  • Angela Merkel, Most Respected Global Leader
    Angela_merkel__most_respected_global_leader 2018-10-03 00:02:37 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most respected global leader and the image of the United States has gotten worse since Donald Trump took office, a leading survey showed. The survey of 25 nations by the Pew Research Center also showed tha...
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs gun control bills into law
    California_governor_jerry_brown_signed_several_gun_control_bills_into_law 2018-09-29 20:39:10 UTC
    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills into law on Friday, including one measure that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. The new laws come seven months after a gunman opene...
  • Brexit: UK politicians remain deeply divided
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2018-09-28 18:31:42 UTC
    More than two years since the 2016 EU referendum, the United Kingdom, its politicians and its business leaders remain deeply divided over Brexit while Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to clinch a divorce deal with the EU. Opponents of Brexit ...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: GOP is sending the worst possible message to girls
    Kirsten_gillibrand_gop_is_sending_the_worst_possible_message_to_girls 2018-09-27 01:37:48 UTC
    <blockquote>On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York delivered a scathing speech on the Senate floor, criticizing her Republican colleagues for their “disappointing” response to the sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nomi...
  • UNHCR: 4 million refugee children can't go to school
    4_million_refugee_children_around_the_world_can't_go_to_school 2018-09-23 22:16:47 UTC
    Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded. With more and more children forced to le...
  • California professor Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Thursday
    Trump%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_nominee-_kavanaugh_accused_of_sexual_misconduct 2018-09-23 06:06:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California professor Christine Blasey Ford has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports. The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to p...
  • Schoolmates discussed 'Kavanaugh's attempted rape' around campus
    Schoolmates_discussed_'kavanaugh's_attempted_rape'_around_campus 2018-09-20 22:04:18 UTC
    Intensifying calls for a complete FBI investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claim that Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were in high school, a former schoolmate of Ford wrote in a Facebook post tha...
  • Green crabs from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem
    Green_crabs_from_nova_scotia_threaten_coastal_ecosystem 2018-09-19 05:21:29 UTC
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit...
  • Professor Blasey Ford details attempted rape by Kavanaugh
    Professor_christine_blasey_ford_details_attempted_rape_by_kavanaugh 2018-09-16 23:33:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a co...
  • Wealthiest GOP Donor In Ohio Quits Party: ‘I Won’t Support This Nonsense Anymore’
    Longtime_gop_donor-_i_won%e2%80%99t_support_this_nonsense_in_the_republican_party_anymore 2018-09-16 06:48:31 UTC
    Ohio’s wealthiest Republican donor, Leslie H. Wexner, has left the party, saying he is fed up with its antics, the Columbus Dispatch reported. “I’m an independent,” Wexner said at an event for Ohio business leaders Thursday night, noting that h...
  • Trump’s Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller
    Trump%e2%80%99s_paul_manafort_will_cooperate_with_special_counsel_robert_mueller_ 2018-09-14 20:47:49 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, prosecutors said on Friday, a dramatic turnaround that deals the U.S. president ...
  • Low unemployment rates are inevitably followed by recessions
    Fed-_us_unemployment_rate_inevitably_could_followed_by_a_recession 2018-09-13 04:51:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unem...
  • German, French and British jets to show European efforts integrating air defenses
    German__french_and_british_jets_to_showcase_european_efforts_to_integrate_their_air_defenses 2018-09-13 04:11:53 UTC
    ON BOARD A BELGIAN AIR FORCE PLANE (Reuters) - British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase Eur...
  • Florence: US Facing the Challenges of Climate Change
    Florence-_us_facing_the_challenges_of_climate_change 2018-09-12 00:11:05 UTC
    Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It's a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Flore...
  • US to close Palestinian mission in Washington
    Us_to_close_palestinian_mission_in_washington 2018-09-10 18:19:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, o...
  • Sweden's Social Democrats lead election, far right gains
    Sweden's_social_democrats_lead_election__far_right_make_gains 2018-09-10 18:11:31 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream center-left and center-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigrat...
  • Poll: Sweden's Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party lead as election nears
    Poll-_sweden's_social_democrats__greens_and_left_party_lead_as_election_nears 2018-09-07 16:56:28 UTC
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish centre-left bloc holds a slim lead over the center-right ahead of Sunday’s national election, a survey showed, but both are short of a majority and the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats could yet emerge as the lar...