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  • Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNN

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    One of 15 Saudi men sent to confront Jamal Khashoggi was seen on surveillance

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:47:16 -0400
  • Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently

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    The once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:46:09 -0400
  • Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson University

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:57:05 -0400
  • The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 Horsepower

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    It's also available with only 835 horses.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:12:00 -0400
  • Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party Attendees

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    A white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:37:23 -0400
  • World’s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong Kong

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    The $15 billion, 55-kilometer (34-mile) bridge, which Xinhua says is the world’s longest sea link, opens for business at 9 a.m. Wednesday and is tipped to carry some 29,000 cars and trucks daily between Zhuhai on the mainland and Hong Kong, a former British colony. It also envisions a better marriage between China’s industrial might and its one-party state and the liberal, capitalist bastions of Hong Kong and Macau, which have their own passports, currencies, trade policies, courts and civil rights. The Greater Bay Area could serve as a new growth engine for the capital markets of Hong Kong, the casinos of Macau, formerly a Portuguese colony, and nearby Shenzhen, the economic powerhouse one of Xi’s predecessors, Deng Xiaoping, built on their doorstep almost four decades ago.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:00:00 -0400
  • US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

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    AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:56:46 -0400
  • Thousands of Hondurans in U.S.-bound migrant caravan head into Mexico

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    Many members of the caravan, exhausted from the hours-long trek on foot from the Guatemalan border, mostly ignored police offers to board buses heading to a migrant shelter because of suspicions they might be deported instead. The migrants have defied threats by Trump that he will close the U.S.-Mexico border if the caravan advances, as well as warnings from the Mexican government that they risk deportation if they cannot justify seeking asylum in Mexico. Police in riot gear shadowed the caravan's arrival along a southern highway, but did not impede their journey.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:43:52 -0400
  • US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral home

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    Police in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the city.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:43:44 -0400
  • Yahoo News Explains: The international treatment of journalists

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    According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 63 journalists have been killed in 2018 so far. Here's what you need to know about dangers faced by the media in the U.S. and abroad.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:14:56 -0400
  • Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Quotes Were Graffitied On Yale Law School Steps

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    The entrance to Yale University Law School, one of the most famous and

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:41:51 -0400
  • Atlantic-Pacific's New Collection At Nordstrom Only Looks Expensive

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    Fans of flirty fashion and affordable prices will love the latest collection

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:14:19 -0400
  • 538's Nate Silver: 'It's hard to find a clear path for Democrats' to win Senate

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    Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver joins "This Week" with the latest FiveThirtyEight forecast for the Senate and House midterms, just over two weeks away.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:20:55 -0400
  • Train derails in Taiwan

    One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks shortly before 5 p.m., the government said in a statement.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:47:58 -0400
  • French Teenager Who Threatened His Teacher With a Fake Gun Was Charged

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    President Emmanuel Macron said threatening a teacher was "unacceptable"

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:58:30 -0400
  • Laverne Cox Responds To Possible Trump Anti-Transgender Move: 'I Choose Love Not Fear'

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    Actress Laverne Cox condemned a proposal reportedly under consideration by

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:48:23 -0400
  • $1.6B Mega Millions prize due to simple math, some surprises

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:52:00 -0400
  • Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter

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    A special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kaduna.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:46:26 -0400
  • From blackmailing princes to murdering journalists: how Saudi Arabia’s spy network has expanded under Mohammed bin Salman

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    Inside the Georgian mansion in Mayfair that houses Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London, two offices of Saudi intelligence operatives are busy at work.  The first office belongs to the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia’s foreign intelligence agency. Its staff are engaged in the “normal” work of spies, meeting with MI6 to discuss Britain and Saudi Arabia’s shared fight against al-Qaeda or to swap secrets on Iran.  The second office has a darker purpose. There the staff of the Mabahith, Saudi Arabia’s secret police, are tracking people of interest inside the UK.  Its operatives are watching obvious targets like Saudi dissidents who have gone into exile in Britain, or London-based Islamists whose ideology is seen as a threat to Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarchy. But they are also keeping tabs on Arab businessmen and the decadent lives of Gulf royals living the UK. The Mabahith’s spies are especially interested in compromising material they can use as blackmail to further Riyadh’s interests.       “These guys gather the dirt and they hold it until directed,” said a former Saudi embassy employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They want to know who is sleeping with who, who is drinking and doing drugs, who is spending money they don’t have.”  Saudi spies and secret police work out of the kingdom's embassy in London Credit: Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images The set-up in the London embassy is replicated at Saudi diplomatic posts around the world, forming a vast web of spies watching the kingdom’s enemies and surveilling its own people.  While this apparatus has existed for years, it has become more aggressive and more violent under Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, who controls the Saudi security services.  His ambition to silence critics abroad and stomp out political rivals at home has depended on a new ferocity in the intelligence agencies. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is just the most extreme example.   “For many decades Saudi Arabia had a system in which the king sought to develop a policy consensus within the royal family, the clerical establishment, and the entrepreneur elite,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who now heads the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institute.  “That has changed profoundly in the last few years. Instead of a consensual system they have moved to a very autocratic system, which relies much more on the intelligence services hounding out dissent at home and abroad.”  Maher Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer, was allegedly part of the squad that killed Mr Khashoggi Credit: Sabah via AP  Mr Khashoggi was no stranger to the craft of the secret police or how its methods changed over time. In the mid-2000s he worked at the Saudi embassy in London as an advisor to the ambassador, Prince Turki bin Faisal. The prince was Saudi Arabia’s spy chief before moving to the UK.   One of Mr Khashoggi’s embassy colleagues was Maher Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer stationed in London. Mr Mutreb is now under arrest in Saudi Arabia as part of the 15-man squad accused of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.    In his Washington Post column, Mr Khashoggi noted the aggression of Saud al-Qahtani, a senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed who was sacked over the weekend amid the fallout out of the killing. The prince’s aide made no secret of his hatred for dissidents and once asked his 1.35 million Twitter followers to give him names for a blacklist. Mr Khashoggi pointed to the tweet as an example of how unrestrained Saudi repression had become in the last two years. “Writers like me, whose criticism is offered respectfully, seem to be considered more dangerous than the more strident Saudi opposition based in London.”  Saudi Arabia’s spies have always focused on the UK, which has given safe harbour to many Saudi dissidents as well as Islamists and anti-monarchists from across the Middle East.  One of their targets has been Sa’ad al-Faqih, the leader of Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia, a UK-based Saudi opposition group that campaigns to replace with the royal family with an Islamic government. Saad al-Faqih, a Saudi dissident based in London, has been a target for Saudi intelligence Credit: AP Photo/Richard Lewis Dr Faqih was attacked at his home in Willesden Green, northwest London, in June 2003 by two men who he said claimed to be plumbers. They tried to spray chemicals in his face and then attacked him with a spanner but he was able to fight them off.  He believes the two white men were British gangsters hired by Saudi Arabia to kidnap him, a claim that the kingdom has always denied.   Dr Faqih has not faced any more physical attacks since 2003. But he has felt a heightened threat since Crown Prince Mohammed began to gather power three years ago and he started taking new security precautions. “We feel extra danger because we know that this boy is reckless and impulsive,” he said.  Saudi dissidents were rattled by an incident in August this year on the pavement outside Harrods in central London. Ghanem al-Masarir, a popular Saudi political satirist who often mocks Crown Prince Mohammed, was confronted and attacked by two Saudi men.  يا شين المهايط فـ الخلا ما يحمّس يبربر على اسياده .. ولا احدٍ درا به ٰ سلامي على يـدٍ عطته ( المخمّس ) هذي اصغر ردود السعودي والاجابه��������#جلد_الكلب_غانم_الدوسري@GhanemAlmasarirpic.twitter.com/axejGsqNAt— بيع قصايد جزله .. (@Be3_600) September 9, 2018 “They were shouting about the king and Mohammed bin Salman and they said: ‘how dare you insult al-Saud?’” Mr Dosari said. He is convinced that the men were put up to the attack by Saudi intelligence.  “I don’t think they were trying to kill me or kidnap me but they wanted to insult me and to send a message that I was not safe where I was,” he said. Video footage of the attack was widely shared by pro-Saudi Twitter accounts under a hashtag celebrating the attack. The Saudi embassy in London did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story. Saudi Arabia insists that Mr Khashoggi's death was the result of "a rogue operation" which was not ordered by the government.   Before the killing in Istanbul made global headlines, the starkest example of the Saudi intelligence's new aggression was an apparent campaign to kidnap rebel princes in Europe and bring them back to Saudi Arabia.  According to the BBC, three princes who had fallen out with the royal family have been captured since 2015. One, Prince Sultan bin Turki, a grandson of King Abdulaziz, accepted a flight on a Saudi government private jet from Paris to Cairo in January 2016.     The prince went to sleep on the flight and when he awoke he realised the jet was in fact heading Saudi Arabia. He was dragged off the plane by Saudi agents and is believed to be under house arrest to this day.  Saudi dissidents joke darkly that Mr Khashoggi’s death probably means they are safer now than they have been in years because Riyadh will be unwilling to risk another international scandal. But none believe the danger has fully passed.  Over the weekend, King Salman ordered his ministers to prepare reforms of the Saudi intelligence services to prevent another incident like Mr Khashoggi’s death. No one should expect sweeping changes: the head of the reform committee is none other Crown Prince Mohammed himself. 

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:58:27 -0400
  • Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’

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    The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:21:13 -0400
  • Matt Gutman: Caravan is a 'mass of humanity' heading toward U.S. border

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    ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman reports from the Mexico-Guatemala border where hundreds of migrants are trying to move toward the United States.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:22:35 -0400
  • Musk promises to keep pups safe in Tesla cars

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    To avoid calls made on seemingly irresponsible parents and pet owners, Elon Musk agreed to implement a display that explains to the outside world that all beings inside are truly safe. This would be an optional feature that you could request when designing your own Model 3.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:40:34 -0400
  • Woman Who Left Toddler on Texas Porch Says She Did Nothing Wrong: 'Everything Blew Out of Proportion'

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    Keairra Woods says she was doing the boy's mother a favor, but she gave him the wrong address.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:22:43 -0400
  • LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender Memo

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    LGBTQ rights activist and YouTuber Jazz Jennings is speaking up against the

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:05:57 -0400
  • 6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game

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    Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 02:02:26 -0400
  • 2019 Ford Ranger Production Has Begun, and You Can Preorder One Now

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    If you submit your order by January, you're guaranteed to get your Ranger by July, Ford says.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:34:00 -0400
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: military

    A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot dead by the wounded man and other troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. In a statement, the military said the incident occurred near the biblical Cave of the Patriarchs, revered by Muslims as the Ibrahimi mosque, in the city of Hebron. Palestinians began a wave of knife and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank and in Israel in 2015, after peace talks with Israel collapsed.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:55:48 -0400
  • What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:58:13 -0400
  • Jared Kushner Dodges Questions About Saudi Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

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    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, on

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:08:29 -0400
  • These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism

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    A new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors. 

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:17:38 -0400
  • Barzani makes comeback on both Kurd, Iraq fronts

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    A year after a disastrous independence vote he had championed in Iraqi Kurdistan, veteran leader Massud Barzani has made a strong comeback both on the home front and in Baghdad. While Iraq's presidency, a ceremonial post, has gone to Barham Saleh of the rival Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was on Sunday declared the clear winner of the September 30 parliamentary elections in the autonomous region of northern Iraq.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:22:14 -0400
  • Oreo Candy Canes Are Finally Hitting Shelves

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    Suddenly, we're SO excited for Christmas.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:00:00 -0400
  • Leslie Jones Showed No Mercy As She Hilariously Live-Tweeted ‘The Shape Of Water’

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    Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" may have won the Oscar for Best

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:46:41 -0400
  • Photographer documents abandoned asylums and psychiatric hospitals

    These eerie images showcase the haunting abandoned asylums that lie dotted across secluded parts of the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid explorer Dave, the man behind the social media presence Freaktography, has spent more than six years documenting these wonders.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:38:29 -0400
  • 2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting death

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    SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teen-aged suspects have been charged, including one man who remains on the loose, in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school, authorities said Sunday.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:00:49 -0400
  • Beware the Midterm ‘Tail Risk’ to the U.S. Yield Curve

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    “In our models, there appears too much ‘complacency’ built into the financial markets base case assumption for the outcome of the midterm elections,” he wrote in an Oct. 19 note. While Herrmann didn’t predict a sweep for either party, he wrote that investors should be aware that one is possible.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:08:23 -0400
  • In photos: Lonely Planet's pick of best cities 2019

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    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:46:05 -0400
  • First Florida Governor’s Debate Becomes The Donald Trump Debate

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    TAMPA, Fla. ― The All-Donald Trump primary election strategy of Ron DeSantis,

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:25:28 -0400
  • The 2019 Nissan Maxima Is Getting a New Look

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    The updated sedan will have more active-safety tech, and we'll learn the full details at the Los Angeles auto show.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:10:00 -0400
  • France avoids question on Saudi Arabia weapons sales

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    France declined to say on Monday if it might suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, after Germany called on others to follow its example until the truth about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder is established. Riyadh has given conflicting accounts about Khashoggi's death on Oct. 2 at its consulate in Istanbul. On Sunday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called the killing a "huge and grave mistake" but sought to shield Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:13:40 -0400
  • Blast kills five civilians at scene of shootout in Kashmir

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    Indian police said "leftover explosives" were responsible for a blast in Kashmir that killed at least five civilians Sunday as they protested against government forces shooting dead three alleged militants. Protesters had surged the site of a shootout in southern Kulgam town, chanting slogans against Indian rule and hurling rocks at troops as they fired at unidentified gunmen. Three alleged rebels were shot dead in the exchange but a subsequent explosion at the scene killed five demonstrators, said inspector-general of police Swayam Prakash Pani.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:34:10 -0400
  • Thomas Markle Found Out About Meghan Markle's Baby News From The Radio

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    Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle's father, said he found out his daughter and

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:09:17 -0400
  • This foolproof French toast recipe guarantees crisp slices

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    This foolproof French toast recipe guarantees crisp, custardy slices by keeping things simple. Stale bread is standard, but we got better (and more efficient) results from oven-dried slices.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:05:06 -0400
  • Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:19:47 -0400
  • Manchester United does denim with True Religion

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    Manchester United is breaking into denim wear, with a helping hand from True Religion. The world-famous UK soccer club has teamed up with the LA-based fashion brand on a capsule collection of menswear and womenswear styles set to launch this week. "The range we have collaborated on includes the same attention to detail and craftsmanship that has made True Religion a global brand, creating a new way for our fans to express their support for their club through every day, easy-to-wear apparel," said Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, in a statement.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:44:34 -0400
  • Twitter Agog At Trump Whopper That Californians Are 'Rioting' Over Sanctuary Cities

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    President Donald Trump insisted Saturday at a Nevada campaign rally that

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:58:04 -0400
  • Democrats Hold Edge for Midterms With Turnout Unpredictable

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    An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday showed Democrats have a 9-point edge among likely voters, 50 percent to the 41 percent who want Republicans to stay in charge. Among a wider pool of registered voters, the Democrats’ lead was a smaller 7 points. A key finding ahead of the mid-term elections, which are often marked by low voter turnout, is that Americans are more fired up than usual.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:34:00 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing 'grave mistake,' says prince not aware

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    The comments from Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most direct yet from Riyadh, which has given multiple and conflicting accounts about Khashoggi's killing on Oct. 2, first denying his death and later admitting it amid an international outcry. The weeks of denial and lack of credible evidence in the face of allegations from Turkish officials that Khashoggi had been killed have shaken global confidence in ties with the world's top oil exporter. U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said Saudi Arabia's admission that the Washington Post columnist was killed in a fistfight was a "good first step but not enough," though he added it was premature to discuss sanctions against Riyadh.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:57:16 -0400
  • Jordan wants Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal

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    King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal. "We have informed Israel (that we are putting) an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding Baqura and Ghumar," said the king, quoted by official news agency Petra. The land was leased to Israel for a 25-year renewable period under annexes of the 1994 peace treaty that lay down a one-year notice period, with Jordan retaining sovereignty.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:36:16 -0400
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