• Theory On The Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer: Mike Pence?
Theory On The Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer: Mike Pence?

The theory, which Pence's office has adamantly denied , stems from the presence of one word in the piece that Mike Pence frequently uses, a word not in common use. The biographer said Pence is trying to position himself as the "normal guy" in the administration. "We made changes - we moved lobbyists out of the transition team and that's going to ...

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  • Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step
Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step

Further, the attorneys for now are not committing to an in-person interview with Trump, barring some significant concession from Mueller. After receiving the written responses, Mueller's investigators would decide on a next step, which could include an interview with Trump, the person said.

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  • Marco Rubio to InfoWars' Alex Jones, 'Don't touch me again, man'
Marco Rubio to InfoWars' Alex Jones, 'Don't touch me again, man'

Before the hearing began, Jones and his followers surrounded Oliver Darcy , a reporter at CNN who has covered InfoWars and Twitter . "Hey, don't touch me again, man ". Jones has harassed the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, accusing them of being actors playing a part in a mass shooting hoax.

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  • Japan's Hokkaido rocked by magnitude 6.7 quake
Japan's Hokkaido rocked by magnitude 6.7 quake

Internet users reported a power outage on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido where Sapporo is located, but damage appeared to be limited. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , arriving at his office before 6am, told reporters his government had set up a command centre to coordinate relief and rescue.

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  • US Vice President Praises Sessions
US Vice President Praises Sessions

Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for prosecuting the two GOP lawmakers just before midterm elections, saying, "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time ". The DOJ said it would meet with other, unspecified state attorneys general . Then, last week, after Trump made his comments to Bloomberg , he told a raucou...

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  • Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning
Britain charges 2 Russians over Novichok poisoning

Mr Corbyn was the only party leader responding to Mrs May's Commons statement to fail also to condemn the Russian state. Investigators allege that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were the perpetrators of the attack on the Russian defector, his daughter Yulia, and a police officer who attempted to assist them.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row
Jeremy Corbyn warned Jews will 'leave country' over anti-Semitism row

Over the weekend, John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said the NEC would accept the code overall but also make a "commitment to the freedom of speech and, yes, a recognition of the rights of Palestinians". Ms Berger referred to a "summer of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party", which has dominated the headlines on an nearly daily basis. Brit...

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  • Iran says militants must be
Iran says militants must be "cleaned out" of Syria’s Idlib

However, one military source cited by Syrian state media outlet Sana , has denied there has been an attack, instead saying the explosions were caused by a short circuit at a munitions dump. "The explosions heard were due to an explosion at a munitions deposit close to the airport which was due to an electrical short circuit", the source said, wi...

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  • Republicans Are Refusing To Share 100,000 Kavanaugh Documents Ahead Of His Confirmation
Republicans Are Refusing To Share 100,000 Kavanaugh Documents Ahead Of His Confirmation

The records are from Kavanaugh's time working as a lawyer for former President George W. Bush's administration. When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate panel vetting his nomination tomorrow to begin his weeklong confirmation hearing, President Trump won't be in attendance - but he will be a main focus.

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  • Lobbyist linked to Manafort pleads guilty to undisclosed work with foreigners
Lobbyist linked to Manafort pleads guilty to undisclosed work with foreigners

Patten is scheduled to appear in federal court in Washington before U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson at 11 a.m. The case sketched out by prosecutors encompassed Patten, a respected Republican operative and consultant whose family was once part of Washington's social elite; money transfers from a Cypriot bank; and a Russian natio...

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  • Are we sure Trump really had bone spurs?
Are we sure Trump really had bone spurs?

Shortly before 11 a.m. McCain's body will enter the Capitol Rotunda. McCain instead chose former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Two of his top aides, White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis, flanked Cindy McCain as she placed the wreath at the memorial and joine the service.

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  • Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico "could have been better prepared" for hurricane

The report is based on an analysis of death certificates and other mortality data for six months from September 2017 through February 2018. He echoed one finding in the report - that doctors "lacked awareness" on how to appropriately certify deaths attributed to natural disasters.

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  • Iran asks UN's highest court to suspend United States sanctions
Iran asks UN's highest court to suspend United States sanctions

Tensions were escalated further with the USA after the Supreme Leader also said Iran would not negotiate with "indecent and confrontational" officials over any new agreement. Iran, for its part, is trying to keep its key buyers in Asia, especially its biggest customers China and India, purchasing Iranian oil even after US sanctions on Tehran oi...

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  • U.S. will 'cut all funds to United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees'
U.S. will 'cut all funds to United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees'

The agency supports some five million registered Palestinian refugees and provides schooling for 526,000 children in the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. In Gaza, the Islamist group Hamas condemned the U.S move as a "grave escalation against the Palestinian people". UNRWA was set up in the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war to...

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  • Prosecutors miss deadline, charges dropped against 3 in 'filthy' compound case
Prosecutors miss deadline, charges dropped against 3 in 'filthy' compound case

Their pleas came after a judge dismissed child neglect charges filed against them earlier this month. He dropped the charges, which he said can be refiled, against Lucas Morten, Hujrah Wahhaj, and Subhannah Wahhaj saying the prosecution failed to hold a preliminary hearing to prove probable cause within ten days of their first court appearance....

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  • Frank Field says Labour have threatened to eject him over resignation
Frank Field says Labour have threatened to eject him over resignation

Labour won 262 seats in the 2017 general election but are currently down to 257 after the suspension of two MPs pending sexual harassment allegations, while John Woodcock, Jared O'Mara and now Field have quit the party whip in recent months.

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  • MSNBC Guest Thinks DeSantis 'Monkey' Comment as Bad as 'N-Word'
MSNBC Guest Thinks DeSantis 'Monkey' Comment as Bad as 'N-Word'

DeSantis said the Bernie Sanders- and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed Gillum would make Florida take a "turn to left-wing socialist policies that will absolutely devastate this state". Republicans and Democrats agreed Wednesday that the fundamental rules of Florida politics don't change: Both races at the top of the ticket will be close.

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  • UN Calls on Russia to Forestall Syria Battle With '10000 Terrorists'
UN Calls on Russia to Forestall Syria Battle With '10000 Terrorists'

The announcement comes as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow's ally, appears to be preparing a major assault to regain control of Idlib Province, the last major stronghold of Syrian Sunni rebels. De Mistura asked if it's necessary to create a "worst-case scenario" just to secure Syrian government access to the roads. Russia's Deputy Foreign...

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  • Trump Reportedly Vetoed Laudatory John McCain Statement
Trump Reportedly Vetoed Laudatory John McCain Statement

Trump shared a sympathetic message across social media platforms, stating "our hearts and prayers are with you", however alongside the message on Instagram was an image of himself. First lady Melania Trump tweeted thanks to McCain for his service to the country. To honor McCain's personal and political achievements, and to commemorate the woun...

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  • Don McGahn reportedly blindsided by Trump tweet on his departure
Don McGahn reportedly blindsided by Trump tweet on his departure

In today's installment of I Alone Can Tweet It, President Donald Trump's announcement of Don McGahn's departure today was apparently not something McGahn was aware of ahead of time . Minutes after Grassley's warning, however, the president fired off another tweet, again referring to Mueller's probe as a " witch hunt ". "From Senator Grassley...

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  • 'Violence' if GOP loses midterm elections, control of House
'Violence' if GOP loses midterm elections, control of House

When asked about Wolf Blitzer not correcting Toobin when he made the false statement, Owens described it as the "ultimate act of cowardice" from a cable news network that would rather "falsely accuse black teens of violence than admit there are white gangs-white Democrat gangs".

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  • A scallop skirmish erupts between French, British boats
A scallop skirmish erupts between French, British boats

Tensions have been high between British and French fishermen over the issue for around 15 years, leading to angry disputes which have been dubbed " scallop wars ". "We don't want to stop them from fishing, but they could at least wait until Oct 1 so that we can share", he said. Jimmy Buchan, celebrity fishing skipper and business manager for the ...

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  • McConnell stalls effort to name Senate building after McCain
McConnell stalls effort to name Senate building after McCain

Trump and McCain notably disagreed over the years and Trump criticized McCain's military service, including his time spent as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. The idea gained national coverage in the days following the announcement, but many Republican lawmakers hesitated to endorse it. Georgia Republican Sen.

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  • Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain's death
Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain's death

While the president's statement sought to defuse the controversy, the upcoming weeklong celebration of McCain's life is likely to bring new awkwardness. He offered sympathy to the McCain family. "Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here", McCain wrote...

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  • British PM says no-deal Brexit would not be a disaster
British PM says no-deal Brexit would not be a disaster

That earned her criticism from Britain's populist UKIP party, which said in a statement that she endorses "racist land reform". " Theresa May dancing is me dancing unwillingly at parties so I refuse to criticise her", said journalist Stig Abell .

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  • National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe
National Enquirer boss granted immunity in Cohen probe

David Pecker , the CEO of the Enquirer's publisher, American Media Inc., has been granted immunity by the feds as part of an ongoing probe into Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and the payments made to two women who allegedly slept with the president.

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  • 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire
8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

The cause of the blaze hasn't been determined. Langford said the fire is Chicago's deadliest blaze since at least 2000 and may be its deadliest since 1993, when 19 people were killed by a fire that swept through the Paxton Hotel, a single room occupancy residential hotel.

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  • Sweet relief: Air quality back to ‘good’ as drizzle replaces wildfire smoke
Sweet relief: Air quality back to ‘good’ as drizzle replaces wildfire smoke

However, it may be some time yet before communities in the interior will see the smoke clear. They are warning Canadians that the smoke is causing really bad air quality which can lead to low visibility and breathing difficulties. As of August 22, Vancouver's air quality is equivalent to a person smoking about eight cigarettes a day, according to...

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  • Iran goes to UN’s highest court over United States sanctions
Iran goes to UN’s highest court over United States sanctions

Members of the International Court of Justice attend a hearing for alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between Iran and the USA, at the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands August 27, 2018. The ICJ is expected to take a couple of months to decide whether to grant Tehran's request for a provisional ruling. But Mr Trump said...

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  • John McCain's Farewell Statement
John McCain's Farewell Statement

Following McCain's death, admirers have recalled with fondness his insistence on fair and civil discourse - in contrast with the frequent incivility of the United States president and his habit of coining unflattering descriptions of political foes.

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