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Donald Trump has questioned the credibility of the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying she would have reported the attack to police at the time if the attack "was as bad as she says". He says he is willing to appear before the committee Monday to deny the allegations lodged against him. But, she said overall the White House has "played it smart", targeting Democrats instead of the accuser herself.
  • Ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

    Ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

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    Papadopoulos served as a foreign policy adviser to President Trump's 2016 campaign, and was the first to plead guilty in the Mueller probe. The sentence was imposed in federal court in Washington. His lawyers say Papadopoulous acted out of a "misguided sense of loyalty to his master" and to preserve his career options in the new administration.
  • Trump Praises Kim Jong Un, Says

    Trump Praises Kim Jong Un, Says "We Will Get It Done Together!"

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    The two past inter-Korean summits, in April and May, removed fears of war and paved way for the meeting between Kim and Trump in June. "Chairman Kim Jong Un has made it clear several times that he is firmly committed to denuclearization, and he expressed frustration over skepticism in the global community over his commitment", Chung said .
  • Ayanna Pressley’s Massachusetts Primary Win Hints at an Exciting 2018 Election Trend

    Ayanna Pressley’s Massachusetts Primary Win Hints at an Exciting 2018 Election Trend

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    Boston City Councilmember Ayanna Pressley made history by defeating 10-term progressive Democratic Congressmember Michael Capuano . Capuano has been an established progressive Democrat, supporting issues like single-payer healthcare. Representative Niki Tsongas, who is retiring after 11 years. Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley couldn't match Capuano's experience or endorsements, but she had some things he didn't - a new face, and a different set of experiences as a woman of color.
  • Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many

    Caning of lesbians - an eye opener for many

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    The women, who were dressed in white headscarves and clothing, sat on stools facing the judges while female prison officers struck their backs using light rattan canes, according to the Associated Press . The case comes amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the LGBT community in Malaysia in recent weeks. Earlier, two women's rights groups slammed the Kuala Terengganu Shariah High Court for publicly caning the women today, describing the punishment as "a travesty and a grave ...
  • Senate Democrats demand 100,000 withheld Kavanaugh records

    Senate Democrats demand 100,000 withheld Kavanaugh records

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    But the letter said that the White House and the Department of Justice, conducting its own review of the presidential records, "have identified certain documents of the type traditionally protected by constitutional privilege". The Department of Justice and the White House said it had identified the documents to be within "constitutional privilege", Burck wrote in the letter, which was released by the Senate Judiciary Committee .
  • Patten sought tickets to Trump inauguration for Ukrainian oligarch, prosecutors say

    Patten sought tickets to Trump inauguration for Ukrainian oligarch, prosecutors say

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    Manafort still faces more charges, including obstruction allegations against him and Kilimnik for alleged witness tampering. Samuel Patten is accused of acting "as an agent of a foreign principal, to wit, the Opposition Bloc (a Ukrainian political party) and its members, without registering" as a foreign lobbyist, according to court documents filed Friday.
  • Puerto Rico Raises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to nearly 3,000

    Puerto Rico Raises Hurricane Maria Death Toll to nearly 3,000

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    The controversy began two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico , when President Trump said the disaster wasn't a "real catastrophe" like Katrina, because the death toll - then just 16 - was so small by comparison. Researchers counted deaths from Maria over the span of six months - a much longer period than usual - because so many people were without power during that time, which probably led to more deaths.
  • Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails

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    Computer code embedded in Clinton's email server, located at her house in upstate NY, copied "nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company", the website says. A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump has been a vocal critic of the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  • Iran’s case against United States sanctions opens at top United Nations court

    Iran’s case against United States sanctions opens at top United Nations court

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    The BA route was reinstated in the wake of the 2015 accord between western powers and Iran under which most global sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on the country's nuclear program. Major EU companies, including France's Total, Peugeot, and Renault, and Germany's Siemens and Daimler, have suspended operations in Iran following the introduction of sanctions.
  • Myanmar military leaders should face ‘genocide’ charges

    Myanmar military leaders should face ‘genocide’ charges

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    In Rakhine state , the report also found elements of extermination and deportation "similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocide intent to be established in other contexts". "And that is the role of the commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing". Instead, investigators relied on satellite imagery, photographs and videos and "875 in-depth interviews with victims and eyewitnesses".