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Nov 11, 2019

San Diego State University suspends 14 campus fraternities after 'devastating' death of freshman student
San Diego State freshman Dylan Hernandez died after attending a fraternity event, the school announced Monday.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump impeachment: Security establishment said US military aid to Ukraine was vital, testifies top defence official
America's security establishment believed US military aid to Ukraine was vital and should not be jeopardised, a senior defence official told impeachment investigators probing Donald Trump.Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defence, told members of Congress that her department was "concerned" with delaying aid to Ukraine.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump says Baghdadi successor in US crosshairs
US President Donald Trump placed the Islamic State group's new chief in the crosshairs Monday as he marked Veterans' Day by celebrating the killing of the jihadists' former leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. While US presidents traditionally mark the day by laying a wreath at a vast military cemetery in Arlington, near Washington, Trump traveled to New York where he made an address ahead of the city's annual parade of veterans. Trump was widely criticised after announcing a full withdrawal of US troops from Syria last month, with opponents and even some allies saying it could allow Islamic State to rebuild as well as leaving US-allied Kurdish fighters vulnerable to a Turkish invasion.

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Nov 11, 2019

2021 Kia Optima Raises the Style Bar for Mid-Size Sedans
The new Optima looks as good as we'd hoped given the promising teaser photos.

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Nov 11, 2019

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets fired from Gaza
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, accusing him of carrying out a series of cross-border attacks and planning more. The slaying of Baha Abu Al-Atta in his home looked likely to pose a new challenge for Gaza's ruling Hamas faction, which has mostly tried to maintain a truce with Israel since a 2014 war. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cited such scenarios in trying to form a broad coalition government after two inconclusive elections this year.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. condemns latest Hong Kong violence, urges both sides to de-escalate
The United States on Monday condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest Hong Kong violence and urged police and civilians alike to de-escalate the situation, a senior Trump administration official said. "Hong Kong police and civilians alike have a responsibility to de-escalate and avoid violent confrontations," the U.S. administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, after a weekend of stepped-up clashes in pro-democracy protests across the Chinese-ruled territory, a former British colony. Hong Kong was handed back to China in 1997 with a mandate for "one country, two systems," which allows Hong Kong wide-ranging freedoms not available on the mainland.

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Nov 11, 2019

Top Pentagon Official: White House Asked Mysterious Questions About Ukraine Aid
REUTERSAfter the Pentagon announced in June it would give Ukraine $250 million, defense department officials received a list of eyebrow-raising questions that appeared to originate from President Donald Trump regarding details of the military aid, including which U.S. companies were involved in supplying equipment to the country. Laura Cooper, a top Pentagon official with oversight into Ukraine policy, appeared on Capitol Hill last month and told House impeachment investigators that the Pentagon published the Ukraine announcement on its website June 18 which prompted a series of phone calls from officials in Kiev thanking the department. "They had been looking for a public acknowledgement of the assistance," Cooper said. Meanwhile, inside the White House, officials were holding court with Pentagon officials resulting in three questions that were then forwarded to Cooper's team at the Department of Defense, Cooper told House investigators. "We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President," Cooper said. "The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line."The questions included whether U.S. companies were providing military aid to Ukraine, how many oth

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump impeachment: Defense and State officials raised concerns about Ukraine policies
House Democrats released three more transcripts Monday evening, two days before public testimonies are scheduled to begin.

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Nov 11, 2019

Uber, Lyft say proposed California ballot measure is a good deal for drivers. Economists disagree
Battle in California over the future of app-based services could have ramifications for the rest of the nation.

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Nov 11, 2019

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 1-Three performers stabbed at Saudi entertainment event -state TV
A man stabbed three performers at a live show in Saudi Arabia's capital and was arrested, state television reported on Monday, adding that the victims were in stable condition. The incident occurred at King Abdullah Park in central Riyadh, one of several venues hosting a two-month long entertainment festival as part of government efforts to open up Saudi society and diversify its economy away from oil. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has eased social restrictions and promoted entertainment previously banned in the conservative Muslim kingdom, risking a backlash from religious critics.

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Nov 11, 2019

Days after being fined for misusing veterans' funds, Trump urges people to celebrate Veterans' Day by donating to his campaign
If you can't thank a veteran today, do the next best thing and donate to a non-veteran!President Trump's campaign fundraising team didn't miss a beat this Veterans Day, running a Facebook ad on Monday encouraging people to say "THANK YOU, VETERANS" by donating to the president's metaphorical war chest.Trump, who is not a veteran, famously deferred the Vietnam War draft several times. New Trump Facebook ad encourages people to say "THANK YOU VETERANS" by donating to... the Trump campaign pic.twitter.com/qCsFz882wE -- Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 11, 2019The ad, which includes a can't-miss 25 percent off coupon, provoked criticism of the president, with veteran Mark Hertling pointing out the somewhat bizarre timing of the Trump campaign's message. A judge ordered Trump to pay $2 million last week over his alleged mishandling of funds for veterans, which were instead used for political purposes, CBS News reports. Bold move. As a veteran, is it okay to be offended by this effort the fact the date of Veterans Day is wrong this occurs just a few days after his charity was penalized $2M for bilking veterans? https://t.co/iT69DmRozR -- Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) November 11, 2019The president also celebrated the day by attending New York City's Veterans Day parade, where he took the time to honor Gold Star families, despite his history of feuding with several of them.Although if Trump really is burying the hatchet this Veterans Day, he should be sure to get the date right in next year's Facebook ad.More stories from theweek.com The coming deat

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Nov 11, 2019

Mexico makes arrests in last week's massacre of 3 women, 6 children
Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests in last week's massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. "There have been arrests, but it's not up to us to give information," Durazo told reporters in Mexico City.

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Nov 11, 2019

Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales
Mexico granted asylum to Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on Monday as unrest shook the South American nation, helping cement the Mexican government's emerging role as a bastion of diplomatic support for left-wing leaders in Latin America. Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Morales' life was in danger, and the decision to grant him asylum was in Mexico's long tradition of sheltering exiles. Morales' government collapsed on Sunday after ruling party allies quit and the army urged him to step down in the wake of a disputed election, adding to a sense of crisis in Latin America, which has been hit by weeks of protests and unrest. Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia after Morales stepped down. He said "violent groups" attacked his house. His exact whereabouts were unknown, though it was believed he had left in the presidential plane for his stronghold of Chapare province. "His life and integrity is at risk," Ebrard told reporters. "We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia's foreign ministry that under international law, it should offer safe conduct." Mexico has informed the Organization of American States, and will inform the United Nations, he added. The Washington-based OAS delivered a report on Sunday citing serious irregularities during Bolivia's October vote. The departure of Bolivia's first indigenous president, one of a wave of leftists who dominated Latin America's politics at the start of the century, comes amid a widespread rejection of incumbent leaders from either side of the political divide in the region, f

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Nov 11, 2019

2020: Joe Biden edges ahead of opponents in New Hampshire poll
The poll shows the crowded Democratic field is still fluid in the early voting state but displays a consistent top tier of candidates.

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Nov 11, 2019

Liz Cheney Backs Barring Erdogan Bodyguards Who Assaulted Protesters from U.S. Reentry
Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) called on the State Department Monday to ban the bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who assaulted protesters in a 2017 incident in Washington, D.C. from reentering the U.S.In May 2017, members of the Turkish Presidential Protection Department (TPPD), Turkey's equivalent of the Secret Service, attacked pro-Kurdish protesters outside the residence of the Turkish ambassador. The assault, in which protesters and American law-enforcement officials were injured, was captured on video.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cheney requested that "none of the people who were in the United States with President Erdogan in 2017 and participated in physical attacks on American citizens—including those protesting lawfully, our secret service, our diplomatic service, and our law enforcement officials—will be allowed into the United States again this week.""At least eleven people were injured throughout the day, including law enforcement personnel who every day defend Americans' constitutional rights and physical safety," Cheney wrote.The letter comes in advance of a planned White House visit by Erdogan this Wednesday.TPPD agents have a history of confrontational incidents on U.S. soil. In 2016, TPPD officers attacked journalists at a Brookings Institution event, and in 2011, they attacked U.N. security personnel at U.N. headquarters in New York.Pompeo on Monday said that President Trump will raise the topic o

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Nov 11, 2019

Conn. man charged in hotel worker's death skips hearing
A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the most recent pretrial hearing, a spokesman said Monday.

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Nov 11, 2019

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela
Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests. Venezuela's barracks have stood by the ruling Socialist Party despite a crippling economic meltdown, two waves of major protests in 2014 and 2017 and broad condemnation of Maduro's 2018 re-election that was widely described as fraudulent.

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Nov 11, 2019

Pompeo Says Trump Will Discuss Syria Options with Turkish President amid Backlash against Meeting
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Trump will raise Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria in his meeting this week with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid bipartisan criticism of the meeting."We will talk about what transpired there and how we can do our level best collectively to ensure the protection of all of those in Syria, not just the Kurds, but everyone in Syria," Pompeo told cadets at The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, after delivering a speech there for Veterans Day.President Trump announced last month that the U.S. will withdraw the American troops currently stationed in Syria, which total roughly 2,000, saying the Islamic State has been defeated in the region and he does not want the U.S. to "police" the area any longer. However, the president vowed to punish Turkey if the country takes any action the U.S. considers "off limits."Republican and Democratic critics of the move warned the withdrawal would make room for the ensuing Turkish invasion of the region and would leave the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who have allied with U.S troops in fighting the Islamic State, open to attack.After the U.S. troops were pulled back, Turkey launched an offensive into northeastern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces, displacing 200,000 people and resulting in the deaths of at least 92 civilians amid the conflict.However, Pompeo assured that U.S. forces continue to work with th

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Nov 11, 2019

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Nov 11, 2019

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Nov 11, 2019

Apple reportedly revealed devices expected to replace iPhone in October
Apple is looking to replace the iPhone "in roughly a decade," according to a new report in the Information.

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Nov 11, 2019

Condoleezza Rice Calls Giuliani's Ukraine Involvement ‘Deeply Troubling'
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said Monday that reports detailing the involvement of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in the White House's Ukraine policy were "deeply troubling.""What I see right now troubles me. I see a state of conflict between the foreign policy professionals and someone who says he's acting on behalf of the president but frankly I don't know if that is the case," Rice said at a conference in Abu Dhabi. "This is just not a good thing. The world shouldn't get confusing messages from the United States of America."Multiple witnesses have alleged in house testimony that Giuliani conducted his own investigative work without regard for the administration's formal policy.William Taylor, the former top American diplomat in Ukraine, whose testimony was released last week, asserted that Giuliani was actively undermining U.S. foreign policy."The irregular channel seemed to focus on specific issues, specific cases, rather than the regular channel's focus on institution building," Taylor said, according to the transcript. "So the irregular channel, I think under the influence of Mr. Giuliani, wanted to focus on one or two specific cases, irrespective of whether it helped solve the corruption problem, fight the corruption problem."Earlier Monday, news broke that Lev Parnas, an associate of Giuliani, will tell investigators that Giuliani attempted to leverage an official visit from Vice President Mike Pence to coax Ukraine into announcing an inves

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 4-Evo Morales leaves Bolivia to take asylum in Mexico
Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, is flying to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday night, as unrest shook the South American nation. The Mexican government's support has helped cement its emerging role as a bastion of diplomatic support for left-wing leaders in Latin America. "Evo Morales is now on the Mexican government's plane, sent to ensure his safe journey to our country," Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard wrote on Twitter.

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Nov 11, 2019

South Korea President's Biggest Headache Is Prosecutor He Picked
(Bloomberg) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in -- swept into office on a vow to clean up government after his predecessor was ousted for graft -- wanted a prosecutor who wouldn't hesitate to go after the most powerful.Problem is, Moon may have gotten what he wished for in Yoon Seok-youl.Almost immediately after being appointed as the nation's chief prosecutor in July, Yoon launched a series of probes that have rocked Moon's two-year-old administration. The scandal has forced one justice minister to resign and helped push Moon's approval rating to a record low -- just as he girds for an April parliamentary election that will shape the second half of his term.The investigations are only the latest in string of high-profile cases brought by Yoon, 58, over the years, including probes of two former presidents, a chief justice and the heads of Samsung Electronics Co. and Hyundai Motor Co. After then-President Park Geun-hye demoted Yoon, he joined the special prosecutor's team whose findings laid the groundwork for her impeachment and removal."I'm not loyal to anyone," he famously told lawmakers when asked about one such probe in 2013.Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Yoon's latest case involves a man whom Moon once predicted would make a "fantastic duo" with the chief prosecutor: Former Justice Minster Cho Kuk. Last month, Cho was forced to resign after just five weeks on the job amid investigations into whether members of his family inflated college admission applications and improperly benefited from investments in a private equity fund.While Cho has denied wrongdoing and hasn't been accused of any crimes, his wife, and nephew have been indicted on various charges whi

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Nov 11, 2019

Google Gathering Health Care Data on Millions of Americans with Secret ‘Project Nightingale'
Google has teamed up with one of the largest health care systems in the U.S. to gather the personal health care information of millions of people in 21 states, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.Named "Project Nightingale," the initiative is one of the largest efforts by Silicon Valley tech companies to enter the lucrative health care industry. Google partnered last year with Ascension, the St. Louis-based health care system that is the second largest in the U.S., to collect and crunch health care data on a massive scale.Patients and doctors have not been notified that their data is being shared.The data involved includes lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, as well as patient names and dates of birth. Google and Ascension are essentially collecting patients' complete personal health records. Patients and doctors have not been notified that their data is being shared.Google aims to design new software with the data that will suggest improvements in patient care directly to individual patients. Ascension, a Catholic hospital network, wants to use the data to improve patient care, mining the data to suggest additional tests for patients.According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, hospitals may share patient data with business partners without notifying patients as long as that information is "used only to help the covered entity carry out its health-care functions."Nevertheless, several

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Nov 11, 2019

Cops Bust Unicorn Protesting White Supremacy at Indiana Farmer's Market
Courtesy of The Purple Shirt BrigadeThe arrest of an inflatable purple unicorn on Saturday wasn't even close to the strangest event to unfold at Bloomington, Indiana's Community Farmers' Market this year.The market was once the peaceful home of fresh vegetables and goat cheese. But after the owners of a market stall were outed as supporters of a white supremacist group, it has become the center of a fierce debate on bigotry and free speech. The controversy has led to new rules about where people can hold signs and distribute flyers in the market—and on Saturday, five anti-racist protesters were arrested for allegedly breaking those rules.The unicorn was the first to go. Dressed in an inflatable purple pony suit with a golden horn, protester Forrest Gilmore was removed from the market by two police officers, each gripping one of his purple hooves.Gilmore is part of the Purple Shirt Brigade, an activist coalition that formed this year in response to allegations of white supremacists working at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market. Those allegations began after the arrest of Indiana resident Nolan Brewer for spray-painting Nazi flags on the side of a synagogue and setting off a fire outside. Brewer told authorities he was a dues-paying member of the hate group Identity Evropa, and described getting dinner with another member: Sarah Dye and her husband Douglas Mackey. Brewer also told investigators the screenname Dye used in an Identity Evropa chat room. Local activists then matched that na

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Nov 11, 2019

Record: Officer tried to keep victims quiet after cop threat
An off-duty Kansas police officer who was sentenced to probation for drunkenly threatening to shoot a bar server was initially allowed to keep his service weapon after a responding officer urged witnesses not to press charges, according to court records. The Kansas City Star obtained the records after a state agency revoked former Kansas City police officer Robert Ward's law enforcement license last month. Court records say Ward told the server: "I have my gun on me.

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Nov 11, 2019

Douglas MacArthur Is One of America's Most Famous Generals. He's Also the Most Overrated
He might be one of President Trump's favorite generals, but as Hampton Sides writes, Douglas MacArthur was far from a military genius.

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Nov 11, 2019

'Lock him up': How Trump turned Veterans Day into an angry sporting event
For some reason, as Donald Trump sparked off this year's Veteran's Day parade in New York City, a man wearing a mask of the president's likeness hung from a nearby traffic sign and bellowed profanities."F*** that s***", the Trump-supporter yelled repeatedly, apparently registering his anger with impeachment, as men and women in Navy uniforms looked on. Meanwhile the president, obscured nearby by garbage trucks protecting the perimeter of Madison Square Park, boomed out praise for American troops past and present.

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Nov 11, 2019

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national
Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a new push to send back captured foreign fighters to their home countries, a Turkish official said. The move comes just over a week after the Turkish interior minister said Turkey was not a "hotel" for IS fighters and criticized Western nations for their reluctance to take back citizens who had joined the ranks of the extremist militant group as it sought to establish a "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said last week that about 1,200 foreign IS fighters were in Turkish prisons and 287 members, including women and children, were recaptured during Turkey's offensive in Syria.

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Nov 11, 2019

McConnell: Bevin 'had a good 4 years,' but likely lost
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin "had a good four years," but he says a review of Bevin's narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome. Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. McConnell was in Carroll County on Monday to tout a US-Spain treaty he helped pass that cut the taxes for the North American Stainless plant there.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 2-France, Germany, Britain urge Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches
France, Britain and Germany said on Monday they would consider a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could lead to United Nations sanctions being reimposed for recent breaches of the pact. In a joint statement, the three countries, known as the E3, warned Iran that its latest actions were hindering their efforts to defuse tensions in the region. "Iran's action ... has potentially severe proliferation implications," the three countries said in the statement.

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Nov 11, 2019

Utah death-row inmate in bestselling book dies
A Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was soon approaching execution by firing squad has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday.

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Nov 11, 2019

EU unveils sanctions plan to hit Turkey over Cyprus drilling
The European Union on Monday unveiled a system for imposing sanctions on Turkey over its unauthorized gas drilling in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus but no Turkish companies or officials have yet been targeted. EU member countries can now come forward with names of those they think should be listed. Turkish warship-escorted drillships began exploratory drilling this summer in waters where EU-member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights, including areas where European energy companies are licensed to conduct a hydrocarbons search.

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Nov 11, 2019

Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord
Jordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year that he wouldn't renew the parts of the 1994 treaty that gave Israel a 25-year lease of the two small areas, Baqura and Ghamr. "Today, I announce the expiration of the Peace Treaty annexes on Ghamr and al-Baqura and the imposition of our full sovereignty over every inch of those lands," he said.

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Nov 11, 2019

Missing for 75 years, WWII submarine found after translation error discovered
The USS Grayback, a World War II sub, sank in February 1944 and had been missing ever since. A team of explorers just found it off the coast of Japan.

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Nov 11, 2019

Mormon church leader denounces official's adoption scheme
A leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said he is "disgusted" by an Arizona elected official accused of running a multi-state adoption scheme, marking the first time a church official has commented on the case. "We're just as disgusted with it as anybody," Ronald Rasband, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, told The Arizona Republic when asked about Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen. The church also plans to review Petersen's membership after his criminal case is resolved, he said.

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Nov 11, 2019

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping.

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Nov 11, 2019

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit
Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury — a tiny black dot — as it passed directly between Earth and the sun on Monday. Mercury is the solar system's smallest, innermost planet. In Maryland, clouds prevented NASA solar astrophysicist Alex Young from getting a clear peek.

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Nov 11, 2019

America Wants To Innovate Its Way Out Of A War With Russia Or China (It May Not Work)
Russia and China have their own plans.

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Nov 11, 2019

Republican breaks with Trump, insists whistleblower remain anonymous
A Republican lawmaker on Sunday broke with the US president and fellow party members to reject the idea that the whistleblower whose complaint prompted an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump should have to testify publicly. After weeks of closed-door hearings, House committees on Wednesday will begin questioning witnesses in open session about efforts by Trump and his aides to pressure Ukraine to investigate political opponents including former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Republicans on the House intelligence committee have asked its chairman, Adam Schiff, to call as witnesses both Hunter Biden, who had business links to Ukraine, and the still unidentified whistleblower, who is known to work in the intelligence community.

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Nov 11, 2019

Republican Rep. Will Hurd breaks with Trump, insists whistleblower remain anonymous
A Republican lawmaker on Sunday broke with the President Trump and fellow party members to reject the idea that the whistleblower whose complaint prompted an impeachment inquiry into the president should have to testify publicly.

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Nov 11, 2019

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control
Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be only the second time teachers have walked out of the job in Little Rock history. The Little Rock Education Association's announcement comes after the state Board of Education in October voted to no longer recognize the union when the contract expired Oct. 31.

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Nov 11, 2019

Thousands of Twitter 'bots' targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night
Thousands of accounts with "bot-like" automated behavior spreading misinformation about the race.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 1-Putin, Merkel say Ukraine's Donbass should get special status - Kremlin
MOSCOW/BERLIN, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Monday that Ukraine should give its separatist-led Donbass region a special status set out in Ukrainian law, the Kremlin said. It gave no further details of the leaders' discussions on the future of Donbass during a phone call, but agreement on its status would be a step towards convening a four-nation summit on ending five years of conflict in the eastern region. Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy said last month that Kiev had agreed to grant Donbass special status and let local elections go ahead there.

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Nov 11, 2019

No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet
Thirteen cities and one county in California have passed building codes encouraging — or requiring — all-electric appliances in new homes.

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Nov 11, 2019

Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics, pro-life groups
The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming hosting the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the east African nation. More than 6,000 participants - including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors and civil society groups - from 160 nations are due at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi. The three-day meeting will focus on issues ranging from maternal deaths and child marriage to sex education and female genital mutilation.

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Nov 11, 2019

Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dies in Turkey
A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organization in Syria was found dead in Istanbul early Monday, Turkish officials and the group said. James Le Mesurier's body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to a mosque, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The Istanbul governor's office said "comprehensive administrative and judicial investigations" had been initiated into Le Mesurier's death.

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Nov 11, 2019

Bernie Sanders declares it's 'not antisemitic' to criticize Israel
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has his own plan for "how to fight antisemitism."In an op-ed published Monday on the progressive site Jewish Currents, Sanders reflects on something he usually doesn't "spend a lot of time talking about:" his experience as a "proud Jewish American." But it's been a year since "President Donald Trump's own words helped inspire the worst act of antisemitic violence in American history," Sanders said, so he's outlining policies and ideologies he feels are needed to "confront this hatred."Last October, 11 people were killed at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synogogue, with the shooter using Trump's term of "invasion" to justify his attack. That's an obvious example of how "antisemitism is rising in this country," with the FBI reporting "hate crimes against Jews rose by more than a third in 2017," Sanders wrote. And the only way to combat this is to "do exactly the opposite of what Trump is doing and embrace our differences to bring people together," Sanders continued.Sanders called out how false "accusations of antisemitism" are often lobbied at progressives, saying "it is not antisemitic to criticize the policies of the Israeli government," Sanders declared, though some of that criticism can "cross the line." "I will always call out antisemitism when I see it," Sanders said, also adding that he will also "rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council, which Trump withdrew from" and immediately appoint a "special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism." From there, Sanders will continue to call for independent Israeli and Palestinian states and push for "solidarity" among all people working for that same goal.Find all of Sanders' plan at Jewish C

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Nov 11, 2019

World Bank Cuts Funding for Controversial Uighur Schools in China
The World Bank announced on Monday that it will cut off funding for vocational schools in the Xinjiang region of China following reports of government mistreatment of the minority Uighur population that resides in the area.The World Bank had issued a $50 million loan for the "Xinjiang Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project," overseen by China's Department of Education in the Xinjiang region. In August, Foreign Policy reported that the schools that received the loan used at least $30,000 to purchase barbed wire, tear gas, and body armor along with other security gear. It was not clear at the time if the purchase of security gear came directly from the bank's funds, but the revelation raised concerns of a funding overlap.On August 23, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China sent a letter to World Bank President David R. Malpass asking if the bank was funding "crimes against humanity" with its Xinjiang program.The World Bank said on Monday its own internal review of the matter "did not substantiate the allegations" its funds were being used for repressive purposes, but decided to end funding for schools in Xinjiang anyway."In light of the risks associated with the partner schools, which are widely dispersed and difficult to monitor, the scope and footprint of the project is being reduced," the bank said in a statement. "Specifically, the project component that involves the partner schools in Xinjiang is being closed."China is accused of forcing around one million Uighurs

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Nov 11, 2019

Poland Rebukes Netflix After ‘Terrible Mistake' on Holocaust
(Bloomberg) -- Poland's prime minister wrote an official letter to Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings requesting that the media streaming company correct facts about the Holocaust in its "The Devil Next Door" documentary series.The European Union member lurched into the international spotlight last year after its nationalist ruling Law & Justice party outlawed the phrase "Polish death camps." It also criminalized suggesting that the nation was complicit in the mass murder of Jews and other people by the Nazis during their occupation of the country in World War II.A Netflix spokesperson said the company is "aware of the concerns" about the show and is "urgently looking into the matter" after Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote to Hastings.Morawiecki called out Netflix for what he called "a terrible mistake" in the five-part series. The show focuses on John Demjanjuk, a retired Ford Motor Co. auto mechanic who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and convicted by a German criminal court for aiding in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.The series showed a map of death camps that said they were located in Poland, using the country's current borders.The Polish government has repeatedly pushed for commentary on the death camps to label them as being operated by the Nazis in "German-occupied Poland," because the eastern European nation had no government of its own on its home soil after the invasion of Adolf Hitler's forces."Not only is the map incorrect, but it deceives viewers into believing that Poland was responsible for establishing and maintaining these camps," Morawiecki wrote, saying he believed it was an "unintentional" mistake. "Today, we still owe t

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Nov 11, 2019

Fanged miniature 'mouse-deer' rediscovered by scientists in Vietnam
A miniature deer species the size of a cat and feared to have been hunted to extinction in the 1990s has been rediscovered in Vietnam.  The silver-backed chevrotain, a deer-like species also known as the Vietnamese "mouse-deer", has a silver sheen, and is small enough to be held in one hand. The very rare species, officially known as Tragulus versicolor, was first described in 1910, based on specimens obtained near the city of Nha Trang. The last scientifically validated sighting was in 1990, when a hunter killed one and donated the specimen to scientists.  It was feared that high levels of poaching in the region may have pushed the species to the brink of extinction until a team from the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) captured images of the animal living in the wild.  Details of the rediscovery were published in the Nature Ecology & Evolution journal yesterday/MON.  The Vietnamese mouse-deers, pictured in an unknown location in Vietnam by a camera trap. Credit: AFP An Nguyen, an associate conservation scientist for GWC and the expedition's team leader, said: "We had no idea what to expect, so I was surprised and overjoyed when we checked the camera traps and saw photographs of a chevrotain with silver flanks. "For so long this species has seemingly only existed as part of our imagination. "Discovering that it is, indeed, still out there, is the first step in ensuring we don't lose it again, and we're moving quickly now to figure out how best to protect it."    Mr Nguyen's team interv

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Nov 11, 2019

A black man was put in handcuffs after a police officer stopped him on a train platform because he was eating
Bay Area Rapid Transit police said Steve Foster, of Concord, California, violated state law by eating a sandwich on a BART station's platform.

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Nov 11, 2019

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire
Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. "I do not want to go into details, but I just want to make it very clear that we will spare no effort in finding ways and means that could end the violence in Hong Kong as soon as possible," Lam told reporters. Lam also refused to accept the protesters' demands for political concessions.

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Nov 11, 2019

Clashes erupt on anniversary of Arafat's death, Palestinian killed
Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces Monday during demonstrations in the occupied West Bank marking the 15th anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, as a Palestinian was shot dead and dozens of others were injured. The UN envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict said "shocking" video purportedly of the shooting by Israeli forces being shared online "would seem to indicate that he posed no threat to anyone". Demonstrations were held in Ramallah and the Hebron area of the West Bank to commemorate the legacy of Arafat, revered as a hero by Palestinians.

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Nov 11, 2019

Uber CEO says he was wrong to call Khashoggi killing a 'mistake'
Uber's chief executive said on Monday the murder by Saudi Arabia, a major investor in his company, of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year could not be excused and that he was wrong to have described the killing as a "serious mistake". Dara Khosrowshahi was backtracking from comments he made in an interview with "Axios on HBO" aired earlier in which he compared the Washington Post columnist's murder by Saudi agents inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate to a fatality caused by one of his company's self-driving cars.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump 'fighter' Jim Jordan likely won't get much airtime in impeachment hearings
For all the hype surrounding the move by House Republicans to place Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on the Intelligence Committee so he can be part of the public impeachment hearings, the conservative firebrand is not likely to have much of a role to play based on the rules governing the hearings.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 1-Polish far-right groups march on independence anniversary
Tens of thousands of Poles took part in a far-right march in the capital Warsaw on Monday to mark Polish independence, an annual event that has become a focus of friction between nationalists and liberals. Poland has become increasingly polarised since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in 2015, calling for a revival of patriotic and Catholic values in public life and a rejection of Western liberalism. Critics say PiS, which won a second term last month with 44% of the vote, has tacitly encouraged groups with roots in the fascist and anti-Semitic movements of the 1930s that organise the march, although the party denies this.

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Nov 11, 2019

A woman who was part of Oklahoma's mass release of 462 inmates says 'there's more drugs in prison than there is on the streets', and if you can stay clean inside, you can thrive outside
Calista Ortiz, 26, had her drug possession conviction commuted on Monday and released in the largest single-day prison release in US history.

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Nov 11, 2019

Shock in Russia as Napoleon expert confesses to chopping up lover
A prominent Saint Petersburg-based Napoleon expert has confessed to murdering his young lover and former student and dismembering her body in a grisly crime that sent shock waves across Russia. Oleg Sokolov, a 63-year-old history lecturer who received France's Legion d'Honneur from Jacques Chirac in 2003, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder after he was hauled out of the icy Moika River with a backpack containing a woman's arms. Sokolov was reportedly drunk and fell into the Moika, a tributary of the Neva, in central Saint Petersburg as he tried to dispose of body parts near the offices of investigators.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 2-Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push -IAEA report
Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. Iran is overstepping the deal's limits on its nuclear activities one after the other in response to the United States' withdrawal from the accord last year and its reimposition of sanctions that have crippled Iran's oil trade.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 1-Iran launches nuclear enrichment at underground Fordow plant, IAEA confirms
Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site in the latest breach of its deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday, adding that Tehran's enriched uranium stock has continued to grow. Iran is contravening the deal's limits on its nuclear activities step by step in response to Washington's withdrawal from the accord last year and its renewed sanctions on Tehran. Tehran says it can quickly undo those breaches if Washington lifts its sanctions.

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Nov 11, 2019

Scott Walker objects to 'holiday tree' and Twitter critics let him have it
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers unveiled a holiday tree in the state Capitol last week, and his predecessor did not respond well. Scott Walker and other Republicans in the state used the "holiday tree" to revive the old "War on Christmas" talking points common in right-wing circles.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump says he 'probably' will release summary of second call with Zelensky on Tuesday
President Donald Trump said he may make public the summary of a second phone call with Ukraine's president.

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Nov 11, 2019

Aides reportedly anticipated fallout from Biden's son's work in Ukraine back in 2014 but were shut down because Biden was consumed by grief
When news broke in 2014 that Hunter Biden had joined the board of Burisma, he was struggling with addiction and Beau Biden had brain cancer.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump news - live: New Yorkers chant ‘Lock him up' as president addresses Veterans Day Parade after accusing impeachment inquiry of releasing ‘doctored transcripts'
Donald Trump was subjected to chants of "Lock him up" as he addressed New York City's Veterans Day Parade after hitting out at House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, the top Democrat spearheading the impeachment inquiry, accusing him of releasing "doctored transcripts" of witness depositions.A lawyer for Lev Parnas, an associate of Mr Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, has meanwhile told The New York Times his client was tasked with offering Ukraine US military aid in exchange for a corruption investigation into 2020 candidate Joe Biden and his son.

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Nov 11, 2019

Shootings, blasts prompt Denmark to tighten border controls
Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden. The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo, and at ferry ports.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 2-Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the incident to be investigated. It was not immediately clear if he had taken part in the protests marking the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops were sent into Al-Aroub in pursuit of local Palestinians who had thrown rocks at cars on a nearby road, and opened fire when confronted by "a large number of rioters", some of them with petrol bombs.

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Nov 11, 2019

Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists
Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday, with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin. Turkey's interior ministry said it had deported an American and a Dane, while Germany confirmed that one of its citizens had also been expelled. Turkey has criticised Western countries for refusing to repatriate their citizens who left to join the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria and Iraq, and stripping some of them of their citizenship.

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Nov 11, 2019

Joe Biden aides reportedly worry their meetings are too congratulatory
Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to feel his 2020 run may be faltering. His campaign aides still reportedly don't want to tell him that.Biden's presidential campaign has all the trappings of a winning run: An experienced, beloved politician with a tragically heroic backstory, Edward-Isaac Dovere describes in The Atlantic. But polls and fundraising totals are showing Biden isn't thriving the way he'd hope, and his staffers are reportedly struggling to claim otherwise."Biden's campaign lives in a dual reality," in which he's simultaneously winning most polls and yet still "being written off as finished," Dovere writes. Biden aides chalk a lot of that rhetoric up to the media, making "vaguely Trumpian" complaints in which they claim reporters "cover only bad news about Biden and fail to understand what actual heartland voters want," Dovere continues.Yet behind the scenes, Biden is "aware that there are issues with the campaign, especially as it relates to money," one staffer said. His Iowa organization is smaller than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and even South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg's, and fundraising shortfalls have turned into cutbacks on TV and online ads. That fact has led some aides to "feel like they're just spinning one another in staff meetings about how well things are going," some tell The Atlantic -- and even Biden himself is reportedly "realizing with dread that the race might be slipping away."When asked about his supposedly falling campaign, Biden unequivocally defended his fundraising and organizing. Read more at The Atlantic.More stories from theweek.com The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already co

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Nov 11, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't stopped blocking critics on Twitter despite settling a lawsuit charging she violated the First Amendment
Ocasio-Cortez recently apologized for blocking a critic on Twitter and settled a lawsuit he filed alleging she violated the First Amendment.

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Nov 11, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard is demanding an apology from Hillary Clinton
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is keeping up her feud with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Gabbard's 2020 campaign released a letter from its legal counsel Monday demanding Clinton apologize and retract comments she made about her in October, The Hill reports. Clinton in a podcast on Oct. 17 called Gabbard the "favorite of the Russians," also saying she's being groomed for a third-party bid. The latter remark was initially reported widely as referring to Russians grooming Gabbard, though Clinton's spokesperson later said she meant Gabbard is being groomed by Republicans. Clinton additionally referred to Jill Stein as "also a Russian asset" after talking about Gabbard, with the "also" seeming to suggest Clinton thinks Gabbard is one as well. Gabbard's legal counsel rejected Clinton's explanation for the "grooming" comment, in the Monday letter calling the idea that she meant Republicans "spin developed only after you realized the defamatory nature of your statement, and therefore your legal liability." Clinton's comments are "actionable as defamation," the letter also says, going on to demand she "immediately hold a press conference to verbally retract -- in full -- your comments." Beyond that, Gabbard's counsel demands Clinton release a retraction on her Twitter account and distribute it to major news outlets, with an exact wording even being provided; a statement has Clinton saying she made a "grave mistake," that she apologizes, and that "I support and admire" Gabbard's work.This is Gabbard's latest escalation of her war against Clinton after tearing into her immediately after the October comments in a stunning Twitter thread, calling her "the queen of warmongers, embodime

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Nov 11, 2019

Gabbard Lawyers Demand Clinton Retract ‘Defamatory' Russian Asset Comments
Attorneys for Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) on Monday demanded Hillary Clinton retract "defamatory" comments she made linking Gabbard to Russia."Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," the 2020 presidential candidate's lawyer wrote in in a letter obtained by The Hill, adding that Clinton should "immediately" renounce her remark."I think they've got their eye on someone who's currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," Clinton said last month on the Campaign HQ podcast without referring to Gabbard directly. "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill afterwards appeared to confirm she was referring to Gabbard, responding, "If the nesting doll fits," when asked whether Clinton had Gabbard in mind. After backlash, Merrill claimed that Clinton was referring to Republicans, not Russians, with the "grooming" comment."It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard," wrote Gabbard's lawyer. "But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark."Gabbard scorched the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee in her response to the remarks, calling Clinton on Twitter, "th

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Nov 11, 2019

Apple reportedly revealed the devices it expects to replace the iPhone during a secret employee meeting in October (AAPL)
Apple has multiple devices in the works, set to arrive in 2022 and 2023, that are intended to eventually replace the iPhone, The Information reported.

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Nov 11, 2019

How Trump's impeachment will unroll
The start of open hearings in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump on Wednesday will give the American public their first chance to witness live the explosive showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the US leader's future. The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee marks the second phase of the impeachment investigation into allegations that Trump abused his powers by seeking help for his 2020 reelection campaign from Ukraine. Trump is under threat of becoming only the third president in US history to be impeached -- formally charged with violating his duties as president or committing crimes, and placed on trial in the Senate.

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Nov 11, 2019

Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters
Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audienceA pro-Trump supporter protests at the UCLA campus in Westwood, California on Sunday. Some were unhappy that Trump Jr refused to take questions. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty ImagesDonald Trump Jr ventured on to the University of California's overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles campus on Sunday, hoping to prove what he had just argued in his book - that a hate-filled American left was hell-bent on silencing him and anyone else who supported the Trump presidency.But the appearance backfired when his own supporters, diehard Make America Great Again conservatives, raised their voices most loudly in protest and ended up drowning him out barely 20 minutes into an event scheduled to last two hours.The audience was angry that Trump Jr and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, would not take questions. The loud shouts of "USA! USA!" that greeted Trump when he first appeared on the stage of a university lecture hall to promote his book Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us quickly morphed into even louder, openly hostile chants of "Q and A! Q and A!"The 450-strong audience had just been told they would not be allowed to ask questions, "due to time constraints".At first, Trump and Guilfoyle tried to ignore the discontent, which originated with a fringe group of America Firsters who believe the Trump administration has been taken captive by a ca

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Nov 11, 2019

Bolivia Faces Power Vacuum and More Chaos After Morales Quits
(Bloomberg) -- Bolivia is in chaos after another night of arson attacks and clashes as the resignation of President Evo Morales left the nation with no clear leadership and no date set for new elections.Morales quit on Sunday after election irregularities triggered weeks of violence and intervention from the armed forces. His vice president also quit, which should mean that power passes to the head of the senate, but she resigned too, as did the head of the lower house, leaving the country with a power vacuum.Before he quit, Morales didn't set a date for new elections, and it's unclear when these will be held. The head of the electoral authority also resigned on Sunday, after the Organization of American States published a report saying the Oct. 20 presidential election had been marred by serious irregularities.Several regional voting centers have been damaged by arson attacks, which will add to the difficulty of holding another vote. Jeanine Anez, an opposition senator and deputy-chair of the Senate, is a leading contender to be interim leader, according to local press reports.Morales took office in 2006, and was the lone survivor of the so-called pink tide of leftist leaders that reshaped the continent's politics during the 2000s. Unlike his ally Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, he presided over strong economic growth, rising incomes and falling poverty. But his democratic credentials were questioned after he ignored the result of a 2016 referendum on presidential term limits.Bolivia's top soldier General Williams Kaliman Romero on Sunday called on Morales to step down to restore peace to the country. Russia joined leftist governments in the region, including Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba,

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Nov 11, 2019

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the incident to be investigated. It was not immediately clear if he had taken part in the protests marking the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops were sent into Al-Aroub in pursuit of local Palestinians who had thrown rocks at cars on a nearby road, and opened fire when confronted by "a large number of rioters", some of them with petrol bombs.

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Nov 11, 2019

Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians
Not long before the Ukrainian president was inaugurated in May, an associate of Rudy Giuliani's journeyed to Kyiv to deliver a warning to the country's new leadership, a lawyer for the associate said.The associate, Lev Parnas, told a representative of the incoming government that it had to announce an investigation into Trump's political rival, Joe Biden, and his son, or else Vice President Mike Pence would not attend the swearing-in of the new president, and the United States would freeze aid, the lawyer said.The claim by Parnas, who is preparing to share his account with impeachment investigators, challenges the narrative of events from Trump and Ukrainian officials that is at the core of the congressional inquiry. It also directly links Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, to threats of repercussions made to the Ukrainians, something he has strenuously denied.But Parnas' account, while potentially significant, is being contradicted on several fronts. None of the people involved dispute that the meeting occurred, but Parnas stands alone in saying the intention was to present an ultimatum to the Ukrainian leadership.Another participant in the meeting, Parnas' business partner, Igor Fruman, said Parnas' claim was false; the men never raised the issues of aid or the vice president's attendance at the inauguration, lawyers for Fruman said.Giuliani denied Parnas' contention that he had delivered the warning at the direction of Giuliani. "Categorically, I did not tell

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Nov 11, 2019

World's first airport therapy pig hogs the limelight at San Francisco airport
Pigs might not fly, but LiLou the therapy pig wants to make air travel less stressful. The five-year-old Juliana pig and her owner, Tatyana Danilova, are part of San Francisco International Airport's "Wag Brigade" - a program that brings therapy animals to the airport to cheer passengers up and help ease travel anxieties.

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Nov 11, 2019

Kremlin eyes four-way Ukraine summit this year
An international summit on solving the Ukrainian crisis is likely to take place this year, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters in Moscow on Monday. A breakthrough at talks between Moscow and Kiev on Oct. 1 appeared to open the way for the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to hold the first four-way summit on the conflict in three years. "I think that the summit would take place... I think this year," Ushakov said.

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Poland Criticizes Netflix After ‘Terrible Mistake' on Holocaust
(Bloomberg) -- Poland's prime minister wrote an official letter to Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings requesting that the media streaming company correct facts about the Holocaust in its "Devil Next Door" documentary series.The European Union member lurched into the international spotlight last year after its nationalist ruling Law & Justice party outlawed the phrase "Polish death camps." It also criminalized suggesting that the nation was complicit in the mass murder of Jews and other people by the Nazis during their occupation of the country in World War II.Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote to Hastings, calling out Netflix for what he called "a terrible mistake" in the five-part series. The show focuses on John Demjanjuk, a retired Ford Motor Co. auto mechanic who was stripped of his U.S. citizenship and convicted by a German criminal court for aiding in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.The series showed a map of death camps that said they were located in Poland, using the country's current borders, prompting Morawiecki's letter."Not only is the map incorrect, but it deceives viewers into believing that Poland was responsible for establishing and maintaining these camps," Morawiecki wrote, saying he believed it was an "unintentional" mistake. "Today, we still owe this truth to the victims of World War II."Morawiecki enclosed a 1942 map in the letter, which was backed by a comment from the Auschwitz Memorial saying that "more accuracy" should have been expected from the production.To contact the reporter on this story: Maciej Martewicz in Warsaw at mmartewicz@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wojciech Moskwa at w

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Nov 11, 2019

EU agrees sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling, to add names later
The decision, reflecting a broader deterioration in EU ties with Turkey, aims to punish Ankara for violating Cyprus' maritime economic zone by drilling off the divided island. It follows a separate decision to stop new arms sales by EU governments to Turkey over Ankara's Oct. 9 incursion into Syria. Turkey, which is a formal candidate to join the EU, says it is operating in waters on its own continental shelf or areas where Turkish Cypriots have rights.

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Lebanon Offers Banks Dollars as ‘Haircut' on Deposits Ruled Out
(Bloomberg) -- Lebanon's central bank has no plans to impose formal restrictions on the movement of money or force depositors to accept losses but will offer "unlimited" dollars for commercial lenders to finance trade and meet customer demands through weeks of protest.With demonstrators gathered outside the central bank's Beirut headquarters, Governor Riad Salameh said lenders could borrow dollars at an interest rate of 20% to ensure that they were able to give depositors ready access to their money-- on condition that the funds are not transferred abroad. The central bank had also asked lenders to accept Lebanese pounds from clients repaying loans in dollars.The move comes in response to restrictions imposed by individual banks on the transfer and withdrawal of dollars in order to minimize capital flight after the protests forced them to close for a week. Since opening, some have also frozen credit facilities for importers, leaving some unable to settle payments for goods already in transit to Lebanon and causing a public outcry and fears of shortages.Lebanon Warned on Default and Recession as Its Reserves DeclineSalameh said he had asked lenders to meet with merchants immediately to find a way to finance imports."There is a lot of talk about capital controls in the legal term and this is not on the table," he said. "The central bank doesn't have the power to do this and it does not want to. We are a country that lives off transfers and we can't put Lebanese in a situation where they transfer their money into the country and cannot get it out."Capital Controls?Calls have mounted for Lebanon to impose formal restrictions on the transfer of dollars abroad in order to defend its

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Nov 11, 2019

Do you have the right to recline your airline airplane seat? No, and here's why
If you're seated in Economy, then reclining your airline seat is unacceptable.  It's rude - and it's wrong, since we're officially out of space.

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Nov 11, 2019

Saldanha Steel, an Apartheid-Era Conceived Mega-Project, Closes
(Bloomberg) -- The Saldanha Works steel plant has become South Africa's first state-backed industrial mega-project conceived to counter sanctions during apartheid to close, as making a profit in the open economy overrides the case for strategic industries.Like many planned projects it took years to progress and ended up opening after the country's first all-race elections in 1994, lessening the initial need for its construction. South Africa's transition to an economy integrated with the world was a slow process and state involvement in industry was significant even after apartheid ended.ArcelorMittal's South African unit today announced that the $1 billion plant, the planning of which began in the 1970s, will be closed. The 1.2 million-ton a year steel sheet mill has consistently lost money since it was opened as a joint venture between the formerly state-owned Iscor Ltd. and the government's Industrial Development Corp. in 1998.The project isn't the only dud formed from partnerships between industry and a government that feared that sanctions would deprive the South African economy of everything from oil to steel. Anglo American Plc and BHP Group Plc, then known as BHP Billiton, partnered the IDC in Columbus Stainless, a steel mill that failed to make money and is now owned by Acerinox SA.Other projects that can trace their origins back to the fear of sanctions are the coal-to-fuel and chemicals plants owned by Sasol Ltd., a company controlled by the government until 1979, and Mossgas, a troubled gas-to-fuels plant on South Africa's southern coast."The primary logic was self preservation," said David Shapiro, the deputy chairman of Sasfin Securities, who has been trading s

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Nov 11, 2019

Police: Missing Alabama teen suffered life-threatening wound
News outlets report an Auburn, Alabama, police charging document released after the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed on Friday says a state lab determined the evidence matched Aniah Blanchard, who was reported missing on Oct. 24. The 19-year-old was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn while suspect Ibraheem Yazeed was there. The charging document says a witness identified the 29-year-old Yazeed as the man he saw force Blanchard into a car.

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Nov 11, 2019

UPDATE 3-Key backer of Syrian 'White Helmets' found dead in Istanbul
The British founder of an organisation that trained the "White Helmets" emergency response group has been found dead in Istanbul, five years after the group was set up to perform rescue work in rebel areas during the Syrian civil war. The body of James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, was found early on Monday near his home in central Istanbul's Beyoglu district, a neighbour said. The Istanbul Governor's Office said an investigation had been launched.

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Nov 11, 2019

Swedish police set up task force to combat gang violence
Swedish police said on Monday they would set up a special task force to deal with a wave of shootings and bombings linked to criminal gangs following the fatal shooting of a 15-year old in the city of Malmo at the weekend. Sweden has long held a reputation as being one of the safest countries in the world and while overall crime and murder rates remain low, gang wars in major cities have claimed an increasing number of victims in recent years. On Saturday, two 15-year-olds were shot outside a pizza restaurant in Malmo in what police said appeared to be a gang conflict over control of the drug trade in the area.

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Nov 11, 2019

Airbnb, Chobani among companies to oppose U.S. asylum work permit slowdown
Airbnb, Chobani, Western Union and a dozen other companies are urging the withdrawal of a Trump administration proposal to slow down the work permit approval process for asylum seekers. The companies - joined by Uniqlo, Ben & Jerry's, DoorDash and others - spoke out against a recently proposed regulation in a letter sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday. The proposed regulation is part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to crack down on asylum seekers.

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Nov 11, 2019

GOP Rep. Pete King says he won't seek reelection
Rep. Pete King of New York will not seek reelection in 2020, he said in a statement Monday morning — becoming the latest in a string of House Republican lawmakers to announce their retirements from Congress in recent months. King, a 14-term congressman first elected in 1992, said the "prime reason" for his departure "was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home" in Seaford, New York. While King's seat is competitive, he suggested his decision to step down was not driven by fear of a challenger in next year's election, citing his support in public polling and a formidable campaign war chest.

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Nov 11, 2019

Police shoot protester, man set on fire in day of Hong Kong fury
A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire Monday during one of the most violent days of clashes in Hong Kong since pro-democracy unrest erupted more than five months ago. A masked assailant also doused a man with a flammable liquid and set him ablaze during an argument, with the horrifying scene captured on mobile phones and also posted online. "Continuing this rampage is a lose-lose situation for Hong Kong," police spokesman John Tse said at a press conference in which he showed the video of the man being set alight, as well as a fire inside a train.

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Nov 11, 2019

Iran underground lab boosts low-enriched uranium production
Iran is producing even more low-enriched uranium daily than previously thought, after resuming enrichment at an underground laboratory built in a mountain, the head of the country's nuclear program told The Associated Press on Monday. Ali Akbar Salehi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran attributed the rise to the work at Fordo, a long-secret facility the West feared could be used to divert and rapidly enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels. Iran resumed uranium enrichment at Fordo as it also broke other limits imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal that began to unravel after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord over a year ago.

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Nov 11, 2019

Trump Jr. event derailed by audience after Q&A refusal
Donald Trump Jr.'s appearance Sunday at a university to talk about his new book on liberals and free speech was marked by an argument between him and the audience over why he would not take questions, the Guardian newspaper reported.

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Nov 11, 2019

Saudi Arabia Gives First Permanent Residencies to Foreigners
(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia granted 73 foreigners "premium" residency under a new program to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor.The kingdom received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) or a one-year renewable permit for 100,000 riyals. The first batch of recipients come from 19 countries and include investors, doctors, engineers and financiers, according to a statement Monday from the government's Premium Residency Center. It didn't detail how many were granted permanent residency.The program, approved in May, is the latest sign of how the kingdom is rethinking the role for foreigners as it works to reduce the economy's dependence on oil. It's a landmark move in a region where many overseas workers are subject to some of the world's most restrictive residency rules. The premium residencies also allow holders to switch jobs, exit the kingdom easily and sponsor visas for family members.The idea for a long-term Saudi residency was first floated in 2016 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the time, he estimated the program would generate about $10 billion in annual revenue by 2020.While Saudi Arabia is seeking to encourage the affluent to stay, monthly fees imposed on foreign workers and their families, along with sluggish economic growth, have prompted hundreds of thousands of other expats to leave. Those levies are designed to spur private businesses to hire Saudi nationals as citizen unemployment hovers above 12%.To contact the reporter on this story: Vivian Nereim in Riyadh at vnereim@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ala

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Nov 11, 2019

Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over 'censorship'
A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya Rajapakse. The nationality of Rajapakse, brother of former strongman president Mahinda, is a key issue ahead of voting Saturday as Sri Lankan law prohibits dual citizens from holding elected office. Communications Minister Harin Fernando asked in a Facebook post on his official ministry page Sunday whether Rajapakse should be allowed to stand, suggesting he was still a US national.

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Nov 11, 2019

Border Patrol shooting case: SCOTUS to decide if federal officials can be held accountable
It's pretty simple. Federal officials shouldn't be immune from the very laws they are supposed to enforce.

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Nov 11, 2019

Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher prices
The practice, called "fuel tankering," gives airlines an often tiny saving, at the cost of much larger carbon emissions, BBC's 'Panorama' claimed.

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Nov 11, 2019

As Trump fumes, public impeachment hearings set to grab spotlight
This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Beginning on Wednesday, three witnesses will publicly detail their concerns, previously expressed behind closed doors, that the Trump administration sought to tie military aid to Ukraine to an investigation of the Republican president's potential Democratic rival for the presidency, Joe Biden. The testimony will be carried by major broadcast and cable networks and is expected to be viewed by millions, who will watch current and former officials from Trump's own administration begin to outline a case for his potential removal from office.

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