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Feb 19, 2019

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million
A powerful storm will roar across the country over the next 2-3 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.

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Feb 19, 2019

Roger Stone denies using Instagram post to threaten federal judge presiding over his case
The original post showed a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with a backdrop that appears to include gun crosshairs.

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Feb 19, 2019

Nicolas Maduro attacks Trump's 'almost Nazi-style' speech after US president calls on military to abandon Venezuela leader
Nicolas Maduro has accused Donald Trump of speaking in an "almost Nazi style" after he called on Venezuela‘s military to abandon its beleaguered president. On Monday, President Trump said the US stands behind opposition leader Juan Guaido and condemns Mr Maduro and his government's socialist policies.

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Feb 19, 2019

Winter storm, supermoon, West Virginia teachers strike: 5 things to know Tuesday
The brightest moon of the year is here, a winter storm spreads across the nation, and more of what you need to know Tuesday.

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Feb 19, 2019

Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online
Dutt said some people had posted and circulated her phone number on Twitter, enabling the harassment, which she said included threats of rape and images of genitalia being sent to her phone. Dutt tweeted some of the threats and images on Monday, and she included phone numbers and names of the men who allegedly threatened her, after which her account was suspended. "I would like to place on record my absolute horror and disgust at Twitter's encouragement of sexual abuse and gender inequality," said Dutt, a former managing editor at news channel NDTV and a regular columnist with the Washington Post.

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Feb 19, 2019

Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack
Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi. The kingdom's minister of state for foreign affairs spoke at a press conference in Islamabad as Pakistan recalled its envoy from Delhi for "consultations", the latest development in a fresh diplomatic crisis between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The attack has sparked widespread calls in India for action against Pakistan.

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Feb 19, 2019

'You'll Lose Everything.' President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro
"You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything"

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Feb 18, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taken to task by fellow progressives
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticizes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her opposition to the Amazon deal.

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Feb 18, 2019

The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS fighting
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2019

The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump addressing the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2019

Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated - BBC
"Firstly, I object to what the U.S. has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable," Ren told the BBC in an interview. Canada arrested Meng on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States.

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Feb 18, 2019

Group sees 'disconnect' between pope's words, actions on sex abuse
A US-based group that compiles data on sexual abuse by Catholic clerics and bishops accused of covering it up fears that a bid by Pope Francis to tackle the scandals is a case of too little, too late. Speaking ahead of a Vatican summit of bishops this week to discuss the crisis, Anne Barret Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, complained of a "disconnect" between the pontiff's strong statements and his actions. The non-governmental organisation is taking part in a counter-summit of victims running alongside the Vatican event.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump sued by 16 states over use of emergency powers to build border wall
A coalition of 16 US states led by California sued President Donald Trump‘s administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the US-Mexico border. The lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California came just days after Mr Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday after Congress declined to fulfill his request for $5.7bn to help build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.

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Feb 18, 2019

Donald Trump threatens Venezuela's military if aid is blocked from entering country
President Donald Trump has warned the Venezuelan military not to block tonnes of humanitarian aid due to arrive in the country on Saturday, threatening the soldiers with grave consequences for remaining loyal to President Nicolas Maduro. "Today I have a message for every official who is keeping Maduro in place," he said, speaking at a university in Miami - the city with the highest population of Venezuelan exiles in the US. "You cannot hide from the choice that now confronts you. You can choose to accept President Guaido's offer of amnesty, and live your life in peace with your country. But you must not block humanitarian aid. "Or you can choose the second path; continuing to support Maduro. You will find no safe harbour, no easy exit, no way out. You will lose everything." Mr Maduro has said the tonnes of aid, coordinated by his rival, self-declared "interim president" Juan Guaido, was designed to humiliate the country, and act as cover for an invasion. He has ordered the armed forces to block the aid coming in from Colombia and Brazil, and stationed troops on the border to prevent the assistance from being delivered. But Mr Trump, the first of around 50 world leaders to recognise Mr Guaido, told the crowd that "my heart is in Venezuela", and urged the Venezuelan soldiers to ignore Mr Maduro's orders, and allow the aid to enter the troubled country. Melania Trump, who was born in Communist Slovenia, introduced her husband and told the gathering: "many of you

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Feb 18, 2019

New Zealand Says China's Huawei Hasn't Been Ruled Out of 5G
New Zealand's spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, in November stopped telecommunications company Spark from using Huawei 5G equipment, citing significant national security risks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday her government is working through a process and the Chinese company could still be involved if Spark can satisfy the GCSB's concerns. "There's been no final decision here yet," she told Newshub.

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Feb 18, 2019

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit
The U.S. move is part of a negotiating tactic to maintain sanctions pressure on North Korea, one of the sources said, ahead of a second summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in late February. Washington is seeking concrete commitments from Pyongyang at the summit to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. The United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), with 192 member countries, has been working with Pyongyang to open a new air route that would pass through North and South Korean airspace.

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Feb 18, 2019

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions escalated after a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with nine people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers searched for militants.

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Feb 18, 2019

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.

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Feb 18, 2019

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote
Kim Strach, executive director of the state election board, on Monday said investigators had uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" orchestrated by a political operative working for Harris. Strach said operative Leslie McCrae Dowless hired workers to collect absentee ballot requests from voters and then return to retrieve the ballots, in violation of state law. Lisa Britt, who worked for Dowless on the absentee ballots, testified that he instructed his workers to fill in responses for races left blank to avoid "red flags" with the local elections board.

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Feb 18, 2019

'A new day is coming to Latin America': Donald Trump warns Venezuelan military leaders
President Trump directs speech at Florida's Venezuelan community as he tries to appeal to Latino voters heading into the 2020 election.

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Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela stages own concerts in response to Branson's Live Aid show
Venezuela's government will stage two concerts on the Colombian border this weekend to compete with a "Live Aid"-style show announced by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise funds for food and medicine for the South American country. Increasingly internationally isolated President Nicolas Maduro, who denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, says Western relief efforts coordinated by the opposition are part of a U.S.-orchestrated coup to overthrow him. Branson said last week he was organizing a concert on Feb. 22 to raise funds for aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where donations provided by the United States and others are already being stockpiled.

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Feb 18, 2019

UPS driver gets Valentine's Day scare
Overenthusiastic dogs startle delivery driver in Arizona.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump Demands End to Maduro Regime in Broad Attack on Socialism
(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump called on the Venezuelan military to drop its support for Nicolas Maduro in a Miami speech critical of socialists worldwide, previewing attacks he may deploy against Democrats in his re-election campaign.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump warns Venezuela military they are risking their lives and future
MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who are helping President Nicolas Maduro to stay in power that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Speaking to a cheering crowd mostly of Venezuelan and Cuban immigrants, Trump said if the Venezuelan military continues supporting Maduro, "you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything." He said he wanted a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela but that all options remained open. ...

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Feb 18, 2019

Jussie Smollett attack: Brothers tell police that actor staged attacked after threatening letter did not get enough attention
Two brothers told police that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself because a threatening letter he received a week prior did not get enough attention, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.

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Feb 18, 2019

New York's Amazon rejection exposes US opportunity gap and Democrats' political disconnect
Democrats should consider this a wake-up call for 2020 when they must win states that don't have dynamic urban economies like New York or California.

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Feb 18, 2019

Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark contrast shows how Trump is ruining relations with Europe
Former ambassador: We're safer in NATO than outside it, but Donald Trump doesn't seem to realize that and is separating us from our closest allies.

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Feb 18, 2019

Farrakhan Praises Omar's Anti-Semitic Remarks: ‘Shake Up That Corrupt House'
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday praised Representative Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) recent endorsement of an anti-Semitic trope and urged the freshman lawmaker not to bow to pressure from critics."Ms. Omar from Somalia - she started talking about ‘the Benjamins' and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don't do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for," Farrakhan said during his annual Saviour's Day address in Chicago, in comments first reported by the Washington Free Beacon."Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you're not lying. So if you're not lying, stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House," he added.Farrakhan, who has long engaged in anti-Semitic conspiracy-mongering, went on to mock Omar's Democratic allies, who have defended her remarks as the result of inexperience and lack of knowledge regarding the historic plight of the Jewish people."‘Oh she's just young. She just got here. Don't be so hard on her,'" he said, mocking Omar's defenders. "My beautiful sisters, you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer."Omar argued in a series of tweets sent last week that the pro-Israel stance held by many of her colleagues can be attributed to the nefarious influence of jewish donors and organizations, suc

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Feb 18, 2019

Aurora shooting victim sent one last heartbreaking text to wife before dying: 'I love you'
A victim of the shooting in Aurora, Illinois, shooting managed to send one last heartbreaking text message to his wife before becoming one of the latest victims to gun violence in the US. Just a day after Valentine's Day, Terra Pinkard says she received what would be the last text she ever received from her husband, Josh. "I love you, I've been shot at work," the text read.

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Feb 18, 2019

REI CEO steps down following revelation of outside personal relationship
The CEO of outdoor gear retailer REI is stepping down in the wake of an inquiry into a relationship that appeared to be a conflict of interest.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trial over Delaware prison riot ends with no convictions
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The trial for four inmates charged with murder in a 2017 Delaware prison riot ended Monday with no convictions.

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Feb 18, 2019

Emails show how fake university set up by ICE lured foreign students
Emails obtained by the Detroit Free Press offer a glimpse into how a fake university in Detroit may have convinced students it was real.

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Feb 18, 2019

The New Ford Focus ST Looks Awesome and Makes 276 Horsepower
It's not too late for Ford to change its mind about bringing this hot hatch to America, is it?

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Feb 18, 2019

Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit
JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

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Feb 18, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations
The investigation began in February 2018, and there have been no fines nor enforcement action from the investigation to date.

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Feb 18, 2019

Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling
For the current analysis, researchers examined data from 41 smaller studies that compared weight loss results after at least four weeks of either interval training or moderate intensity continuous training programs, such as jogging, cycling or walking at a steady pace. "Losing weight is not only about how many calories you burn during exercise, but also how your body reacts during the hours and days after exercise," said senior study author Paulo Gentil of the Federal University of Goias in Brazil.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to join
Donald Trump is being accused of waging a "relentless attack" on the FBI since taking office as the fallout from his decision to declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding continues. The remark comes from former deputy director of the bureau Andrew McCabe - dismissed by ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions in March 2018 after being accused of leaking information to the media - in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition to promote his new insider account of the bureau, The Threat. President Trump has already responded angrily on Twitter to Mr McCabe's appearance on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday, in which the latter said he had discussed removing the president under the 25th Amendment and ordered an investigation into whether ex-director James Comey was removed in May 2017 to impede the Russian election hacking investigation.

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Feb 18, 2019

Airlines begin waiving change fees for new winter storm
Southwest Airlines had already started waiving rebooking fees ahead of the new storm. It's likely that others would do the same as forecasts solidified.

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Feb 18, 2019

No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failed
It's official: Airbus will pull the plug on its A380 double-decker jet. The latest A380 is now expected to roll off the assembly line in 2021.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump administration dares Maduro regime to prevent US aid from entering Venezuela
U.S. humanitarian aid sits in Colombia at the border with Venezuela; reaction and analysis from Brett Bruen, former director of global engagement in the Obama White House.

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Feb 18, 2019

Florida inmates use criminal skills to rescue baby from car
A group of prisoners in Florida put their criminal skills to good use on Valentine's Day - breaking into a car, to free a baby locked inside. The prisoners, on work-release, were repairing parking meters in Pasco County, north of Tampa, when they spotted the family in distress. The one-year-old child was trapped inside the car, with the keys inside. The family was unable to afford a locksmith and so, in the 56 degree Fahrenheit heat, the father was preparing to break the window. That is when the prisoners, in their black and white uniforms, offered to help, and worked in a team to pry open the front door just enough for one inmate to use a coat hanger to push a button that unlocked the 4x4's door. In a video, which has gone viral, police are heard telling the father to "pop his head in the window" so "strange faces" would not scare the baby. Another person in the video, filmed by the baby's mother Shadow Lantry, can be heard commenting on the "hilarious situation," with police watching the crew unlock the car. The whole endeavour took about two minutes, and ended with the group cheering.  Ms Lantry said the child was "just sitting there happy" throughout the ordeal. The parents thanked the crew, deputies and firefighters for their help.

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Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela to distribute food to poor Colombians amid aid tension
Venezuela's government will distribute food to poor residents of the Colombian border city of Cucuta this weekend, the Information Minister said on Monday, an effort that would parallel opposition plans to bring in humanitarian aid. Opposition activists have vowed to bring in food and aid provided in part by the United States via neighboring countries on Saturday, despite President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to accept assistance. "We are going to take more than 20,000 boxes of (food) to the brothers and sisters of Cucuta to help with the situation of extreme need facing the boys and girls of Cucuta," Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in televised statements.

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Feb 18, 2019

Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030
Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to make alf if its shipments carbon neutral by the year 2030. The company, which ships millions of packages a year to shoppers, said that it will achieve that goal by switching to renewable energy sources and by asking suppliers to reimagine their packaging. "It won't be easy to achieve this goal, but it's worth being focused and stubborn on this vision and we're committed to seeing it through," Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, said.

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Feb 18, 2019

Florida student faces misdemeanor charges after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
An 11-year-old student in Florida refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and was arrested for a resulting confrontation with a teacher and police officer.

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Feb 18, 2019

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday. The scheme involved collecting absentee ballots in contravention of state laws, and, in some cases, filling out those ballots in favor of Republicans. Investigators found evidence that a political operative working for Republican candidate Mark Harris collected absentee ballots from voters in the state's 9th congressional district, the executive director of the state's election board, Kim Strach, said at the start of a hearing that could lead to a new vote.

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Feb 18, 2019

Las Vegas snow: Up to 2 inches of snow falls on strip for 1st time in decade
Wild weather in Nevada! Parts of Las Vegas, including the strip, are waking up to as much as 2 inches of snow.

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Feb 18, 2019

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay
The remarks by Mazloum Kobani, the commander-in-chief of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, followed talks with senior U.S. generals in Syria and offered perhaps the most comprehensive view to date of his requests for an enduring military assistance from the U.S.-led coalition. It also shows that Kobani is still holding out hope that U.S. President Donald Trump may soften his withdrawal order, which has been criticized by allies at home and abroad and which triggered the resignation of Trump's defense secretary. "We would like to have air cover, air support and a force on the ground to coordinate with us," Kobani told a small group of reporters who traveled with the U.S. military to the talks at an airbase at an undisclosed location in northeast Syria.

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Feb 18, 2019

Tom Ricketts apologizes for distraction of father's emails
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts apologized to the team's players and coaching staff at spring training on Monday for any distraction caused by offensive racist emails written by his father.

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Feb 18, 2019

US-backed Syria force demands IS jihadists surrender
Islamic State group jihadists defending their last scrap of territory in Syria have no choice but to surrender, a Kurdish-led force said on Monday, ahead of a victory declaration expected within days. The warning by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) came as European nations reacted coolly to a US call to repatriate their nationals from Syria, which Germany said would be "extremely difficult". From an SDF position hundreds of metres (yards) away, an AFP reporter spotted people moving between white tents inside the last jihadist redoubt, including a woman clad in black and masked men.

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Feb 18, 2019

Mysterious 'witches marks' discovered in ancient cave in Creswell Crags, England
Mysterious 'witches marks' discovered in an ancient cave in Creswell Crags, England and the discovery highlights the importance of the Crags for researchers in England.

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Feb 18, 2019

Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett
The "we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly" contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett's wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as well, not to mention the innumerable activists and celebrities who piled on. So, a question for all of the above. Why did you believe Jussie Smollett? Let's try to catalogue the red flags. 1. Had you ever heard of Jussie Smollett before the alleged January 29 attack? 2. Do you think it likely that fans of President Trump had? 3. Smollett has said that his public anti-Trump statements were the likely reason for the attack. Is it really true that he was an especially prominent anti-Trump voice? 4. Did you think it strange that Smollett or his representatives were, from the beginning, telling TMZ a different story than they told the police? He or his representatives told TMZ the attackers yelled, "This is MAGA country." This was news to the police. 5. Related to (4), don't you think that if Smollett's supposed attackers had yelled, "This is MAGA country," he would have told the police in his initial interview with them, right after the alleged assault? 6. How did Trump-loving racist homophobes know that Smollett would be at a Subway sandwich shop at 2 a.m.? Smollett has said going to the Subway was a spur-of-the-moment decision. 7. It was extremely cold in Chicago the night of January 29. Assuming Trump-loving racist homo

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Feb 18, 2019

Here's why Donald Trump will threaten Venezuela's military leaders during a speech in Florida
President Trump's speech will be directed at Florida's Venezuelan community as he tries to appeal to Latino voters heading into the 2020 election.

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Feb 18, 2019

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism
LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties.

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Feb 18, 2019

Jussie Smollett attack: Police seek to re-interview 'Empire' star; brothers tell police he paid them to stage attack, sources say
Chicago police want to re-interview "Empire" star Jussie Smollett about the alleged attack, and that could happen Monday.

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Feb 18, 2019

The Latest: NC official says US House race saw ballot scheme
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on an evidentiary hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump says Venezuela's military will 'lose everything they have' if they continue to support Maduro
Donald Trump has issued his most blunt threat yet to Venezuela's military - stop supporting President Nicolas Maduro or risk "losing everything". In a speech in which he claimed "the evils" of socialism were also being turned back in Cuba and Nicaragua and that the US would never be a socialist country - comments that were almost certainly made with the 2020 presidential election in mind - the president spoke directly to military officials who have so far overwhelmingly supported Mr Maduro. Venezuela is leaving socialism, the dictatorship, and there is no turning back," he told a crowd of Venezuelan-Americans and immigrants in Florida.

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Feb 18, 2019

Pope's credibility 'on the line' as Vatican convenes global meeting on combating child abuse by clergy
Victims of clerical sex abuse have warned Pope Francis that his credibility is on the line as he confronts the biggest challenge of his papacy with a landmark conference on protecting children from rape and molestation. Nearly 200 bishops, archbishops, patriarchs and other senior Catholic figures from around the world will convene in Rome on Thursday for an unprecedented four-day conference that is supposed to tackle the scourge of child abuse by clergy. It is the biggest effort so far to address scandals that have eroded faith in the Catholic Church in the US, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere. "There's going to be every effort to close whatever loopholes there are," said Charles Scicluna, an archbishop from Malta who is one of the organisers of the summit. "This is a new day in terms of transparency. Bishops are going to be held accountable. My hope is that people see this as a turning point." Members of the survivors' group Ending Clergy Abuse in front of St Peter's Square at the Vatican Credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP But victims' groups are furious that it has taken this long for the Church to organise such a high-profile meeting, pointing out that is has been 17 years since the Boston sex abuse scandal, which lifted the lid on the problem in the Church. They accuse Pope Francis of failing to clearly decree that priests, and the bishops who protect them, should be reported to the police, prosecuted and sent to jail if found g

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Feb 18, 2019

Did the media fairly report the Jussie Smollett investigation?
Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz reacts to the coverage of the evolving investigation involving the alleged attack on the actor.

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Feb 18, 2019

Here are 3 small steps to grow savings of thousands of dollars in a 401(k)
Most people don't amass big savings overnight. Start small in a 401(k) and keep building with bonuses, remembering the power of dollar-cost averaging.

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Feb 18, 2019

No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
During a White House news conference on Friday, Trump said the Japanese premier had given him "the most beautiful copy" of a five-page nomination letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Regardless, Trump has already been nominated by two Norwegian lawmakers. "We have nominated him of course for the positive developments on the Korean Peninsula," Per-Willy Amundsen, who was Justice Minister in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet in 2016-2018, told Reuters.

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Feb 18, 2019

Facebook 'digital gangsters' who spread fake news: British MPs
A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy. Lawmakers' 18-month investigation into technology companies and disinformation also accused the world's largest social media platform of trying to hide the extent of Russian interference in foreign elections. Facebook is coming under attack over its response to Russia's suspected use of misleading stories and targeted ads to sway the 2016 US presidential election and a series of European votes.

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Feb 18, 2019

U.S. FAA investigates Southwest over baggage weight discrepancies: WSJ
A Southwest spokesman told the Journal the company's dealings with the agency were part of a "routine dialogue" and "do not constitute findings of noncompliance," adding the agency had not imposed fines or taken any other formal enforcement action. The FAA and Southwest Airlines could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Feb 18, 2019

Wine for dummies: The questions about wine you're too embarrassed to ask
When picking a good bottle of wine leaves you stumped, you may have a few questions. We've asked a wine expert all the things you're too embarrassed to ask.

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Feb 18, 2019

Seven MPs quit Labour Party as Brexit tensions mount
Seven MPs quit Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday, citing the leadership's support for Brexit and a growing culture of racism, intimidation and abuse. The departure of the seven moderates was the biggest split in UK politics in nearly four decades, illustrating the divisions that Brexit has stretched to breaking point. The group include Chuka Umunna, who has led a campaign for a second Brexit referendum as a path to stop Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Feb 18, 2019

Belgian Jewish museum trial interrupted as juror questioned
The trial of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum of Belgium was briefly interrupted on Monday as police were summoned to question a juror. "We cannot start the closing arguments under these conditions," judge Laurence Massart said, after recusing the juror for having communicated with outside parties. "This is probably a person in search of attention," said Sebastien Courtoy, the lawyer for the accused Mehdi Nemmouche, referring to the juror's work colleague.

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Feb 18, 2019

Man awarded £120m in compensation from Ford after being paralysed in car accident
An Alabama jury has awarded $151.8m (£117.4m) to a young man paralyzed in a 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday. The jury awarded $100m in punitive damages and the rest in compensatory damages after finding that the 1998 Ford Explorer did not meet the company's own safety guidelines, according to a court document seen by Reuters and lawyers for plaintiff Travaris "Tre" Smith. The document, released on Friday, said Ford "acted wantonly" in designing the vehicle.

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Feb 18, 2019

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism
In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament to join their group, saying "enough is enough" in keeping silent over their doubts about the Labour leader's fitness for office. United by a desire for a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the European Union, they acknowledged that their resignations would not change the arithmetic in parliament, where there is as yet no majority for such a vote. With only 39 days until Britain leaves the EU, its biggest foreign and trade policy shift in more than 40 years, divisions over Brexit have fragmented British politics, breaking down traditional party lines and creating new ad hoc coalitions.

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Feb 18, 2019

GMC Acadia souped up with new engine, trim, and tech
GMC has unveiled the refreshed Acadia for the 2020 model year complete with a new trim, a fresh look, and the latest GMC infotainment system. GMC announced on Monday that the Acadia has gotten its midcycle refresh, and now, the lineup looks more like a group of Sierra pickups from the front than mid-size SUVs. In addition to its new exterior styling, the Acadia has a new powertrain option and an assortment of new technologies including an enhanced infotainment system and heads-up display.

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Feb 18, 2019

McCabe and 60 Minutes Avoid Discussing Why Russia Factored in Comey's Firing
Andrew McCabe is a good witness and he made a favorable impression, at least on me, in his 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley. Pelley and his editors did a great job highlighting McCabe's down-to-earth likability. Unlike Jim Comey, a career prosecutor and corporate lawyer before he became FBI director, former deputy director McCabe is a career agent; his relation of events smacks of the Bureau's "just the facts, ma'am" ethos. And McCabe's account of Trump telling him to ask his wife what it was like to be a "loser" (after she lost a Virginia state senate race) is devastating, precisely because it sounds just like something Trump would say.That aside, there are problems with McCabe's story.First, Pelley failed to ask him the screamingly obvious questions: What about Russia did Trump want included in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo supporting Comey's dismissal? McCabe obliquely said Trump wanted Rosenstein "to put Russia in" the memo about Comey (I'm quoting from memory). But Pelley never asked what in particular about Russia Trump wanted included. What about Russia was Trump referring to when he spoke — in conversations with NBC News and Russian diplomats — of Russia's part in Comey's firing? Pelley highlighted the word "Russia," but he sidestepped what Trump was concerned about regarding Russia.The viewer was thus left to conclude, from McCabe's other comments, that Trump must have fired the FBI director because he was fearful of the Bureau's investigation

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Feb 18, 2019

Seven MPs Resign from Labour Party
Seven members of British Parliament -- Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, and Ann Coffey -- resigned from the Labour party Monday over concerns about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, forming their own contingent, the Independent Group.Berger, Labour's most high-profile Jewish member, called the party "institutionally anti-Semitic" and accused it of "a culture of bullying, bigotry and, intimidation," saying she is now "embarrassed and ashamed" to be a member.Leslie said the party has been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left."In a statement, the group charged that Labour, "once committed to pursue a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect," has "changed beyond recognition," and lamented that, "Today, visceral hatreds of other people, views and opinions are common-place in and around" the party.Besides the party's struggles with anti-Semitism, the seven lawmakers cited Corbyn's weak handling of Brexit, policies damaging to Britain's national security and economy, and lack of action on humanitarian distress."The values we hold mean that, in all conscience, we can have no confidence in the party's collective leadership, competence or culture," the group's statement said. It stressed that more power should be delegated to local governments who have their finger on the pulse of their communities' needs. It also said that economic advancement should occur on the basis of merit, asserting that "everybody can and should make a contribution to society and that contribution should be recognized."Corbyn said he wa

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Feb 18, 2019

Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row
Poland's prime minister on Monday cancelled Warsaw's participation in a Jerusalem summit, accusing an Israeli minister of "racist" comments about the actions of Poles during the Holocaust, further souring relations between the two nations. Mateusz Morawiecki's decision to scotch Poland's involvement in the summit of central European nations comes after the latest salvo in a long row between Poland and Israel over history.

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Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela state internet provider blocks volunteer aid page
Venezuela's state internet provider CANTV has blocked a webpage where volunteers sign up to answer National Assembly president Juan Guaido's call to help bring in desperately needed humanitarian aid, the opposition said on Monday. Guaido says he wants one million volunteers by Saturday, the deadline day he has set to bring in the aid piling up at the border with Colombia and aiming to alleviate food and medicine shortages. Last week the opposition hit out at CANTV for redirecting the volunteers webpage to another almost identical looking site to prevent more people from signing up to self-declared acting president Guaido's cause.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trade War Heats Up as EU Vows to Retaliate on U.S. Auto Tariffs
If European exports are hit by U.S. actions, the EU will "react in a swift and adequate manner," Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for the European Commission, told reporters in Brussels on Monday -- a day after President Donald Trump received a report on the national-security implications posed by auto imports. The EU has prepared tariffs on a total of 20 billion euros ($23 billion) in U.S. goods should Trump follow through on his threat, which would chiefly hit Germany.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant
Donald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe," Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

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Feb 18, 2019

Shamima Begum is 'traumatised', says her lawyer as he likens Isil bride to a First World War soldier
The Isil bride who travelled to Syria to marry a terrorist is "traumatised", according to her lawyer, who likened his client to a First World War soldier.  Shamima Begum, 19, flew to the Middle East four years ago to join the terror group. There, she married a Dutch-born fighter with whom she had three children.  Her two eldest children have died, but she gave birth at a refugee camp in northeastern Syria on the weekend and now wants to return to Britain.  In an interview over the weekend, Begum said that people should be feeling sympathy for her, and her lawyer Tasnime Akunjee defended her attitude.  He told ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday: "I think it's difficult to take what she's saying in the current circumstances and try to draw from the lack of emotion that she has.  "She's a traumatised person. She finds herself in a camp and was clearly quite attached to her husband, it would seem, and suddenly he's not by her side." When confronted with the fact Begum does not seem traumatised and instead appeared to be composed, Mr Akunjee said: "You might've said the same thing about a World War One soldier in the middle of shellshock." Presenter Richard Madeley said this comparison was "a bit of a stretch", to which Mr Akumjee responded:  "It's a warzone. They're both warzones." Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee Credit: Emrah Gurel/AP The teenager, who gave birth to a baby boy on the weekend, appeared to defend the Manchester Arena bombing as

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Feb 18, 2019

U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'
The fate of foreign fighters who joined Islamic State, as well as of their wives and children, has become more pressing in recent days as U.S.-backed fighters plan an assault to capture the last enclave of the group's self-styled Caliphate. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday European countries must do more to take them back or "we will be forced to release them". It's not clear to me how all that can be guaranteed." Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of foreign relations in the region held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, said authorities there were holding some 800 foreign fighters.

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Feb 18, 2019

Alan Dershowitz: Congress' failure to authorize funds for the president is not an emergency
After President Trump declares a national emergency to fund the border wall, Harvard professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacts to the legal fight over the move.

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Feb 18, 2019

The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019
Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what's at stake in GM's controversial plant closings.

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Feb 18, 2019

Will Procter & Gamble stock split again soon?
Since 1970, P&G stock has usually traded for several weeks or a few months above $100 before shares split.

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Feb 18, 2019

Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk.

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Feb 18, 2019

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):

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Feb 18, 2019

Global Slowdown Leaves Growth Weakest Since Financial Crisis
European Central Bank Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said in an interview published at the weekend that the euro-area slowdown is "significant." The ECB will on Thursday publish the accounts of its January meeting, when it changed language to say risks to the outlook were to the downside.

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Feb 18, 2019

India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash
The suicide bomb attack on a paramilitary police convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir last Thursday killed at least 40 men, the deadliest single assault on Indian forces in 30 years of insurgency in the Muslim-majority region. India accuses Pakistan for harboring the group. Pakistan denies that.

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Feb 18, 2019

Kashmir tensions increase as 9 killed in fighting
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with nine people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for militants.

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Feb 18, 2019

'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe
'This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!'

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Feb 18, 2019

Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on Riyadh
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard.

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Feb 18, 2019

Alabama man awarded $151M in Ford Explorer rollover lawsuit
Jury finds company failed to meet safety guidelines and destroyed testing data.

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Feb 18, 2019

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders, officials said Monday.

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Feb 18, 2019

Aurora shooting victim Josh Pinkard texted love to his wife as he lay dying
One of the victims of a gunman's rampage in Illinois texted love to his wife as he lay dying: "I received a text at 1:24 from my precious husband."

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Feb 18, 2019

Gisele Bundchen flaunts bikini bod, Tom Brady during family vacation
Gisele Bundchen flaunts bikini bod and husband Tom Brady during a family vacation to Costa Rica.

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Feb 18, 2019

Livni warns over peace and democracy as she quits Israeli politics
One of Israel's most prominent dovish politicians, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, said on Monday she was leaving politics and warned "democracy is in danger". A former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, Livni won recognition abroad for her part in U.S.-brokered talks that aimed to end the decades-old conflict and which collapsed in 2014.But her career has foundered in recent years, along with the Middle East peace process. The United States plans to present a new peace plan after Israel's April 9 election, although expectations of a breakthrough are low.

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Feb 18, 2019

Florida police shoot at armed man who was live-streaming on Instagram
Warning Graphic Video: The Orange County Sheriff's Office said a domestic violence suspect was the first to open fire

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Feb 18, 2019

Polish NGO leaves to deliver sex abuse report to Pope
Representatives of a Polish NGO helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests left Warsaw early on Monday hoping to deliver a report to Pope Francis in the Vatican about Polish bishops neglecting pedophilia cases. The "Have No Fear" organization, led by a former victim Marek Lisinski, hopes that the report, which accuses some bishops in devoutly Catholic Poland of failing to report crimes, will trigger resignations from top positions in the Church.

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Feb 18, 2019

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.

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Feb 18, 2019

7 Lawmakers Quit U.K.'s Labour Party Over Brexit and Anti-Semitism
Seven U.K. lawmakers resigned in an act of protest against the party's Brexit policy and persistent allegations of anti-Semitism.

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Feb 18, 2019

Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.

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Feb 18, 2019

Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit
AL-OMAR OIL FIELD BASE, Syria (AP) — More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed Syrian forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists and a person close to the negotiations said Monday.

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Feb 18, 2019

Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist' Holocaust Comments
Morawiecki canceled sending a delegation to Jerusalem, where he was slated to meet his counterparts from the Visegrad Group of eastern European nations Monday, after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported as saying last week that the Polish nation cooperated with Nazi occupiers during World War II. While Israel clarified that Netanyahu had been talking about "individuals, and not the whole nation" collaborating with the Nazis, the comments drew swift reaction from the government in Warsaw, which has passed laws criminalizing the act of blaming Poland or its people for wartime crimes committed against Jews and other minorities.

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