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Aug 19, 2018

James Clapper: Brennan's anti-Trump rhetoric is ‘an issue in and of itself'
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that former CIA Director John Brennan's rhetoric has become "an issue in and of itself."

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Aug 19, 2018

Trump: Mueller's Russia probe makes ‘Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!'
President Trump claimed that Robert Mueller's investigation into Moscow's interference with the 2016 U.S. elections has been far more nefarious than anything Joseph McCarthy had ever done.

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Aug 18, 2018

Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, dies at age 80
Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.

Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short and unspecified illness. The statement remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as "radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did."

He died "peacefully in his sleep," the president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said after speaking to his wife.

At U.N. headquarters in New York, the U.N. flag flew at half-staff and a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annan's portrait. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called "one of the great peacemakers of our time."

Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the first hired from within. His two terms were from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly midway when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. (AP)

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Aug 18, 2018

Tod von Kofi Annan: So rührend reagiert das Netz
Er kämpfte sein ganzes Leben lang für eine gerechtere und friedlichere Welt. Als UN-Generalsekretär erhielt Kofi Annan 2001 für seine Verdienste den Friedensnobelpreis. Jetzt ist er im Alter von 80 Jahren verstorben. Auf Twitter kondolieren die Nutzer und erinnern sich an einen engagierten und leidenschaftlichen Mann.

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Aug 18, 2018

Beto O'Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission' against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive
From left: Willie Nelson, Beto O'Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O'Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn't resist. "I have to show you this," the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.

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Aug 17, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged
The release of "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House" and the secret recordings made by its author get under the president's skin.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade
President Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump blames DC pols for raining on his parade
President Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.

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Aug 17, 2018

The secret Soviet organization that explains what Russia is doing today
In November 1921, Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Soviet Union's secret police known as the Cheka, had a plan. Western European intelligence agencies, fearful of communism, sought to infiltrate the Soviet Union, while the powerful White Russians had fled to European capitals like Paris and Berlin, from where they hoped to plot the czar's return.

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Aug 16, 2018

Judge says Trump campaign screwed up on wording of confidentiality agreements
A Manhattan judge issued a ruling on Thursday that thwarted the Trump campaign's attempts to keep a lawsuit out of open court

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Aug 16, 2018

Presidents pay tribute to Aretha Franklin
Current and former presidents are paying tribute to soul legend Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76.

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Aug 16, 2018

As newspapers unite to defend press freedom, Trump accuses them of 'COLLUSION'
President Trump on Thursday accused national newspapers that are participating in a Boston Globe-led editorial campaign protesting his attacks on the press of colluding against him.

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Aug 16, 2018

Beyond Flint: Newark is sued over lead in drinking water
The City of Newark is accused of failing to acknowledge or remove the alarming level of lead in its drinking water — among the highest recently recorded for a major U.S. water system.

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Aug 16, 2018

Brennan fires back at Trump: Claims of 'no collusion' are 'hogwash'
A day after President Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance, the New York Times published a blistering op-ed by the former CIA director, who disputes Trump's assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

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Aug 15, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘We ruin the lives of a******s, psychos, pervs, and trolls'
In Carrie Goldberg's career as a victims' rights lawyer, she goes after four different kinds of offenders: "A******s, psychos, pervs and trolls." An accomplished attorney who has most recently won a $950,000 sexual assault case involving a teen girl in Brooklyn and is currently representing one of the plaintiffs in the Harvey Weinstein case, Goldberg and her firm specialize in sexual assault and sexual privacy violations, including revenge porn, sextortion and other forms of online abuse. Defined as the distribution of sexually explicit images of a person without that person's consent, revenge porn is a form of abuse that affects approximately 1 in 8 adults — most of them women. Sextortion takes it one step further: "[It's] when somebody is being blackmailed, and usually their intimate images or videos are used as leverage to get somebody to do more things," said Goldberg.

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Aug 15, 2018

Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?
Everything you need to know this week about Election 2018

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Aug 15, 2018

Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House
Trump is also reviewing the clearances of other former officials who have criticized the White House.

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Aug 15, 2018

Can Manafort's team make a killer close?
It has been difficult to discern the defense's theory of Paul Manafort's case, but a member of the special counsel's team has a concise assessment of the defense's approach, at least when it comes to cross-examination. "We like clarity," he observed. "They like confusion."

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Aug 15, 2018

Can Manafort's Team Make a Killer Closure?
Paul Manafort's opportunities to attack the weighty federal case against him here have dwindled to a two-hour closing argument. President Trump's former campaign manager's defense team lost all of the motions it made publicly (not counting a few edits to jury instructions that it proposed jointly with Mueller's team), declined to offer any evidence or call any witnesses of its own, and accepted a half-hour reduction in the time allotted for its final case to the jury. After hearing ten days of prosecution evidence, the jury only entered the courtroom for a few minutes after lunch on Tuesday to hear lead defense lawyer Kevin Downing formally rest Manafort's case.

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Aug 15, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.
Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud.

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Aug 15, 2018

Facebook is ‘a surveillance system,' sci-fi author Cory Doctorow says
The novelist reflects on the way that the social media platform spies on its customers.

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Aug 14, 2018

Paul Manafort's defense rests without presenting evidence
The trial of President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort is coming to a quieter than expected end.

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Aug 14, 2018

Omarosa tweet raises the question: What is it about Trump and dogs?
The indispensable Trump Twitter Archive, a searchable database of all 34,683 (as of 11:44 a.m. Tuesday) Trumpian tweets, cites 38 uses of "dog," going back to 2010 when he was promoting an appearance by the Dog Whisperer on "The Apprentice," and including a number that appear to refer to a project on "Celebrity Apprentice" that involved Gary Busey and something called a Mechanical Dog. Among those on the receiving end have been, besides Omarosa, newsman David Gregory, comedian Bill Maher, columnist George F. Will and conservative writer Erick Erickson.

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Aug 14, 2018

Trump calls Omarosa 'that dog'
President Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at Omarosa Manigault-Newman over explosive claims in his former "Celebrity Apprentice" co-star turned White House aide makes about him in her new book, "Unhinged."

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Aug 14, 2018

What Trump doesn't understand about NFL player protests
Yahoo Sports columnist Jay Busbee sets the record straight on the president's misstatements about the NFL and its players.

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Aug 13, 2018

White nationalists outnumbered by counterprotesters
On Sunday, white nationalists gathered in Lafayette Square in front of the white house. One year after deadly clashes in Charlottesville, VA., incited racial tensions, the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington drew just two dozen protesters. They were quickly outnumbered by thousands of counterprotesters.

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Aug 13, 2018

3 missing men at the Manafort trial
The absence of three witnesses offers intriguing hints about potential ongoing investigations and additional prosecutions that could yet take place.

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Aug 13, 2018

Trump attacks ‘wacky,' ‘vicious,' ‘not-smart' former protégé Omarosa
President Trump said former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman was "vicious," "not smart" and regularly missed meetings.

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Aug 13, 2018

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's uncle: My nephew is 'an immigration hypocrite'
Stephen Miller, the architect of some of Trump's most controversial anti-immigration policies, has been assailed by critics who are quick to point out that Miller himself is a grandchild of refugees. Now Miller's own uncle is joining the outcry.

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Aug 12, 2018

Meager 'Unite the Right 2' rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement
The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists and was dwarfed by counter protests.

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Aug 12, 2018

Meager Unite the Right 2 rally exposes limits of white supremacist movement
The Charlottesville anniversary event drew a handful of white supremacists, who were far outnumbered by counterprotestors.

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Aug 12, 2018

Parkland students bring the 'March for Our Lives' summer tour to an end in Newtown
The organizers of the so-called Road to Change have been touring the country, visiting more than 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.

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Aug 12, 2018

Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown
The organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.

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Aug 12, 2018

'Unite the Right' marchers a few - Anti-fascists a many
White nationalists who marched on Washington and rallied at a park near the White House have left the area in white vans under a police escort.

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Aug 12, 2018

Charlottesville remembers Heather Heyer - Her mom revisits the site of her tragic death 1 year ago
The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there's much healing to do a year after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, visited the site of the attack on Sunday afternoon. The vigil was one in a series of largely peaceful community events held in Charlottesville over the weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of the rally, one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists and other far-right extremists in a decade.

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Aug 11, 2018

Charlottesville on high alert on the anniversary of white supremacist violence
A group of anti-fascist activists rallied peacefully in downtown Charlottesville as the city marks the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence. Saturday marks a year since white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus with torches, clashing with a group of counterprotesters. The following day, a much larger gathering of white nationalists near a downtown park erupted into violence.

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Aug 10, 2018

Yankees emerge as key evidence in Paul Manafort trial
A package of baseball season tickets owned by President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was a major topic of discussion on Friday at his trial for charges including money laundering, financial fraud and tax investigation.

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Aug 10, 2018

Michael Brown's mom seeks reinvestigation, City Council seat
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri governor's office said Friday it doesn't have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor reinvestigate the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, despite pressure from Brown's mother to do so.

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Aug 10, 2018

Confirmation hearings for U.S. top court nominee Kavanaugh open Sept. 4
Confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on Sept. 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced in a statement on Friday. Opening statements by committee members will take place on Sept. 4, and the questioning of Kavanaugh will start the following day, the committee statement said. Republican President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, on July 9 to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Aug 10, 2018

Michael Brown's mom seeks new investigation
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri governor's office said Friday that it doesn't have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor reinvestigate the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, despite pressure from Brown's mother to do so.

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Aug 10, 2018

William & Mary board rescinds Bill Cosby honorary degree
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The board of visitors of The College of William & Mary has voted to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

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Aug 10, 2018

The key Trump revelations in Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book
Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose association with Donald Trump goes back all the way to his days on reality TV, has displayed her flair for spectacle by publishing a scathing insider's account of his White House. Manigault Newman, who embraced the role "villain" on The Apprentice, said in 2015: "When you have a big reality TV star as the front-runner for the Republican nomination there is no way to separate it. When the Guardian approached the White House for comment about Manigault Newman's book on Thursday, there was no response.

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Aug 10, 2018

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.

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Aug 10, 2018

Erdogan tells Turks to buy crumbling lira as Trump turns the screws
The lira has long been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. Reverberations spread through global markets, with European stock markets especially hit as investors took fright over banks' exposure to Turkey. U.S. stocks were also rattled.

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Aug 10, 2018

Michael Brown's mother seeks reopening of investigation
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of Michael Brown is pressing Missouri's governor to reopen the investigation into the 2014 police shooting that killed her son in Ferguson and helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Aug 10, 2018

Trump adviser Stone's associate held in contempt in Russia probe: reports
An associate of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone was found in contempt on Friday after refusing to appear as a witness before a grand jury convened as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, U.S. media reported. Andrew Miller's refusal to comply with the subpoena from Mueller's office prompted a sealed hearing before a federal judge, who then made the ruling, the Washington Post and CNN said. CNN also reported that the special counsel's office, which is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, had subpoenaed comedian and talk show host Randy Credico, another Stone associate.

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Aug 10, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman's book: the key revelations about Trump
Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose association with Donald Trump goes back all the way to his days on reality TV, has displayed her flair for spectacle by publishing a scathing insider's account of his White House. Manigault Newman, who embraced the role "villain" on The Apprentice, said in 2015: "When you have a big reality TV star as the front-runner for the Republican nomination there is no way to separate it. When the Guardian approached the White House for comment about Manigault Newman's book on Thursday, there was no response.

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Aug 10, 2018

As U.S. unleashes sanctions, Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran: Reuters/Ipsos poll
While a majority of U.S. adults view Iran as a threat to the United States, that number has decreased slightly over the past three years, the poll shows. In comparison, the number of Americans who consider Russia a threat to their country increased since 2015, as U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and on new accusations of Russian meddling ahead of the November midterm elections. Highlights from Reuters/Ipsos polls show: Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults said in a poll conducted in July 2018 that Iran poses a "moderate," "serious" or "imminent" threat to the United States.

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Aug 10, 2018

Erdogan tells Turks to buy plunging lira as Trump turns the screws
The lira has long been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. Reverberations spread through global markets, with European stockmarkets especially hit as investors took fright over banks' exposure to Turkey. U.S. stocks were also rattled, with banks again in focus.

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Aug 10, 2018

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box. "To show that four years later, when this man — who could've given us justice decided not to and did everything in his power to do the opposite — that we hadn't forgotten about him and that Mike Brown was still in our hearts. "It was about so much more than getting Bob McCulloch out.

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Aug 10, 2018

State senator pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator is pleading not guilty to assault and domestic violence charges.

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Aug 10, 2018

U.S. strongly condemns Russia's poisoning of former spy: White House
"The attack against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018, was a reckless display of contempt for the universally held norm against chemical weapons," said a spokesman for the White House National Security Council in an email. The spokesman said sanctions that the State Department said it would impose by the end of August fulfilled its legal obligations "after determining a foreign government has used chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals or in violation of international law." Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March, after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home's front door.

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Aug 10, 2018

Trump escalates feud with Turkey, imposing higher metals tariffs
Criticizing the state of the U.S. relationship with Ankara, Trump announced on Twitter that he had authorized a doubling of duties on aluminum and steel imported from Turkey, making them 20 percent and 50 percent respectively. The White House said later that Trump had authorized his administration to prepare documents imposing the increased duties under a section of U.S. law that allows for tariffs on national security grounds. The two allies have been at odds for months over an American pastor detained in Turkey, the Syrian civil war and other diplomatic issues.

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Aug 10, 2018

St. Louis DA win latest victory for Black Lives Matter
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box.

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Aug 10, 2018

Erdogan tells Turks to buy free-falling lira as Trump doubles metals tariffs
The lira has been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. Trump said he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel. The lira, he noted on Twitter, "slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" he said in an early morning post.

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Aug 10, 2018

Kobach to recuse himself from Kansas governor's race recount
Kobach told CNN late on Thursday that as Kansas's current secretary of state, he has no role in the counting or recounting of provisional ballots, and that all the work is done at the county level. "I'll be happy to recuse myself." In a letter to Kobach on Thursday, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer wrote that some clerks were given wrong information about which ballots to count and requested that Kobach recuse himself from "rendering further advice in these matters." "I believe that the designation of the Attorney General as a neutral party to advise county election officials on these matters will help ensure the confidence of the voting public in the outcome of the primary election," Colyer wrote. Thomas County Clerk Shelly Harms confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that Colyer's vote total had been corrected to 522, up 100 votes from the 422 initially reported.

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Aug 10, 2018

Erdogan tells Turks to buy plunging lira as Trump doubles metals tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel. Trump noted on Twitter that the lira "slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" he said in an early morning post. Waves from the crisis spread abroad, with investors selling off shares in European banks with large exposure to the Turkish economy.

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Aug 10, 2018

Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, says relations 'not good'
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel, as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara's detention of an evangelical pastor and other diplomatic issues. "I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" Trump said in an early morning post on Twitter.

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Aug 10, 2018

NASA experiment that included Trump note caused alarm
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A suspicious package that fell from the sky over New Jersey caused some alarm because it contained a note that mentioned President Donald Trump.

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Aug 10, 2018

Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs
The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump's decision this year to suspend U.S. security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on Islamic militants. The Pentagon and the Pakistani military did not comment directly on the decision or the internal deliberations, but officials from both countries privately criticized the move. U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said they were worried the decision could undermine a key trust-building measure.

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Aug 10, 2018

On anniversary of rally, how Charlottesville changed us
It's been nearly a year since white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., leaving a young woman and two state police officers dead and a nation that has long struggled with the dark side of its complicated racial history shaken to its core.

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Aug 10, 2018

How Heather Heyer's mother keeps her legacy alive
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."

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Aug 10, 2018

Kaine: We are still in a 'battle between love and hate'
"There are people who want to drag us back, sadly even including the president."

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Aug 10, 2018

New Charlottesville mayor vows to keep pushing 'until it's done right'
"Everybody's gotta be open to pushing until it's done, until it's done well, until it's done right."

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Aug 10, 2018

Vice News journalist on what it's like to be recognized by Nazis
"‘It was just like this sense of, ‘Oh, they're everywhere.'"

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Aug 09, 2018

One year later, Trump's 'both sides' response to Charlottesville still elicits anger
President Trump was excoriated for blaming "both sides" for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last August. Nearly a year later, those affected by the events of that weekend haven't forgiven him.

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Aug 09, 2018

First lady Melania Trump's parents gain U.S. citizenship through process opposed by Donald Trump
First lady Melania Trump's parents became U.S. citizens Thursday, through a process President Trump wants to end.

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Aug 09, 2018

Why it's so hard for Trump to simply tell Mueller 'the truth'
The president's defenders float a growing list of reasons that he shouldn't sit for an interview with the special counsel.

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Aug 09, 2018

White House announces Space Force, but don't try to enlist just yet
Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the White House was moving forward with its plans to establish a Space Force. The Space Force debate has hinged on whether or not the existing Air Force Space Command is capable of protecting American satellites in orbit and handling other military challenges in space. This debate flared up last fall during the crafting of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Aug 09, 2018

Saudi-led airstrikes kill dozens in Saada province, Yemen
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Thursday killed dozens of people, including children traveling on a bus through a market, in Yemen's Saada province, a Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

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Aug 09, 2018

Former Virginia governor remembers troopers who died in Charlottesville
"It was very painful. I cannot tell you how close we were. These folks live with you all day, 24/7. It was like losing a family member."

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Aug 09, 2018

Charlottesville photographer would return Pulitzer if he could save Heather Heyer
"It's hard to just take joy in something like a Pulitzer when you know that it came because of such a tragic event."

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Aug 09, 2018

Running against Bernie in 2020: It's easier than you think
Right now, at a time when Democrats are frantically searching for the anti-Trump, Bernie is starting to look strangely like a reverse image of the president, instead.

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Aug 08, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘The left practices tolerance in the most superficial ways'
On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States — and Brandon Straka, a gay man and artist living in New York City, posted a video of his reaction to Facebook. Almost two years later, Straka posted another video that has since gone viral and spawned a movement. It was this disconnect that led Straka to create the #WalkAway campaign in mid-June of 2018, a social media movement that encourages lifelong liberals and Democrats to "walk away" from their party and explore conservative politics with an open mind.

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Aug 08, 2018

White House refuses to say media is not 'enemy of the people'
CNN's Jim Acosta and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders engage in a heated exchange over the president's characterization of the media.

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Aug 08, 2018

Voting rights advocates wary of Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court
The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court drew instant criticism from women's rights groups that consider him a potential fifth vote to curtail or overturn the right to abortion. But ahead of his confirmation hearing, voting rights advocates, alarmed about the trend toward disenfranchising young, poor and minority voters, are joining the #SaveSCOTUS and #StopKavanaugh movements.

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Aug 08, 2018

Vice News journalist on what it's like to be recognized by Nazis
"‘It was just like this sense of, ‘Oh, they're everywhere.'"

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Aug 08, 2018

Unfiltered: '"I know I'm on welfare, but I'm also an American"'
There was the teenager who feared she would be left to care for her three younger siblings after watching her mother frantically hide her family during the investigator's visit. Project 100%, a program launched in 1997 and currently managed by the San Diego County's Department of Child Support Services, employs investigators to go into the homes of potential welfare recipients in order to further verify eligibility for government aid. A lawyer with 22 years of experience fighting for the rights of low-income individuals and welfare recipients, Joni Halpern believes sole purpose of Project 100% is to falsely unearth evidence of fraud.

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Aug 08, 2018

Prosecutors: Man in subway bombing said: 'More is coming'
NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant charged in a failed pipe bombing in the New York subway system told a prison guard and a law enforcement officer after his arrest that "more is coming," prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Aug 08, 2018

Renewed U.S. sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks
By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top security adviser on Monday urged Iran to take up an offer of talks with the United States or suffer more pain from economic sanctions, but Iran's president said Washington needed first to prove it can be trusted. Hours before revived U.S. sanctions were due to kick in, White House national security adviser John Bolton said Iran should pay heed to Trump's willingness to negotiate. "They could take up the president's offer to negotiate with them, to give up their ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs fully and really verifiably," Bolton told Fox News.

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Aug 08, 2018

Trump calls on Sessions to 'stop' Mueller probe
President Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and Trump's obstruction of the probe.

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Aug 08, 2018

President Trump and Bernie Sanders draw battle lines in Florida governor's race
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders picks long shot candidate Andrew Gillum take on the president's pick for Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis.

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Aug 08, 2018

Ohio special election tests the 'Lamb model' for Democrats in conservative districts
In March, centrist Democrat Conor Lamb won a House seat in a conservative Pennsylvania district. Since then, the "Lamb model" has been followed by candidates in Republican-leaning districts around the country. Tuesday's special election in Ohio will be the test of whether the Lamb model still holds.

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Aug 08, 2018

Dinesh D'Souza's tireless quest to 'own the libs'
Convicted of making illegal campaign contributions under Obama, pardoned by Trump, the conservative provocateur is out with his most provocative project yet, a film that attempts to link the Democratic Party to Mussolini and Hitler.

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Aug 08, 2018

'Patriot' vs. 'traitor,' 'yes' vs. 'no': Are dictionary sites trolling Trump?
"I think we're in a place, politically, where people are paying a lot more attention to words than they used to, and we're so polarized. Everything is political, and whether that's a good or a bad thing, that's just the reality."

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Aug 08, 2018

A note of caution about 'the Year of the Woman' in politics
A record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activists that there will be a record number of women on the ballot in November, and that a record number of women will be among the officials sworn in on January, especially in the House of Representatives.

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Aug 08, 2018

Cal Fire official on Trump's wildfire theories: 'I don't know what he's getting at'
Scott McLean, a deputy chief at Cal Fire, rejected President Trump's claim that "readily available water" that could've been used to fight wildfires is being diverting into the Pacific Ocean.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

How Heather Heyer's mother keeps her legacy alive
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Inside Bannon's next campaign: Keep the House to save Trump
Former Donald Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon is set to roll out a new political nonprofit aimed at rallying the president's political base with the message that if Democrats capture control of the House in this fall's midterms, "they're going to impeach him," says a Bannon associate.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Kaine: We are still in a 'battle between love and hate'
"There are people who want to drag us back, sadly even including the president."

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.
The trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to shift focus to the accountants who prepared years of his allegedly false tax returns as the court battle heads into its third day on Thursday.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Senator: Russia has 'penetrated' Florida counties ahead of midterms
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said that Russian bad actors may try to alter his state's voter registration rolls in the upcoming midterms.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington said on Wednesday it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain. A senior State Department official said it had notified the Kremlin of the sanctions earlier in the day. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home's front door.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

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Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Midterm Mania No. 1: Why Democrats and Republicans should worry about the Ohio results
Tuesday was primary day in Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington state. This week's marquee event was the special election to replace former GOP Rep. Pat Tiberi in Ohio's 12th U.S. House District, encompassing the Columbus suburbs and surrounding area — and both Democrats and Republicans have reason to be encouraged and discouraged by the results.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Senator: Russia has 'penetrated' Florida counties ahead of midterms
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said that Russian "bad actors" may try to alter his state's voter registration rolls in the upcoming midterms.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia for nerve attack in UK
A senior State Department official said it had notified the Kremlin of the sanctions earlier in the day. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home's front door. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it had been determined that Russia "has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals." The sanctions will cover sensitive national security goods, a senior State Department official told reporters on a conference call, citing the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have yanked a brothel license from Nevada's most famous legal pimp, who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for a state legislative seat and faced increasing anti-prostitution sentiment.

Yahoo Politics
Aug 08, 2018

U.S. Congressman Collins, son charged with insider trading
By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Christopher Collins, a Republican U.S. congressman from New York who was one of President Donald Trump's earliest supporters, was criminally charged on Wednesday with taking part in an insider trading scheme involving an Australian biotechnology company on whose board he served. The indictment came as Collins, 68, was seeking a fourth two-year term in November's elections, where Democrats hope to recapture the House of Representatives. "These charges are a reminder that this is a nation of laws, and that everybody stands equal before the bar of justice," U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said at a news conference in Manhattan.

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