• Group rallies in Staunton to protect Special Counsel Mueller
Group rallies in Staunton to protect Special Counsel Mueller

Mueller will now report to Matthew Whitaker , acting US attorney general, who has not recused himself from Mueller's investigation. " I don't know Matt Whitaker ". Whitaker's tweets are now hidden from public view. Legal scholars, meanwhile, have debated the constitutionality of Whitaker's appointment, with some lawyers saying it is illegal be...

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  • Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin ‘very important’
Netanyahu calls Paris conversation with Putin ‘very important’

The visit made clear that, almost two years after taking office, Mr Trump has dramatically upended decades of American foreign policy posture, shaking allies. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. At Sunday's commemoration, young students, born decades after the World Word II, re...

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  • Faulty utility equipment may have caused deadly wildfires
Faulty utility equipment may have caused deadly wildfires

At least 31 people have died in the California wildfires that have been ravaging the state for days. Meanwhile in Northern California , teams searching the charred ruins of the town of Paradise found five bodies at a home and one in a vehicle, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California histo...

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  • Thousand Oaks Bar Shooter Ian Long Posted on Instagram During Killings
Thousand Oaks Bar Shooter Ian Long Posted on Instagram During Killings

A former classmate of Long's tells TMZ , Long was bullied in high school. In a video clip that has gone viral on the internet, a distraught Susan Schmidt-Orfanos rejected the habitual calls by politicians for "thoughts and prayers" after the shooting in Thousand Okas, Calfornia, that left her son and 11 others dead.

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  • Acosta, Christie on Short List for Attorney General, Sources Say
Acosta, Christie on Short List for Attorney General, Sources Say

Trump said on Friday, as he was departing Washington for a trip to Paris, that he had not discussed the Mueller probe with Whitaker before appointing him, and it was up to Whitaker whether he wanted to be involved with the investigation. I don't know a single prosecutor that does not and Mueller's jurisdictional boundaries were set by Rod Rosenst...

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Trump "insulted" by Macron's proposal for European army

Trump was slated on Saturday to visit Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near the village of Belleau, France . The Battle of Belleau Wood was a critical conflict in the war and a pivotal encounter in Marine Corps history. He says the states in the US don't ask France or Germany or other countries to finance their armies. Whatever the reason, th...

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  • Brexit deal not dead despite DUP warning: May's deputy
Brexit deal not dead despite DUP warning: May's deputy

Brexit is expected to dominate the agenda of the British Irish Council, which also involves the first ministers of Scotland and Wales, Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones. "But there are other political parties as well, who represent the majority of pepole in Northern Ireland, and there's also Northern Ireland business and Northern Ireland farmers, a...

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  • Toobin says 'racial dimension' to Trump's attacks on black female journalists
Toobin says 'racial dimension' to Trump's attacks on black female journalists

Sure enough, the White House's clip appears sped up during the actual exchange between Acosta and the White House intern. "What a stupid question that is", Trump replied to CNN reporter Abby Phillip's question of whether the president hoped Whitaker would "reign in" the Mueller probe.

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  • California wildfire turns deadly, leaves nine dead Photogallery
California wildfire turns deadly, leaves nine dead Photogallery

The death toll in the Camp Fire in Northern California has risen to 23 with the discovery Saturday of 14 more sets of remains, Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea told reporters. Of the nine confirmed fatalities, five were found inside cars that were overwhelmed by flames, three outside residences, and one inside a home, facebook .co...

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  • Mom whose son died in Calif. massacre doesn’t want your thoughts, prayers
Mom whose son died in Calif. massacre doesn’t want your thoughts, prayers

At an earlier news conference Sheriff Dean's voice cracked as he spoke about Sgt. Helus, "He went in to save lives". The killer was identified as Ian David Long , a 28-year-old former United States marine with mental health issues, with investigators trying to find the motive for the attack at a venue hosting a country music evening for stud...

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  • At least 5 dead as Northern California wildfire almost quadruples in size
At least 5 dead as Northern California wildfire almost quadruples in size

Paradise is 180 miles (289 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. An Associated Press photographer saw dozens of businesses and homes levelled or in flames, including a liquor store and gas station. A wildfire is hopscotching across a northern California county at a rate of roughly 80 football fields per minute , forcing evacuations, injuring r...

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  • Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG

President Donald Trump defended his decision to name Matt Whitaker as "acting attorney general" with oversight over the Robert Mueller probe - and says the two men never discussed the topic. He said that other former Trump associates Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with the governm...

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  • 1 killed, 2 hurt in Melbourne stabbing rampage
1 killed, 2 hurt in Melbourne stabbing rampage

He said that when police arrived, they were "confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them". He has been taken to hospital in a critical condition under police guard. Police are calling for witnesses to come forward. Another man was also seen on footage using a chair and attempting to hit the attacker with it. "It's the center...

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  • United States proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants
United States proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

The 9th Circuit concluded that the Department of Homeland Security was wrong to assert that DACA is illegal, writing that the program is "a permissible exercise of executive discretion", and therefore those who have sought to challenge the administration's move to rescind it "are likely to succeed".

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  • Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court
Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court

She has beaten pancreatic and colon cancer, the two deadliest forms of the disease. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening. In her absence, the court was going ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh , who joined the court last month.

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  • 12 dead in California bar shooting
12 dead in California bar shooting

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, died inside the bar, police said on Thursday. Ventura County sheriff Geoff Dean said there are "multiple other victims of different levels of injuries". The FBI are now at the scene of the shooting and the bomb squad has been requested. An injured man told local television channel KTLA: ...

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  • Democrats wrest power away from Republicans at the state level
Democrats wrest power away from Republicans at the state level

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in IL lost his bid for a second term to Democrat J.B. Pritzker. The former legislative leader will become the second female governor in a state where Democrats heavily targeted other statewide and legislative offices.

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  • 13, including gunman, killed in late night California bar shooting
13, including gunman, killed in late night California bar shooting

The sheriff says a mental health crisis team was called at that time and concluded that Long did not need to be taken into custody. "He just pulled out a gun and shot my friend that was working the front desk", he said. The gunman was also dead at the scene, Dean added. Some men ran toward them and said the gunman was coming. The sheriff's depa...

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  • These Women Made History in the Midterms
These Women Made History in the Midterms

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in an upset primary against longtime incumbent Joe Crowley over the summer. Women now hold 96 out of the 435 House of Representative seats, a record number set on Tuesday night. House. Several were first-time candidates. Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor. Sharice Davids , congress...

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  • Mexican drug lord El Chapo goes on trial in NY
Mexican drug lord El Chapo goes on trial in NY

In his way now is a lineup of government witnesses who survived the wave of violence and are expected to give details about the ruthless way he kept power for 20 years in the cutthroat world of global drug trafficking. Some are expected to testify under aliases. "It's probably set up to be the most expensive trial in the history of the United Sta...

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  • Christopher Watts pleads guilty in deaths of wife, young daughters
Christopher Watts pleads guilty in deaths of wife, young daughters

The plea deal was approved by Shanann's family who told the district attorney they did not want to end his life as he did their daughter's and grandchildren's. Watts reached a plea deal Tuesday afternoon to avoid the death penalty. "They were very strongly in favor of a resolution in this case short of the death penalty", Rourke said.

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  • Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress
Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress

The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Tlaib ran unopposed in Michigan's 13th district House race, but fended off a late write-in challenge from the woman she defeated in the primaries. She has captured national attention because of her life story as a refugee who made her way into elected office. Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib are also the...

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  • Nevada's new congressman Dennis Hof is a brothel owner - and he's dead
Nevada's new congressman Dennis Hof is a brothel owner - and he's dead

Dennis Hof , a brothel owner who died last month , overwhelmingly won an election to Nevada's State Assembly on Tuesday. Hof beat his opponent Democrat Lesia Romanov and took Nevada's 36th Assembly District posthumously. His body was discovered by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute. Bonus link: ReasonTV interviewed Hof back in 20...

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  • Fox News Calls Sean Hannity Campaign Appearance ‘Unfortunate Distraction’
Fox News Calls Sean Hannity Campaign Appearance ‘Unfortunate Distraction’

Fox reporter Kristin Fisher, who tweeted a copy of Fox's statement today, was covering the rally. "Something I have done in every election in the past". Their speeches weren't televised on Fox News, but were seen on C-SPAN. Trump then asked Jeanine Pirro to speak. As race calls stream in from the Fox News Decision Desk, viewers will see l...

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  • Facebook blocks 115 accounts suspected of 'inauthentic behavior'
Facebook blocks 115 accounts suspected of 'inauthentic behavior'

In a statement published the night before polls opened, the company said it had been contacted by the police about suspicious behaviour believed to be linked to foreign entities. The accounts focused on celebrities or political debate. Recorded Future , a cybersecurity firm with headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts, said it had detected t...

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  • Oprah Winfrey On Racist, Sexist Robocalls: 'Jesus Don't Like Ugly'
Oprah Winfrey On Racist, Sexist Robocalls: 'Jesus Don't Like Ugly'

David Cross, however, an attorney who has been involved in cybersecurity-related litigation against the Georgia Secretary of State's office, said he was also alerted to the potential vulnerabilities by the same individual who contacted the Georgia Democratic Party .

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  • USA midterms 2018: Trump impeachment would be ‘DANGEROUS’ for Democrats
USA midterms 2018: Trump impeachment would be ‘DANGEROUS’ for Democrats

It includes 35 senator positions and 36 state governors as well as all 435 members of the House of Representatives . What if Trump's Republicans do surprisingly well, and the Democrats fall short of taking back the House? White people and Hispanics, Republicans, suburbanites, men, the elderly, the college educated, and supporters of President Tr...

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  • Five men questioned by police over ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video
Five men questioned by police over ‘offensive’ Grenfell bonfire video

The video surfaced on social media on Monday and featured a cardboard replica of the flats set alight, with paper people dangling from the building. One person joked "the little ninja is getting it at the moment, ' to which one person replied 'it's because they don't pay their rent". The video ends as the model is completely consumed by the fir...

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  • May and Varadkar discuss NI backstop as rumours swirl over Brexit deal
May and Varadkar discuss NI backstop as rumours swirl over Brexit deal

However, following a telephone conversation with Mrs May yesterday, Mr Varadkar's spokesman said Dublin would only consider a review mechanism if it was clear it couldn't be triggered by one side alone. Lidington also said the British government would stand by the written commitments it had already made on the backstop, which include an agreement...

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  • Service Member Slain In Afghanistan Identified As Mayor Of U.S
Service Member Slain In Afghanistan Identified As Mayor Of U.S

Taylor was a longtime member of the Utah National Guard , and in January, he was deployed to Afghanistan. This war has once again cost us the best blood of a generation . Taylor served two tours in Iraq and was on his second tour in Afghanistan. "And right now there is a need for my experience and skills to serve in our nation's long-lasting war ...

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