• Trouble Brewing in White House as Trump Reportedly Readies to Fire Kelly
Trouble Brewing in White House as Trump Reportedly Readies to Fire Kelly

The remark is uncharacteristically harsh for the first lady, but there's a backstory. Her arrival in the White House this spring as deputy national security adviser coincided with a series of stories in the media suggesting that President Trump was not satisfied with Mattis, the Washington Post reported in October .

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  • Six key questions about Theresa May's Brexit deal
Six key questions about Theresa May's Brexit deal

British tabloid newspaper The Sun claimed every member of the cabinet was due to have a private meeting with the Prime Minister over Tuesday evening ahead of a special all-cabinet meeting to discuss the Brexit deal on Wednesday morning.

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  • CNN sues Trump and White House aides over barring of reporter
CNN sues Trump and White House aides over barring of reporter

Acosta banishment from the White House marked an escalation in tensions between the president and his chief media antagonist. Trump also laced into another African-American journalist, Abby Phillip of CNN , who asked the president if he wanted the new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, to "rein in" the investigation being led by the spec...

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  • Singapore calls for closer SE Asia ties, Pence backs Trump
Singapore calls for closer SE Asia ties, Pence backs Trump

Some ASEAN members and China have overlapping claims to islands in the sea, one of the world's busiest waterways. But the talk in Singapore is of freer trade. "That is something that we will never do". "I still hope we can hold talks based on mutual respect, balance and mutual benefits to resolve the issue".

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  • 'New normal' ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires
'New normal' ferocious winds whip up deadly California fires

The painstaking process of finding the missing and identifying the dead is challenging, with some of the bodies recovered burned beyond recognition. It now equals the deadliest wildfire on record in California - the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles .

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  • Five People Killed Trying to Flee Massive California Wildfire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Five People Killed Trying to Flee Massive California Wildfire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Butte County Sheriff's Office confirmed the reports of fatalities this morning, but didn't give any idea of numbers. Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had grown to almost 110 square miles, and investigators found five people dead in vehicles that were torched by the flames.

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  • Kyrsten Sinema: Democrats claim historic United States midterms win in Arizona
Kyrsten Sinema: Democrats claim historic United States midterms win in Arizona

Martha McSally and flipping a seat that had been in GOP hands for 24 years. The race against Republican Rep. Martha McSally was tight enough that a victor wasn't decided until Monday , after a slow count of mail-in ballots gave her an insurmountable lead.

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  • 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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