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But when prosecutors introduced photos of Manafort's high-end condo and expensive suits, Ellis interrupted so as to limit the growing list of evidence jurors would have to consider. He was actively involved in the jury selection, conferring with his attorneys and passing notes. But Manafort's lawyers appear intent on turning the tables on Gates and make him the main culprit in the affair.
  • Trump again threatens to shut down U.S. government over immigration policy

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    He also launched an aggressive push for additional border security measures early this year which include United States dollars 25 billion toward construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border. This idea has landed with a resounding thud among Congressional Republicans, virtually all of whom recognize that an unpopular shutdown - triggered by the party in power, just before an election - would erect yet another hard hurdle to maintaining the GOP majorities.
  • Sen. Rand Paul announces he’ll support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

    Sen. Rand Paul announces he’ll support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

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    Bush, in a statement after Kavanaugh was selected, called Trump's pick "outstanding" and said he would "make a superb justice of the Supreme Court of the United States". " I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and take his job to protect individual liberty seriously ", Paul added. Gallup, which has tested the reaction to most Supreme Court nominees since the 1990s, found that Kavanaugh's initial support was roughly comparable to that for failed 2005 nominee Harriet Miers.
  • Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

    Mueller plans to call 35 witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

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    Paul Manafort , 69, served on President Trump's campaign from March to August 2016. But the judges presiding over the two cases ruled that they could proceed. Manafort's defense team has filed a flurry of motions - to suppress evidence gathered from a Virginia storage unit, to challenge the mandate of the special counsel and to delay the trial - almost all of which it has lost so far.
  • Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island

    Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island

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    The guard who was attacked, he said, had suffered head injuries but was now responsive and in "stable condition". His identity was not released. No further information about the attack was given, but a photograph showed the polar bear's body after it was killed by the other guard.
  • Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

    Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

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    At one polling station in the capital Harare , officials counted large piles of votes using gas lanterns and candles late into the night. Zimbabwe's presidential election is a chance for the people to choose a new leader after decades of Robert Mugabe's rule.
  • California fire: Wildfires rip through Redding as Carr fire leaves APOCALYPTIC devastation

    California fire: Wildfires rip through Redding as Carr fire leaves APOCALYPTIC devastation

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    Almost 3,400 firefighters are battling the blaze from the ground and in the air, as officials have deployed 17 helicopters, 334 fire engines, 68 bulldozers, and 65 water tenders. "We are well ahead of the fire activity we saw previous year", Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff told The Associated Press on Sunday. The fire was ignited Monday when a vehicle malfunctioned near the Carr Powerhouse in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Cal Fire says.
  • Citizenship List In Indian State Stokes Fears Of Deportation

    Citizenship List In Indian State Stokes Fears Of Deportation

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    The document can be accessed online and at all the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across Assam . Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said he had requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to respond to queries on the National Register of Citizens, but the legislators continued to disrupt proceedings.
  • Vote against my party, says Mugabe

    Vote against my party, says Mugabe

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    Zimbabwean voters queue to cast their ballots in the country's general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe , July 30, 2018. Voting started at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will end at 7 p.m. Elections under Mugabe were often undermined by violence, rigging and voter intimidation. There have been reports of intimidation and coercion and state media are biased towards ZANU-PF.
  • Rudy Giuliani Says Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Credibility Is 'Destroyed'

    Rudy Giuliani Says Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen's Credibility Is 'Destroyed'

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    Trump's current attorney, Rudy Giuliani , said Cohen doesn't know what Trump knew about the Russian Federation meeting and suggested Cohen is willing to say anything about Trump to cut a better deal for himself. Cohen is under investigation in New York's Southern District for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations. Trump helped draft a statement previous year that he didn't know about the meeting, which falsely claimed the encounter was about Russian adoptions.
  • Death toll in wildfires near Athens rises to 74

    Death toll in wildfires near Athens rises to 74

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    A spokesperson for British Airways said: "Following the tragic wildfires in Greece, we are offering a flexible rebooking policy for customers wanting to return home early". "The 44th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in Greece is overshadowed by this tragedy", Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said, according to Greek national news agency AMNA.
  • House speaker says does not back impeachment of Rosenstein

    House speaker says does not back impeachment of Rosenstein

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    Mark Meadows (R-NC) and his colleague, scandal beleaguered Jim Jordan (R-OH), spread like wildfire on social media Wednesday evening. "No different from Dems who filed articles of impeachment against the president some months ago". "I also don't think it proves anything about collusion or anything like that". While it's not "the right way to go", Ryan said, "we do expect compliance".
  • White House bars CNN correspondent from open press event

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    Former Pentagon spokesman and Trump campaign national security director, JD Gordon, conceded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 United States presidential elections in an exclusive interview on Al Jazeera's Head to Head programme.
  • Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra

    Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra

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    The picture of the suspicious-looking zebra has gone viral on social media. Running makeup aside, the animals also sport distinctively pointy donkey ears and lack a zebra's black snout. Some of the stripes appeared to have started rubbing off in the heat Animal experts believe that it may be a donkey because it looks like a donkey.
  • North Korea returns possible remains of U.S. Korean War troops

    North Korea returns possible remains of U.S. Korean War troops

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    North Korea is still making nuclear material, six weeks after US President Donald Trump said the nuclear threat from Pyongyang was over. North Korea on Friday returned the remains of what are believed to be US servicemen killed during the Korean War , the White House said.
  • CNN Leaks Confidential Trump-Cohen Recording

    CNN Leaks Confidential Trump-Cohen Recording

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    The tape, made in September 2016, two months before the election, was provided to CNN by Mr Cohen's attorney, Mr Lanny Davis . This combination photo shows President Donald Trump and attorney Michael Cohen . If Mr. Cohen did pay Ms. Clifford to help the candidate's chances of being elected, he and the campaign may have violated campaign-finance law by making an in-kind contribution exceeding the legal limit and by not disclosing the contribution.
  • Trump and Iran Trade Barbs Over Twitter

    Trump and Iran Trade Barbs Over Twitter

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    Mr Trump, who campaigned on a promise to bring a more hawkish approach to Iran , sent an all-caps tweet late on Sunday warning of dire consequences for the longtime foe of the US. Trump is reimposing sanctions on Iran after deciding to pull out of the 2015 global deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. The US contests Iran's and Oman's claims to these waters.
  • Suspected self-immolation at US Embassy in Beijing

    Suspected self-immolation at US Embassy in Beijing

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    Security officials (C, in black) work at the scene of a blast outside the USA embassy in Beijing on July 26, 2018 following a blast near the embassy premises. The BBC's Stephen McDonell at the scene says that normal activities have since resumed at the embassy, with people still lining up for visa applications.