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Temperatures will be in the mid/upper 70s for highs. Temperatures may warm up a bit later in the week, but another strong cold front will be arriving heading into the weekend. The Storm Prediction Center paints almost all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in a "slight risk" with the threat for damaging wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour.
  • European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

    European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

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    Speaking directly to her counterparts at a dinner in Salzburg last night, the Prime Minister made it clear that if an agreement were not reached by the end of a special Brexit summit pencilled in for mid-November, the United Kingdom would not seek to extend the negotiations.
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Wants to Testify Next Week, Her Lawyers Say

    Kavanaugh Accuser Wants to Testify Next Week, Her Lawyers Say

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    Christine Blasey Ford , a clinical psychology professor who says she knew Kavanaugh in school, alleges he pinned her down to a bed and attempted to remove her clothes at a high school party more than three decades ago. For Trump, approval of Kavanaugh would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance a White House effort to tilt the American judiciary more to the right.
  • Babies, 2 Adults Stabbed At Queens Day Care

    Babies, 2 Adults Stabbed At Queens Day Care

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    The injured infants ranged from three days to one-month old, police say one woman has suffered multiple stab wounds. The woman is also accused of stabbing one female co-worker eight times, police told WPIX. A spokeswoman for the state's Office of Children and Family Services said the home is not an OCFS-licensed or regulated childcare program. A spokesperson for the police said she had slashed her wrists.
  • Trump Says It's 'Very Hard For Me To Imagine' Kavanaugh Accusations

    Trump Says It's 'Very Hard For Me To Imagine' Kavanaugh Accusations

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    Ford wants the FBI to investigate her claims, something of an impossibility given that Ford herself says she told no one about it until 2012, meaning contemporary witnesses can't be found. Kavanaugh spent hours Tuesday in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, part of the White House complex. "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".
  • Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert

    Donald Trump urged Spain to build a wall along the Sahara desert

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    Fact is the Sahara desert is 3,000 miles long, which is approximately 1,000 miles longer than the U.S. Mexican border. Most estimates for the Sahara put it at about 3,000 miles long from east to west. Figures released by the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ) earlier this year showed Spain has overtaken Italy as the most popular choice for migrants attempting to get to Europe by sea.
  • Senate Republicans Stick with Thursday Kavanaugh Committee Vote

    Senate Republicans Stick with Thursday Kavanaugh Committee Vote

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    The fact that Feinstein sat on Ford's letter about the alleged assault hasn't helped. Dianne Feinstein , D-California. "Professor Ford should have a full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself".
  • Typhoon Mangkhut kills 64 in Philippines Photogallery

    Typhoon Mangkhut kills 64 in Philippines Photogallery

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    Mangkhut is heading towards Hong Kong , where Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu warned residents it would be bringing "winds and rains of extraordinary speeds, scope and severity". "They thought they were really safe there", the mayor said Sunday. Men used pikes and shovels to dig into the mud because the soaked ground was unstable and limited the use of heavy equipment on site.
  • Pyongyang: South Korean President Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim

    Pyongyang: South Korean President Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim

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    A presidential spokesman announced South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit the North's Mount Paektu Thursday morning. Experts said it was far from clear that Kim had made concessions that would make a summit an attractive proposition for the US administration, but Trump himself reacted positively, calling the news "very exciting" on Twitter.
  • U.S. Accuses Russia of Cheating on North Korea Sanctions

    U.S. Accuses Russia of Cheating on North Korea Sanctions

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    Earlier this week, Washington called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in response to what it claims are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" sanctions imposed on North Korea. "The Trump-Kim summit has set us on the path toward complete denuclearization", she said . US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russian Federation on Friday of actively working to undermine worldwide sanctions on North Korea and said the enforcement of the steps was essential to ...
  • Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick

    Trump says no Federal Bureau of Investigation probe needed on Supreme Court pick

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Supreme Court nominations, is due to meet next Monday and has invited Ms Ford and Mr Kavanaugh to testify. "If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that would be very interesting". On Twitter, King added that she had removed her statement from Facebook because "it served its goal and I am now dealing with a slew of requests for interviews ".
  • Chuck Schumer Says Kavanaugh Allegation 'Extremely Credible'

    Chuck Schumer Says Kavanaugh Allegation 'Extremely Credible'

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    Ford provided portions of the therapist's notes to the paper, which described an incident without mentioning Kavanaugh by name. Less evident but significant nonetheless, Trump Jr. The White House issued a statement from Kavanaugh denying the allegations. It's a fearless woman who evidently decided that no matter how she might be affected for years to come by her decision to go public- to then go on and decide that what happens to her country is more important than what happens ...
  • Russian Federation warns Israel of ‘response’ after plane downed over Syria

    Russian Federation warns Israel of ‘response’ after plane downed over Syria

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    Russian Federation has blamed Israel after one of its reconnaissance aircraft carrying 15 people was shot down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea . Earlier, the Russian defence ministry had said that the plane had gone off the radar around 11pm during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets over Syrian infrastructure in the province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.
  • South Africa legalises cannabis use

    South Africa legalises cannabis use

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    The order makes it clear that only cultivation of marijuana for private use should be allowed, ruling out commercial growth of the drug as has occurred in the USA state of California, for example. The State appealed that judgment in the Constitutional Court, arguing that the decision was not in line with the values of South Africans. In Malawi, marijuana remains illegal.
  • Bush stands by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegation

    Bush stands by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegation

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    The testimonies "would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court ". Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was visibly enraged by the GOP's approach. As the Senate committee prepares for a Monday hearing, liberal and conservative groups are intensifying the pressure on a handful of red-state Democrats and moderate ...
  • Republicans bank on tax cuts to keep the House in midterms

    Republicans bank on tax cuts to keep the House in midterms

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    President Donald Trump is rapidly losing favour among independent voters and has a low approval rating in general despite a strong economy, two new polls show, providing fresh warning signals for the president and the Republican Party ahead of the midterm elections .
  • Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

    Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

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    Kavanaugh had issued a similar statement on Friday, before the identity of his accuser was made public. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said sworn testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford on the specific allegation should be considered as part of the record in the judge's hearings.
  • President Trump plans to visit Florence-impacted areas next week

    President Trump plans to visit Florence-impacted areas next week

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    Friday, about four hours after the first reported deaths from Florence were announced, that he visited Puerto Rico last October and was told by officials on the island that 16 people had died. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at greatest risk of dying as parts of the island remained without power and electricity for months after the storm.
  • Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

    Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

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    Kipchoge became the new world record holder after running 2:01:39 to establish himself as one of the best distance runners in history. "It was hard. The conditions were ideal for running - warm, sunny and with little wind - and Kipchoge showed no sign of easing off the pace as he passed the 18-mile mark.
  • California Professor Comes Forward as Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser

    California Professor Comes Forward as Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser

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    The existence of the letter and some details of its contents became public in recent days, however. Earlier this week Mr Kavanaugh strenuously denied the accusations. Dianne Feinstein of California , the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on his nomination Thursday, with the full Senate considering his confirmation the following week.