• Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice

    Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In As Newest Supreme Court Justice

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    But the GOP has the votes to successfully confirm Kavanaugh. Ford's allegations disrupted what had appeared to be a relatively smooth confirmation process for Kavanaugh. The investigations of Judge Kavanaugh did not come close to overcoming the presumption of innocence. Trump's decision to hand his second Supreme Court nomination to Kavanaugh in July was widely seen as an olive branch to Bush and other establishment Republicans who have been hostile to the president.
  • At Least 11 Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Haiti Quake

    At Least 11 Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Haiti Quake

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    The toll in the quake that hit Haiti increased to 14, reported Reuters on Monday. Authorities said that about 188 other people were injured when the tremor occurred around 8:11 p.m. The agency confirmed that some homes were destroyed or damaged, without offering specific figures. Impoverished Haiti, where many live in tenuous circumstances, is especially vulnerable to earthquakes .
  • Michael officially a hurricane, tropical storm effects expected in Chatham County

    Michael officially a hurricane, tropical storm effects expected in Chatham County

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    By late Monday afternoon, Close said folks across Tampa Bay will see quick-moving storms pass through the area as the hurricane's outer bands begin to reach Florida. He also waived tolls in a move to help coastal dwellers leave. Scott has also extended his state of emergency order to include Bradford, Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Alachua, Union, and Baker Counties.
  • Kavanaugh says he's unchanged by bitter Supreme Court confirmation

    Kavanaugh says he's unchanged by bitter Supreme Court confirmation

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    Wall Street Journal: " GOP Muscles Kavanaugh Through Senate " - "The moment California college professor Christine Blasey Ford finished her testimony about an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , Republicans realized his confirmation was at serious risk".
  • Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into missile, nuclear sites

    Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into missile, nuclear sites

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    Mr Pompeo said he wanted "a fully coordinated, unified view of how to proceed, which will be what is needed if we are going to be successful in denuclearising North Korea ". What did Pompeo and Kim agree to? The exchange came as Pompeo arrived in the Chinese capital during an Asia trip focused on securing a disarmament deal with North Korea and maintaining global pressure against Kim Jong Un.
  • Police shooting suspect is disabled war veteran

    Police shooting suspect is disabled war veteran

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    A 74-year-old suspect who had posted on social media about his shooting prowess, Frederick T. Hopkins Jr., was in custody but had not yet been charged, and his status as a suspect was particularly striking given that two of his sons have worked in law enforcement.
  • Laquan McDonald: Verdict reached in Chicago police shooting

    Laquan McDonald: Verdict reached in Chicago police shooting

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    He was found not guilty of official misconduct, according to a live stream of the trial. According to CNN , this is the first time since 1980 that a Chicago police officer has been convicted of murder. "He made it up". Members of the jury later told reporters that Van Dyke's testimony was not credible and seemed rehearsed. Advocates hope that the right verdict will come in Van Dyke's trial.
  • Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

    Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

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    The national convention of the party, which began on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and continued well into Sunday, saw Atiku eventually emerge victor, polling a total of 1,532 votes. I give kudos to them. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory. "I can not do it alone, I need your support, your assistance, I need your understanding and I need your participation".
  • Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

    Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

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    Demonstrators gather outside the Senate office of Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski , the lone Republican to vote against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday. And they have questioned whether Kavanaugh was truthful in his testimony about a number of issues, including his drinking habits, before the Judiciary Committee.
  • South Koreans Visiting Pyongyang For Summit Anniversary

    South Koreans Visiting Pyongyang For Summit Anniversary

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    Pompeo was invited to visit Pyongyang this month during a September 26 meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. "We will never beg the United States to lift sanctions", it said. "Knowing the North Koreans, I think they have other things up their sleeve that they are willing to do". -North Korea consensus on denuclearization is critical in meeting this commitment.
  • Melania Trump Faces Scrutiny for Hat Choice While Visiting Kenya

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    It's not the first time Trump has been in the news for an outfit. "It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa", wrote Kim Yi Dionne, a writer covering Africa politics. The first lady was captured taking pictures of animals on her iPhone and peering through binoculars. She is expected in Kenya anytime. She demonstrated her independence from her husband in ways large and small - like talking up US foreign aid that he's tried to slash and ignoring the Fox-only edict that the ...
  • US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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    She said: "Thank you, Senator Collins , for standing by your convictions and doing the right thing to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". Mr Kavanaugh's nomination has been hit by accusations of sexual misconduct. The Alaska senator was the only Republican Friday to vote against moving forward on Kavanaugh, calling it a "very, very difficult" decision. "Very proud of the US Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh! " the president tweeted .
  • Senators advance Kavanaugh nomination to final vote 51-49

    Senators advance Kavanaugh nomination to final vote 51-49

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    Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was broadcast live on television last Thursday and captured the attention of some 20 million people watching on broadcast and cable networks. Trump weighed in shortly after the roll call was announced, tweeting, "Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh! ".
  • Chaotic scenes in quake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed

    Chaotic scenes in quake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed

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    The Indonesian government on Tuesday said the death toll from a devastating quake-tsunami on the island of Sulawesi had risen to 1,234 people, up from the previous count of 844. Many people were trapped and buried under collapsed houses. "So, on this issue, we can not pressure them to hold much longer". While most of the deceased have been found in Palu , home to more than 380,000 people, there are fears thousands more could be dead in areas rescuers have yet to access.
  • Japan’s strongest typhoon in 25 years Jebi wrecks havoc

    Japan’s strongest typhoon in 25 years Jebi wrecks havoc

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    NHK public television said 126 people were injured . A total of 610 people were injured in 28 out of 47 Japan's prefectures. Almost 800 flights were canceled, according to Japanese media reports , while the Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Hiroshima were also suspended.
  • Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

    Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

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    Sen. Chris Coons, the Democrat from DE who worked with Republican Sen. In the Senate, the savage national debate over power and who to believe has above all been about the math. Trump mocked Ford at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, listing what he described as holes in her account as his audience laughed. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who is campaigning for a second Senate term.