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Kavanaugh accuser classmate: 'That it happened or not, I have no idea'

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Everyone on Capitol Hill is wondering: will Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , appear Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee? In the email , Ford's lawyer said that she would like to talk with the committee on Thursday about the conditions under which Ford would testify but that it was not possible for Ford to do so on Monday, the day Republicans on the committee have set for a hearing. Read More »

Labour politicians join marchers to demand People’s Vote on Brexit deal

But I'm not calling for a second referendum. Mr Corbyn declined to say which way he would vote in any new in-or-out poll, while pointing out that he backed Remain in the 2016 referendum. Another potential issue hampering Corbyn's designs on power is the anti-Semitism row that has dogged the party since he took over in 2015. He recently admitted the party had a "real problem" with the issue, leading veteran MP Frank Field to quit last month. Read More »

Afghan Govt Condemns Deadly Attack on Iran Military Parade

A claim of responsibility by the extremist group Islamic State (IS), which also took responsibility for the 2017 twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was dismissed by a military spokesman. Read More »

Time's Up calls for walkout following Brett Kavanaugh accusations

Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, has said she didn't tell anyone about the alleged attack at the time, in part because she didn't want to tell her parents about underage drinking at a party where she said it occurred. Ramirez has called on the FBI to investigate her claims, as have Democratic Senate lawmakers - who first learned about the accusations last week, along with Senior Republican staffers. Read More »

China cancels trade talks with US

United States tariffs on $ 200bn worth of Chinese goods and retaliatory tariffs by Beijing on $60bn worth of USA products took effect at 0400 GMT. Chinese products hit with new USA duties include vacuum cleaners to internet-connected devices, while U.S. Read More »

Upset as Maldives ousts authoritarian president

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The Elections Commission said balloting was extended by three hours until 7:00 pm (1400 GMT) because of technical glitches suffered by tablet computers containing electoral rolls, with officials using manual systems to verify voters' identities. Read More »

Second Woman Makes Kavanaugh Sex Misconduct Claim: New Yorker

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Ramirez says she pushed the person away, touching the penis in the process, and then saw Kavanaugh standing next to her, pulling his trousers up and laughing. In a tweet aimed at Kavanaugh shortly before midnight, Grassley said he was giving them additional time. Judge also told the committee he has no memory of the incident and does not want to testify . Read More »

Trump Polled Staff on Air Force One Whether to Fire Rosenstein

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He added it's the responsibility of the media to report the facts, however comforting or discomforting they may be. Rosenstein branded the reports "inaccurate and factually incorrect". For months, there has been speculation that Mr. Trump could fire Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein or perhaps both. The president did not respond specifically to the shock news reports, but at a political rally in Missouri late Friday he referred to "what's being exposed at the Department of Justice and ... Read More »

Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

A White House spokeswoman says the administration stands by the nominee, labelling the allegation "the latest in coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down". They know they must tread carefully at any hearing - especially because all 11 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are men, which is one reason they were seeking an outside lawyer, preferably a woman, to do the questioning. Read More »

More Possible Victims of California Surgeon Grant Robicheaux Found

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Investigators believe Riley approached the women at a bar or restaurant, then invited her boyfriend over, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Tuesday. Accused rapist Cerissa Laura Riley of Brea, Calif., is pictured in an undated handout from the Orange County District Attorney. Rackauckas said that in these types of crimes, the perpetrators develop a process and continue to use it. Read More »

Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee to testify on Thursday

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The brinkmanship over whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee has come to a standstill, for now. "If Republicans were to fail to defend and confirm such an obviously and eminently qualified and decent nominee", Ralph Reed, the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told the New York Times , "then it will be very hard to motivate and energize faith-based and conservative voters in November". Read More »

Who Was Behind Deadly Attack In Iran?

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ISIS jihadists said via their propaganda mouthpiece Amaq that "Islamic State fighters attacked a gathering of Iranian forces" in Ahvaz. "You have the Saudi Crown Prince saying that he's going to take the fight inside of Iran , you have the advisor to the UAE Crown Prince today on Twitter saying that this was not a terrorist attack, that this was declared policy.mindful of that picture, it is not completely inconceivable that Iranians are going to be looking to Saudi Arabia and ... Read More »

State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with marijuana

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Instead, Gill, who has a medical marijuana caregiver license, plans to smoke up her lobsters with her homegrown plants before she boils them. Owner Charlotte Gill claims that she tested the effects of weed smoke on a lobster named Roscoe, according to Eater , when she put the lobster in about two inches of water inside a covered box, then pumped smoke into the liquid in sort of a water-bong scenario. Read More »

Trump Says Kavanaugh Delay Has Gone on Too Long

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To win, he's performing political acrobatics, aligning himself with President Donald Trump while trying to keep his distance from the scandals surrounding the president. President Trump torched Democrats, claiming they're anti-ICE and anti-law enforcement. "The other 20 per cent. he has a reality show". Trump spoke to Hannity directly before the Nevada campaign rally, where he continued to hold his tongue when speaking about Ford - who accused Kavanaugh of a high school-era sexual assault ... Read More »

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn promises second vote if Labour members want one

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Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords who supports holding a second referendum, said Labour can't sit on the sidelines while the country staggers toward political and financial chaos. Meanwhile, Mr Watson told the Observer there was "going to be pressure" for Labour to commit to another Brexit vote in its next election manifesto. Read More »

Tornado destroys houses near Canadian capital Ottawa

A tornado damaged cars in Gatineau, Que., and houses in a community west of Ottawa on Friday afternoon as much of southern Ontario saw severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts, Environment Canada said. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a statement Saturday on the tornado. All utilities say hundreds of their crews are working around the clock in order to restore power to all of their customers as soon as possible. Read More »

Iran points finger at Arab separatists, Gulf state for deadly attack

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Women and children scattered with Revolutionary Guard soldiers as heavy gunfire rang out at the parade in Ahvaz, the chaos captured live on state television. "It is the Americans who incite them", he said. Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, a senior spokesman for Iran's armed forces, said the attackers had hidden weapons in an area near the parade route several days in advance. Read More »

Alleged Mistress Claims Ex-Trump Aide Secretly Drugged Her with ‘Abortion Pill’

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A former Trump campaign spokesperson was accused of slipping an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's smoothie - sending her to the hospital and almost causing her to go into a coma, according to court documents. After the November presidential election in 2016, Delgado told Miller she was pregnant, according to a profile by the Atlantic published previous year. Read More »

Kavanaugh's accuser 'to testify on Thursday'

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Vice President Mike Pence called the Supreme Court nominee "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials". That's according to a person briefed on the matter who isn't authorized to discuss it by name. Republicans had hoped to push through a successful confirmation of the president's pick to join the Supreme Court before oral arguments begin on October 1. Read More »

Clashes kill 1, wound 312 in eastern Gaza

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While in France, the paper said Abbas met with Palestinian civil protest icon, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who is also on a tour of France to talk about her experience in Israeli custody for her protest activities. Tensions have been running high near the fence since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests dubbed "The Great March of Return". The Health Ministry said that 159 people were wounded altogether, of whom 55 required hospitalization. Read More »

Indian Navy aircraft locates vessel of injured Commander Tomy

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Race organisers said Tomy was "incapacitated on his bunk inside his boat.as far from help as you can possibly be". He is now fixing his boat in order to travel around 100 miles to Mr Tomy's aid. A report issued from France on Friday night said 70 knot winds and 14-metre-high waves have left the yachts of Tomy and Ireland's Gregor McGuckin dismasted, and have twice knocked down the yacht of second-placed Dutchman Mark Slats. Read More »

Corbyn says he would support second Brexit referendum

The comments revived memories of the party's battles of the 1980s, when then leader Neil Kinnock denounced "the grotesque chaos of a Labour council - a Labour council - hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers". Read More »

China summons USA ambassador over military sanctions

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The U.S. action set in motion a visa ban on China's Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu , forbids transactions with the U.S. financial system, and blocks all property and interests in property involving the country within U.S. Read More »

Cruz to Take on Senate Challenger O'Rourke in Debate

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Jeffers asked Cruz why he criticized O'Rourke for jumping to conclusions about Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, who is accused of fatally shooting a black man in his apartment after she mistook it for her own unit in the same building. Read More »

Michael Cohen Conducts Hours Of Interviews With Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel

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The questioning was related to Trump's dealings with Russian Federation and potential collusion with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign, sources told ABC News. The tweet was deleted nearly immediately and later reposted by Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis . Cohen pleaded guilty to charges involving his arrangement of payouts of hush money to those women - widely thought to be porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen Mcdougal - just before the November 2016 vote. Read More »