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Judge allows Dems' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

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The presidents' lawyers had motioned to dismiss the Democrats' lawsuit, but the motion was struck down by Judge Sullivan on Friday. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Greenbelt, Maryland, has allowed a similar lawsuit to move forward, but in December 2017 a judge in Manhattan threw out yet another case, which is now on appeal. Read More »

1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

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The death toll from a magnitude 7.5 quake and subsequent tsunamis that hit central Indonesia's Sulawesi Island on Friday has risen to 384 with at least 356 people injured, the country's disaster agency said Saturday. Palu resident Morits Kodongan told the Jakarta-based private television network Metro TV that "residents need gasoline because it has started to run out". Read More »

FBI Reportedly Reaches Out to Second Kavanaugh Accuser

Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation", Ramirez's attorney, John Clune, said in a statement . Ramirez, 53, told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away at a party during the 1983-84 school year at Yale. Read More »

California shark attack: teen lobster diver injured

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Chad Hammel was also diving for lobsters and helped rescue the boy. Witnesses estimated the shark was about 11-feet long, but the type of shark was not known, Encinitas Lifeguard Captain Larry Giles said. He said he heard the boy screaming and then realized he had been bitten. He endured traumatic injuries to his upper torso and was airlifted to Rady Childrens Hospital. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh: FBI contacts second woman

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Both Ford and Kavanaugh gave emotional statements , saying the lives of their families have been ruined by the whole process. The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Friday to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate, with the informal understanding that the FBI would investigate sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh. Read More »

North Korea says sanctions deepening mistrust against US

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But North Korea on Saturday slammed those sanctions , saying that they were "deepening our mistrust" toward the US, and suggested it was unwilling to denuclearize out of security concerns. "I want to reiterate that the future can be very bright for North Korea if it makes good on its commitment to final, fully verified denuclearization". Read More »

Kavanaugh's Confirmation Vote Delayed One Week For 'Supplemental' FBI Investigation

This is a developing story and will be updated . Through her attorneys, Ford welcomed the move. A key undecided Republican senator says he'll vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the committee vote neared Friday, senators on both sides of the aisle took turns giving their reasons for supporting or opposing Kavanaugh, many in impassioned terms. Read More »

Kim Jong Un And I ‘Fell In Love’

The foreign minister told the UNGA that USA attempts to coerce North Korea into denuclearization will not work and that corresponding steps must be taken by both sides in order to advance progress between the two countries. 'I was being really tough and so was he. And they are great letters. The crowd laughed. "No really", Trump said. "And we were going back and forth, and then we fell in love . Read More »

New Zealand - Prime Minister Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session

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But when he asked if she had, she said: "Some of us auditioned but weren't successful ok?" She then went on to say that there was a "little laugh" in response to Trump's claim, at which point the U.S. Ms Ardern attracted worldwide attention when she brought her four-month-old baby Neve into the United Nations for her maiden speech this week. Laughter followed Trump's boasts that "my administration has accomplished more than nearly any administration in the history of our country". Read More »

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

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The airline also said six passengers were hospitalised in Micronesia, while other passengers and crew members were being moved to Port Moresby in Papua new Guinea. The cause of the crash is still unknown. The website said the accident is still under investigation. The operator blamed the incident on poor weather and that heavy rains had reduced visibility. Read More »

Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in United Nations speech

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She slammed Pakistan for "spawning grounds for terrorism", saying the country sheltered Osama Bin Laden. "We believe that talks are only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes", she said. Swaraj said climate change and terrorism were the two biggest existential threats to the world. "We urged the United Nations to form a commission to investigate human rights violations in occupied Kashmir ". Read More »

Kavanaugh Classmate Retracts Support After What He Wrote in Yearbook

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I had no connections there. I got into Yale Law School. "I had planned to just talk to him nicely, but once when I saw that he was voting for Kavanaugh my niceties went out the window", she said . Kavanaugh even lied about his connections to Yale: "I have no connections there". Aside from the fact that the law had changed to 21 years old when Kavanaugh was 17 years old, the "choir boy" image Kavanaugh painted in the interview has prompted even more classmates to come forward to refute this ... Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by Federal Bureau of Investigation: lawyer

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Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation", Clune said in a tweet . "If Kavanaugh's reputation and Ford's privacy had to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, the committee Democrats were not going to let basic decency prevent them from using the courts as an alternative path to the political ends they can not reach through legislation", Mendoza explained. Read More »

United States issues warns Iran over attack threats

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They stormed the Iranian consulate and set it on fire, causing significant damage. The increasing violence and targeting of the U.S.in Iraq is the latest sign of increasing tensions between the US and Iran, which is subjected to harsh economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Read More »

China urges U.S. to stop 'slander' after Trump's election claims

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The U.S. president issued a strong warning to nuclear-aspirant Iran, which he deemed the "world's leading sponsor of terror" fueling "conflict around the region and far beyond". But with the American midterm elections less than two months away, USA intelligence and election protection officials have not cited any specific, credible Chinese efforts. Read More »

The United States first used the latest F-35 in combat

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Navy amphibious ship USS Essex now operating in the East Arabian Sea. The Air Force and Navy have their own versions of the aircraft but have yet to use them in combat operations. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central, said in a statement. F-35 fifth-generation fighter, developed by Lockheed Martin. A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted a training flight from ... Read More »

What will FBI investigation into Kavanaugh entail?

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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee spoke hours after Christine Blasey Ford testified under oath that Kavanaugh had groped and attempted to rape her at a high school party. The second most-powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, John Cornyn, on Friday said the chamber would meet on Saturday at noon to vote on a procedural motion on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Natural disaster measuring magnitude-7.5 strikes off Indonesia

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Families have been reported missing in Palu after the tsunami washed through, but details remain scarce. Photographs from Palu on the coast of Sulawesi island, showed partially covered bodies on the ground near the shore, the morning after tsunami waves 1.5 meters (5 feet) high slammed into the city. Read More »

Avenatti makes new misconduct claims against Kavanaugh public

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Christine Blasey Ford , who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school. Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired. He is asking that the committee call upon Swetnick to testify ahead of Kavanaugh's potential confirmation. On Twitter , Trump himself described Democrats' efforts to scupper Kavanaugh's nomination as a " con job " created to ruin a good man. Read More »

Lindsey Graham I’d Been Raped. His Response Was Telling

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Turning to the Democrats, Graham exploded, "If you wanted an FBI investigation, you could have come to us. God, I hope you never get it", he said . Addressing 11th-hour sexual assault allegations leveled against Kavanaugh , Graham noted that committee Democrats have sat on accusations since shortly after President Donald Trump made the nomination on July 9 - and deployed them only as the committee was within hours of voting. Read More »

‘Enraged’ woman who confronted Flake wanted ‘a hero’

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After Kavanaugh testified , Flake, the only fence-sitting senator who serves on the Judiciary Committee, made a brief statement before huddling with the other senators, NPR reported . "Having just seen the news of his statement, and knowing what he was about to do, had us both enraged", she said. "I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much ... Read More »

Trump orders Kavanaugh FBI probe after Senate delays confirmation vote

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The committee on Thursday heard emotional and sometimes combative testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford . Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. "The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense", Ford said, referring to Brett Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, who she says was in the room. Read More »

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in extraordinary press conference

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Ford alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Preparatory School classmate Mark Judge locked her in a bedroom at a party in 1982. What girls besides the one she names in her opening statement? "I look forward to what she has to say", Trump said. That was significant since Fox is the preferred network of Kavanaugh's supporters, including President Donald Trump . Read More »

Trump questions George Washington’s past to defend Kavanaugh

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That is one reason why calls for the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh in the wake of sexual assault allegations were pointless, he said . She softly detailed how Kavanaugh allegedly pinned her to a bed, " grinding his hips into me ". The reporter, to his credit, quipped back immediately, "I think I'll stop short of that". Read More »