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Man arrested after trying to buy woman’s daughter at Florida Walmart

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That's when the mother told him, "No, we have to go", but as they moved to leave, the man grabbed the child's arm, keeping her from leaving, and kissed her wrist, WKMG reports. Nigh posted about the experience on Facebook , warning other parents of her encounter. "Shook rocked and shocked to the core", Nigh wrote. Kolb was charged with simple battery and false imprisonment. Read More »

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Teh Kavanaugh nomination remains our top story, as the FBI conducts its quick-and-dirty investigation of the allegations of sexual misconduct. And remember that this isn't a trial, it's a job interview. But Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Kavanaugh could be excused for showing passion. The president denied that his White House is putting limits on what the Federal Bureau of Investigation can look into regarding the three women who have come forward ... Read More »

Manchester students ban clapping and insist on 'jazz hands'

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The union noted that "loud noises, including whooping and traditional applause, could pose an issue for students with disabilities, such as those with anxiety or sensory issues". Clapping has been banned at a leading United Kingdom university's students' union in order "to avoid triggering anxiety". "Clapping apparently causes anxiety for some, so no one should be allowed to clap". Read More »

Thai beach closes indefinitely to recover from tourism

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The beach had been closed for four months since June 1, in a bid to salvage the area's coral reefs, which have been damaged by warmer temperatures and a flood of tourists. The ban was imposed without hearing their opinions, he claims. The association will hold a meeting next week to discuss solutions and will petition the provincial governor and related government agencies later on, Watpol added. Read More »

France blames Iran for foiled Paris bomb plot

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Iran has denied any role in the foiled attack and accuses the People's Mujahedeen of Iran of coordinating the plot to discredit Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The US, which has been intensifying pressure on Iran, warned that "this outrageous behaviour will not be tolerated" in a tweet from the White House's National Security Council. Read More »

Trump engaged in tax fraud, dubious schemes in 1990s

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According to the Times , Trump's wealth was largely inherited from his parents and was increased through shady tax practices and, in some cases, "outright fraud". According to the report, the collection of properties were sold for more than 16 times that amount in the following years. Those statements do not indicate who the buyer of the stake was, but other records - including an affidavit from Donald Trump - show that it was sold to his son. Read More »

Palestinians Carry Out General Strike in Gaza and West Bank

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Palestinians in Gaza view the incendiary kites as a form of protest against Israel's almost 12-year blockade of Gaza and for Palestinian refugees right of return to their homes and lands which are now known as Israel. The two-day strike follows more than 250 job cuts in Gaza and the West Bank. Passed by Israel's parliament in July, the Nation State Law declares that only Jews have the right of self-determination in Israel and downgrades Arabic from its status as an official state language. Read More »

Boris Johnson takes aim at Michael Gove in crusade against Brexit 'bodge'

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But she stops short of saying Mr. Johnson would make a good leader or that he should be pushing for the job now. Although Johnson failed to mention the massive impact mass migration has had on demand for housing in Britain in recent decades, he said it was "a disgraceful fact that we now have lower rates of owner occupation for under 40s than the French or the Germans" and called building enough houses to give young people a shot at ownership "a massive opportunity for us Tories". Read More »

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford, says 'I've had so many false accusations'

I don't remember. Where is the place? Of Democrats , he added, "These are really evil people". Ford's friend said she has never met Kavanaugh. In an interview with NBC, Swetnick seemed to back off some of her initial claims about Kavanaugh, saying she recalled him "giving red Solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame". Read More »

U.S. arrests four men in connection to 2017 Charlottesville rally

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Officials said they were "pretty confident", based on the plethora of digital coverage of the rally in Charlottesville previous year, that they can prove the four men - Cole Evan White, Benjamin Drake Daley, Michel Paul Miselis and Thomas Walter Gille - violated the federal Riot Act. Read More »

Mattis trip to Beijing canceled

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Mattis told reporters Monday traveling with him to Paris that the USA just has to learn how to manage its relationship with the communist nation. A USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the destroyer the USS Decatur travelled within 12 nautical miles of Gaven and Johnson Reefs in the Spratly Islands on Sunday. Read More »

Four ways the new NAFTA deal will affect Ontario

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Much work still needs to be done to finalize the new agreement, which is called USMCA (think of the song "YMCA") for each country's name and which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ). The agreement with Canada and Mexico - two of the United States' biggest trading partners - fulfills President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to renegotiate NAFTA and avoids his threat to exclude Canada if the talks failed. Read More »

First photos of Melania Trump's arrival in Ghana

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Melania will spend a day in Ghana before she jets off to the other African countries on her schedule: Kenya , Malawi and Egypt . The women met for the first time at the UN General Assembly last month at which President Trump railed against globalism, earning him stern rebukes from world leaders. Read More »

Confidence In Trump Lags Behind Russia's Putin, China's Xi In World Poll

All the while, the world was watching. Japan is the only country among those polled where a majority, 55 percent, believes the U.S.is less powerful than 10 years ago. Since he has taken office, Trump has elicited Israeli support by moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and cutting aid to the Palestinians, among other moves. Read More »

Key GOP senators make clear they want 'real' investigation on Kavanaugh

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Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually and physically assaulted her while they were at a party during their high school years, and has said Judge was also in the room. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said that when Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he abandoned any pretense of being an impartial jurist and revealed that he bears "bitter partisan resentments". Read More »

Death toll climbs to 1,234 after Indonesia quake, tsunami

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Willem Rampangilei, the chief of Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said the grave was dug in Palu, where the majority of the casualties have been recorded and is 33 feet by 330 feet. "We don't have any other choice, we must get food", one man told AFP . Other countries have begun to announce aid packages. Australia's ambassador was consulting the Indonesian government on further support. Read More »

NAFTA REBOOT FOR DUMMIES: How does new trade impact Canadians?

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The agreement will benefit farmers, ranchers and automobile workers, Trump said. Auto exports from Canada to the U.S. are to be capped at 2.6 million vehicles, if Trump imposes global tariffs on cars on national security grounds. For instance, the big win for the USA is that Canada has slightly opened its market to United States dairy farmers. That keeps disputes out of USA courts, where Canadian officials felt Canadian firms would be at a disadvantage. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend

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Meanwhile, a report released Tuesday by police in New Haven, Connecticut, says Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college. And he says those accusations have been seized on by "the far left that has been so eager to stop this nomination". He returned to the theme during a campaign rally in Tennessee, where he accused opposition Democrats of being motivated by politics. Read More »

NYT Investigation: Trump Engaged In 'Outright Fraud,' Helped Parents Evade Taxes

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The report , which could potentially explain why Trump has resolutely refused to release his tax returns , has reportedly caught the notice of investigators from NY, where the Trump Organization is headquartered. The Times says the Trump family hid millions of dollars of transfers from the father to his children through a sham company owned by the children called All County Building Supply & Maintenance. Read More »

Open Brexit warfare as Boris Johnson takes on May at Conference

Speaking at a fringe meeting hosted by the ConservativeHome website, Mr Johnson will say: "We must on no account follow Corbyn, and start to treat capitalism as a kind of boo word". Yet we are dangerously close to this Tory UK government - if they continue on this destructive path - dragging us all off the Brexit cliff-edge. Mrs Foster also told the paper the Good Friday Agreement should not be considered untouchable. Read More »

Mail delivered to Pentagon tests positive for ricin

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John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations. Sherwood said the packages were addressed to a person at the Pentagon. An official for the Republican told Fox News authorities did not "yet know what was the substance". We have reports that two packages laced with ricin were sent to the Pentagon. No word yet on how much of the poison was discovered, or if anyone came in contact with it. Read More »

Mark Judge completes Federal Bureau of Investigation interview

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democrats' leader from NY, accused Kavanaugh of delivering a "partisan screed" during the Judiciary Committee hearing last week. Kavanaugh denies the allegation. He added of Thomas, "He's been on the Supreme Court for 26 years, and I've never heard anybody raise any questions about his temperament, and it's seemed to me to be just as dogmatic and as explosive as what he said". Read More »

Delivery Driver Averts Alleged Kidnapping After Spotting Woman Mouthing 'Help Me'

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She told Hoffmann to leave and grabbed her phone to call police. A pizza delivery man has been credited with thwarting an alleged kidnapping after delivering a pie to a home in Wisconsin. Police said they could hear the victim shouting "please come in" and "help me" from inside the home. He remains in custody . In an attempt to get away, the woman told investigators she hit Hoffmann in the groin. Read More »

Macedonian PM urges lawmakers to vote on referendum result

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Before the referendum was held, he had said he would resign if a vast majority said no the deal. The low turnout was anticipated and the authorities in Skopje had suggested they were prepared to accept as legitimate the referendum's result even with 40% participation. Read More »

Boris Johnson takes aim at Theresa May in alternative leader's speech

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Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday excoriated Prime Minister Theresa May's road map to exiting the European Union as a sad and risky mistake. 'My fellow Conservatives, this is not democracy. 'This is not taking back control: this is forfeiting control'. Conservative former Brexit secretary David Davis said of Mr Johnson's event: 'It was a good speech, nice and clear'. Read More »

Iranian FM: Agreement to Sell Oil to EU Close, Despite US Threats

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The channels aim to sidestep unilateral USA sanctions against Iran. Two weeks ago, Brian Hook, the US State Department envoy for Iran, said the United States was seeking "the new deal that we hope to be able to sign with Iran, and it will not be a personal agreement between two governments like the last one; we seek a treaty". Read More »