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Vehicle accidents up in Colorado, other states with legalized recreational marijuana

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States are quickly moving towards legalizing marijuana. New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows an increase in crashes in states where marijuana is legal, including Colorado. Unlike alcohol the amount of weed in a person's system doesn't consistently correlate to their impairment. "We know a lot of states are considering making recreational marijuana available", Harkey said. Read More »

Saudi cleric slams ‘fabrications’ over missing journalist

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Prior to his promotion as the deputy head of general intelligence in 2017, Assiri served as the spokesman for the Saudi-led military alliance in Yemen which has been battling Huthi rebels since March 2015. Often dubbed Saudi Arabia's version of American political strategist Steve Bannon, Qahtani is a former local journalist, who was appointed as adviser to the Saudi royal court in 2015, when he was less than 30 years old. Read More »

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate: state media

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The public prosecutor said a total of 18 people, all Saudi nationals, have been detained in connection to the probe. After being forced to conduct an investigation amid worldwide pressure, on Friday the Saudi prosecutor -finally for the first time- admitted that, according to its "preliminary" probe, Khashoggi died during an accidental fight at the consulate on October 2. Read More »

Greek FM Kotzias resigns over Macedonia name row inside cabinet

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It should be made clear that the Foreign Minister does not belong to SYRIZA (party) but is politically involved as he represents the movement of ideas and action "Pratto" (in Greek "I act"), a movement that has penetrated into society and has been strengthened in recent years, with the mobilisation of its executives, the successful policy of the Foreign Minister, which has reversed the image of Greece from negative to positive, highlighting its geostrategic role and adding further value to it ... Read More »

Mexico seeks assistance from United Nations for migrant caravan

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The caravan quickly grabbed the attention of world leaders as word of its formation spread over the weekend. Before the caravan reached the border, President Trump warned the immigrants that he would send the military to intervene. Beyond that, this situation catches Mexico at a unusual time. But as Trump said at a rally on Thursday that the midterm elections would hinge in part on the caravan, it was clear that USA pressure on Mexico to stem the tide of the migrants would continue. Read More »

Saudis Preparing to Admit Journalist Killed By Mistake During Interrogation

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Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul almost two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for using the term "rogue killers". Details leaked to US news organizations from the Turks include an allegation that one of the individuals identified among the 15 Saudis who came to Istanbul on private jets on October 2 was an expert in autopsies, who brought with him a bone saw. Read More »

Kelly, Bolton Get in Profane Shouting Match Outside the Oval Office

Bolton was siding with the president, who has angrily blamed Nielsen for failing to staunch the flow of migrants across the border, while Kelly, who is protective of his protégé, defended her, the people said. The president threatened to use the military to seal off the border, and hinted vaguely that he might sacrifice a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada to retaliate against Mexico for failing to "stop this onslaught". Read More »

U.S. charges Russian woman with interfering in 2018 midterms

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Elena Khusyaynova , the woman charged by the DOJ, was apparently the chief accountant for this project funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin , a Russian oligarch who's been referred to as "Putin's chef". A criminal complaint against Khusyaynova does not include any allegation that the conspiracy had an effect on the outcome of a USA election. In July, Mueller's office also indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers who were accused of hacking Democratic computer networks as part of Russian meddling in ... Read More »

18 killed, dozens injured by teen shooter at Crimea school

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The attack reportedly began with an explosion, followed by additional blasts and then gunfire, according to Reuters . The head of Crimea , Sergei Aksyonov, and Russia's Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova headed to the area to coordinate assistance to those injured. Read More »

Facebook taps UK's Nick Clegg as its new communications head

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Facebook said chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were closely involved in the hiring process, and started talking to Clegg over the summer. Mr Clegg served as the UK's deputy prime minister from 2010 to 2015 in a coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, the party he headed. Read More »

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul's Istanbul residence

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Erdogan made clear that Saudi Arabia is cooperating in the investigation, Pompeo said, the day after he met King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. Atop the opinion piece , titled "What the Arab world needs most is free expression", Karen Attiah , the Global Opinions editor, shared a note explaining that the newspaper initially postponed releasing the piece "because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together". Read More »

Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

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President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Pompeo's tour coincided with the disclosure of further lurid snippets as to how Khashoggi was said to have been tortured, killed and dismembered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Read More »

US merges diplomatic office for Palestinians into Jerusalem embassy

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The new unit will remain in its current location, although it will no longer be autonomous in its affairs. Eugene Kontorovich, a law professor with the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum and advocate for the embassy move, said the decision was more evidence the USA considered Jerusalem to be fully part of Israel . Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Needs to Stand Down

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But most Americans weren't staying up at night wondering about Warren's ancestry, and she just fell prey to the infamous Streisand Effect: putting a spotlight directly where she doesn't want it. The tribes and only the tribes determine citizenship", said Warren in the Globe interview. She also released a campaign video relating a story about a Native American on her mother's side. Read More »

Train runs into crowd at Ravan burning in Amritsar, several dead

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There are fears that the death toll will rise further. "Exact figure is not known but it is definitely more than 50-60". "Saddened by the huge loss of life in train accident in Amritsar , Punjab", he added on Twitter . Witnesses said that as fire was set to the Ravan effigy amid exploding crackers, numerous around 700 people gathered at the event moved back from the flames only to end up standing on the tracks. Read More »

Seton Hall students warned against insulting future Catholic priests

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Church officials across the state - in Philadelphia , Pittsburgh, Scranton, Erie, Greensburg, Allentown and Harrisburg - said on Thursday they would cooperate or were working with Justice Department officials. The dioceses of Philadelphia , Pittsburgh, Erie, Allentown, Harrisburg and Greensburg all issued statements saying they had received subpoenas and meant to cooperate with federal investigators. Read More »

Trump Threatens Military Action If Mexico Doesn't Stop Migrant Caravan

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Honduran migrants leave Guatemala City at sunrise Thursday, October 18, as they continue their way north toward the US. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, is travelling to Mexico City and expected on Friday to meet Mexico's president, Enrique Pena Nieto, to discuss the situation, as Mexico scrambles to dissuade the migrants from entering its territory . Read More »

Amid int’l pressure, Turkey to search Saudi consulate

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That appeared to be a direct reference to Saudi Arabia , which lashed out at Canada - recalling its ambassador, freezing trade, pulling students out of Canadian schools and even cancelling flights to Toronto - after a tweet from Freeland calling for the immediate release of detained activists, including Samar Badawi, a champion of women's rights and the sister of detained blogger Raif Badawi. Read More »

Twitter airs election meddling data

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Numerous accounts disclosed in the data sets have been previously reported. "One of the big takeaways is just how big these operations were". Even so, the Digital Forensic Research Lab, which had published a guide to spotting bots online, said the trolls were "less effective than may have been feared" and that many "achieved little or no impact". Read More »

Barnier: Brexit deal at 90%, Ireland a 'sticking point'

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Under that agreement, the United Kingdom agreed to keep Northern Ireland aligned to EU single market and customs union rules, should there be no end deal on trade. Prior to May's arrival, the European Union had already said not enough progress had been made to warrant calling an extraordinary summit slated for November 17 and 18 to finalise a deal. Read More »

GIANTS Lend Support to Invictus Games

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Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the royal couple in a group hug on Bondi Beach. Read More »

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

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The Russian leader also claimed that new hypersonic missiles his country has developed give it a military edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a "result of globalization" and says that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of violence. Read More »

Caravan Puts Trump Legacy on the Line

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Trump claimed that "Criminal elements and DRUGS [are] pouring in" and that it is "All Democrats [sic] fault for weak laws!" The Mexican ambassador to the USA made the claim that they had reason to believe the migrant caravan from Honduras heading to the US border was politically motivated. Read More »

Sri Lanka Denies Reports Sirisena Said RAW Plotted Assassination

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Reports of the said plot emerged last month when an individual named Namal Kumara, part of an anti-corruption outfit, claimed he was aware of a plan to assassinate Mr. Sirisena took to Twitter to announce that he had a "successful telephone conversation" with Modi, who "assured India's fullest cooperation towards the development and prosperity of Sri Lanka". Read More »

Russian Orthodox says ecumenical cooperation can help young people

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Believers gather to attend a service conducted by Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, at the Holy Spirit Orthodox Cathedral in Minsk, Belarus on October 13, 2018. A danger for Orthodox Christians after a row between Moscow and Constantinople demands unity and prayers from the faithful, Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East said on Wednesday while visiting Serbia. Read More »

Trump praises Republican congressman for body slamming journalist

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On social media, though, some quickly noted Trump's omission. Trump's remarks at a rally in Montana come amid an global outcry over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi , a journalist who has been missing since entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, whom the president has said is likely dead. Read More »

Turkish official: Police found evidence journalist was killed in Saudi consulate

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Earlier, the Turkish police entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in the framework of the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi reporter Khashoggi . White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declined to speculate on what Trump might do after the president promised "severe punishment" in a "60 Minutes" interview, if the USA determines that Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Read More »