• Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show
Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

US President Donald Trump's no-show at a Saturday WW1 commemoration outside of Paris - on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day - has resulted in rising criticism worldwide, according to reports. Traveling by auto would have been the only option after weather grounded the president's helicopter. Trump's visit had been much anticipated after...

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  • Brexit: UK and European Union 'agree text' of draft withdrawal agreement
Brexit: UK and European Union 'agree text' of draft withdrawal agreement

His resignation was followed by David Davis, the government's chief Brexit negotiator, who described the proposed policies as offering " illusory rather than real " control to parliament. Rees-Mogg warned of the United Kingdom becoming a "vassal state" with Northern Ireland "being ruled from Dublin". It's not the final deal, but we have a draft a...

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  • Kyrsten Sinema Is the First Openly Bisexual Senator in U.S. History
Kyrsten Sinema Is the First Openly Bisexual Senator in U.S. History

Rick Scott's narrow lead over Democratic Sen. An update to our earlier post thanks to a new batch of ballots from Pinal County: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Republican Martha McSally now stands at 32,292 votes . Sinema was declared the victor Monday as her lead grew insurmountable during Arizona's lengthy vote-count, The Associated...

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  • Calif. wildfires: At least 9 dead, 6,700 structures lost
Calif. wildfires: At least 9 dead, 6,700 structures lost

The Camp Fire has destroyed 6,453 homes and 260 commercial buildings in the area around Paradise, making it the most destructive to buildings in state history, surpassing the Tubbs Fire , which destroyed 5,636 structures in Napa and Sonoma counties a year ago.

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  • US Democrats demand Whitaker recuse himself from Mueller probe
US Democrats demand Whitaker recuse himself from Mueller probe

Trump anticipate that Mr. Whitaker will rein in any report summarizing Mr. Mueller's investigation and will not allow the president to be subpoenaed. More than 100 people showed up to the Tippecanoe County courthouse to protest in response to President Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Thursday.

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  • Russian Pres. Putin Says Moscow Is Prepared To Renegotiate INF Treaty
Russian Pres. Putin Says Moscow Is Prepared To Renegotiate INF Treaty

Macron's speech was full of literary allusions, including to the French poets Guillaume Apollinaire and Charles Péguy, both of whom served in World War I . Dr Merkel, a fellow champion of liberal internationalist ideas, addressed the forum on Sunday , taking up some of the same themes. The Paris Peace Forum , conceived by Macron, is meant to h...

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  • Israeli soldier, seven Palestinians killed in fresh Gaza fighting
Israeli soldier, seven Palestinians killed in fresh Gaza fighting

But neither side appeared eager to pursue broader conflict. The clashes prompted a wave of Israeli Air Force air strikes in Gaza, and a series of rocket attacks fired at southern Israel by Hamas and its ally, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.

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  • Woman charged in Australian strawberry needle contamination
Woman charged in Australian strawberry needle contamination

Trinh's legal representative withdrew a bail application, the Brisbane Magistrates' Court told Reuters. 'The case that was put is that she was motivated by some fight or revenge, ' Ms Roney said . The first cases emerged in Queensland , where a man was taken to hospital with stomach pains after eating strawberries. Almost 200 punnets of str...

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  • Ferocious winds whip California fires as death toll rises to 31
Ferocious winds whip California fires as death toll rises to 31

As of Sunday evening, the Paradise fire was considered only 25 per cent contained and it could get worse. The report said the fire was reported around 2:24 p.m. "We tried to defend them with garden hoses, but it wasn't enough". But she said she always feared a wildfire since she moved there 15 years ago, especially during recent years in whic...

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  • Rashida Tlaib, first Muslim US congresswoman
Rashida Tlaib, first Muslim US congresswoman

Omar has extensive experience and she served on numerous non-profit boards. Following Tuesday's victory, Tlaib took to Twitter to thank her volunteers and supporters for "believing in the possibility of this moment". Keith Ellison , D-Minn., vacated the seat to run for Minnesota Attorney General in June. The 42-year-old was born in Detroit to P...

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  • Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital
Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Bader Ginsburg was found to have fractured three ribs on her left side during her fall. The 85-year-old Ginsburg is "doing well" and was working from home, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said . As one of four liberal justices on the nine-member court, her loss would give US President Donald Trump another opportunity to reinforce its co...

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  • Plane carrying Canadians skids off runway in Guyana, no major injuries
Plane carrying Canadians skids off runway in Guyana, no major injuries

Minister of Transport David Patterson said the plane had been in the air for about 43 minutes when the crew noticed the operational anomaly and chose to head back to base. Still, she said, she was grateful to make it off the plane safely. "There were no reports of broken bones", Patterson told a news briefing at the airport.

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  • Philippines hands Imelda Marcos lengthy prison term in graft case
Philippines hands Imelda Marcos lengthy prison term in graft case

According to the decision made earlier today, Imelda will be facing six years and one month in prison and "up to 11 years for each count". However, it was unlikely 89-year-old Marcos would spend much time behind bars as she is allowed to appeal the ruling and can remain free on bail as long as the conviction is not final.

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  • WATCH Norwegian Frigate Beached After Colliding With Tanker
WATCH Norwegian Frigate Beached After Colliding With Tanker

The frigate, built in Spain in 2009, has a helipad platform on its stern. The Norwegian military is investigating the incident. The frigate was returning from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military exercises. The Sture terminal has a capacity to store one million cubic meters of crude oil and 60,000 cubic meters of liquefied petroleum gas ...

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  • Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron
Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

But he also made clear that the USA was not disengaging, declaring "we want to help". Trump slammed Macron in a tweet , moments after he landed in Paris for a weekend trip to commemorate Armistice Day and attend the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I , which is being attended by several world leaders, including India's Vice President...

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  • Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed
Pompeo meeting with North Korean envoy delayed

That meeting, and Kim Yong-chol's subsequent visit with Trump at the White House , led the USA president to put the summit back on for June 12 in Singapore . "Russia requested consultations on the topic of sanctions against North Korea during tomorrow's general consultations at UN SC. There's no rush whatsoever", Trump told reporters at the...

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  • Rick Scott, Bill Nelson spar over Broward, Palm Beach vote counting
Rick Scott, Bill Nelson spar over Broward, Palm Beach vote counting

Earlier in the day, an attorney for Nelson compared Gov. Rick Scott's use of a state law-enforcement agency to investigate the actions of elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties to a "Third World dictatorship". "She has had a awful history ... and all of a sudden they're finding votes out of nowhere", President Trump told re...

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  • Florida approves ballot measure restoring felons' voting rights
Florida approves ballot measure restoring felons' voting rights

Florida added 1.4 million possible voters to the rolls when it passed Amendment 4 , a measure restoring the voting rights of felons who have served their sentences. In February, a federal judge ruled the state's policy requiring felons to petition the government to have their voting rights restored was unconstitutional because it was lengthy, arbi...

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  • Australia: Doctor killed by shark in Queensland
Australia: Doctor killed by shark in Queensland

A rescue helicopter with a critical care paramedic on board flew to the scene with the man airlifted to Mackay Hospital where he later died due to significant blood loss. The middle-aged man was believed to be a tourist, and was bitten on his left inner thigh, right calf and left wrist after swimming in the bay on 5 November.

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  • PARADISE EVACUATED: Fast-Growing Butte County Fire Has Already Burned 5000 Acres
PARADISE EVACUATED: Fast-Growing Butte County Fire Has Already Burned 5000 Acres

Residents of Butte County ― and particularly Paradise, California, and its surrounding towns ― have been ordered to evacuate and take shelter in local churches in the neighboring town of Chico. We're working very hard to get people out. He says he wants people to know that if they can evacuate, they need to evacuate. About 500 firefighters are ...

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  • Democrats win control of the House in 2018 midterms, CNN projects
Democrats win control of the House in 2018 midterms, CNN projects

But Mr Trump's Republicans have retained control of the US Senate. Trump spent election night watching returns with family and friends at the White House, his shadow looming large over the results. In Indiana, Republican Mike Braun beat Democratic incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly. Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign season were s...

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  • Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG

Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump . In a tweet Wednesday, shortly after Sessions' dismissal was announced, Toomey praised Sessions - who previously was one of his GOP Senate colleagues - and said he wants to see Trump nominate "a new Attorney General who is equally committed to the rule of law".

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  • Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House
Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims , Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns. As MPR News notes , more than 35 percent of the district is nonwhite and there are 22,000 more foreign-born residents living in the district since Rep.

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  • Boeing to issue safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets
Boeing to issue safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets

The angle of attack sensor keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose relative to oncoming air to prevent the plane from stalling and diving. The FAA emergency directive warns that the "erroneous inputs can potentially make the horizontal stabilizers repeatedly pitch the nose of the airplane downward, making the aircraft hard to control".

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  • Arizona GOP Sues to Limit Mail-in Ballots in US Senate Race
Arizona GOP Sues to Limit Mail-in Ballots in US Senate Race

If the signature on a ballot dropped off on Election Day does not match the signature on file for a voter, recorders in several Democrat-heavy counties - including Maricopa County and Pima County - call voters to verify that they signed the ballot for up to five days after the election.

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