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Global Midterms 2018: Firsts for women in the US House
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This year's U.S. midterm elections have already made history, with a record number of women , Native Americans, and Muslim candidates running for office. Davids racked up another distinction as the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Kansas. Texas is sending its first ever Hispanic women to congress, as Veronica Escobar snapped up Beto O'Rouke's old seat and state Sen.

Global Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

There is some question whether Mr Sessions was sacked or resigned. The broadsides escalated in recent months, with Trump telling an interviewer that Sessions "never had control" of the Justice Department. Dean said despite the ramifications of the Sessions ouster, he has faith in the USA judicial system to survive it. Trump has made no secret of his feeling about Sessions, calling him a "traitor", a "dumb southerner", "Mr.

Global Polls are open! Election Day 2018 is underway in Chicago
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Some of the biggest backups were in Georgia , where the governor's race was among the nation's most-watched midterm contests and was generating heavy turnout. "People are grumpy and frustrated but positive in a weird way, making jokes and talking to one another". "We haven't had time to even break today".

Global Security tight as 'El Chapo' Guzman trial set to open in Brooklyn
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The 61-year-old drug lord is facing 11 felony charges in relation to drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering, and weapons charges, which he is accused to engaging with during his time as the leader of one of the world's most infamous drug trafficking organizations.

Global Uhuru pushes for more trade with China during Shanghai trip
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Mr Xi's speech on Monday kicked off China's week-long worldwide import expo, which had more than 3,600 companies and 170 countries and regions participating, according to the event website. Mr Xi said China would seek to "step up" moves to stimulate domestic consumption of imports, lower tariffs , ease customs clearance procedures, and implement harsh punishments for intellectual property infringements, among other measures.

Global U.S. vows 'relentless' pressure on Iran
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The U.S. Treasury Department imposed penalties on more than 700 Iranian and Iranian-linked individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels in the new sanctions. The deal had seen most worldwide financial and economic sanctions on Iran lifted in return for Tehran curbing its disputed nuclear activity under United Nations surveillance.

Global Cameroon children freed after kidnapping
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Cameroon is a country still deeply divided by colonial influences of English and French- some of the English minority support the creation of a separate English state in the West called Ambazonia, and in the previous year militias have formed in pursuit of that goal.

Global Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to US Congress
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Andre Carson, D-Indiana, is one of two Muslims now serving in the U.S. House. Joining Ms Tlaib in Congress will be Ilhan . Both women - Ilhan Omar , 37, and Rashida Tlaib , 42 - are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found themselves in the sights of U.S.

Global Ted Cruz, the supreme politician with eyes on the White House
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Beto O'Rourke, ending the upstart political star's longshot bid to unseat the widely loathed Republican. The race garnered national attention with O'Rourke drawing praise from celebrities including basketball star LeBron James, TV host Ellen DeGeneres and even Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

Global Grassley refers criminal charges against Kavanaugh accuser
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The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee completely exonerated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of "numerous allegations" of misconduct, including an accusation of attempted rape , exposure, and instances of heavy drinking in a 414-page report issued Saturday .

Global Six lies Saudi Arabia told about Jamal Khashoggi's murder
Author: 0 Six lies Saudi Arabia told about Jamal Khashoggi's murder

According to the latest information, the reason why they broke up the body is to make it dissolve more easily. The kingdom has faced a torrent of worldwide condemnation over the murder of Khashoggi , upending the young crown prince's image as a reformer on the global stage.

Global A Utah Town Remembers Its Mayor, Killed In Action In Afghanistan
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Utah National Guard officials will be holding a news conference to release more details about the death of Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and major in Utah's Army National Guard . "Right now there is a need for my experience and skills to serve in our nation's long-lasting war in Afghanistan", he said. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wrote on Facebook that Taylor was "the definition of the term 'public servant'".

Global US' Real Goal is to Overthrow Iranian Government - Prof on Sanctions
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The EU is creating a special mechanism that would circumvent US financial sanctions on Iran. The U.S. oil drilling rig count declined this week for the first time in four weeks, with drillers cutting one oil rig in the week to November 2, bringing the total count down to 874, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in a report on Friday.

Global At least seven killed in attack on Coptic Christian bus in Egypt
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Friday's attack is the second to target pilgrims heading to the St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in as many years, indicating that security measures in place since then are either inadequate or have become lax. When attacked, the bus was driving along a side road to the monastery because the main road was closed after earlier security orders due to its desert location and lack of phone communication, it added.

Global Pakistani Islamists block roads after Asia Bibi escapes execution
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Pakistani authorities will now not allow Bibi to leave the country until the Supreme Court makes a final review of its verdict, said provincial minister Noorul Haq Qadri, according to the agreement. After the acquittal , large crowds gathered outside the court demanding her conviction to be upheld. She was beaten until she was barely conscious, and then arrested by the police.

Global Turkish cross-border fire kills four YPG members in Syria
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The Turkish stance also reflects the desire to defeat the Kurdish militia in the eastern Euphrates after they had already pushed them to retreat from the western side of the river in two cross-border operations in 2016 and 2018. To avert more fighting, the United States and Turkey agreed three months ago to hold joint patrols around Manbij on the west bank of the Euphrates River, under a deal that also saw Kurdish fighters withdraw from the city.

Global Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack
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Haq served as chairman of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council and was the leader of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam political party, known as JUI-S. Prime Minister Imran Khan , who is now in China for an official visit, said the country had been deprived of an important religious leader whose services would always be remembered.

Global Hillary seems torn about another White House run
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She then proceeded to recite her résumé, explaining how she feels "very well prepared" for the "work" that awaits a new Democratic president in 2020, before saying that she's "not even going to think about" all this until after the midterm elections.

Global The Buzz | Bus recovered 4 days after deadly plunge off Chinese bridge
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The bus collided with an oncoming auto before smashing through barriers and into the Yangtze River on Sunday. China's state newspaper, People's Daily , reports 15 people died in the crash. "The driver's right hand came off the steering wheel during the altercation, which led to the steering wheel turning sharply to the left". The video shows the pair swinging at each other, with the driver still attempting to steer the bus in between blows.

Global Special counsel Mueller's team asks Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe 'false claims' against him
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He and other U.S. journalists said they had received an email from a woman named Lorraine Parsons earlier this month, who claimed someone working for a Republican lobbyist called Jack Burkman had contacted her. "It's my understanding that you may have had some past encounters with Robert Mueller ", he told Taub, according to the email she forwarded to me on Tuesday afternoon.

Global Boost for income tax payers as Hammond eases austerity
Author: 0 Boost for income tax payers as Hammond eases austerity

Mr McDonnell told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Labour would support the tax cuts on the basis they would "inject some demand into the economy". The Personal Allowance for Income Tax will increase from £11,850 to £12,500 in April 2019 with the higher rate tax threshold increasing from £46,350 to £50,000 at the same time.

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