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Nikki Haley and George Conway spat on Twitter after he calls GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik
Nikki Haley and George Conway spat on Twitter after he calls GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik 'lying trash'

After George Conway called GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik "lying trash," Nikki Haley said he is "the last person that can call someone 'trash.'"

Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You
Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You're 'Not Entitled to Praise'

Fox NewsFox News aired a rare bit of "Common Sense" on Monday afternoon when host Neil Cavuto ended his show with a strong defense of his colleague Chris Wallace, who earned the wrath of President Trump for daring to challenge House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).Trump tweeted on Sunday that Scalise "blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris's lowest rated (unless I'm on) morning show," adding, "This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past." Zooming out, Cavuto asked his viewers, "What makes something 'fake news?'" before explaining that the president "doesn't distinguish" between false reporting...

Chick-fil-A to stop donating to some groups following LGBTQ protests
Chick-fil-A to stop donating to some groups following LGBTQ protests

Chick-fil-A said it is updating where it spends its charitable donations following LGBTQ criticism of contributions to some groups.

Wisconsin Senator gives Republicans gives an account of his involvement with Trump, Ukraine
Wisconsin Senator gives Republicans gives an account of his involvement with Trump, Ukraine

Johnson also assailed the impeachment inquiry against President Trump as an "effort at sabotage."

Impeachment Week 9: Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland headline three days of public hearings
Impeachment Week 9: Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland headline three days of public hearings

Expected to testify publicly this week: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the NSC's Fiona Hill.

Buttigieg campaign criticized for using stock photo of Kenyan woman to promote plan to address US racism
Buttigieg campaign criticized for using stock photo of Kenyan woman to promote plan to address US racism

"We apologize for its use and for the confusion it created," a Buttigieg spokesman said, adding that the use of stock photos is "standard practice."

Majority of young voters want Trump impeached, removed from office, poll finds
Majority of young voters want Trump impeached, removed from office, poll finds

By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, more young voters support than oppose the impeachment of President Donald Trump and his removal from office.

Lawsuit claims Burger King
Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court seeks damages for all U.S. purchasers of the Impossible Whopper, and an injunction requiring Burger King to "plainly disclose" that Impossible Whoppers and regular burgers are cooked on the same grills. Burger King, a unit of Toronto-based Restaurant Brands International Inc , declined to comment, saying it does not discuss pending litigation.

Bombs, missiles falling at record pace in long-running Afghanistan war
Bombs, missiles falling at record pace in long-running Afghanistan war

U.S. and allied warplanes are dropping bombs on insurgent targets in Afghanistan at a record pace. But the Taliban doesn't seem to be backing down.

Warren Calls Out Blackstone for 'Shameless' Profits From Housing

(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren called out Blackstone Group Inc. for its real estate practices as she laid out her tenants' rights plan, accusing the company of "shamelessly" profiting from the 2008 housing crisis.Her criticism on Monday was the latest instance of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidate singling out Wall Street companies and investors by name for actions she says contribute to inequality.In a Medium post where she laid out proposals to strengthen tenants' rights, Warren assailed Blackstone for going on a "shopping spree" in the wake of the 2008 crisis and buying apartments and single-family homes that had been foreclosed. She also took aim at Colony Capital Inc. and...

Wisconsin girl, 8, who went viral as a dog lover has died after battle with brain tumor
Wisconsin girl, 8, who went viral as a dog lover has died after battle with brain tumor

Emma Mertens, internationally known as a dog lover, was diagnosed last January with an inoperable brain tumor.

Lawsuit claims Burger King
Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court seeks damages for all U.S. purchasers of the Impossible Whopper, and an injunction requiring Burger King to "plainly disclose" that Impossible Whoppers and regular burgers are cooked on the same grills. Burger King, a unit of Toronto-based Restaurant

Ben Askren calls it a career, announces his retirement
Ben Askren calls it a career, announces his retirement

UFC welterweight Ben Askren has decided to hang up his gloves for the final time.Citing a need for hip replacement surgery, Askren on Monday announced via ESPN that he is retiring from fighting."I'm retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts and, frankly, I'm retiring from everything," said Askren

Trans children have 'strong sense of identity' from early age, study finds
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  • 2019-11-18 20:00:00Z

Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an early age, according to a study published on Monday. All young children tend to favour the toys and clothing typically associated with their gender, researchers at the University of Washington concluded from a study of hundreds of American and Canadian children aged between 3 and 12. The project marked the first time that transgender children - those who do not identify as the gender they were born with - had been studied from such a young age, according to the researchers.

California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight
California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased

Rudy Giuliani's son has a White House job where he doesn't seem to do much

Rudy Giuliani's unflinching love for President Trump didn't come out of nowhere.Sure, Trump and his lawyer have a lot of shared history thanks to their reputations as some of most well-known and New Yorkiest New Yorkers of all time. But Giuliani's staunchest affinity for Trump comes from how the president brings Giuliani and his son Andrew Giuliani together, Giuliani tells The Atlantic.The 31-year-old Andrew Giuliani has a White House job as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, with current and former White House officials telling The Atlantic he coordinates events with athletes. Yet "sports-team visits are more special-occasion than scheduling staple in the...

Facing rising sea levels, Jersey Shore voters worry about climate change but still love Trump
Facing rising sea levels, Jersey Shore voters worry about climate change but still love Trump

Republicans living in Ocean County on the Jersey Shore are deeply loyal to Donald Trump - despite his policies on climate change.

AP Exclusive: US softens position on Israeli settlements
AP Exclusive: US softens position on Israeli settlements
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  • 2019-11-18 18:01:29Z

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood. Pompeo plans to repudiate a 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are "inconsistent with international law." The move will likely anger Palestinians and put the U.S. at odds with other nations working to end the conflict. The Trump administration views the opinion, the basis for long-standing U.S. opposition to expanding the settlements, as a distraction and believes any legal...

Trump says will
Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

President Donald Trump said Monday he is "strongly" considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the "truth," the Republican president said he was keen.

President Trump
President Trump's Pardons of Soldiers Shows How Little He Knows About War

Veteran Elliot Ackerman on why President Trump's pardons diminishes soldiers to killing machines and undermines military discipline.

Ukraine ex-president named witness in power abuse probe
Ukraine ex-president named witness in power abuse probe

Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko has been designated a witness in a criminal investigation related to the nomination of judges, the state investigation bureau said on Monday. Poroshenko has been embroiled in a number of investigations since leaving office in May. "His status is that of a witness," a spokeswoman for the state investigation bureau, which handles high-profile cases, told AFP.

Shooting outside Oklahoma Walmart leaves 3 dead including suspect
Shooting outside Oklahoma Walmart leaves 3 dead including suspect
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  • 2019-11-18 17:29:00Z

Three people are dead, including the suspect, from a shooting in the parking lot of an Oklahoma Walmart Monday morning, state police said. Walmart said no employees were injured in the shooting, described by the company as an isolated incident.

Russia offers job to Maria Butina, woman convicted by U.S. of being an agent
Russia offers job to Maria Butina, woman convicted by U.S. of being an agent

In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned abroad. During an event for the media, Russia's human rights commissioner, Tatyana Moskalkova, offered Butina, 31, a job working for her commission. Butina, who flew back to Russia on Oct. 26 after being deported, did not say whether she would accept the offer made at what she called her first public appearance since she was mobbed by wellwishers in front of the media at the airport on her arrival home.

Chick-fil-A to End Donations to Christian Charities after LGBT Backlash
Chick-fil-A to End Donations to Christian Charities after LGBT Backlash

Chick-fil-A said Monday that it has stopped donations to several Christian organizations after receiving backlash from LGBT rights activists over the last several weeks.The U.S. fast food chain said that as it expands, it will no longer donate to the Salvation Army, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which opposes same-sex marriage. The company's charity, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to the two organizations."We made multi-year commitments to both organizations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018," a representative for Chick-fil-A said, saying the chain will now focus its charitable donations on "education,...

U.S. Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Trump financial records fight
U.S. Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Trump financial records fight
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  • 2019-11-18 16:50:46Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily put on hold a lower court ruling that would require President Donald Trump's accounting firm to hand over some of his financial records to a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee. The order issued by Chief Justice John Roberts does not indicate whether the court ultimately plans to hear Trump's appeal, filed on Friday, of the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The case represents an important showdown pitting the powers of the presidency against the authority of Congress, with Trump fighting doggedly to keep details of this finances private even as he faces an impeachment inquiry in the House.

House investigating whether Trump lied in U.S. Russia probe: CNN
House investigating whether Trump lied in U.S. Russia probe: CNN
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  • 2019-11-18 16:47:23Z

The U.S. House of Representatives is probing whether President Donald Trump lied in his written testimony submitted to then-U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the completed federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN said on Monday. A House lawyer told a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday that lawmakers were examining whether Trump's written answers to federal investigators were untruthful, CNN reported. A spokeswoman for the House Judiciary Committee had no immediate comment.

U.S. House panel agrees to 10-day hold in fight for Trump financial data
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  • 2019-11-18 16:42:20Z

A House of Representatives committee on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court it would agree to a 10-day hold - but not a longer delay - on a lower court ruling directing President Donald Trump's accounting firm to hand over his financial records to the Democratic-led panel. The delay agreed to by the House Oversight Committee would give the nine justices a chance to decide whether to grant Trump's emergency request, filed on Friday, seeking to block the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling. Trump turned to the justices after the lower court last week refused his request to reconsider its October decision backing the House committee's authority to subpoena the...

Elizabeth Warren says Andrew Yang-backed universal basic income among
Elizabeth Warren says Andrew Yang-backed universal basic income among 'options to consider' to ensure American financial wellbeing

Warren said the idea of guaranteeing income for Americans could help bolster the middle class and ensure their financial security.

Jodie Chesney
Jodie Chesney's killer jailed for life as judge laments criminals 'carving up areas' of London

Two drug dealing teenagers have been jailed for life for the "callous and casual" murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed to death in an east London park. County lines dealer Svenson Ong-a-Kwie, 19, and his 17-year-old apprentice, Arron Isaacs had been looking to take revenge on rivals when they killed Jodie by mistake, the Old Bailey heard. The popular 17-year-old student had been relaxing with friends in Amy's Park in Harold Hill, east London, on the evening of March 1 when two shadowy figures emerged from the dark and one knifed her in the back. She screamed and collapsed in the arms of her boyfriend, Eddie Coyle, 18, as her attackers made off in a fellow drug...

Donald Trump says he would
Donald Trump says he would 'consider' providing impeachment testimony

Responding to request from Nancy Pelosi, Trump tweets he doesn't like "giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax" and "I like the idea."

Justice Ginsburg appears at U.S. Supreme Court after illness
Justice Ginsburg appears at U.S. Supreme Court after illness
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  • 2019-11-18 15:39:13Z

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has faced various health scares over the past year, made a public appearance at the court on Monday after missing a day of oral arguments last week due to illness. Ginsburg, 86, stepped up unassisted to the bench for a brief court session on Monday, sipped from a silver-colored cup during the session and - as has become normal in recent months - was helped down from the bench by her colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas, after it concluded. Ginsburg's health is closely watched because another Supreme Court vacancy would give President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the nine-member court and move it...

Will Pete Buttigieg become the first gay president? Older LGBTQ celebrate historic run
Will Pete Buttigieg become the first gay president? Older LGBTQ celebrate historic run

Mayor Pete Buttigieg's presidential bid was something they never could have imagined when they were young, say older gay men and lesbians.

Iowa Poll: President Trump
Iowa Poll: President Trump's popularity sky-high among registered Republicans

President Donald Trump enjoys widespread popularity among registered Republicans in Iowa.

We Shouldn't Strip U.S. Terrorists of Citizenship
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  • 2019-11-18 15:00:27Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- U.S.-born Hoda Muthana should be in an American prison for joining Islamic State, the caliphate that terrorized, murdered and raped innocent civilians. Instead, she and her 2-year-old son are stuck in a refugee camp in Syria - because the U.S. government, relying on a technicality, has stripped her of her passport and told her that she and her son are not citizens. A federal judge has just held that government had the authority to do so.It's hard to feel sympathy for Muthana. But the judge's decisions, and the government's before that, set a terrible precedent for others whom the government might try to strip of their citizenship in the future. A person who...

Nearly 80,000 DACA Recipients Have Prior Arrest Records, according to Government Data
Nearly 80,000 DACA Recipients Have Prior Arrest Records, according to Government Data

Thousands of participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program had prior arrest records, according to statistics released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Saturday.The DACA program, implemented in 2012 by the Obama administration via executive action, allowed illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to request a two-year deportation deferment. In 2017, The Trump administration moved to end the program, which has since ceased accepting new applicants but has been kept alive through various legal challenges.The report by USCIS shows that 79,398 approved DACA recipients, or about ten percent of total DACA recipients, had been arrested...

Trump Says He
Trump Says He's 'Strongly' Considering Impeachment Testimony

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump said Monday that he's "strongly considering" testifying in his own impeachment inquiry, complimenting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the idea in a tweet after again insulting her and congressional Democrats for pursuing his removal from office.Trump indicated that he thinks

Biden, the lone top 2020 Democrat to oppose federal marijuana legalization, cites
Biden, the lone top 2020 Democrat to oppose federal marijuana legalization, cites 'gateway drug' concern

Biden, who is the only the top 2020 Democrat to oppose federal legalization, said more study is needed to determine if "it's a gateway drug."

China signs defence agreement with South Korea as US angers Seoul with demand for $5bn troop payment
China signs defence agreement with South Korea as US angers Seoul with demand for $5bn troop payment
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  • 2019-11-18 14:05:54Z

The defence ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in north-east Asia, the latest indication that Washington's long-standing alliances in the region are fraying.  On the sidelines of regional security talks in Bangkok on Sunday, Jeong Kyeong-doo, the South Korean minister of defence, and his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, agreed to set up more military hotlines and to push ahead with a visit by Mr Jeong to China next year to "foster bilateral exchanges and cooperation in defence", South Korea's defence ministry said.   Seoul's announcement coincided with growing resentment at the $5 billion (£3.9bn) annual fee that Washington is...

Coty takes $600 million bet on reality star Kylie Jenner
Coty takes $600 million bet on reality star Kylie Jenner's beauty brands

One of the cosmetics world's older names, Coty is seeking to revitalize sales on the back of its broad global distribution and is banking on Jenner's more than 270 million social media followers to attract a younger audience. Jenner, 22, the youngest sibling of the wildly popular Kardashian-Jenner

Democrat Warren vows to protect renter households as U.S. president
Democrat Warren vows to protect renter households as U.S. president
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  • 2019-11-18 14:02:11Z

The policy proposal from Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, builds upon legislation she introduced in the U.S. Senate last year that would invest $500 billion over a decade for low-income housing units. There are 18 Democrats vying for their party's nomination to take on President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Warren said she would fight for a national right to counsel for low-income renters, noting that 90 percent of tenants in eviction cases had no lawyer, while 90 percent of landlords did.

U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study
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  • 2019-11-18 13:45:06Z

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday. Worldwide more than 7 million people under age 18 are held in jails and police custody, including 330,000 in immigration detention centres, independent expert Manfred Nowak said.

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told
WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is struggling to prepare for his case fighting extradition to the United States because he has been given an unsuitable computer in prison, his lawyer told a British court on Monday. Assange, 48, who spent seven years holed up in Ecuador's embassy before he was dragged out in April, is wanted in the United States to face 18 counts including conspiring to hack government computers and violating an espionage law. Appearing at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court via video link, Assange spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth in a hearing that lasted just a few minutes.

Marie Yovanovich represents something Americans are desperate for: decency
Marie Yovanovich represents something Americans are desperate for: decency
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  • 2019-11-18 13:18:16Z

Trump calls her 'bad news', but the public won't be convinced by his smear 'Trump could not resist bursting out his tweet trying to defame her. Photograph: Ron Sachs/CNP/REX/ShutterstockPresident Trump finally jumped the shark on Twitter last week when he smeared former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovich while she was testifying to the House Intelligence Committee.Immediately the words of Joseph Welch, a native of Primghar, Iowa, and general counsel to the Army in 1954, sprang to mind:"Have you no sense of decency, sir?"They were written on her stunned face and echoed in the standing ovation Yovanovich received as she was escorted from the capitol hearing room on Friday.This woman of...

California gig economy law to strip truck drivers of highest-paying industry jobs

Some drivers may be forced to leave the state, experts say.

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina
2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state's Democratic primary: black women. On Saturday, Harris' campaign is teaming up with black female organizers and volunteers to canvass and hold a "woman to woman" phone bank for the California senator in South Carolina, officials said. Later Saturday, Harris, the 2020 Democratic primary's lone black woman, will hold a Columbia town hall her campaign says will focus on issues critical to black women, including equal pay, maternal health and investments in historically black educational institutions.

Buttigieg Wants Public College Free for Some: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- Pete Buttigieg called for spending $120 billion on the Pell Grant program and making public colleges tuition-free for students eligible for those federal grants as part of his proposal released Monday to improve college affordability.Unlike some of his primary opponents, Buttigieg isn't calling for public colleges to be tuition-free for all students, or for total student-debt cancellation. He's said families that make over a certain income threshold should pay at least some of the cost of their kids' higher education. The plan released Monday focuses on helping lower- and middle-income families. The proposal also calls for a $2 billion pilot program to expand the free and...

Impeachment reveal: What Donald Trump and Myles Garrett have in common
Impeachment reveal: What Donald Trump and Myles Garrett have in common

Trump's attacks are vile but so is the Republican response, which has been mostly crickets. This isn't about politics, it's about human decency.

John Oliver Says If You Want to Irritate Donald Trump, Fill Out the 2020 Census
John Oliver Says If You Want to Irritate Donald Trump, Fill Out the 2020 Census

"This administration clearly thinks that some people don't count," Oliver says.

10 shot, 4 dead, as family gathered to watch football game in Fresno
10 shot, 4 dead, as family gathered to watch football game in Fresno
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  • 2019-11-18 05:27:00Z

Four people are dead after 10 individuals were shot in Fresno on Sunday evening after a family had gathered to watch football, police said. A suspect sneaked into the backyard of the home and opened fire on those who had gathered there, according to Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley. The shooter was able to escape and police do not know their identity, Dooley said.

10 shot, 4 killed at backyard football party in California
10 shot, 4 killed at backyard football party in California
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  • 2019-11-18 05:09:18Z

Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into the backyard and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the city's southeast side while people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said. Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three people being found dead in the backyard.

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