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Kamala Harris' campaign manager is under fire, receives blame for decline

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) isn't bouncing back after a precipitous decline in the Democratic presidential race -- and fingers are starting to point at her campaign manager.Juan Rodriguez has drawn the ire of both camapaign staffers and outside observers, The New York Times reports. "This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly," state operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher wrote in a resignation letter obtained by the Times.Mehlenbacher clarified she still supported Harris as a candidate, but did not have confidence in the campaign's leadership. She specifically cited the campaign's decision to move people from...

Lebanese rally against Iraq
Lebanese rally against Iraq's crackdown on protesters

Dozens of people in protest-swept Lebanon staged a candlelit vigil outside Iraq's embassy on Saturday to denounce the excessive use of force against demonstrators there. Participants at the Beirut observance raised pictures of Iraqi protesters who have been killed in an unprecedented anti-government movement. Some raised the Lebanese flag, while one woman wrapped the Iraqi tricolour around her shoulders.

3 Children in Arizona Are Missing After Vehicle Is Swept Away in Creek
3 Children in Arizona Are Missing After Vehicle Is Swept Away in Creek

Authorities in Arizona were searching on Friday for three children after a vehicle in which nine people were riding was swept away in a flooded creek in Gila County, officials said.The Gila County Sheriff's Office responded at around 4 p.m. to a call about a vehicle with seven children and two adults that got stuck at the Tonto Creek crossing near the community of Tonto Basin, Undersheriff Mike Johnson said Friday night.Four children and one adult were rescued from a sandbar, he said. One woman was "rescued from the shore," according to a statement released by the sheriff's office.Multiple agencies, including the neighboring Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, were helping with...

'Hero' Who Ended Terror Rampage Was Convicted Killer

Simon Dawson/ReutersLONDON-A frenzied knife attack by a known terrorist who was let out of prison early on parole was halted by a posse of Londoners that included a convicted killer on day release.The first deadly terror attack in Britain for two years spilled out of a Cambridge University event on rehabilitating ex-cons. A university spokesman told The Daily Beast that the terrorist Usman Khan had been invited to the event, but could not confirm reports that he had addressed the symposium, which included former prisoners and prison staff.A more detailed account of the attack emerged Saturday as the Islamic State claimed that one of its attackers carried out the stabbing, the group's Amaq...

Pelosi to attend climate summit amid withdrawal from climate deal
Pelosi to attend climate summit amid withdrawal from climate deal

The U.S. began the formal withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this month.

'Very disturbing': Chicago officer under investigation for body-slamming man to the ground

A Chicago police officer is under investigation after body-slamming a man during an arrest on the South Side, an incident captured in a viral video.

French hunters should take breathalyser tests, campaigners say after string of deadly accidents
French hunters should take breathalyser tests, campaigners say after string of deadly accidents

French hunters are facing calls for compulsory breathalyser tests before bearing arms amid fears that a spike in the number of deaths this year could be drink-fuelled. Eight people have already died in hunting accidents since September and the season still has another three months to run.  The death toll has already surpassed the seven who were killed last year out of a total 131 recorded accidents. The spike prompted a plea from environment minister Emmanuelle Wargon for hunters to fully implement new safety regulations. Last year, French parliament passed a bill tightening security for hunters, who are obliged to wear high-visibility vests, post signs to warn walkers about "collective...

U.K. Police Shoot Man After Potential Terrorist Attack in London
U.K. Police Shoot Man After Potential Terrorist Attack in London

(Bloomberg) -- Armed police shot a man after a possible terrorist attack sent hundreds of people running for their lives in the heart of London.Several civilians were believed to have been injured in a stabbing just before 2 p.m. in the London Bridge area on the edge of the capital's financial center, police said.Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke away from the general election campaign to rush back to his Downing Street offices where he will be briefed on the events.The streets around London Bridge were locked down and armed police cleared restaurants and shops in the area. Officers are treating the incident as terror-related "as a precaution," although the circumstances are still...

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Commissioner James O'Neill as He Exits NYPD: 'We're Going to Have to Speak the Truth'

Drew Angerer/GettyNo decision seems to have defined the tenure of NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill more than firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the plain clothes officer captured on video putting his arm around the neck of Eric Garner as he repeatedly pleads, "I can't breathe." Garner's death at the hands of police would become a flashpoint in the national uproar over police-community relations. For police-reform advocates, the move was portrayed as the last opportunity for justice. The city's 43rd police commissioner made a decision few NYPD leaders before him have been willing to make, firing a police officer who was absolved of a crime, but found guilty of violating department policy. To the...

Norwegian Joy cruise passengers fall ill with possible norovirus

Passengers fell ill during a 16-day Norwegian cruise, with four people requesting to be taken to the hospital on Sunday after docking in Los Angeles.

A teen says she wouldn
A teen says she wouldn't have tried Juul's e-cigarettes had she known they contained nicotine, and is now considering a lawsuit

Bailey Legacki, now aged 18, told the New York Times she was taken in by Juul's advertising but did not realise there was nicotine in Juul's products.

On Trump impeachment, divisions between urban and rural Democrats
On Trump impeachment, divisions between urban and rural Democrats

Mt. Ayr, IOWA/Wharton, N.J. (Reuters) - First-term U.S. congresswoman Cynthia Axne, back home in her rural Iowa district for the Thanksgiving break, faced a room full of farmers on Saturday who made clear their opposition to the impeachment investigation of Republican President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, 1,000 miles away in the old industrial town of Wharton, New Jersey, freshman U.S. congressman Tom Malinowksi was treated like a rock star when he told a crowd of about 150 he believed the evidence to impeach Trump was overwhelming.

Female comic superhero fights India
Female comic superhero fights India's sex traffickers, challenges stigma

A female superhero will use her powers to fight sex crimes in India and the stigma that trafficking survivors face, in the third instalment of a comic series due to be released this week.

Dems Emphasize
Dems Emphasize 'Bribery' Talking Point after Focus Group on Impeachment Messaging Strategy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of committing "bribery," rather than accusing him of executing a corrupt "quid pro quo," during a press conference on Thursday, after House focus groups found the word to be more effective in persuading voters.The shift in messaging strategy took place after focus groups organized by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in key battleground states found the term convinced voters of Trump's wrongdoing more reliably than the legal term of art, "quid pro quo," the Washington Post reported Thursday.The findings of the study were shared with House Democrats this week, and the shift first began with House Intelligence...

13 Colleges With the Lowest Acceptance Rates

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