• Deputy to Venezuela’s Guaido jailed at military prison
Deputy to Venezuela’s Guaido jailed at military prison

Mr Zambrano's detention marked the first arrest of a politician opposing Mr Maduro since Mr Guaido tried to spark a military uprising on April 30 to bring down the socialist Government. The US government turned off water in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Saturday in order to force the Embassy Protection Collective mission, uniting seve...

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  • Blumenthal: If Don Jr. Refuses Subpoena, Lock Him UP
Blumenthal: If Don Jr. Refuses Subpoena, Lock Him UP

The immediate backlash from Republican lawmakers has fortified Trump Jr.'s allies, they say, and will continue to push for more of them to come out against the move. "I stand by my comment". Trump Jr., the president said, had already testified for a "massive" amount of time. Asked to clarify, Cornyn said he was not accusing Burr of playing politi...

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  • Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction
Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction

He said the military has found a way to reprogram the $1.5 billion without harming readiness. "Today, I authorized the transfer of $1.5 billion toward the construction of more than 80 miles of border barrier", he said. Lawmakers have previously pressed defense officials about whether reprogramming money for the border wall affects the military'...

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  • Hong Kong legislators fight physically over extradition bill
Hong Kong legislators fight physically over extradition bill

Hong Kong is trying to enact changes to its extradition law, that would allow people accused of a crime, including foreigners, to be extradited from the city to countries without formal extradition agreements, including mainland China. The International Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said the bill has "gross inadequacies" which could mean people...

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  • Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case
Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

Michel is extremely disappointed that so many years after the fact the government would bring charges related to 2012 campaign contributions ". A four-count indictment accuses Prakazrel "Pras" Michel of conspiring with fugitive Malaysian financer Low Taek Jho , usually known as Jho Low , to make and hide foreign campaign contributions.

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  • Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan`s Balochistan; gun battle underway
Armed terrorists storm five-star hotel in Pakistan`s Balochistan; gun battle underway

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani condemned "the terrorists attack" on PC Hotel, and instructed the authorities to "ensure the safety of all inside the hotel". The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), an ethnic Baloch separatist group fighting for independence for Balochistan province, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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  • North Korea's missile tests not 'breach of trust'
North Korea's missile tests not 'breach of trust'

The launches indicate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still working on building up his missile program and Washington isn't happy. "North Korea , of course, stated that it would not look at the sanctions , and, when it announced a moratorium on missile launches, spoke only of medium and long-range missiles and not short-range ones, therefo...

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  • Donald Trump Jr. is subpoenaed by Senate panel investigating Russian Federation contacts
Donald Trump Jr. is subpoenaed by Senate panel investigating Russian Federation contacts

She said senators "clearly need to re-interview some witnesses whose accounts (Cohen) contradicts". Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has appeared before the panel at least twice. The reported congressional subpoena is the first to hit a member of the president's family. The first is a tweet by Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA), ...

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  • Pelosi signals methodical approach on Barr vote
Pelosi signals methodical approach on Barr vote

Cipollone said in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler that McGahn was given the documents during the investigation "with the clear understanding that the records remain subject to the control of the White House for all purposes ".

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  • Denver becomes first United States city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'
Denver becomes first United States city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

The Initiated Ordinance 301 , or the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative , was approved Tuesday by less than 2,000 votes, according to preliminary results from the elections division. The citizen initiative on the ballot followed the same tack taken by marijuana activists to decriminalize pot possession in 2005 in the city. Passage would once...

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  • Gov. DeSantis signs controversial bill arming teachers in Florida public schools
Gov. DeSantis signs controversial bill arming teachers in Florida public schools

The Palm Beach County School Board passed a resolution in April 2018 that the school district would not allow teachers to be armed . The measure signed by DeSantis expands the eligibility of a so-called guardian program put in place a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and staff we...

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  • Police were 'prime target' in deadly blast near Lahore shrine
Police were 'prime target' in deadly blast near Lahore shrine

Lahore police chief Ghazanfar Ali said the bombing appeared to target police officers outside the shrine, known as Data Darbar, where Sufi saint Ali Hajveri is buried. A police investigation has been launched as access to the shrine has been blocked. Sufis have been attacked by hardline Sunni Muslim militants in the past.

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  • Labour MPs refuse to back Brexit deal without second referendum
Labour MPs refuse to back Brexit deal without second referendum

He made the claim as Theresa May's de facto deputy - David Lidington - appearing to admit defeat in avoiding the May 23 poll. The Government has since been holding cross-party talks with Labour in a bid to break the deadlock and get an earlier leaving date for the UK.

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  • Sandra Bland's own video of traffic stop surfaces
Sandra Bland's own video of traffic stop surfaces

The video, released by Dallas TV station WFAA in collaboration with the Investigative Network , shows part of Bland's June 2015 arrest by a Texas state trooper as he threatens her with a stun gun and demands she exit her auto. He previously said he came to fear for his safety after stopping Bland due to suspicious gestures he claimed she w...

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  • Scott Morrison egged at election function in Albury
Scott Morrison egged at election function in Albury

A 70-year-old woman was knocked over in the melee but was uninjured. Morrison rubbed his head briefly after being grazed by the egg, which did not break, and then helped an elderly woman who was pushed to the floor in the scuffle, television images showed.

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  • In early primary states, 2020 Democrats court black voters
In early primary states, 2020 Democrats court black voters

He calls Biden "Sleepy Joe" on Twitter and has tagged numerous other top Democratic contenders. Wanting to know what college students thought, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips went to Catholic University in Washington, D.C.to ask them. A a campaign stop in Iowa last Wednesday, Biden said: "China is going to eat our lunch?" Vermont Senator B...

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  • Shots Fired At STEM School Highlands Ranch
Shots Fired At STEM School Highlands Ranch

Fox News says that classrooms are being cleared at the school one by one. The injured have been transported to area hospitals, Nicholson-Kluth said. The shooting happened at the school in Highlands Ranch, which has more than than 1,850 students from reception age to 17.

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  • AMD and Nvidia Analysts Worry Amid US-China Tensions
AMD and Nvidia Analysts Worry Amid US-China Tensions

The US was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday , a day after representatives from both nations are scheduled to resume trade talks in Washington . China's stock market took a dip as it opened, as well. Intellectual property rights and cyberspying are other vital issues, which have proved sticking points when it comes to an all-enc...

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  • United States to Impose Higher Tariffs on Chinese Exports
United States to Impose Higher Tariffs on Chinese Exports

The U.S. guided-missile destroyers Preble and Chung Hoon reportedly sailed near Chinese-claimed islands on Monday. Liu might shorten his trip to join the trade talks or cancel it altogether, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

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  • New Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire apparently reached to end latest fighting
New Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire apparently reached to end latest fighting

Here, a Palestinian girl stands in front of a building on Monday that was destroyed during Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City over the weekend. According to Palestinian officials, the ceasefire came into effect at 4.30am local time (01:30 GMT), after Israel and Hamas, the movement that governs the Strip, agreed to taper the fighting that r...

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  • Michael Cohen reports to federal prison to serve sentence
Michael Cohen reports to federal prison to serve sentence

On the day former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is set to begin a "cushy" three-year prison sentence, Todd Piro looks back on the timeline of events that got him there. After Cohen made his remarks, the scene became chaotic, with equipment and people falling to the ground. Yet, despite his readiness to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller'...

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  • Sri Lanka police grant time to hand over illegal weapons
Sri Lanka police grant time to hand over illegal weapons

Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo , more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters , with pictures showing bodies on the ground, blood on the pews and a destroyed roof. AFP was unable to immediately verify the footage. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said on Monday that the curfew was lifted after the violenc...

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  • One dead and four injured after fire breaks out on Russian plane
One dead and four injured after fire breaks out on Russian plane

Russia's Investigative Committee said two children were among the dead but did not immediately provide further details. Video on Russian television shows fire bursting from the plane's underside as it landed. "A number of passengers are missing", an official was quoted by the news agency as saying. Aeroflot writes on its portal that the plane...

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  • Pentagon: China Expanding Military Reach from South China Sea to Arctic Circle
Pentagon: China Expanding Military Reach from South China Sea to Arctic Circle

The 2018 National Defense Strategy listed China as a competitor and a threat for its expanding influence in the Pacific and militarization of islands and reefs in the South China Sea. China's J-20 fighter is part of a modernization effort that's been "closing the gap with Western air forces across a broad spectrum of capabilities, such as aircraft ...

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  • Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be 'good starting point'
Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be 'good starting point'

Israel built almost 1800 settlement units per year during the last 10 years before 2018, however, in 2018, the number has increased to 2000 housing units, the report said, adding that the figure is likely to increase in 2019 ahead of the USA announcement of the so-called Deal of the Century, and the entry of right-wing parties into the Israeli gove...

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  • Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress
Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress

Shortly after Barr refused to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, Pelosi accused him of lying to lawmakers about interactions with Mueller after the special counsel ended a 22-month investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA election to boost Trump's candidacy.

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  • Trump and Putin Catch Up On the Phone, Talk Mueller Report
Trump and Putin Catch Up On the Phone, Talk Mueller Report

Americans do not fully know the extent of the phone call , however, and any suggestion that Trump encouraged Putin to interfere in American elections is ludicrous. The White House national security adviser, John Bolton, and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo both said earlier this week that the Kremlin talked Maduro out of leaving Venezuela ...

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  • Venezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia
Venezuela's neighbors accuse Maduro of protecting 'terrorist groups' in Colombia

Pence took to social media on Thursday to declare that, unlike Omar, "The Trump administration stands with the freedom-loving people of Venezuela ". Briefing reporters in Washington on the matter, Trump said that President Putin "is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he'd like to see something positive happen for" the Sou...

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  • Judge allows lawsuit against Trump over earnings to move on
Judge allows lawsuit against Trump over earnings to move on

Democrats, however, have seized on numerous details in the report , raising alarms about Trump's conduct and vowing to continue their own probes of Russian interference and other matters related to the president, including his finances. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says if the attorney general doesn't provide the committee "with the infor...

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  • Attorney General Barr a no-show for House Judiciary hearing, Nadler seeking contempt
Attorney General Barr a no-show for House Judiciary hearing, Nadler seeking contempt

The same Democrats who acted apoplectic when Barr took a couple of weeks to go through redactions in the 400-page report want Trump's AG to sift through the underlying evidence of a two-year, $35 million investigation and make his own recommendations ...

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  • Graham Now Says Mueller Should Testify - But On One Specific Topic
Graham Now Says Mueller Should Testify - But On One Specific Topic

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation found no evidence of collusion between any member of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 USA presidential elections. Despite the unfairness with which Democrats have treated President Trump over the last two-years, Flood explained how he has remained as transparent as possible...

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  • Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones
Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones

Milo Yiannopoulos (right) speaks during an event in Canberra, Australia on December 5, 2017. Following the actions of other tech platforms, Facebook banned Alex Jones and InfoWars pages from Facebook in August 2018. The ban includes the removal of Pages and Groups representing the users. Loomer, a far-right activist known for her Russia-re...

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  • Trump pick Stephen Moore drops out of Federal Reserve race
Trump pick Stephen Moore drops out of Federal Reserve race

Senate Majority Whip John Thune was among the GOP lawmakers who grew skeptical about Moore's chances after decades-old comments resurfaced in which Moore made disparaging and sexist remarks about women involved in sports. There were also concerns about his views on interest-rate policy, given as recently as September 2015 he called for eliminati...

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  • William Barr to skip House hearing Thursday
William Barr to skip House hearing Thursday

Barr's decision not to attend the hearing dramatically heightens tensions with the Democratic-controlled committee, which has already authorized a subpoena to the Justice Department to obtain an unredacted version of Mueller's report as well as the underlying evidence.

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  • NYT Op-Ed: Comey Says Barr Is Trump’s Political Tool
NYT Op-Ed: Comey Says Barr Is Trump’s Political Tool

Moreover, he blamed it on their "close proximity to an amoral leader..." Former FBI director James Comey railed against President Trump in a Wednesday op-ed for The New York Times , cast as an attempt to explain Attorney General William Barr's submission to the White House.

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