• White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall
White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

But Mr McGahn - who served as a lawyer on the Trump presidential campaign - is the latest in a series of senior White House officials to leave Mr Trump's side. "His departure from the White House, whenever that may be, would be a big loss for the Trump Administration and the country". Flood also worked for former President George W.

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  • Trump warns of 'left-wing violence' if Democrats win mid-term elections
Trump warns of 'left-wing violence' if Democrats win mid-term elections

During Monday's meeting, Trump also reportedly repeated a previously debunked claim that he'd gotten rid of a law that prohibits churches and charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates. That can only be done by Congress or the Supreme Court, should it rule the law unconstitutional, which it has not. The provision bars religiou...

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  • ISIS Leader In Afghanistan Killed In U.S. Strike, Officials Say
ISIS Leader In Afghanistan Killed In U.S. Strike, Officials Say

Afghan officials characterize Abu Saad Erhabi as the group's "emir", and say he was among 11 killed in a joint raid in eastern Nangarhar province; an American spokesman confirms a hit on "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization".

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  • National Enquirer execs granted immunity in Cohen probe -Vanity Fair, WSJ
National Enquirer execs granted immunity in Cohen probe -Vanity Fair, WSJ

Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal , citing anonymous sources, were first to report the development involving David Pecker , chief executive of the tabloid's publisher American Media and a friend of the president. And federal law treats a loan to a campaign as a contribution, subject to contribution limits and disclosure requirements. A...

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  • Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say
Chicago apartment fire kills 8, including children, officials say

The cause of the fire, which occurred on the 2200 block of Sacramento Avenue in the city's Marshall Square neighborhood, is not yet known. A teen and a young adult were transported to Stroger Hospital, where they were in very critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

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  • US will 'vigorously defend' against Iran court challenge: Pompeo
US will 'vigorously defend' against Iran court challenge: Pompeo

They also said the reasons cited by President Trump for reimposing the sanctions were unfounded because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had repeatedly confirmed that Iran was complying with the terms of the nuclear deal. He said sanctions are already having damaging effects on Iran's economy and society and threaten to further desta...

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  • John McCain's final words include rebuke to President Trump
John McCain's final words include rebuke to President Trump

Ted Kennedy of MA died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainArizona governor faces pressure over McCain replacement O'Rourke holds moment of silence after McCain's death Trump nixed White House statement praising McCain: report MORE (R-Ariz.) died o...

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  • Generals accused, Suu Kyi slammed for 'Rohingya genocide'
Generals accused, Suu Kyi slammed for 'Rohingya genocide'

The council created the mission in March a year ago - almost six months before a string of deadly rebel attacks on security and police posts set off a crackdown that drove Rohingya to flee into neighboring Bangladesh . Instead, investigators relied on satellite imagery, photographs and videos and "875 in-depth interviews with victims and eyewitn...

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  • Australian foreign minister resigns as new prime minister announces 'peace-making cabinet'
Australian foreign minister resigns as new prime minister announces 'peace-making cabinet'

The Australian foreign minister said on Sunday she was quitting after a failed bid for the nation's top job during a messy party-room coup, as the new prime minister announced a peace-making Cabinet. "We would love to see Julie continue, but that really is up to Julie", he told the ABC on Sunday. "Be aware this is a ruse trying to get her ahead o...

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  • Hurricane Floods Stir Rain-Hardened Hilo Residents
Hurricane Floods Stir Rain-Hardened Hilo Residents

The Category 3 hurricane is set to hit the southwestern tip of Big Island, with experts predicting the storm could up to 30 inches of rainfall on Hawaii , as it ravages the Pacific islands with 145mph wind speeds. "This is one of the worst fires we've ever had in the Lahaina area", Maui's mayor, Alan Arakawa, said publicly on Friday. There...

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  • President Trump tweets that Mike Pompeo will not be visiting North Korea
President Trump tweets that Mike Pompeo will not be visiting North Korea

It's worth noting that Trump had said after his famous summit with leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore that there was no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Intelligence and defense officials were not in the meeting, the official said, seeming to indicate that the breakdown was diplomatic in nature. Moon, who lobbied hard for the meeting betwee...

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  • Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada
Smoke from B.C. wildfires prompts air quality advisories across Western Canada

In fact, the dismal air quality is so bad it is like smoking seven cigarettes a day, according to a research scale created by Berkeley Earth. Dr. Trevor Corneil, chief medical officer for Interior Health, the Okanagan's provincial health-care co-ordinator, said Sunday even professional triathletes could struggle if particulate entered their lungs...

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  • Pope 'ashamed' by Church's abuse failures
Pope 'ashamed' by Church's abuse failures

It is the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years. Today, Ireland is no longer staunchly Catholic and over the past three years, voters have approved abortion and gay marriage in referendums, defying the will of the Church. The Holy Father reportedly agreed to do so when he leads up to half a million people in mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park o...

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  • Manafort juror says one holdout kept jury from convicting on all counts
Manafort juror says one holdout kept jury from convicting on all counts

She said she drove to the courthouse every day with a hat in her back seat emblazoned with the slogan "Make America Great Again" and that she plans to vote for Trump again if he runs for re-election in 2020. "I think he feels bad for Manafort", she said. Can Trump Pardon Someone Who's Involved In The Russia Investigation? "The president see...

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  • Treasurer Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister
Treasurer Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister

Treasurer Scott Morrison will be Australia's new prime minister after winning a three-way battle for the leadership of the Liberal party on Friday, with incumbent Malcolm Turnbull not contesting the party ballot. "We have people across the country who are suffering and look at what you're doing", he said, listing national woes including t...

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  • Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations
Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

The first "Liberty Front Press" accounts found were at Facebook were created in 2013 and posted primarily political content focused on the Middle East along with Britain, Latin America and the US. Facebook Inc. (FB.O) for the first time named a country other than Russian Federation that has been using fake accounts to manipulate global p...

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  • Trump Organization may face charges from New York DA's office
Trump Organization may face charges from New York DA's office

Cohen said Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, acknowledging the payments were made to influence the election. TRUMP: What he did - and they weren't taken out of campaign finance. Cohen had pleaded guilty on eight charges, which included arrangements for payments to in...

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  • ICE deports suspected Nazi death camp officer living in New York City
ICE deports suspected Nazi death camp officer living in New York City

His deportation is the first for a Nazi war crimes suspect in the U.S. since 2009 when Germany agreed to take John Demjanjuk, a retired autoworker living in OH, who was accused of serving as a Nazi guard. The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump had "prioritised" the removal of Palij "to protect the promise of freedom for H...

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  • British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada
British Columbia wildfires: Smoky skies in western Canada

On Sunday evening, Spokane's air quality fell further and was sitting at 303 as of 6:15 p.m., according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. A new mobile app from The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality allows you to have information about your area's air quality conditions at your fingertips.

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  • Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos
Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. There were also specific details in the court filing about what damage Papadopoulos caused. The filing suggests Papadopoulos hampered the FBI's ability to figure that out.

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  • Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial
Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

Both in my own personal experience and in the many high-profile jury trials that we've seen in recent years I have seen far too many examples of cases where speculation that a particular jury is headed in one direction or another ends up being completely wrong.

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  • Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation with Mueller
Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation with Mueller

On Saturday, John Dean tweeted that McGahn is doing the right thing. But McGahn's personal lawyer, William Burck, provided them with an incomplete description of McGahn's testimony, two people close to the President told the newspaper. Trump go beyond his legal authorities. As White House counsel since the beginning of the Trump administration, ...

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  • No tsunami threat to Hawaii following major Fiji quake
No tsunami threat to Hawaii following major Fiji quake

No injuries or damage were immediately reported. The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong natural disaster, just two weeks after the last one killed more than 460 people. "It lasted a few seconds but we all felt it here. They're all gathering in an open field, still terrified", said Endri Susanto, a children's rights ac...

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  • Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move
Trump doubles down on security clearances; former officials slam move

Trump said Wednesday that he is also reviewing the security clearances of nine other former officials, including former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. The newspaper reports that Trump called the investigation a "rigged witch hunt. a sham" and went on to declare, "And these people led it". On Friday evening, another group of 60...

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  • Omarosa might have as many as 200 secret recordings
Omarosa might have as many as 200 secret recordings

She has already released several secret audio recordings, including of the meeting in which she was sacked by Kelly. The taping frenzy story didn't end there. "That's why I reached out to offer her a position with the 2020 Trump Campaign before we knew anything about the gross violations of ethics and integrity during her White House tenure",...

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  • Newly elected PM Imran Khan announces strict accountability
Newly elected PM Imran Khan announces strict accountability

Rival parties have alleged "blatant" rigging, and Friday's proceedings triggered raucous scenes as opposition parliamentarians shouted protest slogans in the assembly. "My father was never in politics, I had no political experience, I struggled for 22 years and I am proud that we can lead this country to become what our hero Quaid-e-Azam (Ali Moham...

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  • Trump tweets on London 'terrorist attack' as investigation gets underway
Trump tweets on London 'terrorist attack' as investigation gets underway

Images posted online showed a man wearing a black puffer jacket being led away in handcuffs from the auto as armed police swarmed the scene. They are reportedly not known to MI5 or the country's counterterrorism police, according to the BBC .

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  • President Trump Slams Fake News Media as Agencies Coordinate Editorials
President Trump Slams Fake News Media as Agencies Coordinate Editorials

He tweets that the Globe "is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press ". The effort comes amid Trump's persistent claims that mainstream media outlets that publish articles critical of him are churning out "fake news". "But insisting that truths you don't like are "fake news" is unsafe to the lifeblood of democracy". "Insisting that trut...

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  • European Union seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants
European Union seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

French aid groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders have called on other European nations to volunteer a close port so the migrants can disembark. A European Commission spokeswoman said there "could be a case for a flag state to be responsible" for the ship but cautioned that it "may not be practically feasible".

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  • Lagos emerges third worst city in the world to live
Lagos emerges third worst city in the world to live

Civil war and terrorism played a "strong role" in determining the worst performing cities. Out of an overall score of 100, Lagos was rated 38.5 points. The report also noted that unavailability of adequate infrastructure and conflicts, among others were responsible for numerous lowest scores, adding that stability indicators have the highest si...

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  • Man flies plane into own home after assaulting wife in nearby canyon
Man flies plane into own home after assaulting wife in nearby canyon

The wife escaped the cabin of the truck and got into its bed as Youd drove erratically before police pulled him over and arrested him for domestic violence. Then he flew the plane into his house, where his wife and son were inside , according to KSL. That's why Sandoval told The Deseret News that the incident was a "miracle".

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  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts
FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts

This followed the revelation that Strzok had exchanged politically-charged text messages with Bureau attorney Lisa Page during the 2016 election campaign season and while he himself was leading the probe into Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State .

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  • Hundreds injured as Romanian protests turn violent
Hundreds injured as Romanian protests turn violent

Protest organisers demanded the government resign over recent legislation and measures that they say are tailor-made to advance the interests of corrupt politicians. The country's top anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi was sacked in July, raising concern in Brussels. Romania, a country of 20 million which hosts a US ballistic missile defe...

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  • Listen to the conversations Omarosa secretly recorded of John Kelly
Listen to the conversations Omarosa secretly recorded of John Kelly

This has to do with some pretty serious integrity violations. And she went so far as to try to go after me. "I was honored when he appointed me, a single mother, as the first black National Spokeswoman for a winning USA presidential campaign", it read.

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  • California Wildfire Smoke Reaches East Coast
California Wildfire Smoke Reaches East Coast

All schools in the Lake Elsinore Unified, Menifee Unified, Perris Union High School and Perris Elementary School districts in Riverside County will be closed Saturday due to poor air quality caused by the fire. Two Trump cabinet officials are heading to Northern California next week to meet with officials working to contain the deadly Carr Fire ...

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