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McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 22:09:36 -0400

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.


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last updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:10:50 -0400

Top Republicans, Business Leaders Come Out Against Trump

Top Republicans, Business Leaders Come Out Against TrumpWithout the subsidies, insurance companies will be forced to raise rates on everyone else who buys Obamacare coverage. Analysts say many middle-class Americans could see their premiums jump by 30 to 60 percent.


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Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault Allegations

Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault AllegationsA woman who accused President Donald Trump  of unwanted groping has subpoenaed all documents held by his presidential campaign about any harassment and assault allegations against him, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.


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Kasich: 'I Just Don't Think There's Any Policy Here' on Health, International Allies and Trade

Kasich: 'I Just Don't Think There's Any Policy Here' on Health, International Allies and TradeIn an exclusive inventive, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tells Chuck Todd that the White House is "weakening" long-standing international alliance and allowing authoritarian governments to rise.


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Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines FlightActivist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.


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Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot pythonShocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 


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Analyst lays out prosecution's theory in burned woman trial

Analyst lays out prosecution's theory in burned woman trialBATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An intelligence analyst guided a jury Saturday through cellphone data and video footage prosecutors hope will prove their theory that a Mississippi man fatally burned a 19-year-old woman.


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Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever ReturnDeborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.


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U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State RaqqaBy John Davison and Rodi Said RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory. A Reuters correspondent saw smoke rising above the city and heard mortar fire, but did not see air strikes while in Raqqa. A field commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said he expected the operation to end on Monday.


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Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and Spain

Wildfires burn out of control in Portugal and SpainWildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left others missing in the country’s second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. In neighboring Spain, four deaths were reported. The fatalities in Portugal occurred in densely forested parts of central and northern part of the country after blazes broke out in “exceptional” weather circumstances, Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar said.


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Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western WallIsraeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.


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#MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral

#MeToo: Alyssa Milano's Call For Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward Goes Viral#MeToo quickly became the top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday night as women spoke up to show the world just how common sexual harassment and sexual assault are.


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Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bomb

Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bombMalta’s prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime Minister, denounced her murder as a "barbaric attack on press freedom". "I will not rest until I see justice done in this case. Our country deserves justice," he said in a televised statement.  Caruna Galizia’s blog, Running Commentary, was one the most widely read websites on Malta and led the investigation of corruption allegations stemming from revelations in the so-called Panama Papers leak. This is a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression. I will not rest until justice is done. The country deserves justice -JM— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) 16 October 2017 It was famed for a relentless pursuit of cases of apparent corruption and incendiary, sometimes highly personal, comments that saw her embroiled in frequent legal battles. Earlier this year Politico magazine listed her as one of the 28 men and women “making and shaking Europe” for her unrelenting crusade against what she saw as Malta’s culture of “cronyism” and opaque government. Ambulance parked on the road where a car bomb killed Daphne Caruana Galizia Credit: Rene Rossignaud/AP In 2016 she reported Konrad Mizzi, the then energy Minister, and Keith Schembri, Mr Muscat’s chief of staff, were named in the Panama Papers leak as owners of off shore companies.  Both men denied wrong doing. Earlier this year Caruna Galizia claimed documents from a small Malta-based bank showed that Mr Muscat’s wife was the beneficial owner of a company in Panama, and that large sums of money had been moved between the company and bank accounts in Azerbaijan. The couple denied the accusation.  Mr Muscat called - and won - early elections in June as a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption. In her last blog post, published just hours before she died, she bemoaned the lack of progress in prosecuting alleged corruption cases.   “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate,” she wrote in the last line.


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Bodies Found in Embrace Believed to Be Young Hikers Who Disappeared in Joshua Tree Desert

Bodies Found in Embrace Believed to Be Young Hikers Who Disappeared in Joshua Tree DesertThe young couple had been missing since July after going on a hike in California's rugged Joshua Tree.


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Passenger in Fiery N.Y.C. Crash Burned to Death After Driver Allegedly Abandoned Her and Hailed a Taxi

Passenger in Fiery N.Y.C. Crash Burned to Death After Driver Allegedly Abandoned Her and Hailed a TaxiA Queens woman is dead after a fiery car accident, and the man police say was driving faces charges after allegedly fleeing the scene in a taxi, PEOPLE confirms


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Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be Real

Freed Taliban Prisoner Thought Trump Presidency Couldn't Be RealJoshua Boyle, the Canadian citizen who spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, didn’t believe his captors when they told him who the new United Sates president was.


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Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless Marriage

Pink Gets Real About Her Sometimes-Sexless MarriageRaise your glass to Pink for getting real about the realities of monogamy.


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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfiresBy Heather Somerville SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot illegally, the 54-year-old saw an opportunity last year to start a legitimate business serving the medical marijuana market. Last Sunday, as the wildfires, which have now killed at least 40 people, first erupted, Lopas' cannabis farm in Santa Rosa went up in flames, leaving behind the stumps of two chimneys, heaps of ash, charred marijuana plants and a despairing entrepreneur.


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Man left jail days before arrest for alleged airport attack

Man left jail days before arrest for alleged airport attackASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days earlier after a short prison stint for an earlier crime.


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Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. Residents of the Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by Islamist militants, have been left stunned by the monster explosion Saturday which gutted surrounding buildings and left victims burned beyond recognition. The government said it had set up an emergency committee to help relatives find the missing, with a crisis centre in the capital that residents can turn to.


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Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving DinnerWhether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or you’ve held this event for decades, there are certain pitfalls that are hard to avoid in Thanksgiving prep.


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The U.S. Navy Just Parked a Guided-Missile Submarine Right Near North Korea

The U.S. Navy Just Parked a Guided-Missile Submarine Right Near North KoreaAs tensions with North Korea continue to rise, the United States continues to bring more long-range precision striking power into the region. On October 13, USS Michigan (SSGN 727)—an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine—pulled into a South Korean naval base in the port city of Busan. While the U.S. Pacific Command states that Michigan’s visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) was long planned, the message to North Korea is clear—the United States will stand by Seoul if Pyongyang makes any aggressive moves.


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India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocuted

India man-eating tiger dies after being electrocutedA tiger which killed four villagers in central India has died after being electrocuted, an official said Sunday, ending a hunt by armed rangers for the beast. A court in Maharashtra state issued a shoot-to-kill order Friday against the two-year-old female tiger after its latest victim, a woman, died earlier this month. The tiger named "Kala", meaning black in Hindi, was initially captured in July after killing two villagers and injuring four others in Brahmapuri in Maharashtra state.


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Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'

Monday's Morning Email: Inside Trump's Moves With Obamacare To 'Blow That Thing Up'TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


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Man held hostage by Taliban for five years assumed captors were joking when they said Trump was President

Man held hostage by Taliban for five years assumed captors were joking when they said Trump was PresidentA Canadian man who was recently rescued from Taliban-tied kidnappers thought his captors were joking when they told him Donald Trump is president. “It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,” Joshua Boyle, who was rescued alongside his wife and three children in Pakistan after five years imprisonment, told the Toronto Star. Mr Boyle was surprised to hear that Mr Trump had been elected even before he and his wife were forced to film a “proof-of-life” video that was sent to investigators and their family.


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Aimmune teams with Regeneron, Sanofi on peanut allergy drug

Aimmune teams with Regeneron, Sanofi on peanut allergy drug(Reuters) - Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it would collaborate with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi to develop its experimental peanut allergy drug. The company said it would test the drug, AR101, in combination with Regeneron and Sanofi's dupilumab in a mid-stage trial that is expected to start in 2018 and will be sponsored by Regeneron. AR101, an oral immunotherapy, is already being tested as a mono-therapy for peanut allergy in a late-stage trial.


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Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrs

Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrsVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.


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Rex Tillerson Once Again Won't Deny He Called Trump A 'Moron'

Rex Tillerson Once Again Won't Deny He Called Trump A 'Moron'Secretary of State Rex Tillerson keeps steering clear of explicitly denying that he called President Donald Trump a “moron” this summer.


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Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream ShopA family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.


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Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk oil fields; Iran shuts border crossings

Kurds block Iraqi forces' access to Kirkuk oil fields; Iran shuts border crossingsBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls access to some of the region's main oilfields, a Kurdish security official said on Sunday. Iran meanwhile shut its border crossings with Iraq's Kurdistan in support of measures taken by the Iraqi government to isolate the Kurdish region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said. The border closing came as an Iranian military official arrived in Iraq's Kurdistan for talks on the growing crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following last month's Kurdish independence referendum.


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Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a car

Just a miniature horse riding in the back of a carSometimes, you need to make do with what you've got. Hannah Waskel was driving in Altoona, Iowa, with her friends on Saturday when they pulled up to a red light and spotted something a little off. In the back seat of the compact car next to them, they saw a miniature horse, just chilling. SEE ALSO: Woman tests limits of pet-friendly motel with her horse This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me pic.twitter.com/H4qjYBJ3bC — Hannah (@hannahwaskel) October 14, 2017 “This is the most Iowa thing that has EVER happened to me," she wrote on Twitter. It's not clear where the horse was headed, but Waskel says that the people in the car noticed they were laughing at their unusual passenger, so they waved and rolled down the window for the horse.  Never change, Iowa. Never change. WATCH: This small army of robots will do your shopping for you


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Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)


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Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: source

Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: sourceTesla Motors, which recently missed its production target on the high-profile "Model 3," has dismissed hundreds of employees following annual performance reviews, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. "Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved," the spokesperson said. Tesla, which was co-founded by Elon Musk, announced the first deliveries of the Model 3 cars in July.


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'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump

'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for TrumpDonald Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit of the Family Research Council in Washington. Nearly a year ago, conservative Christians gambled on Donald Trump, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who bragged about sexual assault, ran casinos and used to support a woman’s right to abortion. This weekend, Trump became the first sitting president to address the Values Voters Summit, a yearly Washington symposium that brings together social conservative leaders and voters seeking “to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong”.


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James Corden's Harvey Weinstein Jokes At AmfAR Gala Elicit Groans, Criticism

James Corden's Harvey Weinstein Jokes At AmfAR Gala Elicit Groans, CriticismUPDATE: Oct. 16 — Following backlash to his Harvey Weinstein jokes at the amfAR gala, Corden posted on Twitter to clarify his intentions and apologize.


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Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big Battlecruiser

Death Match: America's Stealth Zumwalt Destroyer vs. Russia's Big BattlecruiserZumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a new class of ship, the guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, designed primarily to support land warfare.


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Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months AgoAuthorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park


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The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New Rules

The EPA Is Ending an Obama-Era Practice That Conservatives Say Sped Up New RulesEnvironmentalists had used the practice to speed up the regulatory process


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The Latest: Philippines says militants' number down to 30

The Latest: Philippines says militants' number down to 30MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the militant siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi (all times local):


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U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on RestasisA U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. Judge William Bryson issued the ruling in federal court in Marshall, Texas, in a longstanding dispute between Allergan and generic drugmakers Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Akorn Inc. Bryson said a group of patents Allergan obtained on Restasis, which are set to expire in 2024, should not have been granted because they describe methods of treatment that were obvious in light of earlier patents granted to the company.


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Netflix (NFLX) Stock Advances After Q3 Earnings Blowout

Netflix (NFLX) Stock Advances After Q3 Earnings BlowoutStreaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. Revenue, guidance and subscriber growth all beat expectations while earnings missed expectations, and NFLX stock added about 2 percent in initial after-hours trading. The initial rise continues an absolutely stellar run for Netflix shares, which, before Monday's earnings report, had gained 63 percent in 2017, 100 percent in the last year and over 2,100 percent in the last five years.


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2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob – First Ride Bare-essentials big twin may be best of the bunch “Llibertat ,” is a word moto-journalists became pretty familiar with during last month’s Harley-Davidson press ride in Catalunya. The English version of the word –


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US says Venezuela regional vote neither free nor fair

US says Venezuela regional vote neither free nor fairThe United States on Monday condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair as European countries also voiced concerns, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win. Maduro's opponents cried foul after official results said his socialist party won governorships in 17 of the troubled oil producer's 23 states in Sunday's elections, defying opinion polls. Washington -- which has imposed sanctions on Maduro and his inner circle over what it calls Venezuela's slide into dictatorship -- said the lack of outside observers, last-minute changes to polling station locations and other irregularities meant the vote was not credible.


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The F-35 and F/A-18 Super Hornet: The Ultimate Military Combination?

The F-35 and F/A-18 Super Hornet: The Ultimate Military Combination?In June, the U.S. Navy released a budget allocating $264.9 million towards upgrading its roughly six hundred FA-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighters to the new Block III standard, which includes some of the enhancements proposed for the Advanced Super Hornet. The first of the upgraded aircraft are expected to enter service in 2019, and the Pentagon is now talking about keeping its Super Hornet fleet active through 2046. A few days later, the Navy also announced plans to purchase an additional eighty Super Hornets over the next five years for $7.1 billion.


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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda execMazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options could be on the table.


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Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power strugglesBy Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say. President Donald Trump's warning on Friday that he might ultimately terminate a landmark 2015 nuclear deal sets the stage for an eventual resurgence of political infighting within Iran's complex power structures, officials said. If the accord signed by Iran and six major powers does start to fall apart, anyone who strongly promoted it, such as pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, could face a career-damaging backlash.


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Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groupsNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police had killed dozens of people who protested after August's now-annulled presidential election.


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Some NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests, Despite Growing Opposition From Owners

Some NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests, Despite Growing Opposition From OwnersSeveral NFL players knelt during the national anthem on Sunday, continuing a protest against police brutality and racism that has encountered increasing resistance from team owners.


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Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich KirkukThousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between its allies in the war against the Islamic State group. The Kurds said Saturday that Baghdad had set a deadline for their forces to surrender positions they took during the fightback against the jihadists over the past three years. On Saturday, armoured vehicles bearing the Iraqi national flag were posted on the bank of a river on the southern outskirts of the city of Kirkuk, an AFP photographer reported.


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last updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:23:54 -0400

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:44:55 +0000

The Congressional Candidate Who Claims She Was Kidnapped By Aliens
Several years before the 59-year-old announced her candidacy for Congress, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera appeared on TV and talked in great detail about her experiences with aliens.

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Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally.

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last updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:46:03 -0400

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The Trump Administration Just Went To Court To Defend Its Latest Travel Ban


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President Trump’s Approval Rating on Hurricanes Drops 20% After Maria Hit Puerto Rico
Trump has faced heavy criticism for his response to the damage in Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump’s approval rating regarding his handling of the federal government’s response to hurricanes fell 20 points after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, according to a new poll.

The CNN poll, conducted by SSRS, found that 64% of respondents said they approved of the way Trump handled the response to hurricanes in mid-September, after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma hit the continental United States. But just 44% said the same a month later, after Hurricane Maria.

Trump has faced heavy criticism for his response to the destruction in Puerto Rico, where residents are still struggling with major power outages and a lack of drinking water. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Trump called San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz “nasty” after she begged for help and slammed the U.S. government’s response. Last week, Trump said FEMA and first responders won’t help the island “forever.”

The CNN poll found that a greater percentage of men (53%) than women (36%) approved of Trump’s response after Hurricane Maria. The approval rating was also higher among white people (54%) than non-white people (25%). And young people under the age of 45 were more likely to disapprove than were respondents over the age of 45.

The poll, which surveyed 1,010 respondents by phone between Oct. 12 and Oct. 15, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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