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Amazon will now pay $15 minimum wage across the US

Online retail giant Amazon is upping its minimum wage for all US employees to $15, including at subsidiary companies like Whole Foods. 2018-10-02 14:19 3KB mynorthwest.com

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American Inventor Of ‘Optical Tweezers’ To Share 2018 Nobel Prize In Physics

The American scientist who invented “optical tweezers” will share the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics with two other scientists, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences… 2018-10-02 14:50 3KB dailycaller.com

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McConnell Mocks NYT ‘Bombshell’ On Kavanaugh Throwing Ice In College

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked The New York Times for revealing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was once questioned by police after throwing… 2018-10-02 14:53 2KB dailycaller.com

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Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour

SEATTLE — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U. S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company… 2018-10-02 10:44 1KB nypost.com

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Twitter Fumes as Trump Finds Himself in Another Scandal With Woman

US President Donald Trump refused to respond to a female journalist’s question about the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, having dismissed it as irrelevant due to the newly sealed trade deal that prompted the news conference in the first place. 2018-10-02 13:42 5KB sputniknews.com

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NBC Reporter: Swetnick Backtracks on Some of Her Earlier Kavanaugh Claims

One of the women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct backtracked in an interview Monday on her claims about his involvement in a series of… 2018-10-02 14:37 4KB freebeacon.com

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Melania Trump embarks on first solo trip -- to Africa

Melania Trump arrived in Ghana Tuesday as part of what will be a tour of four African countries, beginning her first solo trip abroad as first lady. 2018-10-02 12:50 2KB www.upi.com

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High School Slang With Brett Kavanaugh

Sure, Brett. If you say so. 2018-10-02 13:58 992Bytes truthout.org

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Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo international trip as U. S. first lady. She landed… 2018-10-02 11:18 1KB www.sfgate.com

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Twitter Removes Georgetown Prof Who Called For ‘Castration’ Of White Men

Twitter has removed Georgetown professor C. Christine Fair’s account after she tweeted that white men should be castrated and fed to pigs. Fair tweeted over… 2018-10-02 13:50 3KB dailycaller.com

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Stormy Daniels Offers 'Full Disclosure' On Her Own Terms

Donald Trump "personally directed" efforts to silence Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported for the first time Tuesday morning. 2018-10-02 13:56 5KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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Fired Fox News contributor calls out network hosts for cheating, defends ‘icon’ Bill Cosby

Kevin Jackson, who was fired last week after calling Kavanaugh accusers 'lying skanks,' is taking his revenge on Fox News. 2018-10-02 13:39 3KB www.aol.com

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Election Rally Bombing in Afghanistan Heightens Security Fears

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people in Nangarhar Province, as more than 2,500 candidates campaign despite violence and political uncertainty. 2018-10-02 13:24 3KB www.nytimes.com

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Dean At Catholic University Suspended For Tweet About Kavanaugh Accuser

A dean at Catholic University in Washington, D. C., has been suspended for a tweet that, according to university officials, "demonstrated a lack of 2018-10-02 10:12 4KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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If the FBI Probe Doesn’t Stop Kavanaugh, the People’s Fury Must

The Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh have transformed US politics. 2018-10-02 13:52 2KB truthout.org

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‘Eyeball exploded’: Ryder Cup spectator blinded in one eye by errant shot

The woman hit in the face by a Brooks Koepka shot at the Ryder Cup says she has been left permanently blind in her right… 2018-10-02 13:53 3KB nypost.com

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Stormy Daniels Says She’ll Take Down Trump With Her ‘Pants On’ In Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Interview

In an upcoming interview, Stormy Daniels says she will share salacious details of her night with President Donald Trump, a man she said she is… 2018-10-02 11:31 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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'Unsafe and unprofessional': U. S. slams Chinese navy as destroyers come within 40 metres in South China Sea

The USS Decatur was sailing 'in the vicinity' of Gaven Reef on Sunday when a Chinese destroyer confronted it, American officials said 2018-10-02 12:16 4KB nationalpost.com

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Indonesia quake toll jumps as survivors grow more desperate

More than 25 countries have offered assistance after Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo appealed for international help. Little of that, however, has arrived in the quake zone, and increasingly desperate residents grabbed food and fuel from damaged stores and begged for help. 2018-10-02 14:25 6KB www.stripes.com

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Justin Bieber Makes Major Life-Changing Decision. Was This A Smart Move?

Justin Bieber is reportedly now married to supermodel Hailey Baldwin, and there’s no prenup in sight. The Canadian pop superstar, who is worth a rumored… 2018-10-02 14:38 3KB dailycaller.com

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Fate of Republican Party is tied to Kavanaugh — so don't flake on us

Time and again, with few exceptions, congressional Republicans disappoint their own base and hand Democrats the initiative at every turn. Their constant folding will cost… 2018-10-02 14:00 6KB thehill.com

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NBC’s Seth Meyers Calls Trump A ‘Sexist Dick’ For Fighting With Reporters At Press Conference

Comedian Seth Meyers called President Donald Trump a “sexist dick,” on NBC’s “Late Night” Tuesday, for the way he behaved during a Monday press… 2018-10-02 14:01 2KB dailycaller.com

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Sen. Graham Reveals What He Would Do If Kavanaugh Falls In The Senate

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that if he were president, he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh again if he fails to get confirmed by… 2018-10-02 13:38 3KB dailycaller.com

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Taylor Swift to open 2018 American Music Awards

Taylor Swift will kick off the American Music Awards by performing her song "I Did Something Bad." 2018-10-02 14:39 2KB www.upi.com

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Kim Kardashian trolled over Kanye West tribute: 'Imagine being married to a Trump supporter'

Amid fallout from her husband's comments about the 13th amendment, Kim Kardashian posted a photo of them together on social media. 2018-10-02 14:10 2KB www.aol.com

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Trump’s new trade deal is better for workers than NAFTA was

The US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, USMCA, includes many new labor protections and a way to enforce them. 2018-10-02 13:50 8KB www.vox.com

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Germany to expand job-seeker visas, seeks skilled workers

The German government said Tuesday it will expand a system of six-month visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as part of an effort to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers. 2018-10-02 13:02 3KB www.stripes.com

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New USMCA Could Help Move US-China Trade Talk Forward as Trump Shows Flexibility

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - The revamped North American free trade agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), could bring hope for progress in US-China trade negotiations after Washington demonstrated its flexibility in reaching the new trade pact with Canada and Mexico, experts told Sputnik. 2018-10-02 14:27 6KB sputniknews.com

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France moves against Iran over bomb plot near Paris

France froze the assets of two suspected Iranian intelligence operatives on Tuesday in retaliation for an alleged bomb plot uncovered near Paris in June, in a move that could cause diplomatic tensions with Tehran. 2018-10-02 10:30 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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S. Korean official estimates that N. Korea's nuclear arsenal has 20-60 bombs

A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. 2018-10-02 10:03 2KB www.stripes.com

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Kanye West's new basketball sneaker may be banned by the NBA

The new design of the controversial rapper's latest Yeezy sneakers will reportedly be banned from use during NBA games due to their shiny heels. 2018-10-02 09:51 2KB www.aol.com

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Assam CM pays tributes to Gandhiji, installs tallest flag pole

Guwahati: Assam on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary, with 2018-10-02 12:08 1KB www.siasat.com

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Rahul slams Modi for “betraying” people

Wardha: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 2018-10-02 12:45 2KB www.siasat.com

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Need new ‘freedom struggle’ against Modi government: Congress

Wardha: The Congress on Tuesday called for a 2018-10-02 12:13 2KB www.siasat.com

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Spills His Thoughts On Proposed Trump-Kaepernick Summit

Lindsey Graham may one of the busiest men on Capitol Hill right now, but that’s not stopping him from trying to make things happen outside… 2018-10-02 14:40 2KB dailycaller.com

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Wisconsin Pizza Delivery Driver Helps Save Kidnapped Woman

A pizza delivery driver in Wisconsin is being credited with helping free a woman who was kidnapped last week and held at home against her will. 2018-10-02 14:31 1KB miami.cbslocal.com

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US Defense Secretary warns of 'tough fight' to oust IS

The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces "a tough fight" to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. 2018-10-02 12:50 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Dunkin' fires workers who poured water on homeless man

Dunkin' Donuts has fired workers who poured water on a homeless man in upstate New York and posted the video online. 2018-10-02 12:49 1KB www.aol.com

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Second Fatal Shooting In Rogers Park In A Week

His blonde hair and windbreaker soaked, Pastor John Elleson stood in the steady rain early Tuesday morning before dawn as he waited for the medical examiner's office to carry the body away from where the man came to rest on the bike path. 2018-10-02 12:46 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Google to donate $1 mn towards Indonesia quake relief

San Francisco: Google will contribute $1 million (nearly Rs 7 crore) towards relief and restoration 2018-10-02 11:42 1KB www.siasat.com

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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score

One day after letting their division titles slip away, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies find themselves facing elimination. Both teams lost division tiebreakers Monday, setting up Tuesday’s... 2018-10-02 14:11 3KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Dubai imprisons taxi driver for assaulting US sailor

Dubai court imprisons taxi driver for assaulting US sailor on WTOP| DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai has sentenced an Egyptian taxi driver in the sheikhdom to six months in prison and deportation after convicting him of sexually assaulting a U. S. Navy officer. The National, an… 2018-10-02 13:11 1KB wtop.com

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8-year boy killed in Bengal blast

Kolkata: An eight-year-old boy was killed and at least nine persons were injured in a crude bomb bla 2018-10-02 09:50 2KB www.siasat.com

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Football saved me after horrors of war - Grobbelaar

Ex-Liverpool 'keeper Bruce Grobbelaar has spoken about how football "saved" him after his horrific experiences as a soldier in the Rhodesian army (Warning: Contains graphic content). 2018-10-02 11:48 2KB www.sport24.co.za

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Pilot program offers Kroger grocery pickup in Walgreens stores

Kroger and Walgreens will join forces for a pilot program where customers can pick up their groceries at the drug store. 2018-10-02 14:38 2KB www.upi.com

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Ferry with nearly 300 people onboard stranded in Baltic Sea

A ferry with about 300 people on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday after the ship experienced engine failure, the Danish operator said. No injuries were reported and an evacuation wasn't immediately necessary. 2018-10-02 14:29 2KB www.stripes.com

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Georgia HS Football Player Dies From Injuries Sustained In Game

A Pike County High School football player passed away Sunday night after sustaining a serious brain injury in a game on Friday night. 2018-10-02 12:52 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download… 2018-10-02 09:23 1KB technology.inquirer.net

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Cardi B Comforted By Hubby Offset After She’s Charged In Strip Club Brawl: See Sweet PDA Pic

Cardi B and Offset were spotted showing off PDA in new photos after she was charged in strip club brawl! 2018-10-02 12:19 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Top-seeded Marin Cilic loses in 1st round at Japan Open

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download… 2018-10-02 11:56 1009Bytes sports.inquirer.net

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As America wrestles with 'he said, she said', the Supreme Court will weigh whether a man can be executed for a crime he can't remember

In Madison v. Alabama, the first death penalty case of the term, the high court will address the role of memory in capital punishment for the first time in its history. 2018-10-02 10:00 5KB www.cnbc.com

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‘Easy to start but tough to stop’: Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns against trade wars

Tech giant’s co-founder promotes globalisation, saying China and the United States need to work together to confront the challenges of the next 30 years 2018-10-02 12:45 4KB www.scmp.com

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PM Modi govt is anti-farmers: Yechury

New Delhi:Lashing out at the government for stopping the farmers' rally from entering the national c 2018-10-02 09:45 2KB www.siasat.com

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape women's rights before Supreme Court

One Supreme Court nominee -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- arrived at her confirmation hearing widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women's rights. 2018-10-02 11:24 9KB www.upi.com

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The Left’s Treatment Of Kavanaugh Fills Millions Of Americans With Rage

I shake with fury when I think about how, in the Democrats’ dishonest and despicable rhetoric, a man of the highest integrity is an all-but-proven rapist. 2018-10-02 10:33 8KB thefederalist.com

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Andhra Pradesh: Police register complaint after Gandhi statue allegedly vandalised in Visakhapatnam

Last week, a statue of Gandhi was vandalised in Kochi in Kerala. 2018-10-02 12:58 1KB scroll.in

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Melania Trump lands in Ghana in Celine striped shirtdress

While the first lady is unlikely to slay a giraffe or elephant on her 4-country, 5-day tour, not even she could resist flaunting a little animal skin. 2018-10-02 13:26 31KB www.aol.com

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Your NL wild-card guide -- Will Rockies or Cubs extend their season?

Chicago and Colorado have no time to lick their wounds, as their seasons are on the line Tuesday night. Here's what you need to know. 2018-10-02 13:04 4KB www.espn.com

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Israeli documentary on soccer racism wins Emmy

'Forever Pure,' first aired on PBS, is awarded prize for 'outstanding politics and government documentary.' 2018-10-02 12:39 978Bytes www.jpost.com

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Kids Of The ’90s Rejoice: Classic Trix Shapes Are Back

The classic fruity shapes will be appearing on shelves in major retailers nationwide this fall. 2018-10-02 14:50 1KB miami.cbslocal.com

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AFC U-16 Championship: India showed the world what they are capable of, says head coach Bibiano

The coach said he was extremely proud of his side’s performance throughout the tournament as they bowed out in the quarter-finals. 2018-10-02 13:20 2KB scroll.in

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Englewood Car Accident Claims Three Lives

A child and two adults were killed and three people were injured in a violent crash in the Englewood neighborhood Monday night. 2018-10-02 12:13 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Anna Hazare postpones hunger strike

Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare who was scheduled to go on hunger-strike from today post 2018-10-02 10:27 2KB www.siasat.com

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Jimmy Kimmel Revives Fake Feud With ‘Repugnant’ Matt Damon Over Actor’s ‘SNL’ Moment (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel's and Matt Damon's (fake) hatred for each other is still some of the must entertaining stuff in late-night television 2018-10-02 14:20 2KB www.thewrap.com

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'DWTS': Sharna Burgess admits she's mad at Bobby Bones for throwing in his own dance moves (Exclusive)

Bobby Bones is full of energy and excitement on this season of Dancing With the Stars -- but this week it seemed to come back and bite him. 2018-10-02 13:59 5KB www.aol.com

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UN: Tobacco kills not just people, but the environment

UN: Tobacco kills not just people, but the environment on WTOP| GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment — contributing to deforestation, water and soil damage and acidification. In a new… 2018-10-02 12:29 1KB wtop.com

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NBA plans to ban Kanye West's Yeezy basketball sneaker, report says

Kanye West is still reeling from backlash over his controversial pro-Donald Trump rant over the weekend, but the rapper could be bracing for even… 2018-10-02 11:42 3KB abcnews.go.com

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Police catch suspect after chase in Near Northside

Houston police caught a man after a short chase and two foot pursuits in the Near Northside overnight. 2018-10-02 10:55 1KB www.chron.com

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AVENATTI: DNC ‘senior leadership’ encouraging me to run for president

During an appearance on MSNBC, the creepy porn lawyer talked big about his aspirations. 2018-10-02 09:26 1KB www.infowars.com

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Kyrie Irving apologized for spreading his wild flat-Earth theory

The Celtics star apologized for speaking out about the conspiracy theory publicly, saying he didn’t realize the effect it would have on people. 2018-10-02 13:44 2KB www.aol.com

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China Open: Osaka dispatches Collins in 2nd round; Del Potro, Dimirtov win openers

The young Japanese star thrashed unseeded American Danielle Collins 6-1,6-0 in just 53 minutes. 2018-10-02 13:38 2KB scroll.in

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Truck crashes into minimum wage protesters in Michigan, injuring several

Several people were hospitalized after a car careened into a minimum wage protest in Flint, Michigan, Tuesday morning. At least eight people were taken to… 2018-10-02 13:23 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Three North Korea aircraft to fly to Vladivostok

Three North Korean aircraft are expected to leave Pyongyang for Vladivostok, Russia, on Sunday, according to a Chinese language news report. 2018-10-02 13:09 2KB www.upi.com

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6 people hit by pickup truck during 'Fight for $15' rally in Flint

Multiple people were struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning during a "Fight for $15" rally in Flint. 2018-10-02 12:07 1KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Indonesia: Mass grave dug for victims of the earthquake and tsunami

Indonesia began burying bodies in a vast mass grave, victims of a natural disaster which claimed alm 2018-10-02 11:05 1KB www.siasat.com

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Here We Go: Senator Mitch McConnell Badgered At Airport By Anti-Kavanaugh Activists

Thanks, Jeff Flake. You have added to this by allowing them to think that they cowed you 2018-10-02 09:28 1KB www.infowars.com

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Al Gore Shoots Down Rumor That He Will Take Over Tesla

Former Vice President Al Gore made clear that he is not interested in succeeding Elon Musk as Tesla’s board chairman. “Mr. Gore is a big… 2018-10-02 14:43 3KB dailycaller.com

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NIA raids house in Srinagar

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the house of a man identified as Aziz Ahmad 2018-10-02 14:38 1KB www.siasat.com

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Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp spotted making out in NYC

'Call Me By Your Name' star Timothee Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp were seen packing on the PDA while out in New York City. 2018-10-02 14:35 2KB www.aol.com

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Alex Trebek Took A Swipe At The Catholic Church While Moderating Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Debate, And It Did Not Go Over Well

Alex Trebek used a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate he was moderating to lecture the audience about the Catholic Church after joking at the church’s expense. The… 2018-10-02 14:15 4KB dailycaller.com

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New York moves to correct decades-old bridge typo

The governor of New York has signed a bill designed to correct a decades-old typo and fix the spelling of a bridge named for Giovanni da Verrazzano. 2018-10-02 14:01 1KB www.upi.com

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Primera Air ceases operations, leaving passengers stranded

Budget airline Primera Air ceased operations Monday, leaving passengers stranded in airports. 2018-10-02 14:00 2KB www.upi.com

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Katy Perry to be honored by amfAR

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie will also be honored. 2018-10-02 13:59 1KB pagesix.com

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Ohio State’s Football Team Gets Great News. The Critics Won’t Be Happy

Ohio State football star Nick Bosa’s rehab looks like it’s going incredibly well. A video of Bosa hitting the agility ladder has been making the… 2018-10-02 13:55 1KB smokeroom.com

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Tyrese and wife welcome baby girl

On Monday, Tyrese and his wife Samantha welcomed their first child together. The couple secretly got married on Valentine's Day 2017 and learned in January that Samantha was pregnant. 2018-10-02 13:53 1KB pagesix.com

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RED WAVE: North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp Falls Behind GOP Opponent Amid Strong Kavanaugh Approval

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will have to make a "Sophie's Choice" of sorts if the mid-term polls keep trending in the current direction: block Kavanaugh with "everything I've got," likely losing several seats, or permit red state Dems to vote "Yes" on the SCOTUS nominee to maintai 2018-10-02 11:55 3KB www.dailywire.com

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Slammed for Charlie Sheen Joke: ‘Threw People With HIV Under the Bus’ (Video)

The joke "reifies the worst stigmas against people living with HIV namely that they are unworthy of love and physical affection," says Matthew Rodriguez 2018-10-02 13:36 2KB www.thewrap.com

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Michigan man dies in motorcycle crash after leaving traffic stop

Authorities say a 32-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash after he apparently sped away from an attempted traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. 2018-10-02 12:01 1KB www.clickondetroit.com

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‘American Gods’ Creator Neil Gaiman Signs Overall TV Deal at Amazon

Amazon Studios also greenlights "Wheel of Time" series and competition show "Eco-Challenge 2019" 2018-10-02 13:20 3KB www.thewrap.com

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Molly Ringwald says she was ‘bothered’ by parts of ‘Sixteen Candles’ when making it

'I feel very differently about the movies now, and it’s a difficult position for me to be in because there’s a lot that I like about them.' 2018-10-02 13:18 3KB www.aol.com

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Trials adding up for West Virginia Supreme Court justices

Trials adding up for West Virginia Supreme Court justices on WTOP| CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — The federal trial of a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice is starting a day after a colleague’s impeachment trial began in the state Senate. Jury selection is set to get under way Tuesday in U. S. 2018-10-02 11:08 1KB wtop.com

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Innovators List 2018: 12 Hollywood Disrupters, From Kenya Barris to Xumo

TheGrill 2018: We honor some of the industry's most revolutionary new figures 2018-10-02 13:15 14KB www.thewrap.com

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Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future on WTOP| About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for… 2018-10-02 13:14 4KB wtop.com

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In China, a Quiz Show Is an Ode to Xi Jinping

A new TV program aims to inspire interest in the president’s life and ideas among the country’s younger generation. 2018-10-02 13:14 3KB www.nytimes.com

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State police: Semi truck rolled onto vehicle on northbound I-75 in Detroit

A semi truck rolled onto a vehicle Tuesday morning on northbound I-75 at Caniff Street in Detroit. 2018-10-02 13:10 2KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Justin Theroux spotted out in France with actress Laura Harrier yet again

Justin Theroux, 47, was seen out shopping with a 28-year-old rising star in Paris this week -- the second time they've been seen together. 2018-10-02 13:00 2KB www.aol.com

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Kanye West’s 13th Amendment Post Was Wrong In More Ways Than One

Kanye’s calls for reform ring hollow as he supports someone who works against that goal at every turn. 2018-10-02 13:00 5KB uproxx.com

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What we learned in Week 4 of 2018 NFL season - Five RB Le'Veon Bell trade destinations Pittsburgh Steelers

Bell has a return date now, but will the Steelers trade him anyway? Plus: Riding the rookie QB roller coaster. 2018-10-02 12:52 10KB www.espn.com

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Lindsay Lohan's Friends Alarmed at Her Mental Health and Want Her Back in the U. S.

Lindsay Lohan's friends are trying to convince her to lay low for a few days in Ohio in the wake of her bizarre trip. 2018-10-02 12:50 1KB www.tmz.com

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Ruby Rose is the internet’s most dangerous celebrity

Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Ruby Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. 2018-10-02 12:45 2KB pagesix.com

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Van Dyke Trial Day 18: Defense wraps up its case — Take 2

The jury may learn Tuesday whether Van Dyke will hit the stand and tell them firsthand what was going through his mind when he shot Laquan McDonald. 2018-10-02 12:41 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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John Legend announces Christmas album and tour

John Legend has announced his first holiday album titled "A Legendary Christmas" which will be accompanied by a tour. 2018-10-02 12:33 1KB www.upi.com

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Thai prisons testing video visits over cellphones

Thailand's prisons have begun testing a video conferencing system that allows long-distance visits with inmates via a social media messaging application, an official… 2018-10-02 12:31 2KB abcnews.go.com

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Bomb Blast at Electoral Campaign Event in Eastern Afghanistan Kills 7 - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven people were killed and another 25 sustained injuries as a result of a bomb attack that hit an election campaign event in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported, citing the provincial governor's spokesman. 2018-10-02 10:58 1KB sputniknews.com

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Kanye West Says LeBron James Shouldn't Have Left Cleveland

Kanye West explains why he thinks Bron should have stayed in CLE. 2018-10-02 12:10 1KB www.tmz.com

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Ivory trade study is tribute to killed US conservationist

JOHANNESBURG – American conservationist Esmond Martin researched the illegal ivory trade in Myanmar shortly before he was killed in Kenya this year. Now the research… 2018-10-02 12:19 1KB www.foxnews.com

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Asian Para Games: Rio gold medallist Mariyappan to be India’s flag-bearer

Mariyappan was the fourth Indian to win an individual Olympic / Paralympic gold medal when he cleared 1.89m in the high jump T42 category in Rio 2018-10-02 12:11 1KB scroll.in

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Prithvi will be fine against West Indies if he plays like he’s been doing for Mumbai: Rahane

Prithvi Shaw, 18, is expected to make his international debut for the senior side in the two Test series. 2018-10-02 11:58 3KB scroll.in

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Don't lose control on data security: EU warns Facebook after privacy breach

Read more about Don't lose control on data security: EU warns Facebook after privacy breach on Business Standard. Jourova spoke just days after Facebook admitted that up to 50 million user accounts around the world had been breached by hackers, in yet another scandal for the beleaguered social platform 2018-10-02 12:52 1KB www.business-standard.com

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French court to rule on WWII looted Pissarro painting

A French court will rule Tuesday on an American couple's appeal against an order to hand over a painting they bought which had been looted from a Jewish collector during World War II. 2018-10-02 11:40 4KB www.digitaljournal.com

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J-K municipal polls to witness tough contest

Srinagar: The state of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to witness multi-cornered fights across 1145 aw 2018-10-02 11:36 3KB www.siasat.com

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Why the Blue Wave Is Likely to Be a Mere Ripple

Why the Blue Wave Is Likely to Be a Mere Ripple 2018-10-02 11:33 1KB www.realclearpolitics.com

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NATO charges new Russian missile violates treaty

A new Russian missile is putting at risk a 31-year-old nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow long regarded as a cornerstone for stability in Europe, the chief of NATO said on Tuesday. 2018-10-02 11:30 2KB www.stripes.com

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IAEA Says Inspected All Locations in Iran Required by Additional Protocol

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Tuesday it inspected all sites and locations in Iran it needed to visit under the Additional Protocol. 2018-10-02 11:23 1KB sputniknews.com

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Saudi Arabia deposits $200 mn to shore up Yemen riyal

Saudi Arabia is to deposit $200 million in the Yemeni central bank to help stem a slide in the value of the riyal that has caused food prices in the famine-threatened country to soar. 2018-10-02 11:10 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Dimmed lights, somber tributes on Vegas shooting anniversary

The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. 2018-10-02 09:24 6KB www.wral.com

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Bi-weekly aerobic exercises may help combat depression, schizophrenia

London: Adhering to moderate levels of aerobic exercise like brisk walking, swimming, running, or cy 2018-10-02 10:32 2KB www.siasat.com

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Ind vs WI: Not reading too much into India's overseas woes, says Stuart Law

Read more about Ind vs WI: Not reading too much into India's overseas woes, says Stuart Law on Business Standard. The last time West Indies won a Test series against India was at home in 2002. The team has lost six straight series against India since then 2018-10-02 09:05 1KB www.business-standard.com

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French police raid Shia Islamic center in 'counter-terrorism' operation

"The activities of Centre Zahra France are under particularly close watch given its leaders' clear support for several terrorist organizations." 2018-10-02 10:24 1KB www.jpost.com

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Euro is Our Currency, It's Non-Negotiable For Us - Italy's PM

The statement of Giuseppe Conte comes amid the debate on the Italian budget, with the EU officials warning that the draft Italian budget contradicted the key rules on debt reduction of the block and needed to be changed. 2018-10-02 10:19 1KB sputniknews.com

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabab extremists

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabab extremists on WTOP| JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U. S. military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces. The U. S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike on Monday was carried… 2018-10-02 09:44 1KB wtop.com

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Ind vs WI 2018: India look to fix opening woes in Tests against West Indies

Read more about Ind vs WI 2018: India look to fix opening woes in Tests against West Indies on Business Standard. Lokesh Rahul survived the axe after posting a 149 in the final test at the Oval and will walk out to face the new ball against West Indies in the company of either Mayank Agarwal or Prithvi Shaw 2018-10-02 09:39 1KB www.business-standard.com

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Holds Presser in Brussels (VIDEO)

The NATO chief is set to deliver an address in the run-up to the alliance's defense ministers two-day meeting slated to start Wednesday. The ministers are set to discuss an array of issues, including the bloc's relations with Russia. 2018-10-02 09:09 2KB sputniknews.com

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Delhi: Minor apprehended for attempting rape on Class 3 girl

New Delhi: In a shocking case, a 15-year-old boy has been apprehended here for allegedly trying to r 2018-10-02 09:05 1010Bytes www.siasat.com

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Cloud of sex abuse scandal hangs over Vatican youth meeting

Abuse scandal makes awkward timing for Vatican youth meeting on WTOP| VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is opening a monthlong meeting of bishops on engaging young Catholics as his church is again under fire for covering up for priests who raped and molested young people. One American bishop suggested… 2018-10-02 09:03 5KB wtop.com

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From Peace Efforts to a Rape Scandal: Top 5 Controversies Around Nobel Prize

The head of the Nobel Foundation announced that Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi would not be stripped of her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for democracy despite her inability to settle the Rohingya issue. The Nobel Prize is no stranger to controversy and here’s our selection of the most scandalous stories around the awards. 2018-10-02 11:53 4KB sputniknews.com

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Markets Right Now: Stocks open mixed on Wall Street

Markets Right Now: Stocks open mixed on Wall Street on WTOP| NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening mostly mixed on Wall Street as losses for consumer-focused companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Pepsi fell 2.3… 2018-10-02 13:42 1KB wtop.com

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Sidhu opposes Centre’s appointment notification

Chandigarh: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Rajn 2018-10-02 14:45 3KB www.siasat.com

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Fantasy Football: Week 5 running back rankings

UPI's top 50 wide receivers for Week 5 of the 2018 fantasy football season. 2018-10-02 13:30 5KB www.upi.com

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Major Tesla shareholder Ron Baron: Investors would benefit if Elon Musk tweeted less

"Investors would be benefit if there were less communications," the billionaire founder of Baron Capital says. 2018-10-02 11:10 3KB www.cnbc.com

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A Rare Court Ruling Allowed the Drug Maker Fresenius to Nix a $4.75 Billion Deal

A judge agreed that Akorn had made misrepresentations about its business that were serious enough for Fresenius to walk out on a buyout. 2018-10-02 13:16 3KB www.nytimes.com

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At Forbes’ ‘Under 30 Summit,’ Jonathan Kraft talks evolution of the Patriots and the NFL

A lot has changed since Patriots president Jonathan Kraft and his family first started attending football games at Schaefer Stadium in 1971. Kraft, one of… 2018-10-02 11:02 8KB www.boston.com

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US-led Coalition Says Russia's S-300 Delivery to Syria Hasn't Changed Anything

Last month, Russia decided to provide Syria with the S-300 air defense systems. The decision came after a Russian Il-20 plane was downed by Syria's forces that were targeting Israeli F-16 jets that were attacking the facilities in the Syrian province of Latakia. 2018-10-02 14:42 1KB sputniknews.com

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All you need to know about the Bharatiya Kisan Union protest in Delhi

Read more about All you need to know about the Bharatiya Kisan Union protest in Delhi on Business Standard. The farmers were marching towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waiver to cut in fuel prices, but were stopped at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border with police using water cannons to disperse 2018-10-02 12:49 4KB www.business-standard.com

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Michigan Lottery: Woman 'almost passed out' after winning $500K on scratch off ticket

A Leelanau County woman plans to spruce up here home after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Platinum Wild Time instant game. 2018-10-02 14:01 2KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Kremlin Confirms Putin Will Attend Russian Energy Week's Plenary Session

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin press service confirmed on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would take part in a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week (REW) international forum on October 3 in Moscow. 2018-10-02 13:49 1KB sputniknews.com

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NFL Power Rankings - Standout rookies for all 32 teams 2018 Week 5

There's no need for learning curves for these rookies who are already making their marks. We have stars for all 32 teams. 2018-10-02 12:54 12KB www.espn.com

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SEE IT: 2 Men Break Into Bronx Supermarket, Empty Safe

Police said the suspects busted through a brick wall in the back of the building. Surveillance video shows them breaking into a safe in the office, sending sparks flying. 2018-10-02 13:08 1KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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Obama endorses Trump accuser running for office in Ohio

Former President Obama on Monday endorsed Rachel Crooks, a Democrat who accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, for the Ohio state legislature. Crooks was one… 2018-10-02 12:27 2KB thehill.com

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Report: Detroit Lions safety Quandre Diggs breaks hand in loss to Dallas Cowboys

According to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Detroit Lions safety Quandre Diggs suffered a fractured bone in his hand in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. 2018-10-02 12:19 2KB www.clickondetroit.com

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US pastor's lawyer to lodge appeal at top Turkey court

A lawyer for the US pastor whose detention in Turkey sparked a crisis with Washington will appeal Wednesday to the constitutional court for his release. 2018-10-02 12:00 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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GE shares pop for a second day after RBC upgrade

RBC Capital raises its rating to outperform from sector perform for GE shares, citing the successful track record of its newly installed chief executive. 2018-10-02 11:46 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Captain Lee & Chief Stew Kate Have An Entirely New Crew On 'Below Deck' This Season

Bravo's Below Deck takes viewers behind the scenes of a luxurious life on the open seas, featuring the lives and drama of employees who keep uber-fancy yachts running for their interesting and varied clienteles. The reality series is entering a new… 2018-10-02 11:00 4KB www.bustle.com

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Teenager swept out to sea in KwaZulu-Natal

A 16-year-old boy has been swept out to sea while swimming near Blythedale's main beach in KwaZulu-Natal, the National Sea Rescue Institute has announced. 2018-10-02 09:55 1KB www.news24.com

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Italian Mayor Arrested for Allegedly Aiding Illegal Migration - Finance Police

ROME (Sputnik) - Domenico Lucano, the mayor of the Italian town of Riace, was placed under house arrest on suspicion of supporting illegal migration, Italy's Guardia di Finanza said on Tuesday. 2018-10-02 14:53 1KB sputniknews.com

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Zombie Attack: 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Kills 29-Year-Old US Surfer

The infection, triggered by Naegleria fowleri amoeba, has only been diagnosed 143 times in the US during the past 55 years and has a 98 percent fatality rate. 2018-10-02 14:52 2KB sputniknews.com

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North Korea denounces U. S. for sanctions against China, Russia entities

North Korea may be taking a strategic interest in the U. S. sanctions imposed on the Chinese military for purchasing Russian jets and missile systems. 2018-10-02 14:51 2KB www.upi.com

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Trailer: Meet All the Spider-People, and One Spider-Pig (Video)

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" movie unveiled a new trailer on Tuesday, and Brooklyn, New York is getting crowded 2018-10-02 14:48 1KB www.thewrap.com

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Report: White House Considered Suspending Student Visas For Chinese Nationals To Fight Espionage

The Trump administration reportedly considered, but ultimately did not go through with, suspending student visas for Chinese nationals over concerns about espionage activity in U… 2018-10-02 14:47 3KB dailycaller.com

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Deputies round up escaped camel in Illinois

Sheriff's deputies in Illinois helped round up an escaped camel and return it to its owners, but the animal later died. 2018-10-02 14:42 1KB www.upi.com

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Rosen provides hope for winless Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are the only winless team left in the NFL but first-year coach Steve Wilks sees some promise in his team following Sunday's 20-17 loss at home to Seattle. 2018-10-02 14:40 4KB www.upi.com

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Flight Aborted at JFK After Fire Breaks Out in Landing Gear

A Delta Air Lines plane aborted takeoff due to landing gear fire at JFK airport in New York 2018-10-02 14:40 2KB www.theepochtimes.com

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Missing Deer Park girl believed to be in 'extreme danger,' police say

A 12-year-old Deer Park girl who went missing Tuesday is believed to be in “extreme danger,” police said. 2018-10-02 14:39 1KB www.click2houston.com

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Daughter, 17, Boyfriend, 18, Charged With Father’s Murder

Miami-Dade police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection to her father's murder. 2018-10-02 14:36 3KB miami.cbslocal.com

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Cute Pups Show Off Skills at Surf City Surf Dog Contest in California

Cute Pups Show Off Skills at Surf City Surf Dog Contest in California. For more great photos, visit the Sputnik International website 2018-10-02 14:35 1KB sputniknews.com

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NFL Star’s Reaction To Gruesome Injury Might Surprise You [PHOTO]

Cincinnati Bengals star Tyler Eifert was nothing but smiles after a gruesome ankle injury. Eifert, who is one of the coolest guys in the league,… 2018-10-02 14:33 2KB smokeroom.com

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Niners TE Kittle emerging as strong target

The San Francisco 49ers couldn't pull out the win in their first game minus quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday, but their offense was far from stagnant. 2018-10-02 14:31 3KB www.upi.com

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Denmark Pledges to Stop Diesel, Petrol Cars by 2030 in 'Ambitious' Climate Plan

Meeting the goal of one million "green" cars will be a tough nut to crack, as there are only 9,000 electric cars traversing Danish roads at present. 2018-10-02 14:27 3KB sputniknews.com

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Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Recalled Due to Packaging: CPSC

Uber Numb topical anesthetic creams and sprays are being recalled because the packaging isn’t child-resistant 2018-10-02 14:25 2KB www.theepochtimes.com

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Members of EU Parliament Discuss US Decision to Stop Financing UNRWA (VIDEO)

In January 2018, the United States withheld a part of $350 million in annual funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) after US President Donald Trump said that Palestinians lacked the willingness to hold peace talks with Israel. 2018-10-02 14:25 1KB sputniknews.com

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Galveston sees wettest September in 133 years

If you felt like the rain just wouldn't stop in Galveston last month, the numbers back up your perception. 2018-10-02 14:22 1KB www.click2houston.com

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Tom Brady appeared to try to hide Nike’s logo during a press conference and it backfired

Tom Brady wore his sweatshirt inside out while meeting with reporters on Monday, seemingly in an attempt to hide the Nike logo from view. 2018-10-02 14:15 2KB www.aol.com

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16-Year-Old Boy in Turkey Gets 4.5 Years in Prison for Kissing 13-Year-Old Girl

An expert report cites the "impulse of puberty" for a teen's actions that brought him to trial, but that excuse didn't get the 16-year-old off the hook for a sexual assault charge. The... World News Summaries. 2018-10-02 14:15 2KB www.newser.com

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New Zealand earthquake study highlights influence of megathrust

New research suggests earthquake forecasting models pay too much attention to individual surface faults and not enough attention to the underlying megathrust. 2018-10-02 14:15 3KB www.upi.com

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Lockheed to provide Hellfire II missiles for the Netherlands, Japan

Lockheed Martin has received a $631.8 million foreign military sales contract to sell the Netherlands and Japan Hellfire II missiles. 2018-10-02 14:11 2KB www.upi.com

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Best Bites: Fall chicken avocado pear salad

This seasonal salad looks so good! 2018-10-02 14:05 3KB www.aol.com

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Israeli parts ways with world in view of U. S. and Pres. in Trump era

The poll, released as the second anniversary of Trump's victory in 2016 approaches, found that “Trump’s international image remains poor, while ratings for the United States are much lower than during Barack Obama’s presidency.” 2018-10-02 14:03 1KB www.jpost.com

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Republicans reach the ‘triage’ stage of the 2018 midterm election cycle

It's best not to even bother asking party officials what they expect to see happen in individual races. Instead, I find it far more useful to follow the money. 2018-10-02 14:00 3KB www.msnbc.com

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NHL Calendar 2018-19: Regular season begins this week

Here are some important dates for the 2018-19 NHL season: 2018-10-02 13:58 791Bytes www.clickondetroit.com

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Bodycam Video: K-9 Takes Down Armed Robbery Suspect Who Ran

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida released body camera footage showing a K-9, named Rambo, taking down an armed robbery suspect. 2018-10-02 13:58 2KB www.theepochtimes.com

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The Cheetah in Us All

A mother thinks about the inheritance of children There are only seven or eight thousand cheetahs left on Earth. Once upon a time (and not… 2018-10-02 13:55 15KB www.commondreams.org

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Deandre Ayton makes an immediate statement in NBA debut

Deandre Ayton might be the NBA’s next great man in the middle. The No. 1 pick had a dominant debut Monday night, finishing with 24… 2018-10-02 13:51 1KB nypost.com

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Tesla flags China tariff worries as it misses Model 3 target

Tesla missed its weekly Model 3 production target on Tuesday and said it was facing a 40 percent import tariff in China due to the… 2018-10-02 13:50 2KB nypost.com

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0.3
Day-long waits, frustration mark Indonesians' petrol quest

Hundreds of people swarm an Indonesian state-owned petrol station in the quake-and-tsunami-struck city of Palu, where some would-be customers wait for more than a day to top up the tank. 2018-10-02 13:50 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Federal Judges Confirm Transgender People Have Equal Coverage to Health Care

The rulings add to a growing body of case law that is improving transgender access to insurance equity. 2018-10-02 13:49 5KB truthout.org

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US to Restrict G-4 Visas for Partners of LGBT Diplomats, UN Employees

A new State Department mandate that a rep says will "help ensure and promote equal treatment" between heterosexual and same-sex couples is attracting no shortage of critics, with one ex-US... World News Summaries. 2018-10-02 13:49 2KB www.newser.com

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The risk Ebola spreads beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo is “very high”

It’s already the seventh-largest Ebola outbreak in history. 2018-10-02 13:48 5KB www.vox.com

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Makes Pie The Same Way She Runs Press Briefings — With A Hammer

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed the recipe for her viral chocolate pecan pie, and the secret ingredient is a hammer. Sanders’s pie… 2018-10-02 13:48 3KB dailycaller.com

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'The Fifth Risk' Paints A Portrait Of A Government Led By The Uninterested

The thought that Donald Trump may have been totally unprepared to become president in November 2016 is one that's not new to those who have been 2018-10-02 13:48 6KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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Auto racing exec busted for peeping into bedroom of neighbor’s daughter

An executive at Atlanta Motor Speedway was caught peeping into a neighbor’s bedroom and recording a young woman on his cellphone, police said. Michael Bruner,… 2018-10-02 13:46 2KB nypost.com

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1.2
How to apply for Google Project Stream’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ test

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download… 2018-10-02 13:46 1KB technology.inquirer.net

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Rock thrown at bulletproof glass hits burglar in the face

Police in Maryland shared security camera footage of a burglar throwing a rock that bounced off some bulletproof glass and hit the man in the face. 2018-10-02 13:46 1KB www.upi.com

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Farmer City man injured in car vs. motorcycle accident

CHAMPAIGN - A Farmer City man remained hospitalized Tuesday with injuries he received when a car turned in front of his motorcycle northwest of Champaign Monday morning. Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Brian Mennenga said Brian Voyles, 18, was driving his motorcycle east on U. S. 150 about 7:30 a.m. 2018-10-02 13:46 1KB www.news-gazette.com

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Malema has a warning for Nene: 'Lie and we will lay perjury charges against you'

The EFF will approach the courts should Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene "lie" under oath during his testimony at the commission of inquiry into state capture, says Julius Malema. 2018-10-02 13:45 3KB www.news24.com

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Trump To Text Every American Tomorrow

For the first time, every American will get a text from President Trump tomorrow. It's only a test--but you can't opt out. 2018-10-02 13:44 1KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Former Alabama Football Coach Shoots Himself. Here’s What We Know

Former Alabama head football coach Mike Dubose accidentally shot himself on Monday afternoon. Dubose was working on his farm in Alabama when he shot himself… 2018-10-02 13:43 1KB smokeroom.com

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Boy, 7, suffers severe burns after picking limes in sun, mom says

A mother has issued a warning after her seven-year-old son's hand blew up "like a balloon" and suffered second-degree chemical burns… 2018-10-02 13:42 4KB www.foxnews.com

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0.0
Southwest Airlines kicks off 72-hour fare sale

For three days, you’ll be able to get steep discounts on travel to more than 40 destinations aboard Southwest Airlines. 2018-10-02 13:41 1KB www.click2houston.com

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NBA Star Has Sobering Words Every American Should Hear About Social Media

Philadelphia 76ers star J. Redick has no time or patience for social media, and he has a message everybody should hear. Redick completely got… 2018-10-02 13:40 2KB smokeroom.com

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0.4
George Carlin biopic in development with ‘Moneyball’ screenwriter

The untitled project could possibly see a TV or streaming release. 2018-10-02 13:39 2KB pagesix.com

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Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker 2 launched at Rs. 799

Fancy a mini-bluetooth speaker but within a budget? Xiaomi India is here with their product priced at just Rs. 799. 2018-10-02 13:37 2KB scroll.in

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Kenan Thompson Breaks Down Watching Kanye’s Pro-Trump Rant On ’SNL’

Kenan misses the old Kanye, too. 2018-10-02 13:36 2KB uproxx.com

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Sarah Hyland is being shamed for not wearing a bra: 'Someone needs a bra'

While Sarah Hyland is typically body-shamed by trolls who accuse her of being too skinny, she’s now catching flak for showing off some curves. 2018-10-02 13:35 2KB www.aol.com

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Polish court orders Catholic order to pay sex abuse victim

Polish court orders Catholic order to pay sex abuse victim on WTOP| WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An appeals court in Poland has ruled that a Roman Catholic order should pay damages to a woman who was abducted and sexually abused by one of its priests when she was 13. The court on Tuesday said the Society of… 2018-10-02 13:34 1KB wtop.com

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Navy commissions fast-attack submarine USS Indiana in Florida

The Navy commissioned its newest nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine in front of a crowd of about 5,000 people Saturday in Port Canaveral, Fla. 2018-10-02 13:34 2KB www.stripes.com

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Huawei Y9 launched boasting four cameras and Kirin 710 chipset

Targeted at young generation, Huawei launches Y9 (2019) upgraded model with enhanced performance aided by Kirin 710. 2018-10-02 13:33 2KB scroll.in

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Northwest Indiana Dental Office Manager Charged With Medicaid Fraud

The former manager of a dental office with locations in Chesterton and Crown Point, Indd., has been charged with felony Medicaid fraud after allegedly swindling Medicaid out of more than $365,000. 2018-10-02 13:30 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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James Beard Foundation Makes Changes to Diversify Its Awards

The committees that determine which restaurants, chefs and media get nominations will aim to be at least as diverse as the American population. 2018-10-02 13:30 4KB www.nytimes.com

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Shia LaBeouf & FKA twigs Take Romance To Paris: Cozy Up For Date At The Louvre

Fine art in the city of love! Shia LaBeouf and his new bae, FKA twigs, were spotted on a date in Paris, taking in the sights. 2018-10-02 13:29 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with art

Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with art on WTOP| A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience. In New York City, the Brooklyn Museum offers yoga and… 2018-10-02 13:25 3KB wtop.com

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'World of Dance': Jenna Dewan won't return as host in Season 3

Jenna Dewan said it was "an absolute thrill" to serve as host on "World of Dance" for two seasons. 2018-10-02 13:25 1KB www.upi.com

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All of the things each MLB playoff team does best

From the obvious to the obscure, each World Series contender has several key advantages over the others. 2018-10-02 13:23 14KB www.espn.com

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Tesla Reports an Upturn in Car Production

The improvement is welcome news for a company that has been rocked by upheaval since Elon Musk, its chief executive, unveiled an abortive buyout plan. 2018-10-02 13:23 2KB www.nytimes.com

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Jayson Werth, ex-MLB star, to officer during DUI arrest: 'I'm just not sure I trust you'

Former Major League Baseball star Jayson Werth reportedly told an officer during a DUI arrest in April he wasn’t sure he trusts police officers. An… 2018-10-02 13:22 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Hunger strike of Abdus Saboor’s family enters into 4th day

New Delhi: The hunger strike of Abdus Saboor’s mother and wife has entered into the 4th day. Politic 2018-10-02 13:21 2KB www.siasat.com

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Brewers Star Crushes Beers After Big Win Like A Boss. The Video Is Amazing

Milwaukee Brewers star Eric Thames got wild after they beat the Chicago Cubs 3–1 in a divisional tiebreaker Monday. How did Thames celebrate the big… 2018-10-02 13:21 1KB smokeroom.com

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Zero Waste households winnow their trash down to almost nil

Zero Waste households winnow their trash down to almost nil on WTOP| Less may be more, but zero is the best of all — at least where contributing to landfills is concerned. A small but growing number of households are joining what has become a bona fide movement: Zero Waste. While their goal of… 2018-10-02 13:21 5KB wtop.com

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WHO launches second cholera vaccine drive in Yemen as cases surge

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it was helping Yemeni authorities with a second round of vaccination against cholera in three hard-hit districts, as cases surged across the war-ravaged country. 2018-10-02 13:20 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Akshay wishes luck to Kapil Sharma

Mumbai: National Award-winner Akshay Kumar has wished good luck to actor Kapil Sharma, whom he calls 2018-10-02 13:20 1KB www.siasat.com

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Saudi woman barred from marrying 'musical' suitor

A Saudi woman has lost a judicial battle to marry the man of her choice as a court deemed him "religiously" unfit because he plays a musical instrument, a Saudi newspaper reported Tuesday. 2018-10-02 13:20 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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In Destroying Social Security, GOP Has No Plans for Elderly Americans

Dismantling Social Security will be a top priority for Republicans if they retain a majority in Congress. 2018-10-02 13:19 10KB truthout.org

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Teyana Taylor’s Husband Is ‘Super Proud’ Of His Wife’s Sexy Figure After She Bares Nipples On ‘SNL’

Iman Shumpert is 'super proud' of Teyana Taylor's sexy 'SNL' performance! 2018-10-02 13:19 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Why Mindy Kaling Is Glad She Had Her Daughter Later In Her Career

It's been almost a year since Mindy Kaling welcomed her first child, Katherine, into the world. And although she likes to maintain her baby's privacy, her latest update on her daughter included plenty of details about what her mom life is like. In… 2018-10-02 13:18 2KB www.bustle.com

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Photos: Capitals’ Stanley Cup Championship rings revealed

The Washington Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup Championship rings were unveiled and presented to the team Monday during a private ceremony in D. C. See what they look like. 2018-10-02 13:18 1KB wtop.com

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Patrick Mahomes dazzles with left-handed pass on Kansas City Chiefs' game-winning drive

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made a third-down conversion on his game-winning drive Monday night against the Denver Broncos by tossing the… 2018-10-02 13:17 1KB www.foxnews.com

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1.4
Five True Statements About ’Better Call Saul’: Big Trouble In Paradise

A parking garage is as good a place as any to let it all out. 2018-10-02 13:16 4KB uproxx.com

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Transport fuels keep rising, petrol in Delhi nears Rs 84/litre

New Delhi: Transport fuel prices continued on the daily record-breaking upward movement on Tuesday, 2018-10-02 13:15 2KB www.siasat.com

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NFL Player Gets Laughable Sentence For DWI. Does The Punishment Go Far Enough?

NFL free agent Dorial Green-Beckham was hit with a weak punishment for his DWI last December. According to TMZ, the 2015 second round pick… 2018-10-02 13:13 2KB smokeroom.com

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This Month's Sephora Rewards Includes Cute Travel Minis From Fenty & Clinique

One of the best things about shopping at Sephora — besides, you know, aisles upon aisles of prestige brands and products — is the loyalty program. Sephora's tiered Beauty Insider rewards program has amazing monthly benefits and freebies. You earn… 2018-10-02 13:10 4KB www.bustle.com

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Jack Ma Is Retiring. Is China's Economy Losing Steam?

Jack Ma Is Retiring. Is China's Economy Losing Steam? 2018-10-02 13:08 715Bytes www.realclearpolitics.com

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Lonzo Ball Reveals Adorable 1st Photo Of His Baby Girl More Than 2 Mos. After Her Birth — Sweet Pic

This NBA player welcomed his daughter in July, and we've been waiting for a look at her face ever since. Lonzo is finally showing Zoey off. 2018-10-02 13:06 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Mom says it's a miracle teen son survived shark attack

The mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered a large shark bite while lobster fishing in California said Monday that it's a… 2018-10-02 13:06 2KB www.foxnews.com

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The 9 most important state legislature elections in 2018, explained

Democrats lost a lot of statehouse power under Obama. In 2018, they could start to win it back. 2018-10-02 13:05 15KB www.vox.com

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Horse wanders into French bar after breaking loose at racetrack

Stop us if you’ve heard this one. Last week, a young horse at the Chantilly Racecourse in France broke free of her rider and barged into a… 2018-10-02 13:05 1KB www.foxnews.com

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New York trio asks court to halt Trump’s national alert system

A trio of New Yorkers are asking a federal court to stop the government from testing an alert system that they say would allow President… 2018-10-02 13:04 2KB nypost.com

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San Jose Man Anthony Aiello, 90, Charged After Cops Check Dead Woman's Fitbit

Police in San Jose believe a 90-year-old man murdered his 67-year-old stepdaughter—and he might have gotten away with it if she hadn't been wearing a Fitbit. Police say they found Karen Navarra... Crime News Summaries. 2018-10-02 13:03 2KB www.newser.com

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Israeli companies to lead establishment of New York cyber innovation hub

JVP will establish New York's first international cybersecurity investment hub, Hub. NYC, with the goal of growing cyber start-ups into major businesses. 2018-10-02 13:02 1KB www.jpost.com

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If Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath About When He Knew of Ramirez Allegations, Says Sanders, "That's a Federal Crime"

"The extent of the perjury is just absurd here," said one journalist in response to the reporting by NBC News From left, Deborah Ramirez,… 2018-10-02 13:02 4KB www.commondreams.org

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Rock thrown at Reform synagogue worshippers during Simhat Torah

Barenstein said that more than 200 people had participated in the Simhat Torah prayer services and events. 2018-10-02 13:01 1KB www.jpost.com

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Jon Litner on the Future of YES Network and Hitting the Market

YES Network president Jon Litner needs the TV home of the New York Yankees to score as he faces an unusual dealmaking doubleheader. 2018-10-02 13:00 919Bytes variety.com

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Why Bankers Are Back in the Media Business in 2018

Bankers are looking forward to the hottest deal market since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. 2018-10-02 13:00 913Bytes variety.com

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After a Rocky Start, Steiner Studios Builds a Production Powerhouse in Brooklyn

Steiner Studios is now the largest in New York and boasts 30 soundstages, with plans to construct a full-on studio backlot. 2018-10-02 13:00 951Bytes variety.com

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Tainted Bootleg Alcohol Kills Dozens and Poisons Hundreds in Iran

More than a dozen were blinded and hundreds hospitalized across the country, which has recently begun trying to combat drinking problems. 2018-10-02 13:00 3KB www.nytimes.com

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Cody Simpson & The Tide Release New Dreamy ‘Daybreak’ Music Video — Watch

It's here! Cody Simpson released his new music video for 'Daybreak' on Oct. 2, and it's sure to bring a little sunshine to your day. 2018-10-02 13:00 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Chernin Group Acquires Controlling Stake in Steven Rinella's MeatEater Inc.

Chernin Group is the principal investor in MeatEater Inc., an outdoor-lifestyle company founded by Steven Rinella. 2018-10-02 13:00 1KB variety.com

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Rafael carries out lengthy qualification process for lightweight Trophy system

The Trophy Vehicle Protection System is designed to protect smaller platforms. 2018-10-02 13:00 1KB www.jpost.com

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Alan Cumming Knows More About Manhattan Nightlife Than You Do

Alan Cumming knows more about Manhattan nightlife than you do. 2018-10-02 13:00 873Bytes variety.com

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Owner of Dallas Vietnamese restaurant shares his secret to easy beef pho at home

There's a mystique around these bowls of Vietnamese broth-based soup, served in bowls so big that it feels like an Olympian feat to finish half --... 2018-10-02 13:00 6KB www.dallasnews.com

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In UP, Apple executive’s shooting by police gives BJP’s Brahmin leaders a stick to beat Adityanath

Brahmins in the state believe that the chief minister is promoting members of his Thakur caste. 2018-10-02 13:00 5KB scroll.in

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0.3
Ranking Every Marvel Studios Movie

Where does your favorite MCU hero tale rank? 2018-10-02 13:00 2KB uproxx.com

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Crawford and Son chef announces new Cary steakhouse

The chef behind Raleigh's Crawford and Son announced Tuesday his plans to open a steakhouse in Cary in 2020. 2018-10-02 13:00 1KB www.wral.com

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NHL - Why the Buffalo Sabres are everyone's sleeper pick for the playoffs in 2018-19

Jack Eichel & Co. garnered the most votes in our poll of NHL players, coaches and execs on this year's surprise team. 2018-10-02 12:58 8KB www.espn.com

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Elderly man arrested for trying to buy girl from mom at Walmart

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Police say an 81-year-old attempted to buy an 8-year-old girl from her mother for $200,000 at… 2018-10-02 12:57 1KB nypost.com

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http://fortune.com

Fortune 500 Daily & Breaking Business News 2018-10-02 12:57 1KB fortune.com

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California Today: An Additional Fund for Solar Power

Tuesday: $800 million for energy storage, the Supreme Court bars Vinod Khosla’s appeal, and a travel writer’s trip down Highway 1. 2018-10-02 12:56 6KB www.nytimes.com

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‘Come on, Angie!’: With Nadal and Sharapova absent, Kerber’s the biggest star at China Open

The German star is being roared on in the Chinese capital by a small but loud and loyal band of local supporters. 2018-10-02 12:55 2KB scroll.in

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Best, worst quarterbacks of Week 4 NFL 2018 by Total QBR

The No. 2 overall pick from 2017 finished No. 1, while Ryan Tannehill put up a single-digit Total QBR. Here are the week's best, worst performances. 2018-10-02 12:54 7KB www.espn.com

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What Democrats Should Do If They Win the House

What Democrats Should Do If They Win the House 2018-10-02 12:53 782Bytes www.realclearpolitics.com

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Eastern Cape police commissioner faces angry residents

The imbizo follows complaints by residents about poor policing in the Humansdorp cluster. 2018-10-02 12:47 4KB www.news24.com

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'He must stay in jail forever and die there' - children of 'Springs monster'

Affidavits filed by two children of the 'Springs monster' make for grim reading - his son, now 15, says he hates everything about his father. 2018-10-02 12:47 3KB www.news24.com

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0.0
21 things to do in Michigan this October

It's officially fall in Michigan. 2018-10-02 12:46 6KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Lions won’t let Straeuli go without a fight

The Lions have confirmed the Bulls’ interest in their CEO Rudolf Straeuli but said they will do their best to keep him in Johannesburg. 2018-10-02 12:45 2KB www.sport24.co.za

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Former teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse at Bristow day care

A former employee of a Prince William County day care has pleaded guilty to 14 charges of sexually abusing preschoolers and taking inappropriate photos of them. 2018-10-02 12:44 2KB wtop.com

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25 Best Gifts for 8 Year Old Girls: The Ultimate List (2018)

From the new Furby Connect to cool craft kits and other fun toys, our list of the top 25 best gifts for 8 year old girls is loaded with great ideas. 2018-10-02 12:43 13KB heavy.com

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21 year old Cricketer retires to become a Pilot

Christopher Carter, the Hong Kong's 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has retired from cricket to pur 2018-10-02 12:43 1KB www.siasat.com

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Contradictory views on China’s steel output. But only time will tell if production will rise or fall

Reports by the Australian government and other economic analysts that Chinese steel production has peaked are at odds with the expectations by local observers that the government’s infrastructure push will underpin demand 2018-10-02 12:41 6KB www.scmp.com

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Opening doors in mid-air: how India’s travel culture took to the skies

A nation famous for its trains is witnessing a boom in air travel – but the rules of flight etiquette are distinctly different. 2018-10-02 12:40 6KB www.newstatesman.com

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NATO exercise to be biggest since Cold War

NATO's Trident Juncture 18 exercise will draw in 45,000 troops, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, unveiling what officials confirmed would be the alliance's biggest manoeuvres since the Cold War. 2018-10-02 12:40 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Is Almost Here: Details About The Soiree

The second royal wedding of 2018 will be very different than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May nuptials. Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank… 2018-10-02 12:40 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Why we need “blue laws,” the religious tradition that sanctifies life outside of work

Religious "blue laws" achieve many of the same goals as progressive labor unions. 2018-10-02 12:40 10KB www.vox.com

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Bill Cosby's Been in Prison for a Week, Here's How He Spends His Time

Bill Cosby's been locked up for a week, and we've learned how he spends his days behind bars. 2018-10-02 12:40 1KB www.tmz.com

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Kourtney Kardashian Has A ‘Special Place In Her Heart’ For Her ‘First Love’ Scott Disick, Per ‘Hollywood Life’

Not only do the couple share three children together, Mason, Penelope, and Reign, but they also share her famous family, who have taken Disick in… 2018-10-02 12:39 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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Conor McGregor Finally Opens Up About Why He Waited So Long To Fight Again

Conor McGregor has finally given fans a bit of insight about why he hasn’t fought in the UFC in nearly two years. In a long… 2018-10-02 12:38 2KB smokeroom.com

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Rain creating hazardous driving conditions in Bay Area

The first significant rain of the season is now falling in the Bay Area. While this isn't the strongest storm, several accidents have been reported on the roads. 2018-10-02 12:37 1KB abc7news.com

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1.4
Tesla delivered 83,500 vehicles in the third quarter, more than expected

CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said he expects the company to be profitable in the third quarter. Tesla has had only two profitable quarters since it went public in 2010. 2018-10-02 12:35 2KB www.cnbc.com

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United Kingdom: Post-Brexit immigration rules will not prioritise EU migrants, says Theresa May

The prime minister said low-skilled migration will be reduced after the Brexit measures are incorporated. 2018-10-02 12:31 2KB scroll.in

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Drought may cost China US$47 billion a year as temperatures rise, study finds

Researchers say economic losses will more than double if the global average goes up by 1.5 degrees – and a 2-degree increase would be significantly worse 2018-10-02 12:31 4KB www.scmp.com

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On her farewell tour, Joan Baez remains potent voice amid troubled times

A forerunner of protest music and patron saint of social activism is in the midst of her last tour at a time when America needs her voice most. 2018-10-02 12:30 5KB chicago.suntimes.com

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I’m A Chicana Reporter Covering Femicide In Mexico & I Won’t Let Women’s Stories Be Erased

Lesvy Berlin Osorio was found lying against a telephone booth in the middle of the National Autonomous University of Mexico campus in Mexico City. She was strangled by her boyfriend. Mariana Baltierra left her house in Ecatepec but never returned… 2018-10-02 12:30 5KB www.bustle.com

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An estimated 1.6 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015. That's five per cent of its entire population

The crisis-hit country has seen oil production plunge almost two-thirds in the past 16 years. It its place, Venezuela now exports people 2018-10-02 12:30 6KB nationalpost.com

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Liquefaction: When terra firma turns to mush

Survivors of the enormous 7. 2018-10-02 12:30 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Lebanon’s president vows to confront any Israeli aggression

Lebanon’s president vows to confront any Israeli aggression on WTOP| BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president says his country will confront any Israeli aggression, the latest volley in a war of words over Israeli accusations of secret Hezbollah rocket sites near the Beirut airport. In a tweet Tuesday… 2018-10-02 12:30 1KB wtop.com

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Elon Musk Tops Huge VIP List for Conor vs. Khabib Fight

The biggest UFC fight of all time might just have the biggest celebrity guest list of all time. 2018-10-02 12:30 1KB www.tmz.com

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Tiffany Trump Slays In Skintight Pants For Night Out With Big Sis Ivanka & Family — Pics

Tiffany Trump looked sexy in tight black pants while spending time with Ivanka Trump and family in NYC. 2018-10-02 12:28 1KB hollywoodlife.com

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Bill Nelson, Rick Scott Square Off In Florida Senate Debate Tuesday

With 35 days to go before Election Day, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott will square off Tuesday night in the first debate in Florida's highly competitive U. S. Senate seat. 2018-10-02 12:28 2KB miami.cbslocal.com

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New U. S. policy requires same-sex U. N. diplomats to marry for visa

Same-sex partners of foreign diplomats will have to get married to be eligible for a U. S. visa, under a new policy adopted by the Trump administration. 2018-10-02 12:28 2KB www.upi.com

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0.0
Seattle police start anti-swatting program following fake 911 calls

Harassment known as swatting has risen to become such a problem around Seattle, police have developed a new program to counter the dangerous practice. 2018-10-02 12:25 5KB mynorthwest.com

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0.0
The dress you buy don’t just reflect your style, but your values too

I recently went to a conference on body-positivity, and one of the panel discussions focused on the effects of Media on people’s body image.… 2018-10-02 12:23 4KB preen.inquirer.net

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Instagrammers wearing dad trainers mark the start of the Great Anti-Heel Revolution

“Giving up entirely” is the new black. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier. 2018-10-02 12:22 4KB www.newstatesman.com

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Over Half of US Citizens Criticize Trump's Foreign Policy - Poll

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Almost 60 percent of US citizens approve of US President Donald Trump's economic program, but over 50 percent criticize his foreign policy, an opinion poll revealed. 2018-10-02 12:22 1KB sputniknews.com

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The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season

The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season on WTOP| PARIS (AP) — An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows. With a click of his gloved… 2018-10-02 12:22 4KB wtop.com

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Tanushree Dutta alleges MNS threatened her, thanks Mumbai Police for providing her security detail

The actress, who has accused senior actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her in 2008, said the police’s support has strengthened her resolve. 2018-10-02 12:22 3KB scroll.in

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Khloe Kardashian Worried About Getting Pregnant Again Amid Tristan Thompson Relationship Drama, Per ‘HL’

Khloe Kardashian is reportedly worried about getting pregnant again just six months after she and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson welcomed their daughter True. However, it’s… 2018-10-02 12:21 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Police say gun violence declined from last year

City crime has fallen across the board compared to last year, according to a report by the Chicago Police Department. 2018-10-02 12:20 3KB chicago.suntimes.com

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AP: Firms sell school 'hardening' as mass shooting solution

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to… 2018-10-02 12:19 24KB abcnews.go.com

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0.0
Mazda confirms return of the Wankel rotary engine in 2020

What spins around comes around. Mazda has confirmed the return of the Wankel rotary engine in 2020, eight years after it put it on hiatus… 2018-10-02 12:19 1KB www.foxnews.com

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Ansel Elgort to star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Filming for “West Side Story” is set to begin in the summer of 2019. 2018-10-02 12:18 2KB pagesix.com

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Ride the Ducks civil case heads to court Tuesday

A civil trial for the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash on Seattle's Aurora Bridge will begin in court Tuesday. If no settlement is reached, the trial could last up to five months. 2018-10-02 12:18 4KB mynorthwest.com

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Opera baritone relishes brief role as Aida’s father

Opera baritone relishes brief role as Aida’s father on WTOP| NEW YORK (AP) — Quinn Kelsey is singing a key role in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s “Aida,” even though his character doesn’t have much time onstage. The Hawaiian baritone plays the heroine’s father, Amonasro, and says his… 2018-10-02 12:17 1KB wtop.com

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Leslie Strengthens While Moving Slowly Over Central Atlantic

Tropical Storm Leslie is strengthening slightly while moving slowly southwestward over the central Atlantic. 2018-10-02 12:16 1KB miami.cbslocal.com

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Common diabetes medications may raise risk for amputation

People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a study. 2018-10-02 12:16 4KB www.upi.com

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Shane Dawson and the rise of the YouTube episodic series

While Netflix and Amazon have reigned over millennial, online-hosted series, YouTuber Shane Dawson is making his own episodic content with astonishing success. 2018-10-02 12:15 8KB www.newstatesman.com

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Goldman Sachs says Wall Street keeps underestimating just how fast Netflix is growing

Wall Street underestimates Netflix user growth over the next several years as the company turns its focus to a far larger global market, according to Goldman Sachs. 2018-10-02 12:13 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Brooke Aldridge talks 2018 IBMA Female Vocalist win, future plans (Includes interview)

Brooke Aldridge chatted with Digital Journal about her 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) win for "Female Vocalist of the Year." 2018-10-02 12:12 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Google Continues to Sell Ads to Fake Websites - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - IT giant Google continues to sell advertisements to fraudulent websites, allowing them to appear at the top of search results, despite the company's pledge to reverse its policy, an investigation by The Times showed on Tuesday. 2018-10-02 12:12 1KB sputniknews.com

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Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Customs officials will now require people entering the country to open phones and other devices for inspection if asked. 2018-10-02 12:12 4KB www.nytimes.com

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Clemson Fans Will Be Jumping For Joy When They Hear The Health Update On Injured Star QB

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence sounds like he’s going to be just fine after suffering a shocking hit against Syracuse over the weekend. The freshman phenom… 2018-10-02 12:12 2KB smokeroom.com

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Woman Claimed 4 Dentists Raped Her; Video Evidence Results In Dropped Charges

Prosecutors for the state of Nevada dropped all charges that were filed against four men — three of whom are brothers — after a woman falsely accused them of raping her in late July. 2018-10-02 12:10 3KB www.dailywire.com

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NASA marked 60th anniversary, these are the NASA’s brilliant inventions which have improved life on Earth

NASA which opened its doors on October 1,1958, turned 60. It has done more than just putting a man 2018-10-02 12:10 1022Bytes www.siasat.com

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Comedy Club Adds Disclaimer to Ticket as Louis CK Returns

Louis CK is apparently bent on rehabilitating his comedy career one surprise appearance at a time. The comedian performed his second unannounced set at the Comedy Cellar in New York City over the weekend,... Celebrity News Summaries. 2018-10-02 12:09 1KB www.newser.com

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Pat Benatar's Daughter Hana Giraldo Looks Like a Heartbreaker in Malibu

Pat Benatar's daughter, Hana Giraldo, looks like a real heartbreaker in a skimpy bikini. 2018-10-02 12:05 1KB www.tmz.com

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India is becoming a pillar of multilateralism, UN chief Antonio Guterres says in Delhi

The UN secretary general is on a three-day visit to the country. 2018-10-02 12:04 2KB scroll.in

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Proud Mom Who Breastfeeds In Public Is Accused Of Trying To Steal Other Women’s Men

'These are my breasts, hear them roar.' A New Yorker who believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of breast milk has been branded “disgusting” and… 2018-10-02 12:04 4KB www.inquisitr.com

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It's A Plant! Vegetarian Restaurant Lures In Meat-Lovers — And It's Working

It's Saturday afternoon in the Dutch city of The Hague. Lonneke de Leeuw and Danny Dubbeldam just ordered a steak tartare sandwich and a chicken 2018-10-02 12:02 6KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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Business as Usual at Underground Star Wars Village in Tunisia (PHOTOS)

Star Wars fans from around the world keep flocking to a small Tunisian village immortalized by George Lucas’ timeless sci-fi epic. 2018-10-02 12:02 3KB sputniknews.com

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Stress reduces fertility in women, but not in men: Study

New York: Higher levels of stress can lower conception or fertility in women but it does not affect 2018-10-02 12:01 2KB www.siasat.com

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New UN marriage equality policy looking rather unequal

Good for the goose, etc. 2018-10-02 12:01 4KB hotair.com

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Iranian Ballistic Missile Program is Threat - French Defense Minister

Paris previously offered to add the Iranian missile program to the 2015 nuclear deal, while Tehran refused to discuss the issue, stressing that its ballistic program is purely defensive in nature. 2018-10-02 12:01 1KB sputniknews.com

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Use this charitable contribution to receive immediate tax benefits

Donating to a private foundation or a donor-advised fund may enable individuals to benefit from a current-year deduction under the new tax laws, while having the time to carefully plan out charitable distributions. 2018-10-02 12:01 6KB www.cnbc.com

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Firms that advise shareholders on votes fight Congress over attempt to limit their power

Congress is looking to rein in the influence of so-called proxy advisory firms, which prepare research reports that help inform investors on how to vote in shareholder matters. 2018-10-02 12:01 3KB www.cnbc.com

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Ernie Klump Jr. in 'The Nutty Professor' 'Memba Him?!

Jamal Mixon is best known for playing the gaseous kid Ernie Klump Jr. -- opposite Eddie Murphy as basically everyone else -- in the seismic 1996 funny… 2018-10-02 12:01 808Bytes www.tmz.com

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Reddit Surpasses 1 Billion Video Views, Closes in on 1 Million Uploads Per Month

Video has been booming on Reddit ever since the site introduced native uploads last year. 2018-10-02 12:00 918Bytes variety.com

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9 Times Kendall Jenner & Bella Hadid Were Twinning On And Off The Runway: See Pics

Twins on the runway and beyond! Kendall Jenner & Bella Hadid were spotted during Paris Fashion Week rocking similar looks on & off the catwalk -- and we love their dueling style! 2018-10-02 12:00 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer to Judge London Film Festival Competitors

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke will be on the Official Competition jury of the London Film Festival. 2018-10-02 12:00 1KB variety.com

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Ranking The 15 Best ’The Walking Dead’ Episodes

Before embarking on a new chapter of the series, let’s take a look back at the best episodes of previous chapters of ’The Walking Dead.’ 2018-10-02 12:00 3KB uproxx.com

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Lil Wayne’s ’Tha Carter V’ Is A Needed Reminder Of His Greatness

’Tha Carter V’ is a much-needed reminder of how much Wayne has contributed to the game -- and what he still has to give. 2018-10-02 12:00 3KB uproxx.com

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The Best Group Halloween Costumes For You And Up To 50 Of Your Friends

Looking for some creative ideas this year for you and 1,2, or 50 friends? Here are the best DIY group costumes for Halloween this year. 2018-10-02 12:00 2KB uproxx.com

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Women Are Furious. Now What?

In her new book, Rebecca Traister invokes rage to unify women in a battle against men. But being mad can prove divisive, too. 2018-10-02 12:00 13KB www.theatlantic.com

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What Hallucinations Reveal About Reality

Phenomena like hearing voices might stem from the basic way the brain works. 2018-10-02 12:00 9KB www.theatlantic.com

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Overfishing is destroying the world's oceans. These start-ups think growing fish in a lab can help

A couple years ago, there were no companies focused on lab-grown seafood. Now a handful have cropped up, including Finless Foods, Blue Nalu, Wild Type and Seafuture. And their founders hope fish grown in a lab can help them break into the more than $120 billion seafood market, and make it more sustainable in the process. 2018-10-02 12:00 3KB www.cnbc.com

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Want to know what your child is up to at preschool? There's an app for that

A number of companies are bringing tech into early education. Tadpoles, Kinderlime and Brighthweel developed childcare management software for preschools and day care centers, giving parents insight into what their kids are doing when they're away. 2018-10-02 12:00 2KB www.cnbc.com

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President Trump just helped stocks clear an important hurdle, long-time bull Art Hogan says

B. Riley FBR's Art Hogan expects the market to embark on a record-breaking year-end rally. 2018-10-02 12:00 2KB www.cnbc.com

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'Families Are Living in Fear': How a Trump Administration Proposal Is Harming Immigrants

Fear of repercussions is keeping immigrant families from using public benefit programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. 2018-10-02 12:00 1KB psmag.com

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Political Daybook for Tuesday, Oct. 2

Our political daybook offers a daily rundown of events featuring key players in the upcoming 2018 midterm election on Nov. 6. 2018-10-02 11:54 2KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Nomadic Cattle Farmers Slowed Down Onset Of Sahara Desert By 500 Years

The Sahara Desert used to be home to a thriving ecosystem. About 8,000 years ago, the region had wetter conditions that supported plants, animals,… 2018-10-02 11:54 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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Watch: Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi and AIADMK legislator argue on stage at public event

The altercation reportedly took place as A Anbalagan, an MLA from Oupalam, exceeded the time limit on his speech. 2018-10-02 11:53 2KB scroll.in

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‘It Was a Bit of an Offhand Comment About a Military Blockade’ – Scholar

According to US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a naval blockade of Russia could be an option to push Moscow out of the energy market. He also said that Russia needs to be dealt with through economic means rather than military ones. 2018-10-02 11:53 2KB sputniknews.com

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Trailer: Infowars Interviews Iranian Resistance Leader

1776 movement spreading in Iran 2018-10-02 11:50 764Bytes www.infowars.com

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Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Doctor Dolittle' delayed until 2020

Robert Downey Jr.'s "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle" has been delayed until Jan. 17,2020. 2018-10-02 11:50 2KB www.upi.com

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Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann is younger than these three Man City players

When we think of football managers we usually think of people older than the players – after all, they are supposed to be in charge. 2018-10-02 11:48 4KB www.independent.ie

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Is China’s belt and road colonialism? Mahathir: not at all

Malaysian prime minister denies his comments on free trade during a visit to Beijing were a dig at its rising economic influence – but sticks to his objections against Forest City and his description of Jews as ‘hook-nosed’ 2018-10-02 11:45 5KB www.scmp.com

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'Beat It': Michael Jackson Laughed at Over Dream to Play James Bond

The king of pop pitched his idea to Hollywood agents back in the 1980s but it wasn't received well. 2018-10-02 11:43 2KB sputniknews.com

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ATF looking for thieves who stole 400 guns from UPS facility

Federal agents are searching for two men they say stole hundreds of firearms from a UPS facility in Tennessee over the weekend. 2018-10-02 11:42 1KB www.upi.com

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Debt concerns force Pakistan to reduce loan amount from China in Silk Road rail project

The new Imran Khan-led government will decrease the loan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor from $8.2 billion to $6.2 billion. 2018-10-02 11:42 2KB scroll.in

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Turkey arrests hundreds of suspects in money-laundering probe

The probe was aimed at those who "targeted the economic and financial security of the Turkish Republic." 2018-10-02 11:41 1KB www.jpost.com

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Poll: Democrat Heitkamp down 10 points to GOP challenger in ND Senate race

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N. D.), who is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this election season, trails her GOP challenger by 10… 2018-10-02 11:40 2KB thehill.com

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Group: $134M in marijuana taxes if Michigan ballot measure passes in November

Organizers of a Michigan ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use say it would generate up to $134 million a year in taxes for state and local governments. 2018-10-02 11:39 1KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Defense Department schools in Europe and States snag Blue Ribbon honor

Two schools in Europe were among three Department of Defense Education Activity Schools named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, officials said Monday. 2018-10-02 11:39 1KB www.stripes.com

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Conservative Party Campaigner Says UK Heading Towards ‘Dictatorship’

With the Conservative Party as divided as ever on Brexit, a Tory campaigner has publicly voiced his frustration at how the party is being run, warning the UK could be moving toward autocracy. 2018-10-02 11:37 1KB sputniknews.com

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Stocks making the biggest move premarket: PEP, AMZN, SFIX, CVX & more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell. 2018-10-02 11:37 4KB www.cnbc.com

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Offer legal aid to all who face contempt charges in Hong Kong courts, judicial review writ says

Man whose conviction was overturned after he got financial help argues constitutional rights at stake 2018-10-02 11:35 3KB www.scmp.com

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McGregor 'Has Puncher's Chance' Against Khabib in Biggest Fight in UFC History

Promoter Dana White has described this weekend's fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov as the "biggest fight in UFC history". Sputnik spoke to MMA fan Sal Mannan about what is at stake. 2018-10-02 11:34 5KB sputniknews.com

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Red Wings put defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve

The Detroit Red Wings have put defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve. 2018-10-02 11:33 1KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Road construction equipment fire shuts down parts of Loop 820 in Fort Worth

Some road construction equipment caught fire Tuesday morning in Fort Worth, causing a complete shutdown of northwest Loop 820 near State Highway... 2018-10-02 11:33 1KB www.dallasnews.com

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Women Are Winning in the Trump Economy Women Are Winning in the Trump Economy

By almost every economic measure, women are flourishing in today's economy. Female unemployment is currently at a 50-year low of 3.9 percent, less than half the rate it was as recently as President... 2018-10-02 11:31 4KB www.realclearpolitics.com

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Fundraising efforts for injured Tennessee State linebacker shut down over NCAA violation fears, report says

Two GoFundMe pages supporting injured Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie were reportedly shut down Monday after concerns emerged about possible NCAA violations. The National Collegiate Athletic Association… 2018-10-02 11:29 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Here's Why Toner Is Actually Really Beneficial For Your Skin

Toner. It's often the forgotten skincare step, the one that goes unrecognised and the product that can confuse even the most advanced of beauty addicts. So, what does toner actually do, and does it actually make a difference? It's surprising how… 2018-10-02 11:28 4KB www.bustle.com

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Life-threatening flash flooding possible from remnants of Hurricane Rosa

Rosa is a tropical depression as it moves over Baja California and spreads heavy rain into the Southwest and the Rockies on Tuesday morning. Flash… 2018-10-02 11:27 2KB abcnews.go.com

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Dros rape case: Civil rights groups gather to support alleged child rape victim

Hundreds of demonstrators have filled the streets outside the Pretoria Magistrate's Court where the alleged rapist of a 7-year-old child was appearing. 2018-10-02 11:26 3KB www.news24.com

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Jake: Defence is the way forward for Boks

Former national coach Jake White says a defensive-minded approach is the way forward for the Springboks. 2018-10-02 11:24 2KB www.sport24.co.za

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New May Proposal on Irish Border Coming Up Ahead of October EU Deadline

British Prime Minister Theresa May dismissed the European Union plan put forward to the UK because it offers no effective solution to the Irish border issue. 2018-10-02 11:23 3KB sputniknews.com

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The Latest: Denmark to ramp up no Brexit preparations

The Latest: Denmark to ramp up no Brexit preparations on WTOP| BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says his country should ramp up preparations for the possibility that Britain and the European… 2018-10-02 11:19 2KB wtop.com

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Watch: 94-year-old Notts County fan gets to fulfill lifelong dream in front of the club’s home fans

Roy Prentice, who suffers from Dementia, was offered the opportunity by club to score a goal at the club’s home ground. 2018-10-02 11:19 1KB scroll.in

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Germany agrees to plan to cut diesel pollution

The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister… 2018-10-02 11:18 5KB abcnews.go.com

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Tiffani Thiessen reveals she almost played Jennifer Aniston's iconic 'Friends' role

It was the TV role that made Jennifer Aniston a household name. But Aniston almost missed out on the role, with actor Tiffani Thiessen revealing… 2018-10-02 11:17 1KB www.foxnews.com

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Voters in most Southern states expected to back GOP in midterms: poll

Voters in most Southern states are expected to back Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. The poll… 2018-10-02 11:17 2KB thehill.com

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WWE Raw: Undertaker, Kane attack Triple H, Shawn Michaels

The Brothers of Destruction -- The Undertaker and Kane-- battled Triple H and Shawn Michaels on WWE Raw. 2018-10-02 11:16 3KB www.upi.com

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Moving towards moderation: Yoga centres for women sprout in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Postures, like squatting, lunging and doing headstands, were not permitted for Saudi women u 2018-10-02 11:12 1KB www.siasat.com

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Chef Teddy Diggs is bringing Roman-style pizza to the Triangle

Award-winning Italian chef Teddy Diggs recently announced that he will be opening a Roman-style pizzeria, entitled Coronato. 2018-10-02 11:11 3KB www.wral.com

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Immigration Simulation In Sioux City Shows The Hurdles In Attaining Citizenship

Becoming a United States citizen is complicated. Immigrants are often faced with many choices in an unpredictable process that can take years, even decades 2018-10-02 11:09 2KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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Plano's 20-year-old Granite Park project is getting a makeover with more pedestrian features

One of Plano's largest and most successful office campuses is gearing up to get a lot bigger and more pedestrian friendly. The 20-year-old Granite... 2018-10-02 11:08 3KB www.dallasnews.com

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Military housing company settles after illegally charging servicemembers to break leases

A private company that manages military housing in New Jersey will pay more than $62,000 after unlawfully charging servicemembers for terminating their leases when they received orders to relocate, the Justice Department said. 2018-10-02 11:07 2KB www.stripes.com

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Thousands of Polish police, firefighters march over pay

Thousands of Polish police, firefighters march over pay on WTOP| WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of disgruntled police, firefighters and other security services are marching through the Polish capital to demand higher pay and more favorable retirement conditions. Buses carried protesters from across… 2018-10-02 11:06 1KB wtop.com

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Another day of scattered showers for Houston

The wet weather continues Tuesday for the Houston area. 2018-10-02 11:06 1KB www.click2houston.com

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Reports: Al-Nusra Agrees to Leave Idlib Under Pressure From Turkish Intelligence

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra* and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have agreed, under pressure from Turkish intelligence, to disband and withdraw their forces from the demilitarized zone in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Al Watan newspaper reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. 2018-10-02 11:04 1KB sputniknews.com

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Gita Gopinath appointed IMF Chief Economist

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appointed Gita Gopinath, a professor at 2018-10-02 11:03 1KB www.siasat.com

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West Bengal: Families of Islampur violence victims demand CBI probe into deaths

A group of women refused to allow the Daribhat High School, where the clash happened, to reopen. 2018-10-02 11:03 3KB scroll.in

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Samsung set to release silver variant of Galaxy Note 9

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start sales of a silver-coloured Galaxy Note 9 as early as t 2018-10-02 11:01 1KB www.siasat.com

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UK Using 'Skripal Case' to Increase Pressure on Russia - Foreign Ministry

According to Moscow, London's uncooperative approach confirms its provocative agenda in the case, as the UK authorities refused to provide Russia with any information on the matter. 2018-10-02 11:01 1KB sputniknews.com

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BlackRock sees an opportunity in emerging markets for the fourth quarter

BlackRock strategists favor U. S. stocks but see opportunities in emerging markets as the final quarter of the year begins. 2018-10-02 11:01 4KB www.cnbc.com

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Buy-And-Holders Are Satisfied With Their Strategy Because They Don’t Adjust Their Portfolio Statement Numbers For The Effect Of Valuations

He says that the numbers on portfolio statements that are caused by overvaluation do not reflect economic realities but irrational exuberance 2018-10-02 11:00 7KB www.valuewalk.com

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Netflix Eats Up 15% of All Internet Downstream Traffic Worldwide (Study)

Netflix streaming video consumes a significant 15% of all internet bandwidth globally, the most of any single application, per a new report. 2018-10-02 11:00 1KB variety.com

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Happy Birthday, Kelly Ripa: 10 Photos Of Her Steamiest PDA Moments With Mark Consuelos

See Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa's steamiest PDA moments in honor of her 48th birthday on Oct. 2! 2018-10-02 11:00 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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’Venom’ First Screening Reactions Have Arrived, And Hoo Boy

The first reactions to ’Venom’ have hit the web, and you’ll probably never see Tom Hardy’s favorite part. 2018-10-02 11:00 1KB uproxx.com

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Houston City Council weighs move for city crime lab

Houston City Council this week will consider signing a 30-year lease that would make the city crime lab physically independent of the Houston Police Department for the first time. 2018-10-02 11:00 1KB www.chron.com

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Big-ticket land sale may boost Houston, Harris County budgets

An apartment development is buying a 4.5-acre tract of public land at 3540 W. Dallas that local officials had long been targeting to generate some spare cash. 2018-10-02 11:00 1KB www.chron.com

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Catalan government accused of playing 'dangerous' game after unrest

Catalonia's separatist executive came was Tuesday accused of playing a "dangerous" game after the regional leader encouraged radical independence activists to carry out disruptive acts on the anniversary of a banned referendum that culminated in clashe... 2018-10-02 11:00 4KB www.digitaljournal.com

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My mom used to tell me Halloween is evil, I tell my daughter never live in fear

I couldn’t see the clock but the ticking kept me up way past the bedtime I set for myself. I was seven years old with… 2018-10-02 11:00 5KB preen.inquirer.net

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Silicon Valley’s Keystone Problem: ‘A Monoculture of Thought’

In a satirical new novel, a former Google executive identifies the technology industry’s chief issue: its narrow engineering-focused bubble. 2018-10-02 11:00 9KB www.nytimes.com

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Wouldn’t it be better if self-checkout just died?

Soon, the technology will be replaced by Amazon’s mass surveillance. 2018-10-02 11:00 20KB www.vox.com

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In 1850, Moderates in Congress Stressed Comity—and Brought on the Civil War

Stephen E. Maizlish's new book discusses a time much like our own, when radicals in Congress hurled insults while moderates bemoaned a lack of civility. 2018-10-02 11:00 1KB psmag.com

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These California public schools are the worst for Black students, according to a USC study

There was nearly a 16 percent difference between the overall graduation rate for undergraduates and the graduation rate of black undergrads at UC Berkeley from… 2018-10-02 11:00 10KB www.sfgate.com

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How parenting can be a lot like gardening

To be a parent is to be a gardener — a gardener in an emotional, unpredictable, chaotic plot of land that you're totally devoted to despite... 2018-10-02 11:00 4KB www.dallasnews.com

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First Baptist Dallas takes out permit for teardown of 1940s-era office building

First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest churches in North Texas, has taken out a demolition permit for a 1940s-era office building it owns across... 2018-10-02 11:00 2KB www.dallasnews.com

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How a Teacher in Rural Oklahoma Started a Science-Fair Dynasty

To get her students interested in STEM, Deborah Cornelison shows them how science projects can improve their community. 2018-10-02 11:00 10KB www.theatlantic.com

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Why Did No One Save Gabriel?

He was 8 years old, and the signs of abuse were obvious. Yet time and again, caseworkers from child-protective services failed to help him. 2018-10-02 11:00 50KB www.theatlantic.com

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In the market for love: Kroger opened its aisles for a singles night in Dallas

Editors' Note: Take a look back into The Dallas Morning News archives. It was a night of romance among the rutabagas. Or, something like... 2018-10-02 11:00 3KB www.dallasnews.com

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'Cult of the Machine' at DMA captures the optimism — and anxiety — of an era

Influenced by rapid technological advancements and industrialization in the Machine Age, precisionism was an American contribution to modernism... 2018-10-02 11:00 4KB www.dallasnews.com

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The lifesaving breast cancer drug she took might harm her heart. Luckily, her running could save it

Amie Goins' chemotherapy regimen for breast cancer was, as her medical oncologist Dr. Dawn Klemow says, the most difficult of all the regimens we... 2018-10-02 11:00 8KB www.dallasnews.com

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What’s worse than going without a CEO? Ask J. C. Penney

Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first. 2018-10-02 11:00 6KB www.dallasnews.com

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Eat, drink, and be merry in Hong Kong as Wine & Dine Festival returns to city with Michelin-starred chefs and HK$1.7 million in gifts for visitors

Organisers expecting 140,000 to attend event later this month at Central Harbourfront and Tamar Park, while 450 vendors have signed up to take part 2018-10-02 10:59 3KB www.scmp.com

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Yasiel Puig guarantees Dodgers will win World Series

Yasiel Puig is guaranteeing that the Los Angeles Dodgers will win the 2018 World Series. 2018-10-02 10:58 1KB www.upi.com

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Sasha Martinengo dismissed from Hot 91.9FM with immediate effect

During the course of the broadcast, a reference was made by the anchor presenter who said: [A]nd people still listen to this monkey," referring to Julius Malema. 2018-10-02 10:58 2KB www.channel24.co.za

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Viacom's Comedy Central to Launch in France

Viacom's Comedy Central will roll out in France on Oct. 4 2018-10-02 10:51 910Bytes variety.com

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Macedonia's Collapse to Be Worst-Case Scenario for Athens - Greek FM

ATHENS (Sputnik) - Cooperation between Greece and Macedonia helps maintain stability in the Balkans, so the collapse of the former Yugoslav republic would be the worst possible scenario for Athens, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Tuesday. 2018-10-02 10:50 2KB sputniknews.com

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CPI-M mouthpiece shut in Tripura, BJP blamed

Agartala: A 40-year-old CPI-M newspaper in Tripura, 2018-10-02 10:47 3KB www.siasat.com

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Hedge funds in the business of breaking up deals see big payoff, study finds

So-called activist arbitrageurs create an extra, risk-adjusted, 5.7 percent bounce in the shares of acquirers, researchers at Columbia University and the University of Florida say. 2018-10-02 10:40 5KB www.cnbc.com

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South Korea Declares War on ‘Fake News,’ Worrying Government Critics

Conservative critics denounced the government’s crackdown on information that it called “a destroyer of democracy.” 2018-10-02 10:38 5KB www.nytimes.com

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Alexis Ren Experiences Major Wardrobe Malfunction On ‘DWTS’

During the October 1 show, Ren dazzled the judges and the audience with a dance to the music of the ballet Swan Lake for the… 2018-10-02 10:37 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Halsey Leaves Little To The Imagination In Underwear Instagram Snap

Halsey took to Instagram Monday to share a sizzling snap of herself enjoying sunny Italy as she lets her imagination fly by creating art in… 2018-10-02 10:36 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Ryan Lizza's Hit Piece On Devin Nunes' Family Is Deeply Flawed

Nunes doesn't have a secret. He's not a hypocrite on immigration policy. And the 'weird' Iowans just found out Lizza had been fired for sexual misconduct. 2018-10-02 10:35 14KB thefederalist.com

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Google’s advertising chief Sridhar Ramaswamy leaves to join venture capital firm

Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Google’s business-applications until, will step into the role from Friday. 2018-10-02 10:35 3KB scroll.in

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Famed Egyptian author Youssef Ziedan wants to visit Israel

Egypt and Israel, since the Camp David Peace accords, have enjoyed close security and intelligence ties but almost no social or cultural cooperation. 2018-10-02 10:33 1KB www.jpost.com

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Don’t snack mindlessly

New Delhi: Snacking is not a mindless pursuit. And unlike universally thought, it is not devoid of b 2018-10-02 10:33 4KB www.siasat.com

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'Girl, Wash Your Face' Is Of No Comfort To Hurting Women, But This Is

If the idea of another self-help book leaves you feeling tired before you have even turned one page, try some Jesus comfort instead. 2018-10-02 10:33 6KB thefederalist.com

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Should Stop Humoring China’s Totalitarianism And Embrace India Instead

Close ties between the United States and China have outlasted their purpose and, as the developments at Google show, have proved counterproductive. 2018-10-02 10:33 8KB thefederalist.com

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Low Birth Rates Parallel Not Just The Economy, But Also Feminism

The good news is that with 2018 looking so much like 1976, we may be at the peak of Third Wave Feminism and about to see a rebound in birth rates. 2018-10-02 10:32 5KB thefederalist.com

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California Regulators Want To Control All Americans' Cars

If Trump breaks California's regulatory sway over national fuel economy standards, several car companies might have to eat massive losses. 2018-10-02 10:31 5KB thefederalist.com

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Why Smaller Premium Increases May Harm Republicans In November

Since Democrats have attempted to hype pre-existing conditions, premium increases would remind voters those come with a very real cost. 2018-10-02 10:31 8KB thefederalist.com

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The New ‘Murphy Brown’ Is Just As Biased As The Last One

The series is not funny unless you are a liberal. 'Murphy Brown' loads the deck by giving all the best lines to the liberals, while conservatives sputter. 2018-10-02 10:31 4KB thefederalist.com

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Social grants: Still some problems, concerns with new payment system

Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash. 2018-10-02 10:31 3KB www.news24.com

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Suspect Facing Charges After 3-Day Manhunt Ends In Brooklyn

A man is facing charges after he allegedly opened fire on police in upstate New York, sparking a three-day manhunt that ended in Brooklyn. 2018-10-02 10:30 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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The Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh ordeal thrusts FBI into new political jam

Welcome to The Hill's Morning Report and happy Tuesday. This daily email gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics… 2018-10-02 10:29 14KB thehill.com

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Man Utd Crisis: British Pundit Claims Embattled Mourinho Wants to Be Sacked

The club has had a poor start to its 2018/2019 season, picking up just ten points in seven Premier League games, and getting knocked out by underdogs Derby County in an early fixture of the Carabao Cup. 2018-10-02 10:28 1KB sputniknews.com

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'Why We Fight: Defeating America's Enemies - With No Apologies' by Sebastian Gorka

From the publisher: WAR. It will happen again. We must be ready. Sober words from Dr.… 2018-10-02 10:27 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Sergei Skripal Did Not Believe Moscow Poisoned Him, New Book Claims

Sergei Skripal spent most of his days watching Russian television and adopting “the Kremlin line in many matters even while sitting in his MI6-purchased house,” a BBC journalist reveals in a book about the former Russian intelligence officer. 2018-10-02 10:27 2KB sputniknews.com

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St. John’s Terminal set to get a futuristic facelift

One of the West Side waterfront’s largest Industrial Age remnants is poised for a “cool factor” office redevelopment after sitting idle for decades. Oxford Properties… 2018-10-02 10:25 3KB nypost.com

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Irregular BP, sugar readings may up heart attacks, stroke risks

Seoul: People with fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are mo 2018-10-02 10:21 2KB www.siasat.com

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Colorado bowling alley owner dies in pin machine: report

A Colorado bowling alley owner was killed Sunday afternoon while trying to fix a pin setting machine, Colorado Springs’ FOX 21 reported. Ector Rodriguez, 65,… 2018-10-02 10:19 1KB www.foxnews.com

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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Off Vanuatu Coast - USGS

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Port Vila, the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Vanuatu, the United States Geological Survey stated. 2018-10-02 10:19 1KB sputniknews.com

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On Brexit, Theresa May risks losing the DUP

Ministers talk as if they would never agree to new checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but every compromise they come up with suggests they will. 2018-10-02 10:18 4KB www.newstatesman.com

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South Koreans protest Japan's Rising Sun flag at naval event

South Koreans are protesting the Japanese government's decision to fly its Rising Sun flag, associated with Japanese wartime aggression, at an upcoming naval fleet review in Jeju. 2018-10-02 10:17 2KB www.upi.com

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VW Polo runs rampant, good month for Ford's new Fiesta - these are the best-selling cars in South Africa right now!

The Volkswagen Polo continues to dominate the passenger car market, while Ford's new Fiesta proves popular locally. Check out the best-selling cars in SA! 2018-10-02 10:15 2KB www.wheels24.co.za

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Prince Charles Moans That “People Don’t Understand What Duty Means”

The responsibility of being a royal is not easy claims the king-in-waiting Being a member of the British Royal Family is no walk… 2018-10-02 10:15 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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The Latest: Ferrari to sell new model to only 499 people

The Latest: New electrics are stars of Paris auto show on WTOP| PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Auto Show (all times local): 10 a.m. BMW says drivers will be able to use their smartphones to unlock and start the engine of its new Series 3 models. The German manufacturer has unveiled the latest… 2018-10-02 10:15 4KB wtop.com

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South Koreans work fewer hours since adoption of 52-hour work week

South Koreans' daily working hours have decreased since the country adopted a 52-hour work week in July, a data showed on Tuesday. 2018-10-02 10:14 2KB www.upi.com

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‘Attack On Titan’ Season 3, Episode 11 Delayed, New Release Date Revealed!

I got Armin Arlert! https://t.co/iLinoRB01f — ؘ (@sewoontwt) September 30,2018 With the… 2018-10-02 10:13 1KB www.inquisitr.com

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Son of Egypt’s jailed former president campaigns for father

Son of Egypt’s jailed former president campaigns for father on WTOP| CAIRO (AP) — Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of Egypt’s jailed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, is campaigning for better treatment for his father. Morsi, whose divisive year in power ended with a military ouster in 2013… 2018-10-02 10:12 8KB wtop.com

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Amazon Prime Video Greenlights German Franchise-Based 'Bibi & Tina' Series

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit the first season of the 'Bibi & Tina' series which is based on the German franchise. 2018-10-02 10:11 978Bytes variety.com

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Jack Whitehall's Dating History Includes Some A-Listers You're Sure To Recognise

When Jack Whitehall was recently cast as Disney's first major gay character in Jungle Cruise, he faced a bit of a backlash Although he's a brilliant comedy actor and will undoubtedly do a great job, it's well known that he is of course a very… 2018-10-02 10:11 3KB www.bustle.com

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Dros rape accused claims police, public assaulted him

The man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria has refused to hand over his cellphone to assist the State with its investigation. 2018-10-02 10:10 3KB www.news24.com

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NBC 5 Forecast: Warm and Humid Pattern

Warm and humid weather will stick around for several more days. There's no sign of cool fall weather anytime soon. While a stray shower or... 2018-10-02 10:09 2KB www.dallasnews.com

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London’s Battersea holds a lesson for NYC

Manhattan has Hudson Yards, the World Trade Center and Manhattan West — huge development sites that have attracted cutting-edge leading corporate tenants. Yet their… 2018-10-02 10:07 3KB nypost.com

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Drummer leaves Sigur Ros band after rape allegations surface

Drummer leaves Sigur Ros band after rape allegations surface on WTOP| LONDON (AP) — The drummer of acclaimed Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros has left the group after rape allegations were made against him. Orri Pall Dyrason said on the group’s Facebook page that he has decided to leave the band “in… 2018-10-02 10:06 1KB wtop.com

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CSA encouraged by overseas interest in T20 League

Cricket South Africa will extend the Expression of Interest deadline for its new SA T20 League tournament. 2018-10-02 10:05 2KB www.sport24.co.za

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Bok Euro tour: Sharper focus on Cronje

He hasn’t got on the park for the Springboks yet this year, but that may change dramatically for Lions No 9 Ross Cronje fairly shortly, writes Rob Houwing. 2018-10-02 10:05 4KB www.sport24.co.za

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Israeli tycoon begins 3-year prison term in securities fraud

One of Israel 's most prominent businessmen has entered prison to begin a three-year term for securities fraud. Former IDB Holding Corp. controlling… 2018-10-02 10:05 1KB abcnews.go.com

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'DWTS' Recap: The facts Of dance life! Nancy McKeon fractures foot before NYC tribute night

Former "The Facts of Life" star Nancy McKeon performed with a fractured foot on Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" on a New York… 2018-10-02 10:04 4KB www.foxnews.com

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Florida synagogue continues its wait for aid a year after Hurricane Irma

For the second year in a row, the congregation at the Lakeland synagogue is locked out of its sanctuary during the most sacred period of the Jewish calendar. 2018-10-02 10:01 1KB www.jpost.com

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‘Having Financial Hub of Europe on the Continent is Good News for EU’ – Journo

The Financial Times has reported that Paris could become the favored financial hub for Europe after Brexit and some of the world’s biggest banks and asset managers are preparing to expand their operations in the French capital. 2018-10-02 10:01 955Bytes sputniknews.com

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PepsiCo's Nooyi tops estimates and returns beverage business to growth on last day as CEO

Pepsi caps Indra Nooyi's last day as CEO by reporting earnings before the bell. 2018-10-02 10:01 2KB www.cnbc.com

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The feminist notes I’m taking from ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

Feminism isn’t something I was always an advocate of, not because I didn’t care but because I wasn’t really aware of what it was. I… 2018-10-02 10:00 3KB preen.inquirer.net

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2 dead and 3 injured after motorcycle crashes in Montgomery Co., Prince George’s Cos.

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Rockville, Maryland, and two more people were taken to the hospital in Montgomery County in a separate collision. In Prince George’s County, a man died and a school-aged boy are in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in the Landover area. 2018-10-02 10:00 2KB wtop.com

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Bhutanese conjoined twins arrive in Australia for complex surgery

Doctors predict that it could take up to eight hours to separate 14-month-old twins Nima and Dawa 2018-10-02 10:00 1KB www.scmp.com

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Exclusive: New poll from Bannon group pushes hard-edged strategy for GOP

Immigration, impeachment, trade and a full-bore effort to portray Democrats as hardline leftists in thrall to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — that’s the… 2018-10-02 10:00 6KB thehill.com

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Both sides digging in for post-midterm shutdown fight

Congress averted a government shutdown this past weekend, but the real standoff may come in December. President Trump has been pressing Congress to deliver funding… 2018-10-02 10:00 7KB thehill.com

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Dems rebuild blue wall in Midwest

The Midwestern states that handed President Trump the White House two years ago now appear poised to deliver a sharply negative verdict against his party,… 2018-10-02 10:00 6KB thehill.com

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Dear Abby: Ashamed he shunned his daughter, dad now overcompensates

He opposed her biracial romance and avoided her for 30 years. Now that they've reconciled, siblings resent that she's getting so much attention. 2018-10-02 10:00 2KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Lose the Loop? Gold Line officials torn over St. Paul downtown route

Gold Line officials are facing a decision: Love the loop, or lose the loop. A proposed two-mile loop through downtown St. Paul — an extension of the rapid-transit bus line — is in doubt after two R… 2018-10-02 10:00 5KB www.twincities.com

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Landmines new scourge in war-torn Yemen

For Imad and his sister Alia, life will never be the same after their father was killed by a landmine and they had to leave their endangered home in Yemen's western Hodeida province. 2018-10-02 10:00 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Bolton’s top deputy doesn't shy from ‘intellectual knife fight’

National security adviser John Bolton's top deputy is described by some as a no-nonsense, tough-as-nails government official who doesn't suffer… 2018-10-02 10:00 9KB thehill.com

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New York Today: Trapped in a Subway Elevator

Tuesday: Getting stuck above and below a subway station, and the correct spelling of Verrazzano. 2018-10-02 10:00 7KB www.nytimes.com

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Don't Run Away From Me! Puppy Joins Owner on Treadmill

A dog is your best friend in most situations, as these animals love to be in a company of their owners and spend time together. 2018-10-02 10:00 928Bytes sputniknews.com

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The Cost of Cleaning up Nitrate Contamination Falls on America's Poorest Counties

A new report estimates that remediating contaminated small water systems could cost up to $666 a year per person. 2018-10-02 10:00 1KB psmag.com

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The ‘Queen of Green’ and the Art of the Deal

Now that she can see the Hollywood sign from her front lawn, Mary D. Nichols isn’t about to let President Trump roll back California’s strict auto emissions standards. 2018-10-02 10:00 20KB www.theatlantic.com

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Is a Magnificent New Take on a Hollywood Myth

Bradley Cooper directs, writes, and performs alongside Lady Gaga as a rock musician who discovers, and falls in love with, a talented ingenue. 2018-10-02 10:00 6KB www.theatlantic.com

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The Coders Programming Themselves Out of a Job

When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits? 2018-10-02 10:00 14KB www.theatlantic.com

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Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not teaming up at Ryder Cup

NEW YORK — Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not playing together at the Ryder Cup and told The New York Times that United… 2018-10-02 10:00 3KB www.boston.com

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Gov. Greg Abbott’s new campaign ad features victim of Sutherland Springs shooting

The two-minute ad, which is slated to run in every media market in Texas, features Julie Workman, whose son, Kris Workman, 35, was shot in the back and left paralyzed. Abbott, who was paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 26, visited the Workmans in the hospital after the shooting. 2018-10-02 10:00 2KB www.chron.com

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E-cigarettes 95% less risky than conventional cigarettes: Experts

New Delhi: By cracking down on artificial nicotine products, India will miss the historical opportun 2018-10-02 09:57 3KB www.siasat.com

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Is Mookie Betts the clear choice for AL MVP award?

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the regular season is finally in the books, time to bestow baseball’s biggest individual prizes. It took one extra… 2018-10-02 09:54 7KB www.boston.com

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Chicago AccuWeather: Cloudy and cool Tuesday

Partly cloudy and cool on Tuesday. Highs in the upper 60s. 2018-10-02 09:50 1KB abc7chicago.com

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Iran’s rial unexpectedly rallies after weeks of steep falls

Iran’s rial unexpectedly rallies after weeks of steep falls on WTOP| TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s currency, the rial, is rallying after weeks of depreciation following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Money exchange shops in Tehran on… 2018-10-02 09:47 1KB wtop.com

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Girl, 9, survives fall from sixth-floor window in Harlem

She was sitting on a window-mounted air conditioning unit when it plunged from the property, taking her with it. 2018-10-02 09:47 2KB www.aol.com

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Chinese beauty blogger Hao Yu sues Estée Lauder for false advertising over La Mer product claims

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Bitcoin for Africa, Bitcoin for All

On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Alakanani Itireleng of the Satoshi Centre in Botswana about bitcoin in Africa. 2018-10-02 09:45 1KB sputniknews.com

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America Is Committing Suicide: Over The Past 12 Months, The U. S. National Debt Has Increased By 1.271 Trillion Dollars

Did I miss all the Americans protesting this warfare-welfare state socialism? 2018-10-02 09:44 5KB www.infowars.com

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Killer Pig: 250-Kilogram Hog Repoortedly Kills Farmer at Market in China

A Chinese farmer has been found dead with severe artery wounds and covered in blood near a pigsty at a market in Liupanshui in Guizhou province, Guiyang Evening News reported. 2018-10-02 09:42 1KB sputniknews.com

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Trial starts for man accused of shooting pizza shop employee ‘several times'

The man charged in the murder of a 19-year-old pizza shop employee on Feb. 21,2016, is set to face a jury starting Tuesday. 2018-10-02 09:38 1KB www.click2houston.com

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Assam to provide land ownership rights to landless kin of indigenous people: Report

The state will use technological assistance to hand over the ownership rights to families in all 33 districts of the state. 2018-10-02 09:36 2KB scroll.in

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Flag City Honor Flight to take Farmington Hills veterans to Washington D. C.

Approximately 80 World War II veterans, and their guardians, from Farmington Hills are traveling to Washington D. C. Tuesday morning for a once in a lifetime chance to visit the memorials built in... 2018-10-02 09:35 2KB www.clickondetroit.com

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FYI, There's A Legit Way To Watch 'HTGAWM' Season 5 Ahead Of Its UK TV Release

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Boris Johnson’s speech is unlikely to be newsworthy. But it’ll dominate the Conservative Party conference

The former foreign secretary will say... nothing much. Which says a lot about the state of the party. 2018-10-02 09:33 3KB www.newstatesman.com

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Former Iraqi beauty queen received death threats because of a sexist reason

A chilling conspiracy has been going around Iraq after four well-known women were killed since August. It’s even more terrifying for Miss Iraq 2015… 2018-10-02 09:31 2KB preen.inquirer.net

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Record sale, a masterpiece painting sold for $65 Million

An abstract oil painting by Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki sold for $65.2 million at Sotheby’s Mod 2018-10-02 09:30 1KB www.siasat.com

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A Navy veteran was having yard sales to pay for his funeral. Strangers reached out to help him.

Willie Davis, a terminally ill Navy veteran, had been selling his belongings at garage sales on weekends for months to pay for his funeral expenses. But a chance encounter with two strangers helped turn things around. 2018-10-02 09:27 2KB www.stripes.com

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Cavaliers Rumors: Larry Nance Jr. Discusses Position Battle Against Tristan Thompson

Weeks before the 2018-19 NBA season officially starts, Coach Tyronn Lue revealed his major plan for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lue said that only Kevin… 2018-10-02 09:26 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Erdogan: Turkey Taking Steps With Russia Against Radical Groups in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that he will continue to seek a solution with the Syrian people, not the Syrian Government, stressing that he has never taken incorrect measures in the country. 2018-10-02 09:25 1KB sputniknews.com

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French Gov't Says Freezing of Iran's Assets Linked to Foiled Attack

The news comes a day after a German court ruled to extradite Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who is suspected to be an intelligence agent, to Belgium, as he had allegedly attempted to stage a terrorist attack. 2018-10-02 09:23 1KB sputniknews.com

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Polish President Posts Doctored Pic With Trump After 'Humiliating' Photo Outrage

Over the past few weeks, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has been dealing with sharp criticism at home over a photo posted by his US counterpart, Donald Trump, after their meeting at the White House in September. 2018-10-02 09:17 2KB sputniknews.com

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Alley of Friendship Planted in Nikel on Border of Russia and Norway

NIKEL (Murmansk Region) - Saplings have been planted in the Alley of Friendship in the Russian town of Nikel on the border with Norway as a symbol of neighborly cooperation between Russians and Norwegians living in the north, Sputnik reports. 2018-10-02 09:15 1KB sputniknews.com

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Work to start soon on Chinese replica of Shakespeare’s birthplace in literary tourist town

After years of discussion, work is due to begin soon to recreate key parts of Stratford-upon-Avon in a development which will also pay homage to ‘China’s Shakespeare’ Tang Xianzu and Spain’s Miguel de Cervantes 2018-10-02 09:09 7KB www.scmp.com

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'The Graham Norton Show' Has An Epic Line-Up & Getting Audience Tickets Is So Easy

The 24th season of The Graham Norton Show is well underway, and one of Britain's favourite chat shows has boasted the likes of Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher in its 11-year history. This series, Norton's already had Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on his… 2018-10-02 09:09 3KB www.bustle.com

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BCCI is answerable to public under RTI: CIC rules

The Central Information Commission told yesterday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BC 2018-10-02 09:09 1KB www.siasat.com

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US futures sharply drop ahead of the open following Monday's market rally

U. S. stock index futures fell deep into the red ahead of Tuesday's open. 2018-10-02 09:07 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Time will tell if heavy summer rains hurt Chesapeake Bay oysters

As one scientist puts it, “Oysters require a certain amount of salinity to survive,” so all the freshwater that came down during the rainy summer has raised concern about the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. 2018-10-02 09:05 3KB wtop.com

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U. K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt backtracks on Soviet Union comments about EU

Hunt had prompted a controversy after he said Sunday that the EU was acting like the Soviet Union in trying to prevent members like the U. K. leaving the bloc. 2018-10-02 09:05 1KB www.cnbc.com

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A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices

Marilyn Bartlett took a deep breath, drew herself up to her full 5 feet and a smidge, and told the assembled handful of Montana officials that she had a 2018-10-02 09:02 20KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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California's Bail Overhaul May Do More Harm Than Good, Reformers Say

Criminal justice reformers have long called the U. S. courts system's reliance on money bail unjust: The wealthy, they argue, can simply buy their 2018-10-02 09:02 7KB www.iowapublicradio.org

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Amazon will now pay $15 minimum wage across the US
(17.99/18)

Amazon will begin paying all its US employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour starting Nov. 1, a move that will affect more than 350,000 workers.
The online retailer made the announcement Tuesday.
“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” said CEO and founder Jeff Bezos in a statement. “We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”
The wage increase breaks down to 250,000 regular workers, as well as more than 100,000 season employees. The increase will also echo through companies owned by Amazon, such Whole Foods. People already earning $15 will also get a bump.
Shared the new Amazon $15 minimum wage with the team here at LGB3 early this morning! Best All Hands Ever!!! 👊😃 pic.twitter.com/RqkvHQuomO
— Dave Clark (@davehclark) October 2,2018
Beyond the company, Amazon says that its public policy team will start advocating for increasing the federal minimum wage, which is currently set at $7.25. The company would not state what the federal minimum wage should be, saying Congress should decide the that number.
Amazon is now among a handful of large retail companies that have upped their wages. Target is aiming to pay at least $15 to every employee by 2020. Walmart raised its starting wages to $11 per hour this year.
The wage hikes come amid a range of criticism of the company, whose CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. Amazon is among the most successful companies on the planet. It became the second publicly-traded company to be worth more than $1 trillion in September.
Yet Amazon is included on a list of Washington employers with the most employees using SNAP (food stamps). Also on that list are Starbucks, Walmart, McDonalds, Goodwill, and Safeway. About 2.7 percent of Amazon’s Washington employees report using food stamps (1,366 out of 50,000).
The company has also been targeted by lawmakers such as Bernie Sanders, who recently introduced the “Stop BEZOS Act” which stands for “Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act.” The act is named after the company’s CEO, but will affect any large company that has significant numbers of employees relying on government assistance, such as food stamps, housing, or Medicaid.
“Specifically, this bill would establish a 100 percent tax on corporations with 500 or more employees, equal to the amount of federal benefits received by their low-wage workers,” Sanders said in September.
In its hometown of Seattle, lawmakers passed — then repealed — an “Amazon Tax” that targeted local large companies in an attempt to fund affordable housing. The Seattle region faces homelessness and affordability crises as Amazon — and other tech companies — continue to boom, adding highly-paid workers from out of town, driving up costs of living.
CEO Bezos has countered a lot of criticism recently by starting a new charitable fund — using $2 billion of his own money. The Bezos Day 1 Fund will aid non-profits that help homeless families. It will also create a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.
Information from the Associated Press contributed to this article.
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American Inventor Of ‘Optical Tweezers’ To Share 2018 Nobel Prize In Physics
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The American scientist who invented “optical tweezers” will share the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics with two other scientists, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.
Arthur Ashkin, 96, will be honored for devising optical tweezers “that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers,” stated the Academy’s press release .
“This new tool allowed Ashkin to realise an old dream of science fiction – using the radiation pressure of light to move physical objects. He succeeded in getting laser light to push small particles towards the centre of the beam and to hold them there,” the release continued. “A major breakthrough came in 1987, when Ashkin used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them. He immediately began studying biological systems and optical tweezers are now widely used to investigate the machinery of life.”
Ashkin also has the distinction of being the oldest Nobel laureate, reported The Detroit News. He is still working and told the Nobel committee he is “very busy” and may not have time for interviews about his win because of a paper he is writing, reported The Guardian. Ashkin has worked at Bell Labs in New Jersey for decades.
Ashkin will receive half the prize money, while his co-winners Donna Strickland of Canada and Gerard Mourou of France will split the other half.
Strickland and Mourou pioneered a technique used in corrective laser eye surgery.
“The innumerable areas of application have not yet been completely explored,” the academy stated in the press release. “However, even now these celebrated inventions allow us to rummage around in the microworld in the best spirit of Alfred Nobel – for the greatest benefit to humankind.”
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday. The Nobel Prize in Literature has been postponed in 2019 because of sexual assault allegations against a prominent culture club owner with deep ties to the Swedish Academy, reported The New York Times. (RELATED: American Scientist Shares Nobel Prize For ‘Landmark’ Cancer Therapy)
Ashkin and fellow American James P. Allison, who was announced as one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, will receive their awards at a Dec. 10 ceremony.
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McConnell Mocks NYT ‘Bombshell’ On Kavanaugh Throwing Ice In College
(14.99/18)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked The New York Times for revealing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was once questioned by police after throwing ice at a bar in 1985.
“Last night, ‘The New York Times’ unleashed this major story. Get this. Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice across a college bar in the mid-1980s. Talk about a bombshell,” McConnell said, adding, “One can only imagine what new bombshell might be published today or tomorrow.”
McConnell referenced a Monday evening story from TheNYT revealing that “as an undergraduate student at Yale, Brett M. Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a local bar during which he was accused of throwing ice on another patron.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly pointed out that one of the reporters who wrote TheNYT story had publicly voiced her opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination in July.
Democrats desperately attack Judge Kavanaugh for throwing ice during college. What motivated New York Times reporter to write this ridiculous story? Throwing ice 33 years ago, or her opinion of Judge Kavanaugh in July? https://t.co/JwiP3ELqkD
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 2,2018
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Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour
(10.99/18)

SEATTLE — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U. S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.
The company said Tuesday the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions.
Pay for workers at Amazon can vary by location. Its starting pay is $10 an hour at a warehouse in Austin, Texas, and $13.50 an hour in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The median pay for an Amazon employee last year was $28,446, according to government filings, which includes full-time, part-time and temporary workers.
Amazon has more than 575,000 employees globally.
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Twitter Fumes as Trump Finds Himself in Another Scandal With Woman
(8.99/18)

During a news conference on the revamped US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement, Donald Trump made an attempt to joke about a White House reporter for ABC News, Cecilia Vega, who raised her hand to ask him a question. While it took a few seconds before the mic was passed to her and she finally rose from her seat, Trump suggested that she was “shocked” that he had “picked her.”
READ MORE: US, Mexico, Canada Reach New Trade Deal to Replace NAFTA
She replied by saying, “I’m not. Thank you, Mr. President,” and Trump, having apparently misheard “thank you” as “thinking,” hit back: “I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”
Trump to woman reporter: "She's shocked I picked her, she's in a state of shock” Reporter: “I'm not, thank you Mr. President” Trump: "I know you're not thinking, you never do” Reporter: "I'm sorry?" Trump: "Go ahead" This is institutionalized misogyny. pic.twitter.com/Y31GwISb4I
Vega made an attempt to ask him a question about the FBI investigation of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but Trump said that the presser was about trade.
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She later alluded to the exchange with POTUS in a tweet:
A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask. #FirstAmendment
A White House transcript is now alleging that Donald Trump replied “not thanking,” which, as many social media users have observed, doesn’t make any sense.
Official @WhiteHouse transcripts misquotes @POTUS today chiding @CeciliaVega (compare video to text). I was sitting just behind her in the Rose Garden and we all clearly heard him say: "I know you're not thinking. You never do.” https://t.co/Q2frFLjpKx pic.twitter.com/vIYoYOzXrS
While some argued whether Vega was saying “thank you” or “thinking”…
It sounded like she said “thinking”, not “thanking”….doesn’t change how utterly offensive his comment was.
No, on video it's clear as a bell said "thank you".
She says, "I'm not thinking." (As she tries to get the mic) He says, "I know you're not thinking. You never do." Her response of "I'm sorry?" shows that she understood his slight. Watch the video; for anyone to claim that the two of them said 'thanking' is preposterous.
…many lashed out at Trump for insulting the female journalist and being disrespectful towards women on the whole:
Way to go Cecilia for handling the situation like a professional. He was unnecessarily unkind and wrong in that situation. That wasn’t the pres mocking the press, that was rude behavior to a woman for no reason.
He is so rude and condescending to women
As women, we have all heard that dismissive, condescending tone used on us before. We recognize it for what it is. We hear the GOP and Trump loud and clear. We will use our annoying, brazen voices to vote.
It's easy to imagine DT saying this. pic.twitter.com/YlYIDFBsC4
This is why men think they can humiliate and degrade women. Our pres does it, and his ppl behind him thinks it's funny.
pic.twitter.com/NuUHRgXvrp
Others praised Vega for keeping her cool despite Trump’s jab:
Bless you Cecilia for keeping your cool and composure. That exchange was awful and Trump’s a bully acting out. Great job keeping your focus!
You go girl
Some, however, defended the president, saying that the press had no respect for him and that the conference was meant to address the trade deal, not Kavanaugh’s case:
Bully? This was HIS news conference on TRADE! Why didn't she ask a question on trade? That's why they were there! She should have waited but no, she had to be rude to try to move to a different subject!
I totally agree!!!! The media has no respect. Of course she didn’t want to talk about trade. I’m tired of watching the majority of our media work for the Democratic Party!
You looked foolish asking a question about Kavanaugh when it was a trade PC. Maybe the press should pretend to be polite, and they'll get the same treatment. 🙄
Sure, and it doesn't have to be answered on your schedule. The presser was about trade, @POTUS was very polite and said he'd do Kavanaugh after trade, but YOU want to change the narrative.
And under the same amendment he can refuse to answer your question unless it was related to the topic of the speech in the Rose Garden. #lookingforheadlines
On October 1, the United States, Canada and Mexico reached a new trade agreement, dubbed USMCA, thus replacing NAFTA – a cornerstone in the trilateral relations. The new deal is expected to be signed in 60 days.
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NBC Reporter: Swetnick Backtracks on Some of Her Earlier Kavanaugh Claims
(8.69/18)

One of the women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct backtracked in an interview Monday on her claims about his involvement in a series of "gang rapes."
Julie Swetnick, whose lawyer Michael Avenatti has already made television appearances to talk about her accusation, told NBC’s Kate Snow she was not sure if Kavanaugh had spiked punch at the parties where the rapes are supposed to have occurred. That contradicts her sworn statement, as Snow pointed out, but Swetnick is still targeting Kavanaugh.
"Well, I saw [Kavanaugh] giving red Solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame, and there was grain [alcohol] punch at those parties. I would not take one of those glasses from Mark Kavanaugh—Brett Kavanaugh, excuse me. I saw him around the punch containers. I don't know what he did, but I saw him by them," she said.
In her sworn statement, made public in a tweet by Avenatti, Swetnick has also claimed she saw "trains" of boys lined up at parties, "waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room." Monday night, she described the boys as being "congregated together" and said she "didn't know what was occurring."
"Until what happened to me happened to me, I didn't put two and two together, but I would see boys standing outside of rooms, congregated together, sort of like a gauntlet, and I didn't know what was occurring," she said.
"It’s just too coincidental," she said.
Swetnick said she remembers Kavanaugh because he has a "very distinctive face" and was wearing his school uniform at the parties. She listed ways she thought Kavanaugh was guilty of sexual misconduct, but said she couldn't state Kavanaugh was one of the men who gang-raped her.
Swetnick said she had no idea Kavanaugh was likely to become a Supreme Court justice until long after he was nominated. She said she only came forward with her story after Kavanaugh was accused of misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who testified that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her in high school.
"Well, I'm quite a shy person and quite a private person," Swetnick said. "And I wouldn't be here today except for about six weeks ago, I happened to learn about Brett Kavanaugh becoming one of the people who was short-listed to go to the Supreme Court."
By that time, Kavanaugh was not merely short-listed but had been nominated and was considered the likely replacement for retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. But according to Swetnick, she had no idea and only heard about Kavanaugh when sexual assault allegations hit the news.
Ford's allegations were not made public until mid September, only one week before Avenatti–on Sept. 24–began teasing Swetnick's allegations.
As she thought about Ford’s accusation, Swetnick said she started to ponder whether she could help corroborate her account, even though the two didn’t know each other.
"I started to think back to my days when I was in the early '80s in Montgomery County in Maryland," Swetnick said. "And I thought that I might have some information that might corroborate some of the things that she had stated."
Swetnick, in her sworn statement, had alleged Kavanaugh was one of the ringleaders at parties where gang rapes occurred, despite being a minor, and in the NBC interview she said people as old as 25 attended the parties.
She maintained some aspects of her sworn statement on Monday, describing Kavanaugh was a "very aggressive, very sloppy drunk." She also echoed Ford’s claim, made during testimony last Thursday, that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge laughed uproariously during their misbehavior.
Swetnick’s credibility has been questioned owing to evidence she has a history of sexual misbehavior and making false accusations .
"[Swetnick] faced allegations of her own misconduct during a stint at a company 18 years ago," said "Today" show host Megyn Kelly, citing reporting from this past weekend.
"[A former employer said] she engaged in unwelcome sexually offensive conduct herself… she made false and retaliatory allegations against her coworkers … she took medical leave and simultaneously received unemployment benefits," Kelly added.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Democrats' desire to investigate all allegations against Kavanaugh completely is an attempt to delay and obstruct his confirmation.
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Melania Trump embarks on first solo trip -- to Africa
(7.61/18)

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Melania Trump arrived in Ghana Tuesday as part of what will be a tour of four African countries, beginning her first solo trip abroad as first lady.
Trump's plane touched down in Ghana's capital of Accra early Tuesday. She will tour the country before leaving for Malawa, Kenya and Egypt. During the trip, the first lady will promote her "Be Best" campaign that aims to improve the well-being of children.
"So looking forward to visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya & Egypt as I take BeBest international," Trump posted to Facebook Tuesday.
The first lady's awareness campaign aims to encourage parents to teach children kindness, fight cyber-bullying and oppose drug use. She announced the Africa visit last week at the United Nations General Assembly.
Trump will work with USAID on the trip to promote healthcare and education programs. Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN the trip will focus on diplomacy and humanitarian causes.
"I think she feels it is important that people around the world understand the United States cares about the prosperity and future generations of other countries," Grisham said.
The first lady's journey came months after President Donald Trump frayed relations with remarks aimed at some African countries. In January, he was criticized for asking why the United States can't accept more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer from places like El Salvador, Haiti and African nations.
Trump upset the South African government last month when he claimed there was large-scale killing of white farmers in South Africa. Ahead of the first lady's visit, though, he struck a different chord.
"We both love Africa. Africa is so beautiful," he said. "The most beautiful part of the world, in many ways."
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High School Slang With Brett Kavanaugh
(7.52/18)

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Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour
(7.52/18)

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo international trip as U. S. first lady.
She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini U. S. and Ghanaian flags.
Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, welcomed her American counterpart. Mrs. Trump also accepted a bouquet of flowers from an 8-year-old girl before walking along a red carpet into an airport lounge for a brief meeting with Akufo-Addo.
Mrs. Trump plans to visit a hospital neonatal intensive care unit before going to the presidential palace for tea with Akufo-Addo.
President Donald Trump's wife plans to promote child welfare during the five-day, four-nation tour. She'll also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.
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Twitter Removes Georgetown Prof Who Called For ‘Castration’ Of White Men
(6.99/18)

Twitter has removed Georgetown professor C. Christine Fair’s account after she tweeted that white men should be castrated and fed to pigs.
Fair tweeted over the weekend that the “entitled white men” defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “deserve miserable deaths while feminist laugh as they take their last gasps.” (RELATED: Georgetown Prof: ‘Castrate’ White Men’s Corpses And ‘Feed Them To Swine’)
“Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes,” she added.
Christine Fair (Twitter Screenshot)
The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald noted on Tuesday that Fair’s account had either been suspended or permanently banned from the platform, presumably because of the aforementioned tweet.
Twitter has suspended, and perhaps permanently banned, the account of Georgetown Professor C. Christine Fair, apparently due to this tweet: pic.twitter.com/wN2OvrgRcA
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 2,2018
Twitter users currently receive the following message when trying to visit Fair’s account:
“This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.”
Twitter did not immediately return a request for comment.
Georgetown University defended Fair in a statement Monday, asserting her right to free speech but adding that the university expects her not to be biased in the classroom.
“The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University. Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable. While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.”
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Stormy Daniels Offers 'Full Disclosure' On Her Own Terms
(6.36/18)

Donald Trump "personally directed" efforts to silence Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported for the first time Tuesday morning.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will be unsurprised.
In the last two years, Daniels has stopped being a person and started being shorthand. To Trump and his team, she's a threat to the presidency. To his detractors, she is a personification of all the sordidness that clings to Donald Trump — affairs, money, and sleaze.
Stormy Daniels knows this, and her memoir Full Disclosure is a canny Trojan horse of a book. She knows exactly why you are reading it and — a career entertainer — gives the people what they want: that is, "two to three minutes" and "smaller than average."
But those pieces are buried deep in the book (At which point Daniels asks, "Okay, so did you just skip to this chapter?"). She baits readers with the salacious details of her alleged time with President Trump, but instead offers a jaunty, foulmouthed treatment of her life, from a childhood growing up in poverty in Louisiana to the world of clubs and porn sets. Above all, she is out to prove that she's much more than "two to three minutes" with Donald Trump.
Here are a few things you might not know about Stormy Daniels. In 2009, she announced plans to run for a Senate seat (slogan: "Stormy Daniels: Screwing People Honestly"), but she ran out of money and someone blew up her campaign manager's car with a molotov cocktail.
She made her last husband (stage name: Biscuitz) do porn so that if they ever split up he couldn't use her career against her in a custody battle for their daughter. "I have always been a realist," she writes.
She is a thrice-divorced Republican who loves hair metal. She's a competitive equestrian. She was the editor of her school paper. Her improbable breasts are named Thunder and Lightning. "I've had the same implants since 1999 — they're almost old enough to drink," she jokes.
Daniels's voice is warm, expletive-laden, and boastful. She knows how to get ahead, and has no qualms about doing it: "I am a firm believer in capitalism. And I noticed that the girls at the Gold Club who invested in breast implants got more tips."
Full Disclosure is more flashy than thoughtful, and Daniels rarely interrogates herself or her industry. I would have liked, for instance, to hear her thoughts on the ethics of porn. She also doesn't quite explain why she (allegedly) slept with Trump, whom she clearly found repulsive. She seems to take a parade of creeps as part of life, as inevitable and uninteresting as traffic jams.
But here is the most striking thing about Stormy Daniels. She is often identified as "a porn star," and that is true — but she is also a scriptwriter and the director of over 70 adult films. In 2016, before she was publicly identified with Trump, she was profiled in a New York Magazine article called "The Female Porn Director Winning All the Awards."
We never seem to hear about that fact, with all the drive and skill it suggests. "As a director," the New York Magazine journalist, Lissa Townsend Rodgers, writes, "she has ambitions beyond the usual vignettes of seemingly random strangers banging each other in half-furnished condos. Her films have character, dialogue, plot, and setting..."
In her memoir, Daniels writes passionately and well about the craft of both directing and dancing. At one point, she compares stripping to storytelling (early on, she notes how she wanted to be a writer): "You're a ringmaster, clown, lion, tightrope walker, magician, and magician's assistant all in one. Your clothes have to tell a story, and like any story there have to be layers and reveals to keep people focused on you. There's a reason one of the first things I did when I planned out my act was to learn how to blow fire."
Lately, it seems like when a woman tells her story in public, it detaches from her and enters a surreal automated process, independent of her life and wishes. It becomes a kind of pinball, batted about violently by different sides for a little bit until it stops being useful. It becomes his story, not hers, and then it disappears altogether.
Full Disclosure, with its carefully spaced revelations and its emphasis on the larger context of Daniels's life and work, is the product of someone fighting to stay in control of a story — perhaps in part because she is so used to being written off ("It's amazing what blond hair and big boobs instantly do, by the way. Everyone thinks you're stupid, but they sure want you around.")
Daniels insists that she is more than an extra in the predictable and gross saga of Donald Trump. After all this time, she is not going to give up the director's seat.
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Fired Fox News contributor calls out network hosts for cheating, defends ‘icon’ Bill Cosby
(5.99/18)

TV contributor Kevin Jackson, who was given the boot by Fox News last Thursday after calling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual-assault accusers “lying skanks,” is lashing out at his former employer for allowing other hosts to stay, despite their extramarital transgressions.
“Fox is dumb,” the pro-Trump host told Joe Piscopo on his Monday morning radio show, adding that Fox News tried to have him say “something” in order to save his job, though he would not say exactly what.
“I’ll just give you some inside baseball,” Jackson said in the radio interview first reported by Mediaite . “I could have said something to save my job. Fox was like ‘Yeah, you want to say this or do that’?”
“I could still have a job at Fox, if I wanted to say the right thing,” he added.
Jackson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Fox News spokeswoman said the executive he spoke of never told him he could save his job by saying something.
On Thursday, Jackson was promptly fired from Fox News after shaming Kavanaugh’s accusers on Twitter.
“Lying skanks are what these 3 women are, and we ALL know more,” Jackson wrote in one of the tweets, adding that “leftist women are skanky for the most part.”
In another tweet, he said that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s “academic problems,” which she said were triggered by the sexual assault, were actually the result of “her PROMISCUITY!”
“Dang girl, stop opening your legs and OPEN A BOOK!” he tweeted.
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Jackson argued that Fox News was being hypocritical for firing him while allowing two of its hosts to stay on despite their extramarital transgressions.
“Ed Henry was hanging out with strippers while he was married,” Jackson told Piscopo, referring to the network’s former chief White House correspondent who was demoted after In Touch Weekly reported that he was involved in an on-going affair with a Las Vegas hostess. Jackson also took a swipe at Fox News personality Jesse Watters, whose wife filed for divorce amid an alleged affair with a 25-year-old employee.
“Jesse Watters, who just recently divorced his wife, or is in the process, and he’s hanging out with some young chick that he did,” Jackson said. “If that’s what Fox decides they want to have on, congratulations to them.”
During the interview, Jackson also seemed to defend Bill Cosby, who was sentenced to at least three years in prison for a 2004 sexual assault and was accused of drugging, sexually assaulting or raping 60 women.
Jackson, who called Cosby an “icon,” said the comedian “sits in prison over 40-50 year ago allegations” because “some lying piece of crap leftist feminist who will say whatever they pay them to say or do.”
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Election Rally Bombing in Afghanistan Heightens Security Fears
(5.49/18)

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked an election rally on Tuesday in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing at least 14 people and once again highlighting security concerns as candidates prepare for an Oct. 20 parliamentary vote amid a raging war.
The attack struck at a gathering of about 300 supporters of the candidate Nasir Mohmand in Nangarhar’s Kama district. Najibullah Kamawal, the province’s director of public health, said at least 43 others were wounded. Officials feared the toll could rise.
Mr. Mohmand survived, but with more than two weeks until Election Day, at least other seven candidates have already been killed across Afghanistan.
Nangarhar has seen a drastic increase in violence in recent years, with the emergence of the Islamic State, which has its foothold in the province, adding to insecurity caused by the Taliban. Corruption and a heavy infiltration of mafia have complicated the situation, so much so that after back-to-back suicide bombings in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, the government recently changed all senior police officials and handed control of security to the army.
The parliamentary election, delayed by three years, comes amid rising violence nationwide. Nearly half of Afghan territory is controlled or influenced by a resurgent Taliban, forcing one-third of the polling stations to remain shut on Election Day. The Islamic State continues to claim deadly attacks in urban centers.
A political crisis has also clouded the electoral process ahead of the vote, with political parties and the government clashing over what the parties fear is a government attempt to commit fraud regarding the number of people registered to vote.
At least four provinces showed more than 100 percent of their estimated eligible voters registering, according to data from the election commission. Despite the poor security and voter fatigue because of flawed previous elections, the commission announced that about nine million people had registered to vote.
Arguments over the voter rolls set off months of disagreements among the government, political parties and the election organizing body. Finally the parties’ demand that voters be verified biometrically — mostly through fingerprints — was agreed to, but only after the parties had shut down several election offices across the country.
Still, whether the crisis has genuinely been averted is unclear, as some are skeptical about the technical feasibility of rolling out biometric machines across about 21,00 polling stations in just a couple of weeks.
Nevertheless, 2,565 candidates, 417 of them women, are taking risks to campaign this month, putting up posters and holding rallies. A large number of the candidates are young first-timers who are campaigning to change a Parliament notorious for its corruption.
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Dean At Catholic University Suspended For Tweet About Kavanaugh Accuser
(5.37/18)

A dean at Catholic University in Washington, D. C., has been suspended for a tweet that, according to university officials, "demonstrated a lack of sensitivity" to sexual assault survivors.
William Rainford, dean of the university's National Catholic School of Social Service, posted the tweet on his official university account last week, one day before Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh made back-to-back appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Rainford references Julie Swetnick, the third woman to come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Swetnick claims she witnessed sexual assault by Kavanaugh during a party and was herself the victim of assault in an incident where Kavanaugh was present. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.
In his position as dean, Rainford oversees the university's undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in social work.
"Swetnick is 55 y/o," Rainford wrote. "Kavanaugh is 52 y/o. Since when do senior girls hang with freshmen boys? If it happened when Kavanaugh was a senior, Swetnick was an adult drinking with&by her admission, having sex with underage boys. In another universe, he would be victim & she the perp!"
More than 40 graduate social work students walked out of their classes to protest Rainford's tweet the following afternoon, according to the Tower, Catholic's independent student newspaper. The students created a petition of demands, including Rainford's resignation, an apology from university President John Garvey and a university donation to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
"I was very upset that, one, the dean would say something like that, but also that he would be so nonchalant about students here who are victims of child molestation and sexual assault," Bi'Anncha Andrews, another social work graduate student, told the paper.
"I don't want him speaking for me as a social worker or as a Catholic," added Victoria Conaway, a social work graduate student.
On Friday, a day after the walkout, Garvey released a statement announcing that Rainford's remarks were "unacceptable" and that he would be suspended for the remainder of the semester.
"The tweets called into question the validity of some accusations of sexual assault made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Of deepest concern to me is that they demonstrated a lack of sensitivity to the victim," Garvey said.
"We should expect any opinion he expresses about sexual assault to be thoughtful, constructive, and reflective of the values of Catholic University," particularly from a university-affiliated social media account, he added.
The statement maintained the university has "no position on the Kavanaugh matter."
In an apology letter to the university, Rainford, who has served as dean since 2013, acknowledged that his tweet "suggested that [Swetnick] was not the victim of sexual assault."
"I offer no excuse," he wrote on Thursday. "It was impulsive and thoughtless and I apologize.... Victims who suffer assault and abuse need to be heard, respected, and provided treatment and justice."
Rainford's @NCSSSDean Twitter account is no longer active. Associate Dean Marie Raber will serve as Acting Dean until Rainford returns.
At a campus protest on Monday, students, alumni and faculty members called for Rainford's resignation. More than 100 people participated, according to the The Washington Post. "The tweets not only mocked a survivor of a campus sexual assault, but also suggested a scenario in which she was instead a perpetrator," a campus announcement of the protest read.
"Start by believing survivors... Not mocking them on Twitter," read one protestor's sign.
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If the FBI Probe Doesn’t Stop Kavanaugh, the People’s Fury Must
(5.20/18)

A good portion of the media “analysis” followed this line: Equal sympathy for the “ordeals” both Blasey and Kavanaugh suffered through, then on to speculating about which of the two competing teams did well and advanced their cause. Naturally, there was plenty of “analysis” about which party would benefit in the midterm elections.
But all of this comes off as cynical and callous after the hearings last Thursday, when millions of people watched a woman break the silence about sexual assault, even when that meant confronting some of the most powerful men and women in the world.
That goes far beyond the usual Democratic and Republican wrangles in Washington, and it can’t possibly be confined inside a ballot box.
Blasey’s testimony is part of a defiant resistance that was obvious with the massive Women’s Marches the day after a sexual harasser took the White House, and also the #MeToo movement, through which sexual assault survivors have made their voices heard.
As the hearing was taking place last Thursday, there was a mobilization of hundreds of people outside the Capitol building, including many survivors of sexual assault. Chants of “We believed Anita then, we believe Christine now” and “We believe survivors” rang out.
This spirit was echoed at small protests around the country — like Madison, Wisconsin, where a protest on the University of Wisconsin campus gained strength and marched through the city. “Regardless of what happens with Brett Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court, we won’t suffer abusers in our community,” said Dayna Long. “They’re not going to operate with impunity here.”
#MeToo has had a huge impact on masses of people, with women speaking out, and others hearing their stories and learning valuable lessons — not just coming to grips with the enormity of the problem, but its deep roots in American society.
More people are coming to realize that this goes beyond listening to survivors, as important as that is. It is necessary to build a real resistance against the Trumps and the Kavanaughs and the Grahams who try to push us back.
As one of the women who cornered Jeff Flake in an elevator said: “I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me. I didn’t tell anyone, and you’re telling all women that they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them.”
If they won’t take sexual assault seriously, we’ll show them how to do it.
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‘Eyeball exploded’: Ryder Cup spectator blinded in one eye by errant shot
(5.19/18)

The woman hit in the face by a Brooks Koepka shot at the Ryder Cup says she has been left permanently blind in her right eye.
Corine Remande, 49, says her “eyeball exploded” after being caught by Koepka’s drive on the sixth hole on the tournament’s opening day on Friday.
Medics rushed to her aid in front of concerned onlookers before she was taken to the hospital. She was later transferred to the Croix-Rousse facility in Lyon.
Now the golf fan is planning to sue organizers after doctors told her she will never be able to see with her eye again.
“It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit,” Remande told AFP. “I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye socket and an explosion of the eyeball.”
Koepka, 28, rushed to check on Remande. She says she downplayed the incident at first to prevent the golfer from becoming distracted.
Koepka later signed a glove for Remande and apologized to the stricken fan. And after the match he said he felt terrible.
“You don’t want to hit anybody in the face, especially not a woman, and it’s not a good feeling,” Koepka said. “I saw her. It looked like it hurt. She was bleeding pretty good. It looked like it hit her right in the eye so hopefully, there’s no loss of vision. It’s not a fun feeling. I probably do it way more than I should. It seems just about every week we’re hitting somebody.
“It doesn’t feel good. You feel terrible for them. You know exactly how they are feeling, especially when you’ve got to go over to apologize because they are in pain, usually bleeding, and then to hit her in the face is not — you don’t want to hit anyone in the face, especially not a woman. I just wanted to get out of there.”
The European Tour, the co-organizer of the event, is launching an investigation into the incident.
USA went on to lose the Ryder Cup, 17.5-10.5, to Team Europe.
“It is distressing to hear that someone might suffer long-term consequences from a ball strike,” a Ryder Cup spokesperson said.
“The spectator hit by a ball at the 6th hole during Friday’s play was treated by first responders immediately and taken to the hospital. We have been in communication with the family involved, starting with the immediate on-course treatment and thereafter to provide support, helping with the logistics of repatriation, including providing a transfer for the family from Paris to Lyon. We will continue to offer support for as long as necessary.
“Ball strikes are an occasional hazard for spectators but this kind of incident is extremely rare. We can confirm that ‘fore’ was shouted several times but also appreciate how hard it can be to know when and where every ball is struck if you are in the crowd. We are hugely sympathetic and will do everything we can to support the spectator, insofar as that is possible under very difficult circumstances.”
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Stormy Daniels Says She’ll Take Down Trump With Her ‘Pants On’ In Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Interview
(4.29/18)

In an upcoming interview, Stormy Daniels says she will share salacious details of her night with President Donald Trump, a man she said she is determined to bring down, according to a sneak peak of the 60 Minutes Australia interview.
“Everything’s on the table,” she tells reporter Liz Hayes in a preview ahead of Sunday’s interview. “Only from now on I’ll have my pants on.”
As Hayes points out, there is quite a lot the public doesn’t about Stormy Daniels, considering she has been in the public eye for years now.
“I’m not a liar, and I’m not a gold digger,” she tells Hayes in the clip.
Daniels affirms that “the entire universe has seen” the most intimate parts of her body, adding that that’s an advantage now that she has her mind set on exposing Trump.
“I’m pretty hard to embarrass,” she tells Hayes.
Daniels says her motivation for speaking out comes from being threatened during the process, she said.
“I was being ripped to shreds and backed into a corner, and then I was threatened,” she added.
“The deck has always been stacked against me, but I own my story and the choices I made,” Daniels wrote in her book.
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'Unsafe and unprofessional': U. S. slams Chinese navy as destroyers come within 40 metres in South China Sea
(4.19/18)

(Bloomberg) — The U. S. accused China’s navy of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct near a Chinese occupied reef in the disputed South China Sea, in the latest show of tensions between the countries amid their escalating trade war.
A U. S. navy vessel, the USS Decatur, was sailing “in the vicinity” of Gaven Reef on Sunday, when a Chinese destroyer confronted it with “an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver,” said Lieutenant Commander Tim Gorman, a spokesman for the U. S. Pacific Fleet. The destroyer “approached within 45 yards of Decatur’s bow, after which Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision.”
Meanwhile, China accused the U. S. of violating its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea feature — a claim that runs counter to a 2016 ruling by an international arbitration panel in the Hague. “We strongly urge the U. S. side to immediately correct its mistake and stop such provocative actions to avoid undermining China-U. S. relations and regional peace and stability,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday in a statement.
While the operation was reported by CNN on Sunday, the details about the confrontation only emerged when both sides issued statements on Tuesday. Military tensions between the U. S. and China have been rising as a worsening trade war prompts concern in Beijing over whether President Donald Trump’s latest tariffs are part of a broader plan to stop the country from eroding American dominance of the Asia-Pacific region.
Beijing claims more than 80 percent of the South China Sea, based on a 1947 map showing vague dashes — the so-called nine-dash line. Five other countries, including Vietnam and the Philippines, have also staked claims in the area, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.
Although the U. S. takes no position on the competing claims, its navy regularly carries out freedom of navigation operations — known as “FONOPs” — by sending warships and aircraft near disputed waters to demonstrate the right to travel through what it considers international waters and airspace. The People’s Liberation Army has sought to contest such moves in territory it considers China’s.
“No surprise that the PLA is challenging FONOPs near Spratlys,” tweeted Zack Cooper, who studies U. S. defence strategy in Asia at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. “This type of limited probe is an attempt to contest rules and norms. It fails as long as we continue to operate.”
The incident would have contravened the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea that was agreed to by China, the U. S. and other countries in 2014, said Collin Koh Swee Lean, research fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. The code aims to curb the chances of accidents and reducing the risk of escalation if one occurs.
“The reported 45 yards separation gives extremely little margin for safety,” Koh said. “It seems to me that this was deliberate and could have been sanctioned by higher levels as part of the retaliatory moves by China in recent times.”
Beijing last month refused a U. S. warship entry to Hong Kong, and its top naval officer canceled a high-level meeting with his U. S. counterpart. The Associated Press reported Monday that Defence Secretary James Mattis had dropped plans to visit China later this month, citing unidentified U. S. defence officials.
The Decatur incident represented at least the second time this year that the U. S. has accused the Chinese navy of acting unprofessionally. In May, Chinese warships warned two U. S. navy ships away from the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea and maneuvered in a “safe, but unprofessional” manner, according to a CBS report. That assessment meant the ships maneuvered erratically without a collision risk, it said.
Gaven Reef is one of seven Chinese-claimed outposts in the Spratlys chain. China has reclaimed 3,200 of acres of land in the features and built ports, runways and other military infrastructure. The U. S. would “continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” said Gorman, the Pacific Fleet spokesman.
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Indonesia quake toll jumps as survivors grow more desperate
(4.14/18)

PALU, Indonesia — The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to more than 1,200 on Tuesday as disaster officials began reaching coastal areas that were cut off by blocked roads and downed communications lines.
Officials said hundreds of other people were severely injured, and that scores of bodies could still be buried under quicksand-like mud caused by Friday's magnitude 7.5 earthquake.
More than 25 countries have offered assistance after Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo appealed for international help. Little of that, however, has arrived in the quake zone, and increasingly desperate residents grabbed food and fuel from damaged stores and begged for help.
Rescuers have focused much of their attention so far on the biggest affected city, Palu, which has 380,000 people and is easier to reach than other hard-hit areas.
"We feel like we are stepchildren here because all the help is going to Palu," said Mohamad Taufik, 38, from the town of Donggala, who said five of his relatives are still missing. "There are many young children here who are hungry and sick, but there is no milk or medicine."
Along the coast, the tsunami, which reportedly reached as high as 6 meters (nearly 20 feet) in some places, shattered buildings, uprooted concrete and thrust houses and boats tens of meters inland.
The death toll for all affected areas reached 1,234, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta, the capital. He said more people remain trapped in Sigi and Balaroa, meaning the toll is likely to rise.
Nugroho said more aid was being distributed, but "we still need more time to take care of all the problems."
He said 153 bodies were buried Monday in a mass grave and that the operation continued Tuesday.
A special aircraft carrying 12,000 liters (3,170 gallons) of fuel had arrived and trucks with food were on the way with police escorts to guard against looters. Nugroho said many gas stations were inoperable either because of quake damage or from people stealing fuel.
The frustration of waiting for days without help boiled over for some.
"Pay attention to Donggala, Mr. Jokowi. Pay attention to Donggala," yelled one resident in a video broadcast on local television, referring to the president. "There are still a lot of unattended villages here."
The town's administrative head, Kasman Lassa, all but gave residents permission to take food — but nothing else — from shops.
"Everyone is hungry and they want to eat after several days of not eating," Lassa said on local TV. "We have anticipated it by providing food, rice, but it was not enough. There are many people here. So, on this issue, we cannot pressure them to hold much longer."
Desperation was visible in Palu as well. Signs propped along roads read "We Need Food" and "We Need Support," while children begged for cash in the streets and long lines of cars snarled traffic as people waited for gas.
Teams were searching for trapped survivors under destroyed homes and buildings, including a collapsed eight-story hotel in Palu, but they needed more heavy equipment to clear the rubble. Nearly 62,000 people have been displaced from their homes, Nugroho said.
Many people were believed trapped under shattered houses in the Palu neighborhood of Balaroa, where the earthquake caused the ground to heave up and down violently.
"I and about 50 other people in Balaroa were able to save ourselves by riding on a mound of soil which was getting higher and higher," resident Siti Hajat told MetroTV, adding that her house was destroyed.
In Palu's Petobo neighborhood, the quake caused loose, wet soil to liquefy, creating a thick, heavy quicksand-type material that resulted in massive damage. Hundreds of victims are still believed to be buried in the mud there.
Liquefaction of soil can be compared to walking on a sandy beach.
"If you walk across some wet sand a little back from the water's edge, it is usually firm walking, even though you might leave footprints," said Adam Switzer, an expert at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. "However, if you stand still and wiggle your toes and feet, you will probably sink a little as the sand around your feet becomes soft and unstable. This is similar to what happens during liquefaction."
Nugroho said generators, heavy equipment and tents are among the most-needed aid items. The countries that offered assistance include the United States and China, he said.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday that his government has given $360,000 to help victims and is in talks with Indonesian authorities about a second round of aid. The initial funds are to go to the Indonesian Red Cross for the most obvious emergency aid needs, such as tarpaulins.
Nugroho said only two of the 122 foreigners in the area remained unaccounted for — one from South Korea and the other from Belgium.
The coastline at Palu was strewn with rubble and a few brightly colored cargo containers poking out of the water. Buildings near the water were ruined shells. The arches of a large yellow bridge rested in the water and eerie drone video showed a Ferris wheel, untouched, on a beach scraped bare by the waves.
Indonesia is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. A powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed 505 people in August, and two moderate quakes near an eastern island on Tuesday reportedly damaged a bridge.
The vast archipelago is home to 260 million people on more than 17,000 islands that stretch a distance similar to that between New York and London. Roads and infrastructure are poor in many areas, making access difficult in the best of conditions.
Associated Press writers Margie Mason and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.
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Justin Bieber Makes Major Life-Changing Decision. Was This A Smart Move?
(4.12/18)

Justin Bieber is reportedly now married to supermodel Hailey Baldwin, and there’s no prenup in sight.
The Canadian pop superstar, who is worth a rumored $265 million, is now wed to Baldwin, who is only worth around $5 million at most. Reports that the couple was considering a prenup began to surface as the two were seen leaving a courthouse in New York City last month. But now we know that’s just a falsehood. (RELATED: JUSTIN BIEBER MAKES GENIUS FINANCIAL DECISION AHEAD OF MARRIAGE)
The wedding took place in Manhattan last month, with local preacher Jeffrey Quinn of Nyack College, and Bieber’s friend Josh Mehl as a witness. So it looks like those initial reports about the two not wanting a prenup — perhaps for religious reasons — were, in fact, true. (RELATED: JUSTIN BIEBER REVEALS WHETHER HE’S GETTING A PRENUP. IS HE MAKING THE DUMBEST DECISION OF HIS LIFE?)
A post shared by Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) on Sep 19,2018 at 8:35am PDT
It’s not clear why the couple chose to lie about their decision not to get a prenup. But it’s all set in stone now. They’re married, there’s no prenup in sight, and they’re hopefully going to ride off into the sunset together, happily ever after.
I’m not exactly a hopeless romantic, but I would just like to congratulate the happy couple on their new commitment. Especially for Hailey Baldwin. I want to offer her an especially HUGE congratulations for her decision to take this new step in life.
A post shared by Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) on Jul 19,2018 at 6:44pm PDT
It’s not every day you get to marry a multi, multimillionaire superstar who happens not to want a prenup. And so when you do, you lock that DOWN either forever, or for the next five-to-eight years until the love starts to run dry and you still don’t have to worry about who’s filling your closets. Hailey Baldwin may not be as popular as some of her other supermodel friends like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, but something tells me she’s gonna be just fine.
Just a hunch.
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Fate of Republican Party is tied to Kavanaugh — so don't flake on us
(3.28/18)

Time and again, with few exceptions, congressional Republicans disappoint their own base and hand Democrats the initiative at every turn. Their constant folding will cost them everything and gain them nothing from the voters, who handed Republicans the first unified control of Capitol Hill and the White House since 2005.
The tax law and confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch aside, the Republican leadership in Congress has left its core voters confused over what is the exact advantage of voting for their party. Sure, it keeps the Democrats from some levers of control. But ultimately, if Democrats are allowed to control how Congress operates, despite a Republican majority — is there a real difference between which party you vote for? Republicans have given in on so much, angering their base and creating a very real chance that, without a major win before November’s midterms, these voters will just stay home.
There is no better example than how they’ve handled the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process. Democrats have used it as a chance to grandstand, claiming that Kavanaugh plans to ban birth control and that he lied under oath about his time in the Bush administration. Even the Washington Post couldn’t stomach these fabrications, giving Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the progenitors of these claims, a respective four and three pinocchios.
Meanwhile, the White House released a million pages of documents related to the nominee — more than five times as many released during Justices Kagan and Gorsuch’s hearings. Democrats, in large part through their surrogates in the media, gained the public momentum against the nominee absent an effective pushback from the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee or even the White House.
Republicans were playing by Senate rules. Democrats were playing for 2020. Then everything changed with Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sat on a letter from Ford for more than five weeks. Now her office is being investigated for possibly leaking it to the press. The allegations were held until the last minute and used in a way that was both the most damaging and prevented a chance for Kavanaugh to fight back effectively.
At every stage during the confirmation process, Democrats moved the goalposts. And, like Charlie Brown and the football, the GOP acted to accommodate — and got more scorn in return. Democrats wanted a hearing. Republicans caved. Democrats wanted a delay. Republicans caved. Democrats demanded an FBI investigation — even after the Department of Justice said it wasn’t their role. Once again, Republicans caved.
Even when Republicans attempt to use precedents laid by Democrats like the “ Biden Rule,” Sen. Harry Reid ’s (D-Nev.) destruction of the filibuster, or then-Sen. Joe Biden ’s (D-Del.) ruling-out of FBI investigations for Supreme Court nominations, it’s never good enough. Every time the Democrats get the “only thing” they ask for, they both use it against Republicans in the media and then demand more.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) gave in to the mob by calling for an FBI investigation. He was already declared a “ rape apologist ” by the Women’s March. Does anyone expect that this won’t lead to more elevator screaming or chasing Republicans out of restaurants?
Flake now admits he only called for the investigation because he’s not running for another term. His spineless efforts are not even appreciated by the other side; the goal posts are being moved again. Democrats are now calling the FBI investigation too “ limited ” in scope. Ford’s friend restating that she wasn’t at the party Ford described was spun as “ not refuting ” the allegations. Even more spurious claims, including those of gang rape from lawyer Michael Avenatti, are not only clearly false but disgusting and partisan.
Even worse, Ford’s attorneys are setting this up as a political show-trial. They will not hand over the therapist’s notes that her team claims exonerate her. Every person she claimed was at the party denies any knowledge of it. Her attorneys didn’t inform her that the GOP offered to come to California to hear her testimony and instead claimed she needed a delay due to her “fear of flying” but she then flew to D. C. There’s a reason why the burden of proof is on the accuser, not the accused.
So far, the efforts are working. The Supreme Court is starting its next session with only eight justices — a direct result of the delay tactics. Full stop: The GOP needs to fight back or lose everything. They may lose the confirmation vote. They may lose both houses of Congress next month. And if they keep folding, they will lose the White House in two years.
Republican leadership needs to follow Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.) on this. (Add that to the list of sentences I never expected to write.) This fight isn’t about Ford, or even Judge Kavanaugh, he said. It’s about power: “ What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020. You've said that, not me! ”
Republicans in Congress only have one way out — through the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. A man is having his life destroyed due to allegations for which there is zero corroborating evidence. Kavanaugh can’t get his reputation back, he knows his children will be mocked over this, and his family has had to watch smear after smear go unanswered. He fought back admirably Thursday. So did Sen. Graham. Now everyone else must pick up the slack.
The future of the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s electoral future, are now in the hands of Sens. Flake, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). None are up for election this year, yet their actions will save or sink their Republican colleagues, judicial decisions for the next 40 years, and the mother of all precedents.
The Democrats have been the mouse Jeff Flake gave a cookie to. If they can do this to an innocent man for a Supreme Court seat, what will they do for the Oval Office?
Kristin Tate is a libertarian writer and author of “ How Do I Tax Thee? A Field Guide to the Great American Rip-Off.” Follow her on Twitter @KristinBTate .
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NBC’s Seth Meyers Calls Trump A ‘Sexist Dick’ For Fighting With Reporters At Press Conference
(3.13/18)

Comedian Seth Meyers called President Donald Trump a “sexist dick,” on NBC’s “Late Night” Tuesday, for the way he behaved during a Monday press conference for a new trade deal.
The deal is an agreement between the U. S., Canada and Mexico and is said to open up access to the dairy industry for American farmers, and could benefit U. S. automakers and help protect domestic jobs.
Meyers played a clip of Trump in the White House Rose Garden taking questions about the deal, when several female reporters tried changing the topic to Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump cut most of them off immediately and continuously asked if they had any questions on trade. He also accused one female reporter of not thinking. (RELATED: NBC’s Seth Meyers Mocks Catholic Church And Then Uses It To Attack Brett Kavanaugh)
Meyers accused the president of cutting off the reporters in “super demeaning and sexist ways.”
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“I mean, how much of a sexist dick can you possibly be?” Meyers asked. “It’s almost like — wait, wait. It’s almost like he saw someone else getting attention for acting like a maniac on TV and thought, ‘I could top that.'”
Meyers also mocked Trump’s defense of Kavanaugh and his assertion about Kavanaugh’s accusers having zero credibility.
“Only Trump could say I have no idea if this is true and then question whether someone else is telling the truth,” Meyers concluded.
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Sen. Graham Reveals What He Would Do If Kavanaugh Falls In The Senate
(3.13/18)

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that if he were president, he would nominate Brett Kavanaugh again if he fails to get confirmed by the Senate.
Graham would try to make it an midterm election issue during an appearance on “Hannity” on Fox News Monday night.
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“I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box,” Graham said. “This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we will be on to the next person. I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh.”
He added, “So what would I do? I would renominate him and I would take this case to the American people and I’d ask voters in Indiana and Missouri and North Dakota and other places where Trump won saying who he would nominate if he got to be president and see if the voters want to appeal the verdict of their senator.”
Graham has been a major supporter of Kavanaugh. Graham went a fiery rant about how unfairly Kavanaugh was being treated during the judge’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The senator has also criticized the media’s coverage of the accusations. (RELATED: Sen. Graham: NBC Has Been A ‘Co-Conspirator In The Destruction Of Kavanaugh’)
“This would be an appeal from a political body to the people who put us here and see if these Trump states that elected President Trump would do exactly what he is doing on cutting taxes and appointing conservative judges, if they are OK with the decision of their senator,” Graham continued. “I don’t think we’re going to get there. I think we will get 50-plus, but if we fell one vote short for the good of the nation, I would appeal this to the people of the country and let them have a say.”
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Taylor Swift to open 2018 American Music Awards
(3.09/18)

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Music superstar Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards.
The 28-year-old singer confirmed as much in an Instagram video Tuesday after announcing the news on Good Morning America .
"I'm opening up the American Music Awards with a performance of 'I Did Something Bad,'" she captioned the post. "Meredith is not excited, but I am. #AMAs."
The clip shows Swift lounging with her cat Meredith.
"Good morning America, it's Taylor. I just wanted to say I'm going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance," the star says in the video.
The American Music Awards confirmed the news on its official Twitter account.
"@taylorswift13 will OPEN the #AMAs with her first awards show performance in almost 3 YEARS..." the post reads. "...and she's performing 'I Did Something Bad.' ONE WEEK at 8/7c on ABC. #TaylorSwiftAMAs."
The 2018 American Music Awards will take place Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. Swift is nominated for four awards, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for Reputation.
Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Carrie Underwood, Ciara and Missy Elliott are among the other performers. Ciara said in a tweet last week that she has "something really special" planned for her performance with Elliott.
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Kim Kardashian trolled over Kanye West tribute: 'Imagine being married to a Trump supporter'
(3.09/18)

It isn’t just conservative figures like Donald Trump Jr. and Candace Owens who are sticking by Kanye West in the midst of his MAGA-hat-wearing, 13th-Amendment-criticizing mood: He can still count on Kim Kardashian .
As the rapper walks back his explosive statements from the weekend — he told TMZ he “misspoke” about the amendment, which abolished slavery in the U. S., and clarified that it was his staff, not the Saturday Night Live team, who “bullied” him about going on stage in a red MAGA cap — his wife of four years is showing support.
Kardashian, who reportedly watched from backstage as her husband gave his pro-Trump speech in the final moments of SNL ‘s Sept. 29 broadcast, posted a tribute to West late Monday night, captioning it: “We got love.”
While more than a few fans were touched by the romantic display, their heart emojis did little to stem the tide of critical comments aimed at West.
“Ugh imagine being married to a Trump supporter — can’t relate!” read one comment, which has already fetched more than 900 likes.
“No, but you got an idiotic and ignorant husband,” another follower fired back at Kardashian.
“Tell yo man to read a book,” added a commenter.
While West took plenty of heat — with comments speculating about his mental health and links to President Trump — his reality star spouse wasn’t spared.
“You’re nothing more than a sympathizer at this point,” a commenter scolded. “You sit there and allow Kanye’s delusion to flow, basking in it… refusing to use your platform to voice how you actually feel, in fear of damaging your ‘image.'”
Another follower called the mom of three a “bozo” and “a whole letdown to this generation.”
The couple had their defenders, however. Some fans waded in to bolster their views and insist that it was unfair to judge Kardashian — who has been working with the Trump White House on prison reform — for her husband’s remarks.
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Trump’s new trade deal is better for workers than NAFTA was
(3.09/18)

The new United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA), which President Donald Trump announced Monday, is a lot like NAFTA but with a few upgrades.
For one, it increases the amount of dairy products that US farmers can export to Canada without tariffs, while allowing more Canadian peanut products into the United States untaxed. It also requires US automakers to use more car parts made in the United States to avoid tariffs.
But the most striking difference from NAFTA involves protections for workers in all three countries. Mexico has agreed to pass laws giving workers the right to real union representation, to extend labor protections to migrants workers (who are often from Central America), and to protect women from discrimination.
American auto companies that assemble their cars in Mexico would also have to use more US-made car parts to avoid tariffs, which would help US factory workers. And about 40 percent of those cars would have to be made by workers earning at least $16 an hour — three times more than Mexico’s minimum wage.
And unlike NAFTA, the new deal allows each country to sanction each other for labor violations that impact trade. It’s a complex, multi-step process modeled after similar protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that Trump pulled the United States out of after taking office.
These are much-needed reforms, and they address a lot of concerns that US labor unions have long had about NAFTA. It’s one thing to make trading partners adopt strict labor laws, but making sure they enforce those laws has proven much, much harder.
Under the USMCA, doing so will still be a challenge — but unlike NAFTA, the new deal at least has a defined process to legally enforce labor rules.
Free trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico has had a small, but positive, impact on all three economies. Free-trade advocates love to point out all the jobs that NAFTA created but often downplay all the jobs it wiped out.
When NAFTA was enacted in 1994, labor unions worried at the time that allowing goods to cross the border untaxed would give US manufacturers too much incentive to move factories and jobs to Mexico, where wages were super low and environmental standards more relaxed.
Proponents of NAFTA pushed back against that idea, saying that boosting trade would raise wages for low-skilled Mexican workers, pulling millions out of poverty and making it less attractive for companies to move factories to Mexico.
That definitely didn’t happen. Competition from US farms was largely responsible for putting more than 1 million farmworkers in Mexico out of work, and the unemployment rate in Mexico is higher today than it was back then.
On top of that, wages for workers in Mexico have hardly budged. Just look at this chart from the Center for Economic and Policy Research:
In the United States, NAFTA didn’t lower overall US wages, as some feared, but it was linked to lower wages in some manufacturing jobs. The trade deal was also directly responsible for the loss of more than 840,000 US factory jobs, most of which were moved to Mexico. Just last year, Ford announced it was closing one of its auto factories and opening another one in Mexico.
US companies are still doing this because factory workers in Mexico are still making poverty wages. And one reason workers in Mexico are still living in poverty is because NAFTA’s labor protections have not been enforced.
When NAFTA was signed, it included labor protections for workers in all three countries: the US, Mexico, and Canada. Basically, each country agreed to enforce its own labor laws and follow standards set by the UN’s International Labor Organization.
But labor complaints filed through the NAFTA labor dispute process have led nowhere.
About two-dozen complaints of workers’ rights violations were filed against all three countries in NAFTA’s first decade — the vast majority in Mexico, according to Human Rights Watch. Companies accused of violating local labor laws include General Electric, Honeywell, Sony, General Motors, McDonald’s, Sprint, and the Washington state apple industry.
In Mexico, those complaints included allegations of retaliation against workers who tried to unionize, denial of collective bargaining rights, forced pregnancy testing, mistreatment of migrant workers, and life-threatening health and safety conditions. None have led to any type of sanctions, which workers’ rights groups say is because there are no rules about how to resolve these disputes and government mediators have chosen to take a hands-off approach.
“Our research shows that agreements on labor will never work without the active support of the countries involved. In the case of NAFTA, these three countries have actually worked to minimize the impact of the labor provisions,” the HRW report stated.
One of the biggest complaints against Mexico right now is that labor unions are largely controlled by employers, and workers are not even part of contract negotiations. So it’s no wonder why Mexican factory workers are earning so little. The average hourly wage for factory workers in Mexico is just over $2 an hour, and the country’s minimum wage is roughly $4.15 for a full day’s work. These low wages attract US companies to operate in Mexico.
The new labor rules in Trump’s pact with Mexico are supposed to remove the incentive to keep Mexican workers living in poverty. Under the new deal, the United States can use the same dispute system to resolve labor complaints that NAFTA previously allowed only for commercial trade violations (such as exceeding trade quotas).
As part of USMCA, Mexico has promised to pass laws that will guarantee workers the right to form unions and negotiate their own labor contracts. If Mexican workers could do this without fear of losing their jobs, they would certainly negotiate better wages and working conditions.
Right now, workers in Mexico have the right to unionize, but they are often left out of the negotiating process. US manufacturers — and most other companies — end up dictating the terms of the contract with labor unions to their own benefit. Workers have also reported retaliation from employers when they try to create a labor union.
The new pact would also require Mexico to pass a law extending labor protections to migrant workers, many of whom come from Central America and are vulnerable to exploitation.
The “new NAFTA” would allow the United States, for example, to file labor complaints through the regular dispute resolution system, but only if it involves labor violations that are harming US trade. They can bring the complaint before a commission of government labor ministers from each country, but only after exhausting all efforts to mediate the issue and resolve it separately.
The commission is then supposed to weigh the evidence and facts, to determine if Mexico (hypothetically) is not enforcing the deal’s labor rules, and whether that harmed US companies. If so, the United States could slap tariffs on certain products entering the United States from Mexico until US companies can recoup the money lost.
It seems like a long, painful process that could take months to complete. But it’s better than the nonexistent process under NAFTA. And it would require each country to take an aggressive, hands-on enforcement approach.
The most challenging part will be enforcing a specific provision in USMCA that mandates that 40 to 45 percent of a car’s parts must be made by workers who earn at least $16 an hour to avoid tariffs. That means that many Mexican factories that make parts for US car manufacturers would have to pay eight times what they currently pay the average factory worker. Or auto manufacturers would simply need to buy more car parts made in the United States, where wages for factory workers are much higher.
The trade deal does not mention how the US government would even know what companies across the border are paying their workers. It’s not clear how the Mexican government would know either. But Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is a populist politician whose campaign focused on improving working conditions for Mexico’s poor.
Whether USMCA’s labor protections are effective depends in large part on whether he keeps his promise to voters.
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Germany to expand job-seeker visas, seeks skilled workers
(3.09/18)

BERLIN — The German government said Tuesday it will expand a system of six-month visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as part of an effort to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers. It also said it has agreed on a solution to help rejected but well-settled asylum-seekers, an issue that has divided the coalition.
The six-month visas, currently available to university graduates, will be expanded to migrants with professional qualifications, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said after leaders of the governing coalition met.
He stressed that Germany, Europe's biggest economy, doesn't want "immigration into the welfare system." Applicants will have to prove they can support themselves and speak German.
Like many other European countries, Germany is trying to strike a balance between the needs of its labor market, an aging native population and popular concern about immigration.
Labor Minister Hubertus Heil said the government also agreed on a "pragmatic" solution to resolve the status of rejected asylum-seekers who have found work in Germany and are well-integrated.
He said the government aims to give them a "reliable status... so we don't send the wrong people home and then try hard to recruit skilled workers from third countries."
Details were vague, with the government promising only to draw up "clear criteria" in residency law over the coming months.
The question of whether to make it easier for asylum-seekers to join the workforce — and thereby avoid deportation if their asylum request is rejected — has been a bone of contention between Heil's center-left Social Democrats and conservatives such as Seehofer in Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition.
"We are sticking to the principle of keeping asylum and labor-related migration separate," Seehofer said.
He noted that there are many people who have been rejected for asylum but whose presence is "tolerated" under German law because they can't return home for various reasons, such as the risk of mistreatment. At present, their employment status is handled differently by different German regions, he added, and the aim is to clarify rules across the country and create "certainty for business."
German leaders acknowledge that various sectors and regions face shortages of skilled workers, and say they want to prioritize domestic workers and EU migrants.
"But that's not enough if we want to preserve and stabilize economic growth ... and our social security systems," Seehofer said. "So we need trained workers from third countries."
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New USMCA Could Help Move US-China Trade Talk Forward as Trump Shows Flexibility
(3.08/18)

Trade negotiators from the United States and Canada beat the Sunday midnight deadline to resolve their differences for a new free trade agreement to be signed by the three nations in North America, including Mexico, by late November. The new trade pact will replace the 24-year-old North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is expected to cover a region that trades more than $1 trillion annually.
"It is a great deal for all three countries, solves the many deficiencies and mistakes in NAFTA, greatly opens markets to our Farmers and Manufacturers, reduces Trade Barriers to the United States and will bring all three Great Nations together in competition with the rest of the world. The USMCA is a historic transaction!" Trump wrote in messages posted on his official Twitter account.
"This [the USMCA] shows the United States is willing to reach a trade agreement. I think China can see hope from this. We can see the willingness from the United States to work toward an agreement. We also saw the flexibility from the US side, as it made some concessions to its allies such as Canada. A successful negotiation relies on [both sides] making concessions," Cheng Dawei, a professor of economics at Renmin University in Beijing, who specializes in international commercial diplomacy and WTO related studies, told Sputnik.
The economist expressed optimism about China and the United States reaching an agreement when both sides can return to the negotiation table in the future.
However, US economists warned that it will be difficult for the United States to force China to agree to its terms like it did with Japan in the 1980s.
"The US position is very clear. It’s a big imperial power. They think they have the power to order everyone around and tell them what to do. That’s exactly what they did with Japan in the early 1980s. That’s what they’re trying to do now. I think the stumbling bar will be China, because China is also a big power. I don’t think China would be easy to roll over as Japan did," Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, told Sputnik.
Trade tensions between the United States and China continued to escalate in recent months, as both countries introduced steep reciprocal tariffs on each other.
"All these so-called deals, the main thing to remember is that they’re government-mandated trade. They have nothing to do with free trade at all. They mandate the number of cars will be allowed to come to the United States. They have terrible local content rules that the products being sent to the United States have to be assembled or produced either in Canada, Mexico or the United States. It’s central planning ‘gone mad,’" he said.
The US economist pointed out that the problem with Trump’s position is that he believes the massive US trade deficit is caused by trade policies and practices of its trade partners.
"He [Trump] has the wrong idea about the trade balance. He doesn’t understand that the trade balance has nothing to do with the so-called unfair trade practices by China or anybody else. It’s strictly made in the United States. The trade balance is determined by deficiency in US savings," he said.
"None of this [trade agreements] will change the balance of trade of the United States. The balance of trade is determined by activities, such as savings and investments, in the United States. Savings is much less than the investments because of the government deficit. That’s what determines the US trade deficit. It’s really the government finance deficit in the United States. The US fiscal deficit is going to get bigger under Trump. That means the trade deficit is going to get bigger," he said.
The economist further explained that a country’s trade deficit is just the mirror image of what is happening in the US domestic economy, where expenditures exceed the incomes produced, leading to the excess expenditures to be met by an excess of imports over exports, which causes a trade deficit.
The Baltimore-based economist argued that the massive annual US trade deficit is not a problem for the country’s economy.
"As long as Trump is president, he will claim that trade deficit is a bad thing. It’s created because foreigners who are manipulating their currencies and engage in unfair trade practices. But the trade deficit is not a problem for the United States, as long as the country can borrow money cheaply to finance it. We’ve had it every year since 1975. That hasn’t caused a problem," professor Hanke said.
"With currencies, there is always one King, and it’s hard to knock the King off his throne. That’s why the average life of a King over the last 2,500 years has been 300 years," he said.
Nevertheless, the economist expects US politicians to continue to exploit the trade deficit for political purposes.
"In economic terms, the trade deficit is not an issue. Politically, it’s a big deal if you have politicians who tell everybody that the trade deficit is bad. Almost no politician in Washington DC, no matter what their political party is, understands this. Many of them think the trade deficit is a bad thing. And many think the trade deficit is caused by foreigners," he said.
As a result, the expert believes future US presidents after Trump could continue the current confrontational trade policies against China.
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France moves against Iran over bomb plot near Paris
(3.08/18)

France froze the assets of two suspected Iranian intelligence operatives on Tuesday in retaliation for an alleged bomb plot uncovered near Paris in June, in a move that could cause diplomatic tensions with Tehran.
The French government announced it had frozen assets belonging to two Iranians and Iran's ministry of security and intelligence following the alleged plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group in a Parisian suburb in June.
"This extremely serious act envisaged on our territory could not go without a response," France's interior, foreign and economy ministers said in a rare joint statement.
"In taking this decision, France underlines its determination to fight against terrorism in all its forms, particularly on its own territory," they added.
The foiled attack in June was to have targeted a meeting of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters which was also attended by leading US figures, including close allies of President Donald Trump.
Six people were arrested afterwards in coordinated raids by European police forces, including an Iranian diplomat called Assadollah Asadi, who is set to be extradited from Germany to Belgium for prosecution.
Asadi was targeted by France for the six-month asset freeze on Tuesday along with another man named as Saeid Hashemi Moghadam.
Iran has denied any involvement in the alleged bomb plot and said the opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK), had orchestrated the plot to discredit Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he embarked on a tour of Europe.
The counter measures by France could have major diplomatic repercussions at a time when France is working to keep Iran in the 2015 accord to limit its nuclear programme amid major tensions in the Middle East.
French President Emmanuel Macron had vowed to visit Tehran early in his term as president, but major differences between the countries on issues such as the wars in Syria and Yemen, as well as the bomb plot, have led to tensions.
- Raids on Islamic centre -
Also Tuesday, around 200 police launched a dawn anti-terror raid on one of the biggest Shiite Muslim centres in France, the Zahra Centre France, as well as the homes of its directors.
A total of 11 people were questioned and three were arrested, security sources told AFP, including for the illegal possession of firearms.
The Zahra Centre France was founded in 2009 by Yahia Gouasmi, who has spoken in support of Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah and the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Gouasmi is also the founder of the Anti-Zionist Party in France and is an associate of controversial comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, a convicted anti-Semite.
The raids on Tuesday were staged as part of the "prevention of terrorism" procedures, regional authorities said in a statement.
Police have been closely following the activities of the Zahra Centre "because of the strong support by its leaders for several terrorist organisations and in favour of movements backing ideas that are contrary to the values" of France, a statement from local authorities said.
On its website, the association says its purpose since its foundation in 2009 has been "to make known the message of Islam through the eyes of the Prophet and his family."
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S. Korean official estimates that N. Korea's nuclear arsenal has 20-60 bombs
(3.06/18)

SEOUL, South Korea — A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal.
Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament Monday the estimates on the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60. He was responding to a question by a lawmaker, saying the information came from the intelligence authorities. The National Intelligence Service, South Korea's main spy agency, couldn't immediately comment.
Cho may have unintentionally revealed the information. His ministry said Tuesday Cho's comments didn't mean that South Korea would accept North Korea as a nuclear state, suggesting Seoul's diplomatic efforts to rid the North of its nuclear program would continue.
The South Korean assessment on the North's arsenal is not much different from various outside civilian estimates largely based on the amount of nuclear materials that North is believed to have produced.
According to South Korean government reports, North is believed to have produced 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of weaponized plutonium, enough for at least eight bombs. Stanford University scholars, including nuclear physicist Siegfried Hecker who visited North Korea's centrifuge facility at Nyongbyon in 2010, wrote earlier this year that North Korea is estimated to have a highly enriched uranium inventory of 250 to 500 kilograms (550 to 1,100 pounds), sufficient for 25 to 30 nuclear devices.
Many foreign experts say North Korea are likely running additional secret uranium-enrichment plants.
The North entered talks with the United States and South Korea earlier this year, saying it's willing to negotiate away its advancing nuclear arsenal. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled due to suspicions over how sincere North Korea is about its disarmament pledge, but U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to visit Pyongyang this month to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Kanye West's new basketball sneaker may be banned by the NBA
(3.05/18)

Rapper and shoe designer Kanye West— who inadvertently advocated for a return to slavery over the weekend — is expected to debut a basketball sneaker from his Yeezy collection this season. But according to ESPN, the NBA would likely ban the shoe because of its bright and shiny “3M” heel.
The league has lightened up on its dress code in recent years, allowing players to wear whatever color sneakers they please. But according to ESPN’s league sources, the prototype of West’s sneaker would not be allowed in NBA games.
Whether or not NBA players would want to wear West’s glowing new shoes is another matter.
The “Flashing Lights” rapper has drawn criticism in recent months for his support of President Trump, which came to a head over the weekend when West wore a “Make America Great” cap during an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” and called to “abolish the 13th amendment,” which ended slavery.
Following a media storm blasting the mercurial rapper for his statement, West clarified that he misspoke and wanted to see the 13th amendment “amended” not abolished. He did not apologize for his MAGA cap.
Even if the NBA boots West’s shoe, he may have found a customer in the White House. President Trump, whom West praised on live air, tweeted his appreciation for West following that “SNL” debacle.
“Word is that Kanye West, who put on MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ‘no’), was great. He’s leading the charge,” the President tweeted.
Rapper Snoop Dogg recently blasted West for aligning himself with Trump advocates during a visit to Sirius XM, where the “Gin and Juice” performer said he didn’t differentiate between Trump supporters and bigots.
“Kanye too. Don't forget about him too,” he said. “Throw him in the bag, 'cause he right there with the mutha----s.”
President Obama has famously referred to West as a “jackass” on more than one occasion.
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Assam CM pays tributes to Gandhiji, installs tallest flag pole
(2.99/18)

Guwahati: Assam on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dedicating one of India’s tallest flag poles to mark the occasion at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati.
“Gandhiji’s philosophy on non-violence, cleanliness, untouchability is relevant not only in India but also abroad. Greats like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King followed Gandhiji’s philosophy to serve the humanity,” Sonowal said while dedicating the flag to the people of the state.
State government officials said the 319.5-ft flag pole is the tallest in the country in terms of average elevation of a city. However, it is ranked third after the one at Attari border, which is 360 feet, and another at Pimpri Chinchwad Bhakti Shakti Chawk in Pune, which is 351-ft tall.
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Rahul slams Modi for “betraying” people
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Wardha: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “betraying the people by making false promises” ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Addressing the ‘Gandhi Sankalp Rally’ after a Congress Working Committee meeting here, he attacked Modi on a range of issues, including the Rafale deal, rising fuel prices, unemployment and farm distress.
“You trusted Modiji for four years. He promised you that there will be no ‘Made in China’, but only ‘Make in India’. But you see, everything from phones to your shoes is ‘Made in China’.
“Modi made a false promise to you. He cannot give you employment. But we will work 24 hours a day to give you employment. We will waive your loans too. We have done it in 2009; we can do it again,” the Congress chief said as he urged people to repose trust in the Congress that followed Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology.
Gandhi accused the Prime Minister of striking a shady deal for the purchase of Rafale fighter jets only to benefit what he called Modi’s “bankrupt” crony. An inexperienced company had been chosen ignoring the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
He sought to know from the Prime Minister the reason behind choosing a new company in the defence deal.
Attacking the government over rising fuel prices, Rahul Gandhi said: “The money paid by you (people) is going into the pockets of only a few richest people in India. This is the reality of India. The Congress is a party of the farmers, the weak and the small traders.”
He also accused Modi of helping his cronies convert their black money into white following the November 2016 demonetisation.
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Need new ‘freedom struggle’ against Modi government: Congress
(2.14/18)

Wardha: The Congress on Tuesday called for a “new freedom struggle” to combat the Modi governments politics of threat and intimidation as well as politics of polarization and divisiveness.
The Congress Working Committee (CWC), on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, adopted a resolution accusing the RSS and BJP of hypocrisy of appropriating the Mahatma’s legacy for electoral opportunities.
“Today, a new freedom struggle is the urgent need of the hour – a massive movement to combat the forces of divisiveness and prejudice, to confront the Modi government whose politics is the politics of threat and intimidation, the politics of polarization and divisiveness, the politics of crushing debate and dissent, the politics of imposing an artificial uniformity in a nation of extraordinary diversity, the politics of hate and vendetta, the politics of subverting all Constitutional values, principles and practices, the politics of lies, deceit, fraud and subterfuge,” it said in the resolution.
Accusing the RSS of “blatant hypocrisy”, it said the Sangh that vilified and rejected Mahatma Gandhi during his lifetime but was today brazenly proclaiming itself to be his champion.
“It is its (RSS) ideology that was responsible for spreading the atmosphere of hate that led to the Mahatma’s tragic assassination,” the Congress said.
Asserting that only the Congress was deeply committed to the principles of justice,
liberty, equality and fraternity, the CWC resolved to propagate the fundamental message across the nation.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham Spills His Thoughts On Proposed Trump-Kaepernick Summit
(2.13/18)

Lindsey Graham may one of the busiest men on Capitol Hill right now, but that’s not stopping him from trying to make things happen outside of the Beltway too.
The GOP senator from South Carolina is fully behind the idea of hosting a summit between President Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick, an idea first hatched by rapper Kanye West. (RELATED: Kanye West Has A Huge Plan For Colin Kaepernick, And It Involves Donald Trump)
“We never give up on anyone,” West told TMZ’s Harvey Levin on Monday, adding, “I’ve been calling Colin this morning, reaching him, so I can bring Colin to the White House. And we can remove that ‘sons of bitches’ statement. And we can be on the same page.”
And Graham seems to support this notion, telling TMZ reporters, “I want to watch football without feeling guilty about it.”
“Anything that will bring the country together,” an understandably desperate Graham added.
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Both Sen. Graham and President Trump are pretty busy right now, so the meeting may have to wait. Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh is currently under FBI investigation for alleged sexual assault, and Lindsey Graham offered a fiery speech at last week’s Senate Judiciary hearing, slamming the grave injustice of wrecking who he perceives to be an innocent man in the name of politics. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham Explodes On Senate Committee Over Kavanaugh Process)
Although, this is Trump’s White House, so squeezing in a seemingly impossible meeting is certainly a very real possibility.
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Wisconsin Pizza Delivery Driver Helps Save Kidnapped Woman
(2.10/18)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CBS Local) – A pizza delivery driver in Wisconsin is being credited with helping free a woman who was kidnapped last week and held at a home against her will.
The Sheboygan Press reports that the driver alerted authorities Thursday after delivering a pizza to a couple in a Sheboyan County home and seeing a woman, with a black eye, mouth the words “help me” and “call the police.”
That’s just what the driver, who was not identified in the report, did.
When officers arrived at the eastern Wisconsin home, the man who paid for the pizza, 55-year-old Dean Hoffman, let them in. He was arrested soon after.
Authorities say Hoffman entered the woman’s home earlier in the day, hit her, tied her up with a power cord and tried to persuade her to get back into a relationship with him, the newspaper reports.
Hoffman could face several charges in connection with the incident, including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, and strangulation and suffocation.
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US Defense Secretary warns of 'tough fight' to oust IS
(2.10/18)

The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces "a tough fight" to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.
While the extremists have lost almost all of the self-declared "caliphate" they held across Iraq and Syria four years ago, Mattis warned that destroying the group completely was "still going to take some time".
"Make no mistake about it, as ISIS has collapsed inward, in their own way they have reinforced the centre as they've been forced into what is now less than two percent of their original territory," Mattis told reporters in Paris.
"So it's going to still be a tough fight, I don't want anyone to be under any illusions," he added.
"We will be successful but it's still going to take some time."
Last month the military chief of France, which has troops in the US alliance fighting IS, estimated the jihadists would lose their last Syrian territory by January.
Francois Lecointre predicted "the end of the physical caliphate of Daesh before the end of the year, probably late autumn", using another name for IS.
IS has lost all of its urban centres in Iraq and late last month US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters launched a fresh operation to oust the group from its last holdouts in southeast Syria.
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Dunkin' fires workers who poured water on homeless man
(2.10/18)

SYRACUSE, N. Y. (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts has fired workers who poured water on a homeless man in upstate New York and posted the video online.
The company that owns the Dunkin' location says it was "disturbed" by the employees' behavior, which it says "goes against our core values as an organization."
Jeremy Dufresne says he was at the Dunkin' in Syracuse Sunday night to charge his phone to call his mom when one of the workers dumped water on his head.
The worker laughed, and a video of the interaction was posted to Facebook shortly afterward.
According to the Post Standard, Dufrense says the worker likely had "personal problems of his own," and "he took it out on someone else, like me."
Prosecutors say they are considering filing harassment charges against the workers.
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Second Fatal Shooting In Rogers Park In A Week
(2.08/18)

CHICAGO (CBS)–His blonde hair and windbreaker soaked, Pastor John Elleson stood in the steady rain early Tuesday morning before dawn as he waited for the medical examiner’s office to carry the body away from where the man came to rest on the bike path. A man found dead on a bike path marks the second homicide in the Roger’s Park neighborhood in less than a week.
Elleson heard about the shooting and headed straight to Loyola Park, where a man was shot in the head and killed overnight on Lunt Avenue as he walked down the bike path.
“And now he’s laying there and I just can’t leave until the medical examiner takes him,” Elleson said. “He’s laying there with the rain coming down. “If it were my son or my relative, I would want someone to stand there with him at this time.”
Police believe the victim was walking down the bike path when someone shot him.
The murder happened less than a mile away from where a 73-year-old man was fatally shot during a possible robbery attempt while returning to his Rogers Park apartment Sunday morning after walking his dogs, according to police.
Both victims were shot in the head.
The community is now on high alert.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowicz. Police say they don’t think it was a robbery.
Police say the victims were both shot in the head.
Rogers Park has seen a 20 percent increase in murders since this time last year. A total of six people have been killed since the beginning of 2018, police said.
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Google to donate $1 mn towards Indonesia quake relief
(2.08/18)

San Francisco: Google will contribute $1 million (nearly Rs 7 crore) towards relief and restoration work in Indonesia which was hit by a 7.5-magnitude quake and an ensuing tsunami that has claimed over 1,200 lives.
“We’re deeply saddened about the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia — @googleorg and Googlers are donating $1M to support relief efforts,” CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted late on Monday.
The tech giant has also “activated SOS Alerts to provide emergency info to those impacted,” he added.
According to the Indonesian authorities, the death toll has risen to 1,234 from Friday’s quake and tsunami hit in the Sulawesi island.
Hundreds of people might still be trapped under the rubble of buildings, the Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency said. Rescue teams were still not able to reach all the affected areas, the BBC reported.
An estimated 2.4 million people were affected by the disaster, said the disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said that 800 were badly injured and more than 61,000 people were displaced.
Indonesia is located on the so-called Ring of Fire of the Pacific, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that experiences about 7,000, mostly moderate earthquakes every year.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies in NL Wild Card Game: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
(2.06/18)

The Rockies are in the Wild Card game for the second consecutive year after losing to Arizona last season, while the Cubs last played in the Wild Card game in 2015, beating Pittsburgh.
"It's the seventh game of the World Series right out of the chute," Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters.
Both teams hope to get their bats going after the offenses fell flat Monday. Anthony Rizzo’s solo shot accounted for the Cubs’ lone run in a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee, while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit back-to-back blasts to get the Rockies on the board in their 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Freeland’s breakout season closed with an incredible run of 11 consecutive quality starts in which the 25-year-old went 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA. Freeland surprisingly pitched better at home than on the road, where he was 7-5 with a 3.23 ERA in 18 starts. That included a loss at Wrigley Field on April 30 in which he allowed three runs over seven innings.
Lester is no stranger to October baseball, as he’s set to make his 22nd postseason start and his second in the Wild Card game. The 34-year-old went 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last eight starts, and he threw six scoreless frames to beat Pittsburgh in his regular-season finale.
Lester is 1-3 with a 2.25 ERA in five career starts against the Rockies, and he allowed two unearned runs over 5 2/3 frames in a no-decision April 30.
1. The Rockies won nine of 10 games prior to Monday’s loss - their fifth straight against the Dodgers.
2. Arenado (38) led the NL in home runs, while Cubs INF Javier Baez (111) led the NL in RBI.
3. Cubs RHP Pedro Strop (hamstring) told reporters he will be available to pitch Tuesday. Strop has not pitched since Sept. 13.
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Dubai imprisons taxi driver for assaulting US sailor
(2.06/18)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Dubai has sentenced an Egyptian taxi driver to six months in prison and deportation after convicting him of sexually assaulting a U. S. Navy officer.
The National, an English-language, state-aligned newspaper in Abu Dhabi, reported the verdict in its Tuesday’s edition.
It says the 34-year-old Egyptian grabbed the 22-year-old woman’s thigh and forced her to touch his groin while driving her from a mall to Dubai’s Jebel Ali port in March 2017.
The taxi driver was initially cleared of the charge in a lower court, but prosecutors appealed and won a conviction at Dubai’s Court of Appeal.
Jebel Ali is the U. S. Navy’s busiest port of call outside of the U. S.
The U. S. Navy’s 5th Fleet did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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8-year boy killed in Bengal blast
(2.06/18)

Kolkata: An eight-year-old boy was killed and at least nine persons were injured in a crude bomb blast in Dumdum in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday, police said.
The blast, which took place around 9 a.m., ripped through adjacent shops, shattered window panes of nearby houses and damaged the pedestrian walk, eyewitnesses said.
“A large explosion took place outside a shop in Nagerbazar area today morning. According to the probe so far, low intensity socket bombs were used in the blast,” Barrackpore Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Singh said.
“More explosives were used to magnify the effects of the low intensity crude bombs — parts of which ricocheted off the concrete floor and hit a terrace causing the impact of the blast to be double.
“Bibhash Gosh, an eight-year-old kid, who was injured in the blast, has succumbed at the hospital,” he said.
According to the officer, the bomb exploding on the solid surface created a tremor which caused the glass window panes of the adjacent multi-storied buildings to shatter.
“We are investigating the matter. The bomb squad of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has visited the spot. Several items including a bag has been seized from the spot and sent for forensic tests. We are still finding out the kind of explosives used in the bomb,” he added.
According to police, at least nine others, including a woman sustained injuries and have been admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital.
Trinamool Congress leader and Chairman of South Dumdum municipality Panchu Gopal Roy said the blast was targeted at him.
“I think they tried to target me. Today is October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. We all know which group was involved in Gandhiji’s killing. I will not be surprised if that same group was involved in this blast,” he said.
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Football saved me after horrors of war - Grobbelaar
(2.05/18)

London - Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has spoken about how football "saved" him after his horrific experiences as a soldier in the Rhodesian army, also recounting the trauma of the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters during his playing days.
The 60-year-old told Britain's Guardian newspaper in a frank interview that the impact of the fighting in Zimbabwe's war of independence in the 1970s was such that two soldiers took their own lives when they were told to do another tour of duty.
"They killed themselves simultaneously in adjoining toilets in the barracks. They couldn't face it," said Grobbelaar.
The goalkeeper, renowned for his eccentricities at Anfield, said football had "saved" him, adding: "It kept me away from the dark thoughts of war."
Grobbelaar told how one of his fellow white soldiers mutilated the bodies of black fighters.
"This guy would cut an ear off every man he killed," Grobbelaar said.
"He kept the ears in a jar. And he had quite a few jars. His family had been brutalised so he wanted revenge."
The Zimbabwean was at Liverpool during the most successful spell in the club's history but the 1980s were also marked by two tragedies - the 1985 Heysel disaster, when 39 Juventus fans died before the European Cup final and the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, which resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters.
"It (Heysel) was worse (than war)," said Grobbelaar, who won six league titles and a European Cup while at Liverpool from 1981 to 1994.
"In the bush you knew what could happen. At Heysel it was innocent people. To hear the crumbling wall and the falling bodies was terrible."
Grobbelaar was also hit hard by the tragedy at Hillsborough, where he was close to the Liverpool fans' end.
"I was near gate number 13 and there was this soft sound - like air coming out," he said.
"I saw the faces squashed against the fence. I went to get the ball and shouted to the policewoman: 'Open the effing gate.' She said: 'I haven't got the key'. When the ball came back a second time, I shouted again.
"I saw they had a key and people spilled onto the ground.
"I kicked the ball out and ran to the referee. That's when the barrier went over and the bodies came down. I could hear the air coming out of them."
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Pilot program offers Kroger grocery pickup in Walgreens stores
(2.04/18)

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Kroger and Walgreens will join forces for a pilot program where customers can pick up their groceries at the drug store.
The online ordering from Kroger and pickup at Walgreens will be tested in Northern Kentucky near Kroger's Cincinnati headquarters over the next several months. It will be available at 13 Walgreens locations.
This move follows Amazon's takeover of Pillpack earlier this year and the online giant's purchase of Whole Foods last year. CVS Health is in the process of acquiring Aetna.
Kroger's own store brands, including the Simple Truth organic brands, will be available at Walgreens locations that are participating in the pilot program.
"This innovative new concept is an opportunity to test and learn, as we determine how we can best work together to further elevate our customer offering," Stefano Pessina, exxecutive chairman of Walgreens, said. "We continue to evolve our offerings to meet the changing needs of our customers and provide a more differentiated shopping experience."
Kroger acquired British online supermarket Ocado in May and agreed to buy meal kit delivery company Home Chef. Kroger also offers grocery delivery through Kroger Ship.
"This concept brings together the best of two great brands to rethink convenience and redefine the way America shops for food," Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said in a release .
Kroger shares edged up 24 cents in Tuesday morning trading.
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Ferry with nearly 300 people onboard stranded in Baltic Sea
(2.04/18)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A ferry with about 300 people on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday after the ship experienced engine failure, the Danish operator said. No injuries were reported and an evacuation wasn't immediately necessary.
The breakdown aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship's fire extinguishing system in the engine room, Copenhagen-based DFDS Seaways said. The vessel was in international waters off Kaliningrad, Russia's Baltic Sea exclave between Poland and Lithuania.
"We are talking about a malfunction in the engine room that caused a lot of smoke," DFDS spokesman Gert Jakobsen told The Associated Press. "Right now we are inspecting the engine room to find out whether the ship can sail on its own or needs to be tugged."
He said passengers had assembled at muster stations in preparation for a possible evacuation, but the "situation is under control."
The ferry, which also had cars and trucks on board, was traveling between the ports of Kiel, Germany, and Klaipeda, Lithuania.
"On these kinds of crossings we have people from Germany, the Baltic countries and Russia. We cannot say now who was onboard," Jakobsen said.
The ship is about 85 kilometers (50 miles) from Klaipeda, said Vaidas Klumbys, another DFDS spokesman.
He said that on Tuesday afternoon "we received the information from the ship that it was undergoing vibrations and smoke rising from the engines."
Russian state news agency Tass quoted Andrei Permyakov, head of the sea rescue coordination center in Kaliningrad, as saying that rescuers from Lithuania, Russia and Poland responded.
Lithuania's navy said one of its helicopters and three navy vessels were sent to the site in case an evacuation was necessary. The regional news agency, Baltic News Services, quoted Klumbys as saying "the weather conditions are not good."
Jakobsen wasn't aware of any rescue operation, saying there was no evacuation.
"But in this kind of situation, everyone steps in," he said.
The Regina Seaways was built in 2010 and can carry up to 500 passengers.
David Keyton in Stockholm, Liudas Dapkus in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Jim Heintz in Moscow, contributed to this story.
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Georgia HS Football Player Dies From Injuries Sustained In Game
(2.04/18)

Zebulon, GA (CBS Local)- A Pike County High School football player died on Sunday night after being seriously hurt during a game on Friday night.
According to CBS News, junior linebacker Dylan Thomas was seriously injured during the second quarter of Pike County’s Friday night game against Peach County High School and was transported to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital first before being transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Thomas then underwent surgery to relieve brain swelling and he remained in a coma on Saturday before then passing away from his injuries on Sunday night.
Thomas’ uncle, Nick Burgess, posted an emotional message on Facebook after his passing calling Dylan the golden child in the family and saying that he “really brought the family together. Mr. Burgess also created a Facebook fundraiser to cover the medical costs and lost income for the family that, as of this writing, had raised over $41,000.
Several Twitter users posted messages in tribute to Dylan after the news broke on Sunday night.
Superintendent Michael Duncan and principal Kevin Huffstetler said in a Facebook post on Monday that counselors would be available to students mourning the loss of Dylan.
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In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance
(2.04/18)

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Cardi B Comforted By Hubby Offset After She’s Charged In Strip Club Brawl: See Sweet PDA Pic
(2.04/18)

The love is stronger than ever between Cardi B, 25, and Offset. The Migos singer was seen with his arm around his wife’s shoulders as they walked side-by-side together in New York City on Oct. 1. Cardi B and Offset are rarely spotted out together due to their busy schedules, so this PDA was a real treat. Offset is the most supportive husband during this difficult time.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, kept her look super casual in a long coat and pink slippers. She was also clutching a pink blanket while walking down the street. It was a long day for the “Bodak Yellow” singer. Only hours before, Cardi turned herself in to the NYPD and was charged with two misdemeanors counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault. The charges stem from an alleged brawl at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing, New York, in Aug. 2018. A court date is scheduled for Oct. 29, according to CNN .
HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY that Cardi B is “confident she’ll beat these charges,” but the thought of going back to jail is “really terrifying for her.” Cardi and Offset welcomed a baby girl named Kulture in July 2018. “Cardi can’t stand to spend even one night away from Kulture so the idea of being behind bars, away from Kulture, is enough to make her cry,” a source close to the rapper revealed. “It’s devastating.” Let’s hope this issue gets resolved soon!
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Top-seeded Marin Cilic loses in 1st round at Japan Open
(2.04/18)

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As America wrestles with 'he said, she said', the Supreme Court will weigh whether a man can be executed for a crime he can't remember
(2.03/18)

Is it right to hold a man accountable for a crime from more than three decades ago that he does not remember committing?
That, roughly speaking, is the question before eight justices of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as they prepare to hear oral arguments in the case of Madison v. Alabama, No. 17-7505.
Vernon Madison shot a police officer twice in the head in 1985, and has spent more than 30 years since then on death row. Now in his late sixties, Madison is legally blind and slurs his speech. Following several strokes and a diagnosis with vascular dementia, his memory loss is so severe that he "does not believe that he ever killed anybody," according to a doctor who assessed him.
While the court has handed down rulings limiting the death penalty before, it has never addressed whether the 8th Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bars the killing of somebody who simply can't recall.
In the first death penalty case of the term, the Supreme Court will address the role of memory in capital punishment for the first time in its history. And it will do so just as questions of memory, guilt and innocence have thrust the institution, which often seeks to avoid the glare of partisan politics, uneasily into the spotlight.
As the nation remains gripped by the competing narratives of Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee to the high court, and Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist who says he sexually assaulted her at a high school gathering in 1982, new attention has been placed on the reliability of both of their memories, as well as Kavanaugh's drinking habits at the time the incident allegedly happened.
"One idea here is that he simply was drinking more than he was saying over this time period and that he didn't remember what happened," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., told CNN over the weekend.
It's a theory that has been repeated with increasing frequency since an emotional hearing Thursday, in which Kavanaugh vehemently declared himself innocent of the charge, while Ford said she was "100 percent sure" Kavanaugh assaulted her.
The role of memory was dramatically encapsulated in a line Ford delivered after Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked her to name her strongest recollection of the incident. Her response drew increased attention to an obscure region of the brain.
"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense," she said, describing Kavanaugh and another boy laughing at her while, she said, Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her to a bed and attempted to remove her swimsuit.
The hippocampus is negatively impacted by heavy drinking as well as vascular dementia .
Tuesday's case has the potential to be the first dramatic shift for the court following the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has often served as the crucial fifth vote in rulings curtailing the implementation of the death penalty.
Two notable 5-4 rulings authored by Kennedy stand out. In the 2005 case Roper v. Simmons, No. 03-633, Kennedy wrote an opinion for the court finding that the execution of minors was unconstitutional because it violated the 8th Amendment. Three years later, in Kennedy v. Louisiana, No. 07-343, Kennedy relied on the same reasoning to further restrict the use of capital punishment, finding that it was unconstitutional to execute someone for the crime of child rape.
"It's just a fact, that if you want to know what 'evolving standards of decency' have been in the United States for the last 15 years, Justice Kennedy has made that decision," John D. Adams, a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, who is now a partner at the law firm McGuireWoods, said at a recent panel conversation hosted by the conservative legal group the Federalist Society.
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, it is not obvious from his prior rulings how he may come down on death penalty cases. Because he will not hear oral arguments in Madison v. Alabama, he will only rule on the case if the justices are divided 4-4. In that case, the court will have to schedule the case to be re-argued.
If that does happen, and Kavanaugh rules in the case, it's likely that he will bring a starkly different judicial ideology to it than Kennedy would have, experts have said.
"We don't know much about Brett Kavanaugh's death penalty thought. But I'm going to place a bet that it's probably different than Justice Kennedy's," Adams said. "And I think you're going to see a court that is going to approach the death penalty in a very different way moving forward."
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‘Easy to start but tough to stop’: Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns against trade wars
(2.03/18)

Trade wars are easy to start but difficult to stop and should not be wielded as a weapon between countries, Jack Ma, co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, told an international forum in Switzerland on Tuesday.
“When trade stops, sometimes the war starts. So trade is the way to stop wars. Trade is the way to build up trust. Trade is not the weapon to fight against each other,” Ma said in the opening panel discussion at the World Trade Organisation Public Forum in Geneva.
Alibaba owns the South China Morning Post .
Ma was one of five people on the panel – including former US assistant trade representative for the service sector Christine Bliss – examining the ways technology would reshape trade by 2030.
Their assessments came as the United States and China are engaged in an escalating trade war that appears to be taking a bite out of the Chinese economy.
China’s latest official purchasing managers’ index pointed to weakening in the manufacturing sector in September. While the index for the country’s service sector held up for the month, the factory index fell to 50.8, just above the 50 mark that divides expansion from contraction, with declines in new export orders and output, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. It was the index’s second-lowest level in a year.
Ma said China and the US should work together to confront the major tests of the next few decades.
“It’s easy to launch a war, but it’s difficult to stop the war,” Ma said. “[Over] the next 30 years, the world is facing huge challenges of the technology revolution. I think China and the US should work together to solve this challenge, create more jobs, cure poverty, use technology to solve disease and the environment – instead of this kind of war. It’s going to destroy not only China-US trade but also lots of other countries and small businesses.”
Earlier in the discussion, Ma forecast that by 2030,80 per cent of businesses around the world would be small enterprises, and globalisation would be critical – not optional – to their survival.
“If you are not globalised, you are dead,” he said, countering the protectionist view promoted by US President Donald Trump.
Ma also called on the business community to stand against the growing trade conflict, saying technology could help find a way beyond the tensions.
“In the 21st century, we should have the solution to solving the problem by not confronting each other... [The trade war] may last for 20 years if it’s unfortunate. We are hopeful that... using ... the internet to support small and medium enterprises, using innovation, there is a way out.”
Responding to Trump’s repeated claims that the US’ large trade deficit with China justified its hardline stand against Beijing, Ma said the balance of trade was not the issue given the US economy continued to have healthy growth of around 4 per cent with little narrowing of the deficit.
In August, the overall US trade deficit in goods expanded to about US$75.8 billion, partly because of declining exports to China, according to the US Census Bureau.
“It’s about trade quality, not about trade deficits,” Ma said.
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PM Modi govt is anti-farmers: Yechury
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New Delhi:Lashing out at the government for stopping the farmers’ rally from entering the national capital, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre of being anti-farmers.
Speaking to ANI, Yechury said, “It reconfirms the fact that Modi government is anti-farmers. Instead of providing relief to the farmers, they are exasperating the crisis, further forcing farmers to be under debt burden and distress suicides. We have not seen such an agrarian distress in India since Independence.”
Reiterating Yechury’s sentiments, Congress national spokesperson Randeep Surjewala likened Prime Minister Modi-led government with the pre-independence British government in India.
“On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Modi government has shown that they are no different from the pre-independence British government in India. The British government then used to exploit the farmers and today, Modi government is firing tear gas shells at farmers,” Surjewala said.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also backed the farmers and launched an attack on the Centre, saying, “This government has not fulfilled the promises it made to the farmers, so it is all but natural that farmers would protest. It is unfortunate and we fully support the farmers.”
The police at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghaziabad used water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the agitating farmers who were marching towards the national capital.
The farmers, thousands in number, began their agitation on September 23 at Haridwar in Uttarakhand and were moving towards New Delhi, many of them on foot and scores sitting atop tractors, buses and raising slogans.
Their demands include complete loan waiver, reduction in electricity tariff and pension to every farmer aged above 60.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), the body which organised the mega-march, expressed angst over police’s use of force on the agitators.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape women's rights before Supreme Court
(1.30/18)

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- As the debate about the treatment of women rages across the United States, one Supreme Court nominee arrived at her confirmation hearing widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women's rights.
When he nominated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President Bill Clinton compared her legal work on behalf of women to the epochal work of Thurgood Marshall on behalf of African-Americans.
The comparison was entirely appropriate: As Marshall oversaw the legal strategy that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 case that outlawed segregated schools, Ginsburg coordinated a similar effort against sex discrimination.
Decades before she joined the court, Ginsburg's work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the Supreme Court's approach to women's rights, and the modern skepticism about sex-based policies stems in no small way from her lawyering. Ginsburg's work helped to change the way we all think about women -- and men, for that matter.
I'm a legal scholar who studies social reform movements and I served as a law clerk to Ginsburg when she was an appeals court judge. In my opinion -- as remarkable as Marshall's work on behalf of African-Americans was -- in some ways Ginsburg faced more daunting prospects when she started.
Starting at zero
When Marshall began challenging segregation in the 1930s, the Supreme Court had rejected some forms of racial discrimination even though it had upheld segregation.
When Ginsburg started her work in the 1960s, the Supreme Court had never invalidated any type of sex-based rule. Worse, it had rejected every challenge to laws that treated women worse than men.
For instance, in 1873, the court allowed Illinois authorities to ban Myra Bradwell from becoming a lawyer because she was a woman. Justice Joseph P. Bradley, widely viewed as a progressive, wrote that women were too fragile to be lawyers: "The paramount destiny and mission of woman are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the creator."
And in 1908, the court upheld an Oregon law that limited the number of hours that women -- but not men -- could work. The opinion relied heavily on a famous brief submitted by Louis Brandeis to support the notion that women needed protection to avoid harming their reproductive function.
As late as 1961, the court upheld a Florida law that for all practical purposes kept women from serving on juries because they were "the center of the home and family life" and therefore need not incur the burden of jury service .
Challenging paternalistic notions
Ginsburg followed Marshall's approach to promote women's rights -- despite some important differences between segregation and gender discrimination.
Segregation rested on the racist notion that blacks were less than fully human and deserved to be treated like animals. Gender discrimination reflected paternalistic notions of female frailty. Those notions placed women on a pedestal -- but also denied them opportunities.
Either way, though, blacks and women got the short end of the stick.
Ginsburg started with a seemingly inconsequential case. Reed v. Reed challenged an Idaho law requiring probate courts to appoint men to administer estates, even if there were a qualified woman who could perform that task.
Sally and Cecil Reed, the long-divorced parents of a teenage son who committed suicide while in his father's custody, both applied to administer the boy's tiny estate.
The probate judge appointed the father as required by state law. Sally Reed appealed the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg did not argue the case, but wrote the brief that persuaded a unanimous court in 1971 to invalidate the state's preference for males. As the court's decision stated, that preference was "the very kind of arbitrary legislative choice forbidden by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment."
Two years later, Ginsburg won in her first appearance before the Supreme Court. She appeared on behalf of Air Force Lt. Sharron Frontiero. Frontiero was required by federal law to prove that her husband, Joseph, was dependent on her for at least half his economic support in order to qualify for housing, medical and dental benefits.
If Joseph Frontiero had been the soldier, the couple would have automatically qualified for those benefits. Ginsburg argued that sex-based classifications such as the one Sharron Frontiero challenged should be treated the same as the now-discredited race-based policies.
By an 8-1 vote, the court in Frontiero v. Richardson agreed that this sex-based rule was unconstitutional. But the justices could not agree on the legal test to use for evaluating the constitutionality of sex-based policies.
Strategy: Represent men
In 1974, Ginsburg suffered her only loss in the Supreme Court, in a case that she entered at the last minute.
Mel Kahn, a Florida widower, asked for the property tax exemption that state law allowed only to widows. The Florida courts ruled against him.
Ginsburg, working with the national American Civil Liberties Union, stepped in after the local affiliate brought the case to the Supreme Court. But a closely divided court upheld the exemption as compensation for women who had suffered economic discrimination over the years.
Despite the unfavorable result, the Kahn case showed an important aspect of Ginsburg's approach: her willingness to work on behalf of men challenging gender discrimination. She reasoned that rigid attitudes about sex roles could harm everyone and that the all-male Supreme Court might more easily get the point in cases involving male plaintiffs.
She turned out to be correct, just not in the Kahn case.
Ginsburg represented widower Stephen Wiesenfeld in challenging a Social Security Act provision that provided parental benefits only to widows with minor children.
Wiesenfeld's wife had died in childbirth, so he was denied benefits even though he faced all of the challenges of single parenthood that a mother would have faced. The Supreme Court gave Wiesenfeld and Ginsburg a win in 1975, unanimously ruling that sex-based distinction unconstitutional.
And two years later, Ginsburg successfully represented Leon Goldfarb in his challenge to another sex-based provision of the Social Security Act: Widows automatically received survivor's benefits on the death of their husbands. But widowers could receive such benefits only if the men could prove that they were financially dependent on their wives' earnings.
Ginsburg also wrote an influential brief in Craig v. Boren, the 1976 case that established the current standard for evaluating the constitutionality of sex-based laws.
Like Wiesenfeld and Goldfarb, the challengers in the Craig case were men. Their claim seemed trivial: They objected to an Oklahoma law that allowed women to buy low-alcohol beer at age 18 but required men to be 21 to buy the same product.
But this deceptively simple case illustrated the vices of sex stereotypes: Aggressive men (and boys) drink and drive, women (and girls) are demure passengers. And those stereotypes affected everyone's behavior, including the enforcement decisions of police officers.
Under the standard delineated by the justices in the Boren case, such a law can be justified only if it is substantially related to an important governmental interest.
Among the few laws that satisfied this test was a California law that punished sex with an underage female but not with an underage male as a way to reduce the risk of teen pregnancy.
These are only some of the Supreme Court cases in which Ginsburg played a prominent part as a lawyer. She handled many lower-court cases as well. She had plenty of help along the way, but everyone recognized her as the key strategist.
In the century before Ginsburg won the Reed case, the Supreme Court never met a gender classification that it didn't like. Since then, sex-based policies usually have been struck down.
I believe Clinton was absolutely right in comparing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's efforts to those of Thurgood Marshall, and in appointing her to the Supreme Court.
Jonathan Entin is a professor emeritus of law and an adjunct professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University.
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
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The Left’s Treatment Of Kavanaugh Fills Millions Of Americans With Rage
(1.14/18)

Four years before Brett Kavanaugh was writing in his calendar in the summer of 1982, my family immigrated to this country. Before our plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, my teenage imagination saw America as a land of skyscrapers from coast to coast.
I imagined the senators and congressmen as wise and thoughtful. I imagined freedom, success, and money. Perhaps I imagined due process, although I didn’t yet know that word (where we came from, there wasn’t much of it). I had heard of the concept of “innocent until proven guilty,” however, as strange as it sounded then.
This last Friday night, I spoke to my 81-year-old father. We talked of his health, and then he surprised me. “Can you believe this outrage in the Senate?” he said, his voice trembling with rage. “How can they do this to this man? How?”
We rarely talk politics. I am a lawyer in a small private practice about four hours’ drive from him, and neither of us has the inclination for lengthy political discussions. Both of us might have once been called liberal Republicans. We voted for Trump with great reluctance. Since 2016, however, I have not regretted my vote for one instant.
I didn’t think my father followed the goings-on in Washington. My initial response was: “I’d rather not talk about it, or I’ll pop an artery in my brain.” But then I told him: “You live in New Jersey. Guess what? Your senator is up for re-election, and he is a corrupt Democrat. Talk to your friends. Get them to vote for the Republican in November. This time, you have a chance.”
Again, he surprised me. He said he doesn’t need to talk to them, they are already planning to vote Republican. Every single one of them. “Tell them to talk to their friends,” I said. “Tell them to get every one of their friends to vote.” “I will,” he said, “I must.” So there will be a few more people voting against Sen. Bob Menendez five weeks from now.
I streamed the Kavanaugh hearings on my laptop and to my phone as we walked our dog. I had to mute the sound of the Democratic senators, with their insincere platitudes, preening, fake and utterly hypocritical expressions of concern for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, their tedious grandstanding. Listening to Sen. Dianne “I don’t know who leaked it” Feinstein or to Sen. Spartacus for longer than a few seconds endangers one’s mental health.
Ford didn’t sound like a flake or a liar. Two minutes into prosecutor Rachel Mitchell’s questioning, that sinking feeling of dread began digging its steel claws into my stomach. She asked Ford if she was on medication, blah, blah. These are good questions, and I’ve asked them myself in a deposition. But here, every second was precious, and every second she wasted was another that Kavanaugh was sliding into the abyss.
Yes, Mitchell was gentle and sympathetic, but where was the substance? Minutes dragged by, and she barely chipped away at the inconsistencies, the lack of memory, the lack of details, the lack of corroboration of any kind, and the fact that even Ford’s friend could not substantiate her story.
A million better questions come to mind. Why didn’t Mitchell ask about all the other women who came forward to support Kavanaugh? Were all of them dupes? Or fools? What about the binge drinking proudly listed in Ford’s yearbook? The “party girl” nickname from high school? With the fate of Supreme Court on the line, how is this not worth a few questions? Ford was a future binge drinker who “only” had one beer?
Why didn’t Mitchell harp on a complete and utter lack of any actual evidence of anything, except Ford’s uncorroborated words decades later? Why did she not harp on the existence of contrary evidence? Why did she not harp on the fact that Ford wasn’t even 100 percent certain of the year when the events took place, and that she can’t remember where, or when, or how she got there, or how she got back?
Surely she couldn’t have walked to the party; that is obvious. Make Ford repeat this ten times if you have to! Time dragged on, and where were the questions? After several hours, Mitchell’s “successes” were picayune.
Hiring a woman may have been a stroke of genius, but Republicans once again shot themselves in the foot. Mitchell was the wrong woman for the job. By 2:30 p.m., it was clear that Kavanaugh was finished.
And then Kavanaugh spoke. It was, perhaps, the most powerful speech I have ever heard in real time. Kavanaugh was amazing. Spectacular. Incredible. Kavanaugh did the impossible: he actually demonstrated, against all odds, in a setting stacked against him in every way, that there is persuasive contrary evidence.
He turned it all around. He united any wavering Republicans out here, in the real world, under his banner. He finally let the Democrats know that they won’t cow him. Hours later, I told someone that I felt privileged to have heard his speech.
Far too many of our flaky congressional Republicans let the Democrats win the narrative, and Kavanaugh finally punched back. Yes, Kavanaugh was enraged at the Democrats, and so was I! So were tens of millions of us Republicans who suffer quietly, our voices silenced by the PC police and the leftist sycophantic media. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Richard Blumenthal could badger him for hours with idiotic questions about high school yearbooks, or why he won’t ask for an FBI investigation of himself, and they still couldn’t rattle him.
I shake with fury when I think about how, in the Democrats’ dishonest and despicable rhetoric, a man of the highest integrity is already an all-but-proven rapist—they barely bother with the “alleged.” After all, there are “serious allegations” out there that he was part of a heinous gang that drugged and raped women on numerous occasions, all while in high school. And the same women (or just one woman?) kept coming back, over and over, to the drug-and-rape parties inspired and led by the 17-year-old Kavanaugh?
Who wouldn’t believe such “credible allegations”? What’s rape on a boat in Rhode Island, also allegedly perpetrated by Kavanaugh in 1986, compared to an entire rape gang?
The next step in the progressive hate parade is straightforward: Kavanaugh is a serial rapist and killer who buries his victims in his back yard. (Pardon me, an alleged serial rapist and killer—he hasn’t been convicted yet, which is a minor inconvenience for the left, but only a minor one.) But worry not. Stormy Daniels and her reptiloid lawyer are on the case.
I shake with fury when I think about how Democrats are using Ford, a woman with memory and documented psychological issues, in a calculated vicious campaign of obstruction, character assassination, and destruction of one of our finest judges. If they can do this to him, they can do it to anyone. And we all know they will do it to anyone. We all know this is the new normal: weaponizing sexual misconduct allegations, however uncorroborated, however improbable, however lurid or bizarre, against Republican nominees. Everyone is vulnerable. Everyone.
I shake with fury when I think about Sen. Jeff Flake, and the idiotic one-week delay stunt that the Judas of the Republican Party agreed to at the urging of the duplicitous Democrats. If ever there was a man whose last name embodied his spiritual essence, it surely is him. If he ever shows up at a Republican gathering anywhere, he should surely be tarred and feathered.
I shake with fury when I think of how this farcical confirmation process is symptomatic of what Democrats are doing to our country, from workplaces to universities, from old media to new media, from schools to kindergardens. Everyone is now vulnerable to the wildest accusations of sexual impropriety, with no proof needed, since the charges are inherently unprovable, and one must always believe the victim.
I shudder to think of what it’s like to be a young man today, in this environment. It used to be that the worst that could happen is that a woman said, “Sorry, I have other plans for tonight.” Now men must make sure they have their lawyer’s number on speed dial, because every date, regardless of whether she says “yes” or “no,” is a potential sexual misconduct complaint, a criminal charge, or a lawsuit.
I have followed politics for years, but have never been active, aside from voting. This year, I have volunteered to help Republican candidates.
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Andhra Pradesh: Police register complaint after Gandhi statue allegedly vandalised in Visakhapatnam
(1.13/18)

Unidentified persons vandalised a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Monday, reported the Hindustan Times. The incident took place in Madhuravada area of the city a day before the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said the police.
A local resident registered a complaint about the vandalism, said Circle Inspector Lakshmanamurthy.
Last week, a statue of Gandhi was vandalised in Kochi in Kerala. The police arrested the accused a day later, reported the Deccan Herald. The man was identified as a native of Bihar and allegedly had mental illenss, an unidentified police officer told the newspaper.
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Melania Trump lands in Ghana in Celine striped shirtdress
(1.09/18)

Before this week, the phrase “Trump trip to Africa” might have meant a big game hunting excursion with Donald Jr. and Eric. And while first lady Melania Trump is unlikely to slay a giraffe or elephant on her 4-country, 5-day tour, not even she could resist flaunting a little animal skin.
FLOTUS set off for her journey to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt from Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base on Monday, waving at onlookers as she boarded Executive One in yet another head-turning designer look: a Vince suede belted trench coat (originally $1,695, but currently on sale for about $750) and heels from one of her favorite footwear designers, Manolo Blahnik .
Her leopard-print heels appear to be the $935 Urgenzapla style .
By Tuesday morning, however, Trump had changed into a dark red striped shirtdress by Celine — which appears to be a modified version of this $1,895, tie-front style — and white pumps. The first lady landed in Accra, Ghana to kick off her first solo international trip, during which she’ll promote child wellbeing and her Be Best program.
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Portrait of American businessman Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (born Melanija Knavs) as they attend the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, New York,New York,1998. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
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401116 11: Donald Trump and his girlfriend Melania Knauss attend the Marc Bouwer/Peta Fall/Winter 2002 Collection show February 14,2002 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 4: Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the premiere of 'Bad Company' on June 4,2002 at Loew's Lincoln Square Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Melania Knauss and Donald Trump during Britney Spears Restaurant Nyla Grand Opening Party at Nyla in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 24: Donald Trump and girlfriend Melania Knauss arrive for Coach's annual garden party at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Melania Knauss during USO Metropolitain of NY Gold Medal Awards Dinner Honor Donald Trump at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marc Anthony, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Front Row at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 9: Rofreddo Gaetani, Melania Knauss and Donald Trump attends the Luca Fall/Winter 2003 Collection fashion show at the Theater in Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week February 9,2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2003 Collections - Oscar de la Renta - Front Row at Bryant Park in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the T Management party at Pangea February 13,2003 in New York City. (Photo by David Surowiecki/Getty Images)
Melania Knauss and Donald Trump during Marcelo Alvarez and Salvatore Licitra Perform in Great Lawn to Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Central Park at Great Lawn in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage for Sony Music)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss arriving at the 2003 VMA's at Radio City Music Hall. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
From left, Billy Crystal, host of the 76th annual Academy Awards, his wife Janice Goldfinger, Melania Knauss and her boyfriend Donald Trump, pose together as they leave the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, early March 1,2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller/File Photo FROM THE FILES PACKAGE "THE CANDIDATES" - SEARCH CANDIDATES FILES FOR ALL 90 IMAGES
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Melania Knauss attends the private party hosted by Donald Trump's T Management for legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland at Ian Schrager's Hudson Sky Terrace September 17,2003 in New York. (Photo By Steven Henry/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during NBC All-Star Party - Arrivals at Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Complex in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research Salutes The World of Entertainment and Media at the 2003 Angel Ball at Marriott Marquis in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for G/P Foundation)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during Z100's Zootopia 2004 - Backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Clear Channel Entertainment)
Melania Knauss and Ivanka Trump during Dennis Basso Fashion Show - Fall 2004 - Arrivals at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15: Real Estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump and fiance Melania Knauss attend the Donald Trump Friars Club Roast Luncheon at the New York Hilton October 15,2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Businessman Donald Trump and his fiance Melania Knauss arrive at a gala to honor leaders in tourism sponsored by NYC & Company at the Museum of Modern Art December 13,2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: Melania Knauss and Donald Trump attend the after party for the final episode of 'The Apprentice 2' at the Roseland Ballroom December 16,2004 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 17: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Donald Trump's fiance Melania Knauss leaves Trump Towers December 17,2004 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Model Melania Trump poses for photos in the lobby of the main tent during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 at Bryant Park February 10,2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Melania Trump during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Vera Wang - Front Row at Bryant Park Tents in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump during The Costume Institute's Gala Celebrating 'Chanel' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - FEBRUARY 7: Melania Trump attends Michael Kors Fall 2007 Collection at The Tent on February 7,2007 in New York City. (Photo by Matt Carasella/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 16: Model Melania Trump attends the NBC upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 16,2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Melania Trump during 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Melania Trump attends the 17th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon at The Pierre October 26,2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Melania Trump during Fashion Group International Presents The 22nd Annual Night of Stars Honoring 'The Romantics' - Inside at Cipriani in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Melania Trump during TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Attend the Museum of Modern Art Gala at Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Melania Trump during Melania Trump Unveils The 2007 Cadillac Escalade to The Fashion World at Milk Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 16: Melania Trump attends The WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART's 15th Annual 'American Art Award' at One Beacon Court & Le Cirque on May 16,2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Melania Trump during 'The Smile Collection' - Operation Smile's Annual Charity Dinner and Live Auction at Skylight Studios in New York, NY, United States. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/FilmMagic)
Melania Trump during Trump Vodka Launch Party - Red Carpet at Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 11: Melania Trump attends Trump Magazine And FAO Schwarz Invite You To Vanessa And Don Trump Jr.'s Birthday Celebration at FAO Schwarz on December 11,2006 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Dimov/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Donald and Melania Trump during Focus Features Golden Globes After Party at Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Focus Features)
NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Melania Trump and her son Barron attend the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 16th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO toy store March 13,2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Melania Trump during 'Poiret: King of Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - AUGUST 23: Melania Trump attends Men's Vogue Dinner in Honor of Roger Federer at Wakiya on August 23,2007 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Madonna + Gucci Present A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi at the United Nations on February 6,2007 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Melania Trump attends Duchess after party for Chanel at The Cooper Square Hotel on September 10,2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Andrew Walker/Getty Images for CHANEL Beaut?)
NEW YORK - JUNE 25: Melania Trump-Trump attends the 37th Annual Police Athletic League Superstar Award Dinner at The Pierre Hotel on June 25,2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: Melania Trump attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3,2010 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Melania Trump attends the QVC red carpet style party held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on February 25,2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Donald Trump (L) and wife Melania Trump arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27,2011 in Hollywood, California.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Model/mother/entrepreneur Melania Trump visits SiriusXM Studio to promote her new QVC Melania Timepieces & Jewelry Collection on Cosmo Radio on April 20,2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Melania Trump attending the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D. C.. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Melania Trump attends the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2,2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Jewelry designer Melania Trump visits SiriusXM Studio on September 7,2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Melania Trump attends European School Of Economics Foundation Vision And Reality Awards on December 5,2012 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for European School of Economics Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Melania Trump attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice All-Star' event at Trump Tower on April 9,2013 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Melania Trump attends the 14th Annual USTA Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25,2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
PALM BEACH, FL - JANUARY 04: Melania Trump attends Trump Invitational Grand Prix Mar-a-Lago Club at The Mar-a-Largo Club on January 4,2015 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 06: Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stands on stage following the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6,2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sponsored by ABC News and the Independent Journal Review, this is the final televised debate before voters go to the polls for the New Hampshire primary on February 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Melania Trump attends NBC's Today Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21,2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Melania Trump attends 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World red carpet at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26,2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Time)
TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB WESTCHE, BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/06/07: Melania Trump attends Donald Trump speech during post-election remarks at Trump National Golf Club Westchester. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, walks on stage to deliver a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18,2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump, son Eric Trump and son Donald Trump, Jr. arrive before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9,2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (R) and Melania Trump (L) appear before the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9,2016. / AFP / POOL / RICK WILKING (Photo credit should read RICK WILKING/AFP/Getty Images)
ABC NEWS - Melania Trump is pictured at the opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, 10/26/16. (Photo by Fred Watkins/ABC via Getty Images) MELANIA TRUMP
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage with his wife Melania Trump during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9,2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress on February 28,2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MARCH 17: President Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump and their son, Barron Trump walk to their vehicle after arriving together on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend part of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on March 17,2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. President Trump has made numerous trips to his Florida home since the inauguration. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on February 4,2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 10: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump walk down the stairs as they arrive with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International airport as they prepare to spend part of the weekend together at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 10,2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The two are scheduled to get in a game of golf as well as discuss trade issues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for photos with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akke Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lagoresort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 11,2017 prior to dinner. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tour Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, on February 11,2017. / AFP / Gaston De Cardenas (Photo credit should read GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a rally on February 18,2017 in Melbourne, Florida. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump(2ndR) and First Lady Melania Trump(C) welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15,2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump listens as her husband, US President Donald Trump addresses a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18,2017 / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 17,2017, as they travel for the weekend to West Palm Beach, Florida. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk into the East Room to attend an event celebrating Women's History Month, at the White House March 29,2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan outside the West Wing of the White House April 5,2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump held talks on the Middle East peace process and other bilateral issues with King Abdullah II. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump awaits the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6,2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, April 16,2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
People's Republic of China First Lady Peng Liyuan and US First Lady Melania Trump visit the Bak Middle School of the Arts at West Palm Beach on April 7.2017. / AFP PHOTO / Michele Eve Sandberg (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: U. S. first lady Melania Trump prepares to read 'Party Animals' by Kathy Lee Gifford during the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17,2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said 21,000 people are expected to attend the annual tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump waves as she depart the White House in Washington, DC, May 19,2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump is seen outside of the room where US President and Bahrain's King were meeting at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21,2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump smiles as she stands next to US President Donald Trump (UNSEEN) as he signs the guest book at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on May 22,2017. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on May 23,2017. Donald Trump arrived in Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis in what was his first official trip to Europe since becoming US President. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 24: First Lady Melania Trump arrives to meet Pope Francis, on May 24,2017 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MAY 24,2017:
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pictured during their meeting with Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium.
(Picture by Didier Lebrun/Photonews via Getty Images)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MAY 25,2017:
Queen Mathilde pictured with Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron during the official reception for the partners of the NATO chiefs at the Royal castle of Laeken.
(PIcture by Bert Van Den Broucke/Photonews via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump stands on stage at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22,2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: First lady Melania Trump attends a joint statement between her huband U. S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rose Garden of the White House June 26,2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Modi met earlier today in the Oval Office to discuss a range of bilateral issues. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U. S. President Donald Trump with first lady Melania and their son Barron walk to the White House in Washington, U. S. following their arrival from Camp David June 18,2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U. S. President Donald Trump meets with Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela (L) as first lady Melania Trump (R) looks on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U. S. June 19,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. First Lady Melania Trump is greeted by Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz as she arrives at the townhall during the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8,2017. REUTERS/Jens Buettner, Pool
U. S. First Lady Melania Trump talks with Martin Hirsch, Director of Paris' public assistance hospitals AP-HP as she visits the Necker Hospital for children in Paris, France, July 13,2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2ndR) walk with U. S. President Donald Trump and U. S. First Lady Melania Trump after the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, July 14,2017. REUTERS/Christophe Archambault/Pool
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to board Air Force One for travel to Ohio from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U. S. July 25,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. President Donald Trump along with wife Melania and son Barron walk from Marine One to board Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey, U. S., on his way back to Washington August 20,2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U. S. President Donald Trump waves as he with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk on South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U. S., from Camp David, August 27,2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk out from the White House in Washington before their departure to view storm damage in Texas, U. S., September 2,2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
President Donald Trump waves to the press after he responds "We'll see", to a question about attacking North Korea, as he departs St. John's Episcopal Church with First Lady Melania Trump after they attended services for a national "Day of Prayer", for victims of the Hurricane Harvey flooding in Texas, in Washington, U. S., September 3,2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
U. S. First Lady Melania Trump arrives to work in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U. S. September 22,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. First Lady Melania Trump meets with Britain's Prince Harry prior to attending the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada September 23,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. President Donald Trump and U. S. first lady Melania Trump greet Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha and his wife Naraporn Chan-o-Cha at the White House in Washington, U. S., October 2,2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U. S. first lady Melania Trump presents her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, U. S., October 20,2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania board Air Force One as they depart for Seoul, at U. S. Air Force Yokota base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, November 7,2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
U. S. President Donald Trump and U. S. first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, November 8,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. first lady Melania Trump attends a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9,2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
U. S. first lady Melania Trump attends the 70th National Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U. S., November 21,2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U. S. President Donald Trump waves as he walk with First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U. S., after a Thanksgiving vacation in Florida, November 26,2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U. S. First Lady Melania Trump greets school children as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U. S. November 27,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony near the White House in Washington, U. S. November 30,2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
First lady Melania Trump attends U. S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U. S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U. S. January 30,2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
First Lady of the United States Melania Trump meets children from Cincinnati Children's Hospital during her visit to the hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 5,2018. REUTERS/ John Sommers II
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Ireland's Prime Minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 15,2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U. S. first lady Melania Trump speaks during a listening session with students at the White House in Washington, U. S., April 9,2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U. S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, U. S., August 24,2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U. S. first lady Melania Trump participates in a tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U. S., August 27,2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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It sure felt like the playoffs began Monday, but setting the pair of Game 163s aside, the postseason officially starts Tuesday with the National League wild-card game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
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(1.05/18)

General Mills Cereal says after overwhelming consumer feedback, they are bringing back the iconic Classic Trix Fruity Shapes.
The change comes after the company relaunched Classic Trix, which brought back the bright colors the iconic cereal was known for.
Now, the company says the fruity shapes are back.
“Trix cereal is beloved by our fans, and we heard loud and clear that they wanted to see the iconic shapes back in their bowls,” said Scott Baldwin, director of marketing for General Mills Cereal. “When Trix launched in 1954, it was the first fruit-flavored cereal that was colorful and fun. We’re excited to continue that legacy, bringing an extra dose of joy to breakfast.”
The classic fruity shapes will be appearing on shelves in major retailers nationwide this fall.
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