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  • Think tanks reconsider Saudi support amid Khashoggi controversy

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    The push to disassociate from Saudi Arabia has proven complex for Washington’s most prominent public policy institutions.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:31:04 -0400
  • Maryland Police Officer Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop

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    A Maryland police officer was arrested and charged with rape Monday after he

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:50:42 -0400
  • Proud Boys Street Gang Had A Weekend Of Coast-To-Coast Violence

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    For one weekend, a violent misogynistic and homophobic street gang of proto-

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:58 -0400
  • Best Bites: Brie and cheddar apple beer soup

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    Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnapping

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    The centrist Democrat speaks out about his wife's kidnapping, explaining that protecting women is very personal to him.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:16:46 -0400
  • Larry Nassar Survivors Rail Against New Head Of USA Gymnastics

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    UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. ― Mary Bono announced Tuesday that she is resigning after

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:28:38 -0400
  • Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder, Dead At 65

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    Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:16:35 -0400
  • Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA results

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    President Trump on Tuesday revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who released a DNA test showing evidence she has Native American ancestry.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:58:33 -0400
  • Two Times Sears Tried to Sell Cars

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    Cars appeared in the Sears catalog from 1908 to 1912 and in stores in 1952 to 1953.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:40:00 -0400
  • The theory is dubious - but blaming Jamal Khashoggi's death on a botched interrogation is a convenient way out

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    For the first 13 days of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, Saudi Arabia held fast to its official position: We had no involvement; he left the consulate safely; any suggestion we are responsible is a political smear.  But last night things began to shift. Under intense pressure from Washington and business leaders around the world, Riyadh now appears to be preparing to acknowledge that Mr Khashoggi was in fact killed inside the consulate.  The narrative they plan to present, according to the New York Times, is that the Saudi government ordered its operatives to interrogate Mr Khashoggi but that something went wrong and the journalist was accidentally killed.  Panicked spies then reportedly hid his body and launched a cover-up, unbeknownst to Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and country's de facto leader. The person who will be blamed is described as “a Saudi intelligence official who was a friend of the crown prince”.    The explanation has a clear appeal: it allows Saudi Arabia to concede (in the face of what appears to be overwhelming Turkish evidence) that Mr Khashoggi was killed, but shields the crown prince from responsibility.  The new Saudi narrative would protect Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince Credit: REUTERS/Amir Levy/File Photo However, there are major holes in the story.  Among the 15-strong Saudi “hit team” who reportedly flew into Istanbul on private jets the day of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance was a man named Salah Muhammed al-Tubaigy.  Mr Tubaigy is understood to be a Saudi forensic expert, who specialises in gathering DNA from crime scenes and dissecting bodies. He reportedly stayed in Istanbul until 11pm on October 2, the day the journalist vanished, long enough to supervise a clean up at the consulate.  Turkish officials have also claimed the Saudis brought a bone saw with them from Riyadh, raising questions about the claim that Mr Khashoggi  was supposed to live.    The new narrative also presents the cover up as a hasty act of panic after a terrible mistake.  Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate at 1.14pm. Less than two hours later diplomatic vans left the scene. Credit: CCTV/Hurriyet via AP That is not how it looks from the outside. Turkish CCTV shows that Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate at 1.14pm. At 3.08pm - less than two hours later - a convoy of Saudi diplomatic vehicles, believed to be carrying his body - left the consulate and drove the short distance to the consul-general’s residence.  Turkish media reported that Saudi drivers rehearsed the maneuvre the day before, apparently making sure that the large black vans would fit inside the consul-general’s garage.  By that evening, it was all over and the 15 Saudis had departed from Turkey. Mr Khashoggi remains missing two weeks later. But for all the problems with the “rogue killers” line, it may still be the most convenient one for the US and Turkey to swallow.  Neither country is looking for a high-level diplomatic confrontation with Riyadh and both countries have strong incentives to agree a version of events that absolves Crown Prince Mohammed.  A Turkish forensic police officer shoots video in a room of the Saudi Arabia's Consulate Credit: (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) Turkey’s economy is brittle and foreign investors have been shying away as they watch Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, centralise power and pursue unorthodox economic theories.  If Turkey lets Riyadh off the hook over Mr Khashoggi’s death, it may expect Saudi loans and investments to start flowing its way.    Meanwhile, Washington has invested heavily in its relationship with Saudi Arabia and especially in the crown prince, who has been presented as a modernising reformer.  Donald Trump claims to have rallied the Islamic world against terrorism and hopes that the Saudis will pressure the Palestinians into accepting his Middle East plan.  All of that becomes much more difficult if the US accuses the crown prince of involvement in Mr Khashoggi’s death. An explanation that exonerates Mohammed bin Salman may be the White House’s best chance of getting through the Khashoggi saga without derailing US-Saudi relations.    The “rogue killers” theory may be riddled with holes. But it may also be the story that the White House decides to believe. 

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:48:21 -0400
  • Cops Won't Charge Students Accused Of Making Cookies With Human Ashes

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    Two students accused of baking cookies with human ashes and feeding them to

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:57:15 -0400
  • Video of city commissioner shooting man released by police

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    Surveillance footage shows Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn fatally shooting a man at a military surplus store in Florida.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:57:48 -0400
  • US Air Force optimistic on hurricane-hit fighter jets

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    The United States Air Force said Sunday that a group of F-22 stealth fighters left behind at a base to ride out Hurricane Michael were intact but it was too soon to say whether all of them would fly again. Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida was hit by the Category 4 storm on October 10 and suffered extensive damage, with some hangars partially stripped of their roofs, according to official footage of the coastal facility. Numerous reports had speculated on the fate of an unspecified number of the ultra-advanced fifth-generation fighter jets that could not be flown out to safe havens due to maintenance or safety reasons.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:10:53 -0400
  • In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a Democrat

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    In the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:47:39 -0400
  • Deadly train derailment in Morocco

    At least seven people were killed and about 80 injured when a train was derailed near the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday morning, a medical source said. “Some people lost their arms and legs in the accident,” the medical source there said. Relatives of the victims wept at the hospital.Some cases were treated at the Mohammed V military hospital in Rabat, state news agency MAP reported.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:03:28 -0400
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee's Only 4 Women Reflect On Kavanaugh's Confirmation

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    The only four female members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are angry that

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:05:39 -0400
  • 'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator:' GOP's David Perdue Snatches Device From Student

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    Georgia Sen. David Perdue (R) reportedly grabbed a cell phone from a

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:54:52 -0400
  • Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Rises to a Six-Year High

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    The budget gap for the 12 months through September was 17 percent wider than the same 12-month period a year earlier, as spending rose 3.2 percent and revenue gained just 0.4 percent, according to a Treasury Department report released Monday. The budget deficit has continued to climb in recent years, raising concerns the country’s debt load of more than $21.5 trillion will grow out of control. The Treasury reported this month that the government paid $523 billion in total interest in fiscal 2018, the highest on record.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:52:49 -0400
  • Saudi Princes Were Already Worried. The Khashoggi Scandal May Cause Full-Scale Panic.

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    As criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:09:04 -0400
  • Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:42:44 -0400
  • Germany deports man convicted over 9/11 terror attack 17 years after atrocity

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    Germany has deported a Moroccan man who acted as a "book-keeper" for the 9/11 terrorists, 17 years after the deadly attacks. Mounir el Motassadeq, a member of a terrorist organisation known as the called "Hamburg cell", was imprisoned in 2006 after he was convicted of aiding lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and two other al-Qaeda extremists by paying their tuition and rent to keep the pretence that they were students. Almost 3,000 people were killed when two hijacked planes were flown into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:45:40 -0400
  • UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she still believes a Brexit deal is "achievable", despite talks with the European Union becoming deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. "I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the EU. The sticking point is how to keep open the land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc's single market and customs union.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:15:28 -0400
  • Ohio Haunted House Employees Suspended After Allegedly Staging Mock Rape

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    Ryan Carr and his girlfriend, Sarah Lelonek, were shocked when the scene unfolded at the Akron haunted house.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:46:37 -0400
  • Why the Air Force's Mighty F-22 Raptor Fleet Is In Serious Trouble

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    All thanks to one storm. 

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:00:00 -0400
  • Police: So far no indication of IS link to Cologne attack

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    BERLIN (AP) — Cologne police are investigating whether extremism was the motivation behind a bloody hostage-taking at the city's main train station, but so far have found no ties to the Islamic State group, authorities said Tuesday.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:08:30 -0400
  • Sears Didn't 'Die.' Vulture Capitalists Killed It.

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    If you've been following the impending bankruptcy of America's iconic retailer

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:19:11 -0400
  • Chinese ambassador says dealing with Donald Trump is 'very confusing'

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    Foreign diplomats based in Washington find dealing with Donald Trump's inner circle "very confusing", the Chinese ambassador to the United States revealed yesterday (Sunday). Cui Tiankai said he had spoken with ambassadors to other nations who also share his concerns about the difficulty of working with top members of the administration. During an interview with US TV, he said it was often hard to know who was in charge of what. "Honestly, I’ve been talking to ambassadors of other countries in Washington, DC, and this is also part of their problem," said Ambassador Tiankai. "They don’t know who is the final decision-maker. Of course, presumably, the president will take the final decision, but who is playing what role? Sometimes it could be very confusing." His comments came as tensions over trade tariffs between the two super powers reach fever pitch and ahead of a likely meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mr Trump at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month. The ambassador also described the presence of US warships in the South China Seas as being "on the offensive" after a destroyer almost collided with an aggressive Chinese military vessel earlier this month. He said: "Where the incident took place, you were right to say it was in South China Sea. So it’s at China’s doorstep.  "It’s not Chinese warships that are going to the coast of California, or to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s so close to the Chinese islands and it’s so close to the Chinese coast. So who is on the offensive? Who is on the defensive? This is very clear." And on Mr Trump's accusations that China routinely steals the intellectual property of Americans, the high-ranking diplomat said: "I think all of these accusations about how China has developed are groundless and not fair to the Chinese people."

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:43:19 -0400
  • Lindsey Graham Rails Against Saudi Crown Prince: He's A 'Wrecking Ball'

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that he'll never

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:08:09 -0400
  • Paul Allen Was So Much More Than Microsoft's Co-Founder

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    Allen, who died Monday at 65, was a philanthropist and visionary

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:11:09 -0400
  • Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier - military

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. "A Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier at the site. Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said the assailant, whom it did not name, was a resident of the West Bank village of Biddya and had no record of anti-Israeli activity.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:36:14 -0400
  • Flash floods tear through southwestern France

    Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said. He told BFMTV that the floods in the Aude region also killed four other people in other locations, left one person missing and seriously injured five others.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:02:42 -0400
  • Trump restrictions aside, American Airlines boosts profile in Cuba

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    American Airlines announced Monday that it would offer more daily flights to Cuba, by 2019, despite US restrictions on Americans traveling to that country. "We have recently started a fifth daily flight between Havana and Miami, and next year (in May) we will inaugurate a new daily flight between Miami and Santiago de Cuba, our sixth destination in the country," Ramon Jimenez, AA's manager in Cuba, said in a statement. The airline currently has 10 flights a day to the island, half of which are between Miami and Havana.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:52:20 -0400
  • 28-year-old woman dies after being shot while driving in Georgia

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    Aspiring model Kelsey Quayle died after a head-on traffic collision that occurred after she sustained a gunshot wound while driving.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:52:07 -0400
  • Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

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    BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Tuesday that they have dismissed a 19-year-old British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:18:05 -0400
  • Alyssa Milano Marks 1 Year Of Me Too With Heart-Wrenching Message To Her Daughter

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    Alyssa Milano shared a powerful and emotional message for her 4-year-old

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:30:02 -0400
  • Top Democratic Super PAC Comes To Bob Menendez’s Rescue In New Jersey

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    The Senate Democrats' leading super PAC is set to spend $3 million in bright

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:48:36 -0400
  • Canada's FM calls for 'transparent' probe into missing Saudi journalist

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    Canada's foreign minister called Monday for a full and transparent probe on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a telephone conversation with her Saudi counterpart. Speaking to lawmakers, Chrystia Freeland said Canada was "very concerned" about Khashoggi's disappearance and conveyed this earlier to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:53:18 -0400
  • The Design Lover's Guide to Berlin

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    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:26:29 -0400
  • Nearly 10 Percent of America's Stealth F-22 Raptors are Damaged. Here's Why.

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    One reason: a hurricane. 

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:39:00 -0400
  • Paul Allen dies aged 65: Tributes to Microsoft co-founder who 'changed the world'

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    Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has died at the age of 65.  Mr Allen, who suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was also a prominent philanthropist, donating billions to science, conservation and the arts.  Eight years after starting the company he received his first cancer diagnosis, but it was treated successfully, though it forced him to retire early from his role at Microsoft. He developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009, which had been in remission until it returned earlier this year.  In a statement released at the start of this month, Mr Allen said he planned to fight the disease "aggressively".  “A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I," he said.  Bill Gates, left, and Paul Allen chat during a basketball game in Seattle Credit: AP On Monday his sister Jody Allen called him a "remarkable individual on every level".  "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.   "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends.  "At this time of loss and grief for us - and so many others - we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day," she said.  Mr Gates led the tributes from the tech world, remembering Mr Allen as "one of my oldest and dearest friends." "Personal computing would not have existed without him," Mr Gates added. "He was fond of saying, 'If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.' That's the kind of person he was." Very sad to hear of Paul Allen’s passing. His passion for invention and pushing forward inspired so many. He was relentless to the end. My heart goes out to Paul’s family and friends.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 15, 2018 Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his contributions to technology had been "indispensable". "As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world," he said.  Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said the tech industry had "lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good". Mr Allen never married and had no children, and was sometimes described as reclusive.  His early exit from Microsoft meant he dedicated much of his life to scientific and technological research, including the foundation of the Allen Institute, which began by focusing on neuroscience but has widened its approach to cover bioscience, and a more recent project to build a reusable space plane, designed to launch satellites.  So sad to hear about the passing of Paul Allen. Among many other things he was a pioneer of commercial space travel. We shared a belief that by exploring space in new ways we can improve life on Earth. All our thoughts are with his loved ones.— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 15, 2018 He also owned American football team the Seattle Seahawks and basketball team the Portland Trailblazers.  In a joint statement the organisations paid tribute to Mr Allen.  On their behalf Bill Hilf, CEO of Vulcan, which oversaw his businesses, said: "All of us who had the honour of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today.  Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Allen, who was a strong advocate for environmental protection. He and the team at Vulcan played a pivotal role in developing the Shark Conservation Fund alongside LDF. His legacy lives on via his incredible work as a philanthropist and investor.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 16, 2018 "He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact. "Millions of people were touched by his generosity, his persistence in pursuit of a better world, and his drive to accomplish as much as he could with the time and resources at his disposal."

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:31:57 -0400
  • It's slow cooker season: Save $49 on this 3-in-1 model by Cuisinart, on sale at Walmart

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    Some of the best things are worth waiting for.  That's especially true when it comes to food. After all, do you really want to know what pulled pork tastes like when it's been rushed? (Here's a hint: it's not very good.) SEE ALSO: 9 of the best travel coffee mugs for your daily caffeine fix Even simple dishes, like mac and cheese, can become a masterpiece when you take it slow and low. But to pull this off, you're gonna need a great slow cooker. This Cuisinart 4-Quart 3-in-1 Multicooker is available at Walmart for $79.99, which is $49 off the original $129 price tag — and an excellent deal. It features streamlined controls that can easily jump between brown/sauté, slow cook, and steaming at the push of a button. You'll also be able to preset the times and temperatures for each, plus there's a big and bright LCD display to make programming things so much easier. Just imagine how much you'll use this baby come Thanksgiving. Image: Cuisinart Cuisinart 4-Quart 3-in-1 Multicooker Cook Central — $79.99 See Details

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:31:16 -0400
  • Lyft Pushes Subscription Service for the Monthly Price of a New Car

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    Strictly for the city dweller who must be a passenger at all costs.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:48:00 -0400
  • 'Cornerstore Caroline' Breaks Her Silence After Falsely Accusing Black Boy of Groping Her

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    She thought the 9-year-old had groped her, but it was actually the child's backpack that brushed up against her.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:12:18 -0400
  • Our turkey meatloaf offers a lighter take on the classic

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    Don't overlook the benefits of a good meatloaf; though humble, it can be just the thing for a comforting meal, and leftovers make great sandwiches.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:57:07 -0400
  • Police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman during traffic stop

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    Police announced the officer, Ryan Macklin, was taken into custody this evening and is now facing five charges including first- and second-degree rape and second-degree assault.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:15:08 -0400
  • Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's Fate

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ostensibly

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:53:18 -0400
  • NRATV Host On 'Fox & Friends': Alec Baldwin's A 'Deranged Lunatic' For GOP Remarks

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    Speaking to "Fox & Friends" Monday, NRATV host Dan Bongino called Alec Baldwin

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:55:09 -0400
  • Canada legalises marijuana: Everything you need to know about the new cannabis law

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    Canada is set to become the largest country in the world to legalise marijuana for recreational use this week, following Uruguay’s lead earlier this year. A key campaign pledge by the country’s Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau before his 2015 election, he argued that it would reduce the estimated C$6bn (£3.5bn) in profits from cannabis sales pouring into his country’s black market. What are the new marijuana laws in Canada?

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:10:00 -0400
  • Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after 'Democrat' jab

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    Mattis, speaking to reporters before landing in Vietnam on Tuesday, said he received the reassurance from Trump in a phone call during his nearly 20-hour flight from Washington. "(Trump) said, 'I'm 100 percent with you'," Mattis recounted, playing down Trump's remarks to CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired on Sunday. Asked whether he was a Democrat, as Trump suggested, Mattis, disclosed that he had not registered as a Democrat or a Republican.

    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:07:19 -0400
  • Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer, throwing deal into doubt

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    Jihadists in Syria's Idlib failed to meet a Monday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country's last rebel bastion, casting fresh doubt over a deal to avert bloodshed. A Russian-Turkish truce agreement reached nearly a month ago for the northwestern region gave "radical fighters" until October 15 to leave a proposed demilitarised area between government and opposition forces. The accord was a last-ditch effort to stave off a regime onslaught on Idlib, the largest rebel stronghold left in war-ravaged Syria and home to around three million people.

    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:48:44 -0400
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