• Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes
Brett Kavanaugh: Key test vote on Supreme Court nominee passes

He wrote that he always treats others with "utmost respect", and "going forward, you can count on" him to be the "same kind of judge" he's always been. Republicans have enough votes to meet that bar on their own, but only if they win the support of Collins as well as Sens. She told reporters she would not announce her position until Friday.

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  • Tampon tax to go as treasurers finally agree to GST exemption
Tampon tax to go as treasurers finally agree to GST exemption

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will be seeking support from his state counterparts to axe the tax on tampons . On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the new move as "a bit of common sense". "This unfair tax on sanitary products should never have existed in the first place, especially when other items like condoms and Via...

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  • Interpol president reported missing after trip to China
Interpol president reported missing after trip to China

Interpol said on Friday it was aware of reports of the "alleged disappearance" of its president Meng Hongwei and said the issue was a matter for the relevant authorities in France and China. He was due to serve until 2020. Interpol and Chinese authorities have remained silent so far. "Mr. Meng has nearly 40 years' experience in criminal ju...

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  • Officer Dead, 6 Others Injured In South Carolina Standoff
Officer Dead, 6 Others Injured In South Carolina Standoff

In all, 7 officers were shot. Five Florence County deputies were at the scene to serve the warrant. Authorities said Frederick Hopkins opened fire when deputies tried to serve a search warrant at his home . "I just love the smell of gunpowder in the mornin's", he wrote in the post to commemorate his 70th birthday. In 2016, Hopkins posted p...

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  • President Donald Trump On Al Franken: He Folded
President Donald Trump On Al Franken: He Folded "Like A Wet Rag"

Trump mocked Franken for resigning from his position after being accused of sexual assault. "[Sen. Tina Smith] took a wacky guy's place", Trump said . He said Judge Kavanaugh "is an incredible intellect, an incredible person, an incredible talent". He urged Minnesota voters to vote for Smith's Republican challenger Karin Housley.

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  • Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says
Kavanaugh shouldn’t be confirmed, retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says

Appointed by President Gerald Ford , Stevens retired from the Court in 2010 after serving for almost 35 years. Stevens is famously a lifelong Republican-though he just as famously sided with the liberal wing of the court on several hot-button issues over the years.

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  • Collins, King condemn Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser
Collins, King condemn Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Judge, Smyth and Keyser say they don't recall the incident described by Ford . McConnell says "there's no chance in the world they're going to scare us out of doing our duty". Ford.' I thought she was handled respectfully". "Are you saying Judge Kavanaugh is the victim in all this?" Senate Republicans plan the cautious approach amid a deba...

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  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

The South China Sea is claimed by China but remains disputed, while the East China Sea has been declared an air defense identification zone by China. A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday that its warship was simply defending Chinese sovereignty in the Spratlys, where Beijing has built up fortifications on man-made islands that were o...

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  • Iran says missile attack in Syria killed 40 'leaders' of Islamic State
Iran says missile attack in Syria killed 40 'leaders' of Islamic State

Iran's missile attack on Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on Monday was a legitimate action, Syria's Foreign Minister said on Tuesday. Business Insider in September reported that the Russian servicemembers will staff S-300 missile defenses in Syria.

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  • United Kingdom claims Russian intelligence was behind Fancy Bears cyberattacks on WADA
United Kingdom claims Russian intelligence was behind Fancy Bears cyberattacks on WADA

Justice Department announced charges against GRU officers who it accused of targeting sports anti-doping agencies and a leading nuclear power developer. "I do not think that Moscow has a nice day, because it is impossible for them to deny what has come out", the Dutch PM told broadcaster NOS. The revelations of the Hague operation do not just...

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  • Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns
Trump helped parents hide money on tax returns

The findings are based on interviews with Fred Trump's former employees and advisers and more than 100,000 pages of documents describing the inner workings and huge profitability of his empire. New York City also said it would investigate. Trump was receiving the equivalent of $1 million a year from his father shortly after his college g...

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  • US Withdraws From International Accords After Iran, Palestine Cases
US Withdraws From International Accords After Iran, Palestine Cases

Earlier this year, the Trump administration killed USA funding for the United Nations' aid for Palestinian refugees. "It's accurate. It's not a state now", he said, explaining the Palestinian territories do not meet the "customary global law test of statehood".

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  • GOP looking more confident on Kavanaugh after Federal Bureau of Investigation report
GOP looking more confident on Kavanaugh after Federal Bureau of Investigation report

Flake, a vocal Trump critic who pushed the White House into giving the Federal Bureau of Investigation an additional week to look into the accusations against Kavanaugh, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation report contained "no additional corroborating information".

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  • Over 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies Since 2011 | Social
Over 250 People Have Died Taking Selfies Since 2011 | Social

This is not the first time that light has been shed on the fatal risks of snapping a selfie . Drowning, transport, and fall were the three topmost reasons for the selfie-related deaths. Based on an examination of news reports from 2011 to 2017, the researchers determined that more than 250 people have died while trying to snap a photo of themselve...

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  • US NATO Envoy Warns Russia to Halt New Missile Development
US NATO Envoy Warns Russia to Halt New Missile Development

Russian Federation has been pushing long-range cruise missiles, with their ability to fly under US ballistic missile defenses, in a big way lately, placing them on bombers, submarines, and now apparently on land. This was stated by the USA permanent representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison at a press conference in Brussels. Under the 2019 ...

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  • Attorney Avenatti says new witness saw Kavanaugh ‘spike the punch’ at parties
Attorney Avenatti says new witness saw Kavanaugh ‘spike the punch’ at parties

Watch the clip above, via Fox News. Yet political criticism of NBC for airing the Swetnick interview has not been widespread beyond Graham, in part because it questions the credibility of one of Kavanaugh's accusers. That cop and her mother are both deceased. "Well, I saw him giving red Solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame an...

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  • Mattis cancels China trip amid worsening ties
Mattis cancels China trip amid worsening ties

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis attends the swearing in ceremony for new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , U.S., July 30, 2018. Such freedom-of-navigation operations have been somewhat routine near man-made reefs and islands that China has militarized in the South China Sea.

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  • New NAFTA 'slap in the face' to Canada's dairy sector, farmers say
New NAFTA 'slap in the face' to Canada's dairy sector, farmers say

In Quebec, meanwhile, politicians lamented that its key dairy sector was paying the biggest price in order to get a deal. Wiens said the deal gives US dairy farmers greater access to Canada's supply-managed dairy system. And Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed hope that the tariff issue can be resolved now that the new trade d...

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  • Donald Trumps heralds 'new dawn' with trade deal
Donald Trumps heralds 'new dawn' with trade deal

He also tweeted about the agreement just before midnight. However, the new agreement mandates that the deal be reviewed in six years. Mexico is exempt as long as its manufacturing growth doesn't exceed US production, while Canada's applies to far more cars than the country produces.

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  • Man arrested in Utah over ricin mailed to Pentagon, Trump
Man arrested in Utah over ricin mailed to Pentagon, Trump

Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, said that William Clyde Allen III, of Logan, was taken into custody after federal prosecutors "authorized a probable-cause arrest in the ricin case". Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. The FBI is now investigating the packages to...

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