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Would the new attorney general prosecute the Saudi Prince who ordered the torture and execution of a Washington Post contributor?
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A new Washington Post investigation suggests the man at the center of the election fraud scandal in North Carolina's 9th District may have used similar tactics before. Leslie Mccrae Dowless is accused... of mishandling absentee ballots in favor of Republican Mark Harris. The report suggests North Carolina's election board tried to warn justice officials before the 2018 midterms. Beth Reinhard from the Post joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss her reporting.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020... election.
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Florida commissioner: Rep.A Florida city commissioneris under fire after calling Rep.Rashida Tlaib a "danger" who might "blow up" the U.S. Capitol.        
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'Indefensible.' WhyFor anyone who has paid attention to Rep. Steve King’s career, it was hardly shocking that he would be quoted wondering when “white supremacy” became offensive. What happened next has been a bit... of a surprise. After years of tolerating the Iowa Republican’s controversial comments on immigration and diversity, his fellow GOP lawmakers came out…
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that if he decides to run for president he can still win despite being older. The 76-year-old billionaire said there is …
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Fresh appeal for missing man in Melb

The West Australian - 16 Jan 2019 05:05
Fresh appeal for missing manChinese man Xu Min has been missing from his Melbourne home for five months and police have renewed their appeal for information.
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Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher lay out a nearly $40 billion vision to build a 100-kilometre "Future Circular Collider" under the Swiss-French border.
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Trump and Putin Have Met FiveThe unusually secretive way the president has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.
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Rescue underway after boat capsizes off WA's south coast

The West Australian - 16 Jan 2019 04:54
Rescue underway after boatA boat with three people on board has capsized at Peaceful Bay, west of Denmark.
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Los Angeles teachers'At Vista Middle School, more than 40 percent of students showed up — and administrators came up with a plan to keep them engaged        
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As he mulls presidential bid,Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) indicated on Tuesday he's seriously considering a run for president in 2020, announcing that he plans on traveling to early-primary states over the next few weeks to meet... with voters. Brown will visit Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina on what he's calling the Dignity of Work Tour. After a stop in Cleveland on Jan. 30, Brown will head to Iowa on Jan. 31, and will visit the other three states in February. "Some national Democrats, they've created this sort of binary choice that you speak to the progressive base or you talk to working class voters of all races," Brown told reporters. "I don't think it's an either or. I think you do both. That's how you win the heartland. That's how we won in Ohio. That's what I hope the narrative is for all the...
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A 27-year-old man pleads not guilty to the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane, whose body was found in bush on the outskirts of Auckland a week after she went missing in the city's centre on... December 1.
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A former close personal aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
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There is speculation that the President's daughter is among the names thrown into the mix to replace Jim Yong Kim. But to score the role she'd need at least 50 per cent of the Bank's leadership's... support, writes Mike Callaghan.
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Jason Reitman Has Been ChosenHis father Ivan Reitman directed and produced the 1984 original
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A coroner finds that the death of a Victorian soldier in a live-fire exercise south of Darwin was partly the result of a "long-held mindset" against rehearsals for dynamic combat settings.
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One Decade After a 'Miracle onIt's been 10 years since the flight's miracle crash-landing on the Hudson River
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Top 5 moments from first dayThe nation had front-row seats to the first day of confirmation hearings for William Barr, President DonaldTrump's pick for attorney general.        
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U.S. Supermarkets GetBut there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes
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Robert Mueller is getting his own action figure

New York Post - 16 Jan 2019 04:09
Robert Mueller is getting hisRobert Mueller has a new action figure, and its as tight lipped as the real-life special counsel. The six-inch figurine was produced by FCTRY, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer that also sells action... figures of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The company also has a Donald Trump doll they refer...
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Justin Trudeau's unlikelyCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unlikelydoppelganger more than 6,000 miles away on the Afghanistan talentcompetition "Afghan Star."        
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IRS to recall 46,000 employeesShould the government shutdown still be in effect on Jan. 28 when tax filing season begins, the Internal Revenue Service will recall 46,000 furloughed employees, nearly 60 percent of the workforce, to... handle tax returns and refunds. The employees will not be paid. Last week, the Trump administration said it would go against precedent and still process tax refunds, despite the shutdown. The IRS on Tuesday said refund money will be drawn from a "permanent, indefinite refund appropriation" that can be accessed even in the midst of a shutdown, Politico reports. The IRS will not be conducting audits or accepting applications by organizations for tax-exempt status, and a limited number of employees will be available to answer telephones. Tony Reardon, head of the National Treasury Employees...
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The president's nominee for attorney general stood his ground Tuesday, asserting he won't be "bulled" by anyone. Zeke Miller, a CBSN political contributor and a White House reporter for The Associated... Press, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" with Tuesday's political recap.
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A 15-year-old boy involved in a burglary that left a Geraldton school with a damage bill of more than $53,000 was sentenced in Geraldton Children's Court today.
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