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President Donald Trump loves to tout the fact that there has never been another president like him. When it comes to his ratings on ethics, he's right.
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China strongly supports and warmly welcomes the agreement reached by the two Koreas at their summit in Pyongyang, and believes that the opportunity for peace should not be lost again, the Chinese... government's top diplomat said on Thursday.
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Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on... Wednesday.
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Something Amiss? CathayThe carrier says the aircraft is going "back to the shop!"
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Six new victims emerge in sexThe six "potential" victims are in addition to two women who have already alleged assault by Grant William Robicheaux and his girlfriend CerissaLaura Riley        
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Trump advised the SpanishPresident Trump seems to have one go-to solution for any problem: Build a wall. Josep Borrell, Spain's foreign minister, revealed this week that Trump told his government that in order to keep... migrants from entering Spain, they needed to build a wall across the Sahara. Borrell said they told Trump the wall would have to stretch for 3,000 miles to cover the desert, but Trump was undaunted. "The Sahara border can't be bigger than our border with Mexico," he said. The U.S.-Mexico border is approximately 1,954 miles. Spain does have two autonomous cities on the north coast of Africa, but the wall would have to be built almost entirely on foreign land. So far this year, more than 33,600 migrants have arrived in Spain by sea, three times as many as in 2017, and 1,723 have died on the journey....
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Men voted out as Jacinda125 years after women first voted in elections, the country's female MPs gather for a symbolic photograph Female New Zealand MPs have celebrated suffrage day by recreating a famous photograph from... 1905 shot in the country's parliament featuring no women. Instead of an all-male lineup, it features 39 of the country's 46 women MPs.
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Volkswagen AG will end almost of all its operations in Iran, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing a U.S. official who led the discussions with the carmaker.
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Fearless feline left clingingNow that's a 'cane-do attitude. This poor cat was left swimming -- then clinging -- for its life during Hurricane Florence, after the Northeast Cape Fear River burst its banks in Burgaw, NC. Thanks to... luck and pluck, it was able to hold on to the side of a trailer long enough for help to...
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The Army Stopped ExpellingAn internal message suggests that the Army may be looking for different grounds for discharge that would sidestep current litigation.
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Law firm sent Pulse victims onA law firm already accused of using survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre to lure Las Vegas mass shooting victims as clients is being sued for sending its Orlando clients on an ambulance-chasing... road trip with a sex-hungry employee. The Conrad Benedetto law firm was retained by Javier Nava and Brian Nunez shortly after the...
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Storm Ali: Clean-up beginsEfforts to clear railway lines and roads, and to restore power to homes, are continuing.
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The mysterious 11-day closure of a New Mexico solar observatory stemmed from an FBI investigation of a janitor suspected of using the facility's wireless internet service to send and receive child... pornography, federal court documents showed on Wednesday.
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Syd pawn shop searched over acid killing

The West Australian - 20 Sep 2018 03:44
Syd pawn shop searched overNSW Police have searched a Fairfield pawn shop as they investigate the acid killing of 39-year-old registered nurse Monika Chetty four years ago.
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Rep. Anna Eshoo Explains WhyThe California lawmaker was the first to hear Blasey's allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh.
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Bono Says Pope Francis IsFrancis is under pressure to reveal what he knew about abusers
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Once '99 Percent AgainstThe Nevada senator, the most endangered Senate Republican up for re-election in November, was unusually effusive in praising the president ahead of Mr. Trump's rally in Las Vegas.
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The judge set to sentence Bill Cosby next week on three counts of aggravated indecent assault denied a defense motion Wednesday to remove himself from the case and reverse an order that allowed the... trial to take place.
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The disappearance of FanTwo months after she disappeared, star's fame and influence have been blamed for turning the ruling party against her On Sunday, fans of missing Chinese actor Fan Bingbing marked her 37th birthday... with some sadness. "Fan Bingbing, happy birthday. It is again another year, another autumn. The road ahead is long and the way back is not clear. But it's okay because you are here. I am here. We are all here," one posted online. China's most famous actress has not been seen in public for more than two months after becoming embroiled in a public scandal over actors underreporting their earnings. Through her studio, Fan, who has been the country's highest paid actress for years, denied any wrongdoing.
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Police say multiple people areAn Australian boy was arrested on Wednesday for putting sewing needles inside strawberries. New South Wales police said the boy admitted he had put the needles inside the strawberries as a prank, ABC... News reports, but they do not believe he's behind other recent cases of food contamination and they are looking for additional suspects. Since Sept. 12, three brands of strawberries have had to be recalled in Australia, due to several reports of consumers finding needles inside the berries. Authorities said it's possible other brands could be targeted as well, and to be safe people should cut strawberries before eating them. Needles have been found in strawberries in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, and South Australia. Police have also heard reports of needles in bananas and apples, but...
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Yoga ball murder: Man jailedKhaw Kim-sun placed ball filled with the suffocating gas carbon monoxide inside car in Hong Kong A professor has been jailed for life in Hong Kong for murdering his wife and teenage daughter using a... yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide that he had placed in their car. Khaw Kim-sun, 53, shook his head and looked at his three other children sitting in court on hearing the verdict on Wednesday, broadcaster RTHK reported. One of them burst into tears.
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Brett Kavanaugh Is A PosterThe conservative project manufactures and protects its elite domination.
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Health and Human ServicesHHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley disputed the notion that the children were "lost"
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Spanish flu: 'We didn't knowPsychosis, murder and suicide - how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.
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Why Sexual Assault Memories Stick

The New York Times - 20 Sep 2018 01:00
Why Sexual Assault MemoriesChristine Blasey Ford says she has a vivid memory of an attack that took place when she was 15. That makes sense.
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