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PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

(Reuters) - Payments processor PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's Infowars website after finding

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Trump vows to get rid of 'lingering stench' at Justice Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told a rally on Friday that there was a "lingering stench" about what was being exposed at the U.S.

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Commerce Secretary Ross can be deposed in lawsuit over census: judge

By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for questioning by lawyers for states that are suing the Trump administration over a planned question in the 2020 census

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Conservatives warn of Republican complacency ahead of U.S. election

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative candidates sounded alarms to their evangelical supporters on Friday about voter complacency that could allow a Democratic takeover of Congress and

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Democrats' enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carol Donovan became convinced 2018 could be a good year for Democrats in Dallas County, Texas, when so many enthusiasts jammed into the party's annual fish fry

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Trump delays release of Russia probe documents

By Susan Heavey and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said documents from the federal Russia probe would not immediately be released, just days after he

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Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respond

Senate Republicans on Friday extended a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over whether Ford will elaborate on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in public.

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Obama, at Pennsylvania rally, urges voters to 'restore some sanity to our politics'

Former President Obama took the stage at a Pennsylvania rally on Friday in an effort to help Democrats regain control of Congress and stressed the need to vote in the upcoming midterms: “On Nov. 6, you have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics.”

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Politicians caught padding their resumes, from fake diplomas to biographical discrepancies

Within the past year, several political candidates have gone to great lengths to prove they're worthy of becoming elected officials — even if that means exaggerating on their resumes to get ahead.

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How Rod Rosenstein is connected to Trump, Russia investigation

As the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election – and any involvement from the Trump campaign – forges ahead, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has found himself on the receiving end of the president’s ire.

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Texas Senate seat competitive battle between Cruz, O'Rourke: A look at the candidates

Incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is locked in a competitive race for re-election in Texas as Rep. Beto O’Rourke has outraised him and garnered national attention.

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Keith Ellison accused by former girlfriend of emotional, physical abuse: What to know

While senators grapple over what to do with the sexual assault allegation levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a Minnesota political activist is continuing to allege Rep. Keith Ellison was physically and emotionally abusive when they dated.

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GOP to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman rejected key conditions Friday that Brett Kavanaugh's accuser wants if she is to testify about her claim of sexual assault, and said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without an agreement.

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Trump delays Russia probe documents; allies voiced concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S.

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Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life.

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Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts.

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Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania — a state Donald Trump won in 2016. The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov.

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First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.

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GOP Congressman Makes 'Inappropriate' Joke About RBG, Lincoln

"Scattered nervous laughter" was the first response to a joke a GOP congressman made during an election debate in South Carolina on Thursday, notes Roll Call . But disgust and "condemnation" took over afterward toward what some called an "inappropriate" reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,...

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Report: Yale Students Told Kavanaugh Favored a 'Look'

"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is in the news again, though not because of her parenting. Rather, she's become ensnared in the latest coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his interaction with women. The Guardian reports that Chua, a Yale professor, "played an outsized role in vetting" the clerks...

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Christine Blasey Ford May Testify Next Week After All

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, the Washington Post reports. Just not on Monday, the day that Republicans set for the hearing. In an email to committee aides, the lawyer...

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Ford's Classmate Backtracks After Saying Attack 'Did Happen'

A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford has changed her tune a bit after initially stating, "This incident did happen" in a Facebook post about Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. You can see a screenshot of Cristina King Miranda's Wednesday post,...

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5 Dems Were Undecided on Kavanaugh. Now There Are 4

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is a "no" on Brett Kavanaugh. She's one of five Senate Democrats facing a challenging re-election bid who had been undecided on the Supreme Court nominee and is the first of that group to reveal her vote, reports the AP . Politico reports her decision isn't a...

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Report: Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara

Spain's foreign minister says President Trump offered the Spanish government some very Trumpian advice on dealing with an influx of cross-Mediterranean migrants. Josep Borrell says the president suggested building a wall across the Sahara desert, even though only two small enclaves in the region are Spanish territory, the Telegraph . Borrell,...

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