• Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon
Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon

A Defense Department official said the packages were addressed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , ricin "can be in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid".

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  • Trump Administration: No More Visas for Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
Trump Administration: No More Visas for Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats

According to a notice posted on the State Department website , the us will now consider applications from same-sex partners of diplomats and worldwide officials the same way it does for heterosexual partners. "Same-sex spouses of USA diplomats now enjoy the same rights and benefits as opposite-sex spouses", the US mission wrote in a July 12 note ...

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  • 'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers
'Wouldn't Bother Me' If FBI Talked With All Kavanaugh Accusers

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said that in addition to the allegations the conspiracy-minded accusation Kavanaugh made in last week's session makes him unfit for the top court in the land. "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". The FBI will also question Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, two people who Ford said were at the gathering of...

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  • New Details of Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Bar Fight Revealed
New Details of Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Bar Fight Revealed

He said that the altercation happened after a UB40 concert on September 25, when he and a group of people went to Demery's and were drinking pints. Cozzolino, who was suffering from a cut ear, was taken to a hospital; Dudley was taken to the department's old detention center on Union Avenue, according to the report.

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  • Donald Trump Just Told White House Reporter Cecilia Vega She 'Never' Thinks
Donald Trump Just Told White House Reporter Cecilia Vega She 'Never' Thinks

He's basically saying, 'If you think I'm an assh*le now, imagine if I had a few beers! "That's okay, I know you're not thinking", he said. It's hard to tell exactly what Trump said to Vega, given the possible interpretations of their exchange, and how hard it is for Trump to operate his mouth.

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  • North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border
North Korea, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

The official refused to provide more details. North Korea's state media didn't immediately confirm the reported demining. After the work is completed, guard posts and weapons will be removed and unarmed troops will remain stationed in the area, a statement by South Korea's defense ministry said on Monday.

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  • Outrage Grows As Omissions From Kavanaugh Probe Become Apparent
Outrage Grows As Omissions From Kavanaugh Probe Become Apparent

NBC News , the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal previously reported that the White House was constraining the investigation, prompting Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to express concern. This undated photo provided by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence shows Deborah Ramirez . Flagg noted on "CBS Evening ...

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  • Trump says new trade deal ends Nafta's mistakes
Trump says new trade deal ends Nafta's mistakes

At least 40% of a auto made in North America must also be made by a worker earning at least $16 an hour, which is likely to benefit the USA and Canada most. But it still faces a lengthy path to congressional approval after serving for two decades as a political football for American manufacturing woes. The quota would allow for some growth in tarif...

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  • Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll tops 800
Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll tops 800

Hundreds of people were lined up for fuel at gas stations across Palu, with waiting cars snarling traffic amid neighbourhoods with fences painted with the red and white colours of the Indonesian flag. All were accounted for except one Belgian, one South Korean and six French. The national disaster agency said it believed about 71 foreigners were ...

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  • Judge says Democrats can present case that Trump violated Constitution’s emoluments provision
Judge says Democrats can present case that Trump violated Constitution’s emoluments provision

In July a federal judge in Maryland ruled that a similar lawsuit against Trump filed by attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia could proceed. The lawsuit is based on the Constitution's emoluments clause, which bars presidents from taking payments from foreign states. It's a visible issue, as some foreign dignitaries pay to sta...

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  • Trump Passes Buck To Senate For Restrictions On Kavanaugh Probe
Trump Passes Buck To Senate For Restrictions On Kavanaugh Probe

Flake said he was in close touch with McGahn's office to ensure the investigation is thorough. Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's This Week that any investigation that limits whom the FBI can interview and which leads agents can follow would be a "farce".

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  • Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving In Encinitas
Teen Attacked By Shark While Diving In Encinitas

Saturday. After they realized that it was a shark attack, they got the victim into a kayak, where they applied pressure to the wound. According to the LA Times , the boy, whose photo has been released without his name by family, was in the chilly Pacific off the coast of Encinitas outside San Diego when the unlikely attack occurred.

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  • Lindsey Graham Saves The Day
Lindsey Graham Saves The Day

And Graham not only pointed that out, he described the evil the Democrats were inflicting on Judge Kavanaugh , his wife, and his children with such passionate and honest outrage that, I confess, he brought me to tears. McCaskill went on to say that she could relate to the emotion shown by Kavanaugh while he defended himself over sexual assault a...

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  • Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone
Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Justice Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies, Thursday, Sept. Ford's allegations of sexual assault was supported by the Democrats. "It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr. Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court".

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  • New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina
New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina

There were no other injuries reported . The F-35 program is expected to cost the Pentagon about $406 billion for 2,456 fighter jets that the services intend to buy, according to the F-35 Joint Program Office. Trump said he had discussed the plane with "some air force guys" who told him: "Well, it wins every time because the enemy cannot see it...

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  • Russian Federation to Deploy Radio-Electronic Warfare Systems in Syria
Russian Federation to Deploy Radio-Electronic Warfare Systems in Syria

Russian Federation says it had suspended the delivery of its S-300 missile defense system for years over concerns raised by Tel Aviv; however, the recent plane crash prompted the Kremlin to press ahead with its earlier plan to deliver the missile system to Syria within two weeks in a bid to boost the Arab country's air defense capabilities and ta...

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  • Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420 - state media
Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420 - state media

Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu at dusk, with people screaming and running in fear. Three French nationals and a South Korean, who may have been staying at a flattened hotel, had not yet been accounted for, it added.

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  • India, Pakistan at United Nations trade blame over failed bid for talks
India, Pakistan at United Nations trade blame over failed bid for talks

Navy SEAL team. India cancelled the talks offered by Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan following an attack that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said had killed three Indian soldiers. Foreign Minister Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday told the UN General Assembly that Jammu and Kashmir dispute was the biggest hindrance to peace i...

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  • How Flake brought Senate back from brink
How Flake brought Senate back from brink

Keyser, Walsh told the committee, will "cooperate fully" with the FBI's renewed background check of Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, making an appearance before the same Senate committee after Ford, denied the allegations. Flake, who is not seeking re-election, was instrumental in ensuring there would be a week-long FBI investigation, beginning this pas...

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  • US pulls diplomats from Basra in Iraq, citing threats from Iran
US pulls diplomats from Basra in Iraq, citing threats from Iran

The State Department announced Friday that it has ordered all non-essential personnel to leave the U.S. consulate in Basra , Iraq . Pompeo said the US will hold Iran accountable for any harm caused to USA diplomatic facilities in Iraq. Embassy in Baghdad, according to the State Department. There was a rocket attack earlier this month in t...

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  • U.S. senator confronted in lift over support for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
U.S. senator confronted in lift over support for Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

One of Kavanaugh's lawyers said that it's a reference to when Kavanaugh and Dolphin attended a school dance together and kissed. In the Yale lounge, students laughed and clapped at Ford's assured response when asked how she was sure that it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her: "The way that I'm sure I'm talking to you right now, it's just basic mem...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk set to degenerate
Tropical Storm Kirk set to degenerate

It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (80 kph) and was moving ahead at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). The extreme weather has prompted governments to put in place tropical storm warnings in place in the islands of Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

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  • Typhoon Trami pounds Japan, dozens injured
Typhoon Trami pounds Japan, dozens injured

A ship washes ashore at a port in Yonabaru, Okinawa Prefecture, on September 29, 2018, as Typhoon Trami approaches Japan's southernmost prefecture. Kansai International Airport said it will close its two runways from 11 a.m. The storm cut power to about 200,000 homes on Japan's southern islands, and uprooted tress and overturned vehicles as it ...

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  • Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers amid subpoena threat
Rosenstein agrees to private meeting with House lawmakers amid subpoena threat

A DOJ official said that Rosenstein and Goodlatte spoke Thursday evening and agreed to meet in the next few weeks. "Leadership has agreed to call Rod Rosenstein before Congress, for a closed door hearing with our panel investigating, so he can explain his alleged comments on "wiring" POTUS", Meadows, the chairman of the hardline conservative Ho...

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  • Hirono Criticizes Conduct of FBI Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh
Hirono Criticizes Conduct of FBI Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

A White House official confirmed that Swetnick's claims will not be pursued as part of the reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh . But the biggest concern in the White House is that with more time , more women, more accusations and more stories could emerge.

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  • Paws for peace: Kim Jong Un sends two dogs across DMZ
Paws for peace: Kim Jong Un sends two dogs across DMZ

In June, Mr Trump met with the North Korean leader in Singapore as part of an attempt to push his regime into denuclearisation. President Trump joked Saturday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have gotten along so well that they "fell in love".

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  • NAFTA: US and Canada Could Reach a Deal on Sunday
NAFTA: US and Canada Could Reach a Deal on Sunday

There is no cutoff date for Canada to join the US-Mexican deal meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement , Mexico's president-elect said Friday as the text was submitted to legislators. For over a year, Canada, Mexico and the United States have been engaged in talks to modernize their trade deal. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis ...

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  • Flotilla of small boats rescues passengers from crashed plane in Micronesia
Flotilla of small boats rescues passengers from crashed plane in Micronesia

The airline and the US Navy both said the plane landed in the lagoon short of the runway. "I thought "this is not the way it's supposed to happen". "The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is providing assistance to nine Filipino seafarers who were onboard the Air Niugini flight that crash landed in Micronesia", the department said in a statement...

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  • Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing
Senate panel probes Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

Kavanaugh has strongly denied her claims as well as allegations by two other accusers. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said in a White House statement Wednesday. "To my colleagues, I say that winning at all costs is too high a cost". There will be one round of questions in which each of the 11 Republican senators o...

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  • Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong natural disaster
Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong natural disaster

An Indonesian official said there were "many victims". The footage was apparently taken in Palu, Sulawesi, on Friday. At least one person was killed and dozens of homes were damaged . Earlier in July and August, at least 557 people lost their lives and more than 400,000 were dislocated after four earthquakes of magnitude ranging between 6.3 -...

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