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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shows off his inked finger after voting at a polling station on Sunday. But dissatisfaction with corruption and a growing youth population with no memory of the Khmer Rouge helped the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) win more than 44 percent of the 2013 vote and carve out a similar share in local elections a year ago.
  • Facebook Shutters More Fake Accounts, Believed to Be Linked to Russian Federation

    Facebook Shutters More Fake Accounts, Believed to Be Linked to Russian Federation

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    More than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of the pages and about $11,000 had been spent on about 150 ads, Facebook said . "It's clear whoever set up these accounts went to much greater lengths to obscure their identities than the Internet Research Agency did in the run up to the 2016 presidential election", the company's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, said during a call with reporters.
  • Lawyer: Claim Sean Spicer used racial slur is false

    Lawyer: Claim Sean Spicer used racial slur is false

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    Too bad we can't really, fully see Sean's reaction... The former press secretary has been confronted at each of the book signings as well, with those in attendance often calling out Spicer for lying in his duties as Trump's spokesman. He initially waved to him and said, "Hey". Mr Lombard was reportedly in Portsmouth Abbey School's class of 1990, while Mr Spicer was in the class of 1989.
  • Viral splashing video costs van driver job

    Viral splashing video costs van driver job

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    The company labelled the driving "unacceptable" and fired the employee. Three separate pedestrians were soaked by the driver, who was unrepentant as the van weaved around Ottawa's streets, looking for victims. Ottawa police Sergeant Mark Gatien told the Ottawa Citizen that the driver could have faced criminal charges including mischief or assault because there was no doubt that the driver's behaviour was in fact deliberate.
  • Paul Manafort's bank fraud trial begins in Virginia

    Paul Manafort's bank fraud trial begins in Virginia

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    The trial against Manafort, focused on tax and bank fraud, is set to begin juror selection this Tuesday. The trial, decided by a jury of 6 men and 6 women who were seated after a brief selection process Tuesday, is expected to last several weeks.
  • No problem to shut down government

    No problem to shut down government

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    Trump said that his demand for border security "includes many things" besides the wall, including ending the visa lottery system and terminating chain migration. The federal budget year ends September 30, and lawmakers will spend much of August in their states campaigning for re-election. The Senate is working to finish nine of its 12 annual spending bills by the end of this week while the House only passed six of its annual funding bills before it left on its August recess.
  • Iran says no talks with Trump unless U.S. rejoins nuclear deal

    Iran says no talks with Trump unless U.S. rejoins nuclear deal

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    Trump says during a joint news conference with Italy's leader that he believes in meetings and is pointing to the benefits of recent meetings with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Russia's Vladimir Putin . Interesting side note: former president Barack Obama said he wouldn't set any preconditions while meeting with Iran's leadership. "No preconditions", Trump said on Monday of a meeting with Iranian leaders.
  • Trump defends trade and tariff policies at Tampa rally

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    The president appeared at the Florida State Fairgrounds to support DeSantis in his run against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's August 28 Republican primary. Bill Nelson (D-FL), has also opened up a three-point lead over Nelson. "We may have to do some pretty drastic things, but we're going to get it".
  • Plane crashes in northern Mexico after takeoff, everyone survives

    Plane crashes in northern Mexico after takeoff, everyone survives

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    Jose Aispuro said , according to The Associated Press. He described the crash as a "lamentable accident" which would be confirmed in an ensuing investigation. Some people had burns on a quarter of their bodies, said Durango state Health Ministry spokesman Fernando Ros. Aispiro said the plane crash-landed into a grassy field and skidded horizontally, which allowed emergency slides to be deployed before the aircraft caught on fire.
  • Access to 3D Printable Gun Plans Blocked by Pa. Lawmakers

    Access to 3D Printable Gun Plans Blocked by Pa. Lawmakers

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    The U.S. State Department told him he was violating the law, so in 2015 Wilson sued the feds with the help of the Second Amendment Foundation . "These 3D-printed plastic firearms can evade our detection systems and are a direct threat to our national security", Nelson said at a Capitol Hill press conference announcing the bill, "and we are going to let these go up on the internet tonight at midnight?" It seems like the plan is to tie up Defense Distributed in court until the non-profit ...
  • British lawmakers accuse Facebook of failing to aid inquiry into 'fake news'

    British lawmakers accuse Facebook of failing to aid inquiry into 'fake news'

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    Nor are they publishers, since that model traditionally commissions and pays for content. The committee reiterates Collins' sentiment within the report, and it doesn't attempt to hide its frustration with Facebook . British politicians blasted Facebook and Google for helping create a democratic crisis, with fake news, hypertargeted advertising, and data manipulation putting elections and referenda at risk.
  • Jeff Sessions: ’Dangerous Movement’ Eroding Americans' Religious Liberty

    Jeff Sessions: ’Dangerous Movement’ Eroding Americans' Religious Liberty

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    He praised a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and said "we've seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives" and USA senators ask judicial nominees about their religious beliefs. "We have gotten to the point where courts have held that morality cannot be a basis for law; where ministers are fearful to affirm, as they understand it, holy writ from the pulpit; and where one group can actively target religious groups by labeling them a "hate group" on the basis of ...
  • Trump rejects conservative Koch donor network

    Trump rejects conservative Koch donor network

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    The powerful public policy and political network led by billionaire Charles Koch on Monday broke from its traditional approach of backing Republican candidates by saying it wouldn't endorse the party's challenger to a potentially vulnerable Democratic senator, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota .
  • Trump would talk to Iran ‘without preconditions’. But Tehran has a few

    Trump would talk to Iran ‘without preconditions’. But Tehran has a few

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    A few hours earlier, Mr Rouhani had addressed the United States president in a speech, saying that hostile USA policies could lead to "the mother of all wars". US National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said Trump was open to dialogue and even ending four decades of bitter animosity between the two countries, but only if Iran fundamentally changes.
  • North Korea developing new missiles

    North Korea developing new missiles

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    Vipin Narang, a North Korea expert and professor of worldwide relations at MIT, noted that this was also clear from the Kim-Trump summit. On Friday, North Korea returned the suspected remains of more than 50 U.S. Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was forced to admit that North Korea was continuing to produce nuclear fissile material, though he insisted that "progress is happening".
  • Trump says he would 'certainly meet' with Iran's Rouhani

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    After a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House on Monday, the U.S. president expressed his willingness to reopen negotiations with Iran in an unusually soft tone. It was a ridiculous deal. Qasemi criticised the USA withdrawal from the nuclear deal and economic sanctions that follow, noting "there are no conditions for such a discussion at all".
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man As He Runs Away Begging 'Please Don't Shoot'

    Police Fatally Shoot Man As He Runs Away Begging 'Please Don't Shoot'

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    Freeman planned on conducting a news conference to announce the officers would not face charges, but protesters interrupted. His statements were in prepared remarks that were handed out to the media. "Officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt should be fired without pay and prosecuted to the full extent of the law", Brown told Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP .
  • North Korea 'working on new missiles'

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    On Monday, a senior USA official told Reuters that US spy satellites had detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. Space launch vehicles were assembled at the shelter - which hadn't been moved since December 2017 - before they are moved to the launchpad, according to 38North analyst Joseph Bermudez Jr.
  • Wildfires barrel toward Northern California lake towns

    Wildfires barrel toward Northern California lake towns

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    The so-called Carr Fire has twice doubled in size since it started a week ago, burning through almost 100,000 acres as of Monday. Redding police Sergeant Todd Cogle said some of those reported missing may have fled their homes without cellphones and be safe in evacuation centers or out of the area.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn't Even A Crime

    Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn't Even A Crime

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    In an interview on CNN , the former New York City mayor also raised the same assertion and suggested that Trump would have had to pay Russian operatives directly to be involved. "Jay [Sekulow] and I spent a great deal of [Sunday] trying to run it down", said Giuliani . Stephen Colbert isn't buying Rudy Giuliani's latest defense of President Donald Trump .
  • Shark returned to San Antonio aquarium after video shows brazen theft

    Shark returned to San Antonio aquarium after video shows brazen theft

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    The aquarium wrote online employees reported seeing suspicious activity from a trio around the interactive pool, but said the shark was stolen "while the attendant was assisting other guests". They left the aquarium with the shark in the stroller "undetected", and staff didn't notice it was missing for 45 minutes, at which time they called the police.
  • Rand Paul backs Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

    Rand Paul backs Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

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    Some liberals fumed on Twitter that Paul's decision was predictable and he had merely gotten attention for himself by initially "faking opposition" to Kavanaugh. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced after meeting with the judge, he will back him. Susan Collins , R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, are being watched as the most likely remaining swing votes.
  • State AG Ferguson to file lawsuit over 3D-printed guns

    State AG Ferguson to file lawsuit over 3D-printed guns

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    In June, the State Department reached a settlement with Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that develops digital firearm blueprints for 3D printing. "We won't stand by as New Yorkers' safety is jeopardized by this abrupt about-face by the federal government". Washington is joined by Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia in the suit.