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Retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to comment on the Kavanaugh scandal when asked about it last month, but did offer a vague statement about the state of democracy. Kagan, speaking alongside fellow Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, on Friday emphasized the importance of maintaining the court's legitimacy "especially in this time where the rest of the political environment is so divided".
  • FBI Makes 'Ricin Case' Arrest After Man Sends Castor Seeds To Pentagon

    FBI Makes 'Ricin Case' Arrest After Man Sends Castor Seeds To Pentagon

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    USA police on Wednesday (Oct 3) arrested a suspect after suspicious packages containing castor seeds - from which deadly ricin can be derived - were sent to the Pentagon this week, U.S. Chief Budge told the BBC that the "FBI used their own tactical team" and wore hazardous material protective gear as they conducted the search in Logan, about 80 miles (135km) north of Salt Lake City.
  • 'Holes' in Brett Kavanaugh accuser's story

    'Holes' in Brett Kavanaugh accuser's story

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    Collins told CNN's Manu Raju that the comments were "just plain wrong". Kavanaugh says that accusation is false. Sanders said it was up to the Senate to make a decision about Kavanaugh based on those facts. I don't remember. How many years ago was it? 'I don't know.' Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? "I'm telling all of my colleagues that this is the most despicable thing I've seen since I've been up here", Graham said.
  • Pompeo to Visit Beijing amid Increasing US-China Military Tensions

    Pompeo to Visit Beijing amid Increasing US-China Military Tensions

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    Late last week US Secretary of Defense James Mattis pulled out of a planned visit to Beijing later in October, two US officials told CNN . By expanding its area of operations to the Taiwan Strait, Su continued, the U.S. China's foreign ministry responded Tuesday , accusing the U.S. of threatening its "sovereignty and security" by sending the warship into the disputed waters without permission.
  • 'Palestine' - it's not a state

    'Palestine' - it's not a state

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    Earlier, Pompeo denounced the Iranian case before the United Nations court as "meritless" and said the Treaty of Amity was meaningless and absurd. Since then, the Trump administration has cut aid and shuttered the Palestinians' mission in Washington.
  • India deports seven Rohingyas to Myanmar

    India deports seven Rohingyas to Myanmar

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    They were arrested in 2012 for entering India illegally and have been held in prison since then. Mohammed Salimullah, a Rohingya in India who had challenged the government order in court, said India's decision to send the seven men to Myanmar was a shock.
  • Suspect in shooting of 7 officers bragged about gun skills

    Suspect in shooting of 7 officers bragged about gun skills

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    He was busted for disorderly conduct in 2014, and charged in both 2015 and 2017 for "running at large", an offense related to not restraining one's animals, records show. "Pray for the bravest police officer I know". Carraway "was a giant of a man, but he was the proverbial gentle giant, and I loved him", the police chief said.
  • Shocking! India tops selfie deaths

    Shocking! India tops selfie deaths

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    The study was conducted by a group of researchers out of India , which is home to more selfie-related deaths than any other country. This is not the first time that light has been shed on the fatal risks of snapping a selfie . In September, an Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while trying to take a selfie near the top of an iconic waterfall.
  • Thousands march in Washington against Kavanaugh, Trump’s top court pick

    Thousands march in Washington against Kavanaugh, Trump’s top court pick

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    Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arm's length by forming wedges around lawmakers walking through corridors. Trump said before a gathering of supporters, echoing one point Ford did recall. Flake has clashed repeatedly with Trump over his behaviour and is retiring at year's end.
  • Tokyo halts train service as Typhoon Trami moves across Japan

    Tokyo halts train service as Typhoon Trami moves across Japan

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    The storm caused widespread disruption, with many flights and trains cancelled. Pedestrians protect themselves from wind and rain from typhoon Trami in Tokyo on Monday. Kansai global airport in Osaka, the third busiest airport in Japan , suspended services on Sunday and resumed on Monday. After pummelling Japan's outlying islands including Okinawa, Trami made landfall south of the city of Osaka on Sunday night.
  • Locals react to presidential alert, inability to opt out

    Locals react to presidential alert, inability to opt out

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    There's no reason for alarm but knowing about it beforehand will likely save you a few minutes researching the unexpected notification on your phone. Some got as many as four alerts on their phones; others didn't get any. FEMA last tested the EAS in 2016 and 2017, and the first wireless emergency alerts were sent in 2012. FEMA has said that the alert isn't an actual text or SMS (so you won't be charged for this.) Instead, it's an audio and text warning that works similarly to the ...
  • USA threatens Russian Federation with military strike

    USA threatens Russian Federation with military strike

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    Hutchison's comment came several weeks after President Donald Trump signed the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019. The Soviet Union achieved strategic parity with the U.S. Hutchison said that a diplomatic solution would be preferable, but that the United States would not hesitate to act if Russian Federation refused to destroy these missiles.
  • Mitch McConnell Sets Friday Vote to Thwart Filibuster of Brett Kavanaugh

    Mitch McConnell Sets Friday Vote to Thwart Filibuster of Brett Kavanaugh

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    Jeff Flake, the Republican senator who launched a bid to have the FBI investigate Kavanaugh, has already indicated he could vote against him if it is proven he lied. Blasey Ford but the entire survivor community", he told CNN's "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota. Even Trump ally Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said at an event hosted by The Atlantic magazine: "I would tell him, knock it off".
  • Wife of Malaysia's ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

    Wife of Malaysia's ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

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    The charges will cover infringements of a law against money laundering and other unlawful activities. The prosecution earlier argued for bail to be set at RM10 million on condition that her passport is surrendered and she is not allowed to meet any of the prosecution's witnesses.
  • The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

    The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a Sham

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    Addressing thousands of supporters at a MS rally, Trump gave his own re-enactment of Ford's responses to questions at last week's Senate hearing where she testified that Kavanaugh assaulted her. "But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that Judge Kavanaugh did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land".
  • British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

    British PM Theresa May kicks off keynote speech with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

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    Prior to beginning her speech, May jokingly asked the audience to "excuse" her if she begins coughing during her address. We're sorry to break it to you, but we don't make the rules - ABBA's seminal 1976 hit, " Dancing Queen ", has been ruined thanks to Theresa May and her freakish entrance at this year's Conservative Party conference .
  • Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May

    Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May

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    Instead choosing to focus on the Conservative domestic record in government, the speech was light on policy and announcements, announcing only a freeze in fuel duty, extra money for cancer treatment and extra borrowing for housebuilding. "It is no surprise that we have had a range of different views expressed this week", she said. "We must show everyone in this country that we are that party".
  • 'I don't know': laughter as Trump mocks Ford's sexual assault testimony

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    In a tweet after the rally, Michael Bromwich, an attorney for Ford, called Trump's remarks "a vicious, vile and soulless attack" on his client. And Sen. The FBI has finished an interview with Chris Garrett, a high school friend of Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. As supporters cheered him on, the president ridiculed Ford's emotional testimony before the Senate judiciary committee last week , where she conceded she could not remember certain details but vividly ...
  • Rosmah to face several money laundering charges, MACC

    Rosmah to face several money laundering charges, MACC

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    Rosmah was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today at 3.20pm while giving her statement to the anti-graft agency at its headquarters in Putrajaya. On June 5, she was questioned for about five hours over a probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary.
  • US Ends 1955 Treaty with Iran

    US Ends 1955 Treaty with Iran

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    In its decision, the court said that the us sanctions "have the potential to endanger civil aviation safety" in Iran and that sanctions limiting sales of goods required for humanitarian needs such as food, medicines and medical devices "may have a serious detrimental impact on the health and lives of individuals on the territory of Iran".
  • Volcano erupts on Indonesian island hit by tsunami and natural disaster

    Volcano erupts on Indonesian island hit by tsunami and natural disaster

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    Aid was trickling into areas crippled by the devastating quake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, with residents in one neighborhood clapping, cheering and high-fiving at the arrival of a supply truck. The U.N.'s Haq said the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs has asked the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, to send social workers to the affected area to support children who are alone or became separated from their families.
  • Melania Trump leaves President Donald Trump for solo trip to Africa

    Melania Trump leaves President Donald Trump for solo trip to Africa

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    A regional minister asked permission on the first lady's behalf to visit the historic castle, as is a cultural formality in Ghana. Ahead of her trip, Mrs Trump said that she was looking forward to seeing how the U.S. "The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy". She adds that the castle is a "special place". Mrs. Trump, who was born in Slovenia, is on her first visit to Africa, with a goal of highlighting child welfare on the continent.