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It is not yet clear how many of those Ms Trinh is alleged to have caused. The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association welcomed the arrest, but noted the high number of unresolved cases, adding that the seven counts in Trinh's chargesheet suggested that most of the 230 reports were either copycat actions or hoaxes.
  • Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had been overseeing the investigation, but Sessions' sudden ouster Wednesday means that baton passes to Whitaker . But Trump and his aides are concerned about Mueller's next move with the work that is complete, according to a White House official and a Republican with close ties to the administration.
  • Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

    Democrats leading the way in state senate and House races in Jeffco

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    Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. Former Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. As millions of voters turned out to vote, Democrats claimed that they were 100 per cent sure of reclaiming the House from Mr Trump's Republicans.
  • 'He died a hero:' Sheriff's sergeant dies in California bar mass shooting

    'He died a hero:' Sheriff's sergeant dies in California bar mass shooting

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    Dean said police had previous run-ins with Long, including a call to his home where he was acting irrationally. "I talked to him last night before he headed out the door", Coffman said, fighting through tears. "I told my wife, 'Just be polite to him". "We've all been up watching the news, listening to police scanners, praying, calling our parents", freshman Pari Cribbins said.
  • Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear

    Mueller writing final report on Russian Federation probe, submission timeline unclear

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    Overseeing it all is Whitaker, a former college football player and United States attorney from Iowa who was brought into the Justice Department previous year to serve as Sessions' chief of staff. Rep. Jerry Nadler demanded an explanation immediately after the announcement. Though the call-to-action was quick, the organization had been building an arsenal of demonstrators for the possibility of Trump ending the investigation for a year.
  • Florida returns vote to 1.5 million ex-felons

    Florida returns vote to 1.5 million ex-felons

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    Within a year, more than 100,000 ex-felons were granted voting rights. With the passage of Amendment 4 , as many as 1.5 million Floridians will be re-enfranchised ahead of the next election. According to the Florida Constitution , the amendment must be implemented by the second Tuesday in January. Meade, a felon who went on to earn a law degree, had to wait three years to get his voting rights restored.
  • Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney General

    Jeff Sessions Out as Attorney General

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    Whitaker , as acting attorney general . For more than a year, Trump has blamed Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation election tamper investigation, which, in turn, led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
  • Women and diversity win big in historic state and local elections

    Women and diversity win big in historic state and local elections

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    Half a century ago this week, New York's Shirley Chisholm was elected the first black woman in Congress, and several of the black women elected Tuesday have said their campaigns were inspired by her example. She also identified what policies she intends to target in office, including abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, student loan debt (which she called "a ticking time bomb for our economy") and "the role of money in politics".
  • Driver charged in deadly crash with Girl Scout troop

    Driver charged in deadly crash with Girl Scout troop

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    Schneider said her daughter's "favorite time with her kids was all in their jammies, curled up to watch a movie". It's been a long weekend for the community of Chippewa Falls after 3 Girl Scouts and one mother were killed in a hit-and-run Saturday morning.
  • Saudis sent experts to remove evidence of Khashoggi’s killing, Turkey says

    Saudis sent experts to remove evidence of Khashoggi’s killing, Turkey says

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    The cleanup team arrived in Istanbul on Oct 11, nine days after Khashoggi's death, and visited the consulate every day from Oct 12 to Oct 17, according to Sabah . And in this case, anything that causes trouble for Saudi Arabia is generally pleasing to Erdogan. However, when grilled on our nation's involvement, Trump declined to say if the deaths would make him rethink the arms deal with Saudi Arabia, although he made it clear that using USA provided bombs to kill civilians bothered him.
  • Where To Vote Near Me in Today's 2018 Election

    Where To Vote Near Me in Today's 2018 Election

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    Those in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. If your precinct did not change, you can vote normally and update your address at your polling place. today. "We will wait on everybody", she said, "who's in line by 7 o'clock". "In midterm elections, a lot of decisions to show up to vote or not to vote is about sending a national message", Seattle University political science instructor Patrick Schoettmer said.
  • Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting

    Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting "Hacker"

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    Sells , one of the attorneys representing the Georgia voters in their suit. Rebecca DeHart, executive director at the state Democratic Party , said no one from Kemp's office notified the Democratic Party or asked any question about the correspondence before issuing its public announcement of an investigation.
  • Beto O'Rourke Loses To Republican Ted Cruz In Texas

    Beto O'Rourke Loses To Republican Ted Cruz In Texas

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    Though more recent ones indicated that the senator had regained his footing and maintained a modest lead, the race went from a cakewalk to far closer than expected. O'Rourke shot down similar suggestions Monday on the campaign trail and pledged not to run for president. The waning moments of the campaign provided Democrats with hope - a Change Research poll had the candidates tied at 49 percent.
  • Iran will sell oil, break US sanctions, President Rouhani says

    Iran will sell oil, break US sanctions, President Rouhani says

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    The Trump administration though has granted exemptions to eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil, without naming them. "We are standing up to a bullying enemy", said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani . Iran denies the allegations. At present prices, a reduction of one million barrels per day in Iranian exports would reduce its revenue by around $2 billion per month.
  • Newlyweds killed in tragic helicopter crash after their wedding

    Newlyweds killed in tragic helicopter crash after their wedding

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    The two were students at Sam Houston State University , according to the student newspaper, which wrote about their deaths on Facebook. Condolences amassed instead of congratulations on gleeful photos and videos of the ceremony and reception posted on social media.
  • Lion Air: Crashed Indonesian plane's black box found

    Lion Air: Crashed Indonesian plane's black box found

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    Indonesia's Transport Ministry has ordered a review of all low-priced airlines in the country and suspended staff linked to the Lion Air flight that crashed on Monday killing the 189 people aboard. Personnel from Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Board examining debris from the downed Lion Air flight in Jakarta, Indonesia , on Thursday.
  • Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

    Oprah surprises Georgia residents while campaigning for Stacey Abrams

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    Georgia's secretary of state's office said Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after a failed alleged attempt to hack the state's voter registration system. And so I promise that every single person who votes for Stacey Abrams , you're going to get a new auto! "While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes", Kemp's ...
  • Iran seeks EU's support as US oil sanctions loom

    Iran seeks EU's support as US oil sanctions loom

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    Some said they're already used to them, while others chose to downplay the effect. Those factors, along with a spate of recent weak economic reports out of China and other emerging markets, have shifted the conversation back toward worries about oversupply, and pushed USA futures to lows not seen since April, interrupting an upward move that had consistently found support during the rally's modest pullbacks.
  • Saudi Royal Air Force Intercepts Houthi Missile over Najran

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    The airstrikes in Sanaa came days after a USA call for an urgent halt to the Saudi-Iran proxy war in Yemen and the start of negotiations in November toward a political settlement of the conflict. The conflict in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country and home to an estimated 28 million people, began with the 2014 takeover of the capital, Sanaa, by Houthi rebels, who toppled the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
  • 260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

    260,000 Syrians returned to ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation area: Turkish defense minister

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    The offensive did not come as a surprise as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had made several warnings since mid-September about impending full-blown military action against the YPG positions on the east of the Euphrates . Turkish and US troops on Thursday began jointly patrolling areas around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, Turkey's defense minister announced.
  • Former Goldman Sachs bankers and Jho Low charged in Malaysian financial scandal

    Former Goldman Sachs bankers and Jho Low charged in Malaysian financial scandal

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    Prosecutors say Low, Ng, and Leissner conspired to launder the proceeds of fraud involving 1MDB through the US financial system. Mustian reported from NY. "They also allegedly conspired to launder the proceeds of their criminal conduct through the U.S. financial system by purchasing, among other things, luxury residential real estate in New York City and elsewhere, and artwork from a New York-based auction house, and by funding major Hollywood films".
  • Jamal Khashoggi's body was 'dissolved', claims Erdoğan adviser

    Jamal Khashoggi's body was 'dissolved', claims Erdoğan adviser

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    Turkey has alleged a team sent from Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi , whose Washington Post columns were frequently critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , inside its Istanbul consulate. He entered the consulate to sort out documents for his marriage. She contended that the Trump administration has "taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation" because of fears of "upsetting deals or economic ties".
  • Chinese Bus Plunged Into River After Passenger Assaulted Driver

    Chinese Bus Plunged Into River After Passenger Assaulted Driver

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    Police in China released dashcam footage of the fatal bus crash. The driver responds with a blow of his own and then grapples with the woman briefly before suddenly sharply turning the wheel to the left, causing the bus to crash into oncoming traffic, smash through a wall, and fall into the Yangzte as passengers scream in terror.
  • Iran has no fear over new USA sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran has no fear over new USA sanctions: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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    United States hardliners want to press ahead on SWIFT, but others argue to keep the option as a bargaining card with the Europeans and say that SWIFT access remains useful in tracking Iranian transactions. A state department spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday, "on November 5th 12:01, sanctions that were lifted under the Iran nuclear deal will come back into full effect".
  • Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

    Video of cop killer becomes Trump campaign push

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    The new video blames Democrats for letting Bracamontes into the USA and allowing the undocumented immigrant to stay in the country. It shows a man in a courtroom who is bragging about having murdered policemen, and also shows him claiming that if he gets the chance he will do it again.
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad deny reported deal to rein in Gaza border violence

    Hamas, Islamic Jihad deny reported deal to rein in Gaza border violence

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    It added that it had made, before his air strike, "warning shots in the direction (teens) who have not responded". "The commission's members will reiterate to the Egyptian delegation that the marches will go on because they are the right of our people to end the unfair siege imposed on the Gaza Strip", said Mezher.
  • Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

    Stumping for Abrams, Oprah makes impassioned plea for turnout

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    Winfrey sparked 2020 chatter earlier this year after her inspiring speech last January at the 2018 Golden Globes while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies. The president noted that he would travel to Georgia in the remaining days left before the election to support Republican candidate Brian Kemp .
  • Mueller's Office Notifies FBI Of Alleged Scheme Involving Harassment Claim

    Mueller's Office Notifies FBI Of Alleged Scheme Involving Harassment Claim

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    Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017. Burkman could not be immediately reached for comment. "The allegations of paying a woman are false", he wrote on Twitter . He also claimed that an email received by Jennifer Taub - a law professor and cable news commentator who was also offered payment for dirt on Mueller by someone ...
  • Trump Plans to End Birthright Citizenship with Executive Order

    Trump Plans to End Birthright Citizenship with Executive Order

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    Trump , who railed against illegal immigration during the 2016 United States presidential election, has seized on the issue in recent weeks as he seeks to bolster fellow Republicans ahead of next week's contests. The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed in 1868, giving citizenship to newly freed slaves after the Civil War. Amending the Constitution would be a tall order.
  • World’s tallest statue set to be unveiled in India

    World’s tallest statue set to be unveiled in India

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    Modi. Surya Kiran of the Air Force will perform aerobatics in the sky over the statue, while spreading the colours of the Indian flag in the sky. "Drones and helicopters will be keeping watch on the entire area", said Narmada police inspector general Abhay Chudasama ahead of the ceremony.
  • Pakistan Acquits Christian On Death Row

    Pakistan Acquits Christian On Death Row

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    Chief Justice Saqib Nisar read the ruling from the bench in Islamabad , saying the prosecution "categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt", the BBC reports . "We knew that she is innocent". In addition to citing the Qur'an, the judges also referenced Shakespeare's King Lear , saying Bibi was "more sinned against than sinning".
  • Pipe bomb suspect built devices in his van, sources say

    Pipe bomb suspect built devices in his van, sources say

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    Sayoc is now facing charges of "transporting explosives across state lines, illegally mailing explosives, threatening former presidents and others , threatening interstate communications and assaulting federal officials", according to the Washington Post .
  • Saudis must say who ordered killing: Erdogan

    Saudis must say who ordered killing: Erdogan

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    An activist, wearing a mask depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , holds up his hands, painted with fake blood as he protests the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi , during a candlelight vigil outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul , Thursday, Oct.
  • Afghans vote in delayed Kandahar poll

    Afghans vote in delayed Kandahar poll

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    One police officer was killed when the militant, who was on foot, blew up near a vehicle carrying IEC employees as it entered the base at 8:00 am (0330 GMT). Abdul Raziq and also targeted the commander of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan , Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped unhurt.
  • Merkel to give up Germany CDU chair after 18 years - party source

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    The parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left "grand coalition" took a beating on Sunday, strengthening fears that the second tough regional election in as many weeks could threaten the alliance's survival . Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, secretary general of the CDU, is seen October 21 in Berlin during the election campaign. The outcome was an nearly exact replay of results in Bavaria two weeks ago, when the CDU's sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), was ...
  • Strong earthquake hits off Greek tourist island

    Strong earthquake hits off Greek tourist island

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    The quake was also felt on mainland Greece, including in the western town of Pyrgos. Nevertheless, the castle-monastery of Aghios Dionyssios, a byzantine monument of the 13th century AD on the island of Strofades (27 nautical miles south of Zakynthos) collapsed.
  • Palestinian militants fire rockets, Israel strikes Gaza

    Palestinian militants fire rockets, Israel strikes Gaza

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    The fighting in Gaza followed a bloody day of border protests Friday in which Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians protesting along the perimeter fence dividing Hamas-ruled Gaza and Israel. COGAT, the Israeli defense body that handles Palestinian civilian issues, said one of the rockets hit an ambulance crossing used to transfer Gazans out of the strip in emergency humanitarian cases.