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Heitkamp, who said she didn't listen to the speech by Trump at Scheels Arena on Wednesday night before a raucous crowd of about 6,000 people, said she told Trump what she thought about a Supreme Court nominee. Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah isn't among the leading candidates, the person familiar with the discussions said. Mr Trump said he may consider as many as seven candidates.
  • Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility

    Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed confidence Wednesday that North Korea understands the full scope of the U.S. request for denuclearization. China has been a critical player in that effort, and remains so, according to Pompeo. A South Korean team made up of government officials and civilian workers traveled to North Korea to review the facilities designed for meetings of families separated by the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • Trump to announce Supreme Court pick to replace Kennedy on July 9

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    Supreme Court justices often posed a simple question when unsure of how to rule in a case: What would Justice Anthony Kennedy do? With Kennedy's departure, Republicans have a chance to tip the balance of the court. Senators in each group will be under pressure to come over to the other side of the aisle. Trump told reporters that he considers his preferred candidates to all be "highly talented, very brilliant, mostly conservative judges".
  • Canada 'will not back down' over USA metals tariffs

    Canada 'will not back down' over USA metals tariffs

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    The U.S. embassy in Ottawa said it had no immediate comment. "We believe that cooperation is a better path forward than escalation", said Kent Bacus, the association's director of worldwide trade and market access. In comments filed with the U.S. Commerce Department, GM said expansive tariffs could "lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and overseas for this iconic American company, and risk less - not more - U.S.
  • Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement

    Trump sets date for Supreme Court announcement

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    Kennedy was known as the swing vote on the court who could land on either side of the issues. He said a vacancy on the court in 2016 helped boost enthusiasm among evangelicals for Trump. "Sen. Schumer is fully on the hook for ensuring that not a single Senate Democrat breaks ranks and hands the Supreme Court to Trump". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's team also talked with a dozen other senators.
  • MAJ denounces fatal gun attack on United States journalists

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    President Donald Trump said the attack filled Americans' hearts with grief. The gunman was identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos . "Our prayers are with the victims and their friends and families". At the top of the page are photos of the five fallen employees, Robert Hiassen, Wendi Winters , Gerald Fischman , Rebecca Smith , and John McNamara .
  • Trump to meet Putin in a third country

    Trump to meet Putin in a third country

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    The two men met on Wednesday in Moscow. In past comments Bolton has called Russian interference in the US election "a true act of war", branded the idea that Moscow can help counter terrorism "delusional", and demanded Washington push back against Russia by reviving a plan to fast-track Ukraine for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership, USA Today reported .
  • Maryland's Capital Gazette Newspaper Shooting Victims Identified

    Maryland's Capital Gazette Newspaper Shooting Victims Identified

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    Prosecutors said Ramos barricaded a back door to prevent people from fleeing. Anne Arundel police chief refuses to say the suspected newsroom shooter's name: "I will not say his name today". "Some in the crowd carried signs and banners that said "#AnnapolisStrong" and that was evident at numerous vigils Friday night. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he was praying for the community and urged people to stay away from the area.
  • Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

    Trump says he'll name high court pick on July 9

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    Justice Kennedy sent shockwaves through the political world on Tuesday this week after he announced his decision to step down from the highest court in the land later this summer. "It would no longer be a matter of traveling across your state; it would be a matter of traveling multiple states that would actually allow you to get an abortion", Cole said.
  • Mattis says US troop commitment to South Korea is 'ironclad'

    Mattis says US troop commitment to South Korea is 'ironclad'

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    In the past few months, the Trump administration angered Beijing by authorizing U.S. manufacturers to sell submarine technology to Taiwan, as well as enacting the Taiwan Travel Act to encourage official visits - including by senior military officers - between the USA and the island.
  • Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building

    Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building

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    According to U.S. Capitol Police, the individuals are being processed on the scene and released. "Shame! Shame!" and " This is what democracy looks like ". Capitol Police said the protesters were charged with the D.C. Code violation of crowding, obstructing or incommoding. They came from all over the country, slept at friends' homes or in churches to risk arrest in Washington on Thursday.
  • Congress failed immigration reform trump

    Congress failed immigration reform trump

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    A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday that orders the reunification of most undocumented families. The bill was killed 301-121, with almost half of Republicans opposing the measure. In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
  • Why US postponed the 2+2 talks with India

    Why US postponed the 2+2 talks with India

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, wave after a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace, in New Delhi , India, February 17, 2018. On how New Delhi proposed to deal with the U.S. sanctions, Kumar said Iran was a traditional partner of India - having historical and civilisational links - and "we have our own views on Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action".
  • Twitter user: Foolishness killed those that died in Otedola bridge tanker accident

    Twitter user: Foolishness killed those that died in Otedola bridge tanker accident

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    Another tragic incident has occurred barely 24 hours after the fuel tanker accident that claimed several lives on Otedola bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway. House of Assembly Speaker Mudashiru Obasa also condoled with the families of the victims. There were four other serious injuries. He also confirmed that 53 vehicles were consumed in the inferno, describing the incident as a sad one.
  • Volcano eruption leaves thousands stranded in Bali

    Volcano eruption leaves thousands stranded in Bali

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    Its last major eruption in 1963 killed around 1,600 people. Mount Agung's crater glows red from the lava as it spews volcanic smoke In Karangasem, Bali Island, Indonesia. In December, minor explosive eruptions closed the airport. The return flight NZ246 from Denpasar to Auckland was also cancelled. It had a dramatic increase in activity last year, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, but had quietened by early this year.
  • Shooting at 'Capital Gazette' Newsroom Leaves Multiple Fatalities

    Shooting at 'Capital Gazette' Newsroom Leaves Multiple Fatalities

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    Three other journalists and a staffer were killed: editorial page editor Gerald Fischman; special publications editor Wendi Winters; writer John McNamara, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. The suspect, who police say is a white male in his 20s, surrendered to officers without a struggle. Although a motive is not yet known, the shooting drew the attention of media groups, including Reporters Without Borders, which said it was deeply disturbed by the events that unfolded in Annapolis.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, democratic socialist, beats 10-term incumbent in NYC primary

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, democratic socialist, beats 10-term incumbent in NYC primary

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    Bernie Sanders pulled off one of the biggest political upsets of 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old member of the Democratic-Socialists of America, knocked out machine-boss incumbent Rep. "I was born in a place where your zip code determined your destiny", the political newcomer said in her viral campaign video . Ocasio-Cortez and Nixon endorsed each other the day before Election Day, meaning that Ocasio-Cortez has now demonstrated to Democrats in progressive districts ...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the future of the Democratic party

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents the future of the Democratic party

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    He pointed out that polls show congressional leaders are not well-liked and that voters have elected young moderate Democrats such as Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania alongside liberals. Even the New York Times looked past her, forcing the outlet (among others, including CNN , NPR , and Fox News) to pen an explainer about Ocasio-Cortez in the early hours of the morning, long after her big win.
  • Social media reacts to the elections — Turkey on Twitter

    Social media reacts to the elections — Turkey on Twitter

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin "stressed that the results of the vote fully speak of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's great political authority (and) mass support of the course conducted under his leadership to solve Turkey's pressing social and economic tasks (and) strengthen the country's position on the global arena", the Kremlin said .
  • Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer?

    Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer?

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    Her stunning victory was no surprise to those who knew Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during her years as a student at Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez will face off against Republican candidate Anthony Pappas in the November midterm elections and, if she wins, she will become the youngest woman ever to be elected to the US Congress.
  • Bolton to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss potential Trump summit

    Bolton to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss potential Trump summit

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    Mr. Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier in the day the meeting would be used to discuss "the sad state" of bilateral relations as well as top global issues. President Trump is planning to hold a summit meeting in the near future with Russian President Vladimir Putin . "Russia never sought confrontation".
  • Ocasio-Cortez just did Democrats a big favor

    Ocasio-Cortez just did Democrats a big favor

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    She essentially declared the yet-to-be-launched Ocasio-Cortez campaign an impossibility. Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock'87), associate provost and dean of students, recalls meeting Ocasio-Cortez-"I knew her as Sandy"-when another student brought her to one of his weekly Coffee & Conversation forums".
  • Top House Democrat Loses Primary Race in Stunning Upset

    Top House Democrat Loses Primary Race in Stunning Upset

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    Her campaign has claimed credit for pushing Crowley to become the only member of Congressional Democratic leadership to endorse single-payer health care. "I want to congratulate Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on her victory tonight", Crowley said in a statement. "She demonstrated once again what progressive grassroots politics can do".
  • 'Wow!' Trump claims victory and vindication over travel ban

    'Wow!' Trump claims victory and vindication over travel ban

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    Schumer noted that Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider then-President Obama's court nominee, Merrick Garland , during an election year, leaving the seat vacant for President Trump's nominee of Neil Gorsuch in 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., echoed that sentiment, saying the Senate will vote on Kennedy's replacement this fall. He has become one of the most consequential American jurists since joining the court in 1988 as an appointee of Republican president ...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, A Boston University Grad, Earns Shocking NY Primary Win

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, A Boston University Grad, Earns Shocking NY Primary Win

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    Crowley, a friend of Nancy Pelosi who was widely expected to replace her as Democratic leader, "prioritize [s] lobbyists over working families", according to his opponent. Shed worked with Bronx Progressives and the Democratic Socialists of America to lobby Crowleys office; she was cheered when the congressman endorsed the Houses "Medicare for All" legislation.
  • Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties

    Najib raids: $273m of goods seized from former Malaysian PM's properties

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    He said the process of calculating the value of the seized items had to take a long time because it involved several jewellery experts and designer goods experts. The residences raided include the office of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, his private residence at Jalan Langgak Duta and the condo units where his son and daughter lived at Pavilion Residences, as well as an empty unit at the same condominium.
  • Israeli missiles struck near Damascus airport, Syrian state media reports

    Israeli missiles struck near Damascus airport, Syrian state media reports

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    For a week, Syrian troops have targeted rebel-held areas in the southern Daraa province. Two Israeli missiles have struck targets near Damascus airport early on Tuesday, Syrian state media said. But Jordanian officials have said their border, which was sealed in mid-2014, will remain closed. They say that being as close as possible to Israeli forces is the safest place to be, presumably because Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and Russian Federation are wary of drawing Israel further into the ...
  • Mattis: DHS wants to house immigrants on US bases

    Mattis: DHS wants to house immigrants on US bases

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    The government asked the Department of Defense to prepare for 20,000 immigrant children, although Mattis did not specify if the shelters would exclusively house minors. "This is something that we can do again, whether it be refugee boat people from Vietnam, people that have been knocked out of their homes by a hurricane, absolutely it's appropriate to provide logistical support however it's needed", Mattis said of his department's role in the effort.
  • Immigration bill struggles to win support, but GOP leaders won't admit defeat

    Immigration bill struggles to win support, but GOP leaders won't admit defeat

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    Amid these mixed messages, the House of Representatives was on track to vote on Wednesday on a broad-based immigration bill that would bar the separation of migrant children from their parents. "Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Dick Durbin, D-Il., are representing Democrats " interest. The move means a reversion to the "catch and release" approach used under the Obama administration.
  • Ex-NATO chief Solana denied entry to US for visiting Iran

    Ex-NATO chief Solana denied entry to US for visiting Iran

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    The last time Solana traveled to Tehran was in 2013 for the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a representative of the country's reformist political sector and a former negotiator in the nuclear deal. He told Spanish TV he went to Iran to "represent all those who had been involved in the negotiations". A tightening of requirements in 2016, though, prevented those citizens from using the online VWP if they visited Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen after March ...
  • Trump calls for deporting migrants 'immediately' without a trial

    Trump calls for deporting migrants 'immediately' without a trial

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    Although the administration has said the "zero tolerance" policy remains in place, officials said on Monday that parents who cross illegally with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them.
  • Suspects in custody in apparent mistaken-identity murder of Bronx teen

    Suspects in custody in apparent mistaken-identity murder of Bronx teen

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    Alongside his detainment, the NYPD arrested six other men in connection to the killing: Manuel Rivera (18), Santiago Rodriguez (24), Danel Fernandez (21), Jose Taverez (21), Joniki Martinez (24), and Jose Munia (21). Police said the teen was dragged out of the bodega and then stabbed in the neck. The message was given to relatives after members of Trinitarios, a notorious street gang, allegedly killed Guzman-Feliz.
  • Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria

    Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria

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    Among the killed was the IS "deputy war minister", one of the group's "media emirs" and the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal courier, in addition to its chief of police, according to the statement. Earlier this month, Iraq said it had launched an airstrike against Daesh positions inside the Syrian territory as both neighboring countries step up efforts to get rid of the Takfiri terror group's remnants.
  • California Wildfire Calls For Evacuation Of Thousands

    California Wildfire Calls For Evacuation Of Thousands

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    No injuries have been reported. About 3,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. The Pawnee Fire in the Spring Valley region, about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento, had jumped a single road that leads to a few residential communities, Lake County Sheriff's Office emergency services manager Dale Carnathan said Monday, according to Reuters .
  • Dad mysteriously shot dead while camping with his 2 young kids

    Dad mysteriously shot dead while camping with his 2 young kids

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    According to a GoFundMe campaign , Beaudette's wife was preparing to take an exam when he and their daughters went camping. "The theory we are working with is he was shot inside the tent ", Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. No details about a motive or suspect have been released. The Beaudette's family hiking trip was their final step before embarking on their next adventure of packing up and relocating to the Bay Area to start their new jobs.
  • Trump doubles down on rejecting undocumented immigrants with no due process

    Trump doubles down on rejecting undocumented immigrants with no due process

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    The tweets closely follow the Saturday night release of a " fact sheet " by the Department of Homeland Security, meant to outline the administration's plan for family reunification. The focus on immigration came after the president last week signed an executive order , keeping some families together after his administration was urged to stop separating children from parents.