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Dem divisions in California complicate party hopes for gains

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are at war with themselves in California, where restless activists are challenging party leaders to resist all things President Donald Trump and move further left on health care, the minimum wage and populist issues. The conflict could complicate Democratic hopes of winning as many as nine congressional seats in the [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Trump remarks on Kelly contrast with quiet tribute to son

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, President Donald Trump and the man who would be his chief of staff visited Grave 9480, [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia’s leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister [...]

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Weeks After Maria, FEMA Still Distributing Basic Needs To Puerto Rico

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Steve Inskeep talks to FEMA coordinator Michael Byrne about the recovery effort in Puerto Rico as its governor is set to meet with President Trump. Byrne says more stores and gas stations are opening.

From: www.npr.org

Xi Jinping's Party Congress Speech Leaves No Doubts Over His Leadership Role

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The Chinese president's unrivaled primacy will continue for the next five years — and possibly beyond

From: www.yahoo.com

Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair

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The head of Kenya's election commission said on Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues. Wafula Chebukati's statement came hours after another commission member resigned and left the country, saying she and her staff had been repeatedly threatened. "Ironically, the very people, political leaders, who are supposed to build the nation have become the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the nation," Chebukati told journalists.

From: www.yahoo.com

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Americans will 'be begging for four more years of President Trump'

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that she expects America is going to be “begging” for a second Donald Trump term in about three years. Ms Sanders, during an appearance with Hugh Hewitt, said that the first nine months of Mr Trump’s presidency have been “incredibly successful”, and that she has confidence that her boss will be able to win reelection easily. “I think the next three and a half, or two and a half, three years are going to be equally as successful,” Ms Sanders said.

From: www.yahoo.com

Rep. Frederica Wilson on Trump: ‘That Is Not What You Say to a Grieving Widow’

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“That is not what you say to a grieving widow,” congresswoman says of president’s comment that soldier “knew what he was signing up for.”

From: www.nytimes.com

Opposition Movement Struggles To Unseat Venezuela's President

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Venezuela's opposition is in crisis. They say the president is using dirty tricks to gut their efforts to unseat him. But critics blame the opposition for a muddled message and poor leadership.

From: www.npr.org

Kremlin bid by Russia 'It Girl' Ksenia Sobchak turns vote into a 'show': Media

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October 19, 2017 5:56 PM
MOSCOW (AFP) - The entry of Russian socialite and TV host Ksenia Sobchak into next year's presidential election is aimed at rekindling public interest in a dull ballot widely expected to extend Vladimir Putin's rule, media said Thursday (Oct 19).

From: www.straitstimes.com

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