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    The Independent

    Trump lashes out at Kavanaugh accusers as pressure builds for justice's impeachment

    Donald Trump has tweeted an angry defence of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over fresh sexual misconduct allegations as pressure to impeach the controversial judge continues to build. At the weekend the New York Times published new accusations suggesting that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman during his time at America's prestigious Yale University, and that his genitals were thrust into the woman's hands by his classmates. The report has reignited the controversy over his appointment to the Supreme Court last year, which came only after a protracted political storm caused by claims he had sexually assaulted a young woman when he was a student.

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    National Review

    Omar Responds to Family of 9/11 Victim Who Criticized Her

    Representative Ilhan Omar responded on Sunday to the son of a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks, who called her out for previous comments about the attacks that critics found dismissive. During the memorial service for 9/11 victims at Ground Zero, Nicholas Haros Jr., who lost his mother, 76-year-old Francis Haros, in the attacks, wore a shirt emblazoned with the phrase, “some people did something” on the front, the phrase Omar used to refer to the attacks. After reading the names of some of the victims, Haros Jr. repeated the phrase and pointed to his shirt.

  • Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren After Backing Bernie Sanders in 2016
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    The Daily Beast

    Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren After Backing Bernie Sanders in 2016

    After backing Bernie Sanders in 2016, the Working Families Party on Monday voted to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) presidential campaign. The progressive political outfit's move bolsters Warren's left-wing credentials as she continues to gain ground on former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls. It also signals a growth in support for Warren among the Democratic Party's progressive wing as she and Sanders challenge Biden's frontrunner status.

  • America's Next Iran Nightmare: Could Tehran Build a Super Submarine Fleet?
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    The National Interest

    America's Next Iran Nightmare: Could Tehran Build a Super Submarine Fleet?

    Key Point: Certain technical questions notwithstanding, the inauguration of the Fateh class suggests that Iran is moving ahead with its Naval modernization program despite the economic strain of a longstanding western sanctions regime. In yet another milestone on Tehran's path to becoming a self-sustaining regional power, Iranian state news announced the Iranian Navy has commissioned its first homemade submarine. The new Fateh-class vessel was unveiled by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier in the year, at a ceremony held at the Bandar Abbas naval base.

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    Reuters

    Blasphemy accusation in Pakistan sparks ransacking of Hindu temple, school

    A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday, the latest case to raise concern about the fate of religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim country. The violence erupted in the southern province of Sindh after a student accused the Hindu principal of blasphemy in comments about the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The enraged crowd ransacked the school and damaged a nearby temple, a district police chief said.

  • New tropical system likely to join Humberto in Atlantic
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    AccuWeather

    New tropical system likely to join Humberto in Atlantic

    AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said the system bears watching for progression to a tropical depression and perhaps even the ninth named storm of the Atlantic season. "We expect this feature to become a tropical depression and [it] may go on to become Tropical Storm Imelda later this week," according to Kottlowski. "The evolving tropical feature is projected to pass just east and north of the Leeward Islands on Friday," he added.

  • ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I.Coast's Gbagbo
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    AFP

    ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of I.Coast's Gbagbo

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people. Gbagbo, the first head of state to stand trial in The Hague, and his deputy Charles Ble Goude, were both cleared of crimes against humanity in January and released the following month. "The appeal will demonstrate that the trial chamber committed legal and procedural errors which led to the acquittals of Mr Gbagbo and Mr Ble Goude on all counts," Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office said.

  • IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades
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    Associated Press

    IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades

    The leader of the Islamic State group released a new alleged audio recording Monday calling on members of the extremist group to do all they can to free IS detainees and women held in jails and camps. The purported audio by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he also said that his group is carrying out attacks in different countries, was his first public statement since April, when the shadowy leader appeared in a video for the first time in five years. With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the world's most wanted man, responsible for steering his chillingly violent organization into mass slaughter of opponents and directing and inspiring terror attacks across continents and in the heart of Europe.

  • Muslim American New Jersey Mayor Says CBP Wrongfully Detained Him for Almost 3 Hours
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    Time

    Muslim American New Jersey Mayor Says CBP Wrongfully Detained Him for Almost 3 Hours

    The Muslim American mayor of a New Jersey town accused U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials at New York's JFK airport of “flat out profiling”, wrongfully detaining him and asking him if “he knew any terrorists” at a press conference earlier this week. Mohamed Khairullah, who has been mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., for more than a decade, said in a video posted to his Facebook page last month that CBP agents detained him and his family for almost three hours in early August after he returned home from a vacation in Turkey. The CBP also allegedly took his phone away despite his objections, Khairullah said, adding that it took him almost two weeks to get the device back.

  • Teen died from birthday meal even after he told restaurant of allergy, coroner rules
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    USA TODAY

    Teen died from birthday meal even after he told restaurant of allergy, coroner rules

    A British teen died from an allergic reaction to dairy in a buttermilk chicken breast that he ate on his 18th birthday, a coroner has ruled. Owen Carey collapsed about an hour after he ate at Byron, a casual burger chain, in April 2017, and a coroner ruled Friday that he died from a "severe anaphylactic reaction," the British Press Association and the Guardian reported. Carey didn't have the EpiPen he usually carried with him, but he informed restaurant staff about his dairy allergy, the coroner said.

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    National Review

    AOC Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment following Botched NYT Article

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called for the impeachment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in a tweet on Monday, amid controversy over a discredited New York Times story detailing further allegations of sexual-misconduct against Kavanaugh that was published Saturday. Along with her tweet, which was posted, then deleted, and then posted again without explanation, Ocasio-Cortez shared a video of a speech she gave at what appears to be a rally against Kavanaugh's then-impending confirmation. It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat.

  • Moderate Democrats warn Pelosi of impeachment obsession
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    Politico

    Moderate Democrats warn Pelosi of impeachment obsession

    A day before the House Judiciary Committee took its biggest step yet toward impeachment last week, moderate Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi voiced his frustrations directly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The battleground freshman told Pelosi and other leaders at a closed-door meeting that he and other centrists feared that talk of impeaching President Donald Trump was threatening to swamp the Democratic agenda, according to multiple people in the room. “It's very frustrating for me — someone coming from a district that was one of the districts that helped get us into the majority — having so much focus on things like impeachment or other issues that are divisive,” Brindisi said in an interview, adding that he's been talking to fellow swing-district freshmen who have similar concerns with the fall agenda.

  • B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran
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    The National Interest

    B-2 Spirit: The Stealth Bomber Trump Could Send to Strike Iran

    Key Point: Conventional or nuclear, the B-2 Spirit can handle almost any precision attack mission in any environment imaginable, located at practically any point on Earth The B-2 Spirit is one of three strategic heavy bombers in U.S. Air Force service. Originally conceived to infiltrate the Soviet air-defense network and attack targets with nuclear weapons, over the decades its mission has grown to include conventional precision attack. The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in U.S. service, and the only one of three types that still carries nuclear gravity bombs.

  • The Future of Design: Transportation
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    Architectural Digest

    The Future of Design: Transportation

    AD uncovers the world's leading innovations in travel, transportation, cities, home, and the workplace Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Suspected Florida Serial Killer Linked to Murders of Four Women: Authorities
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    The Daily Beast

    Suspected Florida Serial Killer Linked to Murders of Four Women: Authorities

    Florida authorities have arrested a suspected serial killer believed to be responsible for the brutal murders of at least four women over the last 14 years. Robert Hayes, 37, was arrested and charged Sunday night with the grisly 2016 murder of 32-year-old Rachel Bey, whose body was found along a highway in Jupiter, Palm Beach County Sheriff Rich Bradshaw announced at a Monday press conference. “We've been able to take what we believe is a serial killer off our streets” Bradshaw said.

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    Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Iran seizes vessel in Gulf for allegedly smuggling diesel fuel - ISNA

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf...the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of the crewmen. Responsibility for the strike was claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement, while the United States has blamed Iran itself for the strike.

  • Tom Homan rips Democratic efforts to abolish ICE
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    FOX News Videos

    Tom Homan rips Democratic efforts to abolish ICE

    Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan joins Mark Levin to discuss Democratic lawmakers' opposition to border enforcement.

  • Tears at Bangkok memorial for murdered activist
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    AFP

    Tears at Bangkok memorial for murdered activist

    The wife of a murdered activist whose charred remains were found dumped in a Thai reservoir led an emotional memorial Monday, saying their five young children had been left bereft by his death. Thailand is among the most deadly places in Asia for environmental and rights defenders -- the United Nations has counted over 80 cases of enforced disappearances in the country since 1980. Ethnic Karen leader Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen -- known as Billy -- disappeared in April 2014 while working on a lawsuit accusing officials of destroying homes in Kaeng Krachan national park.

  • New Zealand’s Ardern Under Scrutiny After Botched Sexual Assault Allegation
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    Bloomberg

    New Zealand’s Ardern Under Scrutiny After Botched Sexual Assault Allegation

    Ardern has been forced to apologize to the woman and take control of an investigation into the allegations, including that she was attacked and groped by a Labour Party staffer in early 2018. Since then, Labour Party President Nigel Haworth and the man at the center of the allegations, who worked in parliament and hasn't been identified, have both resigned. “There are no excuses for the handling of the complaints by the Labour Party, and I will offer none,” Ardern said at a post-cabinet press conference in Wellington on Monday, a week after the sexual assault allegation was detailed by website The Spinoff.

  • Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor's home
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    Associated Press

    Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor's home

    More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said. The Will County Sheriff's Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's family contacted the coroner's office Thursday about possible fetal remains being found at the home in an unincorporated part of Will County in northeastern Illinois. The sheriff's office said authorities found 2,246 preserved fetal remains but there's no evidence medical procedures were performed at the home.

  • GOP 2020 candidate Joe Walsh: 'The Republican Party is a cult'
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    USA TODAY

    GOP 2020 candidate Joe Walsh: 'The Republican Party is a cult'

    WASHINGTON – Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, a challenger to President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary, criticized the GOP as a "cult" after several states cancel the Republican primary. The Republican Party is a cult," Walsh said in an interview with CNN. Republican leaders in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have all canceled their party's presidential primary.

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    The National Interest

    Your History Book Lies: Imperial Japan Was Crushed at Pearl Harbor

    Key point: From a strategic perspective, attacking Pearl Harbor was a bad idea. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, strike leader for Operation Hawaii and 20-year veteran of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Kaigun), strapped himself into the observer's seat as his Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” torpedo bomber, piloted by Lieutenant Mitsuo Matsuzaki, and lifted off from the carrier Akagi on the black morning of December 7, 1941. The top secret mission, he had been told, was to strike a crippling blow at the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, with the aim of gaining concessions from the United States and ensuring that America would not go to war with Japan.

  • Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever
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    Popular Mechanics

    Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever

    Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star ever observed. Signals from the pulsar (a type of neutron star) were detected 4,600 light years away from Earth. Astronomers using the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia have observed the most massive neutron star ever measured.

  • View Photos of Volkswagen Microbus with Civil Rights History
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    Car and Driver

    View Photos of Volkswagen Microbus with Civil Rights History

    The 1966 VW Type 2 Transporter was used in efforts to help South Carolina residents register and vote. From Car and Driver

  • Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media
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    Reuters

    Scores of tigers rescued from infamous Thai temple have died: media

    More than half of the tigers that Thai authorities confiscated in 2016 from an infamous Tiger Temple tourist attraction have died from a viral disease because their immune systems were weakened by inbreeding, media reported. The Buddhist temple west of Bangkok was a tourist destination where visitors took selfies with tigers and bottle-fed cubs until authorities removed its nearly 150 tigers in 2016 in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The confiscated animals were taken to two state-run sanctuaries but it soon became apparent they were susceptible to canine distemper virus, said a senior official from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.