• Democrats should think like criminal prosecutors as they investigate Trump impeachment
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    USA TODAY Opinion

    Democrats should think like criminal prosecutors as they investigate Trump impeachment

    The House Judiciary Committee has adopted procedures for impeachment proceedings and, according to Chairman Jerrold Nadler, the vote signals the start of “an aggressive series of hearings” starting Tuesday. Others, like House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, seem concerned that an impeachment that results in an acquittal in the Senate would create a backlash that will boost President Donald Trump's reelection effort in 2020. Congress can find some lessons about impeachment from the way prosecutors make investigative and charging decisions.

  • Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Winston Churchill
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    Time

    Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Winston Churchill

    Burglars stole an expensive piece of art — a solid gold toilet— from Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom, Thames Valley Police confirmed Saturday. In a statement, Detective Inspector Jess Milne, said: “The piece of art that has been stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace. Police said the burglars broke in overnight and left the scene around 4:50 a.m.

  • Catholic priest jailed for abusing altar boy 27 years after fleeing to Morocco
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    The Independent

    Catholic priest jailed for abusing altar boy 27 years after fleeing to Morocco

    A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco after it was discovered he had sexually abused a child in the US has been sentenced to 30 years in prison almost three decades on from his crime. Former Air Force chaplain and colonel Arthur Perrault was found guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the early 1990s. When his criminal conduct was made public he fled the country, only to be found and arrested in Morocco 25 years later and extradited back to the US.

  • Kamala Harris laughs when Biden tells her she can't ban guns with an executive order
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    Kamala Harris laughs when Biden tells her she can't ban guns with an executive order

    Dan Bongino wraps up a wild week in news with News Explosion on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.

  • 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.

  • Second British-Australian woman jailed in Iran identified as Middle East researcher Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert
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    The Telegraph

    Second British-Australian woman jailed in Iran identified as Middle East researcher Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

    A British-Australian woman who has been sentenced to 10 years in a notorious Iranian prison has been identified as Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic specialising in Middle Eastern politics. Dr Moore-Gilbert, who was working as a lecturer and researcher for Melbourne University's Asia Institute and has published work on authoritarian governance and activism in the Middle East, was jailed in October 2018. However, her detention had not been reported in case it harmed the prospects of her release.

  • 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

  • Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red light
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    Video shows a Model 3 automatically apply the brakes to avoid hitting a cop who ran a red light

    Tesla's automated emergency braking (AEB) system, which was first introduced in 2017, has improved markedly in a relatively short amount of time. Just a few weeks ago, for example, Tesla demonstrated its next-gen AEB system which can more ably apply the brakes when a pedestrian or cyclist is detected. With that said, we recently stumbled across a new video which shows a Tesla Model 3 abruptly hit the brakes when a police officer on a motorcycle runs a red light and turns left into oncoming traffic.

  • House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director
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    Associated Press

    House committee subpoenas acting intelligence director

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee has issued a subpoena to the acting Director of National Intelligence, saying Joseph Maguire is withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement Friday evening that the committee will require that Maguire testify Thursday unless he complies with the subpoena. The chairman did not detail the subject of the whistleblower complaint, but said he was aware the intelligence community's inspector general had determined it to be credible and a matter of "urgent concern."

  • Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son in counterterrorism operation
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    Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son in counterterrorism operation

    WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden's son Hamza bin Laden, a high-ranking leader of the militant al-Qaida terrorist group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, the White House confirmed Saturday. President Donald Trump announced Hamza bin Laden's death, which had been widely reported more than a month ago, in a statement that did not provide details about how or when he was killed. "The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qaida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group," Trump said in a statement.

  • Please enjoy Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley dancing to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'
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    Mashable

    Please enjoy Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley dancing to Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

    The truth is, Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" is the anthem we needed in 2019. The song was released in 2017, but it recently surged in popularity, topping the charts, bringing us laughter and joy in the form of DNA test memes, and even gaining the attention of people like Hillary Clinton. With a catchy beat, empowering lyrics that touch on self-love and question men's actions, and, of course, Lizzo's stunning voice, "Truth Hurts" is a straight up jam, one that not even members of Congress can turn down.

  • Judge rules Confederate statues will remain in Charlottesville despite deadly white nationalist rally
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    The Independent

    Judge rules Confederate statues will remain in Charlottesville despite deadly white nationalist rally

    A pair Confederate statues will remain standing in the city of Virginian city Charlottesville where clashes over their removal left a young woman dead. After city officials decided to remove statues of Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one resident filed a lawsuit to prevent this. It was submitted months before August 2017's “Unite the Right” rally, which saw hundreds of white supremacists descend on the city.

  • Jeered over attacks, S.Africa's president apologises at Mugabe funeral
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    AFP

    Jeered over attacks, S.Africa's president apologises at Mugabe funeral

    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe's funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. A wave of jeers, boos and whistles interrupted Ramaphosa at the Harare national stadium as he started his eulogy at the state funeral for Mugabe, who died age 95 last week.

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    Reuters

    Mexico targets former attorney general in probe of missing students case

    Mexican prosecutors will target a former attorney general and his top aides in their investigation into the handling of a controversial probe into the disappearance five years ago of 43 student teachers, a government official said on Sunday. The attorney general's office said on Saturday prosecutors would hold to account those who oversaw the widely-panned probe into the abduction and apparent massacre of the trainee teachers by corrupt police working with a violent drug gang. The scandal battered the reputation of then-president Enrique Pena Nieto.

  • Could Iran's Old F-5s Take Down the Mighty F-35 Stealth Fighter?
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    The National Interest

    Could Iran's Old F-5s Take Down the Mighty F-35 Stealth Fighter?

    Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, in part resulting from U.S. President Donald Trump's decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States from the 2015 deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. armed forces have deployed a wide array of ships, planes and other weapons to the Middle East. If tensions turn into warfare, the factory-fresh F-35s could face an Iranian air force operating some of the oldest active fighters in the world. The Iranians with their four-decade-old F-4s, F-5s and F-14s might not seem to have a chance against the Americans flying arguably the world's most advanced fighter aircraft.

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    Politico

    WTO allows U.S. to hit EU with tariffs over Airbus subsidies

    The United States has won the right to hit the EU with billions of euros in punitive tariffs by winning a dispute over subsidies to aerospace giant Airbus, four EU officials told POLITICO. A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Friday sent the confidential ruling to the European Commission and the United States Trade Representative, the officials said. Washington has previously announced it would follow through with tariffs if it won the case in Geneva and has prepared a list of EU products ranging from cheeses to Airbus planes and parts that it said it would hit with tariffs of up to 100 percent.

  • Politics
    Bloomberg

    Trump Administration Scraps 20 Miles of Wall After Savings Fade

    The Trump administration scrapped three border wall projects that it said it intended to build using money found from cost savings in constructing other portions of the barrier along the southern border. In a court filing Friday, the administration said it had determined the savings weren't sufficient to pay for the additional 20 miles (32 kilometers) of wall in Arizona and California. A divided U.S. Supreme Court in July allowed the administration to start using disputed Pentagon funds to construct more than 100 miles of fencing along the border, letting the president take his biggest step yet toward erecting his long-promised wall.

  • Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike
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    Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

    After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size. Chicago's last major teachers strike was seven years ago, but the tone, issues and financial backdrop this time around are totally different. The Chicago Teachers Union, which represents about 25,000 educators, argues that the district has repeatedly shortchanged schools over the years by cutting budgets.

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    Business Insider

    Trump lashes out at MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, tweets that he 'never met' the TV host but that she has 'NO talent' and a 'bad reputation'

    President Donald Trump took issue with MSNBC's "AM Joy" host Joy-Ann Reid on Twitter Saturday morning when he tweeted "Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn't have the 'it' factor needed for success in showbiz." The president feigned ignorance on who Reid, who published "The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story" in June, is, but then went on to criticize her role with "Comcast/NBC."

  • Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang
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    The Guardian

    Venezuela's Guaidó pictured with members of Colombian gang

    Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan politician fighting to topple Nicolás Maduro, is facing awkward questions about his relationship with organised crime after the publication of compromising photographs showing him with two Colombian paramilitaries. In an interview on Friday, Guaidó played down the significance of the pictures, in which he posed alongside two members of the Colombian criminal gang the Rastrojos identified as El Brother and El Menor. The photos appear to have been taken on 22 February as Guaidó used an illegal border crossing to sneak across Venezuela's western border into Colombia to attend a Live Aid-style concert in the town of Cúcuta.

  • 'We heard gasps of astonishment': Baby born at 9.11am on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz
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    The Independent

    'We heard gasps of astonishment': Baby born at 9.11am on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz

    Hospital staff in the US say a baby was born on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 9:11pm, weighing 9lb 11oz. The mother described her baby Christina, who arrived on September 11, as a “little miracle”. Operating theatre staff and nurses at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, were said to be surprised by the rare matching birthdate, weight and time of birth.

  • French group to open two hotels in Damascus as airstrikes kill civilians
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    AFP

    French group to open two hotels in Damascus as airstrikes kill civilians

    Louvre Hotels Group, owned by China's Jin Jiang, has signed an agreement to open two hotels under its own name in Damascus, it said on Saturday, a day after the UN announced an internal investigation into the bombing of hospitals in Syria. The confirmation of the two hotels opening, after recent media reports, also came as at least six civilians were killed by the Syrian regime and Russian fire in northwestern Idlib province in the past days, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The region of around three million people, many of them displaced by fighting in other areas, is one of the last holdouts of opposition fighting against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 'Call of Duty' gamer Casey Viner solicited a fatal 'swatting' call. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison
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    USA TODAY

    'Call of Duty' gamer Casey Viner solicited a fatal 'swatting' call. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison

    A 19-year-old gamer who planned a hoax 911 call that resulted in a Kansas man's death was sentenced to 15 months in prison last week. Casey Viner had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a case of "swatting," the practice of making false 911 calls to force police to respond with SWAT teams, after Wichita police fatally shot Andrew Finch in December 2017. The ruling comes after a federal judge in March sentenced fellow defendant Tyler Barriss to 20 years in prison.

  • Surveillance video allegedly shows 2 people moving carpet with body in Harlem; victim identified
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    WABC – NY

    Surveillance video allegedly shows 2 people moving carpet with body in Harlem; victim identified

    Surveillance video shows two men in baseball caps casually pushing a shopping cart that apparently contained a body wrapped in a rolled-up carpet in Harlem during the overnight hours on Thursday morning.

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    Reuters

    Afghan, U.S. forces kill Taliban governors, fighters

    Afghan forces backed by U.S. forces killed two senior Taliban leaders and at least 38 fighters of the hardline insurgent group in joint air strikes conducted in northern and western regions of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. The operations, launched on Saturday night, were aimed at foiling attacks planned by the Taliban on Afghan forces, said a senior security official in capital Kabul, adding that clashes have escalated following the collapse of diplomatic talks between the U.S. and the Taliban. The defence ministry in a statement said that the Taliban's designate governor for northern Samangan province, Mawlavi Nooruddin, was killed along with four fighters in an air strike in Dara-e-Soof Payeen district.