Schumer: John Bolton essentially confirms Trump committed the offenses charge in first article of impeachment

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses developments in the Senate impeachment trial amid new reports on John Bolton's potential testimony.

  • Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up
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    Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up

    The gloves continue to come off in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, with Bernie Sanders accusing billionaire Mike Bloomberg of buying the election and attacking the former New York City mayor's record on race, and Bloomberg taking a swipe at the Vermont senator and his fervent supporters. On Sunday, Sanders launched his latest offensive against Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas, where he denounced “stop and frisk” policing that disproportionately targeted African-Americans during Bloomberg's tenure as mayor. Bloomberg, who has apologized for his past support of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, responded in a tweet that included a video clip featuring alleged Sanders supporters — their names are blurred out — attacking other candidates' fans on social media.

  • 'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit
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    'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit

    Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to portions of Mississippi and Tennessee. In Jackson, Mississippi, hundreds of residents either watched their homes flood over the weekend or worried their residence would soon be drenched as the Pearl River crested Monday at 36.8 feet, its third-highest level ever recorded – behind only 1979 and 1983. Reeves said at a news conference Monday that there were no reports of flood-related injuries and thanked the people of Mississippi for heeding evacuation orders.

  • North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride
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    North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride

    MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data. Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December. North Korea has a long history of buying pricey horses from Russia and customs data first reported by Seoul-based NK News suggests that North Korea may have bolstered its herd in October.

  • 2 men killed in large avalanche in Colorado
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    2 men killed in large avalanche in Colorado

    Authorities in Eagle County, Colorado, confirmed the deaths of two men Sunday, CBS Denver reported. The pair was killed in an avalanche Saturday on Muddy Pass near Vail. The Eagle County Coroner's Office has identified the deceased as Dillon Block, 28, and Cesar Almanza-Hernandez, 30.

  • German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot
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    German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plot

    Members of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a government spokesman said Monday. Officials said that investigations into 12 men detained in police raids across Germany Friday had indicated they planned major attacks, following media reports over the weekend the group aimed to launch several simultaneous mass-casualty assaults on Muslims during prayers. "It's shocking what has been revealed here, that there are cells here that appear to have become radicalised in such a short space of time," interior ministry spokesman Bjoern Gruenewaelder told reporters at a Berlin press conference.

  • Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America
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    Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America

    Key point: Most Allied commanders were skeptical that there was a genuine threat to the continental United States—save for certain leaders of the U.S. Navy. In the closing weeks of World War II in Europe, American intelligence determined that a detachment of German submarines had been dispatched to launch a cruise missile attack on the East Coast of the United States. The U.S. Navy deployed forty-six ships and dozens of aircraft to annihilate the incoming submarine wolf pack.

  • New Mexico woman who was pregnant with third child still missing three years later
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    New Mexico woman who was pregnant with third child still missing three years later

    “Holidays will never be the same,” Jennifer told Dateline. Liz, as she is known by her family and friends, was four months pregnant with her third child. “She got in his truck and that's the last time I ever heard from her,” Amber said.

  • A cruise-ship passenger tested positive for the coronavirus after hundreds of other passengers disembarked and dispersed all over the world
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    A cruise-ship passenger tested positive for the coronavirus after hundreds of other passengers disembarked and dispersed all over the world

    Associated Press/Heng Sinith Health officials on Saturday said they'd found a coronavirus case among the hundreds of passengers who disembarked a cruise ship in Cambodia, The New York Times reported. The Westerdam cruise ship spent weeks stranded at sea after five ports rejected it over coronavirus fears. Now, more than 1,000 passengers from the ship have proceeded to destinations around the world, and health officials are struggling to determine how to handle the situation.

  • US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets
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    US embassy in Baghdad attacked with rockets

    Rockets have dropped near the US embassy in Iraq and a military base hosting American troops, according to officials. Two rockets dropped inside the sprawling embassy compound in Baghdad, three Iraqi security officials have claimed. Colonel Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the US military operation in Iraq, said the military base had been hit by rockets just before 3.30am local time on Sunday.

  • Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh
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    Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh

    Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg had a simple response on Sunday when asked about conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's questioning whether Americans are ready to back a gay candidate for president. "I'm proud of my husband," he said.

  • 'More countries will not let us fly through': Hundreds from Westerdam cruise ship stuck in Cambodia
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    'More countries will not let us fly through': Hundreds from Westerdam cruise ship stuck in Cambodia

    There was a moment of what seemed like sweet relief when passengers were able to disembark from Holland America's MS Westerdam after being turned away from multiple ports. As a result, hundreds of passengers and crew members, now docked in Cambodia, are finding themselves in limbo once again. Elly Echybowski, who was traveling aboard the Westerdam with her husband, Timothy, shared positive, if anxious updates from the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia.

  • Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust
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    Costa Rica seizes five tons of cocaine bound for Holland in largest ever drug bust

    Police in Costa Rica seized more than 5 tons of cocaine bound for the Dutch port of Rotterdam in the country's largest ever drugs bust, officials said. The authorities on Saturday found the cocaine in Costa Rica's Caribbean port of Limon, stashed inside a shipping container of decorative canopy plants bound for the Netherlands. The drugs had an estimated street value of about 126 million euro ($136 million) in Holland, Costa Rica's Security Minister Michael Soto said late on Saturday.

  • Milepost: The Paul Manafort sentence – justice served?
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    Milepost: The Paul Manafort sentence – justice served?

    On Thursday former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison on charges of bank fraud, filing false tax returns to hide tens of millions of dollars in income, and failure to report foreign assets. Last year, Crystal Mason, a Texas woman who'd asked for and voted with a provisional ballot in November 2016 while on probation (without knowing she wasn't allowed to), was sentenced to , which Judge Amy Berman Jackson will decide whether they are to be served concurrently or consecutively. In his initial plea agreement, Manafort had also acknowledged guilt on the ten charges in the Virginia case on which the jury had hung 11-1, and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel's office.

  • Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'
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    Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

    Yaoundé (AFP) - Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an "unfortunate accident" caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight. Up to 22 civilians, 14 of them children, died in the incident on Friday, according to the United Nations -- deaths which opposition parties blamed on members of the armed forces. Five civilians -- a woman and four children -- died, and "seven terrorists" were "neutralised", Atonfack told AFP in Libreville by phone.

  • Coronavirus Proves One Thing: China's Rise Is Built on Quicksand
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    Coronavirus Proves One Thing: China's Rise Is Built on Quicksand

    Despite China's incredible economic success as of late, it's important to remember that it is still fundamentally a communist country. Freedom can be messy, but it's nothing like the mess an authoritarian regime creates when it fears losing power. The disturbing outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and the communist government's response to it should be a reminder of the consequence of a system based on state control, without rule by the people and a vibrant civil society.

  • Cruise passengers took Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears
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    Cruise passengers took Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears

    A scramble intensified on Monday to trace passengers from a cruise liner —with more than 600 Americans aboard — allowed to disembark in Cambodia Thursday despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

  • Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment
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    Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment

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  • Warren: Sanders 'has a lot of questions to answer' about supporters' attacks
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    Warren: Sanders 'has a lot of questions to answer' about supporters' attacks

    Bernie Sanders "has a lot of questions to answer" about how his supporters attacked members of a union online after they criticized his "Medicare for All" health care plan, Elizabeth Warren said Monday. "I've said before that we are all responsible for what our supporters do, and I think Bernie has a lot of questions to answer here," Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, said in an interview in which she offered rare criticism of her fellow progressive Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. Members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which represents 60,000 workers in Nevada's gaming and hospitality industries, said this week that Sanders' supporters had "viciously attacked" its members after leadership warned about the risk to their negotiated health plans under a "Medicare for All" system.

  • Stacey Abrams Says She’s Open to Joining Dem Ticket as Veep after Dismissing Idea of Running for ‘Second Place’
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    Stacey Abrams Says She’s Open to Joining Dem Ticket as Veep after Dismissing Idea of Running for ‘Second Place’

    Of course I want to be a patriot and do this work. Abrams shot to notoriety in 2018 when she ran in Georgia to become the country's first black female governor. She lost the election by 1.4 percentage points to her Republican opponent, Georgia's secretary of state at the time, Brian Kemp, who enforced one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country while he was running against Abrams.

  • Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone
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    Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

    A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting Tuesday to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group's president said Monday. Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said the group “could not wait” until its spring conference to weigh in on a deepening crisis that has enveloped the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr. Rufe, nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush, said the group of more than 1,000 federal jurists called for the meeting last week after Trump criticized prosecutors' initial sentencing recommendation for his friend Roger Stone and the Department of Justice overruled them.

  • Pakistan to consider importing insecticides from India to fight locusts
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    Pakistan to consider importing insecticides from India to fight locusts

    Pakistan is likely to import insecticides from arch-rival India to brace itself for any locust attacks this summer, bypassing a ban on trade between the neighbouring nations. Pakistan severed all diplomatic and trade ties with New Delhi in August after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, a disputed territory between the two rivals, who have fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region. "Yes definitely, there is a fear of locust attack in June- July, this is the reason we are planning and preparing in advance," Dr Falak Naz, Director General Department of Plant Protection, Ministry of National Food Security and Research, told Reuters.

  • Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline
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    Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

    Submarine Cable Map Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, and it's sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on transnational crime and Russian security told the newspaper.

  • Gunmen kill 24 and injure 18 in attack on Burkina Faso church
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    Gunmen kill 24 and injure 18 in attack on Burkina Faso church

    Gunmen killed 24 people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday Mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources told Reuters on Monday.

  • Rwandan dissident singer found dead in custody: police
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    Rwandan dissident singer found dead in custody: police

    A popular Rwandan singer whose music was banned by the ruling regime "committed suicide" in custody, police announced Monday, three days after he was caught trying to flee the country. Kizito Mihigo, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose songs angered the government of strongman President Paul Kagame, was found dead in a police cell in the capital Kigali around 5am (0200 GMT). Mihigo, who was sentenced to 10 years' jail in 2015 for conspiracy against the government but later released on pardon, was captured trying to cross the border in Rwanda's south.

  • North Korea vs. South Korea: Who Wins a War Straight-Up?
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    North Korea vs. South Korea: Who Wins a War Straight-Up?

    Key point: It's no accident that the North Korean military has evolved asymmetric means such as long range border artillery, light infantry, infiltration forces, and chemical and radiological units to counter the South's increasing technological superiority. In the last seventy years, the Republic of Korea Army (ROK Army) has evolved from a constabulary force into one of the largest, most powerful, technologically advanced armies in the world. This remarkable evolution is entirely due to the original 1950–53 invasion and war by neighboring North Korea.