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Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s stunning Senate race is over, but there are more special elections ahead — and they will all be analyzed, dissected and picked apart for what the outcomes mean for President Donald Trump and the Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections. The political calendar in 2018 is lighter — so far — than 2017’s, which was defined by a string of high-profile contests from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District to Alabama’s Senate race. But two congressional races and a slew of state legislative contests have already been scheduled —…

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World War 3: North Korea declares the ‘RABID DOGS’ in the South will ‘pay a dear price’

The Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, the rogue state’s body for handling inter-Korean matters, blasted newly imposed sanctions on domestic organisations and individuals that are attempting to cripple the nation’s aggressive nuclear programme. A spokesman for the body said: “The foolish sanctions and pressure racket of the rabid dogs serving the US will only make them pay a dear price.” The comments made on Friday come after the North’s neighbour added 20 organisations and 12 individuals from the isolationist kingdom to a sanctions blacklist. North Korea has lashed out at…

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Warning to North Korea: Donald Trump to get Russia onside in FIGHT against Kim Jong-un

North Korea has continuously sparked fears of the outbreak of World War 3 as Kim Jong-un refuses to give up his ambitions to become the “world’s strongest nuclear power”. The despot leader and Donald Trump become embroiled in a furious war of words as either side threatened the prospect of military strikes on one another. Despite the threats, Mr Trump’s Administration has announced they would like to seek a diplomatic solution to the apparent crisis, bringing North Korea to the negotiating table. US Defence Secretary Rex Tillerson said he didn’t…

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SHOCK North Korea WARNING: ‘Lots to lose sleep’ as Kim Jong-un increases US threats

North Korea has continuously sparked fears of the outbreak of World War 3 as Kim Jong-un refuses to give up his ambitions to become the “world’s strongest nuclear power”. The despot leader and Donald Trump become embroiled in a furious war of words as either side threatened the prospect of military strikes on one another. Discussing the tension on the Korean peninsula, American Diplomat Christopher Hill said there is a “lot of reasons to be sleepless” over North Korea and the rogue state’s threat to the world. Mr Hill told…

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North Korea THREAT: Donald Trump is ‘DEADLY SERIOUS’ about military strike on Kim Jong-un

North Korea sparked fears of World War 3 after ending a two-month lull in Kim Jong-un’s weapons testing programme to launch the rogue state’s highest-ever ICBM. Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump became embroiled in a rhetoric war after the North Korean dictator said he would target a US airbase on the Pacific Island of Guam. Mr Trump promised to retaliate to any aggression from North Korea with “fire and fury”, evening threatening to “totally destroy” the hermit nation if it even attempts to target the United States. The US…

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Omarosa’s exit raises questions about White House diversity

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman knew she stood out in this White House. “I’m the only African-American woman who sits at the table,” the former “Apprentice” contestant and departing White House senior staffer said in an interview Thursday morning. Wednesday’s announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House. In the ABC interview, Newman referred to herself as “the only African-American woman in this White House,” adding that she…

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After Alabama, Democrats dream big: The House and Senate.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Wave elections happen when parties win where they aren’t supposed to, and there’s no place more forbidden to Democrats than Alabama. The race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones was quirky, to say the least, but Jones’ victory nonetheless falls on a well-established trendline that points to a major rebuke of President Donald Trump in next year’s midterm elections — and potentially the 2020 presidential race beyond that. “For all of Trump’s popularity with the base, the countervailing repulsion by the rest of the population…

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Republicans step up attacks on Mueller

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress redoubled their attacks on the integrity of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation Wednesday, in what analysts believe is a concerted political strategy designed to discredit any potential Mueller findings that could argue for the impeachment of the president. Seizing on newly released, politically charged text messages between two FBI officials who are no longer part of Mueller’s investigation, Republicans used an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee to accuse Mueller, a Republican, of conducting a tainted inquiry. They also charged that senior FBI…

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As AI and robots rise up, do humans need an upgrade too? – CNET

There is a chip implanted in my hand. I’m serious. Two years ago, a tattooed man backstage at a Berlin tech show used a syringe to insert the chip. The process was no more painful than having my ear pierced, and just as quick. The chip was the size of a grain of rice and gave me a new way to control my phone, but if I’m honest, I underwent the procedure purely for journalistic reasons. Yes, I’ll do just about anything for a story. As far as “upgrades” go,…

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Booker campaigned in Alabama for Doug Jones — and for himself

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker traveled to Alabama to campaign for Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones on the final weekend before voters go to the polls. But the clear subtext of Booker’s visit was the 2020 presidential election. While this red state isn’t competitive in general elections at the presidential level, Alabama and other Deep South states can be pivotal in Democratic primary races. As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton demonstrated, a contender who can consolidate the support of African-American voters in this part of the country…

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