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Suicide bombing kills 24 at Afghan president’s rally
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an explosion struck near the U.S....
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ISIS suspects in dangerously packed Syrian prison say they're Americans
Militia running the facility says if prisoners aren't taken back by their home countries, they'll need help preventing a potentially dangerous mass-escape
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Will Brett Kavanaugh be impeached? Don’t hold your breath | Arwa Mahdawi
He is not just a supreme court justice – he has become the embodiment of a divided US. Whatever emerges about him, many conservatives will never change their opinionA year after Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation, all eyes are back on the US supreme court justice. The New York Times published “a previously unreported story” last weekend that reported that, during a party at Yale, a classmate of Kavanaugh saw friends of Kavanaugh pushing “his penis into the hand of a female student”. A number of high-profile Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, are now calling for Kavanaugh to be impeached.Kavanaugh isn’t fit to preside over any court, let alone the supreme court. But, let’s face it, he isn’t going anywhere. There isn’t a hope in hell that these new allegations will get Kavanaugh impeached or compel him to resign. If anything, the bungled way in which the Times’ report was published – more on which later – may bolster support for Kavanaugh. It may even help Trump get re-elected next year. Continue reading...
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Biden releases new Iowa digital health care ad emphasizing family
The ad is aimed at new parents and will target voters who are engaging with products for newborns
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Don't expect President Trump to shut up about homelessness during trip to California
As President Trump heads to California for two days of fundraising, his administration is reportedly still considering clearing homeless encampments and moving people into government-owned facilities.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Back First 2020 Challenger to Sitting Democrat
The progressive congresswoman’s endorsement of Marie Newman, who is seeking to oust the conservative-leaning Representative Daniel Lipinski, reflects a careful political calculus.
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1.1 Million Students in N.Y.C. Can Skip School for Climate Protest
The city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday. “This completely changes things,” one student said.
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To Balance the Scales of Justice, Don’t Be Afraid to Pack the Court
The lifetime appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh cry out for Democratic hardball in response.
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The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg
How the party of science decided that personhood begins at birth.
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Israeli Vote Hinges on a Mosaic of Competing Groups
Israeli politics can be tribal, with loyalties to ethnic groups, religious factions and ideologies as strong a factor in voting as views on particular issues. Here’s a guide in words and pictures.
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Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis
Mr. Gillis was dropped by “Saturday Night Live” after calling Mr. Yang a racial slur, and Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur who is running for president, has urged forgiveness.
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From Warren and Trump, Two Versions of Corruption
In New York, Senator Elizabeth Warren described a government compromised by the influence of the wealthy. President Trump, in New Mexico, denounced a “failed liberal establishment.”
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Trump’s Childhood Home Goes Back on the Auction Block
After an unsuccessful attempt to sell at $2.9 million and time on Airbnb, the Tudor-style home in Queens seeks a highest bidder.
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Iran, Israel, General Motors: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Israelis head to the polls with one question in mind: Should Netanyahu stay or go?
The election is the second in five months and caps a season of political deadlock in an increasingly polarized society, with voters migrating to evermore distant right and left, religious and secular camps.
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Former Trump campaign manager to testify at House Judiciary Committee in public hearing
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what will be the panel's first high-profile impeachment hearing since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified.
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Ken Cuccinelli: This Constitution Week, America welcomes 34,000 new legal citizens
Across the country this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) will welcome over 34,000 new citizens at more than 300 special naturalization ceremonies in celebration of Constitution Week.
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5 things to know for September 17: xxxxxxxx
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
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Democrats have long blamed 'culture' for black poverty. Joe Biden is no exception | Bhaskar Sunkara
Both Democrats and Republicans attack black culture, but refuse to enact the redistribution of wealth and power that could end racial inequityThis weekend, Joe Biden was attacked for another bizarre, almost free association, remark. Responding to a question from the moderator Linsey Davis about what it would take to repair the legacy of slavery in America, Biden had a long, confusing reply.Look, there’s institutional segregation in this country. And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Red lining, banks, making sure we are in a position where – look, you talk about education. I propose that what we take is those very poor schools, the Title I schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45bn a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the equal raise of getting out of the $60,000 level.Number two, make sure that we bring in to help the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home. We need, we have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today. It’s crazy. The teachers are – I’m married to a teacher, my deceased wife is a teacher. They have every problem coming to them. We have to make sure that every single child does, in fact, have three, four, and five-year-olds go to school. School, not daycare. School. Continue reading...
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Kamala Harris rode the Kavanaugh wave once. Can she do it again?
Simmering anger in the Democratic Party over the handling of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing has suddenly roared back to life, amid new details about sexual misconduct allegations against the justice. And for Sen. Kamala Harris, who built her national profile in the contentious hearing, it has provided a fresh opportunity for her to potentially rekindle the fire in her 2020 campaign.
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15 new Americans naturalized before first pitch at Phillies game
They were sworn in on the field of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before the first pitch Sunday
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Poll finds support for school busing to reduce segregation, but only among Democrats
Most Americans prefer magnet schools and other approaches.
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The Arizona Supreme Court ruled two business owners did not have to make invitations for a same-sex wedding
A 2013 Phoenix law that adds "sexual orientation, gender identity or expression" to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance violated the freedom of speech and religious beliefs of two business owners, the Arizona Supreme Court said in a 4-3 ruling Monday.
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Trump Cringingly Courts Latino Vote: “Who Do you Like More the Country or the Hispanics?”
“[H]e looks more like a WASP than I do,” Trump said of a Latino adviser.
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County cricket: Hampshire v Somerset, Essex v Surrey, and more – live!
Live updates from around the county groundsCounty Championship: day one roundupThe Ashes: Guardian writers pick their highs and lowsAnd you can email Tanya here, tweet her here or comment BTL 10.29am BST Division OneHeadingley: Kent 482-8: Stevens 237, Billings 138; Olivier 5-108 10.22am BST From a beautiful Old Trafford where the sun is out, the air is still, and melancholy hangs but hasn’t fallen.First, this:I’m not going to lie, Im a little stiff this morning! I just wanna say a HUGE thx 2 all that have sent me messages. The support has been unreal, I really appreciate it Special day spent in the middle with 1 of my close pals @sambillings @KentCricket #39-5 #specialday #1stdiv Continue reading...
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Government shutdowns cost about $4 billion, committee says
A new, bipartisan investigation into the consequences of the last three government shutdowns reveals that the cost of political intransigence was roughly $4 billion to US taxpayers.
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Iran's supreme leader rules out any talks with US officials
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shuts down speculation about Trump-Rouhani meeting at UNIran’s supreme leader has announced there will be “no negotiations on any level” with US officials, in remarks aimed at dousing speculation of a possible summit between Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN general assembly next week.The departure of the US national security adviser, John Bolton, an advocate of forceful anti-Iran policies, from the White House last week, along with the scheduled arrival of the Iranian president in New York had raised the possibility of renewed high-level talks between the countries after months of escalating threats and military posturing. Continue reading...
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Blast at Rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Kills at Least 24
Mr. Ghani was not hurt, officials said. The bombing in northern Afghanistan comes in an election season that has labored under threats of violence by the Taliban.
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UK Supreme Court showdown begins over Brexit
UK Supreme Court will consider whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in advising the Queen to suspend, or "prorogue," Parliament.
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