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USA elects record number of women to House

USA elects record number of women to House More than 237 women House candidates - 185 of the Democrats - were on the ballot, including 71 incumbents, 46 seeking open seats and 120 challengers, according to CAWP. "We are the ones we've been waiting for!" Democratic women won one Republican-held seat in IL, two in Iowa, and one in Kansas. In split-gender races, women have won 65 races and lost 101, but this is not necessarily a strong ind... [Full Article...]

Marsha Blackburn Prevails in Tennessee Senate Race

Marsha Blackburn Prevails in Tennessee Senate Race Blackburn accused Bredesen of waiting to gauge how the vote would ultimately go before announcing his decision, and used the chaos of the hearings to remind Republicans that a vote for Bredesen was a vote for a Democratic majority - an argument that was apparently enough to win over moderate Republicans who had been backing the former governor because they deemed Blackburn too conservative. [Full Article...]

Saudis allegedly tampered with security cameras after Khashoggi killing

Saudis allegedly tampered with security cameras after Khashoggi killing They described their father as "courageous, generous, and very fearless", and they said they still had faith in the Saudi king to bring their father's killers to justice. The sons also said they were seeking the return of their father's body, which has not been found, so Khashoggi can be buried in Saudi Arabia . They were part of the team that arrived on Oct. [Full Article...]

Trump defends calling migrant caravan an 'invasion' ahead of midterm elections

Trump defends calling migrant caravan an 'invasion' ahead of midterm elections Trump called on Acosta , who began questioning the president over his use of the word " invasion " to describe the Central American migrant caravan traveling towards the U.S. " Well, I'm not a big fan of yours either ", Trump said, as some people in the audience laughed. Trump laid into the CNN star - the latest in a long history of fiery run-ins between the pair - after Acosta refused Trump'... [Full Article...]

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts for 'Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior' Ahead of Midterm Elections

Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts for 'Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior' Ahead of Midterm Elections The action came after law enforcement authorities contacted Facebook to inform them of social media activity that they believe may be linked to foreign entities, Nathaniel Gleicher, the company's cybersecurity policy head, said in a release. [Full Article...]

Fox News calls Sean Hannity's appearance at Trump rally an 'unfortunate distraction'

Fox News calls Sean Hannity's appearance at Trump rally an 'unfortunate distraction' One former senior Fox News employee told CNN Business that he had spoken to a number of former colleagues who are still at the network about the matter. He said that the Trump rallies convinced him that Trump would win in 2016 because he had such a great connection with voters. "It disturbs me to my core", another Fox News staffer agreed. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi: Erdogan says top levels of Saudi government behind journalist's killing

Khashoggi: Erdogan says top levels of Saudi government behind journalist's killing But questions remain, and most recently the Washington Post reported that Salman claimed in a phone call with USA officials that Khashoggi was risky and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Khashoggi's family denies. Turkish officials kept up a steady stream of leaks about Khashoggi's killing for several weeks following his death, before the country's chief prosecutor announced on Octo... [Full Article...]

United Nations says war-torn Yemen living hell for children

United Nations says war-torn Yemen living hell for children Hodeida port is the entry point for more than 70 per cent of imports into the impoverished country, which is teetering on the edge of starvation. The rebels, known as Houthis, said they repelled the latest offensive on Hodeida, killing or wounding 215 troops, but did not provide a breakdown. [Full Article...]

Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden, Utah, killed in Afghanistan insider attack

Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden, Utah, killed in Afghanistan insider attack Taylor served on the North Ogden City Council starting in 2009, and became mayor in 2013, according to his biography on the city website. "He approached everything and everyone with the idea that he would leave them better than he found them", said Jonathon Call, a North Ogden resident now deployed to Kuwait with the Utah National Guard . [Full Article...]

Tiger shot dead in India after allegedly killing 14 people

Tiger shot dead in India after allegedly killing 14 people Tigress Avni is survived by her two cubs, both over a year old. Trained sniffer dogs, trap cameras, drones and a hang-glider, expert trackers, sharp-shooters and around 200 ground personnel were roped in for the task. On Friday, the Forest Department carried out the operation in Borati with the help of sharp-shooter Asgar Ali. Meanwhile, speaking to news agency PTI , Mungantiwar on Sunday sai... [Full Article...]

Early Voting Totals in 19 States Have Already Surpassed 2014 Midterm Turnout

Early Voting Totals in 19 States Have Already Surpassed 2014 Midterm Turnout At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. "We are staying very steady and very busy, with 400-plus people a day" voting, she said. Both Registrars also encourage voters to check their voter registration and polling place before the election. [Full Article...]

Trump Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Who Admitted to Lying

Trump Slams Kavanaugh Accuser Who Admitted to Lying I am not Jane Doe". Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48 on October 6 after a contentious political event unfolded on Capitol Hill the likes of which had not been seen before. "Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley added. She later changed her story to say she saw Justice Kavanaugh and his friend near a punch bowl, and co... [Full Article...]

Iran marks USA embassy siege on eve of sanctions

Iran marks USA embassy siege on eve of sanctions The Trump administration has worked to crush Tehran's oil exports to zero since May, when Mr. Trump withdrew the USA from the multilateral deal endorsed by the Obama administration that eased global sanctions in exchange for curbs on Iran's suspect nuclear programs. [Full Article...]

7 killed as gunmen attack Christian pilgrim buses in Egypt

7 killed as gunmen attack Christian pilgrim buses in Egypt The previous attack in May past year left almost 30 people dead. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he mourned the victims as martyrs and vowed to forge ahead with a campaign against jihadists. Archbishop of Minya, Anba Makarious, said: "Terrorists opened fire on a tour bus from Sohag province, heading back from the monastery". Previous ones targeted churches packed with worshippers in Cairo, t... [Full Article...]

No sign of assault in Saudi sisters' NYC deaths

No sign of assault in Saudi sisters' NYC deaths Rotana had attended school at George Mason University, before dropping out in the spring, school officials said. A post on the center's website - which appears to have been taken down - noted that Tala might have been with Rotana. How did they end up in NY? What did the sisters do before their deaths? Electronic court records indicated the sisters took Uber taxis to NY and arrived on Septe... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens Crackdown on Asylum-Seekers

Trump Threatens Crackdown on Asylum-Seekers President Trump's announcement comes as a number of caravans make their way from Central America , through Mexico and to the United States. In recent days, he has sought to present as a threat to the United States a large group of migrants from Central America who have left poverty and violence at home and are heading slowly through Mexico toward the US border. [Full Article...]

Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Democrat candidate for midterms

Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Democrat candidate for midterms Several civil rights groups sued Kemp, the state's top official overseeing elections, including his own, in October after an Associated Press investigation published last month found that his office had 53,000 voter registration applications pending under the state's "exact match" protocol. [Full Article...]

Large object found in search for missing Indonesia plane

Large object found in search for missing Indonesia plane The company said its dismissal of Muhammad Asif had come on the orders of the transport ministry. Indonesian Navy divers have retrieved the black box from the Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea early this week. Indonesian rescuers said that the Boeing crash there were no survivors. The development comes as Boeing officials are to meet with Lion Air on Wednesday, after Indonesia ... [Full Article...]

1 migrant dies as 2nd group tries to force entry into Mexico

1 migrant dies as 2nd group tries to force entry into Mexico It's a dramatic increase over the 800 to 1,000 troops initially forecast. The announcement, just days before the midterm elections, came as Mexico also cracked down on migrants attempting to cross its own porous southern border. But there already is a bottleneck of would-be asylum seekers waiting at some US border crossings to make their claims, some waiting as long as five weeks. [Full Article...]

Anti-Semite accused of killing 11 in U.S. synagogue shooting pleads not guilty

Anti-Semite accused of killing 11 in U.S. synagogue shooting pleads not guilty Bowers was injured during a shootout with police after he opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday. The third day of funerals for the victims will begin, with one celebrating the lives of Bernice and Sylvan Simon , while the funeral for Richard Gottfried is set for later Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]


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