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Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings - his tax returns - House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he's using his presidency to enrich himself and his family.
  • Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time

    Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time

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    Omar made history in 2016 when she was elected the first Somali-American legislator in the US, for which she was featured in Firsts, TIME's multimedia project on trailblazing women have broken glass ceilings in their respective fields. Tlaib is endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, a burgeoning left-wing group that also counts New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among its members.
  • More than 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

    More than 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

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    Geert Cappelaere, regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, called on the warring parties to join proposed peace talks later this month and agree to a ceasefire. "This is the first time clashes have reached this point (the university)", one pro-coalition Yemeni military source said. Yemen's internationally recognised government On Thursday welcomed a call from the USA for peace in the conflict-torn country, state-run news agency ...
  • Senate Investigation Clears Kavanaugh of All Allegations

    Senate Investigation Clears Kavanaugh of All Allegations

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    Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote to the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation about Judy Munro-Leighton, who claimed she was from California but is from Kentucky, according to several media reports. "Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal", Grassley added. Grassley referred Munro-Leighton to the FBI for investigation into the false statements and for obstruction of the Committee's investigations.
  • States setting early turnout records ahead of Election Day

    States setting early turnout records ahead of Election Day

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    Voters cast ballots during the early voting period in Atlanta, Georgia on October 18, 2018. Because of the nature of postal delivery, Toulouse Oliver encourages any voter who is considering making an absentee ballot request today to consider voting in-person during early voting hours on Friday or Saturday or to vote in-person on Tuesday.
  • Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover

    Iranians rally to mark anniversary of U.S. Embassy takeover

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif spoke by telephone with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini , and his counterparts from Germany, Sweden and Denmark about pending European measures to counter the US sanctions, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported .
  • Seven Dead In IS Attack On Bus Carrying Egyptian Christians

    Seven Dead In IS Attack On Bus Carrying Egyptian Christians

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    Isil killed more than 40 people in twin church bombings in April 2017 and a month later shot dead 28 Christians in Minya province as they headed to a monastery on a bus. The health minister and minister of social solidarity were dispatched by Sisi to Minya. Christians account for around 10 per cent of Egypt's predominantly Muslim population of about 100 million.
  • Turkish military says 260,000 Syrians returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area

    Turkish military says 260,000 Syrians returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area

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    When Turkey launched Olive Branch, the United States announced that it would not provide any military support to the YPG fighters in Afrin since they operated outside the realm of the US-led coalition's mission to defeat IS. Turkish forces have been firing across the border for five days in preparation for what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says will soon be an offensive, the first by Turkey across the Euphrates, to crush the Kurdish forces along the breadth of the Turkish frontier.
  • Hillary Clinton: No 2020 Run, But 'I'd Like to be President'

    Hillary Clinton: No 2020 Run, But 'I'd Like to be President'

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    However, inserting herself into the debate with presidential candidate from Democrats in 2020, she is spicing up some discussion prior to the elections of November 6. "Our democracy is in crisis, but I'm optimistic that through building a bench of progressive leaders who put their communities and values first, we will put ourselves back on the path to a fairer, more inclusive America".
  • Fist fight led to bus plunging into China river, police say

    Fist fight led to bus plunging into China river, police say

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    Originally, witnesses reported seeing the bus swerve to avoid another vehicle but distressing new footage has emerged showing the real cause of the accident: a fist fight between an irate passenger and the driver. When she struck him again, he abruptly turned the steering wheel left, swerving into oncoming traffic before crashing into the railings on the side of a bridge - screaming can be heard as the video stops.
  • White House reimposes oil sanctions on Iran with little global support

    White House reimposes oil sanctions on Iran with little global support

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    The US Treasury will also demand the SWIFT global financial network stop servicing Iran's banking industry as part of enforcing sanctions over the country's nuclear program and alleged support for terrorism. The identity of the countries getting waivers is expected to be released officially on Monday, when US restrictions against oil dealings with Iran go back into effect.
  • India unveils world's tallest statue amid criticism

    India unveils world's tallest statue amid criticism

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    It is nearly 29 metres taller than China's Spring Temple Buddha that stands at 153 metres, and nearly twice as high as the 93-metre Statue of Liberty in NY. "We are attending the Run for Unity to mark that (dedication of Patel statue)". Though little known outside of India, Patel - the nation's first deputy prime minister - is a favorite of Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to Elizabeth Chatterjee, a professor of political science at Queen Mary University of London.
  • Trump Plans Big Change to Citizenship Rules

    Trump Plans Big Change to Citizenship Rules

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    It means that any person born on American soil is also considered a citizen of the nation. But Anton says the court's ruling applied only to children of USA residents who are in the country legally. The court first interpreted the clause in 1872 , shortly after the amendment's passage, said Cevallos, and concluded that itwas made to "establish the citizenship of" African-Americans while excluding the children of "ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign states born within the ...