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Trump attacks NBC over his remarks on civil war generals Lee and Grant

NBC corrects tweet which said president said Confederate general was incredible, praise he actually gave to the Union man Donald Trump fired tweeted video with the text: WATCH: President Trump says Robert E Lee was a great general during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader incredible. Trump had indeed called Lee a great general but […]

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Trump critic Mitt Romney denies leading ‘Never Trump’ Republicans

As he runs for Senate in Utah, Romneys comments jar with his harsh rebukes of Trump during 2016 campaign Mitt Romney on Friday told reporters he has not been a leader of the Never Trump movement among Republicans, a statement that contradicted strongly critical remarks made on the 2016 campaign trail and in the years […]

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From Harvey to Michael: how America’s year of major hurricanes unfolded

The past year has been marked by storms of record ferocity, apocalyptic damage and thousands of deaths Just two years after Hurricane Florence, which drenched the Carolinas last month, punched holes in Kennedys roof, causing it to collapse. You do get kind of hopeless, said Kennedy, who is renting a place 30 miles away. It […]

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McConnell blames budget deficit rise on government programs not Republican tax cuts

Independent analyses found tax cuts caused $779bn deficit to balloon but Republican cited health and retirement benefits A day after the treasury department announced the federal budget deficit had reached massive tax cuts passed by Republicans last year, were to blame. Independent analyses have found the tax cuts have caused the deficit to balloon faster […]

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Brett Kavanaugh poised for confirmation as final vote approaches

Collins she doesnt believe charges can fairly prevent judge from serving after Senates 51-49 vote advances nominee Republicans in the US Senate, with the help of a lone Democrat, have voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh to a final floor vote, propelling the embattled federal judge one step closer to the supreme court. Faced with Susan […]

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Recordings prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Turkish investigators claim

Sources say audio and video evidence show journalist died at Saudi consulate in Istanbul Turkish investigators have claimed video and audio recordings exist that prove Washington Post late on Thursday that their Turkish counterparts claimed the recordings from 2 October proved Khashoggi was murdered and his body dismembered during a visit to the Saudi consulate […]

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‘Trump doesn’t measure up’: Doris Kearns Goodwin on leadership

The Team of Rivals author has brought Lincoln together with Johnson and two Roosevelts to produce a timely study of what makes a great president Nelson Mandela is dead. Barack Obama is out of office. Strongmen are thriving from China to Egypt, from North Korea to Turkey. Britains prime minister Lincoln and dined with Barack […]

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Google and Orange building cable between US and France

The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length, the undersea cable will be […]

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High school slut-shaming still haunts me. Kavanaugh made me relive it | Leslie Bennetts

The pain of being shamed by a boastful, lying schoolboy has never left me, says journalist and author Leslie Bennetts When Renate Schroeder Dolphin Renate Alumnius (sic), which classmates explained as the code phrase that boys used to boast about their sexual conquest of a female student at a nearby Catholic girls school. Dolphin was […]

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US household income back to pre-recession levels, census shows

Gains come as the US economy has continued to grow, but dont mean that wages are improving instead, it appears Americans are working more The median US household income jumped last year to $61,400 roughly matching what Americans were making before the great recession. The median income went up by 1.8% from 2016, the third […]

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