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1. No sign of breakthrough after Pompeo meets with Saudi rulers over missing journalist02:15[−]

Scrambling to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held hastily arranged talks Tuesday with the rulers of Saudi Arabia but they failed to ease growing suspicions that a Virginia-based Saudi journalist was brutally killed on their orders.

Pompeo did not report...

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2. Trump calls Stormy Daniels 'Horseface,' the latest insult from a man known for demeaning women01:45[−]

President Trump called porn actress Stormy Daniels “Horseface” in a tweet Tuesday, an extraordinary provocation even for a man whose habit of denigrating the appearance of women draws frequent accusations of misogyny.

Trump’s insult came a day after a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed a defamation...

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3. Dennis Hof, the brothel kingpin who was running for Nevada Assembly, is found deadВт., 16 окт.[−]

Dennis Hof, the flamboyant pimp and Republican nominee who was expected to win a seat in the Nevada Assembly next month, has died at his signature brothel, Nye County officials said.

He was 72 and had recently celebrated his birthday with a multi-day party, according to his Twitter acount.

Nye...

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4. Mattis says Trump gave him vote of confidence after '60 Minutes' commentsВт., 16 окт.[−]

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said President Trump gave him a vote of confidence after Trump earlier suggested that Mattis might soon leave the Pentagon.

“He said, ‘I’m with you 100%,’” Mattis said Trump told him in a phone call Monday from a U.S. Air Force plane carrying the Pentagon chief...

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5. The Russia investigation shadows Trump's presidency, but few Democrats campaign on itВт., 16 окт.[−]

This summer, with the midterm elections only months away, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake worried that her party was failing to capitalize politically on the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. So she pitched liberal groups on a series of online surveys and...

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6. It's no secret that Rep. Adam Schiff has higher ambitions. What's his next political move?Вт., 16 окт.[−]

In a glittering ballroom in rural New Hampshire, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) riffed about President Trump to the Portsmouth Democratic Club recently, and then with a laugh, accepted their thank-you gift: a guide book on how to compete in the New Hampshire presidential primary.

Schiff dodged...

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7. Want to vote in the Nov. 6 elections? Here's how to registerВт., 16 окт.[−]

If you’re not among the 166,000 Americans who registered to vote in the three days after Taylor Swift made an Instagram post encouraging her followers to cast ballots, you haven’t completely missed the boat.

Californians have a few more days to register to vote in the upcoming midterm election:...

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8. Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump, orders her to pay president's legal feesВт., 16 окт.[−]

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit that Stormy Daniels filed against President Trump, saying his tweet attacking the porn star’s credibility was free speech protected by the Constitution.

“If this court were to prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in this type of ‘rhetorical...

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9. Idaho Fish and Game official resigns after drawing heat for posing with animals he killed during Africa hunting tripВт., 16 окт.[−]

An Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigned under pressure Monday when the state’s governor raised strong concerns about an email he had sent that contained photos of animals he’d hunted and killed during a recent African safari, including an entire family of baboons.

The photos showed Blake Fischer...

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10. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, eyeing 2020 White House bid, fights back against Trump's 'Pocahontas' tauntsВт., 16 окт.[−]

After years of enduring “Pocahontas” gibes from President Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has begun playing offense, trying to turn their scrap over her ancestry claims into a weapon as she gears up for a possible presidential run against him.

On Monday, the Massachusetts Democrat not only released...

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11. Trump says 'rogue killers' may have murdered missing Saudi journalistВт., 16 окт.[−]

President Trump suggested Monday that “rogue killers,” not the Saudi royal family, may be to blame for the suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Virginia-based dissident Saudi journalist, offering a possible escape hatch to the beleaguered Saudi government as it pushed back against a global...

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12. Supreme Court lets stand California ruling holding lead paint makers liable for $400-million cleanup costПн., 15 окт.[−]

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.

Business lawyers said they fear the decision will give a green light to...

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13. Justice Department announces task force to tackle international criminal gangsПн., 15 окт.[−]

The Justice Department announced Monday it was creating a task force to coordinate the fight against international criminal gangs such as MS-13 and drug cartels from Mexico and Colombia, the latest effort to control cross-border organized crime groups that the Trump administration has trumpeted...

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14. Lucky Dragon casino was supposed to be a Vegas hot spot for Asians. Two years later, it's going up for auctionПн., 15 окт.[−]

It opened up in the Year of the Monkey and closed in the Year of the Dog — a two-year stretch of bad fortune for a casino that once had designs on being the go-to place for an authentic Asian experience in Vegas.

The official end probably will come the morning of Oct. 30, in a small parking lot...

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15. Trump's approval rating is in the dumps, even though the economy is soaring. One reason is Trump himselfПн., 15 окт.[−]

When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming Corry Castaneda among its many victims.

His work remodeling homes practically dried up — “the joke was we were all burning furniture to keep warm”— and there were times he and his wife and two kids were just a paycheck...

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16. Congress and Western allies demand answers on fate of journalist as Saudi Arabia balksПн., 15 окт.[−]

President Trump faced growing pressure from congressional allies and Western partners to vigorously seek answers from Saudi Arabia over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, even as the kingdom on Sunday harshly threatened anyone seeking to punish its ruling royals over the journalist’s disappearance and...

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17. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestryВс., 14 окт.[−]

A company owned by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s in-laws won more than $7 million in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military installations and other government properties in California based on a dubious claim of Native American identity by McCarthy’s brother-in-law, a Times...

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18. In a Florida coastal town wiped out by Hurricane Michael, tales of despair and survivalВс., 14 окт.[−]

It was just after 1 p.m. when Talia Butcher peered out the front door of her double-wide trailer a few blocks from the beach and saw the water creep up the banks of the canal behind her home and into her yard.

Within minutes, the water covered up the tires of her black Chevy Equinox and carried...

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19. Pastor freed from Turkey prays for Trump in Oval OfficeВс., 14 окт.[−]

Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Trump's shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him."

Trump welcomed Brunson to...

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20. Organizers call for 'Hugs Not Walls,' even as they are displaced by border wall constructionВс., 14 окт.[−]

Since fall 2016, more than a thousand families have participated in brief reunions along the U.S.-Mexico border in the middle of the dry Rio Grande riverbed near downtown El Paso.

But on Saturday, the semiannual event, called “Hugs Not Walls,” had to be moved to a dirt road a few miles to the northwest...

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21. Mapping Trump's 'MAGA' rallies: Mostly red states and off the beaten political pathsСб., 13 окт.[−]

Standing in a drizzle in this southwestern Iowa city, in a line that snaked around the arena and an adjacent field house, the people in red hats and raincoats were nonetheless cheery and eager, even those who traveled hours to be there.

“You don’t get many opportunities to be in the same room as...

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22. Top GOP funding group snubs incumbents Rohrabacher and Walters 3 weeks before midterm electionСб., 13 окт.[−]

In a worrisome sign for two endangered Orange County lawmakers, a major Republican Party funding group has passed over the pair in its opening round of broadcast television advertising across Southern California.

The omission of Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Mimi Walters by the Congressional Leadership...

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23. Voting rights conflicts in Georgia and other states could make a difference in the Nov. 6 electionСб., 13 окт.[−]

One of the most bitterly contested races in the Nov. 6 election is in Georgia, where the gubernatorial campaign pits Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a white Republican, against Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who is vying to become the state’s first black governor.

The race became especially heated this...

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24. Reporters tour tent city that's housed thousands of migrant teens: 'They treat us well, thank God'Сб., 13 окт.[−]

A sign hung at the back of the sand-colored tent welcoming visitors: “Bienvenidos a Alpha 11.”

Ten tidy bunk beds filled the space, the name of each boy who occupied one written on blue tape affixed to the frame. On the way out hung two American flags and the house rules for the 1,500 children...

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25. Does Harvard discriminate against Asians? In a case that could upend college admissions, the Ivy League goes on trialПт., 12 окт.[−]

Both Harrison Chen and Thang Diep graduated No. 1 from public high schools. Both excelled in extracurricular activities and scored high on their college admissions tests. And both are Asian American.

But the similarities stop there.

Chen, who was raised by middle-class Chinese immigrants outside...

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