• Amid impeachment turmoil, HBO OKs Watergate series
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    Amid impeachment turmoil, HBO OKs Watergate series

    US cable channel HBO on Thursday green-lit the production of a new limited series based on the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. The two actors -- HBO veterans -- will also executive produce "The White House Plumbers,"

  • R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case
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    R. Kelly faces new bribery charge in Brooklyn criminal case

    Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday unveiled a new criminal charge against singer R. Kelly, accusing him of arranging to bribe an official as part of a scheme to recruit underage girls for sex. The 52-year-old R&B singer, known for such hits as “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Bump N’ Grind,” was

  • US attorney general meets Mexican president on crime
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    US attorney general meets Mexican president on crime

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he had a "good meeting" with US Attorney General William Barr to discuss strategies to fight a surge of violent crime in Mexico. The meeting came after US President Donald Trump last week vowed to designate Mexican drug cartels as

  • US says Iran protest toll may surpass 1,000, mulls troops
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    US says Iran protest toll may surpass 1,000, mulls troops

    The United States said Thursday that Iranian authorities may have killed more than 1,000 people in a crackdown on demonstrations, which Washington cast as the clerical regime's worst-ever internal challenge. The damning account came as the US put new pressure in the region on its arch-enemy, with

  • Robert Marbut's Nomination Signals A Big Shift In Homeless Policy
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    Robert Marbut's Nomination Signals A Big Shift In Homeless Policy

    Housing first? More like housing fourth.

  • West Virginia Government Employees Suspended After Giving Nazi Salute
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    West Virginia Government Employees Suspended After Giving Nazi Salute

    State officials are investigating who was involved in photo of a recent correctional officer training class.

  • Top Democrat pulls trigger on impeachment, Trump defiant
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    Top Democrat pulls trigger on impeachment, Trump defiant

    Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi gave the green light Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, as the embattled president vowed he would "win" the coming fight. With a majority of the Democratic-controlled chamber already expressing intent to back the divisive procedure,

  • US indicts 'Evil Corp' hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties
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    US indicts 'Evil Corp' hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties

    A Lamborghini-driving Moscow hacker who called his operation Evil Corp and allegedly has ties to the Russian FSB intelligence service was indicted by US authorities Thursday for the cybertheft of tens of millions of dollars. An indictment unsealed in Pittsburgh named Maksim Yakubets and his Evil Corp

  • Lights Went Out At ‘Star Wars’ Panel And J.J. Abrams Joked It Was Carrie Fisher's Ghost
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    Lights Went Out At ‘Star Wars’ Panel And J.J. Abrams Joked It Was Carrie Fisher's Ghost

    “That’s so Carrie, by the way, to do that,” the director said of the spooky moment.

  • 24h of Violence in Mexico: mass grave in Tijuana
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    24h of Violence in Mexico: mass grave in Tijuana

    Mexico is an enormous mass grave. It is estimated that there are 50,000 disappeared in the country and since the war on drugs began in 2006, more than 3,000 clandestine graves have been found. Some, like this one in Tijuana, have become places of memory. AFP journalists spend 24 hours capturing scenes

  • Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms
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    Brazil's Bolsonaro urges Mercosur to push on with reforms

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday urged South America's four-nation trade bloc Mercosur to push ahead with reforms "without accepting ideological setbacks," in a swipe at Argentina's incoming leftist government. Far-right Bolsonaro made the remarks at the start of a

  • Some Senate Democrats Want Mueller Report Included In Impeachment Articles
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    Some Senate Democrats Want Mueller Report Included In Impeachment Articles

    “How can he be innocent now, if there’s all this evidence of how he’s acted to obstruct justice then?” asked Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

  • At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son
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    At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over his son

    Thursday should have been a good day for Joe Biden. He got the endorsement of former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, and an ad of his went viral online. But then this happened: (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "Get

  • Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral
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    Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral

    From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, "The Rapist is You!" -- the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group -- has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence. First performed in the port city of Valparaiso on November 20, in the space of a few weeks

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    Iran gas explosion kills at least 11 people, injures dozens - Mehr

    At least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in a gas explosion in Iran's western Kurdistan province on Thursday, the country's semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a provincial emergency official as saying. "At least 11 people were killed and unfortunately five children were

  • Subpoena Schiff's phone records? Graham says no desire
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    Subpoena Schiff's phone records? Graham says no desire

    U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, often spoke to Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, as Giuliani peddled unproven allegations at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

  • Qatar's rivals reach Gulf Cup final despite absent fans
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    Qatar's rivals reach Gulf Cup final despite absent fans

    A tiny handful of Saudi fans were present in Qatar Thursday to see their side's hard-won 1-0 Gulf Cup semi-final victory over the hosts whose supporters dominated the cavernous Al-Janoub stadium. Of the 42,025 fans who turned out in the mild winter conditions to see the visitors book their place

  • Caver suing Elon Musk over 'pedo guy' tweet refuses to apologize
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    Caver suing Elon Musk over 'pedo guy' tweet refuses to apologize

    A British caver said Thursday he saw no need to apologize to Tesla co-founder Elon Musk for dismissing as a PR stunt the entrepreneur's offer to help rescue soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I'm not sure how I need to apologize," Vernon Unsworth told a jury in Los Angeles

  • India's poor fight desperate battle to find work as slowdown bites
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    India's poor fight desperate battle to find work as slowdown bites

    The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term. With the central bank cutting interest rates five times this year -- but

  • New fossils reveal how mammals became good listeners
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    New fossils reveal how mammals became good listeners

    Modern mammals, including humans, owe their keen sense of hearing to three tiny bones in the middle ear that were absent in their reptile ancestors, but the point at which this transformation occurred has remained unclear. Scientists have now identified the transitional stages in the remains of a newly

  • Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows
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    Consumers feel the pinch as Indian economy slows

    The hunt for work becomes more desperate every day on Delhi's street corner labour markets as India's economic slowdown bites deeper, piling pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi just half a year into his second term.

  • Why Elizabeth Warren Largely Refuses To Attack Other Democrats
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    Why Elizabeth Warren Largely Refuses To Attack Other Democrats

    And why her strategy might change soon.

  • GOP Rep. Tom Graves From Georgia Won't Seek Re-Election In 2020
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    GOP Rep. Tom Graves From Georgia Won't Seek Re-Election In 2020

    More than 20 House Republicans have decided to give up their seats after this congressional session.

  • Putin seeks rapid renewal of key nuclear deal with US
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    Putin seeks rapid renewal of key nuclear deal with US

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow seeks to renew the nuclear New Start treaty, a key remaining US-Russian arms treaty, before the end of the year. Speaking to military chiefs and Russian defense executives, Putin said the decision must be made quickly on the soon-to-expire

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    Resolution recognising Armenian genocide blocked in U.S. Senate

    Republican Senator Kevin Cramer prevented the U.S. Senate from voting on a resolution on Thursday that would recognise as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying it was not an appropriate time to pass legislation that would anger Turkey. The Democratic-led House of Representatives