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Grassley has told Ford's attorneys that the panel is giving the California psychology professor until 10 a.m. Friday to submit a biography and prepared statement "if she intends to testify" Monday. Republicans are warning that time is running out for US Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.
  • Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes -The Hill

    Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes -The Hill

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    On Tuesday, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods. With an annual decline in the share of foreign trade in the whole Chinese economy, China is consolidating the fundamental role that domestic consumption plays in its growth.
  • Second woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

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    The New Yorker published a bombshell story Sunday ahead of Kavanaugh's Thursday hearing in D.C., where he's already set to face-off against Christine Blasey Ford . They could also use staff attorneys to the Republican majority on the committee. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL, also a Judiciary Committee member, questioned why Ford would have come forward if the allegation wasn't true.
  • Christine Blasey Ford to testify Thursday about Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

    Christine Blasey Ford to testify Thursday about Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

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    Republicans, who hold a paper-thin majority in the Senate, can ill afford defections if Kavanaugh is to be approved. Ford, however, has indicated she can't remember the exact date or location of the party, so it's not clear how cross referencing an unknown date against a calendar which lists when Kavanaugh's vacations, basketball games, movie nights, football practices, and college interviews happened in 1982.
  • NC woman faces 13 charges after sheltering pets during Florence

    NC woman faces 13 charges after sheltering pets during Florence

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    The office said that all the animals that were surrendered were checked out by a licensed veterinarian and that it is working to reunite them with their owners. The Goldsboro News-Argus reported that Sauls said Hedges could still face charges for taking in the animals. "We had an elderly couple, they were evacuating that afternoon, and there was no way they could take 18 animals with them".
  • Abhilash Tomy: Australian plane joins rescue mission to save injured Indian sailor

    Abhilash Tomy: Australian plane joins rescue mission to save injured Indian sailor

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    The Kirti Chakra awardee was in the third position in the race with 11 global participants, having sailed over 10,500 nautical miles in the last 84 days, since setting off from Les Sables-d'Olonne in France. Race organisers said the engine issues might have been caused by fuel contamination when the yacht was rolled and dismasted on Friday. "He is 70 km away from Tomy".
  • UK's Labour Party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

    UK's Labour Party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

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    He said: "Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour party back to its members". "That's what a second referendum causes concern for me because I think for people like that who really weren't sure and still aren't sure and just want to get the best deal and make sure our economy is set up on the right track, it would be concerning for them".
  • Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade

    Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade

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    Iran also warned the United Arab Emirates over "offensive remarks" attributed to a UAE "political adviser" following the attack. "The overriding concern right now is the economic crisis and the impact of USA sanctions, linked to Iran's regional contest with Riyadh and conflicts such as Syria, Yemen, and Iraq ", he adds.
  • Killed in Attack on Iranian Military Parade

    Killed in Attack on Iranian Military Parade

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    Both Islamic State militants and an Arab group in the area have claimed responsibility for the attack. He could have been referring to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates or Bahrain - close USA military allies that view Iran as a regional menace over its support for militant groups across the Middle East.
  • O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

    O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

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    The debate was feisty from the opening question, which was about whether "Dreamers" - young people who were brought to the country illegally as children - should be given a path to citizenship. The debate, slated to begin at 7 p.m. EST, marks the first direct face-off between the two men in a race that has vaulted to the top of the American political consciousness, as Democrats believe O'Rourke represents their best chance in decades to win statewide office in Texas for the first time since ...
  • Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

    Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley speaks during a Committee hearing on Cambridge Analytica and data privacy in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington , DC on May 16, 2018. "But McConnell was dubious about the judge before Trump picked him, arguing privately that his long paper trail in the George W. Bush White House would prove problematic".
  • Rouhani says Iran ready to confront US after military parade attack

    Rouhani says Iran ready to confront US after military parade attack

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    Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, an advisor to Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, justified the attack writing on Twitter: "attacking a military target is not a terrorist act" and "moving the battle deeper inside Iran is a declared option". Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the terrorist attack in Ahvaz was the continuation of plots hatched by United States stooges in the region to create insecurity in the country, adding that Iran's intelligence ...
  • TROPICS: Kirk moving across the Atlantic; no threat to Florida

    TROPICS: Kirk moving across the Atlantic; no threat to Florida

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    A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical Depression No. 11 is a tiny system east of the Caribbean islands. "Conditions appear conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics during the next day or so while meandering over the central Atlantic Ocean, and the low could become a subtropical or tropical cyclone before ...
  • China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties

    China considers lowering tariffs as its economy faces difficulties

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    Any trade tensions between the world's biggest trading blocs - the United States and China - will inevitably affect the global trading system. So far, at least, the stock market has taken the threats of tariffs in stride. "If you ask the question a week from now, things will be even more in favor of China". But, he said, that is a challenge for China, because parts of the Chinese economy are very dependent on unfair access to USA markets, with the same being the case for Canada, Mexico, ...