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Since the day I was honored to be sworn in as Attorney General of the United States, I came to work at the Department every day determined to do my duty and serve my country. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had said Wednesday morning that he expected the Senate's next term to be focused on confirmations, followed suit with his own statement wishing Sessions well and praising his "steadfast commitment to the rule of law".
  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' trial approaches

    Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' trial approaches

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    Meanwhile, the diminutive Guzman, 61, appeared in Brooklyn federal court for the start of jury selection wearing a dark-blue suit and a white dress shirt with a spread collar that was unbuttoned at the top. As a reason, the judge cited prosecutors" contention that Guzman's cartel "employs "sicarios, ' or hit men, who carried out hundreds of acts of violence, including murders, assaults and kidnappings".
  • Fox News Calls Sean Hannity's Appearance

    Fox News Calls Sean Hannity's Appearance "Unfortunate Distraction"

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    Fox reporter Kristin Fisher, who tweeted a copy of Fox's statement today, was covering the rally. We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. Hannity, one of the most popular US cable news personalities and a vocal Trump defender, has twice been rebuked by Fox for campaign activity. Hannity had done his show as part of a Trump spectacle before in September at a rally in Las Vegas when the president was launching his ...
  • 15-Year-Old Confessed to Strangling Mom Over a Bad Grade: Cops

    15-Year-Old Confessed to Strangling Mom Over a Bad Grade: Cops

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    Police say Ramos and his mother got into a awful argument after he came home with a "D" in one of his subjects. The teenager then used a wheelbarrow to take her to a van and buried her beneath a fire pit at River City Church on Friday morning, according to authorities.
  • Dead, 5 Injured in Florida Yoga Studio Shooting

    Dead, 5 Injured in Florida Yoga Studio Shooting

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    One woman said in a police report that Beierle grabbed her while she was at a soda fountain and she "thought it may have been her boyfriend at first". Ah, I could've ripped her head off". Police said "he has been the subject of prior calls for service in the Tallahassee area related to harassment of young women" but did not elaborate.
  • Ten-year-old charged in infant's death

    Ten-year-old charged in infant's death

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    The girl appeared in restraints in Chippewa County Circuit Court for a bond hearing Monday. Treu turned himself into the Chippewa Falls Police Department at 4:33 p.m. Schneider's mother, Judy Schneider, said her daughter and granddaughter's deaths are "still not real for any of us", and her 6-year-old grandson, Jasper, can't grasp what happened.
  • Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

    Racist robocall in Georgia targets Stacey Abrams, Oprah Winfrey

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    Winfrey delivered an impassioned speech explaining her decision to campaign for Abrams . She ruled that Georgia must immediately start allowing poll managers to clear flagged voters who show proof of citizenship to vote a regular ballot, when only deputy registrars could previously.
  • Ted Cruz holds off Beto O'Rourke to keep Texas Senate seat

    Ted Cruz holds off Beto O'Rourke to keep Texas Senate seat

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    With such a close race, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert borrowed one of the shrewdest political minds from Conan and sent him down south to cover the campaign trail. The race, in brief: This Texas race has been the subject of intense national attention, with O'Rourke garnering endorsements and promotion from celebrities and national Democratic figures, and was seen early as an intense battle over the Resistance vs.
  • Early Voting Hits Record With 36 Million Ballots Cast

    Early Voting Hits Record With 36 Million Ballots Cast

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    People line up to vote on the last day of early voting at the Minneapolis Early Vote Center Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Minneapolis. Where do I vote? . The site's Election Day coordinator says rain caused scanners to not work properly. After months of attack ads, robocalls and nasty mailers, Election Day arrived Tuesday with 44 percent of active registered voters already having cast a ballot and more en route by mail.
  • U.S. renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others

    U.S. renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others

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    The deal had seen most worldwide financial and economic sanctions on Iran lifted in return for Tehran curbing its disputed nuclear activity under United Nations surveillance. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said United States "bullying" was backfiring by making Washington more isolated, a reference to other world powers opposed to the initiative.USA sanctions permit trade in humanitarian goods such as food and pharmaceuticals, but measures imposed on banks and trade ...
  • Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting

    Who Is Rachel Small? Full Story of Alleged Georgia Voting "Hacker"

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    In a highly unusual situation, Kemp has also faced criticism for the way he has overseen the election that will decide his state's highest office. Throughout the campaign he has refused to do so. "Georgia is a safer, Georgia is stronger, and Georgia is winning like never before", Trump said. The FBI declined to comment on the matter. "The eyebrow-raiser will be if Democrats pick up a South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma - these sort of very, very red (Republican) states", Duffy said, ...
  • Birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    Birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment

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    And that dictator has his wife have a baby on American soil. Bill Nelson, who is seeking a fourth term. More importantly, we have a birthright to this country and have the power to determine which direction it takes. That year, writing for a 7-2 majority in Dred Scott v Sandford, US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney declared that despite being citizens in several states, African-Americans could not be citizens of the United States - despite no such statutory, let alone constitutional, ...
  • May holds crunch Cabinet talks on Brexit amid Irish border backstop row

    May holds crunch Cabinet talks on Brexit amid Irish border backstop row

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    The agreement would avoid the need for an Irish backstop - which has left Britain and Brussels deadlocked - and would stop Northern Ireland being treated differently to the rest of the UK. Waterstones chief executive James Daunt, ex-Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King, Lastminute.com founder Baroness Lane-Fox and Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed were among signatories of a letter calling for a People's Vote on leaving the European Union.
  • China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins

    China's Xi promises market opening as import fair begins

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    President Xi Jinping has promised to open China's market wider as he opened a trade fair meant to promote the country's image as an importer, but he offered no response to US and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on foreign business.
  • Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

    Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

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    According to the Sam Houston State University rodeo team Facebook page, both Will and Bailee were members of the team. Will Byler and his bride Bailee Ackerman died when Byler's family chopper flew into the side of a hill moments after lifting off from his family's ranch in Orangefield, Texas, where the ceremony took place.
  • Irish PM: Brexit is undermining N. Ireland's peace accord

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    Theresa May has reportedly secured a "secret" Brexit deal that will keep all of the United Kingdom in a customs union and avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland . Writing on Twitter, he said: "The Irish position remains consistent and very clear that a "time-limited backstop" or a backstop that could be ended by the United Kingdom unilaterally would never be agreed by Ireland or the EU".