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US foreign policy giants on Trump’s Iran policy

US foreign policy giants on Trump’s Iran policy

A group of US foreign policy figures, including former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, have described President Donald Trump’s policies toward Iran as not only ineffectual but also potentially contributory ...

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A University of Michigan professor refused to help a student study abroad in Israel in support of the Palestinians

A University of Michigan professor refused to help a student study abroad in Israel in support of the Palestinians

A University of Michigan professor refused to help a student study abroad in Israel because of an academic boycott against the country — and claims he’s getting death threats for ...

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Florida Democrat congressional candidate dies suddenly

Florida Democrat congressional candidate dies suddenly

April Freeman, a Democrat running for Congress in Florida, has died suddenly of an apparent heart attack, according to her husband. She was 54. David Freeman announced the death on Monday, ...

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This woman shared her own sexual assault experience in an effort to force senators to take the Kavanaugh allegations

This woman shared her own sexual assault experience in an effort to force senators to take the Kavanaugh allegations

This woman bravely shared her own sexual assault experience in an effort to force senators to take the Kavanaugh allegations seriously. n July, then-anonymous professor and research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme ...

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Trump says he will not consider statehood for Puerto Rico

Trump says he will not consider statehood for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump has been criticised as “insensitive” and “disrespectful” after saying he does not support the idea of recognising Puerto Rico as a US state because the mayor of San Juan is “incompetent”. The president ...

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Michelle Obama wows Las Vegas crowds calling on them to vote

Michelle Obama wows Las Vegas crowds calling on them to vote

Michelle Obama stepped into the tumult of November’s midterm elections with a spirited call for citizens to vote, no matter how busy, discouraged or tuned-out they might feel. “Our vote matters. ...

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Michelle Obama tears into the nastiness of current politics

Michelle Obama tears into the nastiness of current politics

Former first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday railed against the “nastiness” of the current political climate as she called on people to vote in this year’s midterm elections. “When you don’t vote, that’s exactly ...

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Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, to meet Trump amid resignation

Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, to meet Trump amid resignation

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein remains in his job, after reports on Monday said he had resigned or offered to do so. The White House said Donald Trump and Rosenstein had “an ...

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Brett Kavanaugh: third woman expected to make accusations of sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh: third woman expected to make accusations of sexual misconduct

A third woman is expected to publicly make accusations of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, her attorney Michael Avenatti said, plunging the judge’s confirmation to America’s highest court into ...

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Avenatti says he has witnesses who can back sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh

Avenatti says he has witnesses who can back sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, is calling for the Senate to hear testimony from unnamed witnesses he claims can corroborate new allegations of sexual assault involving ...

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