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Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying

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A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met. Christine Blasey… Read

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Woman kills 3 people and herself in Maryland warehouse gun rampage

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A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday on co-workers at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said. The shooting unfolded shortly after the suspect, a temporary employee… Read

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8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

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Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred late Wednesday in a rural part of the state more than 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of the Mexico border. The Arizona Department of Public… Read

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44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

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At least 44 people died when after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resumed at daybreak. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The… Read

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Pot 'enthusiasts' wanted to sample cannabis in Canada; hundreds apply

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A Toronto marketing company is looking to recruit six "cannabis enthusiasts" to test strains of pot and report back on their characteristics. So far, AHLOT says it has received more than 500 applications for the part-time positions -- an overwhelming number that is "slightly panicking" its marketing team. The job,… Read

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Fulfilling a dream, S Korea's Moon visits sacred N Korean mountain with Kim

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in cleared a top item off his bucket list on Thursday: Climbing Mt Paektu in North Korea with its leader Kim Jong Un. After the two leaders pledged new steps aimed at salvaging nuclear talks on Wednesday, Moon and Kim decided to use the final day… Read

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Australia eyes PNG military base to curb China's Pacific influence

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Australia is planning to build new naval base in Papua New Guinea, reports said Wednesday, an apparent move to curb China's influence in the Pacific. Canberra was aiming to finalize an agreement on the joint facility -- to be built on the Pacific nation's Manus island -- ahead of the… Read

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Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European leaders on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and urged the bloc to respond in kind to her "serious and workable" plan. Over Wiener schnitzel in Salzburg, May tried to win over the… Read

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Trump defends Supreme Court nominee; accuser faces deadline

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate. With Trump's effort to cement conservative control… Read

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Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

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Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left widespread destruction and injury, Trump sought to… Read

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