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Source: The Week

Roy Moore's shocking loss reveals the cost of Republican lunacy

Today 12:44 GMT

In an astounding upset, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special election to the U.S. Senate.

The Republican leadership tried to keep Moore out of the general election, pushing Luther Strange instead in the primary, but the Fox News and Breitbart-crazed Republican base would have none of it, and Moore won easily. This is a birther conspiracy theorist, a man who was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court twice for directly disobeying federal court orders, who has argued that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress, has said homosexuality should be illegal, and thinks there is Sharia law in the United States.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy

Today 12:44 GMT

The United States’ diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-storey glass cube overlooking the River Thames.

Britain’s closest ally will leave behind an imposing 1960 stone and concrete embassy in London’s upmarket Grosvenor Square - an area known as ‘Little America’ during World War Two, when the square also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Source: DW

Marco Rubio: 'Vladimir Putin chose to interfere in US elections'

Today 12:44 GMT

US Senator Marco Rubio, who ran against President Donald Trump during the Republican primaries, tells DW's Zhanna Nemtsova that talk of US President Donald Trump's impeachment over alleged Russian ties is premature.

What is abundantly clear is that Vladimir Putin chose to interfere in the US elections — in my opinion, not so much to favor one candidate over another, but to sow instability. In many ways he blames the United States for the protests against corruption and against him that took place in 2009, 2010, or 2011.

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Source: DW

Press freedom index: Turkey remains world's worst jailer of journalists

Today 12:44 GMT

The number of jailed journalists has hit a historic high for the second consecutive year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' press freedom snapshot.

Focussing on the issue of press freedom in the age of Trump and Facebook, Kenyan cartoonist GADO labeled this cartoon as a "general view of the media in the age of fake news!"

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Source: Washington Post

Bible talk with Jake Tapper leaves Roy Moore’s spokesman speechless

Today 12:44 GMT

Roy Moore campaign spokesman responds with silence when asked if he knew people can be sworn in with a text other than the Christian Bible

Judge bars disgraced former House speaker Dennis Hastert from being alone with children. ‘Top Chef’ cuts John Besh from episode due to sexual harassment allegations against him. Private investigator tried to get Trump’s tax returns by using his Social Security number

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Source: New York Times

Rising Coal Exports Give Short-Term Aid to an Ailing Industry

Today 12:44 GMT

A shake-up in global coal trading has delivered some oxygen to the struggling American mining industry, driving up exports to energy-hungry countries.

United States coal sales abroad over the first three quarters of the year surpassed exports for all of 2016, according to government figures. Energy experts project an increase of 46 percent for the full year, adding more than $1 billion to coal companies’ revenues.

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Source: Washington Post

Men charged in terror plot to kill Muslims want Trump voters on their jury

Today 12:44 GMT

Three Kansas men accused of plotting to massacre Somali-Muslim immigrants have asked a federal judge to make sure that jurors from parts of the state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump are included in their upcoming trial.

“Stated another way, a prospective juror who lives in a county within the Dodge City jury division is twice as likely to be a Trump voter than a prospective juror who lives in a county within the Wichita-Hutchinson jury division,” read the filing, which was joined by attorneys for the other two men.

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Source: Washington Post

Private investigator tried to get Trump’s tax returns by using his Social Security number

Today 12:44 GMT

In September 2016, as the heated presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump swung into a final phase, a Louisiana private investigator repeatedly attempted to access the Republican candidate’s tax returns.

According to court documents, Jordan Hamlett used Trump’s Social Security number to apply for federal student aid in hopes of gaining access to the candidate’s tax records.

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Source: Fox News

Amazon could be first $2T company: Fmr. Apple CEO John Sculley

Today 12:44 GMT

As Amazon (AMZN) continues to steamroll into new markets, former Apple CEO and Pepsi president John Sculley told FOX Business that the tech giant might win the race to become the world’s first $2 trillion company.

A number of companies, including Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook (FB), currently lead Amazon in market capitalization. “Amazon may not be the first $1 trillion [market cap company], but it may very well be the first $2 trillion market cap company,” Sculley said, adding that the company will get there by continuing its strategy of playing “the game for the long-term.”

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Source: Fox News

Dina Powell, Gary Cohn may face headwinds post-Trump if they return to Wall Street

Today 12:44 GMT

That’s the question facing Dina Powell, who resigned last week as President Trump’s deputy national security adviser and almost immediately began reaching out to her old friends and former colleagues at Goldman Sachs (GS), the big Wall Street firm where she worked before joining the Trump administration in 2017.

It’s a question looming for another Goldman Sachs alum, Gary Cohn, the former No. 2 of the big Wall Street firm who is currently director of the White House’s National Economic Council, one of the president’s top economic advisers.

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Source: The Guradian

Connecticut senator 'embarrassed' at political inaction since Sandy Hook

Today 12:44 GMT

US senator Chris Murphy said he regrets that the Sandy Hook massacre, one of the deadliest school shootings in US history, has been followed by five years of political inaction, and that he finds it difficult to face victim’s families.

It was one of several events Murphy participates in annually to mark the day when gunman Adam Lanza walked into the Sandy Hook elementary school and opened fire before claiming his own life.

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Source: Fox News

Trump called her 'real dummy,' but court tosses her $4M defamation case

Today 12:44 GMT

A New York appeals court Tuesday tossed out a Republican consultant’s attempt to revive her $4 million defamation case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of hurting her career after he called her a “real dummy” on Twitter.

“Here Ms. Jacobus was very critical of the president during the campaign, on air, then candidate Trump was certainly within his rights to rebut her attacks and offer his opinion as to what her motivations were,” Rosen added.

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Source: The Week

The Fed prepares for the next recession

Today 12:44 GMT

The Fed's preferred measure of inflation has chronically undershot its 2 percent target, despite Fed officials predicting for years it was about to hit it.

On the one hand, raising interest rates might create a recession now; on the other, doing nothing means being bereft of weapons whenever recession does strike. But there's actually an easy way out of this predicament: Stop relying on the Fed to reverse recessions by itself.

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Source: The Guradian

Russian cyber-activists 'tried to discredit Scottish independence vote'

Today 12:44 GMT

An expert in Russian cyber-operations has accused Russian activists of running a disinformation campaign to discredit the Scottish independence referendum result, by wrongly alleging it was rigged.

Nimmo said there is now significant circumstantial evidence to show the Russians had prepared videos purporting to show interference in the vote counts in the Scottish independence referendum, to skew the result in favour of the no campaign.

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Source: Washington Post

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

Today 12:44 GMT

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.

She grew more political active in the 1990s, founding her own marketing and political consulting firm and eventually managing Walter Mondale’s unsuccessful 2002 Senate run as well as his son Ted Mondale’s 1998 governor for candidate — also unsuccessful.

Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

2-year Treasury yield rises ahead of key Fed meeting

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Whatever President Trump has done, it can't be obstruction of justice, his lawyer argues

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
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Source: Global News

John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken says he'll resign amid allegations of sexual misdeeds

Sunday 22:44 GMT
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Source: BBC

Iraq declares war with IS is over

Sunday 00:34 GMT
7 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Flynn texted during inauguration to suggest Russia sanctions would end, Democrat says

Thursday 20:02 GMT
6 Articles
Source: Fox News

More Clinton ties on Mueller team: One deputy attended Clinton party, another rep'd top aide

Saturday 22:47 GMT
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Source: The Guradian

US believed it would 'undoubtedly win' war with North Korea in 1994 – but with huge casualties

Saturday 17:17 GMT

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