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Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT

With the help of two high-profile surrogates, Roy Moore and Doug Jones scrambled Monday to stake their final claims in Alabama’s cliffhanger of a U.S. Senate race.

He capped his day with a Birmingham get-out-the-vote rally featuring former NBA star and Alabama basketball legend Charles Barkley. Jones, 63, a former federal prosecutor and Alabama native, has pointedly kept his distance from national Democrats, who are generally held in low regard in this Deep South state.

Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT

While his election has powerful political repercussions, Jones becoming the 49th Senate Democrat will likely have only a modest impact on Republicans’ ability to accomplish their legislative goals, although his joining the Senate ranks will be a strong catalyst for Republicans to finish their major agenda items before he is sworn in.

The biggest difference that Jones can make, in terms of Senate votes, is on bills and nominations requiring only a simple majority of 51 votes, like budget-related measures and judicial nominees.

Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT

Who believes homosexuality should be illegal and that America was at its best in the age of slavery – is a moment to lift the spirits.

Moore’s defeat offers a glimmer of hope for coming electoral contests: the congressional elections in November 2018 and even the presidential race of 2020. For it shows that when Democratic constituencies are motivated – and African-Americans turned out in big numbers in Alabama – Republicans can be beaten even in their most reliable heartlands.

Source: NBC News

Justice Dept. releases text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent, lawyer having affair

Today 12:44 GMT

The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of candidate Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent who was later assigned to Robert Mueller's special counsel team.

In a letter making the e-mails available to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, the Justice Department said the text messages had been obtained by the Department's Inspector General and were being provided to the committee because of unique circumstances.

Source: CTV

Top trending Canadian political figure in 2017 Andrew Scheer

Today 12:44 GMT

1. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer: Scheer and the election of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh were both "seismic moments in federal politics," said Google Canada’s Year in Search spokesperson Alexandra Hunnings Klein.

5. Former B.C. Premier Christy Clarke: On the opposite side of the electoral spectrum, Clarke was the fifth top trending political figure in Canada in 2017. She resigned as leader of the British Columbia Liberals a month after her government lost a confidence vote after a disappointing showing in the provincial election and an attempt to hold on to power.

Source: New York Times

In Texts, F.B.I. Officials in Russia Inquiry Said Clinton ‘Just Has to Win’

Today 10:53 GMT

Senior F.B.I. officials who helped investigate Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign last year told a colleague that Hillary Clinton “just has to win” and described a potential Trump victory as “terrifying,” according to texts released Tuesday night.

“Report: ‘ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE,’” Mr. Trump said on Twitter on Dec. 3. “Now it all starts to make sense!”

Source: CBS News

EU finance ministers fire a warning on US tax plan

Today 08:06 GMT

The European Union's top five economies are warning the US that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having "a major distortive impact" on trade. In a letter to US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had "significant concerns" about three tax initiatives in particular.

Source: Common Domain

Rod Rosenstein, No. 2 official at Justice Department, is expected to face grilling by House Judiciary Committee

Today 12:44 GMT

Gen. Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March, no Justice Department official has been more important to the case than Rod Rosenstein.

The role has placed Rosenstein under immense political pressure, and on Wednesday he’ll face questions from the House Judiciary Committee at a time when Republicans are raising doubts about Mueller’s investigation. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III isn't done with his investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, but Republicans increasingly are trying to stack up reasons for the American public to doubt whatever he concludes.

Source: New York Times

Text Messages in Hand, Republicans Plan to Accuse Justice Department of Bias

Today 12:44 GMT

The release Tuesday night of F.B.I. officials’ text messages describing the possibility of a victory by Donald J. Trump as “terrifying” and saying that Hillary Clinton “just has to win” is certain to fuel a Republican campaign to attack the impartiality of the Justice Department and its special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III — and possibly hamper him with an investigation of the special counsel’s office.

Source: CBS News

NYC subway bombing suspect Akayed Ullah taunted Trump on Facebook before attack: feds

Today 10:52 GMT

According to the complaint, Ullah posted on his Facebook account on his way to carry out the attack: "Trump you failed to protect your nation."

An immigrant from Bangladesh arrested on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction in the New York City subway system in an attempted suicide attack has been charged in federal court. Akayed Ullah was expected to appear before a magistrate judge after a criminal complaint was made public Tuesday.

Source: DW

Brexit: Brussels decries 'unacceptable' remarks by David Davis

Today 08:07 GMT

Brussels will insist that the UK's separation agreement be made legally binding after Brexit Minister David Davis suggested it was merely a "statement of intent."

- With Brexit, Northern Ireland peace hangs in the balance, says ex-negotiator Jonathan Powell. Although Davis insisted on Monday that his remarks were taken out of context, the Brexit minister nevertheless raised sufficient fears in Dublin and Brussels that the UK could be prepared to pull away from the pledges it made in Brussels last week.

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.

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.

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

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.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

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Source: BBC

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Thursday 21:51 GMT
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Monday 01:31 GMT
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Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
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

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