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Source: DW

German election polls confirm far-right AfD vying for third place, Merkel ahead

Saturday 03:19 GMT

Opinion polls have confirmed the far-right populist AfD's challenge to the Left party for third place in Germany's federal elections.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. With two days to go before Sunday's polls, Germany's 61.5 million voters were urged to go out and vote as the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) pushed its status as third-placed party behind the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its sister Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

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Source: CBS News

Who the housing recovery is leaving behind

Saturday 03:20 GMT

"We will see more and more disparity between the people who are homeowners and the people who aren't homeowners," Gudell said, "or the people who bought during a lucky time and those who bought during a not-so-lucky-time."

The implications of this unequal recovery are troubling, especially considering wages have been flat for nearly a decade. "The last time we saw a collapse on this scale was during the Great Depression, and it wasn't the same back then, because you didn't have as many homeowners," she said.

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Source: DW

Opinion: The world needs more Europe and less Donald Trump

Friday 20:08 GMT

Do anything to keep him busy in the US because when it comes to foreign policy and dealing with countries like North Korea or Iran, Donald Trump horrifies his partners, especially those in Europe.

Donald Trump will have to follow the European example, at least a little bit, if he really wants to maintain world peace, as he declared to the UN General Assembly. Here, too, one can see the gapping gulf between Europe and the US in sensitive diplomatic issues.

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Source: DW

German election polls confirm far-right AfD vying for third place, Merkel ahead

Saturday 05:12 GMT

Opinion polls have confirmed the far-right populist AfD's challenge to the Left party for third place in Germany's federal elections.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. With two days to go before Sunday's polls, Germany's 61.5 million voters were urged to go out and vote as the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) pushed its status as third-placed party behind the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its sister Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavaria, and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

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Source: Washington Post

Melania Trump hosts her first event in the garden Michelle Obama founded

Friday 21:03 GMT

Melania Trump held her first event in the White House Kitchen Garden Friday, donning a plaid shirt and coordinating red gloves to pull up leeks and plant kale along with children from a local Boys & Girls Club.

The garden, which was established by Michelle Obama in 2009 as part of her healthy eating initiative, is closely identified with the previous administration, so Mrs. Trump’s decision to embrace it is noteworthy.

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Source: CTV

Provinces challenge federal tax reform proposals

Saturday 00:40 GMT

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister scheduled an afternoon event in Winnipeg, where he planned to publicly air his frustration over the federal tax proposals.

Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have argued that the tax system unfairly encourages wealthy Canadians to incorporate, so they can get a better tax rate than middle-income earners. They say the changes are meant to end tax advantages that some wealthy business owners have unfairly exploited and to ensure all Canadians have a level playing field.

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Source: CBS News

Melania Trump harvests and plants in White House Garden

Friday 21:03 GMT

Melania Trump, accompanied by children from the local Girls and Boys Club, went to the White House Garden to do some planting and harvesting.

First Lady Melania Trump spent quality time today with several children from the Girls and Boys Club of Greater Washington, FBR Clubhouse in Ward 8.  The children's ages ranged from 10 to 11 years old. Along with the National Park Service (NPS), which maintains the White House grounds, the group spent time in the White House Kitchen Garden learning about the importance of the outdoors and healthy eating.

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Source: New York Times

Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

Friday 23:42 GMT

President Trump’s ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries is set to be replaced as soon as this weekend with more targeted restrictions on visits to the United States that would vary by country, officials familiar with the plans said on Friday.

The new restrictions, aimed at preventing security threats from entering the United States, could go into effect on Sunday after the conclusion of a 90-day policy review undertaken as part of the administration’s original travel ban.

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Source: CBS News

Alabama Senate race: It's Trump vs. Trumpland

Friday 22:45 GMT

Motivated by personal loyalty and a sense that the race is newly competitive, Trump heads to Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, appointed in February to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when Jeff Sessions became attorney general.

President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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Source: Common Domain

5 things to know about N. Korean leader's rebuke of Trump

Saturday 04:13 GMT

These words, however, carry the weight of an unprecedented personal rebuke from North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a "deranged" old man who will "pay dearly" for his insults. These words, however, carry the weight of an unprecedented personal rebuke from North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Source: BBC

What would a nuke in the Pacific mean?

Friday 20:07 GMT

Pyongyang's foreign minister has said the North is considering a nuclear test around the Pacific, after a personal statement from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to US President Donald Trump.

So the war-of-words continues between the leader of the world's foremost nuclear superpower and its newest nuclear state.

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Source: CTV

Provinces challenge federal tax reform proposals

Friday 22:48 GMT

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister scheduled an afternoon event in Winnipeg, where he planned to publicly air his frustration over the federal tax proposals.

Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have argued that the tax system unfairly encourages wealthy Canadians to incorporate, so they can get a better tax rate than middle-income earners. They say the changes are meant to end tax advantages that some wealthy business owners have unfairly exploited and to ensure all Canadians have a level playing field.

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Source: NBC News

Scaramucci takes revenge on White House staffers

Saturday 03:21 GMT

Scaramucci said the leaking has declined and he credits Communications Director Hope Hicks and Chief of Staff John Kelly for that — to a point.

The men got along when Scaramucci was a donor to the Republican National Committee, Scaramucci said, but once he was designated for a White House job "then the food fight started. On Priebus: Aside being labled by Scaramucci as one of the most "unlikable" staffers in the White House, it was clear their relationship was a complicated one.

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Source: Common Domain

Worst mass shooter in OC history to be sentenced today to life in prison for Seal Beach salon killings

Friday 20:08 GMT

A former tugboat captain who carried out Orange County’s worst mass shooting when he killed eight people at a Seal Beach salon in 2011 is expected to be sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Credits: Brian van der Brug / Getty / KTLA / Francine Orr / Allen J. Schaben / Al Seib. For more news on crime and courts in Southern California, follow us on Twitter: @marisagerber and @JamesQueallyLAT. Woman wielding gun and machete at Kardashians' WeHo boutique is arrested, officials say. Girl struck by car as she walked to 'unsafe' school bus stop awarded $36.1 million by San Bernardino jury

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Source: CBS News

Iran unveils latest ballistic missile in show of defiance to U.S.

Friday 19:11 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary.

The nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not strictly prohibit Iran from developing missiles but after the deal came into effect last year, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Iran not to take any actions related to ballistic missiles "designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons" for eight years.

Source: Common Domain

LeBron James calls President Trump a “bum,” Chris Paul tells him to stay in his lane

Today 11:46 GMT
Source: Washington Post

North Korea’s top diplomat says strike against U.S. mainland is ‘inevitable’

Today 11:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

California gets its own official state dinosaur

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: Fox News

Like Trump, Germany's anti-immigrant party shows unexpected strength

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Graham is ‘pressing on’ with the health-care bill. Other GOP senators signal they’re moving on.

Today 11:47 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: DW

China says North Korea earthquake a 'suspected explosion'

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: New York Times

Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Thursday 20:02 GMT
Source: CBS News

HHS Secretary Tom Price reacts to criticism of taxpayer-funded private jet use

Today 11:47 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why this week’s jump by 2-year Treasury yields is a ‘big deal’ for stock-market bulls

Saturday 19:04 GMT
Source: ABC News

Public prefers Obamacare to Graham-Cassidy, 56-33% (POLL)

Saturday 20:56 GMT
Source: CBS News

Report: Special counsel seeks documents from Trump presidency

Thursday 20:57 GMT
Source: BBC

Man Utd reports record revenues

Friday 19:11 GMT
Source: NBC News

While airfares may be down, bag fees are more than making up for it.

Friday 11:48 GMT

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