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Source: CBS News

Van Hollen says Democrats ready for "political trench warfare" in battle for Congress

Today 07:00 GMT

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says that Democrats are ready to engage in "political trench warfare" with just 23 days until the 2018 midterm elections, citing President Trump's rhetoric as a key factor in mobilizing voter turnout. "Look, nobody goes lower than Donald Trump.

"I mean, look, the guy knows no bottom, but the reality is, what Democrats are saying is that we are locked in a pitched political battle and we are going to engage fully. I mean, this is political trench warfare and we're going to engage in that battle," Van Hollen said.

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Source: CBS News

"On Desperate Ground": The story of Chosin Reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle

Today 03:19 GMT

In his new book, "On Desperate Ground" (Doubleday), author Hampton Sides calls Chosin Reservoir "the Korean War's greatest battle."

"Survival is probably the strongest of our instincts, and we all just did what we had to do to survive," said Warren Weidhahn, now 90, who was a young Marine at Chosin Reservoir. But unless you were at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in the brutal winter of 1950, you have no idea.

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Source: Fox News

'First Man' opens at No. 3 despite flag controversy, fails to topple 'Venom' and 'A Star is Born'

Today 10:52 GMT

Despite much-talked-about controversy over its omission of the American flag being planted on the moon, the Neil Armstrong film "First Man" settled in at No. 3 at the box office, failing to break through the ongoing tug-of-war between "Venom" and "A Star is Born." The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly "Goosebumps" sequel and the neo-noir mystery "Bad Times at the El Royale," couldn't unseat last week's top two films.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump calls Confederate leader Robert E. Lee a ‘great general’

Saturday 21:50 GMT

He was the leading general of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, heading the military effort against Union forces after 11 southern states had seceded from the United States — with slavery one of the major reasons why they separated.

‘I think we’re going to get the African American vote’. The president was speaking of Point Pleasant, Ohio-born general and former president Ulysses S. Grant, who commanded the Union forces in the American Civil War, and was the man to whom Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

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Source: Common Domain

California, New York and 6 other states side with scammed students in battle with DeVos

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Led by Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, eight states including, Massachusetts, New York and Illinois, filed an amicus brief Wednesday in a closely-watched class-action lawsuit challenging Betsy DeVos-led Department of Education’s approach to calculating relief for federal student-loan borrowers who say they’ve been scammed by their schools.

In 2015, the Department in a joint investigation with California, where Corinthian was based, determined that the school violated California state law by misrepresenting its programs to students.

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Source: DW

Ukrainian church wins independence battle against Moscow Patriarchate

Friday 18:13 GMT

Ukraine should have its own Orthodox church, independent from Moscow, the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate has ruled in a bitter row.

During the independence row, representatives of Moscow Patriarchate warned the resulting conflict could be comparable with the Great Schism from 1054, which split the Christian church into Catholics in the West and Orthodox Christians in the East. Speaking to Rossiya-24 TV channel, senior Moscow Patriarchate official Igor Yakmichuk said the Moscow-based church will decide on its countermeasures after a Synod meeting set for next Monday.

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Source: CBS News

This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 14)

Friday 18:13 GMT

They'll tell you that not only is the Earth a flat disk, but also that we've never been to the Moon or Mars, and that all the footage of floating astronauts is faked.

Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga talks with "Mad Mike" Hughes, who ascended 1,800 feet in a self-built rocket to see if the Earth actually curves; "conspiracy realist" Patricia Steere, host of the YouTube channel "Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes," who believes NASA is part of a conspiracy at the behest of "the Powers That Should Not Be"; and Tom Nichols, author of "The Death of Expertise," who talks about a reverse-snobbery expressed by some people against the well-educated.

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Source: CBS News

Excerpt: "On Desperate Ground," the story of the Korean War's greatest battle

Friday 18:13 GMT

In his new book, "On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle" (Doubleday), author Hampton Sides ("Ghost Soldiers," "In the Kingdom of Ice") recounts the fateful experience of U.S. Marines and their clash with overpowering Chinese forces at the Chosin Reservoir during a grueling 1950 campaign. Read an excerpt from "On Desperate Ground" below, and don't miss David Martin's interview with Hampton Sides on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 14!.

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Source: Common Domain

Rivals Cloudera, Hortonworks Merge as Battle With IoT Giants Looms, CEO Says

Friday 18:13 GMT

Cloudera, which last week announced plans to merge with Hortonworks, was founded a decade ago by a group of engineers from Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Oracle Corp. and Yahoo Inc., where the technology behind Hadoop was developed.

Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. are joining forces to better compete with giant enterprise information-technology providers in the fast-growing market for Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence and other digital business tools, executives from both firms say.

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Source: CBS News

Stocks close higher Friday after two-day bloodbath

Saturday 20:55 GMT

Stocks closed higher on Friday, clawing back some of the ground they lost in a two-day rout that saw the Dow lose 1,300 points, but they still suffered their biggest weekly loss in six months.

"The combination of good U.S. economic fundamentals, a very low probability of recession in the next 12 months, and equity valuations that are far from stretched all support our view that the bull market remains intact."

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Source: Common Domain

Red Sox-Astros: An Elite Battle of Heavyweights

Saturday 20:55 GMT

The Red Sox and Astros rendered moot all the clichés about small sample sizes and flukiness in October and simply kept on playing like the two best teams in baseball.

Both franchises have evolved since then, from merely very good teams to part of an elite class of heavyweights that stand apart from the rest of the league. The Astros added to their core championship group another All-Star starting pitcher in Gerrit Cole and a better bullpen, in part through the controversial midseason acquisition of Roberto Osuna.

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Source: BBC

Sky battles: Fighting back against rogue drones

Saturday 11:45 GMT

Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people.

Instead, governments around the world are considering whether to allow anti-drone systems to be installed more widely, not only at prisons and airports, but also at large public events.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte