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Source: Reuters

Brexit front and middle in light week for data

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Brexit will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week, though a smattering of data will offer further indications as to how much global economic growth, bogged down by politics and trade wars, is slowing.

“Should the deal be passed, then after a likely further month of volatility it should bring about the expectation among households and businesses that the cliff-edge of a no-deal Brexit will be averted,” said George Buckley at Nomura.

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Source: Fox News

House win part of major realignment in Southern California

Monday 07:09 GMT

Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state.

The party holds a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature — and a 3.7-million advantage in voter registration.

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Source: The Guradian

'A dangerous precedent': Texans outraged at prospect of tent cities for migrants

Monday 07:09 GMT

Many are outraged at the prospect of the military flying in hundreds of tents to Fort Bliss then guarding thousands of exhausted migrant families bussed into El Paso after being detained all along the US-Mexico border.

“Recently the administration limited the ability of migrants to ask for asylum and we are concerned that this is only an effort to bring migrants into these facilities and to continue expanding the administration’s deportation machine.”

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Source: Fox News

Anti-Trump mayor of Portland, Ore., mutters he 'can't wait' to leave office

Monday 07:09 GMT

On Thursday, after finishing a speech at the Oregon Health Forum in which he was heckled, Wheeler mumbled, “I can’t wait for the next 24 months to be over,” indicating he may not seek re-election, the Oregonian reported. "If you know me, you know I mutter quite a bit,” Wheeler said in a statement issued later in the day.

That same month, the leader of Portland's police union slammed Wheeler for his response to the city's homelessness crisis,. "Our city has become a cesspool," Officer Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, wrote on Facebook. "Livability that once made Portland a unique and vibrant city is now replaced with human feces in businesses doorways, in our parks, and on our streets.

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Source: The Guradian

The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online?

Monday 07:09 GMT

Alan Turing’s famous test of whether machines could fool us into believing they were human – “the imitation game” – has become a mundane, daily question for all of us.

A term which can describe any automated process present in a computer network – to mimic human online behaviour and language has developed sharply in the past three years. For the moment, most of us remain serenely confident that we can tell the difference between a human presence and the voices of the encoded “foot soldiers” of the internet that perform more than 50% of its tasks and contribute about 20% of all social media “conversation”.

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Source: The Guradian

Republicans look to New Hampshire for a potential Trump 2020 challenger

Sunday 12:39 GMT

There could be some appetite among Republicans: In August, a poll by the New Hampshire Journal found that 40% of New Hampshire Republicans support the idea of a Republican challenger facing off against Trump in 2020.

In polling conducted by the University of New Hampshire in August, 56% of New Hampshire Republican voters said they would cast ballots for Trump in the Republican primary in 2020 while 20% said they would vote for another candidate and 24% remained undecided.

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Source: CBS News

Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange says he would fight charges

Sunday 12:39 GMT

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation.

Assange, 47, has resided in the Ecuadorian Embassy under a grant of asylum for more than six years to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where he was accused of sex crimes, or to the United States, whose government he has repeatedly humbled with mass disclosures of classified information.

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Source: Fox News

Tucker: U.S. Leaders Can't Carry Out 'Core Functions' of Gov't After CA Fires, NYC Snowstorm

Monday 03:19 GMT

Tucker Carlson asked on Friday if U.S. leaders can handle "the basics of governing" amid the deadly wildfires in California and after a surprise snowstorm walloped part of the New York tristate area.

"Keeping the roads clear, the fires quenched, the votes counted [in Florida's elections], these are the core functions of government and they can't do them," Carlson said. Dershowitz: Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated. Dave Rubin, who hosts The Rubin Report on YouTube, said that many aspects of society all seem to be "crumbling" simultaneously.

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Source: DW

EU demands Saudi 'clarity,' on Khashoggi, Trump wavers over top suspect

Monday 03:19 GMT

Saudi Arabia's official narrative on the October 2 killing has oscillated: it first denying any knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts and later said he was killed when an argument with Saudi officials degenerated into a fistfight.

Khashoggi, a Post columnist and critic of the Saudi government based in the United States, was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His body was dismembered and removed.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump blasts congressman as ‘Little Adam Schitt’

Monday 23:40 GMT

“So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!,”

The Trump White House has defended Whitaker’s appointment, saying his “acting” status means he doesn’t require Senate confirmation. Whitaker didn’t require Senate confirmation for his previous job – Sessions’ chief of staff, but he got Senate approval when he was named US attorney in Iowa in 2004.

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Source: Global News

Julian Assange’s lawyer says he won’t travel to the U.S. as extradition battle looms

Sunday 02:23 GMT

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel’s Russia-Trump investigation.

Ecuador won’t intervene on Julian Assange’s behalf in his negotiations to leave its embassy. Barry Pollack, a Washington lawyer for Assange, said he expected Ecuador to “comply with its obligations” to preserve asylum for him, though he acknowledged a concern that the county could revoke his asylum, expel him from the embassy and extradite him to the U.S.. “The burden should not shift to Mr. Assange to have to defend against criminal charges when what he has been accused of doing is what journalists do every day,” Pollack said. “They publish truthful information because the public has a right to know and consider that information and understand what its government and institutions are doing.”

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Source: Fox News

GOP's Mia Love takes lead in Utah House race as count continues

Sunday 05:09 GMT

After the latest tally, U.S. Rep. Mia Love, 42, held a razor-thin 419-vote lead over Democratic challenger and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for the state’s 4th Congressional District, FOX13 Utah reported.

Earlier Friday, a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Love, which sought to block counting ballots in Salt Lake County by challenging the signature verification conducted by the county clerk, FOX13 reported.

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Source: ABC News

Trump visits California as wildfires leave 74 dead, more than 1,000 others missing

Monday 01:30 GMT

More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for in California as deadly wildfires continue to burn at both ends of the state.

President Donald Trump arrived in California on Sunday to survey the devastation and meet with firefighters, alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state's governor-elect, Gavin Newsom. Meanwhile, the smoke from the flames has descended across the Golden State and choked the air in major cities, including San Francisco.

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Source: Global News

Slavery played a ‘central role’ in the Civil War, Texas students will be taught 153 years later

Sunday 04:14 GMT

This week, however, Republicans and Democrats came to a compromise, agreeing that students be taught about “the central role of the expansion of slavery in causing sectionalism, disagreements over states’ rights and the Civil War.”. “I don’t think we have that as a consensus in our state,” said Democrat board member Lawrence Allen Jr., talking about the belief in slavery’s role as a central cause of the war.


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