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Source: The Guradian

'Toxic Christianity': the evangelicals creating champions for Trump

Today 18:09 GMT

According to Bill Leonard, professor of church history at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, the context to white evangelicals hitching their wagon to Trump is “panic at the precipitous decline of Christianity” in US society.

They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!”. Falwell told the Guardian that Trump was a “good moral person, a strong leader, a tough leader – and that’s what this country needs”, and that support among white evangelicals was solid in the run-up to the midterms. “The sentiment is there, it’s going to come down to turnout,” he said in an interview.

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Source: CBS News

North Carolina congressional race could be key in battle for the House

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Democrats are expected to take the House in November, but that victory is dependent on a few key races, primarily in swing districts.

A recent CBS News Battleground Tracker poll found that Democrats are currently on track to gain a 226-seat majority in the midterm elections, although many races are extremely close and it wouldn't take much to move that number in either direction.

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Source: Fox News

Texas girl at center of court battles over life support dies

Saturday 15:25 GMT

A 9-year-old Texas girl stricken with cancer died Friday just hours after an appeals court ruled that the hospital where she was treated could not remove her from life support.

"Cook Children's actions are contrary to the best interests of the child, the wishes of her parents, the order of the court, existing law, the hospital's own written policies, the will of the public, and the spirit of compassion, Stafford said.

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Source: CTV

Support from above: How Canada is aiding peacekeeping efforts in war-torn Mali

Saturday 15:25 GMT

CTV’s Omar Sachedina is in Gao, located in Eastern Mali, to glimpse how Canadians are aiding peacekeeping efforts on the ground and most importantly, in the air.

In Mali where years of armed conflict among warring ethnic and extremist groups as well as the country’s military has created a humanitarian crisis.

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Source: Fox News

Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for 'setting a great example' with political stance

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Swift’s remarks caught the eye of friend-turned-foe Katy Perry, who was one of the first people to “like” the post, spurring rumors that the bad blood between Swift and Perry had finally subsided. “She’s setting a great example,” Perry told Variety on Thursday night at amfAR Gala Beverly Hills, California, where the “Roar” singer was honored with a Courage Award.

The pop star who notably has strayed from politics — shocked many fans and critics alike when she broke her silence earlier in the month, writing on Instagram that she'll be voting for Tennessee Democrats in the midterm elections.

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Source: DW

Making Africa's women more visible

Friday 08:06 GMT

We started a search to find these great women and start honoring them to let our young women see these great women, because what you visualize is what you can interpret and know that you can do it.

We need to change the narratives so people know that women are doing positive things and that women are supporting each other and stop saying that women don't support each other. I think we were not telling our stories and we the women were not standing to support the women.

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Source: Common Domain

Talk Is Cheap for China’s Economy—and Stocks

Saturday 10:50 GMT

Ahead of disappointing third-quarter figures released Friday that showed the Chinese economy grew at 6.5%—its slowest rate since 2009—the head of the country’s central bank, securities and banking regulators took to state media to emphasize the financial system’s stability, how cheap stocks look, and Beijing’s recent measures to support struggling companies.

Chinese equities still do look cheap, with Shanghai stocks trading at 12 times trailing earnings, around their lowest level since 2014.

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Source: DW

Record-low support for Angela Merkel's government

Friday 23:42 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) were each down a point from last week, bringing support for the government down to 39 percent.

One party that is doing well off of dwindling support for the "grand coalition" of the CDU and the SPD is the Green party. The Greens saw their highest result since September 2011, with 19 percent of Germans saying they would vote for them.

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Source: CBS News

Florida considers ballot initiative that would restore voting rights to felons

Thursday 21:52 GMT

On Nov. 6, Florida voters could approve an amendment that would significantly affect the voting population of one of the most crucial swing states in the country.

With widespread support and little public opposition, Amendment 4 could be poised for approval this November, potentially shifting politics in Florida in ways that could have a national impact.

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Source: Washington Post

Acting leader removed from agency the White House has used to provide jobs to Trump supporters

Friday 17:17 GMT

The White House has removed the acting chief of a small foreign aid office less than two months after he was put in place to quell controversy over the Trump administration’s use of the agency as a source of jobs for political supporters, according to interviews and an internal email obtained by The Washington Post.

Bierman succeeded another acting leader, Robert Blau, who resigned amid controversy over the White House’s placement of more than a dozen Trump supporters into jobs previously reserved for development specialists.

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Source: Fox News

US student detained in Israel for BDS support allowed to enter Jewish state after deportation overturned

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Israel's Supreme Court said Thursday an American graduate student stuck for more than two weeks in immigration limbo will be allowed to enter the country, ruling the woman's desire to study in the Jewish state undermined her previous support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign.

Unlike her first foray, however, Alqasem's follow-up visit nearly ended before it began, and authorities barred her from entering the Jewish state and ordered her deportation.


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