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Source: CBS News

Elizabeth Warren says she took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Today 15:25 GMT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent.

Ultimately, Warren said, she took a DNA test because she believes one way to rebuild trust in government is by posting her full family history online "so anybody can take a look. ... I believe one way that we try to rebuild confidence is through transparency."

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Source: Global News

LGBTQ groups protest in Paris after string of homophobic attacks

Today 15:25 GMT

Crowds attended a Paris protest to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on Sunday (October 21) after a series of high-profile incidents which have rattled NGOs and worried politicians.

During the debate over gay marriage in 2012-13, SOS Homophobie said there was a 78 percent spike in homophobic attacks and Faledam said he feared a repeat.

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Source: The Guradian

#WontBeErased: reports of US trans policy shift spark protests

Today 14:31 GMT

Transgender rights activists are calling for protests outside the White House on Monday, after reports that the Trump administration was planning new reversals to Obama-era recognitions of gender fluidity.

A 2016 ruling by a judge in Texas in response to one aspect of the Affordable Care Act found there was no protection against discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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Source: Fox News

Panthers' Eric Reid blasts Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins over anthem protests

Today 14:30 GMT

Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid, a former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, confronted Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins on the field near the Eagles’ logo before their game.

The bad blood between the two stems from Reid splitting from Jenkins’ The Players Coalition after the organization sought to have the protests during the national anthem stopped if the NFL made donations to causes the group supports.

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Source: The Guradian

Elizabeth Warren says she took DNA test to restore trust in government

Today 15:25 GMT

Elizabeth Warren said on Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test to prove her heritage because Americans’ trust in government is “at an all-time low” and she wanted to help rebuild it.

Ultimately, she said, she took a DNA test because she believes one way to rebuild trust in government is by posting her full family history online “so anybody can take a look … I believe one way that we try to rebuild confidence is through transparency”. Diehl shot back that the issue “is not about Senator Warren’s ancestry, it’s about integrity in my mind, and I don’t care whether you think you benefited or not from that claim, it’s the fact that you tried to benefit from that claim that I think bothers a lot of people and it’s something you haven’t been able to put to rest since the 2012 campaign”.

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Source: Fox News

Arizona GOP Senate candidate Martha McSally unloads on Kyrsten Sinema: 'This is personal .... She was protesting in a pink tutu'

Today 04:14 GMT

"This is a pattern for my opponent -- right after 9/11, in a moment when the country was unified and were healing and mourning ... Krysten Sinema was protesting right after 9/11 any military action against terrorists; she was protesting later in a pink tutu; she was leading multiple protests inviting anarchists, socialists, others -- handing out flyers at her protest depicting American soldiers as skeletons, and saying we're the ones conducting terror in the Middle East. This is just a pattern of my opponent over many years where she has been a radical left activist, a green party activist, very much against our military, and these are the facts that need to come out during this campaign -- compared to me, who served 26 years in the military, 325 combat hours fighting for our freedoms."

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Source: Fox News

Protesters greet Pelosi with expletives during Florida campaign stop

Saturday 15:25 GMT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a mob during a campaign stop in Coral Gables, Fla., on Wednesday, with protesters cursing at her and calling her a communist.

The video of the confrontation was uploaded on YouTube and titled “Nancy Pelosi was heckled at a Miami Restaurant by Trump Supporting Cuban Americans,” but it actually occurred outside the campaign stop for Shalala, The Washington Post reported.

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Source: The Guradian

Lewis Hamilton fastest in US Grand Prix practice as Sebastian Vettel is punished

Saturday 15:25 GMT

This year Britney Spears and Bruno Mars will perform on a large stage between turn 11 and turn 12. “We want people to understand that F1 is entertainment in the broadest sense,” Sean Bratches, F1’s commercial managing director, said in an interview for the official F1 newsletter.Lando Norris, the Bristol-born 18-year-old who will make his race debut in 2019, was 12th fastest for McLaren in first practice as he stood in for Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Source: Common Domain

Mitch McConnell harassed at restaurant as fellow diners come to his defense

Today 04:14 GMT

This incident is just another in a long line of encounters in which protesters have confronted Trump administration officials such as Department of Homeland Security Chief Kristjen Nielson, Senator Ted Cruz, former EPA head Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, to name a few.

It all started when the two were out at popular Cuban restaurant Havana Rumba on Friday and some angry diners decided to approach their table, including the man in this video snippet from TMZ:. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here?” the protester says. “Why don’t you leave our entire country.”

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Source: CBS News

"Hex" put on Kavanaugh at Brooklyn bookstore, event met with counter-protesters

Today 00:34 GMT

About 60 people met at Catland bookstore in Brooklyn on Saturday to use witchcraft to put a hex on the newest Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

Before the hexing began, a small group of counter-protesters gathered outside the bookstore to condemn the witchcraft taking place inside. Those three people were Kavanaugh, President Trump, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Source: CBS News

Elizabeth Warren debates GOP challenger days after DNA test reveal

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Republican challenger Geoff Diehl slammed her in the first question in a contentious debate about her recent reveal that she did have Native American heritage.

He said that while he didn't care about the results, "it's about integrity," and he didn't approve of her previous employer, Harvard University,  listing her as a minority because it meant "taking a minority hire away from somebody else.". Warren said that her DNA results did not show that was a member of a tribe, and that she never benefited from her background.

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Source: Fox News

WATCH: Henry Kissinger Told to 'Rot in Hell' During NYU Speech

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was shouted down by angry protesters during a speaking appearance this week at New York University.

'The Party of Bait-and-Switch': Comedian Rips Magazine for Phony Story to Promote Voter Registration. Comrades at NYU disrupting Henry Kissinger’s talk at the Stern School of Business. He was called a "war criminal" by one protester and then told to "rot in hell" by another during the invite-only event.

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Source: Common Domain

The last days of Theranos — the financials were as overhyped as the blood tests

Sunday 18:09 GMT

That same month, Theranos agreed to pay $4,652,000 in consumer restitution — more than Theranos had in fact collected for all lab tests throughout the life of the company — and a civil penalty of $200,000 to settle a consumer-fraud suit brought by the Arizona attorney general.

Ultimately, it was the accountants, not the scientists, who were left with no choice but to deliver the bitter pill to the Theranos board: The company had even less money than time.

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Source: DW

Poland's PiS nationalists face test in local election battles

Sunday 09:00 GMT

Though nationalist-conservative candidates and electoral alliances led by the ruling PiS enjoy overwhelming voter support across large swaths of the country, liberal opposition candidates enjoy advantages in Poland's major cities, such as Warsaw, Danzig, Krakow and Breslau.

A young law student from Bialystok is putting her faith in Jaki's challenger, the liberal Civic Platform (PO) politician Rafal Trzaskowski: "This election is the only chance liberals have to survive — here in the cities," she says.

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Source: Washington Post

Professor barred from university system for class that offered course credit to students who protested Kavanaugh

Sunday 17:14 GMT

And incendiary — when people learned that students at the University of Southern Maine had been offered course credit if they joined a bus full of people planning to protest Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and lobby Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to vote against it.

Hundreds of people called the university, including furious alumni, upset students, and prospective students and their parents.


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