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Source: Washington Post

How an abduction by the mysterious Freemasons led to a third political party — the nation’s first

Today 19:04 GMT

‘A party that had lost its mind’: In 1968, Democrats held one of history’s most disastrous conventions. ‘Kill the beast’: The impeachment trial that nearly took down a president 150 years ago

In the end, Wirt carried only one state — Vermont — and soon the Anti-Masonic Party was well on its way to the oblivion that has awaited every third party in American history. As for Wirt, he became ill in early 1834 — and after undergoing the standard medical treatments of the day, including the application of leeches, according to historian William C. Robert — the one-time presidential candidate died in Washington on Feb. 18.

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Source: The Guradian

Republicans break ranks with Trump over Saudi dissident’s death

Today 19:04 GMT

Scorn and disbelief at Saudi Arabia’s official explanation of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi mounted over the weekend, despite US president Donald Trump dubbing Riyadh’s belated confession that he had died “credible”.

Florida senator Marco Rubio called the Saudi account of the journalist’s death “bizarre” and slammed authorities in Riydah for their lack of transparency. Riyadh said the journalist was killed in a “fist fight” as part of a rendition attempt gone wrong, after denying for weeks that he had come to any harm in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Source: Washington Post

White House privately doubts Saudi account of journalist’s killing

Today 19:04 GMT

President Trump and his aides have begun to privately express doubts about Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as the administration stands publicly in support of the oil-rich monarchy, according to U.S. officials.

The kingdom’s claim that Khashoggi was killed after a fistfight escalated inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was met with a torrent of international skepticism Saturday over how a team of Saudi agents could fly to Istanbul to meet Khashoggi and eventually kill him without the knowledge or consent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 33-year-old de facto ruler.

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Source: The Guradian

Ditching nuclear arms treaty would be dangerous step, Russia warns US

Today 19:04 GMT

Senior Russian officials have lashed out at the United States after Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from an arms control treaty.

The intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty, signed in 1987, has historically kept nuclear missiles out of Europe. The US president has accused Russia of violating the treaty first and told reporters on Saturday that the US would “have to develop those weapons” in response.

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Source: Global News

Could there ever be more than one internet Experts say we’re closer than you think

Today 19:04 GMT

While China represents the world’s most extreme example of internet regulation, experts note that the massive country isn’t the only one imposing restrictions on the services from multi-billion dollar internet giants.

Bartholomew and Raymond agree that the spirit of the internet is one of openness, but it’s important to distinguish between the internet of the late 20th century, and the internet of today.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi prince under pressure to blame general

Saturday 13:35 GMT

US officials are putting sustained pressure on Mohammed bin Salman to blame one of his favoured generals – the deputy head of Saudi intelligence – for the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, a move the Trump administration believes could allow both Washington and Riyadh a way out of the escalating crisis.

However, the Khashoggi disappearance has led to widespread cancellations, including US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who is understood to have pulled out partly because Prince Mohammed continues to refuse Washington’s “solution”.

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Source: Common Domain

To boost the economy, let’s first change how we measure the economy

Saturday 17:15 GMT

It was never a great measure of national well-being in the first place, and now it’s falling down as a measure of economic strength.

Gross domestic product, the total value of a country’s goods and services, was a barely adequate tool for measuring the U.S. economy of the 20th century. GDP has now become obsolete and needs to be upgraded for the needs of our time.

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Source: Common Domain

The case for paying every American a dividend on the nation’s wealth

Today 17:14 GMT

Sharing the wealth, collective ownership and being handed a dividend check simply because of where you live runs counter to the rugged individualism that many see as a key feature of the American character.

A study by the Roosevelt Institute in New York, a left-leaning think tank, concludes that giving $500 a month to every adult American could meaningfully grow the U.S. economy and address its widening wealth gap.

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Source: Global News

Cannabis IQ: Everything you need to know about pot and the border

Today 16:19 GMT

Border Security Minister Bill Blair, who until recently served as the government’s point-person on pot, advised Canadians to always be truthful with border guards, even if it means being turned away and banned for life.

Everyone from the Canada Border Services Agency to trade experts to the mayor of Windsor have flagged the possibility that many Americans are going to buy Canadian marijuana and want to bring some home, creating headaches for U.S. border officials.

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Source: Fox News

Saudis offer pathetic explanation of Khashoggi death to preserve ties to US and clear crown prince

Today 16:19 GMT

Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S., was accidentally strangled Oct. 2 in a fight with 15 Saudis employed by the nation’s security services and military inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

It blames two of the Saudi crown prince’s key aides – the deputy director of Saudi intelligence and his top communications adviser – for Khashoggi’s death.

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Source: The Guradian

Khashoggi mourners demand justice as Congress urges full US investigation

Today 15:24 GMT

Amidst international scorn for Saudi Arabia’s official explanation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi, friends and colleagues of the reporter on Saturday resumed their vigil outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where he was killed two weeks ago.

It was becoming increasingly clear that Republican leaders in Congress were not going to give credibility to the Saudi version of events and would insist on a full investigation by US intelligence, potentially followed by sanctions mandated by legislation known as Global Magnitsky, after a murdered Russian lawyer.

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Source: The Guradian

Guardian Weekly: our bold new look for the international edition

Today 15:24 GMT

When I introduced the new-look magazine to staff during our morning conference last week, our global environment editor Jon Watts told me that when he’d interviewed Sidney Rittenberg, the American revealed that he’d used copies of the Manchester Guardian Weekly to teach English to Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other senior Chinese Communist party cadres when they were based in the caves of Yan’an after the Long March.

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Source: CBS News

Border patrol arrests of migrant family members hit all-time high in September, DHS says

Today 14:29 GMT

A recent increase in migrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico caused agitation at the White House this week and reportedly led to a heated shouting match between two of the president's top advisers. Border Patrol arrests of migrant families have been surging since the family separation policy ended earlier this year, with nearly 17,000 family members arrested in September.

The United Church of Christ is one of seven Tucson churches that have become temporary homes for migrant families just released by ICE.

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Source: The Guradian

Elizabeth Warren defends releasing DNA test to show Native American heritage

Today 12:39 GMT

In a Massachusetts senatorial debate on Friday night, Elizabeth Warren defended her decision to release this week DNA test results that provide some evidence a Native American is in her bloodline, saying: “I am an open book.”. Warren is a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. She released the tests in part to counter attacks from Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized her claims of Native American heritage, calling her “Pocahontas”.

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Source: Fox News

Haley demands UN punish Cuba, Bolivia after ‘mob scene’ at US event for Cuban political prisoners

Today 12:39 GMT

In a letter to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, sent Friday and obtained by Fox News, Haley said the behavior by the Cuban and Bolivian diplomats was “outrageous” and called for action from Guterres. “Due to the outrageous behavior of the Cuban and Bolivian U.N. delegations, this diplomatic event became a mob scene, and resulted in significant damage to U.N. property,” the letter says.

“This lack of standards continues to undermine the organization and demonstrates again why the United States was right to withdraw from it earlier this year,” she said.


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