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When conservative pundit Eddie Scarry recently mocked her wardrobe, the internet rallied around her as she swatted him away like a fly. On Friday afternoon, Ocasio-Cortez outlined a broader critique of recent media coverage focused on her, specifically citing Fox News and The Washington Examiner .
  • Michelle Obama stopped trying to smile during inauguration of Trump

    Michelle Obama stopped trying to smile during inauguration of Trump

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    She spoke on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in. " Marriage counseling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences", Obama told GMA's Robin Roberts . What I knew from working in professional environments ...
  • Julian Assange charged in US

    Julian Assange charged in US

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    This comes after it was revealed the United Kingdom had issued an arrest warrant for Assange for charges related to an alleged sexual assault in Sweden. US officials had no comment on the disclosure in the document about a sealed indictment of Assange. A United States federal court document asking a judge to seal documents in a criminal case unrelated to Mr Assange inadvertently revealed the charges against the Australian.
  • CALIFORNIA: Dem Flips Seat Of Anti-LGBT House Rep

    CALIFORNIA: Dem Flips Seat Of Anti-LGBT House Rep

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    On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer of NY won for Democrats . "Everything I've seen, she has the votes". So too are the "Young Guns" - former leader Eric Cantor and outgoing Speaker Ryan - who penned that strategy.
  • Former advisor says Hillary will run in 2020

    Former advisor says Hillary will run in 2020

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    News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might try to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 elicited cheers from the White House. " Hillary Will Run Again ", reads the headline of the Wall Street Journal op-ed, written by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein .
  • Northern California Wildfire: 63 Dead; Number of Missing People Hits 631

    Northern California Wildfire: 63 Dead; Number of Missing People Hits 631

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    According to the authorities, the wildfire has so far claimed the lives of at least 63 people statewide, with the number of people missing or unaccounted for having soared to 631. The seven additional victims brings to 63 the number of people who have died in the Camp Fire. The latest blazes have capped a pair of calamitous wildfire seasons in California that scientists largely attribute to prolonged drought they say is symptomatic of climate change.
  • Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

    Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

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    The agreement also led to protests by several hundred Israelis living near the border with Gaza who called for further action against Hamas. TRT World's Iolo ap Dafydd reports from Gaza city. He said every time Hamas fired a rocket, Israeli families have "just 15 seconds to find their loves ones and run to a bomb shelter". An anonymous source in Netanyahu's Likud party told Yediot , "There is no need for elections in the midst of a sensitive security situation".
  • Israeli family describes close call when Hamas rocket landed on house

    Israeli family describes close call when Hamas rocket landed on house

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    Egypt has urged Israel to back down and the U.S., whose peace mediation has been stalled since 2014, condemned Hamas for the attacks. A statement issued by militant groups in Gaza said Ashdod, a major Israeli port just north of Ashkelon, and Beersheba, the biggest city in southern Israel, would be hit next if Israel didn't cease fire.
  • 150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida

    150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida

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    Days of fierce street fights between Yemeni government forces and Houthi rebels for the control of the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeidah have made it very hard for local families to flee to safe areas. Four employees in Hodeida port who requested anonymity told AFP that a rebel commander had been killed in the Monday attack. Clashes between Saudi-backed troops and rebels in Hodeida have raged for almost two weeks, leaving almost 600 people dead and prompting warnings from the ...
  • Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

    Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

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    He says Ankara wants Riyadh to reveal who ordered the October 2 killing of the journalist at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. On Thursday, the public prosecutor's office said he was killed after a struggle by a lethal injection and his body dismembered and taken out of the building.
  • White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel Faces Exit

    White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel Faces Exit

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    Mr. Trump said Ricardel - seen Tuesday afternoon standing behind the president - was involved in disagreements over seating on the plane and other logistics. When asked yesterday about possible staff changes, Trump declined to comment on specifics, only telling reporters: "We'll be talking about it". The requests languished for months as Kelly insisted there weren't enough available positions for the first lady's aides to have senior titles, these people said.
  • Brexit deal: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown

    Brexit deal: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown

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    Meanwhile, the UK's main opposition parties have written to May demanding she gives parliament "a truly meaningful vote" on the divorce deal agreed with the EU. It is also demanding an agreement on fishing quotas and efforts to ensure a level regulatory playing field with the United Kingdom after Brexit. But if you thought the revelation, on Tuesday night, that Theresa May has agreed a "divorce" deal with Brussels meant Brexit was done and dusted, think again.
  • Police say treating Melbourne stabbing as a terror attack

    Police say treating Melbourne stabbing as a terror attack

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    Victorian police chief commissioner Graham Ashton told a press conference that the suspect drove a pickup truck to a location on a busy Melbourne street and set the vehicle on fire. A man, believed to be the driver, stabbed three people and was then shot by police. However, the police has clearly refuted any links of terrorism with the incident.
  • Israeli Fire Kills Seven During Undercover Raid in Gaza, IDF Officer Killed

    Israeli Fire Kills Seven During Undercover Raid in Gaza, IDF Officer Killed

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    One Israeli soldier has been killed. Hamas's armed wing alleged in a statement that an Israeli special forces team infiltrated near Khan Yunis in a civilian vehicle. Israel says it is defending its border against militant infiltrations , but its army has come under worldwide criticism because of the large number of unarmed protesters who have been shot.