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Trump has said he is focusing on up to seven potential candidates, including two women, to fill the vacancy created by Kennedy, a swing vote on the nine-member court. He played the same role in the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year. Justin Clark, in his position as director of the Office of Public Liaison, will oversee outreach with key constituencies, coalitions, grass-roots organizations and allies, the White House said.
  • Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak arrested amid graft probe

    Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak arrested amid graft probe

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    Malaysian police say they have seized almost $275 million worth of jewelry, handbags, watches and cash from premises linked to Najib, while authorities have frozen more than 400 bank accounts as part of the 1MDB probe. Malaysia's new prime minister, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad , made the 1MDB investigation a priority upon entering office in May, the Nikkei Asian Review reported .
  • Amazon Prime Day to give Indian customers many firsts

    Amazon Prime Day to give Indian customers many firsts

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    It's free for Prime and non-Prime members alike, but tickets will be on a first-come first-served basis. According to Amazon , past year Prime Day was the biggest global shopping event in Amazon history, over taking both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • 2nd LD Writethru: Merkel, interior minister reach compromise over asylum policy dispute

    2nd LD Writethru: Merkel, interior minister reach compromise over asylum policy dispute

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    Mr Seehofer and Mrs Merkel have long had a hard relationship and sparred over Germany's approach to managing immigration on and off since 2015, when the chancellor welcomed refugees into the country. Seehofer wants to turn some asylum-seekers back at Germany's border, but Merkel is adamant that Germany shouldn't take unilateral action. During an interview with the public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday, Chancellor Merkel argued that the Brussels agreement has the same effects as the hardline ...
  • Spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo County

    Spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo County

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    Crews are working to contain the fire as quickly as possible since drier conditions and strong winds are forecasted through the weekend. The fire has scorched about 10 square miles (25 square kilometers) near Strawberry Reservoir and officials believe it is human-caused but are investigating, said Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forest, Fire and State Lands.
  • US, China discuss denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

    US, China discuss denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

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    Trump and Kim, on June 12 signed a joint agreement at the historic summit in Singapore, according to which Kim committed to "complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula", while Trump pledged "security guarantees" to the North. "We are watching closely". "When North Korea constructed the enrichment facility at Yongbyon in 2009, the North Koreans did so at a pace that suggested this was not their first rodeo, i.e.
  • Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick

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    Wade, which legalized access to safe abortions , and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriages. "None of the people who are being talked about now in the public space in the media are people who have a clear position on Roe v.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation shuts down alleged Independence Day terror plot

    Federal Bureau of Investigation shuts down alleged Independence Day terror plot

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    Officials said Monday that the man who's an American citizen often expressed his support for al-Qaida and said he wanted to kill members of the US military. The criminal complaint alleges Mr Pitts looked for locations to park a van filled with explosives, including a historic cathedral in the city. Anthony said just last week, Pitts met with an undercover agent and made statements similar to "what would hit them in their core?" He also wanted to conduct an attack in the future in ...
  • First Video of Rescuers Finding Thai Soccer Team in Cave

    First Video of Rescuers Finding Thai Soccer Team in Cave

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    Anmar Mirza, the US National Cave Rescue Commission co-ordinator, said the primary decision is one of whether to try to evacuate them or to supply them in place. The race to save the boys has dominated news bulletins, gripping the nation, and relatives of the missing children have kept up a long vigil at the mouth of the cave.
  • Criminals Land Helicopter In Prison To Help Gangster Escape

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    Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Reau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room yesterday morning and extracted him. Two armed men climbed out, stormed the premises with assault rifles and set off bombs. Investigators are looking into whether Faid, who had been at the Reau prison since November, had inside help.
  • Maryland shooting suspect barricaded door in 'tactical approach'

    Maryland shooting suspect barricaded door in 'tactical approach'

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    The request was denied. Ramos, 38, from Laurel, Maryland , faces five counts of first degree murder in Anne Arundel County criminal court. Three editors, a reporter and a sales assistant were killed. Altomare disclosed Friday that a detective investigated those concerns, holding a conference call with an attorney for the publishing company, a former correspondent and the paper's publisher.
  • USA aims to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero

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    Last month President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal , re-imposing USA sanctions that had been suspended in return for curbs on Tehran's nuclear programme. At the time, the Trump administration gave foreign companies either 90 or 180 days to wind down their business with Iranian counterparts, depending on the type of commercial activity.
  • Thai Rescuers Push Further Into Flooded Cave in Search for Missing Boys

    Thai Rescuers Push Further Into Flooded Cave in Search for Missing Boys

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    The massive rescue effort had for days been hampered by heavy rains that flooded the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand, blocking access to chambers where it was hoped the group would be found alive. The Australian team has joined forces with 11 Chinese rescue experts, up to 32 USA forces personnel, three British divers and a British cave expert as well as rescue teams from Myanmar and Laos who are already there.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Rips Right-Wing Personality Who Tried To Discredit Her

    Ocasio-Cortez Rips Right-Wing Personality Who Tried To Discredit Her

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    The family almost lost it after Ocasio-Cortez's father died of cancer during the Great Recession. The right-wing host tried to discredit Ocasio-Cortez's message that has sparked enthusiasm among left-leaning voters . Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY even became the first person in the Senate to call for the abolishment of ICE , just after Ocasio-Cortez's victory.
  • Prince William’s Eventful Middle East Tour Ended at Western Wall

    Prince William’s Eventful Middle East Tour Ended at Western Wall

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    The holy sites he toured are in East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in a move that has not won global recognition. During Prince William's five-day tour of the region, he will meet both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Trump's former lawyer says he's putting 'family & country first' in investigation

    Trump's former lawyer says he's putting 'family & country first' in investigation

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    Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, facing potential arrest in NY, has declared his first loyalty is to his family and the country, signaling a willingness to cooperate with prosecutors against the president. "I thanked them for their service, and as they left, we shook hands", Mr. Cohen said . Filings by Trump showed payments of $250,000 to Cohen in 2017.