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Donald Trump’s remarks about Civil War generals spurs debate over media’s coverage

Donald Trump's remarks about Civil War generals spurs debate over media's coverage

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President Trump sparked debate on social media Friday evening by calling Robert E. Lee a "great general" during a campaign rally Friday, drawing scrutiny over his remark as well as the media's reaction, with many conservatives complaining of news outlets cutt…
Minnesota court orders Keith Ellison divorce records unsealed

Minnesota court orders Keith Ellison divorce records unsealed

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A county court has ordered Rep. Keith Ellison's divorce records to be unsealed, allowing more scrutiny into the Democrat's private life as he fights off the abuse allegations upending his campaign for Minnesota attorney general.
Trump makes post-Kanye West appeal to black voters, asked them to ‘honor’ GOP with support

Trump makes post-Kanye West appeal to black voters, asked them to 'honor' GOP with support

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President Trump on Friday asked for black voters to come over and support Republicans, making the appeal a day after rapper Kanye West broke with Democrats to laud the president for rekindling the American spirit.
Indian states are struggling to lift public-school attendance

Indian states are struggling to lift public-school attendance

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THE 80 or so pupils in Class 9 of YDVP Inter College, a private school in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, chorus “good morning” to the visitor, and then turn their attention back to the maths teacher. Smartly dressed in blue-and-white uniforms, the children are seated at desks in brick classrooms in a compound…
Bavaria votes on October 14th; the CSU is in trouble

Bavaria votes on October 14th; the CSU is in trouble

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AN EAR-SPLITTING roar of drums and trumpets blasts out of speakers as Bavaria’s premier, Markus Söder, makes a grandiose entrance. Never afraid of a bit of kitsch, he’s back in his home town, Nuremberg, for a pre-election rally before Bavaria goes to the polls on October 14th. A gibe at Berlin’s coalition chaos elicits a…
Why dissidents are gathering in Istanbul

Why dissidents are gathering in Istanbul

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print-edition icon Print edition | Middle East and Africa Oct 11th 2018 | ISTANBUL REFUGEES, dissidents and émigrés from across the Arab world are flocking to the old imperial city which ruled their lands until 1918. In Mukhtar, a popular café in Istanbul’s “Little Syria”, outcasts from regimes that crushed the Arab spring sip coffee…
London’s financial flows are polluted by laundered money

London’s financial flows are polluted by laundered money

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BRITAIN likes to see itself as a leader in the fight against illicit finance and corruption. The government has recently been talking even tougher, as worsening relations with Russia have focused attention on the number of oligarchs who have interests in London. Anyone looking to stash dirty money “should be in no doubt that we…
Trump meets with Pastor Brunson at White House

Trump meets with Pastor Brunson at White House

President Trump welcomes American pastor freed from Turkey, Andrew Brunson to the White House.
Michigan Best Buy employees say deer walked through front door

Michigan Best Buy employees say deer walked through front door

The animal reportedly entered the store on Wednesday afternoon. (iStock) Employees at a Novi, Michigan, Best Buy had an unexpected customer this week: a deer, which reportedly ran through the store’s front door. The six-point buck entered the store at roughly 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Hometown Life reported. PREGNANT WOMEN WHO GET FLU SHOT ARE…
HS Student Forced to Remove ‘Trump’ Jersey at Patriotic Football Game

HS Student Forced to Remove 'Trump' Jersey at Patriotic Football Game

A high school student in North Carolina was forced to remove a jersey featuring the president's last name at a patriotic-themed high school football game. WTVD reported that the event took place on October 5 at Harnett Central High School in the town of Angier. A father tells me his son was asked by the…