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Foreign Policy
Parliament Is Skeptical About Boris’s Brexit Deal

Still, if the new agreement fails to gain approval, the public may not blame Johnson at the polls.

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USA Today
Pelosi: 'Devastated' by death of Elijah Cummings

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is "devastated" by the death of her "brother in Baltimore," Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday at age 68. She said Cummings lived the American dream and "wanted it for everyone else." (Oct. 17)       

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New York Times
Gordon Sondland, E.U. Envoy, Testifies That Trump Delegated Ukraine Policy to Giuliani

Gordon D. Sondland said in his prepared statement to House impeachment investigators that he was disappointed the president involved his personal lawyer in diplomacy with Kiev.

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The Hill
Pelosi explains what she was saying to Trump in viral photo: 'All roads lead to Putin'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday she was delivering a simple message to President Trump as she stood and departed a contentious White House meeting the previous day: "At that moment, I was probably sayi...

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New York Times
Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Citywide Scramble as Classes Come to Halt

A walkout in the nation’s third-largest school district canceled instruction across Chicago. It was uncertain how long the strike might last.

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Reuters
UAW deal with GM to end strike includes pay raises, but three plants would close

The United Auto Workers union wrung higher pay and better coverage for temporary workers from General Motors Co as part of its tentative deal to end a month-long U.S. strike, but the deal would also allow the automaker to move forward with closing three plants, the union said on Thursday.

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The Atlantic
Why Is America So Obsessed With Ivy League Schools?

We know that elite colleges aren’t the only pathway to elite careers. Yet many parents will stop at nothing to gain their children admission to these highly selective institutions. In a new episode of The Idea File, the Atlantic staff writer Adam Harris investigates the American fixation on Ivy League colleges that led to the Varsity Blues college-admissions scandal. ...

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ABC News
New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site

A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant, damaged cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers

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Reuters
U.S. homebuilding retreats, manufacturing still struggling

U.S. homebuilding tumbled from more than a 12-year high in September, but single-family home construction rose for a fourth straight month, suggesting the housing market remains supported by lower mortgage rates even as the economy is slowing.

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United Press International
Samsung working to fix Galaxy S10 phone flaw that accepts any fingerprint

Electronics giant Samsung has acknowledged a security flaw with its Galaxy S10 mobile device, which has been found to open the phone to any fingerprint when housed in certain, silicone cases.

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CNN
Trump's top China adviser appears to have made up expert he regularly quoted

In his 2011 book "Death by China," President Donald Trump's senior adviser Peter Navarro quoted a China hawk named "Ron Vara" to prove his point on the threat posed by Beijing to the American economy.

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National Public Radio
Prominent Hong Kong Protest Leader Beaten By Unknown Assailants

Jimmy Sham, who has taken an active part in organizing anti-government protests, was left bloodied and dazed after being attacked by a group of people reportedly wielding hammers.

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USA Today
Seeing double? Identical twin nurses help deliver identical twin girls at ...

Emma and Addison Williams were born at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center on Sept. 25 in Athens, Georgia.       

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Al Jazeera
Murder of Mozambique election observer under spotlight

Killing by police officers occurred amid widespread reports of vote irregularities and violence at polling stations.

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NBC News
Kurdish leader says Trump promised he would protect the Kurds

"I want him to stay committed to his words," the head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said of President Donald Trump.

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Al Jazeera
'Unprecedented' Afghan civilian casualties in July- September

UN says a record 4,313 civilians have been wounded or killed in Afghanistan between July and September this year.

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Al Jazeera
US Supreme Court wrestles over 'DC sniper' life sentence appeal

Justices hear arguments in an appeal ordering that Lee Boyd Malvo’s life sentence without parole be thrown out.

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Reuters
Judge summons drug company CEOs to court to discuss opioid settlement: source

The chief executives of the three largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker have been summoned to appear before a federal judge to discuss a proposal to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging they fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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BuzzFeed
Ryan Reynolds Just Confirmed That Blake Lively Gave Birth By Posting A Hilarious Picture With ...

As well as trolling us all with the picture, Ryan also used the platform to encourage people to vote in the upcoming Canadian elections.View Entire Post ›

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NBC News
Conspiracy theorist must pay Sandy Hook father $450,000, jury says

Retired professor James Fetzer, co-author of the book "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook," was found guilty in June of defaming Leonard Pozner.

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Reuters
Russia says it is starting to resume U.S. cyber cooperation: TASS

Russia and the United States are gradually starting to resume cooperation on cyber security, TASS news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB Federal Security Service as saying on Thursday.

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Business Insider
A new Trump administration rule will deprive nearly 1 million school kids of automatic free lunches, official ...

The Trump administration is seeking to tighten eligibility for the food stamps program, and new figures show the impact on school kids.

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