• This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

    This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

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    The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote on October 6, concluding a bitter confirmation battle with exactly one month left before the midterm election on November 6. Breyer and Justice Clarence Thomas remained mum, while Justice Kavanaugh's number of inquiries rivaled Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. "For as long as Kavanaugh sits on the court, he will remain a symbol of partisan anger, a haunting reminder that behind the smiling face of judicial benevolence lies the force ...
  • Sparks Fly as Collins, Hirono Debate Kavanaugh Confirmation

    Sparks Fly as Collins, Hirono Debate Kavanaugh Confirmation

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    Blasey Ford's testimony or who may see this letter as an example of partisan politics. Trump, the wife of Trump's son, Eric, said on Hannity that Collins "went against the mob" with her vote. She's received "multiple serious threats" according to her office, has had protestors swarm her home each morning, and was even called a "rape apologist" by the Women's March.
  • 'Life-threatening' storm surge expected as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida

    'Life-threatening' storm surge expected as Hurricane Michael approaches Florida

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    In all likelihood, destruction on that scale won't happen, but the most recent major storm , Hurricane Florence , caused $38 billion of damage, mostly in North Carolina and extended into SC and Virginia. With just a month to go before Election Day, voters were also given one more day to register to vote, once offices reopen after the storm. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles ...
  • Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

    Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

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    The chairman of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Dr Emmanuel Alhassan, in a statement to mark this year's World Mental Health Day , which comes up tomorrow, October 10th said if mental health issues are tackled as soon as they occur, they may not degenerate to mental illnesses.
  • America needs Nikki Haley to return to public service

    America needs Nikki Haley to return to public service

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    He adds, the U.N.'s differences with the Trump administration "are open and for all to see". Haley was seen by her counterparts at the United Nations as a voice of clarity in a USA administration that often gave off mixed signals on foreign policy, diplomats say.
  • Brazil election: Jair Bolsonaro leads in exit polls

    Brazil election: Jair Bolsonaro leads in exit polls

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    In what is likely to be a deeply polarizing runoff, Bolsonaro , an outspoken apologist for Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, will now face leftist Fernando Haddad , the former mayor of Sao Paulo, in a second round of voting on October 28.
  • Explained: Five norms challenged by Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

    Explained: Five norms challenged by Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

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    In final remarks just before the voting, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said a vote for Kavanaugh was "a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the Senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow". Several polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind, jumped after the Kavanaugh hearing last week. In a statement to Politico in September , Bush said: "Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, ...
  • Trump presides over Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing

    Trump presides over Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing

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    Mr Kavanaugh said he was not changed by a "contentious and emotional" battle over his confirmation to the nation's highest court, which was imperiled by sexual misconduct allegations . Democrats fought tooth and nail to stop MrKavanaugh's candidacy, claiming that the accomplished, conservative-minded judge was not suited to the Supreme Court, which will now tilt decisively to a more Republican-friendly panel.
  • Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami climbs to 1407

    Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami climbs to 1407

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    The UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia, Ms. Anita Nirody, said, "The natural disaster and tsunami effectively cut off much of Palu and Donggala for several days due to landslides and damage to infrastructure, and has created significant logistical and access challenges".
  • Interpol president resigns amid Beijing probe

    Interpol president resigns amid Beijing probe

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    It did not say why. Meng, who is China's vice minister for public security and a former head of Interpol China, was elected president of Interpol in November 2016. "This is the last, last message from my husband", she said. "I'm not sure what has happened to him", she said. Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an address at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore on July 4, 2017.
  • Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

    Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

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    And, Brigety noted, Trump created a political furor when he inaccurately asserted that white farmers in South Africa were subject to "large-scale killing". "I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls", she said. The soccer balls as well as tote bags donated for the teachers bore the logo of "Be Best", the child well-being initiative she launched earlier this year and is promoting on the trip.
  • Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary

    Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary

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    Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan while speaking on the occasion expressed hope in PDP with the return of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. We are going to work with you to ensure victory for our party in 2019. According to Odumakin, "Looking at it, PDP is parading about 13 aspirants and at the end of the day, only one will emerge and from the look of things they have some very formidable names, I mean Atiku is a very strong ...
  • Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

    Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

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    Pompeo had flown to Pyongyang from Tokyo after talks there with Japan's prime minister during which he pledged the Trump administration would coordinate and unify its strategy for denuclearisation with allies. Tension between the two governments also surfaced at last month's U.N. Security Council meeting when President Trump accused the Chinese government of trying to interfere in the U.S.'s upcoming midterm elections.
  • Two senators say they will vote to confirm Kavanaugh

    Two senators say they will vote to confirm Kavanaugh

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    Trump took the brutal battle to a new stage earlier Friday when he dismissed female anti-Kavanaugh protesters who have cited their own experiences of sexual assault as "elevator screamers". She patted him on the shoulder as they split up. Brett Kavanaugh will soon don his robes as a justice. Murkowski told reporters she chose to oppose the procedural measure as she walked to the Senate chamber minutes before the vote.
  • Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: ‘We have to rise above partisanship’

    Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: ‘We have to rise above partisanship’

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    Kavanaugh's arrival to succeed the now-retired Kennedy will give the court a solid five-justice conservative bloc, with Chief Justice John Roberts likely determining how quickly the court will move. "I've never been a political person", he added. "It's not healthy to get a new justice who can only do a part-time job", Stevens said. Current and former justices on the Supreme Court, in keeping with their traditional reluctance to engage in heated political matters for fear of compromising the ...