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Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate

Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed After Heated National Debate Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. Police stood guard at the doors. But his ascent to the Supreme Court was thrown into doubt when university research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford testified that he had sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. [Full Article...]

Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries

Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries The result was announced by Senator Ifeanyi Okowa , Chairman PDP 2018 special national convention planning committee, at the end of the party's convention on Sunday in Port Harcourt. "I can not do it alone", Mr Abubakar said in his acceptance speech. "I need your assurance, support assistance and participant". "Under his tutelage, I learnt quite a lot and I believe the experience and care I g... [Full Article...]

Washington Post prints blank column for Saudi dissident

Washington Post prints blank column for Saudi dissident Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Ankara was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry for an explanation over the incident, while Saudi officials announced they were coordinating with Turkish authorities about the circumstances of his disappearance. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi

Melania Trump spotlights USAID reading programme in Malawi It may not have been the most glaring faux pas the hyper-scrutinized Trump has ever made. She also stopped at a site where 105 tons of ivory was burned as part of an effort to discourage the trade. "It's exhausted and it's old and it's inaccurate". "No child in this country is without a book", Malawi's Education Minister Bright Msaka told the first lady. [Full Article...]

Iraqi, African sex assault activists win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Iraqi, African sex assault activists win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize This year's Nobel Peace Prize celebrates the strength and courage of a man and woman who have risked their own lives to protect and save others, ' Mogherini said. "We hope that this recognition will help Nadia and Yazidis endeavors to bring justice, peace, and coexistence", added Yazda in a tweet. "It was so touching when I was operating and I heard people start to cry and it was so, so, so to... [Full Article...]

Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami hit 1,500

Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami hit 1,500 Almost a week after an natural disaster struck Sulawesi, spawning a massive tsunami that overwhelmed the Indonesian island's central coast, aid groups are finally getting a foothold in the badly battered region - though challenges remain enormous for relief and recovery efforts. [Full Article...]

Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking, yearbook

Yale roommate: Kavanaugh lied under oath about drinking, yearbook Kavanaugh has denied those allegations and others that have been lodged against him. "To have someone stand there in front of everybody under oath and say things that they know are not true", Roche told ABC News, "it just struck me as shocking". [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia opens up consulate after reports of missing journalist

Saudi Arabia opens up consulate after reports of missing journalist The Washington Post's columnist Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate for marriage procedures, the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said. "Jamal was - or, as we hope, is - a committed, courageous journalist". It's there since 1744; I believe more than 30 years before the United States of America, And I believe, and I' m sorry if anyone misunderstands... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh poised to win SCOTUS seat Saturday afternoon

Kavanaugh poised to win SCOTUS seat Saturday afternoon Brett Kavanaugh will be sworn in as a justice to US Supreme Court on Saturday - hours after he was confirmed by the Senate, the court announced in a statement. Thank you for signing up. . Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they'll support the conservative jurist made Saturday's confirmation vote a formality, an anticlimactic finale... [Full Article...]

Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges

Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh? Trump's aggressive defense of Kavanaugh has resonated particularly with white working-class men, who are a shrinking voting bloc nationally but remain a critical segment of Trump's political base. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead". But even a small erosion in the so-called enthusiasm gap could make a big difference on Electi... [Full Article...]

China tight-lipped on Interpol chief Meng Hongwei's disappearance

China tight-lipped on Interpol chief Meng Hongwei's disappearance Amid reports of missing Interpol president Meng Wonghei being detained in China, the worldwide police organisation has asked for a "clarification" from the Chinese authorities. He heads the organisation's Executive Committee, which provides overall guidance and direction. Meng became the first Chinese citizen to be elected as president of Interpol in November 2016 when he replaced French pol... [Full Article...]

Protesters occupy Supreme Court steps

He's widely known as a fair, smart, and independent judge, and he has the qualifications and experience necessary to ably serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate proceeded with the vote, but Pence repeatedly called for order to be restored in the gallery. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump's menswear look in Africa inspires some praise - but mostly memes

Melania Trump's menswear look in Africa inspires some praise - but mostly memes First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the transformative Beyond Zero initiative while US First Lady Melania Trump is the founder and promoter of the "Be Best" initiative created to improve the welfare of children. On Thursday, her husband tweeted: "Our country´s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa". The people love her, and she loves them! US First Lady Melan... [Full Article...]

Authorities identify suspect in shooting of multiple officers in SC

Authorities identify suspect in shooting of multiple officers in SC Kirby said the officers arrived at the home around 4 p.m. Wednesday to serve a warrant involving a 27-year-old person at the home who was accused of sexually assaulting a foster child. He has been charged a number of times in recent years, including with disorderly conduct, the Associated Press reports . It is his only known prior arrest. [Full Article...]

Utah toddler shreds over $1000 his parents saved to pay a debt

Utah toddler shreds over $1000 his parents saved to pay a debt Ben and Jackee Benlap were ready to give Ben's parents $1,060 after they paid for the couple's season tickets to Utah Utes games. A Utah couple who saved up for football tickets said the envelope containing $1,060 was shredded by their 2-year-old son. [Full Article...]

Remember when Trump paid actors to cheer during his presidential campaign announcement?

Remember when Trump paid actors to cheer during his presidential campaign announcement? Trump tweeted on Friday morning that the " very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad". "Look at all of the professionally made identical signs", Trump wrote on Friday. Jeff Flake in the elevator last week - calling them paid professionals. Saturday's vote will be the culmination of the divisive events of Kavanaugh's nomination. [Full Article...]

Reed Says Trade Agreement Helps Dairy Farmers

Reed Says Trade Agreement Helps Dairy Farmers The president has said he is willing to "go to 500" - a colloquial term for placing tariffs on all U.S. imports from China . The USMCA agreement would also slightly open the Canadian market for USA dairy products. JPMorgan thinks the Trump administration is likely to proceed with tariffs on all Chinese goods sent to the United States by the end of next year, according to an analysis publis... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms Kavanaugh to top US court

Senate confirms Kavanaugh to top US court NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson released the following remarks regarding the Senate confirmation of nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court . Collins wasn't the only senator to announce a plan to vote yes in the full vote tomorrow. Before her comments on the Senate floor, Collins had lunch with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . [Full Article...]

Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague

Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh as favor to absent colleague Sen. Susan Collins , the Maine Republican everyone had been waiting on to announce her vote, built up her support for Kavanaugh in a roughly 45-minute speech before concluding, "Mr. Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "The most notable part of this report is what's not in it". Steve Daines, R-Mont., can attend his daughter's wedding - avoiding the need for a frantic flight to D.C. [Full Article...]

Philando Castile's mother, others react to guilty verdict in Van Dyke trial

Philando Castile's mother, others react to guilty verdict in Van Dyke trial Van Dyke faces at least 15 years for the murder conviction and between six and 30 years for each of the 16 aggravated battery charges. The prosecution in the case argued that Van Dyke struck McDonald 16 times after unnecessarily shooting within 6 seconds of arriving at the scene. [Full Article...]


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