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FBI raids Puerto Rico capital city's municipal offices associated with the administration of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin CruzPompeo says the Saudis promised ‘no exceptions’ to who will be held accountable in Khashoggi disappearanceTrump: Cohen provided ‘totally false’ testimony in plea dealTrump: Obama knew about Russia election meddling, did nothingTrump threatens to end aid to 3 countries if citizens enter U.S. illegallyGPS founder Glenn Simpson pleads the Fifth before House committees

Editor's Picks: Cherokee Nation accuses Warren of ‘undermining tribal interests’Trump says he'll make $1M donation if he can administer DNA test to Elizabeth Warren personallyFBI: McCabe interviewed over media leak in 2017Senate official who had affair with New York Times reporter pleads guilty to lying to FBIHillary Clinton: Bill Clinton's extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky wasn't an abuse of powerJustin Trudeau 'capitulated' to Trump in trade deal, opposition leader says

Commentary - Washington Secrets - Red Alert: A merit-based argument for making immigration great againDissecting the myth of America's 'radical center'Hillary was never with you (It's amazing how bad she is at this)Reporters, eager to aid Senator Warren, amplify absurd ancestry test without even realizing it's a massive self-own Washington Examiner


Top News Stories - Photos (The Hill)

Trump warns Central American countries he'll withhold funds over immigrant 'caravan'Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwideMueller to present key findings related to Russia probe after midterms: report Prescription Drugs - Republicans faces ‘green wave’ in final stretch to the midtermsTrump says 'rogue killers' could be behind missing journalist | Sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | Saudis may claim Khashoggi killed by accident | Ex-VA chief talks White House 'chaos' | Most F-35s cleared for flightArpaio files libel suit against New York TimesDemocrats damp down hopes for climate change agenda

Meet the man poised to battle Democrats from the White HouseTrump officials ratchet up drug pricing fightSilicon Valley tested by Saudi crisisIMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle EastYouTube experiences global outageThe Memo: Trump chats up media ahead of midtermsFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown

Collusion Bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on Russia allegations before surveillance warrant (FBI and Justice Department have withheld from the public about their collaboration and collusion with clearly partisan elements of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Fusion and Steele, that were trying to defeat Trump) The Hill


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IDF says 20 targets bombed in Gaza, including tunnels; blames Hamas for rocketsAt least 10 killed in blast at Crimea college in possible terror attackICC prosecutor warns Israel: Razing Bedouin village a 'war crime'Iran calls U.S. sanctions on paramilitary force 'blind vindictiveness'UN envoy says Gaza rocket fire provoking war with Israel

Netanyahu to hold consultations with top defense officials after rocket attackSignaling war, Liberman urges cabinet to okay ‘serious blow’ to Hamas in GazaHamas official says neither side really wants another war in Gaza Palestinians use explosives to damage Israel-Gaza border fencePompeo lands in Turkey as probe into Khashoggi case heats upTurkish official: Police found evidence journalist was killed in Saudi consulateNew poll: Trump’s Israel policies don’t sway most U.S. JewsIsraeli regulation sputters as Canada gives green light to cannabis

MOST READ: Man to be charged with hate crime for beating of New York Orthodox Jewish manIsraeli aircraft said to destroy spying device in southern LebanonPutin-Rouhani cut deal to ensure Iran evades U.S. sanctions, Israel said to warnWearing tefillin could be good for the heart, U.S. study indicatesHow Leonid Brezhnev almost escalated the Yom Kippur War into a nuclear nightmarePalestinian attempts to stab soldier in West Bank, is shot dead - IDFSupreme Court justice escapes assault in West BankNetanyahu: We want ‘excellent relations’ with IndonesiaAustralian PM discusses possible Jerusalem recognition with Netanyahu Times of Israel


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Trump Sending Pompeo to Meet King as Saudis Open Khashoggi ProbeStocks, Greenback Decline as Global Tensions Rise: Markets Wrap Bank of America Stung by Shadow Banks as Investment-Banking Fees Slip Carl Icahn Blasts Dell’s Plan to Return to Public Markets U.S. Retail Sales Miss Forecasts as Restaurant Receipts Drop Sears Goes Bankrupt, Mired in Debt and Deserted by Shoppers Australia Wrestles With Saving the Great Barrier Reef Elizabeth Warren DNA Test Finds Distant Native American Ancestry

Saudi Arabia Breaks 45-Year Taboo With Veiled Threat to Use Oil as a Weapon Saudi Arabia Begins Internal Probe Into Khashoggi Disappearance China's Stocks Extend $3 Trillion RoutGet Out of Equities Before It's Too Late, Says Fund Manager SoftBank's Son, Saudi's Prince and a $22 Billion Test Adobe Photoshop Is Coming to Apple’s iPad

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies (The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources) Bloomberg


CORRUPTION CHRONICLES - Mainstream Media Scream: (Watch Dog On-Line Publications) Corruption Chronicles: WEEKLY UPDATE: NEW CLINTON EMAILS FOUNDFederal Court Orders Hearing in Judicial Watch Case Seeking Testimony of Hillary ClintonJudicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Material on Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email SystemTSA Punishes Whistleblowers for Reporting Rampant Misconduct Among Managers Judicial Watch Gets Records That Show State’s Unique Bail System Releases Violent Criminals Judicial Watch


FAKE NEWS OMISSIONS and DISTORTIONS: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Trump 'Embraces a Rogues Gallery of Dictators'Networks Circle the Wagons for Warren’s Laughable Heritage ClaimsMatthews, Friends Dismiss Warren Fiasco Because of...Trump's Taxes?New York Times' Mara Gay: Trump Mocked Warren Over 'Anxieties About Who's White'Alec Baldwin Tells Voters to 'Overthrow' Trump Government in MidtermsCNN Claims Voting Rights 'Under Siege' by Republicans, Spreads MisinformationNew York Times Sees Republicans Using ‘Fear-Based Appeal’ Against Sanctuary CitiesNetworks Fret Over Trump’s Climate Change Skepticism After ‘Dire’ WarningCBS on ‘Clinton’s Candor’: Hillary ‘So Much More’ Than Bill’s MisdeedsMegyn Kelly and Panel Slam Hillary’s Hypocrisy on #MeToo ABC's "View' Attacks Sasse Over Kavanaugh Vote: 'Did You Not Believe Her?' News Busters


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'Do this outside; you're going to get me in trouble': Saudi Consul 'is heard telling hit squad as they cut off journalist's fingers one by one', in audio as it's confirmed Crown Prince's 'bodyguard' is a suspectWhy the West WON'T break ties with Saudi ArabiaTen killed and 50 injured in 'terror attack' at school as 'masked gunmen shoot everyone they can find' and set off bombs loaded with screws and studs in Russian-occupied Crimea

Trump warns Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that all payments to them will stop if they continue to allow illegals into the U.S. 'I gave weapons to Ukraine. Obama gave them pillows': Trump boasts of his hard stance toward Moscow and rails against Mueller's 'stupid' probe for 'playing into Russia's hands' Trump complains Justice Department official Bruce Ohr whose wife worked for 'dirty dossier' firm STILL has his job - and asks 'where is Jeff Sessions?'Carter Page sues Democratic Party for defamation over 'so many lies' in anti-Trump 'dirty dossier' - and also targets Clintons' law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPSTrump says he wants talks for a 'cutting edge' free trade deal with the UK to start immediately after BrexitU.S. beats Singapore, Germany, and Switzerland to regain crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008Trump books 8,000-seat arena for rally in Texas campaigning for Ted Cruz

Hillary Clinton's secret service van CRASHES into a cement pole while arriving at a fundraising event for New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez'I AIN'T DEAD, B*****s!!!!' Roseanne reacts with fury at The Conners premiere which reveals her character died from an opioid overdose after the star was booted from her own show for racism World's youngest male billionaire, fishing farm heir and a model from Norway gives a glimpse into his lavish lifestyleHow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen spent his billionsPrehistoric 16ft beast is filmed casually strolling across a F;orida fairway Daily Mail


Top News Stories - Photos (Deutsche Welle)

Germany - Europe: Germany preparing for no deal on Brexit, says MerkelCrimea explosion kills several peopleTheresa May to address EU leaders in Brexit play's next actPro-Kremlin online harassment on trial in FinlandEU car sales slump as new test cycle kicks in Sexual abuse and violence against women widespread in Europe's parliamentsGermany: Net migration drops to less than half a million in 2017German Teacher sentenced after asking pupil for nude photos

After talking to the Saudi crown prince, U.S. President Donald Trump warned against presuming that Riyadh was guilty of killing Jamal KhashoggiCould the Khashoggi case spell the end for Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman?U.S. wants new free trade deals with EU, UK, JapanU.S. 'world's most competitive economy' according to World Economic Forum reportCanada's cannabis legalization goes into effect

Israeli jets strike Gaza in response to Palestinian rockets Afghanistan: Taliban kills 'renowned communist' days before electionsSouth Korea rejects Yemeni asylum-seekers Deutsche Welle


Top News Stories - Photos (South China Morning Post)

North Korea Nuclear Crisis: Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command discuss demilitarising inter-Korean borderXi expected at mega bridge opening ceremony – but won’t visit Hong KongHow Trump’s trade war is driving China nutsIndia’s bullet train was a win for Japan over China. It’s not going wellOverseas expert to probe Hong Kong’s worst railway breakdownRogue computers acted alone to cause Hong Kong rail failure and MTR Corp’s top engineer doesn’t know whyDesperate middle class takes big risks to get money out of China

Opinion: Why Trump’s cold war to contain Beijing is destined to failOn China’s yuan ‘manipulation’, U.S. should be careful what it wishes forMartyr in heart of darkness still offers hope South China Morning Post


Top News Stories - Photos (RT Russia Today)

Kerch attack suspect identified as college student, killed himself - Crimea headCrimea bloodbath: College attack involved masked gunmen shooting at peopleU.S. won’t impose economic sanctions against Saudis to protect its arms sales to kingdom - analysts Israel conducts airstrikes, shuts down checkpoints in retaliation for rocket fire from Gaza Gun-wielding Kerch attacker caught on CCTV (PHOTO) Poland's 'sovereignty' means paying more for American liquefied natural gas Maple to cannabis: Canada now world's largest marketplace for legal marijuana Lewinsky was an adult, so Bill did nothing wrong, Hillary Clinton believes ‘He's staying!’ Khabib to remain in UFC, says Dana White

Op-Edge: The Kanye effect: Black Americans declaring allegiance to Trump may mean disaster for Democrats Breaking Brexit: England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity – by George Galloway Trump spins cover-up for Saudi killing, signaling no ‘turning-point’ in U.S. relations RT Russia Today


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Jamal Khashoggi worked very closely with the chief of Saudi intelligence and was friends with Osama bin Laden - and had a green card. Where exactly does he fit in the conception of the State Deptartment and Deptartment of Homeland Security? audio

U.S. has increased output while reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. Nobody else has done that. The elephant in the room is China, whose emission total is twice ours; they're still committed to a coal economy. audio

he Fed is not a rate-setter, it's a rate-follower. It can't create an economy...cannot be rescued by central bankers with unlimited spending...Why did we ever take the Fed so seriously? audio

Tales of the New Cold War: Spy vs Spy vs History, 1 of 2. audio 2 of 2. audio
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