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Melania Trump's move against White House aide indicates her influenceWho is Marcia Fudge, Pelosi's possible Democratic challenger?Manual recount ordered in Florida Senate race, Bill Nelson won't concedeRick Scott gains 865 votes in Florida Senate race after machine recount, Florida prepares to count again by handU.S. attorney accidentally reveals feds have charged Julian AssangeTrump administration greenlights $324M border wall in ArizonaReverse caravan for Thanksgiving: More Americans are headed to Mexico than any other country

Editor's Picks: West Coast becomes Left Coast as Republicans are swept inlandCourt rules Hillary Clinton must answer more questions about her emailsKamala Harris draws parallel between ICE and the KKK Migrants from caravan begin climbing border fence in Tijuana

Commentary - Washington Secrets - Red Alert: What if Democrats don't nominate a crazy person in 2020?Set up a port court to adjudicate these thousands of asylum claimsPlanned Parenthood has a new president, but nothing will changeTexas law bans abortions that dismember a fetus in the womb, and abortion fans want it overturnedWhy California Republicans lost it all, even in Orange County (Hint: It's not Trump) Washington Examiner


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‘Get Me Out’: Investors Sour on Market Strewn by Tape BombsDeutsche Bank, BofA, JPMorgan Drawn Into Danske Probe California Fire Death Toll Reaches 63, With 631 Still Missing Assange Has Been Charged, U.S. Prosecutors Reveal Powell Hints at Fed Rate Pause in 2019 - Potential headwinds to the U.S. economy to lead the Federal Reserve to halt its rate rises

The Democrats Who Could Replace Nancy Pelosi Don’t Take Your Eyes Off the Yield Curve Nvidia Results Prompt Mea Culpa at ‘Clearly Wrong’ Goldman Sachs Five Days of Straight Pain With Potential for More: Taking Stock China's Kindergarten Crackdown Is the Latest Disaster for Stocks VW to Spend $50 Billion on New Tech to Take On Rivals BlackBerry to Buy Security Firm Cylance for $1.4 Billion An Age-Old Sexually Transmitted Disease Faces a New Foe

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


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Israel heads toward elections as Jewish Home says it will leave coalitionIsrael media review: Save the date: 9 things to know for November 16 Bennett demands defense ministry, says he can make Israel ‘win again’

Avigdor Liberman: Government gave ‘immunity’ to terrorist leaders in Gaza (In final volley, outgoing defense minister rails against security cabinet, says Hamas will become like Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah terrorist army)Hundreds from rocket-battered south protest against Netanyahu in Tel AvivNetanyahu meets southern community leaders amid criticism over Gaza ceasefireNetanyahu rebukes Likud ally for downplaying Gaza rocket fire on southIsraeli satellite firm: Images indicate Syrian S-300 not yet operational

MP who heads Labour Friends of Israel is ‘concerned’: Corbyn might become PMMother, brother of Barkan terrorist charged for failing to prevent fatal attackUN set to vote on slew of measures critical of Israel - monitor group calls ‘planned assault’ on Jewish state ‘surreal’

MOST READ: Moshe Lion confirmed as Jerusalem mayor as votes by soldiers, prisoners talliedAuthorities investigate after entire U.S. class performs Nazi saluteHamas TV station captures its own final moments on air before Israeli bombingDefense Minister Liberman resigns, says Israel ‘capitulated to terror’ in GazaPhoto of Hitler embracing girl he knew was Jewish sells for $11,000 Times of Israel


Top News Stories - Photos (Foreign Policy)

Exclusive: Iran Was Closer to a Nuclear Bomb Than Intelligence Agencies ThoughtThe U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It’s Like to FightAfghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against PakistanTrump’s Problem in Europe Isn’t OpticsIt’s Time to Get Loud About Academic Freedom in ChinaWhy Growth Can’t Be Green

Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-RightNever Forget That World War I Was Also RacistWorld War I’s Depressing Lessons for AsiaBolton Is Building a Confrontational Latin America StrategyFinancial Crimes and PunishmentA Week in World Photos Foreign Policy


CORRUPTION CHRONICLES - Mainstream Media Scream: (Watch Dog On-Line Publications) Corruption Chronicles: JUDICIAL WATCH: FEDERAL COURT HEARING TO COMPEL TESTIMONY FROM HILLARY CLINTON AND MAKE VIDEO DEPOSITIONS PUBLICJudicial Watch Legal Team Back in South Florida Monitoring Election Recount Major New Lawsuit on Awan Brothers Democratic IT ScandalJudicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records of Investigations into the Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT ScandalThe Untold TRUTH about Andrew McCabe’s Corruption!DOJ Charges Hotel with Discrimination for not Hiring Immigrant in Fraud-Infested Asylum Program

Narco-Terrorism to Worsen under Mexico’s New Leftist President, State Dept. Warns; Amnesty for Drug Traffickers Central American Caravan Poses Serious Public Health Threat; TB, Dengue, Chikungunya Gitmo Terrorists Obama Traded for Army Deserter “Reinforce” Taliban in Qatar Judicial Watch


FAKE NEWS OMISSIONS and DISTORTIONS: Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Finds Fault With U.S. Hispanics Who Feel 'Totally Identified With This Country'CNN’s Cuomo Blames Trump for Dysfunctional VA, Done Nothing for VetsABC, NBC Refuse to Announce DeSantis as Winner of Florida GovernorshipMSNBC Scolds Republicans for Being ‘More Male and More White’MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Florida Recount Concerns Makes You a ‘Tin Pot Dictator’

CNN's Alisyn Camerota Forcefully Advocates for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker'Press Secretary' Sarah Silverman Declares 'It's The End of Days!'CBS Grills New Republican Leader: ‘Does the Party Have a Problem With Women?'ABC's The View: Joy Behar Joyless Over CMAs Not Going Anti-Trump: 'Democracy is at Risk!'Washington Post: Elvis Medal of Freedom ‘Ugly Message’ to Black PeopleCheck Out These Key Takeaways from Hollywood Reporter’s Media Poll News Busters


Top News Stories - Photos (Daily Mail)

Kim Jong-un oversees test of a new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' and declares it a 'decisive turn' in bolstering North Korea's militaryJulian Assange has been CHARGED: U.S. Justice Department accidentally reveal they have begun prosecuting the WikiLeaks founder

Disgraced global 'laughingstock' Florida election commission braces for statewide HAND recount of more than 8 million Senate ballots after machine-recount ends in farce because overheated machines and disappearing votes made two counties give upMelania on the warpath: New tough-talking First Lady blasts media for 'ridiculing' her cyber-bullying campaignBette Midler is SLAMMED for tweeting a vulgar comment about Melania Trump's body while remarking on U.S. First Lady's risqué old modelling snapAlexandra Ocasio-Cortez blasts sexism on The Hill: New congresswoman is mocked for her JACKET and mistaken as an intern and political spouse in her first week

Horrific before and after aerial shots reveal the devastation in California as wildfire death toll rises to 66 and 631 are reported missing while the smoke is so strong it is blocking out the SUNncredible photos show how Anthony Hopkins' Malibu mansion was miraculously left untouched by the California wildfire that incinerated his neighbor's house, as stars return home to assess the damage

Inmate, 78, already convicted of murdering three California women, confesses to NINETY unsolved murders across the US since the 1970s - and investigators have already corroborated at least 30Turkey claims a SECOND audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi's murder proves his death was pre-planned and reveals 'hit squad' discussed the best way to kill him at Saudi embassyEl Chapo bragged he got pleasure from killing rival who was allegedly gunned down by 'crooked cops on the cartel leader's payroll' - as snitch reveals boss had police escort to safe house when he escaped prison in 2001Democrats' #Metoo's golden boy Michael Avenatti's fall from graceNew DB Cooper research claims a man named William J Smith is the real 1971 hijacker

Police officers salute flag-draped coffin of hero sheriff's sergeant who gave his life to stop California country bar mass shooter as thousands gather for his funeral Daily Mail


Top News Stories - Photos (Deutsche Welle)

Theresa May defends draft Brexit deal amid conservative outcryUK leadership challenge: How does it work?Migrant arrivals in EU set to reach 5-year lowMigrants refuse to disembark in Libya after being rescued at seaPolice raid far-left squat in BerlinPEN addresses the plight of Germany's writers in prison

Greenland: Massive 31-kilometer crater discovered beneath iceIslamist protests against her Supreme Court acquittal: Lawyer says Pakistani-Christian woman accused of blasphemy, Asia Bibi 'wants to leave for Germany'In Chemnitz, migrants and far-right fear each otherChristopher Columbus statue removal sparks genocide row

Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia: Did justice take too long? A UN-backed war crimes court in Cambodia says the Khmer Rouge was guilty of genocide during its rule from 1975-1979North Korea says it's testing 'cutting-edge' weaponsU.S. charges against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange revealedCalifornia wildfire: Number of missing jumps to over 600Mexico rules military fight against cartels is unlawful Deutsche Welle


Top News Stories - Photos (South China Morning Post)

North Korea Nuclear Crisis: US ‘confident’ in Kim’s word despite North Korea’s new weapons testing / North Korea to free U.S. citizen detained since OctoberChina’s U.S.$3 trillion dollar debt ‘could trigger a financial crisis’Uneasy end to Asean summit: Asia ‘may have to pick either U.S. or China’China’s biggest airline to leave one of world’s major aviation alliancesChanging trade policy on Hong Kong will hurt United States just as much, city’s leader Carrie Lam says in response to critical congressional report

Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of genocide in landmark court rulingPolice let escaped fugitive visit hospital toilet unshackled, patient saysEconomy slows in third quarter with GDP at 2.9 per cent growthChina’s central bank orders top bankers to toe Party line and help economy200 years to go before Laos is cleared of unexploded US bombs from Vietnam war eraChinese men rush to buy shoes, damaging escalator

Opinion: Time to use Article 23 as a bargaining chipRat tails for banks loans and a lord on the dole: past headlinesWith a third of 15-year-olds falling victim, is it time for anti-bullying laws? South China Morning Post


Top News Stories - Photos (RT Russia Today)

North Korea tests mysterious new ‘high-tech’ tactical weapon May is either ‘completely useless’ or ‘plots’ to keep UK in EU – UKIP leaderNew York Times series about Moscow’s plot to ‘tear West apart’ is a jewel of psychological projection (VIDEO) Diabetes spike in Mexican town where Coca-Cola used as drinking water, currency & religious offering Power play: China wants to boost trade & energy cooperation with Russia Russia’s most powerful oilman: We're fine with any oil price No volunteers: EU countries bow to US pressure over alternative payment channel for Iran Successful failure: Pentagon admits it never even expected to ‘pass’ multi-million audit ‘Wrong on so many levels’: Priest paraded through town in Porsche pulled by children (VIDEO)

Op-Edge: Theresa May becomes the great unifying prime minister of the modern era L'enfant terrible? Macron taunts Trump on Armistice Day amid talk of empire and EU army Hillary Clinton has more chance of becoming president of Libya than she does the U.S. RT Russia Today


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“China thought they were going to get a successor to the Obama Administration in Hillary...” Sovereignty in the 21st Century and the Crisis for Identity, Cultures, Nation-States, and Civilizations. audio

Justice Anthony Kennedy in the muddled middle of the takings clause. audio

China’s massive encroachments into Australian political life - A nation can’t be sovereign if it can’t control its food supplies. audio

Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution. audio Part 2 of 2. audio

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