McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation Tuesday denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and gently prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from the embattled country. But McConnell, R-Ky., said lawmakers should refrain from imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, saying, “We don’t want to further drive […]

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‘I don’t regret enforcing the law’: Nielsen defends family separation at summit | US news

The former US homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, repeatedly defended her decision to separate thousands of children from their parents at the southern border, in her first public interview since she resigned in April. At Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Woman summit in Washington DC on Tuesday, the PBS NewsHour correspondent Amna Nawaz asked Nielsen four […]

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Fishermen come terrifyingly close to enormous 'plug hole' in video

Fishermen come terrifyingly close to enormous ‘plug hole’ in video

Two fishermen in the United Kingdom were filmed fishing incredibly close to a 66-foot-deep plug hole at the Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire.  In an interview with BBC, Flo Neilson, who took the video, said she was walking her dogs last Saturday when she spotted the anglers next to the plug hole, which leads to a tunnel […]

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Anonymous Trump official who wrote New York Times op-ed to release book | US news

An anonymous senior government official who wrote an excoriating op-ed column describing Donald Trump’s time in office, and detailing an internal “resistance” movement to thwart the president, has written a book that will be released in November. The book, titled A Warning, will expand on the anonymous article which was published by the New York […]

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Broncos trade Emmanuel Sanders to San Francisco for 2020 draft picks

Broncos trade Emmanuel Sanders to San Francisco for 2020 draft picks

You know that old saying about going from the dog house to the penthouse? Yeah, that’s kind of what Emmanuel Sanders is experiencing. Via Mike Klis of 9News Denver, the Broncos are trading receiver Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers; the 49ers are sending Denver a third- and fourth-round pick next […]

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US senator Rick Scott says 2022 Winter Olympics should not be held in China | Sport

US senator Rick Scott said on Tuesday the 2022 Winter Olympics should not be held in Beijing, citing the ongoing rift between the NBA and China and the Chinese government’s human rights violations. The former Florida governor, who first urged the IOC to move the Olympics from the Chinese capital in a letter sent last […]

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US envoy says Trump used military aid to push Ukraine to investigate Biden | US news

The acting US ambassador to Kyiv has told congressional committees conducting impeachment hearings that military aid to Ukraine was made conditional on its government investigating the president’s political opponents. In the latest damning deposition by a serving state department official, Bill Taylor presented a written statement to the three House committees holding hearings on whether […]

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Texas GOP speaker drops re-election bid after secret tape

Texas GOP speaker drops re-election bid after secret tape

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas GOP House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says he will not run for re-election, making the announcement less than a week after the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Bonnen sought help ousting members of his own party in 2020 and called a female lawmaker “vile.” Bonnen says in a […]

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California: PG&E warns of fresh power shutoffs for 500,000 due to fire weather | US news

Less than two weeks after cutting power to large swathes of northern California, the state’s largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power again to about a half-million people. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) began notifying customers Monday that it could begin precautionary shutoffs to parts of 16 […]

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