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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections. Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their ...

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Biden: Trump 'Coddles' Autocrats Like Kim, Putin, Saudis

Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he's doing” and coddles dictators.   The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he's concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Russia's ...

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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not ...

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Hungary's constitution makes street homelessness a crime

Hungary's constitution now says sleeping on the streets is a crime. The new legislation, which went into effect Monday, bans "habitual residence in a ...

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Brazil’s Bitter Presidential Race Leads to Scores of Assaults

The country is divided between a far-right candidate who advocates fighting violence with violence, and a leftist rival. The increasing animosity has ...

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Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law sentenced to life

Billionaire Hélène Pastor was shot outside a hospital in 2014 in a crime that stunned France.

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Trump Criticizes Condemnation of Saudi Arabia in Journalist's Disappearance

President Donald Trump criticized growing condemnation of Saudi Arabia and allegations it is behind the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, saying, "Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent," in an interview Tuesday with ...

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Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?

As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged.

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will not be ...

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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Warren Accuses Trump of 'Creepy' Comments About Her DNA Test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.” She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” ...

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Probe of Missing Saudi Journalist Brings Consulate Search, US Secretary of State Visit

The search for what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi progressed on several fronts Tuesday, with Turkish crime scene investigators finishing an inspection of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with Saudi leaders in Riyadh. The U.S.-based cable television network CNN and the New York ...

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US Designates Hezbollah, 4 Other Groups as Top Threats

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Central American street gang MS-13, as “top transnational organized crime threats,” targeting them for stepped up prosecutions by the Justice Department.   Sessions identified the other three groups as Cartel de Jalisco Nueva ...

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3 Arrested in New York Violence After Far-Right Speech

Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police said Saturday they were reviewing video of the clashes and could make additional arrests. The violence Friday ...

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Pakistan's war on street crime: 'The police killed our precious daughter'

The Umer family have lived a nightmare but they are fighting to change what they say is a culture of impunity in Pakistan.

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Taliban, US Agree to Sustain Direct Dialogue on Afghan Peace

The United States and the Taliban held a new round of direct talks this week in Qatar, where the two sides agreed to continue the dialogue process to ...

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Matthew Shepard’s Murder Haunts Wyoming 20 Years Later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was bludgeoned, tied to a rail fence and left to die on the cold ...

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Trump Administration Steps in to Kill Police Reform Plan

The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court supervision. In a statement announcing the intervention, ...

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Beto O'Rourke shatters fundraising records with $38 million quarter

The massive haul rivals fundraising marks for presidential campaigns of the past.

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Melania Trump Says She Loves Trump, Ignores Cheating Rumors

Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has "much more important things to think about" than allegations he cheated on her with a ...

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Rights Group Criticizes US-Led Coalition for Raqqa Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is “a slap in the face for ...

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump ...

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Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Less than four weeks before U.S. congressional midterm elections, the bitter confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has galvanized activists in both major political parties. But its ultimate impact remains uncertain. Republicans say the fight over Kavanaugh has given them a boost, especially in key Senate races in states ...

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Source: Trump’s Lawyers Preparing Answers to Mueller’s Questions 

President Donald Trump’s lawyers are preparing answers to questions for the U.S. special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday. The development, first reported by CNN, appears to show progress after several months of talks between the special counsel, ...

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Colin Kaepernick wants to secure trademark for his image

Colin Kaepernick is working to secure a trademark on his likeness – the colossal afro and the stern look on his face that has become the symbol of fighting against police brutality. —Trump says ‘stop and frisk’ works and Chicago police should ...

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