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China state press reacts furiously to arrest of top Huawei exec on U.S. order. China state press reacts furiously to arrest of top Huawei exec on U.S. order.
China’s state-controlled press is reacting with undisguised fury to the arrest of a top officer of telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. in Vancouver, Canada, detained reportedly at the request of the Trump administration over suspected illegal trading with Iran. Canadian officials revealed late Wednesday that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company founder, had...
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George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, dead at 94. George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, dead at 94.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st U.S. president and the man at the center of one of America’s most important political dynasties, died Friday night. He was 94. Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as is “practical,” his office announced. He passed at 10:10 p.m. Central time. “America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy toda...
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Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism. Australian police say stabbing attack linked to terrorism.
SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia’s second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then ca...
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Hillary Clinton sending out signals of running for president again, despite denials. Hillary Clinton sending out signals of running for president again, despite denials.
Hillary Clinton, unbelievably to many, hasn’t ruled out a bid for president in 2020. The Democratic Party’s losing nominee in 2016 is sending signals that she still wants to be president, although some who are close to her say people are reading too much into her recent comments on the subject. “Simmer down!” former Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill tweeted Monday about the rising spec...
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John Huber's FBI-Justice Department probe shrouded in mystery. John Huber's FBI-Justice Department probe shrouded in mystery.
Roughly one year after U.S. Attorney John Huber was appointed to investigate whether accusations that the FBI and Justice Department abused their powers during the 2016 election season merit prosecution, his work remains shrouded in mystery. Likely witnesses tell The Washington Times that they haven’t heard from him, though they are eager to tell what they know. Nor has Mr. Huber kept congre...
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Clinton, Obama at center in rare assassination plots of ex-presidents. Clinton, Obama at center in rare assassination plots of ex-presidents.
More than 30 assassination attempts have been made on U.S. presidents while in office since the 1800s, but this week marks the first time in more than 100 years a retired president has been targeted, historians said. Bombs intercepted this week were aimed at former President Barack Obama and former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They were among nine known targets, all of...
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Josh Hawley dings Sen. Claire McCaskill: 'Her argument and frustration is with the voters'. Josh Hawley dings Sen. Claire McCaskill: 'Her argument and frustration is with the voters'.
After a heated debate with Sen. Claire McCaskill, Republican challenger Josh Hawley said Friday that her beef wasn’t with him but with Missouri voters. “Her argument and frustration isn’t with me, it is with the voters of the state of Missouri. It’s with the fact that she is not where they want her to be. She’s not doing what they want her to do. That’s her problem,” Mr. Hawley, the state attor...
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Bill Daley, whose brother and father ran Chicago for 43 years, backs a term limit for mayor. Bill Daley, whose brother and father ran Chicago for 43 years, backs a term limit for mayor.
The first policy proposal of Bill Daley’s campaign for Chicago mayor calls for a provision that certainly didn’t apply to his brother or father when they held the job: a term limit. In announcing his ethics platform Thursday morning, Daley said he would push for a limit of two four-year terms on Chicago’s mayor, and said the City Council should consider term limits as well. Daley’s father, R...
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Taiwan train crash driver disabled speed controls. Taiwan train crash driver disabled speed controls.
The driver of the train that crashed in Taiwan on Sunday killing 18 people has said he turned off its speed-control system before the accident. He told a court he had disabled the system after earlier in the day it had slowed down the train because of a fault. Prosecutors accuse the driver of negligence for failing to switch the system back on. The deadly crash is the territory's worst ra...
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Will Trump's efforts to make migrant caravan a midterm campaign issue stick?. Will Trump's efforts to make migrant caravan a midterm campaign issue stick?.
President Trump is working hard to make the U.S.-bound migrant caravan into an election issue, but so far it’s not resonating broadly with voters or forcing Democrats to play defense. Whether on the stump, in tweets or before a microphone, Mr. Trump hammers Democrats for the thousands of migrants marching from Central America toward the U.S. He warns that it’s evidence of an immigration crisis ...
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