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California Mudslides Leave 15 Dead, Hundreds Remain Waiting For Rescue

One day after a massive storm triggered mudslides across Southern California which left at least 15 people dead, rescuers now have to face the challenge of reaching hundreds that are cut off by the debris and mud in one neighborhood while dozens remain...

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Violence Breaks Out Near South Sudan Capital, Violating Ceasefire Agreement

Fighting broke out near South Sudan's capital, Juba, between government troops and rebels, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed last month from the two warring sides that are each blaming one another, according to The Associated Press. The violen...

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American Citizen Detained By US Military Hires ACLU To Challenge Detention

An American citizen that has been in military custody for several months informed the American Civil Liberties Union that he wants to bring a lawsuit challenging his detention and wants the group to represent him, according to the New York Times. The o...

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US Firm Begins Final Search For MH370 With Underwater Drones

A United States-based seabed exploration firm finalized a deal to continue searching for the missing flight MH370 with the Malaysian government on Friday, according to Newsweek. It's been almost three years since the Malaysian Airlines flight disappear...

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Asks Justice Department To Investigate Trump Dossier Author

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate for possible criminal charges the author of the now-famous “dossier’’ alleging the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, The Washington Post reports. The move by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) marks a major escalation in conservatives’ challenges to the FBI’s credibility as the agency investigates whether any Trump associates committed crimes. Another Republican, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), joined in the letter to the Justice Department. Their letter makes what is called a criminal referral to the Justice Department, suggesting they...

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If Trump loses both the establishment and the alt-right, who will he have left?

At the end of a tumultuous week for Donald Trump, it is reasonable to consider whether the allegations contained in Michael Wolff’s explosive book – and the President’s reaction to them – are the beginning of a great unravelling for the American leader. There is no doubt that Wolff’s account of the Presidency’s early months, and the campaign which led to Mr...

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Austria’s Vice Chancellor Considering Curfew For Refugees

Austria's new right-wing Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache revealed the idea that refugees should be housed in military barracks and should be subjected to a night curfew while they're seeking asylum in the European country, according to Politico. Strache told Austria's ORF Broadcaster on Thursday about his idea that “from a specific evening time onward, all [refugees] should have to be back in the barracks.” Strache comes from the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) and is pushing for his idea for designated accommodations for refugees as military barracks instead of private flats, according to ORF.“Order is needed, as long as there is an open asylum procedure,” the vice chancellor said....

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‘Bomb cyclone’ slams Northeast, bringing blizzard conditions and frigid temps

NEW YORK — The first major snowstorm of the season hit the Northeast Thursday, disrupting transit, closing schools and keeping people indoors with bitter cold and wind-blown snow that hurled sideways in places. The snow, described as a "bomb cyclone" by some meteorologists, began in the South, dropping snow in some areas that hadn't seen it for decades. On Thursday it moved up the Eastern Seaboard toward Canada. It is forecast to be followed by frigid cold, with temperatures in the single digits and teens in many areas and wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero. The snow followed more than a week of frigid temperatures that have affected vast portions of the East, Midwest and South....

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