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  • Melania Trump warns social media is 'harmful when used incorrectly' moments before Donald launches Twitter attack on 'worst CIA director'

    First lady seeks to teach kids how to 'conduct themselves in a positive manner in an online setting'
  • live updates: Jury deliberates for third day as outside court New York prosecutors 'consider charges' against Michael Cohen

    Former Trump campaign chairman faces up to 18 criminal charges
  • Chelsea Clinton says she has not ruled out running for office

    Daughter of Bill and Hillary says a move into politics in future is a ‘definite maybe’ Chelsea Clinton has said she has not ruled out running for office one day, describing a move into politics as a “definite no now” but a “definite maybe” in the future. She told the Edinburgh international book festival that while she “abhorred” Donald Trump’s presidency, she had no current plans to follow in her parents’ footsteps. Continue reading...

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  • Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey

    No casualties after six shots fired at Ankara building amid standoff between Nato allies Gunshots have been fired at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two Nato allies. Six shots were fired at the embassy early on Monday, with three bullets hitting the iron gate and window wall, the Ankara governor’s office said. Continue reading...

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  • Beto O'Rourke: Texas Democrat gains ground in battle for Lone Star state

    O’Rourke’s opponent, Senator Ted Cruz, paints him as ‘hard left like Bernie Sanders’ but the challenger for the Senate seat is drawing crowds in conservative suburbs The star arrived late, which only added to the frenzy when he finally emerged onstage to be hailed by a full house of screaming fans who were thrilled by a set of his best-loved hits. Since Beto O’Rourke is a politician, and a relatively unknown Texas Democrat at that, this gig was far from politics as usual. And that sense of...

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  • The whole world is watching

    How the 1968 Chicago ‘police riot’ shocked America and divided the nation Continue reading...

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  • John Brennan threatens to sue Donald Trump after president revokes his security clearance

    'I am going to do whatever I can to try and prevent these abuses occurring... if that means going to court I will do that,' says former CIA director
  • Conserving oil no longer necessary for US, says Trump administration

    New policy threatens to undermine decades of campaigns for efficient cars and other conservation programs Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the US, the Trump administration has declared in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for efficient cars and other conservation programs. Related: California vows to 'fight this stupidity' as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules Continue reading...

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  • 'Truth isn't truth': Giuliani trumps 'alternative facts' with new Orwellian outburst

    President’s lawyer keeps up attack on Mueller investigationNBC host Chuck Todd: ‘This is going to become a bad meme’Trump invokes Nixon and McCarthy in New York Times rantWhen the definitive history of Donald Trump’s presidency comes to be written, many years hence, 11.02am on Sunday 19 August 2018 will surely be granted a special mention. Related: John Brennan threatens to sue Trump over stripped security clearance Continue reading...

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  • Trump-Russia: Giuliani says 'truth isn't truth' in Mueller investigation as Trump hits out at probe

    Commander-in-chief invokes Richard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy in rant over coverage of White House counsel's involvement in Russia investigation
  • John Brennan threatens to sue Trump over stripped security clearance

    Ex-CIA director says lawyers have advised him on optionsWhite House pushes back without identifying wrongdoingTrump invokes Nixon and McCarthy in New York Times rantThe former CIA director John Brennan is threatening legal action against Donald Trump, after he was summarily stripped of his security clearance in an unprecedented display of presidential pique. Related: Why is Donald Trump attacking the US intelligence community? Continue reading...

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  • It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan

    As the country’s longest war continues, it is sapping resources and focus while the list of far more serious national security threats continues to grow A child born on this date in 2001 – just before the terrorist attacks of 9/11 – is old enough to be fighting today in the war in Afghanistan. This week – almost 17 years after the war began – the Taliban attacked Ghazni, killing more than 100 Afghan army soldiers. The Taliban also overran a base, where they killed another 17 soldiers. Continue...

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  • Trump blasts New York Times over White House counsel report in Twitter rant

    President called the report ‘fake’ and confirmed its substanceDon McGahn spoke to Mueller for 30 hours in Russia inquiryTrump’s ‘good person’ defence could affect jurors in Manafort trialDonald Trump repeatedly attacked the New York Times on Sunday, over a report which said White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian election interference, links between Trump aides and Moscow and potential obstruction of justice. ...

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  • US Democrats are struggling to make sense of a socialist surge

    Anti-Trump activists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic Socialists of America have galvanised disillusioned voters On the well-kept shores of Martha’s Vineyard, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obamas arrived this month, still drawing their respective following of acolytes for book signings, cocktail parties and informal think-ins about what Democrats need to do to turn back the tide of Trumpism. The local joke is that when they leave the tiny airport “the left turns right” to...

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  • 'We proved them wrong': the women shaking up the Trump opposition

    A refugee, a Native American, a transgender woman – these primary winners are changing the face of the progressive left It has been a summer of political firsts in the US as a historically diverse field of candidates run for office, largely invigorated by dissatisfaction with Donald Trump’s presidency. Across the country Democratic women are running for office – and winning primaries – in record numbers. Meanwhile, barrier-breaking candidates have become a feature of the primary election season...

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  • Trump's top White House lawyer Donald McGahn 'cooperating with Mueller probe'

    US president says move had his blessing and his administration is 'most transparent in history'
  • Trump White House lawyer cooperates with Russia investigation – report

    New York Times details Donald McGahn’s contact with MuellerSource: counsel did not provide incriminating materialThe top White House lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election, sharing detailed accounts about episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Related: Trump's 'good person' defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial Continue...

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  • Trump's 'good person' defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial

    Weighing in on active trial is highly unusual move for sitting president – one legal expert says: ‘He shouldn’t have done it’ Donald Trump’s outbursts against the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the US election have become a near-daily occurrence. But on Friday the president made public comments that some observers and legal experts said were unprecedented – and could impact the objectivity of jurors. Related: 'He's a loudmouth': Trump hits back at Brennan's 'drunk on...

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