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Kavanaugh urged tough, explicit questions for Clinton in Lewinsky investigation

Kavanaugh urged tough, explicit questions for Clinton in Lewinsky investigationTwo days before President Bill Clinton was questioned by a grand jury about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, Brett Kavanaugh gave independent counsel Ken Starr a list of tough, explicit questions to ask.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:21:55 -0400
Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?

Yahoo News explains: What's the other cause impacting global warming?The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be anomalously warm, with a 69 percent chance that earths oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming hiatus in the early 2000s.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:13:13 -0400
Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.

Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.Remember the soccer moms? That 1990s term for politically moderate suburban women has fallen out of usage lately, but theyre still around, and a key voting bloc in the upcoming midterms. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November. Or not.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:29:00 -0400
'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fate

'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fatePresident Trump on Monday escalated his attack on Robert Muellers Russia probe, labeling the special counsel disgraced and discredited and Mueller's investigators a National Disgrace.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:53:00 -0400
Incredible fear: How a change in U.S. asylum policy hurts victims of violence

Incredible fear: How a change in U.S. asylum policy hurts victims of violenceHow Trump administrations newest asylum policies are changing what it means to have credible fear.

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:00:03 -0400
James Clapper: Brennans anti-Trump rhetoric is an issue in and of itself

James Clapper: Brennans anti-Trump rhetoric is an issue in and of itselfFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that former CIA Director John Brennans rhetoric has become an issue in and of itself.

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:51:36 -0400
Trump: Muellers Russia probe makes Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!

Trump: Muellers Russia probe makes Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!President Trump claimed that Robert Muellers investigation into Moscows interference with the 2016 U.S. elections is more extreme than Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hunt for Communists in the U.S. government in the 1950s.

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:32:55 -0400
Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, dies at age 80

Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, dies at age 80Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short and unspecified illness. The statement remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.He died peacefully in his sleep, the president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said after speaking to his wife.At U.N. headquarters in New York, the U.N. flag flew at half-staff and a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annans portrait. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called one of the great peacemakers of our time.Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the first hired from within. His two terms were from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly midway when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:00:44 -0400
Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

Venezuelans flee economic crisis at homeThe Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled that crisis-racked nation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.It is absolutely a humanitarian mission, he told reporters returning with him to Washington after a six-day tour of South America.Mattis would not say when the USNS Comfort would arrive off the coast of Colombia, but it apparently will not be in the next few weeks. Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said it would be in the fall, but she would not be more specific.As a result of a dire economic and health care situation, rising numbers of Venezuelans are joining an exodus that has set off alarms across Latin America.The United Nations said earlier this week that an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55:22 -0400
Beto ORourke, on a suicide mission against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life and might even come out of it alive

Beto ORourke, on a suicide mission against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life  and might even come out of it aliveFrom left: Willie Nelson, Beto ORourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas Beto ORourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldnt resist. I have to show you this, the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:27 -0400
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