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Secret Service catches 'Pikachu' trying to jump White House fence

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 19:04 A man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu was arrested after trying to get onto the White House grounds, the US Secret Service has said. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped over the concrete barrier on the southern side of the president’s residence while wearing a Pikachu costume Tuesday morning. He was quickly ...

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Melania conspiracy 2.0: ‘Body double’ theory lights up Twitter after White House footage

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 18:16 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 18:39 There’s mounting ‘evidence’ that Melania Trump has a ‘body double’ and was, in fact, not the same woman pictured beside husband Donald on the White House lawn this week. And by evidence, of course, we mean Twitter conspiracy theories. Social media’s obsession continued Wednesday as Twitter users thought ...

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‘Vote-a-rama’: Senate takes up 2018 budget resolution

Republicans need just 50 votes to pass the $ 4 trillion budget resolution to ensure the US government is funded in fiscal year 2018. Vice President Mike Pence has the final vote should there be a tie. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to tweet support for a Senate GOP budget plan as the “first step toward massive ...

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US ‘actively supported’ Indonesia mass killings in 1960s, documents reveal

Newly declassified documents reveal not just the US government’s “detailed knowledge” of the Indonesian Army’s mass killings of members of the Communist Party (PKI), but its “active support” of the slaughter. The documents, posted Tuesday by the National Security Archive at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, show that US officials “actively supported Indonesian Army efforts to destroy the ...

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‘Foul-mouthed’ Trump suffers from ‘retardation’ – Iran’s supreme leader

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 13:40 Iran’s supreme leader has pilloried Donald Trump with degrading epithets in his latest speech following the US President’s refusal to recertify the nuclear deal. Trump is, according to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “foul-mouthed”, uttering “nonsense,” and “suffering from retardation”. “The President of the United States displays nonsense; however, this should not lead us to ignore ...

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120 child sex traffickers arrested, 84 kids rescued in FBI sting

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 09:58 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 10:11 A three-month-old baby and her five-year-old sister were among 84 sexually exploited juveniles rescued by the FBI during a nationwide sting. Some 120 child sex traffickers were arrested in the operation. Coordinated operations also took place in Canada, the UK, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The FBI announced ...

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US blames Myanmar military for humanitarian crisis, lawmakers push for sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is blaming the Myanmar military for the humanitarian crisis that has caused more than a half-million refugees to flee the country. Lawmakers are urging “meaningful steps” be taken against military leaders. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Tillerson said that the US is “extraordinarily concerned” by the ...

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‘Uncharted waters’: Judge questions reasoning behind Trump Emoluments lawsuit

A federal judge has raised concerns over the arguments from both parties in a lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump, which alleges that he violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause by accepting money from foreign governments through his businesses. On Wednesday, US District Judge George Daniels heard opening arguments in the first case in US history concerning the Emoluments Clause of ...

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US judge orders Trump admin to honor abortion request by undocumented teen

A 15-weeks pregnant undocumented teenager apprehended last month on the US-Mexico border must be allowed to obtain an abortion “promptly and without delay,” a federal judge has told the Trump administration. “Jane Doe,” as the 17-year-old illegal immigrant is known in court documents, has a constitutional right to an elective abortion, US District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, for the District ...

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‘Everyone should stand’ for anthem, but NFL won't change policy – commissioner

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 22:27 The National Football League is not changing its policy, but the commissioner is insisting that all players should stand for the US national anthem. President Donald Trump has blasted players who refused to stand as disrespectful. The controversy, which began in 2016 with a protest over police brutality, escalated following Trump’s remarks at a ...

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