• Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress
Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress

The first woman of colour to represent our State in congress. In Boston, city council woman Ayanna Pressley made history by becoming the first black woman the state of MA has ever sent to Congress. Omar was declared the victor in Minnesota's left-learning Fifth Congressional District - which includes Minneapolis and its suburbs, and has ele...

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  • Fly Jamaica Aircraft Suffers Hydraulic Issues Inflight, Overshoots Runway on Landing
Fly Jamaica Aircraft Suffers Hydraulic Issues Inflight, Overshoots Runway on Landing

All Canadian passengers aboard a Toronto-bound flight with a mechanical problem escaped injury when their plane skidded off the runway at Guyana's main worldwide airport, federal officials said Friday. One of its wings and an engine was torn away from the fuselage. The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is leading the probe and the United States Natio...

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  • Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California
Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

All totaled, 40,000 people have been evacuated from the path of the wildfire so far. (Reed Saxon/AP) Firefighters push a vehicle from a garage as the Woolsy fire burning a home near Malibu Lake in Malibu, Friday, Nov. A hospital and several schools were evacuated as thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from mil...

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  • Chinese news agency Xinhua’s first English Artificial Intelligence news anchor makes debut
Chinese news agency Xinhua’s first English Artificial Intelligence news anchor makes debut

More specifically state-run press agency, Xinhua , has used machine learning and CGI to create a virtual presenter to deliver news reports . The Chinese agency also introduced the Anglosphere to an an English-speaking AI, based on another presenter, who said: "The development of the media industry calls for continuous innovation and deep ...

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  • Norwegian warship collides with oil tanker following North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise
Norwegian warship collides with oil tanker following North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise

The collision occurred in a western Norway fjord as the KNM Helge Ingstad was returning from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercises, with 137 people aboard. Pictures show the 5,290 ton, 440 foot frigate lying low in the water as it sinks beneath the waves. "It took on a lot of water and there is a real danger that it sinks where it is",...

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  • Pompeo to meet N.Korea number two on Thursday
Pompeo to meet N.Korea number two on Thursday

The talks between President Donald Trump's top diplomat and the North Korean delegation, which had been due on Thursday, "will now take place at a later date", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "We're in no rush", he said at a press conference. Kim met South Korean President Moon Jae-in three times this year. DPRK stands for N...

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  • Sunny Hostin accuses White House aide of battery against Jim Acosta
Sunny Hostin accuses White House aide of battery against Jim Acosta

But that's - that's a really - I think something that people are looking at and are very concerned that there are white nationalists walking around in the White House , as the president says that just asking about them is racist. President Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. Additionally, Tru...

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  • Melbourne attack: Man arrested after fire and stabbings
Melbourne attack: Man arrested after fire and stabbings

The incident began with police getting reports of a vehicle that had burst into flames on the Bourke Street in Melbourne . The man was arrested and taken to hospital in a critical condition, police said. Witnesses said the Holden Rodeo hit a pedestrian as it mounted the kerb and burst into flames outside Target near the Swanson Street intersecti...

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  • Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire
Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

Resident Shari Bernacett told the Associated Press she "knocked on doors, yelled and screamed" to get mobile home residents in her area to leave as fire consumed the hillside. Residents of Butte County ― and particularly Paradise, California, and its surrounding towns ― have been ordered to evacuate and take shelter in local churches in the neighb...

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  • Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions
Democrats Seek Hearing on Trump's Ouster of Sessions

He named Whitaker , 49, who had served as Sessions's chief of staff, as acting attorney general, overseeing the Justice Department . That set off immediate alarm bells: Whitaker has been overtly critical of the broad scope granted to Mueller's team to probe beyond allegations Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in 2016, into o...

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  • Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations Sent Far-Left Democrats to Congress
Districts with Large Foreign-Born Populations Sent Far-Left Democrats to Congress

In her campaign platform, Ocasio-Cortez promotes universal job guarantees, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave and housing as a human right. In Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, Ilhan Omar - a Somali immigrant - won with 78 percent of the vote in midterm elections despite her far-left radical record.

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  • Arizona Republicans Sue to Limit Mail-In Ballot Counting
Arizona Republicans Sue to Limit Mail-In Ballot Counting

Arizona's nationally-watched and incredibly tight Senate race between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kristin Sinema may not have a declared victor until Thursday or even next week because, ironically, the state's voters like to cast their ballots early.

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  • Trump upbeat despite House loss, will hold news conference
Trump upbeat despite House loss, will hold news conference

President Donald Trump paused his Missouri rally after a woman fainted on November 5. A network spokesperson pleaded against Hannity taking the stage with the president in a statement on Tuesday. Hannity broadcast his show from the site of the rally Monday, where he exhorted viewers to vote Republican and echoed a Trump campaign theme seen on b...

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  • California bar shooting: Authorities declare gunman dead; 11 people injured
California bar shooting: Authorities declare gunman dead; 11 people injured

Multiple people were wounded after a gunman fired multiple shots in Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said at a news conference early Thursday that a sheriff's deputy was also shot and taken to a hospital.

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  • Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night
Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

Pressley was the first black woman on Boston's City Council, and she defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former Bernie Sanders organiser who won an upset primary victory over a senior House Democrat, will also head to Congress.

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  • Meet Trump's New Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker
Meet Trump's New Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker

Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States". and a former campaign consultant Roger Stone, and could press for the president himself to answer questions. The attorney general, for his part, proved determined to remain in the position unt...

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  • El Chapo's United States drugs trial kicks off under tight security
El Chapo's United States drugs trial kicks off under tight security

The U.S. Justice Department said that as a leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzman oversaw the smuggling of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana to distributors in multiple major U.S. U.S. prosecutors say that as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzman directed the worldwide trafficking of multi-ton shipments of drugs, including heroin, coc...

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  • Xi invites world to share dividends of an even more open China
Xi invites world to share dividends of an even more open China

Organisers say more than 3,000 foreign companies from 130 countries including the United States and Europe are present, including General Motors, Ford, Microsoft , Samsung, Walmart and Tesla. The American president has this year targeted allies and adversaries alike, threatening tariffs on all of China's exports, proposing levies on European car...

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  • Oil prices drop over 1 percent on Iran sanctions waivers
Oil prices drop over 1 percent on Iran sanctions waivers

He says imports cover nearly 80 percent of India's energy needs, and that it must import from Iran in order to grow its economy. Iran is its third-largest supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia and meets about 10% of total needs. Even China, locked in a bitter trade war with the United States, bowed to pressure from Washington and dialled back impo...

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  • Students abducted in Cameroon's restive NW region freed
Students abducted in Cameroon's restive NW region freed

On social media , a video purporting to show some of the students was released by a group of separatists called " Amba boys ", after Ambazonia, the name they have given the independent, Anglophone state they hope to establish, according to The Associated Press .

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  • Minnesota election results: U.S. House 5th District
Minnesota election results: U.S. House 5th District

Omar, another Democrat, is a Somali-American who came to the USA over two decades ago as a refugee. She will succeed the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated the seat to run in Minnesota's attorney general race. "I did not expect to come to the United States and go to school with kids who were anxious about food as much as I was a...

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  • Cruz Beats Beto in Texas Nail-Biter
Cruz Beats Beto in Texas Nail-Biter

Senate race in Texas, defeating Beto O'Rourke. Cruz was backed by his 2016 presidential opponent President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans. Both said strong early voting statewide was a good sign for them. He raked in donations from across the country and even set a new record for Senate campaign fundraising by collecting more than...

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  • Woman Reveals She Made Up Allegation Against Justice Kavanaugh
Woman Reveals She Made Up Allegation Against Justice Kavanaugh

She then included a typed version of the Jane Doe letter. Grassley referred another one of the women who claimed to be assaulted by Kavanaugh to Sessions and Wray in late October, along with her attorney. The allegation made by a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton was not considered serious by Senate investigators and contrasts to the allegation...

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  • Erdogan points finger at Saudi ‘puppet masters’ in Khashoggi case
Erdogan points finger at Saudi ‘puppet masters’ in Khashoggi case

The Saudis have admitted Khashoggi died at the consulate, while denying they know what happened to his body. The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has caused a stir in the worldwide community as Riyadh has been accused by Turkey of orchestrating the crime.

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  • Utah mayor, a National Guard member, is killed by trainee in Afghanistan
Utah mayor, a National Guard member, is killed by trainee in Afghanistan

Utah's lieutenant governor, Spencer Cox, wrote on Facebook: 'We lost a genuine hero and one of the best people in our state. Brent Chugg, who temporarily took on the role of acting mayor of North Ogden while Taylor was deployed, said Taylor was a "great patriotic person" who had "a great love for his country".

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  • Strong early voting numbers in Louisiana ahead of election
Strong early voting numbers in Louisiana ahead of election

Of the 124,000 Floridians aged 18 to 29 who had voted in person at early polling stations as of Thursday, almost a third did not vote in the presidential election in 2016, according to analysis by University of Florida political science professor Daniel Smith.

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  • Iran preparing for 2nd oil sale camping as bans return
Iran preparing for 2nd oil sale camping as bans return

The US has been gradually re-imposing sanctions since it unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, but analysts say this move is the most important because it targets the core sectors of Iran's economy. Mnuchin said today that SWIFT "would be subject to US sanctions if it provides financial messaging services to certain designated Iranian financi...

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  • Gunmen kill Coptic Christians on pilgrimage to Egypt's St Samuel monastery
Gunmen kill Coptic Christians on pilgrimage to Egypt's St Samuel monastery

Local church officials in Minya province where the attack took place, put the death toll at 10, but the higher figure could not be confirmed. Egypt has been waging a military and security campaign to crush militants behind a wave of attacks on security forces and civilians, including Christians.

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  • Islamists Protest For Second Day After Christian Acquitted Of Blasphemy
Islamists Protest For Second Day After Christian Acquitted Of Blasphemy

Bibi was accused of making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbors objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. The outburst over the divisive blasphemy law prompted Prime Minister Imran Khan to go on national TV to guarantee their safety and criticise those who made verbal attacks on Pakistan's instituti...

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  • Backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits
Backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

The U.S. and the Turks have been conducting independent patrols along the front line and joint patrols are considered a way to tamp down potential violence between the various groups in the region. Turkey's relations with the US have been badly strained over Washington's support for the Kurdish fighters, and while a direct confrontation between t...

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