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Supporters defend Green New Deal as 'aspirational' after rocky rollout

Supporters defend Green New Deal as 'aspirational' after rocky rolloutAfter a torrent of criticism over a FAQ posted on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's website, Democrat supports are labeling the document an 'aspiration' to do better; Doug McKelway reports.



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U.S. backs India's right to defend itself after Kashmir attack

U.S. backs India's right to defend itself after Kashmir attackTensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have risen again after India, incensed by the killing of 44 paramilitary police in the deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades, demanded that Pakistan act against the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group behind the bombing. On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said customs duties on all imports from Pakistan would be raised to 200 percent. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton spoke to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday night, promising to help bring those behind the attack to justice, the Indian foreign ministry said in a readout of the phone call.



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Maduro diehards vow to defend Venezuela leader 'tooth and nail'

Maduro diehards vow to defend Venezuela leader 'tooth and nail'President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power in Venezuela may have been loosened over the past week, but diehard supporters say they are willing to fight “tooth and nail” for him. There is a mood of simmering defiance in some quarters of Caracas, where supporters of the socialist leader are angered by international backing for Juan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly legislature who declared himself interim president last week. Marlene Vargas, a 52-year-old teacher, is a dedicated “Chavista” who believe US President Donald Trump is trying to “strangle” the socialist regime with sanctions and threats.



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Roger Stone: Defiant ‘dirty trickster’ vows to fight Mueller and defend Trump to the end

Roger Stone: Defiant ‘dirty trickster’ vows to fight Mueller and defend Trump to the endRoger Stone, a self-described “dirty trickster” and longtime confidant of Donald Trump, is officially the latest person to be ensnared by the Russia investigation. Shouting “FBI, open the door,” authorities arrested Stone before dawn on Friday morning in a criminal case that claims senior members of the president’s campaign sought to benefit from the release of hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office released a seven-count indictment against Stone — the first criminal case in months from the special counsel.



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William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memos

William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memosDonald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell Senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. William Barr is scheduled to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, which will include his views on the special counsel’s probe into Russian election medlling and potential coordination between Moscow and the president’s 2016 campaign. Mr Barr will say he has known Mr Mueller for decades, respects him and believes he should be allowed to complete his work, according to the transcript.



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Carlos Ghosn to 'vigorously' defend himself in Japanese court: son

Carlos Ghosn to 'vigorously' defend himself in Japanese court: sonFormer Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will “vigorously” defend himself in a Japanese court this week after refusing to sign a confession in return for being released from custody, his son has told a French Sunday newspaper. The auto tycoon who has been held since his shock arrest in November on allegations of financial misconduct is due to appear in a Japanese court on Tuesday to hear the reasons for his detention.



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Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy

Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracyTaiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Saturday for international support to defend the self-ruled island’s democracy and way of life in the face of renewed threats from China. Tsai’s comments came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping said nobody could change the fact that Taiwan was part of China, and that people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should seek “reunification”. “We hope that the international community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us,” Tsai told reporters in Taipei, referring to threats by China to use force to bring Taiwan under its control.



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Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team

Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller teamFlynn's lawyers defend cooperation with Robert Mueller; ask for no prison time



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Wall Street Journal Goes All Out To Defend Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault Allegation

Wall Street Journal Goes All Out To Defend Kavanaugh Amid Sexual Assault AllegationPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee is facing an allegation of



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Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security Clearance

Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security ClearanceSeveral former intelligence officials have come to the defense of former CIA



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