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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit humiliationIt was the worst defeat in modern British history, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU.



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Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarksRep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. The latest salvo came as the Sioux City Journal, a conservative newspaper in Iowa’s Fourth District that had previously endorsed the Republican congressman, called on him to resign. “It’s hard for us to summon words that will properly convey how repugnant we view that remark,” said the paper in response to King asking, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” earlier this month.



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May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence Vote

May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence VotePrime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. The House of Commons voted 432- 202 against the divorce the U.K. government brokered with the European Union. The largest parliamentary loss in over a century not only prompted the main opposition Labour Party to makes its move to try force an election, it also hardened the EU’s position.



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Labour Vows Confidence Vote as May Faces Defeat: Brexit Update

Labour Vows Confidence Vote as May Faces Defeat: Brexit UpdateLawmakers are set this week to reject the Brexit deal Theresa May agreed with the European Union, plunging Britain deeper into crisis with less than 11 weeks remaining before Britain is due to leave the bloc.



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Victims with ties to Mummers killed in South Philly head-on crash; stabbed driver faces charges

Victims with ties to Mummers killed in South Philly head-on crash; stabbed driver faces chargesThe Mummers community is mourning the loss of some of its members after a driver who apparently stabbed himself crashed head-on into another vehicle.



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Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019

Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019The Federal Reserve is set to keep everyone on edge as it navigates an even trickier interest-rate path in 2019, while the trade war between the U.S. and China is already hurting exports in the region. The Philippines might eke out a small gain in growth in 2019, if their bets that inflation will diminish come to fruition. “Asean growth and inflation look set to soften in 2019,” said Tamara Henderson at Bloomberg Economics.



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Facebook Faces Intensifying Pressure From Washington on Privacy

Facebook Faces Intensifying Pressure From Washington on PrivacyThe suit alleges Facebook violated the district’s Consumer Protection and Procedures Act as a result of lax oversight of the company’s third-party applications. It came just hours after an explosive New York Times report that the social media giant had allowed, even after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, more than 150 companies to access more users’ personal data than it had disclosed, prompting renewed calls for Congress to act.



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Ex-Trump aide Flynn faces sentencing

Ex-Trump aide Flynn faces sentencingPresident Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn was slated to face sentencing Tuesday over lies he told about his Russia contacts, with a judge expected to give him minimal or no jail time. Flynn was one of the first to face charges in the sweeping Mueller investigation into possible collusion with Moscow in the 2016 election, reaching a plea deal announced just over one year ago. Since then prosecutors say the decorated former Marine general has cooperated substantially in their investigation, earning a recommendation of no jail time from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.



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Texas judge who approved plea deal for alleged Baylor University rapist faces public backlash

Texas judge who approved plea deal for alleged Baylor University rapist faces public backlashBy Thursday night, more than 25,000 people had signed a petition for Judge Ralph Strother of McLennan County, Texas, to either resign or be removed from the bench after he accepted on Monday a deal that allowed Jacob Anderson to plea to lesser charges.



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Google CEO testimony to Congress – LIVE: Sundar Pichai faces a grilling on privacy and China

Google CEO testimony to Congress - LIVE: Sundar Pichai faces a grilling on privacy and ChinaWeeks before Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are set to question Google CEO Sundar Pichai on issues including transparency, data collection, and filtering. The hearing is one of the latest of several hearings Republicans have set up with tech company executives, which they have said show liberal bias in their dealings. Google refused to send a representative the last time that the Judiciary interviewed the top brass of social media companies, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.



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