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Bulletproof vest did not fail in fatal shooting of Houston police officer, chief says

Bulletproof vest did not fail in fatal shooting of Houston police officer, chief saysHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo says body armor didn't fail Sgt. Christopher Brewster, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call



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Why did the Kamala Harris campaign fail?

Why did the Kamala Harris campaign fail?Kamala Harris was once considered a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but was forced to drop out amid poor polling numbers. What went wrong with her campaign?



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Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran has backfired and experts say it will fail

Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran has backfired and experts say it will failIt’s been one year-and-a-half since Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran – calling it the worst deal ever – and embarked on a policy of “maximum pressure”.Mr Trump has been piling sanctions and heating up the rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.



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Chicago teachers strike continues after talks fail to break impasse

Chicago teachers strike continues after talks fail to break impasseClasses were canceled for about 300,000 students in Chicago for an eighth day on Monday as the teachers' union and public school district failed over the weekend to resolve a deadlock in contract talks over class sizes, support staff levels and pay. Each side blamed the other for the impasse in the third-largest U.S. school district, where the strike began on Oct. 17, and the union, which represents the city's 25,000 teachers, has been without a contract since July 1. The strike is the latest in a wave of work stoppages in U.S. school districts in which demands for school resources have superseded calls for higher salaries and benefits.



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McConnell fundraises off impeachment, says effort will fail 'with me as majority leader'

McConnell fundraises off impeachment, says effort will fail 'with me as majority leader'Standing in front of a picture of an elephant, the Kentucky Republican said impeachment efforts will stop in the Senate with him as majority leader.



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Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASS

Iran talking to Russia and China in case EU nuclear deal efforts fail: TASSIran is in talks with Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case discussions with EU over a nuclear deal fail, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security council, Ali Shamkhani, said, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with China, Russia and other world powers in 2015, in protest at the United States’ decision to unilaterally pull out of the agreement and reimpose sanctions last year.



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Macron under attack as authorities fail to prevent vandalism on the Champs-Elysées

Macron under attack as authorities fail to prevent vandalism on the Champs-ElyséesEmmanuel Macron, the French president, came under attack on Sunday for failing to prevent “yellow vest” protesters from wrecking Paris’s grandest avenue, the Champs-Elysées. The centrist president cut short a skiing break in the Pyrenees and flew back to Paris to chair an emergency security meeting, but critics said the resurgence of violence was predictable and he should never have left the capital.  Demonstrators smashed nearly every shopfront on the Champs-Elysées, set fire to a bank and torched cars on the 18th consecutive Saturday of protests against Mr Macron’s business-friendly economic reforms. Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the main Right-wing opposition party, The Republicans, renewed his call for a state of emergency. “Another Saturday of violence which was left to degenerate in the heart of our capital,” Mr Wauquiez tweeted. “It is time to act.” Anne Hidalgo, the Socialist mayor of Paris, said: “We are in the midst of a major social and political crisis. We should have been capable of controlling a situation like the one we have just experienced. I’m waiting for explanations from the government.” The vandalized facade of the Hugo Boss shop is seen after the 18th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations Credit: Getty Images Europe Mr Macron acknowledged that the authorities should have been able to prevent the destruction. “I want us to analyse things very clearly and take strong decisions very soon so that this does not happen again,” he said. Parliament last week passed controversial legislation toughening penalties for violent demonstrators, banning them from covering their faces and allowing police to bar known troublemakers from taking part. However, it has yet to be enforced. Some of Mr Macron’s own MPs object to the new law on the grounds that it infringes civil rights. The president has responded by referring it to the Constitutional Council for a ruling on whether it complies with the French constitution. Eric Ciotti, a Republican MP, accused the president of seeking to undermine his own legislation. “This is double-talk. He is endangering our country.” The police rejected claims that they had been too soft on the vandals. Stanislas Gaudon, a police union spokesman, said lenient sentences by courts had fostered a sentiment of impunity among protesters. “We’ve repeatedly seen that those we’ve risked life and limb to arrest have got off with warnings or suspended sentences. This has to stop.” About 200 people arrested during the protest were in custody on Sunday.



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Burden back on diplomats as Trump and Kim fail to reach North Korea deal

Burden back on diplomats as Trump and Kim fail to reach North Korea dealIn the run-up to the summit in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, Trump downplayed expectations that North Korea would give up its entire nuclear weapons arsenal any time soon. The ceremony, as well as a working lunch, was abruptly canceled. “Not only did the Hanoi Summit fail to produce meaningful results, but Trump and his team have clearly squandered the seven months since Singapore to make progress on even modest steps toward the lofty Singapore Summit goals,” said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association.



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New government shutdown looms as negotiators fail to reach deal over Trump border wall funding

New government shutdown looms as negotiators fail to reach deal over Trump border wall fundingA new US government shutdown looks increasingly likely as negotiations reached an impasse on whether to limit the number of undocumented immigrants that can be detained. The two sides also remain separated on how much spending to allocate for president Donald Trump‘s promised border wall. Mr Trump used the dispute to cast the Democrats as being soft on criminals.



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5-year-old Delaware boy left on freezing school bus for several hours after multiple safeguards fail

5-year-old Delaware boy left on freezing school bus for several hours after multiple safeguards failThe 5-year-old boy's mom put him on the bus to Linden Hill Elementary at 8:30 a.m. At 3:10 p.m., she got a frightening call from the school district.



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