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Pressure Mounts On Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski To Block Brett Kavanaugh

Pressure Mounts On Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski To Block Brett KavanaughSen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has received 3,000 coat hangers in the mail.



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Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations

Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separationsDemocrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.



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Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'A taxi mounted the pavement near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday evening, ploughing into a group of people and injuring eight. Early reports say that Mexico fans are among the injured, as some of those involved were wearing Mexican team colours. Police said the driver likely lost control of the vehicle and has been detained. Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.  There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians' injuries, although a medical source told local media that none of them were grave. The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on purpose, according to Moscow authorities.  The taxi lost a bumper and toppled a parking sign during the incident Credit: Twitter Interfax media reported sources saying the driver may have been drunk. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. Russia is currently hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.  Although it did not initially appear to be deliberate, it will hardly lessen fears of a terrorist threat during the World Cup.  Ambulances take injured people away in the aftermath of the accident Credit: Twitter Russia has earned the enmity of jihadi groups with its bombing campaign against the Islamic State and rebels in Syria, and Islamists have reportedly threatened fans at the tournament. Last year, 16 people were killed when a lone wolf attacker blew himself up in the metro in St Petersburg, the World Cup host city near where the England team is based for the tournament.  An ambulance parked near the damaged taxi that injured seven when it mounted the pavement  Credit: Jack Stubbs/Reuters Moscow has struggled for years with a simmering Islamist insurgency in the Caucasus region, where it fought two bloody wars in Chechnya.    Tens of thousands of police have been deployed to World Cup cities, along with national guardsmen and Cossacks, the traditional caste of horse warriors. The taxi is towed away from the scene of the crash, just a few hundred yards from the Kremlin Credit: Reuters Anti-aircraft missiles and drone-jamming devices have been protecting the skies near stadiums.  The influx of police into World Cup cities has been so great that police in at least one other city have worried crime could go up there.



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Ambitious Saudi prince mounts epic US charm offensive

Ambitious Saudi prince mounts epic US charm offensiveSaudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn’t do things by halves, and his meeting on Tuesday with President Donald Trump is just the beginning of a three-week US tour. Relations with the US “are at an all-time high,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, a former ambassador to Washington, boasted at a news conference on the eve of the White House talks. After a week of meetings in Washington, Prince Mohammed will head to the US financial center in New York on Saturday.



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Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwireAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took a new, more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.



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United Airlines ends NRA partnership and tells group to remove airline's details from website, as anger mounts over gun laws

United Airlines ends NRA partnership and tells group to remove airline's details from website, as anger mounts over gun lawsUnited Airlines has ended a discount agreement with the National Rifle Association, as companies across the US cut ties with the pro-guns group in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. “United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website,” the airline said on Twitter. The move came shortly after rival airline Delta announced a similar move, ending the NRA’s contract for discounted rates through their group travel programme.



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Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegationsU.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as a fellow Democrat called for his resignation and two more suggested he give up a prominent committee post. The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating the allegations, first reported on Monday by BuzzFeed News, that Conyers made unwanted sexual advances toward women who worked for him. A separate Buzzfeed report on Tuesday, citing court documents, detailed allegations by another former staffer who said she suffered unwanted touching by Conyers “repeatedly and daily” while serving as the Michigan Democrat’s scheduler.



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Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller as Russia pressure mounts – Conway

Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller as Russia pressure mounts – ConwaySenior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused on Sunday to say if Donald Trump will commit to not firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating links between Trump aides and Russia who has empanelled a grand jury in Washington. One of four senators who have introduced legislation to protect the former FBI director, meanwhile, said his firing “would be crossing a big line” and would likely see his immediate reinstatement by Congress.



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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mountsBy Marius Bosch MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate. U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets. The week-old battle in the Old City is turning into the deadliest of the eight-month U.S.-backed campaign to take back the northern city, which fell to the militants in June 2014.



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Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mountsBy Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company’s director.



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