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Oil prices surge on output cut pledge, US-China deal

Oil prices surge on output cut pledge, US-China dealOil prices soared on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “have agreed to extend our agreement” to limit production as prices slump on global markets. An existing deal committing OPEC and non-members to cuts expires this year.



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George H.W. Bush: Breaking a pledge, doing the right thing on taxes

George H.W. Bush: Breaking a pledge, doing the right thing on taxesThis is one in a series of 13 Yahoo News interviews with historians about defining moments in presidential leadership. The interviews were conducted by Andrew Romano, Lisa Belkin and Sam Matthews, and the videos were produced by Sam Matthews. The series was published in September. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, author of “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” spoke to Yahoo News about Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the costly decision to defy his Republican base and break his “no new taxes” pledge to bring the federal budget deficit under control.



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‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge Support

‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge SupportJust three Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus have pledged this



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Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $1 million pledge over DNA tests

Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $  1 million pledge over DNA testsA Democratic senator has challenged Donald Trump to make good on a pledge to donate $ 1 million to charity if a DNA test proved she has Native American ancestry. Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, released a DNA test on Monday showing "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage. Ms Warren sent a tweet reminding Mr Trump of his offer to give $ 1 million to a charity of her choice. "Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $ 1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" She added: "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center". Known as a liberal firebrand in her party, Ms Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor who has championed populist economics including student loan reform and a higher minimum wage. The Democrat senator and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign. Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor? Here’s something you won’t “forget,” Mr. President: You’re the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock. pic.twitter.com/53FV0HXGXX— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 The US president has repeatedly called Ms Warren "Pocahontas," the name of a 17th century Native American chief's daughter, to draw attention to a controversy over her heritage raised during her 2012 Senate race. When Mr Trump was asked about the DNA test on Monday, he said, "Who cares?" as he left Washington to visit hurricane-stricken areas in Florida and Georgia. "I hope she's running for president, because I think she'll be very easy," he added. Asked whether he would pay $ 1 million to charity, Mr Trump told reporters: "I didn't say that. I didn't – you better read it again." Taunting her over her claims in July, Trump said: "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. "I have a feeling she will say no," he said.  Ms Warren provided the DNA test results in a statement on her campaign website, suggesting she has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. The report was carried out by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante. It states that "the vast majority" of Ms Warren's ancestry is European but the results "strongly support the existence " of a Native American ancestor. The DNA test is the latest sign that Ms Warren intends to put her name forward for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  The Democrat has denied benefiting from her background since she ran for the Senate in 2012, when it emerged that she was listed as a minority in a Harvard Law School directory. She has frequently faced attacks from the White House and Republicans who have suggested she used claims of native ancestry to advance her academic career. Along with her DNA results, Ms Warren released a web page featuring documents, videos and written testimonies from colleagues and employers at Harvard stating her background did not feature in their hiring decisions. Among them is one from Republican President Ronald Reagan's former solicitor general, Charles Fried, who wrote: "I recommended Elizabeth Warren to the faculty of Harvard Law School because she is a tremendous teacher…She is an important scholar."  He added of her ancestry:  "I knew nothing about this at the time I studied her credentials… It never came up." Ms Warren, who is a senator for Massachusetts, has said she will take a "hard look" at challenging Mr Trump in 2020 after November's midterm elections. However the senator has been involved in election races in all 50 states and studiously called every candidate who has won their local Democratic primary.  She has also deployed staff to the four states – New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada = where early presidential primaries take place.  "If you were advising someone who had the resources of someone who was going to run for president, this is what you would do," David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former adviser, told the Washington Post.



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Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $1 million pledge over DNA tests

Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $  1 million pledge over DNA testsA Democratic senator has challenged Donald Trump to make good on a pledge to donate $ 1 million to charity if a DNA test proved she has Native American ancestry. Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, released a DNA test on Monday showing "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage. Ms Warren sent a tweet reminding Mr Trump of his offer to give $ 1 million to a charity of her choice. "Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $ 1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" She added: "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center". Known as a liberal firebrand in her party, Ms Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor who has championed populist economics including student loan reform and a higher minimum wage. The Democrat senator and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign. Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor? Here’s something you won’t “forget,” Mr. President: You’re the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock. pic.twitter.com/53FV0HXGXX— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 The US president has repeatedly called Ms Warren "Pocahontas," the name of a 17th century Native American chief's daughter, to draw attention to a controversy over her heritage raised during her 2012 Senate race. When Mr Trump was asked about the DNA test on Monday, he said, "Who cares?" as he left Washington to visit hurricane-stricken areas in Florida and Georgia. "I hope she's running for president, because I think she'll be very easy," he added. Asked whether he would pay $ 1 million to charity, Mr Trump told reporters: "I didn't say that. I didn't – you better read it again." Taunting her over her claims in July, Trump said: "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. "I have a feeling she will say no," he said.  Ms Warren provided the DNA test results in a statement on her campaign website, suggesting she has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. The report was carried out by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante. It states that "the vast majority" of Ms Warren's ancestry is European but the results "strongly support the existence " of a Native American ancestor. The DNA test is the latest sign that Ms Warren intends to put her name forward for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  The Democrat has denied benefiting from her background since she ran for the Senate in 2012, when it emerged that she was listed as a minority in a Harvard Law School directory. She has frequently faced attacks from the White House and Republicans who have suggested she used claims of native ancestry to advance her academic career. Along with her DNA results, Ms Warren released a web page featuring documents, videos and written testimonies from colleagues and employers at Harvard stating her background did not feature in their hiring decisions. Among them is one from Republican President Ronald Reagan's former solicitor general, Charles Fried, who wrote: "I recommended Elizabeth Warren to the faculty of Harvard Law School because she is a tremendous teacher…She is an important scholar."  He added of her ancestry:  "I knew nothing about this at the time I studied her credentials… It never came up." Ms Warren, who is a senator for Massachusetts, has said she will take a "hard look" at challenging Mr Trump in 2020 after November's midterm elections. However the senator has been involved in election races in all 50 states and studiously called every candidate who has won their local Democratic primary.  She has also deployed staff to the four states – New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada = where early presidential primaries take place.  "If you were advising someone who had the resources of someone who was going to run for president, this is what you would do," David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former adviser, told the Washington Post.



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Donald Trump Denies Making Charity Pledge Tied To Elizabeth Warren DNA Test

Donald Trump Denies Making Charity Pledge Tied To Elizabeth Warren DNA TestAnother day, another broken promise from President Donald Trump.



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Texas Attorney General Defends Law Forcing Kids To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Texas Attorney General Defends Law Forcing Kids To Stand For Pledge Of AllegianceThe Texas attorney general has jumped into a Houston area lawsuit to defend a



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Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fears

Korea summit economic pledge raises sanctions-busting fearsSpeaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang on Wednesday, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to the normalization of the Kaesong joint border industrial park and tours to North Korea’s Mount Kumgang. The two projects, which were suspended amid tensions between the rivals under Moon’s two conservative predecessors, had been lucrative sources of cash for the impoverished North. Moon said the steps were part of an agreement to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats”.



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Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge death

Penn State frat member gets house arrest over pledge deathBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to three months of house arrest.



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North Korea’s ‘Complete Denuclearization’ pledge raises questions after summit

North Korea’s ‘Complete Denuclearization’ pledge raises questions after summitThe leaders of North Korea and South Korea committed to the idea of a nuclear-free region in Friday’s historic summit, but U.S. officials want proof that Kim Jong Un will get rid of his weapons.



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