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US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'President Donald Trump faces a Friday deadline set by Congress to determine if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, who was strangled and dismembered after entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Special UN rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, said Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi, who had written critical pieces on Saudi Arabia in The Washington Post, had been “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.



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EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on Climate

EPA Nominee Wheeler Defends Rollbacks While Pressed on ClimateWheeler, a former energy lobbyist who has served as acting administrator for six months, did not mention global warming in his opening remarks to the Environment and Public Works Committee, instead touting agency deregulatory efforts he said would spare businesses some $ 1.8 billion in compliance costs. “How does it happen that the nominee to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency does not mention the words climate change at a time when the scientific community thinks climate change is the greatest environmental crisis facing the planet?” asked Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats.



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Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to killFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.



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NBC Reportedly Threatened To 'Smear' Ronan Farrow If He Pressed Harvey Weinstein Exposé

NBC Reportedly Threatened To 'Smear' Ronan Farrow If He Pressed Harvey Weinstein ExposéNew details have emerged about NBC News' reported efforts to stop Ronan Farrow



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Roger Stone Pressed For Damaging Emails About Hillary Clinton From WikiLeaks: Report

Roger Stone Pressed For Damaging Emails About Hillary Clinton From WikiLeaks: ReportDonald Trump's former campaign adviser Roger Stone pressured an acquaintance



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Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button"

Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm: "Someone Pressed the Wrong Button""It was a message sent in error."



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Multiple White House officials Pressed Sessions not to Recuse self from Russia Probe

Multiple White House officials Pressed Sessions not to Recuse self from Russia ProbeA senior White House. official told NBC News that presidential aids all tried to convince sessions not to remove himself from running the Russia probe. The New York Times reports that that the instructions came from the President himself.



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Pressed by lawmakers, US mulls more sanctions on Myanmar

Pressed by lawmakers, US mulls more sanctions on MyanmarWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday the U.S. is considering further actions against those responsible for "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, after a Myanmar general was blacklisted and Democratic lawmakers called for more military officers to face sanctions.



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Joe Arpaio Pressed Charges To Hurt Jeff Flake Politically, Lawsuit Argues

Joe Arpaio Pressed Charges To Hurt Jeff Flake Politically, Lawsuit ArguesFormer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been hit with a lawsuit claiming he maliciously pressed charges against a member of Jeff Flake’s family to hurt the Republican Arizona senator politically. President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio in August after the former sheriff was convicted of criminal contempt for willfully violating a federal judge’s order and unlawfully detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their legal status. Flake is a harsh critic of Trump.



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Trump W.H. Pressed on 'Pardon Philosophy' Amid Russia Probe

Trump W.H. Pressed on 'Pardon Philosophy' Amid Russia ProbeDonald Trump hints that he's preparing to pardon convicted ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio — after the Washington Post reported Trump was asking about pardon powers for himself and his family. Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks joins Lawrence O'Donnell.



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