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Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push backThe simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab. With every step, she risks harassment or even arrest by Iran's morality police whose job is to enforce the strict dress code imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The hijab debate has further polarized Iranians at a time when the country is buckling under unprecedented U.S. sanctions imposed since the Trump administration pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers last year.



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U.S. officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from Iran

U.S. officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from IranSuch a move would complicate trade talks between the two countries and further strain the relationship.



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Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big joltShaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is spending more than $ 16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts. Gov. Gavin Newsom said it’s time residents did their part by mapping out emergency escape routes and preparing earthquake kits with food, water, lights and other necessities.



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Trump complains aides he hired are trying to push him into war with Iran, says report: 'It's so disgusting'

Trump complains aides he hired are trying to push him into war with Iran, says report: 'It's so disgusting'Donald Trump has reportedly complainted that his closest advisers “want to push [the US] into a war” with Iran, following his decision to cancel military strikes against the Islamic Republic.“These people want to push us into a war, and it’s so disgusting,” the US president said about his inner circle of aides, according to The Wall Street Journal.“We don’t need any more wars.”Mr Trump is said to have made the remarks about his administration officials to a confidant, in a private conversation on Friday.The 73-year-old chose to hire hawkish aides such as John Bolton, his national security adviser, who is a longtime advocate of regime change in Iran.Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, also advocates hardline positions against the Middle Eastern country.But the president abruptly cancelled planned military strikes on three Iranian targets on Thursday.He claimed he did so after learning that 150 people would be killed in the strikes, which were planned in response to Iran shooting down an unmanned US drone.Tehran claims the drone was struck above its own waters, while the US argues that it was attacked above international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.US military forces launched a cyber attack against Iran’s army computer systems on Thursday in response to the drone’s loss.Tensions between the US and Iran have steadily been rising over oil tanker attacks in the strait, for which the US believes Iran is responsible.Mr Trump told White House reporters on Saturday that he disagreed with his team over Iran.“John Bolton is doing a good job, but he takes generally a tough posture,” he said.“The only one that matters is me.”The president also discussed Mr Bolton’s support of the Iraq war and told reporters the conflict had been a big mistake.Mr Trump also said that unspecified new sanctions would be enforced against Iran on Monday but struck a softer tone when discussing the diplomatic crisis.“The fact is we’re not going to have Iran have a nuclear weapon,” he said.“And when they agree to that, they are going to have a wealthy country, they’re going to be so happy and I’m going to be their best friend.”



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Trump news – live: White House 'blocking' officials from testifying as senior Democrats join push for impeachment

Trump news – live: White House 'blocking' officials from testifying as senior Democrats join push for impeachmentThe Trump administration is being accused of “stonewalling” Congress by ignoring a deadline for the Treasury to hand over Donald Trump's tax returns and defying a subpoena requesting ex-personal security director Carl Kline appear before a House investigative committee.“It appears that the president believes that the Constitution does not apply to his White House, that he may order officials at will to violate their legal obligations, and that he may obstruct attempts by Congress to conduct oversight,” said Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee.President Trump made his feelings on Democrat-led investigations in the wake of the Mueller report perfectly clear in an interview on Tuesday, stating: “There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan – obviously very partisan. I don’t want people testifying to a party, because that is what they’re doing if they do this.”Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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Libya PM Says Foreigners Are Arming Strongman’s Tripoli Push

Libya PM Says Foreigners Are Arming Strongman’s Tripoli PushPrime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj declined to identify the countries. Sarraj says he won’t negotiate until Haftar withdraws his forces, and that he’s disappointed by the muted international reaction to the assault. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Haftar last week, recognizing his role in combating terrorism, as Washington and Russia stymied a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire.



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Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security head

Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security headWASHINGTON (AP) — Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security.



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Top Homeland Security officials ousted amid push for tougher policy

Top Homeland Security officials ousted amid push for tougher policyThe oustings come as ABC News has learned President Trump came far closer to closing the southern border than originally thought.



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Democrats push for early release of Mueller report on Russia

Democrats push for early release of Mueller report on RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller's full report after learning the special counsel's findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages, while President Donald Trump boasted of total exoneration based on a four-page summary by his attorney general.



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Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Unite in Push to Release Mueller Report

Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Unite in Push to Release Mueller ReportThe Democrats took to Twitter, press releases and campaign stump speeches to press their case after Mueller on Friday submitted his final report, a still-secret document that closed his 22-month investigation into whether Trump or those around him conspired in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 campaign. Senator Kamala Harris of California, a former federal prosecutor who sits on the Judiciary Committee, called for Attorney General William Barr to testify publicly and under oath about the investigation’s conclusions.



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