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Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting Rights

Florida Rejects First Black Governor But Approves Restoration Of Felons' Voting RightsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. ― The same Florida voters who put Republican Ron DeSantis



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N. Korea hospital director rejects Warmbier torture charges

N. Korea hospital director rejects Warmbier torture chargesThe director of the North Korean hospital that treated Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after being held in the country, rejected fresh allegations that he was tortured in custody. The 22-year-old was jailed in the North for more than a year and was released in a comatose state in 2017 but died shortly after returning home. The director of the Pyongyang Friendship Hospital — which treated Warmbier — slammed the claims as a “total distortion of the truth” in a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency late Saturday.



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Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killersRiyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara’s calls to extradite 18 Saudis being held over the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. Saudi journalist Khashoggi, 59, who had lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 2017, was murdered after entering his country’s Istanbul consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee.



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Saudi rejects 'baseless' murder claims over missing journalist

Saudi rejects 'baseless' murder claims over missing journalistSaudi Arabia dismissed on Saturday accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as “lies and baseless allegations”, as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist’s fate. A Saudi delegation was in Turkey for talks on the case, which threatens not only to harm fragile relations between the two countries but also to do serious damage to the reformist credentials of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the kingdom’s ties to the West. As the controversy intensified, the Washington Post reported Turkish officials had recordings made from inside the building that allegedly proved their claims Khashoggi was tortured and killed at the consulate.



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Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate effortsThe Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution.



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Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court, Rejects Me Too Movement

Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh To Supreme Court, Rejects Me Too MovementWASHINGTON ― The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on



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Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib dealA formerly US-backed Syrian rebel group on Saturday rejected a deal between Russia and Turkey to avert a large-scale military assault on rebel-held Idlib province. The deal makes way for a demilitarised zone between rebel and regime-held areas in and around the northwestern governorate, Syria’s last insurgent bastion.



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Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attack

Saudi Arabia rejects Iran's claim it backed parade attackSaudi Arabia denied it had backed the gunmen who killed 25 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran over the weekend, almost half of them Revolutionary Guards, the Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday. “Saudi Arabia rejects and condemns the false accusations that Iranian officials have made about Saudi Arabia supporting the events that took place in Iran last Saturday,” SPA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and pledged that the Islamic Republic would “severely punish” those behind the assault.



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Hungary's leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debate

Hungary's leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debateBRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Tuesday strongly rejected criticism of his government's policies, as European Union lawmakers debated whether to sanction Budapest for allegedly undermining the bloc's values.



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Myanmar rejects 'false allegations' in U.N. genocide report

Myanmar rejects 'false allegations' in U.N. genocide reportThe U.N. report marked the first time the organization has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year. “Our stance is clear and I want to say sharply that we don’t accept any resolutions conducted by the Human Rights Council,” the main government spokesman, Zaw Htay, said in an interview published in state media. The fact-finding mission on Myanmar was established in March 2017 by the U.N. Human Rights Council.



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