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Biden team blasts 'trolls' amid scrutiny over behavior

Biden team blasts 'trolls' amid scrutiny over behaviorWASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to Joe Biden struck a more aggressive tone on Monday as the former vice president faced scrutiny over his past behavior toward women.



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Comedian faces scrutiny over oligarch ties in Ukraine presidential race

Comedian faces scrutiny over oligarch ties in Ukraine presidential raceOne of Ukraine’s most popular TV channels 1+1, owned by oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, has given Zelenskiy a powerful platform in recent months during his meteoric rise to the brink of the presidency. On Saturday, a day before Zelenskiy won the first round of the presidential contest and set up a run-off with the incumbent Petro Poroshenko, 1+1 filled its schedule with back-to-back shows by the comedian and actor. The fact that Zelenskiy is a major star on the channel has stoked worries among some investors and voters, and accusations from his political opponents, that he is in the pocket of Kolomoisky.



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College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner's Harvard acceptance, $2.5M pledge

College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner's Harvard acceptance, $  2.5M pledgeThe college admissions bribery scandal has placed a fresh focus on how Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, got into Harvard.



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Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign event

Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign eventSenator Kamala Harris visited New Hampshire on Monday for the first time in her life, and quickly experienced the realities of being a presidential candidate: She faced questions from national reporters about her political ideology and her description of the alleged assault on actor Jussie Smollett as “an attempted modern day lynching,” followed by a town hall-style forum with a big crowd of more than 1,000 voters. Unlike most presidential hopefuls, who come to New Hampshire years before the primary, Ms Harris — who is from California and relatively new to the national political stage — waited until roughly a year before the primary to show up. Barack Obama, who had never been to New Hampshire before running for president, visited the state in December 2006, about 13 months before its 2008 primary.



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New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny

New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court ScrutinyThe court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he’ll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.



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Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel plan

Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel planState oil firm Pemex did not close the gasoline pipe when first notified by the military, about four hours before Friday’s blast, because it considered the leak “minimal,” Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told a news conference. In the hours that followed, the leak grew and as many as 800 people brought plastic containers to the gushing duct, filling up with free fuel in what witnesses described as an almost festive atmosphere. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan attracted people to the leak at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles from a major refinery.



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Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with PutinUS President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin despite his angry dismissal of a report that he has kept top aides in the dark about his private conversations with the Russian leader. Republican lawmakers generally defended the president, saying he had been tougher on Russia than his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, but some had questions. The Post reported that Trump has gone to unusual lengths to keep his private talks with Putin secret, withholding details from senior officials and at one point even taking away his own interpreter’s notes.



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Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutiny

Group that escorts migrant caravans draws more scrutinyTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central Americans journeying toward the United States were 2,500 miles from their destination in October when they reached a moment of decision: Should they press on toward the U.S. border? Or should they stop and put down roots in Mexico, where the government offered to let them stay?



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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beatingSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.



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Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutiny

Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutinyBrett Kavanaugh's views on race and equality have become a major focus of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.



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