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‘It seems like a serious obsession’: Ilhan Omar on Trump, and her unapologetic support for Bernie Sanders

‘It seems like a serious obsession’: Ilhan Omar on Trump, and her unapologetic support for Bernie SandersIn a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo News, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. discussed her support for Bernie Sanders and the attacks she's faced from President Trump.



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National Security Council official's testimony seems to contradict Rick Perry's Ukraine denial

National Security Council official's testimony seems to contradict Rick Perry's Ukraine denialIn his testimony before House impeachment investigators on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman appeared to contradict a statement Energy Secretary Rick Perry made regarding Ukraine, Politico reports. Vindman is the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, and he listened to President Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In his opening statement, Vindman said he attended a July 10 meeting at the White House during which U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland requested Ukrainian officials launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Vindman said he let Sondland know this was "inappropriate," as the "request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security, and that such investigations were not something the [National Security Council] was going to get involved in or push."Earlier this month, Perry told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he never heard anyone mention Ukraine investigating the Bidens. "Not once, as God is my witness, not once was a Biden name — not the former vice president, not his son — ever mentioned," he said. Fiona Hill, Trump's former adviser on Russia, testified earlier this month that Perry was in the meeting with Vindman and Sondland, and he left as she arrived, Politico reports. This testimony puts Perry in the room when Sondland's Ukraine request was mentioned.An Energy Department spokesperson contacted by Politico would not comment on the July 10 meeting, only saying Perry stands by his statement. Perry, who is resigning effective Dec. 1, has received congressional subpoenas requesting information on meetings and phone calls he had with Ukrainian officials, but said he will not comply.



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North Korea Seems Calm Now, But In 2010 It Sunk a South Korean Warship

North Korea Seems Calm Now, But In 2010 It Sunk a South Korean WarshipA silent submarine attack?



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Court seems split on possible resentencing for teen sniper

Court seems split on possible resentencing for teen sniperLiberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 when he was a teenager. The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the killings, was wrongly sentenced in Virginia to life without parole. Virginia argues Malvo’s life sentence was not mandatory because the judge theoretically had discretion to suspend part of Malvo’s life sentence, despite a state law mandating either execution or life without parole as the only sentencing options for a capital murder conviction.



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Trump, honoring Holocaust survivors, seems blind to events of today

Trump, honoring Holocaust survivors, seems blind to events of todayPresident Trump honored Holocaust survivors in his State of the Union speech. But many could have been saved if the U.S. had opened its doors to refugees from Europe before World War II.



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Senior Saudi Prince Says CIA’s Assessment Of Khashoggi Killing Can’t Be Trusted — And Trump Seems To Agree

Senior Saudi Prince Says CIA’s Assessment Of Khashoggi Killing Can’t Be Trusted — And Trump Seems To AgreeThis weekend, a senior Saudi prince said that the CIA’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can’t be trusted — a stance that seems to match the one held by Donald Trump this week. After a series of varying explanations that included an initial denial of any involvement at all, the Saudi government has finally said that the Washington Post columnist was killed by Saudi agents in a premeditated attack in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA findings were called into question this weekend by a high-ranking member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Turki al-Faisal.



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Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possible

Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possibleA nomination that appeared to be a sure thing for President Trump and the GOP is now barely hanging on.



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20,000 Pallets Of Water Bottles Were Left In Puerto Rico, And No One Seems To Know Why

20,000 Pallets Of Water Bottles Were Left In Puerto Rico, And No One Seems To Know WhyAn estimated 20,000 pallets of water bottles have apparently just been sitting



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Melania Trump's Online Safety Pamphlet Seems Lifted From The Obama Administration

Melania Trump's Online Safety Pamphlet Seems Lifted From The Obama AdministrationUPDATE: May 8 ― The Office of the First Lady released a statement on Tuesday



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With dueling DACA cases, Supreme Court showdown seems inevitable

With dueling DACA cases, Supreme Court showdown seems inevitableThe fact that Texas and a half-dozen other Republican-controlled states sued this week to end an Obama-era immigration executive order feels very 2014. The stakes are highest for the almost 700,000 US residents brought here illegally as children who have been deemed low priorities for deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program former President Barack Obama created by executive order in 2012. The end result is likely to be yet another showdown in the US Supreme Court over the breadth of presidential power in immigration, something Republicans criticized when Mr. Obama was in the White House and something that Democrats have criticized since Donald Trump replaced him.



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