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Trump news – live: Impeachment push intensifies as president launches late-night twitter storm after disapproval rating soars

Trump news – live: Impeachment push intensifies as president launches late-night twitter storm after disapproval rating soarsDonald Trump finds himself under siege once more as the Democratic case for his impeachment gathers momentum and his disapproval rating rises to 62 per cent in a new AP opinion poll.Illinois congressman Brad Schneider is the latest to urge the House Judiciary Committee on in its obstruction of justice inquiry, saying: “Regrettably, it is clear that the administration has little regard for the constitution, is unwilling to provide any information to Congress, and is seeking to play out the clock.”



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Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirl

Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirlOutrage and intrigue over the apparent suicide in prison of well-connected sex-trafficking accused Jeffrey Epstein soared Sunday as lawmakers pushed for answers, including whether “criminal acts” played a role in his death. Epstein, a convicted pedophile who hobnobbed with countless politicians and celebrities over the years, was found dead in his cell Saturday while awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage teen girls for sex. The discovery came a day after a court released documents in which an alleged victim of Epstein’s claimed she was forced to have sex with well-known American political and business personalities.



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Debate takeaways: Biden slips, Harris soars, Dems tilt left

Debate takeaways: Biden slips, Harris soars, Dems tilt leftThe first TV debates of the 2020 White House primaries have underlined Joe Biden’s vulnerability to a younger generation in a Democratic Party that is leaning increasingly to the left. The two-night event — sometimes tense, often compelling — that concluded Thursday in Miami introduced American voters to the top 20 Democrats aiming to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump next year. The most experienced, best-known candidate in the campaign came under repeated assault Thursday, notably from Senator Kamala Harris on race.



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Pound Soars as U.K. Parliament Rejects No-Deal Brexit From EU

Pound Soars as U.K. Parliament Rejects No-Deal Brexit From EUThe result means Parliament will vote Thursday to decide whether to postpone the U.K.’s exit from the EU in just over two weeks. The development came after Parliament a day earlier rejected a revised version of the withdrawal agreement that Prime Minister Theresa May has spent the past two years negotiating with the EU. May is planning to ask the EU for an extension to the March 29 Brexit deadline lasting about two months, according to people familiar with the matter.



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California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soars

California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soarsRemains of at least 63 people have been recovered so far in and around the Sierra foothills hamlet of Paradise, which was home to nearly 27,000 residents before the town was largely incinerated by the deadly Camp Fire on the night of Nov. 8. More than a week later, firefighters have managed to carve containment lines around 45 percent of the blaze’s perimeter, up from 35 percent a day earlier, even as the burned landscape grew slightly to 142,000 acres (57,000 hectares). More than 11,000 evacuees were being housed in 14 emergency shelters set up in churches, schools and community centers around the region, American Red Cross spokeswoman Greta Gustafson said.



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David Hockney pool painting soars to $90 million, record for living artist

David Hockney pool painting soars to $  90 million, record for living artistAn iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $ 90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. With Christie’s commission, “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),” surpassed the auction house’s pre-sale estimate of about $ 80 million, following a bidding war between two determined would-be buyers once the work hit $ 70 million. The previous record for a work by a living artist was held by Jeff Koons’ sculpture “Balloon Dog,” which sold for $ 58.4 million in 2013.



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Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $1 billion

Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $  1 billionA single winner taking the cash lump sum would receive about $ 565.6 million.



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Syrian pound soars as regime nears Ghouta takeover

Syrian pound soars as regime nears Ghouta takeoverThe Syrian pound has appreciated around 10 percent against the US dollar in recent days, as rebel fighters quit their final stronghold of Eastern Ghouta on the edges of the capital. The unofficial exchange rate in the capital was at 430 Syrian pounds per dollar on Wednesday, compared with 460 pounds the previous week. When Syria’s conflict first erupted in 2011, the currency was valued at 48 Syrian pounds per dollar but it has depreciated dramatically since then.



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Humana soars Walmart talks, Trump slams Amazon (again), Alibaba expands

Humana soars Walmart talks, Trump slams Amazon (again), Alibaba expandsHumana, Amazon, Alibaba and Apple are the companies to watch.



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AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control lawsNEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests.



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