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Diplomat's Wife Suspected in Fatal U.K. Car Crash Returned to the U.S. After Telling Authorities She Would Stay. Here's What to Know

Diplomat's Wife Suspected in Fatal U.K. Car Crash Returned to the U.S. After Telling Authorities She Would Stay. Here's What to KnowU.K. officials are asking that diplomatic immunity be waived



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Teacher under fire for allegedly telling students to 'write something funny' under photos of slaves

Teacher under fire for allegedly telling students to 'write something funny' under photos of slavesA Long Island middle school teacher is under fire for allegedly asking her students to "write something funny" underneath images of slaves.  



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Trump's 28-year-old personal assistant reportedly resigned after telling journalists details about his family

Trump's 28-year-old personal assistant reportedly resigned after telling journalists details about his family"I don't think it will hit me until I walk into the White House," she said in 2017, according to her college's website. "It's such an honor."



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Biden defends faulty telling of military heroism story

Biden defends faulty telling of military heroism storyDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday defended his faulty description of a tale of military heroism and his interactions with the service members who carried it out. The “essence” of his recollection is correct, the former vice president told a South Carolina newspaper Thursday after a Washington Post story detailed how an emotional anecdote Biden told recently while campaigning in New Hampshire contained inaccuracies. Biden’s telling appeared to conflate multiple events, yielding a single story of Vice President Biden pinning a Silver Star on a U.S. Navy captain in the Konar province of Afghanistan for his efforts trying to save another service member.



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Joe Biden’s Latest Slip-Up: Telling Iowa Voters ‘Poor Kids Are Just as Bright’ as ‘White Kids’

Joe Biden’s Latest Slip-Up: Telling Iowa Voters ‘Poor Kids Are Just as Bright’ as ‘White Kids’Scott Morgan/ReutersJoe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday night after telling a crowd made up mostly of Asian and Hispanic voters that “poor kids are just as bright” as “white kids.” The former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was speaking at a town hall for the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC in Des Moines, Iowa, when he made the gaffe.“We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools,” the 2020 frontrunner said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” He quickly corrected himself, adding “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids” to the list. “No I really mean it, but think how we think about it,” he said.President Trump’s re-election campaign was quick to seize on the slip-up and share a video of the remarks. “Yikes… have fun mitigating that one,” Andrew Clark, rapid response director for the Trump campaign, wrote on Twitter.Biden, who has dubbed himself a “gaffe machine” for his well-documented history with verbal blunders and embarrassing slip-ups, has yet to comment on his remarks, which came just hours after he said President Trump “encourages white supremacists.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Nadler: Mueller’s testimony ‘broke the lie’ Trump has been telling Americans

Nadler: Mueller’s testimony ‘broke the lie’ Trump has been telling Americans* House judiciary chair says it could clear path to impeachment * Adam Shiff: ‘We are now in preliminary to a judicial proceeding’Democrats Adam Schiff, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jerrold Nadler, and Elijah Cummings, at a news conference after Robert Mueller’s testimony on 24 July. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/APRobert Mueller’s testimony to Congress “broke the lie” Donald Trump has been telling and potentially cleared the path to impeachment, House judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler said on Sunday.That does not mean, however, that an attempt to remove Trump from office is set to begin.Adam Schiff, chair of the intelligence committee, said that “for the purposes of the law and constitution, where we are now is most accurately described as preliminary to a judicial proceeding”.Nadler, a New York Democrat, was defending the decision to call former special counsel Mueller before Congress, amid controversy over the impact and value of his appearances before the judiciary and intelligence panels.“I think it was very important that he testified,” Nadler told ABC’s This Week, “because he … broke the lie that the president and the attorney general have been saying to the American people.“Since his report was issued the attorney general and the president have misrepresented that report, lied to the American people about it, said the report found no collusion, no obstruction and totally exonerated the president.> I wish Mueller had testified in more narrative fashion, that the words didn’t need to be coaxed from him as much> > Adam Schiff“All those three statements are lies. It was very important for Mueller to get up there and say just that.”In his testimony, Mueller did not go beyond the contents of his 448-page report into Russian election interference, links between Trump and Moscow and possible obstruction of justice by the president.Mueller had resisted the call to testify and observers noted the 74-year-old former FBI director’s halting and reluctant demeanour. On Saturday the Washington Post went so far as to report that “some lawmakers are privately wondering whether there was some truth to … rumours” that Mueller “might not be as sharp as he once was”.A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment but Trump did not hesitate to crow about “the greatest display of ineptitude [and] incompetence that the Halls of Congress have ever seen”.Schiff told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday he wished Mueller “had testified in more narrative fashion, that the words didn’t need to be coaxed from him as much as they did”.Mueller submitted his report in March and it was published in redacted form in April, after attorney general William Barr issued a summary of its contents which Democrats said was misleading. He did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump and Moscow but did lay out 11 instances of possible obstruction of justice by the president or his campaign.Trump has claimed complete exoneration – as he did in tweets on Saturday in which he urged equal focus on supposed misdeeds by Democrats and FBI agents.Mueller stated both on paper and in person on Capitol Hill that he did not exonerate the president on questions of obstruction of justice.The White House has blocked attempts to call witnesses to testify, moves House Democrats say are unconstitutional, given their mandated oversight role.The result is a rolling battle for public opinion.Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney fired his own shot on Sunday, telling CBS’s Face the Nation that part of the president’s motivation for a controversial attack on the House oversight chairman was that Elijah Cummings “is spending all of his time on this impeachment inquiry which we all know is going nowhere”.> The president lied repeatedly to the American people and to investigators and conducted a corrupt cover-up> > Jerrold NadlerIn turn, Nadler made clear Democrats believe Mueller’s testimony had PR value.“The hearing was an inflection point,” he told CNN’s State of the Union. “It showed quite clearly that the report did not exonerate the president, that it found that the Russian government interfered in the campaign, they tried to interfere in our election and the Trump campaign welcomed that assistance and co-operated.“And then the president lied repeatedly to the American people and to investigators and conducted a corrupt cover-up with at least five criminally indictable acts of obstruction of justice.”As Mueller repeatedly pointed out, a Department of Justice opinion holds that a sitting president cannot be indicted. The special counsel also stressed that he was not saying he would have indicted Trump but for the opinion’s existence.Nonetheless, Nadler told CNN, “these are very serious offences against the rule of law and we now have to get further evidence and put it before the American people as we consider articles of impeachment in the committee.”Nadler repeated his view that Trump “utterly deserves” to be removed.On Friday, in a suit that mentioned the word impeachment 76 times, the judiciary committee petitioned in court for access to evidence collected by Mueller.Nadler said such evidence might include material on possible wrongdoing by Trump outside the Russia inquiry, for example under the emoluments clause of the constitution which is meant to guard against personal gain from public office.Schiff told NBC: “Right now the most important thing is to obtain the grand jury material, to see the evidence.”Around 100 Democrats in the House, less than half the caucus, have come out in support of impeachment.Nadler rejected a claim by California Democrat Jackie Speier that if impeachment has not begun by September it will be too late, given the proximity of the 2020 election.As well as the near-guarantee that impeachment would fail in the Republican-held Senate, Democratic leaders are wary of galvanising Trump supporters.Schiff said he worried “about the message of taking an impeachment case to trial, losing that case, having the president acquitted, and then having an adjudication that this conduct is not impeachable.“But the jury that I’m most worried about, not the Senate because I think that’s a preordained conclusion, is the American people. Can we make the case to the American people? And I want to make sure that that’s true before we go down this path because it’s going to occupy a year of the nation’s time. I want to make sure that’s the right decision.”



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‘I am disgusted’: New Yorkers react to Trump telling congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

‘I am disgusted’: New Yorkers react to Trump telling congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countriesNew Yorkers, like much of the country, have some strong opinions about the latest controversy engulfing President Trump.

“I am disgusted at the Republicans,” said Randi, of Manhattan. “I can’t believe no one stands up to him. I thought of myself as independent, and I’m forced into being a Democrat.”



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Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from

Boris Johnson condemns Trump's 'totally unacceptable' tweets telling congresswomen to 'go back' where they came from"If you are the leader of a great multiracial, multicultural society you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back…" he said.



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Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave US

Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave USPresident Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a group of non-white Democratic congresswomen in tweets and said they should leave the U.S. and go back to the countries “from which they came.” The four women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. “Mr. President, As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. … You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.” — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Twitter.



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'You're better than that:' Geraldo Rivera hits back at Trump for telling progressive freshman congresswomen to 'go back' to 'broken and crime infested' countries

'You're better than that:' Geraldo Rivera hits back at Trump for telling progressive freshman congresswomen to 'go back' to 'broken and crime infested' countries"Sad to watch my friend @realDonaldTrump take low road," Rivera tweeted. "Let's stick to issues & steer clear of language that's xenophobic even racist."



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