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Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debutDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing herself to influential Iowa Democrats by telling her personal story of economic opportunity, trying to lay claim in the emerging 2020 presidential field as a champion for a middle class she says is withering under President Donald Trump.



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Photos and DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relatives

Photos and DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relativesGrief-stricken Indonesians queued with photos or waited on DNA tests Wednesday, to find out if their missing loved ones were among bodies being held in a hospital morgue after a devastating tsunami tore families apart. “I’m scared,” said Tubagus Cecep, 63, as he waited nervously at a hospital in devastated Carita for test results on a body he fears could be that of his son.



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Iran missile tests may breach UN resolution, France and UK warn

Iran missile tests may breach UN resolution, France and UK warnFrance and the UK have echoed warnings by Donald Trump’s administration that Iran may be in breach of United Nations obligations by testing medium-range ballistic missiles capable of carrying multiple warheads. The remarks from Paris and London will be seen by the US government as the first sign that its key European partners may yet be persuaded to view Iran’s broader behaviour as so dangerous that their support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal can no longer be justified. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, criticised Iran’s missile programme at the weekend and will be at a Nato foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels over the next two days to underline his message about the threat to Middle East stability posed by Iran.



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Iran says it will continue missile tests after U.S. allegation

Iran says it will continue missile tests after U.S. allegationIran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests to build up its defences and denied this was in breach of U.N. resolutions following U.S. allegations that Tehran had tested a new missile capable of carrying multiple warheads. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he called Iran’s testing of a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of the 2015 international agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, from which Washington has withdrawn. “Missile tests … are carried out for defence and the country’s deterrence, and we will continue this,” Brigadier- General Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for Iran’s armed forces, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Tasnim news agency.



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North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisonerKim Jong Un’s visit to the test site of what North Korea’s state media called a “tactical weapon” that could protect North Korea like a “steel wall” threatened to sour the diplomatic atmosphere at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled. “We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled,” a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.



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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacySEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon," state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea.



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Senate race in Indiana tests 'Hoosier' independence from Trump

Senate race in Indiana tests 'Hoosier' independence from TrumpIncumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and his Republican challenger, Mike Braun, are suddenly locked in a tight Senate race.



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US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warn

US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warnMillions of Americans are using DNA test kits sold online to research their ancestry, either out of simple curiosity or to find answers about their identity. In a country whose population, for the most part, arrived in various waves of migration — and where genealogy has caught the public imagination — the DNA tests have proven wildly successful. The main companies offering the service, Ancestry and 23andMe, say they have tested between 15 million people between them.



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Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $1 million pledge over DNA tests

Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $  1 million pledge over DNA testsA Democratic senator has challenged Donald Trump to make good on a pledge to donate $ 1 million to charity if a DNA test proved she has Native American ancestry. Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, released a DNA test on Monday showing "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage. Ms Warren sent a tweet reminding Mr Trump of his offer to give $ 1 million to a charity of her choice. "Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $ 1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" She added: "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center". Known as a liberal firebrand in her party, Ms Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor who has championed populist economics including student loan reform and a higher minimum wage. The Democrat senator and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign. Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor? Here’s something you won’t “forget,” Mr. President: You’re the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock. pic.twitter.com/53FV0HXGXX— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 The US president has repeatedly called Ms Warren "Pocahontas," the name of a 17th century Native American chief's daughter, to draw attention to a controversy over her heritage raised during her 2012 Senate race. When Mr Trump was asked about the DNA test on Monday, he said, "Who cares?" as he left Washington to visit hurricane-stricken areas in Florida and Georgia. "I hope she's running for president, because I think she'll be very easy," he added. Asked whether he would pay $ 1 million to charity, Mr Trump told reporters: "I didn't say that. I didn't – you better read it again." Taunting her over her claims in July, Trump said: "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. "I have a feeling she will say no," he said.  Ms Warren provided the DNA test results in a statement on her campaign website, suggesting she has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. The report was carried out by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante. It states that "the vast majority" of Ms Warren's ancestry is European but the results "strongly support the existence " of a Native American ancestor. The DNA test is the latest sign that Ms Warren intends to put her name forward for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  The Democrat has denied benefiting from her background since she ran for the Senate in 2012, when it emerged that she was listed as a minority in a Harvard Law School directory. She has frequently faced attacks from the White House and Republicans who have suggested she used claims of native ancestry to advance her academic career. Along with her DNA results, Ms Warren released a web page featuring documents, videos and written testimonies from colleagues and employers at Harvard stating her background did not feature in their hiring decisions. Among them is one from Republican President Ronald Reagan's former solicitor general, Charles Fried, who wrote: "I recommended Elizabeth Warren to the faculty of Harvard Law School because she is a tremendous teacher…She is an important scholar."  He added of her ancestry:  "I knew nothing about this at the time I studied her credentials… It never came up." Ms Warren, who is a senator for Massachusetts, has said she will take a "hard look" at challenging Mr Trump in 2020 after November's midterm elections. However the senator has been involved in election races in all 50 states and studiously called every candidate who has won their local Democratic primary.  She has also deployed staff to the four states – New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada = where early presidential primaries take place.  "If you were advising someone who had the resources of someone who was going to run for president, this is what you would do," David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former adviser, told the Washington Post.



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Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $1 million pledge over DNA tests

Elizabeth Warren urges Trump to make good on $  1 million pledge over DNA testsA Democratic senator has challenged Donald Trump to make good on a pledge to donate $ 1 million to charity if a DNA test proved she has Native American ancestry. Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, released a DNA test on Monday showing "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage. Ms Warren sent a tweet reminding Mr Trump of his offer to give $ 1 million to a charity of her choice. "Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $ 1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry?" She added: "I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center". Known as a liberal firebrand in her party, Ms Warren is a former Harvard Law School professor who has championed populist economics including student loan reform and a higher minimum wage. The Democrat senator and Mr Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign. Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor? Here’s something you won’t “forget,” Mr. President: You’re the least popular president in modern history & your allies will go down hard in the midterm elections. 22 days. Tick-tock, tick-tock. pic.twitter.com/53FV0HXGXX— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018 The US president has repeatedly called Ms Warren "Pocahontas," the name of a 17th century Native American chief's daughter, to draw attention to a controversy over her heritage raised during her 2012 Senate race. When Mr Trump was asked about the DNA test on Monday, he said, "Who cares?" as he left Washington to visit hurricane-stricken areas in Florida and Georgia. "I hope she's running for president, because I think she'll be very easy," he added. Asked whether he would pay $ 1 million to charity, Mr Trump told reporters: "I didn't say that. I didn't – you better read it again." Taunting her over her claims in July, Trump said: "I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian. "I have a feeling she will say no," he said.  Ms Warren provided the DNA test results in a statement on her campaign website, suggesting she has a Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. The report was carried out by Stanford University professor Carlos Bustamante. It states that "the vast majority" of Ms Warren's ancestry is European but the results "strongly support the existence " of a Native American ancestor. The DNA test is the latest sign that Ms Warren intends to put her name forward for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  The Democrat has denied benefiting from her background since she ran for the Senate in 2012, when it emerged that she was listed as a minority in a Harvard Law School directory. She has frequently faced attacks from the White House and Republicans who have suggested she used claims of native ancestry to advance her academic career. Along with her DNA results, Ms Warren released a web page featuring documents, videos and written testimonies from colleagues and employers at Harvard stating her background did not feature in their hiring decisions. Among them is one from Republican President Ronald Reagan's former solicitor general, Charles Fried, who wrote: "I recommended Elizabeth Warren to the faculty of Harvard Law School because she is a tremendous teacher…She is an important scholar."  He added of her ancestry:  "I knew nothing about this at the time I studied her credentials… It never came up." Ms Warren, who is a senator for Massachusetts, has said she will take a "hard look" at challenging Mr Trump in 2020 after November's midterm elections. However the senator has been involved in election races in all 50 states and studiously called every candidate who has won their local Democratic primary.  She has also deployed staff to the four states – New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada = where early presidential primaries take place.  "If you were advising someone who had the resources of someone who was going to run for president, this is what you would do," David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former adviser, told the Washington Post.



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