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Superdelegate issue still looms large as Democrats look to thwart Trump

Superdelegate issue still looms large as Democrats look to thwart TrumpJust five months before Democrats hope to send a resounding message to President Trump in midterm elections, their party is still divided on the hot-button issue of superdelegates.



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To thwart Trump, progressives and mainstream Democrats show willingness to bury the hatchet

To thwart Trump, progressives and mainstream Democrats show willingness to bury the hatchetAt the 2018 Ideas Conference, the party seemed focused on stopping the Republican president and his agenda.



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Gang Used Drone Swarm To Thwart FBI Hostage Raid

Gang Used Drone Swarm To Thwart FBI Hostage RaidFBI agents covertly surveilling a criminal gang suspected of holding at least



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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia sayBy Christian Lowe and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for the tip-off, which the Kremlin said helped prevent a militant bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russian city, as well as other sites.



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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia sayThe United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.



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Four arrested in Australia as police thwart terrorist plot to bring down a plane 

Four arrested in Australia as police thwart terrorist plot to bring down a plane Police disrupted a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men on Saturday in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Sunday that security had been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot. The increased security measures had been extended to all major international and domestic terminals around Australia overnight. "I can report last night that there has been a major joint counterterrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane," Turnbull told reporters. "The operation is continuing." Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said details were scant on the specifics of the attack, the location and timing. Australian Federal Police and NSW Police officers work in the Surry Hills suburb of Sydney. Credit: Sam Mooy/AP "In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised devise," Colvin said. "We are investigating information indicating the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack," he added. Australia's terrorist threat level remained unchanged at "probable," Turnbull said. Turnbull advised travelers in Australia to arrive at Australian airports earlier than usual — two hours before departure — to allow for extra security screening and to minimize baggage. Federal and State Police officers are seen at a crime scene in Surry Hills, Sydney, Credit: Sam Mooy/AAP There was no evidence that airport security had been compromised, Colvin said. "We believe it's Islamic-inspired terrorism," Colvin said when asked if the Islamic State group was behind the plot. The plot was the 13th significant threat disrupted by police since Australia's terrorist threat level was elevated in 2014, Justice Minister Michael Keenan said. Five plots have been executed. "The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors, but the events overnight remind us that there is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks still remain a real threat," Keenan said." In light of this information, it's very important that everyone in Australia remains vigilant." Federal and State Police officers are seen at a crime scene in Surry Hills, Sydney, Credit: Sam Mooy/AAP The operation was carried out by the Australian Federal Police, the New South Wales state police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, the country's main domestic spy agency. The investigation could continue for days, Colvin said. Seven Network television reported that 40 riot squad officers wearing gas masks stormed an inner-Sydney house before an explosives team found a suspicious device. Colvin declined to say whether a fully equipped improvised explosive device had been found at that address. A woman led from a raid by police with her head covered told Nine Network Television: "I love Australia." None of the four suspects arrested in five raids had been charged, Colvin said. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Credit: Sam Mooy/AAP He would not discuss what charges they might face. No of the arrested men worked in the airport industry, Colvin said. New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said police agreed they had to act on Saturday night because the threat was imminent. "The reality with terrorism, … (is) you can't wait until you put the whole puzzle together," Fuller said. "If you get it wrong, the consequences are severe." Since Australia's terrorist threat level was raised in 2014, 70 suspects have been charged in 31 counter-terrorism police operations, Keenan said.



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Sen. Cortez Masto: Here's why I introduced a bill to thwart Trump's deportation plan

Sen. Cortez Masto: Here's why I introduced a bill to thwart Trump's deportation planSen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a freshman senator from Nevada and the body’s first-ever Latina member, aimed her maiden bill squarely at President Trump. The bill rescinded Trump’s executive order making nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants priorities for deportation and defunding so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal authorities’ immigration actions. With the Democrats in the minority in the Senate, the bill has a near zero chance of passing, but Cortez Masto felt she had a duty to speak out.



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HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil’s AIDS efforts

In this July 31, 2014, photo, a sex worker waits for costumers in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil _ with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24. The national Health Ministry says overall numbers of HIV infections has reached nearly 800,000. That’s half of all the HIV cases in all of Latin America. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SAO PAULO (AP) — The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?



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