Category: World

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1. Officials, descendants of soldiers and visitors have braved strong winds and rain to […]

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Many states’ governor’s races become proxy battle over Trump

Many states’ governor’s races become proxy battle over Trump

 It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the fast track to winning the Michigan governor’s race […]

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Committee to look into second woman’s accusation

Committee to look into second woman’s accusation

Senate Judiciary Committee staff say they will look into a report that a second woman is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Judiciary spokesman Taylor Foy says Republican committee staff found out about the claim when The New Yorker reported that Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party. The New Yorker piece […]

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Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

 Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. “We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when […]

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New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. The new accusation landed late Sunday in a report from The New Yorker, just […]

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U.S. preparing ‘actions’ in coming days against Venezuela

U.S. preparing ‘actions’ in coming days against Venezuela

The United States is preparing a “series of actions” in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of […]

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Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico

Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico

A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1990s while serving as a military chaplain on a U.S. Air Force base has been extradited from Morocco and will face charges in New Mexico, U.S. officials said on Friday. The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in […]

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Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before midterm elections in which conservative voters will be critical to the GOP drive to maintain control of Congress. Kavanaugh’s nomination […]

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Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year as law enforcement agencies grew increasingly unnerved about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with the exchange. One person who was present at the time said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic. Trump spoke later Friday of a “lingering stench” at the Justice Department, though […]

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Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one’s life. There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience sexual assault never report it, according to Justice Department statistics. So survivors […]

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