• Russian fighter jet flies 'dangerously close' to U.S. military plane
Russian fighter jet flies 'dangerously close' to U.S. military plane

As noted in the U.S. Navy , EP-3 Aries acted in accordance with global law and did not provoke such Russian activities. The crew reported turbulence during the first pass and vibrations during the second pass of the intercept, which lasted about 25 minutes, the Navy said .

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  • Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses
Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

Democrats will hold at least 21 seats in the 35-seat Senate and appeared poised to take at least 81 seats in the 151-seat House, with some results still pending in a handful of races, and others were still too close to call. "The one thing that keeps emerging in the conversation is, What do we have to do to protect our new members?" Mills, now th...

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  • New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fails at basic math and economics
New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fails at basic math and economics

Meanwhile, at 31, Democrat Lauren Underwood also won her race to become a Congresswoman. The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour means a number of winners will take office as trailblazers.

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  • 'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: fire department
'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: fire department

Ventura County Fire Department said on its website that firefighters and first responders were at the scene of a reported shooting in Ventura County in California . Another witness said he saw a security guard being shot as well as a female cashier, before he also fled. He said responding deputies could hear gunshots as they arrived on scene.

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  • Dems flip a string of GOP seats in early House returns
Dems flip a string of GOP seats in early House returns

It remains to be seen whether two years of only modest reforms will depress enthusiasm for Trump's re-election, or motivate 2020 voters to deliver him a majority he can work with in a second term. In the Senate, Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in IN, and Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi ...

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  • Tens of thousands march to support new Lanka government
Tens of thousands march to support new Lanka government

Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press last week that there is credible evidence that Rajapaksa's party is attempting to buy support in Parliament. Wickremesinghe who branded Sirisena's October 26 action to sack him a constitutional coup maintains that he holds majority. The prime minister can only be dismissed if the Cabinet...

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  • Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time
Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time

The other, Democrat Rashida Tlaib , easily won a race for Michigan's 13th District on Tuesday in which she did not have a Republican challenger. Omar also had the backing of Ocasio-Cortez in her primary race, and she will come to Congress having been an open critic of the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

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  • Driver charged with killing two children and unborn baby 'kills herself'
Driver charged with killing two children and unborn baby 'kills herself'

According to People , police were called to Bruns' Staten Island home on Monday afternoon by a friend who checked in on her, only to find her unconscious in her bedroom. During the episode, she lost control of her vehicle, which traveled forward, fatally striking Joshua Lew, 1, and Abigail Blumstein, 4, who were crossing the intersection with ...

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  • Dead brothel owner Hof wins race for Nevada State Assembly
Dead brothel owner Hof wins race for Nevada State Assembly

Nevada's 36th Assembly District has always been a Republican-held seat. A Republican will be appointed to the seat by county officials, according to The Associated Press . Dennis Hof , unfortunately, won't be able to serve the people of Nevada - 'cause he's dead and all - so the Silver State's running good old-fashioned want ads to find a repl...

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  • SESSIONS OVER: Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions
SESSIONS OVER: Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US President Donald Trump has sacked his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions , one day after the Republicans lost control of Congress in the midterm elections. "Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the rule of law and his love of our great nation", McConnell's statement ...

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  • Armed Militia Groups Head To The Border, Sparking Military Concerns
Armed Militia Groups Head To The Border, Sparking Military Concerns

The Pentagon estimates that by the end of Monday there will be 5,200 active duty forces in Arizona, California and Texas with that number rising to more than 7,000 in coming days. The U.S. Border Patrol late last month warned landowners in Texas to expect "possible armed civilians" to come onto their property because of the caravan, The Associ...

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  • Republicans Score Major Upsets in Florida
Republicans Score Major Upsets in Florida

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis was set to become the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a U.S. state, after NBC News projected him to win against Republican Walker Stapleton. The gubernatorial race is arguably a bigger deal. Trump traveled to each state in the closing days of the election cycle to energize Republicans at "Make Am...

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  • Trump to reporter: 'You are a bad person'
Trump to reporter: 'You are a bad person'

American Urban Radio Networks correspondent April Ryan tried to ask a question and Trump rudely shut her down. After being questioned about the migrant caravan and Russian Federation investigation during a post-midterms press conference, the president lashes out at the "rude, terrible" CNN chief White House correspondent.

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  • Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders
Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Christopher Watts, 33, was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife Shanann and two daughters Celeste and Bella in Colorado in August, according to a press release from the Weld County District Attorney's Office. Watts could face three consecutive life sentences. 'That to me was the most important consideration in deciding how t...

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  • Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018
Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018

They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles. Of the 23 seats the Democrats have picked up so far, 17 are women. The first ever openly LGBT governor, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a bisexual woman, won her re-election bid Tuesday as well. Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nur...

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  • PM Khan assures Yemen ambassador of support in ending conflict
PM Khan assures Yemen ambassador of support in ending conflict

So the immediate balance of payments crisis of Pakistan has ended. "Pakistan is China's all weather partner". Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, was in Islamabad on Tuesday to follow up on Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet...

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  • MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options
MI voters to decide on recreational marijuana, anti-gerrymandering, voting options

Recreational marijuana advocates were lighting up and passing joints in Detroit after a ballot proposal passed to legalize pot. And while a majority of legal states only allow the cultivation of six cannabis plants per individual, MI will allow 12 .

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  • Pompeo To Hold Nuclear Talks With Korea's Official
Pompeo To Hold Nuclear Talks With Korea's Official

Further, the suspension of key, large-scale military drills between US and South Korean forces by the Trump White House - ostensibly as a goodwill gesture toward North Korea who view the drills as a direct challenge to Pyongyang's sovereignty - have sent a chilling message to Seoul and other USA allies in the Pacific over Washington's resolve...

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  • Ron DeSantis Won Florida Governor's Race by Tying Himself to Trump
Ron DeSantis Won Florida Governor's Race by Tying Himself to Trump

Gillum called DeSantis and conceded victory late Tuesday night. "The polls might say the opposite, but Andrew Gillum really won". He advocated for "Medicare for All" before admitting that Florida likely couldn't accomplish a single-payer system on its own, called for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a fede...

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  • Teen 'kills mum after arguing over bad school grade'
Teen 'kills mum after arguing over bad school grade'

Two 17-year-olds who Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said helped the boy hide the crime were released Sunday into home detention, where they'll wear ankle monitors. The boy left to school, and after returning home from school on Friday, he told deputies that his mother had vanished. A 15-year-old Florida boy is accused of killing his mot...

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