Melania Trump speaks out on husband’s alleged affairs: ‘It’s not a focus of mine’

The first lady says she loves Donald Trump and has much more important things to think about than rumors of his philandering Melania Trump says she loves Donald Trump and has much more important things to think about than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy…

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Border walls are life-threatening and ‘waste of tax dollars’, report says

New report finds barriers along US-Mexico border exacerbate flooding, harm ecosystems and contribute to migrant deaths A few weeks after US Customs and Border Protection completed a border wall along Arizonas southern boundary in 2008, a monsoon arrived. Floodwaters rose to 7ft, nearby patrol roads eroded and debris clogged the…

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Elizabeth Warren to Boston: midterms are ‘downpayment’ on the White House

The Massachusetts senator did not say she was going to run for president on Saturday but all the signs suggest that she will Speaking at a town hall event in Boston on a cold and rainy Saturday morning weeks before the midterm elections, Elizabeth Warren didnt mention her Republican opponent…

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Mike Pence accuses China of meddling in US elections despite lack of evidence

Vice-presidents allegation echoes similar claim made by Trump last week but has been contradicted by cybersecurity experts Mike Pence has claimed that Russian interference in US elections pales in comparison with Chinese meddling, which he said was aimed at ousting Donald Trump. The vice-presidents allegation echoes a Washington Post cybersecurity…

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Paul Manafort reportedly close to Mueller plea deal to avoid second trial

Reports say Manafort, who was convicted on eight counts of fraud last month, likely to enter guilty plea in court on Friday Paul Manafort, Donald Trumps former campaign chairman, is close to reaching a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid a second trial on further criminal charges, according to reports.…

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Brett Kavanaugh set to be confirmed to supreme court in major win for Trump

Final vote on Saturday expected to fall along party lines after key Republicans Susan Collins and Jeff Flake give Kavanaugh seal of approval Judge confirmed as a US rage-fuelled rancorous divided America. The final vote in the Republican-controlled Senate, which was poised to fall almost entirely along party lines in…

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Red Hook: the hip New York enclave caught between gentrification and climate change

Residents of the transforming Brooklyn neighborhood, a peninsula surrounded by water, saw a grim look at its future on the citys floodplain after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 The party at Bait & Tackle didnt look like a funeral. The bar was packed with people double-fisting drinks and dancing. But every…

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World’s biggest tobacco companies aim to kill Montana healthcare initiative

Industry heavyweights fiercely oppose proposed $2 tax hike on packs of cigarettes to be used to fund Medicaid in the state Two of the worlds largest tobacco companies are financing opposition to a Montana ballot referendum that would lead to government-funded healthcare for about violated the states campaign finance rules…

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Trump doesnt think Stormy Daniels hush-money deal is valid, his lawyer says

Trump will not sue Daniels for breaking agreement. Move could kill attempts by Daniels attorney to force the president to testify Donald Trump does not believe porn actor and director Stormy Daniels hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid…

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Global stocks soar on US-Mexico trade breakthrough as Canada is sidelined

Stock markets hit six-month high as trade war fears recede, with Steve Mnuchin saying: Our objective is to get Canada on board quickly Stock markets worldwide rose to a six-month high on Tuesday as fears of a global trade war recededspeaking to CNBC on Tuesday. The Trump-Mexico deal announcement had…

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‘Good job Jeff’: Trump blames Sessions as Republicans charged before midterms

President says legal actions against very popular congressmen have put victories in doubt Donald Trump has mounted another extraordinary attack on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, blaming him for charges against two congressmen that he said jeopardised Republican chances in the forthcoming midterm elections. On Monday afternoon, the president voted…

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Billionaires v teachers: the Koch brothers’ plan to starve public education

A small group of women have succeeded in putting a state law promoted by Betsy DeVos and billionaire donors which they see as an attack on public education on the ballot in November Arizona has become the hotbed for an experiment rightwing activists hope will redefine Americas schools an experiment…

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