President Trump and former president Barack Obama as well as a Hollywood actress and a retired NBA star were among those making last-minute pitches on Monday to woo voters in the high-stakes Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, a contest likely to set the stage for the 2018 midterm elections.
Those in President Trump’s orbit have deliberated over how best to defend against more than a dozen women who have leveled specific claims against him — while also taking seriously claims of sexual assault and harassment and not seeming to dismiss women, according to people familiar with the matter.
Authorities said the suspect in Monday’s blast — identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh — used Velcro and zip ties to attach a homemade explosive to himself. The suspect was among four people hurt, authorities said.
The conditions in the North Korean prison camps “are as terrible, or even worse, than those I saw and experienced in my youth,” Thomas Buergenthal said after hearing from former prisoners and guards. Buergenthal is one of three jurists who have concluded that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should be tried for crimes against humanity.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has played the role of sober and dependable partner, while President Trump has sparked outrage across the region, most recently with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The late-night television host scolded Congress for letting funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expire, leaving millions of children in danger of losing health insurance.
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The exodus could be a problem for the president for the simple reason that only Republicans like him.
Army Sgt. Charles Jenkins spent almost four decades in North Korea before he was freed in 2004, two years after his wife, a Japanese citizen who had been abducted by the regime in 1978.
Faisal at home in Karimabad, Pulwama.
Faisal at home in Karimabad, Pulwama.
Faisal tries to play cricket with friends at a school playground.
Faisal tries to play cricket with friends at a school playground.
Faisal prays at the local mosque.
Faisal prays at the local mosque.
The road leads to the site where Faisal was shot.
The road leads to the site where Faisal was shot.
Faisal with his cousin Sajid, who rushed him to the hospital when he was hurt.
Faisal with his cousin Sajid, who rushed him to the hospital when he was hurt.
It has been more than a year since more than 70 died and thousands more were injured in anti-government protests in Indian-administered Kashmir. India’s security forces used shotguns loaded with pellet cartridges for crowd control. One of those pellets robbed Faisal Ahmed Dar of 93 percent of sight in his left eye. “My life is over,” he said.
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Electric engines don’t require oil changes, have far fewer moving parts and rarely break down, eliminating much of the maintenance that repair shops rely on.
The political journalist vigorously denied the allegations, saying he was dismayed the New Yorker characterized “a respectful relationship” with a woman he dated as inappropriate. He called the decision to terminate him “a terrible mistake.”
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