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Brett Kavanaugh gets sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Brett M. Kavanaugh took the oaths of office Saturday to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, just a couple of hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him. The quick swearing in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance [...]
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France’s New Law Against Sexist Catcalls Gets Its First Conviction

PARIS — In the first case invoking a new law against verbal sexual harassment, a French court has fined a man 300 euros — about $ 350 — for making lewd and insulting comments to a woman aboard a bus in a Paris suburb. The panel [...]
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Serena Williams Cartoon, Called Racist, Gets New Life on Paper’s Front Page

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SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian newspaper has defended its decision to publish a provocative cartoon of the tennis star Serena Williams, using the image again — this time on its front page — and railing against “politically [...]
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Leaker of classified report on Russian hacking gets 5 years

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – A former government contractor sentenced to more than five years in prison for mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization has received what prosecutors are calling the longest sentence ever imposed for [...]
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The Latest: Woman gets 5 years for leaking secret report

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The Latest on a woman accused of leaking a classified report on Russian hacking (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to leaking a secret U.S. report has been sentenced to more than five [...]
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Trump’s inner circle gets whiter

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The West Wing is expected to lose one of its most prominent minority aides in the coming months, opening President Donald Trump’s inner circle up to new scrutiny as he continues to stoke racial tensions. Deputy press secretary Raj Shah, [...]
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Democrats’ 2020 presidential fight gets an early dress rehearsal

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NEW ORLEANS — An unwieldy field of top Democrats clamored for critical ground in the run-up to the 2020 presidential primary over the weekend, courting progressive activists as they tilt toward a full-on campaign. In a three-day audition [...]
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Kashmir’s War Gets Smaller, Dirtier and More Intimate

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Kashmir conflict, which once brought India and Pakistan to the brink of nuclear war, has become a bitterly personal, and mostly local, insurgency. Source: NYT > World
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The ACLU Won’t Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In

3 months ago | 0 comment
After all the wailing about the children streaming across our wide-open, wall-less border, there was very little media interest in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday on this very subject. Knowing facts could interfere with their [...]
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In abrupt shift, Trump makes nice with EU, gets tough on Russia

3 months ago | 0 comment
Over the course of just 11 days, President Donald Trump went from calling the European Union a “foe” and publicly questioning his own intelligence agencies to palling around with a top EU official in the Rose Garden and scheduling a meeting [...]