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Warren, slumping in the polls, attacks Biden and Buttigieg

Warren, slumping in the polls, attacks Biden and ButtigiegWith polls showing her once steady rise to the top tier of the Democratic race stalling, Elizabeth Warren went on the attack in New Hampshire.



Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold actionMajor economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world. With the two-week gathering spilling into the weekend, campaigners and many delegates slammed Chile, presiding over the talks, for drafting a summit text that they said risked throwing the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle global warming into reverse. "At a time when scientists are queuing up to warn about terrifying consequences if emissions keep rising, and school children are taking to the streets in their millions, what we have here in Madrid is a betrayal of people across the world," said Mohamed Adow, director of Power Shift Africa, a climate and energy think-tank in Nairobi.



2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwaters

2 children dead after being swept away in Arizona floodwatersThe bodies of two children were found about three miles from the crash scene.



Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi group protest US sanctions

Supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi group protest US sanctionsHundreds of demonstrators supporting a powerful Iran-backed militia group in Iraq poured into a central Baghdad plaza Saturday, some burning American flags to protest recent U.S. sanctions against key leaders. The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq. The protesters burned American and Israeli flags, as well as cardboard cutouts of U.S. President Donald Trump in Firdous Square, a central plaza that is close to where anti-government demonstrators have been camped out since Oct. 1.



Republican congressman publicly identifies purported whistleblower

Republican congressman publicly identifies purported whistleblowerOn Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert publicly named a person some Republicans and allies of President Trump claim is the alleged whistleblower who first brought the Trump-Ukraine scandal to light.



Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun

Iran Demands $6 Billion Oil Payment From South Korea: Chosun(Bloomberg) -- Iran’s Foreign Ministry called in the South Korean ambassador last month to demand payment of 7 trillion won ($6 billion) for oil it sold to the Asian country, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing officials it didn’t identify.Iran expressed “strong regret” over Seoul’s failure to complete the payment, which has been deposited at two South Korean banks without being transferred to Iran’s central bank for years due to U.S. sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, the newspaper said. It added that other Iranian authorities including the central bank also complained.South Korea sent a delegation to the Middle East late last month and explained that the country will cooperate with the U.S. to successfully complete transfer of the payment, it added.To contact the reporter on this story: Kanga Kong in Seoul at kkong50@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Sara Marley, Siraj DatooFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



Stomach flu outbreak terrorizes school in Washington state, sickening over 100 students, staff

Stomach flu outbreak terrorizes school in Washington state, sickening over 100 students, staffA number of schools from Seattle Public Schools and Vancouver Public Schools were forced to close to disinfect and clean because of the outbreak.



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British tourist shot dead in Buenos Aires robbery

British tourist shot dead in Buenos Aires robberyA British tourist has been killed outside a five star hotel in Argentina in an attempted robbery. A 50-year-old man and his son, 28, were both shot as they tried to enter the luxury Hotel Faena, in the heart of Buenos Aires’ Puerto Madero district, emergency services said. They were intercepted by two men on a motorcycyle who tried to rob them as they got out of a taxi, arriving at the hotel. The robbers, who had been circling the area, also had a support vehicle nearby. The two Brits attempted to resist the theft and were shot in the struggle, authorities said. Emergency services arrived within minutes and took both to local Argerich hospital. The father was shot in the armpit and suffered a haemmorage after the bullet entered his chest. He died of his wounds shortly afterwards. His son received a bullet to his left leg and is reportedly out of danger: the bullet missed his femoral artery. The perpetrators escaped after the attack and police were still searching for them on Saturday. Local police have closed off the area and security footage from the scene is being analysed in order to identify the motorcycle and the route of escape. The hotel, which is party of the luxury Faena Group including a hotel in Miami, released a statement expressing "deepest condolences" and promising full support in the investigation. Armed robberies tend to rise at this time of year in Buenos Aires, when tourists flood to the city for the warmer months. In December last year, Swedish tourist Christoffer Persson was shot during an attempted robbery, and his leg subsequently amputated due to his injuries. In the same month, a US tourist was hospitalised after a violent assault during which his camera was stolen. Puerto Madero, where the murder took place, is the redeveloped former city docks, hailed as one of the most successful urban regeneration projects in the world, attracting huge foreign investment, young professionals, and luxury tourism.



Woman whose child was ripped from her arms by police awarded $625,000

Woman whose child was ripped from her arms by police awarded $625,000A woman who was violently arrested and had her infant child torn out of her arms by officials before being sent to Rikers Island has reached a $625,000 (£469,043) settlement with New York City.Jazmine Headley filed a lawsuit against the city during the summer after the 23-year-old mother said she experienced a “dehumanizing” arrest at the hands of Human Resources Administration (HRA) security guards and officers from the New York Police Department at a Brooklyn benefits office last year.



NYC paying $625K to mom whose baby was ripped away by police

NYC paying $625K to mom whose baby was ripped away by policeNew York City will pay $625,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by a mother whose toddler was yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen online video, the city's Law Department said. Jazmine Headley sued the city in August alleging trauma and humiliation and seeking unspecified damages over the December 2018 incident at a Brooklyn benefits office. On Friday, the Law Department said the city will pay to resolve the lawsuit.



Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban

Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion banMississippi's outgoing governor vowed Saturday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi's ban on abortion at 15 weeks. "We will sustain our efforts to fight for America’s unborn children," Republican Phil Bryant wrote on Twitter.



Minnesota man gets 15 years for attacking officers

Minnesota man gets 15 years for attacking officersA judge sentenced a 32-year-old Minnesota man to 15 years and nine months in prison for using a bow and arrows to attack sheriff's deputies, injuring one. Authorities arrested Ramey James Olson after a two-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies in Sauk Centre on Sept. 13, 2018. Prosecutors say Olson ended up in the Sauk Centre garage after crashing a stolen car.



Alyssa Milano’s 'facts are wrong': Andrew Yang refutes activist’s allegations of campaign staffer sexual misconduct

Alyssa Milano’s 'facts are wrong': Andrew Yang refutes activist’s allegations of campaign staffer sexual misconductDemocratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang denied allegations made by actress Alyssa Milano that an unnamed campaign engaged in sexual misconduct, saying the matter had been looked at promptly.



South Dakota upholds death sentence in 2000 torture killing

South Dakota upholds death sentence in 2000 torture killingThe South Dakota Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the state's only death row inmate, an Alaska man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a 2000 torture killing. The justices said the arguments from Briley Piper, 39, of Anchorage, were “untimely" and didn't contest his guilt, the Rapid City Journal reported. Piper was sentenced to death after pleading guilty in the slaying of Chester Allen Poage, of Spearfish.



A woman who works with sexual misconduct survivors says Harvey Weinstein's tentative $25 million settlement isn't surprising because victims are used to settling for 'less than what we deserve'

A woman who works with sexual misconduct survivors says Harvey Weinstein's tentative $25 million settlement isn't surprising because victims are used to settling for 'less than what we deserve'Laura Palumbo, communications director for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, spoke to Insider about Weinstein's tentative $25 million settlement.



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These Hasidic Jews came to Jersey City for more affordable living. Now they're coping with fear and grief
When the shooting started outside the kosher supermarket, Yossi Steinmetz was next door at the small synagogue and yeshiva with the market's owner.
Charity to pay fallen police officer's mortgage
As Jersey City, New Jersey, mourns after this week's deadly shooting, a charity has stepped up to help the family of the police officer who was killed.
Extremism expert: We are seeing the democratization of hate
Brian Levin, the director at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, speaks with Anderson Cooper about the role the Black Hebrew Israelite movement could have had in the Jersey City, New Jersey shooting. Watch "Full Circl
Ex-wife of NJ shooter says earlier life showed no signs of later violence and extremism
A 41-year-old woman named Kathleen had just backed her car into the garage after doing a little Christmas shopping in Atlanta on Wednesday when a man approached her in the driveway and introduced himself as an FBI agent.
A customer escaped the attack. He says it was clear the shooters 'came to kill'
When bullets started flying at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, David Lax pushed his way past one of the shooters to escape.
Her father was called 'the most dangerous racist in America.' She wants a different legacy for her sons
• Ex-Breitbart Editor: Stephen Miller is a white supremacist. I know, I was one too.
13-year-old suspect told police he watched friends slash Barnard freshman, report says
• Slain student Tessa Majors 'was committed to music. It was her art form'
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California Rejects State's Largest Utility's Bankruptcy Pan
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expedite the beleaguered PG&E bankruptcy case in time for next year's wildfire season. But Newsom said the utility's plan "falls woefully short" of what is needed.
Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?
Laws that ban sleeping outside favor relocation over resolving the problems that force people onto the streets.
A Taste Of The Holidays, Cowboy-Style
We visit a cowboy Christmas ball in South Dakota's Black Hills. Such events are enjoying a revival after fading away in the late 20th century. Attendees enjoy nostalgia for earlier, simpler times.
Elder Shelter Provides Sanctuary From Abuse
A program that shelters at-risk elderly in nursing homes is slowly taking root across the U.S.
Correctional Officers Face Mental Health Challenges
The stress experienced by correctional officers can cause thoughts of suicide. But many are reluctant to get help because they perceive a stigma. One widow of an Arizona guard wants to change that.
On Verge Of Impeachment Vote, First-Term, Moderate Democrats Weigh A Political Risk
Moderate Democrats are facing one of the most difficult political decisions in their careers. And the stakes couldn't be higher for their freshman class.
American Samoans' Citizenship Status Still In Limbo After Judge Issues Stay
After ruling on Thursday that anyone born in American Samoa should be recognized as a U.S. citizen, the same judge on Friday decided to put the order on hold until the issue is resolved on appeal.
This Grieving Family Wants The U.S. To Designate Mexican Cartels As Terrorists
Relatives of nine American women and children who were brutally killed in Mexico last month were in Washington this week to tell their story. They want the U.S. to go after drug cartels.
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Trump lawyer Giuliani at White House as U.S. lawmakers vote on impeachment charges
President Donald Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved impeachment charges against Trump.
Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic politi
Factbox: Trump impeachment trial - What happens next?
The U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the
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Key committee passes Trump impeachment charges
Impeachment moves closer as the charges head for a House of Representatives vote.
Quadriga: Lawyers for users of bankrupt crypto firm seek exhumation of founder
Lawyers for Quadriga users say there are "questionable circumstances" behind Gerald Cotten's death.
Trump halts new tariffs in US China trade war
The so-called phase one deal will see billions of dollars in tariffs removed or delayed.
US governor issues 428 pardons during final days in office
Governor Matt Bevin's pardons included a convicted murderer, whose brother donated to his campaign.
Octopus and eagle square off at Canadian fish farm
The duelling animals were found floating in the waters off Quatsino, British Columbia.
Danny Aiello, Do The Right Thing actor, dies at 86
The veteran actor, best known as Sal in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, dies after a short illness.
Three-digit suicide prevention hotline - 988 - given green light in US
When operational, the 988 number will replace a 12-digit hotline, making it easier to get help.
Why women are fighting back against hair oppression
New legalisation to protect natural hair has brought national attention to this form of discrimination.
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They Lost Siblings and Friends in the Sandy Hook Massacre. Now They’re Channeling Their Pain Into Activism
Saturday marks the seven-year anniversary of the tragedy that took 26 lives
Louisiana Sues California Over Banning Sale and Import of Alligator Products
It's estimated that over 300,000 alligators are harvested every year in Louisiana
New Orleans Declared A State of Emergency And Took Down Servers After Cyber Attack
City employees were told to power down computers, unplug devices from the wall, and took down all servers as precaution
U.N. Climate Talks Deadlocked as Chile Bids for Compromise Amid Protests
Nations around the globe have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks
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