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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather. The fires described in PG&E... Baltimore Sun
Eliminating the Islamic State group's elusive leader gives President Donald Trump a new argument for leaving Syria, but the U.S. military campaign against the extremists is far from finished. The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by U.S. forces leaves the Islamic State without an obvious leader,... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Islamic radicals are a threat to the world.
President Donald Trump used a conference of police chiefs on Monday to slam the host city as "embarrassing to us as a nation" under the leadership of its top cop, who skipped ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
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Chicago’s mayor tore into President Trump Monday for ripping the city as more dangerous than Afghanistan while he addressed a gathering of law enforcement officials at a conference there. “It’s no surprise that @realDonaldTrump brought his insulting, ignorant buffoonery to Chicago. Luckily, in this city, we know the truth and we will not let anyone... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Mayor is an idiot.
The man who refused to shake hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ memorial in the Capitol in a moment that went viral said the snub was personal, not political, according to a report on Monday. Bobby Rankin, one of the pallbearers during the ceremony last Thursday, walked directly past McConnell... New York Post
The president of the nation’s largest federal government workers union has been accused of sexually harassing several subordinates, including one employee whose ear he licked during a hug last year, according to a new report. J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, is accused of putting his tongue in the ear... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A fool will always be a fool.
General Motors Co , Toyota Motor Corp , Hyundai Motor Co , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and other major automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission vehicles requirements. Rueters
President Donald Trump's administration on Monday said it has appealed a judge's ruling ordering it to turn over an unredacted copy of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to a Democratic-led congressional committee. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The Court should be overturned.
General Motors has fired three UAW workers at Flint Assembly Plant in Michigan for threats of violence during the strike as well as acts of violence.
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A potential wild card came out of the conventional wisdom deck in Alabama this week when reports surfaced that former senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may want his Senate seat back. Mr. Sessions "has been taking meetings and making calls regarding a run for his old Senate seat," ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sessions was a good senator.
Black lawmakers want to strip J. Edgar Hoover's name from the proposed new FBI headquarters because they think he was a racist, outraging longtime agents who say America's culture of political correctness and victimhood has gone too far. The fight is bursting into public view again as the FBI inches ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Black want to overturn everything.
Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Democrats should open up their impeachment process "to the light of day," as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a vote later this week to establish procedures for impeachment hearings. "The American people have a right to know," Mr. Pence said in an interview ... Washington Times
"Afghanistan is a safe place in comparison," President Donald Trump said in Chcago. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Superintendent is a loser.
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As the current chief refuses to testify, President Donald Trump looks to appoint a new Homeland Secretary. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are fools.
U.S. regulators cite security threats of Chinese equipment in telecom networks. ABC
MPs vote to reject 12 December election plan - but Boris Johnson is set to try again for a pre-Christmas poll. BBC
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Labour accuses the PM of wasting public money on campaign telling people to prepare for 31 October Brexit. BBC
Video of al-Baghdadi's final moments exists. "We have video and photos," Milley told reporters, though those images aren't being released yet. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should wise up.
House Democrats are poised to hold a vote to move forward with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Monday. CNBC
"At the height of Baghdadi's reign, these oil fields provided ISIS with the bulk of financial resources used to fund its terror," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday at the Pentagon. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US should be repaid for all funds spent.
President Donald Trump's former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman defied a congressional subpoena Monday, failing to appear for a closed-door deposition before House impeachment investigators and throwing a new hurdle into Democrats' plans to quickly gather evidence in their inquiry. CNN
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The anonymous senior Trump administration official, who previously alleged that there's an internal administration resistance to President Donald Trump, plans to recount the President's conversations in their forthcoming book. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN and other liberals foolishness.
Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection. CNN
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A large fire that erupted early Monday in the foothills over Los Angeles sent residents throughout the western part of the city scurrying out of their homes in the middle of the night, including a certain former governor and action movie star. FOX News
Prime minister falls short of two-thirds parliamentary majority required to call snap pollParliament votes on snap election – live Boris Johnson has lost his third bid for a general election, after Labour abstained and he failed to reach the two-thirds majority of MPs he needed for a poll. The result was 299 votes for and 70 against.The prime minister is now expected to back a Liberal Democrat plan to change the law in order to secure an early election, although the parties do not yet agree on a date. Guardian
“I spent many months on a kibbutz in Israel, [and] I believe absolutely not only in the right of Israel to exist but the right to exist in peace and security," Sanders said. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Sanders is a fool.
The US Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, chastised the UN for its biased approach to Israel, noting, that it’s stance was “unfairly negative and one-sided.” Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The U.S. telecommunications regulator plans to vote in November to designate China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as national security risks, barring their U.S. rural carrier customers from tapping an $8.5 billion government fund to purchase equipment or services. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Huawei cannot be trusted - they are a danger.
The United States wants to bolster a coalition fighting Islamic State in northeastern Syria, a senior State Department official said on Monday, after the leader of the jihadi movement, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in a weekend operation. Reuters
The United States on Monday confirmed the killing of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, Islamic State spokesman and a high-ranking figure within the jihadi group, in a separate U.S. operation, according to a senior State Department official. Reuters
An index of global stock markets rallied to a 21-month high on Monday, boosted by growing hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and the view that the U.S. Federal Reserve this week will deliver its third interest rate cut for 2019. Reuters
President Donald Trump visited a law enforcement conference in Chicago Monday to sign an executive order aimed at finding root causes of crime. UPI
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced new sanctions to continue punishing Iran for its nuclear program. UPI
China's foreign ministry said the United States and North Korea need to continue dialogue in a statement supporting Pyongyang's opposition to economic sanctions. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK deserves sanctions.
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