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The medical examiner who ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide immediately pushed back Wednesday against the suggestion by a longtime forensic pathologist hired by Epstein's family that some of the evidence indicates homicide. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said she stands "firmly"... Baltimore Sun
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The Senate's top Republican isn't impressed by a Democratic resolution in the House that sets out procedures for a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems.
A congressional ally of President Trump filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday accusing the Intelligence Committee chairman of breaking the rules and making false statements. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) announced the complaint to reporters staking out the closed-door impeachment proceedings. “Chairman Schiff has abused his authority and seems to... New York Post
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Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head presidential race has plummeted — though he remains ahead of the commander in chief, according to a a new poll revealed Wednesday. The former veep leads Trump by 5 percentage points, 41% to 36%, among 1,997 registered voters in the new Morning Consult/Politico survey testing the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden does not lead Trump.
Trump has said publicly that China could buy as much as $50 billion of US farm products, more than double the annual amount it did the year before the trade war started. New York Post
VOA VIEW: China is looking at an end.
The Pentagon on Wednesday released its first images from last weekend's commando raid in Syria that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned the militant group may attempt to stage a "retribution attack." Rueters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds around an 8-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to a Survation poll conducted by Daily Mail. Rueters
The United States plans to allow Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue work at Iranian nuclear facilities to make it harder for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It is not clear that the truth is being reported.
U.S. trade policy and its impact on business investment, manufacturing and exports were a key factor in the Federal Reserve's decision to cut rates, chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China is far from agreeing to an agreement.
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Patrick Bumatay, a federal prosecutor, defended against criticism that he was too inexperienced to sit on the nation's largest appellate court San Diego Tribune
Flames from the Easy Fire were within a few feet of the Reagan library. Goats, which graze on grass around the property, helped prevent their spread.
"Those who follow the Bush-Clinton doctrine believe the only way to interact with other nations is by bombing them or starving them with draconian sanctions," Gabbard wrote.
VOA VIEW: Gabbard has no chance.
Adjust your clocks back one hour Nov. 3 at 2 a.m. — lest you wake up an hour early to everything in the days ahead. But some states might change that. USA Today
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi is subverting rule of law, write former acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
House Democrats are bracing for a stark party-line vote Thursday on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump that will highlight the partisan nature of the probe and give him fresh ammunition to argue that he is being railroaded. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said he didn't know if his ... Washington Times
An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by a Democratic state lawmaker and gun safety advocates to block a new law that will allow most people in the state to carry a firearm in public without a background check or training. After hearing arguments from ... Washington Times
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In order to redirect resources to Iowa, Sen. Kamala Harris plans to slash her staff based in her headquarters, relocate others and give her consultants a pay cut. ABC
VOA VIEW: Harris is making a bogus excuse.
Georgetown University announced plans to create a fund that could generate close to $400,000 a year to benefit the descendants of slaves once sold by the university. ABC
VOA VIEW: Chump change for propaganda.
Twitter will no longer allow political advertising on their platform, co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Twitter is looking for a losing battle with the president.
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour offers "real change" but Boris Johnson accuses him of "protest" politics at PMQs. BBC
A new blaze erupts near LA, as a rare "extreme red flag" warning is issued for much of the state. BBC
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The president has yet to announce a replacement for outgoing acting DHS secretary Kevin McAleenan CBS
The former New Orleans mayor is leading an initiative that calls for a reckoning with the legacy of racism in the U.S. CBS
VOA VIEW: When will issue of racism end.
Fresh farm products that China isn't buying are being bought by the U.S government and distributed to feed the hungry CBS
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A. Wayne Johnson, who resigned from the Education Department, on how he'd cancel student debt and change how the government helps fund college. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A fool takes up liberal action.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, who is overseeing an investigation into e-cigarette market leader Juul, urged White House officials to finalize a policy by next Friday that would remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market. CNBC
Facebook's former privacy chief Chris Kelly says if Elizabeth Warren thinks she can break up Facebook, "good luck" to her. Mark Zuckerberg's legal odds are high, in Kelly's opinion, but antitrust law experts are not so sure. CNBC
Whether former national security advisor John Bolton will show up Nov. 7 for his testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is an open question. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bet Bolton will not show.
The US military ramped up the number of air and artillery strikes it conducted in Afghanistan during the month of September following the collapse of the peace talks with the Taliban after President Donald Trump canceled a Camp David summit with the insurgent group on September 7. CNN
Tim Morrison, the top White House official on President Donald Trump's National Security Council for Europe, will be leaving his job soon, according to a source familiar with decision. The news comes on the eve of Morrison's testimony behind closed doors as part of the House impeachment inquiry. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN will like to make something out of nothing.
President Trump awarded the highest military honor on Wednesday evening to an Army Green Beret who fought his way up a frozen mountain in Afghanistan to help rescue wounded comrades during a mission to kill or capture a terrorist leader. FOX News
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday that the company he formerly led as CEO, Exxon Mobil, did not attempt to downplay the effects of climate change regulation to investors. FOX News
All the elements are in place across Southern California for an extended period of ferocious Santa Ana winds Wednesday, bringing an enhanced threat of explosive wildfires in the region and prompting forecasters to issue their first-ever warning to highlight the fire danger. FOX News
Social network’s move comes as Facebook faces controversy over ads that promote misinformationTwitter will ban all political advertising, the company’s CEO has announced, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook over its controversial stance to allow politicians to advertise false statements.The new policy, announced via Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account on Wednesday, will come into effect on 22 November and will apply globally to all electioneering ads, as well as ads related to political issues. The timing means the ban will be in place in time for the UK snap election. Guardian
IMAG trade fair group under fire for organizing events in Iran. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: The German company should pay.
Discussions on this matter have been going on now for nearly three years, with Israel caught between its allegiance to the US – which is concerned that Chinese investments. Jerusalem Post
A Republican former congressman-turned-lobbyist repeatedly pushed for the dismissal of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, an action later taken by President Donald Trump after he was urged to do so by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a U.S. diplomat said in testimony on Wednesday. Reuters
Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday and a rise in profit as growth in expenses slowed from a year earlier and the number of users ticked higher, assuaging investor fears of fallout from fierce scrutiny by regulators and lawmakers. Reuters
Lack of transparency in the Commerce Department's handling of steel and aluminum tariffs raised the appearance that certain companies may have had "improper influence" in the process, its internal watchdog said in a document made public on Wednesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Liberal wishful thinking.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is eyeing a listing in Hong Kong as early as November to raise up to $15 billion, after political unrest in the Asian financial hub put the move on ice earlier this year, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Reuters
North Korean defector Cho Jin-hye remembers reaching a low point when she became the target of cyberbullying in online defector communities. UPI
The U.S. economy grew by nearly 2 percent between July and October, the Commerce Department said in its quarterly report Wednesday. UPI
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