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The hearing on the 9th Congressional District race opened with allegations that Leslie McCrae Dowless tried to cover his tracks and encouraged witnesses to lie. No evidence has emerged that Republican Mark Harris knew of the scheme.
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The president, who is set to speak in Miami this afternoon, will urge senior members of the Venezuelan military to abandon President Nicolás Maduro and switch their allegiance to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
A new report details the forces that are still keeping women out of the highest income tiers.
Theodore McCarrick, the first cardinal removed from the priesthood because of sexual abuse, will be allowed to remain at a friary in Kansas until his permanent housing is finalized, church officials have said.
In President Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, boys will be boys and girls will be girls. And that’s an order.
In Seoul, a spokesman says South Korean President Moon Jae-in didn’t nominate Trump but thinks he fully deserves the prize.
A cadre of young, fierce and mostly female activists are behind the “school strikes for climate” effort that could draw tens of thousands of kids from across the globe for a protest next month.
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