‘The President deserves to be ignored’: Democrats largely avoid talking about Trump in closing days of campaign

Washington (CNN)In an election that could determine the path of President Donald Trump’s next two years in office, and count as a referendum on the first two, Democrats on the campaign trail are mostly doing their best to keep his name out of their conversations with voters. “It is not…

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Human Rights Campaign calls on Trump admin not to go forward with potential rollback of transgender protections

Washington (CNN)The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits…

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Councils condemned for ‘shameful’ rebranding of Black History Month

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britains cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.…

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Predictably, America wasn’t thrilled with the nationwide Presidential Alert test

The emergency alert test heard 'round the country.Image: FEMA At 2:18 pm ET on Wednesday, cell phones across the country buzzed with a Presidential Alert emergency test from President Donald Trump. It was part of the first-ever national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, part of a pair…

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Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won’t be ‘swept under the rug’

(CNN)Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be “swept under the rug,” and that he believes there should be an “international investigation” into what happened. “They want to have the opportunity to complete this investigation in a thorough way,”…

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Inspector General says FEMA chief kept using government vehicles to travel after being told to stop

(CNN)Even after he had been told not to, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long used government SUVs and drivers to shuttle him between home and work, to and from his family’s North Carolina residence, and while on vacation, according to an Inspector General’s investigative report released by House Democrats…

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May fights to assert authority at Tory conference as Brexit divisions erupt

PM faces attacks from Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg over her Brexit plans on first day of conference Deep divisions over Brexit overshadowed the opening day of the Conservative party conference on Sunday as Theresa May attempted to wrestle back the focus on to her domestic agenda. The bitter infighting…

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Kavanaugh contacted Kozinski after resignation because he was ‘concerned about his mental health’

Washington (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he reached out to disgraced Judge Alex Kozinski after his resignation because he was “concerned about his mental health.” Kozinski served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals for several years. In 2008, The Los Angeles Times reported that…

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