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Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is preparing a report that would admit Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed as the result of an interrogation that went wrong, CNN reported on Monday, citing two unnamed sources. FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS. One source cautioned that the report was still being ... Full story

‘That can’t be the standard’: Durbin blasts Trump’s comments downplaying Russian poisonings, assassinations

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) at a September hearing on Capitol Hill. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images). Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Monday criticized President Trump for appearing to downplay human rights abuses that take place outside the United States, arguing that such offenses must be taken seriously wherever they occur. The Illinois Democrat’s remarks came one day after the airing of a “60 Minutes” interview in which ... Full story

President Trump visits Florida after Hurricane Michael

A Lynn Haven, Florida, homeowner, second left, talks with from left, FEMA director Brock Long, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, third from left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Mayor Margo Anderson as they tour a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Michael on Monday. A Lynn Haven, Florida, homeowner, second left, talks with from left, FEMA director Brock Long, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, third from left, President Donald Trump, first ... Full story

Koreans Vote For Celebrities Who Seemingly Can Do Anything And Everything

A recent survey asked which celebrities seem like they can do anything. DC Inside and MyCelebs recently held a poll asking “Who is a passionate star who seems like they will be successful in anything they do?” The poll ran from October 7 to October 13 and garnered a total of 3,445 responses. TVXQ’s Yunho came in first place with 60.2 percent of the votes. The singer is well-known and applauded for his overwhelming passion in everything he does, ... Full story

Yes, Elizabeth Warren has Native ancestry. No, that won’t stop Trump’s racist attacks. Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (Hadley Green/The Washington Post). Elizabeth Warren is all but certain to run for president in 2020, and if she winds up becoming the Democratic nominee, this day could be one of the key early moments of that campaign. Today brings two interesting developments regarding Warren’s probable campaign. The first is this article by the Post’s Matt Viser, detailing the impressive operation Warren has already built to lay the ... Full story

99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality

After removing all duplicate and fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission last year, a Stanford researcher has found that 99.7 percent of public comments—about 800,000 in all—were pro-net neutrality. “With the fog of fraud and spam lifted from the comment corpus, lawmakers and their staff, journalists, interested citizens and policymakers can use these reports to better understand what Americans actually said about the ... Full story

Hillary Clinton defends Bill Clinton: Monica Lewinsky 'was an adult'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, during The Atlantic Festival, Oct. 2, 2018, in Washington. WASHINGTON – Former first lady Hillary Clinton disputed the assertion that her husband's affair with a White House intern constituted an abuse of power and said he was correct not to resign after the scandal became public. President Bill Clinton was impeached for lying to ... Full story

99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality, Independent Analysis Finds

When a Stanford researcher removed all the duplicate and fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission last year, he found that 99.7 percent of public comments -- about 800,000 in all -- were pro-net neutrality . From a report: "With the fog of fraud and spam lifted from the comment corpus, lawmakers and their staff, journalists, interested citizens and policymakers can use these reports to better understand what Americans ... Full story

Hurricane Michael: Trump says authorities doing ‘incredible job’ in Florida as search for survivors continues

Donald Trump arrived in Florida just days after it was devastated by Hurricane Michael and said Republican governor Rick Scott was doing fan incredible job” in overseeing relief efforts. Michael was a Category 4 storm with winds reaching speeds up to 155 mph. The president and first lady Melania Trump, are touring the state, as well as parts of Georgia. WATCH MORE. “You wouldn’t even know they had homes,” Mr Trump said about residents as they ... Full story

Facebook To Ban Misinformation On Voting In Upcoming US Elections

"Facebook will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations in the run-up to and during next month's U.S. midterm elections," reports Reuters. The latest efforts are to reduce voter manipulation across its platform. From the report: The world's largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that ... Full story

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