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Nadler: Judiciary too busy impeaching Trump to focus on Kavanaugh claims


Posted: Wed-May-2020



House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., responded to calls for an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in light of new sexual misconduct allegations by saying that the panel has "our hands full with impeaching the president."

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Today's court decision on Meng Wanzhou's extradition could rattle the Canada-China relationship
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No matter how the ruling goes today in the case of Meng Wanzhou, it will have an impact on the fraught relationship between Canada and China.

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NASA set to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil with SpaceX launch
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SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.

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France, Italy, Belgium act to stop use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 over safety fears
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France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.

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EU proposes €750B coronavirus recovery fund, but more heated debate is expected
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The European Union proposed Wednesday a 750 billion-euro ($1.1. trillion Cdn) recovery fund to help countries weather a painful recession triggered by the coronavirus, and aimed to bridge divisions over the conditions that should be attached for access to the money.

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Decision day looms for United States on Hong Kong
USA-TRADE/CHINA

No longer an unrivalled global superpower, it’s unclear the U.S. can still influence the course of events in Hong Kong. But President Donald Trump promises an announcement soon. And analysts say the U.S. still has tools at its disposal.

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Hong Kong police arrest 300 as thousands protest over security laws
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Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China that has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city.

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Las Vegas casinos able to reopen next week, Nevada governor announces
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas.

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Trump tweets threat to shutter social media companies after Twitter warning
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies, one day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact-check the president's claims.

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Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweets about 'fraudulent' mail-in ballots
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Twitter on Tuesday placed a notification fact-checking tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump claiming that mail-in ballots will be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "rigged election."

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Spain begins 10 days of official mourning for COVID-19 victims
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Grieving Spaniards wore black and fell silent across the nation at midday on Wednesday at the start of 10 days of mourning for more than 27,000 dead amid the coronavirus crisis.

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4 Minneapolis officers fired, protest held after black man dies in police custody
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Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander's video provoked widespread outrage with footage that showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

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COVID-19 disinformation being spread by Russia, China, say experts
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Countries like Russia and China are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread disinformation, say experts. While some of the disinformation centres on the origin of the virus, some of it is offering potentially dangerous medical advice.

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NYC mayor slams white woman who called police on black man over dog leash dispute
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The confrontation in question began early Monday morning when Christian Cooper said he noticed Amy Cooper had let her dog off its leash in the Ramble, a secluded section of Central Park popular with birdwatchers.

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Russia, Mexico report record daily spikes in COVID-19 deaths
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Russia and Mexico both reported record, one-day spikes of COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

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British government loses a minister over top aide's trips during lockdown
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A junior British government minister quit on Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's failure to fire his top aide for allegedly breaching coronavirus lockdown rules.

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U.S. partygoers who attended crammed Memorial Day weekend events urged to quarantine
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Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus.

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Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat
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Dangerous blood clots that can cause strokes and other life-threatening problems are increasingly being reported in patients with COVID-19.

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U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty presents Canada with a 'serious' challenge, says expert
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Washington's pending withdrawal from a confidence-building international treaty that permits member nations to conduct observation flights over each other's territory is going to present Canada with a difficult strategic challenge, according to one Canadian defence expert.

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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations for an eventual print version.

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U.S. company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia
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A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: France Bans Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Boris Johnson Won't Sack His Top Aide For Breaking Lockdown. Here's Why.
The relationship between the prime minister and Dominic Cummings has been forged in victory after improbable victory, but now Johnson is facing an open revolt from his party. ... read more


7 Big Little Lies Of The Modi Government’s Coronavirus Economic Relief
HuffPost India spoke to experts and read the fine print to find the Modi government has failed to put its money where its mouth is. ... read more


Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life. ... read more


France Bans Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19 Amid Safety Concerns
It’s the first ban by a country since the World Health Organization said it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. ... read more


Flights Cancelled, No Refunds: Chaos At Airports As India Resumes Air Travel
Several passengers complained that they were not given any prior notice and were only informed of cancelled flights when their boarding pass was scanned. ... read more


How Confident Are Canadians Vs. Brits And Americans Post-Pandemic?
We're nowhere near ready to get back to normal, but on that front, we're not alone during this coronavirus crisis. ... read more


The UK's CO2 Emissions Dropped To A Hundred-Year Low During Lockdown
The nation last saw similar levels of emissions in the 1920s, scientists have revealed. ... read more


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview
“We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here Ryan, quite a decent shake here,” the prime minister said during the live exchange. ... read more


Boris Johnson Refuses To Fire Dominic Cummings Despite Lockdown Allegations
The PM confirmed his senior aide would keep his job despite massive backlash. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Thousands Of Protesters Opposing New China Law
Demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday to protest a controversial national security law that would ban secessionist and subversive activity against Beijing ... read more


Pakistan's Coronavirus Response Is All About Politics As Its Cases Soar
The country abandoned most protective measures just as it had a chance to get case numbers under control. It's now celebrating a major festival. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Top Adviser Accused Of Flouting Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
Dominic Cummings, a special aide to Britain's prime minister, reportedly ignored a ban on visiting relatives to travel more than 250 miles to his parents’ house. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


A Tragic Plane Crash In Pakistan Rattles An Already Nervous Nation
With the Islamic holiday of Eid just days away, Pakistanis were hoping for a respite from the country's worsening coronavirus outbreak. ... read more


Europe Braces For Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections
As lockdowns ease, scientists and government officials now fear a new surge is not a matter of if, but when, and how big. ... read more


Airbus Plane Crashes In Crowded Karachi Neighborhood
The Pakistan International Airlines flight, carrying 98 onboard, crashed into a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the airport. ... read more


Family Of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Forgives Saudi Killers, Sparing 5 Execution
The government agents had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. ... read more


China Proposes Law Cracking Down On Hong Kong Opposition Activity
Such a move has long been under consideration but was hastened by months of anti-government protests last year. ... read more


Virtual Citizenship Oaths A New Option For Some Future Canadians
The swearing-in ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more


Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'
A giant fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) is proposed, some of it raised on capital markets. ... read more


Vietnamese migrant deaths in UK lorry spark 26 arrests
The suspects held in Belgium and France are allegedly part of an organised crime group. ... read more


Coronavirus: Cyprus to pay holiday costs of infected tourists
The government will cover anyone who tests positive while on holiday on the Mediterranean island. ... read more


Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard
Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching. ... read more


Mexican archaeologists locate wreck of 200-year-old ship
They have named the wreck after the fisherman who first spotted it off the coast of Quintana Roo. ... read more


Bayern Munich take big step to Bundesliga title
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says it will be "brutally difficult" to stop Bayern Munich retaining their Bundesliga title. ... read more


Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing. ... read more


Coronavirus: France announces €8bn rescue plan for car industry
President Emmanuel Macron wants France to become the top producer of clean vehicles in Europe. ... read more


Audi sack Formula E's Daniel Abt for esports driver impersonation
Audi fire Formula E racer Daniel Abt after a professional gamer played under his name in an esports version of the series. ... read more


US says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries'
Russia urges peace talks as the US accuses it of meddling in the Libya conflict. ... read more


Leo Varadkar defended over 'picnic in park' pictures
Pictures of the Irish PM, shirtless and apparently enjoying a picnic, were posted on social media. ... read more


Coronavirus: Why Merkel may help fund Europe's recovery plan
Germany’s leader has agreed to shoulder some of the burden, but four "frugal" EU states are unhappy. ... read more


Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'
With Italy past the peak of coronavirus, medical staff say the trauma is only just hitting them now. ... read more


Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown
Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more. ... read more


Coronavirus: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe
As the UK alters its restrictions, how are other European countries reopening after lockdown? ... read more


Coronavirus: Why reopening French schools is a social emergency
Children returning to school are often from wealthier families, so why are other pupils staying home? ... read more


Coronavirus: 'Baffling' observations from the front line
Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge. ... read more


Heinrich Himmler: How a fake stamp led to the Nazi SS leader's capture
Seventy-five years after his death, the Nazi SS leader's possessions are due to go on display in the UK. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nature bounces back in Turkey under lockdown
The air quality in Turkish cities has improved since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed. ... read more


Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear
Alessandro was hiking with his family in northern Italy when they realised he was being followed. ... read more


Tear gas fired at Minneapolis protests over George Floyd's in-custody death
Four Minnesota officers were fired after Floyd, a black man, died in custody Monday night. Video showed him pleading "I can't breathe" as an officer pinned him to the ground. ... read more


Twitter is now fact-checking Trump. That won't stop him from tweeting.
Analysis: There’s nothing quite like the real-time global broadcasting apparatus of Twitter, where networks of accounts amplify the president's messages. ... read more


America returns to space: Why Wednesday's launch matters
The U.S. returns to space Wednesday, but the flight’s significance goes beyond patriotic notions. ... read more


Trump's scapegoating of Asian Americans is an affront to all Americans
The American story as we know it would not exist without the strength of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. ... read more


Justice Department drops insider trading investigations of three senators
The Republican and Democratic senators were being investigated after they sold off stocks following early briefings on the coronavirus. ... read more


Questions about COVID-19 test accuracy raised across the testing spectrum
Diagnostic tests are no longer in short supply, but questions about their accuracy are growing. ... read more


Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls husband's boat launch request a 'failed attempt at humor' amid backlash
"He thought it might get a laugh. It didn't," Whitmer said. "And to be honest, I wasn't laughing, either, when it was relayed to me, because I knew how it would be perceived." ... read more


NHL announces plans for resumption of season
The playoff tournament is slated to be held in two "hub cities," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. ... read more


Bay Area woman accused of posting notes on homes targeting Asian Americans
The notes read: "If you are a woman or man and was born in other country, return, go back to your land immediately, fast, with urgency." ... read more


'Your...coffee...Madam:' Robot waiters part of SKorean move to 'untact' business
Online diagnoses, robots delivering coffee, ordering food remotely: South Korea, in a move toward an "untact" customer experience, gives glimpse of post-coronavirus life. ... read more


In blow to DOJ, Supreme Court won't block order to move prisoners over coronavirus concerns
The Bureau of Prisons said more than 160 inmates and seven staff members at the Ohio prison have tested positive for COVID-19. ... read more


State of the art: How museums are preparing to open amid coronavirus crisis
Spoiler: There will be more "Do Not Touch" signs. ... read more


Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong as tensions over proposed security law boil over
Protesters in a downtown shopping mall chanted “Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our times” and “Hong Kong independence, the only way out." ... read more


J. K. Rowling's surprise children's book is a return to what made her famous
Though it seems odd to think of the highest-paid author in the world needing a comeback, Rowling could use a win, and this is probably her best chance at one. ... read more


Woman fired after calling police on black man in Central Park incident
A woman identified as Amy Cooper said she would call police and claim the man threatened her life after he asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. ... read more


'I don't know what I'm going to do': College grads face career setbacks amid the pandemic
"Their careers and how they do over the long term will have financial and economic implications for the country," says Pew Research's Mark Hugo Lopez. ... read more


Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban
A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against former student Gavin Grimm, but the board appealed that ruling. ... read more


At least 10 local TV stations aired Amazon-produced segment on news
Amazon said it provided the package in response to a large number of requests to visit its warehouses. ... read more


'Seinfeld' actor Richard Herd dead at 87
The Boston native made 11 appearances on “Seinfeld” as Mr. Wilhelm, the inept New York Yankees exec who supervised George Costanza. ... read more


Why I love the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
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America returns to space: Why Wednesday's launch matters
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Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls husband's boat launch request a 'failed attempt at humor' amid backlash
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