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NBC/WSJ poll: A record share of voters dislike Trump personally, but Democrats face challenges of their own


Posted: Wed-Oct-2019



Nearly seven-in-ten voters dislike Trump personally, regardless of his policies. But Democrats also face problems of their own for 2020.

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Trump says Turkey ceasefire in northern Syria permanent, lifts sanctions
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U.S. President Donald Trump says he's lifting sanctions on Turkey after determining a ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent.

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Eastern European associates of Giuliani plead not guilty to conspiracy charges
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Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden have pleaded not guilty to illegally funnelling money to a pro-Trump election committee and other politicians.

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Man arrested after 39 found dead in truck trailer in southeast England
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Police found the bodies of 39 people inside a Bulgarian-registered truck trailer at an industrial park east of London Wednesday.

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California power company going ahead with more blackouts, trying to prevent wildfires
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California's largest utility says it will go ahead with widespread blackouts affecting nearly half a million people starting Wednesday as dangerous fire weather returns to California.

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Iraq violated human rights in protest crackdowns that left 149 dead, UN report finds
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Iraqi authorities committed serious human rights violations and abuses in their response to a wave of anti-government protests earlier this month that saw 149 civilians killed, the United Nations said.

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Trump could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and walk free, lawyer argues
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U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that the president does not have to hand over his tax returns to state prosecutors because he is immune from criminal investigation ⁠— including if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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Trump administration sues California over cap-and-trade deal with Quebec
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Quebec finds itself in the middle of a legal battle launched by the Trump administration against the state of California.

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Boeing quarterly profit drops 53% as Max grounding takes heavy toll
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Boeing Co reported a 53 per cent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as the world's largest planemaker was hurt by the grounding of its bestselling 737 Max jets.

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Belgian Paralympian chooses to end own life after battle with incurable spinal disease
Olympics Vervoort Death

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear.

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Putin looks to expand influence in Africa, hosts massive summit with leaders
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Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders for the first-ever Russia-Africa summit, reflecting Moscow's new push to expand its clout on the continent and saying there is "enormous potential for growth."

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Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests
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Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.

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Google says it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' computing milestone
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Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.

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Brexit back in chaos after Johnson loses vote in Parliament to speed up ratification
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Britain's departure from the European Union was thrown into chaos on Tuesday after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's extremely tight timetable for ratifying his exit deal.

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The Rise of Skywalker trailer and the battle for the soul of Star Wars
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The new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker suggest the franchise is still caught in the tractor beam of nostalgia as director J.J. Abrams attempts to move the sci-fi series forward.

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Ex-ambassador gives 'disturbing' testimony on Trump's Ukraine dealings, lawmakers say
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William Taylor, the ex-ambassador who has sharply questioned Donald Trump's policy on Ukraine, provided lawmakers with a detailed and "disturbing" account of his recollection of events at the centre of the Democrats' impeachment probe on Tuesday, as the president used rhetoric to decry the probe that uncomfortably evoked racial tensions from America's past.

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Exxon trial to explore whether oil giant lied to investors about climate change
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New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming. A lawsuit is set to go to trial Tuesday.

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Haitian Catholics march for peace as political strife plagues country
Catholic march in Haiti

As Haiti entered a sixth week of violent anti-government protests over corruption and economic woes, Catholic leaders held a rare march on Tuesday, calling for sweeping political reform and a resolution to the crisis that has paralyzed the country.

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Putin, Erdogan agree to share patrols in northeastern Syria
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The presidents of Turkey and Russia met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, hours before a five-day ceasefire between Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria expired.

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Abortion, same-sex marriage to be decriminalized in Northern Ireland
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Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland's same-sex marriage ban and restrictions on abortion gathered in Belfast on Monday to prepare for a momentous change to the laws at the stroke of midnight.

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Zuckerberg to tell U.S. House that Facebook digital currency won't evade laws
Facebook Libra

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will try to reassure the U.S. Congress today that his company won't try to evade financial regulators as it prepares its planned digital currency Libra.

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Driver Chases Spider Inside Car, Causes Horrific Crash
Luckily, only minor injuries were suffered in the smash in Derbyshire, England. ... read more


Mother Acquitted For Buying Abortion Pills After Northern Ireland Law Change
“I am so thankful that the change in the law will allow other women and girls to deal with matters like this privately in their own family circle.” ... read more


Russia Warns Syrian Kurdish YPG Must Pull Back Or Face Turkish Army
The Kremlin also said the United States had been the closest ally of the Kurdish fighters but had now betrayed them. ... read more


39 Bodies Found In Truck Container In Southeast England
A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. ... read more


Hong Kong Legislature Withdraws Extradition Bill That Sparked Months Of Unrest
Pulling the bill met one of the five demands made by pro-democracy protesters. ... read more


Canada's Right-Wing Populist, Anti-Immigrant Party Got Crushed
The People's Party of Canada failed to win a single seat in Monday's election. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Brexit Plan In Tatters As Parliament Rips Up Timetable
The British prime minister had desperately wanted to steer the U.K. out of the European Union by Halloween. ... read more


Justin Trudeau's Liberals Set To Survive Canada's Election, Projections Show
Canadians voted in one of the closest and most contentious election campaigns the country has seen in decades. ... read more


Jared Kushner, Steve Mnuchin To Attend Saudi Conference A Year After Khashoggi Murder
The Treasury secretary backed out last year amid controversy surrounding the Saudi journalist's disappearance. ... read more


Greta Thunberg Mural Vandalized Days After Appearing: 'This Is Oil Country'
The Canadian artist who created it is asking for the public to focus "that anger and fear into making large scale change" instead. ... read more


Benjamin Netanyahu Passes Up Mandate To Form A New Government
The Israeli prime minister says he has given up and is returning the mandate back to President Reuven Rivlin. ... read more


Canada Votes In Election That Could Be The End For Justin Trudeau
Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party could lose to the rival Conservatives or win, but fail to get a majority of seats in Parliament. ... read more


Kurds Confront Exiting U.S. Troops In Syria With Heartbreaking Signs
Kurdish civilians showed they were crushed by the betrayal of President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from Syria ahead of Turkey's invasion. ... read more


U.S. At 'Risk Of Losing Leadership’ On Global Stage, IMF Chief Warns In Candid Interview
Christine Lagarde, IMF’s outgoing chairwoman, offered financial advice to President Donald Trump — and warned of the risks of nationalism and wall-building. ... read more


It's Another Decisive Week In Brexit: What Happens Now?
Boris Johnson has been forced to ask the EU for a delay. His deal can still be passed, but the clock is ticking. ... read more


Lebanon PM Hariri Agrees To Reform Package Amid Massive Nationwide Protests
Hundreds of thousands of people have been flooding the country's streets since Thursday in protest of the government's handling of a crippling economic crisis. ... read more


Turkey Says Soldier Killed Amid Kurd Pullout, Cease-Fire In Syria
Both sides have accused each other of repeatedly violating the U.S.-brokered cease-fire. ... read more


Qantas Completes Historic Test Of Longest Nonstop Passenger Flight
It took Flight QF7879, which connected New York to Sydney, 19 hours and 16 minutes to complete its 10,066-mile journey. ... read more


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sends Unsigned Letter To EU Seeking Brexit Delay
He also sent a contradictory note -- this one signed -- to the EU president arguing against a Brexit extension. ... read more


FBI Rules Out Poisoned Alcohol In Deaths Of American Tourists
The FBI is conducting toxicology tests on three of the deceased Americans. So far, they have ruled out methanol poisoning as a cause of death. ... read more


39 bodies found in lorry container east of London
Police quiz a man, named locally as Mo Robinson, 25, on suspicion of murder after the discovery. ... read more


Floods in Southern Europe: Dead and missing in Spain and Italy
Torrential rain in Spain, Italy and France leaves people dead or missing. ... read more


Turkey Syria offensive: Russia deploys troops to border
The movement is the first stage in a Turkey-Russia deal to remove Kurdish forces. ... read more


Spanish women footballers vote to strike over pay
Almost 200 women in Spain's first division support action in a disagreement over pay and conditions. ... read more


Belgian Paralympian ends life through euthanasia
Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort ends her own life through euthanasia at the age of 40. ... read more


Brexit: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn meet after timetable rejected
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit. ... read more


Juventus 2-1 Lokomotiv Moscow: Paulo Dybala scores two late goals in Turin
Paulo Dybala scored two quick goals to rescue Juventus in the Champions League against Lokomotiv Moscow in Turin. ... read more


Norway ambulance hijack: Oslo rampage leaves three hurt
Three people - including baby twins - were injured after the emergency vehicle careered into them. ... read more


Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid: Toni Kroos goal eases pressure on Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid collect their first Champions League victory of the season at Galatasaray to ease the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane. ... read more


N Irish footballer scores outrageous backheel
Shayne Lavery scores a sublime backheel goal en route to scoring a hat-trick as Linfield charge into a four-goal lead against Warrenpoint Town in the Irish Premiership. ... read more


Danish Rubjerg lighthouse moved inland on skates
For 120 years, it was perched on a Danish sand dune but coastal erosion threatened its future. ... read more


Marieke Vervoort: Tribute to a Paralympian
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd reflects on her time with Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who has ended her life through euthanasia at age of 40. ... read more


Brexit: Europe press sigh over 'unbelievably dragging process'
European newspapers see little likelihood of the UK leaving the EU by 31 October. ... read more


Franco exhumation: Why is Spain moving a dictator's remains?
Franco's burial site has long been the subject of debate. Here's why the saga could end this week. ... read more


Turkey: Which countries export arms to Turkey?
Some European countries have suspended arms sales to Turkey, so where does it gets its weapons? ... read more


Heavy flooding in Spain following torrential rain
Parts of north-east Spain without power as huge rescue operations continue. ... read more


Lighthouse moved 70m on rails to save it from falling into sea
Coastal erosion threatened to topple Denmark's Rubjerg Knude lighthouse - but now it's being moved. ... read more


PM says deal does not breach principle of consent
Boris Johnson says it is a pity "for one side or the other of the debate in Northern Ireland to have a veto". ... read more


Brexit: DUP's Nigel Dodds says party's focus is the integrity of the union
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds says the party's focus is the integrity of the union. ... read more


Being a swing in The Lion King
Swing Debôrah Godchaser takes us behind the scenes as the show celebrates 20 years in London's West End. ... read more


Republicans storm secure room, delaying Pentagon official's impeachment deposition
The House Parliamentarian ruled that the GOP members were in violation of House deposition rules, according to a Intelligence Committee official. ... read more


Trump lifts sanctions against Turkey, calling the cease-fire in Syria 'permanent'
The announcement comes shortly after Turkey and Syria came to a cease-fire agreement in the northern Syria area Tuesday. ... read more


Google claims 'supremacy' in quantum computing
An experimental quantum processor performed a calculation in minutes that would've taken an ordinary supercomputer thousands of years, Google said. ... read more


Trump's lawyers argue he can't be charged while in office — even if he shoots someone
"That's your position?" federal appeals court Judge Denny Chin asked. "That is correct," the president's lawyer responded. ... read more


Dennis Quaid's engagement is another clichéd reminder of how women are valued
May-December romances are common on- and off-screen in Hollywood. But they grate more and more over time. ... read more


Zuckerberg defends Facebook's digital currency project, but admits he's 'not the ideal messenger'
The clearest indication yet that the digital currency project announced this year faces an uphill battle. ... read more


West Point cadet missing for 4 days found dead on campus
“We are grieving this loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita’s family and friends,” the military academy's superintendent said. ... read more


Body of missing 3-year-old Alabama girl found in dumpster, police say
Two suspects, a man and a woman, are in custody as police seek warrants for capital murder and kidnapping charges in Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's death. ... read more


Apple Watch automatically calls 911 for hiker stranded on cliff
The "Hard Fall" feature detects if the user has fallen and is immobile. ... read more


New study shows Earth-like worlds may be common. The odds of finding alien life just went up.
New look at handful of nearby stars shows they were once orbited by rocky planets like our own. ... read more


39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England
A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. ... read more


Painting that Nazis stole from Jewish family recovered from N.Y. museum
The museum "was of course very upset to learn the history of the painting's seizure from the Mosse family by the Nazis in 1933," the museum director said. ... read more


Watch officers revive 18-month-old who had choked, stopped breathing
Amanda Zimmerman flagged down a patrol car and handed an officer her son, who had choked on a Goldfish cracker and was not breathing. ... read more


Israel's gridlock continues as Gantz attempts to form government
With Benjamin Netanyahu unable to form a government, the task passes to the head of the centrist Blue and White party, who may face a similar fate. ... read more


Sheriff who put 'no trick-or-treat' signs in sex offenders' yards gets sued
A group of sex offenders is suing the Butts County sheriff over signs he put up last Halloween. They claim the notices in their yards violated their constitutional rights. ... read more


Two dead after car falls from 4th level of Indianapolis car garage
Photos show the car landed on its top. ... read more


Disneyland visitors may have been exposed to measles
An infected person visited the theme park and a Starbucks in Los Angeles on Oct. 16. ... read more


Auto-brewery syndrome caused man to produce alcohol in his gut, act drunk
As strange as it sounds, experts believe the condition may be under-diagnosed. ... read more


4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested on money laundering charges
One of the flight attendants first claimed to having $100 in U.S. currency at Customs. Then he admitted to having much more. ... read more


First commercial drone home delivery service in U.S. takes flight
Wing, a drone company owned by Google parent Alphabet, is launching a pilot program this fall with Walgreens and FedEx. Wing’s drones will deliver over-the-counter medicines and other Walgreens goods to eligible customers in Christiansburg, Virginia, as part of the pilot program. ... read more


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Republicans storm secure room, delaying Pentagon official's impeachment deposition
The House Parliamentarian ruled that the GOP members were in violation of House deposition rules, according to a Intelligence Committee official. ... read more


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Trump lifts sanctions against Turkey, calling the cease-fire in Syria 'permanent'
The announcement comes shortly after Turkey and Syria came to a cease-fire agreement in the northern Syria area Tuesday. ... read more


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Google claims 'supremacy' in quantum computing
An experimental quantum processor performed a calculation in minutes that would've taken an ordinary supercomputer thousands of years, Google said. ... read more


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Trump's lawyers argue he can't be charged while in office — even if he shoots someone
"That's your position?" federal appeals court Judge Denny Chin asked. "That is correct," the president's lawyer responded. ... read more


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Dennis Quaid's engagement is another clichéd reminder of how women are valued
May-December romances are common on- and off-screen in Hollywood. But they grate more and more over time. ... read more


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Zuckerberg defends Facebook's digital currency project, but admits he's 'not the ideal messenger'
The clearest indication yet that the digital currency project announced this year faces an uphill battle. ... read more


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West Point cadet missing for 4 days found dead on campus
“We are grieving this loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita’s family and friends,” the military academy's superintendent said. ... read more


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Body of missing 3-year-old Alabama girl found in dumpster, police say
Two suspects, a man and a woman, are in custody as police seek warrants for capital murder and kidnapping charges in Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's death. ... read more


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Apple Watch automatically calls 911 for hiker stranded on cliff
The "Hard Fall" feature detects if the user has fallen and is immobile. ... read more


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New study shows Earth-like worlds may be common. The odds of finding alien life just went up.
New look at handful of nearby stars shows they were once orbited by rocky planets like our own. ... read more


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39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England
A 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. ... read more


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Painting that Nazis stole from Jewish family recovered from N.Y. museum
The museum "was of course very upset to learn the history of the painting's seizure from the Mosse family by the Nazis in 1933," the museum director said. ... read more


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Watch officers revive 18-month-old who had choked, stopped breathing
Amanda Zimmerman flagged down a patrol car and handed an officer her son, who had choked on a Goldfish cracker and was not breathing. ... read more


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Israel's gridlock continues as Gantz attempts to form government
With Benjamin Netanyahu unable to form a government, the task passes to the head of the centrist Blue and White party, who may face a similar fate. ... read more


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Sheriff who put 'no trick-or-treat' signs in sex offenders' yards gets sued
A group of sex offenders is suing the Butts County sheriff over signs he put up last Halloween. They claim the notices in their yards violated their constitutional rights. ... read more


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Two dead after car falls from 4th level of Indianapolis car garage
Photos show the car landed on its top. ... read more


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Disneyland visitors may have been exposed to measles
An infected person visited the theme park and a Starbucks in Los Angeles on Oct. 16. ... read more


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Auto-brewery syndrome caused man to produce alcohol in his gut, act drunk
As strange as it sounds, experts believe the condition may be under-diagnosed. ... read more


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4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested on money laundering charges
One of the flight attendants first claimed to having $100 in U.S. currency at Customs. Then he admitted to having much more. ... read more


First commercial drone home delivery service in U.S. takes flight
Wing, a drone company owned by Google parent Alphabet, is launching a pilot program this fall with Walgreens and FedEx. Wing’s drones will deliver over-the-counter medicines and other Walgreens goods to eligible customers in Christiansburg, Virginia, as part of the pilot program. ... read more


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