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'Amen sister': Clinton agrees with interviewer that authenticity is a 'bulls*** concept'

Yahoo Political News - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 05:28

Hillary Clinton pushed back against one of the most frequent criticisms she faced as a candidate last year — a lack of “authenticity” — agreeing with an interviewer that it amounted to a “bulls***” and sexist double standard.


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As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

Yahoo Political News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:28

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.


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In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

Yahoo Political News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:58

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Trump wrote Friday morning. Hours earlier, Kim delivered a barrage of epithets against Trump, calling “mentally deranged” and “a gangster fond of playing with fire,” according to the New York Times.


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Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate, study finds

Yahoo Political News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:11

A new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.


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Kurds to vote on independence, potentially splitting Iraq

Yahoo Political News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:25

The Kurdish people are taking an enormous step to claim their own country in northern Iraq. A referendum vote to secede from the country and become an independent Kurdistan will take place on September 25.


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Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence

Yahoo Political News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:21

The outcome of the vote, almost certain to be "yes," is likely to further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors Iran and Turkey — which worry it will encourage their own sizable Kurdish populations — have all demanded it be called off.


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Trump unveils new sanctions targeting North Korea

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:32

Following up the forceful statement he made at the U.N. on Tuesday, the president announced a new executive order applying further restrictions on North Korea and firms that do business with the country.


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Gab, the social network of the 'alt-right,' fights to stay online

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:31

A social networking website popular with white supremacists faced a fresh round of controversies this week after it banned the former system administrator of the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer from using its services. It also faced a deadline from its domain registrar in Australia, which said it would delist the site over its controversial content.


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Trump jokes about 'deplorable' North Korea

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:40

"I'm happy you used the world 'deplorable,’” Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in. “That's been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people."


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Kimmel takes a second shot at Cassidy over health care bill

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 20:08

For the second straight night, Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue Wednesday to rail against Sen. Bill Cassidy and other critics who say he should stick to comedy.


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Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:29

The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.


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Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:51

At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.


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Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:41

Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend of Schultz’s to gain some perspective on what happened and why.


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Obama blasts 'aggravating' GOP plans to repeal Obamacare

Yahoo Political News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:03

Former President Barack Obama mocked Republicans in a speech on Wednesday for repeated efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law also known as Obamacare.


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Pence presses Myanmar, U.N. to end Rohingya violence

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:03

Vice President Mike Pence pressed Myanmar’s military to end its violent campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the U.N. Security Council to respond forcefully to the resulting humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia.


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Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:07

President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.


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Kimmel: Cassidy 'lied to my face' on health care; Cassidy: 'I'm sorry he does not understand'

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:31

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says Jimmy Kimmel “does not understand” the new health care legislation he and Sen. Lindsey Graham are co-sponsoring after the late-night host blasted their proposal and accused Cassidy of lying to his face.


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White House says Trump didn't apologize to Turkey's Erdogan for D.C. clash with protesters

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:25

"President Trump … said that he was sorry, and he told me that he was going to follow up on this issue,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told PBS in reference to the incident, which resulted in charges against 15 Turkish security officers.


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Trump fires back after Clinton calls U.N. speech 'dangerous'

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:48

President Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Twitter after his former election opponent called his speech to the United Nations General Assembly “very dark” and “dangerous.”


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Gillespie and Northam play it safe in second gubernatorial debate

Yahoo Political News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:58

Republican Ed Gillespie and and Democrat Ralph Northam meet in second gubernatorial debate in Virginia.


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