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Poignant New Year for Jewish community scarred by massacre – (Associated Press)
There will be some differences — and some constants — over the coming days as the New Light congregation observes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, for the first time since three of its members...

Ukraine agency says allegations against Burisma cover period before Biden joined – (Reuters)
A Ukrainian investigation of gas company Burisma is focused solely on activity that took place before Hunter Biden, son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, was hired to sit on its board, Ukraine's anti-corruption investigation agency said.

Dallas cop breaks down talking about killing her neighbor – (Associated Press)
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer started to cry and shake Friday as she began to testify about the night she killed a neighbor in his own home, which she has said she mistook for her own unit...

Activists daub Louvre's Pyramid with molasses in anti-Total protest – (Reuters)
Environmental activists daubed the Louvre's glass pyramid with thick molasses on Friday in protest at what they said were the environmentally-damaging activities of museum sponsor Total , a multinational oil and gas company.

House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration – (Reuters)
A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate a national emergency on the southern border that President Donald Trump declared in February, sending the measure to the White House for Trump'…

As Republicans Face Impeachment Dilemma, Romney Is a Lonely Voice of Concern – (The New York Times)
With most Republicans rushing to defend President Trump against an impeachment push, a “deeply troubled” Mitt Romney stands apart.

Indian PM dodges mention at UN of disputed region of Kashmir – (Associated Press)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broadly denounced terrorism at the United Nations on Friday but avoided any direct mention of one of the world's most perilous standoffs:...

How the White House and Justice learned about whistleblower – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the Justice Department learned about a CIA officer's concerns about President Donald Trump around the same time the individual filed a whistleblower complaint...

Whistleblower report complains of White House cover-up on Trump-Ukraine scandal – (Reuters)
A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine's interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his political benefit, but that the White House tried to "lock down" evidence abou…

Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump grew increasingly exasperated on Thursday as he sat in his cabin aboard Air Force One and watched television coverage of Democrats on a congressional committee accuse him of criminal behavior.

Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right – (Reuters)
Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one of the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election.

Taliban worries loom as Afghanistan prepares to vote for a president – (Reuters)
Millions of Afghans are expected to brave the threat of militant attacks to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, hoping to prevent a repeat of a bitter, fraud-marred and ultimately unresolved poll in 2014.

Numbed by war, generations of Afghans seek solace in voting – (Reuters)
Nearly two decades ago, an Afghan man risked his life to protect the country's prized artefacts by hiding them in the basement of the central bank office in Kabul as Taliban Islamists destroyed the capital's museum.

Saudi Arabia opens to foreign holidaymakers, chases tourism investment – (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia threw open its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in a sector it hopes will contribute 10% of gross domestic product by 2030.

Standing by Ellie: Man's loyalty to dog defies rare illness – (Associated Press)
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to regard Ellie as a menace.When Greg Manteufel is frustrated or feeling down, she sits by him. At night, she sleeps under his covers. At dinner, she's...

White House dusts off Mueller playbook as pressure mounts – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is dusting off its playbook from the special counsel's Russia investigation.Caught off guard by the speed at which a whistleblower's claims have morphed...

Protests break out across Egypt demanding el-Sisi's resignation – (Al Jazeera English)
Demonstrators take to the streets after Friday prayers as security forces ramp up checks in Cairo.

Hundreds freed from Nigeria 'torture house' – (BBC News)
Nearly 500 men and boys were tortured, sexually abused, chained up and starved, police say.

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said.Iran's...

Why The Times Published Details of the Whistle-Blower’s Identity – (The New York Times)
Our executive editor, Dean Baquet, addresses readers’ concerns about the decision to publish information on a person who is central to the Trump impeachment inquiry.


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Ukraine must investigate Joe Biden's son, says ex-Ukrainian PM – (The Jerusalem Post)
Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau said it was investigating activity at Burisma between 2010-2012, but that it was not looking into changes to its board in 2014 when Hunter Biden joined.

Hong Kong protesters denounce police ahead of flashpoint weekend – (The Jerusalem Post)
Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong rallied downtown and accused the police of brutality ahead of a weekend of demonstrations leading up to the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Trump: Iran wanted me to lift sanctions and I said no – (The Jerusalem Post)
US president Donald Trump denied on Friday that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.

Opinion | Democrats are taking a big impeachment risk. It’s not what you think. – (The Washington Post)
The narrow focus on Ukraine is a gamble, though there are complexities here.

Green platform has some big fiscal holes, hidden costs | CBC News – (CBC News)
The Greens have released more details and costed more promises than any other party. But questions remain.

Half-Life 2’s NPCs are finally free to blink again – (The Verge)
The citizens of Half-Life 2 have it pretty rough. Not only are they being forced to live under an oppressive police state, but for the past five years, an unfortunate bug has left every NPC in the game unable to blink.

Quebec resident confirmed as 1st Canadian case of vaping-related illness | CBC News – (CBC News)
A Quebec resident has been diagnosed with Canada's first case of a severe vaping-related breathing illness, federal health officials have confirmed.

Iqbal Khan, a bold banker who took on his boss – (Financial Times)
The man regarded as the heir apparent at Credit Suisse has been embroiled in a lurid feud

Mark Levin slams 'rogue' CIA whistleblower, claims no first-hand source filed a complaint – (Fox News)
Mark Levin blasted what he called a "rogue CIA agent's" whistleblower complaint against President Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

Mark Ronson Just Cleared Up The Controversy Surrounding Him Saying He's "Sapiosexual" – (Buzzfeed)
"I do not consider myself part of any marginalised community and I apologise if anybody misunderstood or took offence to it."

Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019/20 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Spider-Man Is Staying In The MCU After All – (Buzzfeed)
Phew.

Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting a 24-hour-long animal-cam style stream next week – (The Verge)
Pokémon is entering the wild world of animal camming with a new “live stream.” Beginning at 6AM PT / 9AM ET on October 4th, The Pokémon Company will broadcast “live footage for 24 hours from a camera set up in Glimwood Tangle—a strange forest located deep wit…

Nintendo's more portable Switch gets matching 8BitDo controllers – (TechCrunch)
In way, these new wireless controllers from 8BitDo kind of defeat the purpose of the Switch Lite. So, why do I kind of want them? Honestly, I’m pretty enamored with the new, more portable version of Nintendo’s wildly successful console. As I noted in a recent…

Prince Harry follows in Princess Diana’s footsteps in minefield in Angola on royal tour of Africa – (Google News (Australia))
Prince Harry follows in Princess Diana’s footsteps walking through minefield in Angola

CCTV shows Derby players' cars 'hurtling' along just before 'drink-drive crash' – (Mirror)
EXCLUSIVE: The footage shows Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence driving 'close together' in their powerful 4x4s after leaving a boozy team-building session in a nearby pub

CNN's October Democratic debate will take place on 1 night with 12 candidates – (Axios)
Tom Steyer and Tulsi Gabbard have made the stage.

Medicare fraud: Arrests made in connection with massive Medicare fraud scheme cases [exclusive] – (CBS News)
A CBS News investigation found recruiters entice seniors to submit a DNA sample for a "free" genetic cancer risk test. Then, Medicare gets the bill

Paul Pogba a question mark for United as Gunners head to Old Trafford – (FourFourTwo)


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All about Trump

Trump: Iran wanted me to lift sanctions and I said no – (The Jerusalem Post)
US president Donald Trump denied on Friday that the US has agreed to lift sanctions in exchange for opening negotiations on a new agreement between the sides.

Mark Levin slams 'rogue' CIA whistleblower, claims no first-hand source filed a complaint – (Fox News)
Mark Levin blasted what he called a "rogue CIA agent's" whistleblower complaint against President Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

Shut Down DC is back and they're protesting outside EPA, Trump Hotel and Wells Fargo – (USA Today)
Climate change activists on Friday protested outside the Trump Hotel, the EPA, Wells Fargo Bank and BlackRock in Washington, D.C.

Whistleblower singles out Rudy Giuliani in complaint – (CBS News)
Two names feature prominently in the whistleblower complaint: Attorney General William Barr and Mr. Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Paula Reid looks at how "America's mayor" has become the president's "fixer."

House for second time approves measure blocking Trump's emergency declaration for wall | TheHill – (The Hill)
The House passed a joint resolution on Friday that would overturn President Trump’s eme...

House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration – (Reuters)
A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate a national emergency on the southern border that President Donald Trump declared in February, sending the measure to the White House for Trump'…

Lawmakers head home after opening impeachment inquiry – (CBS News)
Members of Congress are heading back to their home states for the first time since House Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid and CBSN legal contributor Rebecca Roiphe joined CBSN wi…

HR experts fear Trump impeachment could fuel "toxic" workplaces – (Axios)
22% of workers have had a "heated" discussion about politics with a coworker.

Giuliani says State Dept. asked him to reach out to Ukraine – (CBS News)
President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani claims the State Department asked him to reach out to Ukrainian officials regarding Joe Biden. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is defending his department amid fallout from the whistleblower complaint. CBS News S…

As Republicans Face Impeachment Dilemma, Romney Is a Lonely Voice of Concern – (The New York Times)
With most Republicans rushing to defend President Trump against an impeachment push, a “deeply troubled” Mitt Romney stands apart.

House Democrats to tell constituents Trump "has reached a grave new level of lawlessness" – (CBS News)
Dozens of House lawmakers are expected to hold town hall meetings during the recess that will serve as an early gauge of public opinion on what has transpired in the past week

How the White House and Justice learned about whistleblower – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the Justice Department learned about a CIA officer's concerns about President Donald Trump around the same time the individual filed a whistleblower complaint...

Whistleblower report complains of White House cover-up on Trump-Ukraine scandal – (Reuters)
A whistleblower report released on Thursday said President Donald Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine's interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his political benefit, but that the White House tried to "lock down" evidence abou…

Exasperated Trump's strategy: Flail at Democrats, attack whistleblower, tweet like crazy – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump grew increasingly exasperated on Thursday as he sat in his cabin aboard Air Force One and watched television coverage of Democrats on a congressional committee accuse him of criminal behavior.

Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right – (Reuters)
Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one of the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election.

9/26: CBS Evening News – (CBS News)
Whistleblower complaint alleges White House covered up Trump-Ukraine call; Airman honored for series of heroic actions.

Feinstein calls for 'word-for-word' transcript of Trump call at heart of impeachment inquiry | TheHill – (The Hill)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after closed-door...

Live updates: Trump whistleblower alleges White House coverup - CNNPolitics – (Google News)
A whistleblower's complaint says President Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, and the White House tried to cover it up. Follow here for the latest.

Trump alleges without evidence that Ukraine whistleblower worked with a "partisan operative" – (Axios)
The acting director of national intelligence said yesterday that the whistleblower "followed the law every step of the way."

Trump, allies ramp up attacks over Ukraine call furor as Dems hit gas on impeachment – (Fox News)
The White House and congressional Democrats moved into a state of total political war in the wake of this week's stunning document dumps, historic testimony and impeachment inquiry launch over President Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian president.


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