Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Associated Press - 35 min 51 sec ago
Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, will not be taking the job, a White House official told CNN Sunday.
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Syrian news agency removes report of Damascus air attack

Reuters - 48 min 10 sec ago
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) issued a report on Sunday saying Syrian air defences had intercepted enemy targets around Damascus international airport, but later in the day said the attack had not happened.
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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

Reuters - 1 hour 1 min ago
A Palestinian opened fire on Sunday at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, wounding six of them, Israeli officials said.
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Chile declines to sign U.N. pact, says migration not a human right: report

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 23:53
Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.
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Nobel Prize winners prove survivor stories matter

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 23:52
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter. Mukwege, a gynecologist who set up a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has treated thousands of rape survivors who suffered traumatic injuries at the hands of warring militias, while Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who survived enslavement at the hands of Islamic State militants.
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Adam Schiff: Trump could 'face the real prospect of jail time'

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 23:31
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that President Donald Trump could "face the real prospect of jail time" after federal prosecutors said last week that the President directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to make illegal hush-money payments during the presidential campaign.
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Weeks after fires, a woman and her loyal dogs are reunited at their home's remains

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 22:59
Dogs' loyalty to their masters and homes are the stuff of legend. And here's more heartwarming proof.
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Syrian air defenses intercept enemy targets around Damascus: SANA

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 22:56
Syrian air defenses intercepted enemy targets around Damascus international airport on Sunday, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)said.
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Wisconsin gov.-elect won't rule out suing over bills that would limit power

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 22:40
Democratic Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers said he's looking at "all options at the table" if outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker doesn't veto a set of GOP bills aimed at limiting the incoming administration's powers.
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Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 22:29
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.
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NBA star, actress open up about infertility

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 22:00
NBA player Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union tell Oprah Winfrey about their struggles to conceive and the birth of their baby daughter.
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Pittsburgh police investigating anti-Semitic pamphlets at site of synagogue shooting

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:53
Someone has been disseminating anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh -- including in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, site of a mass shooting that targeted Jews in October -- according to a statement from the city.
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Analysis: Trump now toxic in Putin's Kremlin

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:40
Gatherings of world leaders are often about the absence of substance. Several news cycles from now, few will remember what was discussed at the recent G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
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Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:32
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials.
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Unlike US, China playing the long game

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:19
Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily.
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NBA star, actress open up about infertility

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:17
NBA player Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union tell Oprah Winfrey about their struggles to conceive and the birth of their baby daughter.
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Qatar rift overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 21:12
A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir's decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering.
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Mueller should insist on an in-person interview with Trump

Associated Press - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 20:56
President Donald Trump is clearly worried. He pretends that information prosecutors provided in recent filings in the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort cases "totally clears" him. But in reality, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have outlined a convincing case that Trump directed Cohen to make illegal campaign payments to conceal his alleged affairs.
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Saudi Arabia does not extradite its citizens: foreign minister

Reuters - Sun, 09/12/2018 - 20:34
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, said on Sunday the country does not extradite its citizens when asked about a Turkish court's arrest order for two Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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