Bolton blows the impeachment case back open

(CNN)In reality, where we all live, the White House and Republicans scrambled Monday to deal with the situation created by John Bolton, who has blown the impeachment trial open with his leaked manuscript. “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power or an impeachable offense,” said Alan Dershowitz, the first and only Trump defender to mention the manuscript said Monday. “That is clear from the history. That is clear from the language of the Constitution,” he said, arguing that presidents routinely intertwine their personal interests with policy and that quid…

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Senate readies for impeachment mayhem

Washington (CNN)A Democratic document dump on the eve of an expected House vote to finally send articles of impeachment to the Senate is supercharging the party’s demands for witnesses at President Donald Trump’s soon-to-begin trial. The chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees said the new evidence confirmed that Trump and associates had “pressured Ukrainian officials to announce investigations that would benefit the President politically.” “There cannot be a full and fair trial in the Senate without the documents that President Trump is refusing to provide to Congress,” the chairmen said in a statement. Ever since…

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Mom of missing Idaho children lied to witnesses, won’t cooperate with police, investigators say

Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, are being sought by police in Rexberg, Idaho.  (Rexburg Police Department) Police said they  “strongly believe” the children’s lives may be in danger. Lori and Chad Daybell, 46 and 51 respectively, are believed to be part of a doomsday cult. Chad Daybell is a self-proclaimed Latter-day Saint author known for his books detailing the end of the world. The couple is affiliated with Preparing with People, a group that says its mission is to “help prepare the people of this earth for the second coming of Jesus Christ,” the news outlet reported. Lori Daybell’s former husband, Charles Vallow, was…

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Two Canadians got caught in a spat between the US and China. They’ve been in prison for a year

Hong Kong (CNN)In October 2018, Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, warned that US-China ties “have deteriorated to their worst point” since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Meng is accused of violating US sanctions against Iran. China’s detention of the two Canadians, who have been accused of sharing “state secrets and intelligence” with “foreign entities,” has been viewed by many as retaliation. Meng’s detention — which came amid an escalating trade war between Beijing and Washington — sent Chinese-Canadian relations plummeting to a point they have struggled to recover from. With the Huawei CFO looking no closer to release, many…

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Supreme Court set to hear arguments on DACA

(CNN)The fate of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children will be on the line Tuesday, when the Supreme Court hears arguments on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Immigrant advocates and DACA recipients from across the country have descended on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday morning. Under gloomy, cold weather, people donned ponchos and waited in line to get a chance to briefly watch the arguments when they begin at 10 a.m. ET. One of the plantiffs in the case, Antonio, was first in line in front of…

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Humans can land on Mars by 2035, NASA chief says

This October 2019 photo made available by NASA shows InSight’s heat probe digging into the surface of Mars. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, NASA says the drilling device has penetrated three-quarters of an inch (2 centimeters) over the past week, after hitting a snag seven months ago. While just a baby step, scientists are thrilled with the progress. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP) In April, Bridenstine said before lawmakers that NASA astronauts could be on the Red Planet by 2033, pushing up the timeframe, Fox 2 previously reported. “We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the moon landing (to…

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Wreck of Japanese aircraft carrier sunk in Battle of Midway discovered 77 years later

A starboard side gun on the Kaga wreck. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.) The Kaga is one of four Japanese aircraft carriers that took part in the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. All four of the carriers, along with the Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, were sunk in the battle, marking a pivotal victory for the U.S. Navy. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japan hoped to deal another major blow to the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Midway. However, U.S. codebreakers were able to get details of the Japanese plan, and the Navy prepared its own ambush.…

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Hacking a voting machine is getting easier

Lock-picking a ballot machine used in previous U.S. elections at the DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference “Voting Village.” (Alex Diaz/Fox News) HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RANSOMWARE USING WINDOWS 10 In many cases, physical ports were unprotected, passwords were either left unset or in their default configuration and security features went unused or in some cases, were disabled, the report added. Attendees were given access to over 100 machines at the event, including direct-recording electronic voting machines, electronic poll books, Ballot Marking Devices, Optical scanners and hybrid systems. One machine, based on an old PC hardware, had no BIOS password…

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Trump Baselessly Claims Obama Asked Foreign Leaders For Intel On Him

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced a Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to turn the tables on his political opponents with a baseless accusation. “Well, that’s what he did, isn’t it?” Trump said in reference to Obama. “Really, when you think about it, that whole witch hunt was started, and hopefully that will all come out,” he said before trailing off with a list of books he said would back him up.  “That was all planned,” he said. “Like everything, that was all planned.” “It’s very sad what the Democrats are doing to this country,” he said. “They’re dividing, they’re belittling, they’re demeaning our…

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Twitter and Facebook are under fire for removing ‘vagina’ from ads for a gynecology book

London (CNN Business)Twitter removed advertisements for a book on gynecology because they used the word “vagina,” a prominent medical practitioner has claimed. “Our societal inability to say vagina like we say elbow is one reason I insisted on VAGINA in the title,” she said in a subsequent tweet. “When we’re not allowed to say a word the implication is it’s dirty or shameful. Not being able to buy an ad because of the word vagina for a book about vaginas is ridiculous.” Gunter’s initial tweet quoted an earlier post from Kensington Publishing, publisher of “The Vagina Bible.” The publisher shared…

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