Bob & Elizabeth Dole Look Back at Their Decades-Long Love Story: How They Met and How He Wooed Her

Did either Bob or Elizabeth Dole, both former senators, know that their first meeting more than 40 years ago would be the start of an enduring love story? In an appearance on the Today show Wednesday morning, the couple looked back on their more than 43 years together in an exclusive interview with host Savannah Guthrie. Bob, 95, who was a […]

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Top Trump Aide's Wife Claims Measles Gave Her 'Life Long Immunity' in Bizarre Anti-Vaccine Rant

There is no scientific link between vaccines and autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Darla Shine, wife of White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine, is arguing that serious diseases like measles can help fight cancer. Shine’s screed against vaccines came on Wednesday after CNN reported on a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington and […]

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Post-Brexit trade partners ask UK to lower human rights standards

Britain has received demands to roll back its human rights standards in exchange for progress on post-Brexit trade deals, including from some countries that ministers are pushing to secure agreements with. In an admission that some countries have sought to extract a high price for their continuing to trade with Britain after leaving the EU, Liam Fox, the international trade […]

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Venezuela turns to India for oil exports as U.S. sanctions bite

HOUSTON/MEXICO CITY/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Venezuelan oil company PDVSA is looking to double exports to India as U.S. sanctions hobble deliveries to the United States and Europe. The United States and most Western countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s head of state, but President Nicolas Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China as well as control of […]

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Trial of Catalonia independence leaders a stress test for Spain's democracy – Puigdemont

BERLIN, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A trial of 12 Catalan political leaders in Madrid on Tuesday is a stress test for Spain’s judicial system and its democracy, former leader of Catalonia, living in self-imposed exile in Belgium, Carles Puigdemont said during a conference in Berlin. The political leaders face charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for their […]

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Virginia Gov. Says He Knew Blackface Was Wrong But Amid Scandal, 'Reality Has Really Set In'

Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is speaking out about the racist photo in his medical school yearbook. In a new interview with CBS This Morning that was broadcast on Monday, Northam told Gayle King that he wasn’t aware of the “implications” of blackface. “I was born in white privilege and that has implications to it,” Northam said. “I didn’t realize really the […]

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Venezuela pressures foreign partners on oil venture commitments: sources

(Reuters) – Foreign partners of Venezuela’s PDVSA are facing pressure from the state-run oil firm to publicly declare whether they will continue as minority stakeholders in Orinoco Belt projects following U.S. sanctions, three people familiar with the matter said. The sanctions on Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), imposed last month in an attempt to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, barred access […]

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Trump on the Defensive After Leaked Schedule Shows Downtime: No President Has 'Worked Harder'

President Donald Trump‘s latest claim? No leader of the United States has ever been as hard-working. The commander in chief asserted his alleged diligence in a tweet on Monday after a detailed look at Trump’s daily schedules leaked from inside the White House earlier this month, revealing that the president has a lot of “executive time.” Trump, 72, tweeted, “No […]

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Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning

PRAGUE — In an attempt to push back against attempts to limit its reach in Europe, the Chinese technology giant Huawei threatened legal action against the Czech Republic if its cybersecurity agency did not rescind its warning about the risk the company poses to the nation’s critical infrastructure. As nations across Europe take the first steps to reconfigure the systems […]

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Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegation

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who earlier this week was accused of a 2004 sexual assault that he has denied, on Friday faced a new allegation that he raped a fellow Duke University student in 2000, according to a law firm representing his accuser. Fairfax, 39, who is first in line to succeed the state’s embattled […]

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