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Trump is hanging over every aspect of the Democratic presidential contest

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (CNN)He may not be on the Democratic ballot, but the 2020 presidential candidate wielding the most influence over the party’s remarkably unsettled primary fight is President Donald Trump. In conversations with two dozen voters across Iowa this week, the President’s name came up again and again as Democrats weigh their choices and search for the candidate they believe is the most electable. It was always Trump’s intention to play a central role in the Democratic primary. And now, he is. Even among unabashedly proud liberals, Trump is…

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Five key things in the BBC’s Johnson-Corbyn debate

Mr Corbyn faced further scrutiny of Labour’s Brexit position – to negotiate a deal with the EU and put it to a referendum – and his own position of staying neutral in any campaign. He was attacked by Mr Johnson for his “failure of leadership” by not taking a side, and asked repeatedly about his beliefs. But like the PM, Mr Corbyn won over some of the audience with his pledge to bring the country together, whatever the outcome of another vote on the EU – which he thinks he…

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Elizabeth Warren releases medical exam results, doctor says she is ‘very healthy’

(CNN)Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential campaign on Friday released the results of the senator’s most recent annual physical exam, as well as a letter from her doctor that said Warren is a “very healthy 70 year old woman” with no medical conditions that would prevent her from serving as president. Warren’s communications director Kristen Orthman told CNN that Warren will get her yearly exam again in 2020 and that the campaign will release those records again when she does. The campaign’s disclosure of Warren’s medical exam comes as several of the top…

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Elon Musk wins in ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial

Los Angeles (CNN Business)After a four-day-long trial, a jury took less than an hour to decide that Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk did not defame British caver Vernon Unsworth when he sent a tweet calling Unsworth “pedo guy.” “There are people and relationships and situations that will be harmed for decades because of the fallout,” Wood said. At the heart of the case was whether Musk’s “pedo guy” tweet was a statement of fact. According to Musk’s legal team, it was an insult that was provoked by Unsworth, who called…

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Federal judge disqualifies Huawei’s lawyer

New York (CNN Business)A federal judge has disqualified a Huawei lawyer representing the Chinese tech company in its defense against charges of alleged bank fraud and American sanctions violations. In the case that Cole was defending, the US government has alleged that Huawei violated US sanctions on Iran and obstructed justice in the investigation that followed. Also charged in the case is Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver in December at the request of the United States and now faces a court battle in Canada…

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A challenge from China could be just the thing to pull NATO together

Hong Kong (CNN)The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is looking more disorganized than ever, but a major Pacific rival could help push them back together. ‘Brain death’ Speaking last month, Macron warned that NATO was at risk of “brain death,” due to ongoing US indifference for the alliance — which Trump has previously described as “obsolete” — and in particular criticized Washington’s decision to pull out of Syria, leaving Kurdish allies at the mercy of Turkey, which soon invaded. “You have partners together in the same part of the world, and…

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Man sentenced for flashing toy gun at yacht club

‘Really silly’ George, of Panorama Road in Sandbanks, was a regular customer and had been drinking at the club during the afternoon of 10 September, the court heart. Prosecutor David Finney described how George lifted up his cardigan and flashed the handle of the fake gun that was tucked into the waistband of his shorts. In a statement, a member of staff said he was “really scared” at what he had seen. “I felt threatened seeing it – I didn’t know what he would do,” he said. Related Topics Poole…

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That storm dumping snow on New England is almost over, but not before a dramatic encore today

(CNN)Goodbye, heavy snow. Hello, freezing rain, slush and ice. But snow isn’t what residents should worry about, Shackelford said. “Slush is the problem.” Now, drivers from New Jersey to Boston face treacherous travel conditions. Meantime on the other side of the country, a storm that’s deluged Northern California will begin to head east. And the West Coast is likely to get hit later this week with another storm. Watch out for slippery roads in New England In a little over 24 hours, parts of New England saw snowfall rates ranging…

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Appeals court says House may subpoena Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank

New York (CNN)A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday said the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives may subpoena President Donald Trump’s bank records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, dealing another blow to the President’s efforts to block Congress’ effort to obtain his financial records. This story is breaking and will be updated. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/politics/deutsche-bank-trump-financial-documents-2nd-circuit/index.html

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Cincinnati Reds, Mike Moustakas agree to four-year deal: report

FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas throws the ball to first during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) ICHIRO SUZUKI SHOWS OFF HITTING ABILITY, PITCHING SKILLS IN POST-RETIREMENT SANDLOT GAME The Reds are hoping Moustakas can provide a jolt to the lineup, which had the fourth-fewest runs in the National League last season despite being in the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has not made the playoffs since the 2013 season when they…

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2019 hasn’t been easy and the word of the year proves it

(CNN)If your 2019 went anything like ours, it sounded a lot like this: But there’s a darker side to the choice. In the year defined largely by themes of “threat and crisis,” the word kept coming up in searches — searches that often followed events that involved climate change, gun violence and democratic institutions, the site said. Let us explain. What it really means As with most words in the English language (sigh), the word has two slightly different ways you can use it. “Entering English in the late 1600s,…

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