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35 MINS AGO - New Statesman

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Hong Kong protests: Beijing is now face to face with universal suffrage promise

The people of Hong Kong are making their voices heard as never before. Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors gather near a ceremony marking China's 65th National Day. Photo: Getty After days on the streets, thousands of Hong Kong residents are still occupying several major streets of their city. Already nicknamed as the “umbrella movement” because of protesters' use of umbrellas to ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Business Insider

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If The Brooks Newmark Sexting Story Was Justified, Why Can't We See The Screengrabs and Transcripts?

Guido Fawkes has come out with a robust defence of Alex Wickham, the anonymous source behind the Sunday Mirror's sexting scandal that forced the resignation of Conservative MP Brooks Newmark. The blog claims that Newmark was specifically targeted in a carefully orchestrated sting designed to reveal that he was "exploiting his position for carnal gain." He writes: Brooks Newmark was ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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NY panel cites campaign limits on state workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's ethics commission has issued guidance to state workers reminding them not to campaign for politicians while on the job. In its new newsletter, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics says state government employees can certainly volunteer to work for campaigns but cannot ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Current and former U.S. officials say the Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria. It's also operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen.

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. [...] the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages. Obama ...

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