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Update on the Bob Menendez corruption trial

Update on the Bob Menendez corruption trial

Voters overwhelmingly want Sen. Bob Menendez to resign if he is convicted of bribery charges, and those with an unfavorable opinion of the Paramus Democrat outnumber those with a favorable view by more than 2-to-1, a Suffolk University poll conducted for the USA TODAY Network in New Jersey found.

‘Disappointed and unimpressed’ by the NFL

‘Disappointed and unimpressed’ by the NFL

Former Hall of Fame football player Shannon Sharpe had a different take on the reaction of NFL owners and players to President Trump calling the players sons of bitches and ordering owners to “fired them” if they refused to kneel during the national anthem.

Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma: the path of destruction

Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded over the Atlantic, has devastated the Caribbean and battered Florida. Here’s how this historic storm unfolded.

Defiant Bob Menendez has tough first day in court

Defiant Bob Menendez has tough first day in court

With his son and daughter on each of his sides a defiant Bob Menendez stood before reporters outside the Newark, NJ, courthouse where he will be tried, along with wealthy south Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, on numerous charges of corruption.

Medicare for all

Medicare for all

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris plans to co-sponsor a “Medicare-for-all” bill pushed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that would create a national health insurance system. The term is synonymous with single-payer health care, a system in which the government organizes health care financing, ending the need for insurance companies.

Senator Montenegro, an immigrant, defends convicted racist Sheriff Arpaio

Senator Montenegro, an immigrant, defends convicted racist Sheriff Arpaio

Arizona Republican Senator Steve Montenegro and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos debate President Trump’s decision to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio who was convicted of ignoring a court order to cease racial profiling of Latinos.

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

Cuban athlete reportedly sues Finland for reparations in sex case

One of six Cuban volleyball players arrested in Finland last year on charges of raping a woman in the city of Tampere has sued the Finnish government for 381,000 euros (about $448,000), the Finnish news agency STT reported on Wednesday.

Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

Listening device that causes deafness is unheard of, expert says

An American expert on intelligence (i.e. espionage) confesses that he is baffled by the allegations from Washington that a Cuban security agency used some secret device to damage the hearing of U.S. diplomats in Havana last year.

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cuba reacts to expulsions and accusations: Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban government asserts that they took the alleged incidents involving U.S. diplomats very seriously and would never allow Cuban territory to be used for any action against accredited diplomatic agents or their families.

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

U.S. ousts two Cuban diplomats citing mysterious 2016 ‘incident’

The U.S. State Department has asked two officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington to leave the country, according to Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the U.S. diplomatic corps. The reason given for their expulsions are “incidents” involving the health of Americans stationed in Havana.

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