Mitch McConnell on 2018 Senate races: “I don’t think any of them are over”

Mitch McConnell on 2018 Senate races: “I don’t think any of them are over”

Control of the U.S. Senate remains in flux with less than three weeks until Election Day, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Wednesday. Citing nine competitive races across the country – in Arizona, Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia and Florida – McConnell said, “I don’t think any of them are over one way or the other.” In recent weeks he has described the ongoing battle for Senate control as “a knife…

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Biden says Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats”

Biden says Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats”

Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Trump for his leniency toward Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Mr. Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats,” Biden said in an interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell. “I just don’t know why this administration seems to feel the need to coddle autocrats and dictators from Putin to Kim Jong Un to…

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Medal of Honor recipient recalls pulling fellow Marines to safety

Medal of Honor recipient recalls pulling fellow Marines to safety

WASHINGTON — At 80 years old and looking as though he could still lead Marines into combat, retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday for his actions in the 1968 Battle of Hue in Vietnam. “I can’t think of any other way or reason or where I would rather die than with my Marines,” Canley said in an interview, adding that it never crossed his mind that…

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Hidden cameras capture abuse victims confronting priest 30 years later

Hidden cameras capture abuse victims confronting priest 30 years later

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Sean Dougherty and Brian Sabo hadn’t been back here together in nearly 30 years. “I don’t have happy memories here. When I think of grade school I think of this. I think of the abuse,” said Dougherty.   “You drive by something that most people just drive by, and we see it,” Sabo said. “You have these feelings of being 12 years old again.” Brian Sabo and Shaun Dougherty at their high school…

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Weinstein detective allegedly urged accuser to delete cellphone info

Weinstein detective allegedly urged accuser to delete cellphone info

NEW YORK — New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of Weinstein’s accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to investigators. Prosecutors say the woman didn’t delete any information, which was personal and not related to the investigation. The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged misconduct in a letter to Weinstein’s lawyer that was made public Wednesday. The new allegations against…

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Mesmerizing images showcase Earth as art

Mesmerizing images showcase Earth as art

Satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey combine science and art to showcase the splendor and wonder of our planet. Scroll through the images to see more from the “Earth as Art” collection. In shallow waters surrounding the Tyuleniy Archipelago in the Caspian Sea, chunks of ice were the artists. The 3-meter-deep water makes the dark green vegetation on the sea bottom visible. The lines scratched in that vegetation were caused by ice chunks, pushed…

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Hunting with eagles in Mongolia

Hunting with eagles in Mongolia

To Lauren McGough, it was something out of “The Lord of the Rings.” A dream. Nomadic herders train golden eagles to soar into the skies and catch game. McGough made her dream come true when she went to Mongolia and mastered this art of hunting. She tells her story to Scott Pelley in the Mongolian steppe on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT on…

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Facebook exec demands answers after brother dies in police encounter

Facebook exec demands answers after brother dies in police encounter

MILLBRAE, Calif. — A Facebook executive is demanding answers after her brother died in a police encounter south of San Francisco this month. Ebele Okobi told USA Today that her brother, 36-year-old Chinedu Valentine Okobi, suffered from mental health issues and was unarmed when he died Oct. 3 after being repeatedly Tasered by San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies. Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s director of public policy for Africa, told USA Today that she wants to know whether the…

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Fed unanimously backed higher interest rates, despite Trump

Fed unanimously backed higher interest rates, despite Trump

President Donald Trump’s unhappiness with the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates seems to be having little sway with policymakers. Central bank officials were unified in voting last month to boost rates by a quarter point, the Fed’s account of its September policy meeting shows.  Some members of the rate-setting panel — the Federal Open Market Committee — also indicated it might be necessary to raise rates more aggressively to keep the economy from overheating….

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Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia probe

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia probe

An senior Treasury Department employee was arrested and charged with leaking sensitive documents about figures connected to the Russia investigation to a reporter, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN, was charged with disclosing “suspicious activity reports” (SARs) beginning in October 2017, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York said. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a…

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