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Harvey Weinstein rape trial: Opening arguments set to begin

Once-powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan court on Wednesday for opening statements in his rape trial, which has become a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement. Weinstein exited a white sports utility vehicle with help from two members of his team, one carrying the walker that Weinstein has used for recent court…

Sleeping on the ground in Davos

This week, I accepted the invitation of the nonprofit Homeless Entrepreneur to sleep on the streets of Davos, in -2 degree Fahrenheit weather. The organization campaigns to reduce homelessness by making active citizens of the homeless — focusing on how individuals can use their skills to obtain work and housing. Spokesperson Andrew Funk said it costs…

Harvey Weinstein described as ‘serial predator’ as trial starts

Prosecutors on Wednesday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defence argued that his accusers engaged in consensual sex that they later reframed as attacks. During opening statements in the high-profile rape case, New York prosecutors accused Weinstein of…

Leading progressives, DCCC reach ceasefire over ‘blacklist’

“Progressive members in our caucus bring an important perspective to the table. I value their input on our strategy,” Bustos said in a statement to POLITICO about partnering with the CPC. “That's why we have already made major early investments in field organizing, voter registration and voting-rights litigation.” But the temporary truce does not entirely…

Survey: Citizens still support Trump’s removal, however assistance has actually dipped

President Donald Trump. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo As the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump prepares to kick off in full force later Wednesday, a slim plurality of registered voters favor the president’s conviction and removal from office, though overall support has dipped, according to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. The survey — conducted beginning…

A governmental record: Trump tweets, retweets 125 times in a day

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT REFRESHER The inquiry centred on a call between Trump and Ukraine's president in which Trump asks for a probe into the Bidens. Trump also wanted an inquiry into a conspiracy theory about the 2016 elections. At the time of the call, Trump was withholding $391m in military aid from Ukraine, and conditioned a…

Case of lethal China infection determined in U.S.

The CDC confirmed Tuesday that a Washington state resident contracted the first reported case of the deadly Chinese coronavirus in the United States as officials expanded screening of travelers to Atlanta and Chicago. The patient, a man in his 30s, traveled from the city of Wuhan to Seattle on Jan. 15 and sought medical attention…

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US: Worries of violence grip Virginia ahead of pro-gun rally

The US state of Virginia is bracing for a pro-gun rally on Monday that experts and political leaders warn could descend into violence. The rally, billed by its organisers as a peaceful event to lobby legislators to protect the Second Amendment, is expected to draw dozens of militia groups to the state capital, Richmond, according…