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Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign
In an hour-long speech on Tuesday, Conte said Salvini's decision to call for an early election was "irresponsible" and accused him of putting the national interest at risk in order to advance his own personal interests. "With a political crisis in mid-August, elections will probably be held in autumn and then this would mean a provisional government and will make us weak with our EU partners," Conte said. Conte said…
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CNN Poll: Biden regains double-digit lead over 2020 Democratic field
That's up 7 points compared with a late June CNN survey. No other candidate has made meaningful gains over that time. The shift returns Biden to a double-digit lead over his nearest competitors, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 15% and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 14%. Their support is largely unchanged since earlier this summer. RELATED: Full poll results Aside from Biden's increase, the only statistically meaningful change in the…
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A man who died after falling from a hotel was trying to flee security after flashing an employee, police say
The man exposed himself to a housekeeper at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel and the housekeeper informed hotel security, according to Atlanta Police Department Investigator James White III. When security personnel attempted to confront the man, he tried to escape by leaping from one balcony on the 11th floor to another. That's when he fell, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident on Monday. His…
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Italy’s political crisis: Live updates
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (R) touches Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's shoulder as he delivers a speech at the Italian Senate, in Rome, on August 20, 2019, as the country faces a political crisis. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images While offering to resign, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League party, was "irresponsible" to start Italy's current political crisis. Here's the…
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Is Elizabeth Warren moving up or not? How CNN’s poll differs from others
The September debate stage just got its 10th participant: former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. Castro got just 2% in our poll. That, however, is enough. Under rules set by the Democratic National Committee, candidates need to meet a fundraising benchmark (which Castro already has) and get at least 2% in at least four qualifying polls released between June 28 and August 28. Our poll marks the fourth…
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Salvadoran woman at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted of all charges
Evelyn Hernández, 21, was found innocent after the judge said there was not enough evidence to convict her, according to Hernández's defense team. In April 2016, Hernández was found on the floor of her bathroom drenched in blood. She was taken to a local emergency room in her hometown of El Carmen, roughly 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) east of the capital by her mother and a neighbor. Doctors who…
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Twitter cracks down on state media after unveiling Chinese campaign against Hong Kong protesters
"We want to protect healthy discourse and open conversation," Twitter said in a statement posted on its website. Twitter said the new policy would only apply to "news media entities that are either financially or editorially controlled by the state." While state media cannot pay for advertisements that would amplify their message, they will be allowed to continue posting on the platform. Twitter said the new restrictions do not apply…
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China could overwhelm US military in Asia in hours, Australian report says
The study by the United States Study Center, at the University of Sydney, in Australia, warned that America's defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific region "is in the throes of an unprecedented crisis" and could struggle to defend its allies against China. That means Australia, Japan and other US partners need to build up and refocus their forces in the region, and consider increased cooperation with the US, to ensure their…