The Florida recount is now official. Here’s how it will work.

(CNN)Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced on Saturday that three statewide races in Florida would head to a recount. Counties can now begin to re-feed ballots into county or central count tabulators for the mandated machine recount. This process must be completed in all 67 counties by 3 p.m.…

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Eric Holder on Republicans: ‘When they go low, we kick them’

(CNN)In the debate over whether Democrats should go low against President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers or rise above partisan attacks, count former Attorney General Eric Holder as an advocate of getting into the gutter. “When I say we kick them, I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate, we don’t…

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Pressure on Mnuchin rises as top CEOs pull out of Saudi conference

(CNN)Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin still plans to go to Riyadh for a high-profile economic summit later this month, even as top bank executives and investors continued to drop out after the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia considered delaying the Saudi investment conference until after…

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Trump: Mattis is ‘sort of a Democrat,’ ‘don’t know’ if he plans to leave admin

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said in an interview segment released Sunday that he was unsure how long Defense Secretary James Mattis planned to stay in his administration. Army Col. Robert Manning, a spokesman for the Pentagon, issued a statement in response to the President’s remarks. “Secretary Mattis is laser-focused on…

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Brett Kavanaugh protesters occupy the steps of the U.S. Capitol

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It’s very likely that alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed on Saturday as a U.S. Supreme Court judge. The #resistance is having none of that noise. With hours to go before the Saturday afternoon Senate vote, protesters gathered in front of the United States…

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Prime Minister Ardern, UNICEF ED Henrietta Fore, Suraiya Haque speak with Julie Gichuru

Image: ANDREW HARNIK / Getty Images Are you a big Pulp Fiction fan? Let us ruin that for you. The production company Elara Pictures posted a disturbing video mashup to Instagram Friday: the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction alongside a few choice moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s petulant testimony before the…

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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump ‘concerned’ about missing journalist; Saudis deny involvement

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he was “concerned” about reports on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post writer and Saudi royal court insider-turned-critic. “We call on the government of Saudi Arabia to support a thorough investigation of Mr. Khashoggi’s disappearance and to be transparent about…

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Sessions criticizes immigrants’ attorneys before immigration judges

Falls Church, Virginia (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a new group of immigration judges Monday that it is their job to “restore the rule of law” to the immigration system over the contrary efforts of the lawyers who represent immigrants. “Just as we defend immigrant legal rights, we reject unjustified…

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Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin

Time is running out to position for a disorderly Brexit. That’s the chorus growing louder among pound traders and strategists, with Morgan Stanley joining the said to be preparing for a failure to secure an accord on future economic ties with the EU, the European Council meeting in October and…

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DNC calls FBI after appearing to thwart hack of its voter database

(CNN)Update: The Democratic National Committee said late Wednesday that what it had earlier feared was the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack into its voter database, was, in fact, an unauthorized “simulated phishing test.” Read the updated story here. Thefraudulent page was designed to look like the access page…

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U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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Dollar Debt Will Be Elusive to Turkey as U.S. Sanctions Bite

The summer holiday in the bond market may be a long one for Turkey. New dollar issuance, including government and corporate-sector bonds, has dried up, with no sales recorded since April, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And with corporate-bond losses among the worst in emerging markets amid a plunge…

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Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in Turkey-U.S. Tensions

The grip of bears on Turkish assets tightened as the nation’s souring relationship with the U.S. added to investor concern over authorities’ inability to put a lid on inflation, sending its currency to a fresh record low and driving up bond yields. The lira plunged more than 3 percent to…

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Manafort Sure Spent Money But Were Those His Offshore Accounts?

Jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud trial may have come away from the first week of testimony with a vivid impression of him as a man who spent vast sums on luxurious houses, landscaping, and clothes, and who gave lenders phony documents as he grew desperate for cash. But prosecutors…

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12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced indictments against 12 Russian nationals as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, accusing them of engaging in a “sustained effort” to hack Democrats’ emails and computer networks. The revelations provide more detail on the sophisticated assault on…

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