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Donald Trump's conservative judicial appointments will leave decades-long imprint, say experts
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Donald Trump's conservative judicial appointments will leave decades-long imprint, say experts

Undeterred by Democratic criticism, the Senate was still confirming judges more than a month after Trump lost his reelection bid to Joe Biden

Kamala Harris crystallises Donald Trump's view of women: They're 'nasty' or housewives
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Kamala Harris crystallises Donald Trump's view of women: They're 'nasty' or housewives

As Donald Trump insulted Kamala Harris on Tuesday, he peppered his usual misogynistic “nasty” trope with more name-calling, referring to her as the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” member of the US Senate

US Supreme Court rules against Apple, allows App Store-related antitrust lawsuits
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US Supreme Court rules against Apple, allows App Store-related antitrust lawsuits

The SC decision could add to pressure Apple to cut the 30% commission it charges on app sales.

US Senate confirms White House official Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh for high profile appeals court
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US Senate confirms White House official Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh for high profile appeals court

The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Donald Trump's nominee Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault.

US Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law granting abortion centres immediate hospital access, day before legislation was to take effect
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US Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law granting abortion centres immediate hospital access, day before legislation was to take effect

The Supreme Court said that they will not allow Louisiana to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

White House deputy spokesperson Raj Shah quits Trump administration; to join lobbying firm of a Democrat
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White House deputy spokesperson Raj Shah quits Trump administration; to join lobbying firm of a Democrat

Raj Shah, an Indian-origin top spokesperson in the White House press office, has left US President Donald Trump's administration to join an arm of a lobbying firm, becoming the latest of several senior officials to quit in recent months.

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalised after fall at office; liberal icon suffers three fractured ribs
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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalised after fall at office; liberal icon suffers three fractured ribs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a series of health problems. Previously in 2012, she broke two ribs in a fall. She also has had two prior bouts with cancer.

Men like Trump: US president appears to have found the voters' pulse with shrill campaign against migrants
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Men like Trump: US president appears to have found the voters' pulse with shrill campaign against migrants

Trump is bombarding voters with tweets and speeches that make out the caravan of migrants as a bunch of criminals who threaten the safety of the United States.

US Supreme Court divided over an internet privacy case involving Google
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US Supreme Court divided over an internet privacy case involving Google

The $8.5 million Google settlement was challenged by an official at a Washington-based think tank.

Men like Trump: US president has been busy campaigning, taunting a porn star and making 'Pocahontas' jabs
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Men like Trump: US president has been busy campaigning, taunting a porn star and making 'Pocahontas' jabs

Both Republican and Democrat are watching Trump’s moves and flamboyant rhetoric with fascination.

Christine Blasey Ford's testimony: Women need to run for office because powerful men will fight to maintain privilege
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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony: Women need to run for office because powerful men will fight to maintain privilege

What was on trial was not the veracity of Ford’s claims; rather the inherent male privileges that women like Ford and others in the #MeToo movement are fighting to destabilise.

#MeToo: Time to rethink the biased and deeply flawed idea of ‘due process’ that has failed women time and again
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#MeToo: Time to rethink the biased and deeply flawed idea of ‘due process’ that has failed women time and again

#MeToo needs to be the hammer that shatters our biased and deeply flawed idea of due process, leaving room for something better to emerge.

BJP's stand on allegations against MJ Akbar indicates government's intention to take on #MeToo campaign
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BJP's stand on allegations against MJ Akbar indicates government's intention to take on #MeToo campaign

The NDA regime has been guided by the assessment that asking or getting MJ Akbar to quit would undermine its image of a robust and decisive government.

'Toxic fringe behaviour': As midterm elections near, Donald Trump team fashions negative branding for Democrats reeling from Kavanaugh fallout
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'Toxic fringe behaviour': As midterm elections near, Donald Trump team fashions negative branding for Democrats reeling from Kavanaugh fallout

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day, with control of the House and Senate at stake. The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the Nov. 6 balloting a referendum on more than US President Donald Trump.

#MeToo: Trauma of patriarchal terms like 'eve-teasing' shed dominance as 'sexual harassment' takes over
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#MeToo: Trauma of patriarchal terms like 'eve-teasing' shed dominance as 'sexual harassment' takes over

Feminists have long argued about the gendered nature of language and how it furthers patriarchy.

Pope Francis claims abortion akin to hiring hitman to solve problems, says 'we cannot take out a human being, even if it is small'
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Pope Francis claims abortion akin to hiring hitman to solve problems, says 'we cannot take out a human being, even if it is small'

Pope Francis said some people justify abortion as respecting other rights. But, he asked, "How can an act that suppresses innocent and defenceless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or simply human?"

#MeToo: Women accusing men of sexual abuse should 'show the evidence', says Melania Trump
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#MeToo: Women accusing men of sexual abuse should 'show the evidence', says Melania Trump

US First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men.

'Our base is on fire': US midterm forecasts point to sharp gains for Donald Trump party after Brett Kavanaugh firestorm; pushback against #MeToo
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'Our base is on fire': US midterm forecasts point to sharp gains for Donald Trump party after Brett Kavanaugh firestorm; pushback against #MeToo

Midterm elections usually go badly for a sitting US president’s party but here too, Trump is a wildcard and the first signs are polls showing Republican strength in the Senate forecasts. In most midterms, the Senate and the House swing in the same direction. If the Senate and House go in opposite directions, it’s rare and will prove a bump from the Trump-Kavanaugh combo.