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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics on the boil as all 435 seats in US House go on the ballot
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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics on the boil as all 435 seats in US House go on the ballot

The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

Twitter deleted thousands of accounts discouraging US citizens from voting
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Twitter deleted thousands of accounts discouraging US citizens from voting

For months, Twitter has sought to remove bogus accounts designed to manipulate the public conversation.

US midterm elections: If Democrats flip the House, what does it mean for US foreign policy and India? 'Very bullish' is dominant theme
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US midterm elections: If Democrats flip the House, what does it mean for US foreign policy and India? 'Very bullish' is dominant theme

Long time US foreign policy watcher and president of the International Republican Institute Daniel Twining remains “very bullish” on the US India relationship (despite the current misalignment on trade) even if the Senate and the House pull away in two different directions after the US midterm elections on 6 November.

Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones
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Donald Trump says US military could fire at migrant caravan on Mexico border if people begin pelting stones

Currently, an estimated 5,000-7,000 people from three Latin American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — are marching towards the US through Mexico. Trump has deployed more than 5,000 military personnel on the southwestern border to stop them from entering.

'President Hate, leave our state': 1,500 people march to protest Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh synagogue
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'President Hate, leave our state': 1,500 people march to protest Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh synagogue

Trump flew into Pittsburgh with wife Melania to pay his respects at the Tree of Life synagogue, but many in the largely Democratic city say his rhetoric and vitriolic tweets have fanned white supremacy and are fueling a spike in anti-Semitism across the United States.

Synagogue massacre suspect appears in court, faces death penalty; Donald Trump to visit Pittsburgh to pay condolences
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Synagogue massacre suspect appears in court, faces death penalty; Donald Trump to visit Pittsburgh to pay condolences

Shackled to a wheelchair, the man accused of shooting 11 worshippers to death at a Pittsburgh synagogue made a stony-faced and largely silent appearance on Monday in a federal courtroom, where he was ordered held without bond for the deadliest attack ever on America's Jewish community.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan; tweets 'this is an invasion of our country' as 5,200 US troops head to border

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. border as the Pentagon prepared to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to support the border patrol.

Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting made anti-Jew remarks on far-right social media platform before attack
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Suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting made anti-Jew remarks on far-right social media platform before attack

The man arrested in the mass shooting Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue appears to have made virulently anti-Semitic posts on a social media platform popular with far-right extremists, including one made shortly before the attack.

Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded: Suspect charged with 29 counts; Trump calls attack 'evil' anti-Semitism
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Pittsburgh synagogue massacre leaves 11 dead, 6 wounded: Suspect charged with 29 counts; Trump calls attack 'evil' anti-Semitism

A gunman who's believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in US history

Facebook database reveals it is the top political advertiser on its own platform
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Facebook database reveals it is the top political advertiser on its own platform

The report reveals information about ads related to politics that run on Facebook and Instagram.

Snapchat helped over 4,00,000 people register to vote for the US midterm elections
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Snapchat helped over 4,00,000 people register to vote for the US midterm elections

Snapchat got more people to vote these past two weeks than Taylor Swift could with her efforts.

US midterm elections: Donald Trump says he won't accept blame if Republicans lose House; confirms he's running for second term
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US midterm elections: Donald Trump says he won't accept blame if Republicans lose House; confirms he's running for second term

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

Dashboard that aims to track hate speech across a network on Twitter launched
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Dashboard that aims to track hate speech across a network on Twitter launched

The online hate dashboard keeps its list of accounts secret making way for independent scrutiny.

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections
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Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in the upcoming US midterm elections

Facebook will also fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations.

US midterm elections: As Donald Trump ratings rise, Republicans' hold on Senate race tightens and Democrats forecast to keep House
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US midterm elections: As Donald Trump ratings rise, Republicans' hold on Senate race tightens and Democrats forecast to keep House

US President Donald Trump’s ratings and the Republicans’ poll forecasts for holding on to their US Senate majority are inching up steadily as the midterm elections near and this comes immediately after Trump’s pushback to the #MeToo movement in the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

'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.

Michael Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, hints at 2020 presidential run; says America badly needs 'checks and balances'
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Michael Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, hints at 2020 presidential run; says America badly needs 'checks and balances'

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again and said he did that because "because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs" - pointing to a 2020 run.

White House political chief's midterm message to Republicans: Embrace Donald Trump or start packing
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White House political chief's midterm message to Republicans: Embrace Donald Trump or start packing

The White House has a message for vulnerable House Republicans tiptoeing around President Donald Trump: Get on board or start packing. The warning comes in a memo from White House political director Bill Stepien, who argues that GOP candidates who try to distance themselves from the president are only doing themselves harm in the upcoming midterm elections.

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report
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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording Donald Trump, invoking 25th Amendment to oust President: NYT bombshell report

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein last year discussed the possibility of secretly reporting US president Donald Trump, and also talked about getting members of Trump's cabinet to invoke the Constitution to declare him unfit to remain as president, The New York Times reported Friday.

Facebook expands tools to protect political campaigns as elections approach
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Facebook expands tools to protect political campaigns as elections approach

Facebook has launched a pilot programme to expand existing protections ahead of mid-term elections.