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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‘Folk are folk:’ Cory Booker touts roots in Iowa as 2020 speculation swirls

Dallas County, Iowa (CNN)J.D. Scholten was trying to drive. This week, they were along for the ride with Booker on the campaign trail in Iowa, during day three of his first swing through the state as a buzzed-about potential 2020 presidential candidate. Officially, the visit was focused on boosting Democrats…

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The effort to unseat Susan Collins in 2020 is already underway

(CNN)Sen. Susan Collins was already one of the Democrats’ biggest Senate targets in 2020 when she took to the Senate floor Friday to announce she would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Maine’s Democratic bench is not very deep, said two operatives, so the seat could also be…

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Christine Blasey Ford details the harassment she received after Kavanaugh allegations

Christine Blasey Ford delivered harrowing testimony Thursday about the harassment she received after coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Since her allegations were first reported in the Washington Post, Ford explained, she has received “tremendous support,” particularly from loved ones and fellow survivors. But…

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CNN Key Race Alert: This is the narrow path to a Democratic Senate

Washington (CNN)There are two months until the midterm elections in November and Democrats still have a narrow path to the Senate majority despite a map that favors Republicans and includes 10 Democratic incumbents running in states President Donald Trump won, five of them by double-digit margins. The difficulty for Republicans…

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Partisan shouting marks first day of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

Washington (CNN)Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court pick who could tilt American jurisprudence to the right for a generation, vowed to be neutral and impartial, shrugging off bitter Democratic demands for him to stall his own confirmation hearing until questions about his past are fully answered. In addition, Capitol Police said…

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Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?

(CNN)On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV’s favorite villain struck again. We know what Kelly said in firing Omarosa because, of course, she was secretly taping that conversation — which happened in the Situation…

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Trump and other politicians mourn the loss of singer Aretha Franklin

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and other politicians were among the many mourning the loss of legendary singer Aretha Franklin Thursday and paying tribute to the storied legacy of the “Queen of Soul”. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Franklin “one of America’s greatest national…

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Omarosa’s book marks stunning turn-around for a former top aide

(CNN)Omarosa Manigault Newman entered the White House as one of President Donald Trump’s longest-serving associates, the only person aside from his daughter who’d known and worked alongside him for more than a decade. She was given an office, an assistant and the highest salary afforded an administration staffer. The book…

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Suits, cars and real estate: Manafort’s lifestyle put on trial

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)Prosecutors on Wednesday sought to illustrate Paul Manafort’s expensive taste in suits, cars and real estate — paid for by wire transfers from offshore accounts — while President Donald Trump took to Twitter to sound off on the trial of his former campaign chairman and to attack special…

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How Mormon pop stars are using their music to support LGBT issues

Salt Lake City (CNN)Music plays a big role in Mormon life. Spencer Cox, Utah’s lieutenant governor, said he thinks things are changing in the state. He said he’s had multiple conversations with people, including Republicans, who want to be better on LGBT issues, and he credits the efforts of Reynolds…

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