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New Zealand prime minister makes history, brings 'first baby' to UN general assembly

Jacinda Ardern (NEW YORK) -- The prime minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern made history on Monday by becoming the first world leader at the United Nations to bring a baby into a general assembly meeting.Ardern delivered a speech to the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24 while her 3-month-old baby Neve sat with her partner, Clarke Gayford.Gayford tweeted a picture of Neve’s security pass, which named the newborn as "first baby."The prime minister became only the second-ever head of state to ...

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On Kavanaugh allegations, Murkowski sends message to GOP: 'Take them seriously'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While her party’s leaders are plowing ahead with their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the key swing votes, wants the sexual assault allegation to be taken seriously.“It's very important to take allegations of those who have come forward, to take them seriously and I think we need to go into this hearing with the view that we will listen to Dr. Ford's story, we will listen to Judge Kavanaugh's response and then we will weigh ...

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New flu vaccine recommendations issued as flu season approaches

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. AMISHA AHUJA(NEW YORK) -- Last weekend, rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts because he was suffering from a case of the flu, his representatives confirmed. It was a reminder that flu season, which took a big toll last year, is near again."We can see influenza all year round –- 12 months out of the year," Dr. Jennifer Ashton said on "Good Morning America." Flu season, when the highest number of illnesses emerge, generally tends to run from October to March in the U.S.That’s ...

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'This is a very important day. Judgment day has come': Gloria Allred reacts to Bill Cosby's sentencing

WPVI-TV(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) -- Women's rights activist and attorney Gloria Allred lauded the sentencing of Bill Cosby, saying it "has been a long journey to justice for all of the accusers."Cosby was sentenced on Tuesday to three to 10 years in a state prison by a judge who described him as a "sexually violent predator." The comedian once known as "America's Dad" was led out of the Norriston, Pennsylvania, courtroom in handcuffs shortly thereafter.Outside the courthouse, Allred, who represented some of Cosby's accusers, said she's "glad ...

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Kavanaugh allegations put GOP candidates in an untenable bind as midterms approach

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace him on the nation's highest court was supposed to calm jittery Republican nerves about a disengaged base.The worry: that Republican voters would stay home this November in what promises to be a critical midterm election that could see control of both the U.S. House and Senate slip from GOP control.But after allegations of sexual assault against the nominee have surfaced, the political capital Republicans thought they could ...

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Trump 'didn't expect' to get laughed at while speaking at the UN

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, was greeted with laughter after touting his administration's accomplishments in a much-anticipated address."In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country," Trump said at the top of his speech, which prompted audible laughter in the hall."Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," he responded.He said the United States is a "stronger, safer and richer country than when ...

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Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison with no bail during appeals

Mark Makela/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) -- Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison by a Pennsylvania judge who had designated the comedian a "sexually violent predator."Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced Cosby in a Norristown, Pennsylvania, courtroom, and then denied bail during pending appeals, capping a two-day hearing attended by about a dozen women who accused Cosby of sexual assault, including Andrea Constand, whom he was convicted of assaulting in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.O'Neill ordered Cosby to serve the sentence ...

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YTMT Logo Confirm or disqualify Kavanaugh forthwith.

Christine Blasey Ford’s tardiness in bringing a sexual assault accusation – 36 years – coupled with Sen. Diane Feinstein’s tardiness in calling it to the attention of the Senate Judiciary Committee – is enough to raise the suspicions of even the least cynical among us.

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