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17 March 2019, 5:13 pm

What we know about Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin's daughter caught up in admissions scandalLori Loughlin's USC student daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, has been swept up in the college admission scandal. Here's what you need to know.

17 March 2019, 5:02 pm

President Trump urges Fox News to bring back Jeanine Pirro, 'keep fighting' for Tucker Carlson"We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the Fox News statement read. But Trump urged Fox News to reinstate Pirro, whom he’s personally known for years.

17 March 2019, 3:59 pm

Iran rights lawyer won't appeal new jail ruling: husbandIranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh will not appeal a 12-year prison sentence imposed on her last week for "encouraging corruption and debauchery", her husband said on Sunday. "She said she wouldn't want to appeal, and the reason is that the judicial process is unfair and such protests will do no good," Reza Khandan told AFP over telephone. "She does not want to undertake any judicial action since she does not agree with the judicial process.

17 March 2019, 3:20 pm

Joe Biden announces White House run - then says he didn't mean itJoe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend – before retracting his remarks. Addressing 1,000 Democrats in Delaware, his home state, the 76-year-old former Vice President told his audience that his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United ...". He corrected himself quickly, saying "anybody who would run." But it was too late: his audience burst into applause in response to what they believed was an announcement of a presidential run.  Joe Biden announces - then retracts - White House Credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP A rather embarrassed Mr Biden said, "I didn't mean that," before crossing himself. It may have been a slip of the tongue, but in recent days Mr Biden has been stoking up speculation that he is ready to take on Donald Trump, having sat out the 2016 campaign following his son's death. US election 2020 | Democrats running for President He dropped a less than subtle hint when addressing the International Association of Firefighters – many of whom were waving "Run Joe Run" placards – last week.  "I appreciate the energy you have shown here, save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks. Be careful what you wish for." Even though he has yet to declare himself as a candidate, Mr Biden is leading a raft of polls ahead of Bernie Sanders, the left-wing Vermont Senator who ran Hillary Clinton close in 2016, and Senator Kamala Harris of California. There is a growing sense that it is now a matter of when rather than if Mr Biden will throw his hat into the ring. "I have known Joe Biden for a long time and I think he will run," said Lou D'Alessandro, a politician in New Hampshire, which holds the first Democratic primary next year. Over the past few weeks, New Hampshire has seen a procession of Democratic candidates meeting voters as they try to steal a march on their rivals. "I do think he is leaning towards running. He has a lot of friends in New Hampshire from his many years in public life," Mr D'Alessandro told the Telegraph. "I am sure there are people in place.  It would not take long to get an organisation up and running."

17 March 2019, 12:27 pm

Serbian Protesters Surround Presidential Palace as Vucic Speaks(Bloomberg) -- Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic faced down angry protesters in Belgrade as he warned that violence won’t be tolerated.

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