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  1. President Donald Trump will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the White House struggles to contain a spiraling crisis over a journalist's apparent death at a Saudi consulate.
  2. The Washington Post has published what the newspaper describes as the "last piece" written by missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed and dismembered in his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
  3. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin weighs in on Jared Kushner's role in President Trump's administration and the growing scrutiny surrounding his close ties to Saudi Arabia's crown prince.
  4. "I don't want to talk about any of the facts" -- Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, King Salman Air Base, Riyadh, October 17, 2018.
  5. CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump defending the Saudis over the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  6. Billionaire philanthropist turned political activist Tom Steyer has already made a big investment in the 2018 election, but in the closing days of the campaign, Steyer has picked his favorite candidate and is pulling out all the stops.
  7. Sources say Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House.
  8. Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutors busy.
  9. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked on Fox News that it would be "terrible" if a DNA test showed that he has Iranian heritage.
  10. Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the danger of budget deficits and the national debt, would be leaving office in 2019 having overseen one of the largest deficit increases in history?
  11. Don't expect Donald Trump to cop to a "thumpin' " or a "shellacking" if the midterm elections turn into a triumph for Democrats.
  12. CNN's Chris Cuomo slams Republicans for pushing "scare tactics" ahead of the 2018 midterms.
  13. The former head of USA Gymnastics has been accused of removing documents linked to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case from the famed Karolyi Ranch gymnastics training facility in Texas, authorities said.
  14. The women incorrectly identified as survivors of "domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape" in an open letter from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's re-election campaign to her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer are "beyond furious," "confused" and "upset."
  15. Two days have passed since Jayme Closs' parents were found dead and the 13-year-old girl vanished. But as investigators scramble to find her, few answers have emerged.
  16. New satellite imagery shared exclusively with CNN shows Russia appearing to upgrade four of its military installations in Kaliningrad, Russia's strategic outpost on NATO's doorstep.
  17. The former lead detective handling the New York sex crimes investigation against Harvey Weinstein told an accuser to delete cell phone messages prior to turning her phones over to authorities, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
  18. A California surgeon who had been accused of drugging and raping two women was charged with five more cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of alleged victims to seven.
  19. Scientists say this sound could be used to monitor how Antarctica's largest ice shelf is responding to climate change.
  20. A video shows the stars of the Netflix hit "Orange Is the New Black" making the announcement and teasing season 7.
  21. Julia Louis-Dreyfus came to terms with mortality when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer last year.
  22. Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" since the program's 1969 premiere, announced that he is stepping down from the roles.
  23. Warning: This story contains spoilers about the series premiere of "The Conners."
  24. Using cutting-edge technology, archaeologists discovered a nearly 66-foot-long Viking ship buried in southern Norway.
  25. Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F.
  26. Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by following these five healthy habits: never smoke, maintain a healthy body-mass index, keep up moderate to vigorous exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, and eat a healthy diet.
  27. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to stay trim effortlessly, while the majority of Americans struggle with their weight?
  28. You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, a study suggests there's another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling your plate with plant foods instead of animal foods, you can help save the planet.
  29. In 2014, Lydia Pilarowski was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. While some children never fully recover from AFM, Lydia has improved steadily over the last four years.
  30. The tech world's latest virtual assistant looks so realistic, you might mistake her for an actual human.
  31. Senator Lindsey Graham's comments about Iranian lineage did not go over well with a group of powerful tech execs.
  32. A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed Wilson is about to start its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  33. The first four words my toddler understood were "mom," "dad," "cat" and "Alexa."
  34. When a Banksy painting "self-destructed" after selling at auction for £1.04 million ($1.4 million) last week, it looked like the perfect stunt -- one that caught onlookers and the art world by surprise.
  35. Ariana Grande is taking a social media break in light of her broken engagement to Pete Davidson.

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