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Twitter broadside comes as Republicans scramble to save Supreme Court nominee


Donald Trump’s former attorney speaks to special counsel about election meddling

Appointment comes at a sensitive time for the fund as it deals with Argentina bailout

A US Senate seat that has not gone Democrat in 30 years is suddenly competitive

Trade associations support pushing Beijing to open markets but say tactics ‘ineffective’

Candidate with background in financial stability chosen as attention is paid to potential hazards 

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The sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh could affect the way women vote in November’s midterms

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Party’s fight to approve Supreme Court nominee risks further alienation of female voters

Data show they supply vital liquidity while most institutions sit on their hands

Relative decline and domestic exhaustion create an opening for realpolitik

New tariffs aimed at Beijing leave little room for any settlement

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