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Poland’s ruling conservative party poised to win re-election

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, buoyed by its popular conservative platform and generous social spending, was widely expected to win Sunday’s election, which is regarded as one of the country’s most momentous since the fall of communism 30 years ago.

More than 30 million voters were choosing lawmakers in the 460-seat lower house of parliament, the Sejm, and in the 100-seat Senate.

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The ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski leaves a polling station after his vote in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.  (AP)

Law and Justice is the first party since the fall of communism to break with the austerity of previous governments, whose free-market policies took a moribund communist economy and transformed it into one of Europe’s most dynamic.

Critics fear that four more years for the party will reverse the democratic achievements of this Central European nation, citing an erosion of judicial independence and of minority rights since the party took power in 2015.

Polls over the past week gave Law and Justice between 40 percent and 45 percent support. The second-strongest force, the centrist pro-EU Civic Coalition, whose biggest party is Civic Platform, polled at around 25 percent of the vote. An alliance of three left-wing parties has polled between 10 percent and 15 percent.

Turnout at 5 p.m. local time was 45.94 percent, or almost 7 percentage points higher than at the same time in the 2015 election, according to the State Electoral Commission. The highest turnout of above 50 percent was in Warsaw and Poznan, cities traditionally supporting Civic Platform.

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Law and Justice’s overhaul of the judicial system has given the party unprecedented power over Poland’s courts. The EU has repeatedly warned that the rule of law is threatened and has sanctioned the country, preventing some of the changes, but not all.

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Exit polls will be announced when the polls close Sunday at 9 p.m. local time but official results are not expected until early in the week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson dine with singer’s mom, Tish Cyrus

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson were spotted on another date — this time, with the singer’s mom, Tish Cyrus, in tow.

Cyrus, 26, and Simpson, 22, grabbed a bit to eat with Tish in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The “Mother’s Daughter” singer was dressed down in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, with Simpson sporting a similar look, in pictures shared by TMZ. Tish also opted for jeans and an AC/DC shirt.

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On Friday, Simpson confirmed the romance telling reporters at a Tiffany & Co. event: “I’m very happy. We are very, very happy,” Simpson said per People. “She’s creative. She’s very passionate about what she does, and I’m very similar in that sense. That’s why we get along so well.”

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Cody Simpson, left, and Miley Cyrus, right, were first linked back in late 2014. (Getty)

The singers were outed as an item earlier this month when the pair were caught smooching at a store in Los Angeles.

Cyrus split from Hemsworth, 29, in August after just seven months of marriage. As the news of her divorce broke, Cyrus was spotted on an Italian vacation with reality TV star Kaitlynn Carter, who in turn had just split from her husband Brody Jenner.

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Carter, 31, and Cyrus called it quits in September after just over a month of dating.

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Robert Downey Jr. Actually Does A Lot In ‘Dolittle’ Trailer

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One would think that after raking in millions of dollars as a Marvel superhero, the quality of the work ― not the paycheck ― would determine your next project … and yet here’s Robert Downey Jr. in the first trailer for “Dolittle.”

To be fair, the actor is actually doing quite a lot in the sneak peek at his first role since hanging up his blasters in “Avengers: Endgame.” The accent-work alone ― Downey Jr. is trying to pull off Welsh here ― is particularly cringe-worthy as he communes with gorillas, tigers and a menagerie of computer-generated animals.

Downey Jr. stars as the titular character of Hugh Lofting’s beloved book series in a reimagining of “The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.”

“I’m having a good time,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly about the project earlier this year. “Though I decided to give myself, like, 40 additional challenges, like a Welsh accent — which even Welsh people say is hard to do,” he said.

The fictional veterinarian has, of course, been played on-screen before by Rex Harrison in 1967 and then by Eddie Murphy for a franchise spawning five sequels. But this time around the character is venturing onto the seas with a deck crew of exotic animals in Victorian-era England.

Produced by the actor’s wife, Susan Downey, the latest version already underwent three weeks of unexpected reshoots earlier this year due to underwhelming test screenings. And its release date has been shuffled multiple times. 

Regardless, the project features big names like Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Kumail Nanjiani and more voicing the animals. 

Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jessie Buckley and Jim Broadbent also star in the flesh alongside Downey Jr. 

“Dolittle” hits theaters Jan. 17.

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James Mattis On Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: ‘Re-Instilling Trust Is Going To Be Very Difficult’

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who served under President Donald Trump for two years, suggested he opposes Trump’s widely condemned decision to abandon U.S-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Mattis, who resigned in January after Trump announced he planned to abruptly withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, has been reluctant to forcefully speak out against the president, saying military officials shouldn’t be political.

But asked about Trump and his apparent decision to greenlight Turkey’s military assault on the Kurds, Mattis said his resignation says it all.

“I have my private, my personal concerns,” Mattis said during a taped interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” that aired Sunday. “I keep those private. … The defense of the country is non-partisan so we have to stay out of those sorts of discussions.”

He then pointed to his resignation letter, in which he urged Trump to maintain strong allies and show them respect, to understand his current stance.

“Only in Washington, D.C., could a public resignation over a matter of policy, a matter of principle, with a page-and-a-half letter explaining why be considered careful,” Mattis told host Chuck Todd.

“It talks about our security being tied inextricably to our alliances,” he said of his resignation letter, which prompted panic from Democrats and some Republicans when it was made public. “I don’t know what more I could say about how I think we ought to treat allies and how I think we should treat those who are adversaries.” 

Trump shocked Republicans and Democrats last week when the White House announced U.S. forces in northern Syria would allow Turkish forces to invade the area, essentially abandoning the Kurds. 

Over 130,000 people have been displaced since Thursday and hundreds of fighters from the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, have escaped as Turkish-led forces targeted Syrian border towns held by Kurdish militia. Turkish-backed Arab fighters have also killed several Kurdish captives as well as Hervin Khalaf, the head of a Kurdish political party.

Foreign policy experts, including Brett McGurk, a former U.S. envoy to the global anti-ISIS coalition who resigned last year in protest of Trump, have warned that Trump’s decision not to defend the Kurds is highly immoral and threatens national security.

Mattis, during his interview with NBC, warned that ISIS will “absolutely” reemerge if the U.S. doesn’t keep the pressure on in Syria.

“ISIS is not defeated,” he said. “We may want a war over. We may even declare it over. … But the enemy gets a vote, as we say in the military. In this case, if we don’t keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge.”

He said it’s going to be “very difficult” for the U.S. to save face after Trump’s decision to withdraw.

“You turn issues like this around based on trust,” Mattis said. “And re-instilling trust is going to be very difficult for the Americans at this point.”

He added: “America’s aways safer when it builds the trust and a sense of reliability among our allies.”

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Disaster is unfolding in Syria as videos emerge of US allies being slaughtered and hundreds of ISIS prisoners escape during airstrikes

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James Mattis On Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: ‘Re-Instilling Trust Is Going To Be Very Difficult’

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who served under President Donald Trump for two years, suggested he opposes Trump’s widely condemned decision to abandon U.S-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Mattis, who resigned in January after Trump announced he planned to abruptly withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, has been reluctant to forcefully speak out against the president, saying military officials shouldn’t be political.

But asked about Trump and his apparent decision to greenlight Turkey’s military assault on the Kurds, Mattis said his resignation says it all.

“I have my private, my personal concerns,” Mattis said during a taped interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press” that aired Sunday. “I keep those private. … The defense of the country is non-partisan so we have to stay out of those sorts of discussions.”

He then pointed to his resignation letter, in which he urged Trump to maintain strong allies and show them respect, to understand his current stance.

“Only in Washington, D.C., could a public resignation over a matter of policy, a matter of principle, with a page-and-a-half letter explaining why be considered careful,” Mattis told host Chuck Todd.

“It talks about our security being tied inextricably to our alliances,” he said of his resignation letter, which prompted panic from Democrats and some Republicans when it was made public. “I don’t know what more I could say about how I think we ought to treat allies and how I think we should treat those who are adversaries.” 

Trump shocked Republicans and Democrats last week when the White House announced U.S. forces in northern Syria would allow Turkish forces to invade the area, essentially abandoning the Kurds. 

Over 130,000 people have been displaced since Thursday and hundreds of fighters from the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, have escaped as Turkish-led forces targeted Syrian border towns held by Kurdish militia. Turkish-backed Arab fighters have also killed several Kurdish captives as well as Hervin Khalaf, the head of a Kurdish political party.

Foreign policy experts, including Brett McGurk, a former U.S. envoy to the global anti-ISIS coalition who resigned last year in protest of Trump, have warned that Trump’s decision not to defend the Kurds is highly immoral and threatens national security.

Mattis, during his interview with NBC, warned that ISIS will “absolutely” reemerge if the U.S. doesn’t keep the pressure on in Syria.

“ISIS is not defeated,” he said. “We may want a war over. We may even declare it over. … But the enemy gets a vote, as we say in the military. In this case, if we don’t keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge.”

He said it’s going to be “very difficult” for the U.S. to save face after Trump’s decision to withdraw.

“You turn issues like this around based on trust,” Mattis said. “And re-instilling trust is going to be very difficult for the Americans at this point.”

He added: “America’s aways safer when it builds the trust and a sense of reliability among our allies.”

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Collins: Schiff wants interviews kept secret because Dems ‘can’t win this in the public eye’

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House committees are expected to continue their series of closed-door transcribed interviews as part of their impeachment-related investigation of President Trump this week, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. claims the secrecy is due to the Democratic majority not wanting the public to know that the testimony does not support their narrative.

Earlier this month, former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch went before Democrat-led committees to face questions about President Trump and whether he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. Both sessions took place in closed-door settings. U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is re-scheduled for this Thursday after his previous appearance was shut down by Trump.

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“They said we can’t win this in the pyblic eye, so we’re going to take it behind closed doors,” Collins said about Democrats on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Collins specifically called out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., accusing him of controlling the narrative by keeping proceedings under wraps and selectively leaking information.

“And so, in the last few days, they have taken it behind closed doors, and Adam Schiff — who has trouble telling the truth, much less spelling it, but he’s a very good leaker,” Collins said, “so what they did is take it behind closed doors, have testimony that I’ve heard from folks who were in the room that said these transcripts should be released completely because they defeat the entire narrative, but as long as he can keep it behind closed doors, then they leak out to the American people only what they want to leak out and this is why you have seen this progression at this point.”

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Schiff drew criticism from Trump and other Republicans after a recent hearing, during which he portended to read from a transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Zelensky, only to make up a conversation that was not supported by the facts and was far more egregious than what had taken place.

Schiff admitted that what he said was false, but defended it as being meant as parody. He and other Democrats are looking into the phone call, which inspired an anonymous whistleblower complaint and a second whistleblower coming forward. The complaint accused Trump of pressuring Zelensky to assist in the Biden investigation by using military aid as leverage.

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Republicans also attacked Schiff for not being forthcoming with the contact his staff had with the whistleblower before the complaint was filed. On Sunday, Schiff admitted during an interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that he “should have been much more clear.”

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Queen Made Donald Trump Take Down A Campaign Video Using “We Will Rock You”

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GOP congressman: ‘We all know’ Turkey wouldn’t have attacked if U.S. troops remained at border

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New Jersey woman escaping police custody struck by car: report

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A New Jersey woman was hit by a car as she was trying to escape from police custody on Friday night, according to a local report.

The 33-year-old woman was struck by a car in Burlington County, N.J., around 11 p.m. on Friday, according to WPVI-TV, which cited authorities.

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Danielle Colon, of Camden, N.J., was being taken to the police station after running from police when she somehow got free and jumped out of the patrol car, escaping for a second time, the station reported, adding that as she was trying to flee, a driver slammed into her on Route 73 in Maple Shade, N.J.

Maple Shade police reportedly recognized Colon as someone wanted on a warrant when she fled.

Colon was taken to an area hospital, where she was listed in stable condition with a broken leg and was released on a criminal summons pending court, the television station reported.

Colon faces several charges, including resisting arrest, escape and obstruction.

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The driver of the vehicle that hit Colon stopped at the scene, according to the news outlet, which added that no officers were injured.

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