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October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will be “leaving” his administration “at the end of the year.” Trump and Haley confirmed Tuesday in the Oval Office that the president had accepted her resignation. Trump calls Haley a “very special” person “who gets it,” adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump says that together they “solved a lot of problems.”

MIAMI (AP) — Emergency officials across the Carolinas are warning residents to monitor Hurricane Michael, which is expected to move through the state after coming ashore along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The emergency management division said in a news release the Category 2 storm will likely bring heavy rain, gusty winds, tornados and storm surge to parts of the region on Wednesday.

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have called for an immediate international investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, with one insisting the case “should not be politicized.” The experts said the “perpetrators and masterminds” who might be responsible for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post who has criticized the Saudi government, “should be identified and brought to justice.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — People hoping to see Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first day on the Supreme Court bench are waiting in long lines outside the court. Police barricades are up in front of the court, but the few protesters on hand are congregating near the garage where the justices enter. Protesters held signs that said, “We will not forget” and “We do not consent,” following the acrimonious fight that culminated in Kavanaugh’s 50-48 confirmation by the Senate on Saturday.

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband’s fate. In her first one-on-one interview since Meng Hongwei went missing, Grace Meng denied bribery allegations against her high-profile husband, and told The Associated Press that speaking out about his disappearance was placing her “in great danger.”

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