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15 November 2018

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Marie Antoinette's pearl pendant sells for record $36M (14)
Daniel Uria Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A pearl and diamond pendant belonging to French Queen Marie Antoinette sold for a record $36 million at an auction in Switzerland on Wednesday, Sotheby's announced. The auction house said the pendant sold for $36,427,000 - an auction record for a pearl - at its "Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma Family" auction in Geneva, featuring several pieces from Antoinette's collection.
White House says it has 'broad discretion' amid CNN row (4)
Court filing comes as nearly a dozen news outlets say they will file court documents in support of CNN By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON The Trump administration said it has "broad discretion" in granting White House access to journalists covering the president ahead of a court hearing expected Wednesday afternoon. The claim, made in a court filing on behalf of U.S.
Fox News will support CNN's lawsuit against Trump over suspension of Jim Acosta's press credentials (10)
By Stephen BattaglioLos Angeles Times CNN is getting support from rival Fox News in its legal battle against the White House over the revocation of press credentials for reporter Jim Acosta. Fox News President Jay Wallace issued a statement Wednesday that said his division will file an amicus brief with the U.S.
Jim Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit amid outcry over alleged political stunt (4)
Reuters BASE CAMP DONNA, TEXAS - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness. President Donald Trump's politically charged decision to send U.S.
Congresswoman-elect Veronica Escobar 'would love' to see Beto O'Rourke run in 2020 (30)
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