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After Criticizing FBI, Trump Speaks At FBI National Academy Graduation

15/12/2017

Just moments before speaking at the FBI national training academy, President Trump continued to bash the bureau. “When you look at what’s going on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry,” the president said as he departed the White House for the academy at Quantico, Virginia. His comment came...
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Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Senate Election

13/12/2017

Democrat Doug Jones will be the next senator representing Alabama. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, he defeated Republican Roy Moore by 21,000 votes in a contentious election that took a turn last month when several women came forward and accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers and he was in his...
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Trump: Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Would Do Anything’ For Donations

12/12/2017

President Trump responded to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s calls for him to resign on Monday in typically forthright fashion during an early-morning Twitter tirade. He claimed the New York Democrat had “come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” He also accused the “lightweight” senator...
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead At 65

12/12/2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has died, his family announced in a statement. Lee, 65, passed away at around 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Several local news outlets described Lee’s overnight death as “unexpected,” and it was not yet clear early Tuesday what he died from. “Family, friends, and colleagues were...
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Kayla Moore: We’re Not Anti-Semitic, Our Lawyer Is Jewish

12/12/2017

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife dismissed allegations of anti-Semitism on Monday night by claiming that she and her husband have Jewish friends, including their lawyer. “Fake news will tell you that we don’t care for Jews,” Kayla Moore told rally-goers on the eve of the election, according to reporters on the scene. “One...
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Alabama’s Senate Race Goes To Voters Today

12/12/2017

Alabama Senate candidates Roy Moore and Doug Jones face off Tuesday in their closely watched special election, with polls showing a dead heat. A Fox News poll published Monday showed Jones, the Democrat, up 10 points, but a rival poll by Emerson showed Moore, the Republican, with a 9-point lead. RealClearPolitics’ average between Nov....
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Mueller Issues Subpoena To Deutsche Bank In Russia Probe

07/12/2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank, in a possible sign the investigation into Russian election interference may be expanding toward the finances of President Donald Trump or other individuals under scrutiny by the special counsel. Mueller sought records from Deutsche Bank, a source familiar with the subpoena told...
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Trump Jr. Testifies He Can’t Discuss Conversation He Had With His Father

07/12/2017

Donald Trump Jr. told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday he couldn’t discuss a conversation he had with his father this summer because of attorney-client privilege. Neither Trump is an attorney or the other’s client, but according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Trump Jr. claimed there was a lawyer in the room during their...
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Trump Announces U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

07/12/2017

On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. Saudi Arabia’s...
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Al Franken Resigns Following Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior

07/12/2017

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced his resignation “in the coming weeks” Thursday after two more women came forward Wednesday to allege he had inappropriately touched them. “I am aware of the irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval...
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Time Names ‘Silence Breakers’ 2017 Person Of The Year

06/12/2017

Time magazine honored the women who started the national reckoning about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere, naming the ‘Silence Breakers’ the 2017 person of the year on Wednesday. On the cover, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and Ashley Judd appear. Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the decision on the...
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Seventh Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

06/12/2017

A seventh woman has come forward with disturbing allegations about the behavior of Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.). The woman, who did not wish to be named, told Politico that Franken tried to kiss her without her consent during a taping of his radio show in 2006. “I was really startled by it and...
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Trump: It’s ‘Very Unfair’ That Flynn Was Charged And Hillary Wasn’t

04/12/2017

President Trump told reporters Monday morning that it was “very unfair” that his former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI. Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton had also misled investigators. “I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’d led a very strong life,” he said....
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Trump Endorses Roy Moore In Morning Tweets

04/12/2017

The polls are mixed and pollsters flummoxed heading into Alabama’s Dec. 12 special election for a Senate seat, with many Republicans leery of both Republican Roy Moore, credibly accused of sexual improprieties with teenage girls as young as 14, and Democrat Doug Jones, because he’s a Democrat. On Monday morning, President Trump moved from...
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Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians

01/12/2017

Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reported on Friday. “ is prepared to testify…against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such,...
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Trump Requested Top Republicans End Senate Russia Probe

01/12/2017

This summer, President Trump asked Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other senior Republicans in the Senate multiple times to bring to a close the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several lawmakers and aides told The New York Times. “It was something along the lines of, ‘I...
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Michael Flynn Charged With Lying To FBI, Expected To Plead Guilty

01/12/2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty this morning to making “willfully” false statements to the FBI about his contact with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is reportedly seeking a plea deal, a move that was first signaled last week when his attorneys broke off conversations with White House...
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John McCain Announces Support For Senate GOP Tax Bill

30/11/2017

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday announced that he is voting in favor of the Senate GOP’s tax overhaul bill, a major win for Republican leadership. “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families,” McCain said in...
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NYT: WH Plans To Fire Tillerson Will Be Replace By Mike Pompeo

30/11/2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may soon be fired and replaced with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within weeks, a new bombshell report from The New York Times claims. According to the story, the White House has already developed a plan to force out Tillerson, who has an increasingly strained relationship with President Trump. Pompeo,...
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War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison In The Hague

29/11/2017

Croatian war criminal Slobadan Praljak killed himself by drinking poison in The Hague moments after a U.N. appeals judge upheld his 20-year sentence. After the verdict, Praljak shouted, “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict,” and drank from a small brown bottle. “I just drank poison,” he said. “I am not a...
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North Korea Launches ICBM That Might Reach Anywhere In America

29/11/2017

North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that flew to a height of 2,800 miles, higher than any of its previous tests. If aimed at a standard trajectory, the ICBM would have a range of more than 8,100 miles, or “more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C.,” says David Wright at...
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Trump Retweets 3 Violent Videos From Anti-Muslim British Politician

29/11/2017

President Trump retweeted three videos Wednesday morning from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain’s far-right, anti-immigrant Britain First group. The videos purport to show Muslims killing a boy, beating up a Dutch youth on crutches, and destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary. Fransen, 31, is on bail and facing four charges of...
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NBC Fires Longtime Host Matt Lauer Over ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

29/11/2017

NBC News’ Matt Lauer has been terminated over “inappropriate sexual” workplace behavior. “We just learned this moments ago,” said Lauer’s former co-host, Today’s Savannah Guthrie, early Wednesday morning. “We are devastated.” In a memo to staff, NBC News chairman Andy Lack explained that “on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague...
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Report: Trump Suggested ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape ‘Not Authentic’

27/11/2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly suggested at least twice in private that the so-called Access Hollywood tape—which shows him bragging about groping women—is fake. “He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently,” The New York Times reported, in a story...
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235 Killed In Bombing, Ambush Attack At Mosque In Egypt

24/11/2017

At least 235 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Friday in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The attack reportedly occurred as prayers were ongoing at a mosque in Al Rawdah in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The Associated Press reports that gunmen, in off-road vehicles,...
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Rep. Joe Barton Caught On Tape Threatening Ex-Lover With The Police

23/11/2017

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) allegedly threatened a woman if she exposed his sexual behavior, telling her that he would report her to the Capitol Police. Barton, according to The Washington Post, sent the woman “sexually explicit photos, videos and messages,” before she corresponded with other women who had relationships with Barton and was allegedly...
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Trump Backs & Defends Child Predator Roy Moore in Show of Support [VIDEO]

22/11/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended embattled Alabama Republican Roy Moore, all but endorsing the Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual assault. “He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump said of Moore. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it....
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Trump: LaVar Ball Is a ‘Poor Man’s Don King’

22/11/2017

President Trump continued his feud with LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player, on Wednesday following Ball’s downplaying of the president’s role in getting his son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other student athletes, released from shoplifting charges in China. “It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father...
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Former Serb Warlord Ratko Mladic Found Guilty Of Genocide

22/11/2017

An international tribunal at The Hague on Wednesday found Ratko Mladic, the former Serb warlord known as “the Butcher of Bosnia,” guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Judge Alphons Orie read the verdict after a trial that lasted four years, saying Mladic’s crimes while commanding forces that carried out some of the worst...
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Trump Admin Gives 59,000 Haitians 18 Months To Leave The U.S.

21/11/2017

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that roughly 59,000 Haitians living in the United States who have been protected from deportation since 2010 have 18 months to leave the United States. Haitians who came to the U.S. after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 have been safe under a program known...
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