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How a Nazi-sympathizing cop went to jail for aiding ISIS

November 1, 2018

(CNN)On July 28, 2016, FBI Special Agent John Sikorski received an encrypted message with a list of Google Play gift card codes. The total value of the gift cards was $245. Despite the modest sum, it was a big win many years in the making for the FBI’s counterterrorism unit. Agents participating in the case […]

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

October 28, 2018

Fears over immigration policys impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK governments immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference. The organisers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in […]

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Melania Trump’s latest white hat evokes colonialist comparison

October 23, 2018

(CNN)When first lady Melania Trump first stepped out in front of the press Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, she was wearing an outfit suitable for the setting. She was at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, ready to pet and bottle-feed baby elephants, who were prancing and playing with their caretakers on a large mound of red […]

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It’s time to abandon the cruelty of meritocracy | Steven Pearlstein

October 17, 2018

Because of heritability and upbringing, there can never be genuine equality of opportunity, writes Steven Pearlstein, the author of Can American Capitalism Be Saved No moral intuition is more hard-wired into Americans conception of their country as a just society than equality of opportunity. While some may be rich and others poor, we are willing […]

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Melania Trump: ‘I was blindsided’ by zero tolerance immigration policy

October 15, 2018

Washington (CNN)First lady Melania Trump said she was “blindsided” by the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to family separations at the southern border and it prompted her unannounced visit there in June. Trump also was asked about her parents’ path to citizenship during the interview. Viktor and Amalija Knavs obtained citizenship through the chain […]

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No-deal Brexit could hit UK-EU flights, says Whitehall

September 27, 2018

Papers also show pets would need rabies tests and motorists an insurance green card Flights could cease between the UK and the rest of the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government has said. In its latest set of no deal notices, the government said flights could be disrupted […]

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Fake Beto O’Rourke Texts Expose New Playground for Trolls

September 20, 2018

A screenshot of the suspicious text message began making the rounds on social media Wednesday. "Hi, it's Patsy here w/Beto for Texas. Our records indicate that you're a supporter," the text message read, purportedly coming from a volunteer for Texas Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke's campaign. "We are in search of volunteers to help transport undocumented […]

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Pompeo expected to tap diplomatic vet Zalmay Khalilzad as Afghanistan special envoy

September 16, 2018

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to name Zalmay Khalilzad as a special envoy on Afghanistan, according to a senior US official and another source familiar with the matter. The 67-year-old Khalilzad, who is Afghan-born, served as a foreign policy adviser to multiple administrations and held several diplomatic posts under President George W. […]

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Bob Woodward: Trump’s aides stole his papers ‘to protect the country’

September 15, 2018

(CNN)WARNING: This story contains graphic language. Chief of staff John Kelly describes Trump as an “idiot” and “unhinged,” Woodward reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis describes Trump as having the understanding of “a fifth or sixth grader.” And Trump’s former personal lawyer John Dowd describes the President as “a fucking liar,” telling Trump he would end […]

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The reporter who broke Watergate says he’s never seen anything like the Trump administration

September 14, 2018

(CNN)Bob Woodward has covered eight presidents — including one who he helped force out of office thanks to his reporting about Watergate. Which means that when he talks, you should listen. And when he says he’s never seen anything like what he saw reporting out “Fear: Trump in the White House” — his book out […]

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