Report that Trump considering pardons for family and aides is ‘disturbing’ – Democrats

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Senator Mark Warner speaks out as reports emerge that US presidents lawyers are seeking to discredit Robert Muellers Russia investigation The highest-ranking Democrat on the US Senate intelligence committee has said it was extremely disturbing if Donald Trump was contemplating a pardon for aides that could be implicated in a probe on Russian meddling in […]

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CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

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Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He reiterated his belief that Russia […]

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Teenage robotics team from Burundi goes missing in Washington

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The international robotics competition was wrapping up, but there was one slight problem, the Burundi kids were nowhere to be found As an international robotics competition in Washington DC was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: he couldnt find his kids. He looked in the college dorms where […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked ivory, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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A despot in disguise: one mans mission to rip up democracy | George Monbiot

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James McGill Buchanans vision of totalitarian capitalism has infected public policy in the US. Now its being exported George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist Its the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLeans new book, Charles Koch. Her discoveries in that house of horrors reveal […]

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Justine Damond death: US investigators say ‘loud sound’ may have sparked police shooting

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Minneapolis mayor says she wants officer who reportedly shot Damond to be interviewed Australian PM describes shooting as inexplicable and says he is seeking answers A preliminary investigation by Minnesota officials suggests who has been identified in local media as the officer who allegedly shot Damond. The bureau said it had interviewed Harrity but Noor […]

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal but is ‘in default of its spirit’, says US

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Senior Trump administration officials have sought to emphasise their deep concerns about Irans non-nuclear behaviour The Trump administration has told Congress for a second time that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching the spirit of the deal. President […]

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Devil’s Bargain review: Steve Bannon and the making of President Joe Pesci

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Donald Trump takes second billing careful, Steve in a propulsive tale of the Goodfellas election heist that stunned Republicans, America and the world No one leaves Donald Trumps orbit unscathed, regardless of whether they are family or help. In less than two years, Trump cycled through three campaign managers and countless staffers. Only The Devils […]

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