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  • Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You’re bad for America

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    Ted Koppel says Fox News host Sean Hannity is bad for America. On “CBS Sunday Morning,” the veteran newsman told Hannity that the audience he attracts is unable to distinguish between the divisive political rhetoric that marked the 2016 presidential campaign and the truth. “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts,” Koppel told Hannity.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:47:49 -0400
  • Health Care Defeat Proves Washington Is Broken

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    OMB Director Mulvaney said, “Washington was a lot more broken than Pres. Trump thought," based on health care defeat

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:29:50 -0400
  • Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

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    TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:47:59 -0400
  • Civilian deaths, Old City fight force Mosul battle rethink

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    By Patrick Markey MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Perched in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred meters of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al—Baghdadi declared his caliphate nearly three years ago. Through holes knocked in walls, troops have a clear view of the al Nuri mosque's crooked, brown minaret and Islamic State's black flag on its white tip -- a hugely symbolic target in the battle to recapture Mosul now in its sixth month. Al Nuri maybe tantalizing close, but risky close-quarters fighting in the narrow alleys of Mosul's Old City near the mosque and reports of huge casualties after an air strike are forcing Iraqi and coalition commanders to change tactics.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:19:30 -0400
  • This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

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    Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:36:45 -0400
  • Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

    Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:44:58 -0400
  • Woman Once Victimized by Teacher Weighs In on Missing Student Case: 'She Has Been Taken Advantage Of'

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    Jenny Kutner had a sexual relationship with her history teacher when she was just 14.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:13:00 -0400
  • UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

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    The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, as it revealed that the service was used by the man behind the parliament attack. Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in a rampage in Westminster on Wednesday before being shot dead, reportedly used the Facebook-owned service moments before the assault. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told Sky News it was "completely unacceptable" that police and security services had not been able to crack the heavily encrypted service.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:25:41 -0400
  • Back To Drawing Board For Republicans And Obamacare

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    The GOP could return to earlier plans to take Obamacare apart piece by piece, or create a replacement with more bipartisan support.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:10:02 -0400
  • Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

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    Former Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:05:53 -0400
  • 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn (Again)

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    Ford's answer to the SRT Hellcat and Camaro ZL1.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:32:00 -0400
  • 3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:12:20 -0400
  • Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting: police

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    A Florida man killed his girlfriend and wounded five others, including her two young sons and a high school student during a shooting spree with an AK-47 rifle on Monday, police said. Police said Allen Cashe, 31, opened fire a few hours after officers had been called to break up a dispute over keys to a vehicle between him and his girlfriend, Latina Herring, 35. Cashe killed Herring and critically wounded her two sons, aged 7 and 8, and her 60-year-old father, Sanford police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:35:24 -0400
  • Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets

    Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:08:55 -0400
  • China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks

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    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:07:08 -0400
  • Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

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    By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:06:07 -0400
  • Kagame hails Rwanda-Israel bond at Washington forum

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    Rwanda's President Paul Kagame became the first African leader to address Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum Sunday, hailing the Jewish state as an inspiration for his own country's rebirth after genocide. Kagame was commander of the rebel force that put an end to the 1994 slaughter of Rwandan Tutsis by Hutu extremists and has led the country since 2000, as it recovers from the conflict and becomes a regional economic success story. In Washington to attend the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), he hailed the success of the state of Israel after the horrors of the Holocaust and pledged Rwanda's friendship.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:33:56 -0400
  • Russians Take Part In Nationwide Protests Against Putin, Medvedev

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    Thousands rallied against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday after Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, called a strike.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:02:25 -0400
  • Pentagon enjoying greater leeway under Trump

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    The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants -- and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions. Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics charge it is raising civilian death rates, puts the lives of US troops at greater risk and leads to a lack of oversight of America's conflicts. Nowhere has the shift been more visible than in the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, where under Barack Obama even minor tweaks to US plans underwent exhaustive White House scrutiny.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:04:06 -0400
  • Tesla’s Model 3 dashboard won’t be as futuristic as we hoped

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    This past Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dashed the hopes and dreams of prospective Model 3 owners with just a few simple tweets. Tempering expectations, Musk emphasized that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 will not be more advanced -- in any capacity -- than the company's flagship Model S. "Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S [with] less range & power & fewer features," Musk said. "Model S has more advanced technology." Musk later added that the Model 3 will not feature the elegant "auto extend handles" Tesla introduced on the Model S. While Muks's comments here might seem obvious, the reality is that some of the hype and speculation surrounding the Model 3 had reached bizarre levels in recent months. Case in point: because the Model 3 prototype Tesla unveiled last year lacked an instrument panel with traditional gauges for items like speed, range and other pertinent information, many Tesla enthusiasts began wondering if Tesla had some special plan for the dashboard, with many believing that a heads up display (HUD) on the windshield was an inevitability. As a quick reminder, here's a photo of the Model 3 interior taken from the company's special event last year. As is evident below, the only location a driver can access information is the 15-inch touchscreen in the center console. In another shot, we can see that Model 3 drivers will have to divert their eyes to the upper left hand corner of the display in order to ascertain their current speed. Alas, Tesla doesn't have any secret plans to implement some advanced HUD on the Model 3. In a tweet addressing the matter, Musk said that as cars become more autonomous, the need for a suite of information at the ready becomes less of an issue. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/845285846936825856 Still, we're still a long ways off before fully self driving cars become commonplace. In turn, it remains to be seen if the Model 3 design in its current incarnation is perhaps too far ahead of its time. Besides, autonomous driving features for the Model 3 will cost extra, meaning that not every Model 3 on the road will be able to take advantage of the vehicle's self-driving capabilities. One question about the Model 3 that remains unanswered is whether or not can expect any changes to the car's steering wheel design. This past April, Musk boasted that the final design will be akin to a spaceship. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/716729420078133248 To answer that, we'll probably have to wait until next July when Tesla is planning the next phase of its Model 3 reveal.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:41:17 -0400
  • 'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:44:50 -0400
  • Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma

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    Police said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:04:48 -0400
  • United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

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    "The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:30:51 -0400
  • 'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

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    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:34:48 -0400
  • 5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash

    For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400
  • Australia braces for 'very destructive' cyclone

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    Australians are bracing for the worst cyclone in the country's northeast in several years, with residents evacuated and schools closed amid forecasts of destructive winds and rain. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state in recent days, the official Bureau of Meteorology said Sunday, with its "very destructive core" expected to hit land early Tuesday morning. "The very destructive core of Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine on Tuesday morning, most likely as a category four tropical cyclone, with wind gusts up to 260 kmh (162 mph) near the centre.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:30:07 -0400
  • Photos of the day - March 26, 2017

    A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:00:38 -0400
  • Who Is the Russian Banker Who Met With Jared Kushner?

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    He trained at the FSB academy and runs a bank that boasts the Russian prime minister as a supervisory board member.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:56:54 -0400
  • Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

    By Denis Pinchuk and Natalia Shurmina MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term. Opinion polls suggest the liberal opposition, which Navalny represents, has little chance of fielding a candidate capable of unseating Putin, who enjoys high ratings.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:21:22 -0400
  • Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:14:40 -0400
  • Jeff Sessions speaks out against sanctuary cities

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    On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke during the White House Press Briefing against sanctuary cities. "Such policies cannot continue," Sessions said. "They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street."

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:04:39 -0400
  • Dog Abuser Gets 5 Years After Canine's Mouth Is Tightly Bound With Electrical Tape

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    William Dodson, 43, of South Carolina, was found guilty of animal cruelty against Caitlyn, an American Staffordshire-Terrier discovered severely abused.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:08:00 -0400
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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    A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:52:00 -0400
  • Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100D

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    The Tesla CEO also tweeted out new details on the upcoming, affordable Model 3 sedan.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:02:29 -0400
  • EU clears merger of US chemicals giants Dow and DuPont

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    The EU on Monday approved a $130 billion mega-merger of US agro-chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont, paving the way for major consolidation in a sensitive sector for farmers and the environment. The decision by antitrust regulators was subject to Dupont selling "major parts" of its global pesticides business, said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. "Due to significant commitments on products and the worldwide research and development organisation, the merger of Dow and Dupont can be approved," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:26:09 -0400
  • Apple's Claims That Hacking Tools Are Outdated Are False, Whistleblower Site Says

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    WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing the CIA hacking tools, created to spy on people through smart televisions, smartphones and other household technological devices.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:54:54 -0400
  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap

    A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:57:49 -0400
  • Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

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    Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:00:57 -0400
  • House intel chairman met source on White House grounds

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:45:26 -0400
  • Alexei Navalny: Russia's web-savvy anti-corruption campaigner

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    Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule. The clean-cut 40-year-old lawyer, who has harnessed the power of the Internet to get his message to young and educated Russians, was arrested at Sunday's demonstration in Moscow and sentenced to 15 days behind bars for his alleged insubordination to police. Last year, in his most ambitious move yet, he announced he would run for president in 2018, an election that Putin is expected to dominate.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:14:59 -0400
  • The Latest: Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a woman and the shooting of five others, including two boys, in Sanford, Florida (all times local):

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:52:00 -0400
  • 94-year-old Loraine Maurer has worked at McDonald's for 44 years

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    The senior citizen says she loves her job as has no plans to retire anytime soon.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:25:38 -0400
  • The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year

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    Spring cleaning season is here!

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:04:21 -0400
  • Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

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    An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:04:07 -0400
  • Google Introduces New Play Store Section

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    Google’s Play Store now has a section for premium apps that are free for the week.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:21:58 -0400
  • Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline

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    By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday. On Sunday, Norway's largest bank DNB sold its share of loans funding the Dakota Access oil pipeline, ending its involvement in a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Americans and environmental groups. Norway's soverign wealth fund holds $248 million in bonds of Energy Transfer Partners LP, which is leading the pipeline project.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:43:36 -0400
  • Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor

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    Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said. Heavy fighting between rebel groups and the army further north in Hama province over the weekend had delayed their departure from the city's al-Waer district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The evacuation began last week with the Syrian government shuttling hundreds of people from the district in Homs, which was an early center of the 2011 uprising that spiraled into war.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:32:34 -0400
  • Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones.

    Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:07:04 -0400
  • Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UK

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    South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Zuma's decision to recall Pravin Gordhan from Britain has led to media and opposition speculation that he could be sacked. Friction has soared between Zuma, who is seeking to fund a "radical economic transformation", and Gordhan who is taking a stand against graft and heavy spending.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:03:08 -0400
  • Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

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    BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.

    Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:54:25 -0400
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