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Michael Flynn Asks for Community Service in Lieu of Jail Time

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Retired Gen. Jack Keane credited Flynn with revolutionizing the way the military used intelligence in the wars after September 11, 2001. While Flynn admits his actions were wrong, his lawyers argued that "a just punishment" must also consider that, prior to their Jan 24 interview with him, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents did not warn Flynn of the penalties for making a false statement. Read More »

UK’s May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal

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Parliament over concerns her plan would be rejected. Both sides also agreed to what the safety net policy needs to achieve, including maintaining cross-border cooperation, supporting Northern Ireland and Ireland's respective economies, and - crucially - protecting the Good Friday peace agreement. Read More »

High speed train crash in Ankara kills 4, injures 43

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The fast train had been on its way from Ankara's main station to the central province of Konya and according to Hurriyet daily, there were 206 passengers on board. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a thorough investigation and said those responsible would be brought to justice. Some reports, citing local officials, suggested that the high-speed train had collided with another train. Read More »

UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

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The group's director, Richard Black, said the strongest link between climate change and weather was found in heatwaves, such as the one in Europe this summer. The so-called High Ambition Coalition - which includes rich nations such as Germany and Canada as well as developing countries such as Mexico and Fiji - also backed the call to keep the average global temperature rise at 1.5 Celsius. Read More »

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

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It does point to a deep issue in liberal circles: Insulting the opposition is one thing, but doing so with bigoted remarks is part of the problem. On Thursday morning, Brzezinski took the day off from hosting " Morning Joe ". Joy Reid infamously claimed hateful and anti-gay rhetoric on her pre-fame blog was planted by diabolical hackers - a claim that quickly fell apart. Read More »

Fox meteorologist and mother-of-two, 35, kills herself

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Fox 2 posted a heatbreaking tribute to the meteorologist. "Her Fox 2 family is deep shock and can not believe such a wonderful, bright and intelligent woman is gone". They have reported on Thursday that their very own meteorologist, Jessica Starr, a 35-year-old MI native, committed suicide. She chronicled her recovery on her Facebook page, revealing in a November 13 video that she was "struggling a little bit" after taking four weeks off post-surgery. Read More »

Former Canadian diplomat held in China a 'pawn'

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Canada has been informed of the detentions, Lu said, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. "That was the most unbelievable experience I've had in my life.We hung out for three days", he said. Kovrig's employer, ICG, had reported his arrest earlier this week while Canada's government said on Wednesday that it had not heard from Spavor since he was questioned. Read More »

Trump denies that few want chief of staff job

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Kelly's replacement was believed to be Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers , but Ayers pulled out of consideration over the weekend. Ayers turned down the position because he could not agree to terms with the President, a White House official told CNN . Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that "over ten" people were interested in the job. Read More »

China accused over Marriott data breach

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Business has not independently confirmed the report. These people cautioned the investigation is not yet complete, so definitive conclusions are not possible. The investigation's findings come amid an already precarious relationship between the United States and China over trade talks. This month's arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou , a top executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, at the request of the United States has complicated efforts to resolve a dispute which has seen ... Read More »

Two Tu-160 bombers on cross-Atlantic flight for deployment to Venezuela

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The ministry said in a statement the two Tu-160 bombers arrived at an airport outside of Caracas on December 10. Earlier in the day, Pompeo referred to the Russian and Venezuelan governments as "two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer" after Russia's two supersonic bombers had carried out a flight from Russia to Venezuela . Read More »

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

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The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House , as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and NY media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. He also told aides that Meadows was an effective defender on TV and called him a "warrior" for the Trump agenda. "I have so many people, I can not interview them all", Trump told Reuters. Read More »

Mexico to regulate entry at Guatemala border, official says

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Chuck Schumer cracked Thursday on the Senate floor. Democrats have asserted that the USA leader should accept $1.6 billion to go towards fortifying the border. Trump, who has previously pointed to worldwide terror incidents and used other fear tactics to bolster his position on increased border security, is now fighting with Democrats for more funding. Read More »

China, U.S. discuss next stage of trade talks

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Trump claimed he won a concession during trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina earlier this month. Skepticism also remains over the impact on the soybean market, as the imports are likely to be made by state-owned enterprises while Chinese commercial buyers that typically buy more are still hampered by tariffs. Read More »

Accused Russian agent pleads guilty to conspiracy

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Her lawyer has argued Butina was a student interested in American politics and better U.S. Erickson's name appears nowhere in the court filings; the filings identify only a "U.S. There is no suggestion in the documents that Butina was employed by the Russian intelligence services, but violations of the law are considered more serious than a separate law that requires registration by paid lobbyists for foreign entities. Read More »

Gunman in Brazil cathedral kills 4 before killing himself

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So far, the evidence doesn't indicate that Grandolpho knew the victims, Agencia Brasil said, citing Jose Henrique Ventura, a police officer investigating the shooting. Police speaking to the G1 news website identified the gunman as a 49-year-old who resided in Valinhos, a town near Campinas. "I can't get it out of my head", she said in tears. Read More »

Watch moment Theresa May supporters GASP at 'against' vote number

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By early afternoon, the number of Conservative MPs saying publicly that they would vote for her had passed the 159 required for her to survive the attempt to oust her. Yet, she is likely to stand down even before the scheduled election in 2022, Livingstone believes. Theresa May has gone back to Brussels to tell fellow leaders the United Kingdom wants a legal assurance concerning the controversial backstop clause held in the Withdrawal Agreement. Read More »

USA slams Tu-160 strategic bombers’ arrival

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had responded to the news of Venezuela's new weaponry by accusing both Moscow and Caracas of being corrupt regimes that squander public resources. "In certain parts of the route, the flight of Russian bombers was conducted together with Su-30 and F-16 fighter jets of the Venezuelan National Bolivarian Military Aviation", the ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Man trapped in San Lorenzo grease vent for two days

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The suspect told first responders that he had been stuck in the air duct in the hood above the stove for two days, according to fire officials. When authorities arrived they found the 29-year-old man covered in grease and oil trapped in a metal duct running from the roof to the kitchen. Read More »

'Robot' at Russian tech show turns out to be man in suit

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And dance he did, but viewers were suspicious - his dancing seemed erratic - like a human in fact, there was no evidence of external sensors to allow Boris to see his environment. And why did the robot look like a person would fit perfectly inside of it? In its report, a channel anchor said it was "entirely possible one of these [students] could dedicate himself to robotics". Read More »

Macron promises minimum wage rise

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Emmanuel Macron's government defended a financial relief package to quell the " yellow vest " revolt over taxes and living standards. Pensioners earning less than €2,000 would see recent increases in social security taxes scrapped. In the southern city of Marseille an elderly woman dies after having been hit with a tear gas grenade while closing the shutters on her window. Soon after those meetings, the Elysee Palace says he will deliver a televised address to the nation. Read More »

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

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District Judge William H Pauley III on Wednesday rejected arguments by Cohen's lawyers that he should be spared jail because he co-operated in multiple federal investigations involving Trump. After Cohen pleaded guilty to the Mueller charges on November 29, Trump called his former lawyer a liar, "a weak person and not a very smart person". Read More »

United States arrests 32 at San Diego border protest

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The letter also asked Trump to remove Honduran president Orlando Hernandez from office. They were a group of about 50 migrants with demands that included faster asylum processing and increased entry for asylums seekers. Castillo did not give a deadline for a United States response. The arrests marked the second confrontation with U.S. federal agents since the migrant caravan reached Tijuana in November. Read More »

Brexit deal defeat could topple government: May

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A summary of the report listed over a dozen problems with the deal in its current form including the backstop - the mechanism meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland, an element of the deal which has come in for some of the heaviest lawmaker criticism. Read More »

Facebook's headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat

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Any employees present were evacuated and Facebook's management team requested nearby buildings also be evacuated while the situation was assessed. Even though that specific building was emptied, the rest of the sprawling Facebook campus was not told to evacuate. Read More »

AMI Admits to Cover-up of Trump Affair in Non-Prosecution Deal

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Under terms of its September 20 agreement with the feds, AMI admitted that the payment to McDougal should have been reported to the Federal Election Commission because it was "made for purposes of influencing an election and in coordination or at the request of a candidate or campaign". Read More »

Mike Pompeo Says Journalist Khashoggi's Death Still Being Probed

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After initially saying he had left the consulate alive, weeks later the Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed there. "I think we need to have a serious hard talk with the Saudis to let them know we won't condone this, we won't give you a pass, and don't do this again", Haley said in an interview with the morning talk show, Today. Read More »

Life in prison recommended for man behind Charlottesville rampage

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The Jury also recommended the following for the other charges for which Fields was convicted: 70 years of jail time and a $70,000 fine for each of the 5 counts of aggravated malicious wounding; 20 years plus $10,000 fines for each of 3 counts of malicious wounding; and nine years for the hit-and-run conviction. Read More »

Jazmine Headley: NY police drop charges after mother's arrest

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So, thank you guys". Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez moved to dismiss the charges on Tuesday. "Continuing to pursue this case will not serve any objective and I therefore moved today to dismiss it immediately in the interest of justice", Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement . Read More »

Theresa May calls off crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit

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The pound fell sharply following the reports, shedding 0.5 per cent versus the USA dollar to stand at $1.26. "As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario", the tweet said. European Union officials, however, have insisted that May's Brexit deal is the best and only one on offer and said they will not renegotiate. Boris Johnson, May's former foreign secretary and leading Brexiteer, said the backstop puts Britain in a "diabolical negotiating ... Read More »