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He has a son and daughter Anastasiya Churkina, who works for the state-owned RT channel. His death was announced at a United Nations meeting. The Russian Foreign Ministry gave no details of the circumstances of the death of the 64-year-old.
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    News sources indicate McDowell first came on law enforcement's radar after he became affiliated with a white supremacist group while serving time in SC. I want something where I can say, "I f****** did that" me personally". McDowell invoked the name of the Emanuel AME Church shooter in describing his desire to commit an attack on "non-whites" at an unknown location in another county, authorities said.
  • Trump airs grievances at first full press conference

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    A report from The Washington Post on Monday night said Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates warned the White House that Flynn had misled officials about his correspondence with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Did he talk with Russian Federation about lifting sanctions imposed by then President Barack Obama (pour a little out) for Russia's involvement in the presidential election? Chaffetz, who was eager to investigate Hillary Clinton's email controversy, has come ...
  • Yet another major retailer has dropped Ivanka Trump's line from its website

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    Young, Senior Director of Marketing at Ivanka Trump, wrote in an email to Retail Dive. President Trump announced on Twitter , Feb. 8, that Nordstrom has dropped his daughter, Ivanka Trump's brand from being sold at their stores. "I guess they do not even have to come up with a reason to do this because the firestorm is directed at Nordstrom's ". She does not have a formal role in her father's administration.
  • United States labour nominee withdraws in another setback for Trump

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    Alexander Acosta has been chosen by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. If confirmed, Acosta would be the first Latino to serve in Trump's Cabinet. Acosta may have an easier time getting through a Senate confirmation hearing than fast food CEO Andrew Puzder . And in recent days, a domestic abuse accusation threw Puzder's nomination into turmoil.
  • Hillary Clinton tweets response to Michael Flynn's resignation

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    All this just a few months after Democrats accused Comey of partisan politics and influencing the election when he announced his decision to reinvestigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server 10 days before the election. In the clip below, Flynn expresses the view that Hillary Clinton is "reckless", "above the law" and belongs in jail. "Philippe's got his own way of saying things, but he has a point about the real consequences of fake news ", she wrote on Valentine's Day.
  • Senate roll call vote on Obama-era gun rule

    Senate roll call vote on Obama-era gun rule

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    Republicans said the original rule infringed upon the Second Amendment rights of Social Security recipients and cast too wide a net in looking for people whose names should be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
  • Schumer says Sessions should recuse himself

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    Schumer said, "I hope our Republican colleagues will join us in this call because the crisis here rises above party". "If there had ever been a question of impropriety in the Obama administration, I think Attorney General Holder would have stepped aside", Thompson added.
  • Border Agent Demands NASA Scientist Unlock Phone Before Entering the Country

    Border Agent Demands NASA Scientist Unlock Phone Before Entering the Country

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    He finally turned in his phone and the access PIN, and he was detained until the officers finished copying the data and returned it to him. This light-skinned man with long brown locks had already been enrolled in the Global Entry - a CBP program that allows individuals who have undergone background checks to have expedited entry into the US.
  • 32 killed in Taiwan tour bus accident

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    Freeway authorities analyzing the bus' dashboard camera revealed that it was traveling 60 kph at the time it started to overturn, 20 kph over the exit ramp speed limit. Monday. "Prosecutors need to get on the site", said cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung on live TV. These series of accidents are putting a dent in Taiwan's safety record.
  • Indian Held Kashmir: Indian forces martyr another four

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    The alleged militants were hiding in a south Kashmir village when the army and police surrounded it, a police official said on February 12. The security forces had recovered the bodies of the slain terrorists and four AK 47 weapons from the spot.
  • Small groups rally at Planned Parenthoods in Iowa, Nebraska

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    WTOP reports that (http://bit.ly/2kUEfS8 ) protesters wearing red vests that said "Pray for Life" gathered in northeast DC on Saturday. One pro-choice protester that Mission Local spoke to who can be seen holding signs that say " Abortion Without Apology" in the tweeted photo below, Blake Griffith, had disobeyed police instructions to cross out of the designated barricade.
  • Romania justice minister resigns over anti-corruption protests

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    This discontent has reached its zenith with the current protests - the largest since the fall of Communism - in response to a government proposal to amend the penal code. Against this turbulent backdrop, Sorin Grindeanu, Romania's prime minister, survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday despite the ongoing protests.
  • Aman 2017 naval exercise

    Aman 2017 naval exercise

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    A multi-nation naval exercise, including warships from the US, Russia and China, kicked off in the Arabian Sea off Karachi on Friday as part of "Aman-17" being hosted by Pakistan. The premier said he looks forward to a successful and rewarding exercise and thanked all participating countries for taking part in this endeavour of readiness for promotion of peace.
  • Ex-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to be jailed in Odebrecht bribe case

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    Among plea bargains to emerge was a claim from Odebrecht's former chief in Peru, Jorge Barata, that the company gave Toledo's government a $20-million bribe for the highway project. The move came after police and prosecutors raided his home in Lima on the weekend, seizing documents, videos, mobiles phones and more than $30,000 in cash.
  • Oroville flows increased but use of emergency spillway looks likely

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    Authorities say they must do something to ease pressure on the dam, so they're releasing water despite the fact that the water is eroding away the banks of the spillway. The most recent inspection of the Oroville Dam spillway did not include a close examination of the discharge channel, according to a state dam safety report.
  • China buzzes Navy plane over South China Sea

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    A US Navy P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft and a Chinese military airplane came close to each other over the South China Sea in an incident the US Navy believes was inadvertent, a US official told reporters on Thursday. "We hope that the U.S. could take the bilateral military relations into consideration and adopt practical measures to eliminate the root cause of air and sea mishaps", the official said.
  • Polish PM injured in vehicle accident: govt spokesman

    Polish PM injured in vehicle accident: govt spokesman

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    The accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m.in the southern town of Oswiecim, which is Szydlo's hometown. Szydło's was travelling in a convoy of several vehicles when another auto reportedly came from a side street and drove into the convoy.
  • Iran says has smashed Islamic State-linked cell - agency

    Iran says has smashed Islamic State-linked cell - agency

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    In response to previous ballistic missile tests that violated the, the US Treasury Department imposed economic sanctions last week targeting 25 individuals and companies associated with Iran's ballistic missile program.The tests seem created to antagonize the newly inaugurated President Trump, and in that respect, they are effective.
  • Turkey set to vote on more powers for president

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    The constitutional change will bring a shift of regime change in Turkey with a strong partisan presidential system that will take over all authorities of the prime minister and cabinet. The post of prime minister, now held by Erdogan loyalist Binali Yildirim, would be replaced with one or more vice-presidents. "The system we will bring is different because the president will be an active member of a [political] party with the new system", he explained.
  • Pope draws attention to Rohingya plight

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    Elsewhere in his remarks, Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the Rohingya. Second, because of Burma's discriminatory citizenship policies, it also refuses to cooperate in the repatriation of Rohingya, itself a denial of the human right of any person to return to their country, and the basis for a sur place claim to refugee status.