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Amid Push for New Oil Sanctions, Pompeo Reportedly Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against...

With the Trump administration moving ahead Monday with punishing new sanctions against Iran with the goal of completely halting the country's oil exports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly joked about a secret White...

Kushner Talks of ‘Accountability’ for Crown Prince Just as Saudis Offer ‘Egregious Display of...

Just as Jared Kushner answered questions about the close ties between the White House and Saudi Arabia in New York on Tuesday, the Middle Eastern kingdom beheaded 37 people in its largest mass execution...
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Hasan Minhaj calls out Kushner for complicity in human rights violations in front of...

TIME magazine released its list of the most influential people of 2019. The list runs the gamut from actors like Mahershala Ali, comedians like Hasan Minhaj, and even video game superstars like Ninja, to politicians like Nancy...
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Trump approved $2 million payment to North Korea to secure release of Otto Warmbier

American Otto Warmbier, a college student, was arrested in North Korea in 2016 for taking a propaganda poster. Immediately after his imprisonment he was rendered comatose, with severe brain damage; it was not until 2017 that...

Yellow Vests Demonstrate in Paris as Notre Dame Donations Highlight Wealth Inequality

The contrast between the French government's and upper class's response to Monday's fire at Notre Dame and ongoing inaction to combat income inequality, was a primary driver of mass protests in Paris on Saturday. The...
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Eleven stunning images of Notre Dame Cathedral fire and the people who witnessed history

The world watched and mourned as the iconic, beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris nearly burned to the ground after surviving more than eight centuries and several wars. After it had survived all...
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‘Shameful’: With Millions on Brink of Famine in Yemen, Trump Vetoes Resolution to End...

President Donald Trump decided late Tuesday to continue America's complicity in the world's worst humanitarian crisis by vetoing the historic Yemen War Powers resolution. "Donald Trump's veto today is reckless and shameful," Stephen Miles, director...
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While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an ‘Obvious’ Ploy...

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a "computer hacking conspiracy," a charge some corporate talking heads and reporters immediately touted as evidence that journalism is not under threat. "Indictment...
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Mitch McConnell Stopped Russian Sanctions, Now Kentucky Gets $200Mil Investment From Russian Oligarch

The state of Kentucky is getting a new aluminum mill built, the first in 40 years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Paul Manafort’s crony, is one of the financiers, to the tune of $200Mil. Deripaska’s company, Rusal, is the world’s second largest producer of raw aluminum. Since Mitch McConnell stopped the Democrats from reimposing sanctions on Deripaska, one could reasonably infer that the aluminum mill is McConnell’s payoff. PoliticusUSA: In January, McConnell barely was able to stop a Democratic effort to reimpose the sanctions on Deripaska that Trump had rolled back. Mitch McConnell kept the sanctions from being reimposed and now he is getting his payoff. This is one of the easier forms of Russia/Republican corruption that one will ever see. McConnell enabled the Russian attack on US democracy in 2016 by refusing to stand with Obama in denouncing Russian efforts to manipulate the presidential election. It isn’t just Donald Trump. The Russians have bought themselves a political party, and the Senate Majority Leader is getting rewarded for his loyalty to mother Russia. This is a sobering development. Trump is alienating our allies and ruining trade, on the one hand, and the country is getting more in bed with Russian money, on the other. This is yet another gobsmacking revelation of GOP/Russian relations. Forget about the elephant in the room, it’s changed it’s logo. The GOP should symbolize itself with a Russian bear, preferably one holding a smoking gun. That would be some truth in advertising on the GOP’s part, and quite refreshing.
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Julian Assange arrested in London

There are not many details on this news yet. ITV reports: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy. He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before...

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