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Newt Gingrich: Reported FBI probe of Trump was led by anti-Trump fanatics who betrayed Constitution – Fox News

Newt Gingrich: Reported FBI probe of Trump was led by anti-Trump fanatics who betrayed Constitution – Fox News

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. The extraordinary story published Friday night in The New York Times headlined “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” tells us how deeply sick the Washington establishment has become.A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation.This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton, the hostility toward – and fear of – newly elected President Trump was deep.NEWT GINGRICH: MUELLER PROBE HAS...
Macedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With Greece – The New York Times

Macedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With Greece – The New York Times

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. Supported byMacedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With GreeceImage“We should raise our heads high, move past all the issues that divided our society,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of Macedonia told lawmakers before the vote on Friday.CreditCreditReutersBy Aleksandar Dimishkovski and Marc SantoraJan. 11, 2019SKOPJE, Macedonia — Ending a debate that has raged for decades and kept the small Balkan nation of Macedonia outside the fold of the NATO alliance, Macedonian lawmakers on Friday night agreed to officially change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia.It was the penultimate step in what has been a long and tortuous journey for Macedonians and the government of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, to finally, formally, end a dispute ...
No, Twitter Is Not Reassured That Trump Is Alone In The White House – HuffPost

No, Twitter Is Not Reassured That Trump Is Alone In The White House – HuffPost

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. President Donald Trump’s rebuttal to a report by a Washington Post journalist  about chaos in his administration amid the lingering government shutdown was to reassure people that “there’s almost nobody in the White House but me.”  He was apparently responding to comments by Post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker on the “Today” show” that the Trump administration lacks a strategy to end the shutdown. But the president’s point that everything is fine because he’s essentially home alone was an odd and troubling rejoinder to reassure the public, especially for those troubled by his isolation and those who recall Richard Nixon’s final days as president. The increasingly isolated, off-the-rails Nixon wandered the hal...
Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant arrested in Bolivia – BBC News

Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant arrested in Bolivia – BBC News

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. A former communist militant who Brazil's new president had vowed to extradite has been detained in Bolivia, a Brazilian official said.Italian Cesare Battisti is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing.Battisti spent years in Brazil as a refugee, backed by former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.But far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office on 1 January, had pledged to send him back to Italy.Filipe Martins, a senior aide on international affairs to President Bolsonaro, tweeted that Battisti "will be soon brought to Brazil, from where he will probably be sent to Italy to serve a life sentence". Brazilian politician Eduardo Bolsonaro, one of the president's sons, tweet...
Kidnapping survivors Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard react to Jayme Closs’ escape – CBS News

Kidnapping survivors Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard react to Jayme Closs’ escape – CBS News

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. As news spread that Jayme Closs was alive and safe, almost immediately, thoughts turned to another celebrated case. "When we hear that Jayme has been found, how wonderful, what--another miracle," Ed Smart told CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod.Ed Smart knows well the anguish of waiting for a child to come home."You know, night after night, you just want to wake up and this is a bad dream and its going away, he said.It was 2002, when his 14-year-old -daughter Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her Utah bedroom. It was one of the most publicized and memorable child abductions. It took 9 months of searching and sorrow before the Smart family could celebrate Elizabeth's safe return."They took me to this room, and when they opened the door and she was there, I just--I c...
Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit – Reuters

Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit – Reuters

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. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivers his statement, during the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, November 28, 2018. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERSDUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat on Sunday to protest Poland’s jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, state news agency IRNA reported. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the summit — to be held in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14 — would focus on stability and security in the Middle East, including on the “important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence”. An Iranian foreign m...
Sheriff: “The will of a 13-year-old girl is what broke this case” – CBS News

Sheriff: “The will of a 13-year-old girl is what broke this case” – CBS News

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. Jayme Closs stunned the world by escaping the horrors of her captivity in northern Wisconsin. Real questions remain, but today the answers began trickling in."We're still in the active … stages of the investigation. We're still serving the search warrant -- actively. We were there throughout the night. We're finishing that today," said Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, who led the nearly three-month investigation into the disappearance of Jayme Closs from her Barron County, Wisconsin, home. Jake Patterson, 21, appears in a booking photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wisconsin, Jan. 11, 2019. Barron County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters Und...
5 killed in Afghanistan attack – CNN

5 killed in Afghanistan attack – CNN

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. The victims were three policemen and two civilians, according to the regional hospital in Herat, in the far west of the country. Herat provincial spokesman Jelany Farhad confirmed that one of the civilians killed was a child.Four other people were wounded in the attack and brought to the hospital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Herat police chief said security forces killed one of the attackers and were searching for two others. Afghan security forces seized an explosives-laden vehicle that they said the attackers brought to the scene.In December, at least 47 people were killed and 25 wounded during a a seven-hour assault that began with a car bomb at a government building in the Afghan capital of Kabul, authorities said.A police officer and four attackers were amo...
Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer – ABC15 Arizona

Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer – ABC15 Arizona

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. DAVIS, CA — A man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California before taking his own life during a standoff with police was a 48-year-old convict who had been ordered to surrender a semi-automatic rifle.Kevin Douglas Limbaugh's name was released Saturday as authorities continued to investigate his motive for the attack.The Sacramento Bee reports that court documents show Limbaugh was charged and convicted in a battery case last fall, and he agreed in November to surrender the weapon.The case stemmed from Limbaugh getting arrested in September for assaulting someone at Cache Creek Casino, Yolo County Sheriff's Sgt. Matthew Davis said.Authorities have not determined where Limbaugh obtained the two semi-automatic handguns he was believed t...
German WWI submarine wreck exposed off French coast – Atlanta Journal Constitution

German WWI submarine wreck exposed off French coast – Atlanta Journal Constitution

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. CALAIS, FRANCE —  A German submarine scuttled more than 100 years ago off the coast of France has been revealed by shifting sands. >> Read more trending news  The UC-61, a German U-boat, sank 11 merchant ships during seven months of activity during World War I, according to the Wreck Site, a database of wrecked ships. The vessel was stranded in July 1917, and by the 1930s, it had for the most part been buried under sand."The wreck is visible briefly every two to three years, depending on the tides and the wind that leads to sand movements, but a good gust of wind and the wreck will disappear again," Bernard Bracq, the mayor of Wissant, told the BBC.On its final mission, the crew was laying mines on the way to Boulogne-sur-Mer when it...