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Black in the White House: Meet Ja'Ron Smith

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In the wake of Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the West Wing in December and recent tell-all book rollout replete with accusations of racism, a senior White House official was asked simply: Who is the most senior black aide on President Donald Trump's staff?

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Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations without a verdict

35 minutes ago

Paul Manafort's fate -- and possibly the future of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- is now in the hands of 12 men and women from Northern Virginia.

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Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump

41 minutes ago

Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

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Exclusive: Omarosa's publisher tells Trump campaign: We 'will not be intimidated'

45 minutes ago

Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher has responded to President Donald Trump's campaign's "legal threats" over her tell-all book, saying Trump is fully able to use his "bully pulpit" to refute anything they take issue with -- but that the book will be published.

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The Point: Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?

1 hour, 3 minutes ago

On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV's favorite villain struck again.

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Omarosa releases recording of Lara Trump offering campaign gig

1 hour, 24 minutes ago

Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a new audio recording in which she and Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump's son Eric, are discussing a job offer with Trump's re-election campaign that the former White House aide alleged was a hush agreement.

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GOP congressman appears on anti-Muslim radio show

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse fringe anti-Muslim comments.

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ISIS remains a regional and global threat despite battlefield losses, Pentagon says

1 hour, 37 minutes ago

ISIS very much remains a threat and is "well positioned" to rebuild, despite being driven to only a few small towns on the banks of the Euphrates River in Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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Manafort jury has questions, but no verdict, on Day 1 of deliberations

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The jury in the federal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended the first day of deliberations asking the judge a series of questions, but did not hand down a verdict before breaking until Friday morning.

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Trump declares opioids from Mexico, China 'almost a form of warfare,' tells Sessions to sue drug makers

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

Calling opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico "almost a form of warfare," President Trump on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate foreign sources of fentanyl that he said are "killing our people."

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Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’

3 hours, 16 minutes ago

Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president's daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House.

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What are security clearances and why do some former officials still have them?

4 hours, 28 minutes ago

President Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan this week, and he threatened to strip a bevy of other former national security officials of theirs as well.

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Trump's revocation of Brennan's security clearance leaves lawyers asking if former CIA chief can appeal

4 hours, 36 minutes ago

President Trump’s revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance has set off a debate among lawyers: does Brennan have the right to appeal the decision?

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Top Dem Clyburn confirms intention to run for speaker if Pelosi wobbles

6 hours, 15 minutes ago

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, confirmed his intention to run for speaker of the House if his party takes the chamber in November and Nancy Pelosi struggles for support.

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Trump accuses The Boston Globe of ‘COLLUSION’ with other papers as hundreds run editorials against him

8 hours, 56 minutes ago

President Trump on Thursday accused The Boston Globe of “COLLUSION” with other newspapers, as hundreds of outlets launched coordinated editorials hitting back at his attacks on members of the press.

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Cynthia Nixon mocks Cuomo's remarks bashing America, as 'Greatgate' escalates

9 hours, 12 minutes ago

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a deluge of criticism for declaring America "was never that great" -- with even liberal gubernatorial rival Cynthia Nixon mocking him for what she called a hamfisted attempt to sound like a progressive.

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Omarosa book raises questions on what the top-paid White House official actually did

11 hours, 17 minutes ago

Omarosa Manigault Newman raked in $179,700 a year at the White House – the top salary for a presidential aide, on the same level as chief of staff, press secretary and national security adviser.

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Admiral who oversaw Bin Laden raid to Trump: 'Revoke my security clearance, as well'

1 hour, 49 minutes ago

In an open letter, retired four-star Admiral William McRaven said he stands with former CIA Director John Brennan, whose security clearance was stripped by President Trump.

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Trump's military parade in Washington may cost $92 million

4 hours, 10 minutes ago

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said in February the cost might be $10 million to $30 million.

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Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K-a-month campaign job

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The tape, which was broadcast on MSNBC, was made just days after the former "Apprentice" contestant left her White House job.

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The Guns of August: Republican Super PAC unloads on House Democratic candidates

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First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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First Read's Morning Clips: Cuomo: America "was never that great"

9 hours, 51 minutes ago

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

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Trump blasts Cuomo for saying 'America was never that great'

10 hours, 53 minutes ago

The comment from the potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate drew laughs — and gasps — from the crowd.

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Trump revokes former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance

20 hours, 26 minutes ago

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also read a list Wednesday of other former law enforcement, national security and intelligence officials, all noted critics of the president, whose security clearances may be at risk.

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U.S., Mexico tear down barriers to fight drug cartels

23 hours, 21 minutes ago

DEA officials said drugs from Mexico are contributing to violence in Chicago.

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Bipartisan Senate study: Federal gov't MIA on protecting migrant children

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The Trump administration worsened the problem with its "zero tolerance" border program, the report found.

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Trump's full statement about why he revoked Brennan's security clearance

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Read Donald Trump's full statement about why he revoked Brennan's security clearance.

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Why does the US government let millions of people access its secrets?

14 minutes ago

The government grants security clearances to more than just official personnel.

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Republicans defend Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance

17 minutes ago

Senators’ reactions to President Donald Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance mostly broke down along party lines.

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Giuliani stops claiming DOJ memo blocks Mueller from subpoenaing Trump

29 minutes ago

President Trump's personal lawyer has stopped citing a 2000 memo from DOJ.

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WATCH: Senate Republicans weigh in on Brennan security revocation

36 minutes ago

Most defended Trump, blamed former CIA director's rhetoric for losing his clearance.

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Bin Laden raid commander defends Brennan, says 'revoke my security clearance as well'

43 minutes ago

Retired Adm. William McRaven says Trump has "humiliated us" on the world stage.

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Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

50 minutes ago

President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation

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WATCH: The Briefing Room: Rep. John Lewis remembers Aretha Franklin

1 hour, 6 minutes ago

FiveThirtyEight releases their midterm forecast while jurors deliberate Manafort case.

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WATCH: FiveThirtyEight House forecast update for August 16, 2018

1 hour, 14 minutes ago

FiveThirtyEight have launched their House forecast for the 2018 midterms! Here is where the races stand as of today.

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DOJ announces second sexual harassment in workplace lawsuit

1 hour, 33 minutes ago

The Department of Justice sues Michigan education contractor for sexual harassment

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WATCH: Jury deliberations continue in Paul Manafort trial

1 hour, 34 minutes ago

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is accused of financial crimes.

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Senate adopts resolution that press isn't the enemy of the people

1 hour, 52 minutes ago

The president has repeatedly declared the "fake news" media to be the "enemy" of the American people

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Admiral McRaven asks Trump to revoke his security clearance

1 hour, 58 minutes ago

McRaven, who oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden, argued that Mr. Trump does not show qualities of a good leader

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Trump military parade estimated to cost $92 million

2 hours, 11 minutes ago

The parade, which will occur on Veterans Day, is set to cost more than three times the original maximum estimate

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Pompeo forms "Iran Action Group" for post-nuclear deal policy

2 hours, 58 minutes ago

The group will coordinate and run policy toward Iran as the administration moves ahead with its plans after withdrawing from the international nuclear pact

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How the Obama campaign defended itself against hackers

3 hours, 20 minutes ago

It’s a key reason why the 2008 and 2012 elections dealt with fewer cybersecurity issues

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Who's running to replace retiring Arizona senator?

3 hours, 40 minutes ago

Arizona's primary will narrow down race for retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's seat

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New York state GOP says taxpayers "chipped in" to buy Cuomo one-way ticket to Canada

3 hours, 55 minutes ago

Republicans have a message for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: If you don't think America was ever great, get out

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After denying link, interior secretary says climate change impacts wildfires

4 hours, 35 minutes ago

Zinke, a Trump appointee, contradicted earlier statements where he has discounted the role of climate change in the fires

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Senator's intern shot in Chicago after returning home from D.C.

4 hours, 54 minutes ago

DaQuawn Bruce was interning with the Republican's office as part of the "College to Congress" program

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Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $92 Million, Official Says

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The parade, scheduled for November, comes after years of tight budgets at the Pentagon.

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Cuomo vs. Nixon? He’d Rather Campaign Against Trump.

43 minutes ago

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s motivation behind his recent attacks on the president has more to do with his re-election this year than any ambitions in 2020.

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Gender Letter: When the Resistance Meets the Polls: A Historic Week for Women Politicians

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In an election year already dominated by a surge of women, and L.G.B.T. candidates, this week’s Democratic primary signaled that zeal is translating into votes.

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U.S. and China to Rekindle Trade Talks as More Tariffs Loom

1 hour, 29 minutes ago

The meeting, to be held in Washington this month between midlevel officials, comes as the Trump administration is preparing more tariffs on Chinese goods.

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A New U.S. Post to Pressure Iran, and a Stark Challenge Ahead

2 hours, 54 minutes ago

The job of special envoy will be filled by Brian Hook, who said withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear accord has opened new avenues of diplomacy despite strained relations with Europe.

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Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan Strikes Back After Trump Revokes His Security Clearance

4 hours, 42 minutes ago

The White House cited “erratic” behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president.

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Pelosi, Under Threat in Her Own Party, Says She Is Building Bridge to New Leaders

5 hours, 19 minutes ago

Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, is confronting threats from different corners of her party, and attacks from Republicans, in a test of her grip on her caucus.

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Little-Known Justice Dept. Official Makes Trump’s Security Clearance List

5 hours, 36 minutes ago

Critics said the inclusion of Bruce Ohr on the list of those whose clearances were revoked or under review was an abuse of presidential power and an intrusion on the independence of law enforcement.

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Trump Says Newspapers Are ‘in Collusion’ on Championing a Free Press

5 hours, 38 minutes ago

The president lashed out after more than 200 newspapers, including The New York Times, published editorials about the dangers of the Trump administration’s repeated attacks on the news media.

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The Paul Manafort Trial: What the Jurors Will Consider

8 hours, 1 minute ago

In weighing whether to find Paul Manafort guilty or not of financial fraud charges, jurors will have to take into account evidence, witness credibility and other factors.

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Stephen Miller Likely Sees Other Ethnicities As 'Unworthy' To Be Americans, Uncle Says

2 hours, 26 minutes ago

Family separation and the travel ban could be a "gateway to tyranny," David S. Glosser warned HuffPost on Thursday.

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Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump

2 hours, 26 minutes ago

“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well," William McRaven wrote.

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The Internet Schools GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel About Robert E. Lee And Slavery

3 hours, 53 minutes ago

Historians pointed out to the Mississippi politician that the Confederate general was quite brutal to his slaves.

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Omarosa And Her Trail Of Receipts

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Black women, even the ones with garbage politics, always hold on to the proof.

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The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law

4 hours, 22 minutes ago

The church has a history of handling child abuse allegations internally ― which protects priests and endangers children.

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Executive Pay Is Surging And There's A New Idea To Give Workers A Cut

4 hours, 40 minutes ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants employees to have a seat at the boardroom table — several, in fact.

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Trump Reverses Obama-Era Rules On Cyberattacks

4 hours, 41 minutes ago

The move could signal an increase in U.S. cyberattacks -- potentially even on domestic targets.

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How To Fight A War That Never Ends

5 hours, 15 minutes ago

The endless, painfully ignored failure of the U.S. military (and civilian) effort in Afghanistan is where it all began and where it seems never to end.

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Federal Court OKs Suit Challenging Ohio's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

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Obama carried Ohio in 2012, but Republicans have won the same 12 of the state's 16 House seats in every election this decade.

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Midterm Meddling: Twitter Follows Facebook, Blacklists GOP Candidate's Family Story

2 hours, 38 minutes ago

Twitter has followed in Facebook's footsteps by blocking a campaign video ad for Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng. Facebook eventually admitted that a campaign video including the communist atrocities in Cambodia is not "shocking, disrespectful, or sensational," but Twitter, which describes the ad as "obscene," disagrees.

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Elon Musk Avoids Tesla Woes with L.A. Traffic Scheme

3 hours, 51 minutes ago

Despite Elon Musk currently being investigated by the SEC following tweets about taking Tesla private, he has announced plans to dig an underground tunnel to Dodger Stadium to alleviate Los Angeles traffic congestion.

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Kudlow: By Far, Single Biggest Event This Year 'Is an Economic Boom'

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Thursday, CNBC aired a clip of  White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow saying the current “economic boom” is the “biggest event” of 2018. During a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Kudlow said, “I’m looking at the media and watching TV and other people talk about stuff that baffles me, but it’s outside my lane. Here’s the key point I made to the president yesterday. I’ll make it to you today. I hope we all keep making it. By far, by far, the single biggest event, be it political or otherwise, this year is an economic boom that most people thought would be impossible to generate. Not a rise, not a blip, a genuine economic boom. And everybody saw going back to the campaign.” He added, “We’ve never seen income numbers like this, again, after tax, after inflation, but policies matter. I mean, America’s free market economy, ordinary people run our economy, entrepreneurs, that is the beauty of it, but policies matter. And when you change that switch, as President Trump has changed that switch, things are happening that a handful of us thought might happen, but I would not say it is widespread. So I’ll just end, Sir, and I

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Larry Kudlow to Trump Cabinet: China’s ‘Terrible’ Economy ‘Heading South’

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told President Donald Trump and Cabinet members in a White House meeting on Thursday that China’s most recent economic numbers show a southward turn.

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Soros Foundations to Withdraw From Hungary By End of August

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The foundation run by US billionaire George Soros said Thursday that the last of its operations in Hungary would cease by August 31, with its activities being transferred to Berlin. The Open Society Foundations (OSF) announced in May that it was leaving Hungary, citing what it called the “repressive” policies of nationalist firebrand Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “There are still some colleagues working here in the office, but we will have closed for good by 31 August,” the OSF spokesman in Budapest Daniel Makonnen told AFP. In an interview with the 168ora weekly, the head of OSF operations in Hungary, Katalin Koncz E., said she felt bad about the move. “I have to put an end to 25 years’ work and watch as an institution I’ve spent my life building becomes a desert — everyone is clearing away their things and my colleagues are disappearing.” She indicated that she herself would stay in Budapest, adding: “I take comfort in knowing that a brilliant office and great conditions are awaiting my friends in Berlin, where they will be able to take up the work with fresh energy.” In April, Orban won a landslide victory in an election that handed him a

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Turkey Calls Sanctions for U.S. Pastor Arrest 'Economic Coup'

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Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun on Thursday called U.S. sanctions on the nation for its continued arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson an "economic coup attempt" against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Twitter Purges Accounts Across the Platform - Again

5 hours, 31 minutes ago

Social media platform Twitter has begun banning a large number of accounts from the website, specifically focusing on accounts that have previously been banned or have received suspensions.

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Cuba Rearrests 17-Year Political Prisoner for Ties to Miami 'Terrorists'

5 hours, 33 minutes ago

Cuba's political police arrested prominent anti-communist dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, known popularly as "Antúnez," on Wednesday after summoning him to a state immigration office. His wife says police told her he was banned from leaving the country due to his association with members of the Cuban exile community, which the officer referred to as "terrorists."

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Twitter Verifies Sarah Jeong Without Making Her Delete Racist Posts

5 hours, 43 minutes ago

Twitter has verified the account of recent New York Times editorial board hire Sarah Jeong, despite the fact that her wide variety of racist posts remains on the platform.

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Disney Reaffirms James Gunn Firing -- Media Coverup Fails

5 hours, 51 minutes ago

Disney is standing firm on the decision to fire Guardians director James Gunn.

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