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Trump bashes FBI for being totally unable to stop leaks

Trump bashes FBI for being totally unable to stop leaksPresident Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office Feb. 23. President Trump said the FBIis totally unable to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media. The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:38:19 -0500
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug chargesThe United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Prez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:43:22 -0500
Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government

Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open governmentATLANTA (AP) When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500
U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee

U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians fleeU.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:15:07 -0500
Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe Campaign

Teen Who Walked 5 Hours to Work Now Drives, Thanks to GoFundMe CampaignThe Benicia Police Department first gifted him a bicycle, and then started a GoFundMe campaign that quickly raised more than $40,000.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:00 -0500
More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in SinaiEgyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them. A church official said more families arrived in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya, a day after about 250 Copts sought shelter in one church alone there. Three Christians have been shot dead over the past week in the city of El-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State group jihadists are waging an insurgency.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:30:49 -0500
Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normalCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:40 -0500
Japan PM's wife cuts ties with school at heart of political furor

Japan PM's wife cuts ties with school at heart of political furorBy Kaori Kaneko and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife has cut ties with an elementary school involved in a land deal that provoked opposition questions just as the Japanese leader was basking in the glow of a friendly summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism. The affair has energized the often-floundering opposition, offering a reminder of the unexpected pitfalls that could still emerge for Abe's seemingly stable rule, now in its fifth year.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:06:21 -0500
French Voters Want ... Obama?

French Voters Want ... Obama?He's got "the best resume in the world for the job" said a creator of a campaign trying to get Obama to run for president in France.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:07:26 -0500
Donald Trumps latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions

Donald Trumps latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictionsPresident Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the fake news. After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the dishonest media falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. Its fake! Phony! Fake! Trump said.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:09 -0500
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