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Russian National Maria Butina Sentenced To 9 More Months In Prison

Russian national Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge Dec. 13. She’ll get credit for nine months already served, reported The Hill. The Justice Department recommended an 18-month prison sentence for Butina April 19. Prosecutors claim she helped the Russian government by reporting back to Moscow on political figures in ...

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Suspected Ringleader Of Easter Sunday Bombings Died In Attacks: Sri Lankan Police |

The suspected ringleader of an Islamic extremist group that Sri Lankan officials blame for the Easter Sunday bombings died in an explosion at the Shangri-La hotel, police said. Zahran Hashim, also known as Mohamed Zahran, was the leader of militant group National Towheed Jamaat and died in a suicide bombing, Sri Lankan police said. ISIS claimed responsibility Tuedsay for the ...

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Confusion In Court As US Heavyweights Fight For Christian Businesswoman’s Release From Kuwaiti Prison

A Russian businesswoman whose 5-year-old son is a U.S. citizen says she has been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait since May 2018. Marsha Lazareva, a former private equity group chief executive, had an appeal hearing for her 10-year sentence Sunday. Her advocates include Neil Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, who calls her situation “a human rights issue” and ...

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CDC Confirms: U.S. Experiencing Largest Measles Outbreak Since Disease Declared Eliminated

The U.S. is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000 after hitting 681 cases in 2019 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Wednesday. “Measles is not a harmless childhood illness, but a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening disease,” Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar said in a statement Wednesday. “We ...

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Report: Richest Governor In The US Under Federal Criminal Investigation

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the nation’s wealthiest politician, is reportedly under a federal criminal investigation related to a residential property tax appeal. The investigation into Pritzker has been going on since October, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told WBEZ Chicago. Illinois voters already knew a little bit about the background of the investigation. It is related ...

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The Philippines And Canada Could Go To War Over … Garbage?

Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines and Canada are in a dispute over tons of waste shipped from the North American country to the island nation between 2013 and 2014 — leading Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to say Tuesday he might declare war on Canada. “We’ll declare war against them,” Duterte said according to CNN Philippines. Canadian company Chronic Plastics, Inc., shipped 2,450 tons ...

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Trump Confirms Herman Cain Won’t Get Fed Nomination

President Donald Trump said that he would not nominate former presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board on Twitter Monday. “My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I will respect his wishes. Herman is a ...

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Suspect Accused Of Pretending To Be Slain Girl’s Uber Driver Skips Court Appearance

The man suspected of killing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was not at his first court appearance at the Richland County Judicial Center Monday. Nathaniel Rowland, who is in his twenties, did not post bond and therefore was not required to be present at the hearing, the Fifth District Solicitor’s office said in a statement according to ABC ...

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International Space Station Astronauts Won’t Miss Out On Easter Feast

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) won’t miss out on an Easter feast Sunday, although their holiday meal may not look quite like it would at home on planet Earth. The six station residents greeted a private cargo ship on Good Friday that brought Easter meal choices including pork chops with gravy, smoked turkey, asparagus, potatoes au gratin, lemon ...

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Yankees Pull Seventh-Inning Stretch Song While Investigating Claim Of Racism Against Dead Singer

Both the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers have reacted to an allegation of racism against Kate Smith, the late singer who performed a 1939 rendition of “God Bless America” played at both teams’ home games. Smith sang songs titled “Pickaninny Heaven” and “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” although the latter has been classified as satire and was also recorded ...

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Robert Mueller Named One Of The ‘Top 10 World’s Greatest Leaders’ By FORTUNE Magazine

Long-running American magazine FORTUNE named special counsel Robert Mueller number three on its list of the “Top 10 World’s Greatest Leaders” Thursday. “Few people on either side of the partisan divide seem satisfied with the outcome of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections,” FORTUNE wrote in its profile of Mueller. “But that very dissatisfaction speaks to the ...

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A Christian Businesswoman Says She Has Been Wrongly Imprisoned In Kuwait Since 2018. Easter Sunday Could Be Her Chance To Get Out

A Russian businesswoman whose 5-year-old son is a U.S. citizen says she has been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait since May 2018. Marsha Lazareva, a former private equity group chief executive, has an appeal hearing for her 10-year sentence Sunday. Her advocates include Neil Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, who calls her situation “a human rights issue” and ...

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What We Learned About Kim Foxx’s Role In Smollett Case From Newly Released Texts

The Chicago Tribune obtained text messages that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx sent to her top deputy about actor Jussie Smollett’s indictment after Foxx recused herself. “Sooo … I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases…16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A,” Foxx said in a March 8 text message to Cook County prosecutor ...

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Trump Issues Second Veto Of His Presidency

President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday to override legislation ending U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Congress will not have the votes to override him, reported NBC News. The bill would have invoked the War Powers Resolution to pull U.S. assistance to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting against Houthi rebels and their allies in ...

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The FBI Is Cracking Down On Chinese Scholars Coming To America

The FBI is cracking down on Chinese scholars coming to the U.S. who are suspected of having links to Chinese intelligence agencies, and many of these academics are not happy even though China has been much more closed off to their American counterparts. As many as 30 Chinese professors, many of whom specialize in social sciences and government, say their ...

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