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Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

Wilbur Ross stands to profit from company run by Russians, some of whom are under US sanctions Donald Trumps commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putins son-in-law through a shipping venture in What are the Paradise Papers? video Peter Harrell, a senior state department official under Barack […]

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Fury at ‘Bodega’ tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: Eventually, centralized shopping locations wont be necessary A tech startup called Bodega that hopes to replace mom-and-pop shops with unmanned boxes that rely on an app and artificial intelligence is facing a massive backlash from immigrant business owners […]

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Trump Jr’s message to Russian operatives? I’m open for business | Richard Wolffe

His only defense for apparently wanting to collude with an unknown foreign national was that nothing moved forward because she had no information Donald Trump Jr is a curious beast. Of all the hotheads around his hotheaded father, the oldest son leads the charge in confirming the presidents very worst […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Official says some language in the book makes people uncomfortable although copies will remain in school libraries To Kill a Mockingbird, racism and the American south, has been removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district because the language in the book makes people uncomfortable. The Sun […]

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Unesco: Israel joins US in quitting UN heritage agency over ‘anti-Israel bias’

Trump administration has been preparing for a withdrawal from world heritage body for months, which Israeli PM praises as brave and moral decision The United States has formally notified the UNs world heritage body Unesco that it is withdrawing its membership of the organisation citing continuing anti-Israel bias. The announcement […]

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Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

Food crisis dwarfs the more publicized challenges of restoring power and communications, three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) say that […]

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FBI terrorism unit says ‘black identity extremists’ pose a violent threat

Leaked report, citing concerns of retaliation over perceptions of police brutality against African Americans, prompts fears of crackdown on activists The US government has declared black identity extremists a violent threat, according to a leaked report from the FBIs counter-terrorism division. The Foreign Policy, has raised fears about federal authorities […]

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