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FBI’s top lawyer quites over Trump interference

The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump. As a senior Justice Department official, Boente was involved in the investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser …

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Iran lambasts American racism and hypocrisy

Iran took Washington to task on Saturday over the alleged killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer that sparked protests in the United States over racial injustice. “Some don’t think #BlackLivesMatter,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter. “To those of us who do: …

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Chess, Trump and Angel

continuing from the previous chapter: As Angel is standing there just soaking up the sun, Barron walks up. “Game of Chess?” Barron asks. “Sure” Angel replies. Barron: “ I have a great place to play.” He leads her to The Black Barracuda, and soon they are at The White House, …

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Where has pennywise gone

New moon Angel sits at the opening to the street drain for a long time she has been sitting there. She heard so much talk; gossip about IT IT IT. She’s been coming to sit by the drain for days now waiting on Pennywise to appear. She’s not afraid. Why? …

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Iraq wants Gilgmesh tablet back

US prosecutors are seeking to confiscate a rare ancient tablet from a Christian museum co-founded by the president of retailer Hobby Lobby. The 3,500-year-old artefact, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest works of literature. Prosecutors allege that an auction …

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Iran defies US maritime warnings

Iran’s navy will continue its “regular missions” in the Gulf, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency on Wednesday, a day after the U.S. Navy issued a warning to mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships. “The naval units of the Islamic Republic …

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Saudi moving into facebook minority stake

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has bought minority stakes in major American companies including Boeing (BA.N), Facebook (FB.O) and Citigroup (C.N), according to a U.S. regulatory filing. The $300 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been buying minority stakes in companies across the world, taking advantage of market weakness in …

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Taliban attacks put peace process to test

Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan government’s ability to thwart them will only wane as U.S. troops pull out. The pact is ultimately supposed to promote peace between …

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US Senate fails to protect internet freedoms

The U.S. Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans’ internet habits without a warrant, as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools. The Senate defeated the amendment sponsored by Republican Senator Steve Daines and Democrat Ron …

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Tehran says US not serious about prisoner swap

Washington has yet to respond to Iran about a prisoner swap, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as saying by the government’s website on Sunday, reiterating that Tehran was ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States without preconditions. If a swap goes ahead, it would be …

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Rounahi warns US against arms embargo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms, which the United Nations is set to lift later this year. Under Iran’s deal with world powers to accept limits to its …

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Trump Leverage Card

In his hand President Trump holds The demurrage card; his authority to declare demurrage on The US dollar. He doesn’t have to use it yet however. It’s enough that The Fed know that he has this card which makes them more of a listening partner and investor. It is important …

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