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What do we get with new IRS funding? A crackdown on corporate jet abuse.: The IRS has a powerful story to tell — so long as it’s not drowned out by ...
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What do we get with new IRS funding? A crackdown on corporate jet abuse.
Quick Glance: What New IRS Funding Means: Crackdown on Corporate Jet Abuse
  • More audits of corporate jets, improved service for regular taxpayers.

  • After years of resource starvation, the IRS received an $80 billion investment to modernize IT systems and enhance tax enforcement.

  • The IRS launches a program to audit companies for corporate jet use (and abuse) to prevent tax evasion.

  • Furthermore, the IRS is investing in advanced data science capabilities for targeted audits and taxpayer-friendly tax preparation programs.
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Historians rank Trump as worst president: Obama was the only living president to make the top 10.
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Historians rank Trump as worst president
Quick Glance: Historians: Biden vs. Trump Not a Close Call
  • President Biden is highly rated by historians but is in a tight election race with former President Donald Trump, who ranks last.

  • In the recent 2024 Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey, Biden ranks 14th while Trump comes in 45th.

  • Conservatives rate Biden at 30th, liberals at 13th, and moderates at 20th. Trump is ranked in the bottom five by all three groups.

  • The survey reveals historians favoring Biden while polls show a lack of confidence in his handling of key policy areas and criticisms over his age. Meanwhile, Trump seems on track for another Republican nomination despite facing criminal counts and disapproval over his presidency.
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Two National Guardsmen are dead after their military helicopter crashed in northeast Mississippi during a routine training flight on Friday, officials said ... Show more
Quick Glance: Tragedy: Two Fatalities in Mississippi Helicopter Crash
  • An Apache AH-64 helicopter crashed during a training flight in Prentiss County, Mississippi.

  • The incident occurred around 2pm in a wooded area near Boonville.

  • The Mississippi National Guard placed significant emphasis on supporting the surviving family members.

  • Recently, there have been several military aviation accidents, including an incident involving five Marines in California and an Osprey crash off the coast of Japan's Yakushima Island.
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Nikki Haley says U.S. "will have a female president" in 2024, be it her or Kamala Harris
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Nikki Haley says U.S. "will have a female president" in 2024 ...
Quick Glance: Nikki Haley Persists Despite Tough Polls
  • Difficult polls in her home state and consecutive losses to Trump spark speculation of her potential withdrawal.

  • In Greenville, South Carolina, she declares: "I'm not giving up."

  • Amid applause, Ms. Haley asserts: "I refuse to quit."

  • South Carolina primary is on Saturday, with Trump aiming for a decisive victory to solidify his lead.
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Former Obama adviser David Axelrod said the impression of the Republican party as extreme is harming it politically. "I would pay to have every American ... Show more
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Trump predicts November ‘Judgment Day’ for critics in CPAC speech: Former President Trump on Saturday painted a bleak picture of America under President Biden’s ...
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Trump predicts November ‘Judgment Day’ for critics in CPAC speech
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New Wisconsin District Maps Could End Years of GOP Gerrymandering: Under legal pressure to address Wisconsin’s “Swiss cheese” and oddly shaped districts ...
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New Wisconsin District Maps Could End Years of GOP Gerrymandering
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Trump to speak at CPAC ahead of South Carolina primary – live: As Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland ...
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Trump to speak at CPAC ahead of South Carolina primary – live
Quick Glance: Trump’s Grim Portrayal vs. Biden
  • Former President depicts bleak America in speech.

  • Caution against Biden's re-election and pledge of freedom.

  • Forecast of chaotic future with Biden's second term.

  • Criticism of government and emphasis on general elections.
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Trump's legal team submits cell phone analysis, Fani Willis objects it isn't 'relevant'
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Trump's legal team submits cell phone analysis, Fani Willis objects it ...
Quick Glance: Trump Submits Cellphone Records in Legal Case
  • Former President Donald Trump submitted evidence of Nathan Wade and Fani Willis' interactions before Wade's hiring.

  • The records could cast doubt on Willis and Wade's relationship timeline.

  • Trump requested disqualification of Willis and Wade over financial benefits.

  • An investigator alleges that the cellphone records reveal numerous interactions.
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Russian authorities turn over Navalny’s body to mother for burial: The mother of Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent critic, struggled for a week to ...
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Russian authorities turn over Navalny’s body to mother for burial
Quick Glance: Confirmation of Alexei Navalny's Body Return to Mother
  • A spokesperson confirmed on Saturday that the body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother.

  • Navalny, aged 47, passed away in prison while serving a total sentence of 30 ½ years before his death.

  • An investigative committee in the region has initiated a “procedural investigation” due to the current lack of information on the cause of death.

  • Navalny, Russia's most prominent Kremlin critic, escaped an assassination attempt in 2020 and was subsequently pursued by the Russian state. His death prompted international outrage and accusations against Putin.
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Former U.S. spies warned in 2020 that the Hunter Biden scandal had Russian fingerprints. They feel vindicated now.
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Former U.S. spies warned in 2020 that the Hunter Biden scandal had Russian ...
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Publisher removes “N-word” from children’s book “Jim Knopf”: Jim Knopf (right) and Lukas, the engine driver - here in the version of the Augsburger Puppenkiste.
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Publisher removes “N-word” from children’s book “Jim Knopf”
Quick Glance: "Jim Knopf": Why Removing the "N-Word" is Not Enough
  • The removal of the "N-word" in the "Jim Knopf" books is long overdue and calls for more responsibility in children's literature.

  • Racism should not be perpetuated through problematic books. Children should be properly educated about racism without hurtful stereotypes.

  • Publishers need to clearly distance themselves from racist language and remove problematic depictions from children's books.

  • Parents, educators, and teachers should carefully research the content and narratives of children's books before reading to combat racism.
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To 'Push' Biden on Gaza, Beto O'Rourke Latest to Back 'Uncommitted' Campaign in Michigan
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To 'Push' Biden on Gaza, Beto O'Rourke Latest to Back 'Uncommitted' ...
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Joe Biden Has Lost His Own Voters: Only 34 percent of those who voted for Joe Biden in 2020 think the president definitely isn't too old for a second term.
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Joe Biden Has Lost His Own Voters
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For the first time since the Apollo missions ended 50 years ago, a U.S. spacecraft has touched down on the surface of the moon ... Show more
Quick Glance: Moon lander Odysseus tipped sideways on lunar surface
  • Intuitive Machines confirms the moon lander Odysseus is 'alive and well' but resting sideways on the lunar surface.

  • Although the landing was successful, engineers discovered the craft had tipped over during its final descent.

  • Communication with the lander is ongoing, with expectations of obtaining the first images from the lunar surface.

  • Most of the scientific payloads are accessible despite the sideways position, with some limitations in communication.
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US launches new strikes on Houthi fighters in Yemen amid continued Middle East unrest
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US launches new strikes on Houthi fighters in Yemen amid continued Middle ...
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Before Joe, James and Hunter, there was Great-Great-Grandpa Moses: It may be hard-wired in the family DNA.
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Before Joe, James and Hunter, there was Great-Great-Grandpa Moses
Quick Glance: The Bidens: A History of Corruption
  • The Bidens have a skill at evading legal accountability.

  • Generations of Bidens exhibit scandalous patterns.

  • Joe Biden's ancestor was convicted of attempted murder.

  • Biden family members used political connections for exoneration.
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Speaker Mike Johnson unveils plan to avert shutdown next week: WASHINGTON — Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday night unveiled his plan to avert a partial government ...
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Speaker Mike Johnson unveils plan to avert shutdown next week
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The Strange Resurrection of the Two-State Solution: How an Unimaginable War Could Bring About the Only Imaginable Peace
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The Strange Resurrection of the Two-State Solution: How an Unimaginable ...
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Broadcasting license fee: Commission proposes a price increase of 58 cents: Germany's citizens will have to prepare for a higher broadcasting fee next year ...
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Broadcasting license fee: Commission proposes a price increase of 58 cents
Quick Glance: Broadcasting Fee 2025: Changes Ahead
  • Discussions are ongoing in states regarding a potential increase in the broadcasting fee starting in 2025. Initial recommendations have been made.

  • KEF experts are proposing a 58 cent increase for 2025. The final decision rests with the states.

  • The funding for public broadcasters is aligned with their mandate. Recommendations from the KEF are taken into consideration.

  • Revenue from the broadcasting fee reached 8.6 billion euros in 2022. A further increase could lead to a gross revenue of 10.5 billion euros.
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Elon Musk steps in after California bakery jolted by cancelled Tesla order: A Tesla employee ordered 2,000 mini pies from San Jose’s Giving Pies ...
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Elon Musk steps in after California bakery jolted by cancelled Tesla order
Quick Glance: Tesla Cancels $16K Pie Order Last Minute
  • Tesla cancels $16K pie order last minute, leaving California bakery owner 'high and dry'

  • Voahangy Rasetarinera, owner of The Giving Pies in San Jose, received an order for 4,000 pies from Tesla, only to be canceled before delivery.

  • Rasetarinera had to cancel other orders and buy additional ingredients, resulting in a loss of over $16,000.

  • Despite moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas, Tesla maintains a presence in the Bay Area.
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Flaco, the beloved New York owl, died after colliding with a building: Flaco, who fled the Central Park Zoo, thrived in New York City on his own for about a year ...
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Flaco, the beloved New York owl, died after colliding with a building
Quick Glance: Tragedy in New York: Flaco, Beloved Owl, Passes Away Following Building Collision
  • A tragic event shakes New York: Flaco, the Eurasian eagle owl that escaped from the Central Park Zoo last year, has passed away after colliding with a building in Manhattan, officials announced on Friday evening.

  • After Flaco struck a building on West 89th Street, bystanders alerted the Wild Bird Fund (WBF) about the injured owl, as detailed in a statement from the Central Park Zoo. WBF staff found Flaco motionless shortly after and confirmed his passing on the spot.

  • Following the report of Flaco's demise, Central Park Zoo officials proceeded to retrieve the owl's remains. These remains were then transferred to the Bronx Zoo for a necropsy to be performed.

  • In 2010, the zoo rescued Flaco when he was just under a year old. Throughout his nearly three-week stay in the wild, he showcased his hunting prowess and honed his flying skills.
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Manchin vows to help the next president be successful, regardless of party: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) made a new pledge this week to help the next president be ...
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Manchin vows to help the next president be successful, regardless of party
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How Trump could sweep all of South Carolina's delegates: The state is awarding 50 delegates to the Republican convention.
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How Trump could sweep all of South Carolina's delegates
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Congratulations Scotland! A magnificent victory over England at Murrayfield means Scotland win the Calcutta Cup
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Trump says Black voters like him more because of his indictments and mug shot: He cited the 91 felony charges he faces and compared them to unfair treatment from ...
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Trump says Black voters like him more because of his indictments and mug ...
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Military officials say small balloon spotted over Western U.S. poses no security risk
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Military officials say small balloon spotted over Western U.S ...
Quick Glance: US Tracking High Balloon over Midwest
  • The U.S. is tracking a high-altitude balloon over the Midwest, but it’s unclear if the balloon is a threat, officials said.

  • The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stated that officials are tracking a small balloon at around 43,000 to 45,000 feet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is also aiding in monitoring the balloon.

  • NORAD dispatched fighter jets over Utah and confirmed it was 'not maneuverable and did not pose a threat to national security.'

  • Last year’s Chinese spy balloon incident strained relations between the U.S. and China, which slightly improved after a meeting between President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in November.
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Biden administration restores U.S. policy calling Israeli settlements 'illegitimate' under international law
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Biden administration restores U.S. policy calling Israeli settlements ...
Quick Glance: Blinken Condemns New Settlements in West Bank
  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken labels new Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal and counterproductive to peace.

  • Blinken expressed disappointment over the announcement of thousands of new residences in Palestinian territories.

  • Blinken emphasized the US government's opposition to settlement expansion, stating it weakens Israel's security.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals record $168 billion cash pile in Q4: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway grew its cash pile by about $60 billion in 15 months ...
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals record $168 billion cash pile in Q4
Quick Glance: Buffett's Berkshire Posts Record Profit
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway achieves second consecutive record profit.

  • Insurance business benefits from improved underwriting and higher investment income.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy and BNSF Railroad experience profit decline.

  • Berkshire maintains extreme financial conservatism with record cash stake.
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Berlinale: Documentary »Dahomey« wins Golden Bear: Mati Diop accompanies the return of art treasures stolen from Africa. For this, the director with Senegalese ...
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Berlinale: Documentary »Dahomey« wins Golden Bear
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Trials against ex-presidents: Trump compares himself to black Americans: Donald Trump keeps talking about a witch hunt against him. Now he compares his legal ...
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Trials against ex-presidents: Trump compares himself to black Americans
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Farmers' protest: Farmers disrupt event with Ricarda Lang: Around 200 farmers honked and lit fires on the sidelines of an internal Green party event in Magdeburg ...
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Farmers' protest: Farmers disrupt event with Ricarda Lang
Quick Glance: Farmers' Protests in Magdeburg at Green Party Event
  • Farmers criticize agricultural policies, blocking streets before Ricarda Lang's visit.

  • Protest turns violent with fires and egg-throwing at Green party leader.

  • Demands include animal welfare fund and opposition to CO₂ levy for farmers.

  • Lang intends to have calm dialogue with farmers despite unrest and schedules meeting.
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Trump and his allies scramble to close fundraising gap with Biden: Concerns have also grown among top Republicans and other allies that Trump is spending too ...
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Trump and his allies scramble to close fundraising gap with Biden
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Judgment in Trump civil fraud case officially entered at $464 million: A clerk in New York has officially entered a more than $464 million fraud judgment against ...
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Judgment in Trump civil fraud case officially entered at $464 million
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Trump Says He Supports IVF After Alabama Ruling and Calls for Legal Protection: The Alabama Supreme Court ruling highlighted divisions in the Republican Party ...
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Trump Says He Supports IVF After Alabama Ruling and Calls for Legal ...
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#Ukraine2YearsOn : 🇺🇦 "We will win," President Volodymyr #Zelensky said at a ceremony in #Kyiv . He spoke alongside the Canadian ... Show more
Quick Glance: Zelensky Promises Victory Against Russia
  • Ukrainian President Zelensky vows victory against Russia despite setbacks

  • International support for Ukraine against Russia

  • Russia builds strength, Ukraine calls for more weapons
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MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants: ‘I know everyone hates them’
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MLB players miffed at sport’s new see-through pants: ‘I know everyone ...
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Capital One’s Discover deal includes $1.38 billion breakup fee: Capital One Financial Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Discover Financial Services includes a $1 ...
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Capital One’s Discover deal includes $1.38 billion breakup fee
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Is this not stunning? ✨ It's the #Sun emitting a strong solar flare, caught on camera by #NASA 's #Solar Dynamics Observatory 📸 ☀️ Imagery shared by @NASA ... Show more
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'Dance floor I'm coming for you!': Amy Dowden shares positive breast cancer update
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Quick Glance: Amy Dowden shares inspiring update
  • Dancer Amy Dowden, known from Strictly Come Dancing, has shared an uplifting update on her battle against cancer.

  • After being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the 33-year-old dancer announced to her Instagram followers that there are now 'no signs of illness' and it's 'time to look ahead'.

  • Amy used social media to share her journey and raise awareness about breast cancer.

  • Friends and fans reacted with joy to the news, with celebrities like Dianne Buswell and Michelle Visage showing their support.
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8 killed in California head-on crash include 7 farmers in van, 1 driver in pick-up: Police
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8 killed in California head-on crash include 7 farmers in van ...
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U.S. imposes more than 500 new Russia sanctions after Navalny’s death: The Treasury Department on Friday announced an aggressive expansion of existing financial ...
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U.S. imposes more than 500 new Russia sanctions after Navalny’s death
Quick Glance: US Targets Russia with Over 500 New Sanctions
  • The US has announced over 500 new sanctions against Russia, including measures targeting Russia's main card payment system, financial and military institutions, and officials involved in the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny.

  • The newly-announced US measures also include nearly 100 firms and individuals who will face export restrictions.

  • Russian banks and military-industrial enterprises have adapted and developed workarounds to evade existing sanctions.

  • The EU has also announced new sanctions, targeting nearly 200 companies and individuals accused of helping Russia procure weapons or being involved in the kidnapping of Ukrainian children - something Moscow denies.
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Trump headlines CPAC ahead of expected win in South Carolina: Live updates: Donald Trump is slated to speak around noon on Saturday as part of the last day of ...
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Trump headlines CPAC ahead of expected win in South Carolina: Live updates
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Vindman: Trump’s NATO threat likely a ‘contributing factor’ in Navalny’s death: Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman argued that former President Trump’s ...
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Vindman: Trump’s NATO threat likely a ‘contributing factor’ in Navalny’s ...
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