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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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King Charles III Sends Message to Ukraine on Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion: King Charles III lauded Ukrainians’ heroism and commended U.K. support of the ...
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King Charles III Sends Message to Ukraine on Anniversary of Russia’s ...
Quick Glance: King Charles: Tears of Support
  • The King met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.

  • The in-person meeting at Buckingham Palace marked the start of the year.

  • The Prime Minister had a brief personal call with the King to wish him well after the cancer diagnosis was announced.

  • Despite postponing all public duties, the King continues to process state documents.
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Biden mourns loss of National Guardsmen killed in Mississippi crash: President Biden commemorated the National Guard for their commitment to service ...
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Biden mourns loss of National Guardsmen killed in Mississippi crash
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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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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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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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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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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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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Apollo’s Sequel Will Be a Gold Rush: The moon hasn’t seen this many missions since the Apollo era. This time, humanity might be there to stay.
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Apollo’s Sequel Will Be a Gold Rush
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Trump requests delay of $83.3 million judgment in Carroll defamation trial : The amount awarded was "egregiously excessive," Trump's lawyer said to ABC News.
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Trump requests delay of $83.3 million judgment in Carroll defamation trial ...
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Mega Millions ticket worth $4 million is sold in Georgia, officials say. Here’s where
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Mega Millions ticket worth $4 million is sold in Georgia, officials say ...
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Second anniversary of the invasion: Annalena Baerbock travels to Odessa: With solidarity visits, Western politicians assure their support for Ukraine - The ...
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Second anniversary of the invasion: Annalena Baerbock travels to Odessa
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Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge?: When special counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court to reject former President ...
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Why isn’t the Supreme Court moving faster on Trump’s immunity challenge?
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King Charles says Ukraine faces 'indescribable aggression': King Charles rallies international support for the "true valour" of Ukraine's war against Russia.
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King Charles says Ukraine faces 'indescribable aggression'
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Citing presidential immunity, Trump's lawyers urge dismissal of classified documents case
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Quick Glance: Trump Seeks Dismissal of Classified Documents Case
  • Former U.S. president Donald Trump urges a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case accusing him of illegally retaining classified documents.

  • Trump argues that presidential immunity shields him from prosecution, although this claim has failed in a separate case in federal appeals courts.

  • His lawyers claim that the charges stem from his choice to designate the papers as “personal” records under the Presidential Records Act, making them official acts during his White House tenure.

  • The case alleges Trump hoarded classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, obstructing government efforts to retrieve them.
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Censori attends event with no pants on: Bianca Censori took the pantless trend to Milan Fashion Week 2024 on Friday.
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Censori attends event with no pants on
Quick Glance: Censori's Bold Statement at Fashion Event
  • Bianca Censori showcased the pantless trend at Milan Fashion Week 2024.

  • The Australian partner of Kanye West sported a daring black leather bodysuit with pink boots at the Marni runway show alongside her rapper husband.

  • The 29-year-old Yeezy architect accompanied the 46-year-old Flashing Lights rapper at the designer's fall/winter 2024-2025 womenswear show in the Italian fashion capital, leaving little to the imagination in her high-cut string look.

  • Adding baby pink knee-high boots to her black ensemble, the Australian beauty made an unusual color statement and posed with West before the show.
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Lee Anderson: MP suspended from Tory party over criticism of London mayor: The party suspends Lee Anderson over claims "Islamists" had "got control" of London ...
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Lee Anderson: MP suspended from Tory party over criticism of London mayor
Quick Glance: Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party over 'Islamophobic' comments
  • Lee Anderson has been suspended from the Conservative Party for making 'Islamophobic' comments.

  • Refusal to apologize led to suspension by the chief whip.

  • Controversy surrounds Mr. Anderson's remarks about Sadiq Khan.

  • Critics deem his comments divisive and damaging.
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US sanctions: Turks propose radical solution for Russia: Turkish exporters are calling on the government to allow payment transactions with Russia bypassing ...
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US sanctions: Turks propose radical solution for Russia
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Biden calls border deal ‘strongest’ in history in speech to governors: President Joe Biden called on House Republicans to take up the bipartisan border deal ...
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Biden calls border deal ‘strongest’ in history in speech to governors
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Biden meets Navalny's widow, sets sanctions: President Joe Biden met with the widow and daughter of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny to express his condolences ...
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Biden meets Navalny's widow, sets sanctions
Quick Glance: Biden meets Navalny's Widow and Daughter
  • President Biden offered condolences and pledged sanctions against Russia.

  • Navalny's death strengthened opposition against Putin in Russia.

  • Biden urges support for Ukraine against Russian invasion.
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted in 'alarming' cyberattack: The RCMP has launched a criminal investigation into the breach.
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police targeted in 'alarming' cyberattack