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The 30-year-old, who was in the United States on a student visa, infiltrated the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby and made contact with many high-level Republicans. Comics aim to mimic things in the real world all the time, but it is surreal when things in the real world give you a sense of deja vu from the comics, and that is certainly the case with real-life Russian Black Widow Maria Butina .
  • Donald Trump Narrows Chief of Staff Search to Five 'Terrific People'

    Donald Trump Narrows Chief of Staff Search to Five 'Terrific People'

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    It is my vision. I'm fully committed to continuing in both of those roles", Meadows said late Wednesday in a statement, offering his "total support" to whomever ends up being tapped by Trump. Jared Kushner , the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost.
  • What To Read About Michael Cohen's Three-Year Prison Sentence

    What To Read About Michael Cohen's Three-Year Prison Sentence

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    Cohen admitted his actions were aimed at influencing the election in violation of campaign finance laws and said they were directed by Trump. Also on Wednesday, federal prosecutors in NY announced they had reached a co-operation deal with National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc, which admitted making a hush payment to a former Playboy model to prevent her from going public with Trump affair allegations before the 2016 election.
  • Israelis killed, 2 injured near Ofra settlement

    Israelis killed, 2 injured near Ofra settlement

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    The Israeli military has also confirmed that another Palestinian was killed during an arrest attempt in the city of Nablus. A Palestinian gunman got out of a blue Mitsubishi and opened fire at a bus stop filled with soldiers and civilians outside the West Bank settlement of Givat Assaf off of route 60.
  • China accused over Marriott data breach

    China accused over Marriott data breach

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    The information of about 500 million customers worldwide was exposed. Such breaches include the 2015 Office of Personnel Management intrusion, which compromised the personal data of more than 20 million government employees, family members and applicants, and also information collected during Chinese breaches of health care institutions such as Anthem and CareFirst.
  • Teen charged with murder of pregnant classmate

    Teen charged with murder of pregnant classmate

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    Sixteen-year-old Aaron Trejo was charged as an adult with murder on Monday in the Sunday killing of Breana Rouhselang and the fetus. Mishawaka High School released a statement Sunday afternoon on Rouhselang's death, saying it was a bad tragedy.
  • Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, pleads guilty to conspiracy

    Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, pleads guilty to conspiracy

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    Maria Butina , a Russian former graduate student at American University in Washington who publicly advocated for gun rights, entered the plea at a court hearing in Washington before US District Judge Tanya Chutkan . Erickson connected her with influential Republicans and wrote in a message that he had been involved "in securing a VERY private line of communication between the Kremlin" and key officials of the NRA, prosecutors said.
  • Corbyn demands immediate vote on Brexit deal

    Corbyn demands immediate vote on Brexit deal

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    May said: "I've said that in my heart I would love to be able to lead the Conservative Party into the next general election but I think it is right that the party feels that they would prefer to go into that election with another leader".
  • Four Dead, 11 Shot Near Strasbourg Christmas Market

    Four Dead, 11 Shot Near Strasbourg Christmas Market

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    The man was added to watchlist of possible extremists while in prison in France in 2015 after he "called for practising a radical form of religion", Nunez said. The massive Strasbourg Christmas market is one of Europe's most famous - it's been held annually since 1570, according to the city . For several hours swaths of the city were under lockdown.
  • Crown Prince an able leader and a very good ally

    Crown Prince an able leader and a very good ally

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    It is understood that Saudi Arabia's consul-general in Istanbul also an accomplice to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi , Altun said. Khashoggi, a U.S. Separately, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is also weighing whether to vote on legislation to suspend arms sales with the country and sanction individuals responsible for the murder of Khashoggi - including potentially the crown prince because of his alleged role in ordering the killing.
  • Brexit: Andrea Leadsom questions Speaker John Bercow's impartiality

    Brexit: Andrea Leadsom questions Speaker John Bercow's impartiality

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    She clearly doesn't have the confidence of the... "When she brings the same deal back to the House of Commons without significant changes, others across the House will be faced with that reality". She announced she would defer it and seek extra reassurances from the European Union to make sure it got through parliament, in particular hoping to resolve issues with the Northern Irish border.