Trump says ‘we’re trying to find out about a whistleblower’ amid impeachment inquiry – live

Trump’s comment the White House is trying to find out more about the whistleblower raises concerns of defying federal protections Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.03pm BST One of the whistleblower’s lawyers has sent a tweet defending the person’s anonymity despite Trump’s claim that the White House is trying to find about more about the official. The lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, warned that retaliating against…

October 29, 2019
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The future of the global economy hinges on four games of chicken | Nouriel Roubini

Trump’s rows with China and Iran, Brexit and Argentina’s populism put the world on a knife edge In the classic game of chicken, two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the loser. If neither swerves, both will probably die. In the past, such scenarios have been studied to assess the risks posed by great-power rivalries. In the case of the Cuban missile crisis, for…

October 24, 2019
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‘Fastest Woman On Four Wheels’ Jessi Combs Dies In Car Crash

August 30, 2019

Ultra4 Racing/Facebook/thejessicombs/Instagram US race car driver Jessi Combs, who was dubbed the ‘fastest woman on four wheels,’ has died in a high speed crash at the age of 39. The 39-year-old, who was also a television personality, was attempting to set a new land speed record at the time of the crash on Tuesday (August 27). Jessi’s family confirmed she had died in a crash in a jet-powered car in…

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Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage

From Trump to Orbán, politicians are winning votes by stoking age-old hatreds. Where does this fear of migrants come from? By Suketu Mehta The west is being destroyed, not by migrants, but by the fear of migrants. In country after country, the ghosts of the fascists have rematerialised and are sitting in parliaments in Germany, in Austria, in Italy. They have successfully convinced their populations that the greatest threat to…

August 29, 2019
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William Barr replaces prisons director following Jeffrey Epstein suicide – live

Attorney general gave no reason for Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment, but the move comes as the bureau faces scrutiny after financier’s death Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.18pm BST The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody, the AP reports: William…

August 20, 2019
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Donald Trump is the archetypal far-right charismatic leader. But his magic won’t last | Paul Jackson

The US president’s extreme rhetoric appeals to his supporters. But they will lose interest because his aims are unattainable First “Lock her up!” and “Build that wall!”, now “Send her back!”. Donald Trump’s record of using such slogans to normalise misogyny and stoke prejudice has become exhaustive, and ever more overtly racist. His Twitter feeds have even recycled content from extreme-right groups that historians of fascism like me consider deeply…

July 24, 2019
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Guy Fieri To Feed Area 51 Raiders With ‘Radioactive Ribs’

July 18, 2019

Guy Fieri – Twitter With over two million people set to storm Area 51 and liberate the aliens inside, Guy Fieri has bravely stepped up to the plate and volunteered to feed the hungry raiders as they assault the complex. Fieri made his intention to help the brave Kyles, Rock Throwers and Naruto Runners clear on Twitter when he posted a picture of himself working on a brand new Area…

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Woman, 24, Who Vanished After Tinder Date Was Found Cut Up Into 14 Pieces

July 10, 2019

Sydney Loofe/Facebook/JennaListonTV/Twitter A woman in Nebraska who went missing after a Tinder date was found cut up into 14 pieces, a court has heard. Sydney Loofe, 24, was found dead in December 2017 near Edgar, Ohama, approximately one month after she vanished and never returned home following the date. Her dismembered body was found in garbage bags which had been dumped in a field, with the court hearing the 24-year-old’s…

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