Lev Parnas, oligarchs and a lucrative lobbying deal

WASHINGTON — It was the day before Donald Trump’s inauguration and Turkey’s top diplomat was looking to make inroads with the new administration. At Washington’s Watergate Hotel, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, sat down with Brian Ballard, a well-connected lobbyist serving as vice chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee. Also More...

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I will fill Ginsburg’s seat with Trump’s nominee. Schumer says don’t dare.

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Friday night that he intends to allow for a floor vote in the Senate to confirm a new nominee made by President Donald Trump to replace the More...

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was as pioneering as she was brash, died on Friday, the court said. She was 87. The court said Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of women’s rights and and More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Pentagon sending troops to Syria after clashes between U.S., Russian military

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is deploying a small number of U.S. troops to Syria after a series of escalating encounters between the U.S. and Russian militaries, according to three U.S. defense officials. The More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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As layoffs loom, pilots face a tricky future

Thousands of pilots across the country are facing pink slips in a matter of weeks unless the airline industry receives more financial aid from the federal government. For many of them, flying has been their More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Vote-by-mail restrictions in Mississippi leave voters frustrated and confused

Mary Harwell, her husband, her elderly mother and her autistic son have remained in quarantine since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, watching from their windows as many of their fellow Mississippians More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Louisville city council votes ‘no confidence’ in mayor for handling of Breonna Taylor case

Louisville, Kentucky’s city council Thursday night approved a “no confidence” resolution against Mayor Greg Fischer, citing his handling of the death of Breonna Taylor and the unrest that followed. The More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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25 percent of Asian American youths have been victims of racist bullying, report says

A 14-year-old student in Dallas was followed home by a group of high school boys who pretended to cough on him and shouted, “Ching chong! You have Chinese virus!” A 17-year-old was told over social More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

German authorities said Thursday that what appears to have been a misdirected hacker attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Water bottle from Alexei Navalny’s Russian hotel room contained Novichok traces, associates say

A water bottle that was found in a hotel room where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stayed before being poisoned contained traces of Novichok, his aides claimed Thursday. In an Instagram post, Navalny’s More...