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Trump Finally Concedes Russian Influence

After many weeks of disputing the consensus of 17 US intelligence agency finding that the Russians had meddled with the US presidential elections, Donald Trump has finally conceded that the Russians have influenced the elections to help him win. It was an awkward and bizarre behavior for someone who would …

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President Obama Gives Farewell Speech

In a riveting speech in his hometown of Chicago, President Obama bid farewell to the American people, on January 10, 2017. This was President Obama’s final speech as president of the nation. In his speech, he recounted the numerous successes of his administration in the last eight years. He also …

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Shameless House Republicans Gut Independent Ethics Office

On the eve of an historical power shift in Washington, DC, the House Republican conference voted, without advanced notice, to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. This is the investigative office created in 2008 in response to reported misconduct by members of congress. Three members of congress are serving …

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President Obama Sanctions Russia for Cyberattack

On the last Thursday of 2016, President Obama announced far reaching economic and political sanctions and expulsions against Russia for their alleged cyber attack on the recent US 2016 presidential elections. The president announced measures which would include sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies, along with three companies which are …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Bombing

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombing of an upscale nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The deadly attack at Reina nightclub occurred on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017, at about 01:15 FET (UTC+3), leaving 39 people dead and at least 70 injured and hospitalized. ISIS posted their claim on Twitter, …

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