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Chelsea Manning's prison sentence commuted by Barack Obama

The Guardian 317 sources

The whistleblower, who has been imprisoned for six years for leaking state secrets, is now set to go free on 17 May

May's Brexit Hardball Raises Chances of All-or-Nothing EU Deal

Bloomberg 710 sources

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to deliver her keynote speech on Brexit at Lancaster House on Jan. 17, in London. Photographer: Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is playing hardball as…

'ON OUR CHILDREN'S SIDE' Trump education pick DeVos voices support for public school alternatives

Fox News 168 sources

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that "parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of…

Nigeria: Army Jet Mistakenly Drops Bomb On Displacement Camp

allAfrica.com 233 sources

Several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State.

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Thousands of UK tourists told to flee The Gambia

Sky News / US News 23 sources

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized: media

Reuters 62 sources

(Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff.

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Salman Khan In Jodhpur For Verdict Today in Case Linked To Poaching

NDTV.com 86 sources

Movie star Salman Khan will be at a court in Rajasthan's Jodhpur today for the verdict in an 18-year-old case of killing black-bucks. Salman Khan has pleaded "not guilty" to charges of violating the...

Edward Snowden given leave to remain in Russia for 'a couple more years'

The Guardian / AU 19 sources

Former US intelligence contractor who revealed the extent of NSA surveillance will have his residency extended according to foreign ministry

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Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing

The Huffington Post 168 sources

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, making the billionaire philanthropist’s lack of experience painfully obvious.

Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal

The Guardian / AU 16 sources

New instalment leaves $2bn owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments

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'We will keep fighting': MH370 search's end a blow to Australian victims' families

The Guardian / AU 18 sources

Following the announcement of an end to the MH370 search, victim's wife says Malaysian government should realise she and other relatives will never stop fighting for the truth. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA. Elle Hunt · @mlle_elle. Tuesday…

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Man wanted in shooting death of Orlando police officer in custody

Fox News 73 sources

The man accused of killing an Orlando police officer and his pregnant ex-girlfriend was caught late Tuesday hiding out in an abandoned home wearing body armor and armed with two handguns, officials said.

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Former 'Apprentice' contestant accuses Trump of unwanted sexual advances, files defamation suit

A former contestant on TV's “The Apprentice” on Tuesday filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, whom she has accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Summer Zervos announced the lawsuit at a downtown…

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UPDATE 5-Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

Reuters 317 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks,…

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CBO Predicts 18 Million Uninsured, Higher Premiums In First Year After Obamacare Repeal And Delay

The Huffington Post 125 sources

The Congressional Budget Office just issued a report on the likely effects of a Republican effort to repeal Obamacare immediately but keep some elements of the coverage expansion in place for two years.

Feds: Wife present when Fla. gunman bought ammo - Club attacker's wife could face life in prison on new charges - Orlando nightclubs deploy radar technology to detect weapons

Fox News 79 sources

Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, shopped with her husband at a Walmart the night before the massacre where he bought five containers of ammunition, a source close to the investigation told FoxNews.com on…

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Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp

BBC 233 sources

An air force pilot thought he was attacking Boko Haram militants, the army says.

Putin says those behind Trump dossier are 'worse than prostitutes'

The Guardian / US 151 sources

Russian president dismisses alleged links between US president-elect and Moscow and says sex claims are ‘obvious fake’

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Prime minister vows to put final Brexit deal before parliament

The Guardian 666 sources

Theresa May promises to give peers and MPs vote in speech setting out government’s 12 priorities for negotiations with EU

Turkey says captures nightclub attacker who acted for Islamic State

Reuters 8 sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, an Uzbek national they said was trained in Afghanistan and had clearly acted on behalf of Islamic State.

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How Trump's Pick for Education Secretary May Reignite the Education Wars

ABC News 74 sources

Betsy DeVos is an outspoken supporter of school choice vouchers and policies.

US military: 85-90 percent of eastern Mosul cleared of ISIS militants

Fox News / U.S. 23 sources

Three months into its operation to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul, US military officials say that upwards of 90 percent of the eastern part of the city has been cleared of ISIS militants.

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On Brink of Repeal, Obamacare Has Never Been More Popular

NBC News 125 sources

It's the first time in the poll since the law's passage that more Americans think Obamacare is a good idea rather than a bad idea.

Tuesday, Jan 17

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: underwater search called off

The Guardian / World 457 sources

Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 might never be found after suspension of underwater search

Istanbul Nightclub Attack Suspect Captured by Police

NBC News 350 sources

The suspected attacker has been apprehended and taken to Haseki hospital in Istanbul, a police source told NBC News. The suspect killed 39 and wounded 69 people after opening fire in a crowd gathered to celebrate the new year at Reina…

Monday, Jan 16

Trump worries Nato with 'obsolete' comment

BBC.com 40 sources

The US president-elect stirs concern among allies and says Germany was wrong to admit 1m migrants.

Turkish cargo Boeing 747 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

Al Jazeera 443 sources

Body of one pilot and 19 local people whose houses were in the Boeing 747 jet's crash area recovered, officials say.

Noor Salman, wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, arrested

Washington Times 219 sources

The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was reportedly arrested Monday in connection with the deadly terrorist attack.

Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing'

The Guardian 138 sources

US president-elect says Britain voted to leave EU because people ‘want their own identity’

Sunday, Jan 15

Trump Calls Civil Rights Icon Lewis 'All Talk,' Sparking Backlash

NBC News 179 sources

Trump's series of tweets criticizing Lewis set off a flurry of reaction on the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

John Brennan: Trump's 'Nazi Germany' tweet to US agencies was 'outrageous'

The Guardian / AU 171 sources

The outgoing CIA director admonished the president-elect for ‘talking and tweeting’ without fully understanding Russia’s threat to national security

Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace

Reuters 43 sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations.

China warns Trump that Taiwan policy is 'non-negotiable'

The Guardian / AU 79 sources

Beijing says accord which regards Taiwan as part of China is the political basis for all Sino-US relations and of ‘high sensitivity’

Saturday, Jan 14

Donald Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful'

The Guardian 118 sources

President-elect also hints that Beijing will need to show good faith on trade practices for him to commit to ‘One China’ policy

Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis

The Guardian / US 179 sources

Donald Trump provoked fresh outrage on Saturday by lashing out at a revered civil rights activist who challenged the legitimacy of his election win.

Senate intelligence committee to question Trump team on Russia links

The Guardian 81 sources

The Senate intelligence committee plans to interview senior figures in the incoming Trump administration as part of its inquiry into Russian hacking during the US election, its chairman said on Friday.

It will only get harder for Republicans aiming to repeal Obamacare

Washington Post 229 sources

Congress took its first step toward rolling back President Obama’s health-care reform law Friday, with the House voting along party lines to pass a crucial precursor to the Affordable Care Act’s unrav...

Friday, Jan 13

Obama Awards Biden The Presidential Medal Of Freedom In Surprise White House Tribute

The Huffington Post 259 sources

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a surprise event at the White House paying tribute to him.

U.S. Justice Department blasts Chicago police over excessive force

Reuters 172 sources

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's police routinely used excessive force, tolerated racially discriminatory conduct and often maintained a "code of silence" among officers to thwart investigations into misconduct, federal officials said in a…

Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

USA TODAY / News 202 sources

Cubans will now be treated the same way as migrants from other countries.