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If the accusations prove to be true, Chakrabarti's act of creative accounting would be a violation of campaign finance law. It's because Ocasio-Cortez " never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign", the report said.
  • Pope to Open Secret Archives Shedding Light on Vatican Actions During Holocaust

    Pope to Open Secret Archives Shedding Light on Vatican Actions During Holocaust

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    Saying the Catholic Church "has no fear of history", the Pope told staff at the Vatican Secret Archives that documents about Pius XII , who was pope from 1939 to 1958, would be available to researchers from March 2 next year. Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem - said it "commends" the decision, "which will enable objective and open research as well as comprehensive discourse on issues related to the conduct of the Vatican in particular, and the Catholic ...
  • Dutch husband of Shamima Begum wants to take her home

    Dutch husband of Shamima Begum wants to take her home

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    Asked if he thought marrying a girl of that age was acceptable, he acknowledged that she had been "very young". "I was there for only three weeks because after that I got married". Mr Riedijk, who faces a jail sentence of up to six years for joining a terror group if he returns to the Netherlands, admitted he had "married a child" when he Wednesday Ms Begum in 2015.
  • House Democrats open new probe into Trump-Putin talks

    House Democrats open new probe into Trump-Putin talks

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    The demands, made by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler , D-N.Y., cover communications between former White House counsel Donald McGahn and the president relating to Trump's fired national security adviser, Michel Flynn, as well as Flynn's statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contacts with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
  • Jane Philpott Resigns From Trudeau Cabinet Amid SNC-Lavalin Affair

    Jane Philpott Resigns From Trudeau Cabinet Amid SNC-Lavalin Affair

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    Gerald Butts, who quit as Trudeau's principal secretary last month over the SNC-Lavalin affair, will testify to the House of Commons justice committee from 10 a.m. "Jane is a natural choice for this role", said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outside of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on January 14th, 2019 during the announcement regarding Philpott's appointment.
  • $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in South Carolina

    $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in South Carolina

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    The victor had until April 17 to claim the prize. The victor of the lottery has chose to remain anonymous. That jackpot also had some mystery as the California winners didn't come forward until about six months later. The victor let another customer buy a Mega Millions ticket in front of them in line, which " led to an incredible outcome", according to the news release.
  • Video Shows Avalanche Covering Colorado Highway With Snow

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    There were several videos of the incident posted online, capturing the snow piling down toward the road. He pulled the vehicle over and waited as the snow crashed down the mountain in front of him. He says it was "exciting, but pretty nerve wracking". "A potent winter storm caused avalanche danger to rise yesterday and very unsafe conditions persist today".
  • Lawmakers demand documents from White House for Trump investigation

    Lawmakers demand documents from White House for Trump investigation

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    Broadly speaking, this means that a panoply of topics and people that are already being investigated by either Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Southern District of NY - or both - are now under an additional microscope from Congress. In a letter to the White House, the committee asked for information surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's termination, communications with Justice Department officials, the Trump Tower meeting and multiple other matters.
  • Canadian PM shuffles cabinet amid growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

    Canadian PM shuffles cabinet amid growing SNC-Lavalin scandal

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    Wilson-Raybould, however, is saying otherwise. The prime minister has denied putting pressure on her. One of the main arguments and fears propagated during the SNC-Lavalin affair by Liberals seeking to defend the push towards a deferred prosecution agreement was that if punished with a freeze on government contracts the company would move its headquarters out of the country.
  • Rand Paul reportedly to vote against Trump declaring national emergency at border

    Rand Paul reportedly to vote against Trump declaring national emergency at border

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    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he won't support President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund construction of a wall along the U.S. What is the significance of Paul's decision? But he quickly declared a national emergency to unlock billions of dollars in federal funds to build the border wall , bypassing Congress after lawmakers refused to meet his multibillion-dollar request for his top domestic priority.
  • UK’s Fox: EU offering long Brexit delay not possible

    UK’s Fox: EU offering long Brexit delay not possible

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    The embattled leader is now seeking changes to the pact which she hopes will be enough to get it through parliament by 12 March. It came as shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said the party would whip its MPs to back the party's policy to support a public vote.
  • United States closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

    United States closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

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    It infuriated the Palestinians who see closing the office that served them and moving it to the embassy as another sign of the Trump administration's pro-Israel bias. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), said: "The Trump administration is intent on leaving no room for doubt about its hostility towards the Palestinian people and their inalienable rights, as well as its abject disregard for global law and its obligations under the ...
  • Wind chill advisory issued, records in jeopardy as cold air returns

    Wind chill advisory issued, records in jeopardy as cold air returns

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    Another round of arctic air has begun in eastern Iowa, with strong northerly winds keeping wind chills well below zero for an extended period. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon Monday. The high temperature Monday will be 21 degrees with cloudy skies. "It's not going to be the same temperature as what we saw in January". End of the week looking a little more seasonable, even a bit of warm-up! Side streets will still be snow-packed and icy for the Monday morning drive.