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PLUGGING THE LEAK: NSA contractor accused of leaking top secret report on Russia to news site

A federal contractor was arrested over the weekend and accused of leaking a classified report containing “Top Secret level” information on Russian hacking efforts during the 2016 presidential election. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, appeared in U.S. District Court in Augusta, ...

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Africa: Why Growth Is No Longer a Silver Bullet for Success

[The Conversation Africa] The idea that the economic “pie” can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody’s greed. Rampant inequality thus becomes socially acceptable because we hope the growth of the economy will ...

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MORE QATAR FALLOUT? Trump team debates Muslim B'hood terror label

There’s a battle inside the Trump administration over what to do about the Muslim Brotherhood, the group at the center of Monday’s pivotal decision by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut ties with Qatar over ...

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Qatar crisis: Emirates and Etihad suspend flights – how you could be affected

The Middle Eastern airlines have announced the unprecedented suspension of flight services to Doha, the capital of Qatar.  Etihad, Emirates and FlyDubai will continue a normal schedule today but as of tomorrow morning, there will be no more flights to ...

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Missing dog snatched from garden six years ago is reunited with her owners

Cheryl McCabe had long since given up hope of every seeing shaggy-haired pet Patterdale Terrier Mitzy again when she received a bolt from the blue phone call telling her the “perfect pet” was still alive. She had owned Mitzy for ...

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NAZI ISLAND BASE? Man on quest to prove home was U-boat hub

The current occupant of a secluded home on one of Spain’s Canary Islands is determined to find out whether it was once used by the Nazis as a secret U-boat base. Pedro Fumero, who moved into the so-called Villa Winter ...

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UNFRIENDLY FIRE Conway’s husband takes swipe at Trump on Twitter

The husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway – and a former top prospect to lead a Justice Department division – on Monday criticized President Trump for bashing the DOJ’s “politically correct” revision of his original travel ban executive order. ...

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‘I’m the victim and I’m in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker

An Alberta judge jailed a sexual assault victim for five nights in the Edmonton Remand Centre while she testified at the preliminary hearing of the man who attacked her. Alerted to the case by CBC News, Alberta’s justice minister has ...

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