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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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Trump sends National Guard to border as migrants vow to continue advance

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday night to send the National Guard to beef up security at the Mexican border and combat illegal immigration. The deployment will be done in conjunction with border state governors and will begin immediately. “The threat is real,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a press conference. “We continue to see unacceptable ...

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Olympic Athletes from Russia advance to men’s hockey final after beating Czech Republic 3-0

Published time: 23 Feb, 2018 09:57 Edited time: 23 Feb, 2018 10:03 Olympic Athletes from Russia have reached the men’s hockey finals of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, beating the Czech Republic in the semifinals 3-0. For the first time since the 1998 Nagano games, Russian players, competing this year as neutrals in the Winter Olympics, have advanced to the gold ...

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Iraqi troops advance into desert amid anti-ISIS offensive near Saudi Arabian border

The Iraqi army’s chief of operations Major-General Mahmoud al-Falahi said the troops have started an operation to drive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) from the desert areas of Anbar province, which borders Saudi Arabia, Al-Sumaria TV channel reports. “The army, police, tribal and border forces, backed by the international coalition, began this morning a large operation to clean the Anbar ...

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Oil prices rising as Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held territory

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:18 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2017 14:18 Global crude prices have hit a three-week high as the conflict between Iraqi and Kurdish forces intensifies. Iraqi troops are advancing on the city of Kirkuk, reportedly seizing the region’s oil fields. Read more West Texas Intermediate crude rose 1.6 percent to $ 52.29 per barrel, setting it ...

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Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Andrey Rublev to advance

The Spaniard had just demolished his Russian teenage opponent in a tidy one hour, 37 minutes, and Rafael Nadal was asked what he would be doing the remainder of Wednesday evening, when Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro would square off late that night in their quarterfinal match to determine Nadal’s opponent in the U.S. Open semis. “I’m gonna ...

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Venus Williams overcomes Oceane Dodin to advance to third round

Thirty-seven is the new 20, and Oceane Dodin found that out the hard way Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Venus Williams, 17 years Dodin’s elder, dispatched the Frenchwoman in straight sets — 7-5, 6-4 — to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. Williams, the elder sister of Serena Williams, is getting all the family spotlight ...

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Jay-Z's Kanye Diss Track Misleading, $20 Million was Advance for Saint Pablo Tour

Jay-Z Kanye Diss, a Miss$ 20 Mil Wasn’t a Handout 7/4/2017 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE The $ 20 million Jay-Z  fronted Kanye West was NOT a gift — as Jay insinuated on his album 4:44 — it was all part of Jay’s deal with ‘Ye. Sources with direct knowledge of Jay and Kanye’s business relationship tell TMZ, the $ 20 million was ...

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Andy Murray and Venus Williams advance at Wimbledon

LONDON — Defending champion Andy Murray of Britain fought off a nagging left hip injury and a half-hour rain delay to beat Alexander Bublik 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round of Wimbledon. Murray, who lost in the first round at Queen’s last month, showed no ill effects from an injury that caused him to call off two days of ...

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Penguins shut out Capitals in Game 7, advance to East final

WASHINGTON — Marc-Andre Fleury turned back the clock with a brilliant 29-save shutout, Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The defending champion Penguins are eight victories away from another Stanley Cup and will have home-ice advantage against the ...

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