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Family claims their Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an “extremely rare occurrence.” Portlander Danielle said that she got a call from one of her husband’s employees one day telling her to “unplug your Alexa devices right now,” and suggesting ...

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‘Obama already did it to the French’: WikiLeaks weighs in on Trump’s ‘Spygate’ claims

US President Donald Trump has seemingly found a ‘Spygate’ ally in WikiLeaks, after the whistleblowing organization tweeted to remind the public of CIA “espionage orders” for the 2012 French election. Reports that domestic intelligence chiefs in the US instructed an FBI informant to contact Trump’s campaign team during the 2016 US presidential election have incensed the current US commander-in-chief. In ...

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Orthodox church in Chechnya

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead. The terrorist group took the credit for the attack, issuing a statement through its online mouthpieces, the SITE Intelligence Group reported Sunday. Four terrorists, armed with blades, incendiary devices ...

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WaPo issues correction as story claims more people killed in school shootings than in military

The Washington Post has been forced into making several corrections to a story claiming that the number of people killed in US schools this year was double that of those killed serving in the military. READ MORE: ‘Door control is the real issue’: Twitter reacts to Texas high school massacre The newspaper revised the piece after it emerged that reporter ...

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Pentagon contractor transported explosive-laden drone on commercial flight, lawsuit claims

A former employee of a company that works closely with the Pentagon has filed a lawsuit claiming he was terminated from his job after reporting that the firm had transported a drone rigged with explosives on a commercial flight. Mark Anderson, who headed up security efforts for California-based AeroVironment’s government programs, says that he was fired after reporting to the ...

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Kiev recalls consul from Germany over claims he hailed Nazis, denied Holocaust, received Hitler cake

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has recalled its consul to Hamburg, Germany for disciplinary action after a popular vlogger accused him of being a Holocaust-denying Nazi sympathizer. Vasil Marushchinets was recalled to Kiev for an investigation into his friends-only posts on Facebook. He allegedly hailed Nazi policies and denied that the regime slaughtered millions of people in death camps. It is ...

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Jade Helm drills conspiracy fueled by… Russian bots, claims ex-CIA top spook

The almighty Russian bots were to blame for panic and paranoia around military drills held in Texas and six other states in 2015, claims former CIA head Michael Hayden. As is the tradition with bot theories, he cites zero proof. Read more Claims of impending martial law and other nefarious plots floated around the internet ahead of eight weeks of ...

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‘Infamous liar’: Iran blasts Netanyahu for claims Tehran had nuke program

Calling the Israeli premier “an infamous liar” and head of a “child-killing Zionist regime,” Iran has furiously denounced an elaborate presentation by Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he accused Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons. In a statement Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry blasted Monday’s claims by a “broke and infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits.” It ...

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Kelly in crosshairs: NBC claims WH chief of staff called Trump ‘idiot’

A controversial NBC News report claims White House Chief of Staff John Kelly disparaged President Donald Trump, echoing last year’s rumors about Rex Tillerson. Kelly and Trump have denounced the story as false. NBC’s story on Monday claimed that Kelly, a former US Marine general, talked about himself as saving the country from Trump and even called the president “an ...

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White House says Israel’s claims about Iran’s nukes are ‘consistent with what US has long known’

The “new and compelling” details about Iran’s nuclear program revealed by the Israeli prime minister are “consistent” with what the United States has long known, the White House said after Benjamin Netanyahu’s flashy presentation. On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of “lying” about its nuclear research program. Citing evidence from a trove of secret files that the Israeli ...

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