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FBI’s Strzok calls Congress hearing a ‘victory for Putin,’ denies anti-Trump bias

Anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with Lisa Page were expressions of “deep patriotism” and not bias, FBI agent Peter Strzok told US Congress. He also claimed the hearing was a victory for Russian efforts to destroy America. Strzok, the former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence of the FBI, faced the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Thursday, to answer questions ...

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Monsanto accused of ‘fraud & bullying’ during court hearing on ‘probably carcinogenic’ weed killer

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has engaged in “scientific fraud” and bullying, in attempts to conceal that its popular weed killer Roundup has potential links to cancer, a lawyer has argued, in a landmark lawsuit against the company. The global chemical corporation has “specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said attorney Brent Wisner, speaking at ...

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‘Nothing more terrifying than hearing shooter reload from under your desk’ – Maryland paper survivor

A crime reporter who witnessed his colleagues being shot at an Annapolis, Maryland newspaper and then waited under his desk for the gunman to pick the next victim, posted a harrowing description of the attack on Twitter. Five people were killed and several others gravely injured at the offices of Capital Gazette in Annapolis on Thursday. The gunman has been ...

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VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector

Podcasts are television for the earbud generation. And podcasts have been around for a surprisingly long time. If you’re one of the folks who got hooked on podcasts around 2014, when Sarah Koenig and other producers from This American Life launched the wildly popular Serial podcast, you might think that it’s a brand new medium. But podcasts — audio that’s ...

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US government employee suffers brain injury after hearing ‘abnormal sound’ in China

A US government worker has reportedly suffered a mild brain injury after hearing an “abnormal sound” while working in China. The incident has sparked comparisons to last year’s alleged ‘sonic attack’ on US diplomats in Cuba. The US State Department issued a health warning to its citizens based in China outlining the mysterious case. “A US government employee in China ...

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EU parliament pushes for Zuckerberg hearing to be live-streamed

There’s confusion about whether a meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the European Union’s parliament — which is due to take place next Tuesday — will go ahead as planned or not. The meeting was confirmed by the EU parliament’s president this week, and is the latest stop on Zuckerberg’s contrition tour, following the Cambridge Analytics data misuse story that blew ...

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CIA veteran McGovern dragged from Haspel hearing tells RT details of his arrest (VIDEO)

Former CIA officer Ray McGovern has been released by a court after being dragged out of Gina Haspel’s Senate confirmation hearing. He told RT the arrest caused him injury and that he had taken the hearing’s chairman “at his word.” McGovern, a retired CIA analyst, walked free from a court in Washington DC, after being arrested by Capitol Police and ...

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Former CIA analyst dragged from Haspel hearing by Capitol Police after anti-torture protest

Former CIA analyst and anti-war activist Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from the US Senate hearing where Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, was answering questions about her record on torture. McGovern was dragged from the room by Capitol Police after demanding that Haspel answer questions put to her about the waterboarding of terror suspects at a ...

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Democrats claim Diamond & Silk lied over Trump payments in congressional hearing

Conservative YouTube stars Diamond and Silk claimed under oath that they were never paid by the Trump campaign in the run-up to the 2016 election. Democrats say a “field consulting” payment in the FEC filings means they lied. At Thursday’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Diamond, whose real name is Lynette Hardaway, testified the duo had “never been paid ...

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‘He’s no diplomat’: Code pink protester removed from Pompeo hearing &arrested

A ‘Code Pink’ protester was removed from Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing for his new appointment as Secretary of State. She told RT that as a former diplomat she thought that Pompeo was not fit for the job. A number of Code Pink protesters, dressed in pink, held up signs demonstrating against Trump’s choice. “No more wars, no Pompeo,” they chanted. ...

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