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Wall may be built in House Intel Committee as atmosphere ‘absolute poison’

Forget the US-Mexican border wall. The newest dividing line in Washington will bisect a committee at the heart of Capitol Hill. Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall separating their staffers from Democrats, according to CBS. Read more ...

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Russian Upper House prepares bill banning drug ads – top senator

Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko has revealed that the body’s committee for social policies is preparing a bill that would completely ban the advertising of drugs. Matviyenko announced the news at the first session of Russia’s council for regional healthcare development associated with the upper house of parliament, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. Read more “Our citizens have been ...

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‘House of horror & torture’: Redevelopment of Gestapo HQ into luxury condo sparks anger in Hamburg

Families of Nazi torture victims are fuming over the transformation of the former Gestapo headquarters in Hamburg into a luxury condo at the expense of a memorial to those affected by the Secret Police’s atrocities. In 2009, city planners awarded a development contract to Quantum Immobilien to convert a complex of four buildings dating to the 19th century into a ...

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House approves release of Democrats’ rebuttal memo

The House Intelligence Committee has voted to publish the memo authored by the Democrats challenging last week’s majority report about the FBI and DOJ abuses of surveillance powers to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. On Monday evening, the committee voted unanimously to release the Democrats’ memo and sent it to the White House for final approval, following the same ...

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‘Reform of CAS? Why not start with WADA, IOC?’ – Russian Upper House chair

Following calls to reform the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the wake of its decision on Russia, one should start with reforming the IOC and the anti-doping agency WADA, the chair of Russia’s Upper House has argued. “Of course, one can speculate about the need to reform CAS, especially after the IOC was not satisfied with its decision ...

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House GOP memo critical of FBI made public

A four-page memorandum commissioned by Devin Nunes (R-California), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has been made public over the objections of Democrats, the FBI, and the Department of Justice. FULL TEXT OF CLASSIFIED MEMO Declassified by President Donald Trump and published by the committee on Friday against the objections of Democrats, the DOJ and the FBI, the memo lays ...

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Russia’s FSB releases video of special ops breaching ISIS member’s safe house

The FSB has released a video showing a Special Forces team making entry into a terrorist’s safe house in Nizhny Novgorod, where a suspected Islamic State member plotted an attack on Russia’s 2018 presidential elections. The footage shows an entry team preparing to break into a house where the terrorist suspect was hiding. After a loud bang, apparently caused by ...

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FBI objections to memo 'spurious', says House Republican Nunes

Objections from the FBI and Justice Department to the public release of a Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias in the Russia probe are ‘spurious,’ House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has said. The memo, commissioned by Nunes (R-California), alleges impropriety by FBI and Department of Justice officials investigating claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Having stonewalled Congress’ demands ...

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House intel panel votes to ‘release the memo’ in partisan vote

The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has voted to publish a memo reportedly alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and the DOJ, composed by the panel’s chairman, Representative Devin Nunes (R-California). The declassification process moves on to President Donald Trump, who will have five days to decide whether or not to hold its release. The Nunes memo alleges abuse of surveillance ...

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Toilet humor: Museum refuses White House request for Van Gogh, offers gold lavatory instead

The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly denied a request from the White House to borrow a Van Gogh painting for the president’s living quarters. Not to be uncharitable, the museum is said to have offered a golden toilet instead. READ MORE: A throne fit for a king: Golden toilet available for use at the Guggenheim Hoping to hang ‘Landscape With Snow’ in ...

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