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‘I considered driving a taxi for living before a job came up in Moscow’ – Putin

After the downfall of his patron, Anatoly Sobchak, Vladimir Putin turned down a job in the new St. Petersburg administration and considered driving a taxi to provide for his family, the Russian president recalled in an interview. Sobchak was the first and only mayor of St. Petersburg. In 1996, he failed in his bid for re-election to the office, which ...

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‘I slept with a pump-action shotgun beside my bed’: Putin reveals details of life in 1990s Russia

Vladimir Putin had to protect himself with firearms due to criminality in Russia during the pro-market reforms of the 1990s, and even considered taking a side-job as a taxi driver, the president revealed in an interview. The revelations emerged in a documentary about Putin, made by Russian journalist Andrey Kondrashov. In the film, one of the president’s friends, famous cello ...

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‘I can’t say’: Education Sec. DeVos scores an ‘F’ when asked about her state’s schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces public backlash after she confessed she did not know how public schools were performing in her home state of Michigan. DeVos has been pushing reductions in funding for public schools. Trump’s Secretary of Education was quizzed about school performance in the US, in an interview with Lesley Stahl on the CBS 60 Minutes program on ...

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‘I can’t breathe!’: Video shows beating of jaywalking man in North Carolina

Dramatic video footage has exposed two North Carolina police officers beating and tasering a black man suspected of jaywalking. After public outrage, the city’s police chief says she may resign.One officer has left the force. Police body camera video obtained by the Citizen Times  newspaper of Asheville, NC, shows Officer Chris Hickman, who is white, striking the head of Johnnie ...

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‘I could smell smoke’: High school evacuated as ISIS-supporting student brings bomb to class

A teenager has been charged with bringing a homemade bomb into a Utah high school. Students spotted a backpack emitting smoke, prompting an evacuation of some 1,100 kids on Monday. Following the discovery of the device at the Pine Valley High School in the city of St George, the school was evacuated for two hours while bomb squad officers swooped ...

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‘I wish the stadiums I played at were like Russia’s now’ – goalkeeping great Schmeichel to RT

Denmark goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel, who is working with RT as part of its World Cup 2018 special coverage, said Russia’s stadiums are top-class and urged people to “relax a little bit” about criticism by Western media. “Even though I played at the World Cup myself, this is going to be much more exciting to me,” Schmeichel told RT. “Once ...

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‘I was a fool’: Shkreli begs judge for leniency in cringe-worthy letter

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli concedes that he was “far from blameless” in a letter to a judge pleading for leniency, according to court filings. He was convicted of fraud after swindling investors out of millions of dollars. Shkreli, once dubbed “the most hated man in America,” earned notoriety after increasing the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000% in ...

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‘I got in Microsoft’s way’: Recycler sentenced over free Windows recovery CDs tells RT

Recycling advocate Eric Lundgren, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for making free Windows recovery discs, told RT that he will use his appeal to continue fighting against planned obsolescence by Microsoft and others. “I was very, very shocked when I was given a prison sentence for extending the lifecycle of electronics, practicing recycling and trying to empower ...

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‘I don’t understand why civilians need military weapons’ – Condi Rice

Condoleezza Rice doesn’t “understand why civilians need to have access to military weapons.” The former Secretary of State’s comments are seemingly at odds with her support for the 2nd Amendment. Rice, George W Bush’s secretary of state, was speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday when she questioned the need for military weapons. “I think it is time to ...

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