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NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it

White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency. Citing “a dozen current and former White House officials and others,” the NYT reports that Donald F. McGahn II has been talking to Mueller about the part of the ...

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Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced

Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don’t think it was an accident. PragerU (short for Prager University, after its founder Dennis Prager) says nine of its posts reached none of its three million-odd followers, and at least two videos were ...

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Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe ‘frustrating as hell’

After 19 months of a “frustrating as hell’ probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found “no factual evidence” of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), who heads the last bipartisan probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, shared in an interview with AP while there is “no factual ...

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New Roscosmos chief says Russia mulls reusable rockets, slams Elon Musk for ‘killing competitors’

Russia may develop reusable first stages for its rockets, which would likely land horizontally rather than in the style of SpaceX’s Falcons, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said. He also had words for SpaceX boss Elon Musk. The new heavy Soyuz-5 rocket, currently developed by Russia, must become more powerful yet remain cheaper than the products supplied by the competitors, ...

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Sweden needs a vote on EU membership, says nationalist politician

The leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has pledged his party’s support for a referendum on the Scandinavian country’s membership in the European Union. “The EU is not the way to cooperate in Europe,” Party chief Jimmie Akesson said on Sveriges Radio, calling for a Brexit-style vote. “My position is that we should renegotiate the terms [of our membership] of ...

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Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year

Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $ 300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their choice. About 750,000 non-profits currently have access to Facebook’s fundraising tools (but not every user, since they haven’t rolled ...

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Transport Security head says armed surveillance of innocent flying Americans ‘makes a lot of sense’

Transport Security administrator David Pekoske has defended his agency’s controversial and creepy Quiet Skies surveillance program – that sees armed federal agents collect information on ordinary Americans’ behavior in airports. Pekoske told CBS News – in his first TV interview since the controversial program was revealed a month ago – that a dragnet surveillance program like Quiet Skies “makes an ...

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US and allies violating INF Treaty, says senior Russian diplomat

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said that the United States and some of its allies were knowingly violating the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by deploying launching systems capable of firing cruise missiles. “As far as the INF Treaty is concerned, the situation is evident in which the United States and some of its allies are knowingly violating it, in ...

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