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Unseen in 35 years: Veteran weather reporter on oceans ‘exploding’ with tropical storms

The world is facing a record number of storms raging through the Northern hemisphere at the same time. There are five tropical storms just this week, including a potentially “catastrophic” Hurricane Florence, meteorologists say. Florence, a Category 2 hurricane that has already prompted massive evacuations in the US, is far from being the only one roaming through the Atlantic. Another ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson elected to legislative assembly in suburban Moscow

MMA fighter Jeff Monson, who has recently been granted Russian citizenship, won election to the legislative assembly in the town of Krasnogorsk, near Moscow on Sunday. Monson’s victory was reported on Monday by the Krasnogorsk branch of the Russian parliamentary majority party United Russia. Centrist, conservative and pro-Putin, United Russia backed Monson in the elections. Read more A vocal critic ...

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Lyft hires Google veteran to build out business platforms

Lyft has hired Google veteran Manish Gupta as vice president of engineering to build out the ride-hailing company’s business platforms, including enterprise, partnerships and healthcare. Gupta will report directly to Peter Morelli. He will work alongside Ran Makavy, who heads up Lyft’s ride-share technology team, CTO Chris Lambert and Katie Dill, the company’s vice president of design. In this newly ...

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‘Time to go’: Veteran US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump’s EU & NATO rants

Donald Trump’s careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia to retire from his post, saying these values are no longer compatible with “his DNA.” “The United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service, effective July 29, after 33 years of public service,” a State Department ...

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MMA veteran Jeff Monson reveals plans for political career in Russia

Distinguished MMA fighter, and new Russian citizen, Jeff Monson has revealed that he intends to join a municipal legislature, with future ambitions in the federal parliament. “I want to become a member of parliament in Krasnogorsk,” Monson announced on Echo of Moscow talk radio. Krasnogorsk is a relatively large and rapidly developing town in suburban Moscow. The ex-athlete then said ...

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Who framed President Putin? CIA veteran hints at culprit, slams Senate-backed ‘collusion’ tale

A Senate committee thinks it’s a viable scenario that Vladimir Putin ordered the manipulation of US elections to install Donald Trump as president. A CIA veteran of 55 years believes it’s more likely the spy agency framed Russia. Ray McGovern made his comments as the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed a report on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative surrounding the 2016 presidential ...

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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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WWII veteran who walked with Putin after being pushed by his guards tells RT of his many battles

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bodyguards pushed away a World War II veteran at the Victory Day parade in Moscow, then Putin himself invited him to walk together. The two turned out to be old acquaintances. Retired major general Dmitry Syrkashev, 94, told RT that he was called up for military service when he was younger than 17. After completing just ...

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Snap’s CFO is out and a veteran Amazon exec is taking his place

Snap Chief Financial Officer Drew Vollero is going to be leaving his post at the Snapchat parent company next week and will be replaced by Amazon VP of finance Tim Stone, according to financial documents filed with the SEC today. Vollero was the company’s first CFO and has presided over Snap finances since joining less than three years ago. Since ...

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Never too late: 96yo WWII veteran graduates with degree seven decades after last class

Bob Barger, a decorated US naval aviator, has finally received his college degree, some 68 years after he took his final class. This may make the 96 year old the oldest college graduate in the world. The University of Toledo, Ohio, has awarded an associate degree to Barger who dropped out of college before his graduation, but had enough credits ...

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