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White House makes reporters ‘give thanks’ before asking questions

Reporters have taken to social media to troll White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she made journalists share what they were “thankful for” before they were allowed to talk turkey. On Monday, Huckabee Sanders began the last White House press briefing before Thanksgiving by sharing what she was thankful for, adding that “it would be nice” if the ...

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Opioid epidemic costing US more than $500bn – White House

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 20:50 The cost of the opioid epidemic in the US has increased six-fold after a White House panel revised the total to include the value of lost lives. Previous estimates looked only at health care, law enforcement and economic activity. The updated figures put the actual cost of the opioid crisis on the American economy ...

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US white supremacist convicted of murdering 3 best friends, shooting another

A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington. On July 15 of last year, Brent Luyster, 37, fatally shot his best friend Zachary David Thompson, 36, his friend Joseph LaMar, 38, and LaMar’s partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar’s ...

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Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists’ profiles

A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the users who no longer have a blue checkmark displayed on their profiles. On Wednesday, Twitter admitted in a thread on its support account that “verification has long been perceived as ...

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White House releases rules on reporting cybersecurity flaws

After a hacker stole cyber tools from an NSA “stockpile” to carry out the WannaCry cyberattack, the White House is now revealing how and when the government decides to disclose vulnerabilities or keep them secret. On Wednesday, the White House published a charter that details the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), which was established under former President Barack Obama to determine ...

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Pope Francis gives white & gold Lamborghini away to charity (PHOTOS)

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 17:46 Pope Francis has just received a unique Lamborghini Huracan sports car, but he won’t be driving it. The pontiff, known for his humble lifestyle, has decided to auction the expensive present to raise money for the poor. Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini presented the lavish present to the Pope on Wednesday, according to ...

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‘Future of ISIS caliphate’: Son of Sally Jones ‘still alive’ after ‘White Widow’ killed in US drone

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:01 Syrian sources claim the son of British jihadist Sally Jones, dubbed the ‘White Widow’ by the media, is alive and well. Joe ‘Jojo’ Dixon, 12, was thought to have been killed alongside his mother in a CIA Reaper drone strike in June. Initial reports suggested the British woman used her indoctrinated son as a ...

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‘White Europe of brotherly nations’ – Tommy Robinson represents UK at huge far-right Polish demo

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 13:20 Far-right European figures, including former leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson, attended a huge demonstration in Warsaw on Poland’s Independence Day. Around 60,000 nationalist and fascist demonstrators attended, in what has been described as one of the largest far-right gatherings in the world. Apart from Robinson, who covered the event for ...

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White House and Kremlin send conflicting signals on Putin-Trump meeting at APEC

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 06:09 Edited time: 10 Nov, 2017 06:43 Russia and the US are as yet unclear on whether a bilateral meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will take place at the APEC summit. While the White House says there are scheduling conflicts, Moscow says it may be still viable. On Thursday, Russian presidential aide for ...

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British Council boss sacked for calling Prince George ‘emblem of white privilege’ denied payout

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 12:08 A former British Council manager who was sacked for calling Prince George, the Queen’s great grandson, the emblem of “white privilege” has lost her claim for compensation. Angela Gibbins was fired after making the comments on Facebook in July last year. Gibbins, who earned £80,000 ($ 105,000) per year as head of global estates ...

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