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U.S. agencies have not validated Ethiopian Airlines black box data: U.S. officials

U.S. agencies have not validated Ethiopian Airlines black box data: U.S. officialsEarlier on Sunday, a spokesman for the Ethiopian Transport Ministry said the data from the black boxes was successfully recovered and teams from the United States and Ethiopia had validated it. Citing analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster, the spokesman said the crash had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash. Investigators are trying to determine why the aircraft plunged into a field shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, searching for possible similarities to an October Lion Air crash that killed 189 people.



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Senate sets votes on bills to reopen government agencies

Senate sets votes on bills to reopen government agenciesThe U.S. Senate has scheduled votes on Thursday on competing proposals by Republicans and Democrats that would reopen an array of federal agencies that have been partially shuttered since Dec. 22. One vote would be on a plan by President Donald Trump to reopen the agencies and provide $ 5.7 billion for this year to help build a southwest border wall, which is opposed by Democrats who are needed for passage. The second measure, by Democrats, would fund the various agencies until Feb. 8 but with none of Trump’s wall demand and will test Republican resolve to stand by the president.



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House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight

House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fightThe Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for some federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as an estimated 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck. The Senate adjourned for the weekend without taking action, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not bring the House bill up for a vote. Republicans who control the Senate have so far stood with Trump and insisted that any spending bills include money for his wall.



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Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

Federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raisesWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay.



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The Latest: Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

The Latest:  Federal agencies told to hold off pay raisesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House efforts to prevent a pay raise for top administration officials during the government shutdown (all times local):



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US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisations

US charges seven Russian intelligence officers linked to global cyber hack of doping agencies and other organisationsThe US Department of Justice has charged seven Russian military intelligence officers with hacking anti-doping agencies and other organisations. An indictment announced in Washington on Thursday said Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly supported a ban on Russian athletes in international sports competitions and because they had condemned Russia’s state-sponsored athlete doping program. Prosecutors said the Russians also targeted a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company and an international organisation that was investigating chemical weapons in Syria and the poisoning of a former GRU officer.



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Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU SaysVarious branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews



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Once Again, Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Is Targeting U.S. Elections Right Now

Once Again, Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Is Targeting U.S. Elections Right NowRussia is waging a "pervasive" campaign to undermine democracy and "divide the



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Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies“As it was climbing after taking off from the Hmeimim airbase, the Russian fighter Su-30SM crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. Two pilots, who fought until the last minute to save the plane, died, according to reports from the scene,” the statement said. The accident brings Russia’s official military losses in Syria to 86.



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Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos -agencies

Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos -agenciesRussian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday that further Western missile strikes on Syria would lead to chaos in international relations, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying. Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone to discuss the situation in Syria after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on the country over a suspected poison gas attack.



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