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USC makes bombshell football hire, agreeing to terms with Lincoln Riley


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U.S. and EU suspend 16-year Airbus-Boeing feud, agreeing to work together to counter China


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Trump rips his own FBI director for agreeing with IG report

Trump rips his own FBI director for agreeing with IG reportPresident Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Christopher Wray after the FBI director agreed with the conclusion of the Justice Department inspector general report that the bureau’s Russia probe was justified and not politically biased.



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Boris Johnson is reportedly very close to agreeing a Brexit deal with the EU

Boris Johnson is reportedly very close to agreeing a Brexit deal with the EUEU sources told Bloomberg that a deal could be concluded as early as Tuesday, with the UK set to agree a new compromise deal.



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Bill Gates says he regrets meeting Epstein after his conviction and agreeing to donate $2m to MIT

Bill Gates says he regrets meeting Epstein after his conviction and agreeing to donate $  2m to MITBill Gates said he regrets meeting with Jeffrey Epstein and giving a $ 2 million donation to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through him after the financier was convicted of sex offences. Mr Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, met with Epstein in 2013, five years after he pleaded guilty to two charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution, and later made an an anonymous donation to MIT's Media Lab. Focus has fallen on the pair's relationships after US media reports suggested Epstein used proxies to make $ 7.5 million in donations to the prestigious institution after he was removed from MIT's official donor database. It emerged last week that Mr Gates made a $ 2 million donation to the MIT Media Lab in October 2014, which he requested to be recorded as an anonymous donation.  According to a leaked email seen by the New Yorker, the Media Lab's director, Joi Ito, wrote to a colleague: “This is a $ 2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein”.  However Mr Gates has denied the donation was made at Epstein's behest, with a spokesperson saying “any claim that Epstein directed any programmatic or personal grant making for Bill Gates is completely false.” Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of sex offences in 2008 Credit: AP And in an interview with Axios this week, Mr Gates expressed regret over his link to Epstein, saying "I wish I hadn't met with him". Mr Gates said Epstein was introduced to him "as somebody who could bring more people into philanthropy". He added: "There were meetings along those lines. That didn't materialise, and so then I stopped meeting with him."   Asked if he felt used by Epstein, Mr Gates said: "I'd say I didn't have a … business or personal relationship – I wouldn't go that far." MIT's media lab has faced public backlash after it emerged that senior figures in the research laboratory had concealed the extent of its contact and fundraising ties with Epstein.  Shortly after the New Yorker published leaked internal emails, Mr Ito resigned as director of the lab and as an employee of the institution. MIT said it had launched an independent investigations into the lab's alleged links to Epstein.  Yesterday a computer scientist, Richard Stallman, also resigned from MIT after he appeared to suggest having sex with a minor does not constitute assault an in leaked comments about one of Epstein's alleged victims.  An MIT graduate, Selam Jie Gano, shared the emails online in a post calling for Mr Stallman's removal. According to her post, Mr Stallman was discussing Marvin Minsky, a deceased MIT academic, accused of assaulting one of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre. Ms Giuffre has alleged in court documents that Epstein sent her to have sex with Mr Minsky. Mr Stallman argued that Mr Minsky had not actually assaulted her because there is no suggestion that "he applied force or violence". In the emails, the computer scientist said that “the most plausible scenario is that she presented herself to him as entirely willing" while "being coerced by Epstein".  He went on to argue that sexual assault is a "vague" definition and questioned whether it applied to Mr Minsky, before going to say “it is morally absurd to define ‘rape’ in a way that depends on minor details such as which country it was in or whether the victim was 18 years old or 17.” Announcing his immediate resignation, Mr Stallman said the move was down to “pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterisations”.



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Trump signals trust in North Korea after agreeing to meeting

Trump signals trust in North Korea after agreeing to meetingThe president told reporters that he believed the meeting would be “very successful” and that North Korea would keep a promise to put their nuclear tests on hold ahead of historic talks between the two nations.



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Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince saysThe vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. “We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,” which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court.” Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $ 100 billion of illicit money through settlements.



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Budget Chief Raises Possibility Of Trump Agreeing To Obamacare Subsidy Deal

Budget Chief Raises Possibility Of Trump Agreeing To Obamacare Subsidy DealWASHINGTON ― Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney suggested on Fox News Sunday that President Donald Trump could back a bipartisan deal on making certain reimbursement payments to insurers if he also got other, smaller changes to the health care system.



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Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKK

Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKKFormer Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla) tells Chuck Todd that now "is not a time for us to be afraid to be tweeted" by the president.



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