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Donald Trump Attacks Jimmy Fallon For Expressing Regret About That 2016 Interview

Donald Trump Attacks Jimmy Fallon For Expressing Regret About That 2016 InterviewPresident Donald Trump attacked late-night host Jimmy Fallon on Sunday for



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Trump Attacks Immigration Laws, Calls For Deportations Without Trials

Trump Attacks Immigration Laws, Calls For Deportations Without TrialsPresident Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on the United States' immigration



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GOP Trump Defenders Ratchet Up Attacks On Rosenstein With Dubious Claim Of Threat

GOP Trump Defenders Ratchet Up Attacks On Rosenstein With Dubious Claim Of ThreatWASHINGTON ― House Republicans are expanding their attacks on Deputy Attorney



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Carl Bernstein Warns Of 'Authoritarianism' As Trump Repeatedly Attacks Mueller Probe

Carl Bernstein Warns Of 'Authoritarianism' As Trump Repeatedly Attacks Mueller ProbeLegendary journalist Carl Bernstein warned President Donald Trump's attacks on



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Famous Ivan the Terrible painting 'badly damaged' after vandal attacks Moscow gallery

Famous Ivan the Terrible painting 'badly damaged' after vandal attacks Moscow galleryA vandal enraged by what he claimed is a misleading portrayal of Ivan the Terrible has badly damaged one of the most iconic paintings of the infamous Tsar.  The attacker, who has not been named, used a metal pole to break the glass protecting Ilya Repin's Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16th, 1581, just before closing time at Moscow's Treyakov gallery on Friday.  "The painting is badly damaged, the canvas is ripped in three places in the central part…. The falling glass also damaged the frame," the gallery said in a statement.  "Luckily, the most valuable images, those of the faces and hands of the tsar and prince were not damaged," the statement said. A 37-year old man from the town of Voronezh was arrested at the scene, police said in a statement.  The suspect told officers that he had acted because of what he called the "falsehood of the historical facts depicted on the canvas." Ilya Repin was one of the greatest Russian artists of the 19th century Credit: GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo “I came to see the painting. I wanted to leave, but then dropped into the buffet and drank 100 grams of vodka. I don’t drink vodka, and became overwhelmed by something,” he said in a video released by police.   Repin's painting, which was completed in 1885, depicts the moment of deranged grief when the aging Ivan the Terrible realizes he has murdered his son and heir apparent in a rage.  It is considered one of Repin's most emotionally intense paintings, and it has been said that Ivan the Terrible's eyes can drive viewers mad.  Tsar Alexander III disliked the painting so much he banned its display for several months after it was unveiled – making it the first painting subject to censorship in Russia. The painting after the 1913 knife attack Credit: Wikipedia Commons In 1913 a mentally ill man called Abram Balashov cut it with a knife in three places, shouting "enough death, enough blood!" Gregory Khruslov, the curator responsible for the painting, threw himself under a train when he heard about it.   Repin, who is widely considered the greatest Russian painter of the 19th century, was still alive to help restore the painting after that attack.  The painting has been held by the Tretyakov since the 19th century. In 2011 Repin's A Parisian Cafe fetched  £4.5 million at auction.  Ivan the Terrible ruled Russia from 1547 to 1584.  Putin last year defending Ivan the Terrible (not that bad, look at all the other leaders back then!) "Take the famous legend about how [in English, here] Ivan the Terrible, Ivan Grozny, killed his son. That's known yet, whether he killed his son or not"https://t.co/Ko0tyZZSG2— Scott Rose (@rprose) May 26, 2018 Most sources agree he killed his son Ivan in a quarrel over the Tsar's handling of a war with Poland and his treatment of the Tsarevich's wife, who had miscarried after being beaten by her father-in-law.  But some Russian nationalists argue that his reputation for brutality, including the story that he murdered Ivan, is actually a product of Western propaganda.  Vladimir Putin said last year that "its is not known yet" whether Ivan the Terrible killed his son, and that the whole story may have been made up by envoys from the Vatican who wanted to convert Russia from Orthodoxy to Catholicism.  In 2013, a nationalist group called Holy Rus sent an open letter the Tretyakov's director and Russia's minister of culture demanding Repin's painting be removed on the grounds that there was no evidence for the murder and that the painting was thus "a libel against the Russian people."  In October 2016 the Russian town of Oryol courted controversy by erecting the first public statue of Ivan the Terrible. 



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Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers Near Seattle, Killing One and Injuring Another

Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers Near Seattle, Killing One and Injuring AnotherThe cougar bit one of the cyclists on the head before pouncing on the second, killing him and dragging him away



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Devin Nunes, Fundraising Off FBI Attacks, Tells Potential Donors That Trump Says He's A Hero

Devin Nunes, Fundraising Off FBI Attacks, Tells Potential Donors That Trump Says He's A HeroWASHINGTON ― House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)



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The Latest: UN chief condemns Indonesia church attacks

The Latest: UN chief condemns Indonesia church attacksSURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches (all times local):



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Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churches

Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churchesSURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror from one of its worst attacks since the 2002 Bali bombings.



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Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from SyriaIsrael could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation could be looming ahead of next week’s review decision by U.S. President Donald Trump on the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran.



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