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Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professor

Lecturer slams school for not backing Bush-tweet professorFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."



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Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in Syria

Trump calls out Putin for backing 'Animal Assad' in SyriaPresident Trump delivered a critique of Russian leader Vladimir Putin after reports that the Syrian government launched another chemical attack against its own people this weekend.



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Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical Attack

Trump Blames Putin, Iran For Backing 'Animal Assad' In Wake Of Reported Chemical AttackPresident Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at Russian President Vladimir Putin



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Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over Jerusalem

Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over JerusalemPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



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2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax Bill

2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax BillWASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all.



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Cambodian leader gets China's backing as West condemns crackdown

Cambodian leader gets China's backing as West condemns crackdownBy Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen won words of support from China on Monday after the United States and European Union condemned the arrest of his main rival and a widening crackdown on his critics before next year’s election. A day after Kem Sokha was arrested in a midnight raid on his house, one of his deputies said donor countries should open their eyes to Cambodia’s “false democracy” and put more pressure on Hun Sen. When asked about Kem Sokha’s arrest at a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China “supports the Cambodian government’s efforts to protect national security and stability.” Opposition politicians, rights groups and independent media have come under growing pressure as next year’s election approaches.



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Trump blasts Sen. Blumenthal for backing Russia probe: 'Now he judges collusion?'

Trump blasts Sen. Blumenthal for backing Russia probe: 'Now he judges collusion?'The president tore into the Connecticut Democrat after he voiced his support for Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Kremlin ties.



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Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi backing militants

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi backing militantsIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday called for a permanent mechanism in the Gulf to resolve crises like the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies. Speaking at a news conference on the sidelines of an annual peace mediation in Oslo, Zarif also said Saudi Arabia supported militants inside Iran. “It is absolutely imperative for our region not to only to resolve this particular conflict or dispute between our southern neighbours in the Persian Gulf through dialogue but in fact establish a permanent mechanism for consultation, conversation and conflict resolution in our region,” Zarif said.



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Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in SyriaBy Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel is seeking an “understanding” with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel’s intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday. In an interview, visiting Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said he was also using his meetings with White House officials and key lawmakers to press for further U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which is supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



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Trump castigates Putin for backing ‘evil’ Assad

Trump castigates Putin for backing ‘evil’ AssadIn a departure from his previous praise of Putin, Trump blamed Russia for Assad’s continued reign, arguing Russia is responsible for brokering peace in Syria.



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