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Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandal

Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandalThe police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apologized after a photo surfaced showing two officers in blackface during a 1993 sting operation.



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Trump-Kim summit venue shows possibility of moving beyond conflict: State Department

Trump-Kim summit venue shows possibility of moving beyond conflict: State DepartmentState Department spokesman Robert Palladino told a news briefing that U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun was in Pyongyang to prepare the Feb. 27-28 summit and seeking progress on commitments made at the first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Palladino reiterated that sanctions relief that North Korea has been seeking would follow its denuclearization.



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State Department warns Americans not to travel to Venezuela

State Department warns Americans not to travel to VenezuelaThe State Department said it has limited ability to help American citizens in Venezuela.



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The Justice Department Says It Will Seek to Extradite China's Huawei CFO From Canada

The Justice Department Says It Will Seek to Extradite China's Huawei CFO From CanadaDespite appeals from Beijing to stand down



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U.S. State Department recalls furloughed employees amid shutdown

U.S. State Department recalls furloughed employees amid shutdownThe U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was calling its furloughed employees back to work next week as it takes steps to pay salaries despite a partial shutdown of the government. “As a national security agency, it is imperative that the Department of State carries out its mission,” Deputy Under Secretary of State Bill Todd said in a statement posted on the department’s website. “Although most personnel operations can resume, bureaus and posts are expected to adhere to strict budget constraints with regard to new spending for contracts, travel, and other needs” given a lapse in congressionally appropriated funds, Todd added.



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William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memos

William Barr: Trump’s attorney general nominee to defend Mueller probe in testimony after attacking it in Justice Department memosDonald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell Senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. William Barr is scheduled to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, which will include his views on the special counsel’s probe into Russian election medlling and potential coordination between Moscow and the president’s 2016 campaign. Mr Barr will say he has known Mr Mueller for decades, respects him and believes he should be allowed to complete his work, according to the transcript.



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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Department After William Barr Is Confirmed: Source

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Department After William Barr Is Confirmed: SourceNo date has been set and there is no formal plan for the departure



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Former Interior Department Official Warns Against Keeping National Parks Open During Government Shutdown

Former Interior Department Official Warns Against Keeping National Parks Open During Government Shutdown"If someone falls, gets lost, or has any issue… they’re on their own"



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Alabama police department blames crimes on rejection of God

Alabama police department blames crimes on rejection of GodOPP, Ala. (AP) — A rural Alabama police department that used social media to scold community members for rejecting God came under fire from a group that opposes mixing government and religious faith.



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Student loans totaling $150M to be forgiven by US Department of Education

Student loans totaling $  150M to be forgiven by US Department of EducationThe U.S. Department of Education plans to cancel about $ 150 million in student loan debt, which means about 15,000 borrowers will be forgiven.



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