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Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal timeWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon.



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Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite colleges

Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite collegesThey faked disabilities. They photoshopped faces onto different bodies. They paid millions in bribes. How scam worked to get rich kids into college



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The Philippines Faces Budget Delays That Threaten Growth

The Philippines Faces Budget Delays That Threaten GrowthApproval of the 3.76-trillion peso ($ 71.9 billion) budget may be delayed to August, Senate President Vicente Sotto said. “This budget will be delayed unless the House goes back to the version we agreed upon,” Sotto said in a mobile-phone message Monday. HighlightsEconomic managers have warned that failure to pass this year’s budget will cut the nation’s economic growth by as much as 2.3 percentage points this year, partly due to spending delays for major projects.



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Manning faces possible contempt charges in WikiLeaks probe

Manning faces possible contempt charges in WikiLeaks probeWikiLeaks leaker Chelsea Manning said Thursday she could return to prison on contempt charges after she refused to testify to a secret grand jury believed to be investigating the anti-secrecy group’s founder Julian Assange. Manning said she asserted her consitutional rights to refuse to answer questions on Wednesday — even as she was offered immunity — and that a federal judge will review whether her actions amounted to contempt, which could send her back to jail. “On Friday I will return to federal court in Alexandria, Virginia for a closed contempt hearing,” she said in a statement.



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U.S. faces 'crisis' at southern border, Nielsen says

U.S. faces 'crisis' at southern border, Nielsen saysTestifying before Congress for the first time since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in January, Nielsen defended President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to unlock funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. “Illegal immigration is simply spiraling out of control,” Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee. Democrats questioned Nielsen over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” prosecution policy, which last year led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents and generated a fierce backlash, as well as the administration’s new restrictions on people seeking asylum at the border.



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U.S. attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russia report

U.S. attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russia reportTrump fired Barr’s predecessor Jeff Sessions in November after complaining for months over the decision by Sessions to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. “He has a political nightmare on his hands.” Mueller, who has headed the investigation since May 2017, is due to submit to Barr his confidential report on whether Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia and whether the Republican president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.



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After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces 'diplomatic siege'

After Venezuelan troops block aid, Maduro faces 'diplomatic siege'Juan Guaido, recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, urged foreign powers to consider “all options” in ousting Maduro, ahead of a meeting of the regional Lima Group of nations in Bogota on Monday that will be attended by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Pence is set to announce “concrete steps” and “clear actions” at the meeting to address the crisis, a senior U.S. administration official said on Sunday, declining to provide details. “What happened yesterday is not going to deter us from getting humanitarian aid into Venezuela,” the official said, speaking with reporters on condition of anonymity.



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Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud Convictions

Manafort Faces March 8 Sentencing for Virginia Fraud ConvictionsU.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set the date on Thursday, giving Manafort until March 1 to reply to Mueller’s recommendation that he serve between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison. Manafort, 69, was convicted by jurors last August of bank fraud, tax fraud and failure to file a foreign bank account report. Manafort, who was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, also faces a March 13 sentencing in federal court in Washington.



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Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign event

Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign eventSenator Kamala Harris visited New Hampshire on Monday for the first time in her life, and quickly experienced the realities of being a presidential candidate: She faced questions from national reporters about her political ideology and her description of the alleged assault on actor Jussie Smollett as “an attempted modern day lynching,” followed by a town hall-style forum with a big crowd of more than 1,000 voters. Unlike most presidential hopefuls, who come to New Hampshire years before the primary, Ms Harris — who is from California and relatively new to the national political stage — waited until roughly a year before the primary to show up. Barack Obama, who had never been to New Hampshire before running for president, visited the state in December 2006, about 13 months before its 2008 primary.



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Florida student faces misdemeanor charges after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Florida student faces misdemeanor charges after refusing to stand for Pledge of AllegianceAn 11-year-old student in Florida refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and was arrested for a resulting confrontation with a teacher and police officer.



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