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Rosenstein Calls Out Obama Admin For Failing to ‘Publicize’ Russian Election Interference

Rosenstein Calls Out Obama Admin For Failing to ‘Publicize’ Russian Election InterferenceDuring a private speech Thursday evening, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein lamented the Obama administration's decision not to “publicize” Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.Rosenstein, who oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller's recently-concluded investigation into Russian election interference, suggested that the Obama administration did the public a disservice by not publicly revealing “the full story” of the Kremlin's attempt to disrupt the election while adequate counter-measures could have been taken.“Some critical decisions about the Russia investigation were made before I got there. The previous Administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” Rosenstein said during an address to the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association.Rosenstein went on to criticize former FBI director James Comey for his decision to reveal the existence of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian election interference at the height of the 2016 campaign.“The FBI disclosed classified evidence about the investigation to ranking legislators and their staffers. Someone selectively leaked details to the news media. The FBI Director announced at a congressional hearing that there was a counterintelligence investigation that might result in criminal charges,” he continued. “Then the former FBI Director alleged that the President pressured him to close the investigation, and the President denied that the conversation occurred.”Obama administration officials elected not to publicize the extent of the Kremlin's interference efforts because they believed they would be seen to be tilting the scales toward Hillary Clinton by exposing Russia's preference for Trump, NBC News reported in December 2016. Their confidence in Clinton's victory also bolstered their belief that alarming the public about election interference would prove unnecessary.



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NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperateNew Zealand’s privacy regulator on Monday accused Facebook of failing to cooperate on tackling livestreaming in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre, saying founder Mark Zuckerberg was “disingenuous” about its systems. The gunman livestreamed his rampage at two mosques on March 15 on Facebook, with the footage proliferating widely online despite the platform saying it “quickly” removed the footage. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said Zuckerberg was “disingenuous” in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent Facebook’s systems.



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R. Kelly back in custody for failing to pay child support

R. Kelly back in custody for failing to pay child supportR&B superstar R. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday for failing to pay child support, just weeks after he was briefly detained on sex abuse charges. “He was taken into custody and he will be transported to Cook County jail later today,” Sophia Ansari of the local sheriff’s office said following a court hearing in Chicago. Ansari said Kelly owes $ 161,000, and is required to pay the full amount, with the next court date in the case set for March 13.



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Presidential hopeful Booker, in Selma, says U.S. failing its people

Presidential hopeful Booker, in Selma, says U.S. failing its peopleBooker, 49, a black second-term senator from New Jersey and former mayor of Newark, also lamented that clean water and affordable healthcare are still unavailable in many communities. “We live in a nation that is failing its moral obligations to its children, to its people,” Booker said in a short speech at a church near the bridge in Selma, Alabama, where civil rights activists were attacked more than half a century ago. Nearly 600 activists marching for African-American voting rights were met on the Edmund Pettus bridge on March 7, 1965, by white state troopers who beat them with batons and sprayed them with tear gas.



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Police seek woman who killed manicurist after failing to pay

Police seek woman who killed manicurist after failing to payLAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police searched Monday for a woman accused of using a stolen car to run over and kill a nail salon worker after failing to pay for a $ 35 manicure.



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Dog with Failing Kidneys Receives Miracle Organ Donation from One of Her Puppies

Dog with Failing Kidneys Receives Miracle Organ Donation from One of Her PuppiesThree years after giving birth, a once-abandoned dog received a life-saving kidney donation from one of her pups.



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Twitter 'deeply sorry' for failing to act on threatening tweets sent by bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc

Twitter 'deeply sorry' for failing to act on threatening tweets sent by bomb suspect Cesar SayocTwitter has apologised for failing to take action against the man suspected of mailing pipe bombs to critics of US president Donald Trump. Cesar Sayoc, 56, came to the attention of the social media company two weeks before the alleged attacks when he sent a threatening tweet to Democratic strategist Rochelle Ritchie. Ms Ritchie’s complaint was rejected by support staff at the social media giant, who decided the message did not violate the rules against abusive behaviour.



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Emmanuel Macron Wants to Be Globalism's Champion. Here's Why He's Failing

Emmanuel Macron Wants to Be Globalism's Champion. Here's Why He's FailingA mixture of obstacles at home and abroad



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Puerto Rico mayor blames Donald Trump for soaring Hurricane Maria death count: ‘It’s a historic failing’

Puerto Rico mayor blames Donald Trump for soaring Hurricane Maria death count: ‘It’s a historic failing’Puerto Rico’s mayor of San Juan has sharpened her attacks against Donald Trump, blaming his administration for “structural negligence” that led to thousands of deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Carmen Yulín Cruz said the president was responsible for the federal government’s slow response to the deadly hurricane estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 people, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the one-year anniversary of the storm. “This is President Trump’s Katrina,” the mayor said, referring to the catastrophic hurricane that struck the US in August 2005.



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Chile's Catholic bishops apologize for failing abuse victims

Chile's Catholic bishops apologize for failing abuse victimsChilean Catholic bishops apologized on Friday for having “failed” victims of sexual abuse and promised to work with prosecutors to prevent a repeat of the crimes dating back five decades. “We failed in our duty as pastors by not listening to, believing, caring for or accompanying the victims of terrible sins and injustices committed by priests and religious lay people,” the Church said in a statement at the end of five days of meetings by Chile’s Episcopal Conference.



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