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‘Impossible to trace.’ Tech savvy dad may be holding daughter captive in WA, cops say


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‘Impossible to trace.’ Tech savvy dad may be holding daughter captive in WA, cops say


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Hannity says Trump should pardon himself and his family – but former White House lawyer insists that’s impossible


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‘Almost impossible’: As education divide deepens, Democrats fear a demographic problem for future power


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Dominion Voting Systems tore into Sidney Powell’s lawsuit accusing it of a vast conspiracy, calling it ‘baseless, senseless, physically impossible’


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Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice

Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choiceHis eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport — long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing. The Chinese mission in Saudi Arabia stopped renewing passports for the ethnic Muslim minority more than two years ago, in what campaigners call a pressure tactic exercised in many countries to force the Uighur diaspora to return home. Half a dozen Uighur families in Saudi Arabia who showed AFP their passports — a few already expired and some approaching the date — said they dread going back to China, where over a million Uighurs are believed to be held in internment camps.



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Scaramucci on Trump: 'Very clear that it’s impossible for him to win'

Scaramucci on Trump: 'Very clear that it’s impossible for him to win'In a no-holds-barred interview with Vanity Fair, Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci said Trump will likely drop out of the presidential race by March 2020.



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Killer Revealed Where He Dumped Yingying Zhang’s Remains—But Finding Her May Be ‘Impossible’

Killer Revealed Where He Dumped Yingying Zhang’s Remains—But Finding Her May Be ‘Impossible’REUTERS/Robert ChiaritoThe family of murdered Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang has finally learned what happened to the body of their beloved daughter. Brendt Christensen, the 29-year-old who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Zhang’s murder, informed his attorneys that after killing and decapitating Zhang, he put her body in three separate garbage bags, then disposed of those bags in the dumpster outside his Champaign, Illinois, apartment.Christensen, a former physics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois, raped, choked, and stabbed 26-year-old Zhang before beating her with a baseball bat and decapitating her in June 2017. Zhang was a visiting scholar at the university.Zhang’s father, Ronggao Zhang, said on Wednesday: “If what that man said is true, it further confirms that he is a heartless and evil person. We condemn his brutal and malicious actions and we hope that he suffers the rest of his life as he made Yingying suffer in the final moments of her life.”Ex-University of Illinois Ph.D. Candidate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Visiting Chinese ScholarHe added, “We now understand that finding her may be impossible.”Days after the murder, Christensen said he put Yingying’s clothing, backpack, cell phone, books and other personal items into a large duffel bag and then distributed them in dumpsters throughout the Champaign-Urbana area.Attorney Steve Beckett, who represents Zhang’s family, said last week that defense lawyers provided the information about Zhang’s remains as part of an “immunity” agreement in November 2018, telling prosecutors that Zhang’s body was likely in a landfill in Vermilion County in Illinois.As the information was provided “under immunity,” prosecutors were not able to use or communicate that information to anyone—including her family—during the criminal trial, according to a statement from the Zhang family released on Wednesday morning.During a follow-up investigation, authorities determined that the contents of Christensen’s dumpster were picked up on July 12, 2017, “compacted at least twice,” and taken to a private landfill near Danville, Illinois, the statement said.The portion of that private landfill that was being actively used at the time was about half a football field in width, and, by the time Christensen’s attorneys informed authorities about the remains, they would have purportedly been covered by at “least 30 feet of fill from later garbage hauling.”“It is evident that any attempt to recover Yingying’s remains would be complicated and expensive, would require government oversight and the cooperation of the landfill owners and would have no certainty of success,” said the statement. “To date, no search has been undertaken. But the Zhang family understands that the authorities are still considering an attempt to locate and recover Yingying’s remains.”“At this time, they think the most prudent thing to do is to allow the authorities to handle the situation and undertake the recovery of Yingying’s remains if it is feasible,” according to the statement.WTTW-TV’s Matt Masterson also reported on Wednesday that Christensen “has not and will not file an appeal” to his convictions.Earlier this week, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created an endowment, called Yingying’s Fund, that is aimed at helping international students “during times of hardship, when they need it most,” according to the fund’s donation page.Zhang’s family reportedly provided the first gift for the endowment. The fund had already amassed more than $ 30,000 by Wednesday morning.A bilingual memorial service for Zhang will be held on Friday in Savoy, Illinois.Ex-University of Illinois Ph.D. Candidate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Visiting Chinese ScholarRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talks

Iran says talks with US impossible; US says it wants talksIran’s U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is “very dangerous” and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy said the Trump administration’s aim is to get Tehran back to negotiations. Recent attacks on tankers and the downing of a U.S. drone played out in comments before and after a closed U.N. Security Council meeting called by the United States that provided sharply different views of the current situation. It took place hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior Iranian military figures with financial sanctions.



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Trump believes Kim Jong Un didn't know about Otto Warmbier. Experts say that's impossible.

Trump believes Kim Jong Un didn't know about Otto Warmbier. Experts say that's impossible.Experts say North Korea leader Kim Jong Un had to have known about Otto Warmbier's torture while imprisoned there.



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