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Trump accused of using ‘language of ethnic cleansing’ to describe Turkey’s Syria offensive

Trump accused of using ‘language of ethnic cleansing’ to describe Turkey’s Syria offensiveDonald Trump has been accused of employing “the language of ethnic cleansing” over remarks he made about Turkey‘s invasion of northern Syria.Democrats described as “chilling” the way Mr Trump set out his backing of Ankara’s violent creation of a “safe zone” in Syria, which was triggered by the president’s own actions.



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It's not just Donald Trump. Immigration agencies and officials also use language of hate.

It's not just Donald Trump. Immigration agencies and officials also use language of hate.From the academy to the stations, Border Patrol agents are flooded with racist, misleading and false information fed to them by anti-immigrant groups.



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Michael Cohen says Trump used 'code' language to coach him to lie to Congress

Michael Cohen says Trump used 'code' language to coach him to lie to CongressPublic letter recaps testimony to Trump-Russia investigations detailing president’s alleged attempts to conceal links with RussiaMichael Cohen testifies before the House oversight committee on 27 February 2019. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesDonald Trump used “code” language to coach his former top aide, Michael Cohen, on how to lie to Congress about Trump projects in Moscow, Cohen told lawmakers in a public letter on Friday.The letter recapped testimony Cohen had made to the special counsel Robert Mueller and two congressional committees, according to Cohen’s lawyers. They called the letter the first detailed accounting of Cohen’s sworn testimony about alleged crimes committed by Trump.“Trump and his [White House] advisors encouraged Cohen to lie and say all Moscow Tower project contacts ended as of January 31, 2017,” when in fact the projects were alive at least six months later, the letter said.Sign up for the US morning briefing“Trump did so using ‘code’ language – telling Cohen during various conversations that there was ‘no collusion, no Russian contacts, nothing about Russia’ after the start of the campaign,” it added.Trump has declared himself vindicated of all charges of wrongdoing since the release last month by the attorney general, William Barr, of a letter summarizing the findings of Mueller’s investigation of Russian election tampering and potential obstruction of justice by Trump.But since then each day seems to bring further signs that Barr’s four-page letter did not tell the whole story of the Mueller report – or even come close to it.Sources close to members of Mueller’s team have told reporters in recent days that Barr’s summary was incomplete or misleading. One source told the Washington Post that investigators had built an obstruction-of-justice case against Trump that “was much more acute than Barr suggested”.Trump’s allegedly directing Cohen to make false statements to Congress, a crime Cohen admitted to in a guilty plea last November, could itself amount to criminal conduct. But what Mueller made of the charge will remain unclear so long as his report is sealed.Barr, a Trump appointee who had previously written that Mueller’s investigation of Trump for alleged obstruction of justice was “fatally misconceived”, wrote in his summary of the Mueller report that “the evidence developed during the special counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”But Cohen’s memo released on Friday seemed likely to feed doubts about that decision. According to a description of Cohen’s sworn testimony released by his lawyers, “Cohen testified that he and Trump both knew that Cohen’s contacts with Russia continued for months” later than a date provided by Cohen to Congress.“Cohen also testified in 2019 that he was given that false ‘party line’ by Mr. Trump and his advisors,” the memo says.The memo also paints behind-the-scenes moments that portray Trump as fully aware of efforts by Donald Trump Jr to meet with Russian operatives to obtain “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and other Russia contacts.“Early in June 2016, Cohen testified that he was in Trump’s office,” the memo reads. “He saw Don Jr. walk around the desk (unusual to do so) to lean over to tell his father quietly: ‘the meeting is on.’ Trump did not ask, ‘what meeting?’ Cohen heard Trump say, ‘That’s good … let me know.’”Trump publicly denied foreknowledge of a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump Jr and Kremlin-linked Russian nationals.However, having admitted to lying under oath to Congress, Cohen and his credibility have been compromised. The spat between him and Trump, whom Cohen served as a loyal lieutenant for a decade, has taken on a personal edge.Trump has said that efforts to reveal the Mueller report, the release of which Congress supported by unanimous resolution, amounted to a “witch-hunt”.“According to polling, few people seem to care about the Russian Collusion Hoax, but some Democrats are fighting hard to keep the Witch Hunt alive,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “They should focus on legislation or, even better, an investigation of how the ridiculous Collusion Delusion got started – so illegal!”



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Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh

Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking freshKim laid a wreath outside Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in the Vietnamese capital on Saturday, after the conclusion of his shortened summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Inside the dark interior of the mausoleum, the embalmed corpse of Vietnam’s founding father lies displayed in a glass coffin for a steady stream of tourists who silently shuffle by. In Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un’s grandfather and father are on similar display in the loftily named Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a monument to the cult of personality that surrounds North Korea’s ruling family.



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Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen ‘to offer new details' of president’s alleged racist language and collusion with Russia

Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen ‘to offer new details' of president’s alleged racist language and collusion with RussiaMichael Cohen plans to tell US lawmakers that Donald Trump asked him several times about a proposed skyscraper project in Moscow long after he secured the Republican presidential nomination, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Mr Trump’s former personal lawyer said that Mr Trump was enquiring about the project as late as June 2016, which could suggest he remained personally interested in a business venture in Russia well into his candidacy. Cohen, scheduled to report to prison in May, has already said he briefed Mr Trump on the project in June 2016.



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Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language

Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language"She was like, 'You can leave, or I'm calling the cops'"



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Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kids

Body language expert analyzes Christopher Watts' behavior before arrest in deaths of wife, kidsA body language expert has weighed in on the demeanor of Christopher Watts as



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Teenage girl uses sign language to help deaf and blind man on flight

Teenage girl uses sign language to help deaf and blind man on flightAs Tim Cook traveled alone, flight attendants asked if anyone knew American Sign Language to help him. 15-year-old Clara Daly volunteered, signing into his hands, keeping him company and inspiring her fellow passengers along the way.



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Koko the gorilla death: Primate famous for learning sign language dies, aged 46

Koko the gorilla death: Primate famous for learning sign language dies, aged 46Koko, a western lowland gorilla who became internationally famous for learning to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 46. The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko’s death, saying she would be “deeply missed”. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the foundation said in a statement.



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Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets languageCHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.



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