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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leavePARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.



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Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: official

Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: officialA collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country’s interior minister said. Maria Paula Romo did not identify the person but told Sonorama radio he was very close to Assange, who was arrested Thursday in London on a US extradition request after spending seven years in the Ecuadoran embassy there. Channel Teleamazonas identified him as Ola Bini, a software developer focused on privacy, security and cryptography, but did not name its source.



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Secret Service chief to leave in Trump security shake-up

Secret Service chief to leave in Trump security shake-upThe Secret Service said Randolph “Tex” Alles would depart his job next month. The announcement came a day after Trump ousted Alles’ boss, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, with whom he had clashed over immigration issues. “No doubt you have seen media reports regarding my ‘firing.’ I assure you that this is not the case, and in fact was told weeks ago by the administration that transitions in leadership should be expected across the Department of Homeland Security,” Alles said in a message to Secret Service agents.



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McConnell is trying to leave a lifetime conservative legacy through judicial appointments: Today's talker

McConnell is trying to leave a lifetime conservative legacy through judicial appointments: Today's talkerSenate majority leader, who blocked Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination, accuses Democrats of obstructionism.



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Brazil says Russian troops should leave Venezuela if propping up Maduro

Brazil says Russian troops should leave Venezuela if propping up MaduroIn an interview with Reuters, Araujo said he hoped Russia would recognize that propping up President Nicolas Maduro would only deepen the collapse of Venezuela’s economy and society, and that the only way out of the crisis was to hold elections under an interim government led by opposition leader Juan Guaido. “If their idea is to keep Maduro in power for longer that means more people starving and fleeing the country, more human tragedy in Venezuela,” the minister said. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that “all options” were open to make that happen.



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Prominent Mueller prosecutor expected to leave team soon

Prominent Mueller prosecutor expected to leave team soonWASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up.



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Top Mueller prosecutor to leave Russia probe: reports

Top Mueller prosecutor to leave Russia probe: reportsOne of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio report on Thursday, possibly signaling the end of the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. Andrew Weissmann is departing the Special Counsel’s Office to teach at New York University (NYU), the NPR report said, citing two sources close to the matter. A spokesman for Mueller, whose team has been investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign, had no comment on the reports.



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Senior prosecutor Weissmann to leave U.S. special counsel's team soon

Senior prosecutor Weissmann to leave U.S. special counsel's team soonAndrew Weissmann, who orchestrated the prosecution of President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will leave the special counsel’s team “in the near future,” Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said. News of his departure, first reported by National Public Radio, came a day after Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge in Washington, bringing his total punishment to 7-1/2 years in prison from two criminal cases brought by Mueller’s team. Manafort was convicted of or pleaded guilty to a litany of financial and other crimes.



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Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to Leave

Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to LeavePresident Nicolas Maduro accused Trump of cyber "sabotage"



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Trump promotes model's fringe 'Jexodus' campaign encouraging Jews to leave Democratic Party

Trump promotes model's fringe 'Jexodus' campaign encouraging Jews to leave Democratic PartyPresident Trump used his massive Twitter platform to promote comments of Elizabeth Pipko, a model-turned-activist and former Trump campaign staffer who is encouraging Jews to leave the Democratic party.



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