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Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trial

Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trialMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial.



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Seth MacFarlane Links Not Baking Gay Wedding Cake To Not Seating Black People

Seth MacFarlane Links Not Baking Gay Wedding Cake To Not Seating Black PeopleAfter the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Christian baker who refused to make



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Edward Snowden Takes On Liz Cheney Over Torture Links To Trump's Pick For CIA

Edward Snowden Takes On Liz Cheney Over Torture Links To Trump's Pick For CIANational Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has jumped into the fray



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National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby group

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby groupA wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings – the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National – announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" – with benefits including  five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods – announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $ 110 to $ 48. On Saturday, United Airlines and Delta Airlines both released statements that they would no longer offer discounts for NRA events and asked that the gun lobby remove references to them from their website. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. – Enterprise – Wyndham – Metlife – Hertz – Best Western – First National Bank – Alamo – National – Symantec – Chubb – SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!— Brian Krassenstein�� (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.



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Turkey detains 143 people over suspected Islamic State links: Anadolu

Turkey detains 143 people over suspected Islamic State links: AnadoluTurkish police detained 143 people over suspected links to Islamic State in anti-terror operations in eight cities over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday. Counter-terrorism police detained 49 foreign nationals on Saturday during operations in the capital Ankara, Anadolu said. The police raided houses in Bursa, a northwestern province of Turkey, and detained 39 people including 28 Syrian nationals and two Azerbaijani nationals on Sunday, Anadolu said.



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Turkey's Erdogan links fate of detained U.S. pastor to wanted cleric Gulen

Turkey's Erdogan links fate of detained U.S. pastor to wanted cleric GulenPresident Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that Turkey could free a detained U.S. pastor if the United States hands over a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania whom Ankara blames for a failed military coup last year. Turkey has been seeking the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan whose supporters are blamed for trying to overthrow Erdogan’s government in July 2016.



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Philippine police say teen was killed before drugs links known

Philippine police say teen was killed before drugs links knownBy Neil Jerome Morales and Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine police on Thursday told a Senate inquiry that a high school student killed last week by anti-drugs officers had been involved in narcotics, but officers only learned of that the day after they shot him dead. The death of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos, one of thousands of Filipinos killed during the country’s fierce war on drugs, has stirred unprecedented public attention on to what activists say are executions and systematic abuses by police backed steadfastly by President Rodrigo Duterte. Roberto Fajardo, the Northern Police District chief who was relieved of his duty, told the hearing there was no specific target of the Aug. 16 operation in Manila’s Caloocan City, but police could confirm Delos Santos was involved in drugs.



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Turkey frees PM advisor detained over Gulen links

Turkey frees PM advisor detained over Gulen linksTurkish authorities on Saturday freed the top advisor to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim detained on suspicion of links to the movement of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed for last year’s failed coup, state media reported. Birol Erdem, a former senior justice ministry official, was released under judicial supervision which means he should still face trial, a date for which has yet to be set. Unlike her husband, she was, however, placed under arrest by an Ankara court ahead of trial, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.



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Former CIA director criticises Jared Kushner alleged over back channel links to Russia

Former CIA director criticises Jared Kushner alleged over back channel links to RussiaJared Kushner’s alleged back channel links to Russia would have been considered spying if they had been set up by an intelligence officer, George W Bush’s former CIA director has said. Mr McLaughlan said, providing the allegations were true: “I don’t want to overstate because obviously there is a lot we don’t know. Mr Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, reportedly proposed a secret back channel between the Kremiln and the Trump transition team during a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the US in December.



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Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-born

Donald Trump links mass immigration to Manchester terror attack despite bomber being British-bornDonald Trump appeared to link large-scale immigration to the terror attack in Manchester, even though bomber Salman Abedi was born in Britain. “My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity,” he said in a speech during which he also berated those Nato members who had failed to contribute their fair share of the alliance’s costs. During his election campaign, Mr Trump repeatedly called for tougher screening of immigrants to the US, even though the process for refugees from countries such as Syria or Somalia can take up to five years.



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