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Former FBI official: Comey book puts him in 'same gutter’ as Trump

Former FBI official: Comey book puts him in 'same gutter’ as TrumpFrank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, said the timing of Former FBI Director James Comey’s book hurts Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian election meddling.



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Western attack on Syria seen as 'limited' if now over: senior pro-Assad official

Western attack on Syria seen as 'limited' if now over: senior pro-Assad officialA U.S.-led attack on Syria will be seen as limited if it is now over and there is no second round of strikes, said a senior official in the regional alliance that has supported President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war. “If it is finished, and there is no second round, it will be considered limited,” the official told Reuters. Syrian state TV said the attack was being confronted by the pro-Damascus “anti-terror axis”, a phrase suggesting that Assad’s foreign allies, Iran and Russia, may be helping to defend Syria.



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Ex-top CIA official: Brennan is doing Putin's 'bidding' by speculating about Trump blackmail

Ex-top CIA official: Brennan is doing Putin's 'bidding' by speculating about Trump blackmailA former top CIA official who served as the agency’s station chief in Moscow is sharply criticizing his former boss, John Brennan, accusing him of doing Vladimir Putin’s “bidding” through his harsh attacks on President Trump.



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EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo Rental

EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo RentalThe Environmental Protection Agency's lead ethics official this week walked



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Top spy official: US will take more steps against Russia

Top spy official: US will take more steps against RussiaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing further retaliation against Russia for meddling in the election and interfering in the affairs of the United States and its allies, the top U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday.



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Boat carrying Rohingya stops on Thai island: official

Boat carrying Rohingya stops on Thai island: officialA boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees trying to reach Malaysia briefly stopped on a Thai island, an official said Sunday, as fears grow about overcrowded camps for the stateless minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents in August that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing. An agreement to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar’s Rakhine state has yet to see a single refugee returned.



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The Latest: US official says American killed in Syria attack

The Latest: US official says American killed in Syria attackBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):



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Top HUD Official Worked At Cambridge Analytica — But It's Not In His Bio

Top HUD Official Worked At Cambridge Analytica -- But It's Not In His BioA top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development previously



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Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old

Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old(Reuters) – A conservative Mississippi state official, Cindy Hyde-Smith, was named on Wednesday to serve as a U.S. senator until a special election in November to replace 80-year-old Thad Cochran, who is retiring because of ill health. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced the appointment, calling Hyde-Smith a “rock-solid conservative.” He said the appointment would be effective April 2, the day after Cochran is to step down after 40 years in the U.S. Senate.



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Seven US personnel killed in Iraq helicopter crash: official

Seven US personnel killed in Iraq helicopter crash: officialSeven US troops were killed when their helicopter crashed during a transport mission in western Iraq, a defense official told AFP Friday. The Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk chopper was on a routine troop transport operation Thursday flying from Iraq to Syria when it went down, the official said. An accompanying US helicopter reported the crash and a quick reaction force comprised of Iraqi Security Forces and US-led coalition members secured the scene.



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