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Could the inspector general's FISA probe derail Democrats' impeachment plans?

Could the inspector general's FISA probe derail Democrats' impeachment plans?Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Sol Wisenberg expects a hard-hitting report from Michael Horowitz.



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Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plansLAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.



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Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join Blackstone

Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join BlackstoneMiller will work on public policy at the world’s largest alternative asset manager, according to a spokeswoman for New York-based Blackstone. Mnuchin last week announced that Miller is leaving the Treasury Department. Miller’s role has been less as a Wall Street liaison and more a trusted adviser to Mnuchin, helping ensure his boss’s political survival in a White House full of adversaries vying for influence.



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How NYC plans to enforce unusual measles vaccination order

How NYC plans to enforce unusual measles vaccination orderNEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand.



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Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analysts

Sanctions delay plans for N. Korean beach resort: analystsNorth Korea has again pushed back the construction end-date of a massive beach resort — a move analysts say shows the regime is struggling from international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons programmes. The eastern seaside strip, known as the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area, is intended as a centrepiece of the isolated country’s nascent tourism industry as Pyongyang seeks to develop its economy despite the tough economic measures. The site’s construction has been closely overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, and was initially scheduled to open this April, to mark the birthday anniversary of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung.



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Ecuador Rejects WikiLeaks Claims That It Plans to Expel Assange

Ecuador Rejects WikiLeaks Claims That It Plans to Expel AssangeIn a statement Friday evening, Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry denied it has an agreement with the U.K. about Assange’s arrest. WikiLeaks said earlier on Twitter that Ecuador was about to expel its founder within “hours to days,” citing what it called a high level source within the Ecuadorian government.



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Israel's Netanyahu says plans to annex settlements in West Bank if reelected

Israel's Netanyahu says plans to annex settlements in West Bank if reelectedIn an interview with Israeli Channel 12 News three days ahead of the April 9 poll, Netanyahu was asked why he had not extended sovereignty to large West Bank settlements, as Israel did without international recognition in east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, both captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Netanyahu has cast Gantz as a weak leftist who would endanger Israel’s security by giving territorial concessions to the Palestinians.



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UPDATE 3-Israel's Netanyahu says plans to annex settlements in West Bank if reelected

UPDATE 3-Israel's Netanyahu says plans to annex settlements in West Bank if reelectedIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office, a last-minute pre-election promise likely to enrage Palestinians and the Arab world. In an interview with Israeli Channel 12 News three days ahead of the April 9 poll, Netanyahu was asked why he had not extended sovereignty to large West Bank settlements, as Israel did without international recognition in east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, both captured in the 1967 Middle East war.



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NATO plans for Russian 'aggression' on 70th anniversary

NATO plans for Russian 'aggression' on 70th anniversaryNATO said Thursday it was taking new action to counter Russia’s “aggression,” finding a united message amid other differences within the Western alliance on its 70th anniversary. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance approved new surveillance measures and naval exercises in the Black Sea to back Ukraine and Georgia, aspiring members of NATO that are facing Russian-backed separatist forces. Stoltenberg urged Russia to return three Ukrainian navy vessels and its sailors which it seized in November near Crimea — the peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014, in a move not recognized internationally.



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U.S. halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests its plans to buy from Russia

U.S. halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests its plans to buy from RussiaU.S. officials told their Turkish counterparts they will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed to prepare for the arrival of the stealthy jet, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday. The Pentagon confirmed the Reuters report that the equipment delivery had been stopped. “Pending an unequivocal Turkish decision to forgo delivery of the S-400, deliveries and activities associated with the stand-up of Turkey’s F-35 operational capability have been suspended,” Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement.



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