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The Latest: Property owner questions timing in compound raid

The Latest: Property owner questions timing in compound raidTAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local):



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Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about 'secret life'

Manafort defense questions star witness Gates about 'secret life'By Sarah N. Lynch, Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – The star witness in the trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced tough questioning on cross-examination on Tuesday about a “secret life” that included an extramarital affair and stealing funds from his former boss. Rick Gates, who served as a right-hand man to Manafort in his political consulting business for a decade, acknowledged maintaining a flat in London for the affair, inflating expense reports and a long list of other misdeeds. Under questioning by defense attorney Kevin Downing on Tuesday, Gates acknowledged writing a fraudulent letter to prospective investors in a movie project and possibly submitting personal expenses to Trump’s inaugural committee for reimbursement.



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Questions raised over identity of war dead repatriated from North Korea to US

Questions raised over identity of war dead repatriated from North Korea to USThe 55 sets of human remains handed over by North Korea to the United States may include troops from other nations that fought in the Korean War after it was confirmed that only one identification tag was included with the bodies. A US defence official told the Associated Press that it will probably take months, if not years, to identify with any certainty the identities of the troops. As the remains were due to land on US soil for the first time on Wednesday, John Byrd, director of scientific analysis at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the US agency that deals with soldiers missing in action, said preliminary findings suggested that "they are likely to be American remains" as they were consistent with those repatriated in the past. "But I would caution… to keep in mind that it's not necessarily the case that the dog tag goes with the remains… in the box," he added, underscoring the challenges of identifying the recovered remains. There are no further details about the military dog tag that was handed over when a US military transport aircraft flew to Kalma Airport, on the outskirts of the North Korean city of Wonsan, on Friday. The aircraft returned to the US Air Force base at Osan where the remains were handed over to representatives of the DPAA. The United Nations Command held a ceremony at the air base on Wednesday to mark the formal repatriation. The event was attended by Song Young-moo, the South Korean defence minister, and General Vincent Brooks, the commander of the UNC. Repatriation | Identifying the dead of the Korean war Following the ceremony, the caskets containing the remains are being flown to the agency’s laboratories at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam military base in Hawaii for full forensic examinations to begin on US soil. The remains within each box may not be those of a single person and are likely fragments of bones, said Paul Cole, an expert on recovery of soldiers missing in action and prisoners of war, who worked as a visiting scientific fellow at Hawaii's Central Identification Laboratory. "Problems such as inability to get DNA from bones and lack of a DNA reference sample from the family can be major stumbling blocks," added Chuck Prichard, director of public affairs for the Defense POW/MIA Personnel Accounting Agency, the US military's main unit for finding and identifying missing members. Jim Mattis, the US defence secretary, stated last week that the return of the remains is a positive step, but added that there are no guarantees they are of US military personnel. “We don’t know who is in those boxes”, he said, adding that some might be from other nations that committed troops to the 1950-’53 Korean War. “They could go to Australia”, he said. “They have missing. France has missing. Americans have. There’s a whole lot of us. So this is an international effort to bring closure for those families”. While US officials are clearly disappointed that the North Koreans did not provide more information on the bodies that were being repatriated, it has raised the possibility that at least some of them may be of British personnel killed in the conflict. Some 1,108 British troops were killed in the war, with 336 still listed as missing.



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Health, leadership questions about Boko Haram's Shekau

Health, leadership questions about Boko Haram's ShekauThe sources said Shekau has a range of conditions that have left him “too weak to be in charge” of the jihadists, whose insurgency has killed at least 20,000 in Nigeria since 2009. A senior security source tracking the conflict, who also asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media, described Shekau’s diabetes as “debilitating”. The source with knowledge of Boko Haram’s activities said Shekau and his lieutenants have been in talks this week about his “failing health” and whether he was well enough to lead.



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Fact-checking Trump's answers to questions from reporters

Fact-checking Trump's answers to questions from reportersFriday morning, President Trump took reporters’ questions on numerous topics. These are some of his answers, checked for accuracy.



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After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abuses

After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abusesAfter an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in which President Trump praised and joked about Kim Jong Un, he answered questions from reporters about North Korea’s human rights abuses.



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Florida roller coaster derailment raises questions about safety regulations

Florida roller coaster derailment raises questions about safety regulationsJust hours before a roller coaster in Daytona Beach went off the rails, state inspectors had given it the “all clear” after it had been shut down last month.



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Trump admin facing tough questions on child separation policy

Trump admin facing tough questions on child separation policyRep. Ted Lieu talks with Rachel Maddow about trying to hold the Trump administration accountable for their new policy of taking babies and children from immigrant parents and forcing a change to the policy.



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Republican Congressman On Retiring Early: All I Do Is Answer Questions About Trump

Republican Congressman On Retiring Early: All I Do Is Answer Questions About TrumpRep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) isn't running for Congress again next year because



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In Senate Hot Seat, Scott Pruitt Dodges Questions Over Mounting Scandals

In Senate Hot Seat, Scott Pruitt Dodges Questions Over Mounting ScandalsWASHINGTON — Facing numerous allegations of ethical violations, EPA



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