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Iran's Khamenei quits Telegram

Iran's Khamenei quits TelegramIran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Wednesday that he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram, shifting instead to domestic services. The announcement came as rumours continued that Iran would soon block Telegram, built by Russian tech guru Pavel Durov and the most popular social media service in the country with some 40 million users — roughly half the population. “In line with safeguarding national interests and removing the monopoly of the Telegram messaging network, the website for the preservation and publication of the works of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei will stop its activities in this network from this moment,” said the last message on Khamenei’s Telegram channel.



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Fox News analyst quits after finally realizing it's a 'propaganda machine'

Fox News analyst quits after finally realizing it's a 'propaganda machine'Life comes at you fast. Ralph Peters, a retired Lt. Col. for the army and until recently a Fox News strategic analyst, decided to leave his post at the station after finally having a moment of clarity.  SEE ALSO: What the hell is up with those bizarre Fox News Apple alerts? Peters' departure was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which obtained a copy of an email announcing his departure and detailing his reasoning to his colleagues.  "Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers," Peters wrote in the email. "Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed." Peters continued by saying he thought that Fox News "degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration." Hard to believe it took him
this long to realize it, but be assured he hasn't had a total change of heart. Peters, who was briefly suspended from the network  several years ago for calling then President Obama a "total pussy" on live TV over his terrorism strategy, used his goodbye letter to take a dig at him one last time while simultaneously bashing Trump and Fox News' hosts. "As a Russia analyst for many years, it also has appalled me that hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots and who, justifiably, savaged President Obama for his duplicitous folly with Putin, now advance Putin's agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign," Peters wrote.  Fox News wasn't just going to let Peters trash talk the network, however, saying he was using his opinion "as a weapon in order to gain attention." NEW – Statement from Fox News on Ralph Peters email: "Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he's choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention. We are extremely proud of our top-rated primetime hosts and all of our opinion programing.” — Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) March 20, 2018 The full email from Peters to his colleagues at Fox News can be read below:



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ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids

ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration RaidsA spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco resigned over the Trump administration’s handling of a recent immigrant raid in the Bay Area. James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle late Monday that administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump, grossly exaggerated the number of undocumented immigrants who avoided arrest after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off the public days before the raid began on Feb. 25. “Efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and created another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” the agency said in a statement.



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North Dakota candidate quits Senate race; expects Cramer run

North Dakota candidate quits Senate race; expects Cramer runBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat said Tuesday he's quitting the race because he expects GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp after all.



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'Grandma the Clown' Quits Big Apple Circus After Admitting He Pressured Teen to Pose for Explicit Photos

'Grandma the Clown' Quits Big Apple Circus After Admitting He Pressured Teen to Pose for Explicit Photos"Grandma," real name Barry Lubin, age 65, resigned Wednesday



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The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'

The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'The Weeknd is ending his partnership with H&M following backlash over a racist posting on its U.K. website showing a black child model posing in a hoodie that read “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.”



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Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment AllegationsAndrea Ramsey is accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate in 2005



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Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson

Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex TillersonA distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America’s standing across the world.



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Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.



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Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Quits After His Firm Turns Up In Manafort Indictment

Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Quits After His Firm Turns Up In Manafort IndictmentWASHINGTON ― Tony Podesta, the Democratic Party super-lobbyist, announced his resignation as head of the Podesta Group after the company appeared in the indictment of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Monday.



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