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Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare Statement

Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate’ in Rare StatementA spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller took the unusual step Friday of publicly correcting an inaccurate BuzzFeed News report that accused President Trump of suborning perjury. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement to BuzzFeed. The statement was issued in response to a bombshell report, which cited two law enforcement officials and alleged Trump directed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about when exactly plans to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow concluded.



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Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcement

Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei denies espionage allegations in rare public announcementHuawei founder Ren Zhengfei has broken a lengthy silence to hit back at criticism levelled at the Chinese telecoms giant by western countries in recent months, claiming that the firm is not aiding Beijing in espionage. Mr Ren, who has not spoken to the foreign press since 2015, said that his company has “never received any request from any government to provide improper information”. The chief executive made the public appearance following the arrest of his daughter and Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver two months ago, who is alleged to have violated US sanctions on Iran. Huawei is the world’s biggest provider of telecoms equipment and will be a key partner for companies working to build next-generation 5G mobile networks. The company has come under fresh pressure after a Huawei executive arrested in Poland was accused of spying. Huawei has since sacked the employee. The arrest comes after months of heightened scrutiny from the likes of the US, Australia, Japan and the UK, which have raised questions about the cyber security risks posed by the telecoms firm. Technology intelligence – newsletter promo – EOA “I love my country, I support the Communist Party. But I will not do anything to harm the world,” Mr Ren told journalists in Shenzhen on Tuesday. “I don’t see a close connection between my personal political beliefs and the businesses of Huawei.” The Huawei boss doubled-down on his defense, saying that his company does not have regular contact with the political regime and would refuse any requests from the Chinese government for sensitive information.  Huawei has also found support from the Chinese government amid a backlash from western countries. During a briefing in Beijing on Monday, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the allegations of security threats posed by Chinese companies were being used to suppress their growth in international markets. “We urge relevant parties to cease the groundless fabrications and unreasonable restrictions toward Huawei and other Chinese companies, and create a fair, good and just environment for mutual investment and normal cooperation by both sides’ companies,” she said. Ms Hua added that those using "security reasons to hype, obstruct or restrict" Chinese company ties with other countries would be hurting their own interests.



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Government shutdowns are rare when one party controls White House, Congress. President Trump is on his third.

Government shutdowns are rare when one party controls White House, Congress. President Trump is on his third.Federal government shutdowns are not new to Washington, but it's unusual for them to happen when one party controls the White House and Congress.



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Rare 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible for sale

Rare 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible for saleConvertible muscle cars are relatively rare beasts, and this Pontiac makes the most of its uncommon status



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Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bans

Surgeon General issues rare advisory calling for local taxes, indoor public vaping bansMore than 2 million middle school, high school and college teens use these battery-powered devices to heat liquid-based nicotine into an inhalable vapor.



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In Rare Statement, Christine Blasey Ford Pledges to Donate Funds to Trauma Survivors

In Rare Statement, Christine Blasey Ford Pledges to Donate Funds to Trauma SurvivorsFord said "coming forward was terrifying … but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty"



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ACLU Opposes Kavanaugh Nomination In Rare Break From Own Policy

ACLU Opposes Kavanaugh Nomination In Rare Break From Own PolicyThe American Civil Liberties Union, which typically does not endorse



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Rare triple whale breach close to boat stuns onlookers

Rare triple whale breach close to boat stuns onlookersWhale watchers squeal with delight as three surfacing humpbacks leap out of the water almost simultaneously in rare triple breach right next to their boat.



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Trump’s Hurricane Maria Tweets Get Rare Republican Pushback In Florida

Trump’s Hurricane Maria Tweets Get Rare Republican Pushback In FloridaWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's false claim Thursday about Hurricane



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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beachA rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country’s famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he made the find. The shark, which stalked Australia’s oceans around 25 million years ago, feasting on small whales and penguins, could grow more than nine metres long, almost twice the length of today’s great white shark.



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