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White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wife

White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wifeRichard Spencer rose to prominence during Trump’s presidential campaign as a well-dressed, media-savvy white nationalist. The wife of the white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of emotional and physical abuse, including choking her, dragging her by her hair and attempting to punch her while she was pregnant, according to divorce filings in the Flathead county district court in Montana. “One of [Spencer’s] favorite statements to me is, ‘The only language women understand is violence,’” Spencer’s wife Nina Koupriianova alleged in divorce filings.



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Richard Branson Suspends Saudi Talks Over Missing Journalist Khashoggi

Richard Branson Suspends Saudi Talks Over Missing Journalist KhashoggiWashington Post columnist Khashoggi was last seen entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, triggering an allegation by Turkish officials that he may have been murdered there. Saudi officials say Khashoggi left the building unharmed on the same day. “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government,” Branson said in an Oct. 11 statement posted on the Virgin website.



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Sir Richard Branson freezes Saudi business ties over disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Sir Richard Branson freezes Saudi business ties over disappearance of Jamal KhashoggiBillionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson has ratcheted up pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a prominent journalist by freezing several business links to the Gulf kingdom. The Virgin Group founder joined a mounting chorus of international concern about the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished last week. The journalist has not been seen since visiting the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, sparking claims he was killed in the building. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and US President Donald Trump are among the political figures who have demanded answers from Saudi Arabia over the case. On Thursday evening, Sir Richard said he would be suspending his directorship of two tourism projects in the country, while Virgin would halt discussions with the Saudis over investment in its space projects. Sir Richard Branson  Credit:  James D. Morgan/Getty He warned that, if fears are confirmed, the West would struggle to continue doing business with the Gulf kingdom. His statement said: "I had high hopes for the current government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and it is why I was delighted to accept two directorships in the tourism projects around the Red Sea. "I felt that I could give practical development advice and also help protect the precious environment around the coastline and islands. "What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government. "We have asked for more information from the authorities in Saudi and to clarify their position in relation to Mr Khashoggi. "While those investigations are ongoing and Mr Khashoggi's presence is not known, I will suspend my directorships of the two tourism projects. Virgin will also suspend its discussions with the Public Investment Fund over the proposed investment in our space companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit." Police CCTV allegedly shows suspects in the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi  Credit: AFP His interventions comes after a Turkish newspaper published the names and photographs of 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on two private jets the day Mr Khashoggi went missing. The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, revealed the identities of what it called a "mysterious" 15-member "assassination squad" who were allegedly involved in the disappearance. A critic of the kingdom's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Mr Khashoggi was living in self-imposed exile in the US and writing opinion pieces for the Washington Post before he vanished. He visited the consulate last Tuesday to obtain a document confirming he had divorced his ex-wife, in order to allow him to remarry. Turkish officials have said he was killed on the premises and his body removed. On Tuesday, Jeremy Hunt met the Saudi ambassador and spoke by telephone to his counterpart in the state to voice the UK's concerns about the case. Mr Hunt said that if reports of Mr Khashoggi's death proved correct, the UK would regard the situation as "serious", adding: "Friendships depend on shared values." Mr Hunt urged the Saudi Government to co-operate fully with the Turkish investigation into the case, and to provide further information as soon as possible. The Turkish authorities are set to conduct a search of the Istanbul consulate building after announcing that Saudi Arabia had declared itself "open to co-operation" in the investigation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not confirmed the alleged killing, saying he would await the result of an investigation. Saudi officials have denied the allegations as baseless.



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Richard Blumenthal Says Trump Complicit In 'Cover-Up' Of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

Richard Blumenthal Says Trump Complicit In 'Cover-Up' Of Brett Kavanaugh AllegationsDuring an emotional Senate hearing regarding an alleged sexual assault by



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Twitter Users Shred Trump For Attacking Union Leader Richard Trumka On Labor Day

Twitter Users Shred Trump For Attacking Union Leader Richard Trumka On Labor DayPresident Donald Trump took time on Labor Day to attack one of the country's



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Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Trump Has Hurt American Workers, Charges AFL-CIO President Richard TrumkaPresident Donald Trump has done more to hurt American workers than help them,



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Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a plane

Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a planeRussell, who was widely identified as the pilot on Saturday morning, was the sole victim in the crash. Russell’s death and the dramatic moments that preceded it – a passenger plane trailed by F-15 fighter jets cutting rolls against the setting sun – left those who knew him stunned and saddened.



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Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's death

Richard Russell: Family of Seattle plane hijacker speak of 'complete shock' at airline worker's deathThe family of a “suicidal” airline employee who hijacked a passenger plane in Seattle have spoken of their shock and sadness at his death. Richard Russell, a ground service agent at Sea-Tac International Airport, took off in an empty 76-seater plane at the height of rush hour on Friday evening. The Horizon Airlines worker flew the plane for around an hour, committing a number of dangerous manoeuvres while being followed by military jets, before crashing into a small island in the Puget Sound at 8.47pm.



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Richard Russell: Well-liked airline worker who died after stealing plane in Seattle

Richard Russell: Well-liked airline worker who died after stealing plane in SeattleThey were not his last words but they revealed something of Richard Russell's story as he sat at the controls of a stolen passenger aircraft, a few hundred feet above the ground. “I’ve got a lot of people that care about me," he told air traffic controllers. "It’s going to disappoint them to hear that I did this.” Minutes later he was dead. The empty Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft nosedived into island in Puget Sound, not far from Seattle.  Relatives and friends of the 29-year-old said they were struggling to reconcile the rogue pilot – whose actions closed an international airport and sent F-15 fighters scrambling into the air – with the likeable young man they knew. His family – who knew him as "Beebo" – expressed their heartbreak. Seattle plane crash "This is a complete shock to us," they said in a statement read by a friend. "We are devastated by these events, and Jesus is truly the only one holding this family together right now. Without him, we would be hopeless." They also referenced those conversations with air traffic controllers. "As the voice recordings show, Beebo's intent was not to harm anyone. He was right in saying that there are so many people who have loved him," they said. Rick Christenson, a former operational supervisor with Horizon Air, told The Seattle Times: “He was a quiet guy. It seemed like he was well liked by the other workers. “I feel really bad for Richard and for his family. I hope they can make it through this.” Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, is seen in an undated photograph from a video he produced for his Youtube channel Credit: YouTube/Reuters Officials were quick to point out his work for Horizon as a ground service agent – which included working with baggage handlers and towing aircraft - meant he had cleared the background checks necessary to clean and maintain aircraft. In a video posted on YouTube last December, Russell showed luggage coming on and off aircraft, as he described the life of a ground service agent. "That means I lift a lot of bags, like a lot of bags, so many bags," he said, before adding that also allowed him to travel widely. There was no mention in the social media posts of studying to become a pilot but in some posts he spoke of his Christian religious faith and the possibility of joining the military. Authorities say he flew for about hour after taking the plane from a maintenance area of Seattle-Tacome International Airport, at times performing stunts such as a barrel role. The local sheriff's department said it believed he was suicidal. His posts said he met his wife in Oregon in 2010. "We were married one year later, and one month after that we opened a bakery which we successfully ran for 3 years," he wrote on his web page. "We consider ourselves bakery connoisseurs and have to try a new one every place we go." The couple later moved to Washington state, where he got a job with Horizon. His wife could not immediately be reached for comment.



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'Pawn Stars' 'Old Man' Richard Harrison Dead At 77

'Pawn Stars' 'Old Man' Richard Harrison Dead At 77Richard Harrison, who starred on the popular History Channel reality show



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