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Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign manager should serve at least 20 years, special counsel Robert Mueller recommends

Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign manager should serve at least 20 years, special counsel Robert Mueller recommendsDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort should serve at least 20 years in jail, Robert Mueller has recommended. In requesting what effectively be a life sentence for the 69-year-old, Mr Mueller also asked a judge that he push ahead with sentencing for the man, who served as Mr Trump’s campaign manager for just a handful of months in the summer of 2016. “Manafort acted for more than a decade as if he were above the law, and deprived the federal government and various financial institutions of millions of dollars,“ prosecutors wrote in a court filing on Friday night.



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Houston police shooting: Five officers injured attempting to serve warrant

Houston police shooting: Five officers injured attempting to serve warrantFive police officers were shot as they attempted to serve a warrant, according to officials in the Texan city of Houston said. As they were serving a warrant, gunfire erupted when they were at the door of the property, police chief Art Acevedo told a news conference. Two suspects were hit by return gunfire, he added.



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U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panelU.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street, a potential setback for the financial services industry. “I’m looking forward to digging into the student loan crisis, examining for-profit prisons/ICE detention, and exploring the development of public & postal banking,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Tuesday. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to sit on this committee as a freshman.” Other incoming progressive Democrats, including Katie Porter, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, are also expected to secure spots on the committee, Politico reported.



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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panelU.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is poised to serve on a key congressional panel overseeing Wall Street.



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US Syria pointman to also serve as anti-IS envoy

US Syria pointman to also serve as anti-IS envoyAmerica’s Syria pointman James Jeffrey will also serve as the United States envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group, the State Department said on Friday. “With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate US Department of State relations with the Global Coalition to defeat (IS) and Department efforts to implement President Trump’s announcement of a responsible US troop withdrawal from Syria,” spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement.



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Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump Administration

Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump AdministrationPetraeus said he “cannot envision returning to government at this time,” and that he was “not sure” his views align with President Trump's.



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Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says

Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court SaysCyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting



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Defense Secretary quotes Nike over president's request to serve

Defense Secretary quotes Nike over president's request to serveDefense Secretary James Mattis said he accepted the job under President Trump because of his love for troops and the U.S. Constitution.



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Trump: Michael Cohen Should Serve ‘Complete Sentence' For Things 'Unrelated' To Campaign

Trump: Michael Cohen Should Serve ‘Complete Sentence' For Things 'Unrelated' To CampaignPresident Donald Trump on Monday said Michael Cohen, his former personal



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Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, reveals she has dementia

Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, reveals she has dementiaSandra Day O'Connor, a pioneer in the legal profession who made history in 1981 by becoming the first woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and remained on the bench for a quarter century, announced on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia. "Some time ago, doctors diagnosed me with the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease," Mrs O'Connor, 88, said in a letter issued by the court. Alzheimer's is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills. Mrs O'Connor, who had served as a state judge in her native Arizona, was appointed to the nine-member court by Republican former President Ronald Reagan during his first year in office and she retired in 2006. She was considered a centrist on the conservative-leaning court. As a result of her diagnosis, Mrs O'Connor said she has withdrawn from public life. "I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by dear friends and family. While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life," she added. Mrs O'Connor became the Supreme Court's first woman justice nearly two centuries after the country's top judicial body was established in 1789, but her place in history went beyond breaking gender barriers. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Credit: Harry Cabluck/AP Over time, she emerged as the court's ideological centre, casting key votes in cases on the most contentious issues of her era, including a ruling that helped preserve a woman's right to have an abortion and another upholding affirmative action – the use of racial preferences in student admissions – on college campuses. When Republican former President George W Bush replaced her with conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the already-conservative court moved further to the right. "Justice O'Connor is of course a towering figure in the history of the United States and indeed the world," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. "She broke down barriers for women in the legal profession to the betterment of that profession and the country as a whole." Mrs O'Connor grew up on a ranch in Arizona before attending Stanford University in California. She was one of only five women in her class at Stanford Law School. Although she graduated near the top of her class, she was rejected for most law firm jobs. President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sandra Day O'Connor Credit: AP She and her husband, John, whom she met in law school, later settled in Phoenix where she became a prominent Republican politician in the state. She was elected as a state trial judge in 1974 and in 1979 was named to a state appeals court. After retiring from the court, Mrs O'Connor dedicated herself to improving civics education, starting a group called iCivics that provided free online resources for middle and high school students. In 2009, Democratic former President Barack Obama presented her at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a president can give. Mrs O'Connor retired mainly so she could care for her husband, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. President Reagan, who died in 2004, also was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, almost two-thirds of them women, according to the Alzheimer's Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 



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