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Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesman

Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesmanBy Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) – Three men burst into Nigeria’s Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature’s ceremonial mace, in an incident the body’s spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended. Decisions taken in the Senate cannot be approved without the mace, an ornamental staff symbolising the authority of the legislature. “Today, some hoodlums led by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, the mace,” Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, spokesman for the upper house, said in a statement.



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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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Feds say police spokesman illegally sold dozens of guns

Feds say police spokesman illegally sold dozens of gunsLOS ANGELES (AP) — A police lieutenant and department spokesman used his job to get around California's strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of guns without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday.



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Feds say police spokesman illegally sold dozens of guns

Feds say police spokesman illegally sold dozens of gunsLOS ANGELES (AP) — A police lieutenant and department spokesman used his job to get around California's strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of guns without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday.



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Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman

Media, Democrats Have Created 'More Chaos' Than Russians, Says White House Spokesman.@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.”



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SABC reporter says South Africa's Zuma agrees to go, spokesman denies

SABC reporter says South Africa's Zuma agrees to go, spokesman deniesBy James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A presidential correspondent of South Africa’s SABC state broadcaster reported on Monday that Jacob Zuma had agreed to resign as head of state citing sources, although the embattled leader’s spokesman quickly dismissed it as “fake news”. The rand , which had gained as much as 1 percent on expectations Zuma was on his way out, surrendered some of its gains after the rebuttal from Bongani Ngqulunga, but remained 0.4 percent stronger on the day at 11.95 to the dollar. Standing outside a meeting of the top leadership of the ruling ANC, SABC correspondent Tshepo Ikaneng cited sources inside the Presidency as saying 75-year-old Zuma had agreed to stand aside after weeks of mounting pressure for him to quit.



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White House wasn't fully aware of allegations against ex-aide: spokesman

White House wasn't fully aware of allegations against ex-aide: spokesmanThe White House was not fully aware of the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against former White House aide Rob Porter until photographs of an ex-wife with a black eye emerged on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. The White House, which had backed Porter until the photo was published amid allegations of domestic abuse, said Porter’s last day as White House staff secretary was on Wednesday, when he resigned.



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Philippines' president made call on China's sea research – spokesman

Philippines' president made call on China's sea research - spokesmanPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines’ Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics about threats to maritime sovereignty. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that as chief architect of foreign policy, Duterte allowed China to work with the University of the Philippines in Benham Rise, an area roughly the size of Greece and believed by some scientists to be rich in biodiversity and tuna.



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The Latest: Spokesman: US family missing in Brazil is found

The Latest: Spokesman: US family missing in Brazil is foundLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a family from California who went missing in Brazil after pirates attacked their boat (all times local):



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Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesman

Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesmanBy Maher Chmaytelli ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of Mosul, the militants’ capital in northern Iraq, after a nine-month campaign.



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