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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. State Department inspector general fired by President Donald Trump told lawmakers the department discouraged him from investigating arms sales to Saudi Arabia before he was dismissed last month, according to a transcript released Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs after briefing House and Senate
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A retired judge on Wednesday is due to file his arguments for why a federal court in Washington should not allow the Justice Department to dismiss its criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. FILE PHOTO: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn exits a vehicle as
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[ad_1] HOUSTON (Reuters) – George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.” During a four-hour service broadcast live on every major U.S.
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters encountered long lines and problems with voting machines on Tuesday during a chaotic day of in-person balloting in Georgia, the latest state to struggle to conduct elections amid the health worries of the coronavirus pandemic. State Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for the difficulties, and Republican Secretary of State
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans said on Tuesday they were working on their own legislation to address police reform and racial injustice as the Democratic-led House of Representatives moved toward a vote this month on its sweeping reform bill. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Republicans
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[ad_1] NEW YORK (Reuters) – As calls to disband police departments grow nationwide, Michael Eric Dyson, a professor at Georgetown University and author of 21 books including “We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” joined the #AskReuters Twitter chat series to talk about police, protests and politics. FILE PHOTO: Georgetown University Professor Rev. Michael
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors accused Britain’s Prince Andrew on Monday of evading their efforts to question him over his contacts with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, but lawyers for the prince accused them of seeking publicity rather than his help. U.S. investigators want to interview Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, about his friendship
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