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Mueller: Manafort downplayed Russian associate’s conduct even after plea deal – POLITICO

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During the Monday hearing, prosecutors made clear that they viewed Paul Manafort’s interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian national, as important to Robert Mueller’s mission to investigate evidence of Russian influence on the 2016 presidential campaign. | Keith Lane/Getty Images Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has accused Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, of… Read More

Homeland Security intercepts nearly 2 tons of meth bound for Australia; 6 arrested – Fox News

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One of the containers authorities say contained close to two tons of methamphetamine and other drugs. (Australian Federal Police)A joint operation between American and Australian law enforcement led to the seizure of close to two tons of methamphetamine in California that was bound for the land down under, authorities announced late Thursday.As part of their investigation,… Read More

Aid trucks arrive at Venezuela border as Maduro tries to woo security forces – video – The Guardian

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Semi-trailers carrying emergency food and medical supplies have arrived at the Colombia-Venezuela border. The border crossing has been blockaded by troops on order by the country’s embattled president Nicolás Maduro. Opposition activists and their supporters in the US admit that the aid shipments are part of an effort to peel away Venezuela’s military from the… Read More

Democrats' 'Green New Deal' is a Crazy New Deal that would be a disaster for us all

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The Green New Deal nonbinding congressional resolution unveiled by Democratic lawmakers Thursday calls for economically destructive and environmentally toxic extremist policies that would be an utter disaster for our country and the American people.The radical and impractical plan could suck trillions of dollars out of our economy, raise costs of much of what we buy,… Read More

The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative led by Ivanka Trump will change women's lives

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On Thursday, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum launching a landmark effort on behalf of women worldwide, closely crafted and conceived by Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump.Trump, who has proven herself to be a strong, effective ally of working women, will score another achievement with the official launch of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative… Read More