Trump corrupting Mueller probe by attacking witnesses, officials
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03/19/2018 - 04:34 PM
Alabama Lawmaker Opposes Arming Teachers Because 'Lady Teachers' Are 'Scared Of Guns'
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03/19/2018 - 11:29 AM
Parkland Survivors Call Out Media For Ignoring Gun Violence In Black Communities
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03/19/2018 - 05:06 PM
Cirque du Soleil Star Plunges to Death During Performance
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03/19/2018 - 11:57 AM
The Latest: 2nd lawsuit filed in deadly bridge collapse
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03/20/2018 - 07:31 PM
An Elementary School Teacher Left a 4-Year-Old Alone So She Could Buy Marijuana, Police Say
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03/20/2018 - 04:43 PM
UK royal wedding cake to be made by London-based California baker
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03/20/2018 - 08:03 AM
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Autonomous Uber Possibly Not At Fault For Pedestrian Death
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03/20/2018 - 10:35 AM
Wisconsin congressman offers McCabe a job
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03/19/2018 - 06:15 AM
Millions of votes falsified for Putin, observers claim
Millions of votes may have been falsified in Russia's presidential election, independent observers and analysts have found, calling into question the record support for Vladimir Putin reported by the authorities. The central electoral commission said on Monday a record 56.2 million Russians had cast their ballots for Mr Putin on Sunday, giving him more than 76 per cent of the vote. It reported a turnout of more than 67 per cent, two points higher than the target the Kremlin had reportedly set for regional authorities. Low participation could have called into question the continued rule by Mr Putin, who has already been in power for 18 years. “The Russian presidential election: Victory for Putin, high turnout and few complaints,” state news agency RIA Novosti trumpeted. But according to thousands of volunteer electoral observers mustered by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the actual turnout was 55 per cent. The central electoral commission announces election results in Moscow on Monday Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP Mr Navalny, who announced a boycott of the election after he was barred from running on a politically tinged embezzlement conviction, sent 33,214 observers to polling stations in all but six of Russia's regions. In many cases they counted fewer ballots cast than were ultimately reported by electoral authorities. Mr Putin would still have won and remains undeniably popular, as was seen in Moscow, where he got nearly 24 per cent more votes than in 2012, with few reported violations. But Mr Navalny claimed that on the whole, fewer people actually voted for Mr Putin this time around. He accused the authorities of vote-rigging to avoid an embarrassingly low turnout. Alexei Navalny speaks on Sunday behind a podium reading "Non-election 2018" Credit: Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP “We decreased the turnout, and of course we decreased it to a lower figure than in previous elections,” he wrote in a blog post. “The regime was forced to falsify in order to raise it above 55 per cent, the number that our observer headquarters documented.” A study by Sergei Shpilkin, a physicist known for his election analysis, suggested that nearly 10 million votes had been falsified for Mr Putin. Plotting the turnout against the number of votes for each candidate reported by every polling station, Mr Shpilkin found that in places where the official turnout was abnormally high, Mr Putin received an disproportionately large share of the vote. The pink area on a graph by analyst Sergei Shpilkin shows suspicious votes received by Mr Putin Credit: Facebook The difference between these spikes on the graph and the line showing Mr Putin's expected percentage vis-a-vis other candidates was 9,947,000 votes. Surveillance camera footage from polling stations captured numerous instances of ballot-stuffing. In some cases, electoral workers brazenly shoved ballots into urns, while in others they tried to slip in extra votes on the sly. The independent electoral monitor Golos received more than 2,000 complaints of violations, including more than 40 allegations of ballot-stuffing. The central electoral commission said it had annulled the results of seven polling stations. The Moscow region election committee has confirmed this incident of ballot stuffing captured on camera in Lyubertsy @bbcrussianpic.twitter.com/SsPaJcSHXB— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) March 18, 2018 On Monday night The Foreign Office (FCO) called on the Russian government to comply with its international obligations after a human rights watchdog found "restrictions on fundamental freedoms" had resulted in a lack of genuine competition in the country's presidential election. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued an initial report by election monitors of Vladimir Putin's overwhelming victory that saw him returned to office with nearly 77% of the vote. An FCO spokesperson said: "The report makes clear that restrictions on fundamental freedoms, in particular freedom of expression and assembly, including the detention of activists, resulted in a lack of genuine competition in the election. The Russian Central Election Commission also placed restrictions on candidate registration, and President Putin benefited from dominating coverage in the state media. "We continue to call on the Russian Government to comply with its international commitments in the Council of Europe and OSCE to ensure respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression." A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Chechnya Credit: Yelena Afonina/TASS via Getty Images In Chechnya, which is known for reporting 99 per cent participation in nearly every election, turnout was markedly reduced at those polling stations where Navalny observers were present. Gleb Matveyev, 20, told The Telegraph that workers at the Chechnya polling station where he was had tried to hinder observers, but in the end reported 69 per cent turnout with “only 100 extra votes”. “They weren't able to do 99 per cent because of the observers,” he said Vedomosti newspaper noted on Monday that the number of registered voters had increased by 1.5 million in the hours after the election. Although not all voters can be registered before election day, that number appeared unusually high. But the biggest problem was forced voting, a practice that observers are powerless to prevent. Russians posted photographs and videos of police voting en masse and buses bringing voters to polling stations. Elsewhere, students and state employees reported being ordered to vote, sometimes under threat of being fired. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe said its observers had “noted a variety of measures, some involving inappropriate pressure on voters, aimed at increasing turnout”. An electoral official in Odintsovo, a city near Moscow, told The Telegraph that for the past two weeks, the state enterprise where he works had sent him and other employees out to knock on doors and ask people to vote. Putin hit a record vote in this year's election The OSCE said the election lacked “real competition”, complaining of pressure on civil society and an absence of critical reporting. “The problem wasn't the falsifications, the problem was how the campaign was conducted,” said Golos head Grigory Melkonyants. “When voters are forced to go to the polling station, when they don't have information about the candidates, the media endlessly talk about one but don't mention others or speak negatively of them, when free media are lacking that could give information so voters could form a different position, that's a problem.”
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03/19/2018 - 12:03 PM
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03/19/2018 - 05:48 AM
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03/19/2018 - 09:41 AM
Donald Trump hires lawyer who accused FBI and Justice department of 'plot' to frame president
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03/19/2018 - 05:58 PM
Collector who bought Jesse James picture for just £7 on eBay told it could be worth £2 million
A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. He was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. "I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. "I thought to myself: 'Gee wizz, this could be a real photo!' I've been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces. Justin Whiting's photo of Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com "The picture was identical to the one in my book, except it was full length. All my friends said it was the same but I knew I needed to contact experts. "I didn't dare to believe they would say it was genuine and worth at least two million." Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse taken when the babyfaced outlaw was just 14. His report said: "The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period. "When it is compared to the much used comparison image I believe it was taken on the same day by the same photographer. "It is very evident by the face, hair cut, jacket, shirt and tie that this is the same image of Jesse James at 14 years old. One of the originals." The eBay listing from which Justin Whiting picked up an old photo Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com Justin then sent the 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches Victorian tintype photograph to Los Angeles forensic expert Kent Gibson who has verified evidence for the FBI. Mr Gibson confirmed the image was authentic and said: "All power to Justin. An authentic photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid sold for $5million in 2015 so the sky's the limit. "Jesse James is a very famous outlaw so this is obviously a valuable image." Justin, who has been out of work since 2003 due to back problems, has already been in touch with posh London auction house Christie's and is looking forward to spending his windfall. He said: "I'm definitely selling it. I'll be able to buy my own house and my own car. I can't wait. Good things do happen sometimes." Jesse may have robbed a few banks in his time, but Justin isn't taking any chances with his haul. He said: "I'm being super careful. That photograph is the most valuable thing I've ever had in my possession. It's staying in my friend's safe for now."
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03/20/2018 - 04:54 PM
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03/20/2018 - 09:32 AM
AP Explains: What's next after Turkey seizes Syria's Afrin
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03/19/2018 - 03:22 PM
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03/18/2018 - 11:57 PM
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03/19/2018 - 06:35 PM
Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian
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03/19/2018 - 02:52 PM
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03/20/2018 - 08:01 PM
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03/19/2018 - 05:10 PM
British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria
A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said. Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ. It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes. Ms Campbell - who had dyed her fair hair black so she would not stand out - is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria with the Kurds and the first Briton to be killed in the battle for Afrin. Seven other Britons have died in the country while fighting alongside the groups. Ms Campbell's father, Dirk, told the BBC she "wanted to create a better world and she would do everything in her power to do that". Anna Campbell, centre, with YPJ fighters stationed in northern Syria Credit: YPJ He added: "I told her of course that she was putting her life in danger, which she knew full well she was doing. I feel I should have done more to persuade her to come back, but she was completely adamant." The YPJ is an all-female brigade of the Kurdish People's Protection Units YPG, which has around 50,000 Kurdish men and women fighting against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in northern Syria. The group has been defending the Kurdish-majority city of Afrin from Turkish forces backed by Syrian rebels after they launched an offensive in mid-January. Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist group, an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has led an insurgency in Turkey for decades. Ms Campbell had been qualified plumber living in Bristol before she left to join the Kurdish militia in Syria. Her friends and commanders are thought to have tried to dissuade her from going, saying it was too dangerous. İngiliz BBC haber kanalı, İngiliz Anna Campbell isimli kadının, Afrin'de terör örgütü YPG'nin kadınlardan oluşan kolu YPJ saflarında öldürüldüğünü duyurdu. pic.twitter.com/c4noQgbNJL— Son Kale Türkiye (@SonKaleTurkiye2) March 19, 2018 He said his daughter was an "incredibly principled, brave, determined, committed woman" whose death had left him "in pieces". "She was determined to live in a way that made a difference to the world and she was determined to act on that and do whatever it took," he told the BBC. "She was prepared to put her life on the line. There aren't many people who do that. "In retrospect I think that I probably should have done more to dissuade her (from going to Syria) but I also knew that she would never have forgiven me if I had actively prevented her from going. "I couldn't affect or try to influence her own perceived destiny. It was the most important thing in life for her." Britons killed after joining Kurdish forces in Syria Macer Gifford, a British volunteer with the YPG, said: "I travelled into Rojava with Anna in May 2017. She was kind, funny and brimming with energy. She had heard about the bravery of the YPJ and they inspired her to come out to fight for democracy, equality and peace in Syria. "She wanted to fight ISIS and to rid Syria of the evil that has ripped the country apart," said Gifford, who uses a pseudonym. "Anna then bravely volunteered to join the defence of Afrin. She bravely fought alongside her YPJ sisters, they opened corridors for civilians to leave and delayed the invaders long enough to save thousands of lives." About | Women's Protection Units (YPJ) Mark Campbell, co-chairman of the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign, said: "Anna is a woman who seemed to have more humanity in her little finger than the whole of the international community. "She is an inspiration and a hero." He said Ms Campbell, who is no relation to him, was killed alongside two Kurdish women amid the air strikes. He added: "I did not know her but I met with her father this morning. I have the utmost respect and condolences for her family." A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel drives past a burning shop in the city of Afrin, in northern Syria, on Sunday Credit: BULENT KILIC /AFP In a statement, YPJ commander and spokeswoman Nesrin Abdullah said Ms Campbell's death was a "great loss". She said: "Campbell's martyrdom is a great loss to us because with her international soul, her revolutionary spirit, which demonstrated the power of women, she expressed her will in all her actions. "On behalf of the Women's Defence Units YPJ, we express our deepest condolences to (her) family and we promise to follow the path she took up. We will represent her in the entirety of our struggles." Conflict between Turkey and Kurdish groups has been inflamed since January. Over the weekend, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's military had captured the town centre of Afrin, which was previously controlled by the YPG. Video: Afrin is under 'total control', says Erdogan Nearly two months after launching an offensive on the Kurdish territory, he announced that the Turkish flag and that of Syrian opposition fighters had been raised in the town.
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03/19/2018 - 11:15 AM
J.K. Rowling had a heartwarming response to this struggling 'Harry Potter' fan
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Harry Potter fan tweeted to thank Rowling for her books, which she said provided an escape from her depression. Dragging myself through another bout of severe #depression and re-reading the #HarryPotter series to strengthen my Patronus. A million thanks to @jk_rowling for the magical escape that's always there when it's needed ❤ — Sally Burns (@joosylemon) March 19, 2018 Less than 20 minutes later, Rowling responded. Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful ✨ https://t.co/d9ByD4WtCo — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018 Shortly after, a fan asked Rowling which books she turns to when she's going through a tough time. I grew up with your stories and they’ve always helped me through tough times, but besides the stories of your own making, I can’t help but to wonder which ones you turned to when going through a tough time yourself. — Sara (@skummelhummel) March 19, 2018 To tell you the truth, when I'm really stressed or overwhelmed I turn to biographies of people who've led turbulent lives. I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who've endured and overcome. https://t.co/oGDFHH5dzG — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018 Books really are a wonderful thing.
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