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  • Trump Offers $430,000 Of His Own Money For Aides' Legal Fees In Russian Probe

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    Donald Trump is offering at least $430,000 of his own funds to help defray the legal costs of aides amid federal probes into Russian influence in the presidential election.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:17:02 -0400
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping Declares Era of “National Rejuvenation”

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    Chinese president Xi Jinping declared an era of national rejuvenation in a speech that garnered 1.5 billion virtual claps on a virtual applause app released in conjunction with the Communist Party congress.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:41:49 -0400
  • Mother, son and daughter all arrested in connection to multiple robberies on Long Island

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    A woman and her two children have been arrested in Long Island in connection to seven armed robberies, all of which took place over the last month.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:35:36 -0400
  • Mitch McConnell: Steve Bannon Backs Losers And Is Hurting The GOP

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    blasted Steve Bannon in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” saying the former White House chief strategist backs losing Republican candidates who are dividing and hurting the party.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:32:55 -0400
  • New Tax Proposal Could Affect 401K Plans for Millions of Americans

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    According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the proposal being considered would reduce the amount a worker could contribute tax-free to just $2,400 a year.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:16:38 -0400
  • Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting Left Instructions For Funeral: 'Remember Me For Who I Was'

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    He was killed trying to shield others during the hail of gunfire.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:08:15 -0400
  • Tom Hanks Offers Suggestion To Those 'Frustrated' With Current Affairs: 'Read History'

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    Actor Tom Hanks recommends this: Brush up on your history.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:05:51 -0400
  • Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

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    By Elaine Lies and Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan's main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. One man was killed under scaffolding that collapsed in high winds and a fisherman was killed as he tended to his boat, Kyodo news agency said. Typhoon Lan, classified as an intense Category 4 storm by the Tropical Storm Risk monitoring site, was south of Japan and moving northeast at 50 kph on Sunday night, speeding up slightly, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:48:11 -0400
  • Three wounded in shooting near US mine in Papua

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    At least one gunman has wounded three people near a huge Indonesian gold and copper mine owned by US firm Freeport-McMoRan, the company said Sunday. The attacks on Saturday injured two policemen and a security contractor, according to Freeport spokesman Riza Pratama.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:05:28 -0400
  • Mark Cuban May Run Against Donald Trump In 2020 As A Republican

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    Mark Cuban is “seriously considering” seeking the presidency in 2020, and if he runs, he could challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:13:37 -0400
  • Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

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    CLARK, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government declared the end Monday to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:51:39 -0400
  • 11 Pretzel Hacks That'll Rock Your Whole World

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    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:13:04 -0400
  • Tampa Police Search for Possible Serial Killer in Murder of Three Pedestrians

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    Tampa police are searching for a possible serial killer who may have murdered three pedestrians in two weeks, each walking alone.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:31:29 -0400
  • Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is 'Inexcusable'

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    Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumnus Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar, for her response to the crisis engulfing the Rohingya in the country’s Rakhine State.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:51:47 -0400
  • Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock's room again

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    The hotel room used by mass killer Stephen Paddock who murdered 58 people in Las Vegas earlier this month will not be rented out again. Paddock sprayed shots on a crowd attending a concert from a corner suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. MGM Resorts International announced its decision in a statement to a local paper, the Las Vegas Sun. "This was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man. We have no intention of renting that room," the company said. Stephen Paddock Credit: Eric Paddock/AP The company has also been ordered by a court to preserve evidence and surveillance footage of the incident. There was no indication of how the room will be used in future. MGM, which also owns the land used by the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, has not said what will happen to the area. The Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack in November 2015 has reopened. However, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 49 people died on June 12 last year, has become a permanent memorial to the victims.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:04:45 -0400
  • On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensions

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    ABC News' Chief Global Correspondent Martha Raddatz travelled to the USS Reagan for an exclusive look at U.S. military preparations near North Korea.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:17:26 -0400
  • Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’

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    The families of a young couple found dead in an embrace believe they died in a murder-suicide motivated by compassion.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:08:19 -0400
  • Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

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    By Leika Kihara and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition won a combined 312 seats, keeping its two-thirds "super majority" in the 465-member lower house, local media said. A hefty win raises the likelihood that Abe, who took office in December 2012, will secure a third three-year term as LDP leader next September and go on to become Japan's longest-serving premier.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:26:25 -0400
  • Report: Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract After $32 Million Harassment Settlement

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    Fox News extended host Bill O’Reilly’s contract for $100 million over four years shortly after he reached a $32 million agreement to settle claims of sexual harassment from a former network employee, The New York Times reported Saturday.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:33:22 -0400
  • Rachel Maddow Defends Niger Theory After Experts Call It 'Conspiracymongering'

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    Rachel Maddow on Friday doubled down on her controversial reporting on the deadly Niger ambush on U.S. troops, in which she linked President Donald Trump’s travel ban with the deaths of four soldiers.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:46:34 -0400
  • Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

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    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:54:56 -0400
  • German police arrest suspect after 8 hurt in Munich knife rampage

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    A knife-wielding man randomly attacked passersby in central Munich on Saturday, lightly injuring eight people, police said as they excluded terrorism as a motive after detaining the suspected perpetrator. The 33-year-old suspect already has a police record for theft and violence and appears to suffer from "psychiatric problems", Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference. The man attacked people with his knife at random, causing light injuries to eight people: a 12-year-old boy, six men and one woman, said Andrae.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:23:27 -0400
  • The U.S. Navy Had a Crazy Plan to Build 'Super' Battleships (But Super Obsolete)

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    Had the U.S. built the Montanas, they likely would have had similar post-war careers to those of the South Dakotas.  Because of their speed, the Iowas were more useful at every job except fighting other battleships. Having built the ships in the late 1940s, the USN would have sold them for scrap in the early 1960s. In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:02:00 -0400
  • ‘We Have Someone Terrorizing the Neighborhood.’ Autistic Man’s Death Could Be Linked to Other Killings

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    ‘We have someone terrorizing the neighborhood’

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:20:07 -0400
  • US 'to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert' for first time since Cold War

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    The United States is preparing to put nuclear bomber planes on 24-hour alert for the first time since the Cold War, a senior Air Force official has said. A fleet of B-52s laden with nuclear weapons could soon be readied to launch within a day's notice amid growing tensions with North Korea. General David Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, said US military leaders were being forced to adapt to "the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in".

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:49:00 -0400
  • Pets And People Are Joyously Reuniting After California Wildfires

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    Some Northern Californians who feared the worst for their pets in the wake of this month’s deadly wildfires are getting some welcome good news in recent days: Their animals survived.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:50:22 -0400
  • NFL’s Atlanta Falcons Hope New Stadium Can Spark Change in Community

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    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has invested $15 million in a local job training program as part of a deal to build Atlanta’s new football stadium in Westside Atlanta, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:51:44 -0400
  • EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate Change

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    The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly barred three agency scientists from giving talks about climate change at a conference in Rhode Island days before they were scheduled to speak.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:51:19 -0400
  • Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment

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    In the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on men to take responsibility for creating a culture that allowed such abuse to occur ― and act to change.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:05:19 -0400
  • Former CIA director Petraeus calls nuclear war with North Korea unlikely

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    Former CIA Director David Petraeus discusses the North Korea threat and more on "This Week."

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:10:32 -0400
  • After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to 'new phase' in Syria

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    STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:18:55 -0400
  • Naval Showdown: What Happens When a Battleship Fights an Aircraft Carrier?

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    In 1930, the Glorious was converted into an aircraft carrier, just as the U.S. Navy did with the Lexington and Saratoga. Battlecruisers had proven fragile in World War I, but they could travel thirty knots and had large hulls suitable for planting a flight deck on. The Glorious was committed to the Norwegian campaign, perhaps the rock bottom of the Royal Navy’s performance in World War II. On April 9, 1940, the Germans launched an amphibious invasion of Norway.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:26:00 -0400
  • Tillerson attends landmark Saudi, Iraq meeting

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    Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson attended a landmark meeting Sunday between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the two countries and countering Iran's regional influence. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Saudi King Salman held the first meeting of the joint Saudi-Iraqi coordination council that aims to boost cooperation after years of tensions. Abadi hailed the meeting as an "important step toward enhancing relations", echoing similar comments from King Salman.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:05:46 -0400
  • Strudel The Obese Dog's Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

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    The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:55:47 -0400
  • Women Say They Were Burned and Branded by Doctors During Initiations Into a Secret Sorority

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    State officials will examine whether the women's complaints warrant an investigation now

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:00:05 -0400
  • DIY Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Couples That Are Actually Doable

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    Procrastinating husband, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends: fear not!

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:00:48 -0400
  • Hamas deputy leader says to continue Iran ties, armed fight

    The deputy head of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas vowed to keep close ties with Israel's arch-enemy Iran and to maintain its weapons, Iranian media reported on Sunday, rejecting Israeli preconditions for any peace talks. Hamas, which is designated as a terrorist group by Western countries and Israel, signed a reconciliation deal this month with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. "Undoubtedly, the Palestinian resistance forces will never give up ... their arms," the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Saleh Arouri as saying at a meeting with the Iranian parliament's speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:52:35 -0400
  • British man tells of his terrifying five-mile swim for his life - pursued by a 13-foot shark

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    A British diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia has said he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore - shadowed by a large tiger shark. The spear fisherman, John Craig, was underwater off Western Australia state Friday when his boat was swept away due to engine problems and strong currents. He told the BBC that sharks gravitated towards him because stress had raised his heart rate. Mr Craig said: "I could feel my heart rate up, because I was panicking that I'd been left, after about five or ten minutes of this I put my head in the water to check I was still in the same place, and then at arm's reach, there was this huge four-meter tiger shark, I turned around and there was another fairly big sandbar whaler, which is another type of shark that you get here." A diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia was followed by a large tiger shark He told local media the tiger shark was "easily the biggest tiger shark I've been in the water with and that's saying something having worked as a dive instructor for over 10 years." Terrified in the shark-infested waters near Shark Bay, he made the decision to swim back to shore. "I have to admit that at this point I thought I was gone - four nautical miles out to sea with a huge tiger shark following me. I thought this was it, this is how I'm going to die," he said. "The shark would disappear into the gloom then suddenly reappear behind me, just keeping pace with me behind my fins." Diver's close encounter with shark in Western Australia He spoke of how the shark pursued him, trying to kill him: "The shark didn't swim away, it actually followed me, so I started swimming towards the shore and the shark just kept pace behind me, so every time I looked back I just saw its huge head pointed at my fins, so I just kept my spear gun pointed towards my fins so it wouldn't get close enough to actually touch them, then it would disappear in the gloom then come down and come up below me and come from the sides...it was all because I was panicking. "I've been a dive instructor for ten years, and I knew straight away sharks were there because my heart rate was up and I was panicking. After about three or four minutes of swimming it just accelerated then started swimming beside me going towards the shore. So for about 15 minutes it was just swimming with me." Mr Craig kept his speargun pointed behind him as he embarked on a swim of "pure endurance", eventually losing the shark. He was later spotted by rescuers on a remote beach. "It's an absolutely incredible story," Shark Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue commander Greg Ridgley told Perth's Sunday Times. Tiger sharks shown here off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa Credit: Rainer Schimpf / Barcroft Media "He swam at least five miles in shark-infested waters... I just can't believe anybody could do that. It's such a massive effort, in that short timeframe too." There have been 14 encounters off the nation's vast coastline this year, including the death of a 17-year-old girl mauled by a shark in full view of her parents in Western Australia. Experts say incidents are increasing as water sports become more popular and baitfish move closer to shore, but fatalities remain rare.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:08:13 -0400
  • Report: White House Rushed Condolences To Gold Star Families

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    Multiple families of military service members killed in the line duty are now getting rush-delivered letters from President Donald Trump, days after Trump claimed he had called the immediate families of all service members who had been killed since he took office in January.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:36:12 -0400
  • Murder trial that sparked immigration debate gets underway

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trial is set to begin this week for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he shot and killed a woman on a popular San Francisco pier.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:06:04 -0400
  • Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:32:02 -0400
  • Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassy

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    Indonesia's military chief is free to travel to the United States, the US embassy said Monday, after the general was apparently stopped as he tried to board a flight. Jakarta has demanded an explanation for the incident after General Gatot Nurmantyo -- who is believed to harbour presidential ambitions -- was refused boarding in Jakarta by the US Customs and Border Protection agency. Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, America's highest-ranking military officer, where he was due to attend a conference.

    Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:11:17 -0400
  • Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog Parade

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    Every year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:43:20 -0400
  • In ravaged Raqa, clues to IS's bygone media empire

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    Raqa (Syria) (AFP) - "Special operations by the Caliphate's soldiers!" boasts a torn, blood-stained pamphlet at a bombed-out media kiosk in Syria's Raqa, a symbol of the Islamic State group's once fearsome propaganda machine. As well as serving as the Syrian capital of IS's "caliphate," Raqa was the beating heart of much of its media output and was painstakingly portrayed as a jihadist paradise where Islamic law had finally been applied.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:55:52 -0400
  • Fox & Friends draws ire by dressing up black child as watermelon slice for Halloween

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    In what one would hope was just a terrible oversight, Fox & Friends this weekend aired a Halloween segment that featured children in various cute costumes -- including a black child dressed as a watermelon slice.

    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:13:51 -0400
  • Yemeni PM says fishermen have seized Iranian vessel, sailors

    An Iranian vessel with 19 sailors on board has been seized near a Yemeni island by local fishermen, Yemen's prime minister said on Saturday. There was no immediate official Iranian reaction to the comments made by Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr on his Twitter account in which he said the ship was detained off the coast of Socotra, the largest island in an archipelago south of Yemen. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said that the Yemeni government, which Tehran does not recognize, had "claimed" that an Iranian vessel with a crew of 19 had been seized on Friday.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:53:54 -0400
  • Father Dies After Being Hit With Rock Thrown Over an Overpass

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    A Michigan father has been killed after a rock allegedly thrown over an overpass by teenagers hit him on his way home from work

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:27:03 -0400
  • Jemele Hill Says She Deserved ESPN Suspension "After My Donald Trump Tweets"

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    ESPN host Jemele Hill, who stirred controversy after tweeting that President Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” unfit to serve in the White House, told TMZ she “deserved” her two-week suspension from the network for violating social media policy.

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:04:12 -0400
  • 'Unprecedented' $1.18 Million Reward Offered for Information on Slain Reporter

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    Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, reported on corruption

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:19:43 -0400
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