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From the start, the murder that William Bonham was charged with looked like a case of self-defense. Bonham was arrested for the stabbing death of his friend Kent “Frenchy” Brouillette in December 2015. The whole thing had started several months earlier, when Bonham, a musician who played gigs in New Orleans’s French Quarter, had $25,000 worth of instruments […]

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NYU Hires Law Firm to Investigate Behavior of Steinhardt, a Prominent Donor

May 13, 2019           |                                       

NYU said on Monday that it had hired a prominent law firm to investigate whether the namesake of its school of education, Michael H. Steinhardt, had engaged in inappropriate conduct with students, faculty or staff. The review will be headed by Joan McPhee, a lawyer who last year helped lead an investigation of Lawrence G. […]

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Russia Confirms Lavrov-Pompeo Meeting Next Week Amid Venezuela Tensions

May 3, 2019           |                                       

A senior Russian diplomat has confirmed that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week in Finland amid simmering tensions between Moscow and Washington over the crisis in Venezuela. Unnamed U.S. officials said on May 2 that the two diplomats would discuss “a broad range of issues” when they […]

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Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. Prince of perjury? This week on Intercepted: Blackwater founder Erik Prince is facing a possible criminal probe into allegations that he lied in Congressional testimony about his trip as a Trump emissary to the Seychelles where he met with […]

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Tajikistan Repatriates Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq

May 1, 2019           |                                       

Tajikistan has repatriated 84 minors from Iraq, where their Tajik mothers have been imprisoned under charges of belonging to the extremist group Islamic state (IS) or are awaiting trial. A Fly Erbil flight carrying the 84 children and teenagers landed at Dushanbe airport late on April 30. The kids were set to undergo medical checkups […]

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FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20 Billion for Rural Internet

April 12, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to set up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition “America must win.” “We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the […]

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Besides, in today’s Europe, when some radical right leaders such as Salvini praise the Russians and share the Kremlin’s desire to destabilise the European Union, others, such as Poland’s Jarosław Kaczyński and the Law and Justice Party – despite sharing Salvini’s aim to break the ‘Germany-France axis’ in Europe – come from a very different […]

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Two Indiana Police Officers Face Federal Charges in Videotaped Beating of Handcuffed Man

March 22, 2019           |                                       

Cory Newland, left, and Joshua Titus The Tribune left phone messages on Friday for attorneys representing the officers in Elkhart County. Neither Newland nor Titus has returned calls seeking comment in the past. Five months after the incident, Elkhart’s police chief at the time, Ed Windbigler, gave the officers written reprimands. Speaking to the city’s […]

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