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Notorious drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Promises Not to Kill Any Jurors From Upcoming Federal Trial, Lawyer Says

Newsweek   Notorious drug cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has promised not to have any jurors from his upcoming New York trial murdered, his lawyer has said. Guzmán made the promise in a motion that was recently filed by his defense attorney, A. Eduardo Balarezo, to counter prosecutor’s demands of keeping the

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Chimamanda Adichie replies French Journalist who wants to know if there is bookshop in Nigeria

CNN   Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie was asked during an interview in France if there were any bookshops in her country -- and her clapback was epic. "I think it reflects very poorly on French people that you have to ask me that question," she responded. The audience erupted in applause as the incredulous

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Russia to send 169-athletes for Olympic despite being ‘banned’ for doping scandal

(AP)   In December, the International Olympic Committee announced that it was barring Russia from competing in the upcoming PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games because of a state-sponsored doping scandal dating back to the 2014 Sochi Games. On Thursday, Russia announced its intent to send 169 athletes to compete in PyeongChang next month. The IOC

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Oil rises as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018

Reuters   Crude futures edged higher on Monday, propped up by comments from Saudi Arabia that cooperation between oil producers who have cut production to boost prices would continue beyond 2018. Strong global economic growth coupled with a drop in U.S. drilling activity and the dollar also supported crude, traders said, while additional

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Trump Responds to Nationwide Protests at Women’s March: ‘Get Out There Now to Celebrate’

    Donald Trump has shared his thoughts on the numerous Women’s Marches being held nationwide this Saturday — and it’s not what you would expect. “Beautiful weather all over our great country,” the president wrote on social media Saturday afternoon, adding that it was “a perfect day for all Women to March.” “Get

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U S visa appointments to hold despite govt shutdown

    United States visa  processes across the world may not be disrupted  following government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, the Nation reports, All but the most essential operations of the US government are affected including the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. There were fears that all US offices

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