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No. 3 Justice Department official reportedly quit in part because she didn’t want to oversee Russia probe

Bureaucratic inaction and the prospect of adopting the intensely politicized Russia investigation were among the reasons Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand quit her high-ranking position at the Justice Department, NBC News reported Monday. Multiple sources close to Brand told NBC the department's No. 3 official feared the possibility that, for one reason or another, Deputy…

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Trump isn’t getting more popular, but his policies are

Thanks to the improving economy, something very unusual is going on in American politics. American voters are separating the personal from the political in perhaps the most significant way ever. President Donald Trump's overall approval rating in most polls is creeping up lately, yet it remains at historically weak levels for a president at this…

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Donald Trump Jr’s wife taken to hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple have five children together The US president's daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, was taken to hospital as a precaution after opening an envelope containing white powder, police say. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr, Mr Trump's eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan. She and two other…

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Heathrow Chinese discrimination ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chinese shoppers were offered different rates to non-Chinese travellers Heathrow Airport have said a duty free discount event run by its commercial partner World Duty Free which offered different rates to Chinese and non-Chinese customers at the weekend was "unacceptable". Chinese travellers were asked to pay a minimum spend…

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French writer-thief tried for 1976 robbery

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Cassandri has admitted he took part in the robbery but denies money-laundering charges A French gangster who wrote a book saying he masterminded the country's "heist of the century" has gone on trial 42 years later. It was carried out by a gang who spent months tunnelling from the…

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