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‘Russians killed’ in US Syria air strikes

Image copyright AFP At least two Russian fighters were killed in US air strikes in north-eastern Syria last week, their associates have told the BBC. They said they could have been hired by private military companies supporting Syrian government-backed troops. Russia has not confirmed the deaths that were first reported by US media, saying one…

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The “Thirteen Reasons Why” Author Says He’s Being Harassed After Having “Affairs With Consenting Adults”

The allegations against Asher came to light yesterday after Lin Oliver, the executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said the author has been expelled from the literary organization. “After we investigated, we felt that terminating his membership was the proper course of action,” Oliver told BuzzFeed News on Monday. “We…

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Trump’s 87 picks to be federal judges are 92% white with just one black and one Hispanic nominee

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was the first of 87 federal court nominees for President Trump. Only two have been African American or Hispanic. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) WASHINGTON — President Trump's search for deeply conservative federal judges appears to have eliminated most African Americans and Hispanics from the running. Among Trump's first 87 judicial nominees,…

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