Month: October 2019

Former CIA Director Brennan: Votes were swayed by Russian influence operation

By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that at least some American voters were swayed as a result of Russia’s 2016 election interference operation, a statement that went further than the official assessments of U.S. intelligence agencies and lawmakers. Speaking alongside other former intelligence figures at the National…

By NIKESHOE October 31, 2019 0

Tucker Carlson and Guest Blame Diversity and ‘Woke’ Culture for California Fires

Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his guest, conservative YouTube personality Dave Rubin, both insisted Tuesday night that the wildfires burning across California are due largely to progressive ideology, “woke” culture, and diversity in hiring. During Tuesday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson welcomed on Rubin, a political commentator and podcaster, to discuss the issues…

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Georgia authorities search for convicted rapist and child molester who was released 'in error' from prison

Police in Georgia are trying to find a man serving a life sentence who was released from prison “in error,” according to a statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections.  Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was mistakenly released from Rogers State Prison at 11:30 a.m. Friday. According to records from the Department of Corrections, Munoz-Mendez began serving…

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Auburn tree poisoner fails to appear in court for hearing

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees failed to attend a hearing Wednesday on why he hasn’t paid court-ordered restitution. The Opelika-Auburn news reports Harvey Updyke, a retired Texas state trooper who lives in Louisiana, didn’t show up for a hearing before Lee County Circuit Judge…

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China pushes higher 'moral quality' for its citizens

Beijing (AFP) – From budgeting for rural weddings to dressing appropriately and avoiding online porn, China’s Communist Party has issued new guidelines to improve the “moral quality” of its citizens. Officials have released several sets of guidelines this week alongside a secretive conclave of high-ranking officials in Beijing which discusses the country’s future direction. On…

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Mexico releases video showing moment military faced El Chapo's son amid deadly violence

Mexico releases video showing moment military faced El Chapo’s son amid deadly violence originally appeared on abcnews.go.com The Mexican government has released several dramatic, at-times-gory, new videos showing their side of the fierce gun battle that erupted between officers and criminals in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa state, as authorities tried to arrest one of…

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