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House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president’s son and others of “treasonous” behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon is scheduled to testify before the panel on Tuesday, according to a person ...

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The wedded bliss between illegal guns trade and high murder rate

Jamaica, the Caribbean and Latin America are experiencing a crisis in murders. Murders in Jamaica for 2017 were the second-highest in recorded history — surpassed only by 2009 when we recorded 1683. Based on available data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the region has the highest rates of homicide/murders in the world. Of the 25 ...

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‘Black-ish’ wins 3 statuettes at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black-ish” scored a hat-trick during the first hour of the NAACP Image Awards. The hit ABC show was named best comedy series and brought acting awards for stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. “It’s an extraordinary thing to be able to show what a beautiful black family looks like on television,” Ross said as the ...

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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining artificial intelligence with southern China’s expertise ...

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Environmentalists Propose World’s Largest Nature Reserve In The Antarctic

The seas surrounding Antarctica are frequently visited by fishing and whaling fleets, and this has prompted environmentalists to propose a huge new wildlife reserve five times the size of Germany, IFL Science reports. In an attempt to preserve as much of this beautiful but fragile ecosystem as possible, efforts are now underway to create the largest wildlife reserve in the ...

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King’s Children Criticize Trump, Decry Racism On MLK Birthday

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King, The Associated Press reports. At gatherings across the nation, ...

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