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Why 2 Orphaned Gorillas Stood Tall Like Humans In A Park Ranger’s Selfie

Two gorillas at Virunga National Park in Congo have taken the internet by storm with their amusing illustration of this, posing – on two feet – in a photograph with park rangers. The rangers posted a selfie on Facebook late last week showing two orphaned female gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, …

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Trump Confuses Sri Lankan President, PM In Tweet After Easter Attacks

President Donald Trump deleted a tweet Monday in which he had mistakenly said he had spoken by phone with Sri Lanka’s president instead of the country’s prime minister in the wake of the Easter Sunday explosions that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500. The deleted tweet marks the …

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Trump Says “Nobody Disobeys My Orders.” 15 Recorded Instances Of That

There is a narrative forming about the Mueller report. It says President Donald Trump would be in a lot more trouble right now if those around him actually did what he told them to do. By essentially ignoring the boss on potentially obstructive acts, the narrative holds, these aides may …

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US To Slap Sanctions On Allies In Drive To Push Iranian Oil Sales To Zero

Washington:  The Trump administration said Monday that it will start imposing sanctions on a handful of countries, including key U.S. allies, unless they stop buying oil from Iran after waivers expire next month. “If you don’t abide by this, there will be sanctions,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in …

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Fifth-Grade Student On Leave From US School Killed In Sri Lanka Bombing

WASHINGTON:  The mother of a classmate remembered Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa as “an extremely artistic, sensitive, brilliant and thoughtful child.” A neighbor on his street in Northwest Washington said he expected the boy “to grow up and cure cancer or become secretary general of the United Nations.” And at Sidwell …

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On Staff Following Orders, Trump Says: “Nobody Disobeys Me”

Washington:  President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staff’s reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the US Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues. The 448-page report from US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into …

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London’s Climate Change Protesters Halt Street Blockade

London:  Some of London’s busiest streets re-opened Monday for the first time in a week as climate change protesters regrouped and plotted a new course after police made over 1,000 arrests. The so-called Extinction Rebellion took over the heart of the UK capital in a bid to focus global attention …

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Trump Sues To Block US Congress Subpoena For His Financial Records

Washington:  President Donald Trump on Monday filed suit to keep US lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress. The suit seeks to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the US House Oversight …

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North Korea Confirms Kim Jong Un “Soon” To Visit Russia

Seoul:  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Russia for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin, state media reported Tuesday, confirming a Kremlin announcement. Kim “will soon pay a visit to the Russian Federation at the invitation” of Putin, North Korea’s official KCNA news service said. “They …

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US Supreme Court To Weigh In On Gay, Transgender Rights

Washington:  The US Supreme Court said Monday it will take up the question of whether gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law that bars discrimination in the workplace. The nation’s highest court is considering three related cases, one involving a funeral home worker who was fired after telling …

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