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Read the disputed memo here

The FBI issued a rare public warning on Wednesday that the memo omits key information that could impact its veracity. January 18, 2018To: HPSCI Majority MembersFrom: HPSCI Majority StaffSubject: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Abuses at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Purpose This memorandum provides Members …

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Worries Rise as Pope and China Edge Closer to Deal on Bishops

“There’s progress,” one senior Vatican official confirmed, insisting on anonymity, when asked to describe the negotiations. Francis has sent the church’s top China experts to attend secret working groups in Beijing. State news media coverage in China has been noticeably positive about the talks. Top Vatican officials have spoken carefully …

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In Paris Terrorism Trial, a Protest of Few Words

He and another man, Sofian Ayeri, are being prosecuted in the shooting and wounding of four Belgian and French police officers while Mr. Abdeslam was on the run in March 2016. The start of their trial this week was far from the main event in the Paris and Brussels attacks …

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Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released with Trump’s approval

The memo is the most explicit Republican effort yet to discredit the FBI’s investigation into Trump and Russia, alleging that the investigation was infused with an anti-Trump bias under the Obama administration and supported with political opposition research. The public release of the classified document, through a never-before-used committee rule, …

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After a Mosque Massacre, Egypt Strikes Back in Sinai

“Egypt has announced the definitive operation against terrorism several times before, but the insurgency has only spread and become more lethal, against both civilians and soldiers,” said Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “It’s impossible to know if this effort will be any different.” The operation comes …

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Sinn Fein Gets a New Leader, Mary Lou McDonald

Ms. McDonald’s accession in the tightly disciplined party — she was the only candidate — would appear to swing the political center of gravity of Sinn Fein, the only major party organized in Ireland and Northern Ireland, back to the south after decades of northern domination. .@MaryLouMcDonald takes the stage …

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