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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith during a ceremony at the White House in Washington February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing (Reuters) – Jean Kennedy Smith, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election. Bolton, a longtime foreign policy hawk who Trump fired in September over policy differences, also said that the U.S. president had
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(Reuters) – Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do – second guess split-second police decisions. FILE PHOTO: Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Georgia,
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. government agencies overseeing everything from airlines to hospitals face steep hurdles in tracking and monitoring $2.4 trillion in taxpayer-funded novel coronavirus relief aimed at propping up the U.S. economy, an interagency government watchdog said on Wednesday. Federal agencies already lacked some data necessary to track government funds and ensure they
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FILE PHOTO: Delegates attend the resuming of a United Nations Human Rights Council session before an urgent debate on allegations of “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” in the United States following the death of George Floyd druing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Justice Department employees will testify to Congress next week about political influence on law enforcement activity, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the Democratic-controlled panel said on Tuesday. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the two career employees, John Elias and Aaron Zelinsky,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon
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