US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which is leading the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications. A secret order…

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Sean Spicer makes surprise appearance before 'the largest audience to witness an Emmys'

Sean Spicer makes surprise appearance before 'the largest audience to witness an Emmys'

Updated September 18, 2017 16:09:53 Video: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmy Awards. (Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) (ABC News) Related Story: From Trumble to ‘the bushes’: Sean Spicer’s best moments Related Story: The best photos from the Emmys red carpet It’s a night where politics usually gets left at the door, but the 2017 Emmy Awards saw host Stephen Colbert pull out the big guns to take a dig at Donald Trump. And while it’s not surprising The Late Show host would make a few comments aimed…

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Photographing the victims of Duterte's war on drugs

Photographing the victims of Duterte's war on drugs

Posted September 19, 2017 07:45:00 Photo: Two suspects lie dead on a street in Manila after failing to stop at a police checkpoint. (Supplied: Vincent Go) Related Story: Family seeks justice for 17yo son killed in Duterte’s deadly war on drugs Related Story: Philippine leader says drugs war ‘trivialised’ by human rights concerns Vincent Go spends most nights on the road, waiting to hear where the next victim in Manila’s drug war has been found. For the past year, the photographer has been documenting the dead. One man, one camera…

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These clowns get a kick out of craze

These clowns get a kick out of craze

TWO men who have joined the clown craze hitting the streets of Perth again, claim it’s all just a bit of harmless fun. But WA’s police minister today issued a stern warning about the bizarre trend, saying it’s no laughing matter. On Sunday night this duo donned clown masks to scare unsuspecting members of the public on Read Street in Waikiki. “Of course people are going to look at us and say, holy heck that is scary,” one of the clowns said. “We take that as a joke.” media_cameraThis clown says…

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Iran, N. Korea expected to dominate Trump's first UN General Assembly

Iran, N. Korea expected to dominate Trump's first UN General Assembly

“This will be a great week, we look forward to it, as far as North Korea is concerned, I think that most of you know how I feel,” Trump said as he strode into the UN headquarters building on Monday. Once deeply critical of the UN — right down to its iconic emerald marble — Trump as President has achieved his principal diplomatic wins at the body’s Security Council, which has passed waves of sanctions on North Korea. His first formal comments inside the headquarters building, however, focused not on…

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