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Former Burkina Faso leader Compaore charged in predecessor Sankara’s murder

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A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa's post-independen...

New York Times calls Florida Gov. DeSantis ‘polarizing leader’ with ‘mixed’ COVID record in profile

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"Mr. DeSantis’s inclination to keep his own counsel and drive hard at reopening Florida has made him perhaps the most recognizable Republican governor in the country and a favorite of the party faithful," Times Miami...

Brits won’t welcome Prince Harry home, says Brexit leader Nigel Farage

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Brexit leader Nigel Farage yanked up his welcome mat in a tweet slamming Harry and wife Meghan Markle for their terse statement on the death of Prince Philip Friday at age 99. "For a couple that do public emotion as ...

Premier League leader Manchester City stunned by 10-man Leeds United

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Two goals from Stuart Dallas saw Leeds United secure an unlikely 2-1 victory against Premier League leader Manchester City, despite having captain Liam Cooper sent off in the first half. Man City looked far more lik...

Kansas State Senate leader called an officer ‘donut boy’ during his DUI arrest, police say

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The majority leader of the Kansas Senate, who was arrested last month for allegedly speeding and driving the wrong way on a divided highway, called a police officer, who tried to test his blood alcohol levels, "donu...

Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia’s leader

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The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin's previous term limits, allowing him to run for president two more times. The change was rubber-stamped by the Kremlin-controlled legislature and t...

In bid to avoid jail, Proud Boys leader claims he was in contact with FBI years before Capitol riot

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Joseph Biggs, a Proud Boys leader who is charged with conspiracy related to the January 6 insurrection, claims the FBI had checked in on him several times in recent years, according to a new defense filing arguing t...

Japan’s Prime Minister will be first foreign leader to visit US under Biden, administration official says

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan will be the first foreign leader to visit the United States since President Joe Biden took office and the global coronavirus pandemic halted much international travel, accordin...

New York state senate majority leader calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign

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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces escalating pressure to step aside from members of his own party. The Democratic govern...

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

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Washington Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. The former president of the National ...

Alleged leader of Oath Keepers disavows right-wing extremist group

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Jessica Watkins, an alleged leader of the Oath Keepers that is accused of planning to attack the Capitol, disavowed the right-wing extremist group on Friday in her first public comments since her arrest. "Given the ...

Michigan Senate leader on hot mic after apologizing for calling Capitol riot a hoax: ‘I frankly don’t take back’ points I tried to make

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Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey was caught on a hot microphone on Wednesday approaching Democratic Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and doubling down on conspiracy theory comments he made about the insur...

Haitian opposition picks interim leader as row over President’s term limit intensifies

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Haiti's opposition movement wants a Supreme Court judge to lead a transitional government in the country, arguing that President Jovenel Moise's term has expired and calling on him to step down. Joseph Mecene Jean-L...

Judge agrees to release prominent Proud Boys leader facing Capitol riot charges

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A federal judge in Seattle on Monday decided that a Proud Boys leader on the West Coast, Ethan Nordean, should be released pending trial, even after federal prosecutors warned he could coordinate with the Proud Boys...

Indigenous leader becomes surprise contender in Ecuador’s presidential election

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He wouldn't be caught dead wearing a suit. Instead of a tie round his neck, Yaku Pérez wears a Wiphala, a multi-colored flag that symbolizes indigenous identity in the Andes. His long, black hair either hangs freely...

Al Qaeda’s leader in Yemen under arrest, UN report reveals

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The leader of al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen has been under arrest for several months, the United Nations disclosed Thursday in a development that may have opened up a goldmine of information for counterterrorism age...

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