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Bombshell Report Shows How Much Trump Paid in Taxes to Foreign Governments - vice

Bombshell Report Shows How Much Trump Paid in Taxes to Foreign Governments

Trump paid just $750 to the IRS the year he was elected. He paid a lot more to the governments of Turkey, India, and Panama.
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At least 300 house parties raided by police over the weekend - metro

At least 300 house parties raided by police over the weekend

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WATCH: Anti-lockdown riots continue in Madrid, as police response grows increasingly violent - rt

WATCH: Anti-lockdown riots continue in Madrid, as police response grows increasingly violent

Anti-lockdown protests and violence continued over the weekend in Madrid, as clashes between citizens and police grew increasingly violent. Video shared to social media showcases the increasing violence.
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EU expresses ‘disappointment’ over resignation of Lebanon’s PM-designate, urges ‘unity’ amid political chaos - rt

EU expresses ‘disappointment’ over resignation of Lebanon’s PM-designate, urges ‘unity’ amid political chaos

Brussels has relayed its dissatisfaction with the political gridlock that led to the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Mustapha Adib, stressing that the country must urgently form a new government.
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Spanish Supreme Court confirms Catalan leader Quim Torra will be forced to step down, likely triggering election - rt

Spanish Supreme Court confirms Catalan leader Quim Torra will be forced to step down, likely triggering election

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Catalan separatist leader Quim Torra from his position as head of the autonomous region.
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Merkel reportedly fears Germany could see nearly 20,000 daily Covid-19 cases, but opposes economy-damaging measures - rt

Merkel reportedly fears Germany could see nearly 20,000 daily Covid-19 cases, but opposes economy-damaging measures

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany could soon see thousands of more coronavirus cases each day, but said she wants to keep the economy open, local media reported.
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Third party on the ground? Armenia & Azerbaijan point finger at each other over use of Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh - rt

Third party on the ground? Armenia & Azerbaijan point finger at each other over use of Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh

As clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces rage on over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the two rivals are accusing each other of using Syrian militants on the battlefield – but providing no proof.
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EU summit is ‘chance to reset relations’ with Turkey – Erdogan spokesman - rt

EU summit is ‘chance to reset relations’ with Turkey – Erdogan spokesman

A European Union summit this week could provide an opportunity to reset relations between Turkey and the EU, Ankara has said, adding it expects Brussels to produce specific proposals and a timetable to work on a roadmap together.
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Seoul expands search for missing official shot by N. Korean amid Pyongyang’s warnings against intrusion into its territory waters - rt

Seoul expands search for missing official shot by N. Korean amid Pyongyang’s warnings against intrusion into its territory waters

On Monday, South Korea expanded the search for the body of its official killed by North Korean troops at sea last week, and urged that a hotline with Pyongyang be restored to prevent such incidents.
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‘Trojan horse’ treatment makes cancer self-destruct without use of drugs - rt

‘Trojan horse’ treatment makes cancer self-destruct without use of drugs

A new experimental treatment reportedly tricks cancer cells into self-destructing, without the use of any drugs, providing new hope for winning the war on many different types of the disease.
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Parliament bars ban alcohol after 10pm but are exempt from curfew - metro

Parliament bars ban alcohol after 10pm but are exempt from curfew

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Coronavirus news live: London faces local lockdown as £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate begin today - metro

Coronavirus news live: London faces local lockdown as £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate begin today

All the latest Covid-19 updates.
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President Moon expresses hope for rebooting dialogue with Pyongyang after ‘unfortunate’ killing of South Korean official - rt

President Moon expresses hope for rebooting dialogue with Pyongyang after ‘unfortunate’ killing of South Korean official

President Moon Jae-in has voiced his sadness and frustration over the killing of a South Korean official by North Korean troops but said the tragedy could serve as a springboard for renewed dialogue.
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Uber could be banned from operating in London today - metro

Uber could be banned from operating in London today

The app's licence wasn't renewed because of a 'glitch' which allowed unauthorised people to pick up passengers.
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Man uses BEDSHEET ROPE in attempted escape from Auckland Covid-19 quarantine facility

A man who had been ordered to self-isolate at a hotel in Auckland, New Zealand climbed down from his window using a rope made from bedsheets as part of a foiled escape attempt. Authorities are investigating the incident.
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500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine - metro

500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine

Sharks produce squalene, an ingredient in the vaccines.
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‘There’s a danger if you come from a working class background… that the establishment will absorb you’ – Diane Abbott on getting into politics - channel 4

‘There’s a danger if you come from a working class background… that the establishment will absorb you’ – Diane Abbott on getting into politics

A new authorised biography details Diane Abbott's rise from working-class roots to Labour front bencher.
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Man arrested on suspicion of supplying firearm in connection with police officer’s death - channel 4

Man arrested on suspicion of supplying firearm in connection with police officer’s death

Today there was a minute's silence to remember Sergeant Ratana who died in the line of duty.
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Armenian PM warns ‘aggressive’ Turkey to stay out of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says hostilities could spill over regional borders - rt

Armenian PM warns ‘aggressive’ Turkey to stay out of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says hostilities could spill over regional borders

Yerevan has urged Turkey not to meddle in ongoing hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, warning that the conflict could spill out over regional borders. Ankara had earlier pledged “full support” to Azerbaijan.
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Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthis agree to prisoner swap, UN hopes ceasefire to follow - rt

Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthis agree to prisoner swap, UN hopes ceasefire to follow

Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels will exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, a landmark swap in a brutal five-year war. UN officials said that the exchange could pave the way for a ceasefire.
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A Black Lives Matter Leader Just Toppled a Congressional Dynasty

A Black Lives Matter Leader Just Toppled a Congressional Dynasty

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The Clay family has represented St. Louis in Congress for a half-century. But the scion of a famous civil rights activist was just upset by a next-generation organizer.

Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush capitalized on a half-decade of community organizing to pull off a narrow 49%-46% victory over Rep. Lacy Clay on Tuesday night.

Her win means one of Black Lives Matter’s most visible leaders is heading to Congress and is the latest progressive primary victory that’s creating a generational and ideological sea change in the House Democratic Caucus. Bush, a registered nurse, first rose to prominence during 2014’s protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

“We’ve been called radicals, terrorists. We’ve been dismissed as an impossible fringe movement. That’s what they called us,” she said during her victory speech. “It is historic that this year, of all years, we’re sending a Black, working-class single mother who has been fighting for Black lives from Ferguson all the way to the halls of Congress.”

Clay beat Bush by 20 points when she challenged him in 2018. But Bush had a much better campaign this time around: After raising just $100,000 in her 2018 bid, she brought in almost $800,000 in this race.

She gained some national fame from her 2018 run in “Knock Down the House,” a Netflix documentary about four working-class female candidates who challenged longtime incumbents. Of the four, only New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was successful in her first run.

Bush also had vocal support from the left-wing Justice Democrats and endorsements from a number of prominent progressives including Sen. Bernie Sanders, though Ocasio-Cortez stayed neutral in this year’s primary after backing Bush in 2018. (She may have stayed neutral because Clay endorsed two of her biggest policy goals, the Green New Deal and Medicare for All).

Clay has deep family ties to the civil rights movement. His father, Lacy Clay Sr., spent more than 100 days in jail for his roles in 1960s civil rights protests before winning the St. Louis-based seat in 1968 and founding the Congressional Black Caucus. The younger Clay took over his seat in 2000 and had a consistently, if not stridently, progressive record in Congress.

But Clay’s more low-key style contrasted with Bush’s new-school activism in the race — and Bush in many ways was more a candidate of the times. Besides her close ties to the movement of the moment, she also survived a bout with coronavirus during the campaign, giving her a personal argument for why Medicare for All is necessary to help protect vulnerable people.

Clay is the onlyCongressional Black Caucus Member to suffer a loss this election cycle. Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, another second-generation congressman, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York — both of whom are white — also lost to more progressive candidates.

Cover: Cori Bush, a nurse/pastor, and one of the unofficial leaders of the so-called Frontline protest movement along with state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., poses for a photo in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo by Jim Salter)

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