Hillary Clinton calls for ?resistance and persistence? from Democrats
In a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to ?move forward with courage, confidence and optimism? as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The three-minute video was posted online shortly after it was greeted with applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The DNC will choose new party leaders, including a new chairperson, on Saturday. Although Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since her stunning election loss to Donald Trump, lately she has started to speak out more pointedly via her Twitter account.
U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges
The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.
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Teams seal off scene of Kim killing, sweep Malaysia terminal
Civil defence personnel in hazmat suits sealed off the scene of the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam early Sunday to sweep the site for toxins -- almost two weeks after he was killed with a lethal nerve agent. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated on February 13 at the airport, with Malaysia revealing on Friday that the lethal VX nerve agent -- manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction -- was used to kill him. Large sections of the terminal's departures hall were cordoned off with police tape in preparation for a 75-minute sweep for traces of the highly potent toxin as a few curious onlookers watched.
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South Africa's Zuma condemns violence against foreigners
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between citizens and non-nationals, his office said on Friday. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment, with foreigners being accused of taking jobs from citizens and getting involved in crime. Citizens in Pretoria are set to march against foreigners on Friday and domestic media are reporting vandalism and acts of violence in the Atteridgeville area west of the capital.
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Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.
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Donald Trump?s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions
President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the ?fake news.? After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the ?dishonest media? falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. ?And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It?s fake! Phony! Fake!? Trump said.