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Finn jailed for 22 months over pro-Russian hate campaign

A court convicted two men over their attempts to scare investigative journalist Jessikka Aro. /
Florida’s Andrew Gillum receives $2 million donation for heated governor’s race

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum just got a major endorsement form billionaire Tom Steyer who donated $2 million to his Florida gubernatorial campaign. —Pres. Barack Obama isn’t trying to hear people’s weak excuses for not voting— Steyer is working to give Gillum an advantage in the heated Governor’s race against former Republican ...

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Tennessee Women Slow to Back GOP's Blackburn in Senate Race

If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet ...

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Kenya replace Equatorial Guinea at Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Kenya replace Equatorial Guinea at the upcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana after a protest about player eligibility. /
Black GOP Senate candidate apologizes for ‘accidentally’ showing swastika in campaign ad

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is full of apologies after he made a "terrible error" and unintentionally showed what appears to be a ...

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Smoke Forces Melania Trump's Plane Back to Military Base

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily ...

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Why you're seeing more of Japan's military

When tanks rolled and troops marched at a Japanese military base on Sunday, it was just the latest display in what analysts say is a campaign by Tokyo to increase the profile of its Self-Defense Forces.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security. The interests that bind, and sometimes divide, the two range from the price of oil and containing Iran, to counter-terrorism, the wars in Syria and ...

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US senator apologises for revealing names of 'sex crime victims'

The Democrat's campaign says it was a "mistake" to publish names of victims without their permission.

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Trump Says He's Not to Blame If Republicans Lose House

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. Trump said he believes he is ...

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Melania Trump to Focus on Opioids, Newborns in Hospital Tour

First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the ... /
Melania Trump’s team blasts rapper TI for video featuring First Lady stripping in Oval Office and calls for boycott

  Melania Trump’s team called for a boycott of rapper T.I. after he released a new video featuring a naked doppelganger of the First Lady stripping in the Oval office. —Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers— ... /
Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation. The post Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers appeared first on theGrio.

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2020 Democrats Building Ties to Power Brokers in Key States

Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the best-known 2020 presidential prospect, but he will not be ...

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Pompeo in Riyadh, But No News About Missing Saudi Journalist's Fate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday about the missing Saudi journalist last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, but there was no immediate ...

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Letter from Africa: Kenya unveils biblical strategy to tackle corruption

The body in charge of leading the fight against corruption will use the Bible to teach ethics.

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Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire

The family of "Africa's youngest billionaire" offers $440,000 for tips that lead to his rescue.

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US gymnastics new interim boss Mary Bono 'regrets' anti-Nike tweet

The new boss of US gymnastics "regrets" a tweet appearing to criticise Nike for making NFL star Colin Kaepernick the face of a new campaign. /
The Download | October 15th: ‘Cornerstore Caroline’ apologizes + Stacey Abrams Campaign demands Brian Kemp to resign + Senator Kamala Harris heads to Iowa

Hey, Grio Fam!  Here are three stories that you should know for Monday, October 15th. Teresa Klein also known as “CornerStore Caroline” — the white woman who called the cops on a nine-year-old in Brooklyn is now apologizing for falsely accusing a young black boy of groping her in a bodega. After viewing the bodega […] The post The ...

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US Designates Hezbollah, 4 Other Groups as Top Threats

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Central American street gang MS-13, as “top transnational organized crime threats,” targeting them for stepped up prosecutions by the Justice Department.   Sessions identified the other three groups as Cartel de Jalisco Nueva ...

Actress Olivia Wilde hits the campaign trail. (For her mom!)

The star and partner Jason Sudeikis, formerly of "SNL," were knocking on doors in Virginia urging voters to the polls next month.

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Warren DNA Test Shows Evidence of Native American Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test Monday morning showing a strong possibility that she has Native American ancestry, likely an ...

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Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya beat Ethiopia to edge closer towards qualification

Kenya beat Ethiopia 3-0 at home in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to edge closer towards the finals in Cameroon in 2019.

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Trump Suggests Defense Chief Could Leave

U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis could be one of his next key officials to leave the government. The ...

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, also expressed his appreciation for the strong pressure by the U.S. government on ...

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Kenya officials charged in Olympic corruption inquiry

Ex-sports minister Hassan Wario and Olympian Kipchoge Keino are among seven accused of corruption.

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A massive landslide has struck eastern Uganda, killing more than 30 people.

Heavy rainfall has led to the collapse of a river bank in Bukalasi, eastern Uganda, killing dozens of people.

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