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Teen birthday vote drive targets pro-gun lawmakers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside each: a voter registration form. FILE PHOTO: Participants hold up signs as students and gun control advocates hold the “March for Our …

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U.S. Marines testing electric Nikola UTV

The United States Marines have a new toy to test in the Nikola UTV, an electric utility task vehicle. New video shows it getting down and dirty as the military folk test it out. We get to see the UTV take on some pretty rough terrain, which the vehicle crosses with …

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Libyan spokesman: No comment on reports of key commander being treated in Paris

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Libyan military spokesman declined on Wednesday to address directly reports that key coalition military commander Khalifa Haftar was in the French capital Paris for medical treatment. FILE PHOTO: Libya’s eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar attends General Security conference, in Benghazi, Libya October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File …

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Ryan assured Trump won't fire special counsel, Senate eyes bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Donald Trump fumed over an FBI raid targeting his personal attorney, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he has been assured Trump does not intend to fire the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) addresses a news conference …

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Thousands gather to pay tribute to Winnie Mandela

Thousands of mourners flocked to the heart of South Africa’s sprawling Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s former wife and struggle hero Winnie Mandela. Her grandson Bambatha Mandela described Mandela, who died on 2 April after a long illness, as “an extraordinary woman, …

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Proposed changes over civil servant dismissals

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe is to draft legislation that will change how decisions around the dismissal of civil servants are made. Currently, all serious decisions on discipline have to be taken at the very top of an organisation. Under these proposed changes they could now …

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