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White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him
Mr. Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and joined Al Qaeda in Syria before aligning himself with the Islamic State. “Elsheikh was said to have earned a reputation for waterboarding, mock executions and crucifixions while serving as an ISIS jailer,” the State Department said.

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“Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place,” she said. “I can also say I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values.”Sport has always been a highly political affair for North Korea and this Winter Olympics has proved to be no exception. Sports diplomacy expert Jung Woo Lee dissects North Korea’s sports propaganda offensives.

White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

Mr. Porter abruptly departed the West Wing on Thursday afternoon, one day after John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, and other senior officials had issued statements defending him and said they would prefer that he remain in his post.Newman had a somewhat tumultuous tenure in the White House was fired by chief of staff John Kelly at the end of 2017. While her firing probably would have made headlines anyway, she exited in a particularly dramatic fashion. According to CBS News chief White House correspondent,  Newman made an appeal to Ivanka Trump after being fired, but Ivanka did not take any action. 

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On the Senate floor, Paul criticized the U.S. military’s broad presence around the world and highlighted projects abroad and at home that he deemed wasteful. He also objected to other motions to start up the vote series.Invalid email address. Please re-enter.Rob Cromwell, a former senior F.B.I. agent who oversaw all background investigations for the bureau, including those at the White House, said it would be highly unusual for the agency not to have informed the White House of such allegations.

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“I trust that while the investigation proceeds Assemblymember Garcia will respond appropriately and in a way that fortifies the Legislature’s effort to create a new climate,” he said. “As in other cases, while the investigation moves forward, I am also asking Assembly Human Resources to reach out to Assemblymember Garcia’s staff to ensure they feel safe in their work environment.”

believed his chamber had enough support to approve it.By negotiating with South Korea and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the North Koreans got what they wanted. Originally only two of their athletes qualified for the competition on sporting merit alone – and skating pair Ryom Tae-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik were set to miss out after missing the registration deadline.

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In their decision, a three-person CAS panel (made up of a Canadian, a Swiss and an Australian) said that the process that was used to select Russia’s contingent in South Korea — who will compete under the title “Olympic Athlete from Russia” and will not wear their country’s flag or colors — had not been proven to be “discriminatory, arbitrary or unfair,” and that the ban should remain in place.

“I can’t in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits,” the senator said on the Senate floor.Porter blamed his first wife for his abuse of his second, according to Willoughby. “In the first weeks and months, his explanation for his anger was that his first marriage had been very toxic, rooted in arguments, accusations and manipulation and he was carrying over from that relationship,” she told the Daily Mail. “He would say that he was so used to being treated this way by his ex-wife that he was projecting that on to me. That was the explanation.”

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Colbie Holderness, whose maiden name is Paulson, met Porter when she was a freshman at Wellesley College. At the time, Porter was a student at Harvard University, where he served as a leader with the Harvard Republican Club and Harvard Students for Bush, according to Harvard Magazine. Porter had gone on a Mormon mission before returning and meeting Holderness. The relationship made a brief appearance in a 2001 Rolling Stone article about Wellesley, a women’s school.

With Seoul gripped by political turmoil, Mr. Bach reached out to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, hosting him in January 2017 in the Swiss city of Lausanne, where the I.O.C. is based.

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(CNN)Senior aides to President Donald Trump knew for months about allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives, even as Porter’s stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.
“We helped Cosby out – his impact on the black community is just as significant,” Newman said. “I mean people looked up to the Cosbys. It’s the same thing. I will stand up to that 100 percent.”

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Mattis described the attack on the U.S.-backed fighters, who were accompanied by U.S. special operations forces, as “perplexing.” But he described the retaliatory U.S.-led coalition strikes as defensive and limited in nature.

White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him
White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

Continue reading the main story His Democratic counterpart, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, echoed the sentiment. “We’re in risky territory here,” Mr. Schumer warned.pyeongchang winter olympic games Russia Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email The Torch NPR’s Olympics Coverage The Torch NPR’s Olympics Coverage About Welcome to NPR’s The Torch. See and hear all of NPR’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.“To see her be the face of the movement and have that draped around her, it’s incredibly hypocritical,” Fierro said. “I don’t think it helps the movement. I don’t think it helps the victims.”North Korean leader Kim Jung-un uses sport as a propaganda device more actively than his father and grandfather, and so it should be no surprise that he used his New Year message to raise the prospect of Olympic attendance.

“In addition to the flash freeze, which will occur in the next couple of hours … the snow could become quite heavy at times,” Cassell added. “Helena did just cancel their classes early today, and have canceled for tomorrow too.”

“Currently, the state has no uniform mechanism in place to evaluate cannabis drugged driving arrests as a result of legalization,” Chau said.

“Hypocrisy knows no bounds and no partisanship, it crosses all party affiliations,’’ she said. “To the extent that these are substantiated claims, there’s a picture of Cristina Garcia as a hypocrite in the dictionary.”

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It was not clear whether the Justice Department would prosecute the two men or when the United States military would take custody of them. For the F.B.I. agents and other officials who have long worked on the case, bringing back the men to face federal prosecution would be a major victory.

CNN’s Mohammed Tawfeeq and Emma Burrows contributed to this report.
Assemblywoman leading #MeToo movement at California Capitol accused of sexual misconduct
Assemblywoman leading #MeToo movement at California Capitol accused of sexual misconduct
This time around, Senate leaders from both parties nudged Mr. Paul to stop holding up the vote.

• Hunter’s parents and a female lobbyist he knows have received grand jury subpoenas. That followed a raid last February in which the FBI seized computers and documents from Hunter’s campaign finance compliance firm. According to Politico, Hunter’s wife and former campaign manager, Margaret Hunter, is at the center of the investigation and made many of the purchases in question. A subpoena was also issued to a business in Hunter’s district in December, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.Such language, analysts said, edged the Trump administration closer to a position of “regime change,” something it has not formally embraced.


“It’s not my circus, not my monkeys – I’d like to say not my problem, but it’s bad,” Newman said. She said it’s “not going to be okay … it’s so bad.” When asked if she would vote for Mr. Trump again, Newman said “god no. Never. Not in a million years, never.”

Former Wives of Top White House Aide Rob Porter Both Told FBI He Abused Them
Former Wives of Top White House Aide Rob Porter Both Told FBI He Abused Them

“Anyone who votes for the Senate budget deal is colluding with this president and this administration to deport Dreamers,” he said. “It is as simple as that.”

Earlier this week, the IOC also refused a request from 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to participate in the PyeongChang Games – despite the group having their lifetime bans for doping overturned by the Swiss-based CAS.


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At 2:20 p.m. Thursday the Havre Police Department issued an emergency travel advisory recommending emergency travel only until 6 a.m. Friday.
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CAS held a hearing on Wednesday and Thursday before issuing its decision on Friday morning.
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“A serious allegation like that? The F.B.I. would notify the White House right away,” Mr. Cromwell said. “You’re having a person exposed to classified material, and that’s a risk. The customer is notified, and the customer, in this case, is the White House.”

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