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Fighting for Internet Freedom ... among other things
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Congresswoman #TulsiGabbard interviewed after her trip to #Syria --

"Normally, I would never post an interview by CNN, but Gabbard is so good that I will make an exception." -- The Saker

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In an unprecedented move, first daughter #IvankaTrump has been handed an unpaid role in the White House as assistant to the president, it was announced Wednesday. She will be subject to all the same rules as any federal official.

Ivanka’s position in the White House was revealed on Wednesday, following a request for a security clearance. As #PresidentTrump’s new assistant, Ivanka will continue to sit in on meetings with foreign officials.


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#HouseRepublicans are considering making another run next week at passing the health-care bill they abruptly pulled from the floor in an embarrassing setback to their efforts to repeal #Obamacare.

Two Republican lawmakers say that leaders are discussing holding a vote, even staying into the weekend if necessary, but it’s unclear what changes would be made to the GOP’s health bill. They described the discussions on condition of anonymity.


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First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Honor 13 Women of Courage at the 2017 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award. 

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Were the IRA Equivalent to Today's GLOBAL "TROUBLES?"


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British Prime Minister #TheresaMay has formally begun the process of the UK leaving the European Union, by sending a letter of intent to European Council President Donald Tusk, triggering #Article50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and paving the way for the biggest political upheaval in the EU's history.


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Russian operations against Daesh in #Syria have been aiding US #counterterrorism efforts in the country, Central Command head Gen. #JosephVotel said in a testimony at the US House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

"Now in these cases they fight #ISIS [Daesh], so to the extent that they are doing that, that is, I would admit, helpful to what we are doing," Votel stated when commenting on #Russia’s operations in Syria.

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Analysts said the measure has a better chance to become law now that Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. #RandPaul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, has introduced a similar measure in the Senate.

#Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.

#Republicans said the measure was needed to rein in the Fed.

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Overall, the digital currency rose as much as 7.5% during the session, climbing from a low of $958.77 to as much as $1,030.78, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index #BPI. At the time of the report, #bitcoin was trading at $1,023.95.

For bitcoin, the turnaround followed its decline to as little as $891.51 on 25th March, its lowest average price since 25th January, BPI figures show.

Notably, the figure was nearly 50% below the all-time high of more than $1,300 that the cryptocurrency reached earlier this month, then fueled by anticipation for the #SEC's ruling on a proposed bitcoin ETF.

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