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Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

[ad_1] By Robert ChiaritoAURORA, Ill. (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.The assailant, identified as Gary Martin, 45, had worked at the Henry Pratt Company for 15 years before Friday's violence unfolded at the firm's sprawling facility in Aurora,
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Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years – Mueller

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Paul Manafort also faces a possible fine of between $50,000 and $24m US President Donald Trump's former election campaign chief Paul Manafort should be jailed for up to 24 years, special counsel Robert Mueller says. Manafort was convicted of financial fraud on charges relating to his work as a political consultant in Ukraine.He accepted a plea deal on the charges in return for co-operating
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Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications

[ad_1] (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.In a court filing on Friday, Mueller's office said it had gathered that evidence in a separate probe into Russian intelligence officers who were charged by Mueller of
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Judge Spells Out How Manafort Lied About Russian Associate

[ad_1] (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge said she agreed with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s claim that Paul Manafort lied about his contacts with a Russian associate but said she couldn’t determine if the Russian was a spy.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded that Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, made intentional false statements about his communication with Konstantin Kilimnik, a translator tied by Mueller to Russian intelligence, according
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Nigeria elections postponed for a week

[ad_1] Nigeria's electoral watchdog has delayed the country's presidential and parliamentary elections for a week.The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement just hours before the polls were due to open. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App.You can also follow
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Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the lengthiest prison term in the Russia investigation. The 69-year-old Manafort is also at serious risk of spending the rest of his life in prison if
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Gunman kills five in mass shooting at US manufacturing facility

[ad_1] Chicago (AFP) - Five people were killed and multiple police officers shot Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago, the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.The shooting took place at approximately 1:28 pm (1928 GMT), at a giant manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois -- a small suburb 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of central Chicago.Police said officers engaged in
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddling

[ad_1] Robert Mueller‘s team has questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary has confirmed.In a statement to CNN, Ms Sanders, 36, said she had been questioned last year by the special counsel probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.“The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” she said.“I was happy
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Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone’s case

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case in the special counsel's Russia probe.But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stopped short of imposing a broad ban on public comments by the outspoken political operative, issuing a limited gag order she said was necessary to ensure Stone's