Parnas said he is speaking out because he is afraid of William Barr
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trumpâs attempts convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr.
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Kidnapped US teen rescued by police thanks to Snapchat
A California teen who had been drugged and kidnapped was rescued by police this week after using Snapchat to alert her friends to her abduction. One man was arrested as he left the motel in San Jose, in northern California, where the girl was being held and two other suspects were taken into custody on Wednesday, police said in a statement.
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Denver officials won't hand over information sought by ICE
Denver officials on Thursday said they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation. ICE, the Homeland Security agency tasked with arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, sent four administrative subpoenas earlier this week to law enforcement looking for information on three Mexican nationals and one Honduran who had been in custody in Denver. It was the first time subpoenas had been sent to a law enforcement agency â an escalation of the conflict between the Trump administration and so-called sanctuary cities.
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'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change. "So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change,â Thunberg said in a speech in Lausanne. Hundreds will take trains over the weekend and then march to Klosters near Davos, the annual gathering of world political and business leaders that Thunberg is attending for the second year in a row and will take part in two panel events.
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Meghan McCain: McSally âDidnât Earnâ the Senate Seat She Inherited From My Dad
The Viewâs Meghan McCain took some shots at Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) on Friday after the lawmaker personally insulted a CNN reporter, pointing out that McSally didnât âearnâ the Senate seat she was appointed to after McCainâs father died.After CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju attempted to ask McSally whether the Senate should consider new evidence in the impending impeachment trial, the Arizona senator snapped at Raju: âYouâre a liberal hackâIâm not talking to you.â McSally, meanwhile, quickly seized upon the instantly viral moment to fundraise for her tight election race before predictably appearing on Fox News to do a victory lap.Discussing the incident on Fridayâs broadcast of the ABC talk show, the View hosts noted that Rajuâs question was âvery reasonableâ and that the lawmaker also refused to answer it when asked by Fox Newsâ Laura Ingraham during a chummy Thursday night interview.Â View co-host Ana Navarro speculated that McSally likely lashed out at Raju because sheâs on âthin iceâ in her Senate race, prompting McCain to offer up even more background.âSheâs actually appointed,â the conservative host added. âShe didnât win that seat. I think thatâs important.âAfter losing her Senate bid to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in 2018, McSally was appointed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to permanently fill the seat that was vacated by Meghanâs father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), after his death. (McSally succeeded retired Sen. Jon Kyl, who accepted a temporary assignment to the seat immediately following McCain's death.)âShe didnât earn it in the traditional sense of votes,â McCain added. âItâs an extremely tight race. Arizona could turn blue, which wouldâpigs may start flying around the studio if that ends up happening, I never thought Iâd see the day.âMcCain went on to say that she believes that McSally is âplaying her cards completely wrongâ by fundraising off of the confrontation, adding that it is also a âthankless jobâ being a Capitol Hill reporter.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Lev Parnas: Rick Perry said he told Ukrainian president aid was contingent on Biden investigation
Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in an interview that aired Thursday night that former Energy Secretary Rick Perry was directed by Rudy Giuliani to tell Ukraine its U.S. aid was contingent on the country announcing investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Parnas alleges that after Giuliani made the request, Perry called him back and said he had been in touch with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and conveyed the message.Perry left the Trump administration last fall, shortly after reports came out that Perry, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker â dubbed the "three amigos" â were put in charge of Ukraine policy. He later announced he would not comply with a subpoena for the House impeachment inquiry.More stories from theweek.com Trump is getting the band back together The Patriots only have one option French officials warn of violence from subgroups in protest movement
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No Horsing Around: Syrian Man Has Big Surprise For Putin
Russia has been widely criticized for its military intervention in Syria to prop up Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Among other things, the Russian military has been accused of bombing schoo
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Windies stun Australia with three wickets win in U19 World Cup
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Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson will begin his 2020 Australian Open title quest against little-known Belarusian, Ilya Ivashka.
US to Screen Passengers at Airports for Signs of New China Virus
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Austin grabs 36-hole lead at Mitsubishi Electric Championship
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World Athletics officials happy with Eugene stadium work
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US to Screen Airline Passengers From China for New Illness
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Japan Timeline and Information
910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.
1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.
1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.
1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan
1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.
1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan
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