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US: Plea to pardon Julian Assange triggers debate on government mass surveillance and control of deep state
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US: Plea to pardon Julian Assange triggers debate on government mass surveillance and control of deep state

Summary: Julian Assange’s partner Stella Moris has urged President Trump to pardon him before Christmas. Democrat senator Tulsi Gabbard has seconded her plea and has asked him to consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state. Another whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that no […]

What happens during US Presidential transition?
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What happens during US Presidential transition?

Though the transition means the handover of important information and duties from one administration to the next, in the United States the transition has a long history due to which each of the dates and activities in the run-up to the oath taking are important to understand. The 11 weeks at present is much shorter than the 20 weeks of transition period which was the practice till 1952 when Dwight D. Eisenhower took over from Harry S. Truman.

President of Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, visits White House for the first time in six decades
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President of Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, visits White House for the first time in six decades

In a historic feat, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Tibetan government-in-exile, visited the White House on November 21. This is the first time in the last 6 decades the head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has been invited into the White House, reports Tibet.net. Dr. Sangay was formally invited to the US State Department […]

Barack Obama memoir sells record copies in its first 24 hours
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Barack Obama memoir sells record copies in its first 24 hours

Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” is on track to become the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. AP reports that the Former Presidents memoir sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, a record for a memoir by former Presidents of the US. The first-day sales includes pre-orders, […]