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FBI investigating whether Russian banker funneled money to the NRA to help Donald Trump

FBI investigating whether Russian banker funneled money to the NRA to help Donald TrumpThe FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funnelled money to the National Rifle Association in an effort to boost President Donald Trump’s first presidential run. Two sources familiar with the matter confirmed the investigation to the McClatchy News Service, and said that counterintelligence investigators are eyeing activities of Alexander Torsion. Mr Torshin is the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, and is reportedly close with both the NRA and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo orderEmirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Emirates is already the world's biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.


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Norfolk Southern pushing for more stable rail service in 2018 CEO

Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEONorfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday. Norfolk's rail network, which spans 22 states across the eastern United States, grappled with a storm in the Southeast earlier this month and struggled with other service issues such as periodic crew shortages in 2017.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/norfolk-southern-pushing-more-stable-rail-2018-ceo-172630313--finance.html

Aziz Ansari Babe reporter responds to veteran female journalistaposs criticism by attacking her age and appearance

Aziz Ansari: Babe reporter responds to veteran female journalist's criticism by attacking her age and appearanceIn what has turned into an offshoot of the alleged sexual misconduct by Aziz Ansari, veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield responded on air to criticism sent in an email from the woman who wrote the original story. Katie Way, a writer for the digital outlet Babe, wrote the email declining to be on Ms Banfield's programme "Crime and Justice" and also attacked her appearance, age, and career in response to Ms Banfield's original report which criticised Ansari's accuser. In the original story a woman - only known under the pseudonym "Grace" - went on a date with Ansari and detailed what "Grace" felt was behaviour that made her uncomfortable.


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Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People

Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black PeopleWASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-advances-judicial-pick-hostile-171016667.html



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