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Trump asked the acting FBI director whom he voted for during Oval Office meeting

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>Shortly after President Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau’s acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting.

>The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S. officials, asked Andrew McCabe a pointed question: Whom did he vote for in the 2016 election?

>McCabe said he didn’t vote, according to the officials, who, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about a sensitive matter.

>Trump, the officials said, also vented his anger at McCabe over the several hundred thousand dollars in donations his wife, a Democrat, received for her failed 2015 Virginia state Senate bid from a political action committee controlled by a close friend of Hillary Clinton.

>McCabe, 49, who had been FBI deputy director for a little more than a year when James B. Comey was fired, is at the center of much of the political jockeying surrounding the investigation into potential coordination between Trump associates and the Kremlin. He has for months been the subject of Trump’s ire, prompting angry tweets suggesting that the Russia probe is politically motivated by Democrats sore about losing the election.

>McCabe, who has spent more than two decades at the bureau, found the conversation with Trump “disturbing,” said one former U.S. official. Inside the FBI, officials familiar with the exchange expressed frustration that a civil servant — even a very senior agent in the No.2 position — would be asked how he voted and criticized for his wife’s political leanings by the president.
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Sessions Is Questioned as Russia Inquiry Focuses on Obstruction

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>WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week as part of the special counsel investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday, making him the first member of President Trump’s cabinet to be interviewed in the inquiry.

>The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is increasingly focused on Mr. Trump’s conduct in office and on whether he obstructed the investigation itself.

>Mr. Mueller has also told the president’s lawyers that he will most likely want to interview Mr. Trump, and one person familiar with the discussions has said that the special counsel appeared most interested in asking questions about the firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and about the former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. Those topics show Mr. Mueller has an interest in whether the president tried to obstruct justice.

>Mr. Mueller’s investigators have asked current and former Trump administration officials about what Mr. Trump cited as reasons for Mr. Comey’s firing, and why Mr. Trump was so concerned about having someone loyal to him oversee the Russia investigation, people familiar with the interviews said.

>For Mr. Sessions, the interview was the latest in a balancing act that has lasted nearly a year. He has sought to get back in Mr. Trump’s good graces by pursuing investigations into issues like leaks to the news media and relaying Mr. Trump’s displeasure about senior F.B.I. leadership to the bureau’s current director, Christopher A. Wray.

>But Mr. Sessions has also tried to present a veneer of independence in congressional testimony and now has met with investigators in Mr. Mueller’s inquiry, which has for months cast a shadow over the Trump White House.
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Adolescence might last from 10 to 24

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> Earlier puberty has accelerated the onset of adolescence in nearly all populations, while understanding of continued growth has lifted its endpoint age well into the 20s. In parallel, delayed timing of role transitions, including completion of education, marriage, and parenthood, continue to shift popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.
Thanks manchildren

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(18)30022-1/ppt
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42732442
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serial killer caught

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Phoenix police say they have linked Cleophus E. Cooksey Jr., 35, to a series of at least nine killings

>Nov. 27 - Andrew Remillard and Parker Smith were shot to death outside a Speedy Cash on 16th Street and Indian School Road
>Dec. 2 - Salim Richards was found shot to death near 44th Avenue and Indian School Road
>Dec. 11 - Jesus Real was found shot to death near 4th Street and Harrison Drive
>Dec. 13 - LaTorrie Beckford was found shot to death outside a Glendale apartment complex near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road
>Dec. 15 - Kris Cameron was found shot to death in Glendale near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road
>Dec. 15 - Maria Griselda Villanueva was found sexually assaulted and shot to death in Phoenix after being reported missing from Glendale
>Dec. 17 - Rene Cooksey and Edward Nunn, Cooksey's mother and stepfather were shot to death in their home near 12th Street and Highland in Phoenix

3 women arrested for tampering and hindering the investigation into serial killings

http://www.azfamily.com/story/37295010/phoenix-man-arrested-for-murder-of-his-parents-set-to-be-charged-in-additional-killings
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"White man, you must die!" South African protestors chant at school

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Stun grenades and violence have marred the first day of school at Hoërskool Overvaal, as people gathered to protest learners denied placement at the Afrikaans-medium institution. Watch.

The Gauteng Education department attempted to have 55 pupils, to be taught in English, placed in an Afrikaans medium of instruction high school.

The North Gauteng High Court on Monday set aside the department's decision to admit these 55 learners to Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, saying that school has no capacity to receive the pupils, let alone to do so on such short notice and to effectively convert to a dual medium school.

EFF members also protested against the need to have Afrikaans-medium schools in the country.

https://www.news24.com/Video/SouthAfrica/News/watch-fire-and-chaos-as-eff-chant-anti-boer-songs-hoerskoolovervaal-20180117
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TPP has reared its ugly head again in Oz

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-24/tpp-resurrected-as-nations-get-set-to-sign-trade-deal/9354502
Australia and 10 other nations have signalled they will sign a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal later this year.
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo called it a great deal for Australia that would really help to boost exports and drive economic growth.

Mr Ciobo said the Asia-Pacific countries were "finally at the finish line" following talks between officials in Tokyo.

Canada walked away from the 11-nation deal in November, but has since had several issues resolved.

But Mr Ciobo said the Turnbull Government had worked hard to revive the trade pact.

"Freedom of movement" with members within the TPP will break the camels back . thanks Turnball
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12 Camels Kicked out of "Beauty Pageant" For Using Botox

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/camel-beauty-pageant-kicks-12-animals-botox/

A Botox scandal has gripped Saudi Arabia’s camel beauty pageant, with a dozen contestants disqualified amid suspicion their lips had been surgically enhanced.

The annual contest has been moved from its previous venue in the desert to the outskirts of the capital Riyadh, where a jury rates tens of thousands of camels based on their appearance. The event is part of a big festival that celebrates the animal, which symbolizes Bedouin life in the desert.

Related: Dog suspected of shooting its owner with his own gun in freak accident

“The camel is a symbol of Saudi Arabia,” the chief judge of the show, Fawzan al-Madi, said as news that twelve camels were kicked out of the competition broke, Reuters reported. “We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime.”

With a prize money total of around $57 million, it is no surprise that around 30,000 camels have been entered in the show, but the month-long event has already run into controversy.

“They use Botox for the lips, the nose, the upper lips, the lower lips and even the jaw,” Ali al-Mazrouei, 31, whose father breeds camels, told the Emirates’ The National. “It makes the head more inflated so when the camel comes it’s like, ‘Oh look at how big is that head is. It has big lips, a big nose’.”
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Dems Put Illegal Immigrants over American Citizens with Schumer’s Shutdown

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/lou-barletta-dems-put-illegal-immigrants-over-american-citizens-with-schumers-shutdown/

On Friday evening, Senate Democrats, including Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), voted against a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown because it did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens and their illegal alien parents
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Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science

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And on lighter news. Woman's march slips into action.

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