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Source: Common Domain

FBI Probes Tip-Line Operations After Missed Florida-Shooting Warning

Today 03:23 GMT

The FBI is conducting an extensive review into operations at the bureau’s centralized tip line after the agency failed to act on a specific and credible lead identifying dangers posed by a teenager who last week shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called on Mr. Wray to resign, and on Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted it was “very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable.”

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Source: NBC News

Parkland shooting: Troopers bought flight for friend of victim

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

Two New York state troopers paid for the flight of a devastated young woman trying to reach Florida to attend the funeral of a childhood friend who was killed in the school shooting in Parkland last week.

Jordana Judson, 23, said she desperately wanted to fly back to her home state after learning that friend Meadow Pollack, 18, had been killed along with 16 other people in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.

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Source: NBC News

Former CIA agent Evan McMullin says, "we can always find common ground"

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Evan McMullin has a message that we can all stand behind: "It is almost always possible to find meaningful common ground and it’s certainly possible to do that with our fellow Americans."

For about a decade, McMullin served as a clandestine officer, spending a large majority of his time overseas focused on terrorism and traditional intelligence. After his time with the CIA, he worked a stint in investment banking at Goldman Sachs before rejoining government service in 2013, first as Senior Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee and then as Chief Policy Director to the Republican Conference in the House of Representatives.

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Source: CBS News

Facebook's plan to stop Russian meddling: send postcards

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S.. The recipient would then have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad.

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Source: The Guradian

Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Tuesday 05:10 GMT

Only the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman’s horizon as he signed up as an informer for communist Czechoslovakia’s secret police in jarringly jovial surroundings.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Czech Communist party, which holds 15 seats in the 200-member parliament and opposes membership of the EU and Nato, is one of the few groupings to express possible willingness to support a Babiš government.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte