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The women, who were dressed in white headscarves and clothing, sat on stools facing the judges while female prison officers struck their backs using light rattan canes, according to the Associated Press . The case comes amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the LGBT community in Malaysia in recent weeks. Earlier, two women's rights groups slammed the Kuala Terengganu Shariah High Court for publicly caning the women today, describing the punishment as "a travesty and a grave ...
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    Papadopoulos reportedly bragged about that offer to an Australian diplomat, who then tipped off the FBI and launched that agency's counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Mifsud was not named in the court filing Friday night, but CNN learned the name of the mysterious "Professor" after Papadopoulos' guilty plea became public a year ago.
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    Since her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in December, the most senior Black aide in the White House is Ja'Ron Smith , special assistant to the president for domestic policy. In the lead-up to the publication of her book, the 41-year-old has been making waves with claims she has tapes from within the White House. Harder also tried to stop the release of the book Fire and Fury: Inside the White House .
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    President Trump's lawyers do not know just how much the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, told the special counsel's investigators during months of interviews, a lapse that has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake.
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    Meanwhile, rival party leader Katter said he stood by Anning's speech "1,000%". "His speech was absolutely magnificent and it's everything that this country should be doing", he said. Anning, who has been in parliament for less than a year has entered into a lose alliance with several conservative independent lawmakers that has boosted his otherwise inconsequential role in Australia's upper house.
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    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville earlier this week declared a state of emergency and have mobilized a large number of police to fend off violence after drawing bitter lessons from last year's riots. "There were a lot of people who were at last year's rally who are very scared this year", he said. "And the fact of the matter is the rhetoric comes from both sides - that we can name some Congress members on the Left who have said some poisonous and toxic things, ...
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    On Saturday, reporters asked Trump if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. According to the New York Times , Manigault claims in the book that by the time she left the White House in January it "finally sunk in that the person [she'd] thought [she'd] known so well for so long was actually a racist".
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    Vice President Mike Pence is expected to outline plans for President Trump's proposed new " space force " during remarks at the Pentagon on Thursday. The report says the new command will "improve and evolve space warfighting", focusing on doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures.
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    Demonstrators carry banners on the campus of the University of Virginia during a rally for the anniversary of last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville , Va., Saturday, Aug. In addition, two police officers died in a helicopter crash while they were monitoring the protests. With Charlottesville police widely criticized for their handling of last year's rally, D.C.