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Assange lawyer says Trump offered deal to avoid extradition

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

 A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the U.S. if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election.

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Experts cite ‘crimes against humanity’ in Maduro’s Venezuela

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Independent experts for the U.N.’s top human rights body accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of crimes against humanity, highlighting grisly cases of torture and killings allegedly carried out by security forces who used techniques like electric shocks, genital mutilation and asphyxiation.
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Amazon Indigenous group patrols to expel invading loggers

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

A bit after sunrise, dozens of Indigenous Tembé men began preparing for the important day ahead. They danced, chanted and donned matching black T-shirts before setting off on motorbikes into Brazil's Amazon forest. Self-declared “forest guardians," their aim was to find and expel illegal loggers and miners within their territory on the eastern edge of Brazil’s Para state.
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Mexico’s pirate ambulances profiteering in the pandemic

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation.
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Charges, sanctions revive specter of Russian interference

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020

The Trump administration has charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to sow distrust in the American political process, And the government is imposing sanctions against a Ukrainian lawmaker accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election in November

4 favorite Gonzaga basketball teams

The basketball court at the McCarthey Athletic Center is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game between Gonzaga and BYU, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (Young Kwak / AP Photo)
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While we look ahead to future seasons of Gonzaga Bulldog basketball , it’s fun to look at highlights from past years.