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Ukraine elects comedian as president

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/22/19, 10:56 am

A Ukrainian comedian with no political experience led by a wide margin on Monday in the country’s presidential election. With more than 96 percent of the ballots counted, Volodymyr Zelensky was ahead with 73 percent of the vote, while incumbent President Petro Poroshenko secured just 24 percent. Ukrainians had criticized Poroshenko for the country’s poor economy and the five-year war against Russian-backed separatists in the east. Zelensky garnered votes in the country’s east and west regions that are typically polarized in elections.

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Democrats demand action on Mueller report

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/19/19, 11:53 am

Unsatisfied with Attorney General William Barr’s decision not to prosecute President Donald Trump, House Democrats issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report. Barr released a redacted version of the report to Congress and the public Thursday. Following a two-year investigation, Mueller concluded that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and that the Trump campaign did not collaborate with those efforts, but he declined to make a decision about whether the president obstructed the inquiry.

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Barr releases Mueller report

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/18/19, 01:37 pm

The Department of Justice released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to Congress and the public Thursday morning. The 448-page report is divided into two sections, one that examines Russia’s activities related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and another that considers whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice during the investigation.

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