60 US Navy Admirals Snared in ‘Fat Leonard’ Corruption Scandal

The Justice Department’s probe into a corruption scandal revolving around an Asian defense contractor has expanded to include 60 admirals and hundreds of officers with the US Seventh Fleet, which is going through turmoil after deadly ship collisions. The Navy confirmed it has been reviewing the conduct of 440 active duty and retired personnel for …

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Top Ten Most Curious Memos We Found in the Newly Released JFK Files

The US government has released thousands of files relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Sputnik takes a look at some of the juiciest information about the 20th century's most infamous murder. President Donald Trump has agreed to release 2,800 classified files, claiming the US public deserved to be "fully informed" about the assassination of then-president John Fitzgerald …

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Two Trumps Confirmed? Donald Says He Met Virgin Islands ‘President’

US President Donald Trump said that he talked to the “incredible president” of the US Virgin Islands, giving rise to online discussions on whether Trump could use a geography lesson, or if there are actually two Trumps secretly present in the White House. “I will tell you I left Texas and I left Florida and …

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Boat strewn on the shore of Inagua in the southern Bahamas, September 8, 2017 © The Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force / AFP

Hurricane Irma ‘Sucks Away’ Miles of Ocean from Bahama Coastline

Footage from the Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out social media users on Saturday as it emerged that seawater was missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. The scene turned out to be a rare natural occurrence tied to the outgoing hurricane. “I am in disbelief right now... This is Long Island, Bahamas …

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59000 Americans Hoping Fan Machines & Blow Guns Will Defeat Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma may find US immigration difficult as 59,000 people claim they’ll point their fans in its direction in an effort to deny it entry. A Facebook event has gone viral in the hope of preventing the category 4 storm from reaching Florida. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYwIYCJFZuk/ “Everyone takes their fans outside and points them at Hurricane Irma …

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Like a ‘Horror Movie’: Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean

While at least one billionaire was able to safely ride out the storm in his luxury wine cellar, most residents of the Caribbean islands that took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma Wednesday described scenes out of a "horror movie" as the megastorm—the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic—came ashore, rendering the island of …

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Workers remove the monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, August 16, 2017. © Reuters

‘Can’t Change History, Learn From It’: Trump Opposes Monuments Removal

US President Donald Trump has come out against the removal of Confederate monuments, as activists seek to tear down what they call symbols of the country’s racist past. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump said in a …

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Geographically Illiterate Americans Dream of Bombing North Korea — But First They Must Find It

Back in April, when many people on the Internet earnestly believed that nuclear war with North Korea was only days—if not hours—away, your favorite and most trusted news source (Russia Insider, obviously) calmed its readers by reminding them that America would first have to find North Korea on a map before bombing it. Apparently the New …

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, US Cold War National Security Advisor, Dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most influential US political thinkers at the height of the Cold War, has died aged 89, according to his daughter. The advocate of US hegemony, Brzezinski, authored numerous proposals to bring down the Soviet Union. "My father passed away peacefully tonight," his daughter and MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski wrote. There …

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