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Right-wing demand to ‘Release the Memo’ endorsed by Russian bots, trolls

WASHINGTON — The latest attempt by some Republicans in Congress to discredit the Trump-Russia investigation has been embraced by Russian bots and trolls on social media. At issue is a classified memo written by House GOP staffers that purports to describe abuses in FBI surveillance practices, but has been denounced by Democratic lawmakers as deeply misleading. House Republicans have described the revelations in the memo as “worse than Watergate,” and are demanding its release. The story is getting major coverage by right-leaning news organizations, including Fox News, Breitbart, the Washington…

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Science 

'This Is Reprehensible.' Read Jeff Flake's Speech Comparing Trump's Attacks on the Media to Josef Stalin

“If we compromise the truth for the sake of our politics, we are lost” More Jeff Flake delivered a searing rebuke of President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press on the Senate floor Wednesday, urging the chamber to counteract his rhetoric by defending the media. “Not only has the past year seen an American president borrow despotic language to refer to the free press, but it seems he has in turn inspired dictators and authoritarians with his own language. This is reprehensible,” said the outgoing Arizona Republican senator. “We are…

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Sport 

F1 logo could land authorities in LEGAL battle over copyright issue

It could put the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, on a collision course with the teams as the greater F1’s costs are, the lower its profits and the less prize money it can pay out. A row is already revving up between the teams and Liberty, which bought F1 for £6billion at the start of last year and has been boosting its spending since then. Over the past 12 months Liberty has moved F1’s headquarters to a plush new office block in central London, doubled the staff numbers and launched costly…

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Lewis Hamilton: Nico Rosberg reveals what he really thinks of ‘annoying’ former team-mate

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have a well-documented rocky relationship that developed over four seasons of competition at Mercedes. Formula One legend Niki Lauda has previously said the former team-mates hated each other which started to have a negative impact on the team. However, Rosberg has claimed in a Q&A with fans on his official Youtube channel that it was the “battle” with Hamilton that spurred him on. And he has dismissed claims that the 32-year-old is annoying, revealing he still has a lot of respect for the current F1…

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Sport 

Rangers transfer news: Official approach made for Hamilton star Greg Docherty

It’s understood Accies value the 21-year-old at £1million plus add-ons. Cardiff City are also keen on Docherty, who has come through the youth ranks at New Douglas Park. Rangers boss Graeme Murty has already brought in midfielder Sean Goss on loan from QPR and Jamie Murphy in a similar deal from Brighton. Meanwhile, Murty believes the number of top players keen to sign for Rangers proves that the club remains a major draw in European football. Scotland striker Stevie Naismith is desperate to return to Ibrox, but Murty admitted he…

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Science 

Here's How Much Snow the 'Bomb Cyclone' Dropped on the East Coast

Over the past few days, East Coast residents have faced heavy snowfall, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding – and the arctic conditions are set to keep people’s teeth chattering through the weekend with snow totals reaching more than a foot in some areas Friday. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 15 degrees from Philadelphia to Boston, and residents of states like Maryland and Virginia have experienced icy temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 15 degrees. Thundersnow, a snowstorm during which thunder and lightning occur, was reported across southeastern New…

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Sport 

Lewis Hamilton makes shock F1 claim: I have to tell the truth

After a 10-year hiatus from the F1 calendar, the French Grand Prix will take place in June. The Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet will make its comeback at the top level of motor sport. But current F1 world champion Hamilton thinks Magny Cours was a better track. When asked for his thoughts on the track, Hamilton said: “Honestly, I don’t like Paul Ricard. I liked it when the French Grand Prix was at Magny Cours. “When I says I don’t like Paul Ricard, I just mean it’s not as…

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Michael Schumacher health update: Latest news on 4th anniversary of ski accident

Michael Schumacher was put into a medically induced coma after he fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing with his son at the Meribel resort in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. In the wake of the crash, the record-breaking Formula One driver underwent two life-saving operations at Grenoble Hospital, before being transferred to a medical facility in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 2014. He was eventually moved back to his home in September 2014. Health updates from the Schumacher family have been infrequent since the accident,…

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Lewis Hamilton hits out at F1 race in brutally honest assessment of track

France’s home race returns to the F1 calendar after a decade-long absence in 2018, with its last appearance coming during Hamilton’s maiden title victory in 2008. But that race was held at the famous Magny-Cours circuit, as it had been since 1991. This time around, the French Grand Prix will return to the Paul Ricard Circuit near Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. And Hamilton is frustrated with the choice of track, claiming it elicits no emotional reaction in him. “Honestly I don’t like it, just to be straight with you,”…

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‘We will not forget you’ Michael Schumacher’s health kept secret four years after accident

Getty Michael Schumacher’s fans still have no idea how he is recovering from a skiing accident He has been hailed by his fellow sportsmen as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time. Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps on December 29, 2013 and was placed in a medically induced coma.  He was removed from the coma and transferred home in 2014 where he continues to be cared for but secrecy surrounds his condition.  But despite the Schumacher family’s…

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