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When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried
When Democrats are the bogeymen: A possible Trump loss has these voters very worried

In nation's coal country, deep-seated fears simmer over what a Trump loss would mean if Democrats take over the White House.

Number of cyclists the driver killed in Davie: 2. Number of days she
Number of cyclists the driver killed in Davie: 2. Number of days she'll spend in jail: 0
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  • 2020-01-19 15:28:17Z

The driver who told Davie police the morning sun was among the reasons she hit several cyclists, killing two, on a 2018 morning didn't receive jail time when sentenced Thursday.

Dershowitz Says Voters Should Judge President Trump
Dershowitz Says Voters Should Judge President Trump's Conduct

(Bloomberg) -- Alan Dershowitz, the former Harvard Law School professor, says he sees no grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump ahead of the Senate trial that begins on Tuesday."If the allegations are not impeachable, then this trial should result in an acquittal, regardless of whether the conduct is regarded as OK by you or by me or by voters," Dershowitz said on ABC's "This Week." "That's an issue for the voters."Dershowitz will not be the lead lawyer for Trump, but part of what he characterized Sunday as like "special teams" in American football."I'm the kicker, and I can kick the field goal that wins the game," Dershowitz said on CNN's "State of the Union."An initial...

Yemeni president condemns rebel attack as death toll rises
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  • 2020-01-19 14:46:04Z

Yemen's president condemned Sunday an attack by Houthi rebels on a government military camp and said fatalities had risen to at least 60 troops. The missile strike was the bloodiest attack in Marib since the beginning of Yemen's long-running civil war, marking a military escalation in a rare spot of relative stability. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described Saturday's assault on Muslim worshipers as an act of "blatant aggression" that underscored Houthis' "lawlessness" and "unwillingness" to make peace, according to Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency.

Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum
Davos chief welcomes views of Trump, Greta Thunberg at forum

The head of the World Economic Forum says it's "reassuring" that U.S. President Donald Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg will both return to its annual meeting in Davos this year, noting that concerns about the environment will be a key topic. WEF founder Klaus Schwab sees vast changes in business, society and culture over the 50 years since he created the yearly gathering in the Swiss Alps, which initially was a forum for business leaders but now is a key stop for policymakers and activists as well. Following another year of extreme heat, out-of-control wildfires and melting ice sheets, environmental issues are considered to be the top five long-term risks confronting the...

Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt
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  • 2020-01-19 14:29:49Z

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "expressed outrage" to Egypt's president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in Egyptian prison, according to a state department spokeswoman. Pompeo's sharp remarks signal the U.S. government intended to place the death of Mustafa Kassem, 54, following his protracted hunger strike last week, high on the diplomatic agenda. Pompeo raised his concerns to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi about Kassem's "pointless and tragic death" on the sidelines of an international peace summit in Berlin that aims to end Libya's civil war.

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UK's Johnson, France's Macron reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment on Sunday to the Iran nuclear deal and agreed a long-term framework was needed, Downing Street said on Sunday. "On Iran, the leaders reiterated their commitment to the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and also acknowledged the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon," a Downing Street spokeswoman said in a statement after the two met on the sidelines of a Libya summit in Berlin.

Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression
Russian activists take aim at Putin in march against repression

More than a thousand opposition activists of various stripes marched in central Moscow on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin proposed re-drafting the constitution, unleashing political upheaval. Protesters -- mostly young anti-fascist activists -- chanted "Revolution" and "No to dictatorship" and some carried copies of the constitution. The annual sanctioned march was called to commemorate the memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who were gunned down in Moscow by ultra-nationalists in 2009.

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel
Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population. The motion was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, although legal hurdles may prevent it coming into force. The $10 billion supply deal was originally struck between Jordan's state-owned utility and a U.S. Israeli consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy, to provide gas to the country's power plants for electricity generation.

Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel
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  • 2020-01-19 13:21:51Z

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population. The motion was passed unanimously by Jordan's 130 lawmakers and will be referred to the cabinet to be made law, although legal hurdles may prevent it coming into force. The $10 billion supply deal was originally struck between Jordan's state-owned utility and a U.S. Israeli consortium led by Texas-based Noble Energy, to provide gas to the country's power plants for electricity generation.

Snow shuts schools, delays flights in Iran capital
Snow shuts schools, delays flights in Iran capital

Heavy snow covered the streets of Tehran on Sunday, causing major flight delays and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said. "We knew that it would snow as of last night and that it naturally affects traffic," head of Tehran's traffic police Mohammadreza Mehmandar told state television. "On some highways in the north (of Tehran) there was a bit of ice... and accidents were responded to quickly," he added.

Barron Trump is really tall, and people are joking he could be a future NBA star
Barron Trump is really tall, and people are joking he could be a future NBA star

The 13-year-old was pictured towering over his six feet, three inch father as he boarded Marine One on Friday.

Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally
Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias planning to attend swore they were coming in peace. Richmond was braced on Sunday for the rally, aimed

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There's a price to pay for the GM-UAW strike. Here's what it cost the workers and the automaker

UAW members got higher wages, but no added job security after a 40-day strike against GM. GM, Ford and FCA will get higher average hourly labor costs.

Bless Virginia for passing the Equal Rights Amendment, but blame women for taking this long
Bless Virginia for passing the Equal Rights Amendment, but blame women for taking this long

Women could've fought for the ERA long before now, but too many chose political ideology over enshrining protections in the U.S. Constitution.

Cut off from family, unable to travel: how US sanctions punish Iranian Americans
Cut off from family, unable to travel: how US sanctions punish Iranian Americans
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  • 2020-01-19 11:00:00Z

As penalties create hardship for Iran's residents, Iranians in US also suffer consequences: 'The sanctions are still chasing me'Following the US assassination of a top Iranian general earlier this month and Iranian airstrikes against US military bases in Iraq, Donald Trump once again imposed biting sanctions against the regime in Tehran. To Iranian Americans, many of whom have lived under sanctions in Iran or have family members there suffering through economic hardship, the fresh round of penalties is a painful reminder of the collateral consequences of escalating conflict.Iranian Americans across the United States told the Guardian about their worries for their family members and...

'OK, Now What?': Inside Team Trump's Scramble to Sell the Soleimani Hit to America
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  • 2020-01-19 10:04:26Z

In the hours after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Jan. 3, U.S. officials in the White House, Pentagon, and State Department worked overtime on assembling a plan to handle the fallout, only to watch senior administration officials and the president himself scuttle their effort in real time on national television. The ensuing days became a mad dash to reconcile the intense intra-administration tensions over what the intelligence actually said about Iranian plots, and how best to sell their case to the American public. At the very top was a president who stewed and complained to staff about how the killing he'd just ordered might negatively affect his re-election...

Two Officers Injured as Rally Ends in Violence: Hong Kong Update
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  • 2020-01-19 09:11:43Z

(Bloomberg) -- Two Hong Kong police officers were beaten at a rally in the city center that was dispersed as it descended into confusion and violent clashes.The officers, from the Police Community Liaison Office, the both suffered head wounds after being attacked with wooden sticks and other weapons near the gathering in Chater Garden in the Central business district. The meeting of thousands of protesters started peacefully with speeches and music but was dispersed when police ordered an end to it, citing violent behavior by protesters.Sunday's events followed a relative lull in the past weeks, after seven months of sometimes-violent protests that were ignited by a bill to allow...

Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch
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  • 2020-01-19 08:23:35Z

Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. Iran has not said when it will launch the satellites, but often coordinates its launches with national holidays. Iran's largely state-run media say the 90-kilogram (200-pound) Zafar satellites each have four high-resolution color cameras and will monitor and transmit data on natural resources as well as agricultural and environmental developments.

AP Interview: Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him
AP Interview: Federer figures Nadal, Djokovic will pass him

Ending up in third place, Federer insists, would be just fine. ''I think the way it's going, obviously, Rafa and Novak will win more,'' Federer said matter-of-factly during a recent interview with The Associated Press in the city he uses as his preseason training base, ''

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river
Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river

Vanessa Smallwood of Maple Shade, N.J., was 46 at the time of her disappearance. She was identified in a statement from New Jersey State Police.

'Get Your Mops & Buckets Ready!' - Trump's Infuriating Answer To Rising Seas

President Donald Trump slammed a sea wall proposal for New York while planning an ocean barrier for his Irish golf resort amid global warming.

Democrats, Trump Lawyers Preview Their Arguments Ahead of Trial
Democrats, Trump Lawyers Preview Their Arguments Ahead of Trial

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's attorneys and the House Democrats managing his impeachment trial filed their first formal briefs in the case on Saturday, pursuing familiar arguments aimed more at influencing the voters than the senators who will be his jurors.In a 111-page trial brief, the seven Democratic impeachment managers say the president's pattern of misconduct made him a "threat to the nation and the rule of law." An initial six-page response from Trump's own lawyers takes aim at the House Democrats who investigated Trump, calling the impeachment probe a "brazen and unlawful" attempt to overturn the 2016 election.The Senate will begin its first impeachment trial in 20 years on...

Trump trial could be over in two weeks
Trump trial could be over in two weeks

Bill Clinton's 1999 impeachment trial lasted five weeks; Andrew Johnson's went on for three months in 1868. If the White House and Republicans have their way, President Donald Trump's trial will be over in two weeks, just in time for him to celebrate his expected acquittal in the February 4 State of the Union Address.

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala
US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family's advocates. The family's advocates accuse the U.S. of disregarding the health of the children, ages 1 and 6, to push forward a plan currently being challenged in court to send planeloads of families to different countries so that they can seek asylum elsewhere. Both children have been hospitalized in recent days in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC:
ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: 'This is not a request'
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  • 2020-01-19 00:23:51Z

Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City's so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four "immigration subpoenas" to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation. "This is not a request - it's a demand," Henry Lucero, a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, told The Associated Press. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said Saturday the city would review the subpoenas.

Remains of fallen US soldier returned to Fort Bragg
Remains of fallen US soldier returned to Fort Bragg

The remains of a paratrooper who was killed a week ago in Afghanistan have been returned to his family in the U.S. The family of Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin greeted his flag-draped casket at Pope Army Airfield at Fort Bragg on Saturday, The Fayetteville Observer reported. The 29-year-old from Newport News, Virginia, was killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Report: LeBron James views Jason Kidd as only living peer for basketball intelligence
Report: LeBron James views Jason Kidd as only living peer for basketball intelligence

Vogel is a coach. That's enough. But LeBron also previously spread word of his desire to be coached by a former player.

Trump Lawyers to Senate: Reject
Trump Lawyers to Senate: Reject 'Defective' Impeachment Articles to Protect the 'Will of the American People'

On the eve of the Senate's impeachment trial, President Trump's attorneys outlined a defense strategy that seeks to turn House Democrats' articles of impeachment on their head, arguing it was not the president who abused his power, but the House, and it was not the House's duty that was unjustly obstructed, but the president's.In a fiery, six-page letter released on Saturday, Trump's lead lawyers-Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone-argue that the Senate should not only reject the articles of impeachment but that those articles are blatantly unconstitutional and violate the will of the American people.The articles, the attorneys claim, are "defective in their entirety… They are the product of...

House Democrats call Trump a
House Democrats call Trump a 'danger' to U.S. national security in formal argument for his removal

Trump's legal team told the Senate that impeachment was an attempt to overturn the 2016 election and that the articles were legally defective.

Trump lawyers present defense for
Trump lawyers present defense for 'dangerous' impeachment

It was the first time the team presented its arguments, modeled on those put forward since December by Trump and his fellow Republicans. White House counsel Pat Cipollone will be lead lawyer, backed by Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow.

White House Will Say That Democrats Trying to Overturn 2016
White House Will Say That Democrats Trying to Overturn 2016

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's legal team says Democrats mounted a "brazen" bid to overturn the 2016 election, echoing the president's aggressive posture in the first formal White House response to impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate.Two people close to the team previewed how Trump's lawyers plan to mount his defense over the coming weeks, largely tracking public statements the president and his aides have given during the process.The officials spoke in a call with reporters conducted on the condition of anonymity before the six-page filing was released on Saturday That document will be followed on Monday by the team's complete legal brief in which they expand on their arguments.At...

Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks
Biden rips Sanders campaign for Social Security attacks
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  • 2020-01-18 23:15:23Z

Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to "disown" what he calls "doctored video" that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and Medicare. "There's a little doctored video going around ... put out by one of Bernie's people," Biden told supporters Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, referring to a 2018 speech in which Biden discussed then-House Speaker Paul Ryan saying rising deficit demanded action on the popular entitlement programs.

Newly released texts tie Nunes aide closer to Ukraine plot
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  • 2020-01-18 22:25:38Z

New documents released by House Democrats suggest that Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, was more deeply involved than was previously known in efforts by allies of President Donald Trump to dig up dirt in Ukraine on former Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats on the Intelligence Committee released a trove of text messages, photos and other documents Friday night as part of the impeachment inquiry. The materials were provided to the House by Lev Parnas, a Florida businessman who worked with Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to try to persuade the Ukrainian government to launch an investigation into Biden.

'Simply a lie,' Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing 'doctored' video
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  • 2020-01-18 22:13:55Z

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused rival Bernie Sanders's campaign on Saturday of disseminating a "doctored" video edited to falsely appear to show the former vice president supporting cutting Social Security, and called on the Sanders campaign to disown it. In response, Sanders' campaign refused to back down and continued to cite the video as evidence that Biden wants to limit the government-run retirement and disability program. With about two weeks until the primary selection process kicks off in Iowa, Sanders and his campaign have ramped up their attacks on opponents, escalating their criticism of Biden and fellow liberal U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Casemiro scores 2 as Madrid beats Sevilla 2-1
Casemiro scores 2 as Madrid beats Sevilla 2-1

Defensive specialist Casemiro scored two goals to give Real Madrid a 2-1 home win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Saturday. The victory lifted Madrid into the lead and three points ahead of second-place Barcelona before the defending champions host Granada on Sunday. Barcelona holds the tiebreaker

In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies
In impeachment document, Democrats say Trump endangers security, Trump denies
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  • 2020-01-18 22:04:21Z

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country's system of government. "The Senate should convict and remove President Trump to avoid serious and long term damage to our democratic values and the nation's security," the lawmakers said, for the first time formally calling for the Senate to convict the president and remove him from office. It was the first time Trump had formally addressed the merits of the two articles of impeachment - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -...

MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday. A brawl broke out Wednesday at the prison known as USP Lee between the MS-13 leader and a fellow inmate associated with the Mexican Mafia, and the gang member was stabbed, the people said. The Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that the inmate was injured but survived the attack.

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico
Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the director of the island's emergency management agency Saturday after the discovery of a warehouse filled with water, cots and other supplies as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. Vázquez said the inaction of Carlos Acevedo was unacceptable. Vázquez said she ordered an investigation, noting that the goods had sat unused since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in September 2017.

A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it
A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it

Law enforcement is using a database of billions of photos scraped from social media sites, likely against policy, by an unknown startup company.

Pregnant Jamie Otis Poses Naked While Showing Off Her Baby Bump:
Pregnant Jamie Otis Poses Naked While Showing Off Her Baby Bump: 'It's the Best'

Pregnant Jamie Otis Poses Naked While Showing Off Her Baby Bump

National Archives removes exhibit that altered images of Women
National Archives removes exhibit that altered images of Women's March
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  • 2020-01-18 21:21:00Z

The U.S. National Archives, home to foundational documents such as the Bill of Rights, apologized on Saturday for altering images critical of President Donald Trump at an exhibit on women's fight for voting rights and said it had removed the display. The entrance to the Washington exhibit had featured interlaced photographs of a 1913 women's suffrage march and the Women's March that took place on Jan. 21, 2017, each visible from a different angle. "We apologize, and will immediately start a thorough review of our exhibit policies and procedures so that this does not happen again," the Archives said in statement.

National Archives:
National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos

The National Archives said Saturday it made a mistake when it blurred images of anti-Trump signs used in an exhibit on women's suffrage. The archives said the photo in question is not one of its archival records, but rather was licensed for use as a promotional graphic in the exhibit. The exhibit about the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, blurred some anti-Trump messages on protest signs in a photo of the 2017 Women's March in Washington.

Space is pitch black, so why will US Space Force members wear camo uniforms?

Some on social media ridiculed a photo of the uniforms, but the Space Force says they make perfect sense.

Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses
Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members. Murkowski spoke to reporters

Space Force flies through Twitter flak after unveiling camo uniforms in earthy tones
Space Force flies through Twitter flak after unveiling camo uniforms in earthy tones

The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Friday - and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Less than a month after the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces came into existence, the Space Force showed off the utility uniform in a tweet, saying that the service's nametape and U.S. Space Command patch have "touched down at the Pentagon." The uniform will presumably be worn by thousands of Space Force personnel as they go about their duties, monitoring America's space assets from ground-based installations around the… Read More

220 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with police
220 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with police

Clashes between police and Lebanese protesters wounded more than 220 people on both sides Saturday in the highest such tally in three months of anti-establishment demonstrations. The sound of ambulance sirens rang out across Beirut as the Red Cross reported 80 wounded had been taken to hospital and 140 more were treated on site. The protest movement rocking Lebanon since October 17 revived this week as a deepening economic crisis increases pressure to form a new government.

Countdown to death: Trump details Soleimani
Countdown to death: Trump details Soleimani's end
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  • 2020-01-18 20:13:53Z

Cameras "miles in the sky", a countdown and then "boom": US President Donald Trump has recounted the final moments of Iran's powerful General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone strike. Trump delivered the account Friday night to Republican Party donors gathered at his Florida residence Mar-a-Lago for a fundraising dinner, US media said. It killed the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander and members of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi, a paramilitary force with close ties to Iran.

National Archives apologizes for blurring picture of anti-Trump Women
National Archives apologizes for blurring picture of anti-Trump Women's March signs

The Archives said the photo was "not an archival record" and was instead a photo used as a promotional graphic for an exhibit on women's suffrage.

Meghan and Harry will need taxpayer funded security
Meghan and Harry will need taxpayer funded security 'for years to come'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will need to be protected at taxpayers' expense against the threat of terror attacks and kidnap for years to come, security experts have said. Police and former security chiefs fear the couple will continue to be at risk from organised terror groups, political fanatics and lone obsessives long after they separate from the Royal family. Talks are understood to be taking place at senior levels over the best way of providing protection for Meghan and Prince Harry as they divide their time between Britain and their new life in North America. But there are fears among some experts that palace and government officials may be underestimating both the potential...

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