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Ex-CIA Officer, Texas Rep. Will Hurd, On Russia's 'Greatest Covert Action Campaign'

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A prisoner works on the lawn at the Dade Correctional Institution In 2014, in Florida City, Fla. On Friday, Miami-Dade prosecutor Katherine Fernandez Rundle found no wrongdoing in the death of mentally ill prisoner Darren Rainey, who was locked in a shower stall at the Dade Correctional Institution in June 2012. He died after he was left unattended for two hours with the water running.

After Schizophrenic Inmate Dies In A Shower, Florida Prosecutor Finds No Wrongdoing

Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County said that they found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate who was left for two hours in a hot shower.

Farmer Arif Subandi surveys scorched peat lands near his house in the village of Punggur Kecil in West Kalimantan Province on Borneo.

Indonesia's Peat Fires Still Blaze, But Not As Much As They Used To

With fires crackling in the peat soils, smoke billowing up and hot ash raining down just a stone's throw from his house, farmer Arif Subandi chokes up as he surveys the scene.

"Now our land is burned, our environment neglected," he says, sobbing. "Where will my children and grandchildren go?"

The 48-year-old father of five, who lives just outside the capital of Indonesia's West Kalimantan Province on Borneo, says he doesn't have enough to support his family. He's worried about local companies trying to take the land from him.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (right), and the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., depart after a briefing with FBI Director Jim Comey about Russian influence on the American presidential election earlier this month

Ahead Of House Hearing, Committee Head Says No Evidence Of Collusion Or Wiretapping

The head of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said that there is still no evidence that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower, as President Trump has claimed, even after the Department of Justice provided to the committee documents related to the allegation on Friday.

Pulitzer Prize wining Columnist Jimmy Breslin died on Sunday from complications of pneumonia. Breslin was 88 years old.

Legendary Newspaper Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88

Pulitzer-Prize winning New York City newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin died Sunday morning from complications of pneumonia. He was 88 years old, and his death was confirmed by his physician, William Cole.

Breslin was the tabloid voice of the little guy, famous for celebrating gritty New York City characters in newspaper columns, as well as several books of fiction and non-fiction, Often these characters lived in the less glamorous boroughs outside Manhattan. But Breslin was also a character in his own right.

In this Sept. 2, 1995 file photo, Bruce Springsteen, left , and Chuck Berry laugh as they perform the Berry hit "Johnny B. Goode" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Berry was the opening act of the concert.

Tributes To Chuck Berry Pour In: 'One Of My Big Lights Has Gone Out'

Chuck Berry, the legendary musician who was one of the founders of rock and roll, died Saturday night at age 90. Almost immediately, the tributes started rolling in from some of the most famous names in music.

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wrote that he was "so sad" to hear of Berry's passing.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China.

Rex Tillerson, Xi Jinping Meet In China As Secretary Of State Wraps Asia Tour

Rex Tillerson concluded his first trip to Asia as secretary of state, sounding optimistic about the prospects for U.S. cooperation with China on the North Korean nuclear issue.

The upbeat notes he struck in Beijing contrasted with his remarks on Friday in Seoul about how all options, including military strikes against North Korea, remain on the table.

Judge Neil Gorsuch, pictured with Sen. Lindsey Graham, has met with 72 senators ahead of his confirmation hearings.

Senate Democrats Lighting The Grill For Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings

Supreme Court confirmation hearings are the stuff of novels and movies, but they are the stuff of reality TV, too.

For critics of the nominee — any nominee — the object is drama, even confrontation. For defenders of the nominee, the object is boredom. A confirmation hearing with no sparks and no controversy is a surefire path to a seat on the court.

So far, Gorsuch critics have been having difficulty getting traction — having been trumped, as it were, by other controversies. But there has been plenty going on behind the scenes.

Current school uniforms let Afghan girls run.

Afghan Women Say No To The Dress

It's a story with a happy ending about a demonstration that didn't happen — after activist Afghan women beat back the Ministry of Education decision that schoolgirls must exchange their current already modest uniforms for styles that are more restrictive and concealing.

On March 14, the Afghan ministry unveiled the new designs. Schools in the country were closed at the time (the school year in Afghanistan goes from March through January and set to reopen on the 20th or 21st. The ministry said the change would be effective when classes resumed.

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