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Trump speaks on the Capitol Hill attack
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Trump speaks on the Capitol Hill attack

President Donald Trump addressed the public via Twitter for the first time on Thursday since the social media platform locked the president out of his account for 12 hours. In a video posted at 7:15 p.m. on Twitter, Trump addressed the riots on Wednesday. "I'd like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel intruders," Trump said. "America is, and must always be, a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. A...
11 Saudi Princes Accused Of Bribery, Embezzlement, Money Laundering
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11 Saudi Princes Accused Of Bribery, Embezzlement, Money Laundering

An official has said that bribery, embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of power are among accusations leveled against 11 Saudi princes. The official said that the 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers were detained late on Saturday after King Salman decreed the creation of an anti-corruption committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The new body was given broad powers to investigate cases, issue arrest warrants and travel restrictions, and seize assets. The official said billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding , faces allegations of money laundering, bribery and extorting officials. Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was removed as head of the powerful National Guard, is accused of...
‘Hell To Pay’ Over Water, Food Deliveries, Puerto Rico Governor Warns
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‘Hell To Pay’ Over Water, Food Deliveries, Puerto Rico Governor Warns

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday ordered an investigation into water distribution on the hurricane-battered island and warned there would be "hell to pay" for mishandling of supplies. Rossello said drinking water supplies have been restored to nearly 60 percent of the island but some areas in the north remained at around 20 percent nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. The government was delivering food and water supplies to municipalities but people in some areas said they were not receiving them from local authorities. Rossello told a news briefing in San Juan he ordered an investigation of water distribution after receiving complaints. "If we are indeed getting … several hundred thousand liters of water and several hundred thousand portions...

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