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FBI team to investigate attack on Turkish embassy

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The United States has sent an FBI team to join the Turkish investigation into a deadly suicide bombing on the US embassy in Ankara last week, the mission said Wednesday.

Friday’s bombing, the second attack on a US diplomatic mission in five months, was claimed by a radical leftwing group the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C).

“The DHKP-C has put itself squarely in the path of American justice,” US embassy spokesman TJ Grubisha said.

“An FBI team has arrived in Turkey in order to cooperate with Turkish authorities,” he added.

“The United States will work with Turkey and other countries to gather intelligence and evidence to use against the DHKP-C.”

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A Turkish security guard was killed and three other people wounded in the attack.

The DHKP-C, which is fiercely anti-US and is blacklisted by Washington and the European Union as a terrorist organisation, identified the bomber as Alisan Sanli.

Sanli was previously jailed in Turkey for his involvement in an attack on an Istanbul military compound in 1997.

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The group has carried out several attacks in Turkey since the 1970s, sometimes targeting prominent figures.


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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense

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Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.

Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.

To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.

"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."

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Watch Joy Reid’s epic correction of GOP strategist: ‘This is going to be a white nationalist reelection’

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President Donald Trump will continue to attack the four young women of color in Congress known as The Squad, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid predicted on Friday.

Trump has repeatedly used racist attacks to target the four, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Host Steve Kornacki interviewed Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour about Trump's message.

"So Noelle, for Republicans, again the folks who were getting in touch with [Mike] Pence and saying 'make Trump stop doing this,' do they have to be ready now for the possibility Trump’s going to keep doing these rallies, he wants to run against these four congresswomen in particular, make them the face of the Democratic Party?" Kornacki asked. "If the crowd starts chanting again, 'send her back,' 'send them back,” doesn't stop, is this going to be a feature of Trump rallies from here through 2020?"

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