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American climbers’ bodies found in Argentina

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Rescuers hunting for two American mountaineers missing in the Andes since last week said Monday they had spotted two bodies on a remote pass in the area where the climbers vanished.

“The (two) bodies were spotted from a helicopter at about 6,400 meters on an access route that is not often used” and rarely so by advanced climbers, Argentine police officer Antonio Ibaceta said.

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He said there were no signs of life, citing the searcher who spotted the two on Aconcagua, which soars almost 7,000 meters in the Andes in Argentina’s Mendoza province along its border with Chile.

Rescuers however believe the bodies are those of Richard Von Rueden, 22, and Francis Keenan, 28, Ibaceta said.

They had registered as required in the Aconcagua Park’s climbers’ books before starting their attempt.

Authorities were still trying to determine if the bodies could be recovered, Ibaceta added.

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Mountaineers from around the world often attempt the advanced climb during the southern hemisphere’s summer months.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

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Trump is ‘weakened on virtually every front’ as impeachment intensifies: Washington Post analysis

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President Donald Trump is in a "fragile state" and telegraphing weakness, according to a new analysis by Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.

"President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies," he wrote.

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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.

Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.

"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.

"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.

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