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Mexico government approves extradition of drug boss ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to US

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Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, and had received guarantees that the death penalty would not be sought against him.

It is unclear when Guzman will now be removed, but the ministry said he would face charges in U.S. federal courts in Texas and California.

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“El Chapo,” as he is known, was the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel and one of the world’s most wanted drug kingpins until his capture in January, six months after he broke out of a high-security jail in central Mexico through a mile-long tunnel.

(Reporting by Luis Rojas)


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Trump is so toxic, intel experts don’t want to join his National Security Council for fear it will damage their reputation

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President Donald Trump has politicized everything he touches since taking office — including traditionally apolitical aspects of the federal government, like intelligence operations.

This has had profound consequences for his administration. According to NPR, the National Security Council, an office of the White House once considered one of the most prestigious places for an executive branch official, is becoming a no-go zone for career professionals — because everyone is afraid that working for Trump will damage their reputation.

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MSNBC host nails Trump for hypocritical tweets attacking Saudi Arabia before he decided he loves them

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MSNBC host Chuck Todd cited President Donald Trump's past comments that bending to the will of the Saudis was

"Saudi Arabia should fight their own wars, which they won't, or pay us an absolute fortune to protect them and their great wealth-$trillon," Trump tweeted in Aug. 2014.

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti thinks that Trump doesn't understand how the Iran nuclear treaty impacted the rest of the Middle East region.

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It's one of many accusations Trump made about Saudi Arabia.

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Former federal prosecutor: Lewandowski ‘may have perjured himself’ during House Judiciary hearing

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When President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he was openly hostile to the Democrats who questioned him about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation — not to mention evasive. And on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discussed Lewandowski’s testimony with legal analyst Mimi Rocah as well as with Rep. Eric Swalwell (one of the House Democrats who had questioned him). Rocah, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, was highly critical of Lewandowski and even went so far as to say that the Republican operative “may have perjured himself” during his testimony.

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