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UK police arrest 11 more neo-Nazis in counter-terrorism probe

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British police said they had arrested 11 men on Wednesday, including five on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, as part of an investigation into the banned far-right group National Action.

The 11 men, aged between 22 and 35, were arrested in different parts of England and Wales and are all suspected of being members of the organisation.

“Individuals involved in proscribed organisations who support extremist ideologies bring damaging consequences to local communities,” Russ Jackson, who is responsible for counter-terrorism policing in northwest England, said in a statement.

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Two serving British soldiers, including one serving at a British base in Cyprus, were charged earlier this month with being members of National Action.

National Action was outlawed last December, six months after the assassination of lawmaker Jo Cox by a far-right sympathiser.

Cox, an MP from the main opposition Labour party, was shot and stabbed to death in her constituency by Thomas Mair in June 2016.

Mair shouted “Britain first!” as he killed her, and National Action later praised Mair’s actions.

When she banned the organisation, Interior Minister Amber Rudd branded it as “racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic”.

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‘He got caught!’: Adam Schiff gives impassioned condemnation of Trump to close out the day’s impeachment hearing

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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was gaming out the plan for impeachment hearings, she took a somewhat surprising step by placing the Intelligence Community front and center in the proceedings as it pursues the Ukraine investigation. And on Tuesday, after a long day of testimony from four critical witnesses, Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered an impassioned speech that exemplified why Pelosi entrusted the trying task of leading the effort to him.

Schiff thanked Ambassador Kurt Volker and White House aide Tim Morrison for their testimony, noting that Volker had debunked Republicans' attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Republicans are getting scared about Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday impeachment testimony: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland may be the most dangerous witness for President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings so far, and that's in part because he has a lot to lose.

And according to CNN's Shimon Prokuecz, his scheduled testimony for Wednesday morning is making Republicans nervous:

Multiple GOP sources say they are most worried about what Gordon Sondland will do tomorrow - and whether he will turn on the President. The fear, Republicans say, is that he could undercut the last GOP defense. @mkraju

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Trump’s brief out-of-character anti-vaping stance was a mystery — but he flip-flopped back to form

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The momentary question upon hearing that Donald Trump’s plan to ban flavored vapes had gone up, well, in smoke was only under which category of Trump strangeness to file this new failed act of governance.

Was it another example of Trump's hypocrisy of advocating one thing, only to do another? Was it another opportunity to suppress a move for public health in favor of perceived personal political advancement? Was it an actual defense of new jobs in the vaping industry over the effects that these jobs have on the vastly growing numbers of new young smokers? Was it another case of Trump surprising his own people by making the announcement on Twitter rather than actually talking to his own administrative staff?

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