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First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57

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Washington (AFP) – Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago.The health center listed no cause of death in its tweet on Friday, quoting one of her doctors, Frank Papay, as saying she was a “great pioneer.””Her decision to undergo a sometimes-daunting procedure is an enduring gift for all humanity,” added Papay, head of the clinic’s dermatology and plastic surgery institute.Culp was grievously wounded in 2004 when her husband shot her and then turned t…

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Experts: Bill Barr is violating DOJ norms with political actions so close to the election

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Veteran attorneys are shocked by Attorney General William Barr's intervention in November's election on behalf of President Donald Trump.

The Department of Justice has declassified or disclosed sensitive materials related to the prosecution of Michael Flynn, a Senate investigation into the Russia probe and the investigation of discarded absentee ballots in Pennsylvania -- which set off alarms among legal experts, reported Politico.

“These actions are not typical,” said William Jeffress, who served as former President Richard Nixon's defense attorney after he left the White House. “Tradition is that politically sensitive actions by DOJ go dark at least 60 days before an election.”

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Ex-Trump aides say the president regularly mocks his evangelical supporters behind their backs

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Former aides to President Donald Trump tell The Atlantic's McKay Coppins that the president regularly mocks his own evangelical Christian followers behind their backs.

In particular, the aides say the president sees many evangelicals in the same way that he reportedly sees American soldiers who died during World War I as "suckers" and "losers."

"Former aides told me they’ve heard Trump ridicule conservative religious leaders, dismiss various faith groups with cartoonish stereotypes, and deride certain rites and doctrines held sacred by many of the Americans who constitute his base," Coppins writes.

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US designer brands Donald Trump a ‘Ku Klux Klan tyrant’

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A Paris fashion week show has called for the end to the "tyranny" of US President Donald Trump.

American artist Sterling Ruby compared Trump to the racist Ku Klux Klan in his women's Paris show called "Veil Flag", in which a black model was draped in a distressed denim version of the Stars and Stripes.

Ruby's streetwear brand, S.R. Studio. LA. CA., made its fashion week debut in the French capital late Monday with a film featuring the flag and a spoken word poem.

"Where are we, and what has happened?" the poem began.

"No sovereignty, no empathy. A flag worn down, covered in hardship marching against leaderless leadership.

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