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Brooklyn man gets 15 years for supporting ISIS

A Brooklyn man’s tearful regret for following ISIS failed to sway a judge, who sentenced him Friday to 15 years in federal prison for plotting terrorist acts. Abdurasul Juraboev, 27, said he rejected extremism and the ISIS snake oil peddlers he once listened to. He wiped away tears ...

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Cuomo rips 2 GOP congressmen as ‘Benedict Arnolds’ for tax votes

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo Friday blasted two upstate Republican congressmen as “Benedict Arnolds” for voting for legislation that would eliminate the deductibility of state and local taxes. Cuomo, during a conference call with California Gov. Jerry Brown to denounce the House vote, singled out Reps. Chris Collins (R-Erie ...

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UK ‘won’t recognise’ Catalan independence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy in 2016 The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence, Downing Street says. Theresa May’s official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal. The Scottish government said ...

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Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment Catalan parliament declared independence The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Catalan MPs backed the motion 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by the opposition. Spanish ...

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The cat killer stalking suburbia

Image caption Scooter For the past two years, a serial killer has been attacking pet cats in Britain, leaving behind him a trail of fear and mistrust. This story contains details some readers may find distressing Exactly what happened to Chantelle’s black-and-white cat, Scooter, is a mystery. The last time ...

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Assad forces behind deadly Sarin attack – UN

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAbo Rabeea says he is still suffering from the suspected chemical weapons strike in Khan Sheikhoun Syria’s government was responsible for a deadly chemical attack on a rebel-held town in the north-west of the country on 4 April, a UN report says. ...

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