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Zimbabwe’s military put President Robert Mugabe under house arrest as soldiers occupied government and media offices, Reuters reported. A military spokesperson said the dramatic seizure of power is aimed at stopping “criminals” close to the president. The takeover appears to be in response to the 93-year old Mugabe’s attempts to position his wife as his successor.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told lawmakers that he did not perjure himself in previous congressional testimony about Trump campaign interactions with Russians, the New York Times reported. Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee that when he last appeared before Congress in October, Sessions forgot a meeting at which campaign aide George Papadopoulos discussed the latter’s Russian connections.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

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The Justice Department is pursuing a plea agreement with Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, in an investigation independent of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into possible coordination between members of President Donald Trump’s campaign and people associated with the Russian government, the Wall Street Journal reported Thur

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

President Donald Trump leaves for Asia on Friday; he will visit Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, the New York Times reported. Trump will address the North Korean missile crisis in meetings with Chinese, Japanese and South Korean leaders. In a speech in Vietnam, Trump will build on the Japanese idea of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” to articulate a containment strategy against China.

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