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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted After Extortion Payout

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican who once was second in line to the U.S. 847 more words

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National Spelling Bee Ends In A Tie For The Second Year In A Row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 497 more words

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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. 853 more words

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Lagos Court dismisses suit against DStv price increase

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday dismissed the suit filed by some disaffected subscribers challenging the recent 20 per cent increase in subscription rates of MultiChoice’s DStv platform. 48 more words

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After 6-day siege, NDLEA operatives vacate the residence of alleged drug baron Buruji Kashamu

After its six-day siege at the Lekki Phase 1 residence of Senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, the personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), this night pulled out completely. 22 more words

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Ex-Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related charges

CHICAGO (AP) – Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. 214 more words

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White House Names Michelle Obama Hugger-In-Chief

Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza… 237 more words

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