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Burning Man founder Larry Harvey dies aged 70

Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man arts festival, has died in San Francisco aged 70. He suffered a stroke earlier this month and passed away at home on Saturday morning, a statement on the organisation’s website said. The annual counterculture festival sees up to 70,000 people gather in Nevada’s …

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Scooter Libby: Trump pardons Cheney aide who leaked

US President Donald Trump has pardoned former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who was convicted of lying about leaks to the media. Lewis Libby, known as Scooter, was found guilty in 2007 following an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity. The White House said Libby …

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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation

US President Donald Trump’s top lawyer is under criminal investigation, the US justice department has announced. Prosecutors say they are focusing on Michael Cohen’s business dealings rather than his work as a lawyer. Mr Cohen has been under investigation for months, the court filing says. The filing was in response …

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James Comey’s FBI memoir: Six claims about Trump

US President Donald Trump is seething about former FBI Director James Comey’s new memoir, which is chock-full of scathing assessments of him. The publication likens Mr Trump to a mafia boss and details his fixation on unsubstantiated claims he consorted with prostitutes at a Moscow hotel. But there are some …

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Remington: Oldest US gunmaker files for bankruptcy

The oldest gun manufacturer in the US, Remington Outdoor, has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of slumping sales. The firm, founded more than 200 years ago, filed for bankruptcy protection to cut a deal with its creditors. Remington’s chief financial officer said the company’s sales dropped significantly in the …

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