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The African speakers at TEDGlobal 2017

TEDGlobal has released a preview list of speakers for its four day conference in Arusha, Tanzania this August, the first conference on the continent for a decade.

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US risks being dragged into regional war with Iran in Syria

When the US and allies first launched airstrikes against ISIS in 2014, the Obama administration made clear that the US would not get dragged into the quagmire that is the wider Syrian civil war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since 2011.

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Bill Cosby juror speaks: ‘We had no real new evidence’

The jury in Bill Cosby’s assault trial agreed on many points in the case and accepted his accuser’s testimony as true, but they remained at a hopeless deadlock because some were confused by how the charges were worded, a juror told CNN.

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America’s freedom depends on the press

A new Netflix documentary “Nobody Speak,” explores how an upsurge in hostility, secrecy from and literal assaults on the press are a direct threat to American democracy, Lewis Beale says.

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Trump family hires familiar face as chief usher

First lady Melania Trump announced Friday the hiring of Timothy Harleth for the role of chief usher, a key position in the executive residence. The search for the new chief usher didn’t stray far from the White House; Harleth was until recently the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

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Here’s how much it costs to be a wedding guest

The average guest at a wedding last year spent $888 per wedding, according to a study from the Knot. For those in the wedding party, the price of being a stand-up friend was over $1,000.

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US releases dramatic photos of ‘unsafe’ Russian jet intercept

US European Command released dramatic photos on Thursday that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea — an encounter US officials assessed to be “unsafe.”

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