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Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health. The main celebrations will be held Saturday at Matobo National Park outside Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, and are expected to attract thousands of officials and ZANU-PF party faithful. In previous years Mugabe has reportedly been offered elephants, buffalo and impala for the feast.

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva -- a prominent socialite and lawmaker -- sees her now become the country's second most senior official after her husband. "She is professional, educated, experienced, principled, and magnanimous," Aliyev told a National Security Council meeting.

The Insurgent in the White House

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In picking H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, President Trump hired a maverick military intellectual who won’t put up with any nonsense.

From: www.politico.com

Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.

Townsend on revised travel ban, new national security adviser

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Fran Townsend, CBS News senior national security analyst and former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's upcoming and revised travel ban, and his newly-appointed national secuirty adviser, Gen. H. R. McMaster.

Weather Service Warns Of 'Imminent' Dam Break In Nevada

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The National Weather Service in Reno, Nevada, is warning of an "imminent" dam break about 85 miles northeast of the Reno-Lake Tahoe area, the Springfield, Ohio, News Sun reports. The NWS is urging people to evacuate immediately. The area was already dealing with a Winter Storm Warning. According the Reno NWS office, the South Dayton Retention Pond in Central Lyon County, Nevada, could break by 5 p.m. EST. Between two and four feet of water could rush into the areas of East Dayton Nevada. It's unclear how many people live in the affected areas, but according to a 2010 census, more than 50,000 people reside in the region. The NWS is urging people to immediately seek...

Trump picks Gen. McMaster for national security adviser

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President Trump's new national security adviser, Gen. H. R. McMaster, is a soldier and a scholar. He is the director of a military think tank, the Army Capabilities Integration Center. McMaster served in the First Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Major Garrett reports.

Attorney Olmem joins White House economic council: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Andrew Olmem, an attorney and former Republican Congressional aide, has joined the White House National Economic Council as a deputy to Gary Cohn, said two sources familiar with the move.

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