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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s embattled president, refused to step down after his own party removed him as its leader, according to Reuters. Mugabe rejected a 24-hour ultimatum from his ZANU-PF party to resign, instead pledging to continue on as Zimbabwe’s leader. A military coup put Mugabe under house arrest four days ago and prompted the ZANU-PF to push for his removal.

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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.

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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.

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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

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