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Saturday May 9th, 2020 evening edition

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Flynn has since tried to withdraw his plea, saying he is a victim of misconduct.

The Department of Justice has said it was not persuaded that the interview with Flynn about his conversations with Kislyak "was conducted with a legitimate investigative basis."

On Thursday, after the DOJ moved to drop charges against Flynn, Trump called him a "warrior" although Obama has expressed his concern at the decision.

"The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed, about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn," the former president said.

Obama also appeared to take aim at the White House's coronavirus response and gave a prediction of what the upcoming election battle would be like.

"It's part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty.

Newsweek has contacted the White House and the Department of Justice for comment. »

US reversal prevents UN vote on pandemic truce

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The United States on Friday stunned other members of the UN Security Council by preventing a vote on a resolution for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said.

Washington's reversal came a day after it agreed to the text, negotiators said under cover of anonymity.

The US turnaround "is a very, very bad news for United Nations, the Security Council and multilateralism," said one ambassador from a Security Council member. »

China asked the WHO to cover up the coronavir...

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the German intelligence agency BND found, according to a report by German magazine Der Spiegel.

During a conversation on Jan. 21, Xi reportedly asked Tedros not to announce that the virus could be transmitted between humans and to delay any declaration of a coronavirus pandemic.

It took until the end of January before the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak needed to receive international attention. »

Little Richard Dead at 87

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According to his son Danny Jones Penniman, speaking to The New York Times, Little Richard died of cancer.

Known for his wild, flamboyant performing style, Richard Wayne Penniman inspired young musicians all over the world.

Little Richard was among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first class of inductees in 1986. »