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Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack

  • spear: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the dozen accused used spear phishing emails and malicious software.
  • conspirator: The deputy attorney general said the conspirators used fictitious online personas, including " D CLeaks" and" Guccifer 2.0 ", to release thousands of stolen emails beginning in June 2016.
  • fictitious: The deputy attorney general said the conspirators used fictitious online personas, including " D CLeaks" and" Guccifer 2.0 ", to release thousands of stolen emails beginning in June 2016.
  • conspirator: Mr Rosenstein said: " We know that the goal of the conspirators was to have an impact on the election.

Canada province cancels new sex-ed curriculum after protests

  • monogamy: Many socially conservative parents said the programme promoted progressive values and usurped their rights as parents to teach their children traditional values about sex and monogamy.
  • pleasurable: For instance, one lesson plan designed for children around 11 years old suggests describing masturbation as " something that many people do and find pleasurable ".
  • abstinence: In contrast, 26 states have laws that require abstinence to be stressed.

This is the US president most like Trump

  • proclivity: He has a proclivity for conspiracy theories and appoints his daughter to a key White House role.
  • untimely: Millard became vice-president to Zachary Taylor in 1849 and, following Old Rough and Ready's untimely demise a year later, an accidental president.
  • dissimilar: First Lady Abigail Fillmore was an introvert who largely shunned social functions- not dissimilar to Melania Trump.
  • snub: In a humiliating snub, Fillmore was denied his party's nomination in 1852.
  • postscript: A postscript: Millard was held to be strikingly good looking.

Abolish Ice: A new demand from the left is risky for Democrats

  • cudgel: The reality is 'Abolish ICE' is not so much a policy proposal as a fresh cudgel to divide the Democratic Party between 'Establishment ' politicians and left-wing insurgents," writes political analyst Bill Scher for the website RealClearP olitics.
  • pithy: It's short, pithy and, for Democratic politicians, fraught with peril.
  • negligent: Ice detention centres have been cited by the Homeland Security inspector general for negligent practices and inadequately addressing allegations of abuse and sexual assa ult.
  • temerity: Anyone with the temerity to take a breath and think through the practical consequences of such a slapdash idea gets tagged with a scarlet " E," as was Crow ley.
  • distraught: He now seems practically giddy at the prospect of a debate over the future of Ice and its uniformed law enforcement officers- rather than rehashing the accounts and audio recordings of inconsolable children and their distraught parents.