David Smith

The Guardian

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 Washington bureau chief for The Guardian.

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President Trump has been    fuming    on Twitter about what his predecessor, President Obama, knew about the Michael Flynn investigation.

‘Obamagate’ and the COVID-19 conspiracy theories captivating President Trump

President Trump has been fuming on Twitter about what his predecessor, President Obama, knew about the Michael Flynn investigation.

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South Africa has been a haven of tolerance for refugees from violence in other parts of the continent.

Xenophobic Attacks Hit South Africa

South Africa has been a haven of tolerance for refugees from violence in other parts of the continent.

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Oscar Pistorius has escaped a murder conviction in the killing of his girlfriend, a vindication for the Paralympic athlete who proclaimed he hadn’t intended to kill her.

Pistorius Found Not Guilty of Murder

Oscar Pistorius has escaped a murder conviction in the killing of his girlfriend, a vindication for the Paralympic athlete who proclaimed he hadn’t intended to kill her.

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