Trump tries to change the story, but Russia cloud darkens

(CNN)President Donald Trump is dipping into his playbook of distraction and denial, but even his skills at weaving alternative narratives cannot disguise the growing threat he faces from special counsel Robert Mueller. The more Mueller’s work seems to uncover contacts with Russians by people inside Trump’s orbit and evidence that…

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Denmark plans to isolate ‘unwanted’ migrants on remote island

(CNN)Denmark’s government has struck a deal to move “unwanted” migrants to a remote uninhabited island once used for contagious animals. Støjberg wrote on Facebook, “When you are unwanted in Danish society, you should not be a nuisance for regular Danes,” adding, “(The migrants) will be getting a new address.” According…

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Africa Roundup: Terragons Asia acquisition, Twiga Foods $10M raise, SimbaPays China payment service

Jake Bright Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in a cash and stock deal. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. Headquartered in Lagos, Terragon’s software services give its clients — primarily telecommunications and financial services companies — data on Africa’s growing consumer markets. Umeh indicated the company is…

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Stunning state power grabs expose a GOP uneasy with democracy itself

(CNN)Sometimes in politics, if you’re not angry it’s because you’re not paying attention. Or you’re just a hyper-partisan hack. State GOP seek to strip power from incoming Dems In Wisconsin, Republicans pushed through a series of bills by a one-vote margin before sunrise Wednesday. Their aim is to reduce the…

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