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Jennie Matthew

Jennie Matthew

Matthews is an AFP New York correspondent. Previously in Pakistan/Afghanistan, Sudan and Middle East
    New series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing
    New series spotlights Trayvon Martin killing
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    Ivanka Trump announces closure of fashion brand
    Ivanka Trump announces closure of fashion brand
    Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday that she was closing her eponymous fashion brand, following a firestorm of criticism about potential conflicts of...
    Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault
    Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault
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    US prosecution builds 'serial predator' case against Cosby
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    NY state sues Weinstein and Co. for failing to protect staff
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    Oprah 2020? Awards speech ignites frenzied speculation
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    Trump's first major test is travel ban uproar
    Trump's first major test is travel ban uproar
    Donald Trump faced mass protests and global outrage Sunday over his controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, facing the first...
    Deny, deflect: Trump comes out swinging in first news conference as president-elect
    Deny, deflect: Trump comes out swinging in first news conference as president-elect
    Donald Trump was combative and in control at his first news conference in months on Wednesday, sticking to his campaign formula – boasting of his...
    David Letterman closes the curtain on 33 years of showbiz
    David Letterman closes the curtain on 33 years of showbiz
    The king of late-night television, David Letterman, brought the curtain down on a 33-year career in an emotional final show packed with jokes and...
    East coast streets deserted as 'historic' snowstorm hits US
    East coast streets deserted as 'historic' snowstorm hits US
    A huge snowstorm launched into northeastern United States late on Monday, shutting down public transport, cancelling thousands of flights and...
    Designer Oscar de la Renta dies
    Designer Oscar de la Renta dies
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    'Bon Voyage' - trailblazing comic Joan Rivers dies
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