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White House lawyer Ty Cobb responded to the news that former national security advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday by saying that "nothing" about Flynn's guilty plea implicates anyone in the White House.Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his post-election contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, CNBC reported.The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison but Flynn's plea agreement calls for no more than six months in prison and a possible maximum fine of $9,500.Following this latest development in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, White House lawyer Ty Cobb issued the following statement:Today, The Senate is making last minute changes to the tax overhaul bill after failing to get it across the line Thursday night.

In Africa, terrorism dominates a resource-challenged mission

An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on the Wasp, was conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Islamic State group targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning.

Machete attack

German media are reporting that a man with a machete killed a woman and injured two others in the southwestern city of Reutlingen before being arrested by police. Bild and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspapers both reported Sunday that the reason for the attack in the city south of Stuttgart was unclear.