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Left Wing Official with Secret Stasi Past Resigns

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker in Berlin’s new state government has resigned his position over his past with communist East Germany’s Stasi secret police, saying he no longer had the support of the left-wing governing coalition.

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Left Wing Politician Faces Jail for Fake Neo-Nazi Knife Attack

A junior politician in the Left party who claimed to have been the victim of a homophobic, neo-Nazi knife attack faces up to three years in jail for lying. 19-year-old Julian Kinzel alleged in January that right wing extremists slashed