Read the redacted version of the Mueller report here

The redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report has finally arrived. The Justice Department on Thursday posted a PDF ...
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Trump’s personal lawyer confirms he saw the Mueller Report 2 days before Congress

White House lawyers were allowed to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller's private report days before a redacted version of it ...
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Fox News’ Chris Wallace calls out Barr for transparently playing defense for Trump

Fox News' Chris Wallace thinks Attorney General William Barr sounds a lot like a counselor to the president right about ...
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The attorney general might have just admitted Trump associates were involved in the dissemination of hacked Democratic emails

Attorney General William Barr's press conference about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday appeared to let President Trump off ...
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Barr might have just admitted Trump associates were involved in the dissemination of hacked Democratic emails

Attorney General William Barr's press conference about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday appeared to let President Trump off ...
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House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler demands Mueller testify in Congress in the next month

House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is already unsatisfied. Attorney General William Barr delivered a press conference Thursday ahead of ...
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Barr defends Trump’s actions because he was ‘frustrated’ by Mueller probe

Attorney General William Barr on Thursday painted a sympathetic picture of President Trump's actions and criticized the media for its ...
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Trump just politicized Game of Thrones — again

President Trump and his team came out swinging on Thursday after Attorney General William Barr announced that Special Counsel Robert ...
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Attorney General Barr says he ‘disagreed with’ Mueller over what constituted obstruction of justice

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wasn't always on the same page as the Justice Department. On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr ...
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Attorney General: ‘Russian operatives … did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign’

Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report concluded that neither President Trump nor anyone in ...
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Watch Attorney General William Barr’s Mueller Report press conference

On Thursday morning, Attorney General William Barr will hold a news conference ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert ...
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The Mueller report’s so-called exoneration did nothing for Trump’s approval rating

President Trump is already satisfied with the Mueller report he got three weeks ago. Maybe he shouldn't be. When Attorney ...
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Trump braces for Mueller report with dramatic montage of him declaring ‘no collusion’

President Trump braced for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday with a dramatic video montage in which he declares ...
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The publishing industry’s Muellermania is officially out of control

As of Thursday morning, no one knows how much of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report will be redacted — ...
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Michael Cohen says he’ll be able to ‘tell it all’ after the Mueller report is released

After the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Michael Cohen will be ready to chat. President Trump's former lawyer, ...
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo is confused by Barr’s planned Mueller news conference: ‘This is weird’

CNN's Chris Cuomo is befuddled by Attorney General William Barr's rollout of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report — but the ...
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The daily business briefing: April 18, 2019

1. Pinterest on Wednesday priced its shares at $19 ahead of its initial public offering of stock, which starts trading ...
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Here’s what Barr will talk about at his Mueller report press conference

The Justice Department has just revealed what Attorney General William Barr plans to discuss at his highly-anticipated press conference on ...
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10 things you need to know today: April 18, 2019

1. Attorney General William Barr has scheduled a 9:30 a.m. Thursday news conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report ...
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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Mueller must testify publicly in Congress

Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 Thursday morning to discuss a report the press won't ...
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The Mueller report will be ‘damaging’ for Trump, Politico’s Playbook writers tell Stephen Colbert

Jake Sherman told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday's Late Show that the Politico Playbook he puts together twice a day with ...
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What Donald Trump has said about Jews

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. One major force behind this increase is surely President Donald Trump, who has frequently pushed ...
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How to use your golden years to pursue your passion

Just because you've left the full-time workforce doesn't mean you have to enter full-time retirement. For many seniors, the years ...
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Why Saudi Arabia needs dollars to kick its oil habit

The major headline out of Saudi Arabia last month was that the country's big state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, bought ...
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel think Trump is losing his one-sided fight against Bernie, Fox News

While President Trump "waits for someone to convert the Mueller report into a finger-puppet show, he is keeping his thumbs ...
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GOP congressman who invited Ocasio-Cortez to visit Kentucky coal miners may have gotten cold feet

At a House Financial Services Committee hearing on March 26, Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "to come ...
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Stephen Colbert amuses himself before the Mueller report’s release by poking fun at Julian Assange

After two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report will be made public Thursday, Stephen Colbert half-celebrated on Wednesday's Late Show ...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry is reportedly planning on stepping down

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has spent the last few weeks seriously considering leaving the Trump administration, and is coming up ...
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Environmentalists say climate change to blame for weary polar bear’s arrival in Russian village

An exhausted and frail polar bear wandered into a village in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula this week, more than 430 miles ...
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New York police detain man who entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral with 2 cans of gas, lighters

The New York Police Department said Wednesday night that a 37-year-old man from New Jersey had been detained after a ...
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Information on Roger Stone will be redacted from Mueller report

Some information on Roger Stone, President Trump's longtime friend and adviser who was indicted in January on charges of obstruction, ...
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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show previews the Mueller report audiobook, highlighting the annoying redactions

The public will finally get to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday afternoon — well, a colorfully redacted ...
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Mueller report will be delivered to Congress on CDs

The Department of Justice is going old school, delivering the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to members ...
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House committee chairs demand Barr cancel Mueller report press conference

Calling it "unnecessary and inappropriate," five Democratic House committee chairs are calling on Attorney General William Barr to cancel his ...
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Washington Post: Mueller report will be lightly redacted, offer detailed look at obstruction probe

The version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report that will be released Thursday offers a detailed look at the ...
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North Korea says it has test-fired a new tactical guided weapon

North Korea has test-fired a "new tactical guided weapon," the state-run news agency KCNA announced Wednesday. The test was directed ...
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No one from the Mueller team will be at Barr’s press conference

Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not be attending Attorney General William Barr's press conference on Thursday discussing his report, Mueller ...
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House Judiciary Committee chair says Congress won’t get Mueller report until after Barr’s press conference

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) tweeted on Wednesday evening that members of Congress will not receive Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report ...
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Report: The Department of Justice has been briefing White House lawyers on Mueller findings

White House lawyers have had several conversations with Department of Justice officials about the conclusions made in Special Counsel Robert ...
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The 4 things every Democratic senator running in 2020 wants to cut from homeland security’s budget

Five 2020 Democrats have four united 2020 goals, and they have nothing to do with being president. On Wednesday, presidential ...
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John Bolton says the Monroe Doctrine is ‘alive and well’. History shows us why that’s a controversial statement

National Security Adviser John Bolton "proudly" proclaimed on Wednesday that the Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well" while announcing the ...
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Barr is giving a press conference ahead of the Mueller report drop — and Trump might too

The Trump administration isn't just dishing out the Mueller report on Thursday. It's preparing a whole press extravaganza. In a ...
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Astronaut Christina Koch will spend a record-breaking 11 months in space

Astronaut Christina Koch will soon break the record for longest single spaceflight by a woman, NASA announced Wednesday. Koch will ...
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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phones are breaking after just 2 days of use

Samsung's Galaxy Fold, a new foldable smartphone releasing next week, is already running into some trouble. Samsung sent the new ...
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Kamala Harris admits her own California truancy law was a failure

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has received some retroactive criticism about her tenure as a California prosecutor — mainly that she ...
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Mike Myers teams up with Austin Powers producer for half-hour Netflix comedy

Mike Myers just lined up an excellent new Netflix project. Myers is set to star in a new half-hour comedy ...
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Scientists restored brain cell activity to pigs that had been dead for 4 hours

This new discovery is certainly nothing to snort at. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, a team ...
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Federal sting reveals one doctor illegally dispensed nearly 2 million opioids over 2 years

A federal sting operation led to prosecutors charging 60 doctors, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals for illegally prescribing ...
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Apple’s rumored new product could keep you from ever losing anything again

Apple might have some interesting new products in its pipelines. It's rumored that the company is working on combining the ...
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Facebook is reportedly making its own Alexa

Get ready for Facebook to start talking to you. The social media company is working on a voice assistant it ...
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Trump’s Yemen war veto is a moral horror

There are many questions in American foreign policy where reasonable, ethical, well-intentioned people can disagree. Whether it is right to ...
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Scientists detect the oldest type of molecule in the universe

Back in the ancient universe, shortly after the Big Bang, the first atoms formed out of free particles. Only light ...
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Woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine who threatened Colorado schools found dead in apparent suicide

The armed woman who threatened Colorado schools and who authorities described as being "infatuated" with the Columbine school shooting has ...
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Prosecutors say they’ll release video of Robert Kraft allegedly paying for sex

It's getting more likely that the public will see video evidence of Robert Kraft's alleged involvement in a Florida sex ...
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New York county introduces $2,000 fine to combat spread of measles

One county in New York is putting a price tag on spreading measles. Rockland County issued an order on Tuesday ...
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Netflix and Hulu could be hit with subpoenas over their Fyre Festival documentaries

Netflix and Hulu's Fyre Festival documentaries might soon be in need of a follow-up, as they could result in subpoenas ...
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Peru’s former president has died after shooting himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself as police tried to arrest him on corruption charges. García ...
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Climate change protesters are gluing themselves to trains in London

Climate change protesters have gotten themselves into a sticky situation. Two London activists glued themselves to the top of a ...
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Trump’s approval rating is abysmally low in swing districts, poll finds

There's trouble in swing country for President Trump. Poll results released on Wednesday by Monmouth University show that voters in ...
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2020 GOP challenger Bill Weld has a weasel for a campaign mascot

Bill Weld is raising a good question: Why don't more presidential campaigns have mascots? The former governor of Massachusetts formally ...
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Saudi Arabia’s women Uber drivers can opt to only pick up other women

Female Uber drivers in Saudi Arabia now have the option to only drive other female riders. The feature began as ...
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Mother’s Day is coming, and Sean Spicer has the perfect gift

Sean Spicer only has your best interests in mind. This morning, the former White House press secretary popped into the ...
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Dinesh D’Souza says Martians wouldn’t be able to tell if Ilhan Omar was on the side of 9/11 victims or perpetrators

Conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza did what he does best on Tuesday evening — stirred up even more ...
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Trump just complained about Democrats taking vacations. He’s going to Mar-a-Lago this afternoon.

Here's another President Trump tweet to toss in the irony pile. On Wednesday, Trump launched an attack at congressional Democrats, ...
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Watch Fox News’ Tucker Carlson creepily talk about consuming ‘every last drop of Buttigieg’

A seemingly innocuous Pete Buttigieg segment on Tucker Carlson's Tuesday show turned real disturbing real fast. The Fox News host ...
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Soccer star Mohammad Salah: Middle Eastern men ‘need to change the way we treat women’

Mohammad Salah is one of the most gifted — and most beloved — soccer players in the world. That became ...
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Pete Buttigieg is raking in the Obama bucks

As supporters of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg compare him favorably to former President Barack Obama, he's now earning donations ...
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Apple and Qualcomm settle royalty dispute

Apple and Qualcomm said Tuesday that they had agreed to dismiss their dueling lawsuits around the world, The New York ...
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The daily business briefing: April 17, 2019

1. Apple and Qualcomm said Tuesday that they had agreed to dismiss their dueling lawsuits around the world. As a ...
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10 things you need to know today: April 17, 2019

1. French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he wanted Paris' Notre Dame cathedral rebuilt within five years following a massive ...
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Beyoncé drops surprise Homecoming album alongside Netflix Coachella documentary

Yet another surprise Beyoncé album has arrived. Homecoming, the new Netflix documentary about Beyoncé's legendary 2018 Coachella performance, has now ...
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Indonesian president projected to win re-election

Indonesia held logistically challenging national elections on Wednesday, and unofficial preliminary results show President Joko Widodo on track for a ...
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Trump has a new conspiracy theory involving Bernie Sanders and Fox News

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) seemed to know he could get inside President Trump's head by doing a town hall on ...
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Game of Thrones is all about the memes now

If Game of Thrones is "the last show we'll all watch together," then it follows it will be the last ...
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Only a Trumpist could defeat Trump in a Republican primary

"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Ted Kennedy's old ...
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Wall Street’s looming ‘earnings recession’ is a good thing

Wall Street's getting nervous, with stocks slipping and then rebounding as the latest data comes in. What's got everyone worried ...
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Why are Silicon Valley billionaires starving themselves?

Twitter founder and CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey has more money than he could ever need — but he's not ...
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Everyone is going to be disappointed by the Mueller report

On Thursday, almost two years after the special counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller was launched, the Department of Justice ...
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel delight in the fallout of Bernie Sanders conquering Fox News

House Democrats were so mad the IRS blew past a deadline to turn over President Trump's tax returns, they "set ...
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China may have recently demolished a Uighur mosque as old as Notre Dame

Much of Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, started in 1163, survived Monday's tragic conflagration. But it's not clear anything remains of ...
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Chicago boy with extremely rare blood disorder searching for stem cell donor

Alfredo Diaz needs a blood stem cell transplant, and his doctors are racing against time to find a match. The ...
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Stephen Colbert recreates Notre Dame’s rose window, turns Trump’s unsolicited advice back on him

Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show that he "was shocked and horrified" to watch Notre Dame cathedral burn in ...
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There is a major dinosaur fossil for sale on eBay, and paleontologists aren’t happy about it

We're not talking a Barney stuffed animal or a life-size replica of Baby Sinclair: There is a real dinosaur up ...
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Attorney General Barr orders immigration judges to deny bail for migrants seeking asylum

On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr ordered immigration judges to stop allowing bail for asylum seekers who have already established ...
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Ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promises his new job at a mining company is not a conflict of interest

Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's new boss may have hired him because of his "excellent relationship" with several government departments, ...
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Following complaints, American Museum of Natural History cancels gala honoring Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro

A gala dinner honoring right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will no longer take place at the American Museum of Natural ...
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Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war

President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bipartisan resolution that would end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in ...
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With centuries-old wood and no fire safeguards, Notre Dame’s attic burned quickly

When the first fire alarm went off at the Notre Dame cathedral on Monday evening, a staffer checked the most ...
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Authorities searching for ‘extremely dangerous’ woman who made threat against Columbine

The FBI is searching for an 18-year-old woman who traveled to Colorado and made a "credible threat" against at least ...
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Here’s how Mick Mulvaney purposefully — and accidentally — bungled a government agency

President Trump's Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney slowly took apart the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before finding himself in the ...
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Here’s why you stopped seeing entertainment news in your Facebook feed

Facebook's narrow definition of "news" had some pretty dire consequences for every publication that didn't fit it. Starting in early ...
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Cannabis users may require more anesthesia, preliminary study shows

People who regularly use cannabis may need up to twice the amount of sedatives that non-users require for medical procedures, ...
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Egypt’s Sisi is close to locking up the presidency until 2030

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is one step closer toward maintaining long-term, authoritarian power over his country. On Tuesday, Egypt's ...
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Avengers: Endgame directors implore fans not to spoil the movie after footage leaks online

The directors of Avengers: Endgame want to ensure fans don't become cursed with knowledge before the film's highly-anticipated debut. Directors ...
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Bernie’s a millionaire now. It doesn’t matter.

After some delays, Bernie Sanders has released 10 years of tax returns. It turns out he is pretty rich. He ...
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A new ‘puffy’ planet has been discovered in the Kepler-47 system

Kepler-47 is a 3.5-billion-year-old star system about 3,340 light years away from Earth. It's one of nine systems that we ...
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The grave dangers of Trump’s ‘patriotic correctness’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) misspoke. In a speech about Islam and civil liberties in America, she described the 9/11 attacks ...
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Pete Buttigieg might be the next Democrat to buck the Fox News boycott

Another 2020 Democrat is looking to book a Fox News event, even as the chair of the Democratic National Committee ...
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Scientists test CRISPR gene editing on 2 U.S. cancer patients

CRISPR, a new technique for editing DNA, is being tested in clinical trials for the first time in the U.S., ...
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Sony has a new PlayStation in the works, and it’ll come with incredible graphics updates

A new Sony gaming system is definitely in the works, Wired has learned in an interview with Mark Cerny, the ...
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White House interviews other Fed candidates as Herman Cain faces GOP opposition

The White House is looking at other candidates for the Federal Reserve board as Herman Cain's nomination appears to be ...
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Why Russell Wilson’s megadeal is unprecedented — and why it isn’t

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson just got paid — a lot. The Super Bowl champion and perennial MVP-candidate signed a ...
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Notre Dame is a magnificent monument to a misunderstood age

They saved the rose windows. After the horror we witnessed yesterday from the cathedral of Notre Dame, it seemed like ...
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People apparently keep naming their babies after Theon from Game of Thrones

Since Game of Thrones premiered in 2011, hundreds of parents around the world have given their newborns names like "Daenerys," ...
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Elizabeth Warren gave $50,000 to charity last year, and other 2020 Democrats’ tax return takeaways

While 2020 Democrats have made a big deal about getting President Trump to release his tax returns, there's also a ...
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The aftermath of the Notre Dame fire, in 10 dramatic photos

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Yves Herman) (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool) (REUTERS/Philippe ...
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The Notre Dame fire’s aftermath, in 10 dramatic photos

(AP Photo/Thibault Camus) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Yves Herman) (REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool) (REUTERS/Philippe ...
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Standard Oil is officially broken up — 110 years after the Justice Department launched its case

Standard Oil was apparently something you were supposed to remember from high school. That's because until Tuesday, the company was ...
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Fox News’ Bret Baier was too ‘smiley and nice’ to Bernie Sanders, complains Trump

President Trump on Tuesday morning sounded pretty upset over Fox News' town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — but ...
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A majority of Russians now view Stalin favorably, poll finds

Soviet — specifically Stalinist — nostalgia is alive and well in Russia, a new poll conducted by the Moscow-based Levada ...
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Priest who helped save Crown of Thorns from Notre Dame ‘showed no fear’

There was no way they were keeping him in on the sidelines. Father Jean-Marc Fournier, a Catholic priest and the ...
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Notre Dame’s 3 iconic rose windows are safe after the fire

More tiny pieces of good news keep coming out of Paris. After the Notre Dame Cathedral was ravaged Monday in ...
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Bernie’s clear lane to the Democratic nomination

On Monday afternoon Bernie Sanders showed us how he could win the Democratic nomination. Appearing at a pseudo-town hall event ...
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Trump says he has no regrets over Ilhan Omar-9/11 video: ‘She has a way about her that’s very, very bad’

President Trump is standing by his controversial video attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) using 9/11 footage after she reported a ...
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White House officials are experiencing ‘breakdown-level anxiety’ ahead of the Mueller report

White House officials are bracing for the fallout of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, anxious they could be revealed as ...
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DNA analysis sheds new light on Stonehenge’s Mediterranean origins

Stonehenge still has its mysteries, but a new study offers up some intriguing information on the people who presumably built ...
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The daily business briefing: April 16, 2019

1. Hulu said Monday that AT&T had sold its 9.5 percent stake in the video streaming service for $1.43 billion, ...
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10 things you need to know today: April 16, 2019

1. A massive fire engulfed Paris' Notre Dame cathedral on Monday. The flames destroyed the 850-year-old Gothic landmark's roof and ...
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Notre Dame looks ghostly inside after the fire. But it’s still standing.

Fire officials in Paris declared the inferno that gutted Notre Dame cathedral on Monday "completely extinguished" by midmorning Tuesday, and ...
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The Notre Dame fire and the power of silent reverence

A fire ignited in the 856-year-old Notre Dame cathedral on Monday, blazing through the twilight hours and into the night ...
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Trump’s Fed picks are awful — but not for the reasons you think

Make no mistake about it: President Trump's latest picks for the Federal Reserve are terrible. A cursory study of Stephen ...
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Buttigieg’s bid to reboot Obamaism

The biggest surprise of the absurdly early contest for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is undeniably the meteoric rise of ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg are young. But that’s not what we should judge them on.

Children are generally not smart about politics. That's not a slight on children, nor is it a suggestion that politics ...
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Chekhov’s Wall

The playwright Anton Chekhov once said, "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then ...
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Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien groan over Trump’s unsolicited Notre Dame advice. Seth Meyers hits taxes.

The iconic Notre Dame cathedral burned in Paris on Monday. "Just colossal damage, and a lot of people are talking ...
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The NRA sued NRA TV, saying its ‘patience has run out’ in bitter, unusually public dispute

The NRA is suing the longtime vendor that produces NRA TV, accusing the firm of hiding details on how it ...
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Oil rig workers rescue dog found 135 miles off the coast of Thailand

While working 135 miles off the coast of Thailand, workers on an oil rig spotted something unexpected in the calm ...
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Beto O’Rourke releases 10 years of his tax returns

Beto O'Rourke did not earn more than $1 million a year selling a book on launching a democratic socialist "revolution," ...
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Mary Tyler Moore Show actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

Actress Georgia Engel, best known for her portrayal of Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died Friday in Princeton, ...
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Newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is already being investigated for potential ethics violations

The Interior Department inspector general's office opened an investigation Monday into ethics complains lodged against Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a ...
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On Fox News, Bernie Sanders taunts Trump over his taxes

There are a few ways to get President Trump's attention, and instead of sending a flattering letter or whispering in ...
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Fox News host vastly underestimates popularity of Medicare for All at Bernie Sanders town hall

It is a well-established fact that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a proponent of Medicare for All, and during a ...
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Crown of Thorns saved from Notre Dame fire

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is home to ancient relics held sacred by Catholics, and as the structure burned ...
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Report: House committees subpoena Deutsche Bank for information on Trump’s finances

The House's Intelligence and Financial Services committees have issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and three other banks, seeking information on ...
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What Notre Dame means to Catholics

It was early in the afternoon of Monday in Holy Week, as John Carol Case was singing the "Was wollt ...
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Bernie Sanders says tax returns show ‘our family has been fortunate’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released 10 years worth of tax returns on Monday evening, showing that after the release of ...
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Bettors are giving Pete Buttigieg the same 2020 primary odds as Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls and the betting markets. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor officially announced his 2020 ...
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Meteor showers are apparently kicking up water molecules on the moon

Why is there so much water on the moon? Although we've long thought of the moon as a satellite that ...
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Aretha Franklin, Capital Gazette win special Pulitzer Prizes

Aretha Franklin was no stranger to awards during her illustrious and storied career — the singer, who died last August, ...
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French forces say they’ll use everything but Trump’s suggestion to fight the Notre Dame fire

France's crisis management force knows how to do its job, thank you very much. As the Notre Dame Cathedral erupted ...
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Game of Thrones premiere gives HBO its best ratings ever

Game of Thrones has just shattered its own ratings record. HBO on Monday said that 17.4 million viewers watched the ...
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Emmanuel Macron postpones speech on Yellow Vest protests for Notre Dame

French President Emmanuel Macron is changing up his priorities. Macron was scheduled to give a "highly-anticipated" television address on Monday ...
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Saturn’s largest moon has lakes of liquid methane

A new analysis of data provided by NASA's Cassini spacecraft has yielded some surprising results about Saturn's largest moon, Titan ...
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Notre Dame spokesman: ‘Everything is burning, nothing will remain’

There's a bit of hope for one small piece of Notre Dame's legacy. The 800-year-old church caught fire Monday afternoon, ...
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Former firefighter lays out the distressing best case scenario for Notre Dame

Even the best possible outcome of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire will be utterly devastating. Firefighters are currently responding to ...
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Tiger Woods will be the latest in a growing list of athletes to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

A fifth green jacket? Check. The end of a long, exhausting comeback tour? Check. A presidential medal of Freedom? That's ...
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Trump’s tax cut forgot a basic rule of politics

President Trump may lambast The New York Times as "fake news." But even the Gray Lady is arguing that Trump's ...
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Want to escape climate change? Move to Duluth.

No one is escaping climate change, but some people may have an easier time ignoring it. As temperatures warm and ...
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Scientists have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart

Thanks to the wonder of 3D printing, scientists have managed to create a real, working heart — out of a ...
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The Notre Dame Cathedral’s spire has collapsed

The spire of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has collapsed as a massive fire continues to engulf the iconic landmark. Devastating ...
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Trump unhelpfully calls for ‘flying water tankers’ to put out Notre Dame fire

Thousands of people around the world are watching Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral burn. Teams of professionals are likely collaborating to ...
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Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

The iconic 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire, and there's simply no way to describe the intense ...
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Fox News anchor asks Tom Perez to reconsider DNC debate ban on the air

A Fox News interview on Monday morning unexpectedly turned into a debate about Fox News itself. Anchor Bill Hemmer on ...
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Watch the dramatic final seconds of the Boston Marathon races

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa and Kenya's Lawrence Cherono won the women's and men's Boston Marathon on Monday. Degefa finished the race ...
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Trump aides have no idea why suspected leaker Kellyanne Conway is still in the White House

Kellyanne Conway's husband very publicly detests President Trump. She's also a notorious leaker, according to many, many White House sources ...
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The Mueller report is expected to be released on Thursday

Mark your calendar: the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is just three days away. Attorney General William Barr ...
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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin has pleaded not guilty to charges brought over her alleged role in a nationwide college admissions scam. The ...
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David Axelrod seems to think Pete Buttigieg is Obama reincarnate

Forget Beto O'Rourke. Former President Barack Obama's closest allies seem to be scoping out a new starry-eyed longshot. Pete Buttigieg ...
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New Zealand is arresting people for sharing footage of the Christchurch shootings

New Zealand is taking an active approach to ensure video of the deadly mass shootings that took place at two ...
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Trump reportedly asks Tiger Woods for policy advice while golfing

Tiger Woods might be the first presidential adviser to ever win the Masters. President Trump's affection for the golfer shone ...
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Keanu Reeves was going to ride a horse in John Wick: Chapter 3 ‘no matter what,’ says director

Believe it or not, there are actual human beings who objected to the idea of having Keanu Reeves fight bad ...
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Trump is offering Boeing branding advice. His history of aircraft branding isn’t encouraging.

Boeing, one of the largest companies in the world, has its own marketing department, which is presumably working overtime to ...
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The daily business briefing: April 15, 2019

1. U.S. negotiators have dialed back demands that China curb industrial subsidies as the world's two biggest economies make a ...
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Trump reportedly hoped his sanctuary city idea would distract from the Mueller report

As Washington readies for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report to be released, President Trump has been looking for a ...
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10 things you need to know today: April 15, 2019

1. Tiger Woods won his first major golf tournament since 2008 on Sunday, taking the 2019 Masters title with a ...
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6 spacious homes in Florida

Sarasota. Set in a private enclave on Siesta Key, this contemporary four-bedroom overlooks Sarasota Bay. The light-filled house has high ...
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Jared Kushner apparently has his work cut out selling his Mideast peace plan to the Saudis

Jared Kushner, President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, is expected to release his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in the next few ...
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The GOP is the party of Islamophobia

Republicans were always going to come for Rep. Ilhan Omar. From the moment the Minnesota Democrat was elected to Congress ...
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The GOP is the party of Islamophobia

Republicans were always going to come for Rep. Ilhan Omar. From the moment the Minnesota Democrat was elected to Congress ...
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Mike Pence is reportedly as big a Trump suck-up in private as in public

President Trump's White House has a historically high turnover rate, "but there are a few survivors," Peter Nicholas writes at ...
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Uber is basically promising investors it will become a monopoly

The ride-hailing behemoth Uber is still barreling towards its public debut. As of now, the company hopes for an initial ...
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Sexist tropes are ruining Game of Thrones’ female characters

As the end of Game of Thrones fast approaches, the question of who will control Westeros has morphed into a ...
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In praise of teachers

How valuable really are all those formative "intellectual" experiences we are supposed to have when we are teenagers or, heaven ...
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Elizabeth Warren is everything Hillary Clinton pretended to be

Imagine this: a woman, gunning to become the first female president, who has broadly lefty politics focused on social and ...
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John Oliver ropes in Bryan Cranston, Michael Keaton to help punish Purdue Pharma’s Richard Sackler for hiding

The opioid epidemic "is very much ongoing" but "we've learned a lot more about many of the companies involved" since ...
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African nonprofit is making the walk to school dramatically safer for students

Due to a lack of traffic lights, signs, and sidewalks in neighborhoods across Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the streets can ...
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House Democrats have a pretty clear legal right to see Trump’s tax returns. But can they make them public?

The Trump administration is pushing back against House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) request for President Trump's ...
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California chef fighting childhood hunger serves 3 millionth meal

It all started 14 years ago, when Chef Bruno Serato and his mother, Caterina, met a first-grader whose dinner consisted ...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells Fox News’ Chris Wallace that Trump may order the IRS to refuse Congress on his tax returns

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) has asked the IRS to hand over six years of President ...
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The Red Cross is hopeful nurse abducted in 2013 by ISIS is still alive

Since her abduction in 2013, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the New Zealand government have kept the ...
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Trump campaign raises $30 million in 1st quarter

In the first quarter of 2019, President Trump's campaign brought in $30 million, a boost to the more than $40 ...
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Pelosi asks Capitol Police to ‘safeguard’ Omar following Trump tweet

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that after President Trump tweeted an inflammatory video against Rep. Ilhan Omar ...
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Pete Buttigieg officially announces 2020 campaign

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, formally entered the 2020 presidential race on Sunday. Should he win ...
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Tiger Woods won his first major championship since 2008

Well, well, well. Look who's back. Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket on Sunday, capturing the Masters at Augusta ...
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Sen. Rick Scott on Venezuela: ‘This is genocide and Maduro’s doing it.’

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) did not mince words when CNN's Jake Tapper asked him about embattled Venezuelan Preisdent Nicolás Maduro ...
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Jerry Nadler tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that Trump ‘stole’ from small businesses in the wake of 9/11

It appears that the growing feud between President Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) isn't going anywhere. On Friday, Trump, ...
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Add Kamala Harris to the list of Democratic candidates who have released their tax returns

Many people are still waiting for President Trump to release his tax returns — some more than others — but ...
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The U.N. reports that more than 120 people have been killed in Libya fighting as Haftar’s forces prepare to move into Tripoli

The United Nations health agency said on Sunday that more than 120 people have been killed in fighting that broke ...
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The president of Seychelles called for global marine protection while he was deep beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean

Setting can go a long way. The president of the Seychelles, Danny Faure, delivered a "striking" speech on Sunday, calling ...
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10 things you need to know today: April 14, 2019

1. At least 13 tornadoes have swept across the southern United States this weekend. Three children and one woman were ...
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Julian Assange, Lori Loughlin, and Michael Avenatti compete to see who’s the craziest in SNL cold open

NBC's Saturday Night Live took a little break from U.S. politics during the cold open on Saturday evening's episode. Instead, ...
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Mnuchin: U.S., China ‘getting close to the final round’ in trade talks

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Saturday that the United States and China are progressing in trade talks. The two ...
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Four people were killed during severe weather outbreaks in the southern United States

At least 13 tornadoes swept across the southern United States this weekend. Three children and one woman were killed on ...
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4 people were killed during severe weather outbreaks in the southern United States

At least 13 tornadoes swept across the southern United States this weekend. Three children and one woman were killed on ...
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Susan Choi’s 6 favorite books that overturn conventions

In Susan Choi's new novel, Trust Exercise, a theater teacher toys with the nascent romance between two students — before ...
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This fire extinguisher will blend right into your decor

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is ...
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5 travel essentials for life on the road

1. L.L. Bean Rapid River Sling Pack ($99) "You don't have to be a trout sher to appreciate a technical ...
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Cory Booker launched his first campaign tour in Newark

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) held his first major rally as a Democratic presidential candidate on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, ...
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Here are 4 key questions to consider as the NBA Playoffs begin

The NBA Playoffs tip off on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Brooklyn Nets ...
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The world’s largest airplane just took flight for the first time

Nanontechnology might be the future, but that doesn't the adjective "world's biggest" can't still captivate the human imagination. Rocket launch ...
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