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Mysterious 8th person at Trump Jr. meeting allegedly ran massive Russian money-laundering scheme

IraklyKaveladze’s checkered past<p>For several days, the identity of the 8th person who attended a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other top campaign …

Corruption

The Police Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Has Been Indicted For Murder

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said it was not a "political statement".<p>Posted on July 18, 2017, 16:07 GMT<p>Parker County Sheriff's Office via AP<p>The police officer who fired his rifle into a car of black teenagers as they left a party in Balch Springs, Texas — killing 15-year-old Jordan …

Policing

Ex-police officer Ray Tensing will not be tried again in fatal shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> After two mistrials for Ray Tensing, the prosecutor in the case said Tuesday he is moving to dismiss the murder indictment against the University of Cincinnati police officer.<p>Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter after fatally shooting Samuel DuBose during a July 2015 …

Policing

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — …

Elon Musk

Lloyd's says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

World’s oldest insurance market warns cost to global economy of cyber-attack could be as much as worst natural disasters<p>Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes …

Cybersecurity

Trump's tax proposal would push US below Greece on inequality index

Researchers say tax reform plan would increase gap between rich and poor US already does ‘very badly’ on global inequality index<p>Donald Trump’s tax reform plans would, if enacted, increase the gap between rich and poor Americans and see the US slip below Greece on a new global index of …

Equality

Don’t Compare Trump to Nixon. It’s Unfair to Nixon.

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Watergate chronicler Elizabeth Drew on the constitutional crisis of 2017.<p>S<i>ubscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here.</i> | <i>Subscribe via Stitcher.</i><p>Are we watching Watergate …

Donald Trump

The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.<p>Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at …

Indian History

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

The video appeared on YouTube on March 4, three days after the bonanza of primaries and caucuses known as Super Tuesday. New York billionaire Donald Trump had dominated the contests, cementing his improbable rise to Republican front-runner. And a Russian man named Alexander Dugin was providing his …

Elections

Internet Companies Plan Online Campaign To Keep Net Neutrality Rules

If the activists' predictions pan out, Wednesday might see one of the largest digital protests to date.<p>Dozens of websites and apps have joined ranks with consumer advocacy groups, through a "Day of Action," to publicly protest the plan by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back …

Net Neutrality

Florida state attorney pulled over by police

Florida State University

Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report

WASHINGTON — Annual greenhouse gas emissions rose more quickly last year than they have in nearly two decades, an increase scientists attributed in part to a strong El Niño weather pattern, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported this week.<p>The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index also …

Climate Change

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Christianity

Trump's 'war on the open internet': tech firms join day of action for net neutrality

Amazon, Facebook and Netflix among companies demonstrating on behalf of net neutrality, in what supporters say will be biggest online protest in history<p>Amazon, Facebook, Netflix and a host of other tech giants will join with online activists, librarians, minority rights and free speech groups today …

Net Neutrality

Lawsuit alleges New Mexico jailers let inmate awaiting DWI court date bleed to death

It was close to dawn and the other inmates had tried to help all night.<p>Hours earlier, when 50-year-old Doug Edmisten started violently writhing on his bottom bunk, they called for help, according to court documents in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by his family, laying out the grim tick-tock. When …

Prison

Policeman who killed Castile to get $48,500 in buyout

Jeronimo Yanez, who shot dead black motorist Castile, to receive severance pay after his acquittal from police force.<p>A Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile will receive $48,500 as he leaves the suburban police department that …

Policing

The people fighting the world's harshest abortion law

<i>El Salvador's ban on abortion is one of the toughest in the world, but for the first time in 20 years, there are signs the law could be weakened. These are some of the men and women spearheading the country's movement for women's rights.</i><p><b>San Salvador, El Salvador (CNN) --</b> María Teresa Rivera was 28 …

Rights & Freedoms

Majority of Democrats and Republicans say media has partisan agendas: poll

Seventy percent of the general public agrees that news organizations "are subject to partisan agendas," with 85 percent of Republicans believing the …

News Industry

Horrific videos aren't solving police shootings, but better training might

In a seemingly endless stream of police shooting videos, the case of Philando Castile stands out.<p>The Minnesota man bled to death before our eyes last summer. The image was live-streamed by his girlfriend, while a police officer held the pair at gunpoint and her 4-year-old daughter watched from the …

Policing

A Wisconsin Republican looks back with regret at voter ID and redistricting fights

Republican efforts to impose voter ID laws and redraw election districts both wound up in federal court<p>Dale Schultz, a Republican, served in the Wisconsin Legislature for more than 30 years, from 1983 to 2015. His Senate district is located in south Wisconsin, much of it rural farmland. Schultz was …

U.S. Supreme Court

America is suffering from a plague of deadly, unaccountable and racist police violence

A year after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths, the state of police violence in the U.S. remains bleak<p>A year ago on July 5, Alton Sterling was wrestled to the ground by two police officers. Moments later, he was shot and killed. The next day, Philando Castile was fatally shot by Officer …

Policing

Don't call it the Trump administration. Call it a regime

Trump has no desire or intention to govern. He wants to rule and make his word our command<p>Carol Anderson is the author of White Rage<p>Trump tweeted another string of bullying, misogynistic, anti-press rants and signaled once again the stark differences between a presidential administration and a …

Donald Trump

How Congress Utterly Failed In Its Response To The Sandy Hook Shooting

A senator on the frontline of the Sandy Hook response explains why an opportunity was missed.<p>On a solemn afternoon in December 2012, President Barack Obama broke down in tears in the Oval Office. It was the first time many of his aides had seen him cry. That morning, 20 students had been killed in …

Gun Control

Donald Trump has made conspiracy theories great again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's political career was birthed of a conspiracy theory: The much-debunked idea that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.<p>Trump, beginning around 2011, seized on the issue -- which had been percolating in the fever swamps on the far right since Obama won -- and used it …

Donald Trump

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey …

Elections

US has abandoned global leadership role, Iraqi Vice President says

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The United States has no clear plan for dealing with the various crises it faces in the Middle East, according to one of the top US allies in the fight against ISIS.<p>The Iraqi Vice President, Ayad Allawi, said the US was "absent" from its traditional role in maintaining global …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Technology companies fall sharply, leading US indexes lower

Technology stocks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading.<p>Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market decline amid heightened expectations of rising interest …

Markets

Sea Level Rise Isn't Just Happening, It's Getting Faster

This is terrifying.<p>In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level …

Climate Change

Trump group's Republican war over health care frustrates GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided Tuesday to call off a planned …

Donald Trump

Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness

Top Republican officials and senators say the White House is crippling efforts to expand the Senate majority.<p>Top GOP officials and senators say White House chaos and impulsiveness are crippling efforts to expand the Republican Senate majority in 2018, unraveling long-laid plans and needlessly …

Republican Party