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Hundreds of ex-DOJ officials now urging Congress to ‘forcefully respond’ if Trump fires Mueller

Hundreds of former Justice Department employees are now urging Congress to “swiftly and forcefully respond” should President Trump fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, or Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who …

Donald Trump

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

Noor Salman, the Orlando nightclub shooter’s wife, acquitted of charges she aided 2016 massacre

ORLANDO — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was found not guilty Friday of aiding and abetting her husband’s deadly, Islamic State-inspired attack and obstructing the FBI’s investigation into the incident.<p>The stunning verdict means that Noor Salman, 31, can go free and that no one has yet …

Crime

Mueller just drew his most direct line to date between the Trump campaign and Russia

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation just drew what appears to be its most direct line to date between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.<p>That line is drawn in a new court filing related to the upcoming sentencing of London attorney Alex van der Zwaan. Van der Zwaan has …

Family famed for protest photo die when SUV goes off cliff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A family that gained attention for an emotional photograph of an African-American boy hugging a white police officer at a 2014 protest was killed when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway, authorities said Wednesday as they asked for help figuring out what happened.<p>…

Bernie Sanders

Trump: Getting tough on drug dealers 'includes the death penalty'

President Trump visited New Hampshire Monday to promote his new plan to fight opioid abuse, including the proposal of a capital punishment option for drug traffickers.<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Donald Trump announced new steps to combat the opioid addiction epidemic on Monday, pressing for …

Donald Trump

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him.<p>In a series of …

Donald Trump

Adrián Lamo, Hacker Who Reported Chelsea Manning to the F.B.I., Dies at 37

Adrián Lamo, a hacker best known for breaking into the computer networks of The New York Times and other major corporations, and for reporting the Army whistle-blower Chelsea Manning to the authorities, was found dead on Wednesday in Wichita, Kan. He was 37.<p>Mr. Lamo’s body was discovered in an …

United States

Donald Trump Jr.’s celebrity-villain divorce: Forgive yourself for staring

Yes, it’s news! Celebrity culture and politics are ruled by the same principle: Live by the sword, die by the sword<p>The New York Post broke the news that Vanessa Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. this week, and public response has run the gamut from delighted scorn to handwringing over …

Donald Trump

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gives 3 Reasons Why Humans Are Still So Ignorant About The Universe

How did we even get here?<p>We have nanobots that swim inside our bodies and monitor our vital organs. We have autonomous robots that work alongside …

RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

<b>RuPaul is the first drag queen to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</b><p>The 57-year-old host of RuPaul's Drag Race said he was "overcome with so much emotion" to get the honour he'd dreamed of since he was a child.<p>"This is absolutely the most important moment in my professional career," the …

LGBTQI

Florida school aware of bridge crack before collapse that killed six

MIAMI (Reuters) - Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in southern Florida, killing six people, but concluded a crack in the structure was not a safety concern, Florida International University said on Saturday.<p>The meeting on Thursday …

Florida International University

Retired four-star Army general: Trump, 'under the sway of Putin,' threatens national security

A retired four-star Army general said that he thinks President Trump is a “serious threat to US national security” because the president "is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks."<p>Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey tweeted Friday that “it is apparent that he is for some …

National Security

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats Over Ex-Spy’s Poisoning

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats on Wednesday over the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil, raising tensions between the two countries to a level not seen since the heights of the Cold War. She vowed to crack down on Russian spies, corrupt …

Russia

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach that includes possible talks with North …

East River Helicopter Crash Kills 5 in New York; Pilot Survives

Five people were killed after a helicopter crashed into the East River off Manhattan on Sunday night, leaving only the pilot alive, the authorities said.<p>The red helicopter was flying along a popular route for sightseers who want to view the Manhattan skyline. But witnesses said it was flying too …

New Jersey

White House vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns

The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide “rigorous firearms training” to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but it backed off President Trump’s earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21 years old from 18 …

Elementary school teacher arrested for coaching boys to perform sexual acts, take photos

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A fourth-grade teacher in Indiana found himself in jail Friday morning facing 13 charges of sexual misbehavior with children.<p>Joe Kimerer, 46, was supposed to be teaching children how to pitch a baseball during private lessons at Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Instead, he was …

High School

Gunman in deadly veterans home standoff made earlier threat, sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gunman in a standoff at a Northern California military veterans home, which ended with the deaths Friday of three women who worked for a counseling program, had previously threatened one of the women, two law enforcement sources said.<p>Police officers Friday evening stormed the room where …

San Francisco

Ban bump stocks: Justice Department moves to make them illegal to own or sell

The Justice Department moved forward on Saturday with plans to ban bump stock devices and make them illegal to own or sell.<p>The move comes after President Trump signed an executive order that instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to regulate the devices, which help speed up the pace of gunfire …

Guns

Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

<b>The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.</b><p>Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill, which the NRA says violates the constitution.<p>The law raises the legal age for …

Guns

Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright: A Broader View of Art in Chicago

Museums throughout the Chicago metropolitan area have begun an ambitious collaborative effort to flesh out the city’s art history beyond the well-known stories of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. At institutions large and small, 29 exhibitions on unsung artists, including Bill Walker, …

Museums

Simple asparagus or sweet corn: 20 best soup recipes – part 4

Simon Hopkinson’s asparagus soup<p>This is an extravagant indulgence. Although I have tried (and succeeded) to make asparagus soup with all the trimmings, peelings and off-cuts, it always ends up tasting a little bit like tinned soup. (I can only presume that this is because that is exactly what the …

Food Preservation

The Outbound Journal

The Definitive Guide to Cooking Every Vegetable

<b>Broccoli and Cauliflower</b><p>For tough, cruciferous veggies like broccoli or cauliflower, roasting is really best. Our editors love to roast <i>just a little</i> …

Food

10 Foods With Full Of Fiber That Leads You Towards Weight Loss

Fiber is a very important thing that you can find in many foods. It is very good medium to lose weight in an easy manner. It is a very essential …

Weather

The Latest: Kushner to meet with Mexican president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local):<p>11 p.m.<p>Jared Kushner will be meeting with Mexico's president Wednesday amid heightened tensions over the border wall and trade.<p>The senior White House adviser and presidential …

Donald Trump

Trump Calls Jeff Sessions 'Mr. Magoo' And Twitter Can't Get Over It

President Donald Trump has reportedly taken to calling Attorney General Jeff Sessions Mr. Magoo, causing the classic bumbling cartoon character’s name to trend on Twitter late Wednesday.<p>The report in The Washington Post led to some decidedly mixed feelings on social media. Some said the comment was …