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Former IRS attorney writes op-ed urging IRS to investigate Trump

A former attorney to the chief counsel of the IRS who specialized in nonprofit organizations is urging the agency to open an investigation into the …

Corruption

There’s something you didn’t notice about Stefon Diggs’ ‘Minneapolis Miracle’

It’s easy to miss.<p>Stefon Diggs’ walk-off touchdown against the New Orleans Saints is one of the best football moments of all time. If it took place in the Super Bowl, we’d happily place the crown upon the head of the moment to never be overthrown as king.<p>You’d be hard pressed to find a scene in …

Child Genius: 12-year-old Rahul wins Channel 4 show

<b>A 12-year-old boy from north London has won Channel 4's Child Genius show.</b><p>Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent - Ronan - 10-4 in the programme's final.<p>Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a member of Mensa, fought off competition from 19 children aged eight to 12 in the …

North London

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'

<b>US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part "to celebrate without political distraction", the White House says.</b><p>Some of those due to take part in the Kennedy Center Honors had said they would boycott the White House reception …

'Real Housewives of New York' star Luann D'Agostino splits with husband

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their relationship and wedding was a big storyline on "The Real Housewives of New York City," but Luann and Tom D'Agostino Jr. have decided to go their separate ways.<p>The reality star tweeted Thursday that she and her husband of seven months are divorcing.<p>"It's with great sadness that Tom & …

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and More

The 2017 offseason is nearly history. The draft, the bulk of free agency and several notable trades are official, but a couple big names are keeping the rumor mill in motion.<p>Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving are still with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively, and that may …

Russia sanctions: EU vows to retaliate over US measures

<b>The European Union has expressed concern about US plans to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, amid concern they could hurt energy companies.</b><p>The EU Commission sounded the alarm after the US House of Representatives voted in favour of the measures, despite opposition from Donald Trump.<p>The bill is …

Russia

Jill Stein looped into widening investigation of Russia and Trump Jr. connections

Third party candidate Jill Stein was a surprising addition this week to investigators casting an increasingly wide net in the congressional probe …

Donald Trump

Analysis: The presidency hasn't changed Donald Trump

Five months into his presidency, Donald Trump is still the same old Donald Trump.<p>The "dignity of the office" does not seem to concern him. He is distracted from immense responsibilities by personal grievances. And he still believes it is acceptable to publicly degrade women based on their physical …

Glastonbury 2017: Being Emily Eavis

Glastonbury

Stella McCartney proud of her Beatle dad's song

<b>Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad's song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs.</b><p>She said she found it "incredible how contemporary the song feels" and was "proud" of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney for writing it.<p>Stella told the BBC Radio 4 show that music had …

Ohio State Beat Michigan 15 Different Times in 12 Different Sports During the 2016-17 Athletic Season

Sport<p>Record vs UM<p><b>Men's Sports</b><p>Baseball<p>1-2<p>Basketball<p>1-0<p>Football<p>1-0<p>Gymnastics<p>1-0<p>Hockey<p>2-2<p>Lacrosse<p>1-0<p>Soccer<p>1-0<p>Swimming<p>0-1<p>Tennis<p>2-0<p><b>Women's Sports</b><p>Basketball<p>…

The night the NBA Finals took a turn toward the surreal

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter.<p>It would be impossible to capture all of the absurd things that happened in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, not the least of which was the fact that the Cavaliers <i>won</i> by blowing the doors off on offense. The Warriors' dream of a perfect 16-0 …

Manchester attack: Terror threat reduced from critical to severe

<b>The UK terrorism threat level has been reduced from critical to severe, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.</b><p>The change indicates an attack is highly likely, not imminently expected.<p>Soldiers deployed to support the police will be stood down on Monday night, at the close of the bank holiday …

Extremism

'Where is the actual crime': Jason Chaffetz questions the Justice Department's motives with special-counsel appointment

"I think they're feeling the political heat," Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening. "Maybe they're watching a little too much television and read too many newspapers and whatnot."<p>"I have not seen any evidence of actual collusion," Chaffetz said. "Where is …

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US: NK missile likely not intercontinental

Tensions in the region rise as North Korea launches another missile.

Judge: Corrupt ex-LA sheriff's crimes an 'embarrassment'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort by former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca and his underlings to derail an FBI investigation into beatings in the jails he …

The once camera-happy Trump has been all but invisible for 5 days

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump relishes booming rallies, embraces the art of the photo op and understands the power of an image perhaps more than any occupant of the Oval Office since Ronald Reagan.<p>But for the last five days, the once camera-happy President has been all but invisible.<p>Trump has been …

Why were 101 Uzbeks killed in the Netherlands in 1942?

<b>They left their homes in Central Asia to fight against the German army. Then, dressed in rags, they were taken as prisoners to a concentration camp in the Netherlands. Few now alive remember the 101 mostly Uzbek men who were killed in a forest near Amersfoort in 1942 - and they may well have been</b> …

Uzbekistan

Meet the man who might determine your health care coverage

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A few hours after the House finally passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Mitch McConnell walked silently and expressionless from his office to a waiting black SUV outside the Capitol. Only his police detail and an aide were with him as he left the quiet …

Two Die in Separate Cases of Falling From Buildings in Brooklyn

A 21-year-old man died at an apartment party on early Saturday morning in Brooklyn after falling through a screen window on the building’s fourth floor, the police said.<p>It was the second falling death of the night in Brooklyn. Earlier, a 13-year-old boy died and another boy was injured after …

The Donald Trump Stock Rally: Who's Winning and Losing

The companies that President Trump tweets about get the attention (hello, Nordstrom), but those aren’t the ones whose stocks have been affected most …

Falling in love with Glacier National Park

Before I made my way to Glacier National Park, the oooh’s and ahhh’s and expressed envy from those whom I told about my travels made it clear that I …

National Parks

GOP, Dem foes of health care bill in scavenger hunt for copy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where's the Republicans' embryonic health care bill?A maverick GOP senator and top Democrats staged made-for-TV scavenger hunts …

How free running helps the health of an older generation

The sport of free running or parkour has been seen as a daring activity for young adrenaline seekers.<p>However there are now classes being run for the over 60s - with those attending finding that it improves their balance and spacial awareness, therefore reducing their risk of falling in later …

East London

Trump returns to what got attention during the campaign with a freewheeling news conference

President Trump tried to shrug off one of the rockiest presidential starts in recent history by returning Thursday to comfortable terrain: an unwieldy news conference in which he was at turns combative, aggrieved, funny and nostalgic for the spontaneous give-and-take that characterized his campaign.<p>…

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Trump finds the limits of executive power

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suffered more than a legal defeat of his immigration ban Thursday night.<p>He ran smack into the limits of executive power.<p>Three federal judges unanimously refused to restore the White House's controversial travel ban, laying down the most significant marker yet that …

The White House

US election 2016 daily briefing: Fox News stars in feud over Trump

<b>With just 32 days to go until Americans choose a new president, we're bringing you all the latest campaign news, including an unseemly spat between two Fox anchors, a timely ad buy from the Clinton campaign, and who Brits are rooting for in this US election.</b><p>Fox's fight night<p>Two of the conservative …

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